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JPSC Syllabus 2023 for Prelims and Mains, Along with JPSC Exam Pattern

JPSC Syllabus 2023

In this article, you can thoroughly examine the JPSC Syllabus 2023, including a detailed overview of the syllabus and exam pattern for both JPSC Prelims and Mains Examinations, as well as insights into the interview process. Additionally, we will delve into the negative marking policy in place for the JPSC Exam.

JPSC Syllabus

The JPSC ensures the timely availability of the JPSC Syllabus on its official website, providing candidates with ample time to access it before the examination. The syllabus encompasses all the subjects and subtopics that will be covered in the exam. It is highly recommended for candidates to keep a copy of the syllabus at hand during their exam preparation to ensure comprehensive coverage of all relevant topics.

JPSC Selection Process

Three stages make up the Jharkhand Combined Civil Services Exam 2023. The JPSC Prelims Exam consists of two mandatory papers; the Exam Pattern for the JPSC Prelims Exam is detailed here.

  • Stage 1: Preliminary Examination
  • Stage 2: Mains Examination
  • Stage 3: Personal Interview

JPSC Syllabus

Jharkhand Public Service Commission publishes the JPSC Syllabus for the Joint Civil Service Exam. The Jharkhand State Government may request assistance from the commission in matters of hiring, transferring, and disciplinary action under the Constitution. The JPSC Curriculum and UPSC Syllabus are quite similar. The JPSC would focus more on the history and geography of Jharkhand, among other minor differences. The syllabus for prelims and mains has been discussed below:

JPSC Syllabus Prelims

The JPSC Syllabus for Prelims Examination has been discussed in the table below in a detailed manner:

Subject of Prelims Detailed Syllabus for Prelims
General Studies Paper-IHistory of India
Ancient India
Medieval India
Modern India
Geography of India
General Geography
Physical Geography
Economical Geography
Social & Demographic Geography
Indian Polity and Governance
Constitution of India
Public Administration and Good Governance
Decentralization: Panchayats & Municipalities
Economic and Sustainable Development
Basic features of Indian Economy
Sustainable Development and Economic issues
Economic Reforms and Globalization
Science and Technology
General science
Agriculture & Technology Development
Information & Communication Technology
Questions specific to Jharkhand
General Awareness
Jharkhand Specific Questions (General Awareness of its History, Society, Culture and Heritage)
National and International Current Events
General Question of Miscellaneous
Human Rights
Environmental protection, Biodiversity & Climate change
Disaster Management
Poverty and unemployment
United Nations and other International Agencies
General Studies Paper-IIHistory of Jharkhand
Governance of Munda
Padaha Panchayat
Majhi Pargana
Munda Manki
Dhoklo SohorJaatiya Panchayat
Jharkhand Movement
Tribal of Jharkhand
Freedom Fighters of Jharkhand
Nobles of Jharkhand
Jharkhand Movement and Formation of the State
Specialty of Jharkhand
Social status of Jharkhand
Cultural status of Jharkhand
Political situation of Jharkhand
Economic condition of Jharkhand
Religious characteristics and identity of Jharkhand
Culture of Jharkhand
folk literature
Traditional art and folk dance
Folk music and instruments
Places of interest – Natural, archaeological, historical, religious, and modern sites
Tribal-Caste-Species and Characteristics
Jharkhand Literature and Litterateur
Premier Educational Institutes of Jharkhand
Sports of Jharkhand
Land laws of Jharkhand
Chotanagpur Tenancy Act (C.N.T.)Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act (S.P.T.)
Other state bills act
History of Economic Development in Jharkhand after 1947 and Geography of Jharkhand
Industrial Policy, Displacement, and Rehabilitation Policy and other policies of Jharkhand
Name and location of major industry and industrial development in Jharkhand
Major schemes and sub-plans of Jharkhand
Forest Management and Wildlife Conservation of Jharkhand
Facts related to environment of Jharkhand state, environmental change happening and its Mitigation & Adaptation and related topics
Disaster Management in Jharkhand
Miscellaneous facts and current affairs related to Jharkhand

JPSC Syllabus Mains

The JPSC Syllabus for Mains Examination has been discussed in the table below in a detailed manner:

