Jammu & Kashmire Service Selection

JKSSB Exam 2022: Latest News, Date, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

November 3, 2022

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JKSSB is a recruiting board established by the Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir. It aims to conduct exams for various departmental services or non-gazetted posts in Jammu & Kashmir. Also, J&K became two Union Territories of J&K under the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019.

Previously, many announcements are issued by the JKSSB which is one of the major recruitment bodies. The ads are under the Revenue Department, Administrative Department, Agriculture Production & Farmers Welfare Department, and Skill Development Department. But, The most recent are two advertisements for District/Divisional/UT Cadre posts of various Departments. It is under the provisions of the J&K Civil Services – Decentralization and Recruitment Act, 2010. Precisely, the vacancies are from various departments such as Animal/Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Forest, Ecology and Environment, General Administration Department. Even, some vacancies are from Health & Medical Education, and Department of Law Justice and Parliamentary Affairs.

Therefore, candidates who are willing to apply must be aware of the qualifying criteria. Also, knowledge of selection process is beneficial. Therefore, one can read the this article to learn more about the JKSSB Recruitment.

The table given below provides the initial details for the examinations:

Board nameJammu & Kashmir Services Selection Board ( JKSSB )
Name of postVarious Posts
Advt. No.03/ 2021, 04/ 2021.
DepartmentMultiple departments in Jammu & Kashmir
Application modeOnline
Job LocationAnywhere in Jammu and Kashmir
Job typeJ&K Govt. job
Official websitejkssb.nic.in

Notification and News of JKSSB

The detailed notification has important information about the exam. For example, exam eligibility, reservation policy, and fee for the exam. In fact, total vacancies available, key dates in the exam process are also given in the notification.

Further, on the official portal of JKSSB, the release date of Advt. No. 03/ 2021 was 4th June 2021. Where as, Advt. No. 04/ 2021 was posted on 17th July 2021.


  • The JKSSB has been in the news since last year. The newly formed UTs posted a series of advertisements.  Announcements are for a number of vacancies in various sectors. The state’s recruitment board need candidates for a various posts. The board is usually in the news because of a notification of a large number of vacancies or an announcement of the dates for various selection processes.
  • July 31, 2021: last day of application for various positions named in advt. no. 03/2021 were extended to 3RD of August 2021.

JKSSB Important Dates

The most recent tentative schedule of the Board’s recruitment process are for Notification No’s 01-07 of 2020. Exams for these advertisements were to take place from March 2021 to June 2021. But, these are expected to change due to:

  • The outcome of Court Orders.
  • Changes due to unavoidable situations. For example, worldwide pandemic due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Candidates who are willing to apply for the various positions should be prepared in advance. The starting and the last date of the application process for both the advertisements are given in the table below:

Adv. No.Starting DateLast Date
04/ 202104TH August 202106TH September 2021
03/ 202120TH June 202120TH July 2021
  • The last date for submission for the advt. no. 03/2021 was extended two times. First, till 31st of July 2021. Further, it was extended to 3rd of August 2021.
  • The exam dates are yet to be revealed by the JKSSB for the advertisements stated above, The application process has started for the jobs advertised.
  • The Board announces the s date, time as well as syllabus for each of the advertised exams separately.


  • The application fee is INR 350 for all aspirants.
  • As there is no rule for fee payment through offline mode. Therefore, aspirants have to pay the fee through the online system only.
  • Fee can be paid by Net Banking, Credit, or Debit cards.
  • In fact, applications received without the application fee will be rejected. No objections to such rejection will be accepted. The fee will not be repaid under any case. It will neither be applied to any other exam or selection.
  • All issues related to the reimbursement of excess payment, if any, are resolved by the JKSSB. Candidates are advised to ask for a refund of any excess payment only through the official site www.ssbjk.org.in. No chargeback requests will be considered.

JKSSB Eligibility Criteria

Individuals who are willing to apply for the JKSSB exams must know the nationality, age criteria, and educational qualifications to move ahead with the process. The candidates must fulfill these basic criteria. Failing which they will be considered to be ineligible.

