The GPSC or Gujarat Public Service Commission is the government body responsible for the recruitment of government officials. The GPSC is also responsible for the conduction of the exams for the recruitment of various government posts. Several different posts on various levels are offered under the GPSC. To ace the GPSC examinations, the candidate has to be clear and thorough with the GPSC syllabus, exam pattern, and the Marking Scheme and study accordingly. The exam pattern is based on past patterns that GPSC has implemented and will be regularly updated with new information.
The preliminary exam for Gujarat Public Service Commission(GPSC) will consist of two papers, both General Knowledge-based. All questions will be objective type. Here is the GPSC 2021 Exam Pattern and breakdown of Prelims Paper -
|Name of Paper||Duration||Marks Allotted|
|General Studies - 1||3 hours||200|
|General Studies - 2||3 hours||200|
Both the papers of GPSC Prelims are based on General Studies. There will be questions coming from a wide array of topics including History, Current Events, Civics and so on. Here is a quick breakdown of the syllabus for GPSC Prelims Paper 1 and Paper 2.
|History||Indus Valley Civilisation, Vedic Age, Foreign Invasions, European trading companies in India, etc.|
|Cultural Heritage||Art Forms, Literature, Indian Lifestyle, Languages, and dialects of Gujarat, Gujarati Theatre, etc.|
|Constitution, Social Justice, Polity and International Relations||Constitution of India, Unions, and States of India, Public Policy and Governance, Panchayati Raj, Policies of Central and State Governments, etc.|
|General Mental Ability||Logical Reasoning, Number Series, Coding, Power and Exponents, Linear Equations, Central Tendency, etc.|
|Indian Economy and Planning||Indian Economy - Before and After Independence, Agricultural Sector, Infrastructure, etc.|
|Geography||General Geography, Social Geography, Physical Geography, etc.|
|Science and Technology||Information and Communications Technology, Technology in Space and Defence, Energy Requirement and Efficiency, etc.|
|Current Affairs||Current Events of Regional, National, and International Relevance.|
The GPSC 2021 mains exam will have 6 papers. All the papers would be descriptive. Only candidates who have cleared the prelims exam will be able to attempt the Mains Exam. Once the mains exam is cleared, there will be a personality test, and the candidate will be evaluated on the aggregate score of their performance on all these exams.
|Name of Paper||Duration||Marks Allotted|
|General Studies 1||3 hours||150|
|General Studies 2||3 hours||150|
|General Studies 3||3 hours||150|
|Total of Written Test||900|
|Personality test (Personal Interview)||100|
|Gujarati||Essay, Abbreviations, Debate, Communication Skills, Gujarati Grammar - Idioms, Homophones, Adjectives, etc.|
|English||Essay, Letter Writing, Press Release, Writing on Visual Information, Formal Speech, Precis Writing, English Grammar - Tenses, Voice, Direct-Indirect, Synonyms/Antonyms, Translation, etc.|
|Essay||Current Affairs/ Socio Politics/Socio-Economic/Socio-Environmental/cultural and historical aspect/civic awareness/reflective topics|
|General Studies - 1||History of India, Cultural Heritage, and Geography|
|General Studies - 2||Indian Politics and the Constitution, Public Administration, and Governance, and Ethics in Public Service|
|General Studies - 3||Science and technology, Indian Economy and Planning, and Current Events|
Ques. How to fill the form for GPSC?
Ans. You need to head to the official website of Gujarat Public Service Commission, https://gpsc.gujarat.gov.in
Click on Utilities, and then on One-time registration. Fill all the requisite details and upload the documents.
Ques. How to keep track of the posts for GPSC?
Ans. On the official website of GPSC, click on advertisements. Here you can keep track of all the latest advertisements and all the available posts under GPSC. Alternatively, you can also keep visiting this page as it will be updated with all the latest information regarding GPSC paper pattern, registration, notifications, prelims, and so on.
Ques. How to get the answer key for GPSC?
Ans. You have to go to the official website of GPSC and click on Downloads. Here, you can find all the answer keys for various posts that have been recruited for.
Ques. When will the Hall Ticket be issued and where to get it from?
Ans. The Hall Ticket is usually issued at least three weeks before the exams are supposed to take place. You will receive an update regarding it on your registered email and phone number. The Hall Ticket can be downloaded from the official website under, “Utilities”.
Ques. WIll there be negative marking in GPSC?
Ans. No, there will be no negative marking for any of the papers in GPSC. The objective type questions will all carry a weightage of 1 mark each for the prelims, and there will be a total of 200 questions in both general studies I and general studies II.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.