PPSC Recruitment 2020: Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) has again extended the online application last date due to some changes in the recruitment exam process. Now, the candidates belonging to the ex-serviceman category and PWD will get a number of attempts as declared by the Department of Personnel, Govt. of Punjab and the Department of Defense Services Welfare.
According to the notice released by the commission, the attempts for appearing in the ibid examination for Ex-servicemen are as under
PPSC Exam 2020 Latest Updates
PPSC has started again to submit the application form and deposit the application fee. The last date for PPSC Exam apply online is 12th Dec 2020 and the last date to submit the application fee is 30th Dec 2020. The number of attempts for the candidates belonging to the ex-serviceman category and PWD has also been changed. Punjab PCS 2020 Notification has been released now.
- The candidates who had already applied for the PCS & allied services posts as per the earlier PPSC
Advertisement No. 8 published dated 05/06/2020 SHOULD NOT apply again. Their applications
already registered with the PPSC stand valid for their Candidature for this advertisement subject to
fulfilling the eligibility conditions as per this new advertisement.
2. The candidates can ONLY apply by Filling Online Application Form, a link of which is available
on the website of the Punjab Public Service Commission www.ppsc.gov.in . Further, the
candidates are NOT REQUIRED to send the Hard Copy of the Online Application Form to the
office of Punjab Public Service Commission.
3. Candidates who had applied for the posts as per PPSC advertisement No. 8 published on
05/06/2020 and who now wish to withdraw their candidature due to changes in rules may so by
30/12/2020. The procedure and the link for withdrawal will be uploaded shortly on PPSC website.
4. Last date for Filling Online Applications Form : 30/12/2020
5. Special Instructions for Sports category Candidates & Persons with Disability
a) However, candidates applying under the Sports Category if any such post exists,
need to submit a hard copy of ‘Online Application Form’ along with Sports
Gradation Certificate and other certificates related to sports to establish his
eligibility under the sports category at the reception counter of PPSC by hand by
(b) Also,Persons with disabilities must submit the hardcopies of Online Application
Form along with Disability Certificate and request for scribe, if any and other
eligibility documents at the reception counter of PPSC by hand by
30/12/2020..For any assistance Persons with disabilities may contact
Superintendent Examination : 0175-5014832.
PPSC Notification 2020
PPSC notification 2020 was released on 12th Dec 2020. The PPSC Recruitment official notification 2020 contains information about the essential qualifications, age and important exam dates including PPSC prelims Feb 2021 exam date.
The PPSC Mains Notification 2020 has not been released yet. Every applicant must go through the PPSC Notification pdf in a clear manner to check eligibility and other details before applying. You can download the PPSC recruitment 2020 official notification here.
PPSC 2020-21 Recruitment Notification PDF, Download Here
PPSC Punjab Civil Services Exam Dates 2021
The PPSC 2020 Notification has released the important exam dates concerning the exam. You can find all the Important PPSC exam date 2020 below
|PPSC 2020 Exam Events||PPSC 2020 Important Dates|
|PPSC notification date 2020||12th Dec 2020|
|PPSC application form Start Date 2020||12th Dec 2020|
|PPSC application fee start date||14th Dec 2020|
|PPSC Punjab Civil Services apply online last date||30th Dec 2020 (11:59 P.M)|
|PPSC application fee last date 2021||06th Jan 2021|
|PPSC Admit Card 2021||To be announced soon|
|PPSC Prelims Exam date||Feb 2021|
|PPSC Prelims Result 2021||To be announced soon|
|Punjab PCS Mains 2021 Exam Date||To be announced soon|
|PPSC Mains 2021 Result||To be announced soon|
|PPSC Interview call letters||To be announced soon|
|PPSC Interview dates||To be announced soon|
PPSC Recruitment and Vacancy 2020-21
PPSC recruitment 2020 release has announced vacancies for 9 posts. PPSC total vacancy is 75. The PPSC total vacancy may be increased or reduced by the Govt. at any time prior to the selection process. Candidates will not be given prior notice about the PPSC vacancy increase. The PPSC recruitment process will begin in September 2020.
|Name of Post||No. of Posts|
|Punjab Civil Service (Executive Branch)||20|
|Deputy Superintendent of Police||26|
|Food Supply and Consumer Affairs Officer||2|
|Block Development & Panchayat Officer||2|
|Assistant Registrar Co-Operative Societies||4|
|Labour and Conciliation Officer||1|
|Employment Generation and Training Officer||6|
|Deputy Superintendent Jails / District Probation Officer (GradeII))||10|
|Total PPSC Vacancy 2020||75|
PPSC Eligibility Criteria 2020
Punjab Public Service Commission has announced the essential qualification and age eligibility criteria along with the notification. The PPSC age eligibility criteria vary as per your category and current working post. The detailed information about the PPSC eligibility 2020 is given below.
