GPSC Exam Pattern for State Services Exam

GPSC Class 1 Exam Pattern

Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC) released an official notification for Gujarat Administrative & Civil Service Exam 2018 for the appointment of 294 Candidates in various departments of Gujarat Department. The candidates need to qualify Gujarat Civil Services Exam 2018 to secure a job in Class I and Class II Vacancies in the Gujarat Government.

It is important to know the GPSC Exam Pattern inside out as part of preparation. Sometimes lack of knowledge of the syllabus and GPSC Exam Pattern is the primary cause of failure.

Besides GPSC Exam Pattern, one needs to know about the GPSC Syllabus well. To get recruited through Gujarat Public Service Commission, candidates need to clear the three most essential sections which are as follows:

  • GPSC Pre Exam
  • GPSC Main Exam
  • Interview

GPSC Syllabus, therefore, can be broadly divided into two parts; GPSC Prelims Syllabus and GPSC Mains Syllabus.

GPSC Exam Pattern for Prelims

The preliminary examination will consist of two paper of objective type (multiple choice questions). On the basis of marks obtained in this examination, candidates are declared qualified for Main Examination. Final selection list will be prepared only on the basis of marks obtained in Main Examination and Interview.

  • Question papers will be of objective type (multiple choice questions) and will be out of 200 marks each.
  • Each question will have four probable answers grouped under A, B, C and D of which the only one will be the correct answer.
  • Both GS-I and GS-II question papers consist of 200 questions each.
  • The total marks for both papers are 400 and time duration for each paper is 2 hours.
  • Each question paper will be in English or Gujarati.
Sr No Nature of Exam Name of Paper Time Total Allotted Marks
1 Objective General Studies-I 2 Hours 200
2 Objective General Studies-II 2 Hours 200
Total Marks 400

GPSC Exam Pattern for Mains

Main Examination will consist of a written examination. The Written examination will consist of six papers of conventional essay type questions.

  • All papers are descriptive in nature.
  • Each paper will be of three hours duration.
  • Marks assigned to all six papers is 150 and the total marks allotted is 900 marks.
  • The Personality test will be out of 100 marks bringing the grand total to 1000 marks.
Sr No Nature of Exam Name of Paper Time Total Allotted Marks
1 All Papers are Descriptive Gujarati 3 Hours 150
2 English 3 Hours 150
3 Essay 3 Hours 150
4 General Studies-I 3 Hours 150
5 General Studies-II 3 Hours 150
6 General Studies-III 3 Hours 150
Total Marks of Written Examination 900
Personality Test 100
Total Marks to be considered for final selection 1000

Download the GPSC Syllabus for 2018


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