GPSC Syllabus for State Services Exam

GPSC Exam Syllabus

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.

We have prepared a comprehensive list of the GPSC Syllabus for both Prelims and Mains. It is important to know the GPSC Syllabus and all the topics covered under it. Besides GPSC Syllabus, one needs to know about the GPSC Exam Pattern well. The medium of the examination shall be English and Gujarati. Gujarati and English Papers in Main Exam shall be in respective Language only.

GPSC Answer Key 2018

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 for GPSC Prelims Exam and GPSC Mains Syllabus for GPSC Mains Exam.

Phase I: GPSC Syllabus Class I for Preliminary Exam

The preliminary examination of GPSC PCS will comprise of two objective type question paper. GPSC PCS Prelims will be qualifying in nature. The applicants will be given multiple choices for each question. There will be total 400 marks, each paper carrying 200 marks. The duration of each Prelims GS question paper will be 120 minutes. This Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only and the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the Candidates, who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination, will not be counted for determining their final order of merit

GPSC Exam Syllabus for Prelims

GS Paper 1 - Topics

Sr NoTopics
2Cultural Heritage
3Constitution, Policy, Social Justice and International Relations
4General Mental Ability

GS Paper 2 - Topics

Sr No.Topics
1Indian Economy and Planning
3Science and Technology
4Current Events of Regional, National and International Importance

Phase II: GPSC Syllabus Class I for Mains Exam

For the Written Examination, there are basically six papers in GPSC Main Examination i.e. Gujarati, English, Essay, General Studies Paper 1, General Studies Paper 2 & General Studies Paper 3. Total marks assigned to Written Examination is 900. Based on the marks obtained in the Mains Examination by the Candidates are declared qualified for admission to the Interview Test (100 Marks).

GPSC Exam Syllabus for Mains

Mains syllabus will cover the following areas of knowledge:

English (Mains Examination)

Sr No.Type of QuestionMarks to be allotted
2Letter Writing 10
3Press Release/Appeal10
4Report Writing15
5Writing on Visual Information15
6Formal Speech15
7Precis Writing15
8Reading Comprehension15
9English Grammar20


This paper is designed to test candidate s (i) knowledge/awareness of a variety of Subjects and (ii) their ability to compose a sustained piece of writing in the form of an essay. The candidates are required to attempt 3-5 Essays. (About 300 or 500 words each.)

Areas of Testing: This paper would test the following:

1. Ability to compose a well-argued piece of writing

2. Ability to express coherently and sequentially

3. Awareness of the subject chosen

Evaluation / Marking: Credit will be given for the following:

1. Observing established rules and format for essay writing

2. The grammatical correctness of expression

3. The originality of thought and expression

Essay Topics

Sr No.Content
1Current Affairs
2Socio-Political Issues
3Socio-Economic Issues
4Socio-Environment Issues
5Issues related to civic awareness
6Reflective Topics

General Studies (Mains)

The Structure of the question paper shall be as below

No. of QuestionsQuestion wise marksQuestion wise word limitTotal Marks
10330 to 40 words30
6550 to 60 words30
910120 to 130 words90

The following topics will be covered in GS-I of GPSC Mains Examination.

General Studies-I (Mains)

Sr NoContent
1History of India
2Cultural Heritage

General Studies-II (Mains)

Sr NoContent
1Indian Polity and Constitution
2Public Administration and Governance
3Ethics in Public Service

General Studies-III (Mains)

Sr No.Content
1Science and Technology
2Indian Economy and Planning
3Current Events of regional, language and International importance

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