PMS Exam in Pakistan | Criteria, Salary and its Promotion Scope
What is PMS Exam in Pakistan: PMS stands for Provincial Management Service. It's a competitive exam being conducted by provincial governments of Pakistan through its Commissions namely Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC), Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC), Balochistan Public Service Commission (BPSC), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Service Commission (KPSC), Azad Jammu & Kashmir Public Service Commission (AJKPSC). Candidates have to clear PMS test including written test, psychology test and interview; who passed these PMS tests are offered government job as First Class Officer (Grade 17). An officer passing this exam is called PMS Officer.
Provincial Management Service - PMS is one of the government services. The PMS came into existence on January 17, 2014 in the province of Punjab upon notification by the S&GAD, Government of the Punjab - Pakistan. In Pakistan, it was established by the provincial governments in a bid to improve the service structure of bureaucracy in the provinces. Though Federal Bureaucracy especially Pakistan Administrative Service (formerly District Management Group / DMG) predominantly controls the provincial administration in Punjab and other provinces, the Provincial Management Service Officers have also been given considerable share in posts in Punjab.
Provincial Management Service - PMS consists of government-officers appointed directly in Grade-17 through competitive exam conducted by Public Service Commission at provincial level. PMS Officers appointed in Scale-17 get promotion in Scale-18, Scale-19 and Scale-20 as per notified Service Rules called PMS Rules, 2004. Commonly, PMS Officers are posted as Section Officer, Assistant Commissioner, Magistrate, Deputy Secretary, Additional Secretary, DCO, DG, Commissioner, Secretary or any other equivalent post of their grade. PMS Officers are important unit in the top level bureaucracy of the province and they perform their duties at Tehsil, District, Division and Provincial level at important posts.
Difference between PCS and PMS
PCS stands for Provincial Civil Service and PMS stands for Provincial Management Service. Both are same as PCS service has been merged into PMS service. PCS had two tiers namely PCS-Executive and Provincial Secretariat Service (PSS). Like PMS Officers, PCS Officers were appointed through competitive exam by the Public Service Commission. Those who were in higher merit opted PCS-Executive and rest joined Secretariat Service. In the year 2004, these two groups (PCS-Exe and PSS) were combined under the banner of Provincial Management Service (PMS) which includes all posts previously held by PCS and PSS Officers. Further, numbers of posts for PMS Officers have also been increased.
Qualification Requirements for PMS Exam
- Graduation in any discipline with minimum Second Division from a recognized university.
- All male, female and transgender, domiciled in Punjab, can apply for PMS Exam in PPSC.
- Fresh graduates and already job holders in private or public sector are eligible.
PMS Age Limit
As per Advertisement No.12/2020 by PPSC PMS age limit is 21 to 30 years on 1st January 2020. Age relaxation is allowed in following cases:
- In case of officials serving in connection with the affairs of the Federal Government who are domiciled in the Punjab as well as the officials serving in connection with the affairs of the Punjab Government having at least 4 years service as such, the upper age limit shall be 35 years.
- For special persons, maximum 10 years relaxation in upper age limit shall be allowed as per Punjab Civil Servants Recruitment (Relaxation of Upper Age Limit) Rules, 1976.
As per Government of the Punjab, S&GAD Notification No. SOR-III(S&GAD)1-25/94(P) dated 29-11-2012, Punjab Delegation of Powers (Relaxation of Age) Rules, 1961 shall not apply to the posts of the Government required to be filled through Combined Competitive Examination conducted by the Punjab Public Service Commission.
The cutoff date for determining the eligibility as far as age is concerned shall be the 1st January 2020. However, the candidate must fulfill and complete all other preconditions/ qualifications for the examination on or before the Closing Date as given in this Advertisement. The candidates will produce the original certificates at the time of Psychological Assessment and Interview to authenticate their claim in the application form
The PPSC holds this exam as and when PMS posts are available in the Punjab Province. Since its inception, PMS exam is being taken on more or less three years basis. PMS Exam 2020 has been announced.
