Here is the syllabus for various posts of Punjab Mandi Board Recruitment Exam:

1. Secretary Market Committee

1. Mathematical Skills
2. General English (Comprehension of given passages and Grammar, usage and vocabulary)
3. General Aptitude/Awareness (Current events of national and international importance: Indian polity & economy; General Mental ability; Test of reasoning & Quantitative Technique.)
4. Computer Fundamentals.
5. Agro Climate zones in the State of Punjab.
6. Production pattern and major crops grown in the State of Punjab with agronomic practices.
7. Punjab contribution for food-grains in the central pool.
8. Market intelligence service/ fundamental of information technology
9. Agricultural marketing system/ Marketing Institution in Punjab
10.  Market Infrastructure and facilities available in the State of Punjab
11.  Regulation of Agricultural Markets- Previous history and present status
12.  Marketing channels for food grains and fruit and vegetables
13.  Intermediates in the Marketing, Market cost and market margins
14.  Wholesale and retail trade/ marketing
15.  Price policy for major food grains in India
16.  Marketable surplus and marketed surplus in relation to Punjab situations
17.  Food security
18.  Internal trade and import of export to other countries
19.  Marketing efficiency and Market management
20.  Market, Market Yard, Market Area
21.  Law relating to Marketing of Agricultural produce in Punjab, Basic provision for

  • Agricultural produce
  • Market area, controlling authority
  • State level controlling authority
  • Basic responsibilities
  • Sources of income/ levy of market fee and procedure for recovery
  • Marketing Infrastructure to be developed
  • Sale of agricultural produce in market
  • Different market functionaries
  • Condition to work as market functionaries
  • Incidental and market charges
  • Knowledge of Bank Reconciliation
  • Knowledge of Income Tax Act, Sections pertaining to
  • Payment of contractor (Section 194-A to 194 J)
  • Section pertaining to service tax
  • Section 192 (relating to salaries)
  • Basic knowledge of accounts with special reference to receipt and payment

2. Junior Auditor

  • Mathematical Skills
  • General English (Comprehension of given passages and Grammar, usage and vocabulary.)
  • General Aptitude/Awareness (Current events of national and international importance: Indian polity & economy; General Mental ability; Test of reasoning & Quantitative Technique.)
  • Financial Management / Cost Accounting / Tax and Commercial Laws

I. Advanced Accounting:

1. Company Accounts introduction; shares & debentures etc.

2. Company Accounts; final Accounts

3. Cash and fund flow statements

II. Auditing

1. Nature, objective and basic principles of auditing

2. Techniques of auditing physical verification, examination of documents and vouching, direct confirmation, analytical review.

3. Planning and audit, audit programmes, working papers, audit process

4. Valuation of internal controls.

5. Various types of Audit.

III. Financial Management – an over view:

1. Goals of Financial Management.

2. Key activities of Financial Management.

3. Relationship of Finance to Accounting and Audit

4. Organisation of Finance Function.

IV. Financial Statements:

1. Basic concepts underlying accounting.

2. Balance Sheet

3. Profit and Loss Accounts

4. Source and usage of final statements

5. Financial topics related to balances received and profit and loss accounts

6. Analysing financial performance

7. Financial ratios

8. Applications of financial analysis

9. Problems in financial statements and analysis

10. Break-even analysis and leverages.

V. Financial Management in Public Sector Enterprises:

1. Capital Budgeting

2. Long term financing

3. Working Capital Management

4. Memorandum of Understanding

5. Financial Management & Control

VI. Bare Acts:

1. Company’s Act 1956 (with amendments)

2. Contract Act.

3. Partnership Act

4. Payment of Gratuity Act.

5. Consumer Protection Act.

6. Industrial Dispute Act.

7. Sales Tax Act.

8. Payment of Bonus Act

In addition to the above

• Knowledge of Tally Software

• Fundamental Knowledge of Computers.

• Knowledge of Bank Reconciliation Statements.

• Knowledge of Income Tax Act, 1961 relating to TDS on Salaries, Service Tax and payment to contractors.

3. Steno-typist, Clerk, Computer Operator

Section A

General Awareness

This section may consist of questions on basic Knowledge of the following topics

• Economy

• Science and Technology

• Current Events

• Political Awareness/Polity

• Persons in News

• Places in News

• Important Awards & Honors

• Sports

Quantitative Aptitude

The questions might be based on following topics

• Numbers

• Simplification


• Percentage

• Average

• Ratio & Proportion

• Profit & Loss

• Partnership

• Time and Work

• Time and Distance

• Number Series

• Permutations & Combinations

Reasoning Ability

Reasoning Ability: Under this section questions based on

• Analogy / Analogous Problems

• Classification

• Word formation

• Series

• Ranking/Arrangement

• Coding & Decoding

• Distance and Direction

• Symbol & Notation

• Scheduled Day or Date

• Mathematical problem

• Problem Solving: Data Analysis

Section B

Computer knowledge

• Introduction of Computer and History

• Operating Systems

• PC and System Software

• Computer Net work

• Computer Devices

• Windows ,MS Word: MS Excel

• Internet Programming Language (HTML/DHTML)

