Punjab State Civil Service Exam Eligibility 2015 – Punjab State Civil Service Exam | Punjab State Civil Service Exam Scheme | Punjab State Civil Service Exam Application Form | Punjab State Civil Service Exam Syllabus
A candidate shall be a :
- Citizen of India; or
- Citizen of Nepal; or
- Subject of Bhutan; or
- Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India; or
- A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, SriLanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania ( formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar ) Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India;
Provided that a candidate other than the candidates possessing Indian nationality shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Competent Authority as notified Punjab Civil Services ( General and Common Conditions of Service ) Rules, 1994.
6. Punjab State Civil Service Exam Educational Qualifications 2015
6.1 The candidate should possess a bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognized university or institution; Provided that the candidate may be permitted to take preliminary examination while studying for the qualifying degree. However, the candidate shall be required to produce proof of qualifying the degree course for being eligible to take the Main Competitive Examination ( As per Punjab State Civil Services ( Appointment by Combined Competitive Examination ) Rules, 2009 ).
6.2 No candidate shall be eligible for appearing in the Punjab Civil Service 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 on or before the last date of submission of Punjab State Civil Service Exam Application Forms i.e. 5th October, 2015.
6.3 For the purpose of eligibility for PSCSCCE – 2015, the expression “recognized university” or “institution” shall have the same meaning, as assigned to it in the Punjab Civil Services ( General and Common Conditions of Service ) Rules, 1994.
7. Age Limit for Punjab State Civil Service Exam 2015
7.1 As mandated by Punjab State Civil Services ( Appointment by Combined Competitive Examination ) Rules, 2009 read with Punjab Civil Services ( Executive Branch ) Rules 1976, and Govt. instructions issued 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 Punjab Public Service Commission. In other words, the candidate should have attained the age of 21 years but should not be older than 37 years on 1st January 2015.
Provided that in the case of the post of Deputy Superintendent Police in Punjab Police Services and Deputy Superintendent Jails / District Probation Officer ( Grade – II ) in Punjab Prisons State Service, a candidate should have attained the minimum age of 21 years and should not have attained the age of 28 years on the first day of the year, as referred to above.
The date of birth accepted by the Punjab Public Service Commission is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognized by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University, which extract must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher Secondary or an equivalent examination certificate.
These certificates are required to be submitted only at the time of applying for the PSCSCCE – 2015 ( Main ) Examination. No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, service records and the like will be accepted. The expression Matriculation / Secondary Examination Certificate in this part of the instruction includes the alternative certificates mentioned above
- Candidates should note that only the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation / Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate as on the date of submission of applications will be accepted by the Punjab Public Service Commission and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.
- Candidates should also note that once a Date of Birth has been claimed by them and entered in the records of the Punjab Public Service Commission for the purpose of admission to an examination, no change will be allowed subsequently ( or at any other examination of the Commission ) on any grounds whatsoever. The candidate should exercise due care while entering their date of birth in the online Application Form for the Punjab State Civil Service Preliminary Examination. If on verification at any subsequent stage, any variation is found in their date of birth from the one entered in their matriculation or equivalent Examination certificate, disciplinary action will be taken against them by the Commission under the Rules.
7.2 The upper age limit for a Punjab Government, Other State Government or the Government of India, including Board / Corporations / Public Sector Undertaking employees may be relaxed up to 45 years. However no age relaxation is permissible for Punjab Police Services.
7.3 The Upper age limit may be relaxed up to 33 years for Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes of Punjab only in case of Punjab Police Service and Punjab Prisons Services.
7.4 The Upper age limit may be relaxed up to 42 years for Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes of Punjab only in case of other services except Punjab Police Service and Punjab Prisons Services.
7.5 Ex-servicemen of Punjab Domicile shall be allowed to deduct the period of his service in the Armed Forces of Union from his actual age and if the resultant age does not exceed the maximum age limit prescribed for direct appointment to such a vacancy in the Service Rules concerned by more than three years, he shall be deemed to satisfy the condition regarding age limit.
7.6 Upper age limit may be relaxed up to 42 years for Widows, Divorced women and certain other Categories of women. However no age relaxation is permissible for women in case of Punjab Police Services and Punjab Prisons Services.
7.7 Upper age limit may be relaxed up to 47 years for Physically Handicapped of Punjab only. However no age relaxation is permissible in case of Punjab Police Services and Punjab Prisons Services.
Note : Regarding drawing the pay of the appointed candidate, as per Notification No. 7/204/2012-4FP1/66, Dated 15/01/2015 Govt. of Punjab Department of Finance ( Finance Personnel – I Branch ) Chandigarh, fixed emolument equal to Minimum of the Pay Band without any Grade Pay or any allowance will be paid during the probation period of 2 years. It is also clear that Annual increment or any other allowance except travelling allowance will not be paid during the probation period of 2 years.
8. Special Instructions for the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police and Deputy Superintendent of Jails ( Grade – II ) / District Probation Officer ( Jails ).
