The JSSC CGL syllabus is announced by the Jharkhand Staff Selection Commission (JSSC), along with the JSSC CGL exam pattern, to help aspiring candidates with a clear idea and guidelines to prepare for their forthcoming Combined Graduate Level (CGL) examination. The JSSC CGL Syllabus defines the subjects and topics from which questions will be asked, while the JSSC CGL Exam Pattern defines the marking scheme, type of questions, and sectional weightage for the exam. Read on, for more details.

  • As per the JSSC CGL Exam Pattern, the question paper will comprise 3 sections – Language (English & Hindi), Tribal & Regional Language, and General Studies.
  • For each section, the exam duration is 2 hours.
  • Each question in the exam carries 3 marks.
  • For every incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted.

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JSSC CGL Syllabus 2023

The JSSC CGL comprises 3 papers. The detailed JSSC CGL Syllabus for each of these papers along with the PDF is given in this section for your reference.

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PapersJSSC CGL Syllabus
Paper I – LanguageReading ComprehensionSynonyms and AntonymsSentence completion and Sentence PatternPrefix and suffixPara completion and Passage CompletionError Correction (underlined part) and Error Correction (Phrase in Bold)Sentence transformationJoining SentencesArticlesGerundsIdentify the errorsTensePrepositionsActive and Passive VoiceSpotting errors, and more.
Paper-II – Tribal or Regional LanguageQuestions pertaining to the regional or tribal language opted by the candidate.
Paper III – General KnowledgeGeneral StudiesGeneral ScienceMathematicsMental AbilityComputer KnowledgeKnowledge related to Jharkhand state.

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JSSC CGL Exam Pattern 2023

Knowing the exam pattern is essential to understand the marking scheme, type of questions,  and sectional weightage of different topics for the exam. Given below is the detailed JSSC CGL Exam Pattern for all papers.

Paper TypeSubjectMarksTotal number of questionsDuration
Paper 1Language 3601202 hours
Paper 2Regional or Tribal Language3001002 hours
Paper 3General Knowledge4501502 hours
  • The exam duration for each paper is 2 hours.
  • Every question carries 3 marks.
  • For each wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted.

JSSC CGL Exam Pattern for Paper I

The total marks of the paper are 360. The questions will be asked from English Language and Hindi Language. The sectional weightage will be as follows:

LanguageTopicsNo. of QuestionsMarks
English Comprehension3090
Grammar3090
Hindi Comprehension3090
Grammar3090

JSSC CGL Exam Pattern for Paper II

Paper II will have questions from the selected regional or tribal language. A total of 100 questions will be asked for 300 marks. One can choose from the following languages. 

  • English 
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Bangla
  • Santhali
  • Mundari 
  • Odia
  • Sanskrit
  • Nagpuri
  • How
  • Khadiya
  • Kudukh
  • Kurmali
  • Khortha
  • Panchpargania

JSSC CGL Exam Pattern for Paper III 

The paper has 6 sections. The total marks are 450. Details are as follows:

Section Number of questions Total marks 
General Studies 3090
General Sciences 2060
General Math2060
Mental ability2060
Knowledge about Jharkhand40120
Computer Science 2060
Total150450

JSSC CGL Preparation Tips

  • Pay close attention to the Syllabus and Exam Pattern. Make a study schedule and stick to it.
  • Do not read a lot of books. Choose one or two and finish them. Do a thorough revision.
  • Solve previous year’s papers and try to offer Mock Tests on a regular basis. Candidates benefit greatly from routine practice.
  • Offer each segment the same amount of time and attention.
  • Keep a safe and balanced lifestyle. Have faith in yourself.

JSSC CGL Recruitment Books 

Candidates should be very selective when selecting books for the JSSC CGL review. Some suggested books are listed below for the candidates’ support.

BooksPublisher/Author
Jharkhand Samanya Gyan by Manish Ranjan
A New Approach to Reasoning: Verbal & Non-VerbalPublished by Arihant publication and written by B.S Sijwali & Indu Sijwali
Objective computer awarenessArihant

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