Paper I: General Hindi and General EnglishHindi 
Paper-II: Language and LiteratureCandidates taking this paper may choose from the following languages and literature::
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 III: Social Sciences, History and GeographyHistory
Ancient period
The Indus Valley Civilization : Origin, antiquity, extent authorship and main features:
Origin of the Aryans. Antiquity and stratification of the Vedic literature; Society, economy and religion during Early (Rig-Vedic) period.
The Lichchavis and their republican constitution.
The Rise of the Magadha empire.
The Mauryas : Extent of empire, Kalinga War and its impact,
Asoka’s Dhamma, Foreign Policy. Development of Art & policy,
Architecture during the Mauryan period.
The Kushanas : Kanishka : Extent of empire, His religious Development of Art, Architecture and Letters during the Kushana period.
The Guptas Extent of empire; development of language and literature, art & architecture during the Gupta period.
Harsha-Vardhan : The last great Hindu ruler of Northern India; cultural achievements during his period.
The Cholas : Maritime activities in South-east Asian countries. Chulu administration, art & architecture.
Cultural Achievements of the Paltavas.
Medieval Period
Invasion of Arab in India.
Invasion of Ghaznavid in India.
The Delhi Sultanate : Market and Military Reforms of Allauddin Khilji: Utoplan policies of Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq.
Invasion of Mongol in India.
Religious Movements : (a) Sufism, (b) Bhakti Movement.
Dawn of a New-Islamic culture : Indo-Islamic architecture: Development of Urdu and Hindi languages.
The Mughals : First Battle of Panipat: Achievements of Sher Shah Suri, Consolidation of Mughal empire; Establishment of Jagirdari and Mansabdari systems under Akbar, Akbar’s Religious and Rajput policies, Aurangzeb’s Religious and Rajput policies, Mughal Architecture and Painting Economic Condition during Mughal period.
The Rise of the Marathas : Achievements of Shivaji, Northward expansion of the Marathas and their downfall.
Modern Period
Beginning of European settlements : Formation and growth of East India Company: Consolidation of British power in India Battles of Plassey and Buxar: Control over Mysore: Subsidiary Alliance;
Doctrine of Lapse: Doctrine of Escheat.
Resistance to Colonial Rule: Peasant; Tribal and Cultural Renaissance, Revolt of 1857.
Social Reforms Movements in Hindu Community: Brahmo Samaj. Arya Samaj. Ramakrishna Mission, Prarthana Samaj and Theosophical Society of india. (xodi!) Social Reforms Movements in Muslim Community. Wahabi Movement & Aligarh Movement.
Struggle for Raising Women’s status : Abolition of Sati System,
Widow Marriage Act, Consent Bill, Stress on Female Education. xix
Land Revenue Administration under the British rule : Permanent Settlement: Ryotwari & Mahalwari Systems
Rise of Nationalism in India in the 19th century Formation of Indian National Congress : Moderates and Extremists: Swadeshi
Movement, Home Rule League Movement Khilafat Movement.
Mahatma Gandhi and Mass politics : Non Cooperation Movement
Civil Disobedience Movement. Quit India Movement
The partition of India and its consequences
India After Independence: Integration of Princely states in Indian Union; Linguistic Reorganization of States; Non-aligned policy under Nehru and Indira Gandhi, Liberation of Bangladesh.
History of Jharkhand
Adi-dharma Le. Sarana cult of Jharkhand tribals;
Concept of Sadan and emergence of Nagpuria language;
Tribal Revolts in Jharkhand and Naionalist struggle:
Birsa Movement,
Tana Bhagat Movement, and (xxrv) Freedom Movement in Jharkhand.
Physical Geography (General Principles)
Origin and evolution of earth, interior of earth, Wegner’s Continental Drift Theory, Plate tectonics, Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis
Major types of rocks and their characteristics, evolution and
characteristics of landforms in the Fluvial, Glacial, Arid and Karst regions
Geomorphic processes, Weathering mass wasting erosion and deposition, soil formation. Landscape cycles, ideas of Davis and Penck
Composition, Structure and Stratification of the atmosphere.
Insolation, heat budget of the carth.
Horizontal and vertical distribution of temperature, inversion of temperature.
Air masses and fronts, Tropical and temperate cyclones (viit) Evaporation and Condensation: dew, frost fog mist and cloud, rainfall types
Classification of climates, (Koppen and Thornthwaite). Greenhouse effect, global warming and climatic changes.
Hydrological cycle, distribution of temperature and solicits in the oceans and seas waves tides and currents. ocean floor relief features
Physical and Human Geography of India
Structure, relief and physiographic divisions, Drainage Systems: Himalayan and the Peninsular.
Indian monsoon, mechanism onset and retreat, climatic types (Koppen and Trewartha). Green Revolution and its impact on major crops of India. Food scarcity, Ibution, wild ife. conservation, biosphere reserves
Major types of Soils. (ICAR classification) and their distribution. (xv) Natural Hazards: Floods, Droughts, Cyclones, Landslides.
Soll degradation and conservation
Population growth, distribution and density
Age: Sex, ratto, rural-urban composition;
