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GPSC (Gujarat Public Service Commission) Eligibility 2021

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Oct 7, 2020

GPSC was formed in 1960 under Article 315 to select Civil Servants in the state of Gujarat. As per article 316, the Governor has the power to select the chairman and members of the state public service commission. Currently, Dinesh Dasa is the chairman of the GPSC. Its functions have been described under Article 320 of the Constitution of India.

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GPSC announces vacancies for various state services every year attracting applications in huge amounts. Registration is done on its online portal Official notification is released around January, and all the eligible candidates are invited to apply for GPSC.

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The following article will discuss details like Eligibility, Important Dates, Exam Pattern, etc.

GPSC Highlights

GPSC Highlights

Established 1960
Exams Conducted Class-1 and Class-2 posts for State Government
Stages of GPSC Civil Services Exam 3 staged exam:
1. Preliminary Test
2. Mains Exam
3. Interview
Official Website
Contact Information +91 79 232 58980
GPSC Important Dates

Important Dates

GPSC is usually conducted in the month of October with the last being conducted in October 2019. Its advertisement comes around the month of January every year. The following are the tentative dates for the 2021 cycle.

Publication of Official Notification January 2021
Last date to submit Application Form February 2021
Date of issuing Admit Card NA
GPSC Exam Dates NA
Result Declaration NA
GPSC Eligibility


A candidate must be an Indian Citizen for applying for GPSC. This is the basic criterion for most of the government exams in the country. Apart from that several criteria like Educational Qualification, Age Relaxations, are also there. The following criteria is set by the GPSC for the Civil Services to be eligible for the exam.

  • General
    • Candidate must be a citizen of India
    • For reservation benefits, the Candidate must have a domicile of Gujarat
  • Educational Qualification
    • Candidate must be graduated from a recognized University.
    • Candidate must have basic knowledge of computers.
    • Candidate must know Hindi/Gujarati/both.
  • Age Relaxation
    • Relaxation is given as per the category of Candidates.
    • The age of Candidates must lie between 20 and 35.
    • SC/ST/EWS will be given an additional 5 years of relaxation.
    • Woman Candidates are given an extra 5 years of relaxation.
    • Category of Reserved woman will get 10 years of relaxation.
    • PWD will get an additional 10 years of relaxation.
    • Ex-Servicemen will be provided an additional 5 years relaxation, but up to the age of 45 only.

How to Apply for GPSC?

To apply for GPSC exams, a candidate needs to follow the following steps.

  1. Visit the official Website of GPSC by clicking on this link.
  2. Notifications must be read carefully.
  3. Select the link for which you want to apply.
  4. Register yourself on the website by entering the required details.
  5. Once registered, login by using the ID and password generated.
  6. Fill up the application form properly.
  7. Upload your Photograph and Signature.
  8. Scrutinize the application form for any discrepancies.
  9. Pay the required fee on the website via Credit/Debit Card, or Net Banking.
  10. Scrutinize the application form again.
  11. Submit the Application Form.
  12. Take its printout for future reference communications with the GPSC.
GPSC Exam Pattern

GPSC Exam Pattern

GPSC Exam is conducted in 3 stages, i.e., Preliminary Test, Mains, and Interview. The first stage is the Preliminary Test of objective type, which has to be cleared to sit in the Mains Examination. The second stage is the mains examination which consists of both Objective and Subjective type. Candidates who clear the Mains Examination are then sent to the final round that is the Interview.

Given below is the marks distribution for the Preliminary Test and Mains Exam respectively.

Preliminary Examination

No. Of Question Total Marks Duration
Verbal Skill Gujrati & Verbal Skill English 150 90 Minutes
Quantitative Skill & Test of reasoning (Non-Quantitative) 150 90 Minutes
General Studies 200 2 Hours
Total Marks 500 Marks

Main Examination

No. of Question Total Marks Duration
Gujrati (Descriptive) 200 3 Hours
English (Descriptive) 100 3 Hours
Optional Paper (Descriptive paper) 200 3 Hours
General Studies-I (Objective) 200 100 Minutes
General Studies-II (Objective) 200 100 Minute
Total Marks 900 Marks
GPSC Result

GPSC Result

GPSC Results are declared on the official website of GPSC,

To check the results, the candidate must be ready with the following details:

  1. Roll Number
  2. Date of Birth


Ques. Is there any reservation facility for Candidates belonging to the Gujarat state in GPSC?

Ans. Yes, Gujarat domiciled candidates are given additional advantages as compared to other state candidates. Please check the official website for the notifications.

Ques. Is mental ability asked in the Preliminary stage in GPSC Exams?

Ans. Yes. The preliminary test consists of 3 sections:

  1. Gujarati and English Verbal Skills – 150 Marks
  2. Quantitative Skills & Reasoning – 150 Marks
  3. General Studies – 200 Marks

Ques. Is there any reservation facility for women in GPSC Exam?

Ans. Yes, Women candidates are given an additional 5 years of relaxation, while Women of Reserved Classes are provided 10 year age relaxation.

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