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Punjab Civil Service (PCS) has announced 70 vacancies for various posts in various departments for upcoming session 2018 though Punjab Civil Service Exam 2018. Check the eligibility criteria, selection procedure, job description & other details of Punjab PCS Civil Service Exam given below. Punjab PCS vacancies 2018

Job Position : Post wise description is given as follow :

Exam Name : Punjab Civil Service Exam

Total No. of Post : 70

S.No Post Name Vacancies
1. Tehsildar 06
2. DSP 20
3. Food Inspector 02
4. Panchayat Officer 15
5. Superintendent of Jail (GR-II) 10
6. Labour & Conciliation Officer 01
7. Employment Generation & training Officer 06
8. PCS 10
Total 70

For PCS Notification 2018: Click on the link   PPSC PCS adv 2018


PCS Exam / Punjab Civil Services Exam Eligibility 

Educational Qualification:

A Candidate should possess a degree of bachelor in any discipline from a recognized university or institution. The candidate can take preliminary examination while studying for his degree course. However, the candidate shall be required to produce proof of passing the degree course for being eligible to take the final examination during that year.

The candidates must have passed punjabi of matric or its equivalent standard as on the last date of receipt of ONline application form i.e 1st January, 2018.


Candidate should not be less than 21 years and more than 37 years of age as on 1st January, 2018.


  1. The candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised university or institution. Provided that the candidate may be permitted to take Preliminary Competitive Examination while studying for his degree. However, the candidate shall be required to produce proof of passing the degree course for being eligible to take the Main Competitive Examination during that year. 
  2. The Candidates must have passed Punjabi of matric or its equivalent standard as on the last date of receipt of  application.
  3. The Age of the candidate shall be between 21 to 37 years  with relaxation for reserved categories as per Govt. instructions mentioned below :-

(i) Provided that in the case of Punjab Police Service, a candidate should have attained the minimum age of twenty one years and should  not have attained the age of thirty seven years as on 1st January, 2018.

(ii) However, in the case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes of Punjab the age is relaxed  upto 5 years  as per Punjab Government Instructions including the Punjab Police Service. 

(iii) The upper age limit for a Punjab Government / Other State Government/ Central Government employees will be relaxed up to 47 years.

Provided that in the case of Punjab Police Service/Punjab Prison Services, a candidate should have attained the minimum age of 21 years and should not have attained the age of 28 years on the first day of the year, referred to above.

Provided that in the case of Deputy Superintendent of Police, candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes of Punjab are relaxed in age, up to 5 years as per Punjab Government Instructions.

The upper age limit for a Punjab Government employee, including that of a court, who has not less than four years continuous service under the Government, will be relaxable up to 45 years.

The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable up to a maximum of five years for Schedules Castes and Scheduled Tribes of all States and Backward Classes of Punjab.

The upper age limit for widows, divorcees and certain other categories of women of Punjab will be relaxable up to 40 years.

Age relaxation in upper age limit is up to 10 years for the disabled persons of Punjab.

An ex-serviceman of Punjab domicile shall be allowed to deduct the period of his service in Armed Forces of the Union from his actual age and if the resultant age does not exceed the maximum age limit prescribed for direct appointment to such a vacancy in the Service Rules concerned by more than three years, he shall be deemed to satisfy the condition regarding age limit.


The candidate should be a:

Citizen of India; or

Citizen of Nepal; or

Subject of Bhutan; or

Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the Ist January 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India; or

A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganike and Zanzibar) Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India;

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (2), (3), (4) and (5) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of Punjab in the Department of Home Affairs and Justice.

 How to apply for PCS Exam?

Aspiring candidates can apply for PCS Only Online by visiting the official website of ppsc. Candidates are NOT required to send hard copy of the Online Application Form to the office of Punjab Public Services Commission. 

Note: Candidates must write his/her Registration Number, Name and address in Block Letter on the reverse of the cheques.

 Exam Pattern

PCS Exam / Punjab Civil Services Exam Pattern

Punjab Public Service Commission Consists of Two Stages ie.

PCS Preliminary Exam and PCS Mains Exam 

Pattern of Preliminary Exam

Paper Subject No of Questions Marks Time Allowed
I General Studies 100 (2 Marks each) 200 2 Hrs.
II Civil Services Aptitude Test 80 (2.5 Marks each) 200 2 Hrs.
  Total 180 400  

Candidates equal to thirteen times of the total number vacancies requisitioned by the Government under sub-rule (1) of Rule 13-A of Punjab Civil Services (Executive Branch) Rules, 1976  read with Punjab State Civil Services (Appointment by Combined Competitive Examination) Rules, 2009 may qualify for the Main Competitive Examination.

Important: The Preliminary Competitive Examination is designed only to select suitable candidates for the Main Competitive Examination.   Marks obtained in the Preliminary Competitive Examination by the candidates, who may be declared qualified for taking the Main Competitive Examination, shall Not be counted for determining their final order of merit.

The questions shall be answered by candidates on an Optical Marks Reader (OMR) sheet;

All candidates are required to appear in both papers including Ex-servicemen candidates i.e. Paper I and Paper IIof the Preliminary Competitive Examination are compulsory. 

Pattern of PCS Mains Exam

The main examination will consist of written examination and an interview test. The written examination will consist of 9 papers of conventional essay type in the subjects as given below:


Paper Subject Maximum Marks
I Punjabi Compulsory 100
II English Compulsory 100
III Essay 150
IV General Studies Paper -I (History, Geography and Society) 250
V General Studies Paper -II (Indian Constitution & Polity, Governance and International Relation 250
VI General Studies Paper -III (Economics, Statistics and Security Issues)  250
 VII General Studies Paper -IV (Science and Technology, Enviornment, Problem Solving and Decision Making)  250
VIII Interview 150
  Grand Total 1500

Important: No candidate shall be eligible to appear in the viva voce test unless he obtains 45 per cent(40% for SC/ST) marks in the aggregate of all subject including at least 33 per cent in all the subjects

 Test Centres

PCS Exam / Punjab Civil Services Exam Test Centres

PCS Exam is held only in the capital city of Chandigarh.

 PCS Exam / Punjab Civil Services Exam Contact Details
Baradari Garden 
P.B. No. 39 
Punjab, India, Pin Code – 147001
Phone – 0175 – 5014847(O), 0175 – 5014849(O)
Fax – 0175 – 5014831
E-mail – ppscpatiala@yahoo.co.in


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