JPSC (Jharkhand Public Service Commission) Preparation Tips 2021

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Jun 10, 2021

JPSC, briefly addressed as Jharkhand Public Service Commission conducts the exam every year to recruit candidates for various posts in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

Crash Course

The commission conducts an exam to recruit candidates into vacant posts available in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Vacant posts in JPSC Exam include the below-mentioned list,

  • Administrative Service of Jharkhand
  • Finance Service of Jharkhand
  • Educational Service, Class-II of in Jharkhand
  • Co-operative service available in Jharkhand
  • Social Security Service of Jharkhand
  • Information Service in the Jharkhand state.
  • Police Service officer in Jharkhand
  • Planning Service in the state of Jharkhand

In this article, we shall see tips and tricks to crack the examination.

JPSC Highlights

JPSC 2021 Highlights

Year of establishment 1 November 2000
Jurisdiction of the board Jharkhand
Situation of Headquarters Circular Rd, Deputy Para, Ahirtoli, Ranchi, Jharkhand
Parent department of the commission Union public service commission(UPSC)
Official Website run by the commission
Essential Points

Essential Aspects to Remember During the Preparation

Experts suggest the below-mentioned aspects as they remain very vital:

  • Always start with NCERT books and refer accordingly.
  • Know the current affairs of the country and state of Jharkhand in main.
  • Also, refer to standard study materials such as Laxmikanth’s Polity, Bipin Chandra for History, etc.
  • Be thorough in subjects such as history and geography.
JPSC Study Kit

The study kit

The study material the candidate prefers must cover all the topics mentioned below.

  • History of India
  • Indian National Movement
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Governance
  • Indian geography
  • Geography of Jharkhand
  • World Geography
  • General Issues on Environmental Ecology
  • Biodiversity
  • Climatic Changes around the world
  • Economical development
  • Social Development
  • General Science
  • General knowledge about the state of Jharkhand

Tips to Ace JPSC 2021

Understand the pattern of the exam: The commission conducts the exam in three phases, namely the preliminary stage, main stage and the final interview. The JPSC previous question papers are also available in PDF format here.  

The pattern of the preliminary stage

Total number of papers Two paper on general studies
Total duration 120 minutes/ 2 hours
Maximum marks granted for each paper 200 marks for each paper
Total marks of both the papers 400 marks

The pattern of the main stage

Total number of papers Six papers
Total duration 3 hours
Total marks of all the papers 1050 marks

Prefer highly classic books: A candidate must always go with high standard and suggested books.

Name/Title of the book Name of the author
Modern History Bipin Chandra
Geography Majid Hussain
Indian Polity Laxmikanth
Economy Ramesh Singh
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Prepare yourself a timetable

  • Having a routine to follow up boosts anything, so does with competitive exams.
  • An aspiring candidate must make him/herself a study schedule to follow.
  • By having a note of what to study and by what time makes concepts feel easier.
  • An applicant must mention every hour of the day and topics to cover for that day.

Take up and analyse regular mock tests

  • Candidates must take up regular mock tests that improve their skills.
  • Analysing themselves plays a significant role by understanding the mistakes made.
  • Giving at least a mock test in a week helps in analysing themselves.
  • Several coaching institutions also provide online classes and tests to which candidates can register which are available for free or my subscription on the internet.
  • Candidates can analyse the level they stand only by appearing for the mock tests, and if the final analysis is not satisfactory; she/he can contribute more time in preparation to improve.
  • Taking up regular mock tests also help candidates in giving them a real sense of examination.
  • A mock test shall also give the idea of how the final exam would be.

Glance through the previous year question papers and try solving them

  • Not just the exam commission board of JPSC, but almost all the commissions conducting several competitive exams always go with the same pattern of questions asked during the final examination.
  • Experts in the field always advise candidates to give a glance of previous year question papers to have an idea of the exam.
  • Going through previous year question papers also prove that some questions even repeat.
  • By solving question papers from past years, candidates learn to understand and solve the questions during the actual date of the final exam.

Having an idea about the newly updated syllabus and prepare accordingly

  • State and national level competitive examinations often don't get their syllabus. However, it is for the best of candidates to be updated with syllabus every year before beginning with the preparations.
  • A candidate with no essential notification about the newly added topic or minimised syllabus might find it much more sophisticated than others to figure out the questions.
  • Once a candidate knows the JPSC syllabus, she/he might have an idea. If any difficulty is being faced, it can be overcome by subscribing to a subject related videos online or listening to tutors and also seeking someone's guidance.

Prepare your notes during the initial stages of preparation

  • Candidates who aced any sort of competitive examinations in the past have always advised first-time aspirants to note down everything in the form of running or short notes while they learn during the initial stages of preparations.
  • Writing down everything in the form of short notes helps by staying in memory longer than just reading.
  • During the final few days before the commencement of the exam, candidates wouldn't find time to read everything from the textbook or the study material they depend on, by then, the shorts notes that were prepared earlier during the initial stage of practice would be more than just enough to glance through during the final few days left before the exam.

Preparation strategies during last week before the exam:

  • Never start with an alien topic
  • Just revise the topics familiar to you.
  • Do not panic, thinking that you've skipped a few topics.
  • Be thorough with the topics you've learnt.

Candidates with the aspiration of appearing for JPSC, have plenty of time due to the current lockdown announced by the government. Utilize it wisely and strive to crack the exam to attain incredible heights—all the very best.


JPSC 2021: FAQs

Ques. Can an aspirant crack JPSC with no coaching from private coaching centres?

Ans. Yes, few students from the past who cracked the examination with no coaching remain significant. It just requires the capacity to understand and analyse yourself.

Ques. Is the JPSC examination for the year 2020 cancelled?

Ans. The commission has announced that the examination for the year 2020 has been halted due to the outbreak of COVID 19.

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