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Examination Scheme

Pattern of PCS 2020 exam

Scheme of PCS 2K20 exam Conducted by PPSC

  • The selection process of PCS 2020 Exam conducted by PPSC for filling posts in various departments based on the PCS exam will commence with inviting applications from the candidates, who fulfill the qualifying criteria. The candidates who apply for Punjab Civil services examination 2020 in response to the advertisement for these PCS posts will be registered by filling Online Application Form, a link of which is available on the website of the Punjab Public service Commission http://ppsc.gov.in
  • No candidate who applies for PCS Examination 2020 through any other means but through Online Application Form shall be eligible to take this Examination. Candidates who register and fill in Online Application Form, would be issued Admit Cards prior to the conduct of Preliminary Competitive Examination as described in the instructions for filling up Online Application Form.
  • There is no scrutiny carried out of the applications with reference to eligibility/authenticity etc. So issue of Admit Cards for PCS does not confer any right to the candidate about his eligibility. The candidature of the candidate shall be considered provisional till the time of verification of documents of the candidate before the interview or at the time of interview, when the candidate shall produce his/her original certificates for verification by the Commission.
  • If any document/certificate/statement of the candidate is found false or forged or make him/her  ineligible before the interview or at the time of the interview or any time thereafter, his/her candidature may be rejected and further action will be taken as per law.
  • Essential steps involved in the selection process of PCS and Allied services examination are:

i) Preliminary Competitive Examination; and
ii) Main Competitive Examination (written and Interview).

 

Procedure and scheme for the Preliminary Examination of PCS:

The preliminary competitive examination will consist of two papers of 200 marks each and shall comprise of objective type (multiple choice) questions. The detail is as follows:-

 

Subject

No of
Questions

Marks for each
Question

Total
Marks

Paper –I

General Studies

100

2

200

Paper – II

Civil Services Aptitude Test
(CSAT)

80

2.5

200

 

Note:

  • Both the papers will be of objective type multiple choice questions.
  • Duration of each paper for preliminary examination will be two hours. However, visually impaired candidates will be given additional 20 minutes.
  • There will be no negative marking in the written preliminary examination test, however there may be negative marking for any objections to the Answer Key found false/frivolous/not supported by authentic evidence..
  • The question paper shall be bilingual and shall be printed in English (Roman script) and Punjabi (Gurumukhi script) except for questions where candidates’ proficiency in language is to be tested.
  • The standard of questions would be to test the knowledge as is expected of a person who has attained education at least up to graduation level.
  • Preliminary Examination for PCS is only a screening test for selecting candidates who would be eligible to take the Main Examination and the marks obtained in this Examination shall not be counted towards the merit of the candidates arrived at after the Main Examination.
  • Candidates equal to 13 times of the vacancies advertised in each category would qualify from amongst those appearing in the Preliminary Examination for the Main Examination, provided that, such number of candidates are available and, are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main Examination.

 

Procedure and scheme for the Main Examination of PCS

 

Paper

Maximum Marks

1

Punjabi (in Gurumukhi Script) Compulsory (of 10+2
Standard)

100

2

English Compulsory (of 10+2 standard)

100

3

Essay (Three Essays of 50 marks each)

150

4

General Studies Paper-I (History, Geography and
Society)

250

5

General Studies Paper-II (Indian Constitution &
Polity, Governance and International Relations)

250

6

General Studies Paper-III (Economy, Statistics and
Security issues)

250

7

General Studies Paper-IV (Science & Technology,
Environment, Problem Solving and Decision
Making)

250

 

Interview

150

 

Grand Total

1500

 

Note:-

  • All papers shall be descriptive in nature and duration of each paper will be three hours. Visually impaired candidates will, however, be allowed an extra time of 30 minutes in each paper.
  • The main competitive examination for PCS shall include seven compulsory papers.
  • Candidates will have the option to attempt all the papers, except the language papers inPunjabi or English medium.
  • Candidates exercising the option to answer Papers in Punjabi language may, if they so desire, give English version within brackets of only the description of the technical terms, if any, in addition to the version in Punjabi language.
  • The question papers other than language papers will be set in English. However, when any candidate opts for attempting any paper(s) in Punjabi medium, the question papers shall be printed in Punjabi accordingly.
  • Interview shall be conducted for only those candidates who qualify on the basis of their performance in the main competitive examination and who fulfil the criteria of eligibility.
  • No candidate shall be eligible to appear in the interview for PCS unless he/she obtains 45% marks in the aggregate of all the papers (read 40 % for the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) including at least 25% marks in each paper provided that if in main competitive examination, a sufficient number of candidates do not obtain 45% marks in the aggregate (read 40 % for the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes), the Commission may at their discretion lower this percentage to not below 40% (read 35 % for the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes), however, the minimum percentage for each paper shall remain unchanged.
  • No candidate shall be considered to have qualified the competitive examination for PCS unless he obtains at least 45% marks in the aggregate in the main examination including interview marks (read 40 % for the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes), except in the case of main competitive examination for which this percentage has been lowered to not less than 40% (read 35 % for the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) by the Commission in which case the qualifying percentage shall be as determined by the Commission
  • From amongst the candidates who have appeared for the Main written examination, candidates not more than three times the number of vacancies advertised in each category shall be called for the interview, provided that, such number of candidates are available and, are otherwise eligible for the Interview.
  • Names of qualified candidates shall be arranged in order of merit according to the aggregate marks obtained in the main written examination and the interview.
  • Note: In the event that the aggregate marks obtained in the Written and Interview parts of the Main Examination for PCS taken together of two or more candidates are equal, the candidate securing higher marks in the written part of the Main Examination shall be ranked higher. Should the marks in the written part of the Main Examination of such candidates are also equal, the candidate securing higher marks in the aggregate of the General Studies papers in the written part of the Main Examination shall rank higher. Should those also be equal, the candidate older in age shall rank higher. (AGGREGATE OF GENERAL STUDIES PAPER MEANS AGGREGATE OF GENERAL STUDY PAPER-I, PAPER-II, PAPER-III AND PAPER-IV)
PCS 2020 : Eligibility

PCS 2020 Exam : Educational Qualifications

  • The candidate appearing in PCS Exam 2020 should possess a bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognised university or institution; Provided that the candidate may be permitted to take preliminary examination while studying for the qualifying degree. However, the candidate shall be required to produce proof of qualifying the degree course for being eligible to take the Main Competitive Examination (As per Punjab State Civil Services (Appointment by Combined Competitive Examination) Rules, 2009) during that year.
  • No candidate appearing in PCS Exam 2020 shall be eligible for appearing in the Preliminary Competitive Examination, unless he/she has passed the Matriculation Examination with Punjabi as one of the compulsory or elective subjects or any other equivalent examination in Punjabi language, which may be specified by the Government from time to time.
  • For the purpose of eligibility for PSCSCCE-2020 , the expression "recognised  university" or "institution" shall have the same meaning, as assigned to it in the Punjab Civil Services (General and Common Conditions of Service) Rules, 1994.

