MPPSC Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2024

MPPSC Prelims Syllabus 2023

Paper I:- MPPSC General Studies Syllabus

Subjects MPPSC Pre Syllabus
1. History, Culture, and Literature of Madhya Pradesh
  • Major events and major dynasties in the history of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Contribution of Madhya Pradesh in the freedom movement.
  • Major arts and sculpture of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Major tribes and dialects of Madhya Pradesh
  • Major festivals, Folk music, folk arts, and folk literature of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Important Literator of Madhya Pradesh and their literature.
  • Religious and tourist places of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Important Tribal Personalities of Madhya Pradesh
2. History of India
  • Major features, Events, and their administrative, Social and Economical Systems of Ancient and Medieval India.
  • Social and Religious Reform movements in the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Independence struggle and the Indian National Movement for Freedom.
  • Integration and Reorganization of India after Independence.
3. Geography of Madhya Pradesh
  • Forest, Forest Produce, Wildlife, Rivers, Mountains, and Mountain ranges of Madhya Pradesh.
  • The climate of Madhya Pradesh
  • Natural and Mineral resources of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Transport in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Major Irrigation and Electrical Projects in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Agriculture, Animal husbandry, and Agriculture based industries in Madhya Pradesh.
4. Geography of World and India
  • Physical Geography:- Physical features and Natural regions.
  • Natural Resources:- Forest, Mineral resources, Water, Agriculture, Wildlife, National Parks/ Sanctuaries/Safari.
  • Social Geography:- Population related Demography (Population growth, Age, Sex ratio, Literacy)
  • Economic Geography: – Natural and Human resources (Industry, Modes of Transport).
  • Continents/Countries/Oceans/Rivers/Mountains of the world.
  • Natural Resources of the World.
  • Conventional and Nonconventional Energy Resources.
5. ( A) Constitutional System of Madhya Pradesh
  • Constitutional System of Madhya Pradesh (Governor, Council of Ministers, Legislative Assembly, High Court).
  • The three-tier system of Panchayati Raj and Urban Administration in Madhya Pradesh
(B) Economy of Madhya Pradesh
  • Demography and Census of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Economic Development of Madhya Pradesh
  • Major Industries of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Castes of Madhya Pradesh, Schedule Castes and Scheduled Tribes of Madhya Pradesh and Major Welfare Schemes of State.
6. Constitution Government and Economy of India
  • Government India act 1919 and 1935
  • Constituent Assembly.
  • Union Executive, President, and Parliament.
  • Fundamental Rights and Duties of the Citizens and Directive Principles of State policy.
  • Constitutional Amendments.
  • Supreme Court and Judicial System.
  • Indian Economy, Industrial Development and Foreign Trade, Import and Export.
  • Financial Institutions- Reserve Bank of India, Nationalised Banks, Security, and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), National Stock Exchange (NSE), Non-Banking Financial Institutions.
7. Science and Technology
  • Basic Principles of Science.
  • Important Indian Scientific Research Institutions and Their achievements, Satellite and Space technology.
  • Environment and Biodiversity.
  • Ecological System
  • Nutrition, Food, and Nutrient.
  • Human Body.
  • Agricultural Product Technology.
  • Food Processing
  • Health Policy and Programmes.
  • Pollution, Natural Disasters, and Management.
8. Current International and National Affairs
  • Important Personalities and Places.
  • Major Events
  • Important Sports Institutes, Sports Competitions, and Awards of India and Madhya Pradesh.
9. Information and Communication Technology
  • Electronics, Information and Communication Technology
  • Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Cyber Security
  • E-Governance
  • Internet and Social Networking Sites
  • E-commerce.
10. National and Regional Constitutional/ Statutory bodies
  • Election Commission of India.
  • State Election Commission.
  • Union Public Service Commission.
  • Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission.
  • Comptroller and Auditor General.
  • NITI Aayog.
  • Human Rights Commission.
  • Women Commission.
  • Child Protection Commission.
  • Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission.
  • Backward class Commission.
  • Information Commission.
  • Vigilance Commission.
  • National Green Tribunal.
  • Food preservation Commission etc.

