PANACEA Civil Services

Conducted by PPSC for the following posts:

  • Punjab Civil Service (Executive Branch)
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Grade-II)/ District Probation Officer (Jails)
  • Excise & Taxation Officer
  • Tehsildar
  • Food Supply and Consumer Affairs Officer
  • Block Development & Panchayat Officer
  • Assistant Register Co-operative Societies
  • Employment Generation and Training Officer.
How to Apply:-
  • The selection process for filling posts in various departments based on the PSCSCCE will commence with inviting applications from the candidates, who fulfill the qualifying criteria. The candidates who apply in response to the advertisement for these posts will be registered by filling Online Application Form, a link of which is available on the website of the Commission
  • The candidate should possess a bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognized university or institution; the candidate may be permitted to take preliminary examination while studying for the qualifying degree.
  • No candidate 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.
Age Limit:-
  • As mandated by Punjab Civil Services Rules 1976, (amended from time to time)the candidate 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 the case of the post of Deputy Superintendent Police in the Punjab police Service, a candidate should attained the minimum age of 21 years and should not have attained the age of 28 years on the first day of the year.
Structure of the Examination:-
  • Essential steps involved in the selection process are same as in UPSC viz:
     i.         Preliminary Competitive Examination; and
    ii.         Main Competitive Examination.
    iii.         Personality Test

Details from ppsc site

A) Procedure and  scheme for the Preliminary Examination:

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:-



No. of Questions

Marks for each question

Total Marks

Paper – I

General Studies




Paper – II

Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT)




B) Procedure and scheme for the Main Examination:

Sr. No.





Punjabi  (in Gurmukhi  Script)  Compulsory  (of 10+2 standard)



English Compulsory (of 10+2 standard)






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



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



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



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






Grand Total: