MPPSC State Service Commission Mains Syllabus 2017 | Exam Pattern

MPPSC State Service Commission Mains Syllabus

Candidates who have clear the Prelims Exam with qualifying marks will move to the Mains Exam. The MPPSC State Service Commission Mains Syllabus 2017 and Exam Pattern is available in this article for the candidates. The Mains Syllabus is very difficult when compared to the Prelims Syllabus. So the aspirants should prepare well for the Mains Exam than the Prelims Exam. In the applicant’s point of view, we gathered subjects, topics, and sub-topics in every subject. So the candidates can easily grab the Mains Syllabus.

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MPPSC State Service Commission Mains Syllabus 2017

In this post, we had covered all the subjects in MPPSC State Service Commission Mains Syllabus 2017. The candidates who had applied for the MPPSC Recruitment 2017 Notification for different vacancies in various departments can cross the two written exam obstacles. One is Prelims and another one is Mains. The candidates have clear the Prelims Exam they can start preparing for the Mains Exam. So the aspirants need to do hard work for the Mains Examination. The Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission will announce all information about the recruitment, application submission dates, exam dates, etc in their official website @ The candidates can check the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission official website or stay connected with our website for more updates about this post.

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MPPSC State Service Commission Mains Exam Pattern

  • The Written Test will be Subjective Type Questions.
  • There will be Six Papers.
  • Each Paper have their own marks and time duration.
  • There will also be an Interview of 175 Marks.
  • The Below table explains everything in a detailed manner.

Type of Exam Name of Paper Subject Name Total Marks Time Duration
Subjective Type Paper I General Studies-I 300 Marks 3Hrs(180 Minutes)
Paper II General Studies-II 300 Marks 3Hrs(180 Minutes)
Paper III General Studies-III 300 Marks 3Hrs(180 Minutes)

MPPSC State Service Commission Mains Selection Process

The candidates who have clear the Mains Exam with qualifying marks will get a call for the Personal Interview conduct by the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission officers.

MPPSC State Service Commission Mains Syllabus 2017

Below we had given the MPPSC State Service Commission Mains Syllabus 2017 in an understandable manner. The candidates can grab the Mains Syllabus and start your preparation for the Mains Exam.



  • World History- Renaissance, Revolution of England, French Revolution, Industrial Revolution and Russian Revolution. World War I and II.
  • Indian History- Political, Economical and Social history of India from Harappa civilization to 10th Century A.D.
  • Mugals and their administration, the emergence of composite culture, Political, economical and Social history of Central India from 11th to 18th Century A.D.
  • 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 M.P.).
  • The emergence of India as a Republic. Reorganization of States, Formation of M.P., Major events of the post-independence period.
  • Indian Culture, Heritage with special reference to M.P.: Salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature, Festivals & Architecture from ancient to modern times. World Heritage sites in India, Tourism in Madhya Pradesh.


  • Salient features of the physical geography of India and the world.
  • Distribution of key natural resources, Agro-climatic zones, and Industries in M.P.
  • Demography of India and M.P., 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 production. Issues and challenges related to 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.
  • Soil: Physical. chemical and biological properties, of 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 a 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

  • Groundwater 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.
  • Case studies – Chernobyl Atomic Plant Tragedy 1986, Bhopal Gas Tragedy 1984, Kutch Earthquake 2001, Indian Tsunami 2004, Fukushima Daiichi Japan Nuclear Disaster 2011, Uttarakhand Flash Flood 2013, Ujjain Tragedy 1994, Allahabad Kumbh Stampede 2013, J & K Flood 2014 etc.


The Constitution, the Political and 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.
  • Judiciary – Supreme Cowl. High Court, District, and Subordinate Courts, Contempt of Court.
  • Nature of the Indian Union. Centre-State Relations, Division of Power (Centre List, State List, and Concurrent List). Distribution of resources.
  • Decentralization and peoples participation in Democratic Governance. Local Self-Government, 73rd and 74th amendment of Constitution. The Panchayats, the Municipalities. (Rural and Urban Local Governance)
  • Lokpal, Lokayukta and Lok Nyayalaya-Judiciary as a watchdog protecting the Constitutional Order. Judicial Activism, Public Interest Litigation.
  • Accountability and Rights: Competition Commission, Consumer Courts, Information Commission, Women Commission, Human Rights Commissions, SC/ ST/OBC Commissions, other redressal agencies/authorities. Transparency and Accountability. Right to Information, Right to Services. Utilization of public funds.
  • Democracy at work: Political Parties, Political Representation, Citizen Participation in Decision Making.
  • Elections: Election Commission, Electoral reforms.
  • The emergence of Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs): Self Help Groups.
  • Issues and role of media: Electronic, Print, and Social
  • Centre and State Legislative.
  • Centre and State Executive.

Social & Some Important Legislation:

  • Indian society, Social Legislation as an instrument of Social Change.
  • Human Rights Act. 1993
  • Protection to Women under The Constitution of India and Criminal Law (CrPC),
  • Domestic Violence (Prevention) Act,
  • The Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955,
  • The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989,
  • The Right to Information Act, 2005,
  • Environment Protection Act. 1986,
  • Consumer Protection Act, 1986,
  • Information Technology Act. 2000,
  • Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988
  • Right to Services, Acts.

