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Punjab PCS Exam Scheme of examination and syllabus
Punjab PCS Exam Scheme of examination and syllabus

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The 1st December, 2008
No. G.S.R. 60/Const./Art.309/Amd.(8)/2008.—
In exercise of the powers conferred bythe proviso to article 309 of the Constitution of India and all other powers enabling him in thisbehalf, the Governor of Punjab is pleased to make the following rules further to amend the PunjabCivil Service (Executive Branch) Rules, 1976, namely :—RULES1. (1) These rules may be called the Punjab Civil Service (Executive Branch) (Thirdamendment) Rules, 2008.(2) They shall come into force on and with effect from the date of their publication,in the Official Gazette.2. In the Punjab Civil Service (Executive Branch) Rules, 1976 (hereinafter referred to asthe said rules), for APPENDIX II, the following Appendix shall be substituted, namely :—
Rule 12)Regulations relating to the subjects and standards of the preliminary competitiveexamination of candidates for the Combined State Civil Services Examination.1. The preliminary competitive examination will consist of two papers of objective type(multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 450 marks in the subject as under :—Paper I General Studies .. 150 marksPaper II One subject to be selected .. 300 marksfrom the list of optionalsubjects given below.Total : 450 marks
List of optional subjects for Preliminary Examination :—
Optional Subjects Code No.1. Agriculture 012. Botany 023. Chemistry 034. Commerce 045. Economics 056. Geography 06
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7. Geology 078. Indian History 089. Law 0910. Mathematics 1011. Philosophy 1112. Physics 1213. Political Science 1314. Psychology 1415. Public Administration 1516. Sociology 1617. Statistics 1718. Zoology 1819. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science 1920. Civil Engineering 2021. Electrical Engineering 2122. Mechanical Engineering 2223. Medical Science 23
(i) Duration of each paper for Preliminary Examination will be to two hours.(ii) Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).(iii) The question papers will be set both in Punjabi and English.(iv) The course content of the syllabi or the optional subjects will be of the degreelevel.(v) Each paper will be of two hours duration. Blind candidates will, however, be allowedan extra time of twenty minutes at each paper.(2) Candidates equal to twelve to thirteen time of the total vacancies determined by theGovernment under sub-rule (1) of Rule 13-A shall qualify for the main competitiveexamination.(3) A candidate shall specify in his application the optional subjects which he desires totake in the preliminary competitive examination.(4) Unless otherwise directed, a candidate shall answer the paper in English medium orPunjabi medium.(5) The marks obtained in the preliminary examination by the candidates who are declaredqualified for admission to the main Competitive Examination will not be counted fordetermining their final order of merit by the Commission.(6) The following shall be the Syllabus for the optional subjects for the PreliminaryCompetitive Examination.
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The paper on General Studies will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge.Punjab’s Economy and People ; its Social, Economic and Cultural Institution ; itsLanguate, its History, its Geography and Current Events.General Science.Current Events of national and international importance.History of India and Indian National Movement.Indian and World Geography.Indian Polity and Economy.General Mental Ability.Questions on General Science will cover General appreciation and understanding of science including matters of everyday observation and experience, as may be expected of a welleducated person who has not made a special study of any particular scientific discipline. In currentevents, knowledge of significant national and international events will be tested. In History of India, emphasis will be on broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic andpolitical aspects. Questions on the Indian National Movement will relate to the nature andcharacter of the nineteenth century resurgence, growth of nationalism and attainment of Independence. In Geography, emphasis will be on Geography of India. Questions on theGeography of India will relate to physical, social and economic Geography of the country,including the main features of Indian agricultural and natural resources. Questions on IndianPolity and Economy will test knowledge of the country’s political system and Constitution of India. Panchayati Raj, Social System and economic developments in India. On general mentalability, the candidates will be tested on reasoning and analytical abilities.
AGRICULTURE CODE NO. (01)Agriculture, its importance in national economy. Factors determining agro-ecologicalzones and geographical distribution of crop plants.Importance of crop plants, cultural practices for cereal, pulses, oilseed, fibre, sugar, tuberand fodder crops and scientific basis for these crop rotations, multiple and relay cropping,intercropping and mixed cropping.Soil as medium of plant growth and its composition, mineral and organic constituents of the soil and their role in crop production; chemical, physical and microbiological properties of soils. Essential plant nutrients (macro and micro)—their functions, occurrence, cycling in soils.Principles of soil fertility and its evaluation for judicious fertilizer use. Organic manures and bio-fertilizers, inorganic fertilizers, integrated nutrient management.Principles of plant physiology with reference to plant nutrition, absorption, translocationand metabolism of nutrients.Diagnosis of nutrient deficiencies and their amelioration, photosynthesis and respiration,growth and development, auxins and hormones in plant growth.Cell and cell organelles. Cell division. Reproductive cycle. Principles of genetics, gene-interaction, sex determination, linkage and recombination, mutation, extra-chromosomalinheritance, polyploidy. Origin and domestication of crop plants. Genetic resources—conservationand utilization. Floral biology in relation to selfing and crossing.

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