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The table below shows the MPPSC Exam Pattern for the State Service Exam Prelims and Mains in 2021:

Name of the Exam

Type of the Exam/Time


MPPSC Prelims

  • General Studies-Objective (2 Hours)
  • General Aptitude Test- Objective (2 Hours)
  • 200
  • 200


  • 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)
  • 300
  • 300
  • 300
  • 200
  • 200
  • 100

MPPSC Interview

  • Personality Test
  • 175

In this article, candidates can find details on the updated MPPSC Syllabus for (State Service Exam) Prelims, Mains and the MPPSC Exam Pattern. Aspirants can also download the MPPSC prelims syllabus and MPPSC mains syllabus 2021 separately

  1. MPPSC Preliminary and Mains Syllabus
  2. To do well in the MPPSC Exam, students should prepare according to the subject-wise themes provided in the following section.
  3. 2021 MPPSC Prelims Syllabus
  4. The following is the MPPSC Prelims exam syllabus

General Studies- Objective

  1. General Science and Environment.
  2. Current Events of National & International Importance.
  3. History of India and Independent India.
  4. Indian Polity and Economy.
  5. Sports.
  6. Geography. History and Culture of M.P.
  7. Polity and Economy of M.P.
  8. Information and Communication Technology.



General Science and Environment

Basic Principles of Science.

Important Indian Scientific Research Institutions and Their achievements, Satellite and Space technology.

Environment and Biodiversity.

Ecological System.

Nutrition, Food and Nutrient.

Human Body.

Agricultural Product


Food Processing.

Health Policy and 


Pollution, Natural Disasters

 and Management.

Constitution Government 

Government India Act 1919 

and 1935.

Constituent Assembly.

Union Executive, President 

and Parliament.

Fundamental Rights and 

Duties of the Citizens and 

Directive Principles of 

State policy.

Constitutional Amendments.

Supreme Court and Judicial 

System.Indian Economy,

 Industrial Development and

 Foreign Trade, Import and 

Export.Financial Institutions- 

Reserve Bank of India, 

Nationalised Banks, 

Security and Exchange Board 

of India (SEBI), 

National Stock Exchange 


Non-Banking Financial


History of India & Independent India

Major events and Major

 dynasties in the history of 

Madhya Pradesh.

Contribution of

 Madhya Pradesh in th

freedom movement.

Major arts and Sculpture 

of Madhya Pradesh.

Major Tribes and Dialects 

of Madhya Pradesh.

Major festivals, Folk music, 

Folk arts and Folk literature 

of Madhya Pradesh.

Important Literator of

 Madhya Pradesh and their 


Religious and tourist places

 of Madhya Pradesh.

Important Tribal Personalities 

of Madhya Pradesh.

Major features, Events and

 their administrative, Social

 and Economical Systems of 

Ancient and Medieval India.

Social and Religious Reform 

movements in 19th and 20th 


Independence struggle and 

the Indian National 

Movement for Freedom.

Integration and 

Reorganization of 

India after Independence.

Geography of Madhya Pradesh 

Forest, Forest Produce, 

Wildlife, Rivers, Mountains 

and Mountain ranges of

 Madhya Pradesh.

The climate of 

Madhya Pradesh.

Natural and Mineral 

resources of Madhya Pradesh.

Transport in Madhya Pradesh.

Major Irrigation and 

Electrical Projects in 

Madhya Pradesh.

Agriculture, Animal husbandry

 and Agriculture based 

industries in Madhya Pradesh.

Geography of World 

Physical Geography: Physical 

features and Natural regions.

Natural Resources: Forest, 

Mineral resources, Water,

 Agriculture, Wildlife, National

 Parks/ Sanctuaries/Safari.

Social Geography: Population

 related Demography 

(Population growth, Age, 

Sex ratio, Literacy).

Economic Geography: 

Natural and Human resources

(Industry, Modes of Transport).


Rivers/Mountains of the world.

Natural Resources of World.

Conventional and Non-conventional Energy Resources.

Current International & National Affairs

Important Personalities and Places.

Major Events.

Important Sports Institutes, Sports Competitions and Awards of India and Madhya Pradesh.

Information & Communication Technology

Electronics, Information and Communication Technology.

Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security.


Internet and Social Networking Sites.


National and Regional Constitutional / Statutory Bodies

Election Commission of India.

State Election Commission.

Union Public Service Commission.

Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission.

Comptroller and Auditor General.

