Chhattisgarh PSC Syllabus - Main Exam


  • The following table illustrates Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission Main Exam Syllabus −

Paper I – Language (Marks – 200 & Time 3 Hours)
Hindi Grammar
Chhattisgarh local literature
General Sanskrit Grammar
English Grammar
Translation - English to Hindi
Letter writing
Chhattisgarhi Languag Development of Chhattisgarhi language
History of Chhattisgarhi language
Grammar of Chhattisgarhi language
Chhattisgarhi language & literature
Paper II – Essay (Marks – 200 & Time 3 Hours)
Problems Of National Level
  • Candidates need to write two essays from each part
  • One essay should be in (about) 1500 words
  • One Essay carries 100 marks
Problems Relating To The State Of Chhattisgarh
Paper III – History, Constitution and Public Administration (Marks – 200 & Time 3 Hours)
History of India Indus Civilization
Vedic Civilization
Jainism and Buddhism
Rise of Magadh Empire
Mauryan Polity and Economy
Gupta Empire
Development of Art
Literature & Science In Gupta-Vakataka Period
Bhakti Movement
Growth of Literature in regional Languages
Vijaya Nagar Kingdom
Rise of Marathas
Advent of Europeans and factors leading to the British Supremacy
Expansion of British Empire- Wars and diplomacy
Rural Economy-Agriculture
Land Revenue Systems - Permanent Settlement
Decline of handicrafts
Relation of East India Company with States
Changes in Administrative Structure
Urban Economy after 1858
Development of Railways
Constitutional Development
Indian National Movement Rise of Nationalism
The Revolt of 1857
Establishment of Indian National Congress
Partition of Bengal and Swadeshi Movement
Rise and Growth of Communalism
Revolutionary Movements
Home Rule Movement
Gandhian Movements
Peasant and Tribal Movements
Quit India Movement
Indian National Army
Independence and Partition of India
Merger of States Socio- Religious Reform Movements - Brahmo Samaj, Arya Samaj, Prarthna Samaj, Ram Krishna Mission
History of Chhattisgarh and contribution of Chhattisgarh national Movement History of Chhattisgarh from Vedic age to Gupta Period
Major dynasties like Rajarshitulya Kula, Nala, Sharabhpuriyas, Pandu, Somvanshis etc.
The Kalchuris and their Administration
Chhattisgarh under the Marathas
British Rule in Chhattisgarh
Feudatory States
Revolt of 1857
Freedom Movement in Chhattisgarh
Workers, Peasant and Tribal Movements
Constitution of Chhattisgarh State
Constitution of India Historical background of Indian Constitution (1773-1950)
Salient Features of Constitution
Nature of Constitution
Part III- Fundamental Rights
Part IV- Directive Principles of State Policy
Right to Constitutional Remedies, (writs)
Judicial Review and Judicial Activism
Fundamental Duties
The Union- Executive
Supreme Court
Attorney General
The State- Executive
High Courts
Advocate General and Subordinate Courts
Relations between the Union and the States- Distribution of legislative powers - Administrative relations, financial relations
Services under the Union and the States
All India Services, Union and State Public Service Commissions
Tribunals and Administrative Tribunals
Election and Election Commission
Special provisions relating to Scheduled Castes
Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes
Panchayat and Municipalities
Official Language- Language of the Union and Regional Languages
Emergency Provisions
Amendment of the Constitution
Concept of the basic structure
Constitutional Amendments update
Public Administration Public Administration - Meaning, Scope, Nature and Importance
Public Administration and Private Administration under Liberalization
New Public Administration
Development Administration and Comparative Public Administration
New dimensions of Public Administration
State vs. Bazar
Rule of Law
Organization Principles, Approaches, structure
Management- leadership, policy formulation, decision making theory
Tools of Administrative Management- Coordination, Delegation, Communication, Supervision and Motivation, Administrative Reforms, Good Governance, Bureaucracy, District Administration, Theory of Natural Justice
Control over Administration in India- Parliamentary, Financial, Judicial and Executive Control
Lokpal and Lok Ayukta
Right to Information
Concept of State
Democracy Direct and Indirect
Parliamentary and Presidential, Federal and Unitary Government
Theory of Separation of Power
Paper IV – Science, Technology and Environment (Marks – 200 & Time 3 Hours)
Chemistry Rate of chemical reaction and chemical equilibrium - Preliminary knowledge of rate of chemical reaction
Fast and slow chemical reactions
Reversible and irreversible chemical reactions Reversible reaction and dynamic nature of equilibrium
Acids and bases
pH scale [simple numerical questions
Exothermic and endothermic reactions
Some important chemical compounds - properties and uses
Method of production manufacture [water, washing soda, baking soda bleaching powder and plaster of Paris.] preparation of building material-lime cement glass and steel
Metals - Position of metals in the periodic table and general properties
Metal, mineral ore
Difference between mineral and ore
Metallurgy concentration, roasting, smelting, refining of ores
Metallurgy of copper and Iron
Corrosion of metals
Nonmetals – Position of nonmetals in the periodic table
Preparation properties and uses of Hydrogen oxygen and nitrogen
Some important organic compounds - laboratory method of preparing alcohol and acetic acid, properties and uses some general artificial polymers, polythene, polyvinyl chloride
Teflon soap and detergents
Physics Source of Energy - Conventional and new sources of energy, source of solar energy, causes of origin of energy in the Sun, solar heating devices, solar cooker solar cell, wind energy, biogas, fossil fuels, ideal fuel properties of ideal fuel.
