MPSC Syllabus 2023 Get Download PDF Link, Syllabus for MPSC Examination

MPSC Syllabus 2023: The State Service Examination is conducted by Maharashtra Public Service Commission to select most eligible candidates for different posts in Maharashtra State Government. The syllabus for the State Service Examination held is extensive and candidates should familiarize themselves completely with it before preparing for the exam. The exam is held in two stages- preliminary and main and the candidates must check the syllabus for both the exam individually. Candidates can find below the details of the MPSC Syllabus 2023 from this article below.

MPSC Syllabus 2023

Preparing for an exam without is syllabus is unimaginable. And when it comes to exam like State Service Examination, the knowledge of syllabus becomes even more important. Check below the syllabus for both preliminary and main exam conducted by MPSC.

Preliminary exam syllabus

Two papers will be conducted under MPSC preliminary exam for which the syllabi are given below in detail. All the topics are important and the candidates should carefully go though the complete syllabus.

Paper I

  • Current events of state, national and international importance
  • History of India (with reference to Maharashtra) and Indian National Movement
  • Maharashtra, India and World Geography- Physical, Social, Economic Geography of
  • Maharashtra, India and the World
  • Maharashtra and India- Polity & Governance, Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Urban Governance, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc
  • Economic and Social Development- Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion,
  • Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc
  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change
  • General Science

Paper II

  • Interpersonal Skills Including Communication Skills
  • Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability
  • Decision Making & Problem Solving
  • General Mental Ability
  • Basic Numeracy & Data Interpretation (Class X Level)
  • Marathi & English Language Comprehension (Class X/XII level)

MPSC 2023 Syllabus (Main Exam)

There will be 5 papers of general studies in the main exam namely General Studies– I, II, III, IV and V. Details of the syllabus for each paper is provided below.

General Studies– I

History and Geography


History of Modern India (1818-1857) Particularly Maharashtra, Establishment of British Rule in India, Socio-Cultural Changes, Social and economic awakening, Emergence and growth of Indian nationalism, National movement in Gandhi Era, India after Independence, Selected Social Reformers of Maharashtra- their ideology and work, Cultural Heritage of Maharashtra (Ancient to Modern), Wars against major Indian powers, Press, Railway, Post and Telegraph, Contacts with Christian Missions, Indian Nationalism – 1857 revolt and after, Indian National Congress (1885- 1947), formation of National Associations, Peasant uprisings, foundation of Indian National Congress, Consequences of Partition, Integration of Princely states, Emergence of Indira Gandhi’s Leadership, Liberation of Bangladesh, Terrorism in Punjab and Assam, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Festivals, Role of important personalities, Role of Press and Education in social awakening in pre- independent India, etc

Geography with Special Reference to Maharashtra

Physical Geography, Economic Geography of Maharashtra, Human and Social Geography of Maharashtra, Migration of population, Causes & Effects, Problems of floods, Religious Tourism, Medicinal Tourism, Eco Tourism and Cultural Heritage, Reserved forests, Animal sanctuaries, National Parks and Forts in Maharashtra, Problems of Urban and Rural Settlements, Physiographic details of Maharashtra, Environmental degradation and conservation, global ecological imbalances, Evolution and Geomorphology of the Indian Subcontinent, Urban waste management, Minerals and Energy Resources, Housing, Slum, Water Supply and Sanitation, Urban Traffic and Pollution, Geomorphic features of Maharashtra, Introduction to Geographical Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS), Environmental Geography, Environmental laws and environmental impact assessment, Population Geography, Rural and Urban settlements, etc

Geography and Agriculture

Agro Ecology, Climate, Soils, natural resources, sustainable management and conservation, Atmosphere- composition and structure, Weather elements- temperature, pressure, planetary and local winds, Agro-climatic zones of Maharashtra- Problem of Drought and scarcity, Distribution of Rainfall in Maharashtra, physical, chemical and biological properties of soil, Interlinking of rivers in India, Drainage of water-logged soils, effect of industrial effluents on soil and water, crop distribution and production, Climatic elements as factors of crop growth, Environmental pollution and associated hazards, Solar radiation and heat balance, Water management, Conventional and non-conventional methods of rainwater harvesting, Groundwater management, Drip and sprinkler irrigation, multiple cropping and inter-cropping, organic farming, sustainable agriculture, Essential plant nutrients and other beneficial elements in soils etc

General Studies II- Indian Constitution & Indian Politics (With Special Reference to Maharashtra) and Law

Constitution of India, Political System (Structure, Powers and Functions of Governments), State Government and Administration (With Special Reference to Maharashtra), District Administration, Parties and Pressure Groups, Rural and Urban Local Government, The Media, The Electoral Process, Administrative Law, Central and State Government Privileges, Some Pertinent Laws, Social Welfare and Social Legislation, Public Services, Control over Public Expenditure, Salient Features of the Constitution, Fundamental Duties, Nature of Indian Federation, Union & State- Legislatures, Executive & Judiciary, Main features of Electoral process, All India Services, Constitutional position, Composition and function of Accountant General, Maharashtra, Parliamentary Control, Estimates Committee, Public Accounts Committee, National Women’s Commission, Formation and Reorganization of Maharashtra State, Empowerment of local government, Nature of Party system, Print and Electronic Media, Press Council of India, etc

