Who Conducts MPPSC Exam? How To Prepare MPPSC Syllabus For Mains?

Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission conducts MPPSC State Service Exam to recruit eligible candidates for the various posts at the government offices of Madhya Pradesh.

MPPSC exam is conducted in three stages: Prelims, Mains and Interview. Aspirants who successfully qualify the prelims of MPPSC can appear in the Mains, and the candidates who clear the Mains to go through the Interview procedure. The interview is conducted for the final selection of candidates at the respective posts at Madhya Pradesh governments offices.

The number of aspirants who appear in the main exam is fifteen times higher than the available vacancies. Qualifying the mains and getting the desired profiles at the government department of MP will not be an easy chore. Hence, students need to know every detail of the MPPSC exam, go through the entire syllabus thoroughly, and have a foolproof preparation strategy to prepare for the exam.

How to prepare the MPPSC Main syllabus?

MPPSC aspirants should know the following things about MPPSC Exam:

MPPSC Exam pattern for Mains

Knowing the MPPSC exam pattern should be the first and foremost step of your preparation strategy. The main exam consists of six papers.

MPPSC mains syllabus

After getting a clear understanding of exam patterns, candidates should know about the MPPSC syllabus for the main exam.

Paper-1: General Studies-I

1. History and Culture

Indian History, Dynasties of Madhya Pradesh, Indian Cultural Heritage and Social, Political, Economic, and Cultural History of India

2. Geography

Advanced Techniques in Geography, Geography of Madhya Pradesh, India and World, and Water and disaster management 

Paper-2: General Studies-II


Democracy and Constitution of India, Administration and Management and Indian political thinker.

Part- B

Human Resource Development, WHO, Indian Culture, Community Development Programme and Women’s Education

Paper-3: General Studies-III

Science & Technology

Sound, Electricity, Power and Energy, Heat, Magnet, Light, Material, Reproduction, Diseases, Computer, Statistics, Biotechnology, Science Technology, Geology, epidemic and their Prevention, etc.

Paper-4: General Studies-IV

Psychology, Philosophy, Social Reformer, Philosopher/thinker, Corruption, Emotional intelligence, Attitude, Aptitude, etc.

Paper-5: General Hindi

Grammar, translation, vocabulary etc.

Paper-6: Essay writing

Problems and solutions

Best books for MPPSC exam preparation:

After understanding the syllabus, students should follow the best books and other relevant sources for the MPPSC exam preparation.

GeographyG.C. Leong
Art and CultureNitin Singhania
Modern HistorySpectrum, Bipin Chandra
General ScienceLucent
Current AffairsMagazines, Newspaper and BYJU’S Exam Prep website and youtube channel
HistoryRS Sharma, Poonam Dahiya

Preparation tips for the MPPSC exam

  • Chalk out a realistic timetable and follow the same dedicatedly
  • Allot equal time for each subject and complete the same in the set time limit
  • Solve the previous years’ papers to improve accuracy and speed
  • Complete NCERT books 
  • Go through the entire syllabus and keep revising the same regularly
  • Stay abreast of the current affairs by going through the daily newspapers, weekly/monthly magazines and other relevant sources
  • Make a note of current affairs and revise it regularly
  • Join online coaching to ace your MPPSC exam preparation

Having a failsafe preparation strategy and the best study materials is the key to qualify competitive exams like MPPSC. So, to kickstart your MPPSC preparation and get recruited to your desired government post in the state of MP, follow the preparation strategy listed above. 

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