• Security Aspects for PC

• e world, Advanced Technology Regarding Computer

• Various Uses of Computer

• Computer of Future

General Punjabi upto metric standard

General English (upto metric standard)

The questions in this section may be asked from the following topics

• Passage

• Common Errors

• Sentence Improvement

• Fill in the blanks

• Antonyms and Synonyms

• Use of Propositions, Nouns, Adverbs and Adjectives


4. Junior Engineer (Civil/Public Health)

Building Materials:

Physical and Chemical properties, classification, standard tests, uses and manufacture/quarrying of materials e.g. building stones, silicate based materials, cement (Portland), Asbestos products, Timber and Wood based Products, laminates, bituminous materials, paints, varnishes.


Principles of surveying, working of properties, compass and bearing, plane table surveying, theodolite traverse, adjustment of theodolite, levelling and contouring, curvature, refraction, permanent adjustment of dumpy level, methods of contouring and uses of a control map, tachometric survey.

Soil Mechanics:

Origin of soil phase diagram, definitions of void ratio, porosity, degree of saturation, water content, specific gravity of soil grains and unit weights, grain size distribution curves for different solid and their uses. Atterjerg's limits, ISI soil classification, plasticity chart, coefficient of permeability, effective stress, consolidation of soils.

Calculation of shear strength of soils, direct shear test, vane shear test, triaxial test, soil compaction, Lab compaction, Lab compaction test, moisture content and bearing capacity of soils, plate load test, standard penetration test.


Fluid properties, hydrostatics, measurements of flow, Bernoulli's theorem and its application, flow through pipes, flow in open channels, weirs, flumes, spillways, pumps and turbines.

Environmental Engineering: Quality of water, source of water supply, purification of water, distribution of water, need of sanitation, sewerage system, circular sewers, oval sewer, sewer appurtenances, surface water drainage, sewage treatments.

Structural Engineering:

Theory of structures: Elasticity constants, type of beams, determinate and indeterminate, bending moment and shear force diagrams of simply supported, cantilever and over hanging beams. Moment of area and moment of inertia for rect. & circular section, bending moment and shear stress for tee, channel and compound sections, chimneys, dams and retaining walls, eccentric loads, slope deflection of simply supported and cantilever beams, critical load and columns, torsion of circular section.

Concrete Technology:

Properties, Advantages and uses of concrete, cement aggregates quality, water cement ratio, workability, mix design, storage, batching, mixing, placement, compaction, finishing and curing of concrete, quality control of concrete, hot weather and cold weather concreting, repair and maintenance of concrete structure.

RCC Design:

RCC beams: flexural strength, shear strength, bond strength, design of single reinforced beans, lintels, cantilever beams, double reinforced beams, one way slabs, two way slabs, isolated footings, reinforced brick work. T-beams, columns, staircases, retaining walls, water tanks (RCC design questions may be based on both Limit State method and Working Stress method).

Steel Design:

Steel design and construction of steel columns, beams, roof trusses, plate girders.


5. Junior Engineer (Electrical)

Basic Electrical Engg.:

Elect. Measurements, Concepts of current, voltage, resistance, power and energy, their units, Ohm's law.

Circuit Law: Kirchooff's law, solution of simple network problems, Network theorems and their applications, Electro-magnetism, concept of flux, e m f, reluctance, magnetic circuits.

Electro-magnetic induction, self and mutual inductance.

A.C. fundamentals, instantaneous, peak, R.M.S. and average values of alternating waves, Equation of sinusoidal wave form, simple series and parallel AC. circuits consisting of R.L. and C, Resonance.

Measurement and measuring instruments, Moving coil and moving iron ammeters and voltmeters, Extension of range, Wattmeters, Multimeters, megger, Basic Electronics.

Electrical machines:

Basic principles ofD.C. motors, generators, their characteristics, Speed control and starting of D.C. motors, losses and efficiency of D.C. machines.

1-Phase and 3-phase Transformers:

Principles of operation, equivalent circuit, voltage regulation, O.C. and S.C. tests, efficiency, auto transformers.

Synchronous machines, generation of 3-phase e m f, armature reaction, Voltage regulation, parallel operation of two alternators, synchronizing, starting and applications of synchronous motors.

3-Phase Induction motor, rotating magnetic field, principle of operation, equivalent circuit, torque-speed characteristics, starting and speed control of 3-phase induction motors, Fractional KW motors, 1-phase induction motors, A.C. series motor, reluctance motor.

General, Transmission and Distribution: Different types of power stations, Load factor, diversity factor, demand factor, simple problems thereon, cost of generation, inter- connection of power stations.

Power factor improvement, various types of tariffs, types of faults, short circuit current for symmetrical faults.

