Punjab Civil Service Recruitment 2020-21: Prelims Admit Card Out, Check Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, And More

Punjab Civil Service Recruitment 2020-21: Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) has announced the exam date for Prelims Exam and released admit card for the same. The candidates who have applied for the recruitment can download their hall ticket from the official website much before the exam date. The PPSC Civil Service Prelims Exam has been scheduled for 13th February 2021. The total number of vacancies released by the authority is 75 vacancies that are released for various posts for which the written exam will be conducted in February 2021 (tentatively). The recruitment will be conducted through Prelims, Mains, and Interview. The interested candidates can go through the complete notification.

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Punjab Civil Service Recruitment 2020-21: Overview

Punjab Civil Service Recruitment 2020-21
Organization Punjab Public Service Commission
Exam Name Punjab State Civil Service Exam
Vacancies 75
Selection process Prelims-Mains-Interview
Online Registration 12th December to 30th December 2020
Category Punjab Govt. Jobs
Prelims Exam Date 13th February 2021
Job Location Punjab
Official Website http://ppsc.gov.in

Punjab Civil Service Recruitment 2020-21: Important Dates

Events Dates
Starting Date for Apply Online 12th December 2020
Closing Date for Apply Online 30th December 2020
Last date Depositing Application Fee 06th January 2021
Admit Card Available 29th January 2021
Written Exam (Paper-I & Paper-II) 13th February 2021 

Punjab PCS Recruitment 2020-21: Vacancy Details

SNo Post Name Vacancy Details
1 Punjab Civil Service (Executive Branch) 20
2 Deputy Superintendent of Police 26
3 Tehsildar 04
4 Food Supply and Consumer Affairs Officers 02
5 Block Development & Panchayat Officer 02
6 Assistant Registrar Co-Operative Society 04
7 labour and Conciliation Officer 01
8 Employment Generation & Training Officer 06
9 Deputy Superintendent Jails/District Probation Officer (Grade-II) 10
Total 75

Punjab PCS Recruitment 2020-21: Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

  • The candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University.
  • He/She must have passed the Matriculation Examination with Punjabi as one of the compulsory or elective subjects or any other equivalent examination in the Punjabi language, which may be specified by the Government from time to time

Age Limit (as on 01/01/2020)

The candidate should have to be of age limit between 21 to 37 years (Age relaxation for reserved category candidates as per government norms)

  • The Upper age limit may be relaxed up to 42 years for SC and BC of Punjab only in case of other services except for Punjab Police Service and Punjab Prisons Service.
  • Upper age limit may be relaxed up to 42 years for Widows, Divorced women and certain other Categories of women
  • Upper age limit may be relaxed up to 45 years for Punjab Govt. and its Board/Corporation/Commission and Authorities employees, all States/ Central Government employees. However, there is no age relaxation permissible for Punjab Police Service.
  • Upper age limit may be relaxed up to 47 years for Physically Handicapped of Punjab only.

Punjab Civil Service Selection Process

The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the three stages:

  1. Prelims – 2 papers – objective type questions (MCQs)
  2. Mains – 8 papers – essay/descriptive type
  3. Interview/Personality Test

Application Fees

Category Fees
For SC/ST all states and Backward Classes of Punjab State Only ₹1125/- (Rs.500 Online Application Charges + Rs.625/- Exam Fee)
Ex-Serviceman of Punjab State Only ₹500/- (Only Online Application Charges)
All Other Categories (including Lineal Descendant of Ex-serviceman, Punjab) ₹3000/- (Rs.500 Online Application Charges + Rs.2500/- Exam Fee)
For PWD (Punjab State) ₹1750/- (Rs.500 Online Application Charges + Rs.1250/- Exam Fee)

Steps to Apply for Punjab Civil Service Recruitment 2020-21


  1.  Click on the official link, provided below.
  2. Click on the Apply link given on the page. A registration link will open up in the new window.
  3. Click on New Registration in the application window.
  4. Provide personal credentials like name, parents’ name, date of birth, email id, mobile number etc.
  5. Click on the submit button to the completed online registration form of Punjab PCS.
  6. After the Registration, a Registration ID and a password will be sent to your mobile no. and email id.


  1. Login with the provided Registration ID, date of birth, and password to complete registration for Punjab PCS 2020.
  2. Upload your photograph and signature following the requisites mentioned below.
  3. Upload scanned image of passport size photo (size-20 to 50 Kb) and signature (10 to 20 Kb) in JPEG format.
  4. After uploading the photograph and signature the candidates will be required to verify the details. Preview and verify the application form carefully.
  5. Lastly, pay the required application fee online.

Apply Online For Punjab PCS 2020 Exam

The link to apply is given below. It is advised that the candidates keep a valid contact no. and email id throughout the recruitment process.

Read Guidelines For Applying Online Punjab PCS Exam 2020-21

Punjab PCS Exam Pattern 2020-21

Prelims Exam Pattern

  • Both the papers will be of Objective type multiple choice questions
  • Duration of paper- 2 hours
  • No negative marking
  • Bilingual (English & Punjabi)
  • Prelims is a screening test to shortlist candidates for the Mains Exam.
Paper Subject No. of Questions Marks for each Question Total Marks
Paper-I General Studies 100 2 200
Paper-II CSAT 80 2.5 200

Mains Exam Pattern

  • Descriptive in nature
  • All papers are compulsory
  • Only candidates qualifying all papers will be called for interview round
SNo Paper Maximum Marks
1 Punjabi (in Gurumukhi Script) Compulsory (of 10+2 Standard) 100
2 English Compulsory (of 10+2 standard) 100
3 Essay 150
4 General Studies Paper-I (History, Geography and Society) 250
5 General Studies Paper-II (Indian Constitution & Polity, Governance and International Relations) 250
6 General Studies Paper-III (Economy, Statistics and Security issues) 250
7 General Studies Paper-IV (Science & Technology, Environment, Problem Solving and Decision Making) 250
Mains Exam Total 1200
Interview Round 150
Grand Total 1500

Punjab PCS 2020-21 Notification PDF

Lakhs of candidates have been preparing for Punjab PCS recruitment which will be conducted through a Combined Competitive Exam which is further divided into 3 stages. Read the complete notification pdf for detailed information about vacancy, exam pattern and syllabus.

Punjab Civil Service Recruitment 2020-21: FAQs

Q. When is the last date to apply for Punjab PCS 2020-21?

Ans. The last date to apply for Punjab PCS is 30th December 2020.

Q. How many vacancies have been released this year for Punjab PCS 2020-21?

Ans. A total of 75 vacancies have been released for Punjab Civil Service Recruitment 2020-21.

Q. How can I apply for Punjab PCS Recruitment 2020-21?

Ans. Visit the official website or directly apply from the link given above.

Q. What is the selection process for Punjab Civil Service Recruitment 2020-21?

Ans. The candidates will be selected on the basis of Prelims-Mains-Interview Round.

Q. When is PCS Prelims Exam scheduled for?

Ans. Most probably, The prelims will be conducted on 13th February 2021.

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