JPSC Exam- Overview, Important Dates and more

The Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC) had notified the availability of 252 vacancies for the posts of deputy collector, Police sub-Inspector (PSI), Jail Superintendent, and others. The Commission conducts the JPSC Exam to recruit candidates for the various vacant positions available.  Candidates can apply for the exam based on the eligibility required by the position. Applicants can read about the procedures, important dates, selection process, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, online application, etc., in this article. 

JPSC Exam: Overview  

Ñame of the Examination Conducting Authority Jharkhand Public Service Commission
Name of the Examination Civil Services 
Name of the Post Deputy Collector, Police sub-inspector, District coordinator, Jail Superintendent, assistant of Municipal Commissioner, Probation officer, Planning officer, Assistant Director 
Total no. vacancies  252 
 Examination Level State Level Examination 
Mode of Application Offline mode 
Job Type Government Job 
Official Website https://www.jpsc.gov.in/

JPSC Exam: Important Dates   

JPSC Civil Service 2021      Important Dates 
JPSC Date of notification     3rd February 2021 
Online Application Starting Date      15th February 2021 
Online Application End Date   21st March 2021 
Payment Fees   22nd March 2021  
Prelims Exam Date   19th Sep 2021
Admit Card  Released
 Result Date  To Be Notified 
Date of Mains ExamTo Be Notified 

JPSC Vacancy 

The post-wise JPSC Vacancies are as follows: –   

Post     Number of Vacancies 
Deputy Collector   44 
District coordinator16
Deputy Superintendent of Police40 
Assistant Municipal commissioner65 
Jail Superintendent 02 
Junior registrar10 
Jharkhand Education service II41 
Planning officer09 
Assistant Director02 
Probation Officer 17 
Total 252 

JPSC Exam Application Process

1. The candidates will be able to register themselves for JPSC Civil Service Recruitment through online mode from the date of 15th February 2021.   

2. Candidates appearing for the first time need to register themselves on the official website. Visit the official website made available to you above   

3. While the registration process fills out your details and by entering captcha code complete the Registration Process.   

4. Once the registration over uploads required documents such as educational result statements and other credentials.   

5. Finally, make payment and verify the form details again provided by you.   

6. Lastly, submit your application and take a printout for your safety records.   

Online Application Fee For The JPSC Exam

Category Fees 
General Rs. 600 
SC/ST/OBC/Ex-Servicemen  Domicile of Madhya Pradesh Only Rs. 150     

Note: Bank charges may apply in addition to the above fees.   

Now let us consider important aspects that whether you are suitable for the post.   

JPSC Eligibility Criteria   

Education Qualification Criteria    

Candidates must hold a degree from a well-known university or should have equivalent qualifications.   

Age Limit Criteria   

Minimum Age: 21 years.   

UR candidates: 35 years.   

SC/ST (Male/Female) candidates: 40 years.   

OBC/BS Candidates: 37 years.   

Female (UR/OBC/BC) Candidates: 38 years.   

Selection Procedure   

The JPSC selection procedure consists of three stages as mentioned below:   

Stage-1 Preliminary Examination.   

Stage-2 Main Examination.   

Stage-3 Personality Test.   

Stage-1 Preliminary Examination (Objective Based Questions)   

Subject      Marks   Total Duration (In Hours)   
General Studies-1   100      2 (120 minutes)   
General Studies-2  100   2 (120 minutes)   

 There will be no negative marking for incorrect answers.   

Stage –2 Mains Examination (Subjective Based Questions)   

Paper   Subject   Marks   
Paper I   General English and Hindi   (50 marks each)   100   
Paper III  History and Geography200   
Paper-IIlanguage and literature150
Paper IV   The Indian Constitution, Administration and Reforms      200   
Paper V   Indian Economy, Globalization and sustainable development   200   
Paper VI   GS, Environment and technology development   200   
Total   1050   

 The duration to complete each paper in Main Examination is for 3 hours    

Stage-3 Personality Test   

 Viva-voce (Interview) for 100 Marks.   

 Steps To Download Admit Card 2021   

Step -1 Visit the official website of the Jharkhand Public Service Commission   

Step -2 Search for the Admit Card 2021 link.

Step -3 Click on the given link to open a new page   

Step -4 Enter credentials and login details   

Step-5 Download and take the printout.   

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JPSC Cut Off Marks 2021   

The JPSC cut off marks are based on the number of vacancies available for the post, the difficulty of exam level, the number of candidates, the number of vacancies and previous years’ cut off marks. The following cut off marks can be expected category wise for 2021-

Category   Cut off   
General   600   
EBC   594   
BC   621   
SC   538   
ST   524   

Minimum Qualifying Marks

These are different from the cut-offs. The qualifying marks are the minimum marks that candidates must score to pass the exam. The minimum qualifying marks for different categories of candidates are:  

Category   Minimum Qualifying Marks   
General   40%   
SC/ST and female   32%   
EBC   34%   
BC   36.5%   
Primitive Trible group   30%   
EWS   40%   

JPSC Syllabus   

Prelims Examination  

PapersTopics   
General Studies Paper-1   Constitution of India
History of India
Indian polity and governance
Social & Demographic Geography
Indian Polity and governance
Geography of India
current affairs
science and technology
sustainable development and economic issues
Other miscellaneous 
General Studies Paper-II   Jharkhand History
Governance of Munda
Dhoklo sohor
Munda Manki
Majhi Pargana
Padaha Panchayat
Nagvanshi
Jaatiya panchayat
Social status of Jharkhand
Speciality of Jharkhand
Jharkhand movement
Freedom Fighters of Jharkhand
Tribal of Jharkhand
Nobles of Jharkhand
Jharkhand state movement and formation
The political situation of Jharkhand state
The economic condition of Jharkhand state
Religious characteristics and identity of Jharkhand state
Cultural of Jharkhand
Literature of Folk
Folk dance and traditional art
Folk instruments and music
Interesting Places –modern sites, natural, archaeological, historical and religious
Characteristics, species of Tribal caste
Literature and litterateur in the Jharkhand State
Premier educational institute of Jharkhand
Sports of Jharkhand state
Land laws of Jharkhand
Chotanagpur tenancy right, Act
Santhal pargana tenancy, Act
Bills Act of other states
History of economic, development after 1947 and geography of Jharkhand
Rehabilitation policy, Industrial policy, displacement and other policies of Jharkhand
Title and location of major industry and industrial development in Jharkhand
Major Sub Plans and schemes of Jharkhand state
Forest management and wildlife conservation of Jharkhand
The environment of Jharkhand state, the environmental change happening and its mitigation, adaptation and related topics
Disaster management in Jharkhand state
Other miscellaneous facts and current affairs related to Jharkhand state  

Main Exam 

Papers   Topics   
Paper- I:
General Hindi and General English   
Grammar
Essay Comprehension
Precis   
Paper-II:
Language and Literature   
You are required to Choose any one below :   
Ho language and literature   
Khadia language and literature   
Urdu language and literature   
Hindi language and literature   
English language and literature   
Sanskrit language and literature   
Sathali language and literature   
Mundari language and literature   
Nagpuri language and literature   
Kurux language and literature   
Panchpargania language and literature   
Khortha language and literature   
Kurmali language and literature   
Bengali language and literature   
Oriya language and literature
Paper –III:
Social Sciences, History and geography    
History    
1. Ancient Period  
Origin of the Aryans
The Indus Valley Civilization      
The Lichchavis and their republican constitution
The Maurays   
The rise of the Magadha empire  
Asoka’s dharma, foreign policy.
Development of Art & policy
The Kushanas   
Architecture during the Mauryan period
The extent of the Gupta empire  
The Cholas Harsha-Vardhan     
Cultural Achievements of the Paltavas            
2. Medieval period   
The Arabian invasion of India
The Delhi Sultanate   
The Ghaznavid Invasion of India    
The Mongol invasion of India   
The Mughals
Religious movements    
The rise of MarathasDawn of a New- Islamic Culture        3. Modern Period  
Beginning of European settlements
Resistance to Colonial rule   
Doctrine of lapse   
Land revenue administration under the British Rule   Movement, home rule league movement, khilafat movement
Civil Disobedience movement
Social Reforms Movements in Hindu Community    
Struggle for raising women’s status   
Widow Marriage Act, consent Bill, Stress on female education     
Rise of nationalism in India in the 19th-century formation of Indian national congress   
Mahatma Gandhi and Mass politics  After India Independence   
The partition of India and its consequences            
4. History of Jharkhand   
Adi-Dharma le   
Birsa Movement
Tribal revolts in Jharkhand and nationalist struggle
Concept of sadan and emergence of nagpuria language Tana Bhagat movement and freedom movement in Jharkhand              
5. Geography   
Physical Geography  
Atmosphere
Interior of earth, tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes
Classification of climates   
Types of rocks   
Geomorphic processes
Air masses and fronts, tropical and temperate, cyclone evaporation and condensation insulation, heat budget of the earth    
Horizontal and vertical distribution of temperature      
The physical and human geography of India   
Types of settlement Structure, relief and physiographic divisions, drainage systems   Types of soilsIndian monsoon, mechanism onset and retreat, climate types. Soil degradation and conservation   Age : Sex, Ratto, rural-urban compositionPopulation growth, distribution and density     
Population, environment and development     Natural Resources of India    Bases of international trade, changing pattern of India’s foreign tradeLand resources General land use    History
Ancient Period
Origin of the Aryans
The Indus Valley Civilization
The Lichchavis and their republican constitution
The Maurays
The rise of the Magadha empire
Asoka’s dhama, foreign policy. Development of Art & policy
The Kushanas
Architecture during the Mauryan period
The extent of the Gupta empire
The Cholas
Harsha-Vardhan
Cultural Achievements of the Paltavas
2. Medieval period
The Arabian invasion of India
The Delhi Sultanate
The Ghaznavid Invasion of India
The Mongol invasion of India
The Mughals
Religious movements
The rise of Marathas
Dawn of a New- Islamic Culture
3. Modern Period
Beginning of European settlements
Resistance to Colonial rule
Doctrine of lapse
Land revenue administration under the British Rule
Movement, home rule league movement, khilafat movement
Civil Disobedience movement
Social Reforms Movements in Hindu Community
Struggle for raising women’s status
Widow Marriage Act, consent Bill, Stress on female education
Rise of nationalism in India in the 19th-century formation of Indian national congress
Mahatma Gandhi and Mass politics
After India Independence
The partition of India and its consequences
4. History of Jharkhand
Adi-Dharma le
Birsa Movement
Tribal revolts in Jharkhand and nationalist struggle
Concept of Sadan and emergence of nagpuria language
Tana Bhagat movement and freedom movement in Jharkhand
5. Geography
Physical Geography
Atmosphere
Interior of earth, tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes
Classification of climates
Types of rocks
Geomorphic processes
Air masses and fronts, tropical and temperate, cyclone evaporation and condensation
Insolation, heat budget of the earth
Horizontal and vertical distribution of temperature
The physical and human geography of India
Types of settlement
Structure, relief and physiographic divisions, drainage systems
Types of soils
Indian monsoon, mechanism onset and retreat, climate types.
Soil degradation and conservation
Age: Sex, Ratto, rural-urban composition
Population growth, distribution and density
Population, environment and development
Natural Resources of India
Bases of international trade, changing pattern of India’s foreign trade
Land resources General land use
Roads, Railways and Waterways
Water resources
Minerals and energy resources
Development of industries
Transport, communication and international trade
Geography of Jharkhand and utilization of its resources
Population
Geological history, landforms, drainage. Climate. Soil types and forests
state government
Plans their customs rituals festivals etc
Judiciary
The pattern of urban settlement and pollution problems
Political Parties and pressure groups
Paper-IV:
The Indian constitution, polity, public administration and good governance   
Indian constitution and polity
Bureaucracy
Preamble, salient features of the Indian Constitution, fundamental rights and duties, directive principles of state policy
Union government
Centre-state relations
Special provisions relating to the administration of schedule area and scheduled tribal areas
Emergency provisions of the constitution
Election commission of India
Public administration and good governance
Public administration – meaning, scope and significance
Public and private administration
Union administration
State administration
District administration
Development administration
Personal administration
Disaster management
Human rights
Good governance
Paper – V:
Indian Economy, Globalization, and sustainable development   
Indian economy basic features
Inflation
National Income
Demographic features
Public Finance
Agriculture and rural economy
Public Expenditure
Industrial economy
Fiscal policy
Budget
Balance of payment
Structure Indian monetary and banking system of India
Poverty and unemployment
Sustainable development
New Economic reforms
Food and nutritional security
NABARD, RRB
Globalization of Indian economy
The economy of Jharkhand
Agriculture sector
Industrial development and economic reforms In India
Jharkhand Demographic features
Paper VI :
General Sciences, environment & technology development      
Life Science
Environmental Science  
Agriculture Science  
Physical Science   
Science & technology   

JPSC Results 

The Jharkhand Public Service Commission releases results on the official website. Important announcements are also notified on the official website before releasing results. You are required to open the JPSC Result link and log in with the roll number allotted to you. You need to be careful while providing details such as email addresses in the application form to avoid discrepancies later. There is also a merit list for the candidates you have scored more than cut off marks.  

Exam Tips

  1. Analyze yourself for appearing in the exam.   
  2.  Prepare timeline till exam and strategies period according to the syllabus.   
  3. Study in detail and concepts clarity with focus and concentration.    
  4. Solve all mock test papers before going for the exam to reduce exam pressure.   
  5. Use study material from the official website    

Conclusion  

The above guidance regarding JPSC Exam will help you to know your potential to crack a competitive examination. Use scientifically proven techniques for your studies such as the Pomodoro technique etc. Avoid procrastination during your study time. Meanwhile, you’ll learn a good change in yourself to step into servicing job in government sector. 

FAQs  

What is the Main Objective of the JPSC Exam?

The Main Objective of JPSC EXAM is to Conduct a Written competitive examination and interviews for the selections of government posts in the state of Jharkhand. 

How many attempts are there to clear JPSC Exam

The number of attempts to clear the JPSC Exam is not specified yet.

Who can appear for the JPSC Exam

 Anyone from the states of India can appear for the exam and he/she should be a citizen of India. 

How difficult to pass the JPSC Exam?

It is difficult to pass as there are limited seats available but it can achieve through self-discipline and high focus.

What if I made mistakes while filling up the online form in the JPSC Exam?

You must again fill the form along with the requisite fees.

Is a Bachelor’s Degree enough to become eligible for the JPSC Exam?

Go through our blog above to know the eligibility criteria.

Is the JPSC Exam conducted every year.?

YES. JPSC EXAM is conducted every year for Class I and II Jobs in the state of Jharkhand. 


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