PMS Exam Criteria
PMS Exam is a combination of written test (comprising of 1200 marks) and Interview/ Viva Voce (comprising of 200 marks). PMS criteria is as follow:
- Negative marking is done deducting 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in the Objective (MCQ) paper of General Knowledge.
- Non-Muslims candidates have the option either to attempt paper in Islamic Studies or Ethics (Combination of both Subjective and Objective).
- The candidates have to take compulsory as well as optional subjects from PMS Syllabus defined by the PPSC.
PMS Exam 2020
PPSC has announced 71 PMS posts (59 Open merit, 01 Special Person and 11 Minority Quota) through its Advertisement No.12/2020 dated 22.03.2020. Last date to apply is 13th April 2020.
The examination will be held at Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan, Bahawalpur, DG Khan, Faisalabad and Sargodha.
Date Sheet PMS Exam 2020
Date Sheet of PMS Exam 2020 will be availed as and when it is announced by PPSC.
Important Information About PMS Exam
- The minimum standard for the question papers is of graduate level.
- The Candidate have to obtain 40% marks in each paper and 50% marks in the aggregate i.e. 600 marks to qualify for interview. Thereafter, a candidate also have to secure 50% marks in the interview to be held eligible for final merit list of successful candidates.
- Besides Open Merit quota, Special zone, Special person and Minorities quotas are considered.
- The examination is held at Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan, Bahawalpur, DG Khan, Faisalabad and Sargodha districts.
Job Description of PMS Officer
Newly appointee PMS Officer undergoes mandatory training at Management & Professional Development Department (MPDD), Lahore for a period of six months. After this MPDD training, a PMS Officer may be assigned following jobs / postings:
- Posting as Assistant Commissioner (Under Training) / AC (UT) for a period of 03 months. This posting enables an officer to have know-how of the working of Assistant Commissioner in Tehsil.
- Newly appointed PMS Officer is required to work first 02 years of his/her service in Civil Secretariat. This practice is done to make the officer go through the practical environment and learn the basic techniques of official working in government departments. In Civil Secretariat different types of posts await for newly appointed PMS Officer. He /She may be posted as:
- Section Officer General
- Section Officer Establishment
- Section Officer Technical
- Section Officer Budget
- Section Officer Inquiries
- Section Officer Litigation
- Section Officer Planning
- Field Postings for a newly appointed PMS Officer are as under:
- Assistant Commissioner
- Special Judicial Magistrate
- District Monitoring Officer
- General Revenue Assistant
- Deputy Director Anti-Corruption
PMS Officers Salary
After appointment, the PMS Officer gets salary of Basic Scale-17 along with allowances and financial benefits as admissible to Punjab Government employees. Mostly at the beginning of their job, PMS Officers are posted as Section Officer in any department of Civil Secretariat. A PMS Officer salary can be estimated as follow:
|Basic Pay (Minimum)||30,370.00|
|Special Allowance 20% (2009)||2,118.00|
|Adhoc Relief Allowance 2016 10%||2,544.00|
|Adhoc Relief Allowance 2017 10%||3,037.00|
|Adhoc Relief Allowance 2018 10%||3,037.00|
|Adhoc Allowance 2019 5%||1,518.50|
|Civil Secretariat Allowance @50%||15,185.00|
|Convey Allowance 2005||5,000.00|
|Medical Allowance 15% (16-22)||2,396.00|
|House Rent 45% (2008) (big city)||4,432.50|
|Gross Salary of PMS Officer(Approximate) Rs.||69,638|
Promotion Scope of PMS Officers in Punjab
In compliance with 18th amendment, the posts of Basic Scale-17 to Scale-21 are available for PMS Officers in Punjab. As per service rules, their appointment and promotion criteria is as under:
Scale - 17
- 50% posts are filled by initial recruitment on the recommendations of the PPSC based on the result of combined competitive exam.
- 45% to be filled by promotion as follows:
- 22.5% on the basis of seniority cum fitness from amongst Tehsildars, who are graduates and have five years service as Tehsildars;
- 22.5% on the basis of seniority cum fitness from amongst the Superintendents and Private Secretaries who are graduates in the ratio 50:50, respectively.
