PSSSB Clerk Eligibility 2023

PSSSB Clerk Recruitment 2023 notification was released in May 2023 on the official website. The notification was to fill up vacancies for more than 2700 posts of Clerk, Clerk (IT) and Clerk (Accounts). The notification clearly mentions the eligibility criteria for people to apply for the said posts. In this article all the eligibility conditions based on the 2023 notification are discussed. Check the detailed PSSSB Clerk Notification here.

Note- The notification for PSSSB Clerk Recruitment 2023 exam is not yet announced and the dates will be announced by the Punjab Subordinate Selection Service Board once the current recruitment for 2023 is over. The PSSSB Clerk application form is expected to be made available in May 2023.

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PSSSB Clerk Eligibility 2023 Overview 

A brief idea about the PSSSB Eligibility Criteria 2023 is given in the following table:

Criteria Eligibility
Nationality Indian
Age Limit 18 – 37 years
Educational Qualification Different for Different Posts
Experience No prior job experience is required. 
Number of Attempts Candidates can appear for the exam until they reach the maximum age limit. 
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PSSSB Clerk Eligibility 2023 Nationality

To apply for the PSSSB recruitment exam, a candidate must be an Indian national. A Tibetan refugee who arrived in India before January 1, 1962, is also entitled to apply.

PSSSB Clerk Eligibility 2023 Age Limit

  • General Category candidates should not be less than 18 years of age and not more than 37 years of age.
  • The maximum age to apply for the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes in the State of Punjab will be 42 years.
  • The exemption for State and Central Government employees will be upto 45 years.
  • According to guidelines provided by the Punjab government, the maximum age limit for widows, divorcees, and some other categories of married women would be eased up to 40 years.

Important Instructions for Reservation

  • The advantage of reservation shall only be given to citizens of the State of Punjab.
  • Candidates should be a resident of Punjab to avail the benefit of reservation and would need to upload/submit Domicile Certificate.

Before going further check the PSSSB Clerk Syllabus.

PSSSB Clerk Eligibility 2023 Educational Qualifications

Applicants must have completed a degree in any field from a recognised institution or college to be eligible to apply for PSSSB Clerk Recruitment 2023. According to the official notification, all applicants seeking for the PSSSB Clerk position must meet the educational requirements listed below, post by post.

Post Educational Qualification
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised University or Institution
  • Possess at least a 120-hour course with hands-on experience in the use of Personal Computer or Information Technology in Office Productivity apps or Desktop Publishing software from a government-recognized or reputable institution that is ISO 9001 accredited.
Clerk (IT)
  • B.Tech in Computer Science or B.Sc. (Information Technology) or Bachelor of Computer Application, or a Graduate with a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application from a recognised university or institution, or any other equivalent or higher qualification in the relevant subject
  • Before recruitment, the candidate must pass a typing exam in Punjabi and English at a speed of 30 wpm.
Clerk (Accounts)
  • Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
  • Candidates must have completed 120 hours of course that justifies the applicant’s hands-on computer skills, and the course must be ISO 9001 certified or equivalent to DOEACC, Government of India’s ‘O’ level certificate. 
  • Candidates must be able to type at a rate of 30 words per minute.

You can check the PSSSB Clerk Results here.

Note: Eligibility requirements are critical for students to understand before applying for anything because they might lead to rejection or disqualification in the subsequent stages.

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Frequently Asked Questions on PSSSB Clerk Eligibility


Q 1. Can a graduate with a background in art apply for the PSSSB Clerk position?

Ans. Yes, any person with a graduation degree from a recognised institution is eligible to apply for PSSSB Clerk.

Q 2. Can someone who does not speak Punjabi apply for the PSSSB Clerk position?

Ans. No, in order to apply for the position of PSSSB Clerk, one must be fluent in Punjabi. It is necessary to have a 10th certificate in Punjabi or an equivalent.

Q 3. What is the minimum age to apply for the PSSSB Clerk position?

Ans. Minimum age is 18 years and maximum age is 37 years.

Q 4. Can people from other states take the PSSSB Clerk exam?

Ans. Yes, if one fulfils all the other eligibility criteria for the PSSSB Clerk, he/she can take the exam.

Q 5. Are there any minimum number of attempts for the PSSSB Clerk Exam?

Ans. No, there are no restrictions on the number of attempts. One can take the exam till he/ she reaches the maximum age.


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