Chattisgarh State Services Examination 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 2nd April, 2021
CGPSC

Chattisgarh State Services Examination is conducted by the Chattisgarh Public Service Commission to recruit qualified candidates in various civil services posts like State Civil Service, State Police Service, State Accounts Service, District Excise Officer etc.

This exam is highly competitive, and to have an edge in it, careful planning, meticulous preparation, and unwavering dedication is required. Thousands of candidates appear annually in this exam, and the availability of services is subjected to vary based on the number of vacancies available in the particular year.

Exam Highlights

Level of Exam Graduate, State Level
Exam Medium English, Hindi
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam To recruit qualified candidates in various posts of civil service.
Conducting Body Chattisgarh Public Service Commission (CPSC)

CSSE Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. The candidate must be a citizen of India.

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. A candidate must have a Bachelor Degree from a recognised university.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The age of the candidate to appear in the CSSE examination should be minimum of 21 years and maximum of 30 years.
    *Note

    The upper age limit will be relaxable:

    • Up to a maximum of 5 years: If a candidate domiciled in Chattisgarh belongs to a caste or tribe notified a Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe or OBC by the Government of Chattisgarh.
    • Up to a maximum of 3 years: If a candidate is a bonafide repatriate of Indian origin from Burma and Srilanka.
    • Up to a maximum of 8 years: If the candidate repatriates or displaced person belongs to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe or OBC as notified by Government of Chattisgarh and domiciled in Chattisgarh.

  7. Restrictions on Attempts
  8. There is no attempt restriction for the candidates provided the upper age limit has not been exceeded.

CSSE Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application To be notified
Last Date of Application To be notified
Date of Issuing Admit Card To be notified
Date of Preliminary Exam To be notified
Date of Result To be notified

CSSE Exam Pattern 2021

This exam consists of three stages:
Stage I: Preliminary examination consists of two papers carrying 200 for each paper.
Stage II: Mains examination consists of seven papers carrying 200 for each paper.
Stage III: This stage consists of a Personality Test (Interview).

Pattern for Preliminary Exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper I: General Studies
Qualifying Nature 100 Objective (Multiple Choice) 120 mins 1/3rd marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. 200
2 Paper II: Aptitude Test
Qualifying Nature 100 Objective (Multiple Choice) 120 mins 1/3rd marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. 200

Pattern for Main Examination

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper I: Language
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 200
2 Paper II: Essay
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 200
3 Paper III: General Studies I
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 200
4 Paper IV: General Studies II
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 200
5 Paper V: General Studies III
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 200
6 Paper VI: General Studies IV
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 200
7 Paper VII: General Studies V
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 200
Total Marks* 1400

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Pattern for Personality Test

Total marks allotted: 150

The candidates shall be interviewed by the Board constituted by the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission.

CSSE Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Preliminary Exam

1 Prelims Paper I: General Studies

Part I: General Studies

  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India
  • Constitution of India and Polity
  • Indian Economy
  • General Science and Technology
  • Indian Philosophy, Art, Literature and Culture
  • Current Affairs and Sports
  • Environment

Part II: General Knowledge of Chattisgarh

  • History of Chattisgarh and Contribution of Chattisgarh in the Freedom Movement.
  • Geography, Climate, Physical status, Census, Archeological and Tourist Centres of Chhattisgarh.
  • Literature, Music, Dance, Art and Culture, Idioms and Proverbs, Puzzle/riddle, Singing of Chhattisgarh.
  • Economy, Forest and Agriculture of Chattisgarh
  • Administrative Structure, Local Government and Panchayati raj of Chhattisgarh.
  • Industry in Chhattisgarh, Energy, Water and Mineral Resource of Chhattisgarh.
  • Current Affairs of Chhattisgarh.

2 Prelims Paper II: Aptitude Test

  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision making and problem-solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy
  • knowledge of Hindi Language
  • Knowledge of Chhattisgarhi Language

Syllabus for Main Examination

1 Mains Paper I: Language

Part I: General Hindi

  • Hindi Comprehension,
  • Precis writing
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Homophones
  • One word for several words
  • Word Correction
  • Sentence Correction
  • Same usage and same nature words
  • Sentence and Correction in framing
  • Hindi Compound Sentences
  • Prefix and suffix
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Letter Writing

Part II: English

  • Comprehension
  • Precis Writing
  • Re-arrangement and Correction of Sentences
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Filling the Blanks
  • Correction of Spellings
  • Vocabulary and usage
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Tenses
  • Prepositions
  • Active Voice and Passive voice
  • Parts of Speech

Part III: Chhattisgarh Language

  • Knowledge of Chhattisgarh language
  • History of Chhattisgarh language
  • Sentence structure
  • Grammar

2 Mains Paper II: Essay

  • Part I:  International and National Issues: Candidates will have to write two essays on issues (Reason, present status, including data and solution) from this part. Four problems will be given in this part; the Candidate will have to write two essays on this part about 750-750 words. Each issue in this part will carry 50 marks.
  • Part II: Chhattisgarh State Issues: Candidates will have to write two essays on issues (Reason, present status, including data and solution) from this part. Four problems will be given in this part; the Candidate will have to write two essays on this part about 750-750 words. Each issue in this part will carry 50 marks.

