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.
|Mode of exam
|No. of papers
|No of questions
|Duration of exam
||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.
||Name of Subject
||General English and General Hindi.
||Language and Literature
||History and Geography
||Indian Constitution and Polity, Public Administration and Good Reforms
||The Indian Economy, Globalization and their Sustainable Development
||General Sciences, Environment and Technology development