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Syllabus for Punjab Patwari Exam

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Detailed Syllabus of Punjab Patwari Exam


All the aspirants are informed as under with respect to the common written test to be conducted for the recruitment of Revenue Patwaris, Irrigation Booking Clerk (Patwari) and Zilladar :-

  1. The Exam will be conducted in MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) format. OMR sheets will be used for answering the questions.
  2. There will be negative marking. Each question carries 1 mark. For every wrong answer, 1/4th mark would be deducted. The question(s) not attempted will receive no credit or discredit.
  3. The Tentative syllabus is as follows:


Total Marks: 120


Indicative Contents of Syllabus





General Knowledge/Awareness (India & Punjab)

Current Affairs, History & Geography of India, its Physical Features, Climate, Demography, Its Economic and Social Development, Poverty Alleviation, Economic Planning. Knowledge related to Political and Scientific fields, Sports, Cinema and Literature etc. Important Events, Freedom and Social Movements and their Leaders of India and Punjab. Constitutional & Administrative law, its Features, Central and State Executive, Judicial System, Centre-State Relation Citizenship,

Fundamental Rights & Duties of the citizens.




Mental Ability:

Problems on Logical thinking, Alphanumeric Series, Coding & Decoding problems, Letter & Number Series, Blood relation puzzles, Odd Man Out problems, Analogy problems, Common Sense Test, problems on Alphabetical Arrangement of Words, Date and Calender problems, Sense of Direction problems, Ranking and Sitting




Quantitative Ability

Mensuration of Rectangles, Square, Triangles, Trapezium, Rhombus, Pentagons, Circle etc. Units of measurement land and their conversion.

Percentage, Profit and Loss, Interest, Divisibility Test, Simplification

Problems, Problems on Ratio & Proportions, Data Interpretation, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Calender, Clocks, Trains, Problems on Age.



Languages (English and Punjabi)

Basic Grammar, Subject and Verb, Adjectives and Adverbs, Synonyms, Antonyms, One Word Substitution, Fill in the Blanks, Problem concerning words, Comparison of Adjectives, Articles, Prepositions, Direct and Indirect Speech, Active and Passive Voice, Correction in Sentences, Gender, Singular and Plural,

Idioms and their meanings, Reading comprehension, Spell Checks etc.




Information Technology

Basics of Computers, Working of Mobile Phones and personal digital Gadgets, Introduction to wireless technology in day-to-day communication, Fundamentals of Computers and Networks, Internet and Cyber Laws, Malware, Concepts related to GPS, Geo-fencing, Understanding emails/SMS/ messengers & tracing, Use of Office Productivity Tools such as MS Word, PowerPoint,

spreadsheets, Database Management.




Rabi and Kharif crops their sowing period and vareities etc., Soils of Punjab, Agroforestry, Irrigation System, Agro Based industry, Food Processing, Harmful/ Friendly insects and animals to agriculture, Contribution of agriculture in economic

development and Institutions related to Agricultural Development.



Punjab History and Culture:

Sufis,Saints and Gurus,Lodhis and Mughals, Sikh Rulers, The British Period, National Movement in Punjab, Punjab in Independent India, Major personalities in

history of Punjab, Punjabi literature,folklore, performing arts and crafts.





1) The distribution of marks/question in each section is indicative. It may vary slightly.

2) The syllabus is broadly classified as above but may vary to some extent.

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