PSPCL Recruitment Exam

PSPCL Recruitment Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification

PSPCL Recruitment Exam
PSPCL Recruitment Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification
September 13, 2021
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PSPCL Exam is conducted by State Government of Punjab. PSPCL stands for Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd. The PSPCL Exam is Conducted for Recruitment of Employees for Power Generation and Distribution Sector for the Government of Punjab.

Punjab State Power Corporation Limited is the electricity generating and distributing company of the Government of Punjab state in India. The company was found in 2010 and it’s headquarters is in Patiala. Baldev Singh Sran is a Chairman cum Managing Director of the PSPCL Exam Committee.

Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) is inviting applications from candidates with degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering or Computer science/ IT or MCA. Currently, the company is accepting job applications for Assistant Engineer, Manager Jobs. So, Persons who are looking for similar kind of jobs can apply for the PSPCL Exam.

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About PSPCL Recruitment Exam

The PSPCL recruitment exam is for various technical and non-technical posts which include:

  • Junior Engineer/ Electrical (Technical),
  • Assistant Lineman (Technical) ,
  • Assistant Sub Station Attendant (Technical),
  • Revenue Accountant (Non-Tech),
  • Clerk (Non-Tech),

PSPCL is inviting job seekers for Assistant Engineer, Assistant Manager Jobs. Candidates who have completed their degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering can apply for the Assistant Engineer jobs & Candidates who did their degree in Computer science/ IT or Full-time MCA can apply for Assistant Manager jobs in PSPCL Exam.

There are two stages in PSPCL Exam,

  1. Preliminary Exam (Computer Based Test)
  2. Mains Exam (Written Test)
Abbreviation PSPCL
Type Punjab State Government Recruitment Body
Purpose Recruitment in Technical and Non-Technical Posts
Location Punjab, India
Chairman Baldev Singh Sran
Director Daljit Inderpal Singh

 

PSPCL Recruitment Exam Notification & News

Notification of PSPCL Exam will be releasing in May 2021.A total of 2632 vacancies are expected for above mentioned posts. Out of total, 549 vacancies are for Clerk, 18 for Revenue, 75 for Accountant Junior Engineer (Electrical), 1700 for Assistant Lineman 1700 and 290 for Assistant Sub Station Attendant.

The detailed notification has been released on 21st May 2021 on pspcl.in stating that the registration will be active from 10th June 2021 onwards. Download the notification from the below link and check the category-wise vacancies, eligibility pay scale, selection criteria and much more

The Mode of Application will be only through Online Process and not Offline. Candidates can register for this exam by applying with valid details and documents. The Notification is listed below in the table.

Online Registration Process Starts On 10-06-2021
Last Date for Online Application Ends On  28-07-2021
Last Date for Online Application Fee Ends On 28-07-2021

 

PSPCL Recruitment Exam Date

The PSPCL Exam Dates are not yet announced due to ongoing situation. Dates will be Notified once it is confirmed.

Computer Based Test Date To be Notified Soon
Written Exam Date To be Notified Soon
Interview Date To be Notified Soon
  • There are minimum qualifying marks in the PSPCL exam. For general candidates, it is 45% and for other candidates, it is 35%.
  • The Clerk, CLM, & ASSA exam will be in Punjabi and English.
  • The clerk and JE/ Electrical posts have two phases.
  • The ALM, ASSA, and RA have only one phase.

 

PSPCL Recruitment Exam Application Fee

The Application Fee for this PSPCL exam varies based General, Person with Disabilities and SC Category. The candidate needs to pay the fee online.

General  600 + Bank Charges
For Person with Disabilities  350 + Bank Charges
For SC Category  200 + Bank Charges

 

PSPCL Recruitment Exam Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications:

To Apply for PSPCL Exam, The Candidates Should have certain Educational Qualifications. They are,

  • Matriculation or equivalent.
  • Candidates having qualification of Degree/ Diploma in Electrical engineering with National Certificate in Lineman Trade.
  • The candidate should hold a graduation degree in any branch from an approved University.
  •  To apply for Assistant Engineer Jobs candidates should have a full-time degree in Electrical engineering with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent degree in respective disciplines recognized by AICTE or AMIE in Electrical Engineering or Electrical & Electronics Engineering with 60% marks.
  • To apply for Assistant Manager posts candidates should complete full-time degree in Computer science/ IT with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent degree recognized by AICTE, or Full-time MCA with 60% marks or full-time regular masters degree in IT with at least 60% marks.
  • Qualification of Punjabi is essential for all the posts. Must have passed 10th with Punjabi to apply for PSPCL Exam.

Posts-wise eligibility for PSPCL Exam and different types of vacancies are listed below:

Post Name Educational Qualification
Non-Technical: Revenue Accountant (RA) [Post Code: 11]
  • Regular B.Com with minimum 60% Marks

OR

  • M.Com with a minimum of 50%

OR

  • CA Inter/ ICWAI Inter
Non-Technical: Clerk (CLK) [Post Code: 12]
  1. Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University or Institution.
  2. Possess at least 120 hours course related to use of Personal Computer,

OR Computer Information Technology course equivalent to DOEACC ‘O’ level certificate by Govt. of India.

