GPSC (Gujarat Public Service Commission) 2021: Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Application Form, Syllabus, Admit Card & Result

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Apr 16, 2021

The Gujarat Public Service Commission, widely addressed as GPSC conducted several exams to recruit vacant Group A posts in the state of Gujarat. The governmental commission aims in implementing various opportunities and overcoming unemployment in the state of Gujarat by conducting exams for all civil service posts. Eligible candidates who ace the examination shall further move forward and finally end up filling vacant positions in the state. The commission starts with the opening of the application window once intimidated by the state government.

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Latest Updates

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  • GPSC administrative services 2020 admit card to be released soon. Read more
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The sector has divided the review into three stages. Namely,

  1. Preliminary stage
  2. Main stage
  3. Final interview

Official notifications made by the commission

  • The GPSC Prelims 2020 result is out. Check details here
  • The commission had postponed all the preliminary and main examinations that were due happening till May 30, 2020.
  • The newly updated exam schedule is yet to be released by the commission.
GPSC Highlights 2021

GPSC 2021 Highlights

Elements Details
Name of the exam Gujarat Public Service examination
Conducting body Gujarat Public Service Commission
Frequency of the examination Once a year
Mode of the examination Offline/pen and paper
Official Website

Posts offered to candidates who qualify GPSC exam: When a candidate qualifies several levels and aces the examination, he/she shall be provided with the posts mentioned below:

  • Civil service:
    • Gujarat Administrative Service (class-1)
    • Gujarat Civil Service (Class-1 & Class-2)
    • Range Forest Officer (Class-2)
    • Deputy Section Officer (class-3)
    • Deputy Mamlatdar (class-3)
    • Commercial Tax Inspector (Class-3)
    • Legal Assistant (Class-3)
  • Gujarat Service of Engineering (class-1 and class-2)
  • Gujarat Legislative Secretariat service:
    • Reporter in the English language
    • Reporter in the Hindi language
    • Reporter in the Gujarati language
  • Stenographer(class-1):
    • Private Secretary in gujarati language (class-1 & class-2)
    • Private Secretary in English language (class-1 & Class-II)
  • Information Department
    • Translator / Research Assistant(Class-3)
  • Legal Department:
    • Translator (Class-3)
  • Legislative Secretariat:
    • Translator(Class-3)
GPSC Important Dates

GPSC 2021 Important dates

Release of official notification by the commission January 2021
Last date for submission of application forms February 2021
Release of admit cards Yet to be notified
Date of the examination Yet to be notified
Declaration of results Yet to be notified
GPSC Application Process

GPSC 2021 How does the whole commission process complete?

For an outsider, when seen deep this is how the whole commission functions.

  • The state government notifies the commission about the vacant posts in the state of Gujarat.
  • Gujarat Public Service Commission notices the public about the exam.
  • Commencement of application form filling
  • Closing of application form filling
  • Issuing of admit cards to the candidates
  • Conduction of exam
  • Releasing of answer key
  • Release of results
  • Final interview
  • Allotment of posts for the candidates who aced the examination.
GPSC Eligibility 2021

Eligibility for GPSC 2021

A candidate aspiring to appear for the examination must fulfill all the essential eligibility criteria. The Gujarat Public Service Commission and state government team up to set the eligibility requirements. A candidate who fails to meet even any one of the rules shall be prohibited from appearing for the exam.

A candidate appearing for the exam must fulfill the below-mentioned essential criteria:

  • She/he must be a citizen of India
  • A subject from Nepal
  • A subject from Bhutan
  • A person from Tibet can also appear only if he/she is a refugee from Tibet and permanently migrated from fiber to India with a motive to settle down before 1st January 1962.
  • A person with Indian origin and ancestry who migrated to India from Pakistan, (Bangladesh), Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam.

Age limit for GPSC 2021: The exam conducting body has set up different age limits for candidates based on the social category he/she belongs to.

  • When a candidate belonging to any of the reserved categories, she/he gets profited by experiencing relaxation in the maximum age limit set by the commission is proper documents are submitted:
The social category of the candidate Relaxation in age
A candidate from SC, ST, Socially and Educationally Backward Classes with origin in the state of Gujarat.
  • The candidate gets his/her age relaxed for up to 5 years.
  • The maximum age limit of the person to appear for the exam shall be 45 years.
A female candidate belonging to any of the reserved categories
  • The candidate gets to experience age relaxation of 10 years.
A candidate who has served as an ex-serviceman/officer
  • The candidate gets to experience age relaxation of their entire military years with the addition of 3 years.
  • The candidate should've served in the military at least for five years.
Candidates who are physically disabled
  • The commission relaxes the work according to the person's disability.
  • The candidates get to experience age relaxation of about ten years.
  • Candidates who are physically challenged must provide a certificate/document proving their statement.
Female candidates of any unreserved categories
  • The person gets her age relaxed up to 5 years from the actual maximum age limit.
A person who had served the state government
  • The candidate doesn't get to experience any relaxation in age during the upper age.

A candidate belonging to any general or unreserved category doesn't get any relaxation in age. Therefore, he/she must follow the age limit mentioned below:

Maximum age limit to appear for the exam Minimum age limit to appear for the exam
35 years old or below 20 years old or above

Educational qualification: A candidate must follow the educational norms set by the commission to appear for the exam and offered with jobs.

  • A candidate with the aspiration to appear and ace the examination must hold a bachelor's degree or more from a state/central recognized university.
  • Candidates who appeared for their final semester examination and are waiting for the results to be declared can also appear for the GPSC exam.
  • Although, during the application process for the main stage of the exam, the candidate has to submit his/her certificates and final semester scorecard.

How to fill the application form of the GPSC exam? An aspiring candidate can apply for the exam only through online mode. Follow the step by step process to overcome any trouble during the process.

Step 1: Visit the official website of GPSC

Step 2: After opening the tab, click on the link that reads 'apply online'.

Step 3: You shall see the application forms for several posts.

Step 4: Click on the post/recruitment of your interest.

Step 5: Enter required details such as educational qualification, date of birth, residential address, etc.

Step 6: Upload neatly scanned documents such as certificates, a passport-sized photograph, and signature of the candidate.

Step 7: Cross-check all the entered details and go for the payment process.

Step 8: Pay the application fee based on the social category you belong to.

Step 9: Cross-check all the entered details and click on the button that reads 'submit'.

Step 10: Download the application form and take a printout of the same for future references.

GPSC 2021- Admit card: A candidate must carry the admit card while appearing for the examination without he/she wouldn't be allowed to enter the exam hall. An admit card of a candidate consists of details such as time of exam commencement, examination centre allotted, etc.

How to download the admit card?

An aspirant appearing for the GPSC exam must download and carry it along with them. A candidate must follow the steps mentioned below while downloading the admit card.

Step 1: Check out the Visit official website run by the commission (

Step 2: A tab shall open

Step 3: Once on the newly opened tab, search for a link/button that reads 'Download call letter'.

Step 4: Click on the link and wait for it to load

Step 3: Click on the link for the post you've applied for.

Step 4: A candidate has to enter his/her registration number, date of birth, gender to get themselves logged in.

Step 5: Once the candidate gets done with entering the required details, he/she now has to click on the button that says 'Download admit card' and get it downloaded.

Step 6: Once downloaded, take a colour print out of the same and carry it during the examination.

GPSC Exam Pattern

GPSC 2021 Examination pattern

The commission recruits candidates only after they qualify the three stages of the examination.

  • Preliminary stage: The questions shall be in the form of objective type.
  • Main stage: The questions shall be asked in the form of descriptive type.
  • The final interview: 100 marks.

