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Feb 17, 2021

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CGPSC is a public service grant commission that conducts civil services examinations to various posts in Chhattisgarh state of Madhya Pradesh, under the supervision of Government of Chhattisgarh and State governor. Public service commission works under the provision of Act 315, of Indian Constitution, which was formed on 23rd May 2001. It conducts competitive exams to fulfill the recruitment in government jobs for the state. The headquarter is situated at Shankar Nagar Road, Bhagat Singh Square, Raipur, and Chhattisgarh. CGPSC held this year to fulfill the requirement to 272 posts of state government, as such for civil services, State police services, finance service officer, Commercial tax officer, Superintendent of district jail, Labor officer, District women and child development registrar, Assistant director, assistant registrar, subordinate account service officer, Child development project manager ( naib tehsildar), Assistant jail superintendent., Commercial tax inspector., Cooperative tax inspector and Excise SI.

Latest update:

  • February 17, 2021: CGPSC 2021 Final answer key for prelims is out. read more

CGPSC SSE 2021 Application Process

CGPSC SSE (state service exam) follows three stages of the selection procedure for the recruitment.

  • Prelims
  • Main
  • Interview round.
    • Prelims and mains were basically conducted in offline (pen and paper) mode.
    • Application processes of filling forms for prelims examination begin on 6th December 2019 and last up to 4th January 2020. Mode of application was completely online.

An application fee to appear in the exam was as per follow:

Category Amount Gender
Unreserved category (UR). RS 400-/ Male, Female and Transgender.
Reserved category (OBC, SC and ST). RS 300-/ Male, Female and Transgender.
  • Exam was conducted on 09 February 2020, applicants who have qualified the prelims examination, were only eligible to appear for the Mains.
  • For the mains registration, individuals are required to register themselves on the official portal of CGPSC via filling their important details, and uploading documents as mentioned on the website.
  • Applicants can visit official website of CGPSC on or
CGPSC Important dates

CGPSC 2020-21 Important Dates

Events Dates
CGPSC application form registration begins on. 6th December 2019.
Last date to fill the form. 4th January 2020.
Admit card issued. 31st January 2020.
Prelims examination date. 9th February 2020.
Answer key displayed for prelims. 13th February 2020.
Results announced. 12th June 2020.
Registrations for mains begin on 27th June 2020.
Correction filling for the form will begin and end on. Between 30th July- 06 August 2020.
Mains examination date. Will be notified soon.
CGPSC 2021 application process December 14, 2020 onwards
CGPSC 2021 Prelims exam February 14, 2021
CGSPC 2021 mains exam date June 18-21, 2021
  • Earlier, exam date for mains was scheduled to be held between 17-20 June. Which is now rescheduled under the statement “yet to be declared” by the CGPSC, due to the present pandemic situation in the country.
  • CGPSC soon will release the mains examination date on their official website. Candidates are advised to revisit the site on regular intervals. Interview round will take place on behalf of mains results only, by selecting eligible candidates for it by the officials.
  • Candidates can visit the official site on clicking the link, given:
CGPSC Eligibility

CGPSC 2021 Eligibility Criteria

  • Any graduate individual from any stream and class can appear for the examination. The age limit is between minimum of 21 to maximum of 29 years, in accordance with year and month, January 2020.
  • Institutions from which a candidate has completed his/her graduation should be affiliated to UGC (UNION GRANT COMMISSION), under ACT 1956 (section 3).
  • Minimum age to appear for the exam is 21 and it should not exceed to the maximum of 30.
  • Age relaxation up to 5 years, can be expected for the permanent domiciles of state Chhattisgarh irrespective of caste or category and to the candidate who is widow on her first appointment.
  • Age relaxation up to 8 years can be expected for the OBC, SC and ST applicants who are permanent domiciles of state Chhattisgarh.
  • Age relaxation up to 3 years, for the defense personnel and disabled individuals can be expected.
CGPSC Admit Card

