Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC) has released 342 vacancies for various posts and candidates preparing for the JPSC 2024 Exam must be looking for the latest and updated JPSC Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2024. The JPSC Mains Exam will be conducted from 22nd to 24th June 2024 for which the candidates must be prepared with the JPSC Prelims Syllabus 2024. In this article, we have discussed the detailed Jharkhand PSC Syllabus, Exam Pattern, and other details as mentioned in the JPSC Notification 2024.  

JPSC Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2024

Understanding the syllabus helps the candidates in better management of exam preparation. Candidates must be aware of the JPSC Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2024 to get a rough idea about the exam such as the number of questions, weightage for each section, the duration of each exam, marking scheme, topics to be asked in the exam, and details. 

JPSC Syllabus 2024
OrganizationJharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC)
Post NameVarious Posts
Type of QuestionsObjective Type
Total Questions200 questions (prelims exam)
Total MarksPrelims Exam - 400 marks
Main Exam - 950 mark
Negative MarkingNo negative marking
Selection ProcessPrelims Exam, Mains Exam, and Interview
Official Websitehttps://www.jpsc.gov.in/

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JPSC 2024 Selection Process 

The selection criteria for Jharkhand PSC consists of three stages namely Preliminary Examination, Mains Examination, and Interview round. The candidates need to score minimum qualifying marks in the prelims exam to be shortlisted for the mains exam. The final merit list will be prepared based on marks secured in the JPSC Mains and Interview Round. 

JPSC Selection Process 2024
StagesName of StageDetails
Stage 1Preliminary ExaminationObjective Type Questions
Qualifying in Nature
2 Papers- General Studies 1 & General Studies 2
200 Questions in each paper
Total Marks- 400
Stage 2Mains ExaminationDescriptive Type
Scoring in Nature
6 Papers (Paper 1 Qualifying and rest scoring)
Total Marks- 950
Stage 3Interview100 Marks
Scoring in Nature 

JPSC Exam Pattern 2024

To be eligible for selection for the posts released under JPSC 2024 Exam, you must understand the detailed JPSC Exam Pattern 2024. This would help to plan preparation strategy for the upcoming Jharkhand PSC Exam. Below we have discussed the JPSC Prelims and Mains Exam Pattern 2024 as mentioned in the official notification. 

JPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2024 

  1. The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English language.
  2. The examination shall comprise two compulsory papers of 200 marks each.
  3. The questions will be of objective type (Multiple Choice Questions).
  4. The duration of the Jharkhand JPSC Prelims Exam for each paper is 2 hours (120 minutes),
Jharkhand JPSC Prelims Exam Pattern  2024
PapersNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
General Studies – I10020002 hours
General Studies – II10020002 hours
Total40040004 hours

JPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2024 

  1. For JPSC Mains Paper 1, every candidate will have to secure a minimum of 30 marks and this paper will only be qualifying in nature.
  2. Marks scored in JPSC Mains Paper 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 will be counted in the final selection.
  3. The questions asked in the Mains exam will be descriptive in nature.
  4. The duration for each paper is 3 hours.
Jharkhand JPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2024 
PapersPapersMarksDurationType of Questions
Paper 1(i) General Hindi- 50 marks and (ii) General English- 50 marks1003 hoursDescriptive Type
Paper 2Language and Literature1503 hoursDescriptive Type
Paper 3Social Sciences, having two distinct sections on (i) History & (ii) Geography2003 hoursDescriptive Type
Paper 4Indian Constitution & Indian Polity, Public Administration & Good Governance2003 hoursDescriptive Type
Paper 5Indian Economy, Globalization and Sustainable Development2003 hoursDescriptive Type
Paper 6General Sciences, Environment & Technology Development2003 hoursDescriptive Type

JPSC Syllabus 2024

After knowing the exact JPSC Exam Pattern 2024, the candidates must step forward for JPSC Syllabus 2024. For a clear understanding of the Jharkhand PSC Prelims and Mains Syllabus, we have discussed the complete topic-wise syllabus in the below section. Bookmark this page, while preparing for your Jharkhand PSC Exam 2024 so that you do not miss any topic as every topic holds its own importance in scoring good marks in the exam. 

JPSC Prelims Syllabus 2024

Jharkhand PSC Prelims Exam 2024 consists of 2 papers namely General Studies 1 and General Studies 2. The topics to be covered under preliminary examination have been discussed below along with the number of questions to be asked. 

