PSSSB Clerk Syllabus 2021, Detailed Exam Pattern & Syllabus

PSSSB Clerk Syllabus 2021: Punjab Subordinate Service Selection Board has recently issued the notification for 2789 posts of Clerk, Clerk (IT), and Clerk (Accounts). The PSSSB has started accepting online applications from 23rd October 2021, the last date of submitting the online application form is 18th November 2021. The exam pattern and syllabus are the primary sources to prepare for the examination. The candidates who are preparing for the PSSSB Clerk recruitment must know the exam pattern and syllabus given on this page.

PSSSB Clerk Syllabus 2021

The recruitment of clerks will be completed in two stages i.e. written examination followed by a typing test. This is a golden opportunity for candidates seeking jobs under the Punjab government. As competition is getting tougher day by day, candidates must give extra effort to reserve their place in the merit list of the PSSSB Clerk. Check the miscellaneous information about the PSSSB Clerk Syllabus 2021 given below in the table: 

PSSSB Clerk Syllabus 2021
Recruitment BodySubordinate Service Selection Board, Punjab
Posts Clerk
Exam LevelState Government 
Mode of ExamOnline
Marking Scheme1 mark for each right answer
Negative Marking Scheme0.25 mark for each wrong answer
Selection ProcessWritten Test- Typing Test
Official Website

PSSSB Clerk Exam Pattern 2021

The PSSSB Clerk exam paper consists of nine sections such as General Knowledge, Mental Ability, Arithmetic, Accounts, English, Computer/IT, Punjab History and culture, Punjabi Language, and Agriculture. The key points of the PSSSB Clerk exam are as follows: 

  1. There will be 100 MCQ type questions 
  2. Each question carries 1 mark
  3. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 mark for each wrong answer
  4. The maximum duration of 120 minutes will be allotted
  5. The medium of paper will be bilingual i.e. English & Punjabi
SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration 
General Knowledge15152 hours(120 minutes)
Mental Ability2020
Punjab History and culture0505
Punjabi Language0505

PSSSB Clerk Syllabus

In the syllabus, we have covered all the topics which will be asked in the written examination of the PSSSB Clerk. Candidates are advised to read topics given in the syllabus multiple times. After completion of the syllabus, must give some mock tests to check preparation. To get their name on the final merit list of PSSSB Clerk, candidates must follow the syllabus given below:

PSSSB Clerk Syllabus 2021
Subjects Topics 
  1. H.C.F. and L.C.M
  2. Boats and Streams
  3. Time and Distance
  4. Clocks and Calendars
  5. Profit and Loss
  6. Ratio and Proportion
  7. Percentages
  8. Problems on Trains
  9. Problems on Ages
  10.  Data Interpretation
  11.  Pipes and Cisterns
  12.  Average
  13.  Number Systems
  14.  Mixture and Alligation
  15. Simple & Compound Interest
  16.  Time and Work
  17.  Discounts
Computer Knowledge
  1. Basic Fundamentals of Computer
  2. Software/Hardware
  3. Memory
  4. Classification of Computer
  5. Number System
  6. Database (DBMS)
  7. Networking
  8. Logic Gate
  9. Transmission Media
  10.  Operating System
  11.  MS Window
  12.  MS Word
  13.  PowerPoint
  14.  MS Excel
  15.  MS Access
  16.  Internet
  17.  Computer Virus
  18.  Commonly used Computer Terms.
  19.  Computer Abbreviation.
General Knowledge
  1. History – Punjab & India
  2. Environment issues
  3. Current Events – National, Regional & International
  4. Books & Authors
  5. Geography – Punjab & India
  6. Awards and Honors
  7. Punjab & Indian Polity
  8. Science – Inventions & Discoveries
  9. Abbreviations
  10.  Punjab & Indian Economy
  11.  Important Days
  12.  Science & Technology
  13.  International & National Organizations
  14.  Indian National Movement
  15.  Indian Constitution
  16.  Sports
  17.  Countries & Capitals etc.
English Language 
  1. Verb
  2. Tenses
  3. Adverb
  4. Fill in the Blanks
  5. Unseen Passages
  6. Idioms & Phrases
  7. Articles
  8. Error Correction
  9. Antonyms/ Synonym
  10.  Vocabulary/ Grammar
Punjabi Language
  1. Comprehension
  2. Fill in the Blanks
  3. Vocabulary
  4. Usage of Words
  5. Grammar
  6. Idioms & Phrases
  7. Synonyms
  8. Unseen Passages
  9. Antonyms etc.
Mental Ability
  1. Analytical Reasoning
  2. Directions
  3. Blood Relation
  4. Arrangements
  5. Analogies
  6. Classification
  7. Coding-Decoding
  8. Similarities and Differences
  9. Number Series
  10.  Symbols and Notations
  11.  Alphabet Series
  12.  Syllogisms
  13.  Data Sufficiency
  14.  Statements
  15.  Non-Verbal Reasoning
  16.  Symmetry
  17.  Visual Ability etc.

PSSSB Clerk Syllabus 2021: FAQs

Q. What is the syllabus of the PSSSB Clerk?

The syllabus of the PSSSB Clerk is given on this page, go through the syllabus and prepare accordingly.

Q. Is there a negative marking in the PSSSB Clerk 2021 exam?

Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Q. How to start preparation for the PSSSB Clerk 2021 exam?

Firstly, go through the exam pattern and syllabus given on this page then prepare each topic in detail and practice the mock tests to check preparation.