Social Sector- Health, Education & Employment

  • Health services, Preventive and curative health programmes in India/M.P. with an emphasis on children and women’s health. Issues related to the availability of curative health to all. Availability of medicos and paramedics. Health services in rural area.
  • Malnutrition, its causes and effects and Govt. programmes for Supplementary Nutrition
  • The technological interventions in the field of Immunology, Immunization, Family health, Biotechnology, Communicable and non-communicable diseases and remedies.
  • W.H.O.: Objectives, Structures. functions and its programmes.
  • Vital statistics

Education systems

  • Education tool of Ilk. development. Universal elementary education.
  • Quality of higher and Technical Education, Vocational Education, issues related to girls education, underprivileged 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, NITs, NLUs, ITTs, IIMs, Polytechnic and ITIs etc. and human resource development.

Welfare programmes: Welfare programmes and 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, M.P. State Public Service Commission. Training and Training Institutions of State and Centre 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 Organizations

  • UNO and its associate organizations.
  • IMF, The World Bank, and ADB.
  • SAARC. BRICS, other Bilateral and Regional Groupings
  • WTO and its impact on India.

Security Issues: External and Internal



  • Matter in our surroundings, Elements. Compounds, Mixtures, Metals and Non-metals, Carbon and its compounds, Molecules, Atoms, Structure of atom, Chemical reactions. Acids, Bases, and salts.
  • Organism. Types of organisms, Tissues, a Fundamental unit of life Cell, Life processes. Metabolism, Control, and Coordination, Reproduction, heredity, and evolution.
  • Gravitation. Motions, Force, Laws of Motion, Work, and energy, Light, Sound. Electricity and Magnetism.

Reasoning and Data Interpretation

  • Basic numeracy and Statistics (numbers and their relations), probability.
  • 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 and Problem-solving.


  • Applications of science and Technology in Social and Economic Development. Indigenous technology, Transfer of technology and dc eloping new Technologies.
  • Patents and Intellectual Property Rights. (TRIPS & TRIMS).
  • The contribution of Indians in the field of Science and Technology.

Emerging Technologies

  • Emerging technologies like Information arid Communication Technology, Remote sensing. Space, GIS, GPS, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology: their application in the field of Agriculture and allied sectors, Health, E-Governance, Transport, Spatial Planning, Housing, Sports etc.


  • 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.
  • Environment protection laws, Policies and regulatory framework.
  • The Environment — development debate.
  • Solid, Effluent. Sewer, Medical, Hazardous and c-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, the stock market and Banking systems.
  • Liberalization. Privatization and Globalization.
  • Current trends and challenges in the Indian 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 Housing for Low-Income Groups.
  • Rural issues. Rural development (Social and economic infrastructure) and Rural Credit.
  • Indicator of development, Human development & Economic development.
  • Co-operative movement in India and M.P.
  • Importance of agriculture in M.P. 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.


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, values in governance.

Philosophers/Thinkers, Social workers/Reformers: Mahavir, Buddha, Kautilya, Plato, Aristotle, Gurunanak, Kabir, Tulsidas, Ravindra Nath Tagore, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Swami Vivekanand, Sri Aurobindo, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Sarvpalli Radhakrishnan, Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad, Deen Dayal Uppadhyaya, Ram Manohar Lohiya etc.

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- the role of society, media, family, whistleblower, UN Convention on Corruption, measuring Corruption; Transparency International etc.

Case studies: Based on the contents of the syllabus.


(क) पल्लवन, संधि व समास
(1) दिए गए वाक्यों का व्यापक अर्थ (शब्द-सीमा 50 शब्द)
(२) संधि, समास व विराम चिन्ह
(ख) संक्षेपण
(ग) प्रारूप लेखन- शासकीय व अर्धशासकीय पत्र, परिपत्र, प्रपत्र, विज्ञापन, आदेश, पृष्ठांकन, अनुस्मारक (स्मरण पत्र), अधिसूचना, टिप्पण लेखन – (कोई दो)
(घ) प्रयोग, शब्दावली तथा प्रारंभिक व्याकरण
(1) प्रशासनिक पारिभाषिक शब्दावली (हिंदी व अंग्रेजी)
(2) मुहावरे अथवा कहावतें
(3) विलोम शब्द एवं समानार्थी शब्द
(4) तत्सम-तद्भव शब्द
(5) पर्यायवाची शब्द
(6) शब्द युग्म
(१) निबंध लेखन (300 शब्द)
(२) प्रतिवेदन- (प्रशासनिक, विधि, पत्रकारिता, साहित्य व सामाजिक)
(च) अनुवाद (वाक्यों का)
हिंदी से अंग्रेजी एवं अंग्रेजी से हिंदी


  • First Essay (about 1000 words): 50 Marks
  • Second Essay (about 250 words): 25 Marks
  • Third Essay (about 250 words): 25 Marks

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