Paper II:- MPPSC General Aptitude Syllabus

    1. Comprehension
    2. Interpersonal skills including communication skill
    3. Logical reasoning and analytical ability
    4. Decision making and problem-solving
    5. General mental ability
    6. Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, the order of magnitude ect.-Class X level) Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.-Class X level)
    7. Hindi Language Comprehension Skills.

Please Note – The Hindi Language Comprehension skill of Class X level will be tested via passages in the Hindi language only. There will be no English translation for the same in the question paper.

MPPSC Mains Syllabus 2023

General Studies Paper I:- History and Geography

Part A – MPPSC History Syllabus

Units Topics
Unit 1 Indian History:- Political, Economic, Social, and Cultural History of India from Harappan civilization to 10th Century A.D.
Unit 2
  • Political, Economic, Social and Cultural History of India from 11th to 18th Century A.D.
  • Mugal rulers and their administration, Emergence of composite culture
  • Impact of British Rule on Indian Economy and Society
Unit 3
  • Reactions of Indians against British Colonial Rule- Peasant and Tribal revolts,
  • The First Struggle of Independence.
  • Indian Renaissance
  • National Freedom Movement and its leaders.
  • The emergence of India as a Republic Nation.
  • Reorganization of States,
  • Formation of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Major events of the post-independence period.
Unit 4
  • Independence Movement in Madhya Pradesh.*
  • Indian Cultural Heritage (with special reference to Madhya Pradesh)
  • Salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature, Festivals & Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  • World Heritage sites in Madhya Pradesh
  • Tourism in Madhya Pradesh
Unit 5 Dynasties of Madhya Pradesh (From beginning till independence).

  • Dynasty of Gondwana
  • Dynasties of Bundelkhand
  • Dynasties of Baghelkhand
  • Holkar Dynasty
  • Scindia Dynasty
  • Bhopal State

Part B- MPPSC Geography Syllabus

Units Topics
Unit 1. World Geography Major Physical Features

  • Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Rivers, Lakes, Glaciers.

Major Geographical Phenomena

  • Earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanicity, Cyclone.

World Climate

  • Climate and seasons, and Climatic regions of the World
  • Distribution of rainfall
  • Climate change and its effects.
Unit 2. Geography of India Major physical features

  • Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Rivers, Lakes, Glaciers.

Physiographic Division of India.

The climate of India

  • Origin of Monsoon, Distribution of rainfall, El Nino Phenomenon
  • Climate and Seasons of India
  • Cimatic regions of India.

Natural Resources- Types and their uses.

  • Water Resources, Forest Resouce, soil
  • Rocks and minerals resources


  • Growth, distribution, density, sex ratio, literacy, migration, rural and urban population.

Food Processing and Related Industries

  • Scope and significance of Food Processing Industries
  • Location of industries
  • Forward and Backward linkages for industries,
  • Demand-supply chain management.
Unit 3. Geography of Madhya Pradesh
  • Major Geomorphic Regions with special reference to Narmada Valley and Malwa Plateau.
  • Natural vegetation and climate of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Soil- Physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil, soil formation process, problems of soil erosion and soil degradation, Problem soil and methods of its reclamation, soil conservation planning on a watershed basis.
  • Mineral Resources of Madhya Pradesh- Types, distribution, and uses.
  • Energy Resources of Madhya Pradesh- Types, distribution, and uses.
  • Major Industries of MP on the basis of agricultural produce, forests, and minerals.
  • The Tribes of State with particular reference to vulnerable tribes.
Unit 4. Water and Disaster Management Water Resources

  • Drinking Water:- Supply, factors of impurity of water, and quality management.
  • Water management.
  • Groundwater Conservation and water conservation.

Disaster Management

  • Natural and Man-made disasters
  • Concept and scope of disaster management
  • specific hazards and mitigation.
  • Community planning- Resource mapping, relief, rehabilitation
  • Preventive and administrative measures, and safe construction.
  • Alternative communication and survival efficiency.
Unit 5. Advanced Techniques in Geography Remote sensing

  • Principles of Remote sensing
  • Electromagnetic spectrum,
  • Application of remote sensing.
  • Types and Components of Satellite

Global Information System(GIS)- Components and Application of GIS,

Global Positioning System (GPS)- Basic concepts and Applications of GPS.

General Studies Paper II:- Polity, Economics, and Sociology

Part A- MPPSC Constitution, Governance, Political, and Administrative Syllabus

Units Topics
Unit 1. Constitution of India

  • Making of Constitution
  • Major Characteristics of Constitution,
  • Basic Structure of Constitution
  • important amendments in Constitution.

Conceptual Elements

  • Preamble,
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Fundamental Duties,
  • Directive principle of state policy.

Federalism in India

Center-State Relations

Judiciary in India

  • Supreme Court,
  • High Court,
  • Judicial Review and Judicial Activism,
  • Lok Adalat
  • Public Interest Litigation.
Unit 2. Constitutional Bodies

  • Election Commission of India,
  • Comptroller and Auditor General of India,
  • Union Public Service Commission,
  • Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission

NITI Aayog (Extra constitutional Body)

Politics in India

  • Role of caste, religion, class, ethnicity, language, and gender in Indian politics,
  • Political parties,
  • Voting behavior in Indian politics,

Civil society, and Public movement,

National integrity, and security issues

Unit 3. Public participation and local government (with reference of 73rd and 74th amendment to the Constitution)

Accountability and Rights

  • Competition Commission of India,
  • Consumer Forum,
  • Information Commission of India and MP,
  • Women’s Commission,
  • Human Rights Commission of India & MP,
  • SC / ST / OBC Commission,
  • Central Vigilance Commission.

Features of Democracy

  • Political Representations,
  • Participation of Citizens in the Decision-making Process.

Community-based organizations (CBO)- Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), and Self-help groups (SHG).

Role of Media and Problems (Electronic, Print, and Social)

Unit 4. Indian Political Thinkers

  • Kautilya,
  • Mahatma Gandhi,
  • Jawaharlal Nehru,
  • Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel,
  • Ram Manohar Lohia,
  • Dr.B.R.Ambedkar,
  • Deendayal Upadhyaya,
  • Jayaprakash Narayan.
Unit 5. Administration and Management

  • Meaning, nature, and significance of Public Administration,
  • Role of public administration in developed and developing societies,
  • Development of Public Administration as a subject,
  • Modern Public Administration,
  • Principles of Public Administration.


  • Power,
  • Authority
  • Responsibility
  • Delegation

Theories of organization, steps, and area of control and unity of command.

New dimensions of public management, management of change, and development administration.

Part B- MPPSC Economics and Sociology Syllabus

Units Topics
Unit 1. Economy of India Sectors of Economy- Issues and initiatives in the field of agriculture, industry, and services sector in India.

Measurement of national income in India.

Banking System in India

  • Functions of Reserve Bank of India
  • Function of commercial banks,
  • Financial inclusion,
  • Monetary policy.

Taxation system in India

  • Characteristics of a good taxation system
  • Type of Tax- Direct tax and indirect taxes,
  • Subsidies and cash transaction

Fiscal policy of India

Public Distribution System,

Current Trends and Challenges of the Indian economy

  • Poverty,
  • Unemployment
  • Regional Imbalances.

