|Frequently Asked Question|
Q.1. How can a person apply for the selection to a post?
One can apply for the selection to a particular post when the selection is notified by the Jammu & Kashmir Public Service Commission in the Jammu & Kashmir Gazette or in the PSC Bulletin, News papers etc. The applicant’s candidature in the said selection is valid only if he/she satisfies all the eligibility criteria specified for the selection as well as the modalities for applying for the said selection. The application forms designed and printed by the Commission are available in the offices of the Commission in Jammu & Srinagar.
Q.2. When does the Commission notify a selection?
The Commission notifies the selection to a post after vacancy for the post is reported to the commission by the respective Appointing Authority.
Q.3. What are the conditions to be satisfied by a person for applying to a selection to a post?
A person applying for a selection shall satisfy all the eligibility criteria given under the Notification concerned.
Q.4. What are the age limits prescribed for the selection to posts conducted by the Jammu & Kashmir Public Service Commission?
The age limits (upper & lower) for a particular post are given in detail under the selection/Notification for that post. Normally, a relaxation is given to candidates belonging to Reserved Categories.
Q.5. Which is the date based on which the age of an applicant is calculated?
The day of reckoning age of an applicant for a selection is the 1st day of January of the year in which the Commission published the Notification for that particular Selection. If the applicant is found underaged/overaged as on the date aforesaid he will be ineligible for the selection.
Q.6. If an applicant acquired the Qualifications prescribed subsequent to the last date of receipt of application for the selection concerned, will his application be admitted for the said selection?
No, the applicant shall acquire all the prescribed educational qualification for the post within the last date fixed in the notification for the receipt of the application prescribed.
Q.6. Give the details of percentage of Reservation given to the OBC and SC/ST candidates?
Q.7. How are the positions/ranks assigned to the candidates in the select list?
For Combined Competitive Examinations, the positions/ranks are based on the descending order of total marks secured in the W/T and interview by each candidate.
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.
The same principal is adopted in respect of other competitive examinations.
In respect of selections through direct recruitment, In case of a tie the order of merit shall be determined on the basis of marks obtained in 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 academic marks obtained by such candidates. Similarly, if the marks obtained in the academic merit be also equal, then the order of merit shall be determined in descending order of the date of birth of the candidates.
Q.08. Which are the documents to be attached with the application?
In respect of Applications other than those invited for Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination, candidates are required to attach all relevant certificates with regard to Age, Qualification, Category , Permanent Residence, Experience etc. No original certificate shall be attached. For Applications under Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination, candidates are not required to attach any certificate with the Application Form.
Q.09.When does the Commission accept equivalent qualifications in selections?
If there is no provision to accept in a selection the equivalent qualification in the Recruitment Rule, qualification other than those prescribed in the Rule cannot be accepted. Qualification can be accepted as equivalent only after it is declared by executive/statutory orders and proper amendments are issued to Recruitment Rules.
Further questions of general nature may be addressed to the Public Relations Officer, Jammu & Kashmir Public Service Commission Office.
Q.10. Is there a provision of Re-Evaluation of answer books?
No. The candidates who have appeared in the examination can only seek scrutiny of their evaluated answer books within one month of the date of declaration of the result. Scrutiny shall mean re-checking of totals and checking of un-marked questions. After expiry of one month no such requests is entertained.
Q.11. Is there any remedy for re-evaluation under RTI ?
No. Under RTI the candidates can only seek inspection of their evaluated answer books.
Q.12. Are the marks secured in the Written Test given any weight-age in the final selection?
Yes. The Written test has 60% weightage i.e. 0.5 marks for one question. Marks obtained in the Written test shall be added to the marks obtained by the candidate in viva-voce.
Q.13. Why are not the DPC meetings held regularly?
Convening of the DPC meeting is subject to submission of complete proposals by the concerned administrative departments. In case the proposals are incomplete, the DPC meetings even if held will remain in-conclusive. For details please go through the Handbook of J&K PSC available on the website of the Commission.