GPSC Exam Pattern

The Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC) sets the exam pattern for its recruitment in its 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.

Knowing the exam pattern for GPSC will be crucial as it will give the candidates a positive edge in the competitive examination.

This article will further give you information about the exam pattern for the GPSC Exam.

GPSC Exam Pattern for 2023

The WBPSC Exam is conducted in three stages:

  • Preliminary Stage
  • Mains Stage
  • Interview round

The GPSC 2021 Prelims will be conducted on 19th December 2021. Earlier it was set to be conducted on March 21, 2021 but had been postponed. The results for the exam will be out in February 2022. The dates for the Personality test will be announced following the declaration of the Prelims result. For more GPSC notifications follow the linked article.

GPSC Prelims Exam Pattern

The GPSC Prelims Exams is an objective type paper consists of two papers – General Studies – I and General Studies – II

A breakdown of the GPSC Prelims exam pattern is given in the table below:

GPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2023
Paper No of Questions Duration  Total Marks
General Studies – I 150 3 hrs 200
General Studies – II 100 3 hrs 200


  • The GPSC Prelims paper is of a qualifying nature. Candidates need to score about 33% in order qualify for the next stage
  • There is also negative marking where ⅓ of marks will be deducted in penalty for wrong answers

A brief syllabus of General Studies – I paper is given below:

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

A brief syllabus of General Studies – II paper is given below:

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

To know more in detail about the GPSC Syllabus, visit the linked article.

GPSC Mains Exam Pattern

The GPSC Mains Exam is of a descriptive nature and its marks are considered as final and necessary to qualify for the interview stage

A breakdown of the GPSC Mains exam pattern is given in the table below:

GPSC Mains Exam Pattern – 2023
Paper Duration Marks
Gujarati 3 hrs 150
English 3 hrs 150
Essay 3 hrs 150
General Studies 1 3 hrs 150
General Studies 2 3 hrs 150
General Studies 3 3 hrs 150
Total Marks 900

GPSC Personality Test

The GPSC Personality Test (Interview) carries about 100 marks. The candidate will be interviewed by a board of competent and unbiased observers. The board will assess the mental caliber and intellectual qualities of the candidates in order to assess whether his/her personality will be the right fit in the GPSC.

The technique of the interview varies. Think of it as an examination but of a natural, though directed and purposive conversation which is intended to reveal the mental qualities of the candidate.

Frequently Asked Questions about GPSC Exam

Frequently asked Questions about GPSC Exam


What is the salary of a GPSC Class 1 officer?

The salary of GPSC 2021 for candidates of class l is Rs 56,100 – Rs 1,77,500 and for candidates of class ll Rs 44,900 – Rs 1,42,400.

What subjects are there in the GPSC Mains Exam?

In mains, there will be 5 subjects: Gujarati (200 marks), English (100 marks), Optional subject – descriptive (200 marks), GK I & II – Objective(200 marks each) GK paper-I includes – History & Culture of Gujarat, General Economic matters, Public administration and subject related to state Govt services.

To know more about the GPSC Exam, candidates can refer to the following links. To know more in detail about other Government Exams, visit the linked article.

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