PCS 2020 Exam : Age Limit

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 appearing in PCS Exam 2020 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 falls for submission of application to the Commission.  In other words, the candidate appearing in PCS Exam 2020 should have attained the age of 21 years but should not be older than 37 years on 1st January 2020.

  • Provided that in the case of the post of  Deputy Superintendent Police and Deputy Superintendent Jail)/ District Probation Officer (Grade-II) in Punjab Prisons State 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.
  • The upper age limit for a Punjab Government, Other State Government or the Government of India, including Board/Corporations/Public Sector Undertaking employees appearing in PCS Exam 2020 may be relaxed up to 45 years. However no age relaxation is permissible for Punjab Police Service.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Upper age limit may be relaxed up to 42 years for Widows, Divorced women appearing in PCS Exam 2020 and certain other Categories of women. However no age relaxation is permissible for women in case of Punjab Police Services and Punjab Prisons Service.
  • 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 Prisons Service.

Note: Regarding drawing the pay of the appointed candidate, as per Notification No. 7/204/2012-4FP1/66, Dated 15/01/2015 Govt. of Punjab, Department of Finance (Finance Personnel-I Branch) Chandigarh, and Notification No. 1/62016-4P.P.1/834680/1 dated 07/09/2016 Govt. of Punjab,Department of Personnel PP-I Branch Chandigarh, fixed emolument equal to Minimum of the Pay Band without any Grade Pay or any allowance will be paid during the probation period of 3 years. It is also clear that Annual increment or any other allowance except travelling allowance will not be paid during the probation period of 3 years. However, this issue is under litigation. So, there may be some change in rules in due course, but so far the Rules stands.

Summary of Age Limits

Category

DSP

All other

General

21-28

21-37

SC and BC

21-33

21-42

Widow and Divorced women

No relaxation – as per category age limit

21-42

Ex servicemen of Punjab

3 years  - after deducting the service from his age and as per category

3 years  - after deducting the service from his age and as per category

Physically handicapped

No relaxation – as per category age limit

21-47

Nationality

A candidate appearing in PCS Exam 2020 shall be a:

  1. Citizen of India; or
  2. Citizen of Nepal; or
  3. Subject of Bhutan; or
  4. Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the Ist January. 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India; or
  5. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar) Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India;

Provided that a candidate appearing in PCS Exam 2020 other than the candidates possessing Indian nationality shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Competent Authority as notified Punjab Civil Services (General and Common Conditions of Service) Rules, 1994.

 

Special Instructions for the post of DSP and DSP (Jails)  (Grade-II)/ District Probation Officer  (Jails)

The candidates who opt for the Punjab Police Service and who qualify the Main Competitive Examination shall have to qualify the physical test as per rule 7 (1) of the Punjab Police Service Rules-1959 read with Notification No. 1/146/94-1H3 (Part-II)/ 1743 dated 09/7/2009, Each candidate is required to fulfil the following physical standards:

Minimum Height

Chest Measurement

 

For Men

 

For Women

Applicable for men only

Unexpanded

Expanded

5 feet 7 inches

5 feet 3 inches

33 inches

34.5 inches

 

Besides the above requirement, the candidates have to qualify the Physical Test for the post of Deputy Superintendent Police and Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Grade- II)/ District Probation Officer (Jails), the candidates have to mandatorily qualify the physical test mentioned at serial no. 1 in the table below. In addition the candidates have to qualify any  two physical test events of the three physical test events mentioned at serial no. 2, 3 and 4:-

Sr.

No.

Events for Male Candidates

Events for Female Candidates

1.

1600 meters race: To be completed within 07 minutes 30 seconds (only one attempt)

800 meters race: To be completed within 04 minutes 45 seconds (only one attempt)

2.

Long Jump : Minimum

3.60 meters (Three attempts only)

Long Jump: Minimum 3.00 meters (Three attempts only)

3.

High Jump : Minimum

1.15 meters (Three attempts only)

High Jump : Minimum

1.00 meter (Three attempts only)

4.

Vertical Rope: 2.0 Meters climb from the ground (Three attempts only)

Shuttle : Running between two parallel lines 10 meter apart, five times in 20 seconds (one attempt

only)

 

Conditions which may render a candidate ineligible

The following conditions, among others, shall render the candidates appearing in PCS Exam 2020 ineligible for the Preliminary Competitive Examination:

  • Insufficient examination fee;
  • Examination fee deposited by means other than Bank Challan in any branch of the State Bank of Patiala.
  • Wrong/incomplete information given in the application form;
  • Candidates debarred by the PPSC/other Public Service Commissions;
  • Non-fulfillment of any of the eligibility conditions, including those of age and educational qualifications.
PCS 2020 exam - How To apply

How to apply for PCS -2020 Exam

Last date for Filling Online Applications Form :  30/06/2020       Last date for depositing the Application fees : 07/07/2020

The candidate after making himself/herself well acquainted with the General Information and Guidelines for filling Online  Application Form may apply for  PSCSCCE-2020 using  Online Application Form link- (www.ppsc.gov.in)

The candidates are required to pay the Application fee as per Govt. Letter No. 10/26/2007- 3PP3/97751/1 dated 17-9-2013 as mentioned below:-

Name of Category

Online Application

charges

Examination Fee

Total

Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes

of all States and Backward Classes of Punjab

Rs. 500/-

Rs. 625/-

1125/-

 

 

 

 

Ex-Servicemen of Punjab

Rs. 500/-

No Fee to be paid

500/-

All Others Categories (including Lineal Descendent of Ex-servicemen,

EWS, Punjab)

Rs 500/-

Rs. 2500/-

3000/-

Physically Handicapped, Punjab

Rs. 500/-

Rs. 1250/-

1750/-

 

  • The Application Fee must be submitted through any Branch of State Bank of Patiala.
  • Candidate should carefully fill in the details of the Online Application and click on the "SUBMIT" button at the end of the Online Application  Format. 
  • Before  pressing  the  "SUBMIT" Button, candidates are advised to verify every detail filled in the application.
  • Once the application filled is complete, Candidate should submit the data. (Candidates should take a printout of the system generated fee payment challan immediately.)
  • No Change/Edit will be allowed after Submission.      
  • The fee paid by the candidates is non-refundable.

