PCS Coaching in Chandigarh

Divine IAS Academy provides the  PCS Coaching in Chandigarh. We, at Divine IAS Academy,always follow the innovative learning methodology and unique techniques of preparation while covering the syllabus. Even, we provide study material, books, test series, practice sets, current affairs notes, daily assignments, etc. to our students. We always help our students to fulfill their dreams into reality.Divine IAS Academy is the reputed PCS (Provincial Civil Services) study center that provides the PCS Coaching in Chandigarh.Our experienced faculty encourages young aspirants to grow and help them to mold their careers. We offer various training for the candidates such as decision-making ability, analytical reasoning, personal development, etc.

PCS Coaching in Chandigarh provides separate batches for STATE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION. We provide PCS coaching for: Punjab(PPSC), Haryana(HPSC), Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, U.P, MP, Bihar, M.P., Jharkhand, Rajasthan etc in both English and Hindi medium. We also provide a separate set of notes for all these states and provide special test series too.

Thus by providing different study material for different state PCS exam, we have become the best PCS coaching in Chandigarh.

Currently, to help out students in this lock down period due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), Divine IAS academy is focusing on Online Classes, e-notes, Online test Series for both IAS & PCS exam in English & Hindi.

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


PCS Preliminary Examination Syllabus
Paper – I General Studies – Paper-II Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) –
(1) Both the papers will be of objective type multiple-choice questions.
(2) The duration of each paper for the preliminary examination will be two hours.
(3) There will be no negative marking.
(4) 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 a language is to be tested.
(5) The standard of questions would be to test the knowledge as is expected of a person whose graduation level.
(6) 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
(1) All papers shall be descriptive in nature and the duration of each paper will be three hours.
(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 the 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 the 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



Just because the world is turning advanced with each day that is why there is a great advancement in the minds of the people too, that is why now; most of them are establishing their career in the civil services by giving the concerned examination for the same and taking the PCS coaching in Chandigarh. Likewise the other civil services examination, there is yet another one which is the PCS, which is fully known as the Provincial Civil Service or state public services commission (different in every state), which is an administrative civil service honored under the group-A of the state service in the executive branch of the Government of states. This position is also meant as the feeder service for the Indian Administrative Service in the desired state of the place. A lot of numbers of people are inclined towards pursuing this test, as it is also one of the most reputed examinations that are undertaken by the government of India.

What is the PCS course?

PCS course is the preparation course for the Provincial Civil Services which is undertaken by a large number of people for attaining specified posts like the sub-divisional, divisional, district, state by the management of the revenue administration who does the maintenance of the law plus orders. An examination is the toughest of all and one needs to take the classes from the top PCS coaching in Chandigarh. The main service of the cadre controlling service takes place by the Department of Appointment and Personnel of the State government. It carries a different and newly made pattern that includes the preliminary exam, and then the main examination which is not really easy because as per the new rules the preliminary is introduced with the negative marking and a more modular approach with the main examination. People pursuing the exam should have a proper domicile of their respective state, a bachelor’s degree from a good university and irrespective of the stream they can pursue the preparation for of the examination.

What is the age limit for the PCS exam?

With the number of PCS coaching centers, there is also the age limit of the students that must be noted by the educational institutions before giving them admission as the age limit for this examination also varies with the categories; in accordance, the general category is liable to give the exam from the age of twenty-one year to thirty years of age, whereas for the SC/ST there is an age limit relaxation in comparison to the general one that is of five years and over. In Punjab maximum age is 38 years and in Haryana, it is 40 years.

How many attempts are there for PCS?

For undertaking the examination, one should take admission to the PCS institute in Chandigarh which will help one in cracking the exam just in one attempt. The number of attempts that a person can pursue this examination is in all four, which is for the general category students until the maximum age prescribed by respective state public service commission. Meanwhile, the students belonging to the SC/ST category can give the examination an unlimited amount of time as there is no limit for them till the age of thirty-five years.

How much study is required for PCS?

For seeking this test, one should get on the boards at the finest institute and should study for around six to seven hours so that the completion of the syllabus and the extra notes plus study material can be done absolutely. So, in addition, the student is liable to practice for all of the same five to six times more, and this would eventually take a lot of hours in a day. This process must be synchronized with the little fifteen to twenty minutes of break in between which will refresh the student and he or she will not have to study for a stretch of continuous hours.


  • Nationality
  • Age Criteria for PCS Exam 2021
  • Educational Qualification for Appearing in PCS Exam 2021


  • 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

Age Criteria for PCS Exam 2021

Candidate should not be less than 21 years and more than 38 years of age as on 1st Jan 2020.


Educational Qualification for Appearing in PCS Coaching in Chandigarh 2021

The candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized 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.

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

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

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.

However, in the case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes of Punjab the age is relaxed up to 5 years as per Punjab Government Instructions including the Punjab Police Service

The upper age limit for a Punjab Government / Other State Government/ central government employees will be relaxed up to 47 years.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The upper age limit for a Punjab Government employee, including that of a court, who has not less than four years of continuous service under the Government, will be relaxable up to 45 years.
  • 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.
  • The upper age limit for widows, divorcees and certain other categories of women of Punjab will be relaxable up to 40 years. 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.
  • Age relaxation in upper age limit is up to 10 years for the disabled persons of Punjab.
  • 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.


Punjab PCS Syllabus 2021 & Exam Pattern of PPSC & Punjab Public Service Commission Civil services

The Punjab Public Service Commission(PPSC), 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.

Punjab PPSC is a state-government agency and it conduct state Civil Service examination every year. Its office is in Patiala Punjab. Punjab Public Service Commission board conduct Exam such as A.R.O (Assistant Review officer), R.O. (Review Officer), A.P.S, UP Nyayic seva and many more. PPSC Office address is Punjab PPSC Board Office Address Punjab Public Service Commission (PPCS) Patiala, Baradari Garden, Patiala, and Punjab State, India. Pin-Code – 147001.


Punjab PCS Exam Prelims Dates 2021



PPSC Prelims (Pre) Exam Pattern 2021



PPSC Preliminary Syllabus


Paper –II Civil Services Aptitude Test

Reading comprehension; Punjabi and English language comprehension, grammar and sentence formation antonyms and synonyms,

Interpersonal skills including communication skills

Logical reasoning, analytical and mental ability

Basic numerical skills; numbers, numerical relation appreciation, magnitudes, percentages

Data analysis; charts, tables, spreadsheets, Graphic presentations

PPSC Mains Exam Dates 2021

Punjab PCS Mains Exam Pattern 2021

Punjab State PSC Civil Services Mains Syllabus and subjects:

Punjabi PPCS Mains Syllabus:

General Studies 1 PPCS Mains Syllabus:

PPCS Mains Syllabus General Studies 2:

Optional Subjects for Punjab PSC Mains Syllabus: