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With more than 1.3 billion people living in the country, and a majority of them being the youth, India is witnessing an exponential rise in the demand for jobs every day. To counter this demand, the central and state governments in India, over the years, have established their own recruitment exams and procedures. A good example is JKSSB exams conducted by the government of Jammu and Kashmir. The youth of the region look up to it as one of the best platforms to score a job in diverse sectors. Through this comprehensive blog, try to understand the JKSSB exams and its contents in depth. So pull up your socks and let’s get started!

What is JKSSB?

JKSSB is an acronym for Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board. This board was formally constituted through the exercise of different powers which were granted by the Provision of Section 124 of the erstwhile constitution of Jammu and Kashmir. It came into being in the year 2010. JKSSB is responsible for the recruitment of suitable aspirants for various government services. This is done via eligibility examinations.

JKSSB Exams: Job Opportunities

Throughout the year, JKSSB conducts exams for various posts as an integral part of its recruitment process across the breadth and length of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. JKSSB recently put out an advertisement inviting applications from interested candidates for different vacancies to be filled. They include a total of 1889 vacancies for the post of Accounts Assistant – Panchayat, which is required for the Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj. The notification has also been issued for District, Divisional and union territory Cadre, class 4th posts in various departments. The total number of vacancies available for class 4th is 8575. Details for both are listed below separately for your convenience.

Division of Class IV Posts 

Posts based on Union Territory and Division Cadre Number of Vacancies
Division Jammu 1545
Union Territory 463
Division Kashmir 1616

Here is the latest release of the number of vacancies according to districts:

Districts Vacancies
Ganderbal  116
Srinagar 320
Anantnag 393
Kupwara 281
Pulwama 116
Shopian 132
Baramulla 563
Kulgam 147
Bandipora 165
Kathua 389
Doda 304
Kishtwar 144
Poonch 106
Jammu 439
Ramban 158
Samba 97
Udhampur 279
Rajouri 268

JKSSB Exams Accounts Assistant

Let’s now see the district wise break up of different posts for Accounts Assistant (Panchayat):

District Number of Vacancies
Budgam 123
Srinagar 07
Anantnag 146
Bandipora 74
Kulgam 83
Baramulla 158
Shopian 55
Pulwama 86
Ganderbal 66
Kupwara 153
Poonch 100
Samba 56
Rajouri 128
Jammu 124
Udhampur 103
Ramban  71
Kathua 109
Doda 103
Kishtwar 69
Reasi 75

Eligibility Criteria

Those who are interested in applying for the vacancies notified above must ensure that they make themselves well-versed for the eligibility criteria and strictly follow all the points and requirements before filling the application form for JKSSB exams. For this matter, we are bringing together the different requirements you have to meet for both the job options: 

Criteria for JKSSB Class IV Posts

  • Those who are applying for Class IV posts are eligible only if they have qualified their matriculation exams. The bar on maximum qualification for class IV posts is capped at class 12. 
  • The applicants should make sure that they come under the category of Domicile of J&K. Recently, the Ministry of Home Affairs has laid down new rules for it.

Criteria for JKSSB Accounts Assistant Posts

  • Interested candidates who want to apply for this post should acquire a minimum of 50 per cent marks for the open merit category and the requirement for the candidate from the reserved category is set at a minimum of 45 per cent in the graduate degree of any stream.
  • If applicants have completed their master’s degree with a minimum of 50 per cent in aggregate or the candidate possesses a doctorate shall also be eligible for applying.
  • Before applying all candidates should ensure they have a Domicile certificate issued by the government of Union Territory of J&K as per the norms of Home Ministry of India. 

Application Process

If you’re certain that you meet every requirement only then you should proceed further towards the next step, whereby you have to carefully fill the details in your application form so that you’re able to enter the examination hall. Process for different vacancies is more or less the same. Here is the admission process:

  • First, register on the website portal that is provided on the candidate registration link. Check the website for further clarification.  
  • Before applying, work out all the necessities. Make sure you have a functional email address to create your credentials. A working mobile number is also needed for receiving further information in this regard. 
  • After you’re done with all this you can login into your student ID on the JKSSB website.
  • After you have logged in look for the section where you can apply for the job vacancy. 
  • Click on the link and upload the latest photograph you have and also the signature in the mentioned size. Ensure you fill the box and details listed in the application form.


