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MPPSC Syllabus 2021

New Syllabus of MPPSC for Prelims and Mains Exam 2021

MPPSC Syllabus 2021 - Prelims & Mains (Updated & Revised)

The syllabus of MP PSC is set by Madhya Pradesh LOK SEWA AAYOG. Any changes related to the syllabus OF LOK SEWA AAYOG will be updated once an official statement related to the same is published by the Commission. The MPPSC Exam will be held in three stages. The MPPSC Exam Pattern for both the State Service Exam Prelims and Mains is AS FOLLOWS:

Name of the Exam Type of the Exam/Time Marks
MPPSC Prelims • General Studies-Objective (2 Hours)
• General Aptitude Test- Objective (2 Hours)
• 200
• 200
MPPSC Mains • General Studies-I (3 hours)
• General Studies-II (3 hours)
• General Studies-III (3 hours)
• General Studies-IV (3 hours)
• Hindi (3 Hours)
• Hindi Essay (2 hours)
• 300
• 300
• 300
• 200
• 200
• 100

Candidates can find details on the updated MPPSC PATTERN for (State Service Exam) Prelims, Mains and INTERVIEW .Aspirants can also download the MPPSC prelims syllabus and MPPSC mains syllabus 2020 separately. The MPPSC Syllabus is given below: MPPSC Prelims Syllabus MPPSC (State Service Exam) Prelims 2021 is a screening process. The marks obtained by the candidates in this preliminary exam will not be considered in the final merit list. Check the table below to get a clear idea about MPPSC Pre Syllabus 2021: Candidates should take this syllabus as a challenge. MPPSC Mains Syllabus Those candidates who clear the MPPSC Prelims Exam 2021 will give the Mains 2021. The Cut-Off decided by the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission will determine who all will proceed to the next stage of the State Service Exam i.e. MPPSC Mains. Check below the MPPSC Mains Syllabus 2020-2021 and the latest MPPSC Mains Paper Pattern.

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State Service (Preliminary) Examination Syllabus

Paper -I General Studies

1. History, Culture and Literature of Madhya Pradesh.

  • • Major events and Major dynasties in history of Madhya Pradesh.
  • • Contribution of Madhya Pradesh in freedom movement.
  • • Major arts and Sculputure 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 19th and 20th century.
  • • Independence struggle and Indian National Movement for Freedom.
  • • Integration and Reorganization of India after Independence.

3. Geography of Madhya Pradesh.

  • • Forest, Forest Produce, Wild life, Rivers, Mountains and Mountain ranges of Madhya Pradesh.
  • • 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 world.
  • • Natural Resources of World.
  • • Conventional and Non conventional Energy Resources.

5.(A) Constitutional System of Madhya Pradesh

  • • Constitutional System of Madhya Pradesh (Govern er, Council of Ministers, Legislative Assembly, High Court).
  • • 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, S chedule Castes and S chedule 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 Excutive, President and Parliament.
  • • Fundamental Rights and Duties of the Citizens and Directive Principles of State policy.
  • • Coustitutional Amendments.
  • • Supreme Court and Judicial System.
  • • Indian Economy, Industrial Development and Foreign trade, Import and Export.
  • • Financial Institutions- Researve 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 Diasasters 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.


  • 1. Comprehension
  • 2. Interpersonal skill 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, order of magnitude ect.-Class X level) Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.-Class X level)
  • 7. Hindi Language Comprehension Skill (Class X level)

Note:- Question relating to Hindi Language Comprehension skill of Class X level will be tested through passages from Hindi language only without providing English Translation thereof in the question paper.



History and Culture


Indian History:- Political, Economic, Social and Cultural History of India from Harappan civilization to 10th Century A.D.


  • • 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.


  • • Reactions of Indians against British Colonial Rule: Peasant and Tribal revolts, The First Struggle of Independence. Indian Renaissance: National Freedom Movement and its leaders.
  • • Emergence of India as a Republic Nation, Reorganization of States, Formation of Madhya Pradesh. Major events of the post independence period.


  • • 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 and Tourism.


Dynasties of Madhya Pradesh: - Gondwana, Bundeli, Bagheli, Holkar, Scindia and Bhopal State (From beginning till independence).

* With in Geographic reference of Present Madhya Pradesh.




World Geography

  • • Major Physical Features:- Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Rivers, Lakes and Glaciers.
  • • Major Geographical Phenomena:- Earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanicity, Cyclone.
  • • World Climate:- Climate and seasons, distribution of rain fall and climatic regions, Climate change and its effects.


