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Syllabus Analysis For MPPSC Prelims and mains 2020

MPPSC syllabus 2020 (Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission) is out. The Madhya Pradesh Service Commission recruits for many government posts like Naib Tehsildar, Deputy Collector, Assistant Director Etc.

The MP state calls out for applications from all the MPPSC aspirants for 538 vacant posts. The MPPSC exam 2020 comprises of three stages – Prelims, Mains and Personality test.

Through this article, Be EggHead provides you all the important important information, exam pattern and MPPSC syllabus 2020 (Prelims and Mains).

MPPSC Exam pattern

Name of the examType & Time of the examMarks
MPPSC Prelims1. General Studies-Objective (2 hrs)
2. General Aptitude Test- Objective (2 hrs)
200
200
MPPSC Mains1. General Studies-I (3 hrs)
2. General Studies-II (3 hrs)
3. General Studies-III (3 hrs)
4. General Studies-IV (3 hrs)
5. Hindi (3 hrs)
6. Hindi Essay (2 hrs)
300
300
300
200
200
100
MPPSC InterviewPersonality Test175

You can find some similarities between the MPPSC syllabus 2020 and the UPSC syllabus. The aspirants who are preparing for MPPSC and UPSC simultaneously can also see- How to prepare for MPPSC and UPSC simultaneously?

MPPSC Prelims 2020

  • The MPPSC Prelims comprises of two papers.
  • General studies and Aptitude test.
  • Both are objective (MCQs) type of paper.
  • Both papers consist of 200 marks each. Candidates are allotted 120 minutes.
  • There is no negative marking in MPPSC Prelims for wrong answers.

MPPSC Syllabus 2020 Prelims Paper I

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, Folk music, Folk arts and Folk literature of Madhya Pradesh.
Important Literator of Madhya Pradesh and their literature.
Religious and tourist places of Madhya Pradesh.
Important Tribal Personalities of Madhya Pradesh.
2. History of IndiaMajor features, Events and their administrative, Social and Economical Systems of Ancient and Medieval India.
Social and Religious Reform movements in 19th and 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, Animal husbandry and Agriculture based industries in Madhya Pradesh.
4. Geography of World and IndiaPhysical Geography: Physical features and Naturalregions.
Natural Resources: Forest, Mineral resources, Water, Agriculture, Wildlife, National Parks/ Sanctuaries/Safari.
Social Geography: Population related Demography (Population growth, Age, Sex ratio, Literacy).
Economic Geography: Natural and Human resources (Industry, Modes of Transport).
Continents/Countries/Oceans/Rivers/Mountains of the world.
Natural Resources of 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, Industrial Development and Foreign Trade, Import and Export.
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.
Important Indian Scientific Research Institutions and Their 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 Institutes, Sports Competitions and Awards of India and Madhya Pradesh.
9. Information and Communication Technology.Electronics, Information and Communication Technology.
Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security.
E-Governance.
Internet and Social Networking Sites.
E-commerce.
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.

MPPSC Syllabus 20202 Prelims Paper I

1Comprehension
2Interpersonal skill including communication skill.
3Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
4Decision making and problem-solving.
5General mental ability.
6Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, the order of magnitude etc, – Class X level) Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc, – Class X level).
7Hindi Language Comprehension Skill (Class X level)

MPPSC Mains 2020

Under the Mains examinations, there are five papers namely :

  • General Studies I
  • General Studies II
  • General Studies III
  • General Studies IV
  • Hindi
  • Hindi Essay

MPPSC Syllabus 2020 Mains

Have a look at the MPPSC Syllabus 2020 Mains.