Nuclear energy, nuclear Fission, Fusion, chain reaction, nuclear reactor, uses and harms of nuclear energy
General information about CREDA
Light – nature of light reflection of light, laws of reflection, reflection from plane and curved surface, image formation by plane convex and concave mirror, relation between focal length and radius of curvature, determination of focal length of concave mirror by single pin method
Relation between u-v-f numerical examples
Refraction of light - laws of refraction, refraction by glass slab, critical angle, total internal reflection, use of total internal reflection in daily life
Lens - converging and diverging lens
Definition focal length optical center image formation by lens
Human eye, its defects and remedies
Comparison between photographic camera and human eye
Simple telescope and astronomical telescope
Construction working, uses, ray diagram [no formula derivation]
Electricity and its effects - electric intensity, potential, potential difference, electric current Ohm’s law.
Resistance specific resistance, influencing factors, combination of resistance and related numerical examples thermal effect of current it’s use, calculation of power and electrical energy spent. (numerical) precautions observed in electric experiments
Chemical effects of electric current. Primary and secondary cells their properties and drawback
Leclanche cell, dry cell, lead accumulator cell, construction. Magnetic effect of current – Magnetic effect of current, Oersted experiment, electromagnetic induction, electric motor, working principle and use of generator, general- studies of alternating current and direct current, electric discharge in gases, discharge tube, cathode rays, X-rays and their properties
Magnetism - Magnet and it’s types artificial magnet, methods of preparing magnets, molecular theory of magnetism, demagnetization, magnetic keepers, magnetic lines of force and their properties
Plotting the lines of force Terrestrial magnetism, magnetic storm. magnetic meridian geographical meridian, relation between VHI and Φ
Biology Animal nutrition - Types of nutrition, Autotrophic Nutrition, neterotrophic Nutrition
Holozoic, Parasitic, Saphrophytic, ‘symbiotic, Insectivorous
Important terms of nutrition process
Digestion in unicellular cell animal [amoeba] and multicellular animal grass hopper
Human digestive system and digestive process
Photosynthesis, amin steps of the process - light reaction and dark reaction
Factors influencing Photosynthesis
Experiments related to photo synthesis
Respiration - Definition, respiratory organs of animals breathing and respiration, Types of respiration, Aerobic and anaerobic respiration, respiratory system of human being and mechanism of respiration [general information], respiratory quotient [RQ] of carbohydrate, fat and protein
Transport of mineral and water in plants and animals [in context of human being]
Composition and function of blood
Structure and working of heart
Structure and function of blood vessels [preliminary knowledge] coagulation of blood, blood group, blood transfusion, blood bank, function of lymph system
Diseases related to heart
Excretion - excretion in plants and excretory product
Excretion in animal and excretory organs
Excretion system of man and excretion process [general information] artificial kidney dialysis
Diseases related to kidney
Control and coordination - coordination in plants and naimal Phytoharmones
Nervous system of human being
Structure and function of human Brain and spinal cord, reflex action, endocrine glands hormone and their function
Reproduction and growth - type of reproduction Asexual reproduction fission, budding, regeneration, vegetative reproduction, layering, cutting, grafting, Parthenogenesis, sexual reproduction in plants, structure of flower and reproduction process [general information] pollination fertilization
Human reproductive system and reproduction process
Heredity and evolution - heredity and variation, basis of heredity chromosome and DNA [preliminary information] gene.
