CGPSC stands for the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission exam which is conducted annually by the State Public Service Commission of Chhattisgarh to recruit the Grade A and Grade B officers in the various administrative branches of the state.
Just like the UPSC civil services exam which is conducted at the central level, the CGPSC exam, conducted at the state level by the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission. The exam is taken in three stages for selecting prospective candidates- Preliminary exam, Mains, and Personality test (Personal Interview).
Before the inception of CGPSC Preparations, candidates must go through the syllabus given for their better understanding. Using the syllabus, candidates can prepare for their examination in the right direction without wasting a single minute.
Understanding the CGPSC syllabus and CGPSC Exam Pattern will help the candidates to plan effective strategies in a systematic manner. With this, candidates will be able to cover all the topics mentioned in the syllabus in order to secure qualifying marks.
Aspirants can write down the syllabus and then start the preparation so that they can make a schedule out of it by covering all the relevant topics and not from outside. We have provided detailed information on CGPSC 2021 Syllabus in this article. Read on to find out.
CGPSC Syllabus 2021: Overview
Before getting into the details of CGPSC Syllabus, let us look at the overview of CGPSC exam mentioned below:
|Exam Name||CGPSC State Service Exam|
|Conducting Body||Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Stages of Exam||Prelims
Syllabus for CGPSC Prelims exam 2022
The first step towards a smart CGPSC Preparation is to be thorough with the entire syllabus and paper pattern. Check the following CGPSC Syllabus for Prelims mentioned below:
|Paper||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time Duration|
|Paper I- General Studies||100||200||2 hours|
|Paper II: Aptitude Test||100||200||2 hours|
As stated above, the Prelims exam is divided into Paper I and Paper-II.
The Paper I further consists of two parts:
- Part I: Static General knowledge- History, Polity, Geography, and Current Affairs.
- Part II: General knowledge of Chhattisgarh.
Prelims Paper II
This paper evaluates the logical and analytical ability of a candidate and comprises of topics like Logical Reasoning, Math, Attitude in comprehension, etc.
CGPSC General Studies Syllabus
The Prelims question papers will be set in English and Hindi. The General Studies paper comprises of 100 questions for 200 marks. The time duration is 2 hours.
The Paper is divided into two parts. There will 50 questions from each part carrying 2 marks for each question. And, 1/3rd marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. Check the following Syllabus for General Studies.
Part A: General Studies
- History of India and Indian National Movement
- Physical, Social & Economic Geography of India
- Constitution of India & Polity
- Indian Economy
- General Science & Technology
- Indian Philosophy, Art, Literature & Culture
- Current Affairs & Sports
Part B: General Knowledge of Chhattisgarh
- History of Chhattisgarh, & Contribution of Chhattisgarh in the Freedom Movement
- Geography, Climate, Physical status, Census, Archeological and Tourist Centers of Chhattisgarh
- Literature, Music, Dance, Art and Culture, Idioms and Proverbs, Puzzle/riddle, Singing of Chhattisgarh
- Tribes, Special Traditions, Teej and Festivals of Chhattisgarh
- Economy, Forest and Agriculture of Chhattisgarh
- Administrative Structure, Local Government and Panchayati-raj of Chhattisgarh
- Industry in Chhattisgarh, Energy, Water and Mineral Resource of Chhattisgarh
- Current Affairs of Chhattisgarh
CGPSC Aptitude Test Syllabus
The Aptitude Test comprises of 100 questions for 200 marks. The time duration is 2 hours. Each correct answer will be awarded 2 marks. And, 1/3rd marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. Check the following Syllabus for Aptitude test mentioned below:
- Interpersonal skills including communication skills
- Logical reasoning and analytical ability
- Decision making and problem-solving
- General mental ability
- Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. -Class X level)
- Knowledge of Hindi Language (Class X level)
- Knowledge of Chhattisgarhi Language. Knowledge of Hindi Language and Chhattisgarhi Language will be tested in Hindi and Chhattisgarhi Language only, without providing translation.