MPPSC Syllabus Paper I

Under paper I we have two parts,

Part A: History
Unit I: Indian HistoryPolitical, Economic, Social and Cultural History of India from Harappan civilization to 10th Century A.D.
Unit II:Political, Economic, Social and Cultural History of India from 11th to 18th Century A.D.
Mughal rulers and their administration, Emergence of composite culture.
Impact of British Rule on Indian Economy and 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 a Republic Nation, Reorganization of States, Formation 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: Dynasties of Madhya Pradesh: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, El Nino, Climate and Seasons, Distribution of rainfall and climatic regions.
Natural Resources: Types and their uses.
(A) Water, forest, soil
(B) Rocks and minerals.
Population: Growth, distribution, density, 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 with special reference to Narmada Valley and Malwa Plateau.
Natural vegetation and climate.
Soil: 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: Based on agricultural produce, forests and minerals.
The Tribes of State with particular reference to vulnerable tribes.
Unit IV: Water and Disaster ManagementDrinking-Water: Supply, factors of impurity of water and quality management.
Water management.
Groundwater and water conservation.
Natural and Man-made disasters, Concept and scope of disaster management, 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.
MPPSC Syllabus 2020 Mains Paper II Part A: General Studies
CONSTITUTION, GOVERNANCE, POLITICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE
UnitI:Constitution of India: Its Foundation, characteristics, Basic Structure and important amendments.
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.
Community-based organizations (CBO), Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and Self-help groups (SHG).Role of Media and Problems (Electronic, Print and Social).
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.
UnitV:Administration and Management:- Meaning, nature and significance, Role of public administration in the developed and developing societies, Development of Public Administration as a subject, Modern Public Administration, Principles of Public Administration.
Concepts: Power, Authority, Responsibility and Delegation.
Theories of organization, steps and area of control and unity of command.
New dimensions of public management, management of change and development administration.
Paper II Part B: Economics And Sociology
Unit I:Issues and initiatives in the field of agriculture, industry and services in India.
Measurement of national income in India.
Functions of Reserve Bank of India and commercial banks, financial inclusion, monetary policy.
Characteristics of good taxation system- Direct tax and indirect taxes, subsidies, cash transaction, fiscal 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, multi-national companies, Foreign direct investment, import-export policy, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, World Trade Organization, ASIAN, SAARC, NAFTA AND OPEC.
Unit II:With reference 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 supply of seeds and manure, farming practices, Issues and challenges of horticulture, poultry, dairy, fisheries and husbandry etc.
Problems and challenges related to agricultural produce, transportation, storage and marketing.
Welfare Schemes of Agriculture.
Contribution of Service Sector.Infrastructure and 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: Human Resource DevelopmentEducation: Elementary education, Quality of Higher, Vocational, Technical and Medical Education.
Issues related to girl’s 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 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, Role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) in Community Development.
Recent trends in the Voluntary sector regarding Rural Development, Family Court.
Unit V:Population and Health Problems, Health Education, and Empowerment, 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.
Women Education, Family Health, Vital Statistics, Causes and effects of malnutrition, Government Programmes of supplementary nutrition, 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.
MPPSC Syllabus 2020 Mains Paper III: Science & 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, preparation and uses of the artificial magnet.
Light: Reflection, Refraction, Mirrors and Lenses, Image Formation.
Heat: Measuring Temperature, Thermometers, Transformation of Heat.
Unit II:Element, Compound and Mixture: Definition, Chemical Symbols, Properties, Availability on the Earth.
Material: Metals and Non-Metals, Periodic Table and Periodicity.
Atom, Atomic Structure, Valancy, 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 – Structure and Function, Classification of Animals and Plants.
Nutrition in plants, animals and human beings, Balanced Diet, Vitamins, Deficiency Diseases, Hormones.
Body Organs of Human Beings, 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, Input and Output Devices, Storage Devices, Software and Hardware, Operating systems, Windows, Uses of Microsoft office.
Computer Languages, Translators, Compilers, Interpreters and Assemblers.Internet, E-mail.Social Media.
E-Governance.
Different useful Portals, Sites and Web Pages.
Unit V:Numbers and its type, Methods of Unit Measurement, Equations and Factors, Profit loss, Percentage, 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.
Primary Knowledge of AYUSH – Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy.
Health-Related Important Welfare Schemes of Central and State Government.
Major Health Organizations of Central and the State Government.
Unit VII:Effects of Development on Human Life, Limitations of Indigenous Technologies.History of Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing in India.
Indian Space Research Organization] (ISRO) * Raja Ramanna Center for Atomic Technology (RRCAT) * Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) Shriharikota * Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) * Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), Mumbai * Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai * National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL), Tirupati, Liquid Propulsion System Center (LPSC), Bengaluru * Space Application Center (SAC), Ahmedabad * Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN) * Ramanagara, Indian Space Science Data Center(ISSDC), Ramanagara * Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram * Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram* National Remote Sensing Center (NRSC), Hyderabad * Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradoon* (General information of above institutions).
Generations of Geostationary Satellite Launch Vehicles.
Biotechnology: Definition, uses in Sector of Health and Medicine, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Industry and Environment.
Clones, Robots and Artificial Intelligence.
Patents and Rights of Intellectual Property (Trips, Trims).
Contribution of Indians in the field of Science and Technology: Chandrashekhar Venkata Raman, Hargovind Khurana, Jagdish Chandra Basu, Homi Jahangir Bhabha, M. Vishveshraiya, Srinivas Ramanujan, Vikram Sarabhai, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Satendra Nath Bose.
Raja Ramanna, Prafullchandra Roy.
National and International Awards in the field of Science.
Unit VIII:Conventional and Non-Conventional Sources of Energy: Meaning, Definition, Examples 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 scenario and future possibilities.
Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Oceanic Energy, Geothermal Energy, Biomass Energy, Biofuel Energy etc.
Unit IX:Definition, Scope and Dimensions of Environment: Physical, Economic, Cultural, Educational, Psychological etc, 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, Conservation of Energy, Constitutional provisions related to Environment and its Protection.
Environmental Protection Policies and Regulatory Framework.
UnitX:Definition and importance of Geology, Earth- Crust, Mantle, Core Lithosphere, Hydrosphere, Origin and Age of Earth, Geological Time Scale, Rock-Definition, Types of Rocks-Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rock.
Minerals and Ores, Fossils, Weathering and Erosion, Formation of Soil, Groundwater, Natural Coal, Natural Oil and Gas.
MPPSC Syllabus 2020 MAINS 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: Emotional Intelligence-Concepts, their utilities and application in Administration and Governance.
Individual differences.
Unit III: Human Needs and MotivationEthics and Values in Public Administration: Ethical elements in governance – Integrity, Accountability and Transparency, Ethical Reasoning and Moral Dilemmas, Conscience as a source of ethical guidance.
Code of Conduct for Civil Servants, 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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