Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC) was built with the simple motive of making a commission who himself will be fully responsible for the recruitment of the government posts in the state. JPSC organizes this exam for the state of Jharkhand only it is for the state only. It is a state-level examination. JPSC directs the Combined Civil Service examination for the recruitment of the eligible and talented candidates in the various departments of the state government.

It is recruitment for the Top-level officers in the state government. The candidates will be recruited as a Deputy Collector, and DSP, etc in the state government only. This exam is directed to recruit young and hardworking candidates in the Jharkhand state government.

Every year, thousands of students appear for this exam but only a few of this can get a chance to get recruited in various departments of the state government. This time they have introduced 267 vacancies for the recruitment in the state government departments.

The only candidate who lives in Jharkhand state can apply for this exam. In this article, you will get to know about the exam dates, application form, how to fill the application, exam pattern, syllabus, and vacancies for the various posts.

JPSC Notification 2020

  • The online notification for JPSC Exam was out on 26th February 2020.
  • The online application process will begin from 1st March 2020.
  • The last date to apply for the application form online is till 30th March 2020.
  • The last date to pay the application form fee online is till 1st April 2020.
  • This exam is directed in 3 phrases – Preliminary examination, Mains examination, Personal Interview Test.
  • The candidate who wants to apply for the JPSC exam should have completed graduation and holds a degree of that or equivalent degree of any specific subject passed from the recognized board/institute.
  • The minimum and maximum eligible age for the candidate is from 21 years to 35 years as on 1st August 2019.
  • The preliminary examination is of 400 marks which are divided in 2 papers of General Studies, 200 marks for each paper and to attempt this exam the candidate will get 2 hours to time for each paper individually. This is an objective type questions exam.
  • The Mains examination is of 1050 marks which are divided into 6 papers. Each paper carries different marks but the candidate will get 3 hours of time for each paper individually. This is a subjective type questions exam.
  • The Personal Interview test is of 100 marks. This candidate will check on the basis of their ability, capability, hard work, dedication, etc.
  • The Preliminary exam will take place on 5th April 2020.
  • The Mains exam will be happening from 4th June to 7th June 2020.
  • The final interview round will be taken from 4th August 2020 to 14th August 2020.

JPSC 2020 Notification PDF Highlights

Exam Name JPSC Combined Civil Service Exam
Level of Exam State Level
Conducting Body Jharkhand Public Service Commission
Official Website jpsc.gov.in
Exam periodicity Yearly
Mode of Exam Offline
Number of Vacancies 267
Post Name Combine Civil services
Mode of Application Online

JPSC Exam Dates 2020 

  • The online notification for JPSC Exam was out on 26th February 2020.
  • The online application process will begin from 1st March 2020.
  • The last date to apply for the application form online is till 30th March 2020.
  • The last date to pay the application form fee online is till 1st April 2020.
  • The Preliminary exam will take place on 5th April 2020.
  • The Mains exam will be happening from 4th June to 7th June 2020.
  • The final interview round will be taken from 4th August 2020 to 14th August 2020.

The table below shows the JPSC Exam Dates 2020:

Events Dates
JPSC Exam Notification 2020 26th February 2020
Commencement of JPSC application form 2020 1st March 2020
Last date to apply for the JPSC exam 30th March 2020
Last date to pay the application fee 1st April 2020
Release date of JPSC Admit card April 2020
Date of JPSC preliminary examination 5th April 2020
Date of JPSC preliminary exam result Yet to be announced soon
Date of JPSC Mains examination 4th June to &7th June 2020
Date of JPSC Mains exam result Yet to be announced soon
Date of JPSC Personal Interview round 4th August 2020 to 14th August 2020

JPSC 2020 Application Form

  • The JPSC notification was released on 26th February 2020.
  • The online application process will begin from 1st March 2020.
  • The last date to apply for the application form online is till 30th March 2020.
  • The last date to pay the application form fee online is till 1st April 2020.
  • This registration can be done only in online mode.
  • The candidates who want to apply can fill the form from the official website i.e. jpsc.gov.in

The table below shows the JPSC Exam Application Dates 2020:

Events Dates
Release of notification of JPSC EXAM 2020 26th February 2020
Commencement of JPSC Application Form 2020 1st March 2020
Last day to submit the application form 2020 30th March 2020

Steps involved in filling the Application Form of JPSC 2020 

  1. SIGNUP/REGISTRATION 
  • Go to the official site – jpsc.gov.in
  • Click on the link 'JPSC Combined Civil Services Examination 2020'.
  • Enter Applicant’s Name, Date of Birth, Email Address and Phone Number.
  • Enter the captcha and snap on the "Submit" button. You will get your login credentials at the enrolled ID.
  1. FILL THE PERSONAL DETAILS IN APPLICATION FORM
  • Sign in again using your User ID and secret key to fill the application form
  • Competitors need to fill their Personal, Educational, Parental and Employment subtleties.
  • Continue sparing each module consequent to filling the subtleties.
  • You can make changes before the last convenience.
  • In any case, no progressions would be possible after the last settlement, hence fill the application form carefully.
  1. UPLOAD YOUR REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

The Applicants need to upload the subsequent documents in the application form:

  • Passport-size photograph of the candidate.
  • Scanned image of their signature (with a black ink pen on a white paper).

The table below shows the documents required to fill JPSC Application form 2020: -

Scanned Images Size Dimension Format
Photograph 20KB – 50KB 200 x 230 Pixels JPG or JPEG
Signature 10KB – 20KB 140 x 60 Pixels JPG or JPEG

  1. PAYMENT OF APPLICATION FEES       
  • Firstly, the candidate has to choose what they will like to pay the application offline or online.
  • If offline they can pay through the e-challan issued by SBI bank.
  • If online then they can pay through many ways like through net banking, debit cards, UPI.
  • After paying the application competitor need to tap on the "submit" button to present the application.
  • The application fee for the General/EWS/OBC Jharkhand category applicant is Rs. 600/- for the preliminary examination
  • The SC/ST Jharkhand category candidates have to pay Rs. 150/- as the application fee for the exam. 

The table below shows the application fees of JPSC exam 2020: 

Category Application Fee
General Rs. 600/-
OBC Rs. 600/-
EWS Rs. 600/-
SC/ST Rs. 150/-
Females Rs. 150/-

JPSC 2020 Exam Pattern

  • This exam is directed into 3 phrases – phrase 1 – preliminary exam, phrase 2 – mains examination, phrase 3 – personal interview test.
  • The preliminary exam consists of 2 papers of General Studies I and II. Each paper is of 200 marks and 2 hours time is allotted for each exam. Both the papers are objective type questions exam. Candidates have to qualify this exam to go ahead in the selection process but preliminary exam marks will not be considered for the selection process.
  • The Mains exam consists of 6 papers i.e. Paper I – General Hindi and General English (50 questions each from both the subjects and marks allotted is 100 marks), Paper-II – Language and Literature ( 150 questions marks allotted is 150 marks), Paper-III - Social Sciences, History, and Geography (200 questions marks allotted is 200 marks), Paper-IV – Indian Constitution, Polity, Public Administration, and Good Governance (200 questions marks allotted is 200 marks), Paper-V – Indian Economy, Globalization, and Sustainable Development (200 questions marks allotted is 200 marks), and Paper-VI – General Sciences, Environment & Technology Development (200 questions marks allotted is 200 marks).
  • The candidate will get 3 hours of time for each paper of Mains examination and this is a subjective type questions exam.
  • The Preliminary exam will take place on 5th April 2020.
  • The Mains exam will be happening from 4th June to 7th June 2020.
  • The final interview round will be taken from 4th August 2020 to 14th August 2020.

