Detailed JKPSC Combined Competitive Prelims Examination Syllabus
Detailed JKPSC Combined Competitive Prelims Examination Syllabus

Title: Detailed JKPSC Combined Competitive Prelims Examination Syllabus

In this article, we are going to provide you with a detailed overview of the syllabus and selection procedure of the JKPSC Combined Competitive Examination, 2021.

Selection Procedure of JKPSC Combined Competitive Examination

The Selection Procedure of JKPSC Combined Competitive Examination, 2021 comprised of three stages.

  • Preliminary Examination (Objective)
  • Main Examination (Written)
  • Personality Test (Interview)

Exam Pattern of Preliminary Examination

Details of paperName of the paperTotal Number of QuestionsTotal Marks
Paper IGeneral Studies I100 Questions200 Marks
Paper-IIGeneral Studies II80 Questions200 Marks

There will be a negative marking of 1/3 marks in the preliminary examination

Exam Pattern of Mains Examination

Main Examination consists of 8 papers of conventional essay type

Qualifying Paper (Common for all students only need to qualify)

English300 Marks

Papers to be counted for merit

Paper-I  Essay250 Marks  
Paper-II  General Studies–I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)  250 Marks  
Paper-III  General Studies –II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)250 Marks  
Paper-IV  General Studies –III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)  250 Marks  
Paper-V  General Studies –IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)  250 Marks  
Paper-VIOptional Subject – Paper -I  250 Marks  
Paper-VII  Optional Subject – Paper-II250 Marks

Total marks for the written examination paper of the Main Examination will be 1750 Marks.

Interview/ Personality Test

  • The total marks for Personality Test (interview) will be 250 Marks
  • The candidate will be interviewed by a panel of Members of the JKPSC Commission
  • Questions will be on matters of general interest
  • The main intention of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service

Detailed Syllabus of JKPSC Combined Competitive Examination, 2021

Syllabus of Preliminary Examination

Paper I

  • Current events of National and International importance
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Indian and World Geography–Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the world
  • Indian Polity and Governance–Constitution, Political System,
  • Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues
  • Economic and Social Development–Sustainable Development
  • Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives
  • General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity, and Climate Change
  • General Science
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Paper II

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision-making and problem-solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude
  • Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc. (Class X level)

Main Examination Syllabus

Qualifying Paper on English

  • Comprehension of given passages.
  • Precis Writing.
  • Usage and Vocabulary.
  • Short Essays

Paper I

  • Write essays on multiple topics

Paper II

  • Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature, and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  • Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.
  • The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
  • The history of the world will include events from the 18th century such as the industrial revolution, world wars, redrawing of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism, etc.- their forms and effect on the society.
  • Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
  • Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems, and their remedies.
  • Effects of globalization on Indian society
  • Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
  • Salient features of the world’s physical geography.
  • Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India).
  • Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, Cyclone
  • Geographical features and their location changes in critical geographical features (including water bodies and icecaps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

Paper III

  • Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
  • Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
  • Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
  • Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries.
  • Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
  • Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary
  • Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
  • Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
  • Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.
  • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
  • Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
  • Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
  • Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
  • Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
  • Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential
  • Citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
  • Role of civil services in a democracy.
  • India and its neighborhood- relations.
  • Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
  • Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
  • Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.
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Paper IV

  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
  • Government Budgeting.
  • Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of
  • agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.
  • Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions
  • Economics of animal-rearing.
  • Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
  • Land reforms in India.
  • Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
  • Investment models.
  • Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.
  • Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
  • Disaster and disaster management.
  • Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
  • Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
  • Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of
  • cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.
  • Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.
  • Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.
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Paper V

  • Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of
  • Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
  • Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behavior; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
  • Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections.
  • Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
  • Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
  • Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance
  • Accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
  • Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct,
  • Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
  • Case Studies on above issues.

Paper-VI and Paper-VII

  • The syllabus will be according to the chosen optional subject.

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Is there any negative marking for JKPSC Combined Competitive Preliminary Examination, 2021?

1/3 Marks will get deducted for each wrong answer

What are the vacancy details of Combined Competitive Preliminary and Main Examination, 2021?

187 Vacancies

What are the Application Fee details of Combined Competitive Preliminary and Main Examination, 2021?

For General Candidates, the application fee is INR 1000, For Reserved Categories, it is INR 500. There is no application fee for PHC Candidates.

When will be the preliminary examination of JKPSC Combined Competitive Examination, 2021?


What is the Full Form of JKPSC?

Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission

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