Jharkhand SSC (JSSC) 2021: Eligibility, Application Process, Exam Pattern, Admit Card & Result

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Mar 19, 2021

Jharkhand Staff Selection Commission commonly referred to as JSSC is a state-level staff selection commission for the state of Jharkhand. JSSC will be recruiting group B and group C posts for the various departments of the state government. The commission has been established under the Jharkhand Staff Selection Commission Act 2008. The commission is headed by a Chairman and 2 representatives from the government departments.

JSSC will be releasing a notice soon for filling up the vacancies for the year 2021. The candidates who consider themselves as eligible and suitable for the given roles may apply for the required fields by filling up the application form for the JSSC Recruitment with the requisite details. You may find the relevant details regarding the job roles and the description as described below. The application is set to be released in the September month of the year 2021 and is set to close in the month of October of the same year tentatively.

The JSSC commission is entrusted with various responsibilities to conduct various recruitment drives/examinations and select the appropriate candidate and appoint them on the various posts available to the state government at their own caution.

JSSC Recruitment

Highlights of JSSC Recruitment

Exam Name Jharkhand Staff Selection Commission Recruitment
Conducting Body JSSC - Jharkhand Staff Selection Commission
Official website
Eligibility criteria Graduate/other required qualifications
Application Mode Online
Examination Mode Offline
Exam phase 2 - Prelims and Mains
Prelims Duration 2 hours
Mains Duration 2 hours for each paper (total 6 hours - 3 papers)
Helpdesk Contact number: +91-9264431721
Email id:
JSSC Important Dates

Important Dates

Application release date 2nd week of September 2021(tentative)
Application close date 2nd week of October 2021 (tentative)
JSSC Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria

Educational qualification:

Candidates willing to apply for the JSSC Recruitment must be holding a graduate degree from a recognized institution/university. For any further details you will have to be updated while filling up the application form for the domain you select.

Age restrictions:

Category Maximum age allowed
General 35 years
OBC / BC – Male candidates 37 years
General / OBC / BC – Female candidates 38 years
SC / ST 40 years
JSSC Application Process

How to Apply for JSSC Recruitment?

Before applying for JSSC, candidates must check their eligibility criteria and the required qualifications. After verifying the eligibility candidates can fill the online application form and submit it on the official website itself. After submission of the application forms, candidates are required to pay a fee for any of the roles that they have applied for, failing in payment of the fees candidates’ application shall not be considered. There are certain relaxations in the payment of the fees for the special reserved candidates/castes which is at par with the government norms.

Steps for filling of application form

Step 1: Visit the official website of JSSC –

Step 2: On the homepage of the website, click the “Important links” tab

Step 3: Under “Important links” tab, click on “Application form”

Step 4: Select the application form for the JSSC Recruitment which you wish to apply for.

Step 5: Enter your personal details and register your mobile number as well as your e-mail id.

Step 6: Once you are done registering, select “use the registration details and password to login into the portal using the specified JSSC Recruitment link to fill up the application form.

Step 7: After filling the personal details, upload your passport size photo and a signature and the caste/special reserved certificate (if applicable/asked) in the image/document format.

Step 8: Now you will be directed towards the payment slab, where you can select any one of the payment modes to pay the application fee.

Step 9: After paying the fees, click on FINAL submission to submit your application form and terminate the application process.

Application Fee

Application fee for the candidates belonging to the General and OBC category is INR 800/-

Application fee for the SC / ST / PWD category candidates is INR 200/-

JSSC Exam Pattern

Examination Pattern

  • Exam model: Offline
  • Exam Duration: 2 hours
  • Exams will be conducted in 2 phases: Prelims and Mains.

Candidates who qualify the prelims exam will have to go for the further round of the Mains exam.

Prelims exam pattern:

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks
General Studies 30 90
General Science 20 60
Mathematics 20 60
Personality check questions 20 60
Questions related to Jharkhand state 30 90
Total 120 360

The paper has a negative marking system for the questions. A negative one (-1) mark will be awarded for any wrong answers attempted in the examination.