Sex determination preliminary knowledge of organic evolution [Oparin’s theory only]
Technology National policy of science and technology and changes in the policy from time to time, purpose of technology
Space program in India and its applications with special reference to industrial, agricultural and other rural developmental activities, INSAT and IRS systems
Role of Information Technology in Rural India, basic knowledge of computers, computers in communication and broadcasting, software development for economic growth
Broad applications of IT
Energy Resources: Energy demands, renewable and nonrenewable energy resources, nuclear energy, the development and its utilization in the country
Current Science & Technology developments in India
Origin of agriculture
Progress of Agricultural Science and its impacts
Crop science in India
Control of pests and disease scenario in India
Environment Bio-diversity and its conservation - General introduction - definition
Species and genetic diversity
Bio-geographic classification of India
Importance of Bio-Diversity - Constructive and Destructive application
Importance of social, moral and alternative vision
Global, National and Local level Bio-diversity
India as a wide diversity nation
Hotspots of Biodiversity, threats to biodiversity
Residential damage, damage to wildlife, humans and wild animals struggle
India’s threatened (endangered) and local species
Conservation of bio-diversity
Topological and Non-topological conservation
Environmental pollution – Reason effect and conservation - Air pollution, water pollution, sea pollution, soil pollution, sound/noise pollution, thermal pollution, nuclear pollution
Solid waste management - Urban and Industrial solid waste management: reason, effect and control
Human role in pollution control, Disaster Management, Floods, Earthquake, Cyclones and Landslide
Human Population and Environment, Population growth, Variation in the population in various countries
Population explosion and Family Welfare Program.
Environment and Human health
Paper V – Economics and Geography (Marks – 200 & Time 3 Hours)
Indian Economics National and per capita income
Structural changes in the Indian Economy (DP and work force)
Changes in the role of Public and Private Sectors and their shares in the total plan outlay of the latest plan
Economic Reforms
Problems of poverty and unemployment
Regulation of Credit by RBI
Pattern of Revenue, Expenditure, Public Debt, fiscal deficit and effects on the Economy
Magnitude and measures initiative to ameliorate them
Monetary Policy structure of Indian Banking and non-banking financial institutions and reforms in them since 1990s
Planning In India Indian Planning- Objectives, Priorities, Planning Commission and its functions
Specific objectives of the latest Five Year Plan, evaluation and problems
Bharat Nirman Yojna, MNREGA
Procedure in financial matters in Constitution of India
Financial relation between Union and States, Comptroller & Auditor-General of India
Geography of Chhattisgarh Physical features, location & extent
Physical Divisions and Drainage System
Soil types
Vegetation and their importance
Flora and fauna
Human Features - Population Growth, Density and Distribution
Infant and Maternal Mortality rate etc.
Economics Of Chhattisgarh Demographic features and social backwardness of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward classes and Minorities
Literacy and occupation structure, changes in the sectoral distribution of income and employment
Socio, Political and Economic empowerment of Women. Child Labor problem
Rural Development, State Finance and Budgetary policy- Tax structure, Sharing Central Taxes, Expenditure pattern in Revenue and Capital Account as well as plan and non-plan expenditure
Public Debt composition- Internal and External Debt including World Bank loans, Institutional and non-institutional sources of Rural Credit in Chhattisgarh
Structure and growth of Co-operatives and their shares in total credit adequacy and problems.
