Punjab Patwari Exam Syllabus for 2023

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Syllabus for Punjab Patwari Exam

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Detailed Syllabus of Punjab Patwari Exam 2023


All the aspirants are informed concerning 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 markings. Each question carries 1 mark. For every wrong answer, a 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, It's Economic and Social Development, Poverty Alleviation, Economic Planning. Knowledge related to Political and Scientific fields, Sports, Cinema 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 in Logical thinking, Alphanumeric Series, Coding & Decoding problems, Letter & Number Series, Blood relation puzzles, Odd Man Out problems, Analogy problems, Common Sense Tests, problems with 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 varieties 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 the history of Punjab, Punjabi literature, folklore, performing arts and crafts.


Please note that the syllabus may vary depending on the conducting authority. It is always recommended to refer to the official notification or website of the conducting authority for the most accurate and up-to-date syllabus.


General Knowledge:

  • History, culture, and Geography of Punjab

  • History and Geography of India

  • Indian and Punjab economy

  • Indian and Punjab polity

  • Science and technology

  • Current affairs (national and international)

English Language:

  • Grammar and usage

  • Vocabulary

  • Reading comprehension

  • Writing skills (essay, letter, report writing)

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Arithmetic (number system, percentage, ratio and proportion, average, time and work, time and distance, profit, and loss, simple and compound interest)

  • Algebra (basic algebraic identities, linear equations, quadratic equations)

  • Geometry (lines, angles, triangles, circles, polygons)

  • Trigonometry

  • Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables)

Reasoning Ability:

  • Verbal reasoning (analogy, classification, series, coding and decoding, blood relations, direction sense)

  • Non-verbal reasoning (pattern completion, figure series, mirror, and water images)

  • Logical reasoning (deductive and inductive reasoning, syllogism, statement and arguments, statement and assumptions)

Computer Knowledge:

  • Basics of computers (computer hardware and software, input-output devices, memory)

  • Computer applications (MS Office, internet, email, social media)

  • General awareness of information technology


  • Crop production (types of crops, crop rotation, cropping systems)

  • Farming practices (soil preparation, irrigation, fertilizers, pesticides)

  • Plant breeding and genetics

  • Animal husbandry (livestock management, dairy farming)

  • Agricultural economics (marketing, agricultural subsidies, government schemes)

Punjab History and Culture:

  • History of Punjab (ancient, medieval, modern)

  • Culture and traditions of Punjab (folk music, dance, festivals, literature)

  • Punjabi art, craft, and architecture

Punjabi Language (Gurmukhi Script):

  • Grammar and usage of Punjabi language written in Gurmukhi script

  • Vocabulary and Comprehension in Punjab


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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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