GPSC (Gujarat Public Service Commission) Syllabus 2021

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Jun 10, 2021

The Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC) conducts exams to select students for civil services in the Gujarat state. The candidates need to qualify the Gujarat Civil Services Exam to secure a job in Class I and Class II Vacancies in the Gujarat Government.

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The GPSC syllabus can be divided into two parts: the GPSC Prelims syllabus and the GPSC mains syllabus, the selection is also done on the basis of interview rounds. The exams are conducted in Gujarati or English language only. The GPSC is conducted in two stages, the prelims that are the objective type and the mains that are the written and personal round.

The stages of exams for the Gujarat Public Service Commission, candidates need to clear the three most essential sections which are as follows:

  • 2 Papers- Prelims ( Objective questions)
  • 6 Papers - Main exams (written questions)
  • Personal Interview

Phase I GPSC Syllabus Class I: Preliminary Exam

The GPSC Prelims comprises two papers that are MCQ based. The total marks for the papers is 400, each paper carrying 200 marks each. It is essential to clear the prelims in order to appear for the mains. The duration of each prelim paper will be approximately 120 minutes.

Section Topics
GS Paper 1 History, Cultural Heritage, Constitution, Policy, Social Justice and International Relations, And General Mental Ability.
GS Paper 2 Indian Economy and Planning, Geography, Science and Technology, And Current Events of Regional, National and International Importance
Prelims Books

Recommended Books for GPSC 2021 Paper: Prelims

It is important to prepare for the GPSC from the right books, in order to score well the correct books for preparations are important. Here is a list of important books that will help the candidates to clear the GPSC exams :

Name of the subjects Name of the books Authors Details
Indian history Modern History Bipin Chandra This history book is a simple way to prepare well in the section of Indian History.
Modern India Sumit Sarkar
Cultural heritage Facets of Indian Culture Spectrum’s It helps you to understand the facts of the Indian culture quickly.
Indian polity Indian Polity M. Laxmikant You can learn about the Indian polity in this competitive exam book and score a good mark.
Geography of India Geography of India Majid Husain The competitive exam book contains various topics such as India geography and Gujarat history.
economy of India Indian Economy Ramesh Singh The book helps you to know everything about Gujarat and India.
International and nation Current affairs Current affairs combo for PSC Team Youwin The book contains national and international current affairs.
Mains Syllabus

Phase II GPSC Syllabus Class I: Mains Exam

The GPSC mains consists of 6 exams, in order to give the main exams, the candidates need to clear the prelims exam. The total marks in GPSC mains are 900 marks, the 6 exams are the Gujrati, English, Essay, General studies 1, General studies 2, General Studies 3.

Section Topics
Gujrati Comprehension, Synonyms, Translation of Sentences, Grammar, Vocabulary, Error Detection, Antonyms, Fill in the Blanks, Plural Forms, And Phrases/Muhavare etc.
English Essay, Letter Writing, Press Release/Appeal, Report Writing, Writing on Visual Information, Formal Speech, Precis Writing, Reading Comprehension, English Grammar, Translation
Essay Current Affairs, Socio-Political Issues, Socio-Economic Issues, Socio-Environment Issues, Issues related to civic awareness, And Reflective Topics
General studies 1 History of India, Cultural Heritage, And Geography
General Studies 2 Indian Polity and Constitution, Public Administration and Governance, And Ethics in Public Service
General studies 3 Science and Technology, Indian Economy and Planning, Current Events of regional, language and International importance
Mains Books

Recommended Books for GPSC 2021 Paper: Mains

It is important to prepare for the GPSC from the right books, in order to score well the correct books for preparations are important. Here is a list of important books that will help the candidates to clear the GPSC exams :

Name of the subject Name of the books Authors Details
General studies Indian Economy Dutt & Sundaram The Indian economy book cover topic based on the economy that helps you to stronger in this section.
History of Modern India AC Banerjee
Logical reasoning and analytical ability Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning books R.S Agarwal It covers various topics in the reasoning that provide the candidate full preparation for the examination.
English essay English Language S.P Bakshi This book helps you to understand the English language and score good marks in this section.
Phrasal Verbs Dictionary 2nd Edition Cambridge Dictionary
Fundamentals of computer architecture Operating System Principles Galvin The book covers the topic related to computer science from the basic level to the advanced level.
Physically Based Rendering (PBRT) Pharr and Humphreys
Other books for the Gujarat PSC exam Navneet General Knowledge for GPSC N.G.Raval This book provides important material to the candidates for getting a high mark in the examination. It is a popular book for PSC exam preparation.
A Compendium of Essays J.K. Chopra The book covers everything in the English language that helps the candidate to understand good English.
Gk for GPSC and All Competition Exam Akshar Prakashan The book is specially designed for the PSC candidates that contain the question on GK.


Ques. What is the syllabus for GPSC Exam?

Ans. GPSC Syllabus consists of subjects like History of India, Cultural Heritage, Geography, Indian Polity, Public Administration, Economics, Science, Current Affairs

Ques. Which GPSC book is best for preparation?

Ans. The applicants should go through the state board school textbooks and should take reference books for each subject mentioned in the GPSC syllabus.

Ques. Is Gujarati compulsory for the GPSC Exam?

Ans. No, Candidates have the option to write the answers in the English language, So the Gujarati language is not compulsory for the GPSC Exam.

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


dr niki jayswal
What is topic wise syllabus for Gpsc??

Hi Niki

You can visit on GPSC Syllabus to know the whole syllabus of the exam and which topics are important.