PCS - Punjab Civil Services Exam 2018: Application Form, Eligibility, Selection Process and Important Dates

Last Updated - January 29 2018

Punjab Civil Services Exam 2018: Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) recruits the candidates for a variety of administrative posts in different departments of the state government. Aspirants can either apply for the post of deputy collector or can join the police department as DSP. The PPSC organized the examination in different processes and there is a specific eligibility criterion to take part in the examination procedure.

In the post, candidates will be able to know all the details about PCS Exam 2018. The details will be of the Punjab Civil Services application form, eligibility criteria, selection process and the important dates. Punjab Civil Services Exam is also known as PCS Exam is a combined competitive examination held by the Punjab Public Service Commission for recruitment to the following given services/posts:

Highlights on PCS Exam 2018

NEST 2019 exam dateUpdate later
Organizing bodyPunjab Public Service Commission (PPSC)
ApplyOffline and Online
Official websitehttp://www.ppsc.gov.in/
Period of the exam3 hours
EligibilityGraduate any Subject
Number of Posts

Update later

PCS Exam 2018 Important Dates

Name of the events of the PCS 2018 Exam Date Assigned
Prelims Mains
1 Publication of official notification Will be updated later
2 The last date to submit application forms
3 Date of issuing of admit card
4 Date of examination
5 Date of results declaration

PCS Exam / Punjab Civil Services Exam Eligibility Criteria 2018

Education Qualification

  • An Aspirant should possess a degree of bachelor in any subject of study from a recognized university or institution. The Aspirant can take preliminary examination while studying for his degree course. However, the Aspirant shall be required to produce proof of passing the degree course for being eligible to take the final examination during that year.
  • The Aspirants must have passed Punjabi of Matric or its equivalent standard as on the last date of receipt of ONline application form i.e 30th December 2018.

Age Limit

  • The age of the aspirants must not be more than 37 years and not less than the 21 years.
  • Applicants must have attained the age of 28 years for the post of Deputy Superintendent Police in the Punjab Police Service.
  • Age relaxation in upper age limit is up to 10 years for the disabled persons of Punjab.

How to Apply PCS Exam 2018:

Interested & Eligible aspirants may apply for PCS Only online by visiting the official website of PPSC. Aspirants are NOT required to send hard copy of the Online Application Form to the office of Punjab Public Services Commission.

Instruction to fill PCS online application:

  1. Go to official website of Punjab Public Service Commission.
  2. Select the โ€˜apply onlineโ€™ link present on the page
  3. The link will open and then you will be needed to fill the details
  4. Fill all the required details such as name, address, and details of educational qualification.
  5. Upload documents like Photo and signature.
  6. Take the print of the application form for further use.

Application fee:

Preliminary Examination
Category Amount
SC/ST Punjab and the Other States
Backward Classes Punjab

Ex-Servicemen Punjab and Other States (Excluding LDESM)


All Other Categories 3000

Exam Pattern for PCS 2018

Punjab Public Service Commission Consists of Two Stages ie.

  • PCS Preliminary Exam and
  • PCS Mains Exam

For PCS Preliminary Exam:

Paper Subject No of Questions Marks Time Allowed
I General Studies 100 250 2 Hrs.
II Civil Services Aptitude Test 80 200 2 Hrs.
Total 180 450

For PCS Mains Exam:

The main examination will consist of written examination and an interview test. The written examination will consist of 9 papers of conventional essay type in the subjects as given below:

Paper Subject Maximum Marks
I Punjabi Compulsory 100
II English Compulsory 100
III Essay 150
IV General Studies Paper -I (History, Geography, and Society) 250
V General Studies Paper -II (Indian Constitution & Polity, Governance and International Relation 250
VI General Studies Paper -III (Economics, Statistics, and Security Issues) 250
VII General Studies Paper -IV (Science and Technology, Environment, Problem Solving and Decision Making) 250
VIII Interview 150
Grand Total 1500

Punjab Civil Services 2018 Selection Process

Candidates will be selected based on their performance in Preliminary Competitive Examination; and Main Competitive Examination (written and viva voce).

PCS Admit Card 2018:

  • The admit card will be available on the official website of PPSC.
  • The website will have the details of the examination such as date, timing and the venue of exam.
  • There will be separate admit card for the Pre and Main examination.
  • Candidates can download and take the printout of the admit card.
  • Admit card will contain details like Date of Exam, Time of Exam, Exam Centre etc

Punjab Civil Services Result 2018:

  • The result of the examination will be announced respectively.
  • Punjab PCS Exam 2018 Result will be uploaded on official website.
  • The Pre exam result will be announced first. Those, who qualify the pre-examination, will be eligible to appear in the main examination.
  • After the commencement of the main written exam and the interview, candidates will get the result of the main examination, actually the final result on the official website.

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