PMS Exams Full Detail | Introduction | Eligibility Criteria & Salary Package



PMS stands for Provincial Management Service. PMS is a competitive exam, and the provincial government of Pakistan conducts it through PPSC, SPSC, BPSC, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa KPSC, Azad Jammu & Kashmir Public Service Commission. The applicant must clear this PMS test, including written tests, psychology test, and interview. The jobs of PMS are valid for Punjab Province. PMS exam is being taken more than two years basis. The candidate who has cleared these PMS tests can get a government job as First-Class Officer (Grade 17). An applicant who passed this exam called PMS Officer.

PMS Exam Introduction

Just like CSS, Provincial Management Service (PMS) is also a government service. This PMS existed on January 17, 2014, in the province of Punjab. In Pakistan, it was established to improve the service structure of bureaucracy in the provinces. Provincial Management Service (PMS) consists of government-officers. It was appointed directly in Grade-17 through a competitive exam conducted by the PPSC level.

PMS Officers get various jobs like Assistant Commissioner, Magistrate, Deputy Secretary, Section Officer, Additional Secretary, DCO, DG, Commissioner, Secretary, or many more equivalent posts of their grade. PMS Officer plays an essential unit in the top-level bureaucracy of the province. They perform their duties well at Tehsil, District, Division, and Provincial level at important posts.

Difference between PMS and PCS

PCS abbreviated as Provincial Civil Service, and PMS stands for Provincial Management Service. PMS and PCS were combined under the roof of the Provincial Management Service (PMS). It includes all posts previously held by PCS and PSS Officers. Furthermore, the numbers of posts for PMS Officers have also been increased.

Eligibility Criteria for PMS Exam

  • The interested candidate must be Graduate in any discipline with minimum Second Division from a well-recognized university/institute.
  • All male, female, and transgender having Punjab domicile can apply for PMS Exam in PPSC.
  • Fresh graduates and already job holders are welcomed to apply.

Age Limit

  • According to the PPSC advertisement no 12, the age relaxation will be 21 to 30 years.
  • For special persons, age relaxation will be a maximum of 10 years.

PMS Exam Criteria

PMS exam is conducted by a written test, interview, and viva voice. It consists of 1200 marks in which the written test is comprising of 1000 marks and 200 marks of the viva. In the case of negative marking, 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer in the objective paper. Non-Muslim candidate has the option to solve paper in Islamic Studies or Ethics.

See Also: FPSC CSS Final Result 2019

PMS Exam 2020

PPSC has announced more than 70 more PMS jobs for the year 2020. This government job is published on PPSC advertisement no.12, dated March 22, 2020. The last date for PMS application submission is April 13, 2020. The PMS examination will be held at Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan, Bahawalpur, DG Khan, Faisalabad, and Sargodha. The official date sheet of the PMS Exam 2020 is posted when PPSC announces it. The candidate has to get a minimum of 40% marks in the test.

Job Description of PMS Officer

The newly appointee officer has undergone different training methods at the Management & Professional Development Department (MPDD), Lahore, for six months. The Civil Secretariat has announced various types of jobs 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
  • Sub-Registrar
  • District Monitoring Officer
  • General Revenue Assistant
  • Deputy Director Anti-Corruption

PMS Officer Salary

Pay TypeAmount
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
Ad-hoc Allowance 2019 5%1,518.50
Civil Secretariat Allowance @50%15,185.00
Convey Allowance 20055,000.00
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

See Also: PPSC Jobs Advertisement 14/2020

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