Syllabus of Punjab Civil Services 2014 (Updated)

Dear Aspirants,

The Official syllabus announced by the Punjab Public Service Commission as per following 2014:

Punjab Public Service Commission
Punjab State Civil Services Combined Competitive Examination
Syllabus: Preliminary Examination
The Preliminary Examination will consists of two papers i.e. Paper I General Studies and Paper II
Civil Services Aptitude Test

Paper –I General Studies

1. Everyday Science
States of matter, structure of atom, versatile nature of carbon.
Acids, bases, salt: corrosion in metals, action of soaps.
Life on Earth – evolution, marine & terrestrial life.
Human body and life processes, nutrition, disease - its causes & prevention, infectious
diseases, lifestyle diseases.
Public health initiatives, mother and child health, immunisation & vaccination, HIV-AIDS,
TB, polio etc.
Force-laws of motion & gravitation, Archimedes principle.
Energy – kinetic & potential.
Light – reflection & refraction – concepts and applications.
Sound – propagation & reflection- concepts and applications.
Electric current – concepts and applications.
Computers and telecommunication – concepts and applications.

2. Environmental studies

Composition and structure of the atmosphere.
Solar system – heat balance & temperature.
Atmospheric circulation & weather system, water cycle.
Climate change – fossil fuels, greenhouse gases, renewable energy, clean development
mechanism, carbon credits.
Water – oceans, rivers, glaciers, lakes, groundwater etc.
Biodiversity & conservation.
Soil – types, crops, food chain etc.
Pollution and toxicity etc.

3. Political theory & international order

Basic concept of freedom, equality, social justice, rights & duties, citizenship, nationalism,
secularism etc.
United Nations and its organs/agencies, other international organisations like the World Bank,
IMF, WTO, EU, G20, BRICS etc. and their role in the World peace, trade & development.
Indian polity
Basic features, provisions, schedules of the Indian Constitution, key amendments.
Panchayati Raj. Elections – People’s Representation Act, electoral reforms. Rise of
regionalism and coalition politics.
Armed challenges to the Indian state since independence.

4. History of India

The Indus valley civilisation.
The Aryan and the Vedic age.
Jainism and Buddhism.
The Maurya and Gupta periods.
Advent of Islam and Sultanate period (political, social & cultural).
The Bhakti Movement.
The Mughals (political, social & cultural till Aurangzeb).
The coming of the European Powers and the advent of the British rule.
The Mutiny of 1857.
The British rule and the Indian National Movement (1857-1947)
World History
The Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution in Europe.
Important Events namely The American Revolution 1776; The French Revolution 1789; The
Russian Revolution 1917; World Wars I & II.

5. Indian Economy

Indian economic development (1950-1991) – key economic policies, public sector
dominance, bank nationalisation etc.
Five year plans – key goals and main achievements.
Liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation era since 1991 – key policies, decisions and
results.
Performance of Indian economy since 1991 – Growth, fiscal & revenue deficits, trade,
commerce & balance of payments, inflation, growth of service sector.
Key challenges and responses – agriculture and food security, industrialisation, poverty
alleviation & employment, rural & urban infrastructure, social sector – health, education etc.

6. Geography

Population – distribution, density, growth and comparison.
Migration – types, causes and consequences.
Human development. Human settlements.
Land resources and agriculture.
Water resources.
Mineral and energy resources.
Manufacturing industries.
Planning and sustainable development in India.
Transport and communication.
International trade.
Geographical perspective on selected issues and problems.

7. Current events of national and international importance.

Punjab
1. Geography
Geographical and agro-climatic regions, rivers, water resources, sharing of waters,
demographics, human development indices
2. People, Society and Culture
Major personalities in history of Punjab, religious movements, major religions & spiritual
personalities, Punjabi literature, folklore, performing arts, fine arts and crafts
3. History
Sufis, saints and gurus, Lodhis and Mughals, Sikh rulers, the British period, nationalist
movement in Punjab, Punjab in independent India.
4 Economy
Agriculture, animal husbandry, industrial & service sectors, major occupations, development
& economic growth, public finance (including central-state fiscal issues), public sector
institutions, cooperatives etc.
Paper –II Civil Services Aptitude Test
1. Reading comprehension; Punjabi and English language comprehension, antonyms and
synonyms, grammar and sentence formation.
2. Interpersonal skills including communication skills
3. Logical reasoning, analytical and mental ability
4. Basic numerical skills; numbers, magnitudes, percentages, numerical relation appreciation
5. Data analysis; Graphic presentations, charts, tables, spreadsheets.


Best of luck.

Regards,
Pankaj Goyal
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