Detailed Syllabus for PSSSB Patwari & Zilladar Exam 2021

The Punjab Subordinate Service Selection Board (PSSSB) has notified the selection of Revenue Patwari, Zilladar & Irrigation Booking Clerk (Patwari) posts. Total 1152 vacancies opened for application last by 11th February 2021. Applicants should go through the syllabus before opting for the examinations.

PSSSB Patwari, Zilladar Recruitment 2021 – Apply Online Now!! read this blog to get informed regarding eligibility criteria, vacancy, salary details, etc.

However, continue reading this article for details on the comprehensive exam syllabus:

Exam Pattern

PSSSB Patwari & Zilladar Recruitment 2021 – Exam Pattern

S. no.SubjectsTotal QuestionsTotal MarksTime Duration
 1General Knowledge/Awareness (India & Punjab)  20  20              2 hours
 2Mental Ability  15  15
 3Quantitative Ability  30  30
 4Language (English & Punjabi)  20  20
 5Computer/Information Technology  15  15
 6Agriculture  10  10
 7Punjab History & Culture  10  10
   Total  120  120

Applicants will sit for the common written test which will be conducted for the recruitment of Revenue Patwari, Zilladar & Irrigation Booking Clerk (Patwari):-

  • The examination will be conducted in MCQ format.
    • OMR sheets will be given to the candidates for answering the questions
    • Each question carries 1 mark.
    •  For every wrong answer, 1/4th mark would be deducted. The questions not attempted will receive no credit or discredit.

Detailed Syllabus

PSSSB Patwari & Zilladar Recruitment 2021 – Detailed Syllabus

General Knowledge/Awareness (India & Punjab):

  • Current Affairs
  •  History & Geography of India, Physical Features, Climate, Demography
  •  Economic and Social Development
  •  Poverty Alleviation
  •  Economic Planning
  • Knowledge related to Political and Scientific fields
  • Sports
  •  Cinema and Literature
  •  Important Events
  •  Freedom and Social Movements and their Leaders of India and Punjab
  •  Constitutional & Administrative law, its Features, Central and State Executive
  •  Judicial System
  • Centre-State Relation Citizenship
  •  Fundamental Rights & Duties of the citizens

Mental Ability:

  • Problems on Logical thinking
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Coding & Decoding problems
  •  Letter & Number Series
  •  Blood relation puzzles
  •  Odd Man Out problems
  • Analogy Problems
  •  Common Sense Test
  • Problems on Alphabetical Arrangement of Words
  •  Date and Calendar problems
  •  Sense of Direction Problems
  •  Ranking and Sitting Arrangements.

Quantitative Ability:

  • Mensuration of Rectangles, Square, Triangles, Trapezium, Rhombus, Pentagons, Circle
  • Units of measurement land and their conversion
  •  Percentage
  •  Profit and Loss
  • Interest
  •  Divisibility Test
  •  Simplification Problems
  •  Problems on Ratio & Proportions
  • Data Interpretation
  •  Time and Work
  • Time and Distance
  •  Calendar
  •  Clocks
  •  Trains
  •  Problems on Age.

Languages (English and Punjabi):

  • Basic Grammar
  • Subject and Verb
  •  Adjectives and Adverbs
  •  Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • One Word Substitution
  •  Fill in the Blanks
  •  Problem concerning words
  • Comparison of Adjectives
  • Articles, Prepositions
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Correction in Sentences
  • Gender, Singular and Plural
  • Idioms and their meanings
  • Reading comprehension
  • Spell Checks etc.


  • Basics of Computers
  •  Working of Mobile Phones and personal digital Gadgets
  •  Introduction to wireless technology in day-to-day communication
  •  Fundamentals of Computers and Networks
  • Internet and Cyber Laws, Malware
  • Concepts related to GPS, Geo-fencing
  • Understanding emails/SMS/ messengers & tracing

  • Use of Office Productivity Tools such as MS Word, PowerPoint, Spreadsheets
  •  Database Management.


  • Rabi and Kharif crops their sowing period and varieties
  • Soils of Punjab
  •  Agro-forestry
  •  Irrigation System
  •  Agro-Based industry
  •  Food Processing
  • Harmful/Friendly insects and animals to agriculture
  • Contribution of agriculture in economic development
  • Institutions related to Agricultural Development.

Punjab History and Culture:

  • Sufis, Saints and Gurus
  • Lodhis and Mughals
  • Sikh Rulers
  • The British Period
  • National Movement in Punjab
  • Punjab in Independent India
  • Major personalities in the history of Punjab
  • Punjabi literature, Folklore
  • Performing arts and crafts

Official PDF Notification

All of the appropriate subjects for the test have been set out above. For any further details on the application process, simply download the OFFICIAL PDF NOTIFICATION.

Click and download the PSSSB Patwari & Zilladar Recruitment 2021 PDF Notification. You can ace your examination and overcome both consistency & specificity in answering MCQ questions by preparing and researching Radian Learning books. Books are available via Flipkart, Amazon, Kindle, and, as well as brick-and-mortar bookstores.

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