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MPPSC Syllabus

MPPSC Syllabus For State Service Examination

Kautilya Academy has compiled the MPPSC Syllabus for SSE Prelims Paper 1 and 2 as under:

New MPPSC Exam Pattern 2020-21
1. MPPSC Prelims
2. MPPSC Mains
3. MPPSC Interview

Name of the ExamPaperType of the ExamMarks/Time
PrelimsGeneral StudiesObjective200 (2Hours)
CSATObjective200 (2Hours)
MainsGeneral Studies-ISubjective300(3Hours)
General Studies-IISubjective300(3Hours)
General Studies-IIISubjective300(3Hours)
General Studies-IVSubjective300(3Hours)
Hindi LiteratureSubjective300(3Hours)
Hindi EssaySubjective300(3Hours)
InterviewPersonality TestDiscussion175 (35-40 Min)

MPPSC Syllabus For SSE Prelims
Paper I: General Studies
1. History, Culture and Literature of Madhya PradeshMajor events and Major dynasties in the history of Madhya Pradesh.
Contribution of Madhya Pradesh in the freedom movement.
Major arts and Sculpture of Madhya Pradesh.
Major Tribes and Dialects of Madhya Pradesh.
Major Festivals of India, Folk music, Folk arts, Folk Drama and Folk literature of Madhya Pradesh.
Important Literature of Madhya Pradesh and their authors.
Religious and tourist places of Madhya Pradesh.
Important Tribal Personalities of Madhya Pradesh.
2. History of IndiaMajor Events, Administrative, Social and Economical Systems of Ancient and Medieval India.
Social and Religious Reform movements and reformers in the 19th and the 20th century.
Independence Struggle and the Indian National Movement for Freedom.
Integration and Reorganization of India after Independence.
3. Geography of Madhya PradeshForest, Forest Produce, Wildlife, Rivers, Mountains, and Mountain ranges of Madhya Pradesh.
Climate of Madhya Pradesh.
Natural and Mineral resources of Madhya Pradesh.
Transport in Madhya Pradesh.
Major Irrigation and Electrical Projects in Madhya Pradesh.
Agriculture and Agricultural Reforms in India, Animal Husbandry and Agriculture based Industries in Madhya Pradesh.
4. Geography of World and IndiaPhysical Geography: Physical features and Natural regions.
Natural Resources: Forests, Minerals, Water Resources, Agriculture, Wildlife, National Parks / Sanctuaries / Biosphere Reserves, Wetlands.
Social Geography: Population related Demography (Population growth, Age, Sex ratio, Literacy).
Economic Geography: Natural and Human resources in India (Eg. Industries, Modes of Transport, Sustainable Development). 
Continents/Countries/Oceans/Rivers/Mountains of the World.
Natural Resources of the World.
Conventional and Non-conventional Energy Resources
5. (A) Constitutional System of Madhya Pradesh.Constitutional System of Madhya Pradesh (Governer, Council of Ministers, Legislative Assembly, High Court).
The three-tier system of Panchayati Raj and Urban Administration in Madhya Pradesh
5. (B) Economy of Madhya Pradesh.Demography and Census of Madhya Pradesh.Economic Development of Madhya Pradesh.
Major Industries of Madhya Pradesh.
Castes of Madhya Pradesh, Schedule Castes and Scheduled Tribes of Madhya Pradesh and Major Welfare Schemes of State.
6. Constitution Government and Economy of India.Government India Act 1919 and 1935.
Constituent Assembly.
Union Executive, President and Parliament.
Fundamental Rights and Duties of the Citizens and Directive Principles of State policy.
Constitutional Amendments.
Supreme Court and Judicial System.
Indian Economy, Foreign Trade and Industrial Development, Import and Export Policies in India.
Financial Institutions- Reserve Bank of India, Nationalised Banks, Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), National Stock Exchange (NSE), Non-Banking Financial Institutions.
7. Science and Technology.Basic Principles of Science.
Indian Scientific Research Institutions and its achievements, Satellite and Space technology.
Environment and Biodiversity.
Ecological System.
Nutrition, Food and Nutrient.
Human Body.
Agricultural Product Technology.
Food Processing.
Health Policy and Programmes.
Pollution, Natural Disasters and Management.
8. Current International and National Affairs.Important Personalities and Places.
Major Events.
Important Sports Academies, Sports Competitions and  Awards given for various sports of India and Madhya Pradesh.
9. Information and Communication Technology.Electronics, Information and Communication Technology.
Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security.
Internet and Social Networking Sites.
10. National and Regional Constitutional / Statutory Bodies.Election Commission of India.
State Election Commission.
Union Public Service Commission.
Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission.
Comptroller and Auditor General.
NITI Aayog.
Human Rights Commission.
Women Commission.
Child Protection Commission.
Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission.
Backward class Commission.
Information Commission.
Vigilance Commission.
National Green Tribunal.
Food preservation Commission etc

Paper II: General Aptitude Test

1 Comprehension

2 Interpersonal skill including communication skill.

3 Logical reasoning and analytical ability.

4 Decision making and problem-solving.

5 General mental ability.

6 Quantitative |Aptitude (Numbers, the order of magnitude etc, – Class X level) Data interpretation (charts, graphs, pie charts, tables, etc, – Class X level), Data sufficiency.

