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JPSC Exam Pattern 2021: Check section-wise paper pattern and marking scheme

Safalta Expert Published by: Himani Mehra Updated Tue, 24 Aug 2021 04:16 PM IST

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Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC) conducts JPSC Combined Civil Services Examination to recruit eligible and interested candidates to various posts in the state. Candidates who are aspiring to appear for JPSC Combined Civil Services Examination should know all the details about the exam such as eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus and so on. Candidates should ensure that they are familiar with JPSC exam pattern which includes all the details regarding the structure of the exam, marking scheme, time duration etc. In this article we have explained all the details regarding JPSC exam pattern for the benefit of the candidates. If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, then download our app- 'Exam Taiyari App' and boost your preparation. Prepare for any competitive exam with Free Courses, E-books, and Mock-Tests on Safalta App.
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JPSC Exam Pattern 2021

JPSC exam pattern for Combined Civil Services Exam comprises of three stages whicha are as follows:
  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains
  • Interview
The details regarding the pattern of each of these stages are given below.

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JPSC Exam Pattern: Preliminary Exam

There are 100 objective type questions asked in this paper. Each question carries 2 marks. There will be two papers on General Studies in the prelims exam. The duration for each paper is 2 hours. There is no negative marking in the exam. 
 

Subject

Total Marks

No. of Questions

Time Duration

General Studies-I

100

100

2 hours

General Studies-II (Jharkhand specific)

100

100

2 hours

 

JPSC Exam Pattern: Mains

Candidates who clear the prelims exam have to appear for mains. Mains exam is subjective in nature. Mains exam comprises of a total of 6 papers. The duration for each paper is 3 hours.

Paper No.

Subject

Maximum Marks

Time Duration

Paper-I

General English and General Hindi having 2 sections of 50 marks each.

100

03 Hours

Paper-II

Language and Literature (to be chosen from 15 listed languages)

150

03 Hours

Paper-III

History and Geography

200

03 Hours

Paper-IV

Indian Constitution and Polity, Public Administration and Good Reforms.

200

03 Hours

Paper-V

Indian Economy, Globalization and Sustainable Development

200

03 Hours

Paper-VI

General Sciences, Environment and Technology development.

200

03 Hours

 

JPSC Exam Pattern: Interview/ Personality Test

Candidates who clear the mains exam will be called for the interview. The interview carries a total of 100 marks. 
 

JPSC Syllabus 2021

The detailed syllabus for JPSC Combined Civil Services Exam is as follows:

JPSC Syllabus: Prelims

General Studies Paper I
  • History of India: Ancient India (5 questions); Medieval India(5 questions) and Modern India(5 questions)
  • Geography of India: General Geography(3 questions); Physical Geography(3 questions) ; Economic Geography(2 questions) and Social & Demographic Geography.(2 questions)
  • Economic and Sustainable Development: Basic features(4 questions); Sustainable Development(4 questions) and Economic issues(2 questions).
  • Indian Polity and Governance: Constitution of India(4 questions); Public Administration and Good Governance(4 questions); Decentralization: Panchayats & Municipalities(2 questions)
  • General Science(6 questions); Technology & IT(3 questions); Agriculture (6 questions)
  • National & International Current Events(15 questions)
  • Jharkhand Specific Questions (General Awareness of its History, Society, Culture & Heritage)(10 questions)
  • Miscellaneous questions of general nature. (15 questions)
 

General Studies Paper II (Jharkhand Specific)

  • History of Jharkhand (8 questions)
  • Jharkhand movement (7 questions)
  • The specific identity of Jharkhand (5 questions)
  • Jharkhand: Literature and Literary people (5 questions)
  • Jharkhand: People and Literature; dance; music; instruments tourist places; tribal culture(5 questions)
  • Jharkhand: major educational institutions(3 questions)
  • Jharkhand: Sports (5 questions)
  • Jharkhand: Land related Laws/Acts(12 questions)
  • Jharkhand: Industries and resources(6 questions)
  • Jharkhand: Disaster Management
  • Jharkhand Miscellaneous
 

