Punjab PCS Notification 2022: Punjab PSC Vacancies, Important Dates

Punjab PCS Notification 2022: Punjab PSC Vacancies, Important Dates

BySATISH KUMAR GUPTA  |  Updated on: Jun 8, 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. 

Punjab PCS Notification 2020 -2021, Download PDF

PPSC Physical Test 2021 Dates announced. Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) will conduct the PPSC Physical Exam 2021 on 16 June 2021. The physical test will be conducted for candidates who have marked the following posts as their preference. 

  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
    Deputy Superintendent Jail Grade-II 
  • District Probation Officer (Jails)

The PPSC Interviews were held from 31 May and applicants who cleared the Interview will appear for the physical test. The final PPSC Result will be released after this stage. 

PPSC PCS Exam is one of the toughest and most competitive exams in Punjab. People from all over the state of Punjab apply for the positions called for under the PPSC Exams. Interested candidates must be on the constant lookout for the official notification in order to apply when the positions are called for. The PPSC Official Notification 2021 will have all the necessary information such as important dates, eligibility criteria, exam fee, exam pattern, and vacancies.

PPSC Notification 2020-21 was released on 05th June 2020 for 77 vacancies of several posts.  You can download the PPSC Notification 2021 from the official website of PPSC or from BYJU'S Exam Prep's website and App. Below you will find all details published in the PPSC Official Notification 2021 for your ready, quick and convenient reference. 

Download the official notification of the PPSC-2020 Exam

PPSC Notification Important Dates

The following table has all the information regarding all the PPSC Notification Important Dates. Candidates can check the same and apply for the exams.

PPSC 2020 Exam Events

PPSC 2020 Important Dates

PPSC notification date 2020

05th June 2020

PPSC application form Start Date 2020

05th June 2020

PPSC application fee start date 

07th June 2020

PPSC Punjab Civil Services apply online last date

30 December 2020

PPSC application fee last date 2020

06 January 2020

PPSC Admit Card 2020-21

03 February 2021

PPSC Prelims Exam date

13 February 2021

PPSC Prelims Result 2021

12 March 2021

PPSC Mains Application Form 2021

15 March 2021- 21 March 2021

PPSC Mains Admit Card 2021

27 March 2021

Punjab PCS Mains 2021 Exam Date

01 April 2021- 08 April 2021

PPSC Mains 2021 Result

21 May 2021

PPSC Interview dates 2021

From 31 May 2021

PPSC Physical Test 2921

 16 June 2021

Final PPSC Result 2021

to be released soon

PPSC PCS Vacancies 2021

Every year the PPSC PCS declares the exam along with the available vacancies based on the availability for the positions. As per the PPSC Notification 2021, the PPSC Vacancies 2021 are as mentioned below. There are a total of 75 PPSC Vacancies 2021 that have been announced: 

  • Punjab Civil Service (Executive Branch) - 20
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police - 26
  • Tahsildar - 04
  • Food Supply and Consumer Affairs Officer - 02
  • Block Development & Panchayat Officer - 02
  • Assistant Registrar Co-operative Officer - 04
  • Labour and conciliation Officer - 01
  • Employment Generation and Training Officer - 06
  • Deputy Superintendent Jails / District Probation Officer (Grade – (II)) - 10

How to Submit PPSC Application Form 2021

The interested candidates are advised to follow the steps given below while applying for the PPSC Exams 2021.

  • Visit the official website - ppsc.gov.in.
  • Click “Open Advertisement” and find a relevant advertisement.
  • Notification will appear on the screen. Go through the same to check the eligibility. 
  • Now select the register here option. 
  • Start the application process. Enter your details clearly - Personal, Professional, and educational. 
  • Click on the submit button.
  • Take a print out of the application form for further references.