7 Hindi Language Comprehension Skill (Class X level)

Download MPPSC Official Mains Syllabus Here Click Here

The paper-wise syllabus for Mains is as under:

Paper I
Part A: History & Culture
Unit I:Indian History - Political, Economic, Social and Cultural History of India from Harappan Civilization to 10th Century A.D.
Unit II:The Political, Economic, Social and Cultural History of India from 11th century A.D. to 18th Century A.D.
Mughal Rulers, their Policies, their Contribution, and their Administration, Emergence of composite culture.
Impact of the British Rule on the Indian Economy and Indian Society.
Unit III:Reactions of Indians against British Colonial Rule: Peasant and Tribal revolts, The First Struggle of Independence.
Indian Renaissance: National Freedom Movement and its leaders.
The emergence of India as Indian Republic, Reorganization of States, specFormation of Madhya Pradesh.
Major events of the post-independence period
Unit IV:Independence Movement in Madhya Pradesh.
Indian Cultural Heritage (with special reference to Madhya Pradesh).
Salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature, Festivals & Architecture from ancient to modern times.
World Heritage sites in Madhya Pradesh and Tourism
Unit V:Gondwana, Bundeli, Bagheli, Holkar, Scindia and Bhopal State (From the beginning till independence).

Part B: Geography

Unit I: World GeographyMajor Physical Features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Rivers, Lakes and Glaciers.
Major Geographical Phenomena:
Earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanicity, Cyclone.
World Climate:
Climate and seasons, distribution of rainfall and climatic regions, Climate change and its effects.
Unit II: Geography of IndiaMajor physical features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Rivers, Lakes and Glaciers.
Physiographic Division of India.
Climate: Origin of Monsoon in India, El Nino, Climate and Seasons, Recent Hurricanes and Typhoons, Distribution of Rainfall and Climatic regions.
Natural Resources: Types and their uses.
(A) Water, forest, soil
(B) Rocks and minerals.
Population: Reason of Population Growth in India, Demographics, Sex Ratio, Literacy, Migration, Rural and Urban population.
Food Processing and Related Industries: Scope and significance, Localization of industries, Requisites for forwarding and backward linkages for industries, demand-supply and chain management.

Unit III: Geography of Madhya PradeshMajor Geomorphic Regions in India with special reference to Narmada Valley and Malwa Plateau.
Natural vegetation and climate.
Physical, chemical and biological properties of soil, soil formation process, problems of soil erosion and soil degradation, problem soil and methods of its reclamation, soil conservation planning on a watershed basis.
Mineral and Energy Resources:
Types, distribution and uses.
Major Industries in Madhya Pradesh working in different sectors.
The Tribes of State with specific reference to the vulnerable tribes.

Unit IV: Water and Disaster ManagementSupply of drinking water, factors affecting purity of water and quality management.
Water management.
Groundwater and water conservation.
Disaster Management: Natural and Man-made disasters, Disaster management and its scope, specific hazards and mitigation.
Community planning: Resource mapping, relief and rehabilitation, preventive and administrative measures, safe construction. Alternative communication and survival efficiency.
Unit V: Advanced Techniques in GeographyRemote sensing: principles, electromagnetic spectrum, components, types of satellite, Application of remote sensing.
GIS (Global Information System): Components of GIS, and its applications.
GPS (Global Positioning System): Basic concepts of GPS and its applications.

