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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    Jharkhand Combined Civil Service Exam
  • Exam Frequency
  • Official Website
  • Medium of the exam
    Hindi and English
  • Exam Dates
    Date of Prelims Exam May 2022 Date of Main Examination September 2022
Exam Dates
  • Start of Registration Process
    February 2022
  • End of Registration Process
    March 2022
  • Last Date of Payment of Application Fee
    March 2022
Eligibilty Criteria

It is important to check the eligibility before applying for the JPSC Exam. Here, we have provided complete details about the JPSC eligibility criteria. The candidates must fulfill the prescribed educational qualifications and age criteria to apply for the JPSC Exam.

JPSC Nationality

The JPSC candidate shall be an Indian Citizen Only. Other state candidates from India who know Hindi can also apply for the JPSC civil service examination.

JPSC Age Limit

JPSC age limit for Combined Civil Service Exam 2022 will be considered as per the given below date and year. The minimum age for applying for the Jharkhand examination should be 20 years. The maximum age for the candidates varies from category to category.

JPSC Age Relaxation

Category Maximum age
BC- 1 and 2 Candidates 37 years
Female Candidates (unreserved) 38 years
Unreserved Candidates 35 years
SC and ST both female and male candidates 40 years
OBC candidates 35 years

JPSC Educational Qualification

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a recognized university or an equivalent degree.

Final year students are not eligible unless they pass their exam before the last date of application.

Exam Pattern

The JPSC is a tier-based examination of 3 tiers. Candidates have to clear the Prelims, the Mains, and the Interview for the final selection. According to the JPSC exam pattern, the candidates who qualify in the Preliminary exam are shortlisted for the Mains exam, and candidates who qualify Mains exam are invited for the Interview and the final selection is done on the basis of merit.

JPSC Prelims Exam

The Preliminary exam is an offline exam that contains 200 questions. The total time duration of the Prelims exam is 2 hours. The General Studies 1 and General Studies 2 papers are the two papers of this stage. In each paper, candidates have to complete 100 questions containing 2 marks each.

Particulars Details
Mode of exam Offline
No. of papers 2
No of questions 100 each
Duration of exam 120 minutes
Total weightage 100 questions each having 2 marks

JPSC Mains Exam

The candidates who qualify cutoff marks in the JPSC Prelims Exam are qualified for the Mains exam. The Mains exam is an offline pen and paper-based exam that contains 1050 marks with 6 papers that are to be completed within 3 hours of time each.

The table further explains more about the JPSC Mains exam pattern.

Paper Name of Subject Maximum Marks
Paper I General English and General Hindi. 100
Paper-II Language and Literature 150
Paper III History and Geography 200
Paper IV Indian Constitution and Polity, Public Administration and Good Reforms 200
Paper V The Indian Economy, Globalization and their Sustainable Development 200
Paper VI General Sciences, Environment and Technology development 200
Total 1050

As mentioned in the exam pattern, there are two stages of JCS exam. Thus, JPSC syllabus is also divided into two stages. The list of topics for both is given below.

JPSC Prelims Syllabus 2022

JPSC Prelims consist of 2 papers. They are-

  1. General Studies 1
  2. General Studies 2

General Studies 1

The following are the topics that are asked in JPSC Prelims General Studies 1 paper.

  • Indian History
    • Ancient Indian History
    • Medieval Indian History
    • Modern India History
  • India’s Geography
    • General geography of India
    • Physical Geography of India
    • Economic Geography of India
    • Social and Demographic Geography of India
  • Indian Politics & Indian Governance
    • Indian Constitution and Governance
    • Public Administration of India and Good Governance
    • Decentralization: Panchayat and Nagarpalika
  • Economic and Sustainable Development
    • Basic features of the Indian economy
    • Sustainable Development and Economic Issues of India
    • Economic Reformation and Globalization
  • Science & Tech
    • General Science
    • Agriculture and Technology Development
    • Information and Communication Technology
  • History, geography, society, culture, and heritage from Jharkhand
  • National and International Current Events
  • Human rights
  • Environmental security, biodiversity, and climate change
  • Urbanization
  • Sports
  • Disaster Management
  • Poverty and unemployment
  • Award
  • United Nations and other international organizations

General Studies 2

The following is the syllabus that is generally asked in the General Studies 2 of JPSC Prelims Civil Service Examination.

  1. History of Jharkhand
  2. Jharkhand movement
  3. Specific identities of Jharkhand
  4. Jharkhand’s folk literature, dance, music, instrumental, scenic, and tribal culture
  5. Jharkhandi Literature and Literature
  6. Major Institutes of Jharkhand
  7. Jharkhand Sports
  8. Jharkhand’s land law/act
  9. History of state economic development from 1947, Geography of Jharkhand
  10. Jharkhand’s Industrial Policy, Displacement, and Rehabilitation Policy and Other Policies
  11. Jharkhand’s main industry name and location and industrial development
  12. Jharkhand’s major schemes and schemes
  13. Forest management and wildlife conservation works in Jharkhand
  14. Environmental Facts of the State of Jharkhand, Environmental Change in Environment and Its Mapping and Adaptation (ADAPTATION)
  15. Disaster Management from Jharkhand
  16. Various facts and current events related to Jharkhand

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