Educational Qualification

  • The educational requirements will vary depending on the post you wish to apply for. Additionally, they will also differ within departments.
  • Applicants must have a 10th and 12th certificates for all positions advertised.
  • The maximum educational requirement varies by position. It might be a diploma, Graduation, degree, Post-Graduation, B.E/ B. Tech, M.E/ M. Tech, MBBS. In fact any other comparable degree from a recognized board/institute/university is also valid. It depends on the post applied for.
  • The table is given below briefs about the educational qualification required for some of the posts mentioned in the recent advertisement of JKSSB :
Junior assistantGraduate with a minimum speed of 35 words per minute in typewriting.
Veterinary pharmacistMatric with Science
Electrician.ITI Trained Electrician Trade with prescribed License
Junior stenographerGraduate, having a minimum typing speed of 65 and 35 words per minute in shorthand and typewriting respectively.
Junior librarianGraduate with B. Lib Certificate
Junior graderMatric with Science
RakhoverseerMatric with Science
Stock assistantMatric with Science
PBX OperatorMatric/ H.S. Certificate trained in the line from recognized institute
Inspector Fisheries/ Farm Manager/ EquivalentEither M. F. Sc. or M. Sc. Fisheries Management or M. Sc. (Zoology) with Ichthyology as a special subject.
Deputy Inspector Fisheries/ EquivalentEither B. F. Sc. or B. Sc. Medical (Zoology) or B. Sc. Industrial Fish & Fisheries.
Scientist ‘A’Post Graduate in Environmental Science/ Chemistry/ Microbiology/ Biochemistry with 60% marks in aggregate.
Junior Environmental EngineerBachelor’s Degree in Civil/Mechanical / Chemical /Environmental Engineering or AMIE Section (A&B) India or 3 years diploma in Civil /Mechanical / Chemical/Electrical and Environmental Engineering degree with 60% marks in aggregate.
Junior Scale StenographerFor selection by the JKSSB, graduate with 60% marks, and having a speed of 65 words per minute in shorthand and 35 words per minute in typewriting along with a 6-month certificate course in computer application.
Draftsman2 Year’s Draftsman Training Course Certificate or Diploma with 60% marks in aggregate.
Field Inspector3 year’s diploma in Civil or Electrical or Mechanical or Environmental Engineering with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate
Assistant Information OfficerGraduate and have a Degree/ Diploma in Mass Communication 60% marks in aggregate
Assistant Law officerL.L.B with 3 years practice at Bar, preferably experience in Environmental laws
Research AssistantPost Graduate in either Environmental Science /Chemistry/Microbiology or Bio-Chemistry with 60% marks in aggregate.
Junior Scientific AssistantGraduate in Science with the stream of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology having 60% marks in aggregate.
Laboratory AssistantBachelor’s Degree in Science with Chemistry/Botany / Zoology /Environmental Science with 60% marks in aggregate
Field Assistant3 years of diploma in Civil /Electrical / Mechanical /Environmental Engineering with 60% marks in aggregate.
Junior AssistantGraduate, with a speed of 35 words per minute in typewriting and six months Certified Course in Computer Applications.
Data OperatorGraduation with one-year Diploma in the computer Software application or B.Sc. IT/BCA or 3 years diploma course in computer application or software application from AICTE recognized institution.
Social Forestry Worker1) Academic: Matric. Physical standard (Height: 163cms). 2) Fitness Test: 25 km of walk to be completed in 4 hours, Physical fitness certificate from CMO
Lab Assistant12th  or equivalent with biology as one of the subject is required for this post of JKSSB
Driver (Grade-II)Minimum 10th and Maximum 12th, having valid HGV/PS V Driving License.
MistryMinimum 10th and Maximum 12th, with a diploma in the relevant Trade.
Wild Life Guard1)      Minimum 10th and Maximum 12th from recognized Institution with the following Physical Standards – 1. Male -163 cm height. 2. Female -150 cm height 2)      Physical Fitness Test: (Walk on foot) a) Male -25 km in 4 hours b) Female – 16 km in 4 hours. Physical Fitness Certificate from Chief Medical Officer.
Junior Stenographer1) Graduate having a typing speed of 65 and 35 words per minute in shorthand and typewriting respectively. 2) Six months certificate course in Computer Applications.
Junior Assistant1) Graduate with speed not less than 35 words speed per minute. 2) Six months Certified Course in Computer Applications.
Junior Scale StenographerGraduate with minimum speed of 65 and 35 words per minute in shorthand and typewriting respectively
Junior Legal AssistantLaw Graduate.
Drug Control OfficerDegree in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or Medicine with a specialty in Clinical Pharmacology or Microbiology.
Assistant Food AnalystMaster’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Dairy Chemistry, Food Technology, Food, and Nutrition, or a related field. Holds a Bachelor of Technology in Dairy/Oil or a degree in Veterinary Sciences, is an associate of the Institution of Chemists in India via examination in the section of Food Analyst conducted by the Institution of Chemists in India, or any other equivalent qualification authorized and notified by the Central Government for such purposes.


Individuals who wish to apply for the JKSSB exam must be:

  • Indian citizens.
  • Domicile of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It should be as defined under Notifications issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India.

Additionally, the candidates must go through the guidelines very carefully. As some of the important details might have been altered after the reorganization of J&K in 2019.

