JPSC – Jharkhand Public Service Commission | Result & News
Jharkhand Public Service Commission conducts the JPSC exams to select candidates for the posts available under Class I and Class II of Jharkhand State administration. The exam is conducted to recruit candidates for nearly eight departments, namely Jharkhand Administrative Service, Jharkhand Education Service, Jharkhand Social Security Service, Jharkhand Planning Service, Jharkhand Finance Service, Jharkhand Co-operative Service, Jharkhand Social Security Service, Jharkhand Police Service, and Jharkhand Information Service.
For candidates selected under Jharkhand Administrative Service, they will get somewhere around Rs.9300 to Rs.34,800 while the grade pay is Rs.5400.
For Jharkhand Finance service, Jharkhand Education Service, Jharkhand Cooperative Service, and Jharkhand Police Service, the salary range and grade pay remains the same.
However, for Jharkhand Planning Service, Jharkhand Information Service, and Jharkhand Social Security Service, the salary ranges from Rs.9300 to Rs.34800, but the grade pay is Rs.4800 only.
The first and foremost eligibility criteria is that the candidate should be an Indian citizen.
- The JPSC age criteria changes based on age. For the BC category, the maximum age is thirty-seven years, and the general category age limit is thirty-five years. For SC and ST candidates, the maximum age is forty, and for women in the General and Backward class, the maximum age limit is thirty-eight.
- The minimum age for Jharkhand Information Service is 22, whereas the minimum age for Jharkhand Administrative Service, Jharkhand Social Security Service, Jharkhand Financial Service, Jharkhand Education Service, Jharkhand Planning Service, and Jharkhand Cooperative Service is 21 years. For Jharkhand Police Service, the minimum age is 20.
- When it comes to educational qualification, the candidates should have completed a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or equivalent qualification.
JPSC Exam pattern
JPSC exam pattern includes three stages such as Prelims, Mains, and the personality test. The preliminary exam has two objective type papers for 200 Marks each. The Mains exam has six descriptive papers, and they are mandatory. When it comes to the personality test, you can score a maximum of 100 marks. Like the phases of exams, the syllabus is also very similar.
Prelims exam pattern
The Prelims exam comprises of two papers, each carries two hundred marks. The General Studies Paper I and II are part of the UPSC Prelims exam. The syllabus like History and Geography of India, Indian Polity and Governance, Science and Technology, National affairs, International current affairs, Economic and sustainable development, and other questions that are important.
For Paper I, there will be one hundred questions for two hundred marks, and here is how the marks are fragmented on the basis of subjects and topics.
- For the History of India, fifteen questions are allotted. Five questions from all the three parts, namely Ancient India, Medieval India, and Modern India.
- For the Geography of India, ten questions are allotted. Three questions from General Geography and Physical Geography from each section can be expected. Economical Geography and Social & Demographic Geography are two chapters from which you get two questions.
- For Indian Polity and Governance, ten questions are allotted. Four questions from two sections, such as the Indian constitution and Public Administration from each section, can be expected, whereas two questions from Decentralization.
- For Economic and Sustainable Development, ten questions are allotted, where four questions from each section can be expected, but Economic Reforms and Globalization topic questions will be two.
- For Economic and Science & Technology, fifteen questions are allotted where six questions from each section of General Science and Agriculture & Technology Development can be expected, but Information & Communication Technology topic questions will be three.
- There are ten questions on social, cultural heritage, and History based on Jharkhand. You can expect fifteen questions under the current affairs (both national and International).
- General questions under topics like Human rights, urbanization, Sports, Disaster management, and more topics can be expected for fifteen marks.
While preparing, you can focus more on a few topics like the Economic, Social, and political aspects of Jharkhand. This remains the same for other subjects also as you have to learn more specifically about the state. For Science and Technology, aspirants should have a deep understanding of the topics, so it is better to score more marks in the exam.
JPSC Mains Exam pattern
If a candidate cracks the Preliminary exam, then (s)he can start with the Mains exam preparations. The Mains exam has six papers, and the total marks the candidates can gain is 1050. For each exam, the time duration is three hours, and candidates can utilize the time to score more marks. Let us discuss regarding the Mains syllabus.
- For Paper I, Hindi and English, it is considered as a qualifying paper, and candidates should score a minimum of 30 marks. Paper I has two sections English and Hindi, and both the sections will have equal weightage. The above two sections will have a pattern that tests the candidates under different divisions like Comprehension, Grammar, Precis, Essay in the paper I.
- When it comes to Paper II, it is about Language and Literature. You can choose any one language from Oriya, Bengali, Urdu, Sanskrit, English, Hindi, Santhali, Panchpargania, Nagpuri, Mundari, Kurux, Kurmali, Khortha, Khadia, and Ho Language.
