Detailed Subject Wise Syllabus for MPPSC Recruitment 2021

Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) has issued notification inviting applications for all the eligible candidates last by 10th February 2021 for the recruitment of officers for various departments of the Madhya Pradesh Government. So, are you looking for a detailed syllabus for your preparation? Then, you have ended up at the right blog!

If you are looking for details regarding the recruitment process, then you must read this blog “Apply for 346 Posts Opening in MPPSC State & Forest Service Notification 2021.”

MPPSC Recruitment 2021 – Exam Pattern

Exam NameSubject & DurationMarks
MPPSC Prelims ExamGeneral Studies- Objective (2 hours)
General Aptitude test- Objective (2 hours)
MPPSC Mains ExamGeneral 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)
MPPSC InterviewPersonality Test175

Detailed syllabus

Detailed syllabus for the Prelims and Mains exam is given below:

MPPSC Prelims Syllabus

There are 2 main papers in Prelims Examination:

  • General and General Aptitude test: Both exams are objective (MCQ) types.
  • There will be no negative marking in the Prelims exam for wrong answers.

Check the table below for the syllabus for MPPSC Prelims:

Topics for General StudiesGeneral Science and Environment

Current Events of National and International Importance

History of India and Independent India

Indian and World Geography

Indian Polity and Economy


Geography, History, and Culture of MP

Polity and Economy of MP

Information and Communication Technology
Topics for General Aptitude testComprehension

Interpersonal Skill including communication skills.

Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability

Decision Making and Problem Solving

General Mental Ability

Basic Numeracy

Data Interpretation

Hindi Language Comprehension Skills (Class X Level)  

Chapter-wise Syllabus

Chapter-wise distribution of topic for the General Studies paper is as follow:

History, Culture, and Literature of Madhya PradeshMajor events and major dynasties in the history of Madhya Pradesh.

Contribution of Madhya Pradesh in 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.
History of IndiaMajor features, Events, and their administrative, Social and Economical Systems of Ancient and Medieval India.

Social and Religious Reform movements in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Independence struggle and the Indian National Movement for Freedom. 

Integration and Reorganization of India after Independence. 
Geography of Madhya PradeshForest, Forest Produce, Wildlife, 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. 
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 the world.

Natural Resources of the World. 

Conventional and Nonconventional Energy Resources. 
5 ( A) Constitutional System of Madhya PradeshConstitutional System of Madhya Pradesh (Governor, Council of Ministers, Legislative Assembly, High Court).

The three-tier system of Panchayati Raj and Urban Administration in Madhya Pradesh  
5 (B) Economy of Madhya PradeshDemography 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.  
5 ( c) Constitution Government and Economy of IndiaGovernment 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, Nationalised Banks, Security, and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), National Stock Exchange (NSE), Non-Banking Financial Institutions.  
Science and TechnologyBasic 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.   
Current International and National AffairsImportant Personalities and Places.

Major Events

Important Sports Institutes, Sports Competitions, and Awards of India and Madhya Pradesh.  
Information and Communication TechnologyElectronics, Information and Communication Technology

Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Cyber Security 


Internet and Social Networking Sites

National and Regional Constitutional/ Statutory bodiesElection 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.  

MPPSC Mains Syllabus

The candidates who successfully clear the MPPSC Prelims will sit for the Mains exam.

Check below for the MPPSC Mains Syllabus:

SubjectMaximum MarksDurationMedium
General Studies I (History & Geography)300 marks3 hoursHindi/ English
General Studies II ( Indian Polity, Economics & Sociology)300 marks3 hoursHindi/ English
General Studies III (Science & Technology)300 marks3 hoursHindi/ English
General Studies IV (Philosophy, Psychology and Public Administration)300 marks3 hoursHindi/ English
General Hindi300 marks3 hoursHindi
Hindi Essay200 marks2 hoursHindi

Listed below are the topics that are included in the Mains General studies exam:

MPPSC Mains General Studies I 

This exam will include the following:

Part A – History & Culture

Unit 1– Indian History

  • Political, Economic, Social & Cultural History of India from Harappan Civilisation to 10th Century A.D.

Unit 2

  • Political, Economic, Social and Cultural History of India from 11th to 18th Century A.D
  •  Mughal Rules
  •  Impact of British rule on the Indian economy and society.

Unit 3– Reactions of Indians against British Colonial Rule

  • Pleasant & Tribal revolts, The First struggle of Independence.
  • Indian Renaissance (National Freedom Movement & its leader.
  • Emergence of India as a Republic Nation, Reorganisation of states, formation of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Major events of the post-independence period.

Unit 4

  • Independence Movement in Madhya Pradesh
  • Indian Cultural heritage (with special reference to MP): Salients aspects of Art Forms, Literature, Festivals & Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  • World Heritage sites in Madhya Pradesh & Tourism.

Unit 5 Dynasties of Madhya Pradesh

  • Gondwana, Bundeli, Bagheli, Holkar, Scindia, & Bhopal State (from beginning till independence.)

Part B

Unit 1– World Geography.