Age Limit for Candidates

The following are the age requirements for Open Merit and other Reserved Categories candidates:

CategoryAgeNot Born BeforeNot Born After
Open Merit4040 1st January  19811st January 2003
SC431st January 19781st January 2003
ST431st January 19781st January 2003
Resident OF Backward Area431st January 19781st January 2003
Residents of areas adjoining Actual Line of Control/ International Borders431st January 19781st January 2003
EWS (Economically Weaker Section)431st January 19781st January 2003
PSP (Pahari Speaking People)431st January 19781st January 2003
Physically Challenged421st January 19791st January 2003
Ex-Servicemen481st January 19731st January 2003
Social Cast431st January 19781st January 2003
Government Service/ Contractual Employment401st January 19811st January 2003

JKSSB Vacancies

The JKSSB has announced 832 vacancies for the two advertisements 03/ 2021 and 04/2021. The information on the available positions is given below.

Advertisement No.Posts
03/2021 of JKSSB (Forest, Ecology and Environment Department; General Administration Department; Health & Medical Education Department; Department of Law Justice and Parliamentary Affairs)Scientist ‘A’, Junior Environmental Engineer, Junior Scale Stenographer, Junior Assistant, Junior Scale Stenographer Draftsman, Field Inspector, Assistant Information Officer, Wild Life Guard Assistant Law officer, Research Assistant, Junior Scientific Assistant, Laboratory Assistant, Data Operator, Social Forestry Worker, Lab Assistant, Driver (Grade-II), Mistry, Junior Stenographer Field Assistant, Junior Assistant, Junior Legal Assistant, Drug Control Officer, and Assistant Food Analyst
04/2021 of JKSSB (Animal/ Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Department)Junior Assistant, Veterinary Pharmacist, Electrician, Junior Stenographer, Junior Librarian, Junior Grader, Rakhoverseer, Stock Assistant, PBX Operator, Inspector Fisheries/ Farm Manager/ Equivalent, Deputy Inspector Fisheries/ Equivalent
  • No.03/ 2021:

Total vacancies released under this notification are 503

  • The vacancies received by the Forest, Ecology and Environment Department are 280.
  • 200 posts are from General Administration Department.
  • Additionally, Health & Medical Education Department has released 4 vacancies.
  • Department of Law Justice and Parliamentary Affairs has 19 vacant posts.


  • The Department of Animal/Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries has released 329 positions.


The salary received after selection from JKSSB would differ depending on the position. It also depend on the department under which the posts are announced.

For Advt. No.03/2021, the following table contains details about the salary in brief:

Department of Forest, Ecology And EnvironmentRanges from Rs.19,900/- to Rs.1,13,500/-
General Administration DepartmentRanges from Rs.25,500/- to Rs.1,12,800/-
Department of Health And Medical EducationRanges from Rs.35,800/- to Rs.1,13,500/-
Law Justice And Parliamentary Affairs DepartmentRanges from Rs.35,600/- to  Rs.1,12,800 /-

For Advt. No.04/2021, the table given below briefs about the pay scale after selection by JKSSB :

Name of the PostPay Scale
StenographerPL-4 (25,500-81100)
Veterinary pharmacistPL-4 (25,500-81100)
ElectricianPL-4 (25,500-81100)
Junior stenographerPL -6B (35600 – 112800)
Junior librarianPL -6B (35600 – 112800)
Junior graderPL-4 (25,500-81100)
RakhoversheerPL-4 (25,500-81100)
Stock assistantPL-4 (25,500-81100)
PBX operatorPL -2 (19900 – 63200)
Inspector Fisheries/ Farm Manager/ EquivalentPL -6E (35900 -113500)
Deputy Inspector Fisheries/ EquivalentPL-4 (25,500-81100)

JKSSB Syllabus

A two-stage selection method is used by the JKSSB for recruitment. In order to get posted, candidates must clear both the written examination and the document verification. The syllabus for the written exam is provided below briefly. During exam preparation, candidates should refer to the subjects listed below:

1) Basic Reasoning

2) Basic Mathematics

3) Basic English

4) General Awareness and Science

The syllabus will be discussed in detail later in this article.

JKSSB Exam Pattern

Clearly, the exam pattern will provide applicants with a better picture of what to expect in the exam

The candidate must pass a written test as part of the selection process. It is followed by a Document Verification, immediately. The exam format for the written test is as follows.

SubjectTotal MarksDurationLanguage
Basic Reasoning20      2 Hours   English only
Basic Mathematics–  –  – 
Basic English–  –  – 
General Awareness and Science40 –– 
Total100 –– 
  • It is an OMR-based test. Objective Type Questions are asked.
  • For the post of Junior Assistant and Junior Stenographer, Skill Test exam/Computer Based Test (CBT) is required.
  • Before appearing in the JKSSB exam the candidate must check the official notification. Information on the exam pattern and marks will be given there as well.