NITI Aayog.

Human Rights Commission.

Women Commission.

Child Protection Commission.

Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission.

Backward class Commission.

Information Commission.

Vigilance Commission.

National Green Tribunal.

Food preservation Commission etc.

General Aptitude Test

  1. Comprehension.
  2. Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
  3. Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
  4. Decision making and problem-solving.
  5. General mental ability.
  6. Basic numeracy.
  7. Hindi Language Comprehension Skill (Class X level).

The following is the MPPSC Mains Exam syllabus:

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

Paper- I History




Political, Economic, Social and Cultural History of India from Harappan civilization to 10th Century A.D.


  1. Political, Economic, Social and Cultural History of India from 11th to 18th Century A.D.
  2. Mughal rulers and their administration, Emergence of composite culture.
  3. Impact of British Rule on Indian Economy and Society.


  1. Reactions of Indians against British Colonial Rule: Peasant and Tribal revolts, The First Struggle of Independence.
  2. Indian Renaissance: National Freedom Movement and its leaders.
  3. Emergence of India as a Republic Nation, Reorganization of States, Formation of Madhya Pradesh. Major events of the post-independence period.


  1. Independence Movement in Madhya Pradesh.
  2. Indian Cultural Heritage (with special reference to Madhya Pradesh)
  3. Salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature, Festivals & Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  4. World Heritage sites in Madhya Pradesh and Tourism.


Gondwana, Bundeli, Bagheli, Holkar, Scindia and Bhopal State (From the beginning till independence).

Paper-II Geography


  1. Major Physical Features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Rivers, Lakes and Glaciers.
  2. Major Geographical Phenomena: Earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanicity, Cyclone.
  3. World Climate: Climate and seasons, distribution of rainfall and climatic regions, Climate change and its effects.


  1. Major physical features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Rivers, Lakes and Glaciers.
  2. Physiographic Division of India.
  3. Climate: Origin of Monsoon, El Nino, Climate and Seasons, Distribution of rainfall and climatic regions.
  4. Natural Resources: Types and their uses. (A) Water, forest, soil (B) Rocks and minerals.
  5. Population: Growth, distribution, density, sex ratio, literacy, migration, rural and urban population.
  6. Food Processing and Related Industries: Scope and significance, Localization of industries, Requisites for forwarding and backward linkages for industries, demand-supply and chain management.


  1. Major Geomorphic Regions with special reference to Narmada Valley and Malwa Plateau.
  2. Natural vegetation and climate.
  3. Soil: Physical, chemical and biological properties of soil, soil formation process, problems of soil erosion and soil degradation, problem soil and methods of its reclamation, soil conservation planning on a watershed basis.
  4. Mineral and Energy Resources: Types, distribution and uses.
  5. Major Industries: Based on agricultural produce, forests and minerals.
  6. The Tribes of State


  1. Drinking-Water: Supply, factors of impurity of water and quality management.
  2. Water management.
  3. Groundwater and water conservation.
  4. Natural and Man-made disasters, Concept and scope of disaster management, specific hazards and mitigation.
  5. Community planning: Resource mapping, relief and rehabilitation, preventive and administrative measures, safe construction. Alternative communication and survival efficiency.


  1. Remote sensing: principles, electromagnetic spectrum, components, types of satellite, Application of remote sensing.
  2. GIS (Global Information System): Components of GIS, and its applications.
  3. GPS (Global Positioning System): Basic concepts of GPS and its applications.

General Studies II

  1. Constitution, the Political and Administrative Structure of Governance.
  2. Security issues: External and Internal.
  3. Social & Some important Legislation
  4. Social Sector – Health, Education & Empowerment
  5. Education systems
  6. Human resource development
  7. Welfare programs
  8. Public Services
  9. Public Expenditure and Accounts
  10. International Organizations

General Studies III

  1. Science
  2. Reasoning and Data Interpretation
  3. Technology
  4. Emerging Technologies
  5. Energy
  6. Environment and Sustainable Development
  7. Indian Economy

General Studies IV

  1. Human needs and motivation
  2. Philosophers/Thinkers, Social workers/Reformers
  3. Aptitude
  4. Emotional intelligence
  5. Corruption
  6. Case studies




Philosophers/Thinkers, Social Reformers: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Mahavir, Buddha, Acharya Shankar, Charwak, GuruNanak, Kabir, Tulsidas, Ravindra Nath Tagore, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Savitribai Phule, Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Swami Vivekanand, Maharshi Arvind and Sarvpalli Radhakrishnan.


