The State Engineering Service Test is administered by the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) to hire candidates for the position of Assistant Engineer. Therefore, by relating it to the syllabus and exam guide, one must guarantee they are well-prepared for the MPPSC from zero level. In this blog, we’ll also go through how to plan and manage your time so that you may finish the syllabus and revisions well before the MPPSC exam.

Exam Pattern for MPPSC 2023


One must start preparations early with a well-organized plan and specific goals. The preliminary test is the first step, which is given as an objective nature question and answer paper. Before beginning their preparations, candidates can ensure they have obtained the necessary learning components.

There are three steps to getting a spot in the MPPSC (State Service Exam):

Stage 1 – Prelims

Stage 2 – Mains

Stage 3 – Interview

How To Get Ready For The MPPSC From Zero Level?

According to the MPPSC Syllabus, a candidate should be aware of the crucial subjects that come up repeatedly in the test. Check out the topics, significant subtopics, and books for MPPSC preparation listed below:


History is divided into three eras: ancient, medieval, and modern. History MPPSC study materials may be more or less the same as IAS Exam books. A candidate can use the NCERTs for Ancient History classes 11 and 12 (Old/New).

Again, NCERTs can be helpful for Medieval. A candidate for Modern may choose either the NCERTs. One may also consult the MP Board’s books—there are many considerations to bear while studying for the MPPSC in history.

  • There is just a need for one data source.
  • It is a mistake to use many history books, and you are the only one who can fix it.
  • Make the most of dates and maps.
  • To understand the topics, consult the MPPSC question banks from previous years.
  • Always use the chronology as a guide.

Indian and World Geography

Geography has two subtopics: Physical and Human.

  • A candidate should follow one newspaper to receive the fodder material and read NCERTS (Class 6 through 12) to grasp both fully.
  • Candidates should consult the NCERT Geography Notes on the related article.

Indian Polity

Topics, including the Election Commission, Parliament, State and Central Legislatures, Panchayati Raj, and legislative bills being discussed or reported on, are given weight. The book Indian Polity by M. Laxmikant is an excellent place to start if you want to understand politics clearly. IAS and State Administrative Services candidates may turn to this book as a last resort.

Let’s look at some themes from prior years that were asked in the MPPSC prelims paper and were relevant to Indian politics:

  1. Amendment Acts
  2. Committee related to Panchayati Raj Institutions
  3. CAG and related articles
  4. Cyber laws
  5. Protection of Human Rights Act
  6. State Human Rights Commission
  7. National Human Rights Commission
  8. Article 21
  9. Make in India
  10. Indian Ministry related to FDI
  11. Election Commission
  12.  SC/ST Act 1989, etc

Indian Economy

This issue causes candidates from non-economics backgrounds nightmares. Nonetheless, a candidate should be aware that the related areas’ questions are broadly asked. The questions are designed to evaluate your general understanding of Indian economics.

Unlike the IAS exam, the MPPSC state service exam may include a few factual questions. Issues that repeatedly can be observed in the news, like – Repo Rate, MCLR, CRR, Unemployment, Recession, Rupee Depreciation/Appreciation, etc., should be emphasized.

General Science and Environment

Textbooks from the MP Board or NCERT can assist a candidate in gathering the necessary General Science knowledge. In addition, the current state of circumstances can be helpful for the environment. Also, using MPPSC’s previous year’s test questions can help applicants coordinate their preparation.

Let’s take a look into some previous years’ topics related to general science and environment that were asked in the MPPSC prelims paper:

  1. Computer VIRUS
  2. Cybercrime
  3. Computer terms
  4. Programming Language
  5. Buccal Cavity of human beings
  6. Knock-Knee syndrome
  7. Pollination
  8. Search Engines & Web Crawler
  9. Medicines (Opium)
  10.  Enzymes

MPPSC Current Affairs

One must read a national daily, ideally The Hindu, by the current trend in how inquiries about current events are phrased. How you read the newspaper should only align with the subjects covered by the MPPSC Syllabus. An aspirant can fill the gaps with a newspaper by reading a monthly publication like Yojana/Kurukshetra.

It would be best if you didn’t read these mags from cover to cover. Instead, only the subjects covered in the MPPSC Exam Syllabus should be read, particularly their main editorial.

Many Pointers For MPPSC GK Notes:

  • First, comprehend the MPPSC syllabus
  • To make it simple to add the information, take notes on loose sheets of paper.
  • Notes should be divided into history, geography, politics, economy, etc.
  • Make notes of 5 to 10 points for each news item that is relevant to the syllabus.
  • Pay attention to the regional news page for Madhya Pradesh.

Tips For Planning The MPPSC From Zero Level

–        Make a solid schedule that is practical.

  • To increase your speed and accuracy, occasionally solving MPPSC practice papers is crucial.
  • Periodically analyze oneself.
  • Before starting any other books, finish the NCERT.
  • To fully prepare for the preliminary and main exams, you should begin preparing four months before the initial exam.
  • For this exam, time management is essential. Therefore strictly stick to your daily routine.

Final Takeaway,

The syllabus for MPPSC for beginners is comparable to that for IAS and many other state and federal government exams, which is the best aspect of preparation. However, studying hard and reviewing the material will prepare you to pass Madhya Pradesh’s other challenging recruiting examinations.