MPPSC : Syllabus For General Studies Main Examination
1. History of Modern India and Indian culture
The History of Modern India will cover history of the Country from about the
middle of nineteenth century and would also include questions on important
personalities who shaped the freedom movement and social reforms. The part
relating to Indian culture will cover all aspects of Indian culture from the
ancient to modern times.
2. Geography of India
In this part, questions will be on the physical, economic and social
geography of India.
3. Indian Polity
This part will include questions on the Constitution of India, Political
system, Indian Administrative system and related matters.
4. Current National issues
This part is intended to test the Candidate's awareness of current national
5. International Affairs & Institutions
This part will include questions on important events in world affairs and on
6. Indian Economy
In this part, questions will be on the planning and economic development in
India, economic & trade issues, Foreign Trade, the role and functions of I.M.F.,
World bank, ADB, W.T.O. etc..
7. Developments in the field of Science & Technology, Communication and
In this part, questions will test the candidate's awareness of the
developments in the field of Science & Technology, Communication and space and
also basic ideas of computers.
8. India and the World
This part is intended to test candidate's awareness of India's relationship
with the world in various spheres, such as the following : Role of India in the
context of world. Foreign Affairs, External security and related matters,
9. Games & Sports
Questions will assess the awareness of candidates in respect of games and
sports at international and national level. It will also have questions
pertaining to different awards and personalities in the context of India.
10. Indian Agriculture
Attempt will be made to assess the general awareness of candidates in
respect of crops, white revolution, green revolution, agriculture production and
their impact on development of rural economy.
PAPER – II
Part - I
(General Introduction of Madhya
General Introduction of Madhya Pradesh, area, topography and structure, physical
and geographic areas and climate.
2. Natural Resources of Madhya Pradesh
- Mineral Wealth.
- Forest Wealth and Wild Life.
- Agriculture and Live stock, Regional distribution of crops, planned
development of Agriculture, Green Revolution, Development of Live stock.
- Water Resources - Development of Irrigation and Irrigation projects.
3. Human Resources
Population, Population Density, Urban and Rural population, Literacy and
4. Energy Resources
Questions will attempt to assess the general awareness of condidates about
the conventional and non-conventional sources of energy and their uses in human
Attempt will be made to assess the general awareness of candidates about the
types and size of industries and their impact on state economy.
Questions will be related to environment and its protection, pollution,
natural climates and their impact on quality of human life.
7. Planning and Evaluation
Attempt will be to assess the general awareness of candidates about
different aspect of five year plans till date, various programmes of urban and
rural development, economic planning and its evaluation and status of Madhya
Pradesh in the context of Country.
8. Administrative Structure of Madhya Pradesh
Questions will be related to general knowledge of candidates about
administrative units - Division, District, Tehsil and Development- Blocks; their
relationship and administrative structure.
9. Rural and Urban Administrative Structure
Questions will be pertaining to the general knowledge of candidate about
organization and administrative structure of Pachayati Raj, Municipality and
10. Games and Sports
Attempt will be made to assess the awareness of candidates related to
organization, management and facilities for different games and sports. The
questions will also be related to different State awards, and personalities and
contribution of Government and non Government agencies.
Part – II
(Culture, Literature, Music, Dance,
Arts and History of Madhya Pradesh)
The questions will be related to nature, types their salient features and
impact on human life.
(1) Ancient - Kalidas, Bharthari, Bhavbhuti, Vanabhatta.
(2) Medieval - Keshav, Padmakar, Bhushan.
(3) Modern - Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi, Subhadra Kumari Chauhan, Gajanan
Madhav Muktibodh, Balkrishna Sharma "Navin", Bhavani Prasad Mishra, Harishankar
Parsai, Sharad Joshi, Mulla Ramoozi, Shiv-Mangal Singh, Suman and Nanddulare
(4) Folk Literature / Dialects of Madhya Pradesh. Isuri, Singaji..
3. Music & Dance Tradition
(1) Music Tradition - Tansen, Ustad Allauddin Khan, Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan,
Pandit Krishna Rao, Shankar Pandit, Rajabhaiya Poonchwale, Ustad Amir Khan,
Kumar Gandharva, Maharaj Chakradhar Singh Pandit Kartik Ram.
(2) Dance tradition - Major styles of folk music, major folk dances.
Questions of general nature will be related to characteristics of Rock
painting, folk panting, modern painting school and important painters. It will
also have questions related to major folk and other theatres.
5. Major Scheduled Tribes
It will assess the general awareness of candidates related to names,
characteristics, habitats, major fairs and festivals and cultural structure of
major scheduled tribes. It will also have questions related to different
programmes of State Government for the upliftment of Scheduled Tribes.
6. Programmes of State Government in the field of Culture
The questions will attempt to assess general knowledge of the candidate
related to literasy academics and institutions. The questions will also be
related to different Music and Fine Arts Schools and Cultural festivals. There
will be questions awards given by the state for the significant contribution in
the filed of literature, music and fine arts.
7. Archaeological Heritage
The questions of general knowledge will be related to significance and
characteristics of major historical, archaeological and tourist places.
8. Historical perspective of Madhya Pradesh
The questions will be related to creation of M.P. and important dynesties
and rules of M.P., It will also have questions related to contribution of M.P.
in freedom movement.