  1. Must have studied Punjabi up to matric (10th) standard.
  2. The candidate will have to pass the English and Punjabi typing test as per PSPCL standards within the probation period.
Technical: Junior Engineer/ Electrical [Post Code: 21]
  • Regular 3 or 4 years Diploma in Electrical/ Electrical and Electronics/ Computer Science/ IT Engineering with minimum 60% marks

OR

  • Regular BE/ B.Tech in Electrical/ Electrical and ElectronicsEngineering or B.Sc Computer Science
  • IT Engineering with at least 50 % of aggregate marks.

OR

  • AMIE in Electrical/Electrical and Electronics/ Computer Science/IT Engineering with 50% minimum marks from Institution of Engineers(India) Calcutta.
Technical: Assistant Lineman (ALM) [Post Code: 22]
  • Matriculation (class 10th|) or equivalent.
  • National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) in Lineman Trade.
Technical: Assistant Sub-Station Attendant (ASSA) [Post Code: 22]
  • The candidates should have done a full-time course in ITI/Electrical/Electrician/Wireman with a minimum of 60% marks with 2 years apprenticeship experience in PSEB

OR

  • Full time regular diploma in Electrical Engineering/ Electronics & Communication/ Instrumentation & Process Control with 60% marks

Nationality:

A candidate must be an Indian citizen to apply for PSPCL Exam.

Age limit:

  •  For General: 18 to 37 Years.
  • For SC and Person with Disabilities Age relaxation is applicable as per rules to apply for PSPCL Exam.
Relaxation of Upper age limit in PSPCL Exam

To Apply for PSPCL Exam the Upper Age Relaxation is provided for several candidates.

  • Backward Classes  – 3 years
  • Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribe – 5 years
  • Persons With Benchmark Disabilities as defined under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” – 10 years
  • Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs), who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service – 5 years

 

PSPCL Vacancies

The Vacancies will be released along with the notification For Various Posts in PSPCL Exam. They are listed below in Table.

POST VACANCIES
Clerk 549
Revenue 18
Accountant Junior Engineer (Electrical) 75
Assistant Lineman 1700
Assistant Sub Station Attendant 290

The Vacancies for both Technical and Non-Technical Posts in PSPCL Exam are listed below in the form of table. It also marks the number of posts that are reserved for women in every Category.

Technical Posts Vacancies in PSPCL EXAM

The Technical posts in PSPCL Exam is listed below in the table.

Category JE (Electrical) ALM ASSA
Total Reserved for women
General 30 09 663 112
General (EWS) 07 01 170 29
SC 07 04 171 30
SC (Ex-Serviceman- Self) 02 34 05
SC (Sportsperson) 08 02
SC (Others) 07 02 169 29
SC (Others- Ex-Serviceman- Self) 01 34 06
SC (Others Sportsperson) 01 09 01
BC 08 03 170 29
BC (Ex-Serviceman- Self) 02 34 06
Ex-Serviceman- Self 05 03 119 21
PWD (Hearing Handicapped) 01 01 68 06
PWD (Orthopedically Handicapped) 02 01 06
Sportsperson (General) 01 01 34 05
Freedom Fighter 01 17 03
Total 75 25 1700 290

Non-Technical Posts Vacancies in PSPCL EXAM

The Non-Technical posts in PSPCL Exam is listed below in the table.

Category Clerk Revenue Accountant
Total Reserved for women Total Reserved for women
General 214 60 12 03
General (EWS) 55 18
SC 55 21 02 01
SC (Ex-Serviceman- Self) 10
SC (Sportsperson) 03
SC (Others) 55 23
SC (Others- Ex-Serviceman- Self) 11
SC (Others Sportsperson) 03
BC 55 22
BC (Ex-Serviceman- Self) 11
Ex-Serviceman 38 22 01 01
PWD (Visually Handicapped) 06 03
PWD (Hearing Handicapped) 06 03
PWD (Orthopedically Handicapped) 05 03
PWD (Mental Disability) 05 02 01
Sportsperson (General) 12 06 01 01
Freedom Fighter 05 03 01
Total 549 186 18 06

 

How to Apply for PSPCL EXAM?

This Exam can be applied through the official link ( pspcl.in ). Then By clicking on the Online links for the various posts given. After Choosing the required post Press Click here to Apply.

Candidates are advised to follow the instructions given to fill the application form correctly. The steps are provided to help the candidates in hassle-free application submission.

  • Visit the official website pspcl.in or click on the link given below and skip the next two steps.
  • Click on the Advertisement tab,
  • The Online Form page will open,
  • Click on the register button on the page, fill in all the details,
  • You will receive an email and message on registered values with the registration number and password.
  • Fill in the details asked in the application form.
  • Pay the application fee as applicable,
  • Upload photo, signature, and required documents,
  • Take the printout of the application for future reference.

