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Through this article, we will share with you the information regarding GPSC 2020 Exam Pattern and syllabus and try to explain it to you as easily as possible. In this article we will cover the following topics:

  • GPSC Exam Pattern
  • GPSC Exam Syllabus

GPSC Exam Pattern

The GPSC exam is conducted mainly in three sections.

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Main Exam
  • Interview

Primary exam

The primary exam consists of two different papers. Both papers are taken objectively and the syllabus of both papers is also different. Both papers are 200 marks. And for each paper 2 hours is given. You can see the table and photo below for more detail.

Exam TypesName Of PaperTime DurationMarks
ObjectiveGeneral Studies 12 Hrs200
ObjectiveGeneral Studies 22 Hrs200
GPSC Preliminary Exam Pattern
GPSC preliminary Exam Patter

The main exam

This exam is taken descriptively. It takes six different papers and each paper is a total of 150 marks. The following table will be helpful to you for more information on this.

Exam TypesName Of PaperTime DurationMarks
Descriptive Gujarati3 Hrs150
DescriptiveEnglish3 Hrs150
DescriptiveEssay3 Hrs150
DescriptiveGeneral Studies 13 Hrs150
DescriptiveGeneral Studies 23 Hrs150
DescriptiveGeneral Studies 33 Hrs150
GPSC Main Exam Pattern


In this, your personality is tested. Whose total score is 100 and is counted in the main merit. The only candidate can give this exam who qualifies from the main exam.

The total merit list is made up of 1000 marks (900 main exams + 100 interviews).

If you have any questions regarding the GPSC Syllabus or GPSC Exam Pattern, you can contact us by commenting below the article.


Exam Syllabus is very important to clear any exam. In the context of GPSC, the priority of the Exam syllabus even more important. Understanding the Exam Syllabus can help the examiner to evaluate themselves.

GPSC Preliminary Exam 1 syllabus

GPSC Exam: The following subjects are important in the Primary Exam 1 syllabus.

  • History
  • Cultural heritage
  • Indian state system
  • Constitution
  • Social justice
  • International Relations
  • General intellectual ability

GPSC Preliminary Exam 2 syllabus

GPSC Exam: The following subjects are of major importance in the Primary Exam 2 syllabus.

  • Indian Economy and Planning
  • Geography
  • Science and Technology
  • Current Affairs

GPSC Main Exam Syllabus 

The GPSC main exam is conducted mainly on six different topics. Each paper contains 150 marks.

Essay (250 words)

Vichar Vistar(100 words)


Prose Review

speeches(150 word)

Article(100 words)

Letter Writing  

Discussion(150 word) 

Application (150 words)

Report(150 words)

Communication skills (writing between two people)

Translate From English

Gujarati Grammar 

01.ESSAY (A minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 250


Choose any one topic from a list of five. (Descriptive/

analytical/ philosophical/based on Current Affairs)


02 LETTER WRITING (in about 100 words):

A formal letter expressing one’s opinion about an issue.

The issues can deal with daily office matters/ a problem

that has occurred in the office/ an opinion in response to

One sought by a ranked officer etc.


03 PRESS RELEASE/ APPEAL (in about 100 words):

The PR or appeal should be on an issue pertaining to a

Recent concern/problem/disaster/rumors etc.


04 REPORT WRITING (in about 150 words):

A report on an official function/event/field trip/survey etc.




A report on a graph/image/ flow chart/table of comparison/

Simple statistical data etc.


06 FORMAL SPEECH (in about 150 words):

A speech (in a formal style) that is to be read out in a

Formal function. This could be an inauguration speech, an

educational seminar/conference, a formal ceremony of

Importance etc.



A precis in about 100 words for a 300-word passage.



A reading passage of about 250 words to be given followed

by 05 Multiple-choice questions and 10 short-answer type




Multiple choice questions set from the following list:

a. Tenses

b. Voice

c. Narration (Direct-Indirect)

d. Transformation of sentences

e. Use of Articles and Determiners

f. Use of Prepositions

g. Use of Phrasal verbs

h. Use of idiomatic expressions

i. Administrative Glossary

j. Synonyms/Antonyms

k. One-word substitution

l. Cohesive devices/Connectives/Linker

m. Affixes

n. Words that cause confusion like




Translation of a short passage (of about 150 words) from

Gujarati to English.

Current Issue

Social and Political Issue

Social And Economic Issue

Social And Environmental Issue 

Cultural And Historical Topic

Public Awareness

Contemplative issue

Indian History

Cultural Heritage


  • Indian state system and constitution
  • Rule And Public Administration
  • Ethics in the Public Service
  • Science And Tecnology
  • Indian Economy and Planning
  • Current Events of Regional, National and International Importance.

Best Wishes For Exam


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