Paper II
Part A: General Studies
Unit I:The Constitution of India: Its origin, its foundation, characteristics, basic structure and important amendments in the Constitution.
Conceptual Elements: Objectives, Fundamental Rights and Duties, the Directive Principle of State Policy.
Federalism, Central: State Relations, Supreme Court, High Court, Judicial Review, Judicial Activism, Lok Adalat and Public Interest Litigation.
Unit II:Election Commission of India, Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Union Public Service Commission, Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission and NITI Aayog.
Role of caste, religion, class, ethnicity, language and gender in Indian politics, Political parties and voting behaviour in Indian politics, Civil Society and Public Movement, National Integrity and Security Issues.
Unit III:Public Participation and Local Government.
Accountability and Rights: Competition Commission, Consumer Forum, Information Commission, Women’s Commission, Human Rights Commission, SC / ST / OBC Commission, Central Vigilance Commission.
Features of Democracy: Political Representations, Participation of Citizens in the Decision making Process.
Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and Self-help groups (SHG).
Role of Media (Electronic, Print and Social) and Problems faced by Media.
Unit IV:Indian Political Thinkers: Kautilya, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, Ram Manohar Lohia, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Deendayal Upadhyaya, Jayaprakash Narayan.
Unit V:Administration and Management: Meaning of Administration, its nature and significance, Role of Public Administration in the developing societies.
Development of Public Administration as a subject, Modern Public Administration, Principles of Public Administration.
Concepts: Power, Authority, Responsibility and Delegation.
New dimensions of Public Management and development administration.

Part B: Economics And Sociology
 Unit I:  Issues and initiatives within the field of agriculture, industry and services in India.
Measurement of value in India.
Functions of Federal Reserve Bank of India and commercial banks, financial  inclusion, monetary policy.
Characteristics of an excellent taxation system- tax and indirect taxes, subsidies, cash transaction, economic policy .
The public distribution system, current trends and challenges of the Indian economy, poverty, unemployment and Regional imbalances.
India’s international trade and balance of payment, the role of Foreign capital, multinational companies, Foreign direct investment, import-export policy, International fund , International Bank for Reconstruction and Development , Asian Development Bank, World Trade Organization, ASIAN, SAARC, NAFTA AND OPEC.
 Unit II:   With regard to Madhya Pradesh - Major crops, holdings and cropping patterns, Social and physical environmental impact on production and distribution of crops, Issues and challenges related with quality and provide of seeds and manure, farming practices, Issues and challenges of horticulture, poultry, dairy, fisheries and husbandry etc.
Problems and challenges associated with agricultural produce, transportation, storage and marketing.
Welfare Schemes for Agriculture & Farmers.
Contribution of Service or Tertiary Sector, its Infrastructure and the essential resources of Madhya Pradesh.
Demographic scenario of Madhya Pradesh and its impacts on the economy of Madhya Pradesh.
The industrial sector, growth, trends and challenges.
Availability of skilled human resources, employability and productivity of human resources, Different trends of employment.
 Unit III:   Education: Status of Elementary Education in India, Quality of Higher Education, Status of Vocational, Technical and Medical Education.
Issues related to Girls education.
 Issues related to following social classes and their welfare programmes: Differently abled classes, Senior Citizens, Children, Women, Underprivileged classes and Displaced groups arising out of developmental projects. 
 Unit IV:  Elements of social harmony, the concept of civilisation, its emergence and culture.
Features of Indian Culture.
Rituals: Various references, the Caste system. Ashram, Purushartha, Chatushtya, Religion and sect influences on society and methods of marriage. Community Development Programme, Extension Education, Panchayati Raj System of India, Role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) in Community Development.
Recent trends in the Voluntary sector regarding Rural Development, Family Court.
 Unit V:  Increased Population in India and Health Problems, Health Education, Family Welfare Programmes, Population Control.
Status of Tribes in Madhya Pradesh, Social Structure, Customs, Beliefs, Marriage, Kinship, Religious Beliefs and Traditions, Festivals, and Celebrations in Tribes.
Vital Statistics concerned Family Planning, Causes and effects of malnutrition, Government Programmes regarding nutrition & welfare, Technological inventions in the field of Immunology, Remedies (Treatment and Cure) of communicable and non-communicable diseases.
World Health Organization: Objectives, Structure, Functions and Programmes.