External Sector

  • India’s international trade and balance of payment,
  • Role of Foreign capital,
  • Multi-national companies,
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Import-Export policy,

International Organizations

  • International Monetary Fund
  • World Bank
  • Asian Development Bank
  • World Trade Organization
  • OPEC,
Unit 2. Economy of Madhya Pradesh
  • Agriculture in Madhya Pradesh- Major crops, holdings and cropping patterns, Social and physical environmental impact on production and distribution of crops,
  • Issues and challenges related with quality and supply of seeds and manure, farming practices in MP
  • Issues and challenges of Allied Sector in MP- Horticulture, Poultry, Dairy and Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, etc.
  • Problems and challenges related to agricultural produce, transportation, storage, and marketing in MP.
  • Welfare Schemes of Agriculture.
  • Contribution of the Service Sector to the economy of MP
  • Infrastructure and resources of Madhya Pradesh- Irrigation Projects, Energy Resources, Transport, etc.
  • Demographic scenario of Madhya Pradesh and its impacts on the economy of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Industrial sector, growth, trends, and challenges.
  • Availability of skilled human resources, employability, and productivity of human resources, Different trends of employment.
Unit 3. Human Resource Development Education

  • Elementary education,
  • Quality of Higher, Vocational, Technical, and Medical Education.
  • Issues related to girls’ education.

Vulnerable Section of Society- Issues and Welfare Programs

  • Differently abled classes,
  • Senior Citizens,
  • Children,
  • Women,
  • Underprivileged classes
  • Displaced groups arising out of developmental projects.
Unit 4.
  • Elements of social harmony
  • the concept of civilization and culture.
  • Features of Indian Culture.
  • Rituals- Various references,
  • Caste system.
  • Ashram, Purushartha, Chatushtya
  • Religion and sect influence on society
  • Methods of marriage.
  • Community Development Programme
  • Extension Education,
  • Panchayati Raj,
  • Role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Community Development.
  • Recent trends in the Voluntary sector regarding Rural Development,
  • Family Court.
Unit 5. Population and Associated Issues

  • Population and Health Problems,
  • Health Education, and Empowerment,
  • Family Welfare Programmes,
  • Population Control.

Schedules Tribes

  • Status of Tribes in Madhya Pradesh,
  • Social Structure, customs, Beliefs, Marriage, Kinship, Religious Beliefs and Traditions, Festivals, and Celebrations in Tribes.

Nutrition and Health

  • Women’s Education,
  • Family Health,
  • Statistics of Birth rate and Death Rate
  • Causes, and effects of malnutrition
  • Government Programmes of supplementary nutrition,
  • Technological inventions in the field of Immunology
  • Remedies (Treatment and Cure) of communicable and non-communicable diseases.

World Health Organization:- Objectives, Structure, Functions, and Programmes.

General Studies Paper III:- MPPSC Science and Technology Syllabus

Units Topics
Unit 1. Physics
  • Work, Power, and Energy- Gravitational Force, Friction, Atmospheric Pressure, and Work.
  • Units and Measurement, Examples from daily life.
  • Speed, Velocity, Acceleration
  • Sound- Definition, Medium of Propagation, Audible and Inaudible sound, Noise, and Music. Terminology related to Sound:- Amplitude, Wave Length, Frequency of Vibration.
  • Electricity:- Different types of cells, Circuit.
  • Magnet:- Properties, preparation, and uses of artificial magnet
  • Light:- Reflection, Refraction, Mirrors and Lenses, Image Formation,
  • Heat: Measuring Temperature, Thermometers, Transformation of Heat.
Unit 2. Chemistry
  • Element, Compound, and Mixture- Definition, Chemical Symbols, Properties, Availability on the Earth,
  • Material:- Metals and Non-Metals, Periodic Table and Periodicity.
  • Atom, Atomic Structure, Valancy, Bonding, Nuclear Fusion, and Fission.
  • Acids, Bases, and Salts. PH Value Indicators.
  • Physical and Chemical Changes.
  • Chemistry in daily life
Unit 3. Biology
  • Micro-organism and Organic Farming.
  • Cell –Structure and Function, Classification of Animals and Plants.
  • Nutrition in plants, animals, and human beings,
  • Balanced Diet, Vitamins, Deficiency Diseases, Hormones, Body Organs of Human Beings, Structure, and Functioning.
  • Respiration in Organisms.
  • Transportation in Animals and Plants.
  • Reproduction in Animals and Plants
  • Health and Hygiene and Diseases.
Unit 4. Computer and Digital Governance
  • Types, Characteristics, and Generations of Computers
  • Memory, Storage Devices
  • Input and Output Devices
  • Software and Hardware
  • Operating systems, Windows
  • Uses of Microsoft Office
  • Computer Languages- Translators, Compilers, Interpreters and Assemblers.
  • Internet, E-mail, Social Media
  • E-Governance.
  • Different useful Portals, Sites, and Web Pages.
Unit 5. General  Maths & Statistics General Maths