Population, environment and development.
Types of Settlements : rural and urban, Urban morphology, functional classification of urban settlements, Problems of human settlement in India.
Natural Resources of India: Development and Utilization
Land Resources General land use, agricultural land use. geographical condition and distribution of major crops, like. Rice, Wheat, Cotton, Jute, Sugarcane, Rubber, Tea and Coffee.
Water Resources : Availability and utilization for industrial and other purposes, irrigation, scarcity of water, methods of conservation-rain water harvesting and watershed management, groundwater management
Minerals and Energy Resources : Distribution and utility of (a) metallic minerals (iron ore, copper, bauxite, manganese). (b) non metallic and conventional minerals (coal, petroleum and natural gas). (c) hydro electricity and non conventional sources of energy (Solar, Wind, bio-gas). (d) energy sources, their distribution and conservation.
Development of Industries : Types of industries, factors of industrial location, distribution and changing pattern of selected industries (Iron and steel, cotton textile. sugar and petrochemicals): Weber’s theory of industrial location-its relevance in the modern world.
Transport, Communication and International Trade:
Roads, railways and waterways.
Bases of International trade, changing pattern of India’s foreign trade.
Geography of Jharkhand and utilization of its resources.
Geological history, landforms, drainage. climate. soil types and forests: agriculture and irrigation. Damodar & Suberna rekha valley projects, mineral resources of Jharkhand, their extraction and utilization
Population: Growth, distribution, density, Tribal population and their distribution. Problems of Tribes and Tribal Development
Plans; their customs, rituals, festivals etc. (avil) Industrial and urban development, Major Industries-Iron Steel and Cement; Cultage industries.
A pattern of urban settlement and Pollution Problems
Paper IV: Indian Constitution and Polity, Public Administration and Good governanceIndian Constitution and Polity
Preamble, salient features of the Indian constitution, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy
Union Government (Executive and Legislature)
State Government (Executive, Legislature, Judiciary, Panchayats and Municipalities)
Centre-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
Public Administration and Good Governance
Public Administration – Meaning, scope and significance
Public and private administration
Union Administration – Central Secretariat, Cabinet Secretariat, Prime Ministers Office, Planning Commission, Finance Commission
State Administration- State Secretariat, Chief Secretary, Chief Ministers Office
District Administration – Origin and development of the office of District Magistrate and Collector, changing role of the District Collector, the impact of the separation of the judiciary on district administration.
Personnel Administration – Recruitment of civil services, Union Public Service Commission and State Public Service Commission, training of civil servants, leadership and its qualities, employees morale and productivity.
Delegation, Centralization and decentralization of authority
Bureaucracy – its merits and demerits, the role of bureaucracy in policy formulation and its implementation; nexus between bureaucracy and political executive; generalist versus specialist.
Development administration
Disaster Management- causes, mitigation, classification of disasters, immediate and long term measures.
Good governance – Lokpal, Lokayukta, Central Vigilance Commissioner, grievance redressal, right to service act, right to information act, right to education act, consumer protection act, domestic violence against women (prevention) act
Human Rights – concept, meaning, universal declaration of human rights, National Human Rights Commission, State Human Rights Commission, terrorism, social issues.
Paper V: Indian Economy, Globalization, and Sustainable developmentBasic features of Indian Economy
National Income – elementary concepts of national income, and methods of its calculation, example – GDP, GNP, NDP, NNP, GSDP, NSDP, DDP at constant and current prices, at factor cost etc
Inflation – Concept, control of inflation, monetary, fiscal and direct measures.
Demographic features
Agriculture and Rural economy – green revolution, white revolution, rainbow revolution, WTO
Industrial economy – policy initiative and changes
Public finance – the scope of public finance, principles of public finance, taxation
Public expenditure
Fiscal policy- centre and state fiscal relationship, the role of the finance commission
Structure of Indian monetary and banking system in India.
Indian Trade, Balance of Payment
Sustainable Development, Economic Issues, and Indian Development Strategy
Meaning and measurement of Economic development; characteristics of underdevelopment, indicators of development: HDI, GDI, India’s HDI progress.
Role of Foreign capital and technology in the growth of the economy
Sustainable development – concept and indicators of sustainable development, economic, social and environmental sustainability, the concept of GDP
