JSSC PGT 2023: Vacancy, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Tips

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JSSC PGT 2023: The Jharkhand Postgraduate Trained Teacher Competitive Examination or PGTTCE  is a competitive exam conducted every year by the Jharkhand Staff Selection Commission (JSSC), to recruit aspiring candidates who want to work as ‘Post Graduate Teachers‘ across Jharkhand.  As of 2023, the regular vacancies for the exam were out on the 22nd of March 2023.

For those looking forward to applying this year for the exam all the exam details are covered in this blog. Candidates preparing for the JSSC PGT exam can find the eligibility requisites, selection process, exam pattern, and other details regarding the procedure. According to the notification for the JSSC PGT posts, the conducting body released 2885 total vacancies in 2023.  

Registration date: 05 April 2023 to 04 May 2023
Last date to pay the application fee06 May 2023
Last date to take form printout08 May 2023
Application correction date10 May 2023 to 12 May 2023
EligibilityPost Graduation
Exam date To be notified
Salary47600 – 151100 INR
Exam conducting bodyJharkhand Staff Selection Committee (JSSC)
Mode of examComputer-based exam

JSSC PGT Vacancy 2023 

Aspirants pursuing their careers in the academic field, especially in teaching, can opt for the JSSC PGT posts released by the JSSC in Jharkhand. As per the notification released by JSSC, 2885 PGT regular vacancies are released by the mentioned body in 2023. The data given below will help you understand the subject-wise segregation of the mentioned vacancies.

Regular Vacancies

SubjectVacancies (Direct recruitment) Vacancies (Limited recruitment) 

Backlog Vacancies 

SubjectVacancies ( Direct recruitment) Vacancies ( Limited recruitment) 
English 225

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JSSC PGT Application Form 2023

The application window for the JSSC PGT recruitment/exam 2023 is open between 05 April 2023 to 04 May 2023. Refer to the following steps to apply online. 

How to Apply Online for JSSC PGT 2023 Exam? 

  • First, candidates are required to visit the JSSC official application portal on the mentioned body’s website. 
  • After that, one needs to click on the JSSC PGTTCE application link. 
  • Doing so will take you to a new page. 
  • Once redirected to a new page, applicants will need to press on the ‘Apply online’ option. 
  • Then, the candidate’s credentials will be asked to fill in. 
  • Once the credentials are filled in correctly, candidates will be asked to upload the requisite documents. 
  • With that done, one will need to submit their application form and pay the application fee. 

JSSC PGT Application Fee 2023: 

It is mandatory for applicants preparing for the  JSSC PGT examination (2023) to pay a certain application fee to submit their online forms. Similar to most competitive government exams, the application fee for the PGT exam is fractionated on the basis of the category the applicant belongs to. 

CategoryApplication Fee
SC/ST of JharkhandINR 50
OthersINR 100

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JSSC PGT 2023 Selection Process

The selection process for the JSSC PGT recruitment procedure is comparatively less convoluted than the others. Candidates aspiring to ace their JSSC examination (2023)  are required to meet the following credentials in order to qualify for the selection procedure. 

  • Applicants are required to qualify for the CBT (Computer Based Test). The exam will be divided into two sections, each worth 200 points.
  • Document Verification is required for one to get selected. 

Required Documents 

Candidates are required to procure the following documents for verification. Document verification plays an imperative role in the JSSC PGT selection process. One should be able to provide their: 

  • Original 10th Standard Certificate 
  • Mark sheets and original certificates of 12th Standard, Graduation, Post-Graduation, and B-Ed. 
  • Original higher qualification certificates.
  • Domicile certificate for Reserved Categories. 
  • Certificate for Physically Handicapped 
  • Caste certificate for SC/ST candidates

JSSC PGT Eligibility Criteria 2023 

Aspirants prospecting to work as PGT teachers in Jharkhand are required to apply for the JSSC PGT exam.  There are certain conditions that must be met for one to be deemed eligible for applying. The requisite credentials are: 

Educational Qualification

Have a look at the following list to get an idea regarding who all are considered eligible for the application academically. 

  • Candidates must hold a Master’s Degree in any relevant subject with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks. They should have a degree in B.ED from any recognised university. 
  • Applicants having a Master’s degree in any relevant subject with a minimum aggregate score of 45% marks are deemed eligible. They must even have a B.ED degree from a recognised institution. 
  • Candidates must hold a Master’s Degree in any relevant subject with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks. They should have a degree in B.ED/BSC  from any recognised university. 
  • Candidates must hold a Master’s Degree in any relevant subject with a minimum aggregate of 55% marks. They should have a 3-year degree in B.ED/M.ED  from any recognised university. 

(Applicants belonging to the SC/ST/PWD communities will be provided with a 5% mark relaxation.) 

Age Limit

Below, we have given the details of the age limit asked by the exam conducting body.

