MPPSC (Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission) 2021 Syllabus

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Jun 11, 2021

Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission Exam’s syllabus is framed by the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC). The MPPSC conducts Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) for the recruitments of various officers and employees in a different department of the Government of Madhya Pradesh.

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The exam is held for various posts such as Tehsildar, Deputy Collector, Assistant Director, and others. The MPPSC exam is conducted in two parts – The prelims and the main examination.

The information regarding the syllabus is given by the MPPSC itself. Most probably, there are not many changes in the syllabus but minor changes are specified by the Commission itself. Check the MPPSC Exam Dates 2021 to get the updated exam schedule.

MPPSC Highlights

Exam Name Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission
Conducting Body Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission
Rounds Prelims Main The final interview round
Official website

MPPSC Exam Pattern

The Commission (MPPSC) conducts written examination in two stages followed by the final interview round. The exam pattern is given below:

Exam Exam Type Time Duration Total Marks
Stage-1 Prelims General Studies- Objectives
General Aptitude Tests- Objective Type
2 hours
2 hours
Stage-2 Main Examination General Studies-I
General Studies-II
General Studies-III
General Studies-IV
Hindi Essay
3 hours
3 hours
3 hours
3 hours
3 hours
2 hours
Personal Interview Personality Test - 175

The Stage-I Prelim Examination further consists of two exams-

General Studies and General Aptitude test each one being objective comprises of 200 Marks.

Candidates are given 120 minutes for attempting each exam.

Note: There is no negative marking in the Prelim Examination of MPPSC.

Stage-II- Main Examination consists of six exams which are described below:

General Studies-I to General Studies-IV, Hindi, and Hindi Essay. The General Studies-I to General Studies-IV is of 300 marks whereas General Studies-IV and Hindi are of 200 marks. The Main examination also consists of Hindi Essay which is of 100 marks.

Candidates can refer to MPPSC practice papers where all topics of Prelims and Mains exam are covered chapterwise along with model questions.

MPPSC Prelims Syllabus

Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) Prelims 2020 is similar to UPSC Prelims as it is nothing but the screening test to filter out candidates in the funnel of MPPSC exams.

The marks obtained in the prelims won’t be considered in the final merit list. The detailed syllabus of MPPSC Prelims is given below:

Exam Type Syllabus
Prelim Paper-I
General Studies
  • General Sciences
  • Our Environment
  • History of India
  • Independent India
  • Indian Politics and Economy
  • Sports
  • History, Geography and the Culture of Madhya Pradesh
  • Information and Communication Technology
Prelim Paper-II
General Aptitude Test
  • Reading Comprehensions
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Logical reasoning
  • Analytical ability
  • Problem-solving
  • General mental ability
  • Numerical Ability
  • Hindi comprehensions (class-10th)

MPPSC Main Examination

The main examination of MPPSC is one of the longest examinations in these examinations. It consists of 7 exams. The detailed description of the syllabus of each exam is given below:

Exam Syllabus
General Studies-I
  • History and Culture
  • Indian History
  • World History
  • Mughals and their administration
  • Impact of British rule on the Indian economy
  • India as Republic
  • Indian Culture, geography, water management, disaster management.
General Studies-II
  • Constitution including Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policies, centre, and State Legislatures
  • Social Issues
  • Social Sectors including health, education, and empowerment
  • Education System
  • Human resource development
  • International Organisations and
  • Public Affairs, expenditures, and international organizations
General Studies-III
  • Science and Technology
  • Logical reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
  • Energy and sustainable development
  • Indian Economy
General Studies-IV
  • Social workers/ reformers
  • Aptitude
  • Emotional Intelligence and
  • Case studies on various topics such as ethics and integrity
Hindi Essay
  • Essay on any given topic
  • Hindi Language Test

Personal Interview

The candidates who qualify the MPPSC Prelims and Main examinations are eligible for the personal interview round.

This round consists of a personality test which lasts for around 1 hour. The final score of the MPPSC examination is the aggregate of all the rounds of examination. A candidate who appears in the final merit list successfully qualifies the examination.

Note: To get the complete information about the syllabus and the exam dates visit the official website.

3 Months Crash Course

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


rashmi dubey
mains exam has all General Studies-I To General Studies-IV and eassy, Hindi Or need to select any from General Studies-I to General Studies-IV ?
abdul nazir

Hi Rashmi, No for MPPSC Mains attempting all sections is compulsory and the total marks that can be scored in Mains is 1400. Every section is of 3 hours duration except for General Hindi and Hindi essay writing which is of 2 hours duration. Before final selection, you need to qualify personal interview round as well. To get more details visit MPPSC 2021 exam.

kashish tomar
What is the difference between UPSC and MPPSC syllabus?
kavita rani

Hi Kashish. Candidates giving the UPSC IAS exam have to select one subject as optional from the mentioned list of subjects while in the MPPSC Exam, they can select two optional subjects from the prescribed list of optional subjects.

rashmi dubey
Kavita Rani ma'am, is this rule for MPPSC mains exam or pelimes as well?