CGPSC Mains Syllabus 2021
Candidates can check the following CGPSC Syllabus for Mains Exam mentioned below:
|Name of Paper||Time Duration||Maximum Marks|
|Paper I: Language||3 Hours||200|
|Paper II: Essay||3 Hours||200|
|Paper III: General Studies I||3 Hours||200|
|Paper IV: General Studies II||3 Hours||200|
|Paper V: General Studies III||3 Hours||200|
|Paper VI: General Studies IV||3 Hours||200|
|Paper VII: General Studies V||3 Hours||200|
CGPSC Paper I Syllabus
The Question paper comprises of Language (Hindi and English) for 200 marks. The time duration of the Paper I is 3 hours.
Part A: Hindi Language
- Hindi Comprehension,
- Precis writing
- Synonyms and Antonyms
- One word for several words
- Word Correction
- Sentence Correction
- Same usage and same nature words
- Sentence and Correction in framing
- Hindi Compound Sentences
- Prefix and suffix
- Idioms and Phrases
- Letter Writing
Part B: English Language
- Precis Writing
- Re-arrangement and Correction of Sentences
- Filling the Blanks
- Correction of Spellings
- Vocabulary and usage
- Idioms and Phrases
- Active Voice and Passive voice
- Parts of Speech
Part C: Chhattisgarh Language
- Knowledge of Chhattisgarh language
- History of Chhattisgarh language
- Sentence structure
CGPSC Paper II Syllabus
Essay Writing is divided into two sections namely; International and National Issues and Chhattisgarh State Issues.
Part A: International and National Issues
Candidates will have to write two essays on issues (Reason, present status, including data and solution) from this part. Four problems will be given in this part; the Candidate will have to write two essays on this part about 750-750 words. Each issue in this part will carry 50 marks.
Part B: Chhattisgarh State Issues.
Candidates will have to write two essays on issues (Reason, present status, including data and solution) from this part. Four problems will be given in this part; the Candidate will have to write two essays on this part about 750-750 words. Each issue in this part will carry 50 marks
CGPSC Paper III Syllabus
The General Studies I question paper carries 200 marks for time duration of 3 hours. Check the CGPSC Syllabus for GS I mentioned below:
Part 1: History of India
Pre-historic Age, Indus Civilization, Empires, Marathas, East India Company, Gandhian Movement, Indian National Army, Independence and Partition of India, Merger of States.
Part 2: Constitution & Public Administration
Constitutional Development of India, Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Legislative and Judiciary, Public Interest Litigation, Development Administration, Organization Principles, Financial Judicial and Executive, Right to Information.
Part 3: History of Chhattisgarh
History of Chhattisgarh from Vedic to Gupta period, Former states and Zamindaris of Chhattisgarh, Freedom Movement in Chhattisgarh, Peasant and Tribal Movements and Formation of Chhattisgarh state.
CGPSC Paper IV Syllabus
The General Studies II question paper carries 200 marks for time duration of 3 hours. Check the CGPSC Syllabus for GS II mentioned below:
Part 1: General Science
Chemistry: Rate of chemical reaction and equilibrium, Periodic Table, Mineral and Ore, Metallurgy, Alloys, Nonmetals, Organic compound, Polymers
Physics: Light – Nature, Reflection, Formation; Electric discharge in gases, Ohm’s Law, Thermal effect of current, Power and Electrical energy
Biology: Photosynthesis, Respiration, Nervous System, Digestive System, Reproduction and Growth, Heredity and Evolution, DNA
Part 2: Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and Mental Ability
Ration and Proportion, Commercial Mathematics, Square and Cube Roots, Data Interpretation, Profit and Loss, Percentages, Time, Speed & Distance, Coding and Decoding, Odd pair, Probability, Logical Analysis, Figure Series
Part 3: Applied and Behavioural Science
Information Technology, Energy Resources, Agricultural Science, Biodiversity related to Global, National and Local, Environmental Pollution, Solid Waste Management, Pollution Control, Conservation of Biodiversity.
