The official syllabus for the MPPSC, or the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission examinations has been released. These exams are usually held for different government jobs, such as Naib Tehsildar, Deputy Collector, Assistant Director, FRO and others. The State Civil Service Examination held by the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) has vacant posts in State Services & Forest Services of Madhya Pradesh. The exam is conducted in two parts, the preliminary examination and the main examination. 

MPPSC Syllabus 2024 and Exam Pattern

Have a look at the overview of MPPSC Syllabus 2024 for the Prelims & Mains Exam from the below table and plan your strategy for the upcoming MPPSC State Service Exam 2024. 

OrganisationMadhya Pradesh Public Service Commission
Exam NameMPPSC State Service Exam 2024
StagesPrelims - Mains - Interview
MPPSC Prelims Exam23rd June 2024
Mode of ExamOnline
Duration of Exam2 hours for each paper

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MPPSC Exam Pattern 2024

The MPPSC 2024 Exam will be conducted in three stages. The MPPSC Exam Pattern for all three stages is in the table below:

Exam NameType of the Exam/DurationMarks
MPPSC Prelims Exam

General Studies-Objective (2 Hours)

General Aptitude Test- Objective (2 Hours)



MPPSC Mains Exam

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)







MPPSC InterviewPersonality Test175

Under the Prelims examination, there are two main papers, namely:

  1. General Studies and General Aptitude Test. Both are objective (MCQs) types of paper.
  2. Both the papers consist of 200 marks each, and candidates are allotted 120 minutes or 2 hours for each paper.
  3. There will be no negative marking in MPPSC (State Service Exam) Prelims exam for wrong answers.

Under the MPPSC Mains Mains examination, there are five main papers, namely:

  1. General Studies I
  2. General Studies II
  3. General Studies III
  4. General Studies IV
  5. Hindi
  6. Hindi Essay

While the first three papers on General Studies consist of 300 marks each, the fourth General Studies paper consists of 200 marks. Additionally, the Hindi paper also consists of 200 marks, while the Hindi essay paper is allotted a maximum of 100 marks. Furthermore, all the papers, except the one on Hindi Essays, is allotted 180 minutes, or 3 hours to complete. Candidates are given 120 minutes, or 2 hours to complete the Hindi Essay paper.

MPPSC Syllabus for Prelims & Mains

The candidates must prepare according to the subject-wise topics listed in the below section to score good marks in the MPPSC Exam. 

MPPSC Prelims Syllabus 2024

The syllabus for the MPPSC Prelims exam is as follows:

General Studies- Objective

  1. General Science and Environment.
  2. Current Events of National & International Importance.
  3. History of India and Independent India.
  4. Indian Polity and Economy.
  5. Sports.
  6. Geography. History and Culture of M.P.
  7. Polity and Economy of M.P.
  8. Information and Communication Technology.
General Science and Environment
  1. Basic Principles of Science.
  2. Important Indian Scientific Research Institutions and Their achievements, Satellite and Space technology.
  3. Environment and Biodiversity.
  4. Ecological System.
  5. Nutrition, Food and Nutrient.
  6. Human Body.
  7. Agricultural Product Technology.
  8. Food Processing.
  9. Health Policy and Programmes.
  10. Pollution, Natural Disasters and Management.
Constitution Government 
  1. Government India Act 1919 and 1935.
  2. Constituent Assembly.
  3. Union Executive, President and Parliament.
  4. Fundamental Rights and Duties of the Citizens and Directive Principles of State policy.
  5. Constitutional Amendments.
  6. Supreme Court and Judicial System.
  7. Indian Economy, Industrial Development and Foreign Trade, Import and Export.
  8. Financial Institutions- Reserve Bank of India, Nationalised Banks, Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), National Stock Exchange (NSE), Non-Banking Financial Institutions.
History of India & Independent India
  1. Major events and Major dynasties in the history of Madhya Pradesh.
  2. Contribution of Madhya Pradesh in the freedom movement.
  3. Major arts and Sculpture of Madhya Pradesh.
  4. Major Tribes and Dialects of Madhya Pradesh.
  5. Major festivals, Folk music, Folk arts and Folk literature of Madhya Pradesh.
  6. Important Literator of Madhya Pradesh and their literature.
  7. Religious and tourist places of Madhya Pradesh.
  8. Important Tribal Personalities of Madhya Pradesh.
  9. Major features, Events and their administrative, Social and Economical Systems of Ancient and Medieval India.
  10. Social and Religious Reform movements in 19th and 20th century.
  11. Independence struggle and the Indian National Movement for Freedom.
  12. Integration and Reorganization of India after Independence.
Geography of Madhya Pradesh 
  1. Forest, Forest Produce, Wildlife, Rivers, Mountains and Mountain ranges of Madhya Pradesh.
  2. The climate of Madhya Pradesh.
  3. Natural and Mineral resources of Madhya Pradesh.
  4. Transport in Madhya Pradesh.
  5. Major Irrigation and Electrical Projects in Madhya Pradesh.
  6. Agriculture, Animal husbandry and Agriculture based industries in Madhya Pradesh.
Geography of World 
  1. Physical Geography: Physical features and Natural regions.
  2. Natural Resources: Forest, Mineral resources, Water, Agriculture, Wildlife, National Parks/ Sanctuaries/Safari.
  3. Social Geography: Population related Demography (Population growth, Age, Sex ratio, Literacy).
  4. Economic Geography: Natural and Human resources (Industry, Modes of Transport).
  5. Continents/Countries/Oceans/Rivers/Mountains of the world.
  6. Natural Resources of World.
  7. Conventional and Non-conventional Energy Resources.
Current International & National Affairs
  1. Important Personalities and Places.
  2. Major Events.
  3. Important Sports Institutes, Sports Competitions and Awards of India and Madhya Pradesh.
Information & Communication Technology
  1. Electronics, Information and Communication Technology.
  2. Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security.
  3. E-Governance.
  4. Internet and Social Networking Sites.
  5. E-commerce.
National and Regional Constitutional / Statutory Bodies
  1. Election Commission of India.
  2. State Election Commission.
  3. Union Public Service Commission.
  4. Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission.
  5. Comptroller and Auditor General.
  6. NITI Aayog.
  7. Human Rights Commission.
  8. Women Commission.
  9. Child Protection Commission.
  10. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission.
  11. Backward class Commission.
  12. Information Commission.
  13. Vigilance Commission.
  14. National Green Tribunal.
  15. Food preservation Commission etc.

