Brief Intro about PMS Exams
Provincial Management Service (PMS) Exams are conducted at provincial levels by the respective Public Service Commission i.e. Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC), Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC), Baluchistan Public Service Commission (BPSC), and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Service Commission (KPPSC). In Federal Area, FPSC (Federal Public Service Commission) conducts tests for the Islamabad Capital Territory.
PMS test is conducted by the PPSC every year to fill the vacant positions in different districts of Punjab. It is worth mentioning that PPSC conducts tests only on those vacant posts which are equal to or above BPS-16. The recruiting tests for vacant posts in BPS-01 to BPS-15 are carried out by the concerned department or testing services i.e. NTS (National Testing Service), ATS (Allied Testing Service), PTS (Pakistan Testing Service), and CTS (Candidates Testing Service), etc.
PMS Exams Schedule
There is no exact Schedule of PMS exams. It depends upon the situation of vacant posts in different districts of Punjab. If we observe the history of the schedule f past papers of PMS, then we are in a position to say that PMS exams are mostly held in the months of September and October.
The schedule of FPSC, CSS, PPSC, BSPC, SPSC, and KPPSC is totally different as compared to other testing services like NTS, OTS, and PTS, etc. PMS tests are conducted to full the authoritative and decision-making posts in the entire province; therefore PPSC conducts the objective as well as subjective tests.
The PMS test will not be held in one day. On a day, the exam of only one subject is allowed. For example, if you apply for PMS exams, your English paper will be on 2nd October, Urdu exam on 4th October, Islamic Studies and Ethics on 8th October, etc.
PMS Candidates Age Limit
The age limit set for PMS is between 21 to 28 years. You can participate in PMS exams if you are 21 or above 21 and below 28. However, the concession on age to the already government-serving employees is granted according to age relaxation rules.
If you are already a government employee in any federal or provincial department, then your age limit is 35 years. Moreover, 10 years age relaxation rules are also applicable for disable persons as given in Punjab Civil Servants Recruitment (Relaxation f Upper Age Limit Rules, 1976.
Who Can Apply for PMS/ Required Qualification for PMS?
Only those candidates can apply and appear in PMS exams which have graduation degrees with 2nd division from any HEC (Higher Education Commission) recognized university.
How to Apply for PMS?
PMS exams are conducted every year by PPSC (Punjab Public Service Commission) to fill the authoritative posts (Vacant posts in BPS-16 or above) in different districts of Punjab. The advertisements are published in major newspapers by PPSC i.e. Jang, Express, Nawa e Waqt, etc.
After the publication of the advertisement, you can apply for PMS exams through the online system. No one is allowed to send their application via postal or by hand. All candidates can submit their application forms online. The application form along with a complete guideline for online submission of applications is available on the official website of PPSC. Before submissions of application forms, you have to submit the required fee (which will be given in advertisement and form will be available on the PPSC website) in any branch of State Bank and National Bank of Pakistan.
PMS Exams Syllabus
All the candidates appearing in PMS exams for any post are required to appear in the following compulsory subjects. The subjects along with total marks are given as following.
|English (Comprehension, Translation, and Precise)||100|
|Urdu (Essay, Comprehension, Translation, and Precise)||100|
|Islamic Studies (for Muslims), Ethics (For Non-Muslims)||100|
|General Knowledge (Objective)||100|
These 6 subjects are compulsory and every candidate appearing in PMS exams will appear in the exams of these subjects.
In addition to the above-mentioned compulsory subjects, a candidate must opt for three optional subjects among the following subjects.
|Principle of Engineering||200|
Passing Marks System of PMS Exams
Provincial Management Service Examinations have 6 compulsory subjects and 3 optional subjects with the following aggregation of marks.
Compulsory Subjects Total Marks: 600
Optional Subjects Total Marks: 600
Total Marks of Written Test: 1200
Viva vice Marks: 200
Total Marks of PMS Exams: 1400
To appear in Viva Voice marks, it is essential to obtain 50% marks in a written test (600 marks). If you succeed to get 600 marks then you will be able to sit in the viva voice test.