JPSC Exam 2021: Latest updates, Eligibility, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Selection, Cut-off, Vacancy, Career

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Mar 19, 2021

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JPSC is an exam conducted by Jharkhand Public Service Commission. Additionally, it conducts different recruitment exams for Class I and II vacancies in Administration of the State of Jharkhand.

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JPSC has started the online application of the combined civil service exam from 1st March 2020 to fill up about 267 vacancies and posts. Moreover, submission of the application was till 30th March 2020, and fees payment till April 1, 2020.

Latest Updates

  • February 9 2021- JPSC 2021 notification for 245 vacancies is out. Read more
  • Government is framing new rules regarding recruitment in Administrative and other services. Read more
  • Interview call letter for JPSC Assistant town Planner 2020 has been released. Check details here

JPSC 2021 Highlights

Name of the Exam Jharkhand Public Service Commission
  1. Jharkhand Administrative Service
  2. Jharkhand Finance Service
  3. Jharkhand Education Service – Class II
  4. Jharkhand Co-Operative Service
  5. Jharkhand Social Security Service
  6. Jharkhand Police Service
  7. Jharkhand Planning Service
Vacancies 267
Mode of Application Online
Selection process The selection process consists of three stages:
  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Main Examination
  3. Interview
Application Fees
  1. Unreserved Candidates- INR 600 + Bank Charges
  2. Jharkhand SC/ST candidates- INR 150 + Bank Charges
Official Website
JPSC Important Dates

JPSC 2021 Important Dates

The essential exam dates regarding JPSC 2020 are given below in the table that will help you to connect with the latest affairs better.

Events Dates
JPSC Notification Date 2021 February 15, 2021
JPSC Online Application Start Date 2021 February 15, 2021
Last date to Apply JPSC 2021 March 15, 2021
Last day to pay application fee March 16, 2021
JPSC 2020 Admit Card Download Date 15 days before the Exam
JPSC Exam Date 2021 (prelims) May 2, 2021
Mains exam date September 2021
JPSC Eligibility

JPSC 2021 Eligibility criteria

Eligibility of JPSC 2020 related to Education is given below:

Educational Qualification criteria
Minimum Qualification: A Bachelor's degree from a University recognized by Govt. or equivalent qualification.

Age Limit for JPSC 2020

JPSC age limit for Combined Civil Service Examination is considered from:

  • Minimum Age as per 1st August 2016
  • Maximum Age as per 1st August 2010
Category JPSC Age Limit (Maximum)
General 35 years
Backward Class I and II 37 years
SC/ST (Males and Female) 40 years
Women (General / Backward) 38 years

Minimum age criteria for different services are:

Category of Service Minimum Age
Jharkhand Information Service 22 years
Jharkhand Administrative Service 21 years
Jharkhand Social Security Service
Jharkhand Financial Service
Jharkhand Education Service (Class- II)
Jharkhand Planning Service
Jharkhand Cooperative Service
Jharkhand Police Service 20 years
JPSC Application Process

JPSC 2020 Application Process

The JPSC 2020 Application is via online mode. Moreover, the application form is easily available for download on the official website. The candidates need to fill up all the details asked in the application form correctly and precisely. All the details should be correct, and mostly take care of filling up the contact details as they are an important part of the form. Additionally, the applicant needs to pay the application fees while submitting the form. For reference, candidates should take a copy of the filled form.

  • Check the official website for an original application form
  • Click on the homepage
  • Press on the button of "online application" which is present on the left
  • Select the form type for the Examination
  • Register yourself on the official website
  • Fill proper detail
  • Re-check the details you filled in the form
  • A registration number will be given for future reference
  • In the next part of the application, form candidates need to provide updated passport size scanned photo with signature
  • Pay application fees online
  • Registration slip will be provided after the completion of the procedure.

Application fees of JPSC 2020

The application fee is mandatory to pay in both online and offline mode. A candidate's application form will get canceled if the application fee is not paid within the due date. If any candidate pays an extra application fee, then the commission will not refund it. Candidates can pay by Online mode like net banking/ Credit card/ debit card of renowned banks.

Via offline mode, application fees can be paid to any branch of SBI, and after the payment, the bank will issue a Challan. The candidate needs to mention the Challan number in the form.

The Application fees for JPSC Civil Service Exam 2020 are as follows:

Category Fees
Unreserved candidates (BC-I and BC-II) INR 600 + Bank Charges
Jharkhand SC/ST INR 150 + Bank Charges
JPSC Admit Card

JPSC 2020 Admit Card

There is a link available on the official website of JPSC, which will direct you to the Admit Card of JPSC Examination. The applicants should frequently check the official website for the latest updates. Admit the applicant should carry the admit card to the exam hall or else will not be allowed to give the Examination. After checking all the information, the Admit card applicants can download it. If there is any wrong entry in the Admit card, it should be informed to the officials immediately.

The Admit card is released 10-15 days prior to the Examination, and Admit Card is issued to the candidates who qualify for the prelim exam.

The details present in the Admit card that you must check are:

  • Candidates Name
  • Registration Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Name of the center for Examination
  • Date of Admission test
  • Exam Time
JPSC Exam Pattern

JPSC 2021 Exam Pattern

JPSC Examination is held in three essential steps. They are:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • The Personality Assessment Round / Interview

The first Exam, i.e., preliminary Exam, deals mainly with MCQ type questions. The candidate needs to be qualified for the main exams by completing this Exam successfully. The prelim marks are not calculated for the final merit list. Two marks questions need to be attempted in 4 hours. The next Exam is the Main Examination is for those who have qualified the prelim exam. There is again an application procedure before the Main Exam that needs to be completed. The rank of a candidate in the final merit list will be decided according to marks obtained in this Exam. When a candidate qualifies the main Exam, he/she has a chance for the next round. The duration for each of the six papers is 3 hours in mains and has total marks of 1050 for the Exam.

The assessment of the personality round will be for the candidates who qualify for the Main Examination. Moreover, the score of the main and interview will decide the rank of the candidate in the merit list. It has a total of 200 marks in the Exam.

  • Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)

Subject Total Marks Total Duration(hours)
General Studies - I 100 2
General Studies - II 100 2

There is not a single negative marking for any incorrect answers.

  • Main Examination (Subjective Type)

Paper Number and Subject Maximum marks
Paper-I General English and Hindi (2 sectors of 50 marks each) 100
Paper-II Language and Literature 150
Paper-III History and Geography 200
Paper-IV Indian Constitution, Administration, and Reforms 200
Paper-V Indian Economy, Globalization and Sustainable development 200
Paper-VI GS, Envt. And technology development 200
Total 1050 Marks

The duration for papers in the Main exam is for 3 hours.

  • Personality Test

    • Viva-voce (Interview) of 100 marks

The total is 1150 marks of mains and personality tests.

JPSC Syllabus

Syllabus JPSC 2021

Preliminary Exam consists of two different papers that are General studies & Jharkhand Specific General Studies.

General Studies Paper

Subject Topics
History of India Ancient India; Medieval India; Modern India
Geography of India General and Physical Geography; Economic
Economic and Sustainable Development Basic Features; Sustainable Development and Economic issues
Indian Polity & Governance Constitution of India; Public Administration and decentralization
General Science Science and Technology
National and International Current Events
Jharkhand Specific Questions General Awareness (History, Society, Culture, and heritage)
Misc Questions of general nature

General Studies Paper-II (Jharkhand Specific)

History of Jharkhand
Jharkhand Movement
Specific Identity of Jharkhand
Jharkhand: Literature and Literary Person
Jharkhand: Major Educational Institutions
Jharkhand: Sports
Jharkhand: land-related Laws/Acts
Jharkhand: Industries and resources
Jharkhand: Disaster management
JPSC Selection process

JPSC 2021 Selection process

The Selection Process of JPSC 2020 is somewhat similar to many State PSC and Union PSC. There are three main stages of selection for JPSC that are:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Interview

The Preliminary Exam consists of two GS papers. The candidates who complete JPSC Combined Civil Services Prelims successfully can appear for the Main Examination. Additionally, who clears the Main Exam will have a chance to appear for the Final Interview.

JPSC 2020 Cutoffs & Results

The most recent cut-off of JPSC was released for the 6th Final JSPC Cut-off. We have that information available for you here:

Category Cut-off
UNR 600
EBC (Annex-I) 594
BC (Annex-II) 621
SC 538
ST 524

Cut-off marks for Physically handicapped candidates Selected by Horizontal Reservation

Category Cut-off
Visual Impaired 429
Deaf and Dumb 457
Locomotive Disability 552

The cut-off marks usually depend on the number of vacancies, difficulty level, number of applicants, etc.

JPSC Results

JPSC 2021 Results

The result of the candidates is released by JPSC after the completion of the selection process successfully.

Any candidate who is willing to the results can follow these steps:

  • Go to the homepage of the official website of JPSC check the link that is proving results for JPSC CS exam
  • To the check, the result applicants have to enter the correct information of Date of the Birth, Roll number.
  • After this procedure candidates will have the mark sheet immediately
  • Save a scanned copy or copy of result for your future reference

JPSC 2020 Vacancy

The Vacancies of different posts are yet to be announced.

Post Name Vacancies
J.A.S Will be announced soon
A Class Tehsildar
Excise and Taxation Officer

JPSC 2021: Salary

Post Name Salary
J.A.S INR 9300 to 34800 Grade Pay- INR 5400
Jharkhand Social Security Services INR 9300 to 34800 Grade Pay- 4800

How to prepare for the JPSC exam?

If you study in a planned and in a very efficient way by using all the resources available, then you are on the right track. The JPSC exam demands a lot of attention and completion of the syllabus as per the latest trend. Constant practice is required for boosting your confidence and learning the exact and correct way to solve the questions. A boost of confidence, a lot of practice, and efficient study will help you crack JPSC.



Ques. What is the salary offered after qualifying the JPSC Exam?

Ans. The salary offered to JPSC Qualified candidates can be as per commission or grade pay of INR 5400 and salary of INR 9300- 34800.

Ques. What are the posts in JPSC?

Ans. JAS, DPS, JFS, Jharkhand Social Security Services, JIS, JPS

Ques. How can I apply for the JPSC Exam?

Ans. JPSC Application form is released, and application fees can be paid online or offline through challan by SBI.

Ques. What is the age limit for the JPSC Exam?

Ans. The age limit of different courses varies. JAS has a minimum of 22 years and a maximum of 35 years.

Ques. Is there negative marking in the JPSC examination?

Ans. No, there is no negative marking for any incorrect answers in the JPSC prelims exam.

Ques. I have paid more application fees, what should I do?

Ans. It will not affect your application in order as concerned for payment.

Ques. I have paid less for the application fee, what should I do?

Ans. In case you pay less fee, your application will be rejected. You are advised to remit the correct fees and pay the bank charges.

Ques. I just appeared in graduation, am I eligible to apply?

Ans. No, you are not eligible to apply. You are eligible if you have a certificate in hand till the last date of submission.

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


sadim ansari
What is the main reason of conducting JPSC Exam?
kavita rani

JPSC exam is taken by Jharkhand Public Service Commission to appoint suitable candidates for different posts within an organization. Additionally, the exam conducting body also conducts different recruitment exams for Class I and II vacancies in Administration of the State of Jharkhand.

vishal sharma
Which all posts come under JPSC?
kavita rani

Some of the posts that comes under the JPSC exam include Jharkhand Administrative Services, Jharkhand Finance Services, Jharkhand Information Services, and Jharkhand Police Services. Further details are provided here.

Is the JPSC exam conducted every year?
kavita rani

Hi Muheshraaj. Mostly, the PSC exams take place annually, however, JPSC recently released the JPSC 6 final results. JPSC 7,8,9 have been cancelled by the commission.

Who are eligible to apply for JPSC?
kavita rani

Any Indian citizen who meets the minimum eligibility criteria and whose age limit falls between the minimum and maximum age limit criteria set by the Jharkhand PSC can apply for the JPSC exam. For Jharkhand administrative services, candidates must be at least 21 years old and no one more than 35 for general category can apply.