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PSPCL 2022 Recruitment: Notification, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus

PSPCL 2022 Recruitment: The Punjab government owns PSPCL (Punjab State Power Corporation Limited). Punjab State Electricity Board was the previous name for PSPCL (PSEB). PSPCL is in charge of electricity generation and distribution in the state.

PSPCL had issued an exam notification for 2632 technical and non-technical positions in 2021. These vacanicies ere released for the post of Revenue Accountant, Assistant Lineman, Clerk, Junior Engineer (Electrical), Assistant Sub-Station Attendant, Check Salaries Offered for Different Posts in PSPCL.


PSPCL Recruitment 2021 Highlights

PSPCL releases the latest news related to vacancies in various technical and non-technical posts on its official website. Aspiring candidates can apply for the vacancy according to their eligibility.

The highlights of PSPCL exam 2021 are as follows:

ParticularsDetails
PSPCL Full FormPunjab State Power Corporation Limited
Job LocationPunjab
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Application FeesGeneral – Rs. 1000/-SC/ST – Rs. 400/-PwD – Rs. 500/-
Mode of ExaminationComputer-Based Test
Medium of ExaminationEnglish and Punjabi
Number of Vacancies2632
Type of PostsNon-Technical Posts:Revenue AccountantClerkTechnical Posts:Junior Engineer (Electrical)Assistant LinemanAssistant Sub-Station Attendant
Official Websitehttps://pspcl.in/

PSPCL Apprentice Vacancies

Under the Apprenticeship Act of 1961, PSPCL released a total of 2632 vacancies for Lineman Apprenticeship in 2021. The following is the 2021 vacancy distribution table:

Name of PSPCL PostPSPCL Vacancies
Clerk549
Revenue Accountant18
Junior Engineer (Electrical)75
Assistant Lineman (ALM)1700
Assistant Sub Station Attendant (ASSA)290

PSPCL Apprentice Recruitment Notification

Before filling out the online application form for Apprenticeship Training, applicants must read all of the details and instructions. On the official website, the recruitment notice will be available.


PSPCL Online Application Form

The PSPCL application form must be completed and submitted online. As soon as the vacancy notices for various positions are published, interested applicants can submit their applications via PSPCL’s official website.

When you click on the direct application link, the following page appears. The application procedure is as follows:

  • Step 1: Go to PSPCL’s official website and look for the “Recruitment” icon on the homepage.
  • Step 2: Go to the PSPCL Assistant Lineman, Clerk, and Other Posts Recruitment 2021 notification and click on it.
  • Step 3: Click the “Apply” button and fill out the required fields according to the instructions.
  • Step 4: Scan the required documents and pay the application fee, if applicable.
  • Step 5: Read over the application and then click “Submit.” It is recommended that you download and print the completed application form.

Required Documents for PSPCL Application Form

Applicants who apply online for PSPCL must have a valid and active e-mail address as well as a phone number. Any subsequent communication regarding the application will be done solely through these channels.

The following documents are required when applying online:

  • Digital copy of your photograph with prescribed size
  • Digital copies of other relevant certificates and documents
  • Digital copy of your signature

PSPCL Application Fees

The application fee for the PSPCL should be paid online as well.

The following are the PSPCL application fees for various categories:

CategoryApplication FeeGST (18%)Total Application Fee
All category (except SC & PwD)Rs. 800Rs. 144Rs. 944 (bank charges may be applicable)
SC & PwDRs. 500Rs. 90Rs.590 (bank charges may be applicable)
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PSPCL 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must check the eligibility criteria before applying for various PSPCL positions. On the official website, the PSPCL Eligibility Criteria are published alongside the official notification for the posts. The following are the eligibility requirements for multiple posts:

PSPCL Eligibility: Educational Qualification

Posts-wise eligibility criteria for different types of vacancies are listed below:

Post NameEducational 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]Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University or Institution.
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.
Must have studied Punjabi up to matric (10th) standard.
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 Electronics
Engineering or B.Sc Computer Science
IT Engineering with at least 50 % of aggregate marks.

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

PSPCL Age Criteria

The deadline for determining applicants’ ages is January 1, 2021. The minimum age requirement is 18 years, and the maximum age requirement is 37 years.

PSPCL also relaxes age requirements for candidates who fall into certain categories. The age relaxation is in accordance with Punjab government directives.

CategoryAge Relaxation
Ex-ServicemenEx-servicemen from the Punjab Domicile can deduct the time they spent in the Union Armed Forces from their actual age. They will be considered eligible in age criteria if the resultant age does not exceed the maximum age limit prescribed for direct appointment by more than three years.
SC, ST and OBC5 Years of relaxation from the prescribed upper age limit
Widows40 Years
Physically Handicapped10 Years of relaxation from the prescribed upper age limit.
Women who receive maintenance payments from their husbands by the order of Civil or Criminal courts.40 Years
Wives serving military personnel and wives of military personnel disabled during the service40 Years

PSPCL 2021 Selection Process

As previously stated, PSPCL conducts the selection process for various vacancies in three phases. Eligible applicants are shortlisted for the next phase of the selection process based on the merit list after each phase.

