Punjab Provincial Management Service (PMS) exam
Punjabi (optional) to be introduced in PMS exam this year
Lahore, June 13, 2008: The Punjab Public Service Commission
(PPSC) is likely to add Punjabi, as an optional subject of 200 marks, in the
Provincial Management Service (PMS) syllabus this month.
A PPSC official
said on Thursday that the commission had made the decision following
the demand of candidates and intellectuals, but had denied their demand to
change subject combination groups.
The PPSC had revised the syllabus six
months ago by re-introducing 29 optional subjects for its combined competitive
examination for recruitment to the posts of the PMS. According to PPSC rules
(available on the PPSC website), the candidates are compelled to take all six
compulsory subjects, and three out of 29 of the optional subjects carrying 200
marks each. The optional subjects have been placed in seven groups, and
candidates are not allowed to select more than one optional subject from each
group. Thus, the total marks for the PMS Examination 2008 are 1200.
official said that candidates sitting in the PMS Examination 2008 were confused
over the selection of their optional subjects. "Some students have approached
the commission saying that they were having problems selecting their third
optional subject, and that they could not meet the lengthy syllabus of the PMS
in a short period," he added.
He said that the candidates had also
written to the commission, suggesting the authorities change the subject
combination in various groups. He said that the candidates' suggestions had been
ruled out by the PPSC, but had induced Punjabi in the syllabus.
within the commission said that candidates Waqar Aziz, Ibrarul
Hassan and Nayyer Sangla had written frequently to the PPSC to change the
subject combination in various groups, and to reduce the lengthy syllabus of
each subject. They said that although Punjabi was a scoring subject, it was not
the genuine issue of the candidates.
This year's posts: According to
government sources, the government had approved the requisition of 130 PMS posts
for this year, and that the posts had been advertised this month. They said that
the commission was not expecting extraordinary results this year because of the
lengthy optional subjects introduced in various groups.
They said that 37
out of 46 candidates passing the written examination had qualified the first PMS
batch of 2005, but that there were 82 posts. They said that 77 out of 122
candidates passing their written examination in 2006 had qualified the second
batch of PMS in 2006, but the posts for that batch were 231. They said that the
Punjab government had not approved any requisition for PMS posts in
Committee formed: PPSC Secretary Javed Iqbal Chaudhry said that a committee had been formed on the issue of inducting Punjabi in the
PMS Examination 2008. He said that his function was to manage the PPSC and
conduct examinations, and the commission's chairman or designated members set
the syllabus and pattern of any examination.
PPSC member Dr Imtiaz
Cheema, entrusted with the responsibility of introducing the new syllabus of the
PMS, said on the phone that experts from various universities in
Punjab had made the PMS syllabus. He said that Punjabi would be inducted in the
PMS Examination 2008. Daily Times
"i feel much difficultuy while selecting 3rd optional subject. and still cant understand catagories.i request you to provide guideline for the candidates in terms of selecting optional subjects.i have selected two subjects from 2 groups but the 3rd subject of my interest relates to the same group from which i have already been selected.please help me to solve this problem."
Name: saira ijaz
City, Country: Faisalabad, Pakisatan
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