  1. Attitude: Content, Elements, Function Formation of Attitude, Attitudinal Change, Persuasive Communication, Prejudice and Discrimination, Stereotypes Orthodox in the Indian context.
  2. Aptitude: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, Integrity, Impartiality and Non-partisanship, Objectivity, Dedication to public service, Empathy, Tolerance and Compassion towards the weaker-sections.
  3. Emotional Intelligence: Emotional Intelligence-Concepts, their utilities and application in Administration and Governance.
  4. Individual differences.


Ethics and Values in Public Administration: Ethical elements in governance – Integrity, Accountability and Transparency, Ethical Reasoning and Moral Dilemmas, Conscience as a source of ethical guidance. Code of Conduct for Civil Servants, Implementation of Higher values in governance.


Corruption: Types and Causes of Corruption, Effects of corruption, Approaches to minimizing corruption, Role of society, Media, Family and Whistleblower, United Nation Convention on Corruption, Measuring corruption, Transparency International, Lokpal and Lokayukta.


Case Studies: Based on the contents of the syllabus.

RaghukulCS for MPPSC

MPPSC Notice

Candidates must have earned a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognised university. Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognised by the State Government as equivalent to a professional or technical degree would also be eligible to take the exam.

Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission conducts its state service exam in two phase. The preliminary exam has two papers:
Paper I: General Studies
Paper II: General Aptitude Test

MPPSC has modified the rules, and there are no longer any extra subjects to choose from in the MPPSC Exam.

1.The candidate must be an Indian citizen.
2.To take this examination, students must be degree holders or graduates (with a degree recognised by the University Grants Commission).
3.Indian students with a foreign degree must guarantee that their degree is accredited or recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

MPPSC has an age limit.

  • Candidates should be between the ages of 21 and 28 for Dy. Superintendent of Police, Assistant Superintendent of Jail, and Transportation Sub-Inspector, and 21 to 40 for other positions.
    .The above-mentioned upper age limit shall be modified to the following extent:
  • up to a maximum of five years: if an applicant resides in Madhya Pradesh and belongs to a caste, tribe, or other backward class that the Madhya Pradesh government has designated as a scheduled caste, scheduled tribe, or other backward class.
  • up to a maximum of 3 years: if a candidate is a bonafide repatriate of Indian origin from Burma, who migrated to India on or after 1st June 1963; or Srilanka, who migrated to India after 1st November 1964; or a bonafide displaced person from erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) who migrated to India between 1st January 1964 and 25th March 1971.
  • If the candidate is a widow, divorced, or abandoned at the time of her initial appointment, she will be granted a period of relaxation of up to 5 years.
  • If the candidate has a green card in his or her name through the Family Welfare Program, he or she will be eligible for a two-year period of relaxation.

  • A forward-cast partner of a prize-winning pair through the Inter Caste Marriage Scheme sponsored by the Tribal, Harijan, and Backward Class Welfare Department as per GAD Memo No. C-3-10/85/3/1 dated 03-09-1985 shall be eligible for up to five years of relaxation.

The current State Services Examination pattern is as follows:

Every year, the State Civil Services Examination is held in three stages.

Stage 1 ->Preliminary Test

Stage 2 ->Main Exam

Stage 3 ->Personality Test / Interview

Stage 1 -> Preliminary Test -> consists of objective questions with no penalty for incorrect answers (no negative marking). (The next preliminary exam will take place in January or February 2018).

Paper 1 -> General Studies (200 marks) 2 hours

Paper 2 -> CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test) (200 marks) 2 hours (This will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%)

There is a cut-off in the Preliminary Test which varies every year and is decided by the MPPSC.

The Main Exam consists of 6 papers and is normally held 2-3 months after the pre exam. The current Main test pattern is as follows:

General Studies

Paper 1(GS-I) ? 300 marks (3 hours)

Paper 2(GS-II) ? 300 marks (3 hours)

Paper 3(GS-III) ? 300 marks (3 hours)

Paper 4 (GS IV, ethics) ? 200 marks (3 hours)

Paper 5 (General Hindi) ? 200 marks (3 hours)

Paper 6 (essay writing in Hindi) ? 100 marks (2 hours)

TOTAL MARKS (mains)-1400

Students who qualify for Interview are called by the MPPSC. Interview is of 175 marks.