  • Numbers and its type,
  • Methods of Unit Measurement,
  • Equations, and Factors,
  • Profit and loss,
  • Percentage,
  • Simple and Compound Interest,
  • Ratio Proportion.


  • Probability,
  • Measurement of Central Tendency (Mean, Mode, Median) and Variance,
  • Types of Sampling.
Unit 6. Health
  • Communicable diseases and their Prevention.
  • National Vaccination Programme.
  • Primary Knowledge of AYUSH- Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy
  • Health Related Important Welfare Schemes of Central and State Government.
  • Major Health Organizations of Central and the State Government.
Unit 7. Technology Effects of Development on Human Life,

Limitations of Indigenous Technologies.

History of Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing in India.

Scientific Institutes (General information of above institutions)

  • Indian Space Research Organization] (ISRO)
  • Raja Ramanna Center for Atomic Technology (RRCAT)
  • Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) Shriharikota
  • Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)
  • Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), Mumbai
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai
  • National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL) Tirupati
  • Liquid Propulsion System Center (LPSC), Bengaluru
  • Space Application Center (SAC), Ahmedabad
  • Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN) Ramanagara,
  • Indian Space Science Data Center(ISSDC), Ramanagara
  • Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram
  • Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram
  • National Remote Sensing Center (NRSC), Hyderabad
  • Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradoon

Generations of Geostationary Satellite Launch Vehicles.

Biotechnology- Definition, and uses of Biotechnology in sectors of Health and Medicine, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Industry, and Environment.

Clones, Robots, and Artificial Intelligence.

Patents and Rights of Intellectual Property (Trips, Trims)  Contribution of Indians in the field of Science and Technology

  • Chandrashekhar Venkata Raman,
  • Hargovind Khurana
  • Jagdish Chandra Basu
  • Homi Jahangir Bhabha
  • M. Vishveshraiya
  • Srinivas Ramanujan,
  • Vikram Sarabhai,
  • A. P. J. Abdul Kalam,
  • Satendra Nath Bose.
  • Raja Ramanna,
  • Prafullchandra Roy.

National and International Awards in the field of Science.

Unit 8. Energy
  • Conventional and Non-Conventional Sources of Energy- Meaning, Definition, Examples, and Differences
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Management
  • Organizational Integration,
  • Energy Management in Operational Functions,
  • Energy Purchase, Production, Production planning and Control, Maintenance.
  • Issues and Challenges related to Energy Strategies
  • Alternate Sources of Energy- Present scenario and future possibilities.
  • Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Oceanic Energy, Geothermal Energy, Biomass Energy, Biofuel Energy, etc.
Unit 9. Environment Environment

  • Definition, Scope of Environment
  • Dimensions of Environment- Physical, Economic, Cultural, Educational, Psychological, etc,
  • Concepts of Environment in the Indian context, and in the Modern World.
  • Effect of human activities on the Environment,
  • Ethics and Values related to Environment


  • Environmental Pollution,
  • Environmental Changes.
  • Issues and challenges related to the Environment
  • Causes and effects of Environmental Degradation

