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PSSSB Clerk Syllabus 2023 PDF Download | Check Exam Pattern

PSSSB Clerk Syllabus 2023 PDF Download: Check Exam Pattern – Dear Students, The PSSSB Clerk Exam Syllabus 2023 PDF has been released on the official website. So, all the candidates can download the PSSSB Clerk Syllabus 2023 through the direct link attached. Besides, you will find the complete details of the PSSSB Clerk Selection Process 2023 and the PSSSB Clerk Exam Pattern 2023 in the below sections.

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PSSSB Clerk Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2023 – Overview

Board Name Punjab Subordinate Service Selection Board (PSSSB)
Post Name Clerk, Clerk IT
Category Syllabus
Job Location Punjab
Selection Process Objective Type Written Test, Document Verification/ Counseling Process
Official Website

PSSSB Clerk Exam Pattern 2023

The PSSSB Clerk question paper of the recruitment test will be 150 questions with a Maximum mark of 150 marks and All questions carry equal marks. The Exam duration of the PSSSB Clerk paper will be 150 minutes. for each wrong answer, -1/4 marks will be deducted. Below the given table is for the PSSSB Clerk Exam Pattern 2023.

Part A:- Qualifying test of Punjabi Language equivalent to Matriculation standard

  • Total Question – 150 Questions
  • Total Marks –  150 Marks
  • Exam Duration – 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Language –
  • Mode of Exam –
  • Negative Marking – Yes, 1/4 Marks
Part Topic No. of Questions Marks  Type of Questions
A Punjabi (Qualifying Nature) 50 50 MCQ


Part Topic Questions Marks  Type of Questions
B Questions from the Subject 70 70 MCQ
Questions from General Knowledge, English, Logical Reasoning and Mental ability, Punjabi 30 30
Total 100 100

PSSSB Clerk IT Exam Pattern

  • Total Question – 120 Questions
  • Total Marks –  120 Marks
  • Exam Duration – 2 hours
  • Language –
  • Mode of Exam –
  • Negative Marking – Yes, 1/4 Marks
Sr.No Topic No. of
Marks Type of
1. Questions from the Subject (Part A of Syllabus) 90 90 MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)
2. Questions from General Questions) Knowledge, English, Punjabi, Logical
Reasoning and Mental ability (Part B of Syllabus)
30 30
Total 120 120
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Subject Wise – PSSSB Clerk Syllabus 2023

Part-A (Punjabi Qualifying Exam) – Punjabi Syllabus

  • ਜੀਵਨੀ ਅਤੇਰਚਨਾਵਾਾਂਨਾਲ ਸਬੰਧਤ ਪ੍ਰਸ਼ਨ:-
    • ਸ਼ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂਨਾਨਕ ਦੇਵ ਜੀ, ਸ਼ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂਅੰਗਦ ਦੇਵ ਜੀ, ਸ਼ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂਰਾਮਦਾਸ ਜੀ,
    • ਸ਼ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂਅਰਜਨ ਦੇਵ ਜੀ, ਸ਼ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂਤੇਗ ਬਹਾਦਰ ਜੀ, ਸ਼ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂਗੋਬਬੰਦ ਬਸੰਘ ਜੀ।
  • ਬਵਰੋਧਾਰਥਕ ਸ਼ਬਦ, ਸਮਾਨਾਰਥਕ ਸ਼ਬਦ।
  • ਮੁਹਾਵਰੇ।
  • ਅਖਾਣ।
  • ਸਬਦ ਦੇਭੇਦ।
  • ਅਗੇਤਰ/ਬਪ੍ਛੇਤਰ।
  • ਵਚਨ ਬਦਲੋਤੇਬਲੰਗ ਬਦਲੋ।
  • ਬਵਸ਼ਰਾਮ ਬਚੰਨਹ।
  • ਸ਼ਬਦਾਾਂ/ ਵਾਕਾਾਂਨੂੰ ਸ਼ੁੁੱਧ ਕਰਕੇਬਲਖੋ।
  • ਅੰਗਰੇਜ਼ੀ ਸ਼ਬਦਾਾਂਦਾ ਪ੍ੰਜਾਬੀ ਬਵੁੱਚ ਸ਼ੁੁੱਧ ਰੂਪ੍।
  • ਅੰਕਾਾਂ, ਮਹੀਨੇ, ਬਦਨਾਾਂਦਾ ਸ਼ੁੁੱਧ ਪ੍ੰਜਾਬੀ ਰੂਪ੍।
  • ਪ੍ੰਜਾਬੀ ਭਾਸ਼ਾ ਨਾਲ ਸਬੰਧਤ ਪ੍ਰਸ਼ਨ।
  • ਪ੍ੰਜਾਬ ਦੇਇਬਤਹਾਸ ਨਾਲ ਸਬੰਧਤ ਪ੍ਰਸ਼ਨ।
  • ਪ੍ੰਜਾਬ ਦੇਸਬਭਆਚਾਰ ਨਾਲ ਸਬੰਧਤ ਪ੍ਰਸ਼ਨ।

Part B (I) – Subject Syllabus

  • Elementary Animal Husbandry Common breeds of cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, pig, horse and poultry; Animal production systems; Principles of housing for farm animals; Routine managements practices for various categories of livestock (calves, heifers, pregnant and lactating animals etc.) and sick animals; Introduction to methods of castration; Milking techniques; Clean milk production concept, significance and factors affecting clean milk production; Sanitation and hygiene practices; Routine farm practices including wallowing, watering and bathing; Record keeping and responsibilities of veterinary inspector/ para-veterinarian; waste management, Identification techniques in animals, Bio-security methods at livestock farm.
  • Elementary Livestock Handling An overview of animal behavior, Common tools used for animal control; Methods of restrain and handling of animals; Dentition, Farrier practices and shoeing, Hoof trimming in bovine; Prevention of cruelty to animals, Preparing animals for show/ animal fair.
  • Elementary Animal Nutrition – Principles of animal nutrition; Digestive systems including rumination; Nutritional important of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water; Common feeds and fodders; Scientific feeding and feeding schedule for different categories of livestock; Colostrums feeding- How, when and why to feed colostrums to calves? Feeding practice of cow & buffalo-Ration balancing; Anti nutritional factors; Feed additives; Hay and Silage making, Precautions in the storage of feed and fodder.
  • Basic Computer Applications – Knowledge about the computer accessories. Use of computer in handling and presenting veterinary and livestock data. Working in Windows operating system. Working with MS Word, Spreadsheets using MS Excel, Graphics and MS Power Point. Internet and World Wide Web, E-mail and internet services; Computer viruses, antivirus. Practice in Farm data recording.
  • Elementary Anatomy and Physiology of Animals Introduction to anatomy and physiology of musculoskeletal, digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, excretory, male and female reproductive and endocrine system; Mammary glands of domestic animals; Body cavities (Thoracic, abdominal and Pelvic) and its related organs. Basic physiological parameters of domestic animals.
  • Elementary Pharmacology – Introduction to Pharmacology, Nature and sources of drugs; Routes of drug administration; Dosage forms; Pharmaceutical processes; Handling of hazardous substances; Common antiseptics and disinfectants; Weights and measures; Pharmacy calculations; Classification of important drugs; Important Indigenous and allopathic drugs.
  • Elementary Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Heath – Introduction to epidemiology, surveillance, and monitoring of common seasonal infectious diseases like Brucellosis, Rabies, Cysticercosis, TB, JD, Anthrax, FMD, Food borne pathogens, Public health considerations; Common zoonoses and their management; Disposal of cadaver; Concept of contagious, notifiable diseases and outbreaks.
  • Elementary Poultry Science – Poultry types-Layer, Broiler; Common breeds/ strains of poultry; Meat and egg productivity, and production, Different housing/ rearing systems; Management of layer and broiler farm; Brooding; Hatchery routines; Cleaning of poultry sheds and litter management; Bio-security; Feeding and poultry ration; Introduction to common poultry diseases; Vaccination.
  • Elementary Animal Husbandry Extension – Extension in rural welfare; Community development and rural sociology; Principles and objectives of veterinary and animal husbandry extension; Qualities of extension worker; Extension teaching methods; Extension and training programmers. Duties of veterinary inspector/ para-veterinarian;
    Communication tools and Role of media, Set-up of Animal Husbandry Department, Record maintenance at Veterinary Hospital, Government schemes for farmers benefits
  • Elementary Animal Reproduction – Female genitalia of cattle, buffalo and goats, Reproductive cycle, Puberty, Oestrous cycle; Methods of heat detection including fern pattern; Gestation in domestic animals; Methods of pregnancy diagnosis; Abortion in domestic animals; Parturition and impending signs, Types of infertility in farm animals causes and remedies; Sexual health and herd health programme; Care and management of dam and new born calf, Introduction to parturient problems in dairy animals.
  • Elementary Andrology and Artificial Insemination – Study of male genitalia and gonads; Puberty, Methods of semen collection and storage; Handling of fresh/ frozen semen; Artificial insemination including optimum time of AI; Diseases transmitted through semen
  • Elementary Parasitology – Introduction to common parasites I.e., protozoa (Theileria, Babesia, Anaplasma and Trypanosomes), Tremetodes (Liver flukes, amphistomes and lung flukes), cestodes (Moneizia, Dipylidiumcaninum, Taeniasis, Hydatid cyst), nematodes (Toxocare, Hemonchus, Lung worm, filarial nematodes etc) and arthropods (Flies, Ticks, Mites, Fleas and myiasis) in livestock; Economic importance of parasitic diseases of livestock.
  • Procurement, Handling and Testing of milk – History of dairy development in India. Three tier structure of dairy cooperative. An introduction to Indian dairy industry with special reference to dairy sector in Punjab. Milk- definition, its composition, factors affecting the quality of milk and standards. Milk collection systems and its handling (transportation, reception and storage). Platform tests for quality analysis of milk. Important sanitary and hygienic practices for milk handling. Cleaning and its importance. Introduction to common detergents & sanitary agents. Milk pricing system and its concept.
  • Basic Livestock Health Management – Introduction to common diseases of livestock; Hemorrhagic Septicaemia. Brucellosis, Tuberculosis, Foot and Mouth disease, Rabies, Johne’s disease, Glanders, Theileriosis, Classical swine fever, etc. Insecticide toxicities. Preventive health measures for bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases in various species.
  • Veterinary Hospital Maintenance – Maintenance of case record and lig books of scheduled drugs Basic accounting; Preparation of bills and maintenance of consumable and nonconsumable stock of hospital; History taking, Prescription reading and dispensing of drugs, Preparation of animals for surgical operation; Care and maintenance of surgical, anesthetic and other common equipments; Assisting veterinary surgeon in post-operative care; Hospital hygiene, Sterilization of operation theatre; Surgical pack and surgical instruments; Types of suture material, Categorization of biomedical waste, its disposal as per pollution control board regulations.
  • Elementary Veterinary Medicine – Introduction to digestive, respiratory, urinary and production systems and their diseases (Milk fever, Ketosis; Haemoglobinuria); Preliminary knowledge about indigestion, bloat, constipation, diarrhea, aspiration pneumonia and urinary incontinence, Mastitis; Common mineral and vitamin deficiencies, Hoof care
  • Elements of Wound care and Management – Wound causes, classification; Types of wound dressings; Basic concepts of abscess, ulcers, haematoma, cyst, tumor and hernia; Clinical use of antiseptics, fly repellents, anti-maggot etc.; First aid in sick animals including fracture cases. Management of bloat; Hoof care.
  • Basic Clinical Pathology and Laboratory techniques – Handling of laboratory equipment, glassware and chemicals; Cleaning and sterilizing of laboratory wares; Basic microscopy principles; Blood collection techniques; Use of anticoagulants; Serum and plasma separation; Urine collection, preservation and common physical and chemical tests; Collection, preservation and dispatch of tissues for histopathology, Protocols for necropsy of mammals and poultry birds.
  • Practical On-Farm/ Farmer’s Door Training – Handling, management practices of Dairy farm, Stud Farm, Poultry Farm, Piggery Farm, Sheep and Goat farm, Routine farm operations including vaccination etc. Communication with farmers; Use of audio and visual aids for training for farmers; Organizing farmer interactions, Extension programmes viz. KisanMela, Livestock shows, Animal markets and Animal welfare camps.
  • Practical In-Clinics Training – Handling and dealing with sick animals, Record keeping; History taking; Sampling of body fluid/ tissues; Medication; Pos-operative management of surgical patients; Care of pregnant animals; Vaccination; Preparation of solutions, lotions, tinctures, ointments, mixtures (carminatives, laxatives, purgatives, febrifuge etc.) Electuaries etc.
  • Practical Lab/ Hospital Training – Handling of laboratory equipment; Methodology for transporting various samples to laboratory for examination; Blood smear preparation; Staining; Complete blood count; Serum and plasma separation; Preservations of serum,
    plasma and tissues; Urine examination; Preparation of smears for faecal examination.
  • Practical Bull Centre Training – Management of breeding bull; preparation of dummy; Artificial vagina preparation; Preparation of extenders; Handling of chilled and frozen semen, Storage of semen; Handling of liquid nitrogen including its containers; Artificial insemination; Record keeping.