CGPSC Paper V Syllabus
The General Studies III question paper carries 200 marks for time duration of 3 hours. Check the CGPSC Syllabus for GS III mentioned below:
Part 1: Economics of India and Chhattisgarh
National and per capita Income, Economic Reforms, Monetary Policy, Literacy and Occupational Structure, Rural Development, Budgetary Policy, Structure and Growth of Cooperatives, Child Labour and Women Empowerment.
Part 2: Geography of India
Physical features of India, Geological Structure, Drainage System, Human Characteristics, Birth rate, Morality rate, Agriculture, Green revolution, Blue revolution, Energy and Conservation, Industries in India
Part 3: Geography of Chhattisgarh
Physical features – location and extension of Chhattisgarh, Mineral Resources, Agriculture, Energy resources, Industries, Tourism in Chhattisgarh.
CGPSC Paper VI Syllabus
The General Studies IV question paper carries 200 marks for time duration of 3 hours. Check the CGPSC Syllabus for GS IV mentioned below:
Part 1: Philosophy
Nature of Philosophy, Philosophy of Gita, Charvaka, Jain, Buddha, Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Aristotle, Vaisheshika, Locke, Pragmatism, Leibnitz, Ethical Elements in Administration, and more
Part 2: Sociology
Sociology – Meaning and Scope, Social Organization, Social Stratification, Social Disorganization, Social Research and Techniques, Social Control and Change, Tools and Techniques of Data Collection
Part 3: Social Aspects of Chhattisgarh
Tribal social organization, Constitutional System, Primitive and other tribes of Chhattisgarh, Folk Arts, Literacy and Music, Folk Cultures, Protected Archaeological Monuments, National Parks, Sanctuaries and Waterfalls of Chhattisgarh
CGPSC Paper VII Syllabus
The General Studies V question paper carries 200 marks for time duration of 3 hours. Check the CGPSC Syllabus for GS V mentioned below:
Part 1: Welfare, Development Programme and Laws
Indian Society, Social Legislation, Human Rights Protection 1993, Indian Constitution and Criminal Law (Penal Code), Right to Information Act, Environment Protection Act, Information Technology Act, Information Technology Act, Corruption Prevention Act, Developmental Impact on residents of Chhatisgarh, Customary Welfare
Part 2: International & National Sports, Events and Organization
United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank and Asian Bank, SAARC and BRICS, World Trade Organization and its impact on India, National and International Sports
Part 3: International & National Educational Institute and their role of Human Development
Availability of Skilled Human Resource, Employability and Productivity of Human Resources, Institutions and Councils in Human Resources Development, Higher Education and Technical Education, Vocational Education
CGPSC Interview Syllabus 2021
Candidates qualifying CGPSC Mains will be called for Interview round. The candidates will assessed on the basis of mental strength, critical thinking logical expression, leadership qualities etc. The personality test is conducted for 150 marks. The final merit list will be prepared based on scored obtained from Main exam and Personality Test.
FAQs regarding CGPSC Syllabus 2022
The frequently asked questions on CGPSC Syllabus are given below: :
|Q. What is the Syllabus of CGPSC Prelims 2022?
A. The syllabus of prelims comprises of General Studies and Aptitude Test.
|Q. Is there any negative marking in CGPSC Prelim exam 2022?
A. Yes, there is negative marking of 1/3rd marks deducted for every wrong answer.
|Q. How many papers are there in CGPSC Main exam 2022?
A. There are seven papers in Main exam i.e., Paper I (Language), Paper II (Essay) and Paper III-VII (General Studies I-V).
|Q. What is total marks allotted for Interview?
A. The total marks allotted for interview round is 150.
|Q. Is there any specific format to write essay in Main exam 2022?
A. No, there is no specific format to follow while writing essays in CGPSC Mains. However, the content needs to be flowing and you should arrive at the conclusion by briefly talking about the prevention of issues asked in question paper.
Team CGPrepp wishes you all the best for your CGPSC 2022!