Meghalaya PSC Civil Examination Syllabus – Download Subject wise Syllabus

MPSC Meghalaya Civil Service Syllabus 2022: Meghalaya Public Service Commission (MPSC) has released the Syllabus for Meghalaya Civil Service Post. Interested candidates can check the exam pattern and download the syllabus pdf at Meanwhile, Know the MPSC Meghalaya Civil Service syllabus exam pattern, and selection process below. In order to start preparation, candidates have to know the MPSC Meghalaya Civil Service exam pattern and syllabus and the exam date 2022.

About Meghalaya Public Service Commission: The first Office of the Commission was housed in the building of the Public works Department of Lower Lachumiere, Shillong -793001. Owing to the increase in the works load and staff members of the Commission the premises in the building of the Public work Department were found to be insufficient and very inconvenient. The Commission office was therefore shifted to the 1st floor of the House Shoe Building, Lower Lachumiere, Shillong-793001 in May 1993.

Meghalaya Public Service Commission Selects the candidates for Civil Service Posts based on their performance in the Preliminary Examination, Main examination, and an interview.

Preliminary Examination Pattern

The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers as follows:‐

Paper I ‐ General Studies ‐ 150 marks.
Paper II ‐ One subject to be selected from the list ‐ 300 marks. of optional subjects.
Total ‐ 450 marks.

List of Optional Subjects:

(1) Agriculture (2) Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science (3) Botany (4) Chemistry (5) Civil Engineering (6) Commerce (7) Economics (8) Electrical Engineering (9) Education (10) Geography (11) Geology (12)Indian History (13) Law (14) Mathematics (15) Mechanical Engineering (16) Medical Science (17) Philosophy (18) Physics (19) Political Science (20) Psychology (21) Public Administration (22) Sociology (23) Statistics (24) Zoology

Main Examination Pattern

  • Paper I – English – 300 Marks
  • Paper II – General Studies – I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History, and Geography of the World and Society) – 250 Marks
  • Paper III – General Studies – II (Governance, Constitution. Polity, Social Justice and International Relations) – 250 Marks
  • Paper IV – General Studies – III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio – Diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management) – 250 Marks
  • Paper V – General Studies – IV (Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude) – 250 Marks
  • Paper VI, Paper VII – One Optional Subject from the list of Optional Subjects of Main Examination (250 Marks for each paper)
  • Personality Test – 275 Marks
  • Grand Total – 2025 Marks

Preliminary Examination Syllabus

General Studies:

  • Current events of national and international importance
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World
  • Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc
  • Economic and Social Development.
  • Poverty.
  • Sustainable Development.
  • Inclusion.
  • Demographics.
  • Social Sector initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change
  • General Science.

Paper-II Syllabus:

  • Comprehension.
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
  • Decision-making and problem-solving.
  • General mental ability.
  • Basic numeracy.
  • Data interpretation.

Some Optional Subjects Syllabus:


Agriculture, its importance in the national economy. Factors determining agro‐ecological zones and geographic distribution of crop plants.

Importance of crop plants, cultural practices for cereal, pulses, cultural practices for cereal, pulses, oilseed, fiber, sugar, tuber, and fodder crops, and scientific basis for these crop rotations, multiple and relay cropping, intercropping and mixed cropping.

Soil as a medium of plant growth and its composition, mineral and organic constituents of the soil and their role in crop production; chemical, physical and microbiological properties of soils.

Essential plant nutrients (macro and micro) – their functions, occurrence, cycling in soils Principles of soil fertility and its evaluation for judicious fertilizer use. Organic manures and bio-fertilizers, inorganic fertilizers, and integrated nutrient management.

Principles of plant physiology with reference to plant nutrition, absorption, transaction, and metabolism of nutrients.

Diagnosis of nutrient deficiencies and their amelioration photosynthesis and respiration, growth and development, auxins and hormones in plant growth.

Cell and cell organelles, Cell division, Reproductive cycle, Principles of genetics, gene interaction, sex determination, linkage and recombination, mutation, extrachromosomal inheritance, polyploidy. Origin and domestication of crop plants. Genetic resources‐conservation and utilization. Floral biology in relation to selfing and crossing.

Genetic basis of plant breeding pure line selection, mass selection, male sterility and incompatibility and their use in plant breeding. Pedigree selection, back‐cross method of selection. Heterosis and its exploitation. Development of hybrids, composites, and synthetics, Important varieties, hybrids, composites, and synthetic of major crops. Seed and seed‐production techniques.

