Madhya Pradesh Public Service

Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission Syllabus

The official syllabus for the MPPSC, or the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission examinations has been released. These exams are usually held for the different government jobs, such as Naib Tehsildar, Deputy Collector, Assistant Director and others.

The State Civil Service Examination held by the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) has 538 vacant posts in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The exam is conducted in two parts, the preliminary examination and the main examination.

• MPPSC Exam Pattern

The MPPSC 2020 Exam will be conducted in three stages. The MPPSC Exam Pattern for all three stages is in the table below:

Exam Name Type of the Exam/Duration Marks
MPPSC Prelims Exam General Studies-Objective (2 Hours)

General Aptitude Test- Objective (2 Hours)



MPPSC Mains Exam


General Studies-I (3 hours)

General Studies-II (3 hours)

General Studies-III (3 hours)

General Studies-IV (3 hours)

Hindi (3 Hours)

Hindi Essay (2 hours)







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• Under the Prelims examination, there are two main papers, namely:

General Studies and General Aptitude Test. Both are objective (MCQs) type of paper.

Both the papers consist of 200 marks each, and candidates are allotted 120 minutes or 2 hours for each paper.

There will be no negative marking in MPPSC (State Service Exam) Prelims exam for wrong answers.

• Under the MPPSC Mains Mains examination, there are five main papers, namely:

General Studies I

General Studies II

General Studies III

General Studies IV


Hindi Essay

While the first three papers on General Studies consist of 300 marks each, the fourth General Studies paper consists of 200 marks. Additionally, the Hindi paper also consists of 200 marks, while the Hindi essay paper is allotted with a maximum of 100 marks. Furthermore, all the papers, except the one on Hindi Essays, is allotted 180 minutes, or 3 hours to complete. Candidates are given 120 minutes, or 2 hours to complete the Hindi Essay paper.

MPPSC Syllabus for the examination

The syllabus for the MPPSC Prelims exam is as follows:

• General Studies- Objective

General Science and Environment.

Current Events of National & International Importance.

History of India and Independent India.

Indian Polity and Economy.


Geography. History and Culture of M.P.

Polity and Economy of M.P.

Information and Communication Technology

• General Aptitude Test


Interpersonal skills including communication skills.

Logical reasoning and analytical ability.

Decision making and problem-solving.

General mental ability.

Basic numeracy.

Hindi Language Comprehension Skill (Class X level).

MPPSC Mains Syllabus

Syllabus for the MPPSC Mains Exam is as follows:

• General Studies I

History & Culture World History Indian History Moguls and their administration Impact of British Rule on Indian economy and society, Indian ‘Renaissance: Emergence of India as a Republic. Indian Culture, Heritage Geography Water Management, Disaster & its Management

• General Studies III


Reasoning and Data Interpretation


Emerging Technologies


Environment and Sustainable Development

Indian Economy

• General Studies II

Constitution, the Political and Administrative Structure of Governance.

Security issues: External and Internal.

Social & Some important Legislation

Social Sector – Health, Education & Empowerment

Education systems

Human resource development

Welfare programs

Public Services

Public Expenditure and Accounts

International Organizations

• General Studies IV

Human needs and motivation

Philosophers/Thinkers, Social workers/Reformers


Emotional intelligence


Case studies

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