- 05% by selection on merit from amongst the civil servants holding respective posts on regular basis in Basic Scale-05 to Basic Scale-16 with Master's Degree or Degree (4 years) or LLB from a recognized University serving under the Government and having the following experience:
- For officials in Basic Scale-11 to Basic Scale-16 = 5 years and
- For officials in Basic Scale-05 to Basic Scale-10 = 08 years.
- Note: The selection against this quota of 5% shall be made by the Punjab Public Service Commission.
Scale - 18:
100% posts of Basic Scale-18 are filled by promotion on seniority-cum-fitness from amongst the cadre of PMS/Basic Scale-17 being at least five years' service with Prescribed Departmental Training/ Exam
Scale - 19:
100% posts of Basic Scale-19 are filled by promotion on the basis of selection on merit from amongst PMS Officers holding posts in Basic Scale-18 and having at least 12 years service against posts in Basic Scale-17 and above of which at least 04 years service should be in Basic Scale-18 after Prescribed Departmental Training/ Exam.
Scale - 20:
100% posts of Basic Scale-20 are filled by promotion on the basis of selection on merit from amongst PMS Officers holding posts in Basic Scale-19 and having at least 17 years service against posts in Basic Scale-17 and above, of which at least 3 years service should be in BS-19 after Advance Training Course
100% posts of Basic Scale-21 are filled by promotion on the basis of selection on merit from amongst PMS Officers holding posts in Basic Scale-20 and having at least 22 years of service against posts in Basic Scale-17 and above of which at least two years of service should be in Basic Scale-20.
Candidates having domicile of AJK, Balochistan, KPK and Sindh are ineligible to apply for PMS Exam in Punjab Province and vice versa. They can apply for PMS Exam / Jobs in their province respectively.
PMS stands for Provincial Management Service
PCS stands for Provincial Civil Service
PCS-Exe stands for Provincial Civil Service-Executive
DMG stands for District Management Group
DCO stands for District Coordination Officer
DG stands for Director General
Asslam o alaikum,
PMS group main Police services ki vacancies kitni aati hain...i mean to say for ASP...
and one thing more is there any plus point for ARMY officers in PMS exams if they go for exams on open merit??
Member of parliament can apply for pms? And any age relaxation will be given to them
Dear Hassan, PMS Exam doesn't offer police group, so ASP is not appointed through this exam. Also there is no special quota for Army Officers. They are selected on open merit.
Respected Samina Noor, Member of Parliament can apply. However, he should have to leave parliament membership after selection. No special age relaxation is given to them.
Is there any plus point for Army Officers in CSS on open merit?
I am not asking about quota of CSS in Army...
If I go for CSS exams than what plus point I do have?
Respected members plz guide me on this..thanku
No police posts after pms exam as after css we can join police service. Is it only provisional management or district and tehsil management group. Someone please guide what groups we can join after pms exam plzzz???
Hi.. I need to know is there any competitive exam to join PSP?? It would be nice of you if you guide me in detail!
Respected Fizza khan, The Police Service of Pakistan (PSP) is one of the all Pakistan Services of the Government of Pakistan. One has to pass the Central Superior Services (CSS) Examination conducted by Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) with highest merit to opt for PSP as the group is ranked at first or second priority by the candidates. FPSC conducts CSS Examination every year.
What is the pms age limit for its exam..and how we can appear in pms exam?
I read on other web sites that pms age limit is 21 to 31 but on this page, the pms age limit is only 21 to 28, i just want to conform right age limit.
I just want to know that what would be the duties and responsibilities of PMS
I want to know that whether assistant commissioner are posted by pms exam
A Habib sb is it true that only candidate with minimum 33 years of age is eligible for these jobs & whats the next schedule of advertisement?
Kia disabled person k Lyh koi qouta pay seat hai????
Kia disabled person PMS k through assistant commissioner select ho skta hai????
Sir, I want to know that when next PMS exam will come?
sir please till me the people who became AC and DC which test they passed css or pms .... css is under federal and pms is under provincional govt.