Exam duration: 2 hours

Mains Exam pattern:

Subject No. of questions Duration Maximum Marks
Language (Hindi, English) 120 120 minutes 360
Ethnic and Regional Languages 100 120 minutes 300
General Knowledge 150 120 minutes 450

A negative one (-1) will be awarded in case of any wrong answers attempted in any of the papers in the Mains exams.

JSSC Admit Card

Admit Card Download

JSSC provides an admit card for all of the registered candidates through the official website only and must be downloaded from the official website only. Candidates are required to download the admit card after logging in from the registered id/password as generated during the registration process. Candidates are required to download the admit card as it contains the details of the candidate as well the details of the date of examination, venue of examination and the time of examination.


  • Candidates shall download the admit card Only from the official website when available as JSSC does not share the candidates’ details to any third party.
  • Candidates are required to take a hard copy (print out) of the admit card and carry the same to the examination hall for verification process during the examination.
  • Along with the admit card, candidates are required to carry a government authorized Photo ID proof to the examination hall to avoid any flaws.
JSSC Selection Process

Selection Process

The selection process for JSSC is a 2 step process which include: Written test and Interview

Written Test: Candidates who have registered for the JSSC Recruitment, will have to download the admit card and appear for the written test on the date and time specified in the admit card.

Interview: The candidates will be shortlisted based on obtaining minimum qualifying marks set by the authorities for the various roles. The shortlisted candidates will have to undergo an interview round for obtaining the jobs for the respective role that they have opted.

Declaration of Results

Candidates have to check their results from the official website of JSSC only. The results will be declared in the form of the final merit list generated based upon the qualifying marks. Candidates obtaining the qualifying marks will be issued a date and specified time slot for the documents verifications followed by an interview.

Salary pay scale

Basic pay of INR 5,200-20,200 for the Lower Division Clerk position with a grade pay of INR 1,900/- is offered.

Contact information in case of any query:

Contact number: +91-9264431721

Email id:



Ques. Is there any registration fee for JSSC Recruitment?

Ans: Yes, there is a nominal registration fee for the application process as mentioned:

  • INR 800/- for General and OBC category candidates
  • INR 200/- for SC / ST / PWD category candidates

Ques. How long is the examination for the JSSC?

Ans: The exam duration is of 2 hours for prelims (full paper) and 2 hours for each paper (total 3 papers, so 6 hours) in Mains

Ques. What is the expected date for the registration process to start?

Ans: The registration is set to begin from September, 2021 tentatively for the JSSC Recruitment for the year 2021. For further confirmation, you may keep a regular watch on the official website.

Ques. What is the mode of examination?

Ans: The mode of examination is Offline. The place, date and the time for the examination shall be displayed on your admit card.

Ques. Is it mandatory to download the admit card?

Ans: Yes, it is mandatory to download the admit card as you have to carry the hard copy (print out) of your admit card to the examination center.

Ques. Will it be fine if I carry just the admit card as photo proof?

Ans: NO, It will not work. You have to compulsorily carry a government authorized photo identity to verify the details as mentioned in the admit card.

Ques. What is the selection process for JSSC?

Ans: The selection process is a two step process which include: Written test and Interview

The candidate who will be shortlisted after obtaining the qualifying marks in the written test, will have to go for a second round which is the Interview round.

Ques. Is there any fine for updating the details?

Ans: If you want to update your personal details, such as you Name, DOB, etc, there is NO fine. But, in case of Photograph, Caste, or Signature updation there is a fine of INR 200/-

Ques. Is there negative marking in the written test?

Ans: YES, there is a negative marking system that will be applied in the written test. For every question that is attempted wrongly, a negative one (-1) will be awarded.

Ques. How can I apply for the JSSC?

Ans: For applying in the JSSC, you need to visit the official website ( and from the home page you need to check the “important links” tab and select “Apply now” when the application process will be open.

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