Madhya Pradesh Public Services Commission (MPPSC) – State Service Examination Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern : 

The combined competitive examination comprises three successive stages :

  • Preliminary Examination (Objective types)
  • Main Examination
  • Interview

Preliminary Examination : The preliminary examination will consist of two papers of objective type (multiple choice questions).

Paper I – General Studies
No. Of Marks : 200
Time : 2 Hours

Paper II – General Aptitude Test
No. Of Marks : 200
Time : 2 Hours

Main Examination : Main Examination will consist of a written examination and an interview test.

Compulsary Papers :

Paper I – General Studies
No. Of Marks : 300
Time : 3 Hours

Paper II – General Studies
No. Of Marks : 300
Time : 3 Hours

Paper III – General Hindi
No. Of Marks : 300
Time : 3 Hours

Optional Papers :

Paper IV – Any two subjects are to be selected from the list of optional subjects
No. Of Marks : 300
Time : 3 Hours

Paper V – Any two subjects are to be selected from the list of optional subjects
No. Of Marks : 300
Time : 3 Hours

Paper VI – Any two subjects are to be selected from the list of optional subjects
No. Of Marks : 300
Time : 3 Hours

Paper VII – Any two subjects are to be selected from the list of optional subjects
No. Of Marks : 300
Time : 3 Hours

List of Optional Papers for Main Examination :

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandary and Veterinary Science
  • Zoology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Commerce & Accountancy
  • Economics
  • History
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Criminology and Forensic Science
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Law
  • Hindi literature
  • English literature
  • Sanskrit literature
  • Urdu literature
  • Anthropology
  • Military Science

Interview : The interview test will carry 250 marks.

Syllabus for the Preliminary Examination :

Paper I – General Studies :

  • General Science and Environment : Questions on general science and Environment (Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity & Climate Change) will cover general appreciation and understanding of science including matters of every day observation and experience as may be expected of a well educated person who has not made a special study of any particular scientific discipline.
  •  Current Events of National & International Importance : In current events knowledge of significant National and International level will be tested.
  •  History of India and Independent India : In History, questions of general knowledge related to social, economic and political aspects will be asked. Also, there will be questions on Indian National Movement and Development of Independent India.
  •  Geography of India : There will be questions of general knowledge relating to Physical, social and economic geography. It will also include questions on Indian Agriculture and Natural resources. There will be questions pertaining to demography and census of India.  General Geographical awareness of world.
  •  Indian Polity and Economy : Political system and constitution of the country, Panchayati Raj, social system, sustainable economic development, elections, political parties, plans, industrial development, foreign trade and economic and financial institutions.
  •  Sports : Important games and sports tournaments, Awards, personalities and Renowned Sports Institutions of M.P., India, Asia and World.
  •  Geography, History and Culture of M.P. : There will be questions related to the development of Mountains, rivers, climate, Flora and Fauna, Minerals transportation in the Geography of Madhya Pradesh . It will also have questions relating to important dynasties of M.P., Contribution of important dynasties in the Histroy & Culture of Madhya Pradesh, There will be questions on Tribals, Arts, Architecture, Fine Arts and Historical personalities of M.P.
  •  Polity and Economy of M.P. : Political system, Political parties and elections, Pachyati Raj, Social system and sustainable economic development of M.P.. This will also include questions on Industry, Plans, Economic programmes, business, demography and census of M.P.
  • Information and Communication Technology : Questions pertaining to characteristics, uses, and terminologies such as website, online, search engine, e-mail, video mail, chatting, video conferencing, hacking, cracking, virus and cyber crime.
  • Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) 1989 (No.33 of 1989) and the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 (No. 22 of 1955)
  •  The Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993

Paper II – General Aptitude Test

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skill including communication skill
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, order of magnitude ect.-Class X level) Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.-Class X level)
  • Hindi Language Comprehension Skill (Class X level)

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