J&K Combined Competitive Exam Eligibility Criteria

Jammu & Kashmir Combined Competitive Examination eligibility details are as follows.

Eligibility Conditions:

I. Nationality: A candidate must be a permanent resident of the State;

II. Age Limit: Candidate age limit should be between  21 to 35 years (in case of OM candidates) on 1st January, 2014 i.e. a candidate must have been born not earlier than 01-01-1979 and not later than 01-01-1993.

(i). The upper age limit is 37 years prescribed in case of the following:
a) Candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ Socially and Educationally Backward Classes;
b) Candidates holding a civil post in the State in a substantive capacity:

(ii). The upper age limit for physically challenged candidates is 38 years irrespective of the category to which such a candidate belongs.

Provided further that a candidate who has completed two years service in substantive capacity to be certified by his Head of the Department, shall alone, be eligible to claim the benefit of upper age limit under clause (b) above.

III. Educational Qualification: Candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree of a recognized University in India or of a foreign University declared by Government in consultation with the Commission to be equivalent to the degree of a recognized Indian University.

Provided further that in respect of candidates for J&K Police (Gazetted) Service, the candidate should possess the following physical standards also:-

I. For Males:
(a) Height: 165 cm
(b) Chest girth Min. 84 cm. Expansion 5 cm

II. For Females:
(a) Height: 150 cm
(b) Chest girth Min. 79 cm. Expansion 5 cm

III. For candidates from Leh/ Kargil

a. For Males:
(i) Height: 160 cm
(ii) Chest girth: Min. 79 cm. Expansion 5 cm

b. For Females:
(i) Height: 145 cm
(ii) Chest girth: Min. 79 cm. Expansion 5 cm”

Exam Pattern: Jammu & Kashmir Combined Competitive Examination shall consist of two successive stages:-
(a). Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) for the selection of candidates for the main examination; and
(b). Combined Competitive (Main) Examination (written and interview) for the selection of candidates for the various services and posts.

I. Preliminary Examination:  The preliminary examination will consist of two papers of objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry 450 marks. This examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. The marks obtained in the preliminary examination shall count only for short-listing of the candidates for the Main Examination.

A. Preliminary Examination: The examination will consist of two papers.

Paper Subject Maximum Marks
 Paper I General Studies 150 marks
Paper II One subject to be
selected from the list
of optional subjects
300 marks.
          Total 450 marks

2. List of optional subjects: 
1. Agriculture:
2. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science:
3. Botany:
4. Chemistry:
5. Civil Engineering:
6. Commerce:
7. Economics:
8. Electrical Engineering:
9. Geography:
10. Geology:
11. Indian History:
12. Law:
13. Mathematics:
14. Mechanical Engineering:
15.Philosophy:
16. Physics:
17. Political Science:
18. Psychology:
19.Public Administration:
20.Sociology:
21. Statistics:
22. Zoology:

Note:

(i) Both the question papers will be of objective type (multiple choice question).
(ii) The question papers will be set in English.
(iii) The course content of the syllabi for the optional subjects will be of the degree level.
(iv) Each paper will be of two hours duration.

II. Main Examination: The Main Examination shall consist of a written test and an interview. The written test shall consist of question papers of descriptive type, out of which one paper shall be of qualifying nature only. The written examination shall consist of the following papers:-

Paper Subject Max Marks
Paper I General English  300 marks
Paper II Essay in English 150 marks
Paper III & IV General Studies 300 marks
(for each paper )
Papers V, VI,
VII&VIII
Any two subjects to beselected from the list
of the optional subjects
indicated below.
-do-

Note: –

(i) Paper I on English will be of matriculation standard and will be of qualifying nature only. The marks obtained in this paper shall not count for ranking.

(ii) Interview test will carry 250 marks.

List of Optional Subjects:-
1. Agriculture:
2. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science:
3.Anthropology:
4.Botany:
5.Chemistry:
6.Civil Engineering:
7.Commerce and Accountancy:
8.Economics:
9.Electrical Engineering:
10.Geography:
11.Geology;
12.History:
13.Law;
14.Management;
15.Mathematics;
16.Mechanical Engineering;
17.Philosophy:
18.Physics;
19.Political Science & International Relations;
20.Psychology;
21.Public Administration:
22.Sociology;
23.Statistics;
24.Zoology.