The table below shows the JPSC exam pattern of Preliminary examination:

JPSC PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION EXAM PATTERN
Papers No. of Questions Marks Allotted Time Allotted
General Studies I 200 200 2 hours (120 minutes)
General Studies II 200 200 2 hours (120 minutes)
Total 400 400 -

The table below shows the JPSC exam pattern of Mains Examination:

JPSC MAINS EXAMINATION EXAM PATTERN
Papers No. of Questions Marks Allotted Time Allotted
General Hindi & General English 100 100 3 hours (180 minutes)
Language & Literature 150 150 3 hours (180 minutes)
Social Sciences, History, and Geography 200 200 3 hours (180 minutes)
Indian Constitution, Polity, Public Administration, and Good Governance 200 200 3 hours (180 minutes)
Indian Economy, Globalization, and Sustainable Development 200 200 3 hours (180 minutes)
General Sciences, Environment &Technology Development 200 200 3 hours (180 minutes)
Total 1050 1050  -

JPSC Syllabus 2020

  • Every year Jharkhand Public Service Commission makes the syllabus for the Combined Civil Services exam.
  • The preliminary exam is directed to just check the candidate’s ability that he or she is ready for the mains exam or not that why the prelims exam is just for the qualification not for the selection.
  • The mains and final interview round is the main exam whose marks will be considered for the final selection.

JPSC 2020 Preliminary Examination Syllabus

  • The preliminary exam is directed on 5th
  • The candidates need to study for the prelims so, some of the important topics to study for the preliminary exam Paper I of General Studies I are Indian History, Indian Geography, and Indian Politics & Governance, etc.
  • The important topics for the preliminary Paper-II of General Studies II are the History of Jharkhand, Movements of Jharkhand, etc.

The table below shows the Syllabus of General Studies I Paper of Preliminary examination:

Syllabus of General Studies I
Topics Description
Indian History Ancient India
Medieval India
Modern India
India’s Geography General Geography
Physical Geography
Economic Geography
Social & Demographic Geography
Indian Politics & Governance Indian Constitution
Public Administration and Good Governance
Decentralization: Panchayat and Nagarpalika
Economic and Sustainable Development Basic features of the Indian economy
Sustainable Development and Economic Issues
Economic Reform and Globalization
Science & Technology General Science
Agriculture and Technology Development
Information and Communication Technology
Jharkhand History, Geography, Society, Culture, and Heritage
National and International Current Events
Other Topics Human Rights
Environmental Security, Biodiversity and Climate Change
Urbanization
Sports
Disaster Management
Poverty and Unemployment
Award
United Nations and other International Organizations

The table below shows the Syllabus of General Studies II Paper of Preliminary examination: -

Syllabus of General Studies II
Topics Description
History of Jharkhand Munda Governance System
Nagavanshi Government System
Panchayat Government System
Manjhi Parghana Government System
Munda Standard Government System
Dhokla Sohor Government Order
Caste Panchayat Government System
Jharkhand Movement Sadan of Jharkhand
Tribals of Jharkhand
Freedom Fighter of Jharkhand
Vibhuti of Jharkhand
Jharkhand Movement and State Formation
Specific Identities of Jharkhand Social Status of Jharkhand
Cultural Status of Jharkhand
Jharkhand’s Political Position
Economic Condition of Jharkhand
Religious Specialties and Identities of Jharkhand
Jharkhand’s folk Literature, Dance, Music, Instrumental, Scenic, and Tribal Culture Folk Literature
Traditional Arts & Folk Dance
Folk Music & Instrumental
Scenic Places – Natural, Archaeological, Historical, Religious, and Modern Places.
Tribal – Caste, and Characteristics
Jharkhandi Literature and Literature Jharkhandi Literature and Literature
Major Institutes of Jharkhand
Jharkhand Sports
Jharkhand’s land law/act
Chhotanagpur Taxation Act
Santhal Parghana Taxation Act
Other State Act
Other Topics History of state economic development since 1947, Geography of Jharkhand – forest, river, mountain-mountain, mineral, etc.
Jharkhand’s Industrial Policy, Displacement, and Rehabilitation Policy and Other Policies.
Jharkhand’s main industry name and location and industrial development
Jharkhand’s major schemes and schemes
Forest management and wildlife conservation work in Jharkhand.
Environmental Facts of the State of Jharkhand, Environmental Change in Environment and Its Mapping and Adaptation (ADAPTATION)
Disaster Management from Jharkhand
Various facts and current events related to Jharkhand

