Punjab PSC 2021 Analysis: PPSC Prelims Exam Review, Question Asked, Attempts, Expected Cut Off

Punjab PSC 2021 Analysis: PPSC Prelims Exam Review, Question Asked, Attempts, Expected Cut Off

BySATISH KUMAR GUPTA  |  Updated on: Feb 14, 2021
Punjab State Civil Services Examination 2021 is conducted by  Punjab Public Service Commission to recruit Class I and II Officers. All graduates irrespective of the stream may apply for the exam. Check all the important exam details such as the PPSC notification, syllabus, exam pattern, vacancy details, eligibility criteria, application form details and much more. 

PPSC Exam Analysis 2021 (Prelims): 13th Feb 2021

PPSC Exam Analysis 2021 for the Prelims Exam is conducted by BYJU'S Exam Prep Experts and is now available. . The PPSC Prelims Exam 2021 was successfully conducted on 13 February 2021. The Punjab PCS Prelims was held in offline mode where candidates will mark the answers on the OMR sheet. 

BYJU'S Exam Prep PPSC Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 covers all the details about the PPSC Prelims Question paper 2021. The topics that will be discussed are:

PPSC Prelims Exam 2021 Highlights 

The PPSC Prelims Exam will be conducted in two shifts. It is important to understand the PPSC Prelims question paper pattern so that analysis and answer key can be understood in a proper manner. 



No. of Qs.

Total Marks



General Studies

100 (2 marks each Q!)

200 marks

2 hours



80 (2.5 marks each Q!)

200 marks

2 hours

 Also, note that there is no negative marking as punishment for wrong answers.

PPSC Question Paper Analysis: Subject & Topic Wise

Below you can find the list of topics and subjects that were asked in the PPSC Exam 2021. Prelims Paper 1 is a general studies paper and covers various static subjects and current affairs. Check the number of questions asked from each topic along with the difficulty level.


No. of questionsDifficulty Level

History and A&C





9Easy to Moderate


23Moderate to Difficult

Environment & Ecology


General Science

11Moderate to Difficult

Current Affairs (National + International)


Punjab Specific



100Moderate to Difficult

Topic-wise PPSC CCE Question Paper Analysis 2020


  • Who among the following contributed to the formation of All India Trade Union Congress?
  • Which of the following statements are correct about the Palas?
  • Which of the following statements are correct in relation to the Mughal Rule during Akbar? (Ibadat khana, Mazahar Nama)
  • In the Indian Freedom Struggles which of the following carried out revolutionary activities from abroad?
  • Which of the following initiatives were taken by Sher Shah Suri to promote trade and commerce?
  • Social evolution of Tamil People in Sangam Texts.
  • Which of the following artefacts were found at the site of Mohenjo-Daro?
  • With reference to medieval history, the terms “Dahasala”, “Batai” and “Nasaq” were related to which of the following?
  • Which of the following statement are correct regarding the administration during the Chola rule?
  • Which of the following statements are incorrect in relation to the Vijayanagara Kingdom?


  • Match the Column question of Dams and their respective location.
  • Which of the following statements are correct about Thal Ghat?
  • Question about Mediterranean Soil and its conditions.
  • Gentle Slopes of Continental shelves of Grand Banks of Newfoundland.
  • Sea of Galilee and Tafilalet Oasis in Libya.
  • Hausa tribe of Nigeria and Bindibu of Australia.


  • Which of the following statement regarding Attorney General of India is Correct?
  • Which of the following statement about the 6th Schedule is Correct?
  • Matters concerning Trade Union, Industrial and Labour Disputes falls under the purview of Concurrent List?
  • Question-related to Governor, state legislature and High Court’s Power.
  • As per the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers Act, 2006, who has the authority to initiate the process of determining the nature and extent of individual or family rights?
  • Which of the following is not a provision of Representation of People Act, 1950?
  • Which article of the constitution provides that every child must be provided with the adequate facility for instruction in the mother tongue at the primary level?