Sir! I want to know that I have passed B.sc in grade C. So, can I attempt PMS if i want..?? If not then suggest me what should I do in future..?? I am doing in Govt Job as draftsman in highway..
Respected sir, I have intended to do pms after masters in English literature this year.kindly guide me about subject selection.I have decided to opt
I've backgroud of psychology but public administration is just a choice.
So plz guide me about right subject combination which scores high..
As u say,,,, *Officers are posted as Assistant Commissioner*,,, by passing PMS exam,,, but assistant commissioner is a rank of police department also,,," All provincial Public Service Commissions hold the exam as and when posts are available."inform me about the exact duration of test and when the posts are available,,,
In which departments PMS Officers are appointed??
Dear Umair Rana, PMS Officers are appointed through Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC), Lahore. Then PPSC sends them at the disposal of Services and General Administration Department (S&GAD), Government of the Punjab, Lahore. Then the S&GAD decides to post them as Section Officer in any Department of Punjab Government or Assistant Commission (AC) or Magistrate in any district of Punjab Province. Also, S&GAD may like to post them against any other/suitable post of Grade -17
Respected Ania Khan I believe, Assistant Commissioner is not a rank of Police Department in Pakistan rather it's a civil post. So they work as civil officer, however, they may call police force with them as and when they need.
am freshly from master in commerce. and i want to know about the coaching center for pms in lahore... kindly guide me for my best attempts. and also guide me as too much as you can...ak
A.o.A, how minimum time is required for a graduate student to score at least 50% well in PMS exam?
It would be extremely nice of you conveying in brief,, gratitude.
Dear sir what kind of book we should study for pms
Assalam o alaikum Sir
Kindly let me know if the candidates from KP province may apear in the PMS Punjab and vice versa or is restricted to punjab province only?
tell me name of book through which we get related material....thanks
sir please suggest me the books for pMS exams's preparation
AOA, I have done diploma in nursing and as an equivalent i have done my BSc so can I appear for pms exam...
kindly tell us the exact PMS syllabus ,recommended books and strategy that how to prepare for this exam like how much time required or months for its preparation. and one more thing is it possible to pass by preparing it at home or just join any academy.
Sir kindly guide me plz can a graduate apply for PMS. Is PMS exams held every year? if yes then in which month. It have special kind of course like PSP?
Dear Imtiaz, Graduate is eligible to appear in PMS. PMS is held every year and usually announced in October. NO SPECIAL TRAINING like PSP is required.
What does stand for PCS - Exe?
PCS - Exe stands for Provincial Civil Service (Executive)
Recently PPSC has announced PMS jobs. I am graduate in arts and doing job as Senior Clerk in Civil Secretariat, Punjab for 10 years. Is there any benefit for me, if I apply for these PMS jobs? Please give guidelines.
Dear Abdul Razzaq, One has to pass PMS Exam to get PMS jobs irrespective of the fact he / she is employee or not. However, there is an advantage for an employee that he knows the office environment better than a fresh candidate. You have good job experience in government sector, your service exposure will help in this regard. You may please apply for these PMS Jobs.
Assalam o alaikum !
I recently saw an ad of PPSC which will held the exams of PMS. last date to apply is 14th of January, 2019 when will they conduct these exams ?
Sir kindly guide me that pms exams are announced every year or what is criteria of pms ?
Dear Adil Samoo, For last few years, PMS Jobs announcements by PPSC did not occur every year. PMS exam is announced when new PMS seats are created or already existing posts are found vacant on account of retirements of earlier PMS officers. The S&GAD sends its request to PPSC for recruitment of new PMS officers whenever S&GAD finds the PMS seats vacant. Please write, if you need more clarity
hey can you tell me in how many months PMS test will be held after registration???
PCS abbreviation stands for Provincial Civil Service and PMS abbreviation stands for Provincial Management Service. Has the government made this change in the name only or in service structure too? Is PMS service structure better than PCS?
Jo pms 2019 m 49 posts btai gai hen? Wow kis department ki posts hen??