JPSC 2020 MAINS EXAMINATION SYLLABUS

The Mains exam will be happening from 4th June to 7th June 2020. The table below shows the Syllabus of Mains examination:

Paper I
(General Hindi & General English)
Essay Writing
Grammar
Comprehension
Precis Writing

For this Paper-II of language and Literature candidate have to select one of these languages and Literature mentioned below: -

Paper-II
(Language and Literature)
Oriya Language and Literature
Bengali Language and Literature
Urdu Language and Literature
Sanskrit Language and Literature
English Language and Literature
Hindi Language and Literature
Santhali Language and Literature
Panchpargania Language and Literature
Nagpuri Language and Literature
Mundari Language and Literature
Kurux Language and Literature
Kurmali Language and Literature
Khortha Language and Literature
Khadia Language and Literature
Ho Language and Literature

Paper III
(Social Sciences, History, and Geography)
History Ancient Period
Medieval Period
Modern Period
History of Jharkhand
Geography Physical Geography (General Principles)
Physical and Human Geography of India
Natural Resources of India: Development and Utilization
Geography of Jharkhand and Utilization of its Resources
Population
Industrial and Urban Development
The Pattern on Urban Settlement and Population Problems

Paper IV
(Indian Constitution, Polity, Public Administration and Good Governance)
Indian Constitution and Polity Preamble, salient features of the Indian constitution, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy
Union Government (Executive and Legislature)
Judiciary
State Government (Executive, Legislature, Judiciary, Panchayats, and Municipalities)
Center-state relations
Special provisions relating to the administration of Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribal Areas.
Emergency provisions of the constitution
Election Commission of India
Political parties and pressure groups
Public Administration and Good Governance Public Administration – Meaning, scope, and significance
Public and private administration
Union Administration – Central Secretariat, Cabinet Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office, Planning Commission, Finance Commission
State Administration- State Secretariat, Chief Secretary, Chief Ministers Office
District Administration – Origin and development of the office of District Magistrate and Collector, changing role of the District Collector, the impact of the separation of the judiciary on district administration.
Personnel Administration – Recruitment of civil services, Union Public Service Commission and State Public Service Commission, training of civil servants, leadership and its qualities, employees morale and productivity.
Delegation, Centralization, and decentralization of authority
Bureaucracy – its merits and demerits, the role of bureaucracy in policy formulation and its implementation; nexus between bureaucracy and political executive; generalist versus specialist.
Development administration
Disaster Management- causes, mitigation, classification of disasters, immediate and long term measures.
Good governance – Lokpal, Lokayukta, Central Vigilance Commissioner, grievance redressed, right to service act, right to information act, right to education act, consumer protection act, domestic violence against women (prevention) act
Human Rights – concept, meaning, universal declaration of human rights, National Human Rights Commission, State Human Rights Commission, terrorism, social issues.

