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PSPCL or Punjab State Power Corporation Limited is conducting a recruitment drive to enroll eligible and befitting prospective employees of PSPCL across various cities and towns. This exam strives to test your skills, in turn deciding your future employment at PSPCL. Thousands dream of clearing the PSPCL examination every year, but it’s only the best who prepare and show resilience to be worthy of the vacant positions.

Due to the pandemic, many of the previously scheduled dates stand altered, but here are the details you might need:

PSPCL Exam 2021 At A Glance

OrganizationPunjab State Power Corporation Limited
Vacant PostsRevenue Accountant/ Assistant Lineman/ Clerk/ Junior Engineer/ Assistant Substation Attendant
Total Vacancies2632
Application ModeOnline
Selection ProcessWritten Test, DV
Official Website

PSPCL Exam 2021 Notification

As per the recent advertisement, Punjab Police has announced a few important details about the PSPCL exam 2021. You can view it here.

PSPCL Exam Dates 2021

You can find all the information regarding important dates here in the table below:

PSPCL Notification Date21 May 2021
Start Date for Online Application11 June 2021
Last Date for Online Application28 July 2021
Admit Card ReleaseTo be notified
Written Test DateTo be notified
Final ResultTo be notified

Eligibility Criteria for PSPCL Posts

  • Educational Qualification:
PostsEducational Qualification
Assistant LinemanMatriculation pass with a National Apprentice Certificate as a lineman
Assistant Sub Station Attendant**** ITI/ Wireman/ Electrical/ Electrician (minimum 60% marks) + 2 years apprenticeship in PSEB/ full time Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication/ Instrumentation and Process Control (60% marks)
Junior Engineer/ Electrical3-4 years Diploma in Electrical/ Electrical and Electronics/ Computer Science/ IT Engineering (minimum of 60% marks)
ClerkGraduation in any stream with knowledge of computer and a course certificate legitimizing 120 hours of work
Revenue AccountantB. Com degree with 60% aggregate marks/ M. Com degree with 50% aggregate marks/ CA Inter/ ICWAI Inter
  • Age Limit:
  • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • Maximum Age: 37 years

Note: Age will be calculated as of 1 January 2021.

Age Relaxation

SC/ST/ OBCUp to 5 years
PwD/ children or grandchildren of freedom fighters (Himachal Pradesh)Up to 5 years

PSPCL Exam Application Fee

CategoryApplication FeesApplication GSTFee (INR)
INRAll category barring SC/ PwD800140944
SC/ PwD50090590

PSPCL Exam 2021 Application Form

It had been notified that the PSPCL online applications are available from the following dates:

11 June 2021 to 28 July 2021

You could apply for PSPCL recruitment 2021 here.

Steps to Apply for PSPCL Recruitment 2021

If you are planning to sit for the PSPCL exam of 2021, 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 PSPCL application form 2021.
  • 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 PSPCL exam 2021 are yet to be released by the officials. Keep checking the official website to get access to the admit cards.

List of Vacancies

You can find more about the number of vacancies below:

Assistant Lineman (ALM)1700
Assistant Sub-Station Attendant (ASSA)290
Junior Engineer/ Electrical Engineer75
Revenue Accountant18

PSPCL Exam 2021 Reservation List

The reservation list for PSPCL entails reserving seats for the different categories of candidates appearing for the exam. PSPCL Exam 2021 follows the same reservation rules as mandated by the Government of India.

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

PSPCL Exam Selection Process

The PSPCL Exam 2021 recruitment takes place in the following steps:

  • Written Test
  • DV

PSPCL Exam 2021 Exam Pattern

The pattern for the PSPCL 2021 written exam for the role of Clerks is:

Static + Current Affairs & General Knowledge2020
Basic Computer knowledge1010
Logical Reasoning/ Quantitative aptitude2525
Numerical Aptitude2525

The pattern for the PSPCL 2021 written exam for the role of Revenue Accountant is:

Degree level Finance and accounts: CA/ ICWA7070
General English1010
Logical Reasoning/ Quantitative Aptitude1010
General Knowledge1010

The pattern for the PSPCL 2021 written exam for the role of PSPCL JE, ALM & ASSA is:

Questions related to the chosen field7070
General Knowledge1010
General English1010