Literature of one of the following languages: Arabic, Dogri, English, Hindi, Kashmiri, Persian, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Urdu.

Note:- (i) For the language papers, the scripts to be used by the candidates will be as underLanguage Script

Dogri                     Devanagari
Hindi                     Devanagari
Kashmiri              Persian
Punjabi                 Gurmukhi
Urdu                     Persian

(ii) Candidates will not be allowed to offer the following combination of the subjects:-

(a) Political Science & International Relations and Public Administration.
(b) Commerce and Accountancy and Management.
(c ) Anthropology and Sociology
(d) Mathematics and Statistics.
(e) Agriculture and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science.
(f) Management and Public Administration.
(g) Philosophy and Psychology.
(h) of the Engineering subject viz.
Civil Engineering. Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering not more than one subject.

(iii) The question papers for the examination will be of descriptive type.
(iv) Each paper will be of three hours duration.
(v) The question papers other than language papers will be set in English.

Note:
(i) Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no Circumstances, they will be allowed the help of a scribe to write the answers for them.
(ii) The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.
(iii) If a candidate’s handwriting is not easily legible, a deduction will be made on this account from the total marks otherwise accruing to him.
(iv) Marks will not be allotted for mere superficial knowledge.
(v) Credit will be given for orderly, effective and exact expression combined with due economy of words in all subjects of the examination

Selection Procedure: The examination shall consist of two successive stages:-
(a). Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) for the selection of candidates for the main examination; and
(b). Combined Competitive (Main) Examination (written and interview) for the selection of candidates for the various services and posts.

Preliminary Examination: The preliminary examination will consist of two papers of objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry 450 marks. The preliminary examination will consists of two papers, Paper I- General Studies and Paper II- Optional subject. The marks obtained in the preliminary examination shall count only for short-listing of the candidates for the Main Examination. Subject to the minimum qualifying marks as may be fixed by the Commission at its discretion, the number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination shall be, as far as practicable, 1/3rd of the total number of candidates who appeared in the preliminary examination or twenty five times the total number of vacancies to be filled in the various services and posts, whichever be lower”.

Main Examination: The Main Examination shall consist of a written test and an interview. The written test shall consist of question papers of descriptive type, out of which one paper shall be of qualifying nature only. Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in written part of the Main Examination as may be fixed by the Commission in any or all the papers at their discretion shall be summoned by them for interview. A candidate who fails to secure such minimum number of marks as are fixed by the Commission in their discretion in more than one subject shall not be eligible to be called for interview.

Interview: The number of candidates to be summoned for interview will not be more than thrice the number of vacancies to be filled. The interview will carry a maximum of 250 marks (with no minimum qualifying marks). Failure to appear in the interview shall render a candidate ineligible for being recommended for appointment notwithstanding the marks obtained by him in the written examination. The candidates shall be short-listed for interview on the basis of overall merit obtained by them in the Main Examination irrespective of the category(ies) to which he/she/they belong.

Note: The interview test is intended to judge the mental caliber of a candidate. In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only his intellectual qualities but also social traits and his interest in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical expositions, balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity.

Merit List: Marks thus obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination (written part as well as interview) would determine the final order of merit. Candidates shall be allotted to the various services keeping in view their inter-se merit in the examination and the preferences expressed by them for the various services and posts. “The allotment of candidates to various services shall be made by the Commission”.

Determination of order of merit in the event of Tie: In the event of a tie, the order of merit shall be determined in accordance with the highest marks secured in the viva-voce. should the marks in the viva-voce of the candidates be also equal, the order of merit shall be decided in accordance with the highest marks obtained by such candidates in the aggregate of the compulsory papers. however, in case the marks obtained in compulsory papers are also equal, the order of merit shall be determined in accordance with the marks obtained in General Studies Paper. Similarly, if the marks obtained in General Studies be also equal, then the order of merit shall be determined in descending order of the date of birth of the candidates.

J&K Combined Competitive Exam Syllabus: Jammu & Kashmir Combined Competitive Exam Syllabus details are given below….

Syllabus:

J&K Combined Competitive Preliminary Exam:
1. General Studies
2. Optional Subject

SyllabusJKCombinedCompititiveExaminationPreliminaryExamination (1)

J&K Combined Competitive Main Examination:

1. General English
2. Essay in English
3. General Studies
4. Optional Subjects

SyllabusJKCombinedCompititiveExaminationMainExamination

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