 

Last date for Filling Online Applications Form :  30/06/2020

 

Last date for depositing the Application fees by system generated Fee Challan Form: 07/07/2020

Prelim Syllabus of PCS exam

SYLLABUS OF PCS Preliminary Exam 2020

 

Paper –I of PCS prelims (General Studies)

1. Everyday Science:

  • States of matter, structure of atom, versatile nature of carbon. Acids, bases, salts, corrosion in metals, action of soaps.
  • Life on Earth – evolution, marine & terrestrial life. Human body and life processes, nutrition, disease - its causes & prevention, infectious diseases, lifestyle diseases.
  • Public health initiatives, mother and child health, immunisation & vaccination, HIVAIDS, TB, polio etc.
  • Force-laws of motion & gravitation, Archimedes principle. Energy – kinetic & potential.
  • Light – reflection & refraction – concepts and applications. Sound – propagation & reflection- concepts and applications. Electric current – concepts and applications.
  • Computers and telecommunication – concepts and applications.

 


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2. Environmental studies:

  • Composition and structure of the atmosphere. Solar system – heat balance & temperature.
  • Atmospheric circulation & weather system, water cycle.
  • Climate change – fossil fuels, greenhouse gases, renewable energy, clean development mechanism, carbon credits.
  • Water – oceans, rivers, glaciers, lakes, groundwater etc. Biodiversity & conservation.
  • Soil – types, crops, food chain etc. Pollution and toxicity etc.

3. Political theory & international order:

  • Basic concept of freedom, equality, social justice, rights & duties, citizenship, nationalism, secularism etc.
  • United Nations and its organs/agencies, other international organisations like the World Bank, IMF, WTO, EU, G20, BRICS etc. and their role in the World peace, trade & development.

4. Indian polity:

  • Basic features, provisions, schedules of the Indian Constitution, key amendments.
  • Panchayati Raj. Elections – People’s Representation Act, electoral reforms. Rise of regionalism and coalition politics.
  • Armed challenges to the Indian state since independence.\

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5. History of India:

  • The Indus valley civilisation.
  • The Aryan and the Vedic age. Jainism and Buddhism.
  • The Maurya Gupta periods.
  • Advent of Islam and Sultanate period (political, social & cultural). The Bhakti Movement.
  • The Mughals (political, social & cultural till Aurangzeb).
  • The coming of the European Powers and the advent of the British rule.
  • The Mutiny of 1857.
  • The British rule and the Indian National Movement (1857-1947)
  • World History:
  • The Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution in Europe. The American Revolution 1776.
  • The French Revolution 1789.
  • The Russian Revolution 1917.
  • World Wars I & II.

6. Indian Economy:

  • Indian economic development (1950-1991) – key economic policies, public sector dominance, bank nationalisation etc.
  • Five year plans – key goals and main achievements.
  • Liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation era since 1991 – key policies, decisions and results.
  • Performance of Indian economy since 1991 – Growth, fiscal & revenue deficits, trade, commerce & balance of payments, inflation, growth of service sector.
  • Key challenges and responses – agriculture and food security, industrialisation, poverty alleviation & employment, rural & urban infrastructure, social sector – health, education etc.

7. Geography:

  • Population – distribution, density, growth and comparison. Migration – types, causes and consequences.
  • Human development. Human settlements. Land resources and agriculture.
  • Water resources.
  • Mineral and energy resources. Manufacturing industries.
  • Planning and sustainable development in India. Transport and communication.
  • International trade.
  • Geographical perspective on selected issues and problems.

8. Current events of national and international importance.

9. Punjab

a) Geography:

Geographical and agro-climatic regions, rivers, water resources, sharing of waters, demographics, human development indices

b) People, Society and Culture:

Major personalities in history of Punjab, religious movements, major religions & spiritual personalities, Punjabi literature, folklore, performing arts, fine arts and crafts

c) History:

Sufis, saints and gurus, Lodhis and Mughals, Sikh rulers, the British period, nationalist movement in Punjab, Punjab in independent India.

d) Economy:

Agriculture, animal husbandry, industrial & service sectors, major occupations, development & economic growth, public finance (including central-state fiscal issues), public sector institutions, cooperatives etc.


Paper –II of PCS prelims (Civil Services Aptitude Test)

  • Reading comprehension; Punjabi and English language comprehension, antonyms and synonyms, grammar and sentence formation.
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning, analytical and mental ability
  • Basic numerical skills; numbers, magnitudes, percentages, numerical relation appreciation
  • Data analysis; Graphic presentations, charts, tables, spreadsheets.

Note: The topics listed in the syllabus are only indicative for the general guidance of the candidates and cannot be deemed as exhaustive list.

 

SYLLABUS OF PUNJAB CIVIL SERVICES (PCS) MAIN EXAMINATION

ENGLISH (100 Marks)

SECTION-A
1. Comprehension (Unseen Passage)— 10 Marks
(An unseen passage followed by Questions to be answered.)
2. Precis writing— 10 Marks
(Passage to be summarized to 1/3rd)
3. Letter writing—(200 words)  10marks
4. Essay writing (Any general topic 300 words) 10 Marks
5. Translation 10 Marks
SECTION-B
6. Grammar 50 Marks

ESSAY paper for PCS Mains(150 Marks)

Candidates will be required to write three short essays in English or Punjabi on specified topics. The choice of subjects will be given. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in an orderly fashion, and to write concisely. Credit will be given for content value, effective and exact expression.

GENERAL STUDIES-I paper for PCS Mains

(HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY AND SOCIETY)

 


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Section- 1: HISTORY
1.1 History of the world : Events from 18th century; industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like Communism, Capitalism, Socialism etc. -their forms and effect on society.
1.2 Indian culture- Salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
1.3 Modern Indian history from the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities and issues.
1.4 Socio-religious reform movements with special reference to Punjab.
1.5 The Freedom Struggle - its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country with special reference to Punjab.
1.6 Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
1.7 History of Punjab:
1.7. 1 Ranjit Singh’s rise to power, civil and military administration and relations with the British
1.7. 2 Annexation of Punjab with special reference to the causes and consequences of the Anglo-Sikh wars.

Section-2: GEOGRAPHY
2.1 Physical Geography: Salient features of world’s physical geography. Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); factors responsible for the location of primary,
secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
2.2 Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their locationchanges in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and icecaps)
and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
2.3 Geography of Punjab:
2.3. 1 Physiographic details of Punjab; Geomorphic features of Punjab, Punjab’s strategic location with reference to International Border;
2.3. 2 Crops of Punjab; Modern concepts of Farming; Problems faced by agriculturists/ Issues in Agriculture: Depletion of ground water, etc;

Section-3: SOCIETY
3.1 Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
3.2 Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies
3.3 Effects of globalization on Indian society
3.4 Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism
3.5 Ethics and Society: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships.
3. 6 Human Values – Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values; lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders and reformers- Gautam Buddha, Mahavira, Kabir, Guru Nanak; Swami Vivekananda, Jyotibha Phule, Ishwar Chandra Vidya Sagar and Mahatma Gandhi.
3.7 Vulnerable sections of the population - Welfare schemes by the Centre and State of Punjab and their performance; Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for their protection and betterment.
3.8 Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector- Health, Education, Human Resources; Issues relating to Poverty and Malnutrition.