PSPCL Exam 2021 Syllabus

The PSPCL exam 2021 syllabus looks something like this:

Computer ApplicationBasic computer operations, Computer hardware and software, memory of computer, storage, number system and computer languages, operating systems, networking, internet and email, maintenance and security
Logical ReasoningNumber Series, Alphabet Series, Test of Direction Sense, Coding-Decoding, Arithmetical Reasoning, Problem on Age Calculation, Blood Relations, Analogy, Decision Making, Non-Verbal Series, Mirror Images, Cubes and Dice, Grouping Identical Figures, Embedded Figures
Numerical AptitudeNumber System, Decimal Fractions, Ratio and Proportions, Unitary Method, Percentage, Time and Work, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Mensuration, Algebra, Data Interpretation
General Awareness/ Economy and BankingNational and International Current Affairs, Major Financial/Economic News, Budget and Five-Year Plans, Sports, Economy and Geography with special reference to Punjab, Awards and Honors, Science - Inventions and Discoveries, Abbreviations, History and culture with special reference to Punjab, International and National Organizations
English LanguageError correction, Tenses, Sentence rearrangement, Fill in the blanks with modals, articles and prepositions, Comprehension, Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms

PSPCL Exam 2021 Result

The results for the PSPCL exam 2021 are yet to be released by the officials. Keep checking the official website to know the result dates when they are uploaded.

PSPCL Exam 2021 Cut-offs

As per previous years' trends, the exam cut offs look like this:

CategoryCut Off

The official cut off list for 2021 is yet to be released.

PSPCL Job Profile

Here’s what the PSPCL recruitment posts primarily include:

  • Addressing customer problems
  • Supervising clerical work
  • Regular office tasks
  • Maintaining data, documents, and files, and organizing them properly
  • Act as an Office Assistant

PSPCL Recruitment Salary Details

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

Post NamePay ScaleGrade Pay
Lower Division ClerkINR 6400 - 20200INR 3400
Electrician Grade IIINR 6400 – 20200INR 3400
Steno-typistINR 6400 - 20200INR 3400
Upper Division ClerkINR 6400 - 20200INR 3800
Junior EngineerINR 10900 - 34800INR 5350
Internal AuditorINR 10900 - 34800INR 5350
SDA (Superintendent Accounts)INR 10900 - 34800INR 5400
Revenue AccountantINR 10900 - 34800INR 5400
AO (Account Officer)16650 - 39100INR 5800

PSPCL Exam 2021 Exam Analysis

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

  • Information Technology and its applications
  • General Knowledge/Awareness on current National issues
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Mathematical ability
  • Numerical Aptitude
  • General Mental ability
  • Analytical ability
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Basic Numeracy and Data Interpretation
  • Comprehension

Here are a few pointers you should keep in mind:

  • For general candidates, the minimum qualifying marks is 45%, and for others, it is 35%.
  • The exam for the posts of Clerk, CLM, and ASSA will be conducted in Punjabi and English.
  • The Clerk and the JE/ Electrical Engineer posts have 2 phases, while the ALM, ASSA, and RA have only 1 phase.

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

The PSPCL Exam 2021 is not hard, but preparation is key. If you are familiar with current affairs, you are good to go!

PSPCL Exam Preparation Tips

Here are a few tips to help you prepare for the PSPCL Exam 2021:

  • Every topic is equally important in the PSPCL exam, so never skip any topic.
  • Study the economic trends, history, geography, and polity from India as well as an international perspective.
  • Practice last years question papers from the official website.
  • Read State-specific newspapers.

PSPCL Exam Question Papers

Here are a few previous years question papers for PSPCL:

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

PSPCL Exam 2021 Books

Name of BooksAuthor/Publication
PSPCL Lower Division Clerks ( LDC ) & Typist Exam Books 2018V. V. Subburaj
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-VerbalArihant
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal ReasoningR S Aggarwal
Objective General EnglishS.P. Bakshi
Computer AwarenessSoumya Ranjan Behera
General Awareness for Competitive ExamsDisha Experts

PSPCL Exam 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 PSPCL exam 2021 details will help you inch closer to your dream employment. 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 PSPCL Exam 2021 exam with flying colours!