MPPSC Syllabus 2019

MP PSC syllabus is set by Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC). The commission conducts Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) for recruitment of officers and employees for various departments of Madhya Pradesh Government.

The MPPSC Exam 2019 (State Service Exam) is held in three stages.

The MPPSC Exam Pattern for both the State Service Exam Prelims and Mains 2019 is in the table below:

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
  • 250

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 2019 separately.

Some of the topics in the MPPSC Syllabus can be seen overlapping with UPSC Syllabus.

The MPPSC Syllabus in detail is given below:

MPPSC Syllabus in Hindi/English (Prelims):- Download PDF Here

MPPSC Prelims Syllabus

Similar to UPSC Prelims, MPPSC (State Service Exam) Prelims 2019 will be a screening process. The marks obtained by the candidates in this preliminary stage will not be considered in the final merit list. MPPSC Pre Syllabus has similar elements as that in UPSC Prelims.

Check the table below to get a clear idea about MPPSC Pre Syllabus 2019:

Name of the exam MPPSC State Service Exam (Pre) 2019
Who Conducts It? Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC)
How many papers you have to take? 2 (General Studies- 200 marks) (General Aptitude Test- 200 marks)
Duration Of Exam 2 hours each
Main Topics For Paper-I
  • General Science and Environment
  • Current Events of National and International Importance
  • History of India and Independent India
  • Indian and World Geography
  • Indian Polity and Economy
  • Sports
  • Geography, History and Culture of MP
  • Polity and Economy of MP
  • Information and Communication Technology
Main Topics for Paper-II
  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal Skill
  • Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Basic Numeracy
  • Hindi Language Comprehension Skills (Class X Level)

Candidates need not get stressed out looking at the syllabus as questions that are asked in exams are more generalized in nature. Focus should be on simple reading and consistent revisions.

For MPPSC booklist and exam strategies, candidates can refer to details given in the linked article- MPPSC exam preparation

MPPSC Mains Syllabus

Those candidates who clear the MPPSC Pre, will take the Mains 2019. The Cut-Off decided by the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission will determine who all will proceed to the next stage of the State Service Exam i.e. MPPSC Mains.

Check below the MPPSC Mains Syllabus 2019 and the MPPSC Mains Paper Pattern.

Name of the Exam MPPSC Mains Paper 2019
Who Conducts It? Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC)
How many papers you have to write? 8;

  • General Studies-I (300 Marks)
  • General Studies-II (300 Marks)
  • General Studies-III (300 Marks)
  • General Studies-IV (200 Marks)
  • General Hindi (200 Marks)
  • Hindi Essay (100 Marks)
  • Optional Subject (300 marks each)
Duration Of Exams 3 hours each for;

  • General Studies-I
  • General Studies-II
  • General Studies-III
  • General Studies-IV
  • General Hindi
  • Optional Subject Exam

2 hours for;

  • Hindi Essay
Main Topics
  • General Studies-I (History, Geography, Water Management, Disaster Management)
  • General Studies-II (Constitution, Security Issues, Social Legislation, Social Sector etc.)
  • General Studies-III (Science and Technology, Reasoning and Data Interpretation, Technology, etc.)
  • General Studies-IV (Human needs and Motivation, Philosophers, Attitude, etc.)
  • General Hindi (10th level)
  • Hindi Essay

Find Details Below:

MPPSC Mains Paper Syllabus Hindi/English:- Download PDF Here

MPPSC Mains GS-I will include the following:

  1. History part will include topics like World History, Indian History, Medieval Indian History, Modern Indian History with special focus on British Invasion, Indian Freedom Struggle and Post-Independence Struggle.
  2. Culture part will include topics like Indian Culture and Heritage with special reference to Madhya Pradesh.
  3. Geography part will focus on Indian Geography (Both Physical and Human), Soil, and Food Processing Industries.
  4. Disaster Management is an important topic too. Focus on areas like Man-Made Disasters, Community Planning and Case Studies.

MPPSC Mains GS-II will include the following:

  1. The Constitution part will include topics like Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policies (DPSPs), Centre and State Legislatures, Judiciary, Panchayati Raj
  2. For Social Legislation, focus more on current bills passed by the state and the central cabinet and the ones in a debate.
  3. Under Social Sector segment, topics like Health Services, Technological Interventions in the field of family health fetch marks
  4. An aspirant should read about Education Systems with special focus on current updates on Elementary Education and issues related to girl education
  5. A simple reading of topics like HRD, International Organisations will suffice

MPPSC Mains GS-III will include the following:

  1. Unlike various other State Service Exams, MPPSC does include topics like

    Reasoning and Data Interpretation in its mains exam. A candidate should focus on practising- Basic Numeracy and Statistics, Profit and Loss, Mensuration.

  2. Generalised Science and Technology issues too should be read by aspirants
  3. Topics like Energy, Environment, Sustainable Development and Indian Economy can be better understood by referring to basic NCERTs.

MPPSC Mains GS-IV will include general topics and case studies on Ethics, Integrity, etc.

Optional Subjects in MPPSC Syllabus are :

1. Agriculture
2. Animal Husbandry
3. Zoology
4. Botany
5. Chemistry
6. Physics
7. Mathematics
8. Statistics
9. Civil engineering
10. Electrical engineering
11. Mechanical eng
12. Commerce and accountancy
13. Economics
14. History
15. Geography
16. Geology
17. Political Science and International Relations
18. Public Administration
19. Sociology
20. Criminology and Forensic Science
21. Psychology
22. Philosophy
23. Law
24. Hindi Literature
25. English Literature
26. Sanskrit Literature
27. Urdu Literature
28. Anthropology
29. Military Science

Candidates will be ranked on the basis of the marks they score in MPPSC Mains and Interview 2019.

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