Scheme and Syllabus of JPSC- Jharkhand Combined Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2021

Preliminary Examination

  • The Preliminary Examination will consists of two papers of objective type (multiple Choice Questions ) and carry a maximum marks of 400 marks.
  • This Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidate who are declared qualified for admission to the Main examination will not be counted for determining their final merit.
  • There will be no negative marking for incorrect answers in the Preliminary Examination.

Scheme and Syllabus of Examination

The Preliminary Exmination shall consists of two compulsory Papers, each of 200 marks namely:

  1. General Studies Paper-I (200 marks)
  2. General Studies Paper-II (200 marks)

General Studies Paper-I


A. History of India

  1. Ancient India (5 Questions)
  2. Medieval India (5 Questions)
  3. Modern India (5 Questions)

B. Geography of India

  1. General Geography (3 Questions)
  2. Physical Geography (3 Questions)
  3. Economic Geography (2 Questions)
  4. Social & Demographic Geography (2 Questions)

C. Indian Polity and Governance

  1. Constitution of India (4 Questions)
  2. Public Administration and Good Governance ( 4 Questions)
  3. Decentralization: Panchayats & Municipalities (2 Questions)

D. Economic and Sustainable Development

  1. Basic Features of Indian Economy (4 Questions)
  2. Sustainable Development and Economic Issues (4 Questions)
  3. Economic Reforms and Globalizations (2 Questions)

E. Science and Technology

  1. General Science (4 questions)
  2. Agriculture and Technology Development (6 Questions)
  3. Information and Communication Technology (3 Questions)

F. Jharkhand Specific Questions (10 Questions)

General Awareness of its History, Society, Culture, & Heritage.

G. National and International Events (15 Questions)

H. General Questions of Miscellaneous Nature, not requiring subject Specialization (15 Questions)

  1. Huma Rights
  2. Environmental Protection, Biodiversity & Climate Change
  3. Urbanization
  4. Sports
  5. Disaster Management
  6. Poverty and Unemployment
  7. Awards
  8. United nations and Other Internationals Agencies

General Studies Paper-II


A. History of Jharkhand (8 Questions)

  1. Munda Rule and Administration
  2. Nagvamshi Rule and Administration
  3. Parha Panchayat Government System
  4. Majhi Pargana Governance
  5. Munda Manki Governance
  6. Doklo Sohor Governance System
  7. Jatiya Panchayat System

B. Jharkhand Movement (7 Questions)

  1. Sadan of Jharkhand
  2. Tribes of Jharkhand
  3. Freedom Fighters of Jharkhand
  4. Vibhuti of Jharkhand
  5. Organization of Jharkhand Movement

C. Unique Identity of Jharkhand (5 Questions)

  1. Social structural Overview
  2. Cultural Condition f Jharkhand
  3. Political Condition of Jharkhand
  4. Economic Condition of Jharkhand
  5. Religious Characteristics and Identity of Jharkhand

D. The Folklore of Jharkhand (5 Questions)

  1. Folklore
  2. Traditional Art
  3. Folk Music, Dances and Musical Instruments
  4. Places to visit in Jharkhand
  5. Tribes of Jharkhand

E. Literature and Litterateur of Jharkhand (5 Questions)

F. Educational Institutions (3 Questions)

G. Sports in Jharkhand (5 Questions)

H. Land Related Regulations (12 Questions)

  1. Chhotanagpur Tenancy Act 1908 (C.N.T)
  2. Santhal Parganas Tenancy (Supplementary Provisions) Act. 1949 (S.P.T)

I. History of Economic Development of Jharkhand since 1947 and Geography of Jharkhand- Forests, Rivers, Mountains, and Mines (10 Questions)

J. Jharkhand Industrial Policies (6 Questions)

K. Major Industries in Jharkhand (5 Questions)

L. Planning of Jharkhand (5 Questions)

M. Forests and Wildlife (5 Questions)

N. Environment (7 Questions)

O. Disaster Management ( 5 Questions)

P. Statistical Representation of Jharkhand (7 Questions)