JPSC Prelims Pattern and Syllabus

The preliminary Examination shall consist of one paper:

(1) CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test) I: (200 Marks)

History of India ——————————————- 15 Questions
1. Ancient India
2. Medieval India
3. Modern India

Geography of India —————————————- 10 Questions
1. General Geography
2. Physical Geography
3. Economic Geography
4. Social & Demographic Geography

Indian Polity & Governance ——————————- 10 Questions
1. Constitution of India
2. Public Administration and Good Governance
3. Decentralization: Panchayats & Municipalities

Economic and Sustainable Development —————— 10 Questions
1. Basic features of Indian Economy
2. Sustainable Development and Economic issues
3. Economic Reforms and Globalization

Science and Technology ————————————– 15 Questions
1. General Science
2. Agriculture & Technologic Development
3. Information & Communication Technology

Jharkhand Specific Questions (General Awareness of
its History, Society, Culture & Heritage) ———————— 10 Questions

National & International Current Events ————————————– 15 Questions

General Questions of Miscellaneous Nature, not requiring subject specialization ——– 10 Questions
1. Human Rights
2. Environmental Protection, Bio-diversity & Climate Change
3. Urbanization
4. Sports
5. Disaster Management
6. Poverty and Un-employment
7. Awards
8. United Nations and Other International Agencies


(i) The questions paper will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions)
(ii) The question paper will be set both in Hindi and English
(iii) Each paper will be of two hours duration. Blind candidates will however be allowed an extra time of twenty minutes in each paper.

The Jharkhand government has decided to withdraw the CAST paper II from sixth JPSC examination. Now only GENERAL STUDIES (CSAT word placed in General Study) question will be asked in the exam. (2015)

The different optional subject as one paper in Preliminary Test has been removed in latest syllubus (2012)


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