Punjab Civil Services(PCS)

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Vacancies: The number of vacancies to be filled on the basis of PSCSCCE-2018 is given below:

 

 

THE ONLINE APPLICATIONS CAN BE FILLED UP TO 23rd, April, 2018 TILL 11:59 PM, AFTER WHICH THE LINK WILL BE DISABLED.

LAST DATE FOR DEPOSITING THE APPLICATION FEES BY SYSTEM GENERATED FEE CHALLAN FORM IS 30,April, 2018.

Sr. No.   Name of Posts  No. of Posts
1 Punjab Civil Service (Executive Branch) 10
2 Deputy Superintendent of Police  20  
3 Tehsildar 03
4 Food Supply and Consumer Affairs Officer  02
5  Block Development & Panchayat Officer  15
6 Labour –cum- Conciliation Officer  01
7 Employment Generation and Training Officer 06
8 Deputy Superintendent Jails / District Probation Officer (Grade-II)) 10
     
     

                                                                             Total 67 

 

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:

  Subjects  No. of Questions  Marks for each question Total marks

Paper-I 
General Studies  100  2 200

Paper-II
Civil services Aptitude Test(CSAT) 80 2.5 200

Note:

1) Both the papers will be of objective type multiple choice questions.

2) Duration of each paper for preliminary examination will be two hours. 

3) There will be no negative marking.

4) The question paper shall be bilingual and shall be printed in English and Punjabi.

5) The Preliminary Examination is only a screening test for selecting candidates who would be eligible to take the Main Examination.

SYLLABUS OF PUNJAB STATE CIVIL SERVICES COMBINED COMPETITIVE PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION

Paper –I (General Studies)

1. Everyday Science:

  • States of matter, structure of atom, versatile nature of carbon.
  • Acids, bases, salts, corrosion in metals, action of soaps.
  • Life on Earth – evolution, marine & terrestrial life. Human body and life processes, nutrition, disease - its causes & prevention, infectious diseases, lifestyle diseases.
  • Public health initiatives, mother and child health, immunisation & vaccination, HIV-AIDS, TB, polio etc.
  • Force-laws of motion & gravitation, Archimedes principle. Energy– kinetic & potential.
  • Light – reflection & refraction – concepts and applications.
  • Sound – propagation & reflection- concepts and applications.
  • Electric current – concepts and applications.
  • Computers and telecommunication – concepts and applications.

2. Environmental studies

  • Composition and structure of the atmosphere.
  • Solar system – heat balance & temperature.
  • Atmospheric circulation & weather system, water cycle.
  • Climate change – fossil fuels, greenhouse gases, renewable energy,clean development mechanism, carbon credits.
  • Water – oceans, rivers, glaciers, lakes, groundwater etc.
  • Biodiversity & conservation.
  • Soil – types, crops, food chain etc.Pollution and toxicity etc
  • Political theory & international order:
  • Basic concept of freedom, equality, social justice, rights & duties,citizenship, nationalism, secularism etc.
  • United Nations and its organs/agencies, other international organisations like the World Bank, IMF, WTO, EU, G20, BRICS etc. and their role in the World peace, trade & development.

4. Indian polity:

  • Basic features, provisions, schedules of the Indian Constitution, key amendments.
  • Panchayati Raj. Elections – People’s Representation Act, electoralreforms. Rise of regionalism and coalition politics.
  • Armed challenges to the Indian state since independence.

5. History of India:

  • The Indus valley civilisation.
  • The Aryan and the Vedic age.
  • Jainism and Buddhism.
  • The Maurya Gupta periods.
  • Advent of Islam and Sultanate period (political, social & cultural).
  • The Bhakti Movement.
  • The Mughals (political, social & cultural till Aurangzeb).
  • The coming of the European Powers and the advent of the British rule.
  • The Mutiny of 1857.
  • The British rule and the Indian National Movement (1857-1947) 

6. World History:

  • The Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution in Europe.
  • The American Revolution 1776.
  • The French Revolution 1789.
  • The Russian Revolution 1917.
  • World Wars I & II.

6. Indian Economy:

  • Indian economic development (1950-1991) – key economicpolicies, public sector dominance, bank nationalisation etc.
  • Five year plans – key goals and main achievements.
  • Liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation era since 1991 –key policies, decisions and results.
  • Performance of Indian economy since 1991 – Growth, fiscal &revenue deficits, trade, commerce & balance of payments, inflation, growth of service sector.
  • Key challenges and responses – agriculture and food security, industrialisation, poverty alleviation & employment, rural & urban infrastructure, social sector – health, education etc.

7. Geography:

  • Population – distribution, density, growth and comparison.
  • Migration – types, causes and consequences.
  • Human development. Human settlements.
  • Land resources and agriculture.
  • Water resources.
  • Mineral and energy resources.
  • Manufacturing industries.
  • Planning and sustainable development in India.
  • Transport and communication.International trade.
  • Geographical perspective on selected issues and problems.

8. Current events of national and international importance.

9. Punjab

a) Geography:

Geographical and agro-climatic regions, rivers, water resources,sharing of waters, demographics, human development indices

b) People, Society and Culture:

Major personalities in history of Punjab, religious movements,major religions & spiritual personalities, Punjabi literature,folklore, performing arts, fine arts and crafts

c) History:

Sufis, saints and gurus, Lodhis and Mughals, Sikh rulers, the British period, nationalist movement in Punjab, Punjab in independent India.

d) Economy:

Agriculture, animal husbandry, industrial & service sectors, major occupations, development & economic growth, public finance (including central-state fiscal issues), public sector institutions, cooperatives etc.

Paper –II (Civil Services Aptitude Test)

1. Reading comprehension; Punjabi and English language comprehension, antonyms and synonyms, grammar and sentence formation.

2. Interpersonal skills including communication skills

3. Logical reasoning, analytical and mental ability

4. Basic numerical skills; numbers, magnitudes, percentages, numerical relation appreciation

5. Data analysis; Graphic presentations, charts, tables, spreadsheets.

Sr.No.    Subject paper Maximum Marks
1. Punjabi( in Gurmukhi Script) Compulory ( of 10+ 2 standard) 100
2. English Compulsory ( of 10 + 2 standard) 100
3. Essay  150
4.  General Studies Paper-I(History , Geography and Sociey)  250
5. General Studies Paper-II( Indian Constitution & polity , Governance and international relations )  250
6. General Studies Paper-III( Economy , Statistics and security issues)  250
7. General Studies Paper-IV ( Science & technology , Enviornment , Problem Solving & Decision making ) 250
8. Interview   150
     Grand Total  1500

Note:-

1. All papers shall be descriptive in nature and duration of each paper will be three hours. 

2. The main competitive examination shall include seven compulsory papers.

3. Candidates will have the option to attempt all the papers, except the  language papers in Punjabi or English medium.

4. Candidates exercising the option to answer Papers in Punjabi language may, if they so desire, give English version within brackets of only the description of the technical terms, if any, in addition to the version in Punjabi language.

 

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