Environment Conservation

  • Environmental Education,
  • Programmes for Mass Awareness,
  • Environmental Education and its relationship with Health and Safety.
  • Eco-friendly Technologies,
  • Conservation of Energy,
  • Constitutional provisions related to Environment and its Protection.
  • Environmental Protection Policies and Regulatory Framework


Unit 10. Geology Definition and importance of Geology,


  • Crust,
  • Mantle,
  • Core
  • Lithosphere,
  • Hydrosphere,
  • Origin and Age of Earth,
  • Geological Time Scale,


  • Definition
  • Types of Rocks- Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rock.

Minerals and Ores,

Fossils, Natural Coal, Natural Oil, and Natural Gas.

Weathering and Erosion

Formation of soil


General Studies Paper IV:- MPPSC Philosophy, Psychology, and Public Administration Syllabus

Units Topics
Unit 1. Philosopher/Thinkers, Social Reformers
  • Socrates, Plato, Aristotle
  • Mahavir, Buddha, Charwak,
  • Acharya Shankar, Guru Nanak, Kabir, Tulsidas,
  • Ravindra Nath Tagore, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Savitribai Phule,
  • Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Swami Vivekanand,
  • Maharshi Arvind, Sarvpalli Radhakrishnan.
Unit 2.
  • Attitude: Content, Elements, Function Formation of Attitude, Attitudinal Change, Persuasive Communication, Prejudice and Discrimination, Stereotypes Orthodox in the Indian context.
  • Aptitude – Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, Integrity, Impartiality and Non-partisanship, Objectivity, Dedication to public service, Empathy, Tolerance, and Compassion towards the weaker sections.
  • Emotional Intelligence- Emotional Intelligence-Concepts, their utilities, and application in Administration and Governance.
  • Individual differences
Unit 3. Human Needs and Motivation

Ethics and Values in Public Administration

  • Ethical elements in governance
  • Integrity,
  • Accountability
  • Transparency,
  • Ethical Reasoning and Moral Dilemmas,
  • Conscience as a source of ethical guidance.
  • Code of Conduct for Civil Servants,
  • Implementation of Higher values in governance.
Unit 4. Corruption

  • Types and Causes of Corruption
  • Effects of corruption
  • Approaches to minimizing corruption
  • Role of society, Media, Family, and Whistleblower
  • United Nations Convention on Corruption
  • Measuring corruption
  • Transparency International
  • Lokpal and Lokayukt.
Unit 5. Case Studies: – Based on the contents of the syllabus

Paper V:– General Hindi and Grammar 

The Mode of answer writing will be in HINDI language only.

Types of Question

Questions Marks
Very Short Answer Type Questions 75 Marks (25 Questions of 3 Marks)
Alankar (अलंकार)

  • शब्दालंकार -अनुप्रास, यमक, श्लेष
  • अर्थालंकार- उपमा, रूपक, उत्प्रेक्षा
10 Marks

  • Hindi to English
  • English to Hindi
35 Marks
Sandhi and Samas (संधि और समास) 10 Marks
Punctuation Mark (विराम चिन्ह) 10 Marks
General Grammer & Administrative Vocabulary

  • Administrative Vocabulary
  • Idioms and Phases
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Tatsam and Tadbhav (तत्सम और तद्भव शब्द)
  • One-word substitution
  • Standard Vocabulary
20 Marks
Unseen Passage 20 Marks
Amplification (पल्लवन)- explaining the given lines. 10 Marks
Precise Writing (संक्षेपण)- writing the summary of the passage in one-third of words of the passage. 10 Marks
Total Marks 200

Paper VI- Essay Writing and Draft Writing

The Mode of answer writing will be HINDI language only.

Essay Topics
First Essay

(1000 Words)

Essay may ask about the following topics.