CGPSC 2021 Admit Card

  • If the candidate fulfills the eligibility criteria, then he/she can appear for the examination and will be provided with the admit card for the prelims and mains. Separate admit cards will be issued for both the stages respectively.
  • Admit cards will be available on the official website of CGPSC; candidates can login, to check their details and download admit cards, before appearing in the examination.
  • Candidates must come to the examination Centre along with their admit card, and one photo ID proof.
CGPSC Syllabus

CGPSC 2021 Exam pattern

CGPSC 2020 Prelims: Paper Format and syllabus

  • It consists of two papers: Paper 1 (general studies) and Paper 2 (Aptitude test).
  • Language of examination: English and Hindi.
  • Duration of exam: 2 hours.
  • Format: MCQ type.
  • Paper 1 is divided into two parts: general studies (unit01) and general knowledge of Chhattisgarh (unit02).
General studies
50 questions • History of India and national movement.
• Geography of India (Physical, social and economic).
• Indian constitution and politics.
• Economy of India.
• Science &technology
• Indian Culture, Art and Philosophy.
• Current affairs and sports
• Environment
Part- B
General knowledge of Chhattisgarh.
50 questions • Industry of Chhattisgarh- energy power plant, water and mineral resources.
• Current affairs of Chhattisgarh.
• Administrative structure, local government and panchayati raj
• Economy, forest and agriculture of Chhattisgarh.
• Literature, art, folk and music, dance, singing of Chhattisgarh
• History of Chhattisgarh, contribution of Chhattisgarh in freedom movement
• Geography, climate, physical status, census, archeological, and tourist interest in Chhattisgarh
Paper 2 Aptitude test 100 questions • Data interpretation- charts, graph, tables, till class 10th level
• Knowledge of Hindi language – class 10th level
• Knowledge of Chhattisgarh language
• Basic numerical till class 10th level
• Logical reasoning
• Analytic ability
• Interpersonal skills - communication
• Decision making and problem solving general mental ability.

Both the papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2, carry a total of 200 marks each.

CGPSC Exam Pattern

CGPSC 2021 Mains Exam Pattern and Syllabus

  • CGPSC Mains exam consists of 7 types of paper, and they all carry 200 marks each.
  • Duration of examination: 3 hours each.
  • Language of examination: English and Hindi.
    • Paper 1 – Language.
    • Paper 2 – Essay.
    • Paper 3 – History, Constitution and Public administration.
    • Paper 4 – Science, Technology and Environment.
    • Paper 5 - Economics and Geography.
    • Paper 6 – Mathematics and Logical ability.
    • Paper 7 – Philosophy and Sociology.
Paper 1 Language Language 01 - Hindi
Language 02- English
Language 03- Local language of Chhattisgarh
Papers 2 Essay Topic- International and national level issues &Chhattisgarh state-level issues.
(Reason, present status including data, and solution)
Paper 3 General studies
(Part 1)

History of India

1. Pre-historic age, Medieval Indian history, Sultanate and Mughal period, Vijaya Nagar kingdom, Bhakti movement, Sufism, development of literature in regional languages, Mauryan politics and economy, Satavahana period, and Gupta Empire.
2. Art, literature,architecture, and technology development during the period of Gupta-Vakataka.
3. Dynasty of south India, rise of Marathas. Indus civilization, Vedic civilization, Jainism and Buddhism, Rise of Magadha Empire
4. Advent of Europeans and factors responsible for the establishment of British supremacy, expansion of British empire-wars and diplomacy, rural economy-agriculture, land revenue systems-permanent settlement, Ryotwari, Mahalwari
5. Decline of handicrafts industries, relation of East India Company with states, changes in administrative structure, urban economy after 1858, development of railways, industrialization, constitutional development 6. Socio-religious reform movements-Brahmo samaj, Arya samaj, Prarthana samaj, Ram Krishna mission, rise of nationalism, the revolt of I857, establishment of indian national congress, partition of Bengal and Swadeshi movement
7. Rise and development of communalism, revolutionary movements, home rule movement, Gandhian movements, quit India movement, workers, peasant, and tribal movements, reform movement among Dalit’s, reform movement among Muslims, Aligarh movement
Indian national army, independence and partition of India, merger of states.

