GUJARAT PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC) releases an official notification for Gujarat Administrative & Civil Service Exam for the appointment in various departments of Gujarat Department. The candidates need to qualify Gujarat Civil Services Exam 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.


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 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.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.

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 Syllabus for Prelims

GS Paper 1 – Topics

Sr. No. Topics
1 History
2 Cultural Heritage
3 Constitution, Policy, Social Justice and International Relations
4 General Mental Ability

GS Paper 2 – Topics

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

Sources for Prelims:

Books for GS-1 paper:

  • 1. Std 9 to 12 GCERT/NCERT books
  • 2. R.Laxmikanth For Indian polity
  • 3. R.S Agarwal for Quantitative aptitude and standard 10 GCERT mathematics book

For GS -2 paper:

  • 1. Std 11–12th GCERT and NCERT books
  • 2. Science and technology ( World inbox, samvidhan publication or liberty any one you can opt)

Apart all of the above books you need to give focus on state and country current affairs

You have to be aware of government schemes.


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.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).


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

GPSC Exam Syllabus for Mains

Mains syllabus will cover the following areas of knowledge:

English (Mains Examination)

Sr. No. Type of Question Marks to be allotted
1 Essay 20
2 Letter Writing 10
3 Press Release/Appeal 10
4 Report Writing 15
5 Writing on Visual Information 15
6 Formal Speech 20
7 Precis Writing 10
8 Reading Comprehension 10
9 English Grammar 15
10 Translation 15

GPSC Exam Syllabus for Mains

This paper is designed to test candidates’

  • (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
1 Current Affairs
2 Socio-Political Issues
3 Socio-Economic Issues
4 Socio-Environment Issues
5 Issues related to civic awareness
6 Reflective Topics

The Structure of the question paper shall be as below:

No. of Questions Question wise marks Question wise word limit Total Marks
10 3 30 to 40 words 30
6 5 50 to 60 words 30
9 10 120 to 130 words 90

General Studies-I (Mains)

Sr. No. Content
1 History of India
2 Cultural Heritage
3 Geography

General Studies-II (Mains)

Sr. No. Content
1 Indian Polity and Constitution
2 Public Administration and Governance
3 Ethics in Public Service

General Studies-III (Mains)

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

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