6th JPSC Prelims 2016: Last Minute Preparation Tips

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6th JPSC Prelims 2016: Last Minute Preparation Tips

6th JPSC Prelims 2016: The Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC) organizes this exam to recruit candidates for various posts in the Jharkhand Civil Services. It is one of the most prestigious state-level exam in the country.

The preliminary exam for the same is scheduled to be conducted on the 18th of December, 2016. This exam is very significant as only after qualifying in this exam, you can appear for the mains. So, scoring well in this exam becomes very essential.

 

6th JPSC Prelims 2016 Exam Pattern

This year there has been a remarkable change in the pattern of the examination. Now, for the prelims, every candidate has to take 2 examinations. The revised exam pattern is discussed in the table below:

Exam Type

Subject Number of Marks Duration
Objective General Studies-I 200

2 hours

General studies-II

200

2 hours

Paper I: General Studies-I

This paper is going to comprise a total of 100 questions from various sections which are,

  • Indian History
  • Geography of India
  • Indian Polity and Governance
  • Economic and Sustainable Development
  • Science and Technology
  • Current Affairs

Paper II: General Studies-II

The questions in this section will be prominently based on the state of Jharkhand. This section too will have 100 questions in total.

Since, the preliminary exam is just around the corner, a majority of the candidates might have finished their preparations and must be in the revision phase. To specifically cater to their needs, we have formulated this article on 6th JPSC Prelims 2016: Last Minute Preparation Tips to help you with this process in a better way.

But before we get to that, let us take a look at the distribution of questions in some previous year question papers to get an insight on what is important from analyzing the trends.

2nd JPSC Prelims 2006: General Studies Question Distributionjpsc

3rd JPSC Prelims 2008: General Studies Question DistributionJPSC 2008

4th JPSC Prelims 2011: General Studies Question DistributionJPSC 2008

As per these tables, we can very well see a pattern that in all the three papers of the JPSC Preliminary Exams, a vast majority of questions have been asked from the general science section, followed by Geography. And going by this trend, we can expect that a fairly good number of questions from General Science and Geography this year too. Apart from these two subjects, there has also been a good number of questions from current affairs too every year.

All the candidates might have prepared for the exam but there some important guidelines that you need to keep in mind during this last time. This will help you to have an edge over the others and eventually increase your score. Now, we will guide on how to prepare and attempt the paper based on each section.

 

6th JPSC Prelims 2016: Section-wise Preparation Tips

All the candidates might have prepared for the exam but there some important guidelines that you need to keep in mind during this last time. This will help you to have an edge over the others and eventually increase your score. Now, we will guide on how to prepare and attempt the paper based on each section.

6th JPSC Prelims 2016: Preparation Tips for General Science

This is the most important section in terms of the distribution of questions. This section has a fair deal of questions and is considered to be one of the most important section in most of the competitive examinations. It is divided into 3 sections, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

  • Though chemistry and biology are theoretical subjects, but physics requires calculations that can be lengthy at times. So, to avoid wastage of time, try to avoid lengthy questions. And to reduce the time to solve them, practice shortcut techniques.
  • Never try to guess the answer for theory-based questions. You either know the answer, or you don’t.
  • This topic will render you a lot of marks. So, ty to spend a little more time on revision for this topic.
  • Refer to NCERT books, if some concept is not clear.

6th JPSC Prelims 2016: Preparation Tips for Geography

Every year more than 20 questions are asked from this topic which is huge. The geography section alone comprises of 25 percent marks of the whole paper. So, if you wish to qualify the prelims, you cannot afford to ignore this subject. It is important for you to have a command over this subject.

  • As it is a state-level exam, focus more on questions related to Jharkhand.
  • Also, pay more attention to geography of India and physical geography.
  • Always make small notes and learn the things in an order as this subject is theoretical, and a lot needs to be memorized.

6th JPSC Prelims 2016: Preparation Tips for History

We can clearly see that a good deal of questions is asked from this topic every year. More or less, 12-15 questions are related to this topic.

  • Questions will mostly be based and limited to the state of Jharkhand.
  • Rather than cramming the theory and forgetting it later on, try to read and learn it as a story by the method of relating.
  • Try to gather information about the culture and traditions of Jharkhand, leading personalities as well as important tourist places.

6th JPSC Prelims 2016: Preparation Tips for Current Affairs

This topic is extremely important as per the analysis of the distribution of questions. It is to test a candidate on how well he/she is aware of the happenings around him/her, the country and the world. This section which help you to achieve a great score provided you know the answers. If you are good at memorizing, it is an additional bonus for you.

  • Learn about the latest developments in and around the state of Jharkhand.
  • Also, research on various social and economic issues that have been in the news over the last one year.
  • During the exam, try and attempt this section first as here you do not have to calculate anything.

6th JPSC Prelims 2016: Preparation Tips for Indian Polity

Since, this is a civil service exam, a number of questions in this section are based on Indian Constitution, Political System and Governance. It is important that you have complete knowledge about the administrative services of Jharkhand.

Other significant topic that are important are listed below in decreasing order,

  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Jharkhand GK
  • Reasoning

We strongly believe that if you follow these tips, you will definitely be able to hold a good score in the upcoming preliminary examination. Stay motivated and focused as this is going to be a big life changer for you as all your hard work is finally going to pay off. We wish you all the best for the forthcoming 6th JPSC Prelims 2016. 

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