JPSC Syllabus: Mains

Paper 1: General Hindi or General English
  • Essay
  • Grammar
  • Comprehension
  • Precis

Paper 2: Language and Litreature
  • Oriya Language and Literature
  • Bengali Language and Literature
  • Urdu Language and Literature
  • Sanskrit Language and Literature
  • English Language and Literature
  • Hindi Language and Literature
  • Santhali Language and Literature
  • Panchpargania Language and Literature
  • Nagpuri Language and Literature
  • Mundari Language and Literature
  • Kurux Language and Literature
  • Kurmali Language and Literature
  • Khortha Language and Literature
  • Khadia Language and Literature
  • Ho Language and Literature

Paper 3: Social Science, History and Geography
  • Ancient period
  • Medieval Period
  • Modern Period
  • History of Jharkhand
  • Physical Geography (General Principles)
  • Physical and Human Geography of India
  • Natural Resources of India: Development and Utilization
  • Geography of Jharkhand and utilization of its resources.
  • Population
  • Industrial and Urban Development
  • The pattern on Urban Settlement and Pollution problems.

Paper 4: Indian Constitution, Polity, Public Administration and Good governance
 
  • Preamble, salient features of the Indian constitution, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy
  • Union Government (Executive and Legislature)
  • Judiciary
  • State Government (Executive, Legislature, Judiciary, Panchayats and Municipalities)
  • Centre-state relations
  • Special provisions relating to the administration of Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribal Areas.
  • Emergency provisions of the Constitution
  • Election Commission of India
  • Political parties and pressure groups
  • Public Administration – Meaning, scope and significance
  • Public and private administration
  • Union Administration – Central Secretariat, Cabinet Secretariat, Prime Ministers Office, Planning Commission, Finance Commission
  • State Administration- State Secretariat, Chief Secretary, Chief Ministers Office
  • District Administration – Origin and development of the office of District Magistrate and Collector, changing role of the District Collector, the impact of the separation of the judiciary on district administration
  • Personnel Administration – Recruitment of civil services, Union Public Service Commission and State Public Service Commission, training of civil servants, leadership and its qualities, employees morale and productivity
  • Delegation, Centralization and decentralization of authority
  • Bureaucracy – its merits and demerits, the role of bureaucracy in policy formulation and its implementation; nexus between bureaucracy and political executive; generalist versus specialist
  • Development administration
  • Disaster Management- causes, mitigation, classification of disasters, immediate and long term measures
  • Good governance – Lokpal, Lokayukta, Central Vigilance Commissioner, grievance redressal, right to service act, right to information act, right to education act, consumer protection act, domestic violence against women (prevention) act
  • Human Rights – concept, meaning, universal declaration of human rights, National Human Rights Commission, State Human Rights Commission, terrorism, social issues

