CGPSC 2023 Notification Out | Check Detailed Syllabus and Exam Pattern

The Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission (CGPSC) has announced the highly anticipated CGPSC 2023 examination, providing a great chance for aspiring candidates to pursue a career in public service. CGPSC conducts competitive exams to recruit individuals for important positions in the state administration. The CGPSC 2023 exam aims to select dedicated, knowledgeable, and committed individuals who want to serve the people of Chhattisgarh and contribute to its development. The exam consists of multiple stages, including a preliminary exam, a main exam, and a personal interview, to assess candidates’ aptitude, knowledge, and personality traits. The syllabus covers subjects like general studies, general knowledge, language proficiency, and specific subjects related to the chosen field. The rigorous selection process ensures that deserving candidates with the required skills are chosen for administrative positions in CGPSC. Joining CGPSC offers individuals the opportunity to make a significant difference in citizens’ lives by contributing to policy-making, public welfare initiatives, and the overall progress of Chhattisgarh.

CGPSC 2023: Important Details

Particulars Details
Full-Form of the Exam Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission Exam
Frequency Annually
Mode of Application Online
Exam Mode Offline
Exam Duration Prelims- 2 hours for each paper
Mains- 3 hours for each paper
Language English and Hindi
Job location Chhattisgarh
Stages of selection Prelims, Mains and Interview
Official Website

CGPSC 2023: Important Dates

Events Dates
CGPSC Notification 2023 Release Date May 13, 2023
Beginning of Applications May 20, 2023
End of applications June 08, 2023
CGPSC SSE 2022 Mains Application Dates May 18 to May 25, 2023
CGPSC SSE 2022 Mains Exam Dates June 15 to June 18, 2023
CGPSC Admit Card To be announced
CGPSC Exam Date To be announced

CGPSC 2023: Eligibility criteria


  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.

CGPSC Age Limit:

  • The minimum age requirement for all candidates is 21 years.
  • For candidates who are not permanent residents of Chhattisgarh, the maximum age limit is 30 years.
  • Candidates who are residents of Chhattisgarh have an extended age limit of up to 35 years.

Age Relaxation Criteria:

  • Age Relaxation Criteria Maximum Years
    Candidates belonging to SC, ST, or OBC as recognized by the Government of Chhattisgarh Up to 5 years
    Candidates of Indian origin who have relocated from Burma, Sri Lanka, or East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) within specified timeframes Up to 3 years
    Candidates falling under the category mentioned above and also belonging to SC, ST, or OBC as recorded by the Government of Chhattisgarh Up to 8 years
    Widows/Widowers applying for their first appointment Up to 5 years
    Candidates possessing a Green Card under a family welfare program Up to 2 years
    Partners in an inter-caste marriage under the inter-caste marriage scheme of the Inter-Caste Marriage Department Up to 5 years
    Sports persons who have been awarded specific honors Up to 5 years
    Candidates who have served in the military for at least 5 years Up to 5 years
    Candidates filing under specific categories specified by the authorities Up to 8 years
    Physically handicapped candidates with the necessary certificates Up to 10 years

Physical Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates must undergo a comprehensive medical examination to assess their physical and mental well-being.
  • Candidates failing to meet the specified physical fitness requirements will not be considered for appointment.
  • Height and chest measurement requirements vary depending on the post applied for.

Education Eligibility:

  • Candidates must possess a degree from a recognized university in India, established under an Act of the state or Central Legislature.
  • Degrees obtained from educational institutions established under an act of parliament or deemed universities are also valid.
  • Candidates whose examination results have not yet been declared but meet the educational criteria set by the relevant educational commission are eligible to apply.
  • Individuals with technical and professional knowledge equivalent to a professional degree recognized by the government are also eligible.

CGPSC 2023: How to Apply

To apply for the CGPSC 2023 exam, candidates need to follow these steps:

Step 1: Visit the official CGPSC website at

Step 2: Click on the “Online Applications” section.