Development status and issues pertaining to socially and economically marginalised sections, like ST, SC, religious minorities, schemes launched by Central/State Government.
Poverty and Unemployment: Measurements and trends, identification of BPL families, Multidimensional poverty index.
Food and nutritional security – trends in food production and consumption in India, the problem of food security, problems and issues of storage, procurement, distribution, import and export. Government policies, schemes, and programmes such as Public Distribution System, Mid-day meal schemes, and government policies for food and nutritional security.
Economic Reforms, Nature and Impact on Indian economy
New economic reforms – Liberalization, Privatisation, Globalization, good understanding of International Finance Institutions like IMF, World Bank; World Trade Organisation
Financial and Banking sector reforms, economic reforms, NABARD, RRB
Globalization of Indian Economy – its positive and negative impacts on different sectors, issues of FDI and FII in India.
Agriculture sector – Growth, Issues of subsidies and public investment in agriculture
Industrial development and economic reforms in India – major changes in Industrial policy, its impact on industrial growth, the role of public sector enterprises in India’s industrialisation in post reforms period, disinvestment and privatisation of public enterprises.
The economy of Jharkhand – features, issues, challenges, strategies
Economic growth and structure of Jharkhand’s economy, sectoral composition, growth in SDP, and per capita NSDP in the last decade, agricultural and industrial growth in Jharkhand.
Demographic features of Jharkhand – population, growth, sex ratio, density, literacy, the composition of the workforce,rural-urban composition etc.
Status of poverty, unemployment, food security, malnutrition, education, and health indicators in Jharkhand, major initiatives, issues of agricultural and rural development, major programmes and schemes, poverty alleviation programs, food security schemes.
Land, forest and environmental issues in Jharkhand
Paper VI: General Sciences, Environment & Technology DevelopmentPhysical Science:
Basic knowledge on system of units like MKS, CGS, SI
Topics on Speed, velocity, gravity, mass, weight, force, impact, work, power and energy
Covers topics related to solar system
Concepts concerning sound, wavelength frequency, infrasonic and ultrasonic sounds characteristics and applications.
Life Science:
Concepts on the living world, cell-structure, its functions, diversity of organism, biomolecules cell reproduction
Medallion inheritance, theories of the evolution of life on earth, including human evolution.
Agriculture Science:
A good understanding of the agro-climatic conditions of Jharkhand, rainfall pattern and abiotic stresses in each zone.
Knowledge of Food and horticultural crops of Jharkhand, understanding the need behind the diversification of crops, nutritional security due to the onset of climate change, the role of rainwater harvesting in improving the agricultural production, and fish farming.
Candidates are required to have sound knowledge on Soil fertility, measures that are undertaken to improve soil health, concepts on organic farming, agroforestry, wastelands and, government schemes to help the farmers of the state.
Environmental Science:
Measures that were taken by the Government of India to preserve the environment measures to tackle global environmental issues, air pollution, water pollution.
Understanding of numerous environmental laws.
Candidates knowledge on Biodiversity hotspots and threats to biodiversity hotspots.
Science and Technology Development:
Indian Government policies concerning Nuclear technology, focus on global nuclear policies.
Plans made by the Government to meet the energy demands of the country through various renewable and non-renewable sources of energy.
A good understanding of the Indian Missile program, the space program.
Knowledge of the latest developments in Information Technology challenges faced due to Cybercrimes.

JPSC Exam Pattern Prelims

There will be no subjective questions in the prelims examination both paper carries 200 marks. Each paper lasts for two hours. To pass the exams, candidates must achieve scores higher than the minimum required marks and the cutoff scores.

Paper-1General Studies -I2 Hours200
Paper-2General Studies -II2 Hours200

JPSC Exam Pattern Mains

There are 6 papers in the main exam. Each paper is three hours long. To pass the exams, candidates must achieve scores higher than the minimum required marks and the cutoff scores.

Paper IGeneral Hindi & General English3 hours150
Paper-IILanguage and Literature3 hours150
Paper IIISocial Sciences3 hours200
Paper IVIndian Constitution & Polity3 hours200
Paper VIndian Economy3 hours200
Paper VIGeneral Sciences3 hours200

JPSC Interview Stage

The JPSC Exam pattern’s final phase is the interview. There will be 100 marks in total. This round has a specific weightage, thus candidates should prepare carefully. The candidates will be chosen based on their qualifications. To determine whether they are qualified for the position, candidates might review the merit list.

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