Part B (II) – General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning and Mental Ability, English and Punjabi

General Knowledge and Current affairs of National and International importance including:

  • Political issues,
  • Environment issues,
  • Current Affairs,
  • Science and Technology,
  • Economic issues,
  • History of Punjab-14th century onwards
  • History of India with special reference to Indian freedom struggle movement.
  • Sports
  • Cinema and Literature.

Logical Reasoning & Mental Ability:

  • Verbal reasoning: Coding, Decoding, Analogy, Classification, Series, Direction sense test, relations, mathematical operations, time test, odd man out problems.
  • Non Verbal reasoning: Series, Analogy and Classification.
  • Basic numerical skills, Percentage, Number system, LCM and HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Number series, Average, Problems based on Ages, Profit & Loss, Partnership and Mixture, Simple and Compound Interest, Work and Time, Time and Distance. Mensuration and Data Interpretation.


  • Basic Grammar
  • Subject and Verb
  • Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • One Word Substitution
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Correction in Sentences
  • Idioms and their meanings
  • Spell Checks
  • Adjectives
  • Articles
  • Prepositions
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Correction in Sentences, etc.


ਸ਼ ੁੱਧ-ਅਸ਼ ੁੱਧ, ਸ਼ਬਦਜੋੜ, ਅਗੇਤਰ ਅਤੇ ਪਪਛੇਤਰ, ਸਮਾਨਾਰਥਕ/ਪਿਰੋਧੀਸ਼ਬਦ, ਨਾਾਂਿ, ਪੜਨਾਾਂਿ ਅਤੇਪਕਪਰਆ ਦੀਆਾਂ ਪਕਸਮਾਾਂ ਤੇਸਹੀ ਿਰਤੋਂ, ਪ ੰਗ ਅਤੇਿਚਨ, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਅਖਾਣ ਤੇਮ ਹਾਿਰੇ, ਅੰਗਰੇਜੀ ਤੋਂਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਅਨ ਿਾਦ ਅਤੇਬਹ ਤੇਸ਼ਬਦਾਾਂਦੀ ਥਾਾਂਇੁੱਕ ਸ਼ਬਦ ਆਪਦ।


Basics of computers, Network & Internet, Use of office productivity tools like Word, Spreadsheet & Powerpoint.

Punjab History and Culture

Physical features of Punjab and its ancient history. Social, religious and economic life in Punjab. Development of Language & literature and Arts in Punjab, Social and culture of Punjab during Afgan/ Mughal Rule, Bhakti Movement, Sufism, Teachings/ History of Sikh Gurus and Saints in Punjab. Adi Granth, Sikh Rulers, Freedom movements of Punjab.

