JPSC Preparation 2020 - Best Books, NCERT Notes, Daily Current Affairs

The Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC) conducts recruitment exams for numerous posts in the state administration.

Find the application process, JPSC exam dates and more at our JPSC notification page.

In this article, we will provide free study material to crack the JPSC 7, JPSC 8 & JPSC 9 State Service Exam preparation including the list of the best books, NCERT Notes, and current affairs.

For complete details on Jharkhand Combined Civil Service Exam 2020, candidates can go to the link on JPSC.

These resources will be especially helpful for those candidates who are simultaneously preparing for the GPSC Exam and the UPSC IAS Exam.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts recruitment exams on the pan-India level. The different state service commissions have modelled their exam pattern and syllabus on the lines of the UPSC Civil Services Exam.

Similar aspects of JPSC preparation and to crack both JPSC and UPSC

  1. Preparing for current affairs is very important.
  2. NCERT books are an initial source of reference.
  3. Standard reference books such as Laxmikanth’s Polity, Bipin Chandra for History etc.

Candidates should note that for any state service exam, preparing for different subjects/topics (Current affairs, History, Polity, Geography etc) should be done keeping the state in focus.

To put things in perspective, when an aspiring candidate prepares for the JPSC Exam 2020, then the aspiring candidate needs to go through Jharkhand-specific Current Affairs, History, Geography etc as well.

First and foremost an aspiring candidate must be well versed with the JPSC Syllabus (Prelims and Mains) and Exam pattern.

JPSC Study Material

The popular JPSC study material is given below:

  1. Current Affairs – Kurukshetra Magazine, Yojana Magazine, The Hindu, Press Information Bureau (PIB)
  2. Get NCERT Books and Notes from the table below:

Books for JPSC preparation

The best JPSC books are given in the below table-

  1. Modern History – Bipin Chandra
  2. Geography – Majid Hussain
  3. Economy – Ramesh Singh
  4. Indian Polity – Laxmikanth
  5. India Year Book

Aspirants can also read differences between articles from the linked page. On this page, you will get 100 differences between articles related to important terms that are sometimes very useful from the examination point of view.

Candidates can download the complete book list and other important JPSC study material from the links given below. Apart from the above books, aspiring JPSC candidates are advised to read NCERT books.

  1. NCERT Notes: Ancient Indian History Notes
  2. NCERT Notes: Medieval Indian History Notes
  3. NCERT Notes: Modern Indian History Notes
  4. NCERT Notes: Art and Culture
  5. NCERT Notes: Geography Notes

For current affairs, it is highly recommended that candidates read The Hindu newspaper every day. Here you can find Daily Video Analysis of the Hindu.

Apart from The Hindu, please find below other highly reliable sources for JPSC current affairs preparation.

  1. Press Information Bureau – Find PIB Summary here.
  2. Rajya Sabha TV – Find Gist of RSTV here.
  3. Yojana Magazine – Get Gist of Yojana Magazine here.
  4. Daily News Analysis

JPSC Notes

New exam dates of JPSC have not been released. Candidates who are preparing for JPSC have ample amount of time to devise a perfect strategy to clear the examination in the first attempt as and when it takes place.

Every candidate will look for notes to prepare for JPSC but the first thing to know is the demand of the examination of both Prelims and Mains. Hence, we have brought you the important topics that have been asked in the papers before in both the examinations. We will provide you with relevant BYJU’S classroom notes for such topics that overlap with UPSC syllabus. Aspirants can take a broad approach while dealing with such topics. Along with the topics that have been asked in the old JPSC questions, we will provide you with the relevant topics that are expected to be asked in the examinations going forward. Aspirants can find the topics (Prelims + Mains) below along with relevant notes:

JPSC Prelims Notes – History

Let’s see the topics from where questions have been asked in JPSC 2015:

  1. Mahajanapadas
  2. Buddhism
  3. Mauryan Empire
  4. Post-Mauryan Art
  5. Delhi Sultanate
  6. Land Revenues Policies of British
  7. Revolutionary Movements in India
  8. Indian National Congress Sessions
  9. Kisan Sabha Movement
  10. Rowlatt Act

The JPSC History Prelims notes on the above-mentioned topics are given below along with some other relevant important topics that can be asked in JPSC 7,8,9 examination:

JPSC Prelims Notes – Geography

Let’s see the topics from where questions have been asked in JPSC 2015:

  1. Motion of Earth
  2. Rocks
  3. Local Winds
  4. Layers of Atmosphere
  5. Rivers & Their Tributaries
  6. Thermal Power Plants in India
  7. Volcanoes
  8. Tribes of India
  9. Relief Features of India
  10. National Parks

The JPSC Geography Prelims notes on the above-mentioned topics are given below along with some other relevant important topics that can be asked in JPSC 7,8,9 examination:

JPSC Prelims Notes – Indian Polity & Governance

Let’s see the topics from where questions have been asked in JPSC 2015:

  1. Inter-State Council
  2. President
  3. Right to Freedom
  4. Vice-President
  5. Indian Law Commission
  6. Ordinances
  7. Articles of Indian Constitution
  8. Funds in India
  9. Union Budget
  10. Parliamentary Committees

The JPSC Polity Prelims notes on the above-mentioned topics are given below along with some other relevant important topics that can be asked in JPSC 7,8,9 examination:

JPSC Prelims Notes – Economics & Sustainable Development

Let’s see the topics from where questions have been asked in JPSC 2015:

  1. Government Schemes
  2. Industrial Policy of India
  3. Consumer Rights

The JPSC Economy Prelims notes on the above-mentioned topics are given below along with some other relevant important topics that can be asked in JPSC 7,8,9 examination:

Aspirants can download the JPSC Question Paper (Prelims 2015) from the link below:

JPSC Previous Year Prelims Paper 1 (2015):-Download PDF Here

JPSC Mains Notes

Paper 1 of the JPSC mains examination is that of General Hindi and General English Language Paper. Now, UPSC Mains too have compulsory but qualifying language papers examination. BYJU’S came up with a post to know how to approach these papers. For tips to tackle General English Paper and General Hindi papers of JPSC, candidates can use the link below:

Paper 3 of the JPSC mains examination is of social sciences, history and geography. The important broad topics from where questions have been asked in JPSC Paper 3 mains examination are given below, linked with the BYJU’S classroom notes on such topics:

  1. Magadha Empire
  2. Harappan Civilization
  3. Mughal Empire
  4. Indian Freedom Struggle
  5. Muhammad Bin Tughlaq
  6. Tropical Rainforest
  7. Demographic Dividend
  8. Types of Soils
  9. Urbanization

JPSC Previous Year Question Paper 3 (Mains 2016):-Download PDF Here

JPSC Paper 4 question paper asks questions from Constitution, Polity, Public Administration and Good governance. Most of the topics are overlapping with UPSC Mains GS 2 topics. Some important broad topics from where the questions were asked in 2016 Paper 4 are listed down below:

  1. Preamble
  2. Fundamental Duties
  3. Supreme Court of India
  4. Types of Writs
  5. Money Bill
  6. Schedules of Indian Constitution
  7. Governor
  8. Fundamental Rights
  9. Public Interest Litigation
  10. Right to Equality
  11. NITI Ayog
  12. Finance Commission of India

JPSC Previous Year Question Paper 4 (Mains 2016):-Download PDF Here

JPSC Paper 5 question paper asks questions from Indian Economy. Most of the topics are overlapping with UPSC Mains GS 3 topics. Some important broad topics from where the questions were asked in 2016 Paper 4 are listed down below:

  1. RBI
  2. Inflation
  3. GDP
  4. Balance of Payments
  5. Five Year Plans
  6. FDI
  7. NSSO
  8. Globalisation
  9. WTO
  10. National Food Security Act

JPSC Previous Year Question Paper 5 (Mains 2016):-Download PDF Here

JPSC Paper 6 question paper asks questions from science, environment and technology. Most of the topics are overlapping with UPSC Mains GS 3 topics. Some important broad topics from where the questions were asked in 2016 Paper 4 are listed down below:

  1. Red Data Book
  2. Agro-Forestry
  3. PM Fasal Bima Yojana

JPSC Previous Year Question Paper VI (Mains 2016):-Download PDF Here

Aspirants preparing for multiple state examinations can go through preparation articles for important PSC exams below:

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