JPSC Notification 2021: 252 Vacancies, Apply Online, Exam Date, Age Limit, Fees & More

By Shubham Verma|Updated : February 8th, 2021

JPSC Notification 2021 Out! Apply online for Jharkhand Public Service Commission Prelims 2021. The JPSC 2021 notification has released a vacancy for 252 posts, which includes post-Jharkhand Administrative Service, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Jharkhand Finance Services etc. The JPSC Notification 2021 has released the JPSC Prelims Exam Date 02.05.2021. In this article, we will cover JPSC eligibility criteria, exam pattern, the syllabus and other details of the examination along with the JPSC 2021 official notification pdf. Download the JPSC notification pdf to go through the details before applying for the examination.


JPSC 2021 Official Notification: Download Here

JPSC Important Dates



Jharkhand PSC 2021 Notification Date


JPSC Online Application Start Date


Last Date to Apply Online


Last Date to pay Examination Fees


JPSC Admit Card Download Date

15 days prior to the exam

JPSC Prelims Exam Date 


JPSC Mains Exam Date

4th week Sept 2021

JPSC Vacancy Details:



How to Apply Online for JPSC Exam:

  • Candidates willing to apply need to visit the website (
  • Click on the JPSC Prelims registration followed by filling the application form, uploading the documents and playing the exam fee.
  • Submit Required Details.
  • Upload your scanned image along with Signature.
  • Submit the final form.

JPSC Application Fees:



Unreserved Candidates

600/- + Bank Charges

Jharkhand SC/ST candidates- 

150/- + Bank Charges

JPSC Eligibility Criteria 

1. Minimum Age-

  • For Administrative Services- 22 years
  • Police Services and product services- 20 years
  • For Finance Services- 21 years

Age Relaxation:

BC-I, BC-II Candidates37 Years
SC/ST (Male/Female)40 Years
Female Unreserved38 Years

JPSC has given certain prerequisite in order to claim the benefit of age relaxation or reservation as given below:

  • Candidate must have a Domicile of Jharkhand.
  • A candidate claiming for the reservation of seat must produce the category certificate from the competent authority
  • Candidates claiming reservation/age relaxation in multiple categories for the JPSC Exam shall be entitled to only one concession, whichever is more beneficial.

JPSC Educational Qualification

  • Graduation or equivalent degree from any university recognized by the government.

Physical Criteria:


JPSC PCS Exam Pattern 2020

JPSC Combined State Civil Services Exam have three levels which are as follows:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Main Exam
  3. Personality Test/Interview

1. Preliminary Exam (Objective Type)

S. No


Total Marks

No. of Questions

Time Duration


General Studies-I



2 hours


General Studies-II (Jharkhand specific)



2 hours


  • There is no negative marking.
  • These papers are objective in nature.
  • Marks obtained in both the papers are collectively used to determine the cut off for the preliminary exam. However, these marks will not be accounted for the final merit list which consists of marks of mains and personality test only.

2. Main Examination (Subjective Type)

Paper No.


Maximum Marks

Time Duration


General English and General Hindi having 2 sections of 50 marks each.


03 Hours


Language and Literature (to be chosen from 15 listed languages)


03 Hours


History and Geography


03 Hours


Indian Constitution and Polity, Public Administration and Good Reforms.


03 Hours


Indian Economy, Globalization and Sustainable Development


03 Hours


General Sciences, Environment and Technology development.


03 Hours


1050 Marks

3. Personality Test

S. No.


Maximum Marks


Viva-voce (Interview/Personality Test)



1150 Marks

JPSC Syllabus 2021

JPSC PCS Prelims Exam

It includes two papers i.e. General Studies & Jharkhand specific General Studies

General Studies Paper

It includes the following subjects:

  • History of India: Ancient India (5 questions); Medieval India(5 questions) and Modern India(5 questions)
  • Geography of India: General Geography(3 questions); Physical Geography(3 questions) ; Economic Geography(2 questions) and Social & Demographic Geography.(2 questions)
  • Economic and Sustainable Development: Basic features(4 questions); Sustainable Development(4 questions) and Economic issues(2 questions).
  • Indian Polity and Governance: Constitution of India(4 questions); Public Administration and Good Governance(4 questions); Decentralization: Panchayats & Municipalities(2 questions)
  • General Science(6 questions); Technology & IT(3 questions); Agriculture (6 questions)
  • National & International Current Events(15 questions)
  • Jharkhand Specific Questions (General Awareness of its History, Society, Culture & Heritage)(10 questions)
  • Miscellaneous questions of general nature. (15 questions)

General Studies Paper-II (Jharkhand specific)

It includes:

  • History of Jharkhand (8 questions)
  • Jharkhand movement (7 questions)
  • The specific identity of Jharkhand (5 questions)
  • Jharkhand: Literature and Literary people (5 questions)
  • Jharkhand: People and Literature; dance; music; instruments tourist places; tribal culture(5 questions)
  • Jharkhand: major educational institutions(3 questions)
  • Jharkhand: Sports (5 questions)
  • Jharkhand: Land related Laws/Acts(12 questions)
  • Jharkhand: Industries and resources(6 questions)
  • Jharkhand: Disaster Management
  • Jharkhand Miscellaneous

JPSC PCS Mains Examination

  • There are six papers in mains.
  • All are compulsory papers.
  • There is no optional subject in JPSC PCS mains examinations.
  • Paper-I is qualifying wherein a minimum of 30 marks is mandatory.

Details of mains examination are discussed in the table below:

SubjectMaximum MarksDurationRemarks
Paper-I: General Hindi & General English
having two separate sections on (i) General
Hindi and (ii) General English, each of 50 marks.
100 marks (not counted in merit)3 hours


This paper is qualifying in which minimum 30 marks is mandatory.

Paper-II: Language and Literature: In
this paper, every candidate opts
for one Language and Literature out of
fifteen listed by the Commission.
150 marks3 hoursDescriptive
Paper-III: Social Sciences, having two
distinct sections on (i) History (ii)
Geography, each of equal weightage.
200 marks3 hoursDescriptive
Paper-IV: Indian Constitution & Polity,
Public Administration & Good Governance
200 marks3 hoursDescriptive
Paper-V: Indian Economy, Globalization
and Sustainable Development
200 marks3 hoursDescriptive
Paper- VI: General Sciences, Environment
& Technology Development
200 marks3 hoursDescriptive
Total950 marks  

Interview/ Personality Test

After mains examination, the shortlisted candidates will appear for the interview level which will be of 100 marks.

Then finally a list of selected candidates is prepared based on the merit developed on the basis of marks obtained at mains and interview level. Thus a total of 1050 is considered while preparing the final result.


Minimum marks for prelims and Mains examination required are given below

Backward Classes-I34%
Backward Classes-I36.5%

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  • JPSC Prelims Exam will be conducted on 02.05.2021.

  • Last date to apply for JPSC Exam is 15.03.2021.

  • There is no limit in JPSC Exam.

  • JPSC Mains Exam will be conducted in the 4th Week of September 2021.

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