General Aptitude Test

  1. Comprehension.
  2. Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
  3. Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
  4. Decision making and problem-solving.
  5. General mental ability.
  6. Basic numeracy.
  7. Hindi Language Comprehension Skill (Class X level).

MPPSC Mains Syllabus 2024

The syllabus for the MPPSC Mains Exam is as follows:

General Studies I

History & Culture World History Indian History Moguls and their administration Impact of British Rule on Indian economy and society, Indian ‘Renaissance: Emergence of India as a Republic. Indian Culture, Heritage, Geography Water Management, Disaster & its Management

Paper- I History
Unit-IPolitical, Economic, Social and Cultural History of India from Harappan civilization to 10th Century A.D.
  1. Political, Economic, Social and Cultural History of India from 11th to 18th Century A.D.
  2. Mughal rulers and their administration, Emergence of composite culture.
  3. Impact of British Rule on Indian Economy and Society.
  1. Reactions of Indians against British Colonial Rule: Peasant and Tribal revolts, The First Struggle of Independence.
  2. Indian Renaissance: National Freedom Movement and its leaders.
  3. Emergence of India as a Republic Nation, Reorganization of States, Formation of Madhya Pradesh. Major events of the post-independence period.
  1. Independence Movement in Madhya Pradesh.
  2. Indian Cultural Heritage (with special reference to Madhya Pradesh)
  3. Salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature, Festivals & Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  4. World Heritage sites in Madhya Pradesh and Tourism.
Unit-VGondwana, Bundeli, Bagheli, Holkar, Scindia and Bhopal State (From the beginning till independence).
Paper-II Geography
  1. Major Physical Features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Rivers, Lakes and Glaciers.
  2. Major Geographical Phenomena: Earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanicity, Cyclone.
  3. World Climate: Climate and seasons, distribution of rainfall and climatic regions, Climate change and its effects.
  1. Major physical features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Rivers, Lakes and Glaciers.
  2. Physiographic Division of India.
  3. Climate: Origin of Monsoon, El Nino, Climate and Seasons, Distribution of rainfall and climatic regions.
  4. Natural Resources: Types and their uses. (A) Water, forest, soil (B) Rocks and minerals.
  5. Population: Growth, distribution, density, sex ratio, literacy, migration, rural and urban population.
  6. Food Processing and Related Industries: Scope and significance, Localization of industries, Requisites for forwarding and backward linkages for industries, demand-supply and chain management.
  1. Major Geomorphic Regions with special reference to Narmada Valley and Malwa Plateau.
  2. Natural vegetation and climate.
  3. 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.
  4. Mineral and Energy Resources: Types, distribution and uses.
  5. Major Industries: Based on agricultural produce, forests and minerals.
  6. The Tribes of State
  1. Drinking-Water: Supply, factors of impurity of water and quality management.
  2. Water management.
  3. Groundwater and water conservation.
  4. Natural and Man-made disasters, Concept and scope of disaster management, specific hazards and mitigation.
  5. Community planning: Resource mapping, relief and rehabilitation, preventive and administrative measures, safe construction. Alternative communication and survival efficiency.
  1. Remote sensing: principles, electromagnetic spectrum, components, types of satellite, Application of remote sensing.
  2. GIS (Global Information System): Components of GIS, and its applications.
  3. GPS (Global Positioning System): Basic concepts of GPS and its applications.

General Studies II

  1. Constitution, the Political and Administrative Structure of Governance.
  2. Security issues: External and Internal.
  3. Social & Some important Legislation
  4. Social Sector – Health, Education & Empowerment
  5. Education systems
  6. Human resource development
  7. Welfare programs
  8. Public Services
  9. Public Expenditure and Accounts
  10. International Organizations

General Studies III

  1. Science
  2. Reasoning and Data Interpretation
  3. Technology
  4. Emerging Technologies
  5. Energy
  6. Environment and Sustainable Development
  7. Indian Economy

General Studies IV

  1. Human needs and motivation
  2. Philosophers/Thinkers, Social workers/Reformers
  3. Aptitude
  4. Emotional intelligence
  5. Corruption
  6. Case studies
Unit-IPhilosophers/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.
  1. Attitude: Content, Elements, Function Formation of Attitude, Attitudinal Change, Persuasive Communication, Prejudice and Discrimination, Stereotypes Orthodox in the Indian context.
  2. 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.
  3. Emotional Intelligence: Emotional Intelligence-Concepts, their utilities and application in Administration and Governance.
  4. Individual differences.
Unit-IIIEthics 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-IVCorruption: 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-VCase Studies: Based on the contents of the syllabus.

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MPPSC Syllabus 2024: FAQs

Ans. There are 3 stages for MPPSC Exam- Prelims, Mains and Interview

Ans. The time duration for MPPSC Prelims Exam is 4 hours (2 for each subject).

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