Preliminary stage

Name of the examination Gujarat Public Services Examination for administrative services of the indian state
  • Class I
  • Class ll
  • Gujarat Civil Services
Total number of papers The commission examines the candidates with two papers.
  • Paper I – General Studies I
  • Paper 2- General Studies II
The maximum duration of the exam
  • Paper l- 3 hours
  • Paper ll- 3 hours
Maximum marks
  • Paper l- 200 marks
  • Paper ll- 200 marks
Type of the question paper Objective/MCQs type
Mode of the exam Offline/pen and paper mode

Main stage

Name of the examination Gujarat Public Services Exam for Gujarat Administrative Services Class I and Gujarat Civil Services, Class I & II
Total number of papers The commission in this stage examines the candidates with six papers.
The maximum duration of the exam The maximum duration of 3 hours are granted for each paper.
Maximum marks
  • Each paper consists of a maximum of 150.
  • Total marks of the main stage are 900.
Type of the question paper Descriptive/stative type
Mode of the exam Offline/pen and paper mode

GPSC 2021 Examination/application fee

A candidate must give a thorough read of details before commencing with the payment processes.

  • A candidate with no reservation or who belongs to the general category must pay the fee of Rs. 100/.
  • A candidate can pay the fee by cash at any computerized post office across the Indian state of Gujarat or through any of the online payment methods.

The commission has completely accepted candidates from several categories from paying the examination fee. The categories exempted from paying the application fee are:

  • Candidates from SC, ST, and economically weaker categories with Gujarat as the state of origin.
  • The examination and application fee shall be discharged to candidates who served as an ex-serviceman for the country for class iii posts.
  • Fees for ex-serviceman trying for class l and ll shall not be exempted meaning they've to pay the examination and application fee as other categories.

GPSC Previous year cutoff trends

The commission decides the cutoff trends every year based on,

  • The difficulty level of the question paper
  • Highest score of the year
  • The average score of the year
  • Total number of candidates appearing for the examination
  • Cutoff of the year 2018-2019:
S.No Category with the gender of the candidate Cutoff for the year Final cutoff with relaxation Total number of recruited candidates
1 General Male 139.06 125.15 755
2 General Female 119.36 107.96 303
3 OBC Male 139.06 125.15 1267
4 OBC Fale 139.06 125.15 72
5 SC Male 139.06 125.15 267
6 SC Female 139.06 125.15 21
7 ST Male 115.73 104.16 196
8 ST Female 108.13 97.32 30
9 EWS Male 139.06 125.15 994
10 EWS Female 139.06 125.15 41
GPSC Exam Centers

GPSC 2021 Examination Centres

The GPSC examination shall be conducted in 16 different parts across the Indian state of Gujarat.

The declared examination centres:

S.No Examination centre
1 Ahmedabad
2 Bharuch
3 BK (Palanpur)
4 Bhavnagar
5 Jamnagar
6 Junagadh
7 Kutch Bhuj
8 Mahesana
9 Patan
10 Rajkot
11 SK(Himmatnagar)
12 Surat
13 Surendranagar
14 Tapi (Vyara)
15 Vadodara
16 Valsad
GPSC Result 2021

GPSC 2021 Results

A candidate can check his/her results after appearing for the examination.

Step 1: Visit the official website of GPSC (

Step 2: Once on the website, click on the tab that reads 'News and events'.

Step 3: Once opening the tab, click on the link reading 'List of eligible candidates for application scrutiny'.

Step 4: A new tab shall open

Step 5: The candidate's result shall get displayed on the screen.

Step 6: Download the webpage and take a printout of the same for future references.

A candidate must follow the steps mentioned above to follow any confusion and obtain their results.

GPSC Salary 2021

GPSC 2021 Salary/Payscale

The salary provided to the candidates after recruiting shall differ according to the post allotted.

Payment with accordance to 7th pay commission:

Payment for candidates of class l Payment for candidates of class ll
Rs 56,100 – Rs 1,77,500 & other subsidies Rs 44,900 – Rs 1,42,400 & other subsidies

An aspirant with any doubt about the examination would now have a clear cut idea. A candidate has now got plenty of time to get himself/herself prepared for the examination. Amid the pandemic, shall happen with no second thought; the candidates are advised to keep preparing to ace the examination with decent ranks. All the best



Ques. What is the total number of post vacancies available for the year 2020?

Ans. The commission has announced 1716 to be the total post vacancy for the year 2020.

Ques. How many times can a candidate appear for the examination?

Ans. A candidate aspiring to appear for the exam has no limitations as he/she can take up the exam how much ever time he/she wants.

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