 

Online Application Form

The corporation will release the online application for 2632 Technical and Non-Technical posts. The application for the PSPCL exam is going to be available from 11th June to 25th July instead of May 31, 2021. The last date to apply for the PSPCL recruitment is July 25th, 2021. Candidates are advised to apply online before the last date.

 

PSPCL Recruitment Exam Admit Card

The admit card for the PSPCL exam will be available on the official website 10-15 days before the exam. Candidates can download the PSPCL Admit Card from the link given below once it is officially released.

  • Admit cards are available for download at least a month before the exam. Besides, the candidate should check the official website regularly for any developments related to it.
  • Also, for each round of the selection process, the department issues a different admit card.
  • Important information is provided in the admit card such as-
    1. Name
    2. Gender
    3. Photographs
    4. Signature of the candidate
    5. Date of birth
    6. Date and center of the exam
    7. Roll No. of the candidate
    8. Duration of the exam
    9. Category etc.                                                                                                              It is advisable to save a hard as well as a soft copy of admit card for the reference in future.

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:

PSPCL Exam Pattern for Revenue Accountant (RA)

Sections Total Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Degree level finance and accounts- CA/ICWA 70 70
General Knowledge 10 10
Reasoning 10 10
English 10 10
Total 100 100

PSPCL Exam Pattern for Junior Engineer/ ALM/ ASSA

Sections Total Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Professional Course 70 70
General Knowledge 10 10
Reasoning 10 10
English 10 10
Total 100 100

PSPCL Exam pattern for Lower Division Clerk

Sections Total Number of Questions
Static + Current affairs, General Knowledge 20
Basic Computer knowledge 10
Logical Reasoning 25
Numerical Aptitude 25
General English 20
Total 100

PSPCL Exam Syllabus(Section-Wise)

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.

PSPCL Syllabus for 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

PSPCL Syllabus for 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

PSPCL Syllabus for 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)

PSPCL Syllabus for 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

PSPCL Syllabus for Finance and Accounts 2021 (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. Labour Laws
  8. Financial Accounting
  9. Cash Transactions and their record
  10. Cost Accounting
  11. Corporate Accounting
  12. Taxation Law and Practice
  13. Computer Application in Accounting
  14. Management Accounting
  15. Income Tax
  16. Theory and Practice of Auditing
  17. Purchase Regulations
  18. General System of Accounts & Financial Control
  19. Cash Transactions and their record.

PSPCL Syllabus for 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

PSPCL Syllabus for Electrical Engineering 2021 (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

PSPCL Recruitment Exam Result

The Result for PSPCL Exam depends the Cut-off marks that Candidate scores. Factors that are generally considered for calculating the Cut Off Marks are given below. These are variable in nature,

  • Number of applicants
  • Performance of the candidates
  • Number of vacancies
  • The difficulty level of the examination
  • Previous year cutoff trends
  • Various categories of the candidates (OBC, SC, ST)

Only securing Minimum Qualifying Marks does not confirm the selection of candidates in the next stage of the recruitment process. There is a minimum Qualifying marks For Every Category.

Name of Categories Marks Percentage
General Candidates 45% Marks
OBC Candidates 35% Marks
EWS Candidates 35% Marks
SC & ST Candidates 35% Marks

 

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. Inspite 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. Subsequently, 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. Refer to all the recommended books here.
  • Aspirants usually invest most of their time in preparing for the concerned subject. 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.

 

PSPCL Salary Structure

The PSPCL Exam for different job positions and their salary structure is decent and also has added benefits as it is a government job.

According to the latest revisions made on PSPCL pay structure:

Post Name Grade pay Pay Scale
Lower Division Clerk(LDC)  3,400  6,400 – 20,200
Revenue Accountant  5,400 10,900 – 34,800
Junior Engineer/Electrical  5,350 10,900 – 34,800
Assistant Sub-Station Attendant  3,700  6,400 – 20,200
Assistant Lineman  3,700 6,400 – 20,200

After the selection process is completed, the selected candidates will be under 2 years of probationary period. Other than the basic pay, there are several allowances such as Dearness Allowances, House Rent Allowances, Travelling Allowances, Daily Allowances, Medical Allowances, Mobile Allowances, PF (Provident Fund ) Allowances, Annual Increment Salary, and House Maintains Allowances.

 

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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. There are Almost 1700 Vacancies For PSPCL ALM Posts.

Q4. How to Apply for PSPCL  Exam ?

A.  You can Apply Through Online Official Website – Pspcl.in

Q5. What is the selection process for PSPCL  Exam?

A. 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?

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

Q8. What are the documents required for PSPCL Exam?

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

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

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
  • 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. 1/4th of the marks allotted for the question will be deducted for wrong answers. As 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. The applications are available online only

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