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PPSC 2021 eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, study plan, vacancies, salary, and more


Punjab Public Service Commission or PPSC acts as the civil service commission responsible for recruiting numerous state government officials. The commission foresees the state government employees working under its umbrella. Thousands dream of clearing the PPSC examination every year, but it’s only the best who prepare and show resilience to be worthy of the vacant positions.

PPSC 2022 At A Glance

OrganizationPunjab Public Service Commission (PPSC)
Vacant Poststo be notified
Total Vacanciesto be notified
Application ModeOnline
Selection ProcessPrelims, Mains, Interview, Physical Test
Official Website

PPSC 2022 Notification

The notification for PPSC 2022 is yet to be released by the officials. You can view it here when it is uploaded.

PPSC Exam Dates 2022

The online application timeframe for PPSC 2022 is yet to begin. You can find all the important notifications here in the table below, when the dates are informed by the PPSC:

PPSC Notification Dateto be notified
Start Date for Online Applicationto be notified
Last Date for Online Applicationto be notified
Application Fee Start Dateto be notified
Application Fee End Dateto be notified
Admit Card Releaseto be notified
Prelims Exam Dateto be notified
Prelims Resultto be notified
Mains Application Formto be notified
Mains Admit Card Releaseto be notified
Mains Exam Dateto be notified
Mains Resultto be notified
Mains Interview Dateto be notified
Physical Testto be notified
Final PPSC Resultto be notified

Eligibility Criteria for PPSC Posts

  • Nationality: If you wish to apply for PPSC 2022, you must be a citizen of India, Bhutan, or Nepal.
  • Educational Qualification: You must have a minimum of a graduate degree qualification of three years or its equivalent to qualify for PPSC 2022.
  • Physical Criteria:
Minimum HeightChest Measurement (for men only)
Men5 feet 7 inches33 inches (unexpanded)/ 34.5 inches (expanded)
Women5 feet 3 inchesNA
  • Age Limit:
  • Minimum Age: 21 years
  • Maximum Age for General Category: 37 years
  • Minimum Age to be Deputy Superintendent Police (Punjab): 28 years

Age Relaxation:

CategoryAge Relaxation
Ex-ServicemenUp to 45 years
SC/ OBC (Punjab Police and Prison Services)Up to 33 years
SC/OBC in other servicesUp to 47 years
Widows, divorced, other categories of womenUp to 42 years
PwD (Punjab)Up to 47 years

PPSC Exam Application Fee

Name of CategoryApplication FeeExamination FeeTotal
SC/ST of all States and OBC of Punjab5006251125
Ex-Servicemen of Punjab500Nil500
Others Categories including EWS, Lineal Descendants of Ex-servicemen (Punjab)50025003000
PwD (Punjab)50012501750

PPSC 2022 Application Form

It had been notified that the PPSC online applications are yet to be available.

You could apply for PPSC recruitment 2022 here.

Steps to Apply for PPSC Recruitment 2022

If you are planning to sit for the PPSC exam of 2022, here’s the application procedure you need to follow diligently:

  • Go to the official website and register yourself with your personal and contact details.
  • Fill out the PPSC application form 2022.
  • Upload the required scanned photographs and documents.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Keep a copy of the submitted form for future reference.

Admit Card

The admit cards for the PPSC exam 2022 are yet to be released. Keep checking the official website to get access to the admit cards.

List of Vacancies

The list of vacancy is yet to be released for the year 2022. Keep checking the official website for more information.

PPSC 2022 Reservation List

The reservation list for PPSC entails the reservation of seats for the different categories of candidates appearing for the exam. PPSC has not released a comprehensive reservation list for the vacant posts of 2022.

To know more about the vacant seats and reservation guidelines, visit the PPSC official site.

PPSC Selection Process

The PPSC 2022 recruitment takes place in the following steps:

  • Prelims Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview
  • Physical Test

PPSC 2022 Exam Pattern

Here's the Prelims 2022 exam pattern for PPSC:

PaperTopicNumber of QuestionsMarks
Paper IGeneral Studies100 (2 marks per question)200
Paper IICSAT80 (2.5 marks per question)200

Find the Mains Exam Pattern below:

IIPunjabi (Gurmukhi Script)100
IIIEssay (Punjabi Gurmukhi Script or English)150
IVGeneral Studies Paper I250
VGeneral Studies Paper II250
VIGeneral Studies Paper III250
VIIGeneral Studies Paper IV250

PPSC Exam 2022 Syllabus

The PPSC General Studies syllabus looks like:

ScienceStates of Matter/ Life on Earth/ Force/ Energy/ Light/ Sound Communications and Technology/ Public Health
Environmental ScienceAtmosphere/ Soil/ Water/ Earth/ Solar System/ Climate Change
Political SciencesNational and international politics
Indian PoliticsBasic Amendments Election process/ reforms/ Panchayati Raj
Indian HistoryFrom Indus Valley Civilization to the Indian national Movements of 1857-1947
Indian Economy, Geography, and the History of PunjabNational, International, and State-specific geography

PPSC CSAT syllabus looks like:

ComprehensionsPunjabi and English comprehensions/ synonyms and acronyms/ basic grammar/ sentence correction and formation
SkillsCommunication skills
Logical reasoningAnalytical/ mental ability
Basic Mathematical SkillsNumbers/ magnitudes/ percentages/ numerical abilities
Data AnalysisGraphs/ charts/ tables/ spreadsheet representation