(Part 2)

Indian Constitution

  • Constitutional development of India (1773-1950), formation of the constitution and salient features, preamble, nature of the constitution
  • Fundamental rights and duties
  • Directive principles of state policy
  • Union executive, legislative, and judiciary
  • Right to constitutional remedies, public interest litigation, judicial activism, judicial review, attorney general
  • State executive, legislature, and judiciary, advocate general
  • Centre-state relationship-legislative, executive, and financial
  • All India services Union and state public service commission Emergency provisions, constitutional amendments
  • Concept of basic structure Government of Chhattisgarh-legislative, executive, and judiciary
  • Public administration-meaning, scope, nature, and importance Public administration and private administration under liberalizations

Public Administration

  • New public administration, development administration and comparative administration
  • New dimensions in public administration, State vs. market
  • Rule of law, Organization-principles, approaches, and structure, Management-leadership, policy determination, decision making
  • Instruments of administrative management-coordination, delegation, communication, observation and motivation
  • Administrative reforms Good governance, e-governance, Bureaucracy
  • District administration Control on administration in India-parliamentary, financial judicial, and executive

Right to information

  • Panchayats and municipalities.
  • Presidential parliamentary, and union federal government
  • Theory - power of separation
  • Administrative structure of Chhattisgarh
(Part 3)

History of Chhattisgarh

  • Movement performed by peasants, workers and tribal andFormation of Chhattisgarh state. •
  • Major dynasties-Rajarshitulya Kula, Nala, Sharabhpuriyas, Pandu, Somvanshis and,history of Chhattisgarh from Vedic age to Gupta period.
Paper 4 Science and Technology


  • Acid and base, metallurgy, chemical reactions, rate of chemical reactions, difference between mineral and ores. Periodic table, general properties, metals and non-metals. General properties. Corrosion.


  • Light- refraction and reflection. (Concave, convex lens and mirror) and their properties on different surfaces, power of lens, mirror formula.
  • Origin of energy in the sun and its cause, electricity and its effects-electric intensity, potential-potential difference, electric current, Ohm's law, resistance, specific resistance, influencing factors
  • Resistance and related numerical questions, thermal effect of current and its uses, calculation of power and electrical energy spent, numerical precautions observed in electric experiments, photoelectric effect
  • Structure of PN junction, diode, and node.


  • Sexual reproduction in plants, structure of flower and reproduction process, (general information) pollination, fertilization, human reproductive system and reproduction process (general information)
  • Heredity and evolution-heredity and variation, fundamental basis of heredity chromosome and DNA (preliminary information)
  • Transport of mineral and water in plants and animals (in context of human being), structure and function of blood, structure and working of heart, (preliminary knowledge), photosynthesis-definition, main steps of the process
  • Human digestive system and digestive process (general information), control and coordination-nervous system of human being, structure and function of human brain and spinal cord, coordination in plants and animal phytohormones
  • Light reaction and dark reaction, respiration-definition, breathing, and respiration, types of respiration, aerobic and anaerobic respiration, respiratory organs of animals respiratory system of human being and mechanism of respiration
  • Endocrine glands hormone and their function, reproduction and growth-type of reproduction asexual reproduction, fission, budding, regeneration, artificial vegetative reproduction, layering, cutting, grafting, parthenogenesis.


  • The space programme in India, Role of Information Technology in rural India, Current Science & Technology

Environmental science 

  • Air Pollution, Water Pollution, Importance of Biodiversity
Paper 5 Economyand Geography of India and Chhattisgarh.

Geography of India

  • Human characteristics-population, census, population growth, density, and distribution
  • Birth rate, mortality rate, infant mortality rate, migration, urbanization, agriculture-characteristics of Indian agriculture, agricultural food crops, cereal, pulses, oilseeds, and other crop 
  • Production and distribution, mean of irrigation and its importance, modernization of agriculture, problems of agriculture and planning, irrigation multipurpose projects, green revolution, white revolution, blue revolution
  • Mineral resources-mineral storage, production and distribution of mineral, energy resources-coal, petroleum, thermal power energy, nuclear energy, non-conventional sources of energy
  • Industries-development and structure of industries in India, large scale, medium, small and smallest scale, agriculture, forest and mineral based industries

Geography of Chhattisgarh

  • Physical features, location and extension of Chhattisgarh, mineral resources, Agriculture, energy resources, industries, tourism in Chhattisgarh.