Step 3: Select “State Service Examination – 2023” from the menu.

Step 4: Read the advertisement for the State Service Examination-2023 to gather important details about the exam.

Step 5: Click on “Online Application of State Service Examination.”

Step 6: On the next page, click on “Register” and provide your name, email address, and mobile number. Generate and enter an OTP to complete the registration process.

Step 7: Log in using your credentials, click on “Apply Now,” fill out the application form, and proceed to document upload.

Step 8: Upload all the required documents, including mark sheets, Aadhar card, caste certificate, etc., in good quality, and submit them.

Step 9: Proceed with the payment of the application fee. Pay the specified fee online using the provided payment options.

Step 10: After successful fee payment, it is advisable to download and print a hard copy of the CGPSC 2023 application form and the receipt of fee payment for future reference.

Required Documents for CGPSC Application Form:

Before filling out the CGPSC application form, make sure to have the following documents ready:

  • High School, Intermediate, and Graduation mark sheets
  • Scanned passport-sized photograph
  • Scanned signature
  • Caste, disability, widowhood, etc., certificates
  • Signatures to be uploaded in both Hindi and English

CGPSC: Application Fees 2023

To complete the application process for CGPSC 2023, candidates need to pay the application fees. The fee amount varies for different posts. The application fee for the CGPSC 2023 Prelims exam is as follows:

  • General: Rs. 400
  • SC/ST/OBC/PWD: Rs. 300

The fee must be paid online, and an additional portal fee of Rs. 30/- is applicable. Payment options include credit or debit cards and net banking.

CGPSC Admit Card:

The CGPSC Admit Card for the CGPSC Exam 2023 will be available on the official website before the examination. To obtain the admit card, follow these steps:

Step 1: Visit the official CGPSC website at

Step 2: Look for the notification box providing the link for CGPSC 2023 admit card.

Step 3: Enter your birthdate and CGPSC Application number.

Step 4: Click on the Login link.

Step 5: The CGPSC Exam Admit Card 2023 will be displayed on the screen.

Step 6: Download and print the admit card.

Step 7: Read the instructions on the admit card carefully.

CGPSC: Exam Pattern 2023

The CGPSC 2023 examination consists of two stages: Prelims and Mains. Both stages need to be cleared for final selection. Here is the detailed exam pattern for CGPSC Recruitment 2023:

CGPSC Prelims Exam Pattern:

Prelims comprises two papers: General Studies and Aptitude Test. The details are as follows:

Particulars Details
Mode of Exam Offline (OMR Based)
Type of Questions Objective Type Questions (MCQs)
Number of Papers First Paper – General Studies; Second Paper – Aptitude Test
Number of Questions First Paper – 100; Second Paper – 100
Maximum Marks 400 Marks
Marking Scheme 2 marks for correct answer, 1/3 mark deducted for incorrect answer
Duration of Exam 2 hours each paper

CGPSC Mains Exam Pattern:

Mains exam is a written test and consists of seven papers. The details are as follows:

Paper Name of Question Paper Marks
Paper I Language 200
Paper II Essay 200
Paper III History, Constitution, and Public Administration 200
Paper IV Science, Technology, and Environment 200
Paper V Economics and Geography 200
Paper VI Mathematics and Logical Ability 200
Paper VII Philosophy and Sociology 200
Total Marks 1400
Interview / Personality Test 150
Grand Total Marks 1550

CGPSC Interview:

Candidates who pass the preliminary and mains exams are called for a personal interview. The interview evaluates candidates based on various factors such as mental agility, communication skills, critical thinking, leadership qualities, etc. The interview carries a weightage of 150 marks. The final selection is based on the combined scores of the mains exam and the personal interview.

Note: The scores obtained in paper 2 of the preliminary examination are not considered during the final selection process.

