MPPSC Syllabus 2020 - Prelims & Mains

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.

MPPSC 2020 syllabus is expected to be the same as in 2019. Any changes related to the syllabus will be updated once an official statement related to the same is published by the Commission.

The MPPSC Exam 2020 (State Service Exam) will be held in three stages.

The MPPSC Exam Pattern for both the State Service Exam Prelims and Mains 2020 is in the table below:

Name of the Exam Type of the Exam/Time Marks
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 2020 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 Prelims Syllabus 2020:- Download PDF Here

MPPSC Prelims Syllabus

Similar to UPSC Prelims, MPPSC (State Service Exam) Prelims 2020 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 2020:

Name of the exam MPPSC State Service Exam (Pre) 2020
Who conducts it? Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC)
How many papers do 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. The 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 2020. 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 2020 and the MPPSC Mains Paper Pattern.

Name of the Exam MPPSC Mains Paper 2020
Who conducts it? Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC)
How many papers do 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)
Duration of Exams 3 hours each for;

  • General Studies-I
  • General Studies-II
  • General Studies-III
  • General Studies-IV
  • General Hindi

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.

MPPSC Mains Syllabus 2020:- Download PDF


  1. PSC ke liye best books

    1. Hi Kuldeep
      Please check the MPPSC Preparation page to get the preparation techniques and list of important books for PSC.

  2. What is a age limit for genral candidates in mppsc????

    I hope it’s 40 years?

    1. Hi Bhavesh
      The maximum age limit for MPPSC State Service Exam is 35. You can check the detailed MPPSC Eligibility in the linked article.

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