3 Mains Paper III: General Studies I

  • Part 1: History of India: Pre-historic Age, Indus Civilization, Vedic Civilisation, Empires, Marathas, East India Company, Gandhian Movement, Indian National Army, Independence and Partition of India, Merger of States.
  • Part 2: Constitution & Public Administration: Constitutional Development of India, Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy, Legislative and Judiciary, Public Interest Litigation, Development Administration, Organization Principles, Financial Judicial and Executive, Right to Information.
  • Part 3: History of Chhattisgarh: Pre-historic age, History of Chhattisgarh from Vedic to Gupta period, Former states and Zamindaris of Chhattisgarh, Freedom Movement in Chhattisgarh, Peasant and Tribal Movements and Formation of Chhattisgarh state.

4 Mains Paper IV: General Studies II

Part 1: General Science: 

  • Chemistry: Rate of chemical reaction and equilibrium, Periodic Table, Mineral and Ore, Metallurgy, Alloys, Nonmetals, Organic compound, Polymers.
  • Physics: Light – Nature, Reflection, Formation; Electric discharge in gases, Ohm’s Law, Thermal effect of current, Power and Electrical energy.
  • Biology: Photosynthesis, Respiration, Nervous System, Digestive System, Reproduction and Growth, Heredity and Evolution, DNA.

Part 2: Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and Mental Ability: Ration and Proportion, Commercial Mathematics, Square and Cube Roots, Data Interpretation, Profit and Loss, Percentages, Time, Speed & Distance, Coding and Decoding, Odd pair, Probability, Logical Analysis, Figure Series.

Part 3: Applied and Behavioural Science: Information Technology, Energy Resources, Agricultural Science, Biodiversity related to Global, National and Local, Environmental Pollution, Solid Waste Management, Pollution Control, Conservation of Biodiversity.

5 Mains Paper V: General Studies III

  • Part 1: Economics of India and Chhattisgarh: National and per capita Income, Economic Reforms, Problems of Poverty and Unemployment, Monetary Policy, Literacy and Occupational Structure, Rural Development, Budgetary Policy, Structure and Growth of Cooperatives, Child Labour Problem, Rural Development and Women Empowerment.
  • Part 2: Geography of India: Physical features of India, Location and extension, Geological Structure, Physical divisions, Drainage System, Human Characteristics, Birth rate, Mortality rate, Agriculture, Green revolution, Blue revolution, Energy and Conservation, Industries in India.
  • Part 3: Geography of Chhattisgarh: Physical features of Chhattisgarh, location and extension, Geological structure, Physical Divisions, Mineral Resources, Agriculture, Energy resources, Industries, Tourism in Chhattisgarh.

6 Mains Paper VI: General Studies IV

  • Part 1: Philosophy: Nature of Philosophy, Veda and Upanishads- Brahman, Philosophy of Gita, Charvaka, Jain, Buddha, Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Aristotle, Vaisheshika, Locke, Pragmatism, Leibnitz, Ethical Elements in Administration, and more.
  • Part 2: Sociology: Sociology – Meaning and Scope, Social group, Individual and society, caste and class, Indian Social Problems, Objective of social research, Tools and techniques of data collection.
  • Part 3: Social Aspects of Chhattisgarh: Tribal social organization, Tribal Development, Constitutional System, Primitive and other tribes of Chhattisgarh, Folk Arts, Literacy and Music, Folk Cultures, Protected Archaeological Monuments, National Parks, Sanctuaries and Waterfalls of Chhattisgarh.

7 Mains Paper VII: General Studies V

  • Part 1: Welfare, Development Programme and Laws: Indian Society, Social Legislation, Human Rights Protection 1993, Indian Constitution and Criminal Law (Penal Code), Right to Information Act, Environment Protection Act, Information Technology Act, Information Technology Act, Corruption Prevention Act, Developmental Impact on residents of Chhatisgarh, Customary Welfare.
  • Part 2: International & National Sports, Events and Organization: United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank and Asian Bank, SAARC and BRICS, World Trade Organization and its impact on India, National and International Sports.
  • Part 3: International & National Educational Institute and their role of Human Development: Availability of Skilled Human Resource, Employability and Productivity of Human Resources, Various Trends of Employment,  Institutions and Councils in Human Resources Development, Higher Education and National Commission for Research.

Syllabus for Personality Test

In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only a candidate’s intellectual qualities but also social traits and interest in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, the balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, the ability for social cohesion, LEADERSHIP, and intellectual and moral integrity.

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