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The combined competitive examination comprises following successive stages:

The Chhattisgarh State civil Services Preliminary Examination for selection of candidates for Main Examination. State Services Main Examination (written Examination and Interview) for final selection of candidates for the various categories of services and post.

1. Preliminary Examination – (Objective Type)

In the Preliminary Examinations there will be 2 compulsory papers of 02 hours duration each. Both the question papers willhave objective type multiple choice questions. There will be five choices of answers for each question out of which one is to be selected.There will be negative marking for wrong answer.

First Question Paper: General Studies (Question 100, Marks 200, Duration 2.00 Hours).02 marks will be awarded for each right answer and 01 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.Marks obtained=2R-W (where R stands for number of right answers and W stands for number of wrong answers.).

Negative Marking : 1/3

Second Question Paper: Aptitude Test (Question 100, Marks 200, Duration 2.00 Hours) 02 marks will be awarded for each right answer and 01 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.Marks obtained=2R-W (where R stands for number of right answers and W stands for number of wrong answers.).

Second Paper is qualifying

Minimum Qualifying Marks: In each Question paper essential qualifying marks for unreserved category will be 33%,and 23% for reserved categories and handicapped candidates. Candidates will be short listed for main examination on the basis of merit.

CGPSC Prelims Exam Syllabus

Question Paper 1


History of India and Indian National MovementPhysical, Social & Economic Geography of IndiaConstitution of India &, PolityIndian EconomyGeneral Science & TechnologyIndian Philosophy,  Art,  Literature  & CultureCurrent Affairs & SportsEnvironment


History of Chhattisgarh, & Contribution of Chhattisgarh in Freedom Movement.Geography, Climate, Physical status, Census, Archeological and Tourist Centres 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.

Question Paper 2

Aptitude Test (Questions 100, Marks 200), Time: 2 hours.

Two marks will be awarded for each right answer and 01 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. Marks obtained = 2R - W (where R stands for number of right answers and W stands for number of wrong answers.)

Syllabus includes:

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 Exam (Revised) Pattern in Hindi










CGPSC Mains Exam (Revised) Pattern in English


Question papers for Main Examination will be of Conventional nature i.e.: Short/Medium/Long answers Type

Candldates short listed for the Main Examination on the basis of Preliminary Examination (Screening Test) must appear for all the seven papers in Main Examination. Candidates selected for the Interview on the basis of Main Examination
must appear in the Interview. Absence in any paper of Main Examination and Interview will be liable for disqualification.

AII the question papers except first -"Language" may be answered in Hindi or English chosen by the candidates. However a candidate will not be permitted to write part of the paper in Hindi and part of it irr English

Paper II - Essay : There will be two sections in this paper. l. International and National level Issues 2.

Chhattisgarh State Issues.The Candidates will be given four options in each section and will have to write on two options from each section, the problem- solution (reason, present status including data and solution)

Paper 03 to 07 will contain the question as given below:-

Section 01- In this section there will be 22 compulsory questions from various parts of the syllabus of the paper concerned. Each question will carry 02 marks. Thus the maximum marks in this section will be 44. (Word limit for answer of each question - about 30)

Section 02- In this section there will be 13 compulsory questions from various parts of the syllabus of the paper concerned. Each question will carry 04 marks. Thus the maximum marks in this section will be 52. (Word limit for answer of each question - about 60)

Section 03- In this section there will be 0B compulsory questions from various parts of the syllabus of the paper concerned. Each question will carry 08 marks. Thus the maximum marks in this section will be 64. (Word limit for answer of each question - about 100)

Section 04- In this section total 02 questions will be given from part- 0z of the syllabus of the paper concerned. Out of which 01 question will have to be solved. The question will carry 10 marks. Thus the maximum marks in this section will be 10. (Word limit for answer of each question - about 125)

In this section there will be respectively 02-02 questions from part-01 & part- 03 of syllabus of concern question paper, Out of which candidate have to attempt respectively 01-01 question partwise. Each question will carry 15 marks. Thus the maximum marks for this section witl be 30. (word limit for answer ofthe question - about 175)


(Marks: 200, Duration: 3 hours)

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; Candidate will have to write two essays on this part about 750-150 words. Each issue in this part will carry 50 marks.

Candidates will have to write two essays on issues (Reason, present status including data and solution) from this par1. Four problems will be given in this part; Candidate will have to write two essays on this part about 750-750 words. Each issue in this part will carry 50 marks.

