A Brief Guide For Pharmacists To Prepare For The PPSC Exams

If you are aiming to excel your career in the pharmacy, here we will guide you about the test that will be conducted by the PPSC. It is fortunate for all of the Pharmacists who have recently obtained their Pharm D degree, and now they are working with some private organizations to earn their experience.

Punjab Public Service Commission:

In the current year, the expected seats for Pharmacists in Punjab were surplus than that advertised by the PPSC (Punjab Public Service Commission). Therefore, it is an excellent chance for all those who are willing to build their career in the pharmacy field. Well, if you will have proper guidance about the test that will be conducted this year, there are chances for you to enter the health department of Punjab successfully.

Below we have provided brief details about the test. In this guide, you will know about the nature of the test and the subjects that you should concentrate more on. However, if you follow up on the correct strategy, you will pass out your PPSC exams.

Nature Of Test:

You need to understand the nature of the test because only then, you would be able to prepare for it properly. Hence, it is the procedure of the Punjab Public Service Commission that the written test of the pharmacists is generally not conducted, whereas only an interview and viva voice are taken.

On the other hand, if the applicants are greater in number as compared to the seats advertised, a written test will be taken by the Punjab Public Service Commission to scrutinize the applicants. The final selection of successful candidates is made when the interview is conducted.

The category of the test taken by the PPSC is multiple-choice questions, and the number of MCQs is 100. Also, the time given to solve these 100 questions is 2 hours. This test almost covers every subject that is studied in Pharm. D (including all the different subjects).

Major Subjects:

Here we are telling you some of the major subjects that are compulsory to study to qualify for this test. These subjects are the key to clear your Pharmacist exam successfully.

  • Pharmaceutics
  • Hospital Pharm D
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Pharmacology
  • Biochemistry
  • General Knowledge
  • Instrumental Chemistry
  • Forensic Pharmacy
  • Pharmacology (less important)
  • Pharmaceutical Quality Control

Sample papers are also available on the official website of the PPSC. So,you can visit the site and download the sample papers for your assistance. This will provide you guidance about the paper pattern, and, this way, it will become easy for you to practice for the exam.

Since knowing about the paper pattern makes it easy to do, you must opt for the sample papers while making preparations of the exam.


Indeed, entering the PPSC test is not a piece of cake. You need to study a lot and giveyour full concentration to your studies. Besides this, the correct guidance about the test is also crucial. So, get to know about the nature of the test and the subjects and then you would be able to clear the Punjab Public Service Commission test.