CGPSC State Service Syllabus
CGPSC State Service Syllabus


CGPSC State Service Examination Syllabus-


Name of the OrganizationChhattisgarh Public Service Commission
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Examination NameState Service Examination
Job CategoryState Government Jobs
Educational QualificationGraduate
CategoryCGPSC SSE Preliminary Syllabus CGPSC SSE Mains Syllabus

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CGPSC Prelims Syllabus

Paper I:

General Studies:

  • Environment
  • Indian Economy
  • History of India and the Indian National Movement
  • Current Affairs & Sports.
  • Physical, Social & Economic Geography of India
  • Constitution of India & Polity.
  • General Science & Technology.
  • Indian Philosophy, Art, Literature & Culture.

General Knowledge of Chhattisgarh:

  • Current Affairs of Chhattisgarh
  • Economy, Forest, and Agriculture of Chhattisgarh
  • Geography, Climate, Physical status, Census, Archeological and Tourist Centers of Chhattisgarh
  • Administrative Structure, Local Government, and Panchayati raj of Chhattisgarh
  • History of Chhattisgarh, & Contribution of Chhattisgarh to Freedom Movement
  • Tribes, Special Traditions, Teej, and Festivals of Chhattisgarh.
  • Literature, Music, Dance, Art and Culture, Idioms and Proverbs, Puzzle/Riddle, Singing of Chhattisgarh
  • Industry in Chhattisgarh, Energy, Water and Mineral Resource of Chhattisgarh.


Aptitude Test:

  • Knowledge of Chhattisgarhi Language.
  • Interpersonal skills including Communication Skills
  • General mental ability
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Knowledge of Hindi Language
  • Decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc
  • Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc.
  • The knowledge of Hindi Language and Chhattisgarhi Language will be tested in Hindi and Chhattisgarhi language only, no translations will be provided.

CGPSC Pre Exam Pattern:

PartSubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksTime Duration
IGeneral Studies501002 hours
IIGeneral Knowledge of Chhattisgarh501002 hours
IIAptitude Test1002002 hours

CGPSC Mains Syllabus:

Paper I: Language

Part 02: General Sanskrit (सामान्य संस्कृत):

  • भाषा बोध
  • पर्यायवाची
  • विलोम
  • वाक्यांशो के लिए सार्थक शब्द
  • संधि एवं संधि विच्छेद
  • सामासिक पद रचना
  • सामास विग्रह
  • तत्सम एवं तद्भव
  • शब्द
  • शब्द शुद्धि
  • उपसर्ग एवं प्रत्येय
  • मुहावरे
  • लोकोक्तियाँ
  • हिन्दी साहित्य के इतिहास मे काल विभाजन एवं नामकरण
  • छत्तीसगढ़ के साहित्यकार एवं उनकी रचनाएँ

Part 02: General Sanskrit (सामान्य संस्कृत):

  • संधि एवं संधि विच्छेद
  • संधि शब्द
  • शब्द रूप
  • सर्वनाम
  • संख्यावाची
  • वाच्य परिवर्तन
  • कारक एवं विभक्तियाँ
  • अनुवाद- हिन्दी से संस्कृत
  • अव्यय
  • सामास के सभी प्रकार
  • विग्रह एवं सामासिक शब्द
  • रचना
  • निबंध
  • अपठित गद्यांश
  • पत्र लेखन

Part 03: General English:

  • Letter writing.
  • Comprehension,
  • Rearrangement and Correction
  • Active Voice and Passive voice
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Precise Writing of Sentences
  • Filling the Blanks
  • Tenses
  • Synonyms
  • Correction of Spellings
  • Antonyms
  • Translation- English to Hindi
  • Parts of Speech,
  • Vocabulary and usage
  • Prepositions

Part 04: Chhattisgarhi Language:

  • छत्तीसगढ़ की भाषा का ज्ञान
  • छत्तीसगढ़ की भाषा का विकास एवं इतिहास
  • छत्तीसगढ़ की भाषा का साहित्य एवं प्रमुख साहित्यकार
  • छत्तीसगढ़ की भाषा का व्याकरण

Paper-II: Essay:

Part 01: Problems At the National Level

Part 02: Problems Relating To The State Of Chhattisgarh

Paper III: History, Constitution, And Public Administration:

Part 01: History of India:

  • Industrialization, Constitutional Development
  • Indus Civilization
  • Jainism and Buddhism
  • Development of Railways
  • Literature in regional Languages
  • Changes in Administrative Structure
  • Decline of handicrafts
  • Land Revenue Systems – Permanent
  • Settlement, Ryotwari, Mahalwari
  • Urban Economy after 1858
  • Vedic Civilization
  • Development of Art
  • Architecture
  • Bhakti Movement
  • Rise of Magadh Empire
  • Mauryan Polity and Economy
  • Gupta Empire
  • Literature & Science In Gupta-Vakataka Period
  • Sufism
  • Growth of Vijaya Nagar Kingdom
  • Rise of Marathas
  • The advent of Europeans and factors leading to the British Supremacy
  • Expansion of British Empire- Wars and diplomacy
  • Rural Economy-Agriculture
  • Relation of East India Company with States

Part 02: Indian National Movement:

  • Ram Krishna Mission
  • Rise of Nationalism
  • Socio-Religious Reform Movements – Brahmo Samaj, Arya Samaj, Prarthna Samaj
  • The Revolt of 1857
  • Partition of Bengal and Swadeshi Movement
  • Independence and Partition of India
  • Indian National Army
  • Merger of States
  • Establishment of the Indian National Congress,
  • Rise and Growth of Communalism
  • Revolutionary Movements
  • Gandhian Movements
  • Workers, Peasant, and Tribal Movements
  • Quit India Movement

Part 03: History of Chhattisgarh and Contribution of Chhattisgarh National Movement:

  • Constitution of Chhattisgarh State
  • 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
  • Former princely states of Chhattisgarh and Zamindaris
  • Revolt of1857, Freedom Movement in Chhattisgarh
  • British Rule in Chhattisgarh
  • Feudatory States
  • Peasant and Tribal Movements

Part 04: Constitution of India:

  • Amendment of the Constitution
  • Right to Constitutional Remedies
  • Part IV- Directive Principles of State Policy
  • Fundamental Duties
  • Constitutional Amendments update.
  • High Courts
  • Union and State Public Service Commissions
  • Historical background of the Indian Constitution (1773-1950)
  • Nature of Constitution
  • Attorney General
  • Salient Features of the Constitution
  • Language- Language of the Union and Regional Languages
  • Advocate General and Subordinate Courts
  • Preamble
  • Judicial Review and Judicial Activism
  • Part III- Fundamental Rights
  • The Union- Executive
  • The State-Executive
  • Parliament
  • Supreme Court
  • Relations between the Union and the States
  • Panchayat and Municipalities
  • Special provisions relating to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes
  • Administrative Tribunals
  • Emergency Provisions

Part 05: Public Administration:

  • Public Administration – Meaning, Scope, Nature, and Importance
  • Natural Justice
  • District Administration
  • Control over Administration in India- Parliamentary
  • Rule of Law
  • Administrative Reforms
  • New dimensions of Public Administration.
  • State vs. Bazar
  • Delegation
  • Communication, Supervision, and Motivation

Paper IV: Science, Technology, and Environment:

  • Part 01: Chemistry
  • Part 02: Biology
  • Part 03: Physics
  • Part 04: Technology
  • Part 05: Environment

Paper V: Geography and Economics:

  • Part 01: Indian Economics
  • Part 02: Planning in India
  • Part 03: Geography of Chhattisgarh
  • Part 04: Economics of Chhattisgarh
  • Part 05: Agriculture, Forest Industry, and Natural resources of Chhattisgarh

Paper VI: Mathematics and Reasoning Ability:

  • Part 01: Rational numbers
  • Part 02: Co-ordinate geometry
  • Part 03: Computer
  • Part 04: Data Analysis
  • Part 05: Logical Reasoning

Paper VII: Philosophy and Sociology:

  • Part 01: Indian Philosophy and Yoga
  • Part 02: Sociology
  • Part 03: Tribes of Chhattisgarh
  • Part 04: Arts of Chhattisgarh
  • Part 05: Culture of Chhattisgarh

