CGPSC Syllabus 2023

State Public Service Commission of Chhattisgarh conducts the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission exam annually to recruit Grade A and Grade B officers in various administrative branches of the state. In a similar fashion to the UPSC civil services exam, which is conducted at the national level, the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission exam is conducted at the state level by the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission.

There are three distinct stages of the CGPSC State services exam:

  1. Preliminary examination
  2. Main examination
  3. Interview

Aspirants can also learn about the state Public Service Commission at the linked article.

Preparing for the upcoming competitive exams? Complement it with the links given below:

Syllabus for Preliminary Examination

The Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission Prelims exam is objective in nature and consists of multiple-choice questions with only one correct answer. This exam carries a total of 400 marks. There are two compulsory papers of 2 hours each in the Prelims exam. The papers are designed to assess candidates’ general knowledge and aptitude for the exam.

Phases Paper Total Number of Question Total Marks Time Allotted


Negative Marks


Paper 1 General Studies 100 200 2 1/3
Paper 2 General Aptitude 100 200 2 1/3

Syllabus for preliminary examination

There are two papers in the preliminary exam, Paper I and Paper II.

There are also two parts to Paper I:

  • The first part of the course covers static general knowledge- history, politics, geography, and current affairs.
  • The second part covers Chhattisgarh’s general knowledge.

Paper-II of the preliminary examinations

Analytical reasoning, mathematics, and attitude in comprehension are some of the topics that comprise this paper, which evaluates the logical and analytical abilities of respondents.

Candidates can also check the syllabus and exam pattern of other state PSC exams at the links given below:

KAS Syllabus UP PCS Syllabus
RAS Syllabus MPSC Syllabus
BPSC Syllabus GPSC Syllabus

Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission Main Examination

A total of seven papers are offered in the main examination of the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission. Each paper consists of subjective-type questions. In determining whether a candidate will qualify for the next round of interviews, the main exam is crucial. As this stage includes various papers, it measures both the candidate’s comprehensive, analytical ability and his knowledge and ability to apply the same to answering questions.

The following are the seven papers for the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission:



Paper Total Marks Time Allotted


Paper I Language paper 200 3
Paper II Essay 200 3
Paper III Public Administration, History, and Constitution 200 3
Paper IV Technology, Environment, and Science 200 3
Paper V Economics and geography 200 3
Paper VI Logic and Mathematics 200 3
Paper VII Philosophy and Sociology 200 3
Scores in total 1400

Here are the details of syllabus for the seven papers of the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission:

Paper-I Language Paper

  • Chhattisgarhi Language (Regional language of Chhattisgarh)
  • English (general)
  • Hindi general
  • Sanskrit (general)

Paper II – Essay

Writing essays on the following topics:

  • India’s problems and issues (National level)
  • Chhattisgarh’s problems/issues (State level)

Paper III-Public Administration, History, and Constitution

  • History of India
  • National Movement of India
  • The history of Chhattisgarh
  • Chhattisgarh’s role in the Indian National Movement
  • Constitution of India
  • Public Administration

Paper IV-Technology, Environment, and Science

  • The technology
  • The environment
  • Chemistry
  • Physic
  • Biology

Paper V- Economics and Geography

  • Geography of the state of Chhattisgarh
  • Forest, Agriculture, Industry and Natural resources of Chhattisgarh
  • Economics of state of Chhattisgarh
  • Indian Economics
  • Planning in India

Paper-VI Logic and Mathematics

  • Reasoning logically
  • Analysing data- Basic numeric mathematical operations
  • Rational numbers
  • Geometry of coordinates
  • An algorithm method, binary to decimal conversion, and vice versa

Paper VII- Philosophy and Sociology

  • Chhattisgarh’s tribes
  • Sociology
  • Yoga and Indian Philosophy
  • Culture & Art of Chhattisgarh

Please note that all the papers can be attempted and answered in English or Hindi. Candidates can select any language they prefer. But this does not apply to language papers.

The links given below will help aspirants with CGPSC mains exam preparation:

General English for Competitive Exams Causes Of Indian National Movement
Logical Reasoning Constitution of India
Indian Economy Notes Economic Planning in India

Personal Interview

Candidates who pass both the preliminary and main exams are selected for an interview. Candidate evaluation is based on mental alertness, logical reasoning, critical thinking, leadership, intellectual integrity, and moral integrity, among other factors. Personality tests carry 150 points. Candidates are recommended for the civil services examination based on their scores from the mains examination and the personality test.

The official website releases Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission (CGPSC) results. In order to do well on the examination, candidates must start their preparations in advance.

Preparing for the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission:

Preparation for the exam involves self-assessment. It is wise to begin studies well in advance of the examination. Considering that questions can be posed about any minor aspect of the subject, it is not advisable to omit anything. Try to take as many mock tests as possible in an environment as close to that of an examination environment.

  • For current affairs, you should read good newspapers such as The Hindu, and also follow local newspapers.
  • For government policies, read magazines like Yojana.
  • Since it is a major component of the syllabus, get comfortable with the language and culture of Chhattisgarh.
  • Every time you sit for studying, practice different types of questions.
  • Take notes on topics that you think are difficult.
  • Watch Chhattisgarh-related news/events and see how the news affects the state. This will help you identify important and unimportant topics.

Knowing the syllabus always helps students prepare well for the exams. No matter if you are preparing for state civil services, UPSC Exam, a well-planned study schedule definitely helps in cracking the exams with good scores.

Aspirants can visit the linked article and get details about the upcoming government exams that comprise current affairs and general awareness as an important topic in the syllabus.

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