CategoryMinimum ageMaximum age
General/ EWS21 years40 years
EBC (Schedule 1)/ BC (Male, Schedule 2)21 years42 years
SC, ST (Male & Female)21 years45 years
Other Females21 years45 years

JSSC PGT Syllabus 2023

Streamlining and scheduling your syllabus according to your own timetable can help you strategize your preparation accordingly.  And to do that, one needs to be well-versed in the syllabus. The syllabus for the JSSC PGTTCE examinations (mains) consists of two major papers. 

  • Paper 1- General Knowledge and Hindi 
  • Paper II- Relevant subject (selected by the candidate)



General Studies

  • Verbal and non-verbal reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Similarity and difference
  • Fill ups
  • Problem-solving
  • Analysis
  • Visual memory
  • Differential observation
  • Relations
  • Numeric math reasoning
  • Number series
  • Coding decoding
General Science
  • Current affairs
  • General questions (science)

General Maths

  • Numerology
  • Elementary Algebra
  • Geometry
  • General trigonometry

Mental ability

Proficiency in the Hindi Language

Fundamental Knowledge of Computer

  • MS windows
  • Operating system
  • MS Office
  • Internet

History, Geography, Art & Culture of Jharkhand

  • Geography
  • History
  • Culture and Art
  • Language & Literature
  • Mines & Minerals
  • Industries
  • Development plans
  • Sports & sportspersons
  • Civilian achievements
  • Importance in national and international scenarios

Proficiency in Hindi Language

Unseen Passage Questions on Hindi Grammar

JSSC PGT Exam Pattern 2023

Abiding by a set examination pattern can help applicants to strategize their preparation with much efficacy. Applicants who want to get recruited for the post of JSSC PGT are required to qualify for the JSSC PGTTCE exam. The exam pattern for JSSC PGTTCE (2023) is as follows. 

  • The written examination is segregated into two primary papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. 
  • Each paper will last about 3 hours. 
  • Paper 1 constitutes 100 marks and Paper 2 carries 300 marks.
  • The minimum requisite mark for qualifying Paper I is 33%.
  • The minimum requisite marks for qualifying paper 2 are 50% (general) and 45% for SC/ST/PWD candidates. 
PaperSubjectNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
1General Knowledge and Hindi100 100
2Subject Related Questions150 300
Total 250400 

JSSC PGT Exam Dates 2023

Being well-versed with the crucial dates regarding any examination is imperative for one to streamline and strategize their preparation. Have a look at the given data to get through the crucial dates for JSSC PGT recruitment 2023. 

Events Exam date
Application Start Date05 April 2023
Application End Date04 May 2023
JSSC PGTTCE Exam Will be Notified

JSSC PGT Salary 2023

Candidates can refer to the list below to get an idea about the salary details of PGT teachers in Jharkhand. According to the notification released by JSSC, applicants who get selected for the PGT posts (2023) will be rewarded with a generous payout (pay level 8). 

PostPay levelSalary 
PGT847,600 INR- 1,51,100 INR

Jharkhand PGT Cut-Off 2023

Candidates must acquire the requisite cut-off marks to qualify for the JSSC PGT posts (2023). The cut-off for the mentioned post is based on the difficulty level of the paper, the number of applicants etc. The data given below will help clear your queries. 


Max marks

Minimum qualifying marks

Paper 1(General and reserved) 



(Paper 2) For SC/ST candidates

300 Marks

45% Marks (135 Marks)

(Paper 2) For All Other candidates

300 Marks  50% Marks (150 Marks)

How to Prepare for JSSC PGT Exam 2023?

It is imperative for applicants to strategize their preparation according to the set syllabus and pattern to ace their exams. Streamlining your study preparation can increase the chances of your selection. We have shortlisted and curated some crucial tips that one can follow to ace their exams. 

  • Being well-versed with the set exam pattern and syllabus is imperative for applicants to ace their exams. 
  • Keeping short notes for each topic can help applicants revise their syllabi much more efficiently. 
  • It is advisable for applicants to inculcate a reading habit, especially in English and regional newspapers. 
  • Applicants should keep themselves updated with what’s happening around the globe currently. It will help them hone their ‘General Knowledge’. 
  • Partaking in mock tests is a great way one can prepare themselves for the actual examination.


What is JSSC PGT Exam?

JSSC PGT exam is an annual exam conducted by Jharkhand SCC to recruit eligible candidates for the post of Post Graduate Teachers in the universities that come under the Jharkhand State government.

What are the criteria for JSSC PGT eligibility?

To apply for this exam candidates have to ensure that they fulfil the JSSC PGT eligibility criteria, mentioned below.
Age Limit- 21 to 45 years
Education-Master Degree with at least 50% marks.

What is the JSSC PGT Salary slab?

Selected candidates will get INR 47,600 to 1,51,000 per month as salary. Apart from this, there are some perks that will be offered to you based on you pay scale.

We hope that you have got all the information about JSSC PGT 2023 exam. If you are one of the Jharkhand PGT applicants then keep an eye on the latest update for the exam. You can also visit the Indian Exam section of Leverage EDU for more updates. Connect or follow us on Facebook, Instagram,  LinkedIn, and Twitter

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