Punjab PCS-Mains Exam

Sr. No. Subject/Paper Maximum Marks
1. Punjabi (in Gurmukhi Script) Compulsory (of 10+2 standard) 100
2. English Compulsory (of 10+2 standard) 100
3. Essay 150
4. General Studies Paper-I (History, Geography and Society) 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, Environment, Problem Solving & Decision Making) 250
8. Interview 150
  Grand Total: 1500


  1. All papers shall be descriptive in nature and duration of each paper will be three hours. Visually impaired candidates will, however, be allowed an extra time of thirty minutes in each paper.
  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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