Geography of India

  • • Major physical features:- Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Rivers, Lakes and Glaciers.
  • • Physiographic Division of India.
  • • Climate:- Origin of Monsoon, El Nino, Climate and Seasons, Distribution of rain fall and climatic regions.
  • • Natural Resources:- Types and their uses.
  • o Water, forest, soil
    o Rocks and minerals:

    • Population:- Growth, distribution, density, sex ratio, literacy, migration, rural and urban population.
  • • Food Processing and Related Industries:- Scope and significance, Localization of industries, Requisites for forward and backward linkages for industries, demand - supply and chain management.


Geography of Madhya Pradesh

  • • Major Geomorphic Regions with special reference to Narmada Valley and Malwa Plateau.
  • • Natural vegetation and climate.
  • • Soil:- Physical, chemical and biological properties of soil, soil formation process, problems of soil erosion and soil degradation, problem soil and methods of its reclaimation, soil conservation planning on watershed basis.
  • • Mineral and Energy Resources:- Types, distribution and uses.
  • • Major Industries: Based on agricultural produce, forests and minerals.
  • • The Tribes of State with particular reference to vulnerable tribes.


Water and disaster management

  • • Drinking Water:- Supply, factors of impurity of water and quality management.
  • • Water management.
  • • Ground water and water conservation.
  • • Natural and Man-made disasters, Concept and scope of disaster management, specific hazards and mitigation.
  • • Community planning: Resource mapping, relief and rehabilitation, preventive and administrative measures, safe construction. Alternative communication and survival efficiency.


Advanced Techniques in Geography

  • • Remote sensing: principles, electromagnetic spectrum, components, types of satellite, Application of remote sensing.
  • • GIS(Global Information System) : Components of GIS, and its applications.
  • • GPS (Global Positioning System): Basic concepts of GPS and its applications.



Constitution, Governance, Political and Administrative Structure


  • • Constitution of India:- Its Foundation, characteristics, Basic Structure and important amendments.
  • • Conceptual elements:- Objectives, fundamental rights and duties, directive principle of state policy. .
  • • Federalism, Central:- State Relations, Supreme Court, High Court, Judicial Review, Judicial Activism, Lok Adalat and Public Interest Litigation. .


  • • Election Commission of India, Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Union Public Service Commission, Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission and NITI Aayog. .
  • • Role of caste, religion, class, ethnicity, language and gender in Indian politics, Political parties and voting behavior in Indian politics, civil society and Public movement, National integrity and security issues. .


  • • Public participation and local government (with reference of 73rd and 74th amendment to the Constitution) .
  • • Accountability and Rights:- Competition Commission, Consumer Forum, Information Commission, Women's Commission, Human Rights Commission, 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)


Indian Political Thinkers Kautilya, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, Ram Manohar Lohia, Dr.B.R.Ambedkar, Deendayal Upadhyaya, Jayaprakash Narayan.


  • • Administration and Management:- Meaning, nature and significance, Role of public administration in the developed and developing societies, Development of Public administration as a subject, Modern Public Administration, Principles of Public Administration.
  • • Concepts:- Power, Authority, Responsibility and Delegation.
  • • Theories of organization, steps and area of control and unity of command.
  • • New dimensions of public management, management of change and development administration.


Economics and sociology


  • • Issues and initiatives in the field of agriculture, industry and services in India.
  • • Measurement of national income in India.
  • • Functions of Reserve Bank of India and commercial banks, financial inclusion, monetary policy.
  • • Characteristics of good taxation system- Direct tax and indirect taxes, subsidies, cash transaction, fiscal policy.
  • • Public distribution system, current trends and challenges of the Indian economy, poverty, unemployment and Regional imbalances.
  • • India's international trade and balance of payment, role of Foreign capital, multi-national companies, Foreign direct investment , import-export policy, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, World Trade Organization, ASIAN, SAARC, NAFTA AND OPEC,


With reference to Madhya Pradesh

    • Major crops, holdings and cropping patterns, Social and physical environmental impact on producation and distribution of crops, Issues and challenges related with quality and supply of seeds and manure, farming practices, Issues and challenges of horticulture, poultry, dairy, fisheries and husbandry etc. Problems and challenges related to agricultural produce, transportation, storage and marketing.
  • • Welfare Schemes of Agriculture.
  • • Contribution of Service Sector.
  • • Infrastructure and resources of Madhya Pradesh.
  • • 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.


