MPPSC Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission

MPPSC State Forest Service Examination 2020

MPPSC SFS 2020 Exam Stages-

                               1)   Preliminary Examination     –     Objective type (MCQ)                                 2)   Main Examination                –    Objective type (MCQ)                                 3)   Interview                               –   Personality Test
1 Prelims Exam Paper I - General Studies 2 Hours 100 200
Paper II - General Aptitude test 2 Hours 100 200
2 Mains Exam

First Paper


General Introduction of Madhya Pradesh – Culture, Literature, Music, Dance, Arts & History of MP

General English

General Hindi

Elementary Mathematics

2 Hours 100 200

Second Paper

(Science Environment

and Technology)

2 Hours 100 200
3 Interview Personality Test 50

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State Service (Preliminary) Examination Syllabus

Paper -I General Studies

  1. History, Culture and Literature of Madhya Pradesh.

    • Major events and Major dynasties in history of Madhya Pradesh.

    • Contribution of Madhya Pradesh in freedom movement.

    • Major arts and Sculputure of Madhya Pradesh.

    • Major Tribes and Dialects of Madhya Pradesh.

    • Major festivals , Folk music, Folk arts and Folk literature of Madhya Pradesh.

    • Important Literator of Madhya Pradesh and their literature.

    • Religious and tourist places of Madhya Pradesh.

    • Important Tribal Personalities of Madhya Pradesh.

  1. History of India.

    • Major features, Events and their administrative, Social and Economical Systems of Ancient and Medieval India.

    • Social and Religious reform movements in 19th and 20th century.

    • Independence struggle and Indian National Movement for Freedom.

    • Integration and Reorganization of India after Independence.

  1. Geography of Madhya Pradesh.

    • Forest, Forest Produce, Wild life, Rivers, Mountains and Mountain ranges of Madhya Pradesh.

    • Climate of Madhya Pradesh.

    • Natural and Mineral resources of Madhya Pradesh.

    • Transport in Madhya Pradesh.

    • Major Irrigation and Electrical Projects in Madhya Pradesh.

    • Agriculture, Animal husbandry and Agriculture based industries in Madhya Pradesh.

      • 4 .Geography of World and India :-

        • Physical Geography :- Physical features and Natural regions.

        • Natural Resources:- Forest, Mineral resources, Water, Agriculture, Wildlife, National Parks/ Sanctuaries/Safari.

        • Social Geography:- Population related Demography (Population growth, Age, Sex ratio, Literacy)

        • Economic Geography: - Natural and Human resources (Industry, Modes of Transport)

        • Continents/Countries/Oceans/Rivers/Mountains of world.

        • Natural Resources of World.

        • Conventional and Non conventional Energy Resources.



  1. Constitutional System of Madhya Pradesh

    • Constitutional System of Madhya Pradesh (Govern er, Council of Ministers, Legislative Assembly, High Court).

    • Three-tier System of Panchayati Raj and Urban Administration in Madhya Pradesh.

  2. Economy of Madhya Pradesh

    • Demography and Census of Madhya Pradesh.

    • Economic Development of Madhya Pradesh.

    • Major Industries of Madhya Pradesh.

    • Castes of Madhya Pradesh, S chedule Castes and S chedule Tribes of Madhya Pradesh and Major Welfare Schemes of State.

      1. Constitution Government and Economy of India.

        • Government India act 1919 and 1935.

        • Constituent Assembly.

        • Union Excutive, President and Parliament.

        • Fundamental Rights and Duties of the Citizens and Directive Principles of State policy.

        • Coustitutional Amendments.

        • Supreme Court and Judicial System.

        • Indian Economy, Industrial Development and Foreign trade, Import and Export.

        • Financial Institutions- Researve Bank of India, Nationalised Banks, Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), National Stock Exchange (NSE), Non Banking Financial Institutions.



  1. Science and Technology.

    • Basic Principles of Science.

    • Important Indian Scientific Research Institutions and Their achievements, Satellite and Space technology.

    • Environment and Biodiversity.

    • Ecological System.

    • Nutrition, Food and Nutrient.

    • Human Body.

    • Agricultural Product Technology.

    • Food Processing.

    • Health Policy and Programmes.

    • Pollution, Natural Diasasters and Management.

  1. Current International and National Affairs.

    • Important Personalities and Places

    • Major Events

    • Important Sports Institutes, Sports Competitions and Awards of India and Madhya Pradesh.

