Panacea Bharti

PANACEA Civil Services

General Studies Timings
  • 1st Batch  7 - 9 AM
  • 2nd Batch 5 - 7 PM
CSAT Timings
  • 1st Batch  9:15 - 11:15 AM
  • 2nd Batch 3 - 5 PM


The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is a nationwide competitive examination in India conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India, including the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) among others. It is conducted in two phases - a preliminary examination consisting of two objective type papers (General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II also popularly known as Civil Service Aptitude Test or CSAT), and a main examination consisting of nine papers of conventional (essay) type, followed by a personality test (interview). Civil Services Exam is conducted every year by UPSC. Civil Services are considered as among the most prestigious services-diverse and challenging.

They are of two types :

• All India Services

• Central Services

All India Services

1. Indian Administrative Service (IAS)

2. Indian Foreign Service (IFS)

3. Indian Police Service (IPS)

Civil Services Examination is conducted by UPSC for recruitment to the Services and Posts mentioned below :

(i) Indian Administrative Service.

(ii) Indian Foreign Service.

(iii) Indian Police Service.

(iv) Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group 'A'.

(v) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group 'A'.

(vi) Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group 'A'.

(vii) Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group 'A'.

(viii) Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group 'A'.

(ix) Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group 'A’ ( Assistant Works Manager , Administration).

(x) Indian Postal Service, Group 'A'.

(xi) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group 'A'.

(xii) Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group 'A'.

(xiii) Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group 'A'.

(xiv) Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group 'A'.

(xv) Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group 'A’

(xvi) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group'A'.

(xvii) Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group 'A'.

(xviii) Indian Trade Service, Group 'A' (Gr. III).

(xix) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group "A".

(xx) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group 'B' (Section Officer's Grade).

(xxi) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group 'B'.

(xxii) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group 'B'.

(xxiii)Pondicherry Civil Service, Group 'B'.

(xxiv) Pondicherry Police Service, Group 'B'.

Minimum Educational Qualifications :

The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.

Age limit: 21-32 Years

Relaxation in Age Limit:-

• Upper age limit relaxable in following cases:

• Maximum 5 years for SC/ST candidates

• Maximum 3 years for OBC candidates not belonging to creamy layer

• Maximum 5 years for candidates domiciled in J&K from 1980 onwards

• Maximum 3 years for Defence Services Personnel disabled in operations.

•Maximum 5 years for ex serviceman including commissioned officers who have rendered at least 5 years of military service.

• Maximum 10 years in case of blind, deaf, mute and orthopedically handicapped persons.

• Provision of cumulative age relaxation.

Number of Attempts:-

• General Candidates - 6 attempts

• OBC Candidates - 9 attempts

• SC/ST Candidates - no restriction on number of attempts provided he/she is still under the age limit.

• Physically handicapped: same as other candidate of his/her community but 7 attempts if they are from general category.

The Examination comprises of three stages:

• Preliminary Examination /CSAT

• Mains Examination

• Interview/ Personality Test

For details refer

 Conducted by PPSC for the following posts:

  • Punjab Civil Service (Executive Branch)
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Grade-II)/ District Probation Officer (Jails)
  • Excise & Taxation Officer
  • Tehsildar
  • Food Supply and Consumer Affairs Officer
  • Block Development & Panchayat Officer
  • Assistant Register Co-operative Societies
  • Employment Generation and Training Officer.
How to Apply:-
  • The selection process for filling posts in various departments based on the PSCSCCE will commence with inviting applications from the candidates, who fulfill the qualifying criteria. The candidates who apply in response to the advertisement for these posts will be registered by filling Online Application Form, a link of which is available on the website of the Commission
  • The candidate should possess a bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognized university or institution; the candidate may be permitted to take preliminary examination while studying for the qualifying degree.
  • No candidate shall be eligible for appearing in the 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.
Age Limit:-
  • As mandated by Punjab Civil Services Rules 1976, (amended from time to time)the candidate should have attained the minimum age of 21 years and should not have attained the age of 38 years on the first day of January of the year in which the last day falls for submission of application to the Commission.
  • In the case of the post of Deputy Superintendent Police in the Punjab police Service, a candidate should attained the minimum age of 21 years and should not have attained the age of 28 years on the first day of the year.
Structure of the Examination:-
  • Essential steps involved in the selection process are same as in UPSC viz:

                   i.         Preliminary Competitive Examination; and

                   ii.         Main Competitive Examination.    

                   iii.         Personality Test

Details from ppsc site

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:-



No. of Questions

Marks for each question

Total Marks

Paper – I

General Studies




Paper – II

Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT)





B) Procedure and scheme for the Main Examination:

Sr. No.





Punjabi  (in Gurmukhi  Script)  Compulsory  (of

10+2 standard)



English Compulsory (of 10+2 standard)






General Studies  Paper-I (History, Geography and Society)



General Studies Paper-  II (Indian  Constitution

&   Polity,    Governance     and    International




General Studies Paper-III (Economy, Statistics and Security Issues)



General Studies Paper-IV (Science & Technology, Environment, Problem  Solving & Decision Making)






Grand Total:


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