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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission
  • Exam Frequency
    Once in a year
  • Official Website
    www.jkpsc.nic.in
  • Medium of the exam
    English
Eligibilty Criteria

The basic eligibility criteria that are required for the candidates to apply for the JKPSC (Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission) exam 2022 has been given below:

  • The applicant must be a permanent citizen of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Age Criteria: There is a minimum age criterion for the candidates to be eligible to appear for the paper. A candidate must be between 21 to 32 years in order to be eligible for the exam.
  • Educational Qualifications: A candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in any stream from any recognized University in order to be eligible for the exam.
  • Additional Criteria: There is an additional criterion for the candidates who apply for the gazette police service. They must possess certain physical criteria to be eligible for the post as mentioned below:

For Candidates from All Districts other than Leh/Kargil

Body Measurements  Males  Females
Height 165 cm 150 cm
Chest Girth (min) 84 cm 79 cm
Expansion 5 cm 5 cm

For Candidates from Leh/ Kargil

Body Measurements  Males  Females
Height 160 cm 145 cm
Chest Girth (min) 79 cm 79 cm
Expansion 5 cm 5 cm
Exam Pattern

Jammu & Kashmir Public Service Commission conducts various competitive examinations for direct recruitment in Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Services, Police services, and Accounts services. The exam for the recruitments in various civil services under Jammu and Kashmir public service commission is conducted in three basic stages – Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam and Interview. Candidates must clear all three stages of the JKPSC examination to qualify for the paper. Below is the JKPSC exam pattern 2022 for each stage:

JKPSC 2022 Stage-1: Prelims (Objective Type) Exam Pattern

The first stage of the JKPSC exam is the Preliminary examination. A candidate has to appear for the objective test in order to clear the JKPSC exam. Check the highlights of the JKPSC Prelims Exam Pattern as follows:

  • The preliminary examination consists of two papers – Paper-1 and Paper-2; both are objective in nature.
  • The type of questions is Multiple Choice questions.
  • The question paper of the Preliminary examination consists of 450 marks in all.
  • This test is qualifying in nature. The marks obtained in the Preliminary examination are not counted in merit. It is just a screening test.
  • The language of the question paper is English.
  • Each paper will be for 2 hours only.
  • There is no provision of negative marking in the Preliminary exam.
Paper Subjects Duration of Exam Max Marks
Paper 1 General Studies 2 hrs 150
Paper 2 Optional Subject 2 hrs 300
Total  450 

JKPSC 2022 Stage-2: Mains (Subjective Type) Exam Pattern

The second stage of the JKPSC recruitment process is the Mains Examination. Candidates who clear the Preliminary Examination are called for the Mains Examination. Preliminary Examination is of qualifying nature but marks obtained in Mains Examination are counted for merit. Check the highlights of the JKPSC Mains Exam Pattern as follows:

  • The question paper of the Mains Examination consists of Subjective questions which are of descriptive type.
  • A total of 9 papers are there in the exam. 2 out of 9 papers are qualifying in nature while the other 7 papers are counted in merit.
  • The candidates who clear the Mains examination are called for the interview round.
  • The duration of each paper will be for 3 hours.
  • The question papers other than language papers are set in English.
Paper Marks
English (Qualifying) 300
Paper-I (Essay) 250
Paper-II (GS- I) 250
Paper-III (GS- II) 250
Paper-IV (GS- III) 250
Paper-V (GS- IV) 250
Paper-VI (Optional Paper-I) 250
Paper-VII (Optional Paper-II) 250

JKPSC 2022 Stage-3: Interview

The interview/personality test is the final stage of the JKPSC recruitment process. Those who clear both the stages – Preliminary and Mains examinations are finally called for an interview.

  • The interview is conducted to basically judge the mental calibre of the candidates. There is a real assessment of not only the intellectual qualities but also the social traits and general interest of the candidates in current affairs.
  • Candidates are judged on the basis of their mental alertness, clear and logical expositions, depth of interest, the balance of judgment, intellectual and moral integrity, etc. in their interview.
  • Those who fail to obtain the minimum marks in more than one subject in the Mains exam are not eligible to appear for the interview round.
Syllabus

The detailed syllabus of the JKPSC examination is released by the commission on its official website. The syllabus for both Preliminary and Mains examinations are released by the board on its official website. Before beginning the preparation, one must refer to the syllabus of the examination as determined by the commission. Below is given the syllabus of the JKPSC examination:

JKPSC Prelims Syllabus

There are two papers conducted in the Preliminary Stage of the JKPSC exam. Paper 1 is of General Science while Paper 2 is conducted from any of the optional subjects given. The topics that come in the Preliminary exam are:

Paper- I

For Paper-I, the topics from which questions are asked are as follows:

  • Current Events of National and International Importance
  • History of India
  • Indian and World Geography
  • India Polity
  • Environmental Ecology
  • General Science
  • Economic and Social Development

Paper-II

The paper will be conducted from any of the optional subjects given. Check the complete JKPSC syllabus for both Papers of the Preliminary Exam 2022.

JKPSC 2022 Mains Syllabus

There are 9 papers in the Mains written examination. Paper-I is General English, Paper-II consists of Essay in English, Paper-III & Paper-IV is of General Studies and Papers V, VI, VII and VIII are of any two subjects to be selected from the list of the optional subjects given. The topics that come in the Mains exam are:

English (Qualifying Paper)

  • Comprehension
  • Precise Writing
  • Usage and Vocabulary
  • Short Essays

General Studies

  • Current Events of National and International Importance
  • History of India
  • Indian and World Geography
  • India Polity
  • Environmental Ecology
  • General Science
  • Economic and Social Development

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