Punjab Civil Secretariat, Govt. of Punjab has announced the Recruitment Notice for the eligible candidates to the post of Senior Assistants in the Department of General Administration, Punjab Civil Secretariat, Chandigarh. Application in the prescribed format is available online.

Interested & Eligible candidates get information of Punjab Civil Secretariat Recruitment 2016 of senior Assistant like application process, eligibility criteria, selection process, result etc through this page below.

Latest News: List of Shortlisted Candidates for Punjab Secretariat Senior Assistant Skill Test 2016 is released.

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Punjab Civil Secretariat Recruitment 2016 of Senior Assistant

Total No. of Vacancies – 120

Name of Posts SC SC BC General PH Freedom Fighter
Sports Man Ex SM BC Ex SM Gen Ex SM Sports Man
Senior Assistant 28 02 05 15 03 47 11 02 05 02

Age limit (as on 01.01.2016) – Between 18 years and 37 years.

Education Qualification – Punjabi of Matric or its equivalent standard.

Selection Process – The Selection will be made on the basis of Written Examination & Skill Test (Typing test in Punjabi and English both).

Application Fee

  • For General candidates – Rs. 600/-
  • SC/ST/PH/ESM (from Punjab) – Rs. 450/-

How to Apply – The candidate are required to Apply through Online Application Form and pay the Application fee as mention above.

Important Dates

Event Dates
Date of availability of online form 12 Aug 2016
Last date for applying online 07 Sep 2016
Last date for payment of application fee 08 Sep 2016
Date of availability of Admit Card 14 Sep 2016 22 Sep 2016
Date of Exam 08 Oct 2016
Uploading of question paper & answer key 09 Oct 2016
Result of written examination 13 Oct 2016
Date of Typing Test #1 and 2 15, 16, 22 & 23 Oct 2016
List of qualified candidates 28 Oct 2016

Punjab Secretariat Senior Assistant Answer Key 2016

Punjab Secretariat Senior Assistant Answer Key 2016 along with objective-type question paper for exam held on October 8, 2016 are now available online. Candidates can login to their account to view the Punjab Secretariat Senior Assistant Question Paper & Answer Key 2016.

Get Question Paper & Answer Key: Click Here to go to login. Kindly fill your Login Id and Password to Check Answer Key or Question Paper.

Objections/Queries – In the examination held for the recruitment for the post of Senior Assistant in the Department of Punjab Civil Secretariat; the Objections/Queries for the following questions of SET-A (as per Answer key published on the website govt.thapar.edu) in the written test had been received:

Q.15, Q.16, Q.26, Q.38, Q.41, Q.72, Q.73, Q.78, Q.79, Q.88, Q. 90, Q.92, Q.93, Q.94, Q.98, Q. 127, Q.128, Q.133, Q.137, Q.138, Q.139, Q.145, Q. 150, Q.153, Q.155.

Out of these questions the Objections/Queries for only Q. 78 is found valid and has been corrected. The correct answer to question 78 is option A instead of option B as mentioned in uploaded answer key.

Rest of the answer key published is found to be correct.

Punjab Secretariat Senior Assistant Application Form 2016

The candidate must have a valid email account; a mobile phone number and scanned copy of recent passport size photograph before attempting to fill Punjab Civil Secretariat Online Application Form for Recruitment of Senior Assistant 2016.

Candidates can fill their Senior Assistant Application Form for Punjab Civil Secretariat Recruitment 2016 from here on or before the last date of application. Each Candidate shall fill only one Online Application Form for the post. An attempt by any candidate to fill more than one Online Application Form may result in rejection of his/her all such applications.

PCS Senior Assistant Application Form: Click Here to Apply Online for Punjab Civil Secretariat Recruitment 2016 of Senior Assistant.

Mode of Payment – Pay-in-Slip will be generated after filling the online application form. Go to the nearest branch of State Bank of Patiala and deposit the requisite application fee using this pay-in-slip on next working day.

Instruction for filling the Online Application form

  • Before submitting the online application, Deposit application fee of requisite amount (in favour of “Coordinator- PCS” payable at Patiala).
  • Every successful registration will be allotted the Login id and password.
  • Get the print out of the successful registered application form.
  • Thereafter the candidate shall have to paste one photo on the print out and send it to In charge, PCS-Cell, Thapar University, Patiala – 147 004, along with Bank deposit slip and two additional photographs.
  • Candidates may apply for more than one post by submitting separate application for each post along with separate processing fee.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A candidate shall be a  Citizen of India, or Nepal, or Subject of Bhutan, or Tibetan refugee, or a person of Indian origin.
  • The candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or institution.
  • Possesses at least 120 hrs course with hands on experience in the use of Personal Computer of Information Technology in Office Productivity applications or Desktop Publishing applications from a Government recognised institutions or from reputed institutions, which is ISO 9001, certified. or
  • Possesses a Computed information technology course equivalent to ‘O’ level certificated of Department of Electronics Accreditations of Computer Course (DOEACC) of Government of India. The person so appointed as Senior Assistant Shall have to qualify a test in Punjabi and English typewriting or computer.

For selection to the post as above, the applicant should have passed Matriculation examination with Punjabi as one of the compulsory or elective subject or any other equivalent examination in Punjabi Language, which may be specified by the Government from time to time.

Punjab Secretariat Senior Assistant Admit Card 2016

Admit Card for Punjab Civil Secretariat Recruitment 2016 of Senior Assistant post will be available online. Candidates who fulfill their Application form can download their Admit Card as per schedule mention above. No admit card will be sent by Post/courier.

Punjab Secretariat Senior Assistant Result 2016

Those candidates who have appeared in the Punjab Civil Secretariat Recruitment 2016 of Senior Assistant Recruitment Exam can check their result from the official website. Result of Punjab Civil Secretariat Recruitment will be available online.

Exam Pattern

The written examination would be of 3 hours duration, wherein the candidate will have to answer 180 questions as per the structure prescribed below.

Each correct answer will solicit one mark, whereas, 1/4 marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer.

The mode of written test shall-be in English, except for Punjabi Language section, and will be of objective type (multiple choice questions).

Subjects/Topics Questions break up Max Marks 
General Awareness Punjab history and culture: 20 questions
Constitution of India: 20 questions
General Knowledge: 10 questions
Current affairs (National and International): 10 questions
Mental Ability & Arithmetic (Matric level) 30 questions 30
Computer basics including MS Office etc. 30 questions 30
Language Proficiency (Vocabulary & Grammar) Punjabi Language: 30 questions
English Language: 30 questions
Total 180 180

Selection Procedure

There shall be two tests for selection to the post: first one being a written test (180 objective type questions with multiple choice) of 180 minutes’ duration and the subsequent second test shall be a skill test (Punjabi & English Typing). The typing test will be for checking proficiency in English and Punjabi both.

A total of 15 times the number of posts ( category wise) shall be shortlisted on the basis of written test to be conducted first.

The qualified candidates from written test shall be called for first typing test (Punjabi). The candidates, who qualify the first typing test shall be allowed to appear in 2nd typing test (English) on the same day.

Amongst all those who qualify the English typing test, the selection will be made on the basis of marks secured in the written exam conducted earlier.

In case some qualifying candidates obtain equal marks after the aggregate of the score of written examination, then preference will be given to the candidate who is older in age.

Skill Test

In the typing tests, the candidates will have to achieve a net speed of at least 30 words per minute in Punjabi and English. 8% mistakes are permissible in the Punjabi and English typing test. The typing tests (both English and Punjabi) will be conducted on Computers only.

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