MPPSC Syllabus 2016-2017: Prelims/Mains Syllabus & Exam Pattern

MPPSC Syllabus 2016-2017: Preliminary/Main MPPSC Examinations For Government Employment

The Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) recruits suitable candidates to vacant government positions based on competitive examinations. The written exams are qualifying in nature and they are conducted in two phases i.e. preliminary exam and the mains. The successful candidates who pass in the exams are invited for a personal interview by MPPSC for selection to the desired job position. MPPSC makes appointments on the basis of eligibility criteria, merit, and officially specified reservation categories as per Government norms. Both the preliminary and main exams have multiple papers with mandatory and optional subjects. The list of optional subjects for preliminary exams has been officially released as of now. Check Updated MPPSC Syllabus 2016-2017 and new exam pattern below.

MPPSC Recruitment

Organization Name: Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission

Qualification Into: Madhya Pradesh State Government Jobs

Category: Exam Pattern And Syllabus

Official Website:

MPPSC Syllabus – Download New Prelims/Main Exam Syllabus –  Exam Pattern – List Of Optional And Compulsory Subjects

Examination Pattern Of MPPSC Preliminary And Main Exams:

  • The preliminary exam will have multiple choice objective type questions with each correct answer receiving 1 mark.
  • The main written exam is followed by a personality test in the form of a personal interview which also carries marks.
  • The exam name, total number of papers, the total allotted marks for each mandatory and optional paper are tabulated below –
Sl. No. Exam Name Paper Number – Subjects (*) Total Marks
1 Preliminary Paper 1 -General Studies 150
Paper 2 – Optional Subjects listed below 300
2 Main Paper I – General Studies 300
Paper II – General Studies 300
Paper III – General Hindi 300
Paper IV & V – Any One Optional Subject 300
Papers VI & VII – Any One Optional Subject 100

(*) – The question paper can be answered in Hindi or English

How To Download Syllabus For Compulsory And Optional Subjects:

The official syllabus for the preliminary and main examinations can be downloaded with the help of following guidelines –

  • The official website can be accessed at the following link in a browser –

  • The following sequence of links can be clicked for the list of optional subjects –

“Examination -> State -> Preliminary Examination Syllabus”

  • The following link has to be clicked for compulsory subjects –


  • Candidates are advised to download and take a print out of the syllabus for further reference.
  • The official web page can also be bookmarked for quick reference in the future.

Syllabus Of Prelim/Main Written Examinations For MPPSC Selection:

The qualifying nature of MPPSC preliminary and main exams requires all the candidates to appear for these exams and pass them with merit. The latest syllabus and the list of subjects for both the preliminary and main examinations are provided below in detail as per the latest official instructions:

Syllabus For MPPSC Preliminary Examination – Paper I and Paper II :

Paper I – General Studies (Mandatory) –

A considerable number of Madhya Pradesh related questions can be expected in the following compulsory subjects –

  • Current Events of National & International Importance
  • Geography of India And Geographical Awareness Of The World
  • History of India and Independent India
  • General Science and Environment
  • General Mental Ability
  • Sports
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Geography, History and Culture of M.P.
  • Polity and Economy of M.P.

Paper II –  List Of Optional Subjects –

Sl. No. Subject Name Sl. No. Subject Name
1 Agriculture 13 Economics
2 Animal Husbandry And Veterinary Science 14 Indian History
3 Zoology 15 Geography
4 Botany 16 Geology
5 Chemistry 17 Political Science
6 Physics 18 Public Administration
7 Mathematics 19 Sociology
8 Statistics 20 Criminology and Forensic Science
9 Civil Engineering 21 Psychology
10 Electrical Engineering 22 Philosophy
11 Mechanical Engineering 23 Law
12 Commerce

Syllabus For MPPSC Main Examination – Papers I to VII:

Paper I – General Studies-

  • History of Modern India and Indian culture
  • Geography of India
  • International Affairs & Institutions
  • India and the World
  • Current National issues
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Agriculture
  • Indian Economy
  • Developments in the field of Science & Technology, Communication and Space
  • Games & Sports

Paper II – General Studies-

  • Geography
  • Human Resources
  • Energy Resources
  • Environment
  • Industries
  • Planning and Evaluation
  • Rural and Urban Administrative Structure
  • Literature
  • Music & Dance Tradition
  • Archaeological Heritage
  • Arts
  • Major Scheduled Tribes
  • Games and Sports Culture
  • Programmes of State Government in the field of Culture
  • Administrative Structure of Madhya Pradesh
  • Natural Resources of Madhya Pradesh
  • Historical perspective of Madhya Pradesh

Paper III – General Hindi –

  • Grammar
  • Passages and Language Comprehension
  • Writing Format
  • Essay Writing
  • Shortening Sentences and Condensation
  • Translation of Sentences

Paper IV to VII – List Of Optional Subjects-

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Zoology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Commerce & Accountancy
  • Economics
  • History
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Criminology and Forensic Science
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Law
  • Anthropology
  • Military Science
  • Hindi literature
  • English literature
  • Sanskrit literature
  • Urdu literature

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