PSPCL uses the Normalization process to evaluate the marks of all applicants who took the exam in multiple shifts for the same position on a common scale.

Applicants who fall into the PSPCL’s designated categories are given priority. They are as follows:

  • Ex-Servicemen
  • Person with Disability
  • Sportsperson
  • SC/ BC
  • Freedom Fighters

Filling out the application for the reservation and producing the required documents should be done as soon as possible. It should also be noted that an applicant will only be regarded for reservation if he or she is from Punjab.

The number of applicants shortlisted for Phase II (Main examination) will be roughly four times the total number of vacancies for each position. In Phase-I, the merit list will be prepared in descending order of merit (Preliminary examination).


PSPCL 2021 Exam Pattern

PSPCL exam 2021 will be conducted in 3 phases viz.

  1. Phase-I (Preliminary Examination)
  2. Phase-II (Mains Examination)
  3. Document Verification (DV)

The Phase I and Phase II exams are each worth 100 marks. There are a total of 100 questions, each of which is worth one mark. For each incorrect answer, a negative 0.25 mark is deducted.

PSPCL Exam Pattern 2021 for the Post of JE/ Electrical, ALM, and ASSA

Only one phase of the online examination for the positions of Assistant Lineman and Assistant Sub-Station Attendant will be held. There will be two phases to the online examination for the position of Junior Engineer.

The question patterns in Phases I and II are similar. The following are the details:

SubjectNo. of Questions
Question-Related to the concerned discipline of the post applied70
General Knowledge10
Logical Reasoning10
General English10
Total100

PSPCL Exam Pattern for the Post of Clerk

There will be two phases to the online examination for the position of Clerk. The question patterns in Phases I and II will be similar. The following are the details:

SubjectNo. of Questions
Static + Current Affairs & General Knowledge20
Basic Computer Knowledge15
Logical Reasoning/ Quantitative Aptitude25
General English20
Numerical Aptitude25
Total100

PSPCL Exam Pattern for the Post of Revenue Accountant

Only one phase of the online examination for the position of Revenue Accountant is held. The format of the questions is as follows:

SubjectNo. of Questions
General Knowledge10
Degree Level Finance & Accounts- CA/ICWA70
General English10
Logical Reasoning/ Quantitative Aptitude10
Total100

PSPCL Syllabus 2021

General English, G.K. & Current Affairs, and Aptitude are all on the PSPCL syllabus for most of the recruitment exams. The remaining sections, which will be subject-related, may differ between jobs. The generic syllabus for various PSPCL exams can be found below.

PSPCL Syllabus for the Post of Clerk

This is not a technical post. Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, and General Awareness are the four sections. The following is the course outline:

SubjectsTopics
Reasoning AbilityCoding, Series, Analogy, Blood Relation, Distance, Sitting Puzzle
Quantitative AptitudeSimplification, Profit & Loss, HCF, Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds &, Indices, Ratio, Time, Train, Distance (Most Imp.), Number Systems
English LanguageSynonyms & Antonyms, Translation, Fillers, Modal Fillers, Change the Tense, Choose Correct Determiner, Narration, Misspelt, Active-Passive, Idioms, One-word Substitution, Mark Correct Sentence
General AwarenessCurrent Affairs, GK Updates, Currencies, Important Places, Banking Awareness, Awards, Book And Author, Headquarter, Important Days, Prime Minister Scheme

PSPCL Syllabus for the Post of Junior Engineer/ Electrical

This is a post about technology. There is a section of related questions from the electrical engineering stream for the position of Junior Engineer (Electrical). General Intelligence, English Language, and General Awareness are among the other sections.

SubjectsTopics
General AwarenessIndian History, Indian Polity, Geography, Economy Current Affairs, Sports, Punjab Current Updates, National & International News, Awards, Person in News
General IntelligenceLogical Reasoning, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, Data Sufficiency, Coded Inequalities, Seating Arrangement, Puzzle, Tabulation, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding
English LanguageReading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Para jumbles, Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting, Fill in the blanks, Miscellaneous, Paragraph Completion
General Engineering (Electrical)
Circuit law, Magnetic Circuit, AC Fundamentals, Measurement and Measuring instruments, Electrical Machines, Fractional Kilowatt Motors, Single-phase Induction Motors, Synchronous Machines, Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Estimation and Costing, Utilization and Electrical Energy, Basic Electronics, Basic Electrical Engineering, DC Circuit, Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws, Series and parallel combination of resistors, Electro Magnetics, Electro-Magnetic Induction, AC Circuits, Network theorems, Electrical Circuits and Systems, Classification of Materials, Active and Passive Components, AC Fundamentals, Transformers, AC and DC Machines, Semiconductor Diode, Transistor, Power Supplies, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Basic Electromagnetic Law, Measuring Instruments, DC Machines, Transformers, Induction Machines, Synchronous Machines, Electronics and Electrical Technology, Basic Concepts, AC Fundamentals, Electrical Machines Etc

PSPCL Syllabus for the Post of Revenue Accountant

For the position of revenue accountant, there is a section of questions related to Finance and Accounts in addition to General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning, and General English.