Paper V
(Indian Economy, Globalization, and Sustainable Development)
Basic Features of Indian Economy National Income – elementary concepts of national income, and methods of its calculation, example – GDP, GNP, NDP, NNP, GSDP, NSDP, DDP at constant and current prices, at factor cost, etc
Inflation – Concept, control of inflation, monetary, fiscal and direct measures
Demographic features
Agriculture and Rural economy – green revolution, white revolution, rainbow revolution, WTO
Industrial economy – policy initiative and changes
Public finance – the scope of public finance, principles of public finance, taxation
Public expenditure
Budget
Fiscal policy- center and state fiscal relationship, the role of the finance commission
Structure of Indian monetary and banking system in India.
Indian Trade, Balance of Payment
Sustainable Development, Economic Issues, and Indian Development Strategy Meaning and measurement of Economic development; characteristics of underdevelopment, indicators of development: HDI, GDI, India’s HDI progress.
Role of Foreign capital and technology in the growth of the economy
Sustainable development – concept and indicators of sustainable development, economic, social and environmental sustainability, the concept of GDP
Development status and issues pertaining to socially and economically marginalized sections, like ST, SC, religious minorities, schemes launched by Central/State Government.
Poverty and Unemployment: Measurements and trends, identification of BPL families, Multidimensional poverty index.
Food and nutritional security – trends in food production and consumption in India, the problem of food security, problems and issues of storage, procurement, distribution, import, and export. Government policies, schemes, and programs such as Public Distribution System, Mid-day meal schemes, government policies for food and nutritional security.
Economic Reforms, Nature and Impact on Indian economy New economic reforms – Liberalization, Privatisation, Globalization, good understanding of International Finance Institutions like IMF, World Bank; World Trade Organisation
Financial and Banking sector reforms, economic reforms, NABARD, RRB
Globalization of Indian Economy – its positive and negative impacts on different sectors, issues of FDI and FII in India.
Agriculture sector – Growth, Issues of subsidies and public investment in agriculture
Industrial development and economic reforms in India – major changes in Industrial policy, its impact on industrial growth, the role of public sector enterprises in India’s industrialization in post reforms period, disinvestment and privatization of public enterprises.
The economy of Jharkhand – features, issues, challenges, strategies Economic growth and structure of Jharkhand’s economy, sectoral composition, growth in SDP, and per capita NSDP in the last decade, agricultural and industrial growth in Jharkhand.
Demographic features of Jharkhand – population, growth, sex ratio, density, literacy, the composition of the workforce,rural-urban composition, etc.
Status of poverty, unemployment, food security, malnutrition, education, and health indicators in Jharkhand, major initiatives, issues of agricultural and rural development, major programs and schemes, poverty alleviation programs, food security schemes.
Land, forest and environmental issues in Jharkhand

Paper VI
(General Sciences, Environment & Technology Development)
Physical Science Basic knowledge on system of units like MKS, CGS, SI
Topics on Speed, velocity, gravity, mass, weight, force, impact, work, power, and energy
Covers topics related to a solar system
Concepts concerning sound, wavelength frequency, infrasonic and ultrasonic sounds characteristics, and applications
Life Science Concepts on the living world, cell-structure, its functions, diversity of organism, biomolecules cell reproduction
Medallion inheritance, theories of the evolution of life on earth, including human evolution.
Agriculture Science A good understanding of the agro-climatic conditions of Jharkhand, rainfall pattern and abiotic stresses in each zone.
Knowledge of Food and horticultural crops of Jharkhand, understanding the need behind the diversification of crops, nutritional security due to the onset of climate change, the role of rainwater harvesting in improving agricultural production, and fish farming.
Candidates are required to have sound knowledge on Soil fertility, measures that are undertaken to improve soil health, concepts on organic farming, agro-forestry, wastelands and, government schemes to help the farmers of the state.
Environmental Science Measures that were taken by the Government of India to preserve the environment measures to tackle global environmental issues, air pollution, water pollution.
Understanding of numerous environmental laws.
Candidate’s knowledge of Biodiversity hotspots and threats to biodiversity hotspots.
Science and Technology Indian Government policies concerning Nuclear technology focus on global nuclear policies.
Plans made by the Government to meet the energy demands of the country through various renewable and non-renewable sources of energy.
A good understanding of the Indian Missile program, the space program.
Knowledge of the latest developments in Information Technology challenges faced due to Cybercrimes.

JPSC 2020 VACANCY

  • The Jharkhand Public Service Commission had announced the notification for the post of Combined Civil Services in Jharkhand Government.

  • They have announced 267 vacancies for this post.

  • The table below shows the Post and Category-Wise distribution of the Vacancies for JPSC 2020: -

JPSC VACANCIES
 - Category-Wise Distribution of Vacancies
Posts UR ST SC BC-1 BC-II EWS Total
Deputy Collector 32 27 08 04 03 08 82
Assistant Municipal Commissioner/Executive Officer/Special Officer 27 17 06 05 04 06 65
Jharkhand Education Service GR-2 19 07 02 07 01 03 39
Planning Officer/District Planning Officer 05 00 00 02 00 00 07
Police Sub-Inspector 20 10 04 02 01 03 40
District Commander 09 03 00 02 01 01 16
Assistant Planning Officer 08 04 02 02 01 01 18

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