Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC) Syllabus, 2018


Ajit Kumar AJIT KUMARWISDOM IAS, New Delhi.


                                               Preliminary Examination
Preliminary Examination shall consist of one compulsory paper, namely, General Studies of 200 marks. The question paper shall be multiple choices, objective type. The question paper will be set both in Hindi and English.
The paper will consist of 100 Objective Type Questions, each of 2 marks, drawn from the subjects listed below; Candidates will have to answer all the questions.

General Studies (Total Marks: 200) (Time: 2 hours) 
(A) History of India –  15 Questions
Ancient India-  5 questions
Medieval India-  5 questions
Modern India  -5 questions 
(B) Geography of India –  10 Questions
General Geography - 3 questions
Physical Geography - 3 questions
Economical Geography-  2 questions
Social & Demographic Geography-  2 questions 
(c) Indian Polity and Governance – 10 Questions
Constitution of India-  4 questions
Public Administration and Good Governance-  4 questions
Decentrealization: Panchayats & Municipalities-  2 questions
 
 (D) Economic and Sustainable Development  –  10 Questions
Basic features of Indian Economy-  4 questions
Sustainable Development and Economic issues-  4 questions
Economic Reforms and Globalization-  2 questions
 
 (E) Science & Technology –  15 Questions
General Science-  6 questions
Agriculture & Technology Development-  6 questions
Information & Communication Technology-  3 questions
 
 (F) Jharkhand Specific Questions (General Awareness – of its 
History. Society. culture & Heritage) – 10 Questions       
 
 (G) National & International Current Events – 15 Questions
 
 (H) General Questions of Miscellaneous nature, not requiring subject specialization, such as 15 Questions
1. Human Rights
2. Environmental protection, Bio-diversity & Climate Change
3. Urbanization
4. Sports
5. Disaster Management
6.Poverty and Un-employment
7.Awards
8.United Nations and other International Agencies

                                                                       
Syllabus for the Main Examination
PAPER-I (
Total Marks: 100 (50 marks each for both segments)            Time: 3 hours
General Hindi and General English
 
Essay (400 Words) -  15 marks
Grammar-  15 marks
Comprehension-  10 marks
Précis-  10 marks
 

PAPER-II (
 Total Marks: 100 )                                                   Time: 3 hours
Language and Literature                         
Candidates will have the choose any one of these  Languages and Literatures:
Bangali, English, Hindi, Khadia, Khorta, Kurmali, Kuruk, Mullularl, Nagpuri, Oriyya, Panchpargania, Sanskrit, Santhali, Urdu
 

Paper-III  
 (Total Marks: 200)                                                 Time: 3 hours
Social science (History and Geography)    
History  ( 100 marks)
- Ancient Period
- Medieval Period
- Modern Period
 

Geography  (100 marks)
- Physical geography (General Principals)
- Physical and Human Geography of India
- Natural resources of India: Development and utilization
- Geography of Jharkhand and utilization of its resources
 

 Paper-IV (Total Marks: 200)                          Time: 3 hours
 

Indian Constitution and Polity, Public Administration And Good Governance
Section A) Indian constitution and polity
Section B) Public administration and good governance
 

Paper-V  (Total Marks: 200)                               Time: 3 hours
Indian Economy, Globalization and Sustainable Development
Group (A) – Basic Features of India Economy
Group (B) –sustainable development, economy issues and Indian development strategy
Group (C) –economic reforms, nature and Impact on Indian economy
Group (D) – Economy of Jharkhand: features, issues, challenges and strategies
 

Paper-VI (Total Marks: 200)                              Time: 3 hours
General Science, Environment & Technology Development
Group (A) – Physical Science
Group (B) – Life Science
Group (C) –Agriculture Science
Group (D) – Environmental Science
Group (E) – Science and Technology Development

                                                     
       JPSC Mains / Prelims Exam Pattern Details
JPSC organized the written exam in two parts first is prelims and second is mains. Candidates who clear the JPSC Prelims exam they will only need to prepare for JPSC Mains exam.
Exam                                                   Paper                                    Marks                     Duration
Prelims (Screening Test)    General Studies                                     200 marks                       2 hrs
 
No optional subject. All are common compulsory papers
Mains
Paper I:                                  General Hindi              
                                General English (50 Marks50 Marks)100 marks                         3hrs                                   
Paper II: Language and literature                                                             100 Marks               3hrs 
Paper III: Social science (History and Geography)                                 200 Marks              3hrs 
Paper IV: Indian constitution and Polity, Public Administration And Good Governance
                                                                                                                 200 Marks                  3hrs 
Paper V: Indian Economy, Globalization And Sustainable Development   200 Marks          3hrs 
Paper VI: General Science, Environment & Technology Development     200 Marks           3hrs 
 
Total marks (Main examination)                                                               1000 marks 
Personality Test –                                                                                         100 Marks
Grand total –                                                                                             1100 marks
 
 
 
 
 
 


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