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Pattern of pcs exam 2015

Pattern of PCS exam

There are mainly three stages that need to be cleared to crack PCS exam conducted by PPSC.

  • Preliminary Exam (objective type questions)
  • Mains Exam (written)
  • Personal Interview

There is a set pattern for every exam announced by PPSC to make the studies easy for the candidates. Following is the detail of PCS exam Pattern:

Exam pattern for PCS:-

S.No. Paper No. of question Marks Time Allotted
1. General studies Paper-l 100 200 2 hours
2. General Studies Paper-ll (CSAT) 80 200 2 hours
Grand Total 400

PPSC Civil services MAINS Exam Pattern:

S. No. Paper Subject Marks
1 Paper English 100
2. Paper Essay 100
3 Paper Punjabi 100
4 Paper General Studies 100
5 Paper General studies 100
6 Paper Optional-l 100
7 Paper Optional-l 100
8 Paper Optional-ll 100
9 Paper Optional-ll 100
10 Paper Interview 100
Grand Total   1000 marks

PCS Interview:

The selected candidates become eligible to appear in the personal interview. Hence, this interview is to test finally if the candidate is the right person to serve the nation through interaction, so there is no set syllabus for this round. Candidates just need to updated and positive to clear this level. It simply focuses on judging the entire personality of aspirants.