PPSC 2023 Recruitment Notification, Civil Services Exam Date- Apply Online

PPSC 2023: Punjab Public Service Commission conducts PPSC examination to recruit Class I and II Officers. All the candidates who are graduated may apply for the exam. Check all the important exam details such as the PPSC exam notification, eligibility criteria, important dates, exam pattern, exam syllabus, and much more.

PPSC 2023 Important Dates

Events Dates
Official notification release date 1st week of December 2022
Last date to submit the application form 1st week of January 2023
Last date to submit the application fee 1st week of January 2023
Admit card release date 1st week of February 2023
Preliminary exam date 3rd week of February 2023
Prelims result declaration 2nd week of March 2023
Release of mains application form 3rd week of March 2023
Mains admit card release date last week of March 2023
Mains exam date 1st week of April 2023
Declaration of mains result Announced soon
Shortlisted candidates after the mains result Announced soon
Interview call letter for shortlisted candidates Announced soon
Release of final list of the candidates Announced soon

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must be a citizen of India, Bhutan, or Nepal.
  • The applicants must have completed the graduation from any recognized university/college.

Candidates are required to fulfill the following physical standards for the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police:

Minimum Height

  • Men: 5 feet 7 inches
  • Women: 5 feet 3 inches

Chest measurement (applicable for men only)

  • Unexpanded: 33 inches
  • Expanded: 34.5 inches

The age of the applicant must be between 21 years to 37 years.

The candidate’s age must be 28 years for the post of Deputy Superintendent Police in the Punjab Police Service.

Exam Pattern

PPSC Exam Pattern is conducted in two major steps:

  • Prelims Exam
  • Main Exam

Prelims Exam Pattern

Subject Total no. of questions Maximum marks
General studies 100 200
Civil services aptitude test 80 200
Total 180 400

Mains Exam Pattern 

Subjects Marks
English 100
Punjabi (in Gurmukhi script) 100
Essay (English or Hindi) 150
General Studies (Paper 1) 250
General Studies (Paper 2) 250
General Studies (Paper 3) 250
General Studies (Paper 4) 250
Interview 150
Total 1500

PPSC 2023 Physical Test

For the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police and District Probation Officer (Jails)/Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Grade-II):

For Male Candidates 

  • Race – 1600 meters: To be completed within 07 minutes 30 seconds (in one attempt)
  • Long Jump – Minimum 3.60 meters (Three attempts)
  • High Jump – Minimum 1.15 meters (Three attempts)
  • Vertical Rope – 2 Meters climb from the ground (Three attempts)

For Female Candidates

  • Race – 800 meters: To be completed within 04 minutes 45 seconds (only one attempt)
  • Long Jump – Minimum 3.00 meters (Three attempts)
  • High Jump – Minimum 1.00 meter (Three attempts)
  • Shuttle – Running between two parallel lines 10 meters separately, five times in 20 seconds (in one attempt)

Exam Syllabus

Preliminary Exam

For General Studies paper:

  • Indian polity and administration
  • General topics, basic information about Indian history and science concepts
  • Geography of India, and of other countries
  • Study-related to the environment.
  • Governance and bureaucracy.
  • Economics and financial studies.
  • Sports and IT sector.

For CSAT paper:

  • Data interpretation.
  • General reasoning
  • Logical reasoning
  • Data analysis.
  • Numerical problems.
  • Statistics and related problems.
  • Problems with heights and measurements.

Mains Exam

Paper 1: General English language:

  • Vocabulary and grammar
  • Verbs, idioms, and tenses
  • Phrase corrections
  • Sentence completion
  • Paragraph writing
  • Precise writing

Paper 2: General Punjabi language:

  • Essay writing
  • Letter writing
  • Grammatical concepts
  • Language quotes and explanations
  • Descriptive writing
  • Paragraph and precise writing

Paper 3: General Essay:

In this section, candidates are required to write essays on different topics. Candidates will be provided with a choice of essays in the exam. They should make sure to write essays within the word limit.

Paper 4: General Aptitude 1:

  • History
  • Indian language, Indian culture
  • Geographical studies.
  • Information about Punjab state in detail.
  • Constitution and law-making
  • Governance and international relations.

Paper 5: General Aptitude 2:

  • Studies related to the environment
  • Science and technology
  • Case studies
  • Latest and innovative problem-solving techniques
  • Statistics
  • Graphs and related problems

Interview Round

  • Candidates will be asked questions on various topics related to their level of understanding including personality tests.

PPSC Recruitment Notification 2023 FAQs

Question: When will PPSC release the main exam application forms in 2023?

Ans. The online registration will start in the month of December.

Question: What are the stages of PPSC 2023?

Ans. The candidates will be selected on the basis of the prelims exam, main exam, and interview.

Question: Who can apply for PPSC?

Ans. All graduates can apply for PPSC.

Question: What is the official website of PPSC?

Ans. The official website is www.ppsc.gov.in

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