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GENERAL STUDIES-II paper for PCS Mains
INDIAN CONSTITUTION& POLITY, GOVERNANCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS


Section-1: INDIAN CONSTITUTION & POLITY
1.1 Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
1.2 Functions and responsibilities of Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
1.3 Separation of powers between various organs; Dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
1.4 Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
1.5 Parliament and State Legislatures - structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
1.6 Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary; Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
1.7 Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
1.8 Appointment to various Constitutional posts; Powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies
1.9 District Administration - Evolution of District Administration; Panchayati Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies.

Section-2 GOVERNANCE:
2.1 Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies
2.2 Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation; Development processes and the development organizations- the role of NGOs, SHGs,
donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
2.3 Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, egovernance- applications, models, successes, limitations and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other
measures; Role of civil services in a democracy; Changing trends in Governance
2.4 Values and Ethics in Governance- Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance;
strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding.
2.5 Probity in Governance: Concept of Governance; Philosophical basis of  governance and probity; corporate governance; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes
of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.

Section-3: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
3.1 India and its neighborhood- relations;
3.2 Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests;
3.3 Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian Diaspora
3.4 Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure and mandate.
Note: The candidates are expected to be aware about the current developments related to the topics mentioned above.

GENERAL STUDIES-III paper of PCS Mains:
ECONOMY, STATISTICS AND SECURITY ISSUES

Section-1: Indian Economy
1.1 Issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment; sustainable development; Inclusive growth and issues arising from it; Government Budgeting;
1.2 Major crops, cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems; storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce- issues and related constraints; e-technology in the
aid of farmers; Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Technology missions; economics of animal rearing.
1.3 Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security;
1.4 Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management
1.5 Land reforms in India; Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
1.6 Infrastructure- Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc; Investment models
1.7 Human Resource Development:
1.7.1 Importance of Human capital in economic development
1.7.2 Nature, types and problems of unemployment in India, Trends of Employment in India, Skill development and demographic dividend
1.8 Punjab Economy: Planning- various aspects of developmental planning; Industry; Infrastructure.

Section-2: Statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams
This part will test the candidate’s ability to draw conclusions from information presented in statistical, graphical or diagrammatical form and to interpret the same.

Section-3: Issues related to Security
3.1 Linkages between development and spread of extremism;
3.2 Role of external, State and non-State actors in creating challenges to internal security; Challenges to internal security through communication networks; role of media and social networking sites in internal security
challenges,
3.3 Basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention;
3.4 Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.
3.5 Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
Note: The candidates are expected to be aware about the current developments related to the topics mentioned above.

 


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GENERAL STUDIES-IV of PCS Mains
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, PROBLEM SOLVING & DECISION MAKING


Section-1 : Science and Technology
1.1 Science and Technology
1.1.1 Developments and applications of science and technology and their effects in everyday life
1.1.2 Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
1.1.3 Recent developments in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nanotechnology, etc.
1.1.4 Issues relating to intellectual property rights.
1.2 Modern Trends in Life Sciences
1.2.1 Progress of Agricultural Science and its impact– Introduction to Biotechnology and its applications; Veterinary and Animal Scienceslatest developments.
1.2.2 Introduction to and applications of Genetic Engineering & Stem Cell Research
1.2.3 Human Diseases and Microbial infections; Common infections and preventive measures; preventive measures during out breaks; Immunity and vaccination

Section-2: Environment
2.1 Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, Issues related to Climate change; environmental impact assessment
2.2 Water management- Issues in India; Present scenario, Methods and importance of water conservation
2.3 Definition, nature, types and classification of disasters
2.4 Natural Hazards: Floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, etc., Risk reduction and mitigation measures

Section-3: Situations in Civil Service -Problem Solving and Decision Making
3.1 Tackling situations of Natural disasters/ Major Accidents/ Law and order, Controlling riots, Handling public protests and dharnas, Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation, Designing Projects, Implementation of National Flagship Schemes/ Programmes, Public Private Partnership in effective service delivery, Managing and financing Municipal services e.g. Solid waste management, Conservation of natural resources- water, forests, etc, Pollution control,
Reviving a loss making PSU, Planning and target achievement, Gender sensitization and women empowerment, Empowerment of vulnerable sections of the society, Improving Education and Enhancing Skill development, Urban settlement-Slums and Housing issues, Managing Issues related to Urban/ Rural drinking water supply and sanitation, etc.
Note: A duly structured situation will be presented to the candidates and they will be asked to analyze and suggest their own solution to the problem arising out of situation.

Mains Syllabus of PCS exam

SYLLABUS OF PUNJAB CIVIL SERVICES (PCS) MAIN EXAMINATION

 

ENGLISH (100 Marks)

SECTION-A

1. Comprehension (Unseen Passage)— 10 Marks
(An unseen passage followed by Questions to be answered.)
2. Precis writing— 10 Marks
(Passage to be summarized to 1/3rd)
3. Letter writing—(200 words)  10marks
4. Essay writing (Any general topic 300 words) 10 Marks
5. Translation 10 Marks

SECTION-B

6. Grammar 50 Marks

ESSAY paper for PCS Mains(150 Marks)

Candidates will be required to write three short essays in English or Punjabi on specified topics.

The choice of subjects will be given.

They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in an orderly fashion, and to write concisely. Credit will be given for content value, effective and exact expression.

 

GENERAL STUDIES-I  paper for PCS Mains

(HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY AND SOCIETY)


Section- 1: HISTORY

1.1 History of the world : Events from 18th century; industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like Communism, Capitalism, Socialism etc. -their forms and effect on society.
1.2 Indian culture- Salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
1.3 Modern Indian history from the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities and issues.
1.4 Socio-religious reform movements with special reference to Punjab.
1.5 The Freedom Struggle - its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country with special reference to Punjab.
1.6 Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
1.7 History of Punjab:
1.7. 1 Ranjit Singh’s rise to power, civil and military administration and relations with the British
1.7. 2 Annexation of Punjab with special reference to the causes and consequences of the Anglo-Sikh wars.

Section-2: GEOGRAPHY

2.1 Physical Geography: Salient features of world’s physical geography. Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); factors responsible for the location of primary,
secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
2.2 Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their locationchanges in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and icecaps)
and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
2.3 Geography of Punjab:
2.3. 1 Physiographic details of Punjab; Geomorphic features of Punjab, Punjab’s strategic location with reference to International Border;
2.3. 2 Crops of Punjab; Modern concepts of Farming; Problems faced by agriculturists/ Issues in Agriculture: Depletion of ground water, etc;

Section-3: SOCIETY

3.1 Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
3.2 Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies
3.3 Effects of globalization on Indian society
3.4 Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism
3.5 Ethics and Society: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships.
3. 6 Human Values – Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values; lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders and reformers- Gautam Buddha, Mahavira, Kabir, Guru Nanak; Swami Vivekananda, Jyotibha Phule, Ishwar Chandra Vidya Sagar and Mahatma Gandhi.
3.7 Vulnerable sections of the population - Welfare schemes by the Centre and State of Punjab and their performance; Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for their protection and betterment.
3.8 Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector- Health, Education, Human Resources; Issues relating to Poverty and Malnutrition.

