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PPSC Syllabus For Statistics Lecturer 2020 Sample Test Pattern

The Department of Higher Education has announced Statistics lecturer Jobs. The Punjab Public Service Commission PPSC has opened online apply portal for the candidates. All the aspirants who are interested and seeking jobs are invited to apply for the offered posts of Lecturer of Statistics. The Higher Education Department is encouraging the male and female applicants who have the domicile of Punjab province to apply online. Candidates should submit their online application before the last date after meeting the eligibility criteria. The PPSC will reject the applications submitted after the last date. The entire details are provided here like applying procedure, eligibility criteria, test syllabus, test preparation, and complete information about the PPSC jobs.

PPSC Statistics Lecturer Jobs Test Syllabus:

Statistics syllabus is 80% consist of Statistics subject while 20% paper consists of General Knowledge subjects. The total marks of the paper are 100 and the total time is 90 minutes.

Sr No Subject Marks
01 Statistics 80
02 General Knowledge 20
03 Mark of Each Question
04 Negative Mark 0.5
05 Total Marks 100


Descriptive Statistics: (15%)
Nature and scope of Statistics. Organizing and classification of data. Population and sample. Variables, Measurement scales. Descriptive and Inferential Statistics. Description of data by frequency tables and graphs. Stem and leaf plot and Box and whisker plot. Arithmetic Mean, Geometric Mean, Harmonic Mean, Mode, Median, Quartiles. Properties of Mean with proofs. Relative Merits and Demerits of various averages. Weighted Arithmetic Mean. Empirical Relation between Mean, Median and Mode. Absolute and Relative Measures of dispersion: Range, Semi-Inter Quartile Range, Mean Deviation, Variance, Standard Deviation, Coefficient of Variation, Coefficient of Mean Deviation, Coefficient of quartile Deviation. Properties of Variance and Standard Deviation with proofs. Standardized Variables. Moments, Moments Ratios, Sheppard’s Correction, Skewness and Kurtosis. Chebechev’s theorem and its application.

Concepts of Probability: (05%)
Operation in sets. Cartesian product set. Random experiment. Sample space and events. Rules of counting. Introduction to probability and axioms of probability, emphasising to concepts, facts, interpretation and illustrating examples. Basic laws of probability. Conditional and marginal probabilities. Independence of events. Baye’s theorem and its application.

Random Variable: (15%)
Discrete random variable. Probability function, probability distribution function. Mathematical expectation and its properties. Joint distribution of two discrete random variables. Marginal and conditional distributions. Mean, variance, moments, covariance and correlation of two discrete random variables. Moment generating function and its properties.

Continuous random variable. Probability distribution of a continuous random variable. Probability density function and probability distribution function. Joint distribution of two continuous random variables. Marginal and conditional distributions. Mathematical expectation and its properties. Moment generating function. Covariance and correlation of two random variables. Mean, Median, Mode, Geometric mean, Harmonic mean, Mean deviation, variance and moments of simple continuous functions.

Discrete Probability Distributions: (15%)
Uniform Bernoulli, Binomial, Multinomial, Hypergeometric, Poisson, Negative Binomial and Geometric distributions with their derivations, applications and fitting to statistical data. Poisson approximation to the binomial distribution.

Continuous Probability Distributions: (15%)
Uniform, Exponential and Normal distributions. Their properties, applications and fitting to statistical data. Normal approximation to the Binomial and Poisson distributions.

Bivariate Normal Distribution (10%):
Derivation, conditional density function, conditional expectation and moment generating function µ20, µ02 and µ11.

Method of Least Squares: (15%)
Scatter diagram, Principle of least square. Deduction and solution of normal equations of general linear model. Curve fitting. Equations of approximating curves by the method of least squares up to third degree polynomials. Fitting of exponential of the type (1)y=aebx (2) y = abx (3) y = axb . Graphic representation of the curves. Interpolation and Extrapolation graphically. Criteria for fitting a suitable curve.

