Punjab Public Service Competitive Examination

Punjab Public Service Competitive Examination (PPSC) is a provincial competitive examination in Punjab conducted by the Punjab Public Service Commission for recruitment to the various Civil Services of the Government of Punjab, including Punjab Administrative Service, Punjab Revenue Service, Punjab Police Service and among others. The examination is conducted in two phases - the written examination and Personality Test (Interview). The entire process from the notification of the examination to the declaration of the final results takes roughly one year.

Every year or when ever required, Punjab Public Service Commission offers combined competitive examination for the posts of Provincial Management Service. All candidates will take all Compulsory Subjects and three of the Optional Subjects (not more than one from each group) carrying 200 Marks each. Thus total marks for the Examination will be 1200.

PPSC - Compulsory Subjects

PPSC - Optional Subjects

Each subject is of 200 marks. All candidates will take three of the Optional Subjects (not more than one from each group).

  • Commerce, Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration - Group A
  • Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Botany, Zoology - Group B
  • Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Principle of Engineering - Group C
  • Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Geography - Group D
  • Political Science, History, Law, Mass Communication - Group E
  • Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work - Group F
  • English Literature, Urdu, Arabic, Education, Persian, Punjabi - Group G

The Punjab Public Services Examination is based on the British System of Selection. The Services Examination of Punjab is considered to be amongst the difficult competitive examinations. On an average, 5000 to 6000 candidates apply every year and the number of candidates appearing is roughly 4500 for the examination.

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