 

GENERAL STUDIES-II paper for PCS Mains

INDIAN CONSTITUTION& POLITY, GOVERNANCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS


Section-1: INDIAN CONSTITUTION & POLITY

1.1 Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
1.2 Functions and responsibilities of Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
1.3 Separation of powers between various organs; Dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
1.4 Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
1.5 Parliament and State Legislatures - structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
1.6 Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary; Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
1.7 Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
1.8 Appointment to various Constitutional posts; Powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies
1.9 District Administration - Evolution of District Administration; Panchayati Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies.

Section-2 GOVERNANCE:

2.1 Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies
2.2 Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation; Development processes and the development organizations- the role of NGOs, SHGs,
donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
2.3 Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, egovernance- applications, models, successes, limitations and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other
measures; Role of civil services in a democracy; Changing trends in Governance
2.4 Values and Ethics in Governance- Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance;
strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding.
2.5 Probity in Governance: Concept of Governance; Philosophical basis of  governance and probity; corporate governance; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes
of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.

Section-3: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

3.1 India and its neighborhood- relations;
3.2 Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests;
3.3 Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian Diaspora
3.4 Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure and mandate.
Note: The candidates are expected to be aware about the current developments related to the topics mentioned above.

GENERAL STUDIES-III paper of PCS Mains

ECONOMY, STATISTICS AND SECURITY ISSUES

Section-1: Indian Economy

1.1 Issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment; sustainable development; Inclusive growth and issues arising from it; Government Budgeting;
1.2 Major crops, cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems; storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce- issues and related constraints; e-technology in the
aid of farmers; Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Technology missions; economics of animal rearing.
1.3 Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security;
1.4 Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management
1.5 Land reforms in India; Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
1.6 Infrastructure- Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc; Investment models
1.7 Human Resource Development:
1.7.1 Importance of Human capital in economic development
1.7.2 Nature, types and problems of unemployment in India, Trends of Employment in India, Skill development and demographic dividend
1.8 Punjab Economy: Planning- various aspects of developmental planning; Industry; Infrastructure.

Section-2: Statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams

This part will test the candidate’s ability to draw conclusions from information presented in statistical, graphical or diagrammatical form and to interpret the same.

Section-3: Issues related to Security

3.1 Linkages between development and spread of extremism;
3.2 Role of external, State and non-State actors in creating challenges to internal security; Challenges to internal security through communication networks; role of media and social networking sites in internal security
challenges,
3.3 Basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention;
3.4 Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.
3.5 Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
Note: The candidates are expected to be aware about the current developments related to the topics mentioned above.

 

GENERAL STUDIES-IV of PCS Mains

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, PROBLEM SOLVING & DECISION MAKING


Section-1 : Science and Technology

1.1 Science and Technology
1.1.1 Developments and applications of science and technology and their effects in everyday life
1.1.2 Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
1.1.3 Recent developments in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nanotechnology, etc.
1.1.4 Issues relating to intellectual property rights.
1.2 Modern Trends in Life Sciences
1.2.1 Progress of Agricultural Science and its impact– Introduction to Biotechnology and its applications; Veterinary and Animal Scienceslatest developments.
1.2.2 Introduction to and applications of Genetic Engineering & Stem Cell Research
1.2.3 Human Diseases and Microbial infections; Common infections and preventive measures; preventive measures during out breaks; Immunity and vaccination

Section-2: Environment

2.1 Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, Issues related to Climate change; environmental impact assessment
2.2 Water management- Issues in India; Present scenario, Methods and importance of water conservation
2.3 Definition, nature, types and classification of disasters
2.4 Natural Hazards: Floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, etc., Risk reduction and mitigation measures

Section-3: Situations in Civil Service -Problem Solving and Decision Making

3.1 Tackling situations of Natural disasters/ Major Accidents/ Law and order, Controlling riots, Handling public protests and dharnas, Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation, Designing Projects, Implementation of National Flagship Schemes/ Programmes, Public Private Partnership in effective service delivery, Managing and financing Municipal services e.g. Solid waste management, Conservation of natural resources- water, forests, etc, Pollution control,
Reviving a loss making PSU, Planning and target achievement, Gender sensitization and women empowerment, Empowerment of vulnerable sections of the society, Improving Education and Enhancing Skill development, Urban settlement-Slums and Housing issues, Managing Issues related to Urban/ Rural drinking water supply and sanitation, etc.
Note: A duly structured situation will be presented to the candidates and they will be asked to analyze and suggest their own solution to the problem arising out of situation.

Pattern of PCS 2020 Vacancies

PCS Examination 2K20 - Vacancies

 

The number of vacancies for PCS to be filled on the basis of PSCSCCE-2020 is given in the table below:

Sr No.

Name of Post

No. of Posts

1

Punjab Civil Service (Executive Branch)

20

2

Deputy Superintendent of Police

26

3

Tehsildar

05

4

Food Supply and Consumer Affairs Officer

02

5

Block Development & Panchayat Officer

02

6

Assistant Registrar Co-Operative Societies

04

7

Labour and Conciliation Officer

01

8

Employment Generation and Training Officer

07

9

Deputy Superintendent Jails / District Probation Officer (Grade-

II))

10

 

Total

77

 

 

Note: 1    The number of posts may be increased or decreased by the govt. at any time before the selection process is complete without giving any prior notice to the candidates.

 

Category wise detail of posts

The category wise detail of posts to be filled on the basis of the result of Combined Competitive Examination, 2020 is asunder:

 

Tentative Break up of Posts

CATEGORY

PCS (EB)

DSP

Tehsil dar

FS CAO

BDPO

AR

Co-Op

LCO

E G

& T O

DSJ/ DPO

Total

General (71)

08

10

-

-

-

-

01

03

-

22

ESM/LDESM

(72/73)

03

03

03

-

-

-

-

02

01

12

Sports Person,

Pb (75)

-

-

-

-

01

01

-

-

01

03

Persons with diability, Pb. (76 A)

Blind and low vision

-

-

-

-

-

01

-

-

-

01

Scheduled Caste others, Pb

(77)

01

01

02

01

01

-

-

-

02

08

Scheduled Caste

ESM/LDESM, Pb (78/79)

01

02

-

-

-

-

-

01

01

05

Scheduled

Caste Sports, Pb (80)

-

01

-

-

-

-

-

-

01

02

Balmiki/Mazhbi

Sikh, Pb (81)

02

02

-

01

-

-

-

-

03

08

Balmiki/ Mazhbi Sikh ESM/LDESM,

Pb (82/83)

-

01

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

01

Balmiki/ Mazhbi i Sikh

Sport Person, Pb. (84)

01

 

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

01

Backward

Classes, Pb. (85)

01

02

-

-

-

01

-

01

-

05

Backward Classes ESM/ LDESM, Pb.

