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CGPSC (Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission) Syllabus 2021

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Jan 11, 2021

CGPSC stands for the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission exam which is conducted by the State Public Service Commission of Chhattisgarh to recruit the Grade A and Grade B officers in the various administrative branches of the state. The CGPSC exam is conducted annually in the state in line with the pattern of the UPSC exam. Just like the UPSC civil services exam which is conducted at the central level, the CGPSC exam, conducted at the state level by the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission. The CGPSC conducts the State Civil Services exam in three stages for selecting prospective candidates- Preliminary exam, Mains, and Personality test (Personal Interview).

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CGPSC Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2021

The CGPSC written exam is conducted in two phases: Preliminary and Mains. While the Preliminary exam consists of objective questions, the Mains exam comprises of subjective questions. The whole paper is divided into different sections and topics based on the subjects.

The CGPSC State services exam is divided into three distinctive stages:

  1. Prelims exam
  2. Main exam
  3. Personal Interview

CGPSC Prelims Exam 2021

The CGPSC Prelims exam is objective type in nature and comprises of Multiple Choice Questions having only one correct answer. The total marks allotted to the Prelims exam are 400. The Prelims exam consists of two compulsory papers and the allotted duration of time for each paper is 2 hours. The two papers basically check the general knowledge and aptitude ability of the candidate.

Prelims Exam Paper Name Number of Questions Total Marks Exam Duration Negative Marking
Paper I General Studies 100 200 2 hours YES- 1/3 marks
Paper-II Aptitude Test 100 200 2 hours YES- 1/3 marks


  • The minimum qualifying marks for the unreserved category are 33% whereas, for the reserved category and physically handicapped candidates, it is 23%.
  • Only the scores obtained in Paper I is used for preparing the merit list, Paper II is only qualifying in nature.

Syllabus for CGPSC Prelims exam 2021

As stated above, the Prelims exam is divided into Paper I and Paper-II.

The Paper I further consists of two parts:

  • Part I: Static General knowledge- History, Polity, Geography, and Current Affairs.
  • Part II: General knowledge of Chhattisgarh.

Prelims Paper II

This paper evaluates the logical and analytical ability of a candidate and comprises of topics like Logical Reasoning, Math, Attitude in comprehension, etc.

CGPSC Main Exam 2021

The CGPSC main exam consists of 7 papers on different subjects. All the papers consist of subjective type questions. The mains exam is an important factor in deciding whether a candidate would qualify for the next round of interviews or not. As this stage consists of papers from different subjects, it evaluates a candidate’s comprehensive, analytical ability as well as his knowledge and intellectual skills to present the same in answers.

The division of papers and their allotted marks is given in the table below:

Prelims Exam Paper Name Total Marks Exam Duration Negative Marking
Paper I Language paper 200 3 hours NIL
Paper-II Essay paper 200 3 hours NIL
Paper III History, Constitution and Public Administration 200 3 hours NIL
Paper IV Science, Environment, and Technology 200 3 hours NIL
Paper V Geography and Economics 200 3 hours NIL
Paper VI Mathematics and Logical Ability 200 3 hours NIL
Paper VII Sociology and Philosophy 200 3 hours NIL
Total Marks 1400

Syllabus for CGPSC Main 2021

Paper-I Language Paper


  • Chhattisgarhi Language (Regional language of the state)
  • General English
  • General Hindi
  • General Sanskrit

Paper-II Essay Paper

Syllabus: Writing Essays on the following:

  • Problems/issues faced by India (National level)
  • Problems/issues faced by Chhattisgarh (State level)

Paper-III History, Constitution and Public Administration

Syllabus: Questions can be on the following topics:

  • Indian History
  • Indian National Movement
  • History of Chhattisgarh
  • Role of Chhattisgarh in the Indian National Movement
  • Indian Constitution
  • Public Administration

Paper-IV Science, Environment and Technology

Syllabus: Questions can be on the following topics:

  • Technology
  • Environment
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

Paper-V Geography and Economics

Syllabus: Questions can be on the following topics:

  • 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 Mathematics and Logical Ability

Syllabus: Questions can be on the following topics:

  • Logical reasoning
  • Data analysis- Basic numeric mathematical operations
  • Rational numbers
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Algorithm method, A binary digital system, change in binary number to decimal number and vice versa

Paper-VII Sociology and Philosophy

Syllabus: Questions can be on the following topics:

  • Tribes of Chhattisgarh
  • Sociology
  • Indian Philosophy and Yoga
  • Art & Culture of Chhattisgarh

NOTE: All the papers can be attempted and answered either in English or Hindi. Candidates can choose any language between the two. However, this does not apply to language papers.

Personal Interview

The candidates, who qualify in the preliminary, as well as mains exam, are selected for the personal interview. The candidate here is judged on the basis of his mental alertness, clear and logical expression, critical thinking, leadership, intellectual and moral integrity, etc. The personality test is of 150 marks. The final list of recommended candidates for the CGPSC Civil services examination is based on the total marks obtained in the Mains examination and the personality test.

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


anil kumar nag
Cgpsc exame paper

Hi Anil

Check out our website of Chattisgarh Public Service Commission to know about all the details regarding the exam and prepration tips. You will find the syllabus and the practise paper for the exam.