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About Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC): Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission, publicly known as MPPSC is a state government-led agency of Madhya Pradesh state. It was constituted under the state and Union Public Service Commission Article-315, responsible for conducting civil services examinations and competitive examinations. It makes direct recruitments to various civil services and departmental posts at the state level.

The history of MPPSC begins with the former state commission Madhya Bharat Commission which was working from 1954-1956. Following the reorganization of Madhya Pradesh state, the new commission came into existence on 1 November 1956 under Article 315 and Section 118 (3) of the States Reorganisation Act, 1956

MPPSC State Service Examination Syllabus

Name of the Examination Name of the Paper Duration (Hours) Time
MPPSC SSE (Preliminary) Examination General Studies (Objective)

General Aptitude Test





MPPSC SSE (Main) Examination General Studies – I

General Studies – II

General Studies – III

General Studies – IV


Hindi Essay
















MPPSC Interview Personality Test 175

General Studies:

1. History, Culture, and Literature of Madhya Pradesh.

  • Major events and Major dynasties in the history of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Contribution of Madhya Pradesh to the freedom movement.
  • Major arts and Sculpture 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 the Indian National Movement for Freedom.
  • Integration and Reorganization of India after Independence.

3. Geography of Madhya Pradesh.

  • Forest, Forest Produce, Wildlife, Rivers, Mountains, and Mountain ranges of Madhya Pradesh.
    The 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 the 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 the world.
  • Natural Resources of World.
  • Conventional and Non-conventional Energy Resources.

5. (A) Constitutional System of Madhya Pradesh.

Constitutional System of Madhya Pradesh (Governor, Council of Ministers, Legislative Assembly, High Court).
The three-tier system of Panchayat Raj and Urban Administration in Madhya Pradesh

5. (B) The economy of Madhya Pradesh.

  • Demography and Census of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Economic Development of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Major Industries of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Castes of Madhya Pradesh, Schedule Castes and Scheduled 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 Executive, President, and Parliament.
  • Fundamental Rights and Duties of the Citizens and Directive Principles of State policy.
    Constitutional Amendments.
  • Supreme Court and Judicial System.
  • Indian Economy, Industrial Development and Foreign Trade, Import and Export.
  • Financial Institutions- Reserve Bank of India, Nationalized Banks, Security, and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), National Stock Exchange (NSE), and 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 Disasters, 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.

General Aptitude

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
  • Decision-making and problem-solving.
  • General mental ability.
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, Order of magnitude, etc, – Class X level) Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc, – Class X level).
  • Hindi Language Comprehension Skill (Class X level)

MPPSC Main Examination Syllabus

First Paper (Part-A) [History]:

1. 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.
  • Mughal rulers and their administration, the 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.
  • The 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 the beginning till independence).
  • Within Geographic reference of Present Madhya Pradesh.

First Paper (Part-A) [Geography]:

Unit-I: (World Geography):

Unit I: 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 rainfall and climatic regions, Climate change and its effects.

Unit II: 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 rainfall and climatic regions.
  • Natural Resources: Types and their uses. (A) Water, forest, soil (B) 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 forwarding and backward linkages for industries, demand-supply, and chain management.

Unit III: 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 reclamation, soil conservation planning on a 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.

Unit IV: Water and Disaster Management

  • Drinking Water: Supply, factors of impurity of water and quality management.
    Water management.
  • Groundwater 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.

Unit V: 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.

MPPSC State Service Mains 2022 Syllabus: General Studies Paper-II:

Constitution, Governance, Political and Administrative Structure:

Unit I:

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

Unit II:

  • 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.

Unit III:

  • Public participation and local government.
  • 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).

Unit IV:

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

Unit V:

  • 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

Economics and Sociology:

Unit I:

  • 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 transactions, 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, the 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.

Unit II:

  • With reference to Madhya Pradesh.
  • Major crops, holdings and cropping patterns, Social and physical environmental impact on production and distribution of crops, Issues and challenges related to 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.
  • The demographic scenario of Madhya Pradesh and its impacts on the economy of Madhya Pradesh.
  • The industrial sector, growth, trends and challenges.
  • Availability of skilled human resources, employability and productivity of human resources, Different trends of employment.

Unit III: Human Resource Development

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

Unit IV:

  • Elements of social harmony, the concept of civilization and culture. Features of Indian Culture. Rituals: Various references, the Caste system. Ashram, Purushartha, Chatushtya, Religion and sect influence 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 the Voluntary sector regarding Rural Development, Family Court.

Unit V:

  • 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’s Education, Family Health, Vital Statistics, Causes and effects of malnutrition, Government 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.

MPPSC State Service Mains 2022 Syllabus: General Studies Paper-III:

Science & Technology:

Unit I:

  • 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 to Sound:- Amplitude, WaveLength, Frequency of Vibration.
  • Electricity: Different types of cells, circuits.
  • Magnet: Properties, preparation and uses of the artificial magnet.
  • Light: Reflection, Refraction, Mirrors and Lenses, Image Formation.
  • Heat: Measuring Temperature, Thermometers, and Transformation of Heat.

Unit II:

  • 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.

Unit III:

  • 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.

Unit IV:

  • 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.

Unit V:

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

Unit VI:

  • 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.

Unit VII:

  • 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) Sriharikota, 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), Bengaluru, Space Application Center (SAC), Ahmedabad, Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN), Ramanagara, Indian Space Science Data Center(ISSDC), Ramanagara, Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram, National Remote Sensing Center (NRSC), Hyderabad, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun (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.

Unit VIII:

  • 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, and Maintenance.
  • Issues and Challenges related to Energy Strategies.
  • Alternate Sources of Energy: Present scenario and future possibilities. Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Oceanic Energy, Geothermal Energy, Biomass Energy, Biofuel Energy etc.

Unit IX:

  • Definition, Scope and Dimensions of Environment:– Physical, Economic, Cultural, Educational, Psychological etc, Concepts of Environment in the 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 to 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, and Constitutional provisions related to the Environment and its Protection. Environmental Protection Policies and Regulatory Framework.

Unit X:

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.

MPPSC State Service Mains 2022 Syllabus: General Studies Paper-IV:

Philosophy, Psychology, and Public Administration:

Unit I:

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.

Unit II:

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

Unit III: 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.

Unit IV: 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 Lokayukta.

Unit V: Case Studies: Based on the contents of the syllabus.

MPPSC State Service Mains 2021 Syllabus: General Hindi (Paper-V)

This Question paper is of Degree Level. The question paper is mainly designed to test the candidates writing and reading skills in the Hindi Language.

MPPSC State Service Mains 2022 Syllabus: Essay Writing (Paper-VI):

Candidates must write three essays in order to evaluate their writing skills.

  • 1st essay should be approximately 1000 words
  • 2nd essay should be approximately 250 words.
  • 3rd essay should be approximately 250 words.

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