  2. Information and Communication Technology

    • Electronics, Information and Communication Technology

    • Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security

    • E-Governance

    • Internet and Social Networking Sites

    • E-commerce

  3. National and Regional Constitutional / Statutory Bodies

    • Election Commission of India

    • State Election Commission

    • Union Public Service Commission

    • Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission

    • Comptroller and Auditor General

    • NITI Aayog

    • Human Rights Commission

    • Women Commission

    • Child Protection Commission

    • Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission

    • Backward class Commission

    • Information Commission

    • Vigilance Commission

    • National Green Tribunal

    • Food preservation Commission etc.


  1. Comprehension

  2. Interpersonal skill including communication skill

  3. Logical reasoning and analytical ability

  4. Decision making and problem solving

  5. General mental ability

  6. Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, order of magnitude ect.-Class X level) Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.-Class X level)

  7. Hindi Language Comprehension Skill (Class X level)

Note:- Question relating to Hindi Language Comprehension skill of Class X level will be tested through passages from Hindi language only without providing English Translation thereof in the question paper.




  1. General Science and Environment

Questions on general science and Environment will cover general appfeciation and understanding of science including matters of every day observation and experience as may be expected of a well educated person who has not made a special study of any particular scientific discipline.

  1. Current Events of National & International Importance

In current events knowledge of significant National and International leveling will be tested.

  1. History of India and Independent India

In History, questions of general knowledge related to social, economic and political aspects will be asked. Also, there will be questions on Indian National Movement and Development of Independent India.

  1. (1) Geography of India

There will be questions of general knowledge relating to Physical, social and economic geography. It will also include questions on Indian Agriculture and Natural resources. There will be questions pertaining to demography and census of India.

(2) General Geographical awareness of world.

  1. Indian Polity and Economy

Political system and constitution of the country, Panchayati Raj, social system, economic development, elections, political parties, plans, industrial development, foreign made and economic and financial institutions.

  1. Sports

Important games and sports tournaments, Awards and personalities for M.P., India, Asia and World.

  1. Geography, History and Culture of M.P.

There will be questions related to the development of Mountains, rivers, climate, Flora and Fauna, IVlinerals transportation in the Geography of Madhya Pradesh . It will also have questions relating to important dynasties of M.P., Contribution of imponant dynasties in the Histroy & Culture of Madhya Pradesh, There will be questions on Tribals, Arts, Architecture, Fine Arts and Historical personalities of M.P.

  1. Polity and Economy of M.P.

Political system, Political partities and elections, Pachyati Raj, Social system and economic development of M.P.. This will also include questions on Industry, Plans, Economic programmes, business, demography and census of M.P.

  1. General Mental Ability

Numerical ability, reasoning, coding, data analysis and interpretation and analogy.

  1. Information and Communication Technology

Questions pertaining to characteristics, uses, and terminologies such as website, online, search engine, e-mail, video mail, chatting, video conferencing, hacking, cracking, virus and cyber crime.

General Introduction of Madhya Pradesh

  1. Geography

General Introduction of Madhya Pradesh, area, topography and structure, physical and geographic areas and climate.

  1. Natural Resources of Madhya Pradesh
    1. Mineral Wealth.

    2. Forest Wealth and Wild Life.

    3. Agriculture and Live stock, Regional distribution of crops, planned development of Agriculture, Green Revolution, Development of Live stock.

    4. Water Resources - Development of Irrigation and Irrigation projects.
  2. Human Resources

Population, Population Density, Ufban and Rural population, Literacy and Labours.
  1. Energy Resources

Questions will attempt to assess the general awareness of candidates about the conventional and non-conventional sources of energy and their uses in human life.

  1. Industries

Attempt will be made to assess the general awareness of candidates about the types and size of industries and their impact on state economy.


Questions will be related to environment and its protection, pollution, natural climates and their impact on quality of human life.

  1. Planning and Evaluation

Attempt will be to assess the general awareness of candidates about different aspect of five year plans till date, various programmes of urban and rural development, economic planning and its evaluation and status of Madhya Pradesh in the context of Country.

  1. Administrative Structure of Madhya Pradesh

Questions will be related to general knowledge of candidates about administrative units - Division, District, Tehsil and

Development-Blocks; their relationship and administrative structure. .

  1. Rural and Urban Administrative Structure

Questions will be pertaining to the general knowledge of candidate about organization and administrative structure of

Pachayati Raj, Municipality and Municipal corporation.
  1. Games and Sports

Attempt will be made to assess the awareness of candidates related to organization, management and facilities for different games and spons. The questions will also b’e related to different State awards, and personalities and contribution of Government and non Government agencies.