The PMS posts belong to S&GAD. PMS jobs advertised by PPSC are always requisitioned by Services General Administration Department (S&GAD), Govt. of the Punjab. So the PMS officers works in Punjab under S&GAD.
May the candidates from KP province appear in PMS Punjab? Please guide
Only Punjab domiciled candidates can apply for PMS Punjab.
Sir, according to reports PMS officers can now be recruited into PAS in Grade-19, how true is that? Also, kindly guide us regarding the exact promotion period between Grade-17 and Grade-18?
Dear Qasim Ali, There is formula in Federal government through which officers of other services such as PMS are included in PAS against defined quota but it has very few posts. As per service rules, PMS officers after 5 years service are eligible for promotion as BS-18 officer. In reality it takes 10 years or more.
Sir did employees of atomic energy commission can claim age relaxation as federal government employees?
Here is written that pms paper held in Faisalabad? but in actually there will be no center in Faisalabad? It will be a big hurdle for students?
Plz tell me..what will we do?
Respected Rabia, From this year, PMS exam will be held in Faisalabad also.
Can you tell me about PMS Gilgit Baltistan & (Gilgit Baltistan Competitive Examination) both Exams are conducted by FPSC or PPSC?
How much time or duration it takes till the final selection as pms officer?
when PMS exams are going to be held any expected date ?
Kindly allow me to know if a student clear the CSS exam then he try to join Police department as ASP but his height is 5.3 feet is there possiblity to join or not.
Thanks in Advance.
Assalam u Alaikum!
My questions are:
1. Is it possible to prepare for PMS exam while doing M.S?
2. Can we prepare for PMS exam well and easily without joining academy?
3. The special key to ace the test.
Sir i have passed masters exams last year, iam 23 can i apply for pms
sir plz tell me can regular employees of Authorities of Govt. of the Punjab like Lahore Ring Road Authority have benefits of upper age limit. As i am working in Lahore Ring Road Police under the Lahore Ring Road Authority.
Yes employees of Ring Road Authority may be given benefits of upper age limit.
PMS general is conducted every year now...will PMS Ministerial quota exam also be conducted every year????
Now When the next PMS exams will counduct . .? And how I will get to know that government vacancy is available and PMS exams are start ?
a blatant and astronomical writing from the author. it helped me a lot about abc of PMS in Pakistan.
Schedule of pms 2020 please?
Public Service Commission did not announce pms 2020 schedule so far. Hopefully, it would be announced in 2020.
Is PMS exams conduct in yearly basis????
WHO IS NOT GOVT SERVANT IS TO BE AGE 33 YEAE.
When will the MPS exams be in pakistan??
Can A graduated student in food and nutrition can apply for PMS
i am currently doing BS Botany (5th semester), can I apply for PMS?
Aoa. Sir I want to know the selection criteria for optional subjects . Is it necessary to opt a whole group or can we just pick randomly from each group ?
sir agr seats limited hn or pms written exam clear krny wly candidates ki strenth zyada ho tu phr interview criteria kia hota js pr candidates ko short list kiya jta??? Jo waiting me ajty candidates kia un k lye b koi chance hota selection ka ksi trha?? Or last thing is k agr one or two subjects me marks km hn lakin overall total 600 ya 700 tk marks hn tu interview k lye eligible hoty??
Only highest rank candidates, after written and interview are selected for available posts. Those who fall in waiting list have meager chances as no one out of the selected ones deny such Jobs. It is just like CSS where every year 200-300 candidates do not get selected due to less number of posts.
When we can expect PMS next examination?
Respected Sir A Habib !
would you like to recommend any academy in Lahore for PMS Exam 2020, please ?
Respected sir, i am a government servant in education department. I joined service on 2nd july 2016 on contract basis. Now department has decided to permanent all the contract employees from next year. I am preparing for PMS and want to give exam in the next batch after 2019. My d.o.b is 10th January 1990. If department will permanant us after some date in 2020 after january, my age would be above 30 years. My question that even after this period can i avail age relaxation? Thanks
When PMS 2020 registration will start?? Will it be in October 2019 or in 2020. And what is the cut off age limit for PMS. Kindly reply. Is it 30 years like CSS or 31.