Economics of India and Chhattisgarh

  •  National and per capita income
  • Economic reforms.
  • Monetary policy.
  • Literacy and occupational structure
  • Ruler development
  • Budgetary policy
  • Structure and growth of cooperation
  • Child labor and women empowerment.
Paper 6 Philosophy and Sociology.
  • Nature of philosophy, philosophy of Geeta, Charvaka, Jain, Budha, Samkhya, Yoga, Nayay, Aristotle, Vaisheshika, Locke, Philosophy of Advaita Vedanta-Brahman, Maya, Jagat, Moksha, Kautilya, theory of Saptanga, theory of Mandal, Gurunanak-social-ethical philosophy, Guru Ghasidas-characteristics of Satnam Pantha, Vallabhacharya-Pushtimarg, Moore-realism, A.J. Ayar-verification theory, John Dewey-pragmatism, Sartre-existentialism, meaning of religion, nature of philosophy of religion, religious tolerance, secularism, problem of evil, ethical values and ethical dilemma
  • Social processes-social interaction, cooperation, struggle, competition
  • Social control and social change-sources and agencies of social control, processes, and factors of social change
  • India, social problems, Social disorganization-anomie and alienation, inequality
  • Social research and techniques-objective of social research, use of scientific method to study of social phenomena, problems of objectivity
  • Tools and techniques of data collection-observation, interview, questionnaire, schedule
  • Sociology-meaning, scope, and nature, importance of its study
  • Relation with other social sciences
  • Primary concepts-society, community, association, institution, social group, folkways, and mores
  • Individual and society-social interactions, status and role, culture and personality, socialization
  • Hindu social organization-religion, ashram, Varna, purusharth
Social aspects of Chhattisgarh
  • Tribal social organization, constitutional system, primitive and other tribes of Chhattisgarh, folk, arts, literacy and music, folk culture, protected archeological monuments.
  •  Centuries and waterfalls of Chhattisgarh.
Paper 7 Welfare development laws and programme
  • Indian society, social legislation, Human right protection 1993, Indian constitution and criminal law (penal code)
  • RTI Act, Environment protection act , IT act, Corruption prevention act, Developmental impact on resident of Chhattisgarh
International and national sports, events, and organizations. World Trade Organization and its impact on India, National and International sports and others like,UN, IMF, WORLD BANK and ASIAN BANK, SAARC, and BRICS.
International and National Educational Institute and their role in Human development. • Availability of skilled human resource, employability and productivity of Human resources, institutions and councils in human resource development, higher education and technical education, vocational education.

Mains examination held for a total of 1400 marks.

CGPSC 2021 Interview round

Chhattisgarh public service commission (CGPSC) has recently notified about the cancellation of the interview schedule for certain posts. Interviews here by stands cancel due to present pandemic outbreak. Candidates are requested to stay calm and not to panic. Soon the officials will announce the dates for all the cancelled examinations and interviews on their website.



Ques. When will the results for prelims of CGPSC SSE be declared?

Ans. The CGPSC SSE 2020 results of the prelims have been declared on June 12, 2020. You can check the result through the official website.

Ques. What are the conducting criteria for the CGPSC interview round?

Ans. The interview round carries 75 marks and will be conducted for only those candidates who qualify the mains exam as well.

Ques. Is CGPSC SSE equivalent to an IAS?

Ans. While the exam is similar to IAS in terms of syllabus and exam pattern, but conducted on a state level. Those who qualify are subordinates to those who have qualified IAS but have scope for promotion in the future to the pay scale and designation of the IAS officers.

Ques. Will there be any marks relaxation for women candidates?

Ans. While reserved category candidates get 5% marks relaxation for qualifying the exam, there is no such provision for female candidates.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.