JSSC TGT Exam 2017: A complete guide to syllabus

In this article, we have included complete syllabus of JSSC 2017 incorporating all subjects of paper-I & II along with no. of questions associated with each sections and marks are also alloted. Get full knowledge in this article.

Created On: Mar 7, 2017 12:17 IST

The Jharkhand Staff Selection Commission has come out with the notification to recruit more than 17000 trained graduate teachers in various schools of the state in various subjects. You need to have at least a graduate degree with minimum of 45 percent marks to be eligible for this. Apart from that, you need B.Ed. Degree from any recognized organization as well. Your selection is based on the written examination only. The written examination consists of two papers – Paper I for Hindi Language and General Knowledge and Paper II for the subject you are applying for.

Jharkhand SSC TGT Exam 2017: Detailed Syllabus

The examination will be conducted in offline mode for two papers in which you need to qualify only in Paper-I, whereas the marks in Paper-II will be considered for the final selection. For Paper-I, you need to score at least 33% of the total marks; whereas for Paper-II, The qualifying marks for unreserved candidates is 50% and 45% for the reserved categories i.e. SC/ST. Before you are going to start your preparation, let us see the syllabus in detail-


Paper-I will be of 200 marks and there will be 200 questions of 1 mark each. This paper is there to test the knowledge of the candidates in Hindi Language and General Knowledge. There will be 100 questions each on general knowledge and Hindi Language. For General Knowledge section, you will have questions out of the following topics:-

  • Indian History
  • Indian National Movement
  • Geography
  • Indian Polity and Indian Constitution
  • International Relations
  • Indian Culture
  • Current events of national and international importance
  • Knowledge on the state of Jharkhand and other neighboring states along with neighboring countries
  • Countries and its capitals
  • Books and Authors
  • Scientific developments in the recent years
  • Political status of Jharkhand
  • General Science
  • General Mental Ability
  • The state of Jharkhand – History and geography, economic status, contribution of the state in Indian National Movement, schemes of the state government, places, personalities, rivers & etc.

In the Hindi language section, you have two sections in it and they are:

  • Hindi comprehension – 50 marks (50 questions)
  • Hindi grammar – 50 marks (50 questions)

In this section, you will have questions based on unseen passages as well as Hindi language grammar


In this paper, you will have 150 questions of 2 marks each. Your selection will be based on the marks you secure in this paper. The questions will be based on the subject for which you are applying.

Hindi Language

In this subject, you will have questions on the following topics:

  • Development of the Language and the current status (The topic covers the development of the language from the initial days to the current age, similar languages and the interrelation between Hindi and those languages)
  • History of Hindi language
  • Hindi grammar

English Language

In this subject, you will have questions based on the following topics:

  • Developments of English literature in India start from 1830 to the present day
  • English grammar
  • Letters and official communiqué of various conventional types
  • Comprehension of standard prose passage
  • Poetry, prose and drama of famous writers such as John Donne, William Shakespeare, George Herbert, John Keats, Ernest Hemmingway, Arundhati Roy, TS Eliot and etc.


On this subject, the questions will come from the following topics:

  • History of Sanskrit language
  • Development of the language up to the present day
  • Grammar of the language
  • Error detection in the language

Math and Physics

In Physics, you will have questions out of the following topics:

  • General Physics
  • Relativity
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Optic
  • Current electricity
  • Electromagnetism
  • Atomic and nuclear physics
  • Electronics

In Mathematics, you will have questions out of the following topics:

  • Algebra
  • Differential calculus
  • Integral calculus
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Coordinate geometry in three dimensions

There will be 75 questions each from physics and mathematics

Biology and Chemistry

In this paper, there will be 50 questions each from botany, zoology and chemistry. In total, there will be 150 questions of 2 marks each.

Botany will cover the following topics-

  • Binomial nomenclature of plants with examples
  • Cell structure of plants and functions of cell organelles
  • Structure and function of DNA
  • Plant tissues, its function and structure
  • Mitosis
  • Parasitic and saprophytic nutrition in plants
  • Transpiration
  • Photosynthesis and its importance for plants
  • Function of Phyto-hormones in plants
  • Reproduction in plants
  • Environmental pollution and its types: air, water and sound pollution and the control measures

For Zoology, you will have questions out of the following topics-

  • Classification of animals according to characters and examples
  • Structure and function of bio-molecules such as nucleic acid, protein, lipid and carbohydrates
  • Mechanism of animal cell division
  • Mendel’s law of heredity
  • Physiology of digestion
  • Endocrine glands and their hormones with reference to reproduction          
  • Theories of evolution
  • Deficiency diseases of vitamins and minerals
  • Human diseases
  • Aquaculture, apiculture, sericulture and poultry farming along with the importance

In chemistry, you will have questions from inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry where the Part-I will be devoted to Inorganic chemistry, Part-II will be devoted to Organic chemistry and Part-III will be of physical chemistry-

