Punjab Subordinate Selection Service Board (PSSSB) is a state authority constituted in the year 1981. It is the examining body that conducts the PSSSB Clerk Exam every year to select candidates for the clerical posts across various offices of the Punjab Government.
The designation of a clerk is very important as the selected candidate will be directly responsible for various duties falling directly under important state ministries and commissions. Elaborated here are the different aspects of the PSSSB Clerk Exam that the aspirants must know before applying for the same this year.
Every year lakhs of candidates apply for various government exams including the PSSSB examination. The preparation for these examinations is thorough and comprehensive.
In this article, we bring to you the details about the Punjab SSSB clerical cadre examination for the reference of candidates.
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PSSSB Clerk Exam: A Detailed Insight
Candidates applying for the PSSSB exam should be between 18 -37 years of age. Those who do not fall within the age bracket cannot apply for the exam.
A candidate needs to be a graduate in the first place. For example, an IT clerical candidate should have completed B.Tech in Computer Science, B.Sc. IT or BCA. Clerk Accounts should have finished B.Com. For all clerks, the typing speed should be 30 words per minute. For B.Com candidates, completion of 120 hours of a course that justifies the hands-on computer skills of the applicant is required. The course must be ISO 9001 certified or equivalent to the ‘O’ level certificate of DOEACC, Government of India.
The Selection Process of PSSSB Online
The selection of the candidate depends upon their performance in the written test followed by a typing round. To apply for the exam, candidates need to visit the official website of PSSSB. They will find a link there to register and complete the application process.
PSSSB Clerk Exam Syllabus:
The PSSSB Exam syllabus can be downloaded from PSSSB’s official website. Here is what it looks like:
Mental Ability: This section includes topics like Similarities and Differences, Relationship concepts. Coding and Decoding, Non-Verbal Series, Analogy, etc.
Arithmetic Skills: Accounts and Mensuration are a part of arithmetic skills.
General knowledge: Indian History, Indian Parliament, Inventions and Discoveries, Countries and Capitals, Sports, Current affairs, artists, etc., make it into this section.
Punjabi Language: This sections forms vocabulary, grammar, verbal ability, and comprehension.
Agriculture: Agri-Business, Conservation, Agriculture Management, Farming, Services Sector,
Agro-industry Sector, Agricultural Research, Agricultural Education form this department.
IT: MS Excel, Operating Systems, Word Processing, MS Office and basics of computers, etc., are included in IT.
General Knowledge: This part is inclusive of Artists, General Science, Tourism, Current affairs, sports, Indian economy, etc.,
Vocabulary: This section has synonyms, antonyms, error correction, verbs, adverbs, tenses, etc.
PSSSB Clerk Admit Card
The admit card is an essential document on which information related to the recruitment, examination, and candidate will be written. Candidates have to correctly check the personal details like the candidate’s name, date of birth, photograph etc., on the admit card. In addition, a candidate will have to carry any one of the valid Identity Proofs like Aadhar Card, PAN Card, Driving License, Passport, etc., at the time of examination along with the PSSSB Clerk Admit Card. Without the above documents, the candidate will not enter the examination centre.
Last year, the Board received a large number (3169) of applications for the clerical posts. All the eligible candidates appeared in the written examination and other phases of the recruitment process on 7th, 11th, and 12th December 2021.
As per the latest update, the last date to fill out the application form for PSSSB Clerk Exam 2022 will be in November 2022. The admit card, as well as the exam, will be held in December 2022. All information shall be made available on the website. Keep visiting the website to see the latest announcements.
PSSSB Clerk Exam is one of the most awaited state-level competitive exams for Punjab candidates. Those coming from remote places to the exam venue, which is mostly a city, can avail of the benefits like accommodation, travel allowances, and medical expenses.
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Frequently Asked Questions on PSSSB
Can a married person apply for the PSSSB clerk exam?
Yes, candidates who are married can apply for the exam. Only the age bar needs to be taken into account. N more than 37 years of age can apply.
If I have a gap in my education, can I apply for PSSSB online?
Yes, you can. The only necessary check is the eligibility criteria. Then, they can apply for the PSSSB exam even if they have a gap in education or employment.
Is there any negative marking in PSSSB Clerk Exam?
Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.