CGPSC: Syllabus


Having a clear understanding of the syllabus is crucial for exam preparation. Here is the syllabus for CGPSC 2023:

Prelims Syllabus:

Paper Syllabus
Paper 1 History of India and Indian National Movement, Constitution of India & Polity, Physical, Social & Economic Geography of India, Indian Economy, Current Affairs & Sports, General Science & Technology, Indian Philosophy, Art, Literature & Culture, Environment
Paper 2 History of Chhattisgarh and its contribution to the Freedom Movement, Geography, Climate, Archaeological and Tourist Centers of Chhattisgarh, Literature, Music, Dance, Art, and Culture of Chhattisgarh, Industry, Energy, Water, Minerals, Forest, Agriculture of Chhattisgarh, Administrative Structure, Local Government, and Panchayati Raj of Chhattisgarh, Current Affairs of Chhattisgarh

Mains Syllabus:

CGPSC Mains Syllabus: Paper-III (General Studies I)

The General Studies I paper carries 200 marks for a duration of 3 hours. The syllabus for various parts in GS I is as follows:

Part Important Topics
Part 1: History of India Pre-historic Age, Indus Civilization, 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, Legislative and Judiciary, Public Interest Litigation, Development Administration, Organization Principles, Financial Judicial and Executive, Right to Information.
Part 3: History of Chhattisgarh History of Chhattisgarh from Vedic to Gupta period, Former states and Zamindars of Chhattisgarh, Freedom Movement in Chhattisgarh, Peasant and Tribal Movements and Formation of Chhattisgarh state

CGPSC Mains Syllabus: Paper-IV (General Studies II)

The General Studies II paper carries 200 marks for a time duration of 3 hours. The syllabus for GS Paper II is tabulated below:

Parts and Sections Subjects Topics
Part 1: General Science Physics Light Formation, Nature, Thermal effect of current, reflection, electric discharge in gases, Electrical energy, power, Ohm’s Law
Chemistry Periodic Table, Rate of chemical reaction, Ore and Mineral, Equilibrium, Metallurgy, Organic compound, Non-metals, Alloys, Polymers
Biology Digestive System, Photosynthesis, Nervous system, Growth and reproduction, Respiration, Evolution, Heredity, DNA
Part 2: Mental Ability, Logical Reasoning, and Aptitude Commercial Mathematics, Profit and Loss, Figure series time, Proportion & Ratio, Decoding, Coding, Data Interpretation, Cube Roots, Square roots, Percentages, Logical Analysis, Odd pair, Probability, Distance and speed
Part 3: Applied and Behavioural Science Agricultural Science, National and Local, Information Technology, Solid Waste Management, Energy Resources, Biodiversity related to Global, Environmental Pollution, Conservation of Biodiversity, Pollution Control

CGPSC Mains Syllabus: Paper-V (General Studies III)

The syllabus for CGPSC Mains GS Paper III is mentioned below:

Part Important Topics
Part 1: Economics of India and Chhattisgarh National and per capita Income, Economic Reforms, Monetary Policy, Literacy and Occupational Structure, Rural Development, Budgetary Policy, Structure and Growth of Cooperatives, Child Labour and Women Empowerment
Part 2: Geography of India Physical features of India, Geological Structure, 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 – location and extension of Chhattisgarh, Mineral Resources, Agriculture, Energy resources, Industries, Tourism in Chhattisgarh

CGPSC Mains Syllabus: Paper-VI (General Studies IV)

The General Studies IV question paper carries 200 marks for a time duration of 3 hours. The syllabus is

Part Important Topics
Part 1: Philosophy Nature of Philosophy, Philosophy of Gita, Charvaka, Jain, Buddha, Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Aristotle, Vaisheshika, Locke, Pragmatism, Leibnitz, Ethical Elements in Administration
Part 2: Sociology Sociology – Meaning and Scope, Social Organization, Social Stratification, Social Disorganization, Social Research and Techniques, Social Control and Change, Tools and Techniques of Data Collection
Part 3: Social Aspects of Chhattisgarh Tribal social organization, 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