CGPSC Mains Exam Pattern

Number Of PaperTopic Of Question PaperTotal Marks
IIIHistory, Constitution, And Public Administration200
IVScience, Technology, And Environment200
VEconomics And Geography200
VIMathematics And Logical Ability200
VIIPhilosophy And Sociology200
VIIIInterview/ Personality Test150
IXGrand Total1550

CGPSC Assistant Geologist And Mining Inspector Syllabus

CGPSC Syllabus For General Knowledge:

  • Local Government of Chhattisgarh and Panchayati Raj
  • Tribes, Special tradition
  • The current affair and sports (Concerning India and Chhattisgarh)
  • Dance, archaeological, and tourist centers of Chhattisgarh
  • Environment
  • Teej and festival
  • Forest, Agriculture and Handloom Industry of India. (With special reference to Chhattisgarh)
  • Physical, Social, and Economic geography of India. (With special reference to Chhattisgarh)
  • Industry
  • Economy
  • History of India and the Indian national movement
  • Constitution of India and Polity
  • The administrative structure of Chhattisgarh
  • Commerce
  • History’ of Chhattisgarh and Contribution of Chhattisgarh in a national movement

CGPSC Syllabus For Geology (Mining Inspector):

Remote Sensing
Structural Geology
Theodolite Surveying
Economic geology
Prospecting and Exploration
General Geology

Chhattisgarh PSC Syllabus For Geology (Assistant Geologist):

  • Igneous Petrology
  • Metamorphic Petrology
  • Structural Geology
  • Geochemical exploration
  • Mining Geology
  • Geophysical exploration
  • Geomorphology & Remote Sensing
  • Mineralogy
  • Geochemistry
  • Stratigraphy/Tectonics
  • Sedimentology
  • Ore geology
  • Environmentgeology

CGPSC Assistant Geologist And Mining Inspector Exam Pattern

PartSubjectsMax Ques.Max Marks
Part IGeneral Knowledge50100
Part IIGeology100200

Civil Judge Exam Pattern:

Exam Pattern for Chhattisgarh PSC Civil Judge Preliminary & Mains Examination is given here.

ExaminationExam TypeDuration TimeMarks
Preliminary Screening ExaminationObjective2 Hours100
Mains ExaminationObjective/
3 Hours100
Viva – Voice

Scheme of Online Preliminary Examination:

  • Question paper for Online Preliminary Examination shall be 100 Marks and will consist of 100 objective-type questions.
  • Each question will have four options to answer, out of which one option will be the correct answer.
  • The duration of the exam is 2 Hours.
  • The language of the question paper of the Online Preliminary Examination and Main written Examination will be English and Hindi.
  • The final selection will be on merit on the basis of total marks obtained in the Written (Main) Examination and Viva-voce.
  • The decision of the CGPSC with regard to calling the candidates for Viva-voce will be final. The maximum 15 marks are fixed for Viva-voce.

Scheme of Online Main Examination:

  • The duration of the exam is 3 Hours.
  • The exam is for 100 Marks.

CGPSC Civil Judge Syllabus for Preliminary Examination:

  • Indian Penal Code
  • Code of Civil Procedure
  • Code of Criminal Procedure
  • Indian Evidence Act
  • constitution of India
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • Contract Act
  • Limitation Act
  • The Chhattisgarh Rent Control Act, 2011
  • Court Fees Act
  • Specific Relief Act
  • Registration Act
  • Chhattisgarh Land Revenue Act
  • Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
  • Chhattisgarh Excise Act, 1915

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is the CGPSC Mains exam qualifying in nature?

Yes, the CGPSC Mains exam is qualifying in nature, and the ones who have qualified at this stage will be invited for the final Interview round.

What is the mode of the CGPSC Exam?

Overall the paper excluding the Language paper can be answered in either English or Hindi as selected by the student. In the Essay paper, candidates have to write 2 essays, one on a National level and the other associated with the state of Chhattisgarh.

On what basis do candidates get a score in the CGPSC Interview round?

The candidates post-qualifying the preliminary and mains exam, get selected for the personal interview. The candidates are judged based on their mental alertness, clear and logical expression, critical thinking, leadership, intellectual and moral integrity, etc.

What is the selection process for CGPSC Exam?

The selection for CGPSC Exam is done based on the candidates’ performance in Preliminary Exam, and Mains Exam, followed by an Interview.

What is the Full Form of CGPSC?

Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission

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