QUESTION PAPER-03 : General Studies - I
(Marks: 200, Duration: 3 hours)

PART - 01 History of India
Pre-historic Age, Indus Civilization, Vedic Civilization, Jainism and Buddhism, Rise of Magadh Empire, Mauryan Polity and Economy, Sunga, Satavahana period, Gupta Empire, Development of Art, Architecture, Literature & Science during the Gupta-Vakataka Period. Major dynasties of south india, Medieval Indian History, Sultanate and mughal period,, Vijaya Nagar Kingdom, Bhakti Movement, Sufism, Development of literature in regional languages, Rise of Marathas,Advent of Europeans and factors responsible for the establishment of British Supremacy, Expansion of British Empire- Wars and diplomacy, Rural Economy-Agriculture, Land Revenue Systems - Permanent Settlement, Ryotwari, Mahalwari, Decline of handicrafts industries, Relation of East India Company with States, Changes in Administrative Structure, Urban Economy after 1858, Development of Railways, Industrialization, Constitutional Development.Socio- Religious Reform Movements - Brahmo Samaj, Arya Samaj, Prarthna Samaj, Ram Krishna Mission, Rise of Nationalism, The Revolt of I857, Establishment of lndian National Congress, Partition of Bengal and Swadeshi Movement, Rise and Development of Communalism, Revolutionary Movements, Home Rule Movement, Gandhian Movements, Quit India Movement, Workers, Peasant and Tribal Movements, reform movement among Dalits, reform movement among Muslisms, Aligarh Movement, Indian National Army, Independence and Partition of lndia, Merger of States.

PART - 02 Constitution & Public Administration
Constitutional Development of India (1773-1950), Formation of the Constitution and Salient Features, Preamble, Nature of the Constitution. Fundamental Rights and Duties. Directive Principles of State Policy. Union Executive, Legislative and Judiciary. Right to Constitutional Remedies, Public Interest Litigation, Judicial Activism, Judicial Review, Attorney General. State Executive, Legislature and Judiciary, Advocate General. Centre-State Relationship- Legislative, Executive and Financial. All India Services. Union and State Public Service Commission.
Emergency Provisions, Constitutional Amendments. Concept of Basic Structure. Govt. of Chhattisgarh - Legislative,, Executive and Judiciary. Public Administration- meaning, Scope, Nature and importance. Public Administration and Private Administration under Liberalizations. New Public Administration, Development Administration.and Comparative Administration. New dimensions in Public Administration. State vs. Market. Rule of Law. Organisation- Principles, approaches and structure. Management- Leadership, Policy determination, Decision making. Instruments of Administrative Management- Co-ordination, Delegation, Communication, Observation and Motivation. Administrative Reforms. Good Governance, E-Governance. Bureaucracy. District Administration. Control on Administration in India - Parliamentary, Financial Judicial and Executive. Lokpal and Lok Ayukta. Right to lnformation. Panchayats and Municipalities. Parliamentary- Presidential, Unitary-Federal Government. Theory of Separation of Powers. Administrative Structure of Chhattisgrah.

PART - 03 History of Chhattisgarh
Pre-historic Age, History of Chhattisgarh frorn Vedic age to Gupta Period, Major dynasties- Rajarshitulya Kula, Nala, Sharabhpuriyas, Pandu, Somvanshis etc. Kalchuris and their Administration, Chhattisgarh under the Marathas, British, Chhattisgarh under British protectorate, Former states and Zarnindaris of Chhattisgarh, Feudatory States, Revoltof 1857, Freedom Movement in Chhattisgarh, Workers, Peasant and Tribal Movements, Formation of Chhattisgarh State.

QUESTION PAPER-04 : General Studies - II
(Marks: 200, Duration: 3 hours)

PART - 01 General Science
CHEMISTRY :- Rate of chemical reaction and chemical equilibruim - Preliminary knowledge of rate of chemical reaction. Fast and slow chemical reactions. Metals - Position of metals in the periodic table and general properties. Metal, mineral ore. Difference between mineral and ore. Metallurgyconcentration, roasting, smelting, refining of ores. Metallurgy of copper and Iron. corrosion of metals. Alloys. Nonmetals - Position of nonmetals in the periodic table and general Properties. Some important organic compounds, some general artifical polymers, poly'thene, polyvinyl choloride. Teflon soap and detergents.

