6th JPSC Prelims Exam Analysis and Expected Cut off

6th JPSC Prelims Exam Analysis and Expected Cut off

6th JPSC Prelims Exam Analysis and Expected Cut off: The Jharkhand Public Service Commission organizes JPSC 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. As of now, JPSC conducted 6th JPSC Prelims exam yesterday in various examination centres spread all over the state.

To help you and save your valuable time, we are going to analyze the 6th JPSC Prelims organized recently, in detail. Let us look into 18th December JPSC Prelims exam and analyse paper in detail. After summing up 6th JPSC Prelims exam analysis, we will also share the overall expected cut-off for the above mentioned examination.


6th JPSC PRELIMS 2016: Exam Pattern

So, without any further delay let us begin by discussing the exam pattern for the same. This year there has been a remarkable change in the pattern of the examination. The revised exam pattern is discussed in the table below:

Exam Type

Subject Number of Marks Duration
Objective General Studies-I 100

2 hours

General studies-II


2 hours

For this exam, it is mandatory for the candidates to clear 2 stages which are namely, (i) Preliminary Exam, (ii) Mains Exam. Only the candidates who will be able to qualify in both these exams (as per the cut-off) will be eligible to apply for the interview. Let us now shift to the core of our article i.e 6th JPSC Prelims Exam Analysis and Expected Cut off.

6th JPSC Prelims Exam Analysis and Expected Cut off

Jharkhand Public Service Commission conducted 6th JPSC Preliminary Examination on 18th December 2016 (Sunday). JPSC Exam was conducted in 10 Districts across 229 centers. This was the first stage of JPSC recruitment which will be followed by Mains Exam and Interview.

Only 4980 candidates will be called for the mains exam. We have formulated 6th JPSC Prelims Exam Analysis’ crucial pointers below, let us have a look-

6th JPSC Prelims Exam Analysis: Paper 1

The 6th JPSC Preliminary Paper I comprised of a total of 100 questions and the questions were distributed among various topics:

  • History
  • Economy
  • Indian Polity
  • Geography
  • Environment and Biodiversity
  • General Science
  • Mathematics
  • Reasoning
  • Current Affairs
  • Computers

Paper-1 had a total of 100 questions based on General Studies topics. Paper I questions carried 1 mark each, making up the total to 100 marks exam. Our analysis for Paper I is as follows:

  • Paper-1 had Public Administration questions which have not been asked earlier by JPSC.
  • Well prepared candidates didn’t find any difficulty in attempting General Studies paper.
  • Overall difficulty level of 6th JPSC Paper I Examination was easy.

Let us now move to the second phase of our analysis i.e JPSC Paper 2.

6th JPSC Prelims Exam Analysis: Paper 2

This paper constitutes to be one of the crucial papers in the JPSC Prelims exam. A total of 100 questions appeared in the exam related to state-based knowledge. Since, this is a state-based exam, questions related to Jharkhand are very prominent in the paper. Also, a candidate is expected to have full knowledge and information about the events and happenings in Jharkhand. So, to test that knowledge, a fair deal of questions were asked from this topic.

Questions were mostly based on the industrial establishment of Jharkhand. Following the same pattern, our analysis for paper II is as follows:

  • Candidates belonging to states other than Jharkhand struggled with the second paper as it was totally based on Jharkhand state Knowledge.
  • Paper-2 Jharkhand G.K had questions ranging from “Chota Nagpur Act” to the famous personalities of Jharkhand.
  • There were many tricky questions in the exam to check if a candidate has not crammed and is actually completely informed about the events in Jharkhand.
  • Overall difficulty level of 6th JPSC Paper 2 Examination was easy.

Let us go to our final section, which outlines the benchmark scores in 6th JPSC Exam based on number of factors.


6th JPSC Prelims Examination: Expected Cut Off Marks

Our expected cut off for individual JPSC papers depends upon various factors like

  • Exam’s difficulty level
  • Mixture of questions
  • Previous Year Cut Off Marks
  • Number of Vacancies, etc.

JPSC Prelims Paper I: Expected Cut Off

Keeping in mind all the factors and the analysis of 6th JPSC Exam, here is the expected individual cut-off for JPSC Prelims 2016. Let us start with Paper I:

We can expect Cut-off for Paper-1 (General Studies) to be somewhere around 60-65 out of 100.

JPSC Prelims Paper II: Expected Cut Off

As mentioned above, JPSC Paper 2 contained 100 questions of 100 marks i.e 1 marks each. Also, Paper 2 questions were based on Jharkhand State Knowledge. Keeping in mind all the factors and the analysis of 6th JPSC Exam, here is the expected individual cut-off for JPSC Paper 2:

Cut-off for Paper-2 (Jharkhand GK) is expected to be somewhere around 55-65 Marks out of 100.

JPSC Prelims Exam: Overall Expected Cut Off

After going through our sectional analysis in detail, we tried to capture the highlighters of this article and compared it with the raw data. After summing up everything in its best fit place, we are concluding that:

Overall, if you are expecting marks more than 115 out of 200 then there is a good chance of getting shortlisted for the Mains Examination.

We hope this article on 6th JPSC Prelims Exam Analysis and Prelims Expected Cut off 2016 for 18th December helps you understand the paper better. Stay connected for more information regarding JPSC Recruitment 2016-17. To excel in State Exams, download the Best State Exam Preparation App for free.

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  1. Paper 1-78(39)

    Paper 2-70(35)

    148 is it good enough to write mains for general…. Because 5th jpsc cutoff was 138(even after csat as 2nd paper which is scoring) noway csat is comparable with paper 2 of 2nd time

    I don’t know about vacancies last time so… Fingure crossed

    But I should start preparing according to syllabus. I think I am in…

  2. Sorry guys I came to know that in 2013 it was only of 200 marks then it goes 138

    This means this time this should be somewhere around 180-200 or may be 210

    Best of luck who are near by It 4 mains

  3. Mera 1st paper me 86 marks and second me 100 marks hai. Kya mujhe mains k liye taiyari karna cha hiye. mai ur candidate hu.

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