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Jharkhand Provincial Civil Service Exam (JPCS)
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Sample Test Paper-1

  • 100 Questions
  • 100 Marks

Jharkhand Provincial Civil Service Exam or Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) is organized by the Jharkhand Public Services Commission (JPSC). This exam is held for the employment of eligible applicants for numerous posts in the Ministries and departments in Government of Jharkhand. Applicants eager to appear in the exam can apply for the exam in online mode through the official website. This examination is held yearly.

Jharkhand Provincial Civil Service Exam (JPCS) Conducting Body:

Jharkhand Public Service Commission is the state agency that is authorized to organize the Civil Services Examination for entry level appointments to the various Civil Services of Jharkhand. 

Jharkhand Provincial Civil Service Exam (JPCS)  Important Dates:

Events

Dates

Registration Date

08/02/2021

Application Start Date

15/02/2021 to 22/03/2021

Admit Card

04/09/2021 (Prelims)

Preliminary Exam Date

19/09/2021

Mains Application Form  16/11/2021 to 15/12/2021

Mains Exam Date

28/01/2022 to 30/01/2022

Result Date

Will Be Updated Soon.

Mode to apply

Online

Link to apply

Click here

Official Notification

Check here

Jharkhand Provincial Civil Service Exam (JPCS)  Selection Procedure: The exam is held  in three phases:

  • Preliminary Exam

  • Mains Exam

  • Interview

The selection of the candidates purely depends on merit which is based on the performance in the above-mentioned rounds.

Jharkhand Provincial Civil Service Exam (JPCS) Exam Pattern:

Preliminary Examination:- The preliminary examination is of Qualifying nature and is held  Offline. The examination consists of two papers of a total duration of 2 hours each. The paper is an Objective type. There is no provision of negative marking. The exam pattern is as follows:-

Sr No 

Subject

Number of Questions

Marks

Time

1

General Studies I

100

200

2 hours

2

General Studies II

100

200

2 hours

Total

400

4 hours

Mains Examination (Written Exam):- The applicants who are shortlisted from the Preliminary examination are allowed to appear for the Mains examination. The JPSC Mains examination has papers of Descriptive nature. Following is the exam paper pattern of the mains examination:-

Sr No 

Subject 

Marks

Time

1

General Hindi & General English

100

3 hours

2

Language and Literature:

150

3 hours

3

History and Geography

200

3 hours

4

Indian Constitution, Polity, Public Administration and Governance

200

3 hours

5

Indian Economy, Globalization and Sustainable Development

200

3 hours

6

General Sciences, Environment & Technology Development

200

3 hours

TOTAL

1050

Note:

  • All six papers of Mains are compulsory.

  • Paper I is of Descriptive nature carrying 50 marks each. This paper is Qualifying and min. 30 marks are necessary to qualify.

  • Paper II - Out of fifteen which is listed by the Commission, Candidate must opt for one Language and Literature. This paper is Descriptive in nature. List of Language & Literature is as follows:

Oriya

Bengali

Urdu

Sanskrit

English

Hindi

Santhali

Nagpuri

Panchpargania

Mundari 

Kurux 

Kamali

Khortha

Khadia

Ho

  • Paper III, IV, V & VI - These all are Descriptive in nature.

Interview: The candidates who are shortlisted from the mains examinations are called for the Interview. The personal Interview carries 100 marks. The interview is conducted with the aim to access the awareness, intelligence, problem solving ability, and suitability of the candidate towards the services.

Final Selection:- The final merit list is prepared on the basis of the performances of the candidates in Mains and Interview.

Jharkhand CSE Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nationality: Must be a citizen of India,

  • Age Limit:- 20 to 35 years.

  • Lower Age limit for specific posts:-

Post

Lower age limit

Jharkhand State Police Service

20 years

Jharkhand Product Service

20 years

Jharkhand Finance Service & Jharkhand Labor Service

21 years

  • Upper Age Limit:

Category

Upper Age Limit

General Category (Male)

35 years

General Category (Female)

38 years

BC-I & BC-II (Male)

37 years

BC-I & BC-II (Female)

38 years

SC/ST

40 years


Jharkhand Provincial Civil Service Exam (JPCS) Syllabus: For both Prelims and Mains:

General Studies I:

  • Current Affairs

  • History of India

  • Indian and World Geography

  • Indian Polity & Governance -Constitution

  • Economic and Social Development

  • Issues regarding Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change

  • General Science

  • Jharkhand - History, Art, Culture, and Society.

General Studies II: Knowledge related to Jharkhand

  • History 

  • Movement and Specific Identity 

  • Literature, Dance, Culture, Tribes, and Art 

  • Sports

  • Land related Laws and Acts

  • Industries and Resources

  • Disaster Management

Jharkhand Provincial Civil Service Exam (JPCS) FAQs:

Ques 1. From where can an applicant get the information regarding the exam?

Ans. An applicant can get the information from the official website.

Ques 2. How can a candidate apply for JPSC?

Ans. A candidate can apply for a post Online from the official website.

Ques 3. Is JPSC held every year?

Ans. No.

Ques 4. What are the posts for which the exam is conducted?

Ans. Following are the posts:

  • Deputy Collector

  • District Minority Welfare Officer

  • ETO

  • DSP

  • Jail superintendent etc.

Ques 5. Is there a negative marking in JPSC?

Ans. NO, there isn't any negative marking in JPSC Pre.

Ques 6. Is there any Interview for JPSC?

Ans. Yes, there is a provision of  Interview and it carries 100 marks

Ques 7. Can a candidate, appearing in the final year of the Qualifying exam, apply?

Ans. No.

Ques 8. Is there any provision for editing after the application is submitted?

Ans. No. There is no such provision.

Ques 9. On what the final merit list is based?

Ans. It is based on the Mains and Interview marks.

Ques 10. Is there any optional subject in JPSC Mains?

Ans. No.

Ques 11. How many papers are there in JPSC Mains?

Ans. There is a total of 6 papers out of which Paper I (General Hindi & General English) is of qualifying nature. Rest all papers are compulsory.

Ques 12. Are all papers in the Main examination of Descriptive nature?

Ans.Yes.

Ques 13. How can an applicant download the Admit card?

Ans. An applicant can download the admit card from the official website 

Ques 14.  What precautions should be taken by a candidate while filling up the Online Application Form?

Ans. Please read the instructions carefully before filling up the Online Application Form.

Conclusion: This exam presents a good occasion for eligible and desiring aspirants who want to make their careers in the JPSC. Aspirants must take the advantage of this opportunity by preparing well for the exam. The team of estudentbook wishes you all the best for your upcoming future.

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