General Studies III- Human Resource Development (HRD) and Human Rights

Human Resource Development

Human Resource Development in India, Education as a tool of HR development and social change, Vocational Education, World Health Organization (WHO), Empowerment of Panchayati Raj system, Rural Water Supply and Sanitation programs, National Rural Health Mission, Financial Institutes involved in Rural Development, Rural Employment Schemes, Population policy and projection upto 2050, Education system in India, Healthcare system in India, Janani-Bal Suraksha Yojana, Infrastructure development, Rural Development, Govt. Health policies, schemes and programmes, National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), Present status of population in India, Importance and need of Human Resource, Components and factors of Human Resources, Education for Girls, Socially and Economically underprivileged classes, Formal, Non-formal and Adult education, National Commission for Higher Education and Research, IITs, IIMs, NITs, etc

Human Rights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR 1948), Child Development, Infant Mortality, Malnutrition, Child Labor, Children Education, Women Development, Youth Development, Tribal Development, Development For Socially Deprived Classes, Welfare For Aged People, Labour Welfare, Welfare Of Disabled Persons, People’s Rehabilitations, International And Regional Organizations, Consumer Protection, Values And Ethics, Social-Cultural-Religious Practices, Government Policies, Welfare Schemes & Programs, AASHA, People Affected By Development Projects & Natural Calamities, Rights of consumers, Human Rights Movement in India, Globalization & Its Impact, Poverty, Illiteracy, Unemployment, Violence, Corruption, Terrorism, Infant Mortality Ratio, Sex Ratio, Human Development Index, Drug Addiction, International Human Rights Standards, Protection of Human Rights in India, Voluntary Organizations & Community Resources, Exploitation Of Labor, Custodial Crimes, United Nations & Its Specialized Agencies, Consumer Welfare Fund, Fostering Of Social Norms, etc

General Studies IV- Economy & Planning, Economics of Development & Agriculture, Science & Technology Development

Economy and Planning

Indian Economy, Urban & Rural Infrastructure Development, Need, Importance & Role Of Industries In Economic & Social Development, Concept, Meaning, Objectives, Principles Of Co-Operation, Economic Reforms, Background, Liberalization, Privatization & Globalization, International Trade And International Capital Movements, Emerging Trends In Era Of Globalization, Measurement & Estimate Of Poverty, Factors Determining Employment, Economy of Maharashtra, Challenges in Indian Economy, Problems of Co-operatives in Maharashtra, Network of Radio, TV, Internet, Energy, Water Supply & Sanitation, Housing, Transport, Role Of Multinationals- International Financing Agencies, Fertility, Nuptiality, Mortality And Morbidity In India, Economic Reforms At Centre And State Level, Export Potential Of Small Scale And Cottage Industries, Poverty, Unemployment and Regional Imbalances, Poverty Line, Agriculture, Industry & Service Sectors, etc

Economics of Development and Agriculture

Macro Economics, Public Finance And Financial Institutions, Growth, Development And International Economics, Indian Agriculture, Rural Development And Cooperation, Importance Of Agriculture In National Economy, Food & Nutrition, Indian Industry, Infrastructure And Services Sector, Liberalization & Its Effects On Indian Industries, Role Of Public Finance In Market Economy, Expenditure Reform, Indicators Of Development, Sources Of Irrigation & Water Management, Mechanization Of Agriculture, Trends In Food Production And Consumption In India, Private & Cooperative Sectors In India, Proposed Food Security Act, Control Of Inflation, Internal & External Borrowings, Fiscal Deficits, Sustainable Development, Performance Based Budgeting & Zero Based Budgeting, International Trade, White Revolution, Public Expenditure, Green Revolutions, etc

Science and Technology Developments

Energy Sources, Biomass, Geothermal & Other Renewable Energy Sources, Potential Of Solar, Wind, Biogas, Computer & Information Technology, Space Technology, Biotechnology, Nuclear Policy Of India, Disaster Management, Govt. Programs Such As Media Lab Asia, Vidya Vahini, Gyan Vahini, Community Information Centre, Broadcasting, Weather Forecasting, GPS, Disaster Warning, Indian Missile Program, Pharmaceutics, Human Healthcare, Food Technology, Nuclear Power, Determinants Of Nuclear Tests, Case Studies Of Major Earthquakes & Tsunamis, Definition, Nature, Types And Classification Of Disasters, Natural Hazards, Recent Trends In Nuclear Policy Such As NPT, Industrial Development & Employment Generation, Indian Artificial Satellites For Telecommunication, Major Issues In IT Industry, Biotechnological Development, Seed Technology, etc

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