PSPCL Recruitment Exam

PSPCL Recruitment: Exam Syllabus, Pattern, Books & Preparation Tips

September 8, 2022

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) recruitment exam syllabus covers various subjects for both Technical and Non-Technical Posts. The Syllabus will Cover following subjects,

  1. General English
  2. General Awareness
  3. Numerical Aptitude
  4. Logical Reasoning
  5. Finance and accounts
  6. Computer Knowledge
  7. Electrical Engineering

PSPCL Recruitment Exam Syllabus

In Addition Each Section will consist of Various subjects and concepts that are need to be covered. Therefore the section-wise syllabus for Punjab State Power Corporation Limited is given below.

There are multiple sections in the PSPCL exam. Each section will have a different syllabus. The section-wise syllabus of the PSPCL exam is given in detail below.

General English

  1. Idioms & Phrases
  2. Synonyms
  3. Antonyms
  4. Prefix, Suffix
  5. Sentence Correction
  6. Error Detection
  7. Fill in the blanks
  8. Tenses
  9. Error correction
  10. Subject-verb agreement
  11. Articles
  12. Vocabulary
  13. Grammar
  14. Meanings
  15. Unseen Passages
  16. Subject-Verb Agreement
  17. Verb
  18. Error Spotting/Phrase Replacement
  19. Reading Comprehension
  20. Adverb
  21. Adjectives
  22. Para Jumbles
  23. Missing Verbs
  24. Fill in the Blanks
  25. Sentence Rearrangement
  26. Cloze Test
  27. Sentence Corrections
  28. Idioms & Phrases
  29. Phrase Replacement
  30. Word Formations

General Awareness

  1. Current Affairs
  2. General Science
  3. Abbreviations
  4. Awards
  5. Geography
  6. International & National Organizations
  7. Book
  8. General Knowledge
  9. History
  10. Books & Authors
  11. Budget
  12. Indian Economy
  13. Environment

Numerical Aptitude

  1. Simplification and Approximation
  2. Time and Distance
  3. Problems on L.C.M and H.C.F
  4. Profit and Loss
  5. Simple Interest
  6. Compound Interest
  7. Simple Equations
  8. Quadratic Equations
  9. Areas
  10. Problems on Trains
  11. Time and Work Partnership
  12. Odd Man Out
  13. Races and Games
  14. Percentages
  15. Averages
  16. Ratio and Proportion
  17. Pipes and Cisterns
  18. Permutations and Combinations
  19. Probability
  20. Indices and Surds
  21. Problems on Numbers
  22. Numbers and Ages
  23. Mixtures and Allegations
  24. Boats and Streams
  25. Mensuration
  26. Data Interpretation ( Tabular, Pie chart, bar graph, mixed, missing)

Logical Reasoning

  1. Syllogism
  2. Coding-decoding
  3. Alphabet test
  4. Eligibility test
  5. Direction sense test
  6. Sitting arrangement
  7. Analogy
  8. Decision making
  9. Machine input
  10. Assertion and reason
  11. Mathematical operations
  12. Alpha-numerical sequence puzzle
  13. Sequential output tracing
  14. Situation reaction test
  15. Puzzle test
  16. Numbers, ranking & time sequence test
  17. Logical Venn diagram
  18. Inequalities
  19. Arithmetical operations
  20. Verification of truth of the statement
  21. Classifications
  22. Number series
  23. Inserting the missing characters
  24. Data Sufficiency
  25. Logical sequence test
  26. Blood relations

Finance and Accounts (For Revenue Accountant Posts)

  1. General Principles & Rules
  2. Accountancy its Scope
  3. Book Keeping & Accountancy
  4. Auditing
  5. General Accounting Principles
  6. Industrial Relations
  7. Financial Accounting
  8. Cash Transactions and their record
  9. Cost Accounting
  10. Corporate Accounting
  11. Taxation Law and Practice
  12. Computer Application in Accounting
  13. Management Accounting
  14. Income Tax
  15. Theory and Practice of Auditing
  16. Purchase Regulations
  17. General System of Accounts & Financial Control
  18. Cash Transactions and their record.

