MPPSC State Service Exam Syllabus for Preliminary/Mains Exam

MPPSC State Service Preliminary Exam Syllabus

MPPSC State Service General Studies Syllabus :

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.

History of India and Independent India:

  • Social, economic and political aspects.
  • Indian National Movement and Development of Independent India

Geography of India:

  • Physical, social and economic
  • Indian Agriculture and Natural resources.
  • Demography and census of India added in MPPSC State Service Exam Syllabus
  • 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 added in MPPSC State Service Exam 2018 Syllabus
  • Economic And Financial institutions


  • Important games and sports tournaments
  • Awards
  • Personalities
  • Renowned Sports Institutions of MP, India, Asia and World.

Geography, History and Culture of M.P:

  • Development of Mountains, rivers
  • climate, Flora and Fauna
  • Minerals transportation in the Geography of Madhya Pradesh
  • important dynasties of M.P.,
  • Contribution of important dynasties in the Histroy & Culture of Madhya Pradesh
  • Tribals, Arts, Architecture,
  • Fine Arts and Historical personalities of M.P.

Polity and Economy of M.P:

  • Political System,
  • Political Parties And Elections
  • Panchyati Raj
  • Social System added in MPPSC State Service Exam Syllabus 2018
  • Sustainable Economic Development Of MP.
  • Industry, Plans
  • Economic programmes
  • Business, demography and census of M.P.

Information and Communication Technology:

  • 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

MPPSC State Service General Aptitude Test Syllabus :

  • 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 etc-Class X level) Data
  • interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.-Class X level)
  • Hindi Language Comprehension Skill (Class X level)

MPPSC State Service Main Exam Syllabus

MPPSC State Service Mains Syllabus :

General Studies (Paper I):

  • History of Modern India and Indian culture
  • Geography of India
  • Indian Polity
  • Current National issues
  • International Affairs & Institutions
  • Indian Economy added in MPPSC State Service Exam Syllabus
  • Developments in the field of Science & T Technology, Communication and Space
  • India and the World
  • Games & Sports
  • Indian Agriculture

General Studies (Paper II) Part I Syllabus:

  • Geography
  • Natural Resources of Madhya Pradesh
  • Human Resources
  • Energy Resources
  • Industries
  • Environment
  • Planning and Evaluation added in MPPSC State Service Exam Syllabus
  • Administrative Structure of Madhya Pradesh
  • Rural and Urban Administrative Structure
  • Games and Sports

General Studies (Paper II) Part II:

  • Culture
  • Literature
  • Music & Dance Tradition
  • Arts
  • Major Scheduled Tribes
  • Programmes of State Government in the field of Culture
  • Archaeological Heritage
  • Historical perspective of Madhya Pradesh

General Hindi Syllabus:

  • Unseen Passage
  • Essay Writing added in MPPSC State Service Exam Syllabus
  • Condensation
  • Writing Format
  • Grammar
  • Translation of Sentences

MPPSC State Service Exam Pattern

MPPSC State Service Preliminary Paper Pattern :

Candidates have to score minimum 40% marks in prelims exam to undergo Main Exam. For SC/ST/OBC/PwD category, minimum qualifying marks is 30%.

  • Each question paper will be in Hindi and English.
  • In MPPSC State Service Preliminary Exam, Multiple Choice Objective Type Questions are asked.
  • There will be two question papers in MPPSC State Service Prelims exam of 200 marks each.
  • Each paper carries 100 questions of 02 marks each.
  • Time duration for each paper is 02:00 hours (120 minutes).
  • Score of Paper II will not be counted in preparing the merit of Preliminary examination.
PaperSubjectTime durationNumber of questionsDistribution of marks
Paper IGeneral Studies2 Hours100 Questions200 Marks
Paper IIGeneral Aptitude test2 Hours100 Questions200 Marks

MPPSC State Service Mains Exam Pattern:

Written examination will consist of seven papers of conventional essay type questions as given below:

SubjectsDivision of marksTime duration
General Studies-1300 Marks3 hrs
General Studies-2300 Marks3 hrs
General Studies-3300 Marks3 hrs
General Studies-4200 Marks3 hrs
General Hindi200 Marks3 hrs
Essay writing100 marks2 hours
Interview175 marks

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