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Jharkhand Combined Civil Services Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 2nd April, 2021
JPSC

Jharkhand Combined Civil Services Exam is conducted by the Jharkhand Public Service Commission to recruit qualified candidates in various posts of civil services.

This exam is highly competitive, and to have an edge in it, careful planning, meticulous preparation, and unwavering dedication is required. Thousands of candidates appear annually in this exam, and the availability of services is subjected to vary based on the number of vacancies available in the particular year.

Exam Highlights

Level of Exam Graduate, State Level
Exam Medium English, Hindi
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam To recruit qualified candidates for various posts of civil services.
Conducting Body Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC)
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JCCS Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. The candidate must be a citizen of India.

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. The candidate must have a Bachelor Degree from a recognised university.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The upper age limit to appear in the JCCS examination is 35 years.
    However, there are age relaxations for candidates belonging to the reserved categories. They are given below in the table:
    Category Upper Age Limit
    Backward Class 37 years
    SC/ST 40 years
    Ex-Serviceman 40 years

  7. Restrictions on Attempts
  8. There is no attempt restriction for the candidates provided the upper age limit has not been exceeded.

JCCS Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application To be notified
Last Date of Application To be notified
Date of Issuing Admit Card To be notified
Date of Preliminary Exam To be notified
Date of Result To be notified

JCCS Exam Pattern 2021

This exam consists of three stages:
Stage I: Preliminary examination consists of two papers of objective type carrying 200 marks for each paper.
Stage II: The mains examination consists of 6 papers.
Stage III: This stage consists of a Personality Test (Interview).

Pattern for Preliminary Exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper I: General Studies I
Qualifying Nature Objective (Multiple Choice) 120 mins 200
2 Paper II: General Studies II
Qualifying Nature Objective (Multiple Choice) 120 mins 200

Pattern for Main Exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper I: General Hindi and General English
Qualifying Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
2 Paper II: Language and Literature
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 150
3 Paper III: Social Sciences (History and Geography)
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 200
4 Paper IV: Indian Constitution and Polity, Public Administration and Good Governance
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 200
5 Paper V: Indian Economy, Globalization and Sustainable Development
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 200
6 Paper VI: General Science, Environment and Technology Development
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 200

Pattern for Personality Test

Total marks allotted: 100

The candidate shall be interviewed by the board constituted by the Jharkhand Public Service Commission.

JCCS Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Preliminary Exam

1 Prelims Paper I: General Studies I

  • History of India: Ancient India, Medieval India, Modern India.
  • Geography of India: General Geography, Physical Geography, Economic Geography, Social & Demographic Geography.
  • Indian Polity and Governance: Constitution of India, Public Administration and Good Governance, Decentralization: Panchayats & Municipalities.
  • Economic and Sustainable Development: Basic features of Indian Economy, Sustainable Development and Economic issues, Economic Reforms and Globalization.
  • Science & Technology: General Science, Agriculture & Technology Development, Information & Communication Technology.
  • Jharkhand Specific Questions (General Awareness of its History, Society, Culture & Heritage)
  • National & International Current Events
  • General Questions of Miscellaneous nature, not requiring subject specialization, such as: Human Rights, Environmental Protection, Bio-diversity & Climate Change, Urbanization, Sports, Disaster Management, Poverty and Unemployment, Awards, United Nations and other International Agencies.

2 Prelims Paper II: General Studies II

  • History of Jharkhand
  • Jharkhand Movement
  • The specific identity of Jharkhand
  • Folklore of Jharkhand
  • Literature of Jharkhand
  • Game and sports of Jharkhand
  • Geography of Jharkhand
  • Name of industries and industrial development of Jharkhand

Syllabus for Main Exam

1 Mains Paper I: General Hindi and General English

General Hindi:

  • Essay
  • Grammar
  • Arrangement of Sentence
  • Precis

General English:

  • Essay
  • Grammar
  • Comprehension
  • Precis

2 Mains Paper II: Language and Literature

Candidates may select any of the following subjects:

  • 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

3 Mains Paper III: Social Sciences (History and Geography)

History

  • Ancient Period: The Indus Valley Civilization, Origin of the Aryans, the rise of the Magadhan empire, the Mauryas, the Guptas, Harsha-Vardhana, the Cholas, Cultural Achievements of the Pallavas.
  • Medieval Period: The Arab invasion of India, the Ghaznavid Invasion of India, the Delhi Sultanate, the Mongol invasion of India, Religious Movements, the Mughals.
  • Modern Period: Begining of European settlements, resistance to colonial rule, the struggle for raising women’s status, Mahatma Gandhi and Mass Politics, the partition of India and its consequences.
  • History of Jharkhand: Adi-dharma i.e.Sarana cult of Jharkhand tribals, Concept of Sadan and emergence of Nagpuria language, Tribal revolts in Jharkhand and Nationalist struggle, Tana Bhagat Movement.

Geography

  • Physical Geography: Origin and evolution of the earth, the interior of the earth, major types of rocks and their characteristics, Geomorphic processes, Insolation, Horizontal and Vertical distribution of temperature, air masses and fronts.
  • Physical and Human Geography of India: Structure, relief and physiographic divisions, Indian monsoon, Natural Hazards, Population Growth.
  • Natural Resources of India: Development and Utilization: Land resources, Water Resources, Minerals and energy resources, Development of Industries, Transport, Communication and International trade.
  • Geography of Jharkhand and Utilization of its Resources: Geological history, landforms, drainage, climate, soil types and forests, Population, Industrial and Urban Development, Pattern of urban settlement and pollution problems.

4 Mains Paper IV: Indian Constitution and Polity, Public Administration and Good Governance

  • Indian Constitution and Polity: Preamble of the Indian Constitution, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive Principles of the State Policy, Union Government, State Government, Centre-State Relationship, Emergency Provisions of the Constitution.
  • Public Administration and Good Governance: Public Administration, Public and Private Administration, Union Administration, State Administration, District Administration, Bureaucracy, Disaster Management, Good Governance.

5 Mains Paper V: Indian Economy, Globalization and Sustainable Development

  • Basic Features of Indian Economy: National Income, Inflation, Demographic features, Industrial economy, Public finance, budget, fiscal policy, centre-state fiscal relationship.
  • Sustainable Development, Economic Issues and Indian Development Strategy: Meaning and measurement of economic development, indicators of development, the role of foreign capital and technology, meaning of inclusive growth.
  • Economic Reforms, Nature and Impact on Indian Economy: New economic reforms, financial and banking sector reforms, globalisation of Indian economy.

6 Mains Paper VI: General Science, Environment and Technology Development

Group (A) – Physical Science

  • System of Units: MKS, CGS and SI
  • Definition of speed, velocity, gravity, mass, weight, force, impact, work, power and energy.
  • Solar system, the relative position of the earth with respect to Sun and other planets
  • Concept and nature of sound, Wavelength and frequency, Infrasonic and Ultrasonic sounds.

Group (B) – Life Science

  • The living world, cell-structure and its functions, Diversity of organism.
  • Bio-molecules
  • Cell reproduction
  • Medallion Inheritance
  • Theories of Evolution of Life on earth, including human evolution

Group (C) – Agriculture Science

  • Different agro-climatic zones of Jharkhand, rainfall pattern and known abiotic stresses in each zone.
  • Rainfed agriculture
  • Soil fertility status of Jharkhand
  • Concept of Agro-forestry
  • Government schemes for the benefit of the farmers of the state

Group (D) – Environmental Science

  • Concept of Ecosystem
  • Structure and function of Ecosystem
  • Natural resources- Renewable and Non-renewable resources
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Biodiversity
  • Global Environmental Issue

Group (E) – Science and Technology Development

  • National Policy on Science and Technology,
  • The energy demand of the country,
  • Conventional and Non-conventional sources of energy,
  • Computers and their application
  • Cybercrime and cyber laws

Syllabus for Personality Test

In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only a candidate’s intellectual qualities but also social traits and interest in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, the balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, the ability for social cohesion, LEADERSHIP, and intellectual and moral integrity.

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