(86/87)

02

01

-

-

-

-

-

-

01

04

Economically

Weaker Sections (92)

01

03

-

-

--

01

 

-

-

05

Total

20

26

05

02

02

04

01

07

10

77

 

Note : The candidates must fill the order of preference for services/posts in the Application Form for the Main Competitive Exam. The choice indicated by the candidate would be final unless changed before the final result becomes available.

PPSC has  declared  77 vacancies for various posts under PCS examination 2020. For more details do read other articles

Punjab State Civil Services Combined Competitive Examiantion-2020

PCS 2020 exam - Number of Attempts

Number of Attempts for PCS Examination 2020

Unless covered by any of the exceptions, notified by Government in this behalf from time to time, the candidates belonging to the categories specified below, subject however, to the provisions of rule 7, may avail the following number of attempts as specified in the Table given below, at the examination, namely:

 

Sr.No.

Name of category

Maximum number of attempts

1

General Category

Six

2

Backward Classes

Nine

3

Scheduled Castes

Unlimited

 

  • For the purpose of this rule, an attempt in an examination includes an attempt made by the candidate in the preliminary examination conducted under these rules.
  • Ex-servicemen category candidates are permitted only four attempts at the Examination.
PCS exam - Definition of Categories

Definition Of Categories

Candidates should select  their categories carefully, because candidates belonging  to categories other than category 71 (General), are entitled to fee concession/exemption, age relaxation and job reservation. The category once selected by a candidate will not be changed under any circumstances. Candidates shall submit certificates issued by the Competent Authority in support  of their claim to a particular category.

 

Categories and Category Code

Code No.                    Category Name

  1. General Category
  2. ESM, Punjab
  3. LDESM, Punjab
  4. Freedom Fighter, Punjab
  5. Sports Person, Punjab
  6. Persons with Disability, Punjab:

            A : Blind and Low Vision

B : Deaf and Hard of Hearing C : Locomotive Disability

D : Intellectual Disability

  1. SC Others, Punjab
  2. SC ESM, Punjab
  3. SC LDESM, Punjab
  4. SC Sports Person, Punjab
  5. Balmiki/ Mazhbi Sikh, Punjab
  6. Balmiki/ Mazhbi Sikh ESM, Punjab
  7. Balmiki/ Mazhbi Sikh LDESM, Punjab
  8. Balmiki/ Mazhbi Sikh Sports Person, Punjab
  9. BC, Punjab
  10. BC ESM, Punjab
  11. BC LDESM, Punjab

      92   Economically Weaker Section.

 

CODE FOR AGE RELAXATION (If claimed)

Code No           Category Name

  1. State Government/Central Government Employees.
  2. SC Punjab only
  3. Balmiki/Mazhbi Sikh Punjab Only
  4. Widows & certain other categories of women of Punjab.
  5. B.C., Punjab Only
  6. ESM, Punjab Only
  7. Persons with Disability, Punjab Only
  8. SC Punjab only+ State Government/Central Government Employees.
  9. SC Punjab only + ESM, Punjab.
  10. SC Punjab only + Persons with Disability, Punjab.
  11. Balmiki/Mazhbi Sikh Punjab only+ State Government/Central Government Employees.
  12. Balmiki/Mazhbi Sikh Punjab only + ESM, Punjab.
  13. Balmiki/Mazhbi Sikh Punjab only + Persons with Disability, Punjab.
  14. B.C., Punjab. + State Government/Central Government Employees.
  15. B.C., Punjab. + ESM, Punjab
  16. B.C., Punjab. + Persons with Disability, Punjab.

 

BACKWARD CLASSES (PUNJAB)

The candidates desiring to be considered for the Backward Classes category are required to submit a certificate as per Punjab Governmentletter

No.1/41/93 .RCI/459 dated 17/1/1994, No. 1/41/93RC-1/1597, dated 17-8- 2005, No.1/41/93 RCI/209, dated 24.2.2009 and No.1/41/93 RCI/609 dated 24.10.2013   in the Section of prescribed proforma.

The BC Certificate in Performa other than the prescribed Performa will not be accepted. The candidates belongingtoBackwardClasses are requiredtoattacha declaration(as per Annexure-III) along with Backward Classcertificate thatno change occurred in their status and they do not fall in the section of creamy- layer as per Govt. letter No. 10/9/2009-RCI/62 Dated08/1/2010.

The Competent Authorities to issue the necessary certificateare:

  1. Deputy Commissioner
  2. Additional Deputy Commissioner
  3. Sub-Divisional Magistrate
  4. Executive Magistrate (PCS Officers only)
  5. Tehsildar

 

SON/DAUGHTER/GRAND SON/GRAND DAUGHTER OF FREEDOM FIGHTERS (PUNJAB)

Candidates claiming to be son/grandson/daughter/granddaughter of FreedomFighters are required to submit a certificate issued by the competent authority (i.e., Deputy Commissioner of the district concerned) as per Punjab Government Instructions No.9 (13) 3P-II-84/5822 dated 4/4/1985, No.1(135)-8P- II/7/310/20,dated 19.6.91 and No. 4-13-8 P-11-97/10112 dated22/8/1997.

Only those Freedom Fighters andtheirson/daughter/grand-son/grand-daughterare eligible for consideration for reservation under this categorywho:

  1. belong to the State of Punjab; and
  2. have either been granted a Freedom Fighter pension by the Punjab Government or have been awarded Tamra Patra by the Government of India; or
  3. are otherwise eligible for the grant of Freedom Fighter pension and  Tamra  Patra but for any reason whatsoever did not apply for Freedom Fighter pension and Tamra Patra but can obtain Freedom Fighter/ son/daughter/grand- son/grand-daughter of Freedom Fighter certificate from the General Administration (Political wing) of the Punjab Government.

 

EX-SERVICEMEN (PUNJAB)

"Ex-serviceman" means a person who has served in any rank, whether as a combatant 4or a non combatant, in the Naval, Military and Air Force of the Union of India (here- in-after referred to as the Armed forces of the Union of India), and whohas:

  1. retired or released from such service at his or her own request after earning his or her pension; or
  2. been released from such service on medical grounds attributable to military service or circumstances beyond his control and awarded medical or other disability pension; or
  3. been released otherwise than on his own request from such service as a result of reduction in establishment; or
  4. been released from such service after completing the specific period of engagement otherwise than at his own request or by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency and has been given  a gratuity;

"but does not include apersonwho has servedin the Defence Security Corps,the General Reserve Engineering Force, the Lok Sahayak Sena and the Para - Military Forces, but includes personnel of the SahayakSenaofthefollowing categories namely:

  1. Pension holders for continuous embodied service
  2. Persons with disability attributable to military service; and
  3. Gallantry award winners

Ex-servicemen should be of Punjab domicile and they should submit a Punjab Resident Certificate from the competent authority, failing which would result in cancellation of theircandidature.