  • पर्यावरण (Environment)
  • विज्ञान (Science)
  • धर्म और आध्यात्म (religion and Spirituality)
  • शिक्षा में गुणवत्ता (Quality in Education)
  • आधुनिकीकरण (Modernization)
  • भूमंडलीकरण (Globalization)
  • उदारीकरण (Liberlization)
  • कृत्रिम बुद्धिमत्ता (Artificial Intelligence)
  • पारंपरिक खेल (Traditional Sports)
  • सांस्कृतिक विरासत (Cultural heritage)
  • सभ्यता और संस्कृति (Civilization and Culture)
  • योग और स्वास्थ्य  (Yoga and Health)
  • ई-मार्केटिंग (E-Marketting)
  • ई-कॉमर्स (E-Commerce)
  • नेतृत्व और विकास (Leadership and Development)
  • सुशासन (Good Governance)
  • नौकरशाही (Bureaucracy)
  • जनजातीय विकास (Tribal Develpment)
  • राष्ट्रवाद और  राष्ट्रीय एकता (Nationalism and National Unity)
  • सामुदायिक जीवन (Social Life)
  • सामाजिक सरोकार
  • नवीकरणीय ऊर्जा (Renewable Energy)
  • सतत विकास लक्ष्य (Sustainable Development Goal)
  • मादक पदार्थों का सेवन और दुष्परिणाम ( Drug Addiction and Negative Consequence)
  • घरेलू हिंसा (Domestic Violence)
  • बाह्य एवं आंतरिक सुरक्षा के मुद्दे (Issues of External and Internal Security)
  • व्यवसायगत सरलता  (Ease of Doing Business)
Second Essay

(500 words)

Contemporary Challenges and Solutions
Draft Writing- any two (250 words each)
  • शासकीय एवं अर्द्धसरकारी पत्र
  • परिपत्र (Circular)
  • प्रपत्र (Form)
  • विज्ञापन (Advertisement)
  • आदेश (Office Order)
  • पृष्ठांकन (Endorsement)
  • अनुस्मारक (Reminder)
  • प्रतिवेदन (Report)
  • अधिसूचना (Notification)
  • टिप्पणी लेखन (Note Writing)


MPPSC Syllabus for Interview 2023

The Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission Exam will release a final merit list based on the marks of the main exam and Interview.

  • The third and final stage of the MPPSC exam is the Interview which is basically a personality test.
  • The Interview stage of the MPPSC State Service Exam comprises a total of 175 marks.
  • There is no syllabus for it hence the candidates are suggested to conduct as many mock sessions with friends and colleagues to ace the test.
  • It is basically conducted to understand the soft skills of the candidate.

MPPSC Exam Pattern 2024

MPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2024

The preliminary MPPSC exam pattern is divided into paper 1 and paper 2. Refer to the table below for detailed information.

Name of the Subject Marks Duration
Paper 1 ( General Studies) 200 2 hours
Paper 2 ( General Aptitude Test) 200 2 hours
  • Each paper will have a total of 100 questions and each right answer will be awarded 2 marks.
  • The prelims stage consists of a total of 400 marks and duration of which are 4 hours.
  • There is no negative marking for the Prelims of the MPPSC State service exam, hence a candidate is suggested to answer the maximum number of questions possible in the exam.
  • The Question paper will be both in English and Hindi Language
  • The candidates sitting for the exam shall be provided with an OMR Sheet to mark the answers. Candidates should make sure that they mark the entire circle properly.
  • Candidates are advised to read the instructions properly given in the OMR Sheet.
  • Only the candidates who clear both the papers and achieve the cutoff marks determined by the Madhya Pradesh Public service commission will be qualified for the mains exam.

MPPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2024

The main Stage comprises 6 descriptive papers. The total Marks of the Mains stage is 1400 marks and all papers are compulsory.

