PCS Coaching in Chandigarh


DIVINE PCS ACADEMY is the most renowned and prestigious coaching institute for the preparation of PCS in Chandigarh. Divine IAS Academy- best PCS coaching in Chandigarh. We provide the best PCS coaching in Chandigarh. With 100% success ratio Divine IAS Academy is the best place for the preparation of PPSC in Chandigarh. Best study material and best team of faculty. Join us now to become the next PCS office. Online and offline test series available.


Divine IAS Academy offers Best PCS Coaching in Chandigarh. The Punjab Public Service Commission, is an independent and impartial Constitutional Authority, set up under Article 315 of the Constitution of India have to discharge the duties and functions, assigned to them under Article 320 of the Constitution. Further, by virtue of the provisions made in the relevant Acts, the Commission is required to advise the State Government on all matters relating to framing of Recruitment and Promotion Rules, principles to be followed in making appointments, promotion and transfer from one service to another and in respect of disciplinary matters affecting Civil Servants. At present direct recruitment of Class-I & Class-II posts of different departments is done by the Commission.

Divine IAS Academy provides separate batches for STATE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION also right now we provide coaching for: Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, U.P, MP, Bihar, M.P., Jharkhand, Rajasthan etc. in both English and Hindi medium. We also provide the separate set of notes for all these states and provide special PCS test series too.

We not only prepare you for exams rather our effort is to make you an “Enlightened” (aware and confident) person.

Kundan Sharma, Director

PCS Syllabus and Pattern

PCS Preliminary Examination Syllabus
Paper – I General Studies –
Paper – II Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) –
  • Both the papers will be of objective type multiple choice questions.
  • Duration of each paper for preliminary examination will be two hours.
  • There will be no negative marking.
  • The question paper shall be bilingual and shall be printed in English
    (Roma script) and Punjabi (Gurmukhi script) except for questions where candidates’ proficiency in language is to be tested.
  • The standard of questions would be to test the knowledge as is expected of a person who graduation level.
  • The Preliminary Examination is only a screening test for selecting candidates who would be eligible to take the Main Examination and the marks obtained in this Examination shall towards the merit of the candidates arrived at after the Main Examination.

PCS Main Examination Syllabus
  • All papers shall be descriptive in nature and duration of each paper will be three hours.
  • The main competitive examination shall include seven compulsory papers.
  • Candidates will have the option to attempt all the papers, except the language papers in Punjabi or English medium.
  • 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.
Subjects Topic Marks
Punjabi In Gurumukhi Script – Compulsory (of 10+2 standard) 100
English Compulsory (of 10+2 standard) 100
Essay Marks 150 150
General Studies Paper-I (History, Geography and Society) 250
General Studies Paper-II (Indian Constitution & Polity , Governance and International Relations) 250
General Studies Paper-III (Economy, Statistics and Security Issues) 250
General Studies Paper-IV (Science &Technology, Environment, Problem Solving & Decision Making) 250
Interview Marks 150 150

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  • The candidate must be a citizen of India to be eligible for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the Indian Police Service (IPS), for other services, a candidate must be either:
  • A citizen of India,
  • or a subject of Nepal,
  • or a subject of Bhutan,
  • or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India,
  • or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
    Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (c), (d), (e) and (f) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
    Provided further that candidates belonging to categories (c), (d) (e) and (f) above will not be eligible for appointment to the Indian Foreign Service

Candidate should not be less than 21 years and more than 38 years of age as on 1st Jan, 2017.

(i) The candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised university or institution. Provided that the candidate may be permitted to take Preliminary Competitive Examination while studying for his degree. However, the candidate shall be required to produce proof of passing the degree course for being eligible to take the Main Competitive Examination during that year.

(ii) The Candidates must have passed Punjabi of matric or its equivalent standard as on the last date of receipt of application i.e. 8th October 2012

3 The Age of the candidate shall be between 21 to 37 years with relaxation for reserved categories as per Govt. instructions mentioned below:-

(i) Provided that in the case of Punjab Police Service, a candidate should have attained the minimum age of twenty one years and should not have attained the age of twenty eight years as on 01-01-2012.

(ii) However, in the case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Backward

Classes of Punjab the age is relaxed upto 5 years as per Punjab Government Instructions including the Punjab Police Service

(iii) The upper age limit for a Punjab Government / Other State Government/ Central

Government employees will be relaxed up to 47 years.

  1. Provided that in the case of Punjab Police Service/Punjab Prison Services, a candidate should have attained the minimum age of 21 years and should not have attained the age of 27 years on the first day of the year, referred to above.
  2. Provided that in the case of Deputy Superintendent of Police, candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes of Punjab are relaxed in age, up to 5 years as per Punjab Government Instructions.
  3. The upper age limit for a Punjab Government employee, including that of a court, who has not less than four years continuous service under the Government, will be relaxable up to 45 years.
  4. The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable up to a maximum of five years for Schedules Castes and Scheduled Tribes of all States and Backward Classes of Punjab.
  5. The upper age limit for widows, divorcees and certain other categories of women of Punjab will be relaxable up to 40 years.
  6. Age relaxation in upper age limit is up to 10 years for the disabled persons of Punjab.
  7. An ex-serviceman of Punjab domicile shall be allowed to deduct the period of his service in Armed Forces of the Union from his actual age and if the resultant age does not exceed the maximum age limit prescribed for direct appointment to such a vacancy in the Service Rules concerned by more than three years, he shall be deemed to satisfy the condition regarding age limit.