Computer Knowledge (For Clerk Posts)

  1. Basic of Computers
  2. Computer Organization
  3. Generations of computer
  4. Input & Output Device
  5. Shortcuts & Basic knowledge MS word
  6. MS Excel
  7. MS PowerPoint
  8. Memory Orientation
  9. Internet, LAN, WAN, Modem
  10. Computer Abbreviations
  11. Modern-day Technology
  12. Keyboard Shortcuts for MS Word, MS Excel & Computer Abbreviations

Electrical Engineering (For Junior Engineer/ Electrical, ALM, ASSA Posts)

  1. DC Circuits
  2. Electro Magnetics
  3. AC Circuits
  4. Electrical Circuits and Systems
  5. DC Circuits
  6. Classification of Materials
  7. Active and Passive Components
  8. AC Fundamentals
  9. Transformers
  10. AC and DC Machines
  11. Semi-Conductor Diode
  12. Transistors
  13. Power Supplies
  14. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  15. Basic Electromagnetic Laws
  16. Measuring Instruments
  17. DC Machines
  18. Transformers
  19. Induction Machines
  20. Synchronous Machines
  21. Electronics and Electrical Technology
  22. Basic Concepts
  23. AC Fundamentals
  24. Electrical Machines

There are various books to prepare for PSPCL Exam. Since subjects are very common, you may find many recommended books for the same.

Below are the suggested book, that has the whole PSPCL Exam syllabus and plenty of questions for practice.

Mental Ability Check

In this Paragraph we shall see the books to read out for Mental Ability Check in PSPCL Exam,

Since it is the general paper and no specific book is drafted for PSPCL Exam. Indeed, the Mental ability paper is a part of many competitive papers and experts recommend the books for preparation are as follows-

  • A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Panday
  • How to Crack Test Of Reasoning by Arihant Experts
  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-Verbal by B.S. Sijwali & Indu Sijwali

General Awareness

In this Paragraph we shall see the books to read out for General Awareness in PSPCL Exam,

  • S. Aggarwal’s S. Chand’s Advanced Objective General Knowledge
  • The Pearson Concise General Knowledge Manual
  • Encyclopedia of General Science for General Competitions
  • General Knowledge Latest Who’s Who & Current Affairs
  • General Knowledge Capsule with Current Affairs Update


In this Paragraph we shall see the books to read out for English in PSPCL Exam,

Language paper looks easy but needs the utmost attention to prepare. Clearly, language paper is all about the clarity of minor lingual concepts. Also, it tests your overall understanding of the language. In addition to it, they contain the most tricky question in comparison to other papers. Below are the recommended books for PSPCL English Exam:

  • English Grammar & Composition by S.C. Gupta
  • Objective English for Competitive Examination by Hari Mohan Prasad and Uma Sinha
  • General English for all competitive examinations by S.C. Gupta
  • Tips & Techniques in English for Competitive Exams by Disha Experts
  • Plinth to paramount English by Neetu Singh

Concerned Subjects

This subject can be anyone specialized in engineering. Indeed, G.A.T.E. books will be a substantial reference. It requires practicing questions after attaining in-depth knowledge of your specialized and concerned subject. In other words, your concerned subject should be your well versed portion.