Agriculture, Forest, Industry And Natural Resource Of Chhattisgarh Agriculture and Forest in Chhattisgarh
Structure of Agriculture output
Administered prices including minimum support and procurement prices
Public Distribution System in Chhattisgarh
Cropping pattern, means of irrigation and their importance
Modernization of agriculture
Agricultural problems and planning
Growth and Structure of Industries in Chhattisgarh- large, medium, small and tiny sectors - their comparison, growth, weaknesses and problems
Natural Resources, Minerals, Energy and Water Resources
Thermal and Hydel Electricity Projects
Solar Energy
Forest and Mineral based Industries in Chhattisgarh
Paper VI – Mathematics and Reasoning Ability (Marks – 200 & Time 3 Hours)
Rational Numbers Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of rational numbers
Ratio and Proportion - definition, properties, aternendo, Invertendo, componendo etc. and their uses
Simultaneous equations, (a + b) (a + b), (a - b) (a - b), (a + b) (a - b) related questions
Arithmetic progression - Definition, general (n th) term and sum of n terms, arithmetic mean
Commercial Mathematics - Banking, calculation of interest on/in savings account, fixed deposit account and recurring deposit account
Calculation of income tax (for salaried person and excluding house rent allowance)
Factorization, LCM and HCF
Coordinate Geometry Distance between two points, proportional division of a line (section formula), area of triangle, condition of co-linearity of three points
Trigonometry - Measure of angles in the sexagesimal, contesimal and circular systems, relation between arc, radius and central angle
Proof of the trigonometrical ratios of complementary angles and related questions
Mensuration - Surface area and volume of prism, cylinder, cone and sphere
Similar triangles, circles and geometrical constructions
Computer Binary digit system, change of binary number to decimal number and decimal number to binary number
Algorithm method – meaning and quality, indefinite, definite, input and output, effectiveness
Averages - arithmetic, geometric and harmonic means, median, mode, pie-chart
Vedic Mathematics, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and checking the answer - square, square roots, cube roots, vinculam and its application, the application of Vedic mathematics methods in algebra
Introduction and contribution of Indian Mathematician (Aryabhata, Varaha mihira, Brahma Gupta, Bhaskaracharya, Shrinivas Ramanujan)
Data Analysis Mathematical operations Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, order of magnitudes etc.)
Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.) and analysis of data
Applied mathematics - Profit and Loss, Percentage, Interest and averages
Time, speed, distance, river and boat
Logical Reasoning Analog Test, Odd word, Odd pair of words
Coding & Decoding Test, Relation Test, Alphabet Test
Mathematical Operations
Logical analysis of words
Inserting the missing number or word
Assertion and Reason
Situation reaction test
Figure series
Deletion of elements
General Mental ability
Paper VII – Philosophy and Sociology (Marks – 200 & Time 3 Hours)
Indian Philosophy and Yoga Nature or Philosophy, its relation with life, science and culture
Nature and scope of philosophy and religion
Unity and universality of religions, religious tolerance and secularism, comparative study of Indian and Western Philosophy
Yoga Philosophy (Yog Darshan), Ashtang yog - Yam, Niyam, Aasan, Pranayam, Pratyahar, Dharna, Dhyan and Samadhi
Effect of aasan and pranayam on human health
Sociology Sociology- Meaning, Scope and nature, Importance of its study
Relation with other Social Sciences
Primary Concepts - Society, Community, Association, Institution, Social group, Folkways and Mores
Individual and Society - Social interactions, Status and role, Culture and Personality, Socialization
Hindu Social Organization - Religion, Asharm, Varna, Purusharth
Social Stratification - Caste and Class
Social Processes – Social Interaction, Cooperation, Struggle, Competition
Social Control and Social Change - Sources and agencies of Social Control
Processes and factors of Social Change
Indian Social Problems, Social disorganizationAnomie and Alienation, Inequality
Social Research and Techniques - Objective of Social Research, Use of scientific method to study of Social Phenomena, Problems of objectivity
Tools and techniques of data collection- Observation, Interview, Questionnaire, Schedule
Tribes Of Chhattisgarh Tribal social organization: Marriage, Family, Clan, youth Dormitories
Tribal Development: History, Programs and Policies, the Constitutional Safeguards
Special Primitive Tribes of Chhattisgarh, Other Tribes, Schedule Cast and Other Backward Class of Chhattisgarh
Main Ornaments popular in tribes of Chhattisgarh, Special traditions
Tribal Problems: Isolation Migration and acculturation
Art Of Chhattisgarh Folk arts of Chhattisgarh
Folk literature and Prominent Folk Artists of Chhattisgarh
Folk songs of Chhattisgarh, Folk legend, Folk theater
Idioms and Proverbs, Puzzle/riddle
Singing, Literary, Music and Art Institutions of Chhattisgarh; Chhattisgarh State awards and Regards in these fields
Culture of Chhattisgar Folk culture, Chief Fairs and Festivals of Chhattisgarh
Major Archaeological Center - Bhoramdev, Mallhar, Deepadih, Maheshpur, Sirpur, Rajim, Matku Dwip, Sivrinarayan, Taala, Pachrahi, Barshur
Tourism Centre - Chitrakot, Amritdhara, Mainpart, Dongarhgarh, Girodhpuri, Damakheda, Ramjharna, Turri Dham, Damohdehra, Dantewada, Ratanpur, Madwarani, Chandrapur, Ghatarani, etc
National Park, Sanctuaries and Water falls and caves of Bastar
Prominent sants of Chhattisgarh

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