- Paper III has Social Science, History, and Geography, in which you have to prepare more. For History, you will have to study Ancient, Medieval and Modern History. Above all, you have to concentrate on the History of Jharkhand. Similarly, Geography has different topics Physical Geography, natural resources of India, Population, Geography of Jharkhand, Industrial and Urban Development.
- For Paper IV, Indian constitution, Polity, Good Governance, and Public Administration, candidates have to prepare well as there are several topics to be covered. Take your time and complete the preparations successfully.
- For Paper V, candidates should read about the Indian Economy, Globalization, and Sustainable development.
- In Paper VI, the candidates have to learn about Physical Science, Life Science, Environmental Science, Agricultural Science and Science, and Technology Development. Candidates are expected to have a basic knowledge about unit systems in Physical science, and the same applies to each and every section. You have to learn the topics that are very important in every section.
How to Apply for JPSC exams online?
If you are all set to prepare for the JPSC exams, the first thing you have to do is apply for the exams. Here we have provided the step by step instructions that will let you know about the JPSC application online.
- First off, you have to visit the JPSC website and search for the online application.
- It will be appearing on the left side of the page, and you have to tap on it. You will be directed to the Combined Civil Service exam. Candidates will furnish the JPSC online application carefully. If a mistake is made, then it leads to big issues, so you have to be very cautious when you enter the information in the application form. You have to use a block letter only as it will be easier to evaluate the form without any confusion. The candidate’s name and father’s name should sync with the matriculation certificate.
- When you enter the Date of birth, ensure you checked the matriculation certificate once before you furnish the details.
- Whatever information you include in the application should match the matriculation certificate. When you furnish the JPSC Online application form, it is not mandatory to submit the documents. You have to wait until clearing the Mains exams, and after which, you will be requested to submit the proofs. You will have to submit the likes of Caste certificate, birth certificate, graduation certificates, and more. There is no refund of examination when your online application for JPSC exams gets rejected.
To download the admit card, you have to visit the JPSC website and tap on the link that mentioned “Click here to download Admit Card,” after which you have to provide the login credentials. It is your registration number and Date of birth along with the captcha code. You are all set to download the JPSC Admit card.
- When you are ready for the JPSC preparations, it is essential to make use of the best study resources that can help you out for better scores. There are several important sources that you can’t ignore while preparing for the exams.
- First comes the NCERT Books, and then the famous authors’ books in-depth learning of each and every material. Finally, learning the current affairs will complete your UPSC preparations. Candidates should remember that the primary focus should be around the Jharkhand state as you are preparing for the State Public service commission. This rule applies to current affairs as well. It is essential to put light on the current affairs around Jharkhand rather than any other topic.
- For current affairs, you can refer to Kurukshetra magazine and Yojana Magazines. It would help if you also read newspapers daily, and The Hindu seems the best. Press Information Bureau is one crucial addition to your JPSC exam preparations.
- You can refer to the books of famous authors like Laxmikanth, Bipan Chandra, Ramesh Singh, and more authors who can help you out.
Recent update on JPSC exams
The last update the the board that notified is about the JPSC Final result on April 21st, 2020. To know more about the important details of JPSC exams, you can check the official website where all the information regarding the pubic service examination is provided.
Ques. How can I prepare for the JPSC Exam?
Ans.Candidates have to prepare well by utilizing the best study materials provided for the subjects. You have to be very consistent while preparing for the exams and make use of current affairs as they play a crucial role in your preparations.
Ques. What is the age limit for the JPSC Exam?
Ans. Candidates who are above twenty one years can appear for the JPSC exams and the candidates above are 35 years are not eligible. However, there is age relaxation based on the category. You can check them above to know how much is the maximum age limit for attending JPSC exams.
Ques. What is the similarity between UPSC and JPSC?
Ans. There are many similarities between UPSC and JPSC. Both the exams have a similar pattern as the candidates appearing for the exams should write Prelims, Mains and final interview. The syllabus is more or less the same and many topics overlap with one another. So it will be easier for the candidates to prepare for both the exams simultaneously.
Ques. Can I apply for JPSC?
Ans. Any individual who is the citizen of India between the age 21 to 35 can appear for the JPSC exams. The educational criteria should also be filled.
Ques. What post comes under JPSC?
Ans. There are so many Government posts available under different services for which the candidates recruited through JPSC exam. Some of the important services include Jharkhand Administrative Services, Jharkhand Finance Services, Jharkhand Information Services, Jharkhand Police Services, and more.
You will have to take up the preparations seriously to score more marks. Here are the common questions asked by the aspirants. We have tried to compile all the questions. If you are having any queries, please let us know in the comments.