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Jammu & Kashmir Public Service Commission: Preparation Tips

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Oct 21, 2020

Jammu & Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) was formed in 1957 under Article 128 and Article 133 of the Constitution of India. It conducts examinations for recruitment to various civil services post in the UT (former State) of Jammu & Kashmir.

Criteria to appear for the JKPSC was to be a permanent resident of Jammu & Kashmir, but with the scrapping of Article 35A and Article 370, it is expected that every Indian will be allowed to appear for JKPSC very soon. Its official website is

JKPSC Highlights

JKPSC Highlights

Established 1957
Exams Conducted Combined Services Competitive Exam
Stages of JKPSC Civil Services Exam 3 stages
  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview
Frequency of Exam Once in a Year
Mode of Exam Offline
Mode of Application Online
Language of Paper English
Official Website
Contact Information 0191-2566541
JKPSC Important Dates

JKPSC Important Dates

JKPSC Exams are conducted once in a year. Due to COVID-19, all the processes have been delayed. Hence, the dates that could have been announced by now are yet to come. Keep checking its official website for notification of dates.

Publication of Official Notification Yet to be announced
Last date for Submission Yet to be announced
JKPSC Preparation Tips

Preparation Tips to Crack JKPSC

Every exam needs some specific kind of strategies to crack it. For JKPSC, following preparation strategies can work out for a candidate who works tirelessly.

Analysis of Syllabus

The syllabus must be read, well-understood and analyzed by the Candidate before starting the preparation. It works as a base in future strategies. Every subject must be given equal importance while preparing for the exam. It is suggested that candidates cover every topic at least once during their preparation to avoid blankness during the main Exam.

Make a Strategy

Before starting to prepare, a proper strategy and framework must be made in mind. Every step must be made according to that framework. Some strategies that can be made are:

  • Make a routine giving a proper time limit to each subject.
  • Set a target for each day, ensuring that the targets are achievable.
  • Colour coding of different topics makes it easy to find a certain topic quickly.
  • Track the progress continues to avoid any confusion in future.

Plan your Preparation

Necessary throughout the preparation process. The student must make a daily plan and work according to that. The plan should be to cover the goal. However, it would be suggested that students must take 5-10 minutes to break after a long sitting. The reason behind this is to energize the mind after a long strenuous workout of the brain.

Solve Previous Year Questions

It is the most important part. It helps in identifying your strengths and weaknesses in the real test scenario. It also helps in understanding your potential. Students may also go through some mock test papers available on different websites. However, it would be recommended that they do not waste too much time surfing the internet for the test papers.

Revise! Revise! Revise!

Ultimate step. Without revision, every other step is a waste. So while preparing, keep revising on a daily basis, and increase the dose during the final days. It can vary from student to student, but it is recommended that students revise the topics jumping from subject to subject, and not covering the entire subject in one go. This helps in functioning of Brain in an awakened way, as a single subject for a very long time stops impacting the mind effectively.

Frequent Mistakes during Preparation

Candidates while preparing for exams make many mistakes. Not only in the nascent stage, but also in the advanced crucial moments of preparation. Following is the list of such major mistakes that must be avoided during the preparation.

  1. Spending too much time on a specific topic – Leaving other topics neglected can hamper your performance in the exam. In the paper, topics from every subject are asked, leaving you in an awkward position to answer them.
  2. Not maintaining a proper sleep of 7 hours – It is a way to refuel your energy, and must never be neglected.
  3. Not giving attention to the health of the body – Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day to maintain a healthy body.
  4. Not giving attention to Mental Health – It is the most crucial element, hence, 10-15 minutes of meditation is recommended.
  5. Cutting themselves off from the World – One of the worst mistakes. Leaving everyone is suggested by most of the people, but it makes you unsocial, impacting your social skills.
  6. Giving up at the last moment – Many candidates do it, and it is always a dark step. Failure is better than giving up, and you must always be ready to accept the defeat gracefully.


Ques. How many stages are there in JKPSC?

Ans. JKPSC has 3 stages of Exam.

  1. Preliminary Test
  2. Mains Examination
  3. Interview

Ques. Where are the centres for JKPSC Exam?

Ans. JKPSC Exams are held across major districts of J&K like Anantnag, Baramulla, Doda, Jammu, Kargil, Leh, Rajouri, and Srinagar.

Ques. What is the minimum educational requirement for JKPSC?

Ans. A candidate must be graduated from any recognized University to appear for JKPSC. Also, he/she must be at least 21 years old and not more than 32.

Ques. Is Interview Stage of JKPSC like a GK Test?

Ans. No, Interview process only checks the mental fitness of the candidate and their professional attitude. However, GK is necessary to have the proper aptitude, so it is advised to have a strong General Awareness before appearing for any such interview.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.