Important fruit and vegetable crops of India, method of propagation‐Sexual and asexual. Package and practices and their scientific basis. Crop rotation, intercropping, companion crops, the role of fruits and vegetables in human nutrition, post‐harvest handling, and processing of fruits and vegetables. Landscaping and ornamental horticulture, commercial floriculture. Medicinal and aromatic plants. Serious pests and diseases affect major crops. Principles of control of crop pests and diseases, integrated management. Proper use and maintenance of plant protection equipment.

Principles of economics as applied to agriculture. Farm planning and optimum resource‐use efficiency and maximizing income and employment. Farm systems and their spatial distribution, and their significant roles in regional economic development.

Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science:

1. General: Role of Livestock in Indian Economy and human health. Mixed farming. Agroclimatic zones and livestock distribution. Socioeconomic aspects of livestock enterprise with special reference to women.
2. Genetics and Breeding: Principle of genetics, chemical nature of DNA and RNA and their models and functions. Recombinant DNA technology, transgenic animals, multiple ovulation, and embryo transfer. Cytogenetics, immunogenetics, and biochemical polymorphic and their application in animal improvement. Gene actions. Systems and strategies for improvement of livestock for milk, meat, wool production, and drought and poultry for eggs and meat. Breeding
of animals for disease resistance. Breeds of livestock, poultry, and rabbits.
3. Nutrition: Role of nutrition in animal health and production. Classification of feeds, Proximate composition of feeds, feeding standards, computation of rations. Ruminant nutrition. Concepts of total digestible nutrients and starch equivalent systems. Significance of energy determinations. Conservation of feeds and fodder and utilization of agro by‐products. Feed supplements and additives. Nutrition deficiencies and their management.
4. Management: Systems of housing and management of livestock, poultry, and rabbits. Farm record. Economics of livestock, poultry, and rabbit farming. Clean milk production. Veterinary hygiene with reference to water, air, and habitation. Sources of water and standards of potable water. Purification of water. Air changes and thermal comfort. Drainage systems and effluent disposal. Biogas.
5. Animal Production : (a) Artificial insemination, fertility, and sterility. Reproductive physiology, semen characteristics, and preservation. Sterility its causes and remedies. (b) Meat eggs and wool production. Methods of the slaughter of meat animals, meat inspection, judgment, carcass characteristics; adulteration and its detection processing and preservation; Meat products, quality control, and nutritive value, By‐products. Physiology of egg production, nutritive value, grading of eggs preservation and marketing. Types of wool, grading, and marketing.
6. Veterinary Science : (i) Major contagious diseases affecting cattle, buffaloes, horses, sheep and goats, pigs, poultry, rabbits, and pet animals‐Etiology, symptoms, pathogenicity, diagnosis, treatment, and control of major bacterial, viral, rickettsial, and parasitic infections.


1. Cell Biology: Structure and function of the cell wall (extracellular matrix or ECM), cell membrane, and cell organelles. Nucleus, nucleolus, nuclear pore complex (NPC), chromosome, and nucleosome. Mitosis, meiosis, and molecular control involve checkpoints in the cell division cycle. Differentiation, cellular senescence.
2. Genetics, Molecular Biology, and Biotechnology: Laws of inheritance. Concept of gene and allelomorph. Linkage, crossing over, and gene mapping. Structural and numerical changes in chromosomes and gene mutations. Sex determination and differentiation. Structure and synthesis of nucleic acids and proteins. Genetic code. Regulation of gene expression. Genetic engineering and crop improvement. Protoplast, cell, tissue, and organ cultures. Somatic hybridization. Biofertilizers and biopesticides. Biotechnology in agri‐horticulture, medicine, and industry.
3. Tissue Systems: Origin, development, structure, and function of primary and secondary tissues.
4. Plant Diversity and Systematics: Structure and function of plant forms from evolutionary aspects (viruses to Angiosperms including fossils). Principles of nomenclature, classification, and identification of plants. Modern approaches in plant taxonomy. Recent classification of living organisms into three groups (bacteria, archaea, and eukarya).
5. Plant Physiology: Water relations. Mineral nutrition. Photosynthesis. Respiration. Nitrogen metabolism. Enzymes and coenzymes. Dynamics of growth movements, growth substances, photomorphogenesis. Secondary metabolites. Isotopes in biological studies. Physiology of flowering.
6. Methods of Reproduction and Seed Biology: Vegetative, asexual, and sexual methods of reproduction. Pollination and fertilization. Sexual incompatibility. Development, structure, dormancy, and germination of seed.
7. Plant Pathology: Diseases of rice, wheat, sugarcane, potato, mustard, groundnut, and cotton crops. Factors affecting infection (host factors, pathogen factors, biotic factors like rhizosphere and phyllosphere organisms). Chemical, biological and genetic methods of disease control (including transgenic plants).
8. Plant and Environment: Biotic and abiotic components. Ecological adaptation. Types of vegetational zones and forests of India. Deforestation, afforestation, social forestry, and plant introduction. Soil erosion, wasteland, reclamation. Environmental pollution and its control (including phytoremediation). Bioindicators. Global warming.
9. Biodiversity, Plant Genetic Resources: Methods of conservation of plant genetic resources and its importance. Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD). Endangered, threatened, and endemic taxa. Role of cell/tissue culture in propagation and enrichment of genetic diversity. Plants as sources of food, fodder, forage, fibers, oils, drugs, wood and timber, paper, rubber, beverages, spices, essential oils and resins, gums, dyes, insecticides, pesticides, and ornamentation. Biomass as a source of energy. Botany
10. Origin of life and evolution: Basic concepts of the origin of earth and the origin of life. Theories of
organic evolution, the molecular basis of evolution.