PHYSICS :- Light - nature of light, reflection of light, law of reflection, reflection from plane and curved surface, image formation by plane, convex and concave mirror, relation between focal length and radius ofcurvature, electric discharge in gases, causes oforigin ofenergy in the Sun, Electricity and its effects - electric intensity, potential- potential difference, electric curent Ohm's law. Resistance, specfic resistance, influencing factors, combination of resistance and related numerical questions, thermal effect of current and it's uses, calculation of power and electrical energy spent. (numerical) precautions observed in electric experiments, Photo electric effect, Solar Cell, Structure, PN Junction, Diode,

BIOLOGY :- Transport: transport of mineral and water in plants and animals [in context of human being], structure and function of blood, structure and working of heaft, [prelirninary knowledge], Photosynthesis- Defination, main steps of the process. light reaction and dark reaction, Respiration - Definition, breathing and respiration, Types of respiration, Aerobic and anaerobic respiration, respiratory organs of animals respiratory system of human being and mechanism of respiration, Human digestive system and digestive process [General infromation], Control and coordination - Nervous system of human being. Structure and function of human Brain and spinal cord, coordination in plants and animal Phytoharmones, endocrine glands harmone and their function. Reproduction and growth - type of reproduction Asexual reproduction, fission, budding, regeneration, artificial vegetative reproduction, layering, cutting, grafting, Porthenogenesis, sexual reproduction in plants, structure of flower and reproduction process, [general information] pollination, fertilization. Human reproductive system and reproduction process, [general inforrnation], Heredity and evolution - heredity and variation. Fundamental basis of heredity chromosome and DNA fpreliminary information]

PART - 02 Aptitude Test, Logical Reasoning, Mental Ability
Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of rational numbers. Finding the rational number between two rational numbers. Ratio and Proportion - definition, properties, atemendo, invertendo, componendo etc. and their uses. 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, HCF. Vedic Mathematis- addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and checking the answer through bijank. Square, square roots, cube, cube roots, vinculam and its application. The application of vedic mathematics methods in algebra etc., Introduction and creativity of Indian Mathematician - in reference with Aryabhata, Yaraha mihira, Brahma gupta, Bhaskaracharya, Shrinivas Ramanujan. Mathematical operations, Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, order of magnitudes etc.). Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.) and analysis of data. Arithmetic mean, Median, Mode, Probability. Question related to addition and multiplication theorem on probability. Applied mathematics - Profit and Loss, Percentage, lnterest and Averages. Time, speed, distance, river and boat. 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.

PART - 03 Applied & Behavioural Science
Role of Information Technology in Rural India, basic knowledge of computer, computers in communication and broadcasting, software development for economic growth. Broad applications of IT. Energy Resources: Demand of Energy, renewable and nonrenewable energy resources of energy, the development and utilization of nuclear energy in the country. Science & Technology developments in India in present, origin of agriculture, Progress of Agricultural Science and its impact, Crop science in India, Fertilizer, Control of pests and disease scenario in lndia. Bio-diversity and its conservation - General introduction - defination, species and genetic diversity, Bio-geographical classification of India, lmportance of Bio-Diversity - Constructive and Distructive application, Importance of social, moral and alternative vision, Global, National and Local level Bio-diversity, India as a mega biodiversity nation, Hotspots of Biodiversity, threats to biodiversity, loss of habitat, damage to wildlife, humans and wild animals conflict, lndia's threatened,endangered and endamic species, Conservation of bio-diversity, Topological and Nontopological conservation. Enviromental pollution - Causes, effbct and control measures- Air pollution, water pollution, marine pollution, soil pollution, sound/noise pollution, thermal pollution, nuclear pollution. Solid waste managment - Urban and Industrial solid waste management: Causes, effect and control, Human role in pollution control.

QUESTTON PAPER-05 : General Studies - III
(Marks: 200, Duration: 3 hours)

PART - 01 Economics of India & Chhattisgarh
l. National and per capita income, Structural changes in the Indian Economy ( GDP 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 , magnitude and measures initiative to ameliorate them, Monetary Policy- structure of Indian Banking and non-banking financial institutions and reforms in them since 1990s. Regulation of Credit by RBI. Pattern of Public Revenue, Public Expenditure, Public Debt, fiscal deficit and their effects on the Economy. 2. In Reference with C.G. - Demographic features and social backwardness of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward classes and Minorities. Literacy and occupationalstructure, changes in the sectoral distribution of income and employment. Socio, Political and Economic empowerment of Women. Child Labour problem. Rural Development, State Finance and Budgetary policy- Tax structure, Sharing in 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.