Below is the list of all the recommended books from your possible concerned subject for PSPCL Exam

Exam Preparation Tips

Here are the few Preparation tips for PSPCL Exam,

  • Familiarize yourself with the grading method. Also, know about the types of questions proposed by PSPCL Exam.
  • Have an approachable strategy. Start devoting yourself to the curriculum and investing your time in self-study.
  • Planning is the most important part of preparation. Plan how you are going to approach your syllabus for time management. Do your SWOT analysis, and clearly prepare accordingly.
  • The internet and referred books are the pool of solved papers. Above all of quantity, go for quality. Take relevance from previous year’s question papers and solve them.
  • Attempt mock papers throughout the preparation. Always set an approachable target for yourself. In Conclusion, you will see the evident growth and the areas of your downfall.
  • Know your weapons. For instance, know what you should avoid and what you should focus on. Most of the time irrelevant material wastes our time. Be aware of the books you need to refer to. In Conclusion, refer to all the recommended books here.
  • Aspirants usually invest most of their time in preparing for the concerned subject. Similarly, this causes neglecting general awareness and mental ability check practice. As a result of this, they lose marks on paper 01 and paper 02. Give importance to every part of the syllabus equally.
  • Above all, Stay calm and don’t panic during preparation.

 Other Information:

  1. Above all the online examination will be in two languages (English/Punjabi)
  2. Above all the examination will be conducted for 100 marks.
  3. Similarly the examination for the RA, ALM, ASSA will be conducted in a single paper. Therefore there will be only one exam conducted for this post.
  4. Above all the examination for the Clerk will consist of two papers.

PSPCL Exam Pattern

Candidates should also know the PSPCL Exam pattern so that they can attempt the exam paper with ease and confidence. Before knowing the detailed syllabus, it is feasible to know the exam pattern. The detailed exam pattern is given below:

Exam Pattern for Revenue Accountant (RA)

In this paragraph, we will see the PSPCL Exam pattern for Revenue Accountant.

SectionsTotal Number of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Degree level finance and accounts- CA/ICWA7070
General Knowledge1010

Exam Pattern for Junior Engineer/ ALM/ ASSA

In this paragraph, we will see the PSPCL Exam pattern for Junior Engineer/ ALM/ ASSA.

SectionsTotal Number of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Professional Course7070
General Knowledge1010

Exam pattern for Lower Division Clerk

In this paragraph, we will see the PSPCL Exam pattern for Lower Division Clerk.

SectionsTotal Number of Questions
Static + Current affairs, General Knowledge20
Basic Computer knowledge10
Logical Reasoning25
Numerical Aptitude25
General English20

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Q1.What is the age criteria to apply for PSPCL Exam ?

A.  The Age Criteria is from 18 to 37 years.

Q2. What is the starting date of PSPCL  Registration ?

A. The Online Application for PSPCL Starts From 11 June.

Q3. How many vacancies are for PSPCL ALM Posts ?

A. Firstly, There are Almost 1700 Vacancies For PSPCL ALM Posts.

Q4. How to Apply for PSPCL  Exam ?

A.  You can Apply Through Online Official Website –

Q5. What is the selection process for PSPCL  Exam?

A. However, it is based on the marks obtained from online examination.

Q6. What is the last date for the online registration process for PSPCL Recruitment 2021?

AThe online registration for PSPCL Recruitment 2021 is till 25th July 2021

Q7. What is the full form of PSPCL?

A. The full form of PSPCL is Punjab State Power Corporation Limited.

Q8. What are the documents required for PSPCL Exam?

A. Firstly, The documents required to apply for PSPCL Exam are:

  • A photograph of the candidate
  • The signature of the candidate.

Above all, after the publication of the final merit list, selected candidates will be called for Document Verification (DV). While appearing for DV, the candidate should produce documents proving their

  • educational qualification
  • caste certificates for candidates applied under the reservation category
  • disability certificate for Person with Disability candidates, and
  • Moreover, other such relevant documents for reservation categories.

Failure to produce valid documents may lead to the cancellation of candidature.

Q9. Are there any negative markings for wrong answers in the PSPCL exam?

A. Yes, there is negative marking for incorrect options in PSPCL exams. For instance 1/4th of the marks allotted for the question will be deducted for wrong answers. Above all the CBT exam questions are 1 mark questions, the marks deducted for incorrect answers will be 0.25.

Q10. Can I apply offline for the PSPCL 2021 recruitment?

A. No, you cannot apply offline for the PSPCL 2021 exam. In other Words the applications are available online only.