Regression and Correlation Analysis: (10%)
Logic of regression and correlation, scatter diagram. Regression models. Simple linear regression, least square estimates and their properties. Properties of Least Square regression line, standard error of estimate, co-efficient of determination. Multiple linear regression with two regressors, co-efficient of multiple determination. Partial and multiple correlation up to three variables. Linear correlation . Correlation co-efficient and its properties. Correlation of bivariate frequency distribution. Partial and multiple correlation for three variables. Rank correlation. Tied ranks.


Sampling and Sampling Distributions: (15%)
Advantages of sampling. Probability and non-probability sampling. Sampling and non- sampling errors. Sampling designs of simple random, stratified, systematic, and cluster sampling. Judgment and quota sampling. Random numbers and their use in sampling. Calculation of sample mean, proportion and variance of simple and stratified random samples. Sampling distribution of a statistic and its standard error. Distributions of sample mean / proportion and difference between two sample means / proportions with properties. Central limit theorem with illustrations. Sampling distribution of sample variance and ratio of two sample variances. Concept of t, χ2 and F – distributions.

Estimation: (10%)
Estimate and estimator. Point estimation by moments and maximum likelihood methods. Properties of point estimators: unbiasedness, consistency, efficiency and sufficiency.
Interval estimator and its interpretation. Interval estimation of the mean / proportion, difference between two means / proportions, of populations with known and unknown variances. Determination of sample size. Interval estimation of population variance and ratio of two population variances. Interval estimates of regression parameters, mean and individual prediction.

Hypothesis Testing: (15%)
Null and alternative hypotheses. Simple and composite hypotheses. Two types of errors, level of significance, p-value and power of the test. Acceptance and rejection regions, one sided and two sided tests. Testing of hypothesis for mean / proportion, difference between two means / proportions.
Testing of hypothesis (based on small samples and unknown population variance) for the mean, difference between two means for paired and independent observations. Testing of hypothesis about the variances and equality of two variances.

Testing of hypothesis about regression and simple correlation; partial and multiple correlation. Tests of hypothesis about regression parameters, mean and individual prediction. Pearson’s test for goodness of fit. Contingency tables and tests for independence and homogeneity. Co-efficient of mean square contingency and its maximum value. Yates correction for continuity. Chi-Square test for the multinomial probabilities.

Non-Parametric Tests: (5%)
Sign test, Run test. Mann-Whitney U-test, Wilcoxon Signed Rand test, Wilcoxon Rank sum test and Kruskal-Wallies Test.

Analysis of Variance and Experimental Designs: (15%)
Definition, importance and assumptions of Analysis of Variance. Partitioning of sum of squares and degrees of freedom in one and two-way classification. Testing the equality of means for one and two-way classification. Multiple comparison tests: Least significant difference test, Duncan’s and Newman-Keuls Multiple range tests.
Principles of experimental design. Completely randomised, randomised complete block and Latif square designs. Description, layout, statistical analysis, advantages, disadvantages, relative efficiency and applications of these designs.

Time Series: (10%)
Decomposition of Time Series. Measurement of Trend, Seasonal (Additive and multiplicative models), and Cyclical variations. Seasonal indices. Deseasonalisation of data.

Index Numbers: (10%)
Simple and composite indices. Problems in construction of index numbers. Laspayre, Paasche, Marshall-Edgworth, Fisher ideal, Walsh and Palgraves indices. Shifting of base. Quantity index numbers. Theoretical tests for index numbers. Consumer Price index. Construction and uses of index numbers in Pakistan. Sensitive Price Indicator.

Official Statistics: (10%)
Introduction, working of statistical organizations in Pakistan, main sources of Statistical Data in Pakistan, Documents produced by Statistical Organizations in Pakistan. Census, registration system of deaths and births in Pakistan.
Applications of statistics in social, economic and political problems. Public health crimes, Law, social innovations, economic development and socio-political inequality.

Vital Statistics: (10%)
Vital events. Uses and shortcomings of vital statistics. Sources of demographic data. Gender and child woman ratio. Vital Index, Crude, specific and standardised death / birth rates. General and specific fertility rate. Gross and net reproduction rates.