8.1 The candidates who opt for the Punjab Police Service and who qualify the Main Competitive Examination shall have to qualify the physical test as per rule 7(1) of the Punjab Police Service Rules – 1959 read with Notification No. 1/146/94-1H3( Part-II )/1743 dated 09/7/2009, Each candidate is required to fulfil the following physical standards :
|Minimum Height||Chest Measurement|
|For Men||For Women||Applicable for men only|
|5 feet 7 inches||5 feet 3 inches||33 inches||34.5 inches|
8.2 Besides the above requirement, the candidates have to qualify the Physical Test for the post of Deputy Superintendent Police and Deputy Superintendent of Jails ( Grade II ) / District Probation Officer ( Jails ), the candidates have to mandatorily qualify the physical test mentioned at serial no. 1 in the table below. In addition the candidates have to qualify any two physical test events of the three physical test events mentioned at serial no. 2, 3 and 4 :
|Sr. No.||Events for Male Candidates||Events for Female Candidates|
|1.||1600 meters race : To be completed within 07 minutes 30 seconds ( only one attempt )||800 meters race : To be completed within 04 minutes 45 seconds ( only one attempt )|
|2.||Long Jump : Minimum 3.60 meters (Three attempts only )||Long Jump : Minimum 3.00 meters ( Three attempts only )|
|3.||High Jump : Minimum 1.15 meters ( Three attempts only )||High Jump : Minimum 1.00 meter ( Three attempts only )|
|4.||Vertical Rope : 2.0 Meters climb from the ground ( Three attempts only )||Shuttle : Running between two parallel lines 10 meter apart, five times in 20 seconds ( one attempt only )|
9. Number of Attempts for Appearing in PSCSCC Examination 2015
9.1 Unless covered by any of the exceptions, which may from time to time be notified by the Government in this behalf, every candidate appearing for the examination after the commencement of Punjab State Civil Services ( Appointment by Combined Competitive Examination ) Rules, 2009, shall be permitted to avail upto four attempts at the examination.
9.2 For the purpose of this rule, an appearance of a candidate in the Preliminary Examination, shall be deemed to be an attempt at the examination.
9.3 Ex-servicemen category candidates are permitted only three attempts at the Examination.
10. Categories and Category Codes
|Category Code||Category Name||Category Code||Category Name|
|71||General||80||SC SP Punjab|
|72||ESM, Punjab||81||Balmiki / Mazhbi Sikh, Punjab|
|73||LDESM, Punjab||82||Balmiki / Mazhbi Sikh, ESM Punjab|
|74||Wards of Freedom Fighter Punjab||83||Balmiki / Mazhbi Sikh LDESM Punjab|
|75||Sports Person, Punjab||84||Balmiki / Mazhbi Sikh SP Punjab|
|76||Physically Handicapped Punjab :|
A : The Visually Impaired
B : The Hearing Impaired
C : Orthopaedically Handicapped
|77||S.C. Others Punjab||86||BC ESM Punjab|
|78||S.C. ESM Punjab||87||BC LDESM Punjab|
|79||S.C. LDESM Punjab|
Code for Age Relaxation ( If claimed )
|Code No||Category Name||Code No||Category Name|
|91||State Government / Central Government Employees.||99||SC Punjab only + ESM, Punjab.|
|92||SC Punjab only||100||SC Punjab only + Physically Handicapped, Punjab.|
|93||Balmiki / Mazhbi Sikh Punjab Only||101||Balmiki / Mazhbi Sikh Punjab only + State Government / Central Government Employees.|
|94||Widows & certain other categories of women of Punjab.||102||Balmiki / Mazhbi Sikh Punjab only + ESM, Punjab.|
|95||B.C., Punjab Only||103||Balmiki / Mazhbi Sikh Punjab only + Physically Handicapped, Punjab.|
|96||ESM, Punjab Only||104||B.C., Punjab. + State Government / Central Government Employees.|
|97||Physically Handicapped, Punjab Only||105||B.C., Punjab. + ESM, Punjab|
|98||SC Punjab only + State Government / Central Government Employees.||106||B.C., Punjab. + Physically Handicapped, Punjab.|
Note : ( 1-A ) SC / ST Candidates belonging to other States are required to fill their Category Code 71, General Category. They are entitled only to fee concession but not entitled to avail reservation.
Note : ( 1-B ) Only Resident of Punjab Ex-servicemen / Lineal Descendent of Ex-Servicemen ( LDESM ) is eligible for reservation under the Ex-servicemen category. LDESM shall be considered against the vacancies for Ex-servicemen only if no Ex-servicemen are available. In case sufficient numbers of Ex-servicemen are available, then LDESM shall be treated as General Category candidates.
Note : 2 Category once filled by the candidate shall be sacrosanct and no change shall be permitted at any stage of the Examination.
Note : 3 Travelling and other expenses shall be borne by the candidates themselves. The Commission will not make any arrangements for the boarding and lodging of the candidates.
Note : 4 The candidates who are unable to appear on the scheduled date of examination for any reason shall not be entitled to re-examination under any circumstances.