Can I apply for PCS exam after commerce 2nd year? What is the required age to attend the exam? Fee structure to attend the exam?

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RE: Can I apply for PCS exam after commerce 2nd year? What is the required age to attend the exam? Fee structure to attend the exam?

Prathamesh Kapote
Prathamesh Kapote
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Founder And Director At Canvas Career
  • Nasik

Hello Archana,

A warm welcome to

Thanks for visiting us and writing us your career query.


Career in the Government sector is one of the best career option. The Government sector provides many career opportunities for the students who wish to serve the society and country. A career in Government Sector is a one of the safe career option and is also respected career option in the country.

In order to make a career in the Government in any department one needs to have meet certain eligibility criteria like educational qualification,Age Criteria etc. Whereas student needs to give an entrance exams conducted by the various government departments and bodies.

Government conducts various entrance exams like NDA,SSC,UPSC,State Public Service Commission ,PCS etc.

PCS exam Provincial Civil Service exam are the civil based administrative services conducted by the State Government. The PCS exams comes under the State Government that works for the State Policy. These exams are conducted at the state level for the domicile residents of the state and only the state residents are allowed for the exam, where a certain seats are reserved for the state candidates.

The eligibility criteria for the PCS exam is as follows-

1.Minimum 21 years should have completed.

2.Maximum 35 years of age

3.Graduation from any stream from any stream ,their is no percentage criteria as such but still you can refer to the respective State Public Service Commission Exam.

The exam is conducted same like UPSC i.e Prelim Exam ,Mains exam and then Personal Interview.

 For syllabus you can refer to the respective state exam websites whereas one needs to be good at the current affairs that can be refereed to the various newspapers and magazines.

By meeting the above mentioned criteria you get eligible for the PCS exam.

A Final Year student of the Graduation waiting for results can apply for the PCS exam,but as you have mentioned you are in 2nd year you cannot apply in the last year of your graduation you can apply for the exam. For the fees you can check the State Public Service Commission website of the respective state for the state you wish to give an exam

I hope you find this information useful and helpful.

Feel free to get in touch again for any further career queries.

Wish you Good Luck

Thank You

Warm Regards,

Prathamesh Kapote


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