Nationality Eligibility for PPSC 2020
The applicant must be a:
- Indian Citizen or
- Citizen of Nepal or
- Subject of Bhutan or
- Refugee from Tibet who arrived to India before 01 January. 1962, to permanently settle in India or
PPSC Age Limit 2020
PPSC has prescribed the Punjab PCS Exam age limit as 21 – 37 years. The PPSC age limit 2020 shall be calculated with respect to 01 January 2020.Age Limit
1.As mandated by Punjab State Civil Services (Appointment by Combined Competitive Examination)
Rules, 2009 read with Punjab Civil Services (Executive Branch) Rules 1976, and Govt. instructions
issued from time to time, the candidate should have attained the minimum age of 21 years and
should not have attained the age of 37 years on the first day of January of the year in which the last
day for submission of application to the Commission falls. In other words, the candidate should have
attained the age of 21 years but should not be older than 37 years on 1st January 2020.
2.The Upper age limit may be relaxed up to 42 years for Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes of
Punjab only in case of other services except Punjab Police Service and Punjab Prisons Service.
3 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 no age relaxation is permissible for Punjab Police Service.
4 Ex-servicemen of Punjab Domicile shall be allowed to deduct the period of his service
in the Armed Forces of 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.
5 Upper age limit may be relaxed up to 42 years for Widows, Divorced women and certain other
Categories of women. However no age relaxation is permissible for women in case of Punjab Police
Service and Punjab Prisons Service.
6 Upper age limit may be relaxed up to 47 years for Physically Handicapped of
Punjab only. However no age relaxation is permissible in case of Punjab Police Service and Punjab
7 In the case of the post of Deputy Superintendent Police and Deputy Superintendent Jails/District
Probation Officer (Grade-II) in Punjab Police Service and Punjab Prisons Service, 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, as referred to above.
8 The Upper age limit may be relaxed up to 33 years for Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes of
Punjab only in case of Punjab Police Service and Punjab Prisons Service.
PPSC Age Relaxation 2020
|PPSC Age Relaxation 2020||Age Limit|
|Punjab Government, Other State Government or Government of India employees||upto 45 years|
|For SC / OBC in Punjab Police Service and Punjab Prisons Service||upto 33 years|
|For SC / OBC in other services||upto 42 years|
|for Divorced Women, Widows, and certain other Categories of women||upto 42 years|
|other Categories of women||upto 47 years|
|for Physically Handicapped of Punjab only||upto 47 years|
Please note that no age relaxation is permissible for Punjab Police Service.
PPSC Educational Qualification 2020
The educational qualification required to be eligible for PPSC Prelims and PPSC Mains is mentioned below.
- Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree from a recognized institute/college/university.
- Final year students can appear for PPSC Prelims 2020 while the applicant must have passed the graduation exam to be eligible for PPSC Mains 2021.
- Candidate must have passed the Matriculation Exam with Punjabi. The subject may have been one of the compulsory or elective subjects. The applicant can also take an equivalent examination of Punjabi Language as specified by the Government
- Educational qualification percentage criteria are not mentioned as an eligibility criterion.
Punjab PPSC Apply Online 2020
PPSC has released the Punjab Civil Services Exam application form on their official website. The PPSC application start date is 12th Dec 2020. Candidates must note that online application of PPSC Exam 2020 will be accepted and no hard copy application form will be entertained. Punjab Civil Services Exam 2020 apply last date is 30th Dec 2020.
How to Apply Online for PPSC 2020
Below given is the detailed instruction on how to apply online for PPSC 2020.
- Visit the official website https://www.ppsc.gov.in/. Click on Open Advertisement.
- Click on apply against ‘RECRUITMENT TO SEVENTY-SEVEN (75) POSTS TO BE FILLED THROUGH PUNJAB STATE CIVIL SERVICES COMBINED COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION-2020’.
- Scroll down to find the ‘Apply Online’ button.
- Fill the PPSC Application form 2020. You must have a valid email account and mobile number.
- Upload the scanned photograph. Size 10kb-40kb in jpg/jpeg format.
- Upload the scanned signature. Size 10kb-40kb in jpg/jpeg format.
- Submit the form and print a copy of the filled PPSC 2020 Application form.
- Print the payment challan.
PPSC Application Fees 2020
The start date for depositing the PPSC 2020 application fees begins on 14th Dec 2020.