Paper III:
Science And Technology
 Unit I:  Work, Power and Energy- Gravitational Force, Friction, Atmospheric Pressure and Work.
Units and Measurement, Example from daily life.
Speed, Velocity, Acceleration.
Sound: Definition, Medium of Propagation, Audible and Inaudible sound, Noise and Music.
Terminology related to Sound: Amplitude, WaveLength, Frequency of Vibration.
Electricity: Different types of Cell, Circuit.
Magnet: Properties of a magnet, preparation and uses of the artificial magnet, magnetic induction.
Light: Reflection, Refraction, Mirrors and Lenses, Image Formation.
Heat: Measuring Temperature, Thermometers, Transformation of Heat.
 Unit II:   Element, Compound and Mixture: Basic Concept, Definitions, Chemical Symbols of certain important elements and compounds, their Properties, and their availability on the Earth.
Material: Metals and Non-Metals, Periodic Table and Periodicity.
Atom, Atomic Structure, Valency, Bonding, Nuclear Fusion and Fission.
Acids, Bases, and Salts.
pH Value Indicators.
Physical and Chemical Changes.
Chemistry in daily life.
 Unit III:   Micro-organism and Organic Farming.
Cell – The Structural and Functional Unit of Life, Classification of Animals and Plants based on different criteria.
Nutrition - as an important life process in plants, animals and human beings.
Balanced Diet, Vitamins, Deficiency Diseases, Hormones.
Human Beings - Their Body Organs, Structure and Functioning.
Respiration in Organisms.
Transportation in Animals and Plants.
Reproduction in Animals and Plants.
Health and Hygiene and Diseases.
 Unit IV:  Types of Computers, Characteristics and Generation.
Memory and its types, Input and Output Devices - their types & uses, Storage Devices, Software and Hardware, Operating systems, Windows, Uses of Microsoft office.
Computer Languages and softwares to convert machine languages like Translators, Compilers, Interpreters and Assemblers. Internet, E-mail.Social Media.
Different useful Portals, Sites and Web Pages.
 Unit V  :    Types of Numbers, Unit Measurement, Equations and Factors, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Average, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio Proportion.
Statistics: Probability, Measurement of Central Tendency (Mean, Mode, Median) and Variance, Types of Sampling.

Unit VI:Communicable diseases and their Prevention.
National Vaccination Programme.
The Primary Knowledge of AYUSH which stands for – Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy.
Important Health-Related Welfare Schemes of the Central and State Government.
Major Health Organizations of the Central and the State Government.
Unit VIIConventional and Non-Conventional Sources of Energy: Definition, Examples, Uses and Differences.
Energy Efficiency, Energy Management, Organizational Integration, Energy Management in Operational Functions, Energy Purchase, Production, Production Planning and Control, Maintenance.
Issues and Challenges related to Energy Strategies.
Alternate Sources of Energy: Present status of their use and future possibilities like Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Oceanic Energy, Geothermal Energy, Biomass Energy, Biofuel Energy etc.
Unit IXEnvironment: Definition, Scope and Dimensions of Physical, Economic, Cultural, Educational, Psychological Environment, etc.
Definition, Scope, Dimensions and Concepts of Environment in the Indian context, Concepts of Environment in Modern World.
Effect of human activities on Environment.
Ethics and Values related to Environment.
Biodiversity, Environmental Pollution, Environmental Changes.
Issues and challenges related to Environment, Causes and Effects of Environmental Degradation.
Environmental Education: Programmes for Mass Awareness, Environmental Education and its relationship with Health and Safety.
Eco-friendly Technologies and their usage in sustainable management.
Conservation of Energy.
Constitutional provisions related to Environment and its Protection.
Environmental Protection Policies and Regulatory Framework.
Unit X:Definition and importance of Geology.
Earth and its origin with its Crust, Mantle, and Core.
Lithosphere and Hydrosphere.
Origin and Age of Earth, Geological Time Scale.
Rock - Definition, Types of Rocks-Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rock.
Minerals and Ores.
Fossils - their origin.
Weathering and Erosion.
Formation of Soil and its layers.
Groundwater, Natural Coal, Natural Oil and Gas.

Paper IV:
Philosophy, Psychology & Public Administration
Unit I:Philosophers/Thinkers, Social Reformers: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Mahavir, Buddha, Acharya Shankar, Charwak, GuruNanak, Kabir, Tulsidas, Ravindra Nath Tagore, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Savitribai Phule, Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Swami Vivekanand, Maharshi Arvind and Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan.
Unit II:Attitude: Content, Elements, Function Formation of Attitude, Attitudinal Change, Persuasive Communication, Prejudice and Discrimination, Stereotypes Orthodox in the Indian context.
Aptitude: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, Integrity, Impartiality and Non-partisanship, Objectivity, Dedication to public service, Empathy, Tolerance and Compassion towards the weaker-sections.
Emotional Intelligence: Concept, its utility and application in Administration and Governance.
Individual differences.
Unit III: Human Needs and MotivationEthics and Values in Public Administration: Ethics in Indian Governance – Integrity, Accountability and Transparency, Ethical Reasoning, Moral Dilemmas, Conscience as a source of ethical guidance.
Code of Conduct for Civil Servants and its importance.
Implementation of Higher values in governance.
Unit IV:Corruption: Types and Causes of Corruption, Effects of corruption, Approaches to minimizing corruption, Role of society, Media, Family and Whistleblower, United Nation Convention on Corruption, Measuring corruption, Transparency International, Lokpal and Lokayukta.
Unit V:Case Studies: Based on the contents of the syllabus.
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