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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    JKSSB Sub Inspector Recruitment Exam
  • Mode of Conduction
  • Exam Duration
    2 hours
  • Exam Frequency
    Once a year
  • Official Website
  • Total Marks
  • Total No. of Questions
  • Medium of the exam
    English, Hindi
  • Marking Scheme
    For each incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted. Candidates will be given 1 mark for each correct response
Eligibilty Criteria

The Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board has not released the notification for the Sub-Inspector post. The JKSSB determines the eligibility criteria that a student must fulfill to appear for the exam. According to the previous year’s notification, minimum eligibility requirements are age, qualification, and nationality. Hence, let’s see the eligibility criteria for 2021:

JKSSB Sub Inspector Educational Qualification

The minimum educational qualification for the sub-inspector is graduation in any degree from a recognized university.

JKSSB Sub Inspector Age Limit

To apply for this sub-inspector, post applicants must meet the age requirement. Candidates can check the previous year’s age limit. As per last year's notification, the age limit is 18-28 years.

JKSSB Sub Inspector Nationality

Apart from educational qualification and age limit, the nationality of the candidate is also an important criterion. To be eligible for this exam, an applicant must be Indian. Besides, candidates must be residents of Jammu and Kashmir. Candidates from other states are not eligible to apply.

JKSSB Sub Inspector Overall Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can check out the overall eligibility criteria mentioned below:

Particulars Details
Age Limit 18-28 years
Educational Qualification Graduation in any degree
Nationality Indian
Domicile Jammu and Kashmir
Exam Pattern

Candidates interested in the said exam should know the exam pattern well. Exam patterns will help the students to know about the type of questions asked in the exam. Apart from this, candidates will get the knowledge of marks distribution for each subject. To help the students in better preparation, the detailed exam pattern is mentioned below:

JKSSB Sub Inspector Exam Pattern
Subject Marks Duration
General English 20 02 hours
General Knowledge 20
General Information with K&K UT special mention 20
Mental Ability Test 20
General Science 20
Computer Applications 20
Total 120

Marking Scheme:

  • For each incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
  • Candidates will be given 1 mark for each correct response.

Thorough knowledge of the syllabus is important to qualify the exam with flying colours. The syllabus covers the topic and sub-topic of every subject. The JKSSB exam is conducted in two stages- Physical Endurance Test & Physical Standard Test followed by Written Test. The syllabus for both stages has been covered in detail:

JKSSB Sub Inspector Stage I Syllabus

Stage I Syllabus
Test Parameters Male Female
Physical Endurance Test (PET) Long Race 1600 meters in 6 ½ minutes 1000 meters in 6 ½ minutes
Pushups/shot put Candidates need to do 20 pushups only. Candidates need to throw a shot put of 4kg 14 ½ feet in three attempts.
Physical Standard Test (PST) Height and weight measurement Height = 5′-6″ ( This is expected to be minimal.) Chest = 32” (Unexpanded) 33 ½ (Expanded) Height = 5'2" minimum
For applicants belonging to Gorkha Community and Ladakh Region (State Subject)
Height = 5′-4″ ( it should be at least this much.) Chest = 32″ ( Unexpanded) 33 ½ ” ( expanded) Height 5' minimum

JKSSB Sub Inspector Stage II Syllabus

The written exam is the second stage of the examination. Candidates on qualifying the first stage will be called for the written exam. Stage 2 will have objective-based questions of 120 marks:

JKSSB Sub Inspector Stage II Syllabus
Subject Topics
General English
  • Models
  • Clauses
  • comprehension with blanks to be filled in with i. Phrases ii. Pronouns.
  • Narration
  • Articles
  • Tenses
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Pairs of words and their use in sentences
  • Homonyms/homophones.
  • Active & Passive Voice
  • Idioms and phrases.
  • Uses of Prepositions.
  • Rearranging of jumbled sentences.
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • Indian History with special reference to the Freedom struggle
  • First in India (Adventure, Sports, Discoveries)
  • First in the world (Adventure, Sports, Discoveries)
  • The Newspaper world – (Current Dailies & Weeklies of India)
  • Languages & Culture
  • International Organisations- UNO, WHO, WTO, IMF, UNESCO, UNCTAD, etc.
  • Important Regional Organizations and Blocs- BRICS, OPEC, ASEAN, SAARC, BIMSTEC, G-20, G-7, etc.
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Communicable Diseases- cure and prevention
  • NCDC- COVID-19 – SOPs, Advisories, Guidelines, etc
  •  Popular Personalities (Politics, Scientific discoveries, Geographical, Sports, History
  • World-famous Awards
  • The world of Sports
  • Current Events of National and International importance
  • political & Physical divisions of world & India
  • Important Rivers & Lakes in India
  • Climate & crops in India
  • Agriculture in economic development; Industrialization and economic development.
  • Foreign Trade & Balance of payments
  • New economic reforms
  • inflation, Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, Capital Markets, Role of RBI, Taxation in India- Direct & Indirect Tax – CBDT, GST, etc.
  • Thermal / Nuclear/ Hydro Power Plants in India
  •  India’s Atomic Research Programme.
General Science
  • Non-conventional sources of energy (Solar energy, Tidal energy).
  • Mechanics, Rest, motion, Velocity, acceleration, Newton Laws of motion,
  • Waves, light as a wave, Sound waves, Transverse and longitudinal waves.
  • Structure of Atom
  • Voltage, Current, Resistance, Power, D.C Batteries
  • Solids, Liquids, and Gases(Basics)
  • Life processes: Nutrition and its types, Respiration, Transportation of water, food, and minerals in plants.
  • Various sources of energy; conventional sources of energy; improvement in technology for using a conventional source of energy (Biomass and wind energy)
  • Ecosystem – Its components, Food chains, and food webs.
  • The ozone layer, its depletion, Greenhouse Effect
  • Environmental pollution
Computer Application
  • Fundamentals of computer sciences
  • M.S Word M.S Excel, M.S Access and Powerpoint Presentation
  • Input and output devices
  • Hardware and Software
  • E_mail & Internet
  • Operating system
Mental Ability
  • Mathematical reasoning.
  • Speed, Distance, and Time
  • Statements and conclusions
  • Number series
  • Letter series
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Coding and decoding
  • Direction sense
  • Blood relation
General Knowledge with special reference to UT of J&K
  • Popular names of personalities and their achievements/Contributions (National and International).
  • Weather, Climate, Crops, Means of Transport.
  • Rivers and Lakes.
  • J&K History, Economy, and Culture
  • Flora and Fauna of J&K
  • J&K Panchayati Raj Act, 1989 (as amended up to December 2020), 73rd & 74th constitutional amendments.
  • Important Tourist Destinations
  • J&K Reorganization Act, 2019.

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