  • Major Physical Features: – Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Rivers, Lakes & Glacier.
  • Major Geographical Phenomena: – Tsunami, Earthquakes, Volcanicity, Cyclone.
  • World Climate: – Climate & seasons, distribution of rainfall & climatic regions, Climate change & its effects.

Unit 2– Geography of India.

  • Major Physical Features: – Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Rivers, Lakes & Glacier.
  • Physiographic Division of India.
  • Climate:- Origin of monsoon, El Nino, Climate & seasons, distribution of rainfall & climatic regions.
  • Natural Resources: Types & uses of water, soil, forest, rocks & minerals.
  • Population: Growth, distribution, density, sex ratio, literacy, migration, rural & urban population.
  • Food Processing & Related Industries: Scope & significance, localization of industries, requisites for forward & backward linkages for industries, demand-supply & chain management. 

Unit 3– Geography of Madhya Pradesh.

  • Major geomorphic regions with the special reference of Narmada Valley & Malwa Plateau.
  • Natural Vegetation & climate.
  • Soil: Physical, chemical, & biological properties of soil, soil formation process, erosion of soil, the problem of soil degradation, problem soil & methods of its reclamation, soil conservation planning on a watershed basis.  
  • Mineral & Energy Resources: Types, distribution & uses.
  • Major industries based on agricultural produce, forest, & minerals.
  • The Tribes of state with particular reference to vulnerable tribes.

Unit 4– Water and disaster management.

  • Drinking-Water: supply, factors of impurity of water & quality management.
  • Water management.
  • Groundwater & water conservation.
  • Natural & man-made disasters, concept & scope of disaster management, specific hazards & mitigations.
  • Community planning: Resource mapping, relief & rehabilitation, preventive & administrative measures, safe construction. Alternative communication & survival efficiency.

Unit 5– Advance techniques in Geography.

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

MPPSC Mains General studies II 

This exam will include the following:

Part A Constitution, Governance, Political & Administrative Structure

Unit 1

  • Constitution of India: Its Foundation, characteristics, the basic structure & important amendments.
  • Conceptual Elements: Objectives, fundamental rights & duties, directive principles of state policy.
  • Federalism Central: State Relations, Supreme Court, High Court, Judicial Review, Judicial Activism, Lok Adalat & Public Interest Litigation.

Unit 2

  • Election commission of India, CAG, Niti Ayog, UPSC, & MPPSC.
  • Role of Caste, religion, class, ethnicity, language & gender in Indian Politics, Political parties & voting behaviour in Indian politics, civil society, National integrity, and security issues.

Unit 3

  • Public participation & local government.
  • Features of Democracy: Political representations, the participation of the citizen in the Decision-making process.
  • Accountability, and Rights: Competition Commission, Consumer forum, Information commission, Women’s commission, Human Right Commission, SC/ ST/ OBC Commission, & Central Vigilance Commission.
  • Community-based organisation (CBO), Non-Government Organizations & Self-help Groups.
  • Role of Media, and problems (Electronic, social & print).

Unit 4– Indian Political thinkers.

  • Kautilya, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Sardar Vallah Bhai Patel, Ram Manohar Lohia, Dr. B.R Ambedkar, Deendayal Upadhyaya, Jaya Prakash Narayan. 

Unit 5

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

Part B

Economics and Sociology

Unit I

  • Issues & initiatives in the field of agriculture industry & services in India.
  • Measurement of National Income in India.
  • Functions of RBI & commercial banks, financial inclusions, & monetary policies.
  • Characteristics of good taxation system- direct tax & indirect tax, subsidies, cash transactions & fiscal policies.
  • Public distribution system, current trends & challenges of the Indian economy, poverty, unemployment & regional imbalances.
  • India’s international trade & balance of payment, the role of Foreign capital, multi-national companies, FDI, & Import-export policy, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, WTO, ASIAN, SAARC, NAFTA & OPEC.

Unit II

  • Welfare Schemes of Agriculture
  • Contribution of the service sector.
  • Infrastructure & resources of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Demographic scenario of Madhya Pradesh & its impacts on the economy of  Madhya Pradesh.
  • Industrial sector, growth, trends, & challenges.
  • Availability of skilled human resources, employability & productivity of human resources, Different trends of employment.
  • Major crops, holdings & cropping patterns, Social & physical environmental impact on production & distribution of crops. Issues & challenges related to quality & supply of seeds & manure, farming practices, Issues & challenges of horticulture, poultry, fisheries, dairy & husbandry etc. Problems & challenges related to agricultural produce, transportation, storage & marketings.

 Unit III – Human Resources Development

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

Unit IV

  • Elements of social harmony, the concept of civilisation & culture, Features of Indian culture, Rituals: Various references, Caste system. Ashram, Purushartha, Chatushtya, Religion & sect influences on society & 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 & Health problems, Health Education, & Empowerment, Family Welfare Programmes, Population Control.
  • Status of Tribes in Madhya Pradesh, Social Structure, customs, Beliefs, marriage, kinship, Religious Beliefs & Traditions, Festivals & Celebrations in Tribes.
  • Women Education, Family Health Vital Statistics, Causes & effects of malnutritions, Government Programmes of supplementary nutrition, Technological inventions in the field of Immunology, Remedies (Treatment & Cure) of communicable & non-communicable diseases.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) – Objectives, Structures, Functions & Programmes.