  1. Culture, Literature, Music, Dance, Arts and History of Madhya Pradesh

1. Culture The questions will be related to nature, types their salient features and impact on human life.

2. Literature

1 Ancient - Kalidas, Bhartharl, Bhavbhuti, Vanabhatta.

2. Medieval - Keshav, Padmakar, Bhushan.

3. Modern - Pandit Makhanlal Ch1tun/edi, Subhadra Kumari Chauhan, Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh, Balkrishna Sharma "Navin", Bhavani Prasad Mishra, Harishankar Parsai, Sharad Joshi, Mulla Ramoozi, Shiv-Mangal Singh, Suman and Nanddulare Vajpai

4. Folk Literature / Dialects of Madhya Pradesh. Isuri, Singajl..

3. Music & Dance Tradition

1. Music Tradition - Tansen, Ustad Allauddin Khan, Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan. Pandit Krishna Rao, Shankar Pandit. Rajabhaiya Poonchwale, Ustad Amir Khan. Kumar Gandharva, Mahara] Chakradhar Singh Pandit Kartik Ram. .

2. Dance tradition - Major styles of folk music, major folk dances.

4. Arts

Questions of general nature will be related to characteristics of Rock painting, folk panting, modern painting school and important painters. It will also have questions related to major folk and other theatres.

5. Major Scheduled Tribes

It will assess the general awareness of candidates related to names, characteristics, habitats, major fairs and festivals and cultural structure of major scheduled tribes. It will also have questions related to different programmes of State Government for the upliftment of Scheduled Tribes.

6. Programmes of State Government In the field of Culture

The questions will attempt to assess general knowledge of the candidate related to literasy academics and institutions. The questions will also be related to different Music and Fine Arts Schools and Cultural festivals. There will be questions awards given by the state for the significant contribution in the filed of literature, music and fine arts.

7. Archaeological Heritage

The questions of general knowledge will be related to significance and characteristics of major historical, archaeological and tourist places.

8. Historical perspective of Madhya Pradesh

The questions will be related to creation of M.P. and important dynasties and rules of M.P., It will also have questions related to contribution of M.P. in freedom movement.

The syllabus for the examination General English will be as follows-

The objective type question paper will carry maximum 40 marks each question of two marks.

PART 1- Applied grammar containing topics like parts of speech vocabulary, Active Passive, Direct and indirect speech, Transformation of sentence. (10 questions of 2 marks each).



Sentence completion questions (fill in the blanks) These will be of the nature of multiple choice questions. Five questions of 2 marks each.

Questions on reading comprehension (5 questions of 2 marks each based on an unseen passage each).




Average profit and loss, simple and compound interest. Area Time, work and Labour, Time and distance; Square Root. Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, use of log table, volumes of rectangular surface and solids. Algebra: Fundamental laws and first four rules additions, Subtraction, multiplication, division, simple formula and their use factors, H.C.F.L.I.C.M. by factors, fractions, simple equations, factors of easy trinomial expressions of second degree.


Line and angles, parallels, triangles, congruence inequalities, parallelograms, applications of parallels, bisectors, perpendiculars etc. Construction of angles, construction of triangles, construction of quadrilaterals, theorems of areas of triangles and parallelograms. Areas of quadrilaterals, theorem of Pythagoras and its converse, reduction of quadrilaterals to an equivalent triangle, reduction of a rectilimel figure to a triangle or rectangle of equal areas, construction of a rectangle of given area and having one side of given length, miscellaneous construction, loci, Intersection of loci, exercises on loci.


Circular measure. Definitions o trigonometric rations, simple problems on heights and distance.





Rate of chemical reaction and chemical equilibrium - Preliminary knowledge of rate of chemical reaction. Fast and slow chemical reactions. Reversible and in eversible chemical reactions. Reversible reaction and dynamic nature of equilibrium. Acids and bases. pH scale [simple numerical questions. Exothermic and endothermic reactions. Some important chemical compounds - properties and uses. Method of production manufacture [water, washing soda, baking soda bleaching powder and plaster of Paris.) preparation of building material-lime cement glass and steel. Metals - Position of metals in the periodic table and general properties. Metal, mineral ore. Difference between mineral and ore. Metallurgy-concentration, roasting, smelting, refining of ores. Metallurgy of copper and Iron, corrosion of metals. Alloys. Nonmetals - Position of nonmetals in the periodic table. Preparation properties and uses of Hydragen oxygen and nitrogen. Some important organic compounds - laboratory method of preparing alcohol and acetic acid, properties and uses some general artificial polymers, polythene, polyvinyl chloride. Teflon soap and detergents.