SubjectsTopics
General EnglishFill in the blanks, Vocabulary, Word formation, Synonyms, Error correction, Prepositions, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Comprehension, Sentence Translation, Rearrangement
Logical Reasoning/ QuantsRatio and Proportion, Simple & Compound Interest, Data Interpretation, Problems on Trains, Time and Distance, Profit and Loss, C.F. and L.C.M., Number Systems, Problems on Ages, Time and Work, Mixture and Alligation, Discounts, Boats and Streams, Direction Sense, Clock, Number Series, Coding-Decoding, Word Building, Seating Arrangements, Calendar, Blood Relation, Non-Verbal Series, Statement Conclusion, Arithmetic Reasoning, Figure Classification
General KnowledgeGeography, Economy Current Affairs, Punjab History, Awards, Person in News, Punjab Polity, Sports, Punjab Current Updates, National & International News
Finance and AccountsGeneral Principles & Rules, Accountancy its Scope, Book Keeping & Accountancy, Auditing, General Accounting Principles, Industrial Relations, Labour Laws, Financial Accounting, Cash Transactions, and their record, Cost Accounting, Corporate Accounting, Taxation Law and Practice, Computer Application in Accounting, Management Accounting, Income Tax, Theory and Practice of Auditing, Purchase Regulations, General System of Accounts & Financial Control, Cash Transactions and their record

PSPCL 2021 Exam Centres

The PSPCL exam is held in various locations throughout Punjab. While filling out the online application, applicants have the option of selecting their preferred test centre. If the student’s preferred exam centre is unavailable or has reached maximum capacity, the PSPCL authority will assign any other exam centre, regardless of the candidate’s preference.

The hall ticket will contain information about the examination centre, reporting date and time, and other instructions for taking the PSPCL exam.

PSPCL does not accept requests to change examination centres once they have been assigned.

Applicants must bring their admit cards with them to the exam. Failure to produce admit cards will result in admission to the examination hall being denied.


PSPCL 2021 Admit Card

PSPCL will issue official call letters for the exam with a scheduled date and time after the registration period has ended. The exam dates for PSPCL 2021 have yet to be announced. Candidates who have applied for the exam can then get their admit cards from the PSPCL’s official website.

The admit card should be downloaded and printed in order to present it during the examination. Applicants can get their admit cards by going to the PSPCL admit card download link and entering their login credentials.


PSPCL 2021 Cutoff and Results

The following are the minimum qualifying marks for the PSPCL exam 2021:

  • 45% marks for General category candidates
  • 35% marks for Reserve category candidates

It is worth noting that the cutoff marks for PSPCL 2021 will be higher than the minimum qualifying marks. Applicants who do not meet the required qualifying marks will be eliminated from consideration for the next round of the selection process.

PSPCL results are announced on the official website after the examination is completed. Aspirants can check their results after the results are published by entering their login credentials. For ranking purposes, the merit list as well as category-specific merit lists will be released.


PSPCL 2021 Salary Structure

Because it is a government job, the PSPCL pay scale for various job positions is reasonable and comes with additional benefits.

According to the most recent revisions to the pay structure of PSPCL:

Post NameGrade payPay Scale
Lower Division Clerk(LDC)Rs. 3,400Rs. 6,400 – 20,200
Revenue AccountantRs. 5,400Rs. 10,900 – 34,800
Junior Engineer/ElectricalRs. 5,350Rs. 10,900 – 34,800
Assistant Sub-Station AttendantRs. 3,700Rs. 6,400 – 20,200
Assistant LinemanRs. 3,700Rs. 6,400 – 20,200

The qualified candidates will be on probation for two years after the selection process is completed. There are several allowances in addition to the basic pay, including Dearness Allowances, House Rent Allowances, Traveling Allowances, Daily Allowances, Medical Allowances, Mobile Allowances, PF (Provident Fund) Allowances, Annual Increment Salary, and House Maintains Allowances.


PSPCL Exam 2021 FAQs

What is the full form of PSPCL?

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

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

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.

What are the age criteria to apply for PSPCL?

The general age criteria to appear for the PSPCL examination are 18 to 37 Years. However, PSPCL provides relaxation to these criteria for certain categories like backward communities, the family of service personnel, persons with disabilities, etc.

What is the medium of language for the PSPCL examination?

PSPCL examination is bilingual. The question paper will have both Punjabi and English versions of questions to understand a wider category of candidates.

What are the documents required for PSPCL?

The documents required to apply for PSPCL 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 PwD candidates, and other such relevant documents for reservation categories.

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