The visitors had to be contend with just a point as they conceded the first-innings lead to Jharkhand who had piled on 360 in their first innings, before bowling Goa out for 208 on the third day.
Goa, however, put up a slightly better display in their second innings, reaching 292 for eight in 89 overs, when the proceedings ended at the Keenan Stadium on the fourth and final day.
Manvinder Bisla provided Goa the much-needed impetus in their second essay, scoring a breezy 90 off 106 balls while spending 145 minutes in the middle. His knock contained 13 boundaries and a six.
25-year-old off-break bowler Sunny Gupta was the wrecker in chief from the Jharkhand side, finishing with a career-best figures of six for 93 in 28 overs.
Jharkhand 360 (I Innings); Goa 208 (I Innings) and 292 for 8 in 89 overs (Manvinder Bisla 92; Sunny Gupta 6/93).