Explanation: The persons serving in the Armed Forces of the Union, who on retirement from service would come under the category of "Ex-servicemen”, may be permitted to apply for re-employment one year before the completion of specified terms of engagement and avail themselves of all concessions available to Ex-servicemen but shall not be permitted to leave the uniform until they complete the specified terms  of engagement in the Armed Forces of the Union.

As per Punjab Govt. letter No.15/25/2001-4DW/1591 dated 21/5/2002 an Ex- serviceman is allowed the benefit of Reservation for the second time and even thereafter in subsequent recruitment in according with the provisions  of  these Rules.

Provided that where an Ex-serviceman is not available for recruitment against a reserved category, such a vacancy shall be reservedtobefilledinby recruitment of either the wife or one descendent child of anEx-serviceman.

Provided further that the wife or the Lineal Descendent child of theEx- serviceman shall be recruited against the reserved vacancy subject to theconditions that:

  1. he or she possesses the prescribed qualifications and the within the prescribed age limit,
  2. he or she is not already in service;
  3. he or she will be eligible to avail the benefit only once in life.

Provided further that one grand Child of the Gallantry Award Winner shall be recruited against the reserved vacancy, in case the benefit or reservation has not been availed of by any of the children or dependents such winner  or  by the winner himself subject to the conditions specified in the second proviso.

For the purpose ofl this proviso Gallantry Award Winner includes the winner of the Paramvir Chakra,The Mahavir Chakra, the Vir Chakra, the Sena or Nao Sena or Vayu Sena Medal and Mention-in-Despatches.

As per Punjab Government notification No.GSR9/Const./ Art309, 234 and 318/Amd(5)/2003 dated 06/11/2002 and letter No. 1/28/92-3ET/2805 dated 14/05/2003 and;

  1. “Lineal Descendent” means sons/daughters (married/un-married/widowed legally divorced) of the re-employed/ unemployed Ex-Serviceman.
  2. “Wife” shall include the widow of an Ex-serviceman, provided she has not re-married up to the date of the issue of the appointment letter.”
  3. In any case, including the case where the Ex-Serviceman has died, his sons/daughters shall be treated as “Lineal descendent” only if a certificate   to this effect has been issued by the authority appointed  by  the Government.

 

Definition of War Hero:-

  1. “War hero” means a defence services personnel or a para-military forces personnel, who is a bona fide resident of Punjab  State  and  has  been  killed or discharged from service on  account  of  disability  suffered  by him on or after  1st  January,  1999,  while  fighting  in  war  declared  so  by Government of India, in operations in Kargil or any other  sector in J. and K. in the on  going conflict with Pakistan other operations which may be notified by the  State Government to have  been undertaken for preserving the unity and    integrity of the Country ; or
  2. A defence services personnel or a para-military  forces  personnel  who was  a bona fide resident of Punjab State and was posthumously decorated with Parmvir Chakra, Mahavir or Vir Chakra : provided that,—
  1. In exceptional instances, the cases of such War Heroes may also be covered, with the prior approval of the Department of Personnel who though bona fide residents of Punjab State are closely connected to the State of Punjab;
  2. In the case of War Heroes, falling in the category (II), the benefits to be given by the State Government will be restricted only to first generation dependent member/next of the kin. Note.- The Government reserves the right to include any other category of Awardees for the purpose of providing employment to the category of War Heroes, as may be notified.

 

SPORTS PERSON (PUNJAB)

A candidate can claim reservation under the Sports Person category only if:

He/ She belongs to State of Punjab;and

  1. He/ She has won National Championship in team or individual events while representing the State of Punjab in such sports events as have been conducted by such respective National Federations as are affiliated to the Indian Olympic Association ; or
  2. He/ She has won National Championship in team or individual events which are organized by the Indian Olympic Association; or
  3. He/ She has won first, second or third position in team or individual events and/or he has won Gold or Silver or Bronze Medal, at International Sports meets, conducted by International Federations affiliated to the International Olympic Committee or by the International Olympic Committee itself.

If candidate belongs to Sports Person, Punjab Category, an attested copy of Gradation Certificate strictly in accordance with the Punjab SportsmanRules, 1988 issued bythecompetentauthorityshouldbeattachedwiththe applicationform.

Director Sports, Punjab is the competent authority to issue Sports Gradation Certificate and any other Sports Certificateissuedbyany otherauthority willnot be accepted a valid Certificate for claim of reservation under the SportsPerson, PunjabCategory.

Applicants claiming reservation under Sports Person, Punjab Category mustsubmit Punjab Resident Certificate from the competent authority, failing which would result in cancellation of theircandidature.

 

SCHEDULED CASTE, (PUNJAB)/ SCHEDULED TRIBES

The competent authorities for issuing Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes certificates are:

District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/ Collector/Deputy Commissioner/ Additional Deputy Commissioner/ Deputy Collector/ Ist Class Stipendiary Magistrate/ City Magistrate/ Sub Divisional Magistrate/ Taluka Magistrate/ Executive Magistrate/Extra Assistant Commissioner (Not below the rank of Ist Class StipendiaryMagistrate);

Chief Presidency Magistrate/Additional Chief PresidencyMagistrate/PresidencyMagistrate;

Revenue Officer not below the rank ofTehsildar;

Sub Divisional Officer (C) of the area where the candidate and or his family formallyresides;

Administrator/Secretary to Administrator/Development Officer Lakshadweep Islands;

As per para-3 of Punjab Govt. Instructions No. 1/8/2007-RC-1/815, dated 10thJuly, 2008, Head of Department or Head of Offices are competent to issue Scheduled Castes Certificates to those applicants whose parents are serving or residing in Chandigarh/Mohali on the basis of their parents servicerecord.

 

WIDOWS AND CERTAIN OTHER CATEGORIES OF WOMEN

The definitions as per Government Instructions issued vide letter No. 1/50/83- 5PP(1368)/3454 dated 23-4-84 as amended from time to time the widows and certain other categories of women for reservation in employment is as under: Widows;

Women who are legally separated from their husbands or have beendivorced;

Women whose husbands have been ordered by Civil or Criminal Courts to pay maintenance tothem;

Women whose husbands have remarried;and

Wives of serving military personnel or those who are disabled while in military service.