Electrical Engineering:

Electrical Circuits‐Theory and Applications

Circuit components, network graphs, KCL, KVL; circuit analysis methods: nodal analysis, mesh analysis; basic network theorems and applications; transient analysis: RL, RC, and RLC circuits; sinusoidal steady state analysis; resonant circuits and applications; coupled circuits and
applications; balanced 3‐phase circuits. Two port networks, driving point, and transfer functions; poles and zeros of network functions.

Signals & Systems

Representation of continuous‐time and discrete‐time signals and systems; LTI systems; convolution; impulse response; time‐domain analysis of LTI systems based on convolution and differential/difference equations. Fourier transform, Laplace transform, Z‐transform, Transfer function. Sampling and recovery of signals.

Control Systems

Elements of control systems; block‐diagram representations; open‐loop and closed‐loop systems; principles and applications of feedback. LTI systems: time domain and transform domain analysis. Stability: Routh Hurwitz criterion, root‐loci, Nyquist’s criterion. Bode‐plots, Design of lead‐lag compensators; Proportional, PI, PID controllers.

E.M. Theory

Electro‐static and magneto‐static fields; Maxwell’s equations; e.m. waves and wave equations; wave propagation and antennas; transmission lines; micro‐wave resonators, cavities, and waveguides.

Electrical Engineering Materials
Electrical/electronic behavior of materials: conductivity; free‐electrons and band‐theory; intrinsic and extrinsic semi‐conductor, p‐n junction; solar cells, super‐conductivity. Dielectric behavior of materials: polarization phenomena; piezo‐electric phenomena. Magnetic materials: behavior and application.

Analog Electronics
Diode circuits: rectifier filters, clipping and clamping, Zener diode, and voltage regulation. Bipolar and field effect transistors (BJT, JFET, and MOSFET): Characteristics, biasing, and small signal equivalent circuits. Basic amplifier circuits; differential amplifier circuits. Amplifiers: analysis, frequency response. Principles of feedback; OPAMP circuits; filters; oscillators. Electrical Engineering

Digital Electronics
Boolean algebra, minimization of Boolean function; logic gates, digital IC families (DTL, TTL, ECL, MOS, CMOS). Combinational circuits: arithmetic circuits, code converters, multiplexers, and decoders. Sequential circuits: latches and flip‐flops, counters and shift registers. Comparators, timers, multivibrators. Sample and hold circuits, ADCs and DACs. Semiconductor memories.

Power Electronic and Electric Drives
Semiconductor power devices: diode, transistor, thyristor, triac, GTO, and MOSFET, state characteristics, principles of operation; triggering circuits; phase controlled rectifiers; bridge converters‐fully controlled and half controlled; principles of thyristor chopper and inverter. The basic concept of speed control of DC and AC monitor drives.

Elements of IC Fabrication Technology

Overview of IC Technology. Unit steps in IC fabrication: water cleaning, photo‐lithography, wet and dry etching, oxidation, diffusion, ion‐implantation, CVD and LPCVD techniques for deposition of poly‐silicon, silicon, silicon‐nitride, and silicon dioxide; metallization and passivation.

Main Examination Syllabus

General Studies Paper I

  • Indian Heritage and Culture.
  • History and Geography of the World and Society
  • Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
  • Salient features of the world’s physical geography.
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country, etc.

General Studies Paper II

  • Governance.
  • Constitution.
  • Polity.
  • Social Justice.
  • International Relations.

General Studies Paper III

  • Technology.
  • Economic Development.
  • Bio – Diversity.
  • Environment.
  • Security and Disaster Management.

General Studies Paper IV

  • Ethics.
  • Integrity and Aptitude.

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