Human Resource Development

  • • Education:- Elementary education, Quality of Higher, Vocational, Technical and Medical Education. Issues related to girl's education.
  • • Issues related with following social classes and their welfare programmes:- Differently abled classes, Senior Citizens, Children, Women, Under privileged classes and Displaced groups arising out of developmental projects.


  • • Elements of social harmony, concept of civilisation and culture. Features of Indian Culture. Rituals: Various references, Caste system. Ashram, Purushartha, Chatushtya, Religion and sect influences on society and methods of marriage.
  • • Community Development Programme, Extension Education, Panchayati Raj, Role of Non Governmental Organizations (NGO's) in Community Development. Recent trends in Voluntary sector regarding Rural Development, Family Court.


  • • Population and Health Problems, Health Education, and Empowerment, Family Welfare Programmes, Population Control.
  • • Status of Tribes in Madhya Pradesh, Social Structure, customs, Beliefs, Marriage, Kinship, Religious Beliefs and Traditions, Festivals and Celebrations in Tribes.
  • • Women Education, Family Health, Vital Statistics, Causes and effects of malnutrition, Goverment 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.



  • • Work, Power and Energy- Gravitational Force, Friction, Atmospheric Pressure and Work.
  • • Units and Measurement, Example from daily life.
  • • Speed, Velocity , Acceleration
  • • Sound:- Definition, Medium of Propagation, Audible and Inaudible sound, Noise and Music.
  • • Terminology related with Sound:- Amplitude, Wave Length, Frequency of Vibration.
  • • Electricity:- Different types of Cell, Circuit.
  • • Magnet:- Properties, preparation and uses of artificial magnet
  • • Light:- Reflection, Refraction, Mirrors and Lenses , Image Formation,
  • • Heat: Measuring Temperature, Thermometers, Transformation of Heat.


  • • 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


  • • 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.


  • • Types of Computers, Characteristics and Generation.
  • • Memory, Input and Output Devices, Storage 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.


  • • Numbers and its type, Methods of Unit Measurement, Equations and Factors, Profit loss, Percentage, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio Proportion.
  • • Statistics:- Probability, Measurement of Central Tendency (Mean, Mode, Median) and Variance, Types of Sampling.


  • • 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.


  • • Effects of Development on Human Life, Limitations of Indigenous Technologies.
  • • History of Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing in India.
  • • 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), Bengluru * Space Application Center (SAC), Ahmedabad * Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN) * Ramanagara, Indian Space Science Data Center(ISSDC), Ramanagara * Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC), Thiruananthpuram * Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruananthpuram* National Remote Sensing Center (NRSC), Hyderabad * Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradoon*

(General information of above institutions).

  • • Generations of Geostationary Satellite Launch Vehicles.
  • • Biotechnology: Definition, uses in Sector 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.


  • • 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 with Energy Strategies
  • • Alternate Sources of Energy: Present scenario and future possibilities.
  • • Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Oceanic Energy, Geothermal Energy, Biomass Energy, Biofuel Energy etc.


  • • Definition, Scope and Dimensions of Environment:– Physical, Economic, Cultural, Educational, Psychological etc, Concepts of Environment in Indian context, Concepts of Environment in Modern World.
  • • Effect of human activities on Environment, Ethics and Values related to Environment; Biodiversity, Environmental Pollution, Environmental Changes.
  • • Issues and challenges related with Environment, Causes and effects of Environmental Degradation
  • • 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


Definition and importance of Geology, Earth- Crust, Mantle, Core Lithosphere, Hydrosphere, Origin and Age of Earth, Geological Time Scale, Rock-Definition, Types of Rocks-Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rock. Minerals and Ores, Fossils, Weathering and Erosion, Formation of soil, Groundwater, Natural Coal, Natural Oil and Gas.




Philosophers/Thinkers, Social Reformers:- Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Mahavir, Buddha, Acharya Shankar, Charwak, GuruNanak, Kabir, Tulsidas, Ravindra Nath Tagore, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Savitribai Phule, Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Swami Vivekanand, Maharshi Arvind and Sarvpalli Radhakrishnan.


  • • Attitude: Content, Elements, Function Formation of Attitude, Attitudinal Change, Persuasive Communication, Prejudice and Discrimination, Stereotypes Orthodox in 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


Human Needs and Motivation Ethics and Values in Public Administration:- Ethical elements in governance – Integrity, Accountability and 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.


Corruption:- Types and Causes of Corruption, Effects of corruption, Approaches to minimizing corruption, Role of society, Media, Family and Whistleblower, United Nation Convention on Corruption, Measuring corruption, Transparency International, Lokpal and Lokayukt.


Case Studies: - Based on the contents of the syllabus.

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