Source of Energy - Conventional and new sources of Energy, soufceof solar energy, causes of origin of energy in the Sun, solar heating devices, solar cooker solar cell, wind energy, biogas, fossil fuels, ideal fuel properties of ideal fuel. Nuclear energy, nuclear Fission, Fusion, chain reaction, nuclear reactor, uses and harms of nuclear energy. General information about CREDA. Light - nature of light reflection of light, laws of reflection, reflection from plane and curved surface, image formation by plane convex and concave mirror, relation between focal length and radius of curvature, determination of focal length of concave mirror by single pin method. [Relation between u-v-f [numerical examples. Refraction of light - laws of refraction, refraction by glass slab, critical angle, total internal reflection, use of total internal reflection in daily life. lens [converging and diverging lens. Definition focal length optical centre image formation by lens Human eye. its defects and remedies. Comparison between photographic camera and human eye. Simple telescope and astronomical telescope. Construction working, uses, ray diagram [no formula derivation]. Electricity and its effects - electric intensity, potential,potential difference, electric cufenl Ohm’s law. Resistance specific resistance, influencing factors, combination of resistance and related numerical examples thermal effect of current it's use, calculation of power


Animal nutrition - Types of nutrition. Autotrophic Nutrition, Heterotrophic Nutrition. Holozoic, Parasitic Saprophytic 'symbiotic. Insectivorous, important terms of nutrition process. Digestion in uniceiluiar ceil animal [amoeba] and multi cellular animal grass hopper. Human digestive system and digestive process. Photosynthesis, amin steps of the process light reaction and dark reaction. Factors influencing Photosynthesis. Experiments related to photosynthesis. Respiration - Definition, respiratory organs of animals breathing and respiration. Types of respiration. Aerobic and anaerobic respiration, respiratory system of human being and mechanism of respiration [general information], respiratory quotient [RQ] of carbohydrate, fat and protein. Transport of mineral and water in plants and animals [In context of human being] Composition and function of blood, structure and working of heart, structure and function of blood vessels [preliminary knowledge] coagulation of blood, blood group, blood transfusion, blood bank, function of lymph system, diseases related to heart. Excretion - excretion in plants and excretory product. Excretion in animal and excretory organs Excretion system of man and excretion process [general information] artificial kidney dialysis. Osmo regulation. Diseases related to kidney Control and coordination - coordination in plants and animal Phytoharmones. Nervous system of human being. Structure and function of human Brain and spinal cord, reflex action, endocrine glands hormone and their function. Reproduction and growth - type of reproduction Asexual reproduction fission, budding, regeneration, vegetative reproduction, layering, cutting, grafting. Parthenogenesis, sexual reproduction in plants, structure of flower and reproduction process [general information] pollination fertilization. Human reproductive system and reproduction process. Heredity and evolution - heredity and variation, basis of heredity chromosome and DNA [preliminary information] gene sex determination preliminary knowledge of organic evolution [Oparin's theory only}

National policy of science and technology and changes in the policy from time to time, purpose of technology. Space programme in India and its applications with special reference to industrial, agricultural and other rural developmental activities, INSAT and IRS systems. Role of Information Technology in Rural India, basic knowledge of computers, computers in communication and broadcasting, software development for economic growth. Broad applications of IT. Energy Resources: Energy demands, renewable and nonfenewable energy resources, nuclear energy. the development and its utilization in the country. Current Science& Technology developments in India, origin of agriculture. Progress of Agricultural Science and its impacts. Crop science in India, Fertilizers. Control of pests and disease scenario in India.


Bio-diversity and its conservation - Genera! introduction - definition. species and genetic diversity. Bio-geographic classification of India. Importance of Bio-Diversity - Constructive and Destructive application. Imponance of social, moral and alternative vision. Global. National and Local level Bio-diversity. India as a wide diversity nation, Hotspots of Biodiversity, threats to biodiversity, Residential damage, damage to wildlife, humans and wild animals struggle. India's threatened (endangered) and local species, Conservation of bio-diversity. Topological and Non topological conservation. Environmental pollution - Reason effect and conservation - Air pollution, water pollution, see pollution, soil pollution, sound/noise pollution, thermal pollution, nuclear pollution. Solid waste management- Urban and Industrial solid waste management: reason, effect and control. Hvman role in pollution control. Disaster Management. Floods, Earthquake. Cyclones and Landslide. Human Population and Environment, Population growth. Variation in the population in various countries. Population explosion and Family Welfare Programme. Environment and Human heallh.

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