Detail of all the papers is given in the table below:

Paper  Subjects Time Maximum Marks Medium
Paper 1 History & Geography 3 Hours 300 Hindi, English
Paper 2 Polity, Economics, Sociology 3 Hours 300 Hindi, English
Paper 3 Science & Technology 3 Hours 300 Hindi, English
Paper 4 Philosophy, Psychology, Public Administration 3 Hours 200 Hindi, English
Paper 5 General Hindi and Hindi Grammar 3 Hours 200 Hindi only
Paper 6 Hindi Essay & Draft Writing 3 Hours 100 Hindi only

MPPSC Paper 1 and Paper 2 Format

  • Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be divided into 2 parts – Part A and Part B carrying 150 marks each.
  • Both parts will be divided into 5 units each. All Units will carry 30 marks each, i.e. 30*5= 150 marks for each part.
  • All the questions must be written within prescribed word limits.

Details of the type of questions asked in Papers 1 and 2 are listed in the table below.

Type of question Marks No. of Question Word Limit
Very Short Answer Type 3 Marks 3 10 words or 1 Line
Short Answer Type 5 Marks 2 50 words or 5-6 Lines
Long Answer Type 11 Marks 1 200 words

MPPSC Paper 3 Format

  • Paper 3 will have 10 units carrying 30 marks each i.e. maximum mark is 300 marks.
  • All the questions must be written within prescribed word limits.

Details of the type of questions asked in Paper 3 are listed in the table below.

Type of question Marks No. of Question Word Limit
Very Short Answer Type 3 Marks 3 10 words or 1 Line
Short Answer Type 5 Marks 2 50 words or 5-6 Lines
Long Answer Type 11 Marks 1 200 words

MPPSC Paper 4 Format

  • The paper has 5 units, carrying 40 marks each i.e. total of 200 marks.
  • Unit 1- unit 4, will have 5 very short answer type questions of 3 marks each, 2 short answer type Questions of 5 marks each, and 1 long answer type question of 20 Marks.
  • Unit 5 will have 2 case studies-based questions. Each case study will be of 20 marks.

Details of the type of questions asked in Paper 4 are given in the table below.

Type of question Marks No. of Question Word Limit
Very Short Answer Type 3 Marks 5 10 words or 1 Line
Short Answer Type 5 Marks 2 50 words or 5-6 Lines
Long Answer Type 20 Marks 1 200 words
Case Study 20 Marks 2 500 words

MPPSC Paper 5 Format

  • Knowledge of General Hindi and Grammar is evaluated in Paper 5.
  • The objective of the paper is to evaluate the ability of reading, understanding, language expertise, writing, and expression with accuracy.
  • The Paper is of 200 marks and is divided into the sections discussed in the table below.
Types of Question Total Marks – 200
Very Short Answer Type Questions 75 Marks (25 Questions of 3 Marks)
Alankar (अलंकार) 10 Marks
Translation (Hindi to English & English to Hindi) 35 Marks
Sandhi and Samas (संधि और समास) 10 Marks
Punctuation Mark (विराम चिन्ह) 10 Marks
  • General Grammer & Administrative Vocabulary
  • Administrative Vocabulary
  • Idioms and Phases
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Tatsam and Tadbhav (तत्सम और तद्भव शब्द)
  • One-word substitution
  • Standard Vocabulary
20 Marks
Unseen Passage 20 Marks
Amplification (पल्लवन) 10 Marks
Precise Writing (संक्षेपण) 10 Marks

MPPSC Paper 6 Format (Essay and Draft Writing)

All the details of the type of questions or Essay questions asked in Paper 6 are discussed in the table below.

Types of Question  Marks Word Limit No. of Question
Long Essay 50 Marks 1000 words 1
Short Essay 25 Marks 500 words 1
Draft Writing 25 Marks 250 words 2

MPPSC Interview Stage

  • After clearing the Mains examination, selected candidates will go through the personality assessment.
  • The Interview will be of 175 marks.
  • The final ranks of candidates will be decided on the combined marks of the Mains and the Interview round.