While you are applying for JKSSB exams, you are recommended to first go through its syllabus to familiarize and prepare yourself for the upcoming examination. Here is the detailed version of the syllabus for the post of Accounts Assistant:

Subject Syllabus
General Knowledge With Special Reference to Jammu and Kashmir Popular Names of Personalities: Religion, Politics, Scientific discoveries, Geographical, Sports, History. Constitution of India: Formation, Fundamental rights, Directive principles, 73rd Amendment of the Constitution of India, Centrally Sponsored Schemes- Guidelines and Objectives, Important Tourist Destinations, History of J&K- Places and their Importance, Sustainable Development Goal, Agriculture in Economic Development, Industrialization, and Economic Development, Panchayati Raj Act, 1989 (as amended up to October 2018) and rules, Climate and Crops in J&K and India, Current Events of Local, National and International importance.
Mathematics and Statistics Theory of Probability, Tabulation and Compilation of Data, Methods of Collecting Primary and Secondary Data, Theory of Attributes: Basic Concepts and their Applications, Sampling and Non-Sampling Errors, Analysis of Time Series Components, Demography: Census, Its Feature and Functions, Vital Statistics: Measures of Fertility, Measures of Mortality, Specific Fertility Rates, Gross and Net Reproduction Rates, Set Theory: Basic Concepts and Applications, Matrices and Determinants, Simultaneous Linear Equations, Analytical Geometry. 
General Economics Introduction of Economics: Basic Concepts and Principles, Gross Domestic Product & Budgeting Including own Resource Generation & Budgeting for Panchayat, Fiscal Policy: Meaning, Scope & Methodology, Growth & Development: Meaning, Scope, Difference and Relevance, Inflation: Meaning, Types and Effects/ Production, Cost & efficiency, Factors of Production and Laws, Demand Analysis, Theory of Consumers Demands, Pricing Under Various Forms of Markets, Concept of Gram Panchayat Development Plan.
Computer Applications Introduction & Objectives, Basic Applications of Computer and its Components, Fundamentals of Computer Science, Hardware and Software, Concept of Open Source Technologies, Input and Output Devices, Knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Powerpoint, PDF Internet & E-mail, Concept of Computer Virus & Latest Anti-virus, Terms and Abbreviations used in IT.
Accountancy and Bookkeeping Introduction to Financial Accounting, Accounting Equation & Journal, Voucher Approach in Accounting, Bank Reconciliation Statement, Financial Management & Statements, Partnership Accounts, Ledger Accounts, Cash Book,  Financial Audit, Elements of Double Entry  Book Keeping Rules for Journal of Trial  Balance Trading, Profit & Loss Account, Balance Sheet, Concepts of Social  Accounting, Social Audit & Cash-Based  Single Entry System of Accounting, Public  Financial Management System.
Sciences In Biology: Important Inventions & their  Inventors/ Important Facts about Human Body Parts/ Nutrition in Animals & Plants/ Diseases & their Causes/ Viruses & Protozoa.
In Chemistry: Chemical Properties of different Substances & Uses/ Chemical Names of Important Substances, such as POP/ Chemical  Change & Physical Change/ Properties of Gases/ Surface Chemistry/ Chemistry for Everyday life.
In Physics: Important Inventions, Names of the Inventors/ S.I Units/ Motion/ Sound/  Light/ Wave/ Energy/ Electricity.

Subject Wise Marks Distribution

For the applicants, who don’t have much time to study every subject, it is important to understand the marks each subject carries in JKSSB exams for Accounts Assistant to make certain the focus remains on core subjects. 

