The competitive examination comprise three successive stages viz :
(1) Preliminary COMPUTER BASED RECRUITMENT TEST (Objective Type & Multiple choice).
2- Competitive Written Examination (Objective and Subjective both).
3- Viva- Voce (Personality Test).

Preliminary Test: One paper objective type and of 90 marks

  1. Paper I: General Knowledge and General Science: 100 mins : 90 questions

Marking Pattern:

  1. Total Marks: 90 marks

  2. Total Duration: 100 minutes (increased by 10 minutes)

  3. Question Answered Correctly…… (1 mark)

  4. Question not Attempted………….. (0 Mark)

  5. Question Answered Wrongly…… (minus- 0.5 Mark)

Passing Cutoff Percentage:

  1. General Category……………… 65% i.e. 58.5 marks out of 90

  2. *OBC Category…………………. 60% i.e. 54 marks out of 90

  3. *ST Category……………………. 55% i.e. 49.5 marks out of 90

  4. * The candidates belonging to OBC, ST category of other States will be treated as General Category.

  5. Only those candidates who pass the screening test with a minimum of the above percentage in their respective categories will be invited to answer the competitive written examination.

GPSC Mains: 4 compulsory papers

  1. Part A – General intelligence, Reasoning and Numerical Aptitude. : 50 marks - 60 mins

    1. 50 marks objective (MCQ)

    2. Duration: 60 minutes

  2. Part B – Basics of Indian Constitution, Governance and Administration.

    1. Total-75 marks

    2. Objective type (MCQ)-25 marks

    3. Subjective-50 marks(4 questions of 12.5 marks each)

    4. Duration: 2 hours

  3. Part C – General Knowledge and Current Affairs.

    1. Total – 75 marks

    2. Objective (MCQ) – 25 marks

    3. Subjective – 50 marks (4 questions of 12.5 marks each)

    4. Duration: 2 hours

  4. Part D – General English, Grammar, Comprehension

    1. Total – 50 marks

    2. Objective (MCQ) – 20 marks

    3. Essay – 10 marks

    4. Comprehension – 10 marks

    5. General English – 10 marks

    6. Duration: 90 minutes

Paper I: General Knowledge and General Science

Syllabus Where to study from
History of India and Indian National Movement (10 marks )
History of India
Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayat Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
Indian Polity
General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change, Air and Water Pollution and its Effects, Forest Conservation.
Environment and biodiversity
Science and Technology
Science, Technology and Innovation: Startups, Seed Funding, Venture Capital, Angel Funding. Aims and Objectives of National Innovation Council, various Government Authorities dealing with Innovation in the Country. Government Initiatives in Innovation.
Science and Technology
Economic survey of India
India Yearbook
Current Affairs and Events of National and International Importance Current Affairs and GK
Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic. Geography of India and the World

Geography of India and World
General English, Comprehension including Grammar

Verbal and Numerical Ability
Logical reasoning and analytical ability
Verbal and Numerical Ability
Syllabus Where to study from
Part A : General Intelligence, Reasoning and Numerical Aptitude. Verbal and Numerical Ability
Part B - Basics of Indian Constitution, Governance and Administration
  1. Indian Constitution: Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy

  2. Indian Constitution and the State: Legislature, Executive Judiciary.

  3. Centre State Relations, Union, State and Concurrent Lists, Budgetary Allocations, Role of Finance and Planning Commissions.

  4. Elections and Electoral Process, Central and State Election Commissions, Representation of People’s Act.

  5. Role of Bureaucracy in nation building, Civil Services Training, C.C.S Rules, Integrity in Administration, Public Private Partnership.

  6. Good Governance: Efficiency, Transparency, Accountability in Governance, Right to Information, Role of Lokayukta and Lokpal.

Public administration
Indian Polity
Part C. General Knowledge and Current Affairs.
  1. Current Events of State, National and International Importance

  2. India’s Freedom struggle, Goa’s Freedom struggle.

  3. Physical, Economic and Social Geography of India and Goa

  4. Religion, Customs and Festivals: India and Goa

  5. Information and Communication Technology, Biodiversity, Environment and Climate Change

  6. Social Movements: Corruption, Environment, Women’s issues

  1. History of India and World

  2. Culture

  3. Current Affairs and GKGeography of India and World

  4. Economic survey of India

  5. India Yearbook

  6. Economy

Part D: English Comprehension
  1. Reading comprehensions - I

  2. Reading comprehensions - II

  3. Reading comprehensions - III

  4. Reading comprehensions - IV