- Select the mode of payment as Offline Mode.
- A fee payment challan will be generated for the PPSC 2020 application form fee.
- Visit any SBI Branch one day after submitting the online application form to submit the fee.
|Name of Category||Online Application charges||Examination Fee||Total|
|Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe of all States and Backward Classes of Punjab||500||625||1125|
|Ex-Servicemen of Punjab||500||no fee||500|
|All Others Categories which includes EWS, Ex-servicemen Lineal Descendent Punjab)||500||2500||3000|
|Physically Handicapped, Punjab||500||1250||1750|
PPSC Selection Process, Exam Pattern, Number of Attempts
It is crucial to have complete clarity about the selection process, number of attempts and the PPSC Exam pattern. the complete details about the same are mentioned below.
PPSC Selection Process
PPSC selection process 2020 veins with the PPSC Preliminary Exam 2021. The PPSC Prelims Exam is qualifying in nature. The candidates who qualify the PPSC Prelims 2020 are eligible for PPSC Mains 2021. PPS Mains 2021 is a descriptive exam and consists of seven papers. Candidates who qualify the Mains Exam are called for PPSC Interview 2021. The PPSC final result considers marks obtained in Mains and Interview.
PPSC Exam Pattern 2021
The PPSC Exam Pattern includes three stages:
- PPSC Preliminary Exam Feb 2021
- PPSC Mains Exam May 2021
- PPSC Interview 2021
The PPSC Prelims Exam 2021 is qualifying in nature. The candidates who qualify the PPSC Prelims Exam will write the PPSC Mains Exam 2021. Then the applicants are shortlisted for the Interview. The final PPSC 2021 Final result will only consider marks of Mains and Interview.
PPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2021
The PPSC Prelims 2020 Exam is an objective type containing multiple-choice questions. There are two papers of 200 marks each. Each paper is 2 hours each.
|PPSC Prelims 2020 Papers||Subject||No of Questions||Marks for each Question|
|Paper 1||General Studies||100||2|
|Paper 2||Civil Services Aptitude Test
Note: There is no negative marking in the PPSC 2020 Prelims exam.
PPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2021
PPSC Mains Exam 2020 is descriptive in nature. There are four General Studies (GS) papers.
|Sr. No||PPSC 2020 Mains Exam Papers||Maximum Marks|
|1||Punjabi (in Gurmukhi Script) Compulsory (of 10+2 Standard)||100|
|2||English Compulsory (of 10+2 standard)||100|
|4||GS Paper-I : Geography, History and Society||250|
|5||GS Paper-II: Governance and International Relations, Indian Constitution & Polity||250|
|6||GS Paper-III: Economy, Statistics and Security issues||250|
|7||GS Paper-IV (Science & Technology, Environment, Problem Solving and Decision||250|
PPSC Number of Attempts
The number of attempts for the PPSC Exam varies as per the category. The complete detail is mentioned below.
|Name of the category||Maximum number of attempts|
|General Ex-servicemen||6 (updated)|
|Backward Classes Ex-servicemen||9 (updated)|
|Scheduled Castes Ex-servicemen||unlimited|
PPSC Admit Card 2021
PPSC admit card 2020 will be released a few days before the exam. The Punjab Civil Services Exam admit card download date will be informed soon. The PPSC admit card prelims will be released for PPSC Prelims 2021 which is scheduled for Feb 2021. PPSC admit card Mains will be issued to only those candidates who qualify the PPS Prelims 2021. PPSC admit card download link will be updated here as soon as it is released.
PPSC Result 2021
PPSC result 2020 will be notified on the official website. The PPSC Prelims 2021 Result consists of the roll number and selected candidates list. The PPSC Prelims selected candidates marks are released after the result. The PPSC Mains 2021 Result also contains the list of students who qualify for the interview and the PPSC Mains scorecard is released later.
PPSC final result 2021 is based on the PPSC Mains marks and PPSC Interview marks.
Punjab State Civil Services Examination 2021 will be administered by Punjab Public Service Commission. The PPSC Recruitment 2020 will 75 vacancies. The PPSC examination is a recruitment exam to select officers and administrators for the Government of Punjab.
|Punjab PCS Exam 2020||Details|
|Exam Name||Punjab State Civil Services Examination 2020|
|Conducting Body||Punjab Public Service Commission|
|Mode of the examination||Online|
|Exam Stages||Three stages :
PPCS Prelims Exam
PPCS Mains Exam
PPCS Personality Test
|Exam Frequency||once a year|
|Eligibility Criteria||graduate degree required|
|Language of the exam||English & Punjabi|