GPSC Syllabus

The GPSC syllabus is set by the Gujarat Public Service Commission. The commission is constitutionally authorised to set and change the GPSC Exam pattern and take decisions concerning recruitment, transfer and disciplinary matters.

In this article, you will find the complete GPSC Syllabus for entry into Gujarat Administrative Services and Gujarat Civil Services conducted by Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC).

GPSC 2020 notification is yet to be released. Aspirants can refer to the 2019 syllabus for details on the same. Any changes in the GPSC syllabus will be updated once official notice is published.

GPSC exam is conducted in 2 stages.

Stage 1: Preliminary Exam (Objective Type)

Stage 2: Mains Exam (Written and Personal Interview)

It is important to carefully go through the entire GPSC syllabus, so as not to waste time on reading irrelevant things from exam point of view.

GPSC exam syllabus is similar to the UPSC Syllabus; the only difference is GPSC syllabus will have topics on History, Culture, Geography concerning state of Gujarat.

Candidates can check eligibility for the GPSC exam.

Few important points to note concerning GPSC Syllabus:

  1. To tackle questions on Science and Technology, as per GPSC Exam Syllabus candidates does not require any kind of specialisation from science stream.
  2. Under History section, as per GPSC Exam Syllabus, candidates needs to focus on History of Gujarat.
  3. As per GPSC Syllabus, under Geography section candidates have to prepare for social and economic geography of Gujarat and India.

GPSC Exam pattern

GPSC conducts exam in 3 stages

  1. Prelims – 2 papers – Objective type questions (MCQ)
  2. Mains – 6 papers – Descriptive type questions
  3. Interview

GPSC Exam pattern for GPSC Prelims is given below

Name of Exam Gujarat Public Services Exam for Gujarat Administrative Services Class I and Gujarat Civil Services, Class I & II
Number of papers Paper I – General Studies I

Paper 2- General Studies II

GPSC Exam Date (Prelims 2019) 13th October 2019
Duration of Exam 3 Hours each
Maximum Marks for each paper 200 Marks
Total Marks of all Prelims papers 400 Marks
Nature of questions Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)

GPSC Exam pattern for Mains exam is given below

Name of Exam Gujarat Public Services Exam for Gujarat Administrative Services Class I and Gujarat Civil Services, Class I & II
Number of papers 6
GPSC Exam Date (Mains 2019) 23rd February, 8th March, 15th March 2020
Duration of Exam 3 Hours each
Maximum Marks for each paper 150 Marks
Total Marks of all Mains papers 900 Marks
Marks for Personality Test(Interview) 100 Marks
Total Marks to be considered for final selection 1000 Marks
Nature of questions Descriptive Type questions

The GPSC Personality Test/ Interview is held for candidates who clears the GPSC Mains stage of the GPSC exam. The interview (in the GPSC exam pattern) is for 100 marks and tests the general awareness, character, expression, personality, intelligence, and general suitability for the service.

GPSC Exam Syllabus – Prelims

The GPSC Syllabus overlaps significantly with the UPSC Syllabus for IAS exam. With the new GPSC pattern and GPSC Syllabus, candidates preparing simultaneously for the Civil Services Exam (UPSC) and state civil services exam will have a slightly easier task.

The GPSC Prelims Syllabus for Paper 1 and Paper 2 is given below.

Paper 1:

  • History
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations
  • Mental Abilit

Paper -2 :

  1. Indian Economy and Planning
  2. Geography
  3. Science and Technology
  4. Current events of regional, national and international importance

The detailed GPSC Syllabus for Prelims Paper-1 is given below.

GS - Paper 1 Prelims (1)
GS Paper-1 Prelims (2)
GS Paper - 1 Prelims (3)
GS Paper 1 - Prelims (4)

The detailed GPSC Syllabus for Prelims Paper-2 is given below.

GS paper 2 Prelims (2)
GS Paper 2 prelims(2)
GS Paper 2 Prelims (3)

Candidates can check the eligibility criteria for the GPSC exams from the link below:

GPSC Exam Syllabus for Mains

GPSC exam for Mains exam consists of the following papers:

  • Paper 1 – Gujarati
  • Paper 2 – English
  • Paper 3 – Essay
  • Paper 4 – General Studies 1
  • Paper 5 – General Studies 2
  • Paper 6 – General Studies 3

The detailed GPSC Exam Syllabus for Gujarati paper of Mains exam is given below

Gujarati Mains Syllabus-1
Gujarati Mains Syllabus - 2

The detailed GPSC Exam Syllabus for English paper of Mains exam is given below

English Mains - 1
English Mains - 2
English Mains - 3

The detailed GPSC Exam Syllabus for Essay paper of Mains exam is given below

Essay Mains Examination

The detailed GPSC Exam Syllabus for General Studies Paper-1 of Mains exam is given below

General Studies- Paper 1 Mains (1)
General Studies- Paper 1 Mains (2)
General Studies- Paper 1 Mains (3)

The detailed GPSC Exam Syllabus for General Studies paper-2 of Mains exam is given below

General Studies- Paper 2 Mains (1)
General Studies - Paper 2 Mains (2)

The detailed GPSC Exam Syllabus for General Studies paper-3 of Mains exam is given below

General Studies- Paper 3 Mains (1)
General Studies - Paper 3 Mains (2)
General Studies - Paper 3 Mains (2)
General Studies - Paper 3 Mains (3)

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