PART - 02 Geography of India
Physical features of India, location & extension, Geological Structure, Physical Divisions, Drainage System, Climate, soil, Vegetation and impoftance of forest, Indian forest policy, Forest conservation, Human Characteristics - Population, Census, Population Growth, Density and Distribution. Birth rate, Mortality rate, Infant Mortality rate, Migration, Literacy, Occupational Structure, Urbanization, Agriculture - Characteristics of Indian agriculture, Agricultural food Crops, Cereal, pulses, Oilseeds and other cropS, Production and distribution, mean of irrigation and its importance, Modemization of agriculture, problems of agriculture and planning, Irrigation multipurpose projects, Green revolution, white revolution, Blue revolution, Mineral resources- mineral storage, production and distribution of mineral, Energy resources- coal, Petroleum, thermal power energy, nuclear energy, non conventional sources of energy, Industries- development and structure of industries in India, large Scale medium, small and smallest scale, agriculture, forest and mineral based industries.

PART - 03 Geography of Chhattisgarh
Physical features of Chhattisgarh, location & extension, Geological Structure, Physical Divisions, Drainage System, Climate, soil, Vegetation and wild life, importance of forest, wild life management system, national parks and sanctuaries, State forest policy, Forest conservation, Human Characteristics - Population, Population Growth, Density and Distribution. Birlh rate, Mortality rate, Infant Mortality rate, Migration, Sex ratio, age group, schedule caste population Literacy, Occupational Structure, Urbanization, family welfare programs, Agriculture -Agricultural food Crops, Cereal, pulses, Oilseeds and other crops, Production and distribution, mean of irrigation and its importance, important irrigation
projects, problem of agriculture and state scheme for farmers benefits, Mineral resources- various types mineral storage in Chhattisgarh, production and distribution of mineral, Energy resources- coal, Thermal power energy, non conventional sources ofenergy, Industries- development and structure ofindustries in Chhattisgarh, large Scale medium, small and smallest scale, agricultural, forest and mineral based industries, mean of transporl and tourism.

QUESTION PAPER-06 : General Studies - IV
(Marks: 200, Duration: 3 hours)

PART - 01 Philosophy
Nature of Philosophy, its relationship between religion and culture, difference between lndian and western Philosophy, veda and upanishada-Brahman, Atman, Rit, Philosophy of Gita - Sthitpragya' Swadharma, Karmayoga, Philosophy of Charvaka-Epistemology, Metaphysics, Hedonism' Philosophy of Jain - Nature of Jiva, Anekantvada, Syadavada, Panchamahavrata, Philosophy of Buddha pratityasamutpada, Ashtanga Marg, Anatmavada, Kshanikvada, Philosophy of Samkhya - Satkaryavada' nature of prakriti and purusha, vikasavada, Philosophy of Yoga - Ashtanga Yoga, Philosophy of Nyaya - prama, Aprama, Asatkaryavada, Philosophy of Vaisheshika - Parmanuvada, Philosophy of Mimamsa - Dharma, Theory of Apurva, Philosophy of Advaita Vedanta- Brahman, Maya, Jagat, Moksha' Kautilya - Theory of Saptanga, theory of Mandal, Gurunanak * Social-ethical philosophy, Guru Ghasidas - Characteristics of Satnam pantha, Vallabhacharya - Pushtimarga, Swami Vivekananda - Practical Vedanta, Universal Religion, Sri Aurbindo - intergral yoga, supermind Mahatma Gandhi- Ahinsa' Satyagraha, elevan vows, Bhimrao Ambedkar - Social Thourght, Deendayal Upadhyay - Ekatma manav darshan, Plato - virlus, Aristotle - Theory of causation, Saint Anselm - ontological argument for the existance of God, Descaftes - method of doubt, I think therefore I am, Spinoza - Substance' Pantheism' Leibnitz - theory of Monad, Theory of Pre - stablished harmony, Locke - epistemology' Berkeley - esse est percipii, Hume - Scepticism, Kant - criticism, Hegel - Phenomenology and spirit, dialectical Idealism'' Bradley - Idealisrn. Moore - Realism, A.J. Ayar - verification theory, John dewey - Pragmatism, Saftre - Existentialism, Meaning of Religion, Nature of Philosophy of Religion, Religious tolerance' secularism' problem of evil, Ethical Values and ethical Dilemma, ethical elements in Administration- Honesty' Responsibility, Transparency, code of conduct for Public Servants, corruption - Meaning, Types, cause and Effect,Effortstoremovecorruption.Relevenceofwhistle-blower.

