Punjab Civil Service

Just like the India Civil Service the state of Punjab also have their own Civil Services called the Punjab Civil Service. There are a number of posts in the Punjab civil services and every year the Punjab Public Service Commission conducts the PCS exam for the appointment of candidates to these posts. These are the posts available in PCS:

  1. Labour and Conciliation officer
  2. Tehsildar
  3. Block Development and Panchayat officer
  4. Excise and Taxation officer
  5. District Probation officer / Deputy Superintendent of Jail (Grade II)
  6. Deputy Superintendent of Police
  7. Executive branch of Punjab Civil Services

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Eligibility for Punjab Civil Services Exam:


  • The candidates applying for PCS exam must be a Citizen of India or Nepal or Bhutan
  • If the candidate is of Indian origin and has migrated from the following countries to permanently settle in India then he/she is eligible (Ethiopia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Pakistan, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Zaire or Zambia)
  • The candidates who are not a citizen of India but belong to the upper categories must have a certificate of eligibility, issued by the government of Punjab in the Department of Home Affairs and Justice.


The candidates applying for PCS exam should be between 21 and 38 years of age.

  • In case of Punjab Prison Service and Punjab Police Service the maximum age limit will be 27 years.
  • If the candidate is of Scheduled Cast, Scheduled Tribe and any other backward classes of Punjab then the relaxation 5 years is given in the upper age limit.
  • For Punjab government employees with at least 4 years of service, the upper age limit is 45 years
  • The upper age limit is relaxed to 40 years for widows, divorcees and other categories of women of Punjab.
  • If the age of an Ex- serviceman of Punjab domicile is reduced by their years of service and falls between the above mentioned limit then the Ex-serviceman is eligible for PCS Exam

Educational Qualification:

  • The candidate must have passed Punjabi of metric or its equivalent by the time of applying for the Exam.
  • The candidate must be holding a bachelor’s degree form a recognized college or University.
  • If the candidate is in his/her final year and will finish the degree by the time of the examination, then also the candidate is eligible for the examination provided he/she provides the proof of getting the degree.


  • For general category – 4 attempts
  • For scheduled cast/ scheduled tribe – no limit
  • For ex-serviceman quota- 3 attempts

PCS Exam Pattern

The Exam consist of two parts the preliminary and the Mains. On the basis of the score on mains the candidate will then be called for the interview.


The question in the preliminary exam will be objective type (MCQ’s)

There is a negative penalty of 33.33% for every wrong answer

PART Question Marks TIME
1 – General studies 100 250 2 hours
2- Aptitude test 80 200 2 hours
Total 180 450 4 hours



The mains will be consisting of 9 written tests of 1000 marks in total including the interview.

Exam Subject Marks
Paper 1 English 100
Paper 2 Punjabi (Gurmukhi script) 100
Paper 3 Essay (Hindi or Punjabi) 100
Paper 4 General Studies-1 100
Paper 5 General Studies-2 100
Paper 6 Optional Subject -1 (Exam 1) 100
Paper 7 Optional Subject- 1 (Exam 2) 100
Paper 8 Optional Subject- 2 (Exam1) 100
Paper 9 Optional Subject- 2(Exam 2) 100
Interview 100
TOTAL 1000

The candidate has to obtain 45% aggregate and at least 33% in each subject in order to appear for Interview. Cut off may change in case of a difficult Exam.

Although the success rate of Punjab Civil service is much larger than the Indian Civil Service, but still without appropriate coaching and mentorship even PCS is a tough nut to crack. We here at AAA Bright academy make sure that our students are able to crack PCS and other examinations by providing them with top class education and mentorship.