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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    GPSC Exam (Gujarat Administrative Service Exam and Gujarat Civil Service Exam)
  • Exam Duration
    3 Hours
  • Exam Frequency
  • Official Website
  • Medium of the exam
    English, Gujarati
  • Exam Dates
    To be notified
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    2-3 week of march
  • Admit Card Release Date
    To be announced
  • Display of Answer Key
    To be Notified
  • Declaration of Result
    To be Notified
Eligibilty Criteria

Candidates aspiring to appear for the GPSC Exam 2022 are required to follow certain requirements to be eligible to fill the application form. Here is the list of GPSC Eligibility Criteria:

GPSC Age Criteria:

The age criteria differ for students belonging to reserved or unreserved categories. The minimum age limit for candidates belonging to the general category is 20 years old and the maximum age limit is 35 years old.

The minimum age limit is the same for every candidate however, the maximum age limit differs. To reap the benefits of age relaxation, the candidate must have a domicile of Gujarat. Therefore, it can be summed up as -:

Category Age Relaxation
Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC from Gujarat
  • Relaxation of 5 years
  • Maximum Age Limit – 45 years
Female candidate belonging to SC/ST/OBC
  • Relaxation of 10 Years
  • Maximum Age Limit – 45 years
Female candidates belonging to the general category
  • Relaxation of 5 years
  • Maximum Age Limit – 45 years
A candidate who has served as an ex-serviceman Relaxation of entire military years along with additional relaxation of 3 years given the condition that the candidate must have served in the military for 5 years.
PWD Candidates Relaxation of 10 years given the condition that the candidate has to produce a certificate stating the disability.

GPSC Education Qualification 2022

The candidate who has obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized state/central university or is in the final semester of the examination is eligible to apply for the GPSC Exam 2022. Candidates who have further obtained a postgraduate degree can also apply for the GPSC Exam.

Exam Pattern

The GPSC Exam is conducted in 3 main stages. The candidate that qualifies for all the 2 written tests along with the personal interview will be shortlisted for the desired post. The 3 main stages of the GPSC Exam are as follows -:

GPSC Prelims Exam 2022

  • Preliminary GPSC Examination consists of a total of 400 objective type questions. The prelims are divided into 2 parts General Studies 1 and General Studies 2 and each part consists of 200 questions. The duration of each part is 3 hours.
  • Hence, the total duration is 6 hours. Students who obtain the requisite marks in the preliminary examination will be eligible to appear for the Mains Examination.
  • The medium of the examination is both English and Gujarati.

GPSC Mains Exam 2022

  • Students who have qualified prelims examination are eligible to appear for the mains. The mains examination consists of 6 descriptive papers of 150 marks each.
  • The duration of each exam is 3 hours and the total marks equal 900.

GPSC Personal Interview 2022

  • The candidates that have qualified for the mains examination are eligible to appear for the personal interview. The personal interview carries 100 marks.
  • The final selection of the candidate is based on the marks scored out of 1000 marks. The final merit list will be published after the GPSC Personal Interview.

It is recommended that students follow the GPSC 2022 exam syllabus as it would help them to have a better understanding of the exam.

GPSC Prelims Syllabus 2022

The syllabus of the Prelims includes the following topics:

General Studies 1 General Studies 2
History ( includes Indian and Gujarati History) Indian Economy And Planning
Cultural Heritage ( includes cultural knowledge of India and Gujarat) Geography
Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations Science and Technology
General Mental Ability (includes Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation Current events of regional, national and international importance

GPSC Mains Syllabus 2022

The syllabus for the mains examination is tabulated below -:

Papers Topics
Gujrathi Language Abbreviations, Passage related to poems, Speech, Letter Writing, etc.
English Language Letter Writing, Essay ( one topic to be chosen from 5), Press Release/ Appeal, Report Writing, Writing on Visual Information, Formal Speech, Reading Comprehension, English Grammar, Translation of short passage to English.
Essay Attempt 3 Essays from 3 different sections in about 800 words each.
General Studies 1 History of India, Cultural Heritage, Geography
General Studies 2 Indian Polity and Constitution, Public Administration and Governance, Ethics in Public Service
General Studies 3 Science and Technology, Indian Economy and Planning, Current events of Regional, National and International Importance.

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