Subject Marks Distribution
General Knowledge With Special Reference to Jammu and Kashmir 30
Mathematics and Statistics 10
General Economics 10
Computer Applications 30
Accountancy and Bookkeeping 30
Science 10

Syllabus for JKSSB Class IV Posts Exam

Those applying for the Class IV vacancies are recommended to go through this syllabus once so that they can acquaint themselves with the subjects before sitting in the exams.

Subject Syllabus
English Questions on Articles/ Antonyms and Synonyms/ Prepositions/ Verbs/ Reading Comprehension/ Determiners/ Spellings/ Sentence Formation.
Basic Reasoning Analogies/ Relationship Concepts/ Odd One Out/ Figure Series/ Venn Diagram/ Questions on Number Series/ Coding and decoding.
Basic Mathematics Percentages/ Averages/ Time, Work and Distance/ Ratios and Proportion/ Probability/ LCM/ HCF, Questions on Mensuration.
General Knowledge and Science States and Capitals/ Sports/ Indian History/ Geography/ Basic Science/ Health/ Hygiene and Sanitation/ History/ Culture & Geography of J&K.

JKSSB Exam Pattern

Exam questions doubtless will not be similar for both exams. They will vary according to the posts’ requirement and the difficulty level will be set accordingly as to determine the candidate required knowledge and aptitude of the students. The pattern of examination will also be different. Below are the details, as to how the pattern of papers will be. Details of pattern for Accounts Assistant and Class IV posts have been put in different sections.

Exam Pattern for Class IV Post

Question Type Paper Type Marks Negative Marking Paper Language
Multiple Type Questions OMR 100 0.25/ Question English

Exam Pattern for Accounts Assistant

Question Type Marks Negative Marking Duration
Multiple Choice Questions 120 0.25/ Question 2 Hours

Important Dates

Opening Date of Application Closing Date of Application
10 July 2020 25 August 2020
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JKSSB Exams: Important Tips 

Before finally sitting in the examination hall, candidates should ascertain that they have prepared to the best of their abilities. Along with a will to work hard, some handy preparation tips can help you in ensuring optimum output during the exams. We have listed some meticulously designed tips just for you so that you walk out of the examination delighted and hopeful to sail through. Here they are:

  • Create a personalised study schedule for yourself that is easy to follow, while devoting ample time to each subject. Ensure that you don’t slack off the schedule.
  • Take brief notes of important points from every topic you read. This will significantly increase the efficiency of your revision. In case you forget something, just look it up in your notes.
  • If you’re studying in a room or desk, keep your space well organized so that things don’t get lost in the confusing clutter.
  • When going for competitive exams, it is essential that you go through previous year papers so that you get the basic idea of the examination.
  • If you have friends who are also taking the exam, make study groups with them. That will ensure the exchange of different ideas.
  • Make sure to re-check your application details, note down your login ID and password for future and regularly check their website for any updated information. Also, verify your travel route to the exam hall to minimise the chances of last-minute mishaps.
  • Pay heed to the rules and instructions before entering the exam hall. Ensure that you are not carrying any objectionable material with yourself. 

JKSSB Account Assistant [Latest Update]

Glance through some of the important developments related to the examination mentioned in the tabulated form below: 

Date of Examination 10th November 2020 
Post name Account Assistant (Panchayat )
Number of Vacancies 1889
Admit Card Released on JKSSB Website 

Exam Pattern/ Marks Scheme

Let’s take a look at the examination pattern and marking scheme for JKSSB Account Assistant:

Exam  JKSSB Account Assistant
Total Marks  120
Duration  120 minutes 
Mode of Language  English 
Negative Marks  0.25 for each wrong marks

Marks Scheme

General Knowledge with special reference to J&K 30
General Economics 10
Mathematics/Statistics 10
Knowledge of Computer Applications 30 
Science 10
Accountancy and Bookkeeping 30 
Total  120

That is all we have for you in this blog regarding JKSSB exams. We have provided a comprehensive and thorough description of everything you needed to know about this topic, without leaving anything for the conjectures. Looking forward to exploring overseas education in top-notch universities? Let our experts at Leverage Edu empower your overseas educational experience. Sign up your free 30 minutes of e-session with the team now!

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