CGPSC Mains Syllabus: Paper-VII (General Studies V)

The GS Paper V is the last paper in the CGPSC Mains Exam. The syllabus for GS V paper is as follows:

Part Important Topics
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 Chhattisgarh, Customary Welfare
Part 2: Organization and Events, National Sports, and International 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: The role of Human Development, National Educational Institute, and International Availability of Skilled Human Resource, Employability and Productivity of Human Resources, Institutions and Councils in Human Resources Development, Higher Education and Technical Education, Vocational Education


The CPSC will soon declare the results for the CGPSC Exam 2023 after the completion of the examination. Candidates can check their scores and the minimum qualifying marks for different categories on the official CGPSC website. Here are the steps to check the CGPSC Result 2023:

  1. Visit the CGPSC website.
  2. Select the ‘Result’ option for the Prelims/Main exam.
  3. A PDF file containing the names of selected candidates will appear.
  4. Use the Ctrl+F shortcut and type your CGPSC roll number in the search dialogue window.
  5. If your roll number is on the list, it means you have been selected. You can also download and save the result for future reference.


Candidates should be aware of the different types of cut-offs required to qualify for the CGPSC exam.

And the table for CGPSC 2022 Qualifying Marks for Prelims:

  1. Category Qualifying cut off % Qualifying marks out of 200
    General 33% 66
    SC/ST/OBC/PWD 23% 46

    And the table for CGPSC 2022 Qualifying Marks for Mains:

    Category Qualifying cut off % Qualifying marks out of 1400
    General 33% 462
    SC/ST/OBC/PWD 23% 322
  2. Final Cut-off: To progress to the next stage of the selection process, aspirants need to achieve the minimum required marks, known as the final cut-off. The overall cut-off for each round is determined based on the total score. The final cut-off can vary in each stage and is influenced by various factors.

Factors Affecting the Cut-off:

Several factors are taken into account when determining the cut-off for each stage of the CGPSC exam. The following factors are considered in formulating the cut-off:

a. Difficulty level of each stage of the exam.
b. Total number of vacancies announced by the Commission.
c. Number of candidates who appeared for the exam.


The Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission (CGPSC) recruits eligible candidates for class A and class B services, and the pay scale varies for each class of positions. Here is the salary range for Chhattisgarh PSC employees based on different pay scales:

CGPSC Post Pay Scale
Group A
Deputy District Magistrate Rs. 56,100
Deputy Superintendent of Police Rs. 56,100
Accounting Officer Rs. 56,100
Superintendent District Jail Rs. 56,100
District Fighter, City Service Rs. 56,100
Assistant Registrar, Cooperative Institutions Rs. 56,100
Chhattisgarh Subordinate Accounting Services Rs. 56,100
Group B
Commercial Tax Inspector Rs. 36,100
Excise Sub-Inspector Rs. 28,700
Deputy Registrar Rs. 28,700
Assistant Jail Superintendent Rs. 28,700
Commercial Tax Officer Rs. 25,300

Upon appointment as CGPSC Officers, candidates enjoy the following perks and privileges:

  1. Transport allowances
  2. Dearness allowance
  3. House accommodation
  4. Reimbursement of phone bill
  5. Provision of a free vehicle for official purposes
  6. Free-of-cost conveyance


  1. Q: What is CGPSC?
    A: CGPSC stands for Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission.
  2. Q: What is the full form of CGPSC?
    A: The full form of CGPSC is Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission.
  3. Q: How can I check the CGPSC Exam 2023 results?
    A: You can check the CGPSC Exam 2023 results on the official CGPSC website.
  4. Q: What are the qualifying marks for CGPSC Prelims?
    A: The qualifying cut off for CGPSC Prelims is 33% for General category and 23% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories.
  5. Q: What are the qualifying marks for CGPSC Mains?
    A: The qualifying cut off for CGPSC Mains is 33% for General category and 23% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories.
  6. Q: What factors affect the CGPSC cut-