Switchgears- rating of circuit breakers: Principles of a extinction by oil and air, H.R.C. fuses, Protection, earth leakage, over current, Buchhotgz relay, Merz-Prince system of protection of generators & transformers, protection of feeders and bus bars.

Lightning arresters, Various transmission and distribution systems, Comparison of conductor materials, efficiency for different systems.

Utilization of Electrical Energy, Illumination, electric heating, Electric welding, electroplating, electric drives and motors.

6. Junior Draftsman (Civil/Public Health)

Use of drawing instruments, their care and maintenance

Construct plain geometrical figures. Solve simple problems on projecting of points, lines surface and solids. Draw sketches from models.

Have thorough knowledge in conventional signs and symbols

Have correct concept and sketch the arrangement of bricks in different types of bonds in building and in foundation. Prepare drawing of stone masonry and scaffolding.

Have knowledge to prevent the structure with DPC. Draw different floors, various types of arches and lintels, different types of doors and windows including knowledge of carpentry joints, different types of roof with all details with general principals of constructions.

Draw and design staircases. Draw plan, section, and elevation of residential buildings (dingle and double) with help of sketches, and line diagrams following principle of planning, local building by laws with ISI standards.

Plotting of longitudinal and cross section of a road from given reduced levels, calculation of earth work and other materials of road, plotting of blocks and drawing of contour maps from given data. Preparing/ drawing details of types of road, C.S. of railway tracks, culverts and bridges.

Prepare detailed drawings and estimates of the residential and public buildings and bridges.

Preparing various drawing of sanitary proposal connected with building

Draw the parts of RCC structures and steel sections. Draw various drawings using Auto CAD

For details, kindly refer to Govt. of India, Ministry of Labour and Employment (DGE&T) under craftsman training scheme as revised in 2006.

7. Legal Assistant

The written test shall be cover the entire syllabus prescribed for the BA LLB (Professional) course

8. Section Officer (S.A.S.)

Part 1

A. General Intelligence & Reasoning:

It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc.

B. General Awareness:

Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific Research etc. These Questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

C. Numerical Aptitude:

The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be the computation of whole numbers, decimals and fractions and relationships between numbers. It will test sense of order among numbers, ability to translate from one name to another, sense or order of magnitude, estimation or prediction of the outcome of computation, selection of an appropriate operation for the solution of real life problems and knowledge of alternative computation procedures to find answers. The questions would also be based on arithmetical concepts and relationship between numbers and not on complicated arithmetical computation (The standard of the questions will be of 10+2 level).

D. English Comprehension:

Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.

(The questions in all the components A,B & D will be of a level commensurate with the Essential Qualification prescribed for the post viz; graduation).

Part 2

• All the topics in Accounting included for the post of Junior Auditor

• Knowledge of Punjab Civil Service Rules Volume 1, vol. 1 part 2, volume 2 and volume 3.

• Knowledge of Tally Software.

• Fundamental Knowledge of Computers.

• Knowledge of Bank Reconciliation Statements.

• Knowledge of Income tax Act 1961 section relating to TDS on Salaries, Service Tax and payment to contractors.

9. Sub Divisional Officer(Civil)-cum- Assistant Estate Officer

• Survey- I

• Fluid mechanics- I

• Building Materials

• Solid Mechanics

• Principals of electronics & Management

• Survey- II

• Fluid mechanics- II

• Building Construction

• Structural Analysis- I

• Rock Mech. & Engg Geology

• Environmental Science

• Construction machinery and works Mgt.

• Design of steel structures- I

• Structural Analysis- II

• Design of Concrete structures- I

• Environmental Engg- I

• Transportation Engg- I

• Transportation Engg- II

• Geotechnical Engg

• Irrigation engineering- I

• Professional Practice

• Design of Concrete structures- II

• Structural Analysis- III

• Hydrology & Dams

• Environmental engg- II

• Design of steel structures- II

• Irrigation engineering- II

• Foundation Engg

• Fundamental of computer programming & IT

• Basic Knowledge of land laws i.e. Land Acquisition Act, Land Revenue Act, Hindu Succession Act,

• Basic Knowledge of Auto CAD, preparation of two dimensional drawings, basic understanding of elevation and layout plans of markets.

• Marketing strategies in real estate.

10. Junior Engineer (Civil)-cum-Estate Assistant

All Topics of Junior Engineer Civil and:

• Basic Knowledge of land laws i.e. Land Acquisition Act, Land Revenue Act, Hindu Succession Act,

• Basic Knowledge of Auto CAD, preparation of two dimensional drawings, basic understanding of elevation and layout plans of markets.

• Marketing strategies in real estate.

11. Assistant Programmer

  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Data Structures
  • Web Technology (Dot net/ Java)
  • Database
  • OS Fundamentals
  • Programming and Problem Solving through C / C++
  • Networking fundamentals

12. Junior Programmer

  • IT Tools and Business System
  • Internet Technology and Web Design
  • Programming language/ Oops concepts
  • Application of .NET Technology
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Introduction to Information Communication Technology (ICT) Resources

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