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Eligibility of Statistics Lecturer Post:

  • Master in Statistics at least 2d division.
  • Female age: 21-28 years age 08 years age relaxation.
  • Male age: 21-28 years age 05 years age relaxation.
  • Punjab Domicile.

Sample Paper:



PPSC Syllabus For Statistics Lecturer 2020 Sample Test Pattern

Question’s Answers:

What is the Eligibility of the Job?

What is the Eligibility of the Job?

Master is required for the application.

What is the passing marks?

What is the passing marks?

passing marks is not matter in this test as the merit base candidate will appoint for jobs.

How I find out my age for application:

How I find out my age for application:

Below given complete Process.

If the date of birth of a candidate is 15 August 1970 and the closing date for receipt of application in the PPSC office is 07-02-1998; the age will be calculated as under:

Day Month Year
Closing Date 07 02 1998
Date of Birth
of Candidate
15 08 1970
Age on the closing date: 1+23 08 27

All Pakistani can apply for Job?

All Pakistani can apply for Job?

No, only Punjab Province or candidate has the domicile of Punjab is eligible for apply.

What is the procedure for the submission of Online Application?

What is the procedure for the submission of Online Application?

Applicants must Click the above given “ Apply Online” link and fill the application form which shows on the screen.

Does a candidate need to submit hard copies of documents in addition to applying online?

Does a candidate need to submit hard copies of documents in addition to applying online?

No, the candidate could not need to send a hard copy to the PPSC office. On the other hand, a hard copy is not allowed to send as only an online application is accepted.

What qualification is required in PPSC Lecturer BS-17 Post?

What qualification is required in PPSC Lecturer BS-17 Post?

Master’s Degree At least 2nd division in a relevant subject.

How is PPSC merit calculated?

How is PPSC merit calculated?

PPSC conducts paper of total 100 marks. The passing score is 40. 50% of marks are calculated in the final merit of PPSC.

What is negative marking in PPSC?

What is negative marking in PPSC?

The Paper type is MCQs in PPSC and 1 mark will be given on each correct answer. In case of the wrong answer, 0.50 marks will be deducted.

How age relaxation is given in case of upper age limit?

How age relaxation is given in case of upper age limit?

05 years general age relaxation in upper age limit for Male and 08 years general age relaxation in upper age limit for female.


  1. Candidates who are interested and want to apply they must read the guideline carefully.
  2. To apply for the PPSC Lecturer Jobs aspirants must fulfill the required eligibility criteria.
  3. After meeting the eligibility individuals open the PPSC online portal through this site.
  4. First, you open the PPSC official website and click the Apply Online button.
  5. A new page will appear on the screen. You can select the desired job in this form.
  6. The application form will open on the screen you just fill the application form correctly and click the fill the application form.
  7. On the next page, you have to upload the photograph and CNIC front and Back image.
  8. The photographs must be the size of 25KB. Otherwite it will not be accepted.
  9.  Attach you complete documents required in the application and click the Apply Online button.
  10. Open the PPSC website and scroll down until you find the challan form.
  11. Download the challan form and take print of it.
  12. Fill the challan form and submit it to the designated bank.
  13. Bank Draft or Pay Order or Cheque or any such instrument will not be accepted as fee by the Commission.
  14. After submitting the challan fee you will get the Original Receipt which will be submitted at the time of interview/viva voce.
  15. Medical Fitness Certificate issued by the Medical Superintendent District Head Quarters Hospital or Services Hospital is required.

Interview Questions:

Q: Tell me about yourself?

Q: Are you applying for other jobs?

Q: What experience do you have in this field?

Q: How would your friends and family describe you as a person?

Q: Why did you leave your last job?

Q: Tell me about your weaknesses?

Q: Why do you want to work for this organization?

Q: What do you know about this organization?

Q: What have you done to improve yourself in the last year?

Q: What kind of supervision brings out the best in you?

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