PMS stands for Provincial Management Services. PMS is competitive exam at provincial level and every Provincial government conducts the competitive exam through Provincial Public Service Commissions (PPSC, SPSC, BPSC, KPSC, AJKPSC) to induct officers of BS-17 into provincial administration.

Minimum age qualification is Graduation (14 years education) with second division from a recognized university.

21 to 30 years is the general age limit.

Generally, there is no age relaxation. However, if PMS is not conducted on regular basis then provincial public service commissions grants age relaxation in specific circumstances.

In case of officials serving in connection with the affairs of the Federal Government who are domiciled in the Punjab as well as the officials serving in connection with the Punjab Government having at least 4 years’ service, the upper age limit shall be 35 years.

As per Government of the Punjab, S&GAD Notification No. SOR-II(S&GAD) 1-25/94(P) dated 29-11-2012, Punjab Delegation of Powers(Relaxation of Age) Rules, 1961 shall not apply to the posts of the Government required to be filled through Combined Competitive Examination conducted by the Punjab Public Service Commission.

Yes, for special persons maximum 10 years relaxation in upper age limit shall be allowed as per Punjab Civil Servants Recruitment (Relaxation of Upper Age Limit) Rules, 1976.

The cutoff date for determining the eligibility as far as age is concerned shall be the 1st January. However, the candidate must follow the cutoff date and other instructions given in the advertisement.

After the advertisement, pay the challan form with the fee mentioned in advertisement (in Punjab, it is Rs1000) and click on APPLY ONLINE on PPSC official website. Fill in the online form with all the fields with correct details.

To download challan form for fee submission, click here.

Note: There is no need to send hard copies until asked otherwise.

  1. Written test (Total 1200 marks)
  2. Psychological test + Interview (200 marks)

NOTE: I) Negative Marking will be done and 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer in the Objective (MCQ) paper of General Knowledge. ii) Non-Muslim candidates have the option either to attempt paper on Islamic Studies or “Ethics” (Combination of both Subjective & Objective). iii) All the candidates shall take all the compulsory subjects. iv) Detailed outline of Compulsory Papers may be seen on the PPSC Website.

Minimum passing criteria is 40% in each compulsory subject and 33% marks in each optional subject. However, a candidate must obtain overall 50% or 600 marks in written examination to pass the examination.

In interview, a candidate must obtain minimum 50% marks to qualify.

There are total 6 compulsory subjects of 100 marks each

  1. English Essay (subjective)
  2. English (Precis, Comprehension & Translation) (Subjective)
  3. Urdu (Essay, Precis, Comprehension & Translation) (Subjective)
  4. Islamic Studies/ Ethics (For-Non-Muslims Candidates) (Subjective + Objective)
  5. Pakistan Studies (Subjective + Objective)
  6. General Knowledge (Objective)

There are total 30 subjects divided in 7 groups. A candidate must choose total 3 subjects, only one from any of the given groups.

Group A: 200 Marks

  1. Commerce
  2. Economics
  3. Business Administration
  4. Public Administration

Group B: 200 Marks

  1. Agriculture
  2. Veterinary Science
  3. Botany
  4. Zoology

Group C: 200 Marks

  1. Mathematics
  2. Computer Science
  3. Statistics
  4. Principle Of Engineering

Group D: 200 Marks

  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Geology
  4. Geography

Group E: 200 Marks

  1. Political Science
  2. History
  3. Law
  4. Mass Communication

Group F: 200 Marks

  1. Philosophy
  2. Psychology
  3. Sociology
  4. Social Work

Group G: 200 Marks

  1. English Literature
  2. Urdu
  3. Arabic
  4. Education
  5. Persian
  6. Punjabi

Syllabus of all compulsory and optional subjects has been provided on the official website. Click here to download the syllabus.

  1. To appear in test/interview/Viva Voce only Original Valid CNIC issued by NADRA will be accepted. No other Identification document will be acceptable.
  2. Applicants are advised to read all terms and conditions/ instructions of the Advertisement as well as “Important/General Instructions to Candidates” given on PPSC website carefully in order to submit their online applications complete in all respect. The onus/ responsibility of correctness of the data given in the On-line Application Form will rest squarely on the candidates.
  3. All candidates appearing in “Written Examination” to be held by the Commission shall be allowed to avail three chances only for each Written Examination irrespective of the type or categories of posts grouped in that Examination, unless otherwise prescribed by the Government.