JPSC State Services 2021: Check Exam Date, Pattern & Syllabus of Jharkhand Civil Services

The registration process for the Jharkhand State Services Exam ended on March 15. Get a detailed subject-wise syllabus for the Jharkhand Civil Services exam and know the JPSC selection process & minimum qualifying marks. Download PDF of the Jharkhand PSC syllabus for civil services recruitment exam.

JPSC 2020 Syllabus & Exam  Pattern
JPSC 2020 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

JPSC is going to conduct Jharkhand Combined Civil Services Exam 2020 in the month of May 2021 for the recruitment in Jharkhand Administrative Services, Finance Services, Educational Services, Jharkhand Police Services and others. The recruitment to these posts will be carried out through written exam in two phases followed by an Interview round. The Jharkhand Civil Services come in the Pay Matrix of Rs 9300 - Rs 34800 with a Grade Pay of Rs 5400. Candidates under the age of 35 years and with Graduation in any subject are eligible to apply online for the JPSC Recruitment 2020.

JPSC Civil Services Prelims exam for the years 2017/2018/2019 which was scheduled to be held on 5 April 2020 now stands cancelled following the cancellation of JPSC Combined Civil Services exam 2017, 2018 and 2019 by the Jharkhand Commission. The commission would now conduct the exam after the announcement of vacancies in state civil services. Below we have shared the selection process, detailed syllabus and exam pattern of the JPSC Civil Services Exam 2020. The Syllabus is provided for both Prelims and Mains exam. Go through the JPSC Syllabus below and start your preparations accordingly for the recruitment in Jharkhand PSC civil services. First, have a look at some Important Dates for the JPSC 2020 Exam:

Important Dates of JPSC Civil Services Exam

Opening & Closing Date of Online Application

15 February - 15 March 2021

Prelims Exam Date

May 2, 2021

Mains Exam Date

4th week of September 2021

Interview Date

To be Notified Soon

Have a look at Exam Pattern and Syllabus of the JPSC Civil Services Exam for Prelims & Mains:

JPSC 2020 Selection Process for Civil Services

Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC) will recruit candidates for the state civil services through three successive phases:

- Preliminary Exam

- Mains Exam

- Interview

JPSC Civil Services Prelims exam will be qualifying in nature and will be deciding phase for shortlisting candidates for the Mains exam.

JPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern 2020 for Prelims & Mains

JPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam Pattern: JPSC will conduct a written exam in objective multiple-choice questions (MCQs) format to shortlist candidates for Mains exam, followed by the Interview round. The prelims exam will include two papers – General Studies (GS) Paper 1 and GS Paper 2. The question paper will be set in both Hindi and English languages. Have a look at the detailed exam pattern below:

Name of Paper

Total Questions

Total Duration

Total Marks

GS Paper I

100 MCQs

2 Hours

200 marks

GS Paper II

100 MCQs

2 Hours

200 marks

- Exam will be held offline; candidates need to mark their answer in OMR sheet

- With each question, there will be four options; candidates need to choose the most appropriate answer

- Each question is of 2 marks

JPSC Civil Services Mains Exam Pattern: In the Main examination, six compulsory papers will be held with total time duration of 3 hours each. There are no optional papers in JPSC Mains. Have a look at detailed exam pattern of JPSC Mains 2020 exam below:


Name of Paper

Total Duration

Total Marks

Paper I

General Hindi & General English

3 Hours



Language and Literature

3 Hours


Paper III

Social Sciences

3 Hours


Paper IV

Indian Constitution & Polity

3 Hours


Paper V

Indian Economy

3 Hours


Paper VI

General Sciences

3 Hours


- Each Paper will be 3 hours duration

- All papers will be Descriptive in nature

- The exam will be held offline in pen and paper mode

- The total marks allotted for the Mains exam are 1050 marks.

- Paper I - General Hindi & General English is qualifying in nature; candidates need a minimum 30 marks to pass this paper

JPSC Syllabus 2020 for Combined Civil Services

JPSC Civil Services Prelims Syllabus 2020: Each paper of JPSC Prelims exam will contain 100 MCQ questions and each question will carry 2 marks. Here we have provided the detailed subject-wise syllabus along with the total number of questions that will be asked in each subject. Have a look:

GS Paper I Syllabus


Syllabus (Questions)

Total Questions

History of India

Ancient India (5)

Medieval India (5)

Modern India (5)

15 MCQs

Geography of India

General Geography (3)

Physical Geography (3)

Economical Geography (2)

Social & Demographic Geography (2)

10 MCQs

Indian Polity and Governance

Constitution of India (4)

Public Administration and Good Governance (4)

Decentralization: Panchayats & Municipalities (2)

10 MCQs

Economic and Sustainable Development

Basic features of Indian Economy (4)

Sustainable Development and Economic issues (4)

Economic Reforms and Globalization (2)

10 MCQs

Science & Technology

General Science (6)

Agriculture & Technology Development (6)

Information & Communication Technology (3)

15 MCQs

Jharkhand Specific Questions

General Awareness: History, Society, Culture and Heritage

10 MCQs

Current Events

Current Affairs of National & International importance of the last 6 months

15 MCQs

General Questions

Human Rights

Environmental Protection & Climate Change



Disaster Management

Poverty and Unemployment


United Nations & International Agencies

15 MCQs


GS Paper II Syllabus

 JPSC Prelims Syllabus Paper 2

JPSC Prelims Syllabus

JPSC Syllabus Prelims Paper 2

JPSC Civil Services Mains Syllabus 2020: PDF Download the detailed syllabus of JPSC Mains exam from the link mentioned below and check the scheme of the Main examination followed by the Jharkhand PSC:


Scheme of Exam

Paper I: General Hindi & General English

Two separate sections:

General Hindi (50 Marks)

General English (50 Marks)

Paper II: Language and Literature

In this section, candidates need to opt for one language subject and one literature subject from these:
















Paper III: Social Sciences

Two Sections:

History (100 Marks)

Geography (100 Marks)

Paper IV: Indian Constitution & Polity

Indian Constitution

Indian Polity

Public Administration

Good Governance

Paper V: Indian Economy

Indian Economy


Sustainable Development

Paper VI: General Sciences

General Sciences


Technology Development

 Download PDF Subject-wise Syllabus of JPSC Civil Services Mains 2020 Exam

JPSC Cut off or Minimum Qualifying Marks 2020 for Mains Exam

JPSC Cut off Marks

JPSC Interview 2020

Candidates who are able to obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the main examination will get shortlisted for the JPSC Interview round for the recruitment in Jharkhand Civil Services 2020. The interview round is of total 100 marks.

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