In order to harmonize J&K Competitive Examination with the All India Service Examination, the Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti accorded sanction to the notification of the Jammu and Kashmir Combined Competitive Examination Rules, 2018, along-with the Syllabus.
Presently, the scheme of examination, along with the syllabus for the preliminary and main examination is replica of the old scheme/syllabus of UPSC. However, in 2011, UPSC changed the scheme and syllabus for examination for selection to the All India Services.
The shifting to the new UPSC pattern in vogue will facilitate large number of candidates from the state to simultaneously prepare for both the Combined Competitive Examination conducted by J&K PSC and that conducted by UPSC. This will further increase the chances of candidates belonging to the state to clear the prestigious UPSC Civil Services Examination.