Syllabus for MPPSC Main Exam


  • The following table illustrates the detailed syllabus of Madhya Pradesh Civil Services Main Exam −

Paper I (General Studies I)
Subject Topic
History & Culture World History
Revolution of England
French Revolution
Russian Revolution
World War I and II
Indian History Political, Economical and Social history of India from Harappa civilization to 10th Century AD
Moguls and their administration, emergence of composite culture, Political, Economical and Social history of Central India from 11th to 18th Century AD
Impact of British Rule on Indian economy and society, Indian response to British Rule: Peasant and Tribal revolts, The First Struggle of Independence
Indian Renaissance: The Freedom, National Movement and its leaders (with special reference to MP)
Emergence of India as a Republic, Reorganization of States, Formation of MP
Major events of the post-independence period
Indian Culture, Heritage with special reference to MP: Salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature, Festivals & Architecture from ancient to modern times
World Heritage sites in India, Tourism in Madhya Pradesh
Geography Salient features of physical geography of India and World
Distribution of key natural resources, Agro-climatic zones and Industries in MP
Demography of India and MP, Tribes of Madhya Pradesh with particular reference to vulnerable tribes
Agro ecology and its relevance to man, sustainable management and conservation
Major crops of the state, holdings and cropping patterns, physical and social environment of crop distribution and pattern.
Issues and challenges related with quality and supply of seed, manure, farming, practices, horticulture, poultry, dairy, fisheries and animal husbandry, etc.
Agriculture produce, transport, storage and marketing in the state
Physical, Chemical, and Biological properties of Soil
Soil process and factors of soil formation
Mineral and organic constituents of soil and their role in maintaining soil productivity
Essential plant nutrients and other beneficial elements in soils and plants
Problem soils and their reclamation methods
Problems of soil erosion and soil degradation in Madhya Pradesh.
Soil conservation planning on watershed basis
Food processing and related industries in India – scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management
Land reforms in India
Water Management Ground water and Watershed management
Water usage and efficient irrigation systems
Drinking water: supply, factors of impurity of water and quality management
Disaster and its Management Man-made and Natural disasters: Concept and scope of disaster management
Specific Hazards and mitigation
Community planning: Resource Mapping; Relief & Rehabilitation, Preventive and Administrative measures, safe construction, Alternative communication and survival skills
Disaster Case Studies Chernobyl Atomic Plant Tragedy 1986
Bhopal Gas Tragedy 1984
Kutch Earthquake 2001
Indian Tsunami 2004
Fukushima Daiichi Japan Nuclear Disaster 2011
Uttarakhand Flesh Flood 2013
Ujjain Tragedy 1994
Allahabad Kumbh Stampede 2013
J & K Flood 2014
Paper II (General Studies II)
The Constitution, the Political & Administrative Structure of Governance Constitution drafting committee; the Constitution of India; the Preamble, Basic Structure, Fundamental Rights and Duties and Directive Principles of State Policy; Schedules of the Constitution, Constitutional Amendments
Comparison of the Indian Constitution with that of other countries
Center and State Legislature
Center and State Executive
Judiciary – Supreme Court, High Court, District and Subordinate Courts; Contempt of Court
Nature of the Indian Union, Center-State Relations, Division of Power (Center List, State List and Concurrent List). Distribution of resources
Decentralization and people’s participation in Democratic Governance
Local Self Government
73rd and 74th Amendment of Constitution
The Panchayats and the Municipalities (Rural and Urban Local Governance)
Lokpal, Lokayukt and Lok Nyayalaya
Judiciary as a watch-dog protecting the Constitutional Order – Judicial Activism and Public Interest Litigation
Accountability and Rights: Competition Commission, consumer Courts, Information Commissions, Women Commission, Human Rights Commissions, SC/ST/OBC Commissions, Other redressed agencies/authorities
Transparency and Accountability, Right to Information, Right to Services, Utilization of public funds
Democracy at work, Political Parties, Political Representation, Citizens Participation in Decision Making
Elections: Election Commission, Electoral reforms
Emergence of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and Non-Government organizations (NGOs); Self Help Group
Issues and role of media (Electronic, Print and Social)
Security Issues External and Internal
Social & Some Important Legislation Indian society, Social Legislation as an instrument of Social Change
The Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993
Protection to Women & Criminal Law (Under Indian Constitution Law & Criminal Procedure Code)
Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
The Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955
The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
Right to Information Act, 2005
Environment (Protection) Act, 2005
The Consumer Protection Act, 1986
The Information Technology Act, 2000
The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988
The Madhya Pradesh Lok Sewaon ke Pradan Ki Guarantee Adhiniyam - 2010
Social Sector – Health, Education & Empowerment Health services, Preventive and curative health programs in India/MP with an emphasis on children and women’s health
Issues related to availability of curative health to all
Availability of doctor & Paramedical staff