PART - 02 Sociology
Sociology- Meaning, Scope and nature, Importance of its str-rdy. Relation with other Social Sciences. Primary Concepts - Society, Community, Association, lnstitution, Social group' Folkways and Mores. Individual and Society - Social interactions, Status and role, culture and Personality' Sociolization. Hindu Social organization - Religion, Asharrn, Varna, Purusharth. Social Stratification - caste and class. Social Processes - Social Interaction, co-operation, Struggle, competition' Social control and Social change - sources and agencies of Social control, Processes and factors of Social
change. India, Social Problems, Social disorganization-Anomie 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.

PART - 03 Social Aspect of Chhattisgarh
Tribal social-'organization: Mirriage, Family, CIan, youth dormitories. Tribal Development : History, programmes and policies, The Constitutional System, Special Primitive Tribes of Chhattisgarh' other Tribes, Schedule cast and other Backword class of chhattisgarh. Main ornaments popular in tribes of chhattisgarh, Special traditions. Tribal Problems : lsolation Migration and acculturation' Folk arts of chhattisgarh, Folk literature and Prominent Folk Artists of Chhattisgarh, Folk songs of chhattisgarh, Folk legend, Folk theater, Idioms and Proverbs, Puzzlelriddle (rn+oar), Singing (er+), Literary, Music and Art lnstitutions of Chhattisgarh State; Chhattisgarh State awards in these fields' Folk culture of Chhattisgarh, Major Fairs and Festivals of Chhattisgarh. Protected Archaeological monuments' sites and excavated sites in State. Tourism places marked by chhattisgarh Govt', National Parks' Sanctuaries and Waterfalls and caves of Bastar, Major sants of Chhattisgarh.

QUESTION PAPER-07 : General Studies - V
(Marks: 200, Duration: 3 hours)

PART - 01 Welfare, Development Programme & Laws

1. Social and Important Legislation - Indian Society, Social legislation as a form of a mean of social transform. Human Rights proctection Legislation 1993, Protection granted to Females (cRPc) under Indian Constitution & Criminal Law (Penal Code). Protection Act 2005 to Females from Domestic violation, civil Rights protection Act 1955, Scheduled castes and Scheduled rribes Attrocity Protection Law 1989, Right to lnformation Act 2005, Environment Protection Act 1986, Consumer Protection Act 1986, Information Technology Act 2000, curruption Prevention Act 1988.

2. In Reference to chhattigarh: customary various Laws and Acts in chhattisgarh and their welfare and developmental impact on residents of Chhattisgarh'

3. Welfare Schemes of Chhattisgarh Government: Customary welfare, People-oriented and Importanl Schemes introduced in various times by Chhattisgarh Government'

PART- 02 International & National Sports, Events & organisation:-
United Nations and its Associated Organizations. International Monetary Fr-rnd, World Bank and Asian Bank, SAARC, BRICS, Other Bilateral and Regional Groups, World Trade Organization and its impact on India. National and lnternational Sports and Competetion'.

PART - 03 International & National Educational Institute & their Role of Human Development
Availability of Skilled Human Resources, Employability and Productivity of Human Resources' various Trends of Employment. Role of Various lnstitutions and Councils in Human Resources Development as- Higher Education and National Commission for Research, National Educational Research and Training council, National Educational Schemes and Administration University, University Grants commission' Open University, All India Technical Education Council, National Education Teacher Council, National vocational Education council, tndian Agriculture Research council, Indian Institute of Technology' Indian Institute of Management, National Institute of Technology, National Law University' Polytechnique and I.T.l., Education in Human Resource Development' a t1-1ean Universal/Equal Elementary Education, Higher Education and Technical Education, Quality of vocational Education' Issues related to Girls' Education, Deprived class, Issues related to Disabled People'.

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