JKSSB Patwari Syllabus & Pattern- Overview, Notification, Answer Key

J&K Services Selection Board of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir vied Advertisement No.02 of 2021, released on 26/03/2021, put out a notification on the official website for filling 2311 vacancies, of which 142 are for Patwari.  The notification is available at http://www.ssbjk.org.in/Advt02of2021Posts.pdf. To know details of the JKSSB Patwari Exam Pattern and expected JKSSB Patwari Syllabus, continue reading. 

JKSSB Patwari Syllabus & Pattern: Overview

Both the syllabus and the pattern for the exam for the post of JKSSB Patwari are released on the official website of the recruiting board. While the Notification mentions the scheme (pattern) for the examination in a few paragraphs, there is no mention of the detailed syllabus. It just mentions that the syllabus for each post advertised will be given separately.   

If you look at the trend of the previous examinations for the post of JKSSB Patwari, you will be able to put together an expected syllabus. Read on to know what the syllabus and exam pattern/ examination scheme for the JKSSB Patwari examination is expected to be like. 

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JKSSB Patwari Exam Pattern Based on the Official Notification

While the Official Notification does not mention the syllabus, it does provide some details of the examination. 

  • It explains that the Examination shall have Objective type questions which will be in the Multiple choice format.  
  • The candidates applying for the post of Patwari will need to clear a test for Urdu to qualify to take the written examination.
  • All of the questions will be in English.
  • If an answer is incorrect, 0.25 marks will be deducted from the total for each incorrect answer.  

There shall be a total of five sections in the current JKSSB Patwari Exam Pattern for the 2021 recruitment drive. In all, these sections will together have 100 MCQ questions which will carry 100 marks.

JKSSB Patwari Answer Key

After the exam is conducted, the tentative Answer Keys will be released on the official website of the examination board, which is jkssb.nic.in. The JKSSB shall consider all representations received for the Answer Keys in the duration specified by the Board while uploading the Answer Keys. The board’s decision will be considered final. After that, no representation about the Answer will be entertained. If the need arises, there will be a normalization of the marks obtained by the candidates in the written examination for the final cut-off and the creation of the merit list.

JKSSB Patwari Syllabus 

While the Notification released for the JKSSB Patwari vacancies does not mention a detailed syllabus, it is possible to look at the previous years’ examination and come up with a syllabus that should be useful to start preparing for the JKSSB Patwari Examination. The following table carries the expected topics based on the previous years’ Written Examination topics. 

Mental Ability and Logical ReasoningAlphabet Series, Analogy, Arithmetical Reasoning, Blood Relations, Clocks & Calendars, Coding-Decoding, Data Interpretation, Decision Making, Directions, Non-Verbal Series, Number Ranking, Puzzles, Sitting Arrangement, Statements & Arguments, Syllogism
Numerical AptitudeAllegation or Mixture, Area, Average, Banker’s Discount, Boats and Streams, Chain Rule, Compound Interest, Data Interpretation and Analysis, Decimal Fraction, Height and Distance, Logarithm, Numbers, Partnership, Permutation and Combination, Pipes and Cistern, Probability, Problems on Ages, Problems on H.C.F and L.C.M.Ratio and Proportion, Simple Interest, Simplification, Square Root and Cube Root, Surds and Indices, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Volume and Surface Area
English LanguageAdjectives, Adverbs, Antonym and synonym, Cloze test, Fillers, Grammatical Error based questions, Jumbled Paragraph, Paragraph Completion, Prepositions, Reading Comprehension, Sentence CompletionTenses
Static Current affairs, General KnowledgeCurrent news with a focus on the various schemes of the J & K Government, Important schemes implemented by the J & K Government, J & K Government’s History, Previous six month’s current affairs, Static information about J & K state

JKSSB Patwari Exam Pattern Stages

There will be two stages in the recruitment pattern for the JKSSB Patwari post. The first is the Urdu language exam.  Only those candidates who clear this first stage will be allowed to sit for the next stage, the Written Examination. When a candidate qualifies in the written exam, the candidate becomes eligible for the post of JKSSB Patwari. 

Let us look at the exam pattern for the two stages of the recruitment process.

JKSSB Patwari Exam Pattern Stage-I

Urdu Language Test

The first phase of the selection process is a test for the Urdu language.  It will be 50 marks. This test comprises two sections, a Reading Test and a Writing Test. 

Candidates of the OM or Open Merit category must have an average of a minimum of 40% marks (overall) and a minimum of 33% marks per section. Only then will it be considered that they have a working knowledge of the Urdu language.

Besides passing the test for the Urdu language, the candidate must have scored marks equal to or more than the cut-off marks for 2021. Only then will the candidate qualify to move to the next stage of selection, which is the Written Examination.

Urdu Language Reading Section

The Reading section of the Urdu language test is for 20 marks. All the questions in this section are for one mark. The questions will be on passages that are provided. Here, the candidates are expected to read out given passages in the language they are written.

Urdu Language Written Section

The Written test section in the Urdu language test will be for 30 marks. The table below provides the 3 types of questions that the candidate will need to answer during the Written test section of the Urdu language test. 

TopicsMaximum Marks
Writing a letter (at least 100 words) on giving the topic10
Translating a passage (at least 100 words) from Urdu or to Urdu.10
Writing an essay (at least 100 words) on the specified topics.  The topics will be of social relevance10

After candidates qualify in the Urdu language test, they become eligible to move to the next stage of selection, which is the Written Examination. The following is information regarding the pattern for the Written Examination.

JKSSB Patwari Exam Pattern Stage-II

Written Examination

The second stage of the recruitment process for the JKSSB Patwari Post is the Written Examination for 100 marks.  It is an objective type examination that is conducted in the offline mode. It is a multiple-choice questionnaire where for each question that is asked, the candidate has to select the correct option from a given set of options for that question. For each correct answer, 1 mark will be added, and for each incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be subtracted from the total. 

The following table provides the syllabus and pattern for the second stage of the JKSSB Patwari selection process.

Computer Knowledge1515
English Language2020
Mental Ability and Logical Reasoning1515
Static Current affairs, General Knowledge5050


Now that you know the JKSSB Patwari Syllabus & Pattern, you should go ahead and prepare thoroughly for the Examination.  Also, keep a lookout on the official website for the JKSSB Patwari Syllabus that the Examination Board will post.


What is the JKSSB Patwari Syllabus as specified in the Notification document?

The Notification document does not mention the syllabus.

How can I know the JKSSB Patwari Syllabus?

At present, the official syllabus has not been declared. It is good to look at the previous years’ syllabus to understand what topics to study for the 2021 JKSSB Patwari Examination. Check the official website of the Examination Board frequently for the release of the syllabus.

What is the JKSSB Patwari Exam Pattern?

The Exam pattern for the JKSSB Patwari selection comprises two stages: the Urdu language test of 50 marks and the Written Examination of 100 marks. 


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