Firstly, I want to ask that, I am 34 years old and working in a Federal Government Department since 11 years. Recently I have completed my LL.B degree from Punjab University Law College, Lahore. On the other hand, I have only 4 feet height. Can i claim the special quota. Please guide me in this regard.
Tahir Yasin Qureshi,
Data Processing Officer,
Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex, Lahore.
Respected Sir, can you plz confirm the AGE Limit for PMS Exam??please
Dear sir you have mentioned that only federal govt can avail upper age limit upto 35 yrs
but please clarify it,
I m govt employee in kpk, Now my age is 33
What about me, Should I apply.
Am I eligible or not?
what are the perks and privileges of PMS/PCS officer.
such as conveyance,House ,Hiring of residential accommodation,Medical etc.
Is there any plus point in lieu of salary for 4-6 years government job experience.
waiting for your response.
I have currently done my graduation in nursing. and now i am doing masters in public health.can i apply for pms exam??
and what is expected date for exam in 2020?
When will be the next exam ?
Sir kindly guide that if a PMS officer get inducted into PAS in BPS-19, will he be eligible for Grade 22 as well?
when will PMS exams of khyber pakhtoonkhwa held in 2020?
Age limit guidance is required please for applying in PMS 2020??
hey,i want to know either the exam of PMS is going to be held in 2020 or not??
Can I take part in PMS exam with Domicile Of Sindh Province?
AoA.. In a year, how many times pms exam is conducted? Nd now when will next exam be conducted? Any idea plz guide me thanks
Sir is punjab food authority have benefit of upper age limit for PMS?
A person having c grade in graduation is eligible for PMS?
Sir ! Is PMS posts annonces yearly ?
Is it necessary to join any training academy to get trained?
if yes, please what points should be kept in mind to go for an appropriate academy?
Can a commissioned army officer apply for PMS.
Kya Sindh k domicile pr apply krskte hn PMS m?
Dear All, PMS Exam 2020 is expected to start in March 2020.
when will be the next PMS exam?
Is it going to be held in 2020 or not?
Does the test takes place in Peshawar also?
When are the forms for PMS exam 2020 going to be issued?
I am from mirpur azad kashmir.
Can i also apply in PMS ?
Is there any jobs for kashmiri people ?
When will the PMS 2020 be held?
is under 21 can apply for pms in 2020??
Comparatively CSS and PMS which test is more difficult and which has more scope???
Dear A Habib,
I want to know the rough (or exact if ppssible) dates of exams to be held. Can you tell me this?
Is the age relaxation upto 35 years of age is admissible to the employees of Autonomous Bodies of punjab ?? Like i am a university emoloyee for last 5 years
AOA Sir ji,M.A Urdu wale PMS ka exams da sakhte ha?age limit ka ha?
Sir, actually i want to know that in case of upper age limit up to 35 years for PMS Exams, whether they (PPSC) consider the service rendered in Autonomous Body (University) of Federal Government OR not?
government employee qualification is only graduate 2 year is eligible or not eligible in ministerial quota of pms. Plz explain.
my DOB is 10.10.89
can i eligible for apply
Age is 30 yrz. 2 months
AOA kindly tell me the expected date of PMS exam 2020.
Sir is the DC post is available for PMS pssing people
My brother serving in fedrl govt bps 17. Is he eligible to appear in PMS kindly reply with authority or prov. He is woried
i want your guideline regarding Pms as i have completed mphill last year, i want to know about the easy combination of subjects and one more thing is that can i prepare for this exam by staying home or i must have to join any academy? thank you
Respected members please tell me that exemption in PMS papers is allowed to a federal or provincial government employee or not. Your early response will be appreciated.
Dear A HABIB ! Can you inform us the expected date of examination of PMS?
I want to know when ll exam expected ?
Kindly guide about the recommended books regarding preparations of exam.Thanks
AOA Dear, I want to know that PMS application last date is 13/4/2020.when will be its test date means after how many months the test be taken so that I find time to prepare this exam.