CGPSC (Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission) Syllabus 2022: Prelims, Mains Download PDF

CGPSC (Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission) Syllabus 2022: The Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission (CGPSC) test is held annually by the State Public Service Commission of Chhattisgarh to select Grade A and Grade B officials in the state’s several administrative branches. The CGPSC exam, conducted at the state level by the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission, is similar to the UPSC civil services exam, which is held at the national level. For the purpose of selecting candidates, the exam is divided into three stages: preliminary, Mains, and personality test (Personal Interview).

Also, candidates must keep on practising last year’s papers to get a good score. 

CGPSC Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2022

The written test for the CGPSC is divided into two parts: preliminary and Mains. The Preliminary test has objective questions, but the Mains exam has subjective questions. The paper is organised into parts and themes according to the subjects.

The CGPSC State services exam is divided into three distinctive stages:

  1. Prelims exam
  2. Main exam
  3. Personal Interview

CGPSC Prelims Exam 2022

The CGPSC Prelims exam is of the objective kind, with multiple-choice questions with only one correct answer. The Prelims exam is worth 400 points in total. The Prelims exam consists of two obligatory papers, each of which has a time limit of two hours. The two papers primarily assess the candidate’s general knowledge and aptitude.

Prelims ExamPaper NameNumber of QuestionsTotal MarksExam DurationNegative Marking
Paper IGeneral Studies1002002 hoursYES- 1/3 marks
Paper-IIAptitude Test1002002 hoursYES- 1/3 marks


  • The unreserved category’s minimum qualifying marks are 33 per cent, while the reserved category’s and physically challenged applicants’ minimum qualifying scores are 23 per cent.
  • Merely the scores achieved in Paper I are used to compiling the merit list; Paper II serves only as a qualification.

Syllabus for CGPSC Prelims exam 2022

As stated above, the Prelims exam is divided into Paper I and Paper II.

Paper I further consists of two parts:

  • Part I: Static General knowledge- History, Polity, Geography, and Current Affairs.
  • Part II: General knowledge of Chhattisgarh.
CGPSC Syllabus 2022 for Prelims Paper 1
Part A: General Studies Part B: General Knowledge of Chhattisgarh
Indian Philosophy, Art, Literature & Culture Administrative Structure, Local Government and Panchayati-raj of Chhattisgarh
History of India and Indian National Movement. History of Chhattisgarh, & Contribution of Chhattisgarh to the Freedom Movement
Indian Economy Tribes, Special Traditions, Teej and Festivals of Chhattisgarh
Physical, Social & Economic Geography of India Geography, Climate, Physical status, Census, Archeological and Tourist Centres of Chhattisgarh
General Science & Technology Economy, Forest and Agriculture of Chhattisgarh
Constitution of India & Polity Literature, Music, Dance, Art and Culture, Idioms and Proverbs, Puzzle/riddle, Singing of Chhattisgarh
Environment Current Affairs of Chhattisgarh
Current Affairs & Sports Industry in Chhattisgarh, Energy, Water and Mineral Resource of Chhattisgarh

Prelims Paper II

This paper evaluates the logical and analytical ability of a candidate and comprises topics like Logical Reasoning, Math, Attitude in comprehension, etc.

It includes themes that assess candidates’ aptitude abilities. The ability to make decisions and solve problems, as well as general mental aptitude, logical reasoning, and analytical ability, will be tested further. Communication, logical reasoning, and analytical abilities are examples of interpersonal skills. Basic numeracy (numbers and their relationships, orders of magnitude, and so on) (Class 10) and Chhattisgarhi language knowledge Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc. – Class 10 level), Hindi and Chhattisgarhi language knowledge will be examined solely in Hindi and Chhattisgarhi language, with no translation, and Hindi language knowledge will be tested only in Hindi and Chhattisgarhi language (Class 10 level).

CGPSC Main Exam 2022

The CGPSC main exam consists of seven examinations covering various topics. All of the papers include subjective questions. The Mains exam is crucial in determining whether or not a candidate will advance to the next round of interviews. This stage assesses a candidate’s comprehensive, analytical abilities as well as his knowledge and intellectual skills to convey the same in responses, as it consists of papers from several areas.

The division of papers and their allotted marks is given in the table below:

Prelims Exam Paper Name Total Marks Exam Duration Negative Marking
Paper I Language paper 200 3 hours NIL
Paper-II Essay paper 200 3 hours NIL
Paper III History, Constitution and Public Administration 200 3 hours NIL
Paper IV Science, Environment, and Technology 200 3 hours NIL
Paper V Geography and Economics 200 3 hours NIL
Paper VI Mathematics and Logical Ability 200 3 hours NIL
Paper VII Sociology and Philosophy 200 3 hours NIL
Total Marks 1400

Syllabus for CGPSC Main 2022

Paper-I Language Paper


  • General Hindi
  • General English
  • Chhattisgarhi Language (Regional language of the state)
  • General Sanskrit

Paper-II Essay Paper

Syllabus: Writing Essays on the following:

  • Problems/issues faced by India (National level)
  • Problems/issues faced by Chhattisgarh (State level)

Paper-III History, Constitution and Public Administration

Syllabus: Questions can be on the following topics:

  • Role of Chhattisgarh in the Indian National Movement
  • History of Chhattisgarh
  • Indian National Movement
  • Indian Constitution
  • Indian History
  • Public Administration

Paper-IV Science, Environment and Technology

Syllabus: Questions can be on the following topics:

  • Environment
  • Chemistry
  • Technology
  • Biology
  • Physics
CGPSC Syllabus for Main: Paper 4 (Science, Environment, and Technology)
General Science Physics, Chemistry, and Biology
Mental Aptitude Figure series time, Commercial Mathematics, Profit and Loss, Coding, etc. 
Applied and Behavioural Science Solid Waste Management, Energy Resources, etc. 

Paper-V Geography and Economics

Syllabus: Questions can be on the following topics:

  • Economics of state of Chhattisgarh
  • Planning in India
  • Indian Economics
  • Geography of the state of Chhattisgarh
  • Forest, Agriculture, Industry and Natural resources of Chhattisgarh

Paper-VI Mathematics and Logical Ability

Syllabus: Questions can be on the following topics:

  • Coordinate geometry
  • Data analysis- Basic numeric mathematical operations
  • Logical reasoning
  • Algorithm method, A binary digital system, change in binary number to decimal number and vice versa
  • Rational numbers
CGPSC Syllabus for Mains Paper 6 (Mathematics and Logical Ability)
Welfare, Development Programme and Laws Indian Constitution and Criminal Law (Penal Code)Right to Information Act, etc.
Organisation and Events, National Sports, and International International Monetary Fund, United Nations, SAARC and BRICS, World Trade Organisation, International Sports, etc. 
The role of Human Development, National Educational Institute, and International Vocational Education, Employability, and Productivity of Human Resources, etc. 

Paper-VII Sociology and Philosophy

Syllabus: Questions can be on the following topics:

  • Indian Philosophy and Yoga
  • Tribes of Chhattisgarh
  • Sociology
  • Art & Culture of Chhattisgarh

NOTE: You can attempt and answer all of the papers in either English or Hindi. Candidates can pick between the two languages. This does not apply to language papers, though.

Personal Interview

Candidates who pass both the preliminary and main exams are called in for a personal interview. Mental acuity, clear and logical expression, critical thinking, leadership, intellectual and moral integrity, and other factors are used to evaluate the candidate. The personality assessment is worth 150 points. The overall marks acquired in the Mains examination and the personality test determine the final list of recommended candidates for the CGPSC Civil services examination.

CGPSC Syllabus 2022 Preparation Tips

Self-assessment is one of the Mains preparation strategies for the courses covered in the CGPSC syllabus. It is essential that you begin your preparation early in order to cover all of the topics covered in this exam. Aspirants should not skip anything because questions can come from any part of the course. You must concentrate on taking as many fake examinations as possible in an exam-like setting. Our experts have compiled a list of fast tips to help you better prepare for the CGPSC curriculum.

  • Read magazines about government policies, such as Yojana.
  • For daily current affairs information, read newspapers such as The Hindu, The Telegraph, Economics Times, and Regional newspapers.
  • To prepare for the CGPSC syllabus, you need to be familiar with Chattisgarh’s language and culture.
  • Keep track of important dates, years, and events in a diary that you can review in your spare time.
  • To properly grasp the topics covered in the CGPSC test, practise chapter-by-chapter questions.
  • Focus on Chhattisgarh-related news and events, as well as their impact on the state.

The official website will host the CGPSC 2022 results. To achieve a high score, candidates must begin their exam preparations early.

CGPSC 2022: FAQs

Q1. What is the Syllabus of CGPSC Prelims?

Ans. The prelims programme includes General Studies and an Aptitude Test. Part I: Static General Knowledge- History, Polity, Geography, and Current Affairs and Part II: General Knowledge of Chhattisgarh are the two portions of Paper I.

Q2. How many papers are there in the CGPSC Mains Exam?

Ans. The CGPSC Mains Exam consists of seven papers. All of the papers include subjective questions.

Q3. What is the selection process for CGPSC 2022 Exam?

Ans. Candidates are chosen for CGPSC Exam 2022 based on their performance in the Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Interview.

Q4. What all comes in Paper-I Language Paper in CGPSC Exam?

Ans. The Chhattisgarhi Language (the state’s regional language), General English, General Hindi, and General Sanskrit are all included in the language paper’s detailed syllabus.

Q5. On what basis do candidates get a score in the CGPSC Interview round?

Ans. Candidates who pass the preliminary and main exams are invited for a personal interview. Mental acuity, clear and logical expression, critical thinking, leadership, intellectual and moral integrity, and other factors are used to evaluate the candidates.

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