DISABLED PERSONS  (PUNJAB) RULES FOR EXAMINATION:

As per the Instructions of Govt. of Punjab, Department of Social Security  and Women  and Child Development issued vide letter No. 1/1/2017-3DC/1588894/1 dated 03-10-  2019 , the reservation for Disable persons under Section 34 of the Right of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 is as under:

 

Sr.No

Type of Disability

Percentage

1

Blind and Low Vision

1%

2

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

1%

3

Locomotive Disability

(including Cerebral palsy, Leprosy cured, Dwarfism, Acid attack victims and Muscular dystrophy)

1%

4

Intellectual Disability

(including Autism and Specific disability) and Mental illness

1%

Multiple disabilities specified in Serial No. 1 to 4 above, including deaf-blindness.

 

For Definition of the above mentioned categories, please refer the Schedule appended to the Right of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 attached as Annexure-iv.

  1. For persons with disability compensatory time of 20  minutes  per  hour  is  allowed.
  2. Persons with disability who apply for scribe in a prescribed format is attached compensatory time of 20 minutes per hours is allowed.
  3. 'Scribe' is allowed to the following candidate, who applies under the category of Persons with Disability, Punjab:-
  1. Blind and low vision candidate as per instructions cited above in Para 15.7 above.
  2. Such other disabilities due to which a candidates is not able to write.
  3. The Scribe shall not have an academic qualification of more than 10+2 class.
  1. Persons with Disability candidates will submit the following documents to office  of PPSC (Superintendent Examination) in person, 30 days before the date of written paper (for vetting), failing which they will not be provided the Scribe or given additional time.
    1. Disability Certificate from office of the Civil Surgeon.
    2. For the provision of a Scribe, Affidavit registered as per the specimen is attached.

 

Economically Weaker Section :

Residents of Punjab belonging of Economically Weaker Section (whose family income is less that Rs. 8.00 lac per annum) who are not covered under the

existing scheme of reservation for Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes.

For this purpose *Family* will include the person who seeks benefit of reservation, his/her parents, sibling below the age of 18 years, as also

his/her spouse and children below the age of 18 year.

"Income" will include all sources for the financial year prior to the year of application. Further a person will be excluded whose family owns/possesses any of the following assets:

  1. 5 Agricultural Land and above.
  2. Residential flat of 1000 sq. ft. and above
  3. Residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities/Nagar Panchatyat.

IV)        Residential plot of 200 sq. yards and above in other than the notified municipalities/nagar Panchatyat.

 

 

THE  SCHEDULE [See clause (zc) of section 2] SPECIFIED DISABILITY

  1. Physical disability.—
  1. Locomotor disability (a person's inability to execute distinctive activities associated with movement of self and objects resulting from affliction of musculoskeletal or nervous system or both), including—
    1. "leprosy cured person" means a person who has been cured of leprosy but is suffering from—
  1. loss of sensation in hands or feet as well as loss of sensation and paresis in the eye and eye-lid but with no manifest deformity;
  2. manifest deformity and paresis but having sufficient mobility in their hands  and feet to enable them to engage in normal economic activity;
  3. extreme physical deformity as well as advanced age which prevents him/her from undertaking any gainful occupation, and the expression "leprosy cured" shall construed accordingly;
    1. "cerebral palsy" means a Group of non-progressive neurological condition affecting body movements and muscle coordination, caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain, usually occurring before, during or shortly after birth;
    2. "dwarfism" means a medical or genetic condition resulting in an adult height of 4 feet 10 inches (147 centimeters) or less;
    3. "muscular dystrophy" means a group of hereditary genetic muscle disease that weakens the muscles that move the human body and persons with multiple  dystrophy have incorrect and missing information in their genes, which prevents them from making the proteins they need for healthy muscles. It is characterised by progressive skeletal muscle weakness, defects in muscle proteins, and the death of muscle cells and tissue;
    4. "acid attack victims" means a person disfigured due to violent assaults by throwing of acid or similar corrosive substance.
  1. Visual impairment—
    1. "blindness" means a condition where a person has any of the following conditions, after best correction—
  1. total absence of sight; or
  2. visual acuity less than 3/60 or less than 10/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with best possible correction; or
  3. limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of less than 10 degree.
    1. "low-vision" means a condition where a person has any of the following conditions, namely:—
  1. visual acuity not exceeding 6/18 or less than 20/60 upto 3/60 or upto 10/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with best possible corrections; or

 

 

  1. limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of less than 40 degree up to 10 degree.
  1. Hearing impairment —
    1. "deaf" means persons having 70 DB hearing loss in speech frequencies in both ears;
    2. "hard of hearing" means person having 60 DB to 70 DB hearing loss in speech frequencies in both ears;
  2. "speech and language disability" means a permanent disability arising out   of conditions such as laryngectomy or aphasia affecting one or more components of speech and language due to organic or neurological causes.
  1. Intellectual disability, a condition characterised by significant limitation both in intellectual functioning (reasoning, learning, problem solving) and in adaptive behaviour which covers a range of every day, social and practical skills, including—
    1. "specific learning disabilities" means a heterogeneous group of conditions wherein there is a deficit in processing language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself as a difficulty to comprehend, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations and includes such conditions as perceptual disabilities, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia and developmental aphasia;
    2. "autism spectrum disorder" means a neuro-developmental condition typically appearing in the first three years of life that significantly affects a person's ability  to communicate, understand relationships and relate to others, and is frequently associated with unusal or stereotypical rituals or behaviours.
  2. Mental behaviour,—

"mental illness" means a substantial disorder of thinking, mood, perception, orientation or memory that grossly impairs judgment, behaviour, capacity to recognise reality or ability to meet the ordinary demands of life, but does not include retardation which is a conditon of arrested or incomplete development of mind of a person, specially characterised by subnormality of intelligence.

  1. Disability caused due to—
    1. chronic neurological conditions, such as—
      1. "multiple sclerosis" means an inflammatory, nervous system disease in which the myelin sheaths around the axons of nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord are damaged, leading to demyelination and affecting the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other;
      2. "parkinson's disease" means a progressive disease of the nervous system marked by tremor, muscular rigidity, and slow, imprecise movement, chiefly affecting middle-aged and elderly people associated with degeneration of the basal ganglia of the brain and a deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine.
    2. Blood disorder—
      1. "haemophilia" means an inheritable disease, usually affecting only male but transmitted by women to their male children, characterised by loss or

 

 

impairment of the normal clotting ability of blood so that a minor would  may  result in fatal bleeding;

  1. "thalassemia" means a group of inherited disorders characterised by reduced or absent amounts of haemoglobin.
  2. "sickle cell disease" means a hemolytic disorder characterised by chronic anemia, painful events, and various complications due to associated tissue and organ damage; "hemolytic" refers to the destruction of the cell membrane of red blood cells resulting in the release of hemoglobin.
  1. Multiple Disabilities (more than one of the above specified disabilities) including deaf blindness which means a condition in which a person may have combination of hearing and visual impairments causing severe communication, developmental, and educational problems.
  2. Any other category as may be notified by the Central Government.
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