Health services in rural India
Malnutrition, its causes and effects and Govt. programs for supplementary Nutrition
The technological interventions in the field of Immunology, Immunization, Family health, Biotechnology, Communicable and non-communicable diseases and remedies
Vital statistics
WHO – Objectives, Structures, functions and its programs
Education System Education as a tool of HR development
Universal elementary education
Quality of Higher and Technical
Vocational Education
Issues related to girls’ education
Under privileged classes and differently abled classes
Human Resource Development Availability of skilled manpower
Employability and productivity of human resource of India
Trends of employment
Role of Institutions like NCHER, NCERT, NIEPA, UGC
Open Universities, AICTE, NCTE, NCVT, ICAR, IITs, NLUs, IIMs, Polytechnic and it is, etc.
The human resource development
Welfare Program Welfare programs Issues related to – Aged people, Differently able people, Children Women, Labor, Socially deprived Classes and Displaced groups of developmental projects
Public Services Public Services
All India Services
Central Services
State Services
Constitutional Positions
Role and function
Nature of function
Union Public Service Commission
MP State Public Service Commission
Training and Training Institutions of State and Center in context of changing governance pattern
Public Expenditure and Accounts Control over public Expenditure
Parliamentary control
Estimate Committee
Public Accounts committee, etc.
Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India
Role of Finance Ministry in Monetary and Fiscal Policy
Composition and function of Accountant General of MP
International Organization UN and its associate organizations
IMF, the World Bank and Asian Development Bank
SAARC, BRICS, other Bilateral and Regional groupings
WTO and its impact on India
Paper III (General Studies III)
Science & Technology
Chemistry Matter in our surroundings
Metals and Non-Metals
Carbon and its Compounds
Structure of Atom
Chemical reactions
Acids, Bases and Salts
Biology Organism
Types of organisms
Fundamental unit of life-Cell
Life Process
Control and Coordination
Heredity and Evolution
Physics Gravitation
Laws of Motion
Work and Energy
Reasoning & Data Interpretation Basic numeracy and Statistics (numbers and their relations)
Data handling and Interpretation (Charts, Graphs, Tables, Data sufficiency, etc.)
Ratio and Proportion, Unitary method, Profit and Loss Percentage, Discount, Simple and Compound Interest
Mensuration: Area, Perimeter, Volume
Logical reasoning, Analytical ability & Problem solving
Technology Applications of Science and Technology in Social and Economic development
Indigenous Technology
Transfer of technology and developing new Technologies
Patents and Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS & TRIMS)
Contribution of Indians in the field of Science and Technology
Emerging Technology Emerging technologies like Information and Communication Technology
Remote sensing, Space, GIS, GPS
Biotechnology & Nano-technology: their application in the field of Agriculture and Allied sectors
Spatial Planning
Energy Conventional and Non-Conventional sources of energy
Energy management: Issues and Challenges
Current status of alternative sources of energy and their future prospects
Environment and Sustainable Development Environmental degradation: its causes, effects and remedies
Environmental protection laws, policies and regulatory framework
The environment – development debate
Solid, Effluent, Sewer, Medical, Hazardous, and E-waste management
Climate Change: causes and Remedial measures
Ecological Prints and Coping strategies
Indian Economy Development Experience of India
Causes of low Industrialization in MP
Economic reforms since 1991: Industrial and Financial sector reforms, stock market and banking systems
Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization
Current trends and challenges in the India Economy
Development planning in India
National Income and Accounting System
Infrastructural development and issues
Poverty, Unemployment, Regional Imbalances and Migration
Urban issues, Urban development (social and economic infrastructure) and Rural Credit
Indicator of development
Human development and Economic development
Co-operative movement in India and MP
Importance of agriculture in MP and Indian Economy
Factors of economic development
Issues of Direct and Indirect Subsidy for farm sector and other social sectors
Public Distribution System: Objective, Functioning, Limitation, Issues of Buffer Stock and Food Security
Paper IV (General Studies IV)
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 sources of ethical guidance
Code of conduct for civil servants and values in governance
Philosophers/Thinkers, Social workers/Reformers Mahavir
Ravindra Nath Tagore
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Swami Dayanand Saraswati
Swami Vivekanand
Sri Aurobindo
Mohandas karamchand Gandhi
Sarvpalli Radhakrishnan
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
Deen Dayal Uppadhyaya
Ram Manohar Lohiya
Attitude Content, Elements, Function Formation of Attitude
Attitudinal change
Persuasive Communication
Prejudice and discrimination
Stereotypes in 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
Corruption Types and causes of corruption
Effects of corruption
Approaches to minimizing corruption – Role of society, media, family, whistleblower
UN Convention on Corruption
Measuring corruption
Transparency International etc.
Case Studies Based on the contents on the syllabus
Paper V (Hindi)
Hindi Language Grammar
Administrative Vocabulary
Hindi to English and English to Hindi Translation
Paper VI (Essay)
Essay Essay 1
Essay 2
Essay 3

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