The syllabus for the Physical Test is:

1600 meters race within 7 minutes 30 seconds: only 1 attempt800 meters race within 4 minutes 45 seconds: only 1 attempt
Long Jump of minimum 3.6 meters: 3 attemptsLong Jump of minimum 3 meters: 3 attempts
High Jump of minimum 1.15 meter: 3 attemptsHigh Jump of minimum 1 meter: 3 attempts
Vertical Rope of 2 meters climb from the ground: 3 attemptsShuttle between 2 parallel lines 10 meter apart, 5 times in 20 seconds: 1 attempt only

PPSC 2022 Result

The results for PPSC 2022 are yet to be released. Keep checking the official website to know the result dates when they are uploaded.

PPSC Exam 2022 Cut-offs

Mentioned below are the cut offs for previous years. The cut off for 2022 is yet to be released.

CategoryCut offs
General244.5 (for women: 237.5)
ESM (Punjab)160.5 (for women: 137.5)
Sportsperson (Punjab)132.5 (for women: 131.5)
Blind and Low Vision151
SC (Punjab/ other states)216.5
SC-ESM (Punjab)118
SC Sportsperson (Punjab)135.5
Balmiki/ Mazhbi Sikh (Punjab)189.5
Balmiki/ Mazhbi Sikh ESM (Punjab)140
Balmiki/ Mazhbi Sikh Sportsperson(Punjab)111.5
OBC (Punjab)243.5(for women: 207.5)
OBC ESM (Punjab)135.5
Other economically weak sections205.5 (for women: 195.5)

PPSC Job Profile

Here’s what the PPSC recruitment posts primarily include:

  • Assist in the administrative duties of Punjab, including but not limited to checking files and papers related to government orders.
  • Partake in developmental as well as social welfare schemes.
  • Strive to maintain peace and integrity among the masses.

PPSC Recruitment Salary Details

Here's how the PPSC employment pay scale looks like:

  • Average Salary of PPSC Officers: INR 15,000 to INR 39,000
  • Salary including DA, HRA, and other bills: INR 45,000

PPSC 2022 Exam Analysis

These are the key topics that were noticed frequenting the PPSC exam papers:

  • Information Technology and its applications
  • General Knowledge/Awareness on current National issues, including knowledge about India and Punjab in particular
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Mathematical ability
  • Numerical Aptitude
  • General Mental ability
  • Analytical ability
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Basic Numeracy and Data Interpretation
  • Comprehension

Be thorough with each of these topics, and keep track of time.

The PPSC 2022 exam is not hard, but preparation is key. If you are familiar with current affairs and Punjab's status quo, you are good to go!

PPSC Preparation Tips

Here are a few tips to help you prepare for the PPSC 2022 Exam:

  • Every topic is equally important in the PPSC exam, so never skip any topic.
  • Be thorough with State-board books.
  • Study the economic trends, history, geography, and polity from India as well as Punjab's perspective.
  • Practice last years question papers from the official website.
  • Practice your speaking skills for the interview.
  • Read State-specific newspapers.

PPSC Question Papers

Here are a few previous years question papers for PPSC:

For more previous years question papers, visit the official PPSC website.

PPSC 2022 Books

General Knowledge:

  • Certificate Physical and Human Geography
  • General Studies: NCERT Syllabus
  • A brief history of modern India: Spectrum
  • Indian Economy: Ramesh Singh
  • Geography of India: Majid Husain


  • India’s Struggle For Independence: Bipan Chandra
  • History Of Medieval India: Satish Chandra
  • India’s Ancient Past: R.S. Sharma


  • Indian and World Geography for Civil Services: D.R. Khullar
  • Geography of India: Majid Husain
  • Oxford School Atlas: Oxford


  • The Wonder That Was India: A.L. Bhasham
  • Facts of Indian Culture: Spectrum

Political and Economy

  • Indian Economy 7th Edition: Ramesh Singh (Economy)
  • Economic Survey: Government of India Ministry of Finance
  • Indian Polity 4th Edition: M. Laxmikanth (Polity)


  • Environmental Studies from Crisis to Cure 2nd Edition: R.Rajagoplan
  • Efforts Towards Green India: Environment and Ecology: Arihant Experts

PPSC Study Plan

Here's how you should plan your study hours to make to most out of them:

  • Your mind should be fresh while sitting down to study. There should be as few distractions as possible.
  • Divide your focus on your speaking skills and your theoretical knowledge.
  • Make sure you have the previous years' papers and a few mock test centres around, to sit for practice tests.
  • Keep your eyes and ears open so that you are always up to date with current affairs. This is one of the best ways to learn. Watch news channels, read newspapers and magazines.
  • If reading too many books get exhausting, switch to alternative modes of learning that are more interesting: watch videos related to your study topics, find out movies and literary works pertaining to the core themes that will help you learn without sitting down and burying your head in a book.

Keeping track of the PPSC exam 2022 details will help you inch closer to your dream employment at PPSC. Make sure you note down your application number and pay the application fee in time.

Arrange for proper internet connectivity and a working mobile/PC to successfully register yourself and submit your online application form. Go through the syllabi and exam patterns carefully to ace the PPSC 2022 exam with flying colors!