  • National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange
  • World Bank allocated votes for member countries on the basis of the share of bank’s capital stock held by the member country
  • Priority Sector Lending under Weaker Section Category
  • Eight Core Industries in India
  • Domestic Systematically Important Bank(D-SIB)
  • Payment Bank & Small Finance Bank
  • Non-Performing Assets classification
  • Cheque Truncation System (CTS) introduced by RBI
  • Largest network of shared ATMs in India run by NPCI
  • Credit Rating Agencies in India
  • Trade Related Discounting System
  • Angel tax
  • Usual Principal Status, Usual Subsidiary Status
  • General Agreement on Trade in Service
  • Non-Tax revenue receipt for the Union Government
  • Wholesale Price Index
  • Commission for Agriculture Costs and Price
  • Escrow-based payment mechanism
  • Mineral laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020
  • Government E-Market Place
  • Export Preparedness Index
  • World Bank’s Classification of Economies
  • Foreign Bank in India

General Science

  • Styrene Gas
  • JIGYASA programme of CSIR
  • Three-way catalytic converter
  • Mesothelioma
  • Terrestrial laser scanning
  • Coral reef-toxic
  • Benthos Biotic Community

Current Affairs (National + International)

  • The World Health Organization has declared Africa wild Polio-free. The disease is now found only in
  • DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019
  • National GIS-enabled Land Bank System
  • Pratheeksha is India’s first Marine Ambulance launched by Kerala Govt.
  • Indian Mackerel & Olive Ridley Turtles
  • ICMR Published “National Guidelines for Gene Therapy Product Development and Clinical Trials”
  • One Sun, One World, One Grid
  • National Council for Transgender Person
  • Environment Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Decarbonizing Transport in India’s Project was launched by NITI Aayog in collaboration with International Transport Forum
  • United Nation Environment Programme & International Energy Agency released a “Cooling Emission and Policy Synthesis Report”
  • Virtual Water Trade
  • 15th India-European Union Summit
  • New Education Policy (NEP), 2020
  • Ministry of Earth Science released a report titled “Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region
  • Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) a community-based functionary under National Health Mission (NRHM)
  • Government of India announced linking of Lakshadweep Island with the mainland through Optical Fibre Cable link
  • India’s First Gas Exchange, the Indian Gas Exchange was launched as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Indian Energy Exchange


  • International Maritime Organization has recently recognised India Regional Navigation Satellite System
  • The Bureau of Indian Standards draft “Drinking Water Supply Quality Management System – a requirement for Piped drinking water supply service”
  • Winter Diesel
  • Snow leopard Conservation
  • Indian Ecomark
  • Wild Water buffalo
  • Corals are an endangered marine species
  • Mediterranean Region
  • CRZ Regulation

Punjab Specific

  • “Aaj Aakhan Warish Shah Nu” is a poem written by?
  • Punjab has the GI Tag for which of the following products: Phulkari, Sirsi Supari, Katarni Rice, Chanderi.
  • Match the column of Punjab Personalities with their respective Misls.
  • Maharaja Ranjit Singh gave grants to which of the following religious places?
  • Punjab Census question.

PPSC Prelims Question Paper with Answer key 

The Question Paper for the PPSC 2021 Preliminary Examination can be downloaded from the direct link mentioned here. The Prelims was held in both English and Punjabi. BYJU'S Exam Prep experts have also curated the answer key so that you can calculate your score and prepare for the next stage. 

Download PPSC Prelims Question Paper 2021 | PPSC Prelims Answer Key 2021



Expected PPSC Prelims Cutoff 2021

Along with the detailed PPSC Prelims Exam Analysis, you can also check the expected PPSC cutoff for prelims exam. There are various factors that affect the PPSC cutoff such as:

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PPSC Prelims Expected Cutoff 2021

  • Number of applicants and vacancy 
  • The difficulty level of the exam 
  • The average performance of the candidates 
  • Previous year cutoff 


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