Document Verification

In the end, the candidates who pass the written test will be called for document verification. For JKSSB document verification, the following documents must be presented-

  • 10th certificate
  • 12th certificate/ Diploma
  • Graduation certificate. For equivalent qualification, an order or letter is required, under which it was thus regarded.
  • Caste certificate
  • Domicile certificate
  • Physical disability certificate ( if the reservation is claimed under this category )

JKSSB Admit Card

  • Candidates can get their admit cards for JKSSB 2021 from the official website.
  • The JKSSB Admit Card 2021 is required to enter the exam hall.
  • Admit cards are available for download at least 2 weeks before the exam. In fact, the candidates should check the official website regularly for any developments.
  • After downloading the Admit Card of JKSSB 2021, the candidates must verify the details given on the admit card. This done to avoid any misinformation.
  • Important information is provided in the admit card. For example, Name, Gender, Photographs, Sign, Roll No. etc.
  • Moreover, it is advisable to save a hard as well as a soft copy of admit card for the reference in future.

JKSSB Result

The JKSSB releases the written exam results as soon as possible on the JKSSB’s official site. Then, the students can check their exam results to know if they succeeded or failed. At the end, students’ written exam scores for the JKSSB will decide whether or not they are called in for document verification. Document Verification is the next and last step in the selection process

The JKSSB results include personal information. The candidate’s name, roll number, category is mentioned. Along with the personal information, marks received by the candidate in the written test is also mentioned.

How to Apply for JKSSB?

Candidates should fill the application form as soon as possible. Also, they need to be sure that they are eligible for a certain exam. Surely, they can apply without any problems if they follow the directions below.

  • Firstly, Visit the official JKSSB’s recruitment website.
  • Then, in the top right corner of the page, click on the Applicants Registration link.
  • Next, the candidate provides your Name, Gender, Email ID, and Mobile Number, and even a Password of your choice.
  • Now, go to the Registration tab. An OTP will be sent, which will then be verified. This signals the end of the online registration process.
  • Aspirants should then log in, by entering their Email ID and Password. Then select the Login tab. Following that, complete advt. will be shown under the latest openings section.
  • Finally, aspirants should press the continue button. Fill out the application form with documents and personal, educational, and contact information, as well as any other information that is requested. Continue to the next level by clicking and saving.
  • Aspirants must now upload their signature and photo as specified. To illustrate, the softcopy of the photo and the signature should be at least 1 MB and must be in jpg format.
  • Before submitting the application form of JKSSB, recheck all of the information and documents.
  • In the end, pay the application fee. Also, print a copy of the completed application form for the next level.

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Q.1 After paying the application price, is it possible to make changes in the online application?

Ans. Yes, you can cancel your application. Further, you can also start over from the beginning of the process by filling out the form again. Within few working days, the money you have paid will be transferred to your account.

Q.2 Is it possible to apply for many jobs using the same application form?

Ans. No, you must apply for each position separately. The candidates must apply through the official website only.

Q.3 Which online payment method should be used to pay the application fee?

Ans. Candidates can pay the JKSSB application fee with a Debit Card, Paytm, or UPI. For all applicants, the application cost is INR 350. No charge can be paid in person, and candidates must pay the price online only.

Q.4 What are the selection criteria for JKSSB vacancies?

Ans. For vacancies advertised by the JKSSB, the section method only counts merit obtained in the written test. However, there are some positions, such as Stenographer and JR Assistant that require a typing test.

Q.5 Which positions are available in the most recent JKSSB Advt.?

Ans. JKSSB’s most recent advertisement is Advt. No. 04 of 2021. The positions advertised in this notification are under the Animal/Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Department. the vacancies are for Junior Assistant, Veterinary Pharmacist, Electrician, Junior Stenographer  Junior Librarian, Junior Grader. In addition to these Rakhoverseer, Stock Assistant, PBX Operator, Inspector Fisheries/ Farm Manager or Equivalent, Deputy Inspector Fisheries or Equivalent are among the other positions available.

Q.6 How can I recover my password if I forget it?

Ans. The ‘forgot password’ option is located below the submit button. Next, you can answer the questions by clicking on the link. Then, the ‘password reset’ link will then be emailed to the registered email address or phone number.

Q.7 How do I verify the application’s status of JKSSB?

Ans. Simply, by clicking the ‘application status’ link, you can find out the status of your JK Jobs application. Accordingly, the status will be displayed as either pending or done.

Q.8 What is the last date for the submission of JKSSB applications?

Ans. The last date for the submission of the application for JKSSB is:

  • 03rd August 2021 for Advt. No. 03/2021
  • 06th September 2021 for Advt. No. 04/2021

Q.9 Is there any negative marking in the written examination of the JKSSB?

Ans. YES, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Rules are set by the JKSSB.

Q.10 What is the probation period for the posts under JKSSB?

Ans. In 2018, the govt. of J&K has reduced the duration of probation from 5 years to 2 years.

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