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J&K Combined Competitive Exam Pattern: Jammu & Kashmir Combined Competitive Examination pattern and scheme of examination are given below….

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:
16. Physics:
17. Political Science:
18. Psychology:
19.Public Administration:
21. Statistics:
22. Zoology:


(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,
Any two subjects to beselected from the list
of the optional subjects
indicated below.

 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:
6.Civil Engineering:
7.Commerce and Accountancy:
9.Electrical Engineering:
16.Mechanical Engineering;
19.Political Science & International Relations;
21.Public Administration:

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.

(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.

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