How to Attempt 6th JPSC Prelims 2016: Do’s and Don’ts

How to Attempt 6th JPSC Prelims 2016: Do's and Don'ts

How to Attempt 6th JPSC Prelims 2016: The Civil Services Exam organized by the Jharkhand Public Service Commission is just around the corner. All the candidates might be done with their preparations already but exam stress always occupies a small room in their brains because all the hard-work, time and efforts are finally going to be put to test. Learning and revising are two crucial parts of one’s preparation strategy but what is more significant is materializing the efforts you’ve put in an efficient way so that you can reap the maximum of what you’ve sown.

This can only be achieved by planning an exam strategy beforehand which guides you through the exam and helps you to be prepared to make small decisions and choices on how to carry out the course of the examination. We have specifically formulated this article on How to Attempt 6th JPSC Prelims 2016 with an aim to make you crack this prelims exam with flying colors as you are going to be eligible for the mains only if you clear the prelims as per the cut-off.


6th JPSC PRELIMS 2016: Exam Pattern

So, without any further delay let us begin by discussing the exam pattern for the same.

Exam Type


Number of Questions

Total Marks



General Studies-I



2 hours

General studies-II



2 hours

Key Pointers:

  • The exam is objective in nature. i.e multiple choice questions.
  • Each question carries 2 marks.
  • Total number of questions that are going to be asked in each paper is 100.
  • Time allotted to solve each paper is 120 minutes.
  • Total marks for each paper is 200.
  • 1/4th of the total marks for each question will be deducted in case of a wrong answer.

Coming back to the the main crux,  let’s have a look at our Do’s and Don’ts section for 6th JPSC Prelims 2016 Recruitment Examination.


6th JPSC Prelims 2016: Do’s and Don’ts

As we have now entered the final week leading upto 6th JPSC Prelims 2016 Exam, we need to focus on a pre-defined strategy. Let us initiate with our Do’s section:

Do’s for 6th JPSC Prelims 2016

  • For both papers, I and II, we have 2 hours for 100 questions each. So, on an average we have 1.20 minutes i.e. 1 minute 20 seconds for every question. This includes the time you need to read, analyze and answer the question which at this time seems adequate, but when you are taking the actual exam, you will not realize how quickly the time passes. So, the first and foremost thing you need to keep in mind is that you must manage your time at all costs. If you’re stuck at a question for more than 40 seconds, just skip it and go on to the next one. You can come back to it later if you have time in the end.
  • Before attempting, always make sure to read the question and related values carefully and then answer.
  • Always try to solve easy questions first as a major portion of the paper will be completed which will boost your confidence and you will also have more time to solve difficult questions towards the end.
  • Geography and history section constitutes for at least 50 percent of the entire exam. So, you can attempt these to complete a major part of the exam and since it is theoretical it won’t take much of your time.
  • Try to solve case-lets, as they have common information for a set of 4-5 questions.
  • Always keep a track of time while solving the paper as when the time is over for the first paper, the kiosk shifts to the next paper.
  • In subjects like mathematics and science, try to use shortcut techniques for various calculations.
  • Always follow a preset strategy for solving the exam. Never change it midway, it will do more harm than good.
  • Generally, these papers tend to have options that seem quite similar to each other or nearby values. Always mark the answers carefully in such cases.

Don’ts for 6th JPSC Prelims 2016

  • Don’t waste your time on imposing and trying to fit in the answers for theoretical questions by hook or by crook. You either know the answer or you don’t. Hence, only attempt if know the answer, otherwise skip it.
  • Never play the guessing game if you are unsure about the answer for a specific question. All you are going to do is compromise your overall score as negative marking is applicable for incorrect answers.
  • Avoid questions that involve lengthy calculations. Mark them for later review. If you have time left in the end, you can come back to them later.
  • Don’t try to solve the paper in one go. Switch sections and solve as many questions as possible as you need to clear the sectional cut-off.

Some general instructions before going to the exam hall,

  1. Make sure to download your call letter or admission card before time, as during the last days the official websites tend to get very slow due to huge traffic. Also, do not forget to affix a passport size picture on the admit card.
  2. Don’t forget to carry an original identity proof along with a photocopy of the same.
  3. Always carry your own stationary as you will not be permitted to borrow from anyone.

We hope that this article will prove to be useful for you during your examination. If you have prepared well and follow these instructions, there is nothing that can deter you from scoring well in the forthcoming 6th JPSC Prelims Examination 2016. We wish you all the luck in your endeavor.

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