GPSC (Gujarat Public Service Commission) Exam Pattern 2022: Selection Process, Subject-wise Syllabus, Detailed Stage-wise

GPSC Exam Pattern 2022: The Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC) is the government agency in charge of hiring government employees. The GPSC is also in charge of administering exams for the recruitment of various government positions. The GPSC offers a number of different positions at various levels. To succeed in the GPSC examinations, candidates must understand the GPSC syllabus, exam pattern, and marking scheme and study accordingly. The exam pattern is based on previous GPSC exam patterns and will be updated with new information on a regular basis.

Latest GPSC Exam News and Highlights

  • The exam will be divided into three parts: preliminary, main, and interview. However, it may differ from one post to the next.
  • The exam will be administered in both English and Gujarati.
  • According to the most recent advertisements, GMDC was looking for a Sahayak (Programmer), Class-3.
  • The preliminary exam will be objective, and the mains, as well as a personal interview, will be written.

Prelims Exam Pattern for GPSC 2022

The Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC) preliminary exam will consist of two General Knowledge-based papers. All of the questions will be objective. Here is the GPSC 2022 Exam Pattern and Prelims Paper Breakdown:

Name of PaperDurationMarks Allotted
General Studies – 13 hours200
General Studies – 23 hours200

Notes –

  • There will be no subjective questions.
  • For both papers, there will be 200 questions worth one mark each.

Prelims Syllabus for GPSC 2022

Both GPSC Prelims papers are based on General Studies. Questions will be asked on a variety of topics, including history, current events, civics, and so on. The syllabus for GPSC Prelims Paper 1 and Paper 2 is summarised below.

GPSC Prelims – General Studies 1 syllabus

Subject Topics
Constitution, Social Justice, Polity and International Relations Constitution of India, Unions, and States of India, Public Policy and Governance, Panchayati Raj, Policies of Central and State Governments, etc.
Cultural Heritage Art Forms, Literature, Indian Lifestyle, Languages, and dialects of Gujarat, Gujarati Theatre, etc.
History Indus Valley Civilisation, Vedic Age, Foreign Invasions, European trading companies in India, etc.
General Mental Ability Logical Reasoning, Number Series, Coding, Power and Exponents, Linear Equations, Central Tendency, etc.

GPSC Prelims – General Studies 2 syllabus

Indian Economy and PlanningIndian Economy – Before and After Independence, Agricultural Sector, Infrastructure, etc.
GeographyGeneral Geography,
Physical Geography, etc.
Social Geography,
Science and TechnologyInformation and Communications Technology,
Energy Requirement and Efficiency,
Technology in Space and Defence, etc.
Current AffairsCurrent Events of Regional, National, and International Relevance.

Mains Exam Pattern for GPSC 2022

There will be six papers in the GPSC 2022 mains exam. All of the exam questions will be descriptive. Only those who have passed the preliminary exam will be allowed to take the Mains Exam. After passing the mains exam, the candidate will take a personality test, and their overall performance on all of these exams will be evaluated.

Name of Paper Duration Marks Allotted
English 3 hours 150
General Studies 2 3 hours 150
General Studies 1 3 hours 150
Gujarati 3 hours 150
General Studies 3 3 hours 150
Essay 3 hours 150
Total of Written Test 900
Personality test (Personal Interview) 100
Total 1000
  • The language of instruction is Gujarati and English.
  • The papers will be written in their native languages, with the English interpretation being final.
  • Candidates must pass the preliminary exam before proceeding to the mains.
  • Candidates must pass the Mains Exam in order to take the personality test (Personal Interview).

GPSC 2022 Mains Syllabus

Gujarati Grammar – Idioms,
Communication Skills,
Adjectives, etc.
Translation, etc.
Letter Writing,
Formal Speech,
English Grammar – Tenses,
Writing on Visual Information,
Press Release,
Precis Writing,
EssayCurrent Affairs/ Socio Politics/Socio-Economic/Socio-Environmental/cultural and historical aspect/civic awareness/reflective topics
General Studies – 1History of India,
Cultural Heritage
General Studies – 2Indian Politics and the Constitution,
Ethics in Public Service
Public Administration, and Governance,
General Studies – 3Science and technology,
Current Events
Indian Economy and Planning,
  • Each essay question in the English and Gujarati papers will be worth 20 points, and the candidate will be required to write 250-300 word essays in each language.
  • The grammar questions will be worth 20 points in both Gujarati and English, with each sub-question worth 2 points.
  • The remaining questions on the English and Gujarati papers will be worth ten points each.
  • Candidates must write three essays in 800 words for the Essay paper, one from each section.
  • The clarity of thought, the information presented, arguments, grammar, awareness, and format will all be considered when grading the essays.
  • There will be 15 questions in the General Studies Papers, each worth ten points.
  • Each response will be limited to 200 words.

Syllabus & Exam Pattern for GPSC Assistant Engineer 2022

The GPSC Assistant Engineer posts in the Civil and Electrical category are open to candidates who have specialised in the fields of civil and electrical engineering. The Prelims exam for both categories of Assistant Engineer has two parts. Part 1, General Studies, is the same for both civil and electrical engineering departments. Part 2 will be different for each post and will be determined by the GPSC Assistant Engineer post’s concerned department. The GPSC Syllabus for the Assistant Engineer (Civil) and Assistant Engineer (Electrical) has been expanded upon.

The GPSC Assistant Engineer selection process will be divided into two stages:

  • Written Preliminary Exam
  • Interview (Oral Test)

Preliminary Exam

Part 1 of the Preliminary exam is the same for both the Civil and Electrical departments of GPSC Assistant Engineers, while Part 2 is specific to the respective Assistant Engineer department. The following are some of them:

Part Exam PatternSyllabus
Part-A: General StudiesObjective Type Questions on General StudiesConcerned Subjectsfor 300 marksConstitutional and Statutory Bodies
Indian Polity and the Constitution of India: Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy, 
Information Technology
Finance Commission 
Powers of Governor 
Cultural heritage of India
General science
Powers of the President of India
General maths
Provisions for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and backward classes of the society 
Geography of India
Attorney General 
Current affairs
Composition of Parliament, 
Panchayati Raj Institutions 
Economy of India
NITI Aayog 
Assistant Engineer (Civil)
Part-BObjective Type Questions on General StudiesConcerned Subjectsfor 300 marksConstruction Practice, Planning, and Management
Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering and Foundation Engineering
Structural Analysis
Building Materials
Hydraulic Machines, Flow of Fluids, and Hydro Power
Design of Steel Structures
Design of Concrete and Masonry structures
Solid Mechanics
Bridge Engineering Current affairs on the respective stream.
Surveying and Geology
Assistant Engineer (Electrical)
Part-BObjective Type Questions on General StudiesConcerned Subjectsfor 300 marksPower Electronics 
Power Systems 
Electrical Circuit Analysis 
Basic Electrical Engineering 
Electrical Energy Conservation and Auditing 
Current affairs on the respective stream.
Signals and Systems 
Electrical Machines 
Digital Electronic 
Electricity Act, 2003, Indian Electricity Rules, 1956, Gujarat Electricity Industry (Reorganization & Regulation) Act, 2003, Tariff and functions of Electricity Regulatory Commission. 
Electromagnetic Fields 
Control Systems 
HVdc Transmission Systems 
Non-Conventional Sources of Energy, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Gujarat Energy Development Agency, Gujarat Solar Power Policy2015, Waste to Energy Policy-2016, Gujarat Wind Power Policy2016, Gujarat Wind Solar Hybrid Power Policy 2018-19, Gujarat Small Hydel Policy-2016. 


When will the Hall Ticket be issued and where to get it from?

The Hall Ticket is typically distributed at least three weeks prior to the exam date. You will be notified about it via your registered email and phone number. The Hall Ticket can be found under “Utilities” on the official website.

How to fill the form for GPSC?

Go to, the Gujarat Public Service Commission’s official website.
Then select Utilities, then One-time registration. Fill in all of the required information and upload your documents.

How to keep track of the posts for GPSC?

Click on advertisements on the GPSC’s official website. You can keep track of all the latest advertisements as well as all the open positions under GPSC here. Alternatively, you can keep checking this page for the most up-to-date information on GPSC paper patterns, registration, notifications, and prelims, among other things.

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