MPPSC Mains General Studies III

This exam will include the following:

Unit 1

  • Work, Power, and energy – Gravitational force, Friction, Atmospheric pressure & work.
  • Units, 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, Wave length, Frequency of Vibration.
  • Electricity:- Different types of cells, Circuit.
  • Magnet:- Properties, preparation, and uses of an artificial magnet.
  • Light:- Reflection, Refraction, Mirrors and Lenses, Image Formation.
  • Heat: Measuring Temperature, Thermometers, Transformation of Heat. 

Unit 2

  • 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 3

  • 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 4

  • 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 5

  • 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. 

Unit 6

  • 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 7

  • Effects of Development on Human Life, Limitations of Indigenous Technologies.
  • History of Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing in India.
  • ISRO, RRCAT, SDSC Shriharikota, DRDO, BARC Mumbai, TIFR Mumbai, NARL Tirupati, LPSC Bengaluru, SAC Ahmedabad, IDSN Ramanagar, ISSDC Ramanagar, VSSC Thiruanantpuram, NRSC Hyderabad, IIRS Dehradun. (General Information of above institutes.)
  • Generations of Geostationary Satellite Launch Vehicles.
  • Biotechnology: Definition, uses in the sector of Health & Medicine, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Industry & Environment.
  • Clones, Robots, & Artificial Intelligence.
  • Patent & Right of Intellectual Property.
  • Contribution of Indians in the field of Science & Technology: Chandrashekhar Venkata Raman, Hargovind Khurana, Jagdish Chandra Basu, Homi Jahangir Bhabha, A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Satendra Nath Bose etc.
  • National & International awards in the field of science & technology.

Unit 8

  • Conventional & Non-conventional sources of energy: Meaning, Definition, Examples & Differences.
  • Energy efficiency, energy management, organizational integration, Energy management in Operational Functions, Energy purchase, production, Production planning & control, maintenance.
  • Issues & challenges related to energy strategies.
  • Alternate source of energy: Present scenario & future possibilities, Solar energy, Wind energy, Oceanic energy, Geothermal energy, Biomass energy, Biofuel energy etc.

Unit 9

  • Definition, Scope & Dimensions of the environment: Physical, Economic, Cultural, Educational, Psychological etc, Concept of the environment in Indian Context, Concept of the environment in the Modern world.
  • Effects of human activities on environment, ethics & values related to the environment: Biodiversity, Environmental Pollution, Environmental changes.
  • Issues & challenges related to environment, causes & effect of environmental degradation.
  • Environmental Education: Programmes for mass awareness, Environmental education & its relationship with Health & Safety.
  • Eco-friendly technologies, conservation of energy, constitutional provisions related to environment & its protection, Environmental protection policies & regulatory framework.

Unit 10

  • Definition & importance of Geology, Earth- Crust, Mantle, Core Lithosphere, Hydrosphere, Origin & Age of the Earth, Geological Time scale.
  •  Rock – definition, Types of rocks – Igneous, Sedimentary, & Metamorphic Rock. Minerals & ores, Fossil, Weathering & Erosion, Formation of Soil, Groundwater, Natural coal, Natural Oil & Gas.

MPPSC Mains General Studies IV

This exam will include general topics and case studies on Ethics, Integrity, like:

Unit 1– Philosophers/thinkers, social reformers.

  • Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Mahavir, Buddha, Acharya Sankar, Charwak, GuruNanak, Kabir, Tulsidas, Ravindra Nath Tagore, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, SavitriBai Phule, Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Swami Vivekanand, Maharshi Arvind, & Sarvpalli Radhakrishnan.

Unit 2-

  • Attitude: Content, Elements, Functions, Formation of Attitude, Attitudinal Changes, Persuasive communication, Prejudice & Discrimination, Stereotypes Orthodox in the Indian context.
  • Aptitude: Aptitude & foundational values for civil services, Integrity, Impartiality & non-partisanship, Objectivity, Dedication to public services, Empathy, Tolerance, & compassion toward the weaker section.
  • Emotional Intelligence: Concepts, their utilities & application in Administration & Governance.
  • Individual differences

Unit 3– Human needs and motivation.

  • Ethics & Values in Public Administration: Ethical elements in governance – Integrity, Accountability & Transparency, Ethical Reasoning & Moral Dilemmas, Conscience as a source of ethical guidance. Code of conduct for Civil Servants, Implementation of Higher Values in governance.

Unit 4– Corruption

  • Types & causes of corruption, Effects of corruption, Approaches to minimizing corruption, Role of society, media, family & Whistleblower, United Nation Convention on corruption, Measuring corruption, Transparency International, Lokpal & Lokayukt.

Unit 5– Case studies based on the contents of the syllabus.

Detailed syllabus and exam pattern has been mentioned for the recruitment process. For further queries, check the OFFICIAL PDF NOTIFICATION

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