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 –

Pattern of PCS Mains Exam
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