Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) is a state-level public service commission of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The commission is responsible for conducting government exams in order to recruit individuals in various government bodies in the state of Jammu and Kashmir .. JKPSC releases notification and invites applications to this examination every year for employment into a variety of posts in departments/ministries under the government of Jammu and Kashmir. So, suitable applicants can apply for this examination online after the release of notification.
JAMMU KASHMIR PUBLIC SERVICE COMISSION EXAM HIGHLIGHT
|Name of the body||J&K Public Service Commission (HPSC)|
|Examination level||State-level Exam|
|Main Function||Recruit candidates to serve the Government and its allied organizations.|
|Stages of the examination||Preliminary Exam Main/ Narrative Exam Interview Test|
|Posts / Recruitment||Group A, B, and C posts|
|Language of the Exams conducted||English and Hindi|
|Job Location||Across J&K|
J & K Civil Service 2021 - Eligibility Criteria
The applicant should be a permanent resident of the State of J&K.
J & K Civil Service Eligibility: Age Limits
|Age Limit||Maximum: 32 Minimum: 21 (Category wise age relaxation applicable)|
- The applicant should not be less than 21 years and not more than 32 years on 1st January of the year of the examination.
- For SC/ST applicant, the upper age limit is 34 years.
- SC/ST both male and female, it is 40 years
- For physically handicapped applicant, the upper age limit is 35 years irrespective of their category.
What is the Educational Qualification under JKPSC Eligibility Criteria 2020-21?
- You must be a Graduate in any discipline from a renowned university in India or a foreign university declared by Government in consultation with the Commission to be corresponding to a degree of a recognized university.
- If you have appeared for your Bachelor’s Degree examination in 2021, then you must provide proof that you had totally appeared for the said examination on or before the last date of filling the J & K Civil Service Application form 2021 for the Prelims. You should have also passed your Graduation at the time of filling up the JKPSC Mains Application form.
Number of Attempts for J & K Civil Service
An attempt in the J & K Civil Service Preliminary Exam is also deemed as an attempt.
- Every applicant appearing for the Exam shall be given a total of 6 attempts.
- However, the restriction on the number of attempts is not applicable for the applicant who belong to the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes.
- applicants who belong to the RBA, Social Castes and ALC are given 9 attempts.
J & K Civil Service Exam Pattern
Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission conducts the examination in three stages –
- JKPSC Prelims
- JKPSC Mains Exam
- In prelims, there are two papers – General Studies I and II. The preliminary examination of JKPSC comprises objective type or multiple-choice questions. This exam is meant for the screening of candidates. These marks will only be counted to be considered for eligibility into the next stage i.e. Mains. These marks will not be included in the final scores. Only marks of the mains examination and interview will be counted in preparing the cutoff of the Jammu and Kashmir Public service Commission Examination.
- Also, candidates should note that the paper of prelims is for two hours and there is no negative marking for wrong answers. Also, the question paper is set in English.
|Paper 1||General Studies||2 hours||200|
|Paper 2||General Studies||2 hours||200|
Total Marks of Prelims Examination = 400 marks
Knowing the JKPSC syllabus and exam pattern will play a key role in your preparation as it will help you to restrict your study on the concerned topics which is important for the JKPSC examination. Always refer to the syllabus while preparing to ensure that you do not miss out any topic. The JKPSC Syllabus is provided in the table below:
|General Studies Paper I||o|
|o||History of India and Indian National Movement;|
|o||Indian and World Geography–Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the world;|
|o||Indian Polity and Governance–Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues etc;|
|o||Economic and Social Development–Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives etc;|
|o||General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change–that do not require subject specialization;|
|General Studies Paper-II||o|
|o||Interpersonal skills including communication skills;|
|o||Logical reasoning and analytical ability;|
|o||Decision-making and problem-solving;|
|o||General mental ability;|
|o||Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc.–Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.–Class X level)|
- The second stage of the JKPSC examination i.e. the Mains exam consists of 8 papers. Out of these, only 7 are counted for merit and the one of the papers is qualifying in nature.
- This exam is of subjective or descriptive type.
- The duration of each of the papers is 3 hours each.
- Also, the question papers are set in English except for language papers.
|General English||Qualifying||3 hours||300|
|Paper- 1 Essay (English)||Counted for merit||3 hours||250|
|Paper- 2 (GS-I)||Counted for merit||3 hours||250|
|Paper- 3 (GS-II)||Counted for merit||3 hours||250|
|Paper- 4 (GS-III)||Counted for merit||3 hours||250|
|Paper- 5 (GS-IV)||Counted for merit||3 hours||250|
|Paper- 6 (Optional 1)||Counted for merit||3 hours||250|
|Paper- 7 (Optional 2)||Counted for merit||3 hours||250|
Total Marks of Mains Examination = 1750 marks
Mains Exam Syllabus
|English||Comprehension of given passages. Precis Writing. Usage and Vocabulary. Short Essays.|
|General Studies Paper I||Indian Heritage and Culture Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. History 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. History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redraw of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society. 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. Geography 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 etc., 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.|
|General Studies Paper-II||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 neighbourhood- 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.|
|General Studies Paper III||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 cybersecurity; 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.|
|Ethics||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; the role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; 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 the 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.|
|Optional Subjects||Agriculture Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Anthropology Botany Chemistry Civil Engineering Commerce and Accountancy Economics Electrical Engineering Geography Geology History Law Management Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Medical science Philosophy Physics Political Science & International Relations; Psychology Public Administration Sociology Statistics Zoology Literature of any one of the following languages: Arabic, Dogri, English, Hindi, Kashmiri, Persian, Punjabi, Sanskrit and Urdu. The syllabus for the optional subject will be available in some time.|
|Interview||Mental alertness Critical powers of assimilation Clear and logical exposition Balance of judgement Variety and depth of interest Ability for social cohesion and leadership Intellectual and moral integrity|
- The interview is of 200 marks. Basically, it is a viva type Q & A type series where questions pertaining to current affairs and educational background are being asked from candidates.
- The Viva-voce tests the personality of the candidates. You will be asked about general events in and around the world. The interview panel tests your presence of mind and alertness. You do not have to be very intelligent or very smart. You must have an idea of your surrounding and a sensible approach to it. Your overall health and fitness will also be considered. Further, you will also have to go through medical tests. You can choose to either speak in English or Hindi.
JKPSC KAS Vacancy 2021
A total of 257 vacancies have been announced for the various posts under the JKPSC KAS Recruitment 2021. The detailed vacancy information is provided in the table below.
|Junior Scale of J&K Administrative Services||56|
|J&K Police (G) Service||141|
|J&K Accounts (G) Service||60|
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