The Jharkhand Public Service Commission(JPSC) has notified the postponement of the JPSC Preliminary exam 2021 on its official website, jpsc.gov.in. The commission has released a notice according to which the Jharkhand Civil services preliminary exam earlier scheduled from September 12, 2021, is now going to be held on September 19, 2021.
The JPSC Preliminary exam was initially scheduled for April 2021 was postponed amid the second wave of the pandemic. However, now it has been again postponed for at least 7 days without any concrete reason. As per the stats available, around 5 lakhs students have applied for the JPSC exam out of which the application form of 3 lakhs was found to be true and correct. The commission has released a total of 252 vacancies for different posts i.e. District Coordinator, Deputy Collector, Jail Superintendent and Assistant Municipal Commissioner, etc.
The JPSC preliminary exam is going to be held to fill the vacancies notified for various departments within the state. The candidates getting final selection under any post is slated to get paid as per Grade Pay of Rs 5400 with pay level of Rs 9300-34,800.
The selection process of the JPSC 2021 comprises a Preliminary, Mains exam, and an Interview round. The preliminary comprises of two papers viz. General Studies 1 and General Studies 2. The examination is held for a duration of 2 hours for 400 marks and the nature of questions asked in the exam are of objective type. The final selection of candidates for the Mains exam is based on the performance in both the papers of the Preliminary exam.
The Mains exam has a total of six papers i.e. General Hindi, Language, Social Science, Indian Constitution, Indian Economy and General Science. The Mains exam will be held in the descriptive mode and each paper will be held for a duration of 3 hours. The maximum marks for each paper are different. The first paper will be a qualifying paper and will not be counted while preparing for the merit list.
The minimum qualifying marks for the Mains exam is 40% of total marks for unreserved and EWS candidates, 36.5% for the Backward class students and 32% and 34% of the total marks for the SC/ST and Extremely Backward class students respectively. The last stage is the Interview round held for a total of 100 marks. The final merit list for the successful students in the JPSC exam will be prepared on the basis of the marks scored in the Mains exam and Interview round.