PPSC Fee 2021

According to the PPSC Notification 2021, the following is the PPSC Application Fee 2021 structure: 

  • The fee for SC/ ST of all States and Backward Classes of Punjab – Rs. 500/- (Online Application charges) + Rs. 625/- (Examination Fee)
  • Other Categories (including Lineal Descendant of Ex-servicemen, Punjab) – Rs. 500/- (Online Application charges) + Rs. 2500/- (Examination Fee)
  • Physically Handicapped, Punjab – Rs. 500/- (Online Application charges) + Rs. 1250/- (Examination Fee)
  • Ex-Servicemen of Punjab – Rs. 500/- for Online Application charges only

PPSC Notification 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The following is the PPSC PCS Eligibility Criteria 2021

  • Candidates need to be citizens of India, Bhutan, or Nepal.
  • The applicants must have completed the graduation from any recognized institute.
  • Must fulfill the following physical standards for the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police:

Minimum Height

Chest Measurement (Applicable for men only)





5 feet 7 inches

5 feet 3 inches

33 inches

34.5 inches

Some other Eligibility Criteria are given below for your reference.

PPSC Notification 2021 Educational Qualification:

As per the PPSC Official Notification 2021, the minimum PPSC Education Qualification of the applicants has been given below. 

  • Applicants must have a degree from any of the recognized universities by the government of India.
  • Punjabi of Matric or its equivalent Standard is essential.

PPSC Official Notification 2021 Age Limit:

The minimum age limit criteria that the candidate must comply with as per the PPSC Notification 2021 have been given below.

  • The age of the applicants must be between 21 to 37 years.
  • Candidates must have attained the age of 28 years for the post of Deputy Superintendent Police in the Punjab Police Service.

PPSC Exam Pattern 2021

Like every other competitive exam, the PPSC Exam Pattern 2021 also has two major steps. 

  • PPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2021
  • PPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2021

PPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

Candidates who attain the minimum cut-off marks in the PPSC Prelims Exam 2021 will be allowed to take up the PPSC Mains Exam 2021. The number of candidates equal to thirteen times the total number of vacancies generally qualifies for the PPSC Mains Exam 2021. The below table will tell you in length about the PPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2021.



No. of Questions



General Studies

100 Marks (2 Marks Each)



Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT)

80 Marks (2.5 Marks Each)





PPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2021

The Main exam will consist of the written exam as well as the interview round. This exam is designed to test the reading and understanding capabilities of the candidate. PPSC Mains Exam 2021 has both subjective as well as the objective type of questions. The below table specifies PPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2021 as per the PPSC Official Notification 2021. Below you will also find details pertaining to the physical test that follows the Mains exam.








Punjabi (in Gurmukhi Script)



Essay (To be attempted either in Punjabi or English) (Gurmukhi Script)



General Studies Paper-I



General Studies Paper-II



General Studies Paper-III



General Studies Paper-IV







PPSC Physical Test

For the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police and Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Grade-II)/ District Probation Officer (Jails)

For Male Candidates:

  • Race - 1600 meters race: To be completed within 07 minutes 30 seconds (only one attempt)
  • Long Jump - Minimum 3.60 meters (Three attempts only)
  • High Jump - Minimum 1.15 meters (Three attempts only)
  • Vertical Rope - 2.0 Meters climb from the ground (Three attempts only)

For Female Candidates:

  • Race - 800 meters race: To be completed within 04 minutes 45 seconds (only one attempt)
  • Long Jump - Minimum 3.00 meters (Three attempts only)
  • High Jump - Minimum 1.00 meter (Three attempts only)
  • Shuttle - Running between two parallel lines 10 meters apart, five times in 20 seconds (one attempt only)

PPSC Results 2021

  • Candidates can obtain their PPSC Results 2021 on the official website. 
  • The results of the prelims and the mains will be declared separately. 
  • Only the candidates who qualify in the Prelims will be allowed to take up the mains. 

PPSC Notification FAQs

  • A total of 75 vacancies are to be filled, detailed distribution can be seen above.

  • PPSC is the Punjab Public Service Commission, a Punjab State Government Agency that conducts various competitive and civil examinations.

  •  The jobs offered through the PPSC Exam are State Government jobs as the PPSC is a state government agency. 

  • Yes, the vacancies offered by the PPSC changes every year based on its requirement.

  •  Yes, the PPSC notification PDF download option is also available in Hindi. 

  • You can find all the updates regarding the PPSC Notification 2021 on BYJU'S Exam Prep’s app and website, or you can visit PPSC’s official website for the latest news pertaining to PPSC Exam 2021.

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