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JPSC (Jharkhand Public Service Commission) Syllabus 2021

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Oct 6, 2020

JPSC Syllabus for Combined Civil Service Exam is prepared by Jharkhand Public Service Commission. The commission has received approval by the constitution to take the exams in the state. Moreover, it assists the Jharkhand State Government in matters concerning appointment, transfer and disciplinary matters.

The candidates preparing for the JPSC 2021 examination must continue preparing for the JPSC exam. Candidates must stay aware of the latest JPSC exam pattern and syllabus to ace the exam.

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The Exam Pattern for the JPSC exam is divided into 3 stages:

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Personality Test – 100 Marks
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JPSC Exam Pattern for Prelims

Jharkhand Combined Civil Services Exam 2021 is divided into three stages. The JPSC Prelims Exam includes 2 compulsory papers; the Exam Pattern for Prelims exam of JPSC is mentioned below:

Exam name Combined Civil Service Exam
Conducting Body Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC)
Total papers 2 papers on General Studies
Time Duration 2 Hours
Marks for each paper 200 Marks
Total Marks for Preliminary exam 400 Marks

JPSC Syllabus Prelims

  • Indian History
  • Indian Geography
  • Indian Polity and Governance
  • Economic and Sustainable development
  • Science and Technology
  • Question related to Jharkhand
  • National and international current events.
  • General questions of miscellaneous nature

Some important things to know related to the JPSC Syllabus for prelims:

  • In the history section, candidates have to focus on the economic, political and social development of Jharkhand state.
  • In the Geography section, candidates must pay attention to understanding the Geography of Jharkhand.
  • No marks will be deducted for the wrong attempt.
  • Both these papers will be objective type.

JPSC Exam Pattern for Mains

Candidates who have cleared the Prelims exam will be allowed to write the JPSC Mains. Mostly the number of candidates selected for Mains is 10 times more than the total number of vacancies.

Exam pattern for JPSC Mains is mentioned below

Exam name Combined Competitive Exam (Mains)
Organizing Body JPSC
Total number of papers Total 6
Time Duration 3 Hours each
Total Marks for Mains Exam 1050

Paper Pattern:

Paper Name of Paper Total Duration Total Marks
Paper I General English & General Hindi 3 Hours 100
Paper-II Language and Literature 3 Hours 150
Paper III Social Sciences 3 Hours 200
Paper IV Indian Constitution & Polity 3 Hours 200
Paper V Indian Economy 3 Hours 200
Paper VI General Sciences 3 Hours 200

JPSC Syllabus for Mains

The JPSC Mains Syllabus doesn’t have any optional paper. The details of JPSC Syllabus for Mains is discussed beneath:

  • Paper I: Hindi and English (total of 100 Marks)
  • Paper-II: Language and Literature (total 150 Marks)
  • Paper III: Social Sciences, Geography, History (total 200 Marks)
  • Paper IV: Indian Constitution, Polity, Public Administration, Good government (total 200 Marks)
  • Paper V: Economy of India, Globalization, and Sustainable development (total marks 200 Marks)
  • Paper VI: General Sciences, Environment & Technology Development (total 200 Marks)

Mains Syllabus of JPSC

Paper 1 (General Hindi and General English)

Paper 1 is qualifying in nature; out of total 100 marks, each candidate needs to get a minimum 30 marks. Based on the JPSC exam pattern, Mains Paper 1 will have 2 sections including:

  • Hindi
  • English

Both these papers will have equal weightage (50 marks each). This test is conducted to test a candidate's performance above 2 languages. Based on the JPSC exam pattern, this paper is broadly divided into the following category:

  • Essay
  • Grammar
  • Comprehension
  • Precis

Mains Syllabus of JPSC - Paper 2 (Language and Literature)

The candidates attempting this paper can select from one of the following languages and literature:

  • Santhali Language and Literature
  • English Language and Literature
  • Oriya Language and Literature
  • Bengali Language and Literature
  • Urdu Language and Literature
  • Sanskrit Language and Literature
  • Hindi Language and Literature
  • Mundari Language and Literature
  • Kurux Language and Literature
  • Kurmali Language and Literature
  • Khortha Language and Literature
  • Panchpargania Language and Literature
  • Nagpuri Language and Literature
  • Khadia Language and Literature
  • Ho Language and Literature

Mains Syllabus for JPSC- Paper 3 (Social Sciences, History and Geography)

The JPSC exam pattern for the Mains Paper 3 is divided into two sections

  • Indian History
  • Indian Geography

In the history section, the following syllabus comes:

History Geography
Ancient period
Jharkhand history
Medieval Period
Modern Period
Physical Geography
Physical and Human Geography of India
Natural Resources of India
Jharkhand Geography and utilization of its resources
Industrial and Urban Development
The style of Urban Settlement and Pollution problems.

PSC Mains Syllabus – Paper 4

2 sections asked in this Paper include:

  • Public Administration and Good governance
  • Indian Constitution and Polity
Indian Constitution and Polity Public Administration and Good Governance
Main features of the Indian constitution
Basis Fundamental Rights and Duties
Government of the state
Centre-state relations
Provisions regarding administration of SC/ST Areas. Etc.
Public Administration
Public and private administration
Union Administration
State Administration
District Administration
Personnel Administration
Bureaucracy, etc.

JPSC Mains Syllabus – Paper 5

Questions related to this sector will be asked from topics like Indian Economy, Globalization, etc. Mains Syllabus for the JPSC Paper Five include:

Basic features of the Indian Economy

  • National Income
  • Inflation
  • Demographic features
  • Agriculture and Rural economy
  • Industrial economy
  • Public finance
  • Public expenditure
  • Budget
  • Fiscal policy
  • Indian monetary and its structure
  • Indian Trade, Balance of Payment

Sustainable Development, Indian Development Strategy, and Economic Issues

  • Economic development, its meaning and measurement
  • Importance of Foreign capital, role of technology in the growth of Indian economy
  • Sustainable development
  • Development status, problems related to socially and economically marginalized sections
  • Poverty and Unemployment
  • Food and nutritional security
  • Economic Reforms taken

Nature and Impact on Indian economy

  • New economic reforms
  • Reforms made in the financial and banking industry
  • Globalization of Indian Economy
  • Agriculture sector
  • Industrial development and economic reforms in India

The economy of Jharkhand – its features, problems, challenges, and key strategies

  • Economic growth and present structure of economy of Jharkhand
  • Demography features of Jharkhand
  • Poverty status, unemployment, food security, malnutrition, education reforms, and health indicators in Jharkhand, etc.
  • Land, forest and environmental problems in Jharkhand

Paper 6 (General Sciences, Technology Development, and Environment)

Below-mentioned topics from the following 5 sections will be asked in the exam:

  • Physical Science
  • Life Science
  • Agriculture Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Science and Technology Development

Steps to check and download the JPSC Syllabus 2021?

Candidates preparing for JPSC 2021 can adhere to the below mentioned content for downloading the JPSC Syllabus.

  • Visit the official website (
  • On the homepage, click on the link JPSC Syllabus (Combined Civil Services Exam).
  • Tap on the link.
  • A new window displaying the JPSC Syllabus will be opened on the screen.
  • Save the syllabus for future use


Ques. How to prepare for the JPSC Exam?

Ans. Candidates must stay aware of the syllabus for the JPSC Exam. A few of the subjects such as economics, history, polity, and geography hold significant weightage and are given much importance. Candidates must refer to the best books and resources that help them ace their preparations.

Ques. What is the minimum age limit to apply for the JPSC Exam?

Ans. Candidates must be minimum 21 years old, however the maximum age limit to apply is 35 years.

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