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.
GPSC announces vacancies for various state services every year attracting applications in huge amounts. Registration is done on its online portal www.gpsc.gujarat.gov.in. Official notification is released around January, and all the eligible candidates are invited to apply for GPSC.
The following article will discuss details like Eligibility, Important Dates, Exam Pattern, etc.
|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
|Contact Information||+91 79 232 58980|
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|
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.
To apply for GPSC exams, a candidate needs to follow the following steps.
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.
|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|
|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 Results are declared on the official website of GPSC, https://gpsc.gujarat.gov.in/.
To check the results, the candidate must be ready with the following details:
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 https://gpsc.gujarat.gov.in/ for the notifications.
Ques. Is mental ability asked in the Preliminary stage in GPSC Exams?
Ans. Yes. The preliminary test consists of 3 sections:
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.