GPSC Syllabus 2016 Download Syllabus, New Exam Pattern

GPSC Syllabus

GPSC SyllabusCandidates who want to appear in the GPSC Exam must have to know about the new exam pattern and GPSC Syllabus for better preparation of exam. Candidates must ensure GPSC Syllabus 2016 to start their preparation for Combined Competitive (both for Prelims & Main) Examinations. 

Here we will provide you the entire GPSC Syllabus. Aspirants can get the GPSC Syllabus and GPSC exam pattern through the below section which is being provided by the team of

Gujarat Public Service Commission holds the examination in two sections:

  • Section-I: Preliminary Examinations
  • Section-II: Mains Examinations

Paper pattern for Preliminary Examination:

This section consist three papers which are of objective type (multiple choice questions)

Paper no Subjects Marks Duration
1 Verbal Skill Gujarati + Verbal Skill English 150 90 minutes
2 Quantitative Skill + Test of Reasoning(Non-Quantitative) 150 90 minutes
3 General Studies 200 2 Hours
Total 500 Marks

How To Prepare For Written Exam

Exam pattern for Mains Examination:

Paper no Subjects Marks Duration
1 Gujarati (Descriptive) 200 3 Hours
2 English (Descriptive) 100 3 Hours
3 Optional Paper (Descriptive) 200 3 Hours
4 General Studies-1 (Objective type, Multiple Choice Questions)1) Gujarati History and Culture2) General Economics, Public Administrations and Government Business. 200 100 Minute
5 General Studies-1 (Objective type, Multiple Choice Questions)1)Ethics and Aptitude2)Current Affairs

3) Geography, Science and


200 100 Minute
Total 900 Marks
Note: Optional Paper (Descriptive) consist 28 subjects. Applicants have to choose any one from them

GPSC Syllabus


  • Comprehension
  • Meanings & Opposites
  • Ordering
  • Preposition
  • Sentence Correction
  • Sentence formation
  • Tenses
  • Usage of words

English Language Quiz


Verbal Reasoning

  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Sequence of Words
  • Character Puzzles
  • Cause and Effect
  • Blood Relation Test
  • Verification of Truth
  • Series Completion
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Syllogism
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Classification
  • Arithmetic Reasoning

Online Aptitude / Reasoning Quiz

Non-Verbal Reasoning

  • Series
  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Pattern Completion
  • Figure Matrix

General Studies

  • Awards
  • Books and Authors
  • Business
  • Current events
  • Economy concepts related Banks
  • National and International affairs
  • Persons in News
  • Science and Technology
  • Sports
  • Politics
  • Civics


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Subjects for optional paper in mains examination:

  • Candidates have to select one subject from the given below list:
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Geology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Political Science & International Relation
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Public Administration
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Law
  • Agriculture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Science
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Gujarati Literature
  • Hindi Literature
  • English Literature
  • Sanskrit Literature

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Gujarat public service commission conducts numerous examinations for the selection of the candidates in the different government departments (civil, defence, administration). So before applying to the exam the candidates must check the new syllabus of GPSC.

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