  • Atomic structure
  • Periodic table
  • Chemical bonding
  • Coordination chemistry
  • Different theories of acids and bases
  • Preparation, properties, bonding and characteristics of alkyls and aryles of Li and Sn
  • Hybridization of compounds
  • Characteristics and properties of carbohydrates, alcohols etc.
  • Explanation of tetra valence of carbon and its bonding with other elements
  • Types of isomerism
  • Soaps and synthetic detergents
  • Thermodynamics
  • Theories of gaseous state
  • Electro chemistry
  • Dipole moment and its determination
  • Characteristics of catalysts, preparation, purification etc.
  • Rate of reaction

History and Civics

In this paper, you will have 75 questions each on history and civics.The syllabus of history will cover the following topics-

  • History of ancient India
  • Rise of Magadha and the Mauryas
  • The rule of Vikramaditya
  • The rise of Vijaynagar and Bahmani Kingdom
  • The attack of Arabs on Indian soil
  • The rise of Mughal kingdom
  • The rise of Shivaji and Maratha Kingdom
  • The rule of the English in India
  • Indian national movement starting from the Sepoy Mutiny to the partition of India in 1947

For Civics, you will have questions about the following topics:

  • Theory of political science – Behavioralism,  Marxism, Gandhism
  • Democracy
  • Political Party
  • Public Opinion
  • Citizenship
  • Welfare state
  • Indian political system and Indian constitution


For this subject, you will have the following topics:

  • Physical Geography
  • Indian Geography starting from the climate, physical properties, agriculture, rivers, minerals,
  • The Geography of Jharkhand – The forest resources, physiological properties
  • The Fisheries of Japan
  • Energy resources of the world – Coal and Hydropower
  • Distribution and production of Iron ore in the world


On this subject, the questions will be based on the following topics:

  • The theory of economics, such as macro and micro economy, demand and elasticity, function of central bank, consumer equilibrium, law of returns, principle of maximum social advantage, concept and functions of money, comparative returns from taxation and international trade
  • Indian economy: Its backwardness, difference between Growth and development, Indian agriculture, railroad connectivity, public sector organizations, FDI, Indian population and welfare programs, agriculture credit and role of commercial banks, cooperative banks, NABARD and etc.

Home Science

Questions in this subject will be asked from the following topics-

  • Introduction to home science
  • Health of children
  • Nutrition of children
  • Development of children on the mental, physical and emotional fronts
  • Wealth and its importance in a family
  • Simplification of work
  • Nutrition
  • Food and adulteration of food
  • Water
  • Procedure of preparing food
  • Food preservation and collection


In this subject, you will face questions from the following topics:

  • The history of Indian music
  • The various types of music
  • Indian classical music – its history and development
  • Various ragas and their characteristics
  • Autobiographies of various famous musicians
  • Various important terms related to music


On this subject, the questions will be based on the following topics:

  • Various types of companies such as proprietorship, partnership and others
  • Banks and their functions
  • The distribution channels
  • Various taxes related to business
  • The Factories Act and the wages of workmen in India
  • The maintenance of books in business
  • Population in India – increase in population and the reasons
  • The wealth and unemployment problem in India


In this subject, you will have questions about the following topics:

  • Selected texts in the language – poetry, fiction and drama
  • Urdu grammar


On this subject, the questions will be based on the following topics:

  • Development and history of the language
  • Grammar of the language
  • Selected texts in the concerned language


In this subject, you will have questions about the following topics:

  • Grammar of the language
  • Selected texts in the language
  • Local literature of the language


In this subject, questions will be from:

  • Selected texts in the language
  • Grammar of the language


Questions will be from the following topics:

  • Selected texts
  • Grammar of the language

Ho language

Questions will be based on:

  • Popular literature of the language
  • Selected texts of the language
  • Grammar of the language

Mundari language

Questions in this subject will be based on:

  • Popular culture of the language
  • Grammar of the language
  • Selected texts of the language

Kudukh language

On this subject, questions will be based on-

  • Grammar
  • Selected popular texts
  • Selected literary texts

For all the other languages, you should prepare the following topics in order to answer the questions:

  • Selected texts in popular literature
  • Selected texts in literary tradition
  • Grammar
  • Popular culture

Physical education

On this subject, the questions will be based on the following topics-

  • Meaning and definition
  • Physiological aspects
  • Psychological aspects
  • Physical fitness and wellness
  • Contemporary health problems
  • Family health and issues
  • Prevention of common sports injuries


In this subject, the questions will be from-

  • Ecology and its importance
  • Agriculture productivity
  • Yielding and cropping patterns
  • Dairy development in India
  • Soil erosion
  • Dry land agriculture
  • Irrigation
  • Role of co-operatives in Agri economy
  • Agricultural pricing
  • Genetic resources
  • Food grain productivity
  • Production, procurement and distribution of food grains in India
  • Public distribution system and Targeted PDS in India
  • Food consumption trends in India

The syllabus mentioned in this article is only indicative in nature and for detailed syllabus you need to go through the official advertisement. You will get the names of reference books as well in the notification for a few subjects. Start preparation since the syllabus is huge and you need to have a good grip over it.

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