Part A – Subject Syllabus (Clerk IT)

  • Fundamentals of Computer: Basic of computers, network & Internet, email, use of office productivity tools like Word, spreadsheet & presentation,
  • Operating System: Structure and Architecture of Operating system, basic function. Types of operating system: multi-user, multitasking, parallel, real time, time sharing and distributed. Process Management: process, states, threads, pre-emptive a& non-pre-emptive scheduling, Scheduling algorithm. Concurrency Control: Concurrency, synchronization & Deadlocks. Memory Management: Memory management requirements, memory partitioning, memory allocation, allocation strategies, concept of
    virtual memory, page replacement policies, & threshing. I/O Management: I/O devices, disk scheduling, I/O Buffering, Inter Process Communication. Virtualization basics.
  • DBMS: DBMS, RDBMS, Characteristics of DBMS, Architecture of DBMS and Data Independence, CODD Rules, Data Modelling, ER Model, Relational Data model concepts and constraints, Keys-primary, foreign candidate etc., SQL- DDL, DML, DCL command. Queries and views, indexes & constraints, Normalization-1NF, 2NF, 3NF, 4NF, BCNF, 5NF.
    Transaction, concurrency control and recovery techniques. NoSQL databases.
  • Computer Organization: Digital Logic, Boolean algebra, K-Maps, Flip flops, combination circuit-adders, multiplexers, de-multiplexer, sequential circuit, Computer system, memories, IO organization, process organization, instruction format, control unit, multiprocessing and multi-core computers.
  • Data Structure: Data structure, time and space complexity, data types, link list and its operations like insert, delete etc. double & circular linked list and their operations, Stack & its operation (push and pop), infix to post fix conversion, infix/ postfix evaluation, queues and their operation, array and its representation, sorting algorithms (selection/bubble/sort, insertion, quick, merge, shell, radix etc.), searching algorithm: linear, binary etc. Trees and their representation. Properties of trees, binary tree.
  • Programming skills: Basics of problem solving, providing solution to problem using flowchart, algorithm and pseudocode.
  • C programming: Basic of C, data types, variables and their scope, Storage classes, I/O operations, Operators, control structures, looping structures, Array, strings, Functions, pointers, Enum, struct, union, memory management, File handling.
  • Data communication and computer Networks: Basics of digital communication, Network architecture, physical layer, Medium access protocols, Data-link layer, Network layer, Transport layer and Application layer.
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI): Artificial Neural Networks (ANN), Genetic Algorithms (GA), Natural Language Processing, Knowledge Representation, Multi-Agent Systems.

Part B – General Knowledge, Punjabi, English, Logical Reasoning and Mental Ability.

General Knowledge and Current affairs of National and International importance including:

  • Political issues
  • Environment issues
  • Current Affairs
  • Science and Technology
  • Economic issues
  • History of India with special reference to Indian freedom struggle movement.
  • Sports
  • Cinema and Literature.

Logical Reasoning & Mental Ability:

  • Verbal reasoning: Coding, Decoding, Analogy, Classification, Series, Direction sense test, relations, mathematical operations, time test, odd man out problems.
  • Non Verbal reasoning: Series, Analogy and Classification
  • Basic numerical skills, Percentage, Number system, LCM and HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Number series, Average, Problems based on Ages, Profit & Loss, Partnership and Mixture, Simple and Compound Interest, Work and Time, Time and Distance, Mensuration and Data Interpretation.


Basic Grammar, Subject and Verb, Adjectives and Adverbs, Synonyms, Antonyms, One Word Substitution, Fill in the Blanks, Correction in Sentences, Idioms and their meanings, Spell Checks, Adjectives, Articles, Prepositions, Direct and Indirect Speech, Active and Passive Voice, Correction in Sentences, etc.


Pure-Impure, Spelling, Prefixes and Suffixes Synonyms/ Antonyms, Nouns, Pronouns and Verb Types and Correct Usage, Gender and Vocabulary, Punjabi Phrases and Idioms, English to Punjabi Translation and One Word Instead of Multiple Words etc.

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PSSSB Clerk Syllabus 2023 – FAQs

Q.1 For how many marks, PSSSB Clerk Exam will be held?

PSSSB Clerk Exam will be held for 150 Marks.

Q.2 Who is conducting the PSSSB Clerk Exam?

The officials of the Punjab Subordinate Service Selection Board (PSSSB) are conducting the PSSSB Clerk Exam.

Q.3 What is the Exam duration for PSSSB Clerk Exam?

The Exam duration for PSSSB Clerk Exam is 150 minutes.

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