Important information on PCS

>*Compiled and edited by Kamal Jit Singh Jammu* <

PUNJAB CIVIL SERVICE (PCS) EXAMINATIONWHAT’S UP >Punjab Civil Service (PCS) Examination - equivalent to state civil service exam conducted by different states, like HAS of Haryana, HPAS of Himachal Pradesh and KAS of J&K State
TO BE CONDUCTED BY> Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) Patiala

WHEN AND WHEREIN ADVERTISEDAdvertised after a long span of 11 years
Advertisement notified vide daily AJIT newspaper (Punjabi) dated 28-11-09 the original advertisement is also available on the homepage of Punjab Public Service Commission . the detailed information brochure is also available On same website with weblink
The PCS exam form may also be obtained by post by sending demand draft of Rs 560 .

(Note :- keeping in view the limited days left to last date and the risk of postal delay and loss, in stead of obtaining by post it is advisable to obtain the form personally from PPSC office Patiala. )

Contact numbers of PPSC office Patiala

PhonesPh.: 0175 – 5014847, 5014849 ( no need to affix digit 2 with these phone numbers)
Punjab Public Service Commission PatialaBaradari Garden, P.B. No. 39, Patiala, Punjab, India. Pin Code – 147001
Contact number of Bhasha Vibhag Punjab , Patiala is 0175-2214469
STRUCTURE OF EXAMbased on three Stage recruitment process
1) Preliminary examination with two papers ( general studies and one optional subject )- both papers are of multiple choice type
2) Mains examination of conventional subjective type.
Consisting of
a) Two general studies papers
b) Two optional subjects with two papers each
c) One essay paper
d) One Punjabi language paper of matriculation level
e) One English compulsory paper of matriculation level.
3) interview of 75 marks
SYLLABUSSyllabus of both preliminary as well as mains stages of PCS exam has been uploaded on the official website of the Commission
NUMBER OF POSTS = 143 (total)
WHO IS ELIGIBLEAny Indian citizen (resident of any state)
21 to 35 years as on 1-1-2009

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION-Graduate in any stream from any university (university must be recognized one)
-Must have passed Punjabi paper at matriculation level as one of subject or additional subject before the last dtate of the PCS form submission > 28-12-09......OR Bhasha Vibhag  Punjab

Last Date for submission of PCS exam form is 28th December 2009
Application Form Fee for PCS exam s Rs 500 while the examination fee is Rs 1500
Date of exam has not been declared yet but tentatively may be conducted in April May.

The examination centers for the preliminary examination , mains examination shall be located in Patiala District only.
The PCS form is of OMR type (computerized data form) and any other form like photocopy etc is not acceptable.

Note > the application form of PCS or Punjabi test is available only from PPSC Office Patiala and nowhere else.
*With best wishes ……

……………….Best Of Luck

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