JPSC Prelims Syllabus 2024 [General Studies-I]
History of India (15 questions)1. Ancient India (5 questions)
2. Medieval India (5 questions)
3. Modern India (5 questions) 
Geography of India (10 questions)1. General Geography (3 questions)
2. Physical Geography (3 questions)
3. Economical Geography (2 questions)
4. Social & Demographic Geography (2 questions)
Indian Polity and Governance (10 questions)1. Constitution of India (4 questions)
2. Public Administration and Good Governance (4 questions)
3. Decentralization: Panchayats & Municipalities (2 questions) 
Economic and Sustainable Development (10 questions)1. Basic features of Indian Economy (4 questions)
2. Sustainable Development and Economic issues (4 questions)
3. Economic Reforms and Globalization(2 questions) 
Science & Technology (15 questions)1. General Science (6 questions)
2. Agriculture & Technology Development (6 questions)
3. Information & Communication Technology (3 questions)
Jharkhand Specific Questions (General Awareness of its History, Society, Culture
& Heritage) (15 questions)
National & International Current Events (15 questions
General Questions of Miscellaneous Nature, not requiring subject specialization (15 questions)1. Human Rights
2. Environmental Protection, Bio-diversity & Climate Change
3. Urbanization
4. Sports
5. Disaster Management
6. Poverty and Un-employment
7. Awards
8. United Nations and other International Agencies
JPSC Prelims Syllabus 2024 [General Studies-II]
History of Jharkhand- 8 questions1. Munda system of Government
2. Nagavanshi System of Government
3. Manjhi Pargana System of Governance
4. Munda Standard System of Governance
5. Dhoklo Sohore Governance System
6. Caste Panchayat System of Governance
Jharkhand Movement- 7 questions1. Sadan of Jharkhand
2. Tribals of Jharkhand
3. Freedom Fighters of Jharkhand
4. Vibhuti of Jharkhand
5. Jharkhand Movement and State Formation
Distinctive Identity of Jharkhand- 5 questions1. Social Status of Jharkhand
2. Cultural Status of Jharkhand
3. Political situation of Jharkhand
4. Economic Status of Jharkhand
5. Religious Peculiarities and Identity of Jharkhand
Jharkhand Fold Literature, Dance, Music, Musical Instruments, Scenery etc.- 5 questions1. Tribal Culture
2. Folk Literature
3. Traditional Arts and Folk Dances
4. Sights- Natural, Archaeological, Historical Religious and Modern sites
5. Tribal caste species and attributes
Jharkhandi Literature and Writers- 5 questions
Principal Educational Institute of Jharkhand- 3 questions
Sports of Jharkhand 
Land Laws/Acts of Jharkhand1. Chotanagpur Tenancy Act (C.N.T)- 5 questions
2. Santal Pargana Tenancy Act (S.P.T)- 5 questions
3. Other State Foreign Acts- 2 questions
History of Economic Development in the state since 1947 Geography of JharkhandForests, Rivers, Mountains, Mines etc.- 10 questions
Industrial Policy, Displacement and Resettlement Policy and Other Policies of Jharkhand- 6 questions
Name and location of major Industries and Industrial Development of Jharkhand- 5 questions
Major Schemes and Projects of Jharkhand- 5 questions
Forest Management and Wildlife Conservation Work in Jharkhand- 5 questions
Environmental Facts of Jharkhand State, Subjects related to environmental Change and its Mitigation and AdaptatoonEnvironmental- 7 questions
Disaster Management in Jharkhand- 5 questions
Various facts and current events related to Jharkhand- 7 questions

JPSC Syllabus 2024 for Main Exam

JPSC Syllabus 2024 for Main Exam
Paper 1 -General Hindi and General English(Qualifying) Hindi - निबंध
वाक्य विन्यास
English - Essay
Paper 2
  • Oriya Language and Literature
  • Bengali Language and Literature
  • Urdu Language and Literature
  • Sanskrit Language and Literature
  • English Language and Literature
  • Hindi Language and Literature
  • Santhali Language and Literature
  • Panchpargania Language and Literature
  • Nagpuri Language and Literature
  • Mundari Language and Literature
  • Kurux Language and Literature
  • Kurmali Language and Literature
  • Khortha Language and Literature
  • Khadia Language and Literature
  • Ho Language and Literature
Paper 3 (Social Sciences, History and Geography)
  • Ancient period
  • Medieval Period
  • Modern Period
  • History of Jharkhand
  • Physical Geography (General Principles)
  • Physical and Human Geography of India Natural Resources of India Development and Utilization Geography of
  • Jharkhand and utilization of its resources
  • Population Industrial and Urban Development
  • The pattern of Urban Settlement and Pollution problems.
Paper 4 (Indian Constitution, Polity, Public Administration and Good Governance) 
  • Preamble
  • salient features of the Indian constitution
  • Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy
  • Union Government (Executive and Legislature)
  • Judiciary and State Government (Executive, Legislature, Judiciary, Panchayats and Municipalities)
  • Center-state relations
  • Special provisions relating to the administration of Scheduled Areas and
  • Scheduled Tribal Areas.
  • Emergency provisions of the Constitution
  • Election Commission of India
  • Political parties and pressure groups
Paper 5 (Indian Economy, Globalization, and Sustainable Development)
  • Basic Features of Indian Economy
  • Sustainable Development, Economic Issues, and Indian Development Strategy
  • Economic Reforms, Nature and Impact on the Indian economy
  • The economy of Jharkhand – features, issues, challenges, strategies
Paper 6 (General Sciences, Environment & Technology Development) 
  • Physical Science
  • Agriculture Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Science and Technology Development

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JPSC Syllabus 2024- FAQs

There are 2 Papers in JPSC Prelims Exam namely General Studies 1 and General Studies 2.

No, JPSC Prelims Exam is qualifying in nature and marks scored will not be considered in final merit list.

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