Paper 5: Indian Economy, Globalization, and Sustainable development
  • National Income – elementary concepts of national income, and methods of its calculation, example – GDP, GNP, NDP, NNP, GSDP, NSDP, DDP at constant and current prices, at factor cost etc
  • Inflation – Concept, control of inflation, monetary, fiscal and direct measures.
  • Demographic features
  • Agriculture and Rural economy – green revolution, white revolution, rainbow revolution, WTO
  • Industrial economy – policy initiative and changes
  • Public finance – the scope of public finance, principles of public finance, taxation
  • Public expenditure
  • Budget
  • Fiscal policy- centre and state fiscal relationship, the role of the finance commission
  • Structure of Indian monetary and banking system in India.
  • Indian Trade, Balance of Payment
  • Meaning and measurement of Economic development; characteristics of underdevelopment, indicators of development: HDI, GDI, India’s HDI progress.
  • Role of Foreign capital and technology in the growth of the economy
  • Sustainable development – concept and indicators of sustainable development, economic, social and environmental sustainability, the concept of GDP
  • Development status and issues pertaining to socially and economically marginalised sections, like ST, SC, religious minorities, schemes launched by Central/State Government.
  • Poverty and Unemployment: Measurements and trends, identification of BPL families, Multidimensional poverty index.
  • Food and nutritional security – trends in food production and consumption in India, the problem of food security, problems and issues of storage, procurement, distribution, import and export. Government policies, schemes, and programmes such as Public Distribution System, Mid-day meal schemes, government policies for food and nutritional security.
  • New economic reforms – Liberalization, Privatisation, Globalization, good understanding of International Finance Institutions like IMF, World Bank; World Trade Organisation
  • Financial and Banking sector reforms, economic reforms, NABARD, RRB
  • Globalization of Indian Economy – its positive and negative impacts on different sectors, issues of FDI and FII in India.
  • Agriculture sector – Growth, Issues of subsidies and public investment in agriculture
  • Industrial development and economic reforms in India – major changes in Industrial policy, its impact on industrial growth, the role of public sector enterprises in India’s industrialisation in post reforms period, disinvestment and privatisation of public enterprises.
  • Economic growth and structure of Jharkhand’s economy, sectoral composition, growth in SDP, and per capita NSDP in last decade, agricultural and industrial growth in Jharkhand.
  • Demographic features of Jharkhand – population, growth, sex ratio, density, literacy, the composition of the workforce, rural-urban composition etc.
  • Status of poverty, unemployment, food security, malnutrition, education, and health indicators in Jharkhand, major initiatives, issues of agricultural and rural development, major programmes and schemes, poverty alleviation programs, food security schemes.
  • Land, forest and environmental issues in Jharkhand

Paper 6: General Sciences, Environment & Technology Development
  • Basic knowledge on system of units like MKS, CGS, SI
  • Topics on Speed, velocity, gravity, mass, weight, force, impact, work, power and energy
  • Covers topics related to solar system
  • Concepts concerning sound, wavelength frequency, infrasonic and ultrasonic sounds characteristics and applications.
  • Concepts on the living world, cell-structure, its functions, diversity of organism, biomolecules cell reproduction
  • Medallion inheritance, theories of the evolution of life on earth, including human evolution.
  • A good understanding of the agro-climatic conditions of Jharkhand, rainfall pattern and abiotic stresses in each zone.
  • Knowledge of Food and horticultural crops of Jharkhand, understanding the need behind the diversification of crops, nutritional security due to the onset of climate change, the role of rainwater harvesting in improving the agricultural production, and fish farming.
  • Candidates are required to have sound knowledge on Soil fertility, measures that are undertaken to improve soil health, concepts on organic farming,agro-forestry, wastelands and, government schemes to help the farmers of the state.
  • Measures that were taken by the Government of India to preserve the environment measures to tackle global environmental issues, air pollution, water pollution.
  • Understanding of numerous environmental laws.
  • Candidates’ knowledge on Biodiversity hotspots and threats to biodiversity hotspots.
  • Indian Government policies concerning Nuclear technology, focus on global nuclear policies.
  • Plans made by the Government to meet the energy demands of the country through various renewable and non-renewable sources of energy.
  • A good understanding of the Indian Missile program, the space program.
  • Knowledge of the latest developments in Information Technology challenges faced due to Cybercrimes.
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JPSC Exam Pattern FAQs

Q. How many stages are there in JPSC Combined Civil Services Exam?

A. There are three stages in JPSC Combined Civil Services Exam- Prelims, Mains and Interview.

Q. Is there negative marking in JPSC Prelims Exam?

A. No, there is no negative marking in JPSC Prelims Exam.

Q. What is the duration of JPSC Prelims Exam?

A. The duration of JPSC Prelims Exam is 4 hours- 2 hours for each paper.

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