It is three stage examination.
Syllabus for Preliminary Examination
Preliminary Examination shall be of objective type multiple choice (which can be scrutinized by computer) as distinguished from the Written Examination which shall be subjective/narrative type.
The question paper for Preliminary Examination shall be of two hours duration. It shall consist of 125 questions and each question shall carry 04 marks and every wrong answer 01 mark will be deducted.
The objective type multiple choice questions for Preliminary examination shall be from the syllabus for the main examination. The candidate shall be expected to have general and basic overview of the main subjects and also the ability to answer questions on current events of national and international importance, Indian legal and constitutional history and governance.
Main (Written) Examination
It consists of five papers:
Punjabi (in Devnagri Script)
Language Paper (v) shall comprise the following:
Viva-Voce (Interview) (200 marks)
To judge the personal qualities of the candidates. The viva-voce shall relate to the matters of general interest and is intended to test the candidates’ alertness, intelligence and general outlook. It shall be conducted in English.