How to prepare for the Punjab PCS and Tips to Crack Punab PCS Examination

How to prepare for the Punjab PCS

  1. Know the Syllabus. To crack the Punjab PCS exam, it is essential to know the syllabus thoroughly. …
  2. Create a Study Plan. …
  3. Choose the Right Study Material. …
  4. Stay Updated with Current Affairs. …
  5. Practice Previous Year Question Papers. …
  6. Join a Coaching Institute. …
  7. Take Care of Your Health.

Here are the best books for the PUNJAB PCS prelims exam.

PUNJAB PCS Exam: History
  1. History of Modern India – Bipan Chandra
  2. Spectrum Modern History
  3. India’s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra
  4. India’s Ancient Past – R.S. Sharma
  5. History of Medieval India – Satish Chandra
PUNJAB PCS Exam: Geography
  1. Certificate Physical and Human Geography – Goh Cheng Leong
  2. NCERT’s 11th and 12th Class
  3. Oxford Student Atlas
PUNJAB PCS Exam: Environment
  1. Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure – Rajagopalan
  2. NCERT 12th Biology (Chapter 13 onwards).
  3. Punjab School Education Board Environment Booklet ( Chapters related to stubble burning)
Punjab PCP Exam:- Indian Polity
  1. Indian Polity by Laxmikant
  2. Governance in India by Lakshmikanth
PUNJAB PCS Exam: Indian Economy
  1. Indian Economy – Ramesh Singh
  2. Economic Survey of India
  3. Economic Survey of Punjab
  PUNJAB PCS Exam: General Science and Technology
  1. General Science – Arihant Publication
  2. Science subject NCERTs
  3. Science Reporter Magazine
PUNJAB PCS Exam: Current Affairs

The current affairs section is the most important in any competitive exam. Along with regularly reading the newspaper, one should read some good monthly magazines like Yojana Kurukshetra and a Current Affairs Compilation

PUNJAB PCS Exam: Punjab GK
  1. History and Culture of Punjab:- PSEB Book Class 11th and 12th
  2. Geography and Agriculture of Punjab:- Class-XII Rural Development And Environment ( Selected Chapters)

The Punjab PCS is the most prestigious exam in the Punjab Region. It is attempted by more than 40 thousand aspirants though only a few realize their dream because of the vast syllabus and Dynamic Nature of the Punjab PCS Exam By Gillz Mentor elearning

In this article, you can get all the information you need on how to prepare for the Punjab PCS exam and Achieve your goal.

The Punjab Civil Services (Punjab P.C.S.) exam cannot be cracked by cramming the syllabus or making notes. The Question paper and Interview round are designed to assess a candidate’s analytical thinking, Personality, and suitability for the Job.

This requires the intellectual development of the student. He/she needs to develop a knowledge-seeking and Analytical attitude apart from finishing the syllabus of the exam. This can be done by curiously analyzing all the events happening around us

The Pattern of the Punjab PCS Exam

The Punjab Civil Services Exam is held in three stages and they are:

1. First Stage: Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective type questions (MCQ) of  400 Marks
The  Preliminary Exam has two papers in it

  1. General Studies (100 Questions, 200 Marks)
  2. CSAT ( Civil Services Aptitude Test ) (80 Questions, 200 Marks)

Preliminary exams are only for the screening of a candidate for the next level of exam which is the Mains exam. The Marks he scored in prelims will not be counted in final merit.

2. Second Stage: Main Examination: – It contains 7 Descriptive papers of total 1350 Marks

  1. Paper-I Punjabi Language 100 Marks
  2. Paper-II ENGLISH 100 Marks
  3. Paper-III Essay- 150 Marks
  4. Paper-IV GENERAL STUDIES-I – 250 Marks
  5. Paper-V General Studies-II 250 Marks
  6. Paper-VI GENERAL STUDIES-III 250 Marks
  7. Paper-VII General Studies-IV 250 Marks 

    3. Third/Final Stage: Personality Test/Interview of total 150 marks – Face-to-face discussion with the PPSC Interview Board

    Final merit is prepared by taking the total marks, obtained by the candidates in Mains and Interview Exam, into account

    Join Prelims Mock Test Series

    When you have completed any of two subjects of General Studies and current affairs of 2-3 months then you should join a good Practice Test series for Punjab PCS Prelims 2023.

    You should keep the following things in mind before joining any test series for Preliminary Exam

    1. Test series must include Sectional Tests and Full-length tests for General Studies as well as for CSAT.
    2. The test series must be followed by an Explanation Lecture by experienced faculty
    3. The test series should strictly be according to the latest trend in PPSC Questions



    Note:- Marks obtained in PCS Prelims Exam are not considered for Final Merit