JPSC 2018 Exam Information

Civil service is one of the most prestigious jobs in the country. For those who wish to work inside the state, the state civil services are the best option. Working in Jharkhand would provide the best opportunity for the students to excel in their career.

The examination conducted by the Jharkhand Public Service Commission is almost similar to the conducted by Union Public Service Commission. So, the candidates who are preparing for the Jharkhand Public Service Commission can also appear for central civil services. Candidates can get into the following posts by appearing on this exam: Jharkhand Administrative Service, Jharkhand Information Service, Jharkhand Police Service, Jharkhand Cooperative Service, Jharkhand Education Service, Jharkhand Planning Services, Jharkhand Finance Services and Jharkhand Social Security Services.

The candidates who get appointed in these posts will enjoy the salary ranging from Rs.9300 to Rs.34800. Apart from this, they will be having a lot of other facilities. The exam is easy to prepare as the syllabus is clearly defined and the number of marks allotted to each subject is clearly specified in the official notification itself. So, candidates can concentrate according to their areas of strengths and weaknesses.

The exam can be written not only by the students who are belonging to this state but also by the students from other parts of the country provided they satisfy the required eligibility conditions. As the question paper is given in both English and Hindi, it would be easy for the other state candidates to appear in this exam. Candidates should make use of this wonderful opportunity and appear in this examination with adequate preparation.

JPSC 2018 Exam Date

It is important for candidates to remember all those essential dates related to the exam. This would help them in channelizing their preparation in a better way. Moreover, it would be helpful in sticking with various deadlines to avoid unnecessary confusion in the later stages. Missing a deadline may cost you, dear.

The dates related to various exams will be published on the official website. The commission has the rights to changes the dates due to any unforeseen situation. Candidates are advised to check the websites regularly to make themselves aware of these changes. It is also possible for the candidates to get the notification regarding the changes by e-mail or text messages. For this, candidates should register on the website to get the latest updates.

Some of the important dates related to the exam are given in the table mentioned below:

Name of the events

Dates to be remembered

Beginning date for the online filling of the application form 7th October 2016 (already over)
Ending date for the online filling of the application form 28th October 2016 (already over)
Exam date for the preliminary exam 18th December 2016 (already over)
Results for the preliminary exam 9th August 2018 (already over)
Beginning date for the mains exam 28th January 2019 (already over)
Final date for the mains exam 1st February 2019 (already over)
Results for the mains exam Yet to be declared
Interview dates Yet to be declared
Announcement of the final results Yet to be declared

JPSC 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should satisfy all the eligibility criteria needed for the exam. If any candidate is found to have not fulfilled any of the conditions, then their candidature will be cancelled at any stage of the exam. Further claims regarding the conditions will not be entertained.

Eligibility based on the nationality:

Only the Indian citizens are allowed to appear for this exam. it should be noted that the people who belong to other states can also appear for this exam. This is no specific domicile requirement for the state.

Eligibility condition based on age:

A candidate should have a minimum age of 20 years and a maximum age of 35 years for appearing in this age. The age relaxation had been provided for various categories of candidates. The maximum age for Backward Classes I and Backward Classes II is 37 years. It is 40 years for the people belonging to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes ( for both male and the female) while it is 38 years for the people belonging to the category of Female Unserved and Backward Classes I and Backward classes II.

For calculating the minimum and the maximum age, the dates are 1st August 2016 and 1st August 2010 respectively.

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JPSC 2018 Registration

The process of registration for this exam has to be done very carefully. It is always advisable to apply for the exam as soon as the notification is released. Candidates must fill the application form only by means of online mode. The application forms which are sent by candidates through any other mode will not be accepted. The application form can be done in two steps: Registration and Payment of fees.

The following are the steps to be filled to fill the application form:

  • Get into the official website of Jharkhand Public Service Commission.
  • Select the tab “Online application” and choose the link leading to the filling of application form for the state services.
  • On the window that appears on the screen, select the link “ click here for new registration” and give all your details in the application form.
  • It is important for candidates to verify that all the details before submitting the form as the date once entered cannot be changed at the later stages. In case of any mistakes, candidates have to send
  • While giving the mobile number and e-mail ID, it is important to give those details which will be active at least for one year as these details will be the means of communication between the commission and the candidates. Moreover, the registration ID and the password will be sent to these SMS and e-mail.

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JPSC 2018 Exam Pattern

It is important for candidates to get well-acquainted with the exam pattern so that they can perform well in the examination. The commission conducts the examination in three stages: Preliminary, Mains and Interview. Both the preliminary and mains examination are conducted in offline mode.

Preliminary exam:

The questions in the exam will be present in both Hindi and English medium. But, those questions which are used to test the comprehension skills and knowledge of the candidates in grammar and vocabulary will be given only in that particular language. The translation for such questions will not be given. Therefore, the candidates are advised to practice accordingly. The marks which are given for each question will be two marks. There is no negative marking in this exam.

Name of the paper

Total number of questions asked Total marks Duration of the exam
General Studies Paper I 100 questions 200 marks 2 hours
General Studies Paper II 100 questions 200 marks 2 hours

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JPSC 2018 Syllabus

Candidate should know the syllabus well so that they won’t miss any topic for the examination. The syllabus is different for preliminary and mains examination.

Syllabus for preliminary exam

General Studies Paper I General studies paper II
  • History of India.(Ancient, Modern, Medieval)
  • Indian Polity and Governance.
  • Panchayat Raj systems.
  • Economic and Sustainable Development.
  • Geography of India( Social, Economic, physical and general geography)
  • Poverty and Unemployment.
  • Disaster Management and its effects
  • Culture & Heritage.
  • National & International Current Events.
  • Human Rights.
  • Science & Technology.(General science, Information and Communication technology, agriculture and technology development)
  • Environmental Protection.
  • Biodiversity & Climate Change.
  • Urbanization and its impacts
  • Sports
  • Awards
  • UN and other International Agencies.
  • Hindi and English Comprehension Skill.
  • Knowledge of Hindi and English Grammar.
  • Basic Numeracy.
  • General Mental Ability.
  • Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability.
  • Problem Solving
  • Interpersonal Skill.
  • Decision Making.

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JPSC 2018 Admit Card

The admit card for both the preliminary and mains exams will be released on the official website of the commission. Candidates are recommended to download the admit card when it is published on the website.. This is mainly to avoid the last minute rush. It should be noted that candidates will not get the admit card through any other means.

The examination is conducted at various centres which include as follows

  • Ranchi
  • Bokaro
  • Dumka
  • Dhanbad
  • Koderma
  • Deoghar
  • Jamshedpur
  • Palamu
  • Lohardaga
  • Hazaribagh

Candidates have the option to select the examination center. Once allotted, it would be difficult to change the examination centres. So, candidates should give the centres after having a serious thought. This would help in reducing the inconveniences on the day of the exam.

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JPSC 2018 Result

Results will be announced on the official website of the commission. Based on the results of the preliminary exam, candidates will be called for the mains examination. Those who are clearing the main exam will be called for the interview. The results of candidates will be announced based on the cut-off marks scored by each candidate. Only those candidates who have scored above the cut-offs will be selected for the further examination process. The scorecard for the examination will be released on the official website. On the official website, the answer keys will be published. The candidates can verify if there are doubts about their marks.

How to check the results

  • Get into the official website of Jharkhand Public Service Commission.
  • On the window that appears on the screen, select the link leading to the announcement of the results.
  • A PDF file containing the roll numbers of the candidates who were selected for the exam will appear on the screen.
  • Save the PDF file for future references.

To get the results immediately, candidates are recommended to register in the website. They will be getting the results either through by text messages or email. It should be remembered that candidates have the option of checking the results only through the online mode. They will not be getting through any other mode.

The final results will be announced only after the entire process of exam gets over.

JPSC Cutoff

Cut-off is the minimum marks required by the candidates to get through in this exam. It will be decided based on the category of candidates, number of seats available for that particular category, number of people appearing for the exam, difficulty level of the exam and previous year patterns. Candidates can check the cut-offs on the official website of the commission as soon as it is released. Cut-offs are released separately for every stage of the exam.

Candidates should not get mislead by the cut-offs released by various sources. It is better to focus on the next stage of the exam once a particular exam is over.

It is a general trend that people belonging to the general category will have the cut-offs higher than the other categories. So, candidates are advised to prepare accordingly.

At the same time, those belonging to other categories should not take the exam lightly. It is important for everyone to give their maximum efforts for the exam.

The cut-offs will be different for different years. But, it would be very helpful if we are knowing the previous year cut-off trends. Candidates should try to score the cut-offs in their mock tests so that they can have an edge over other competitors.

The previous year cut-offs are mentioned below:

Name of the Category

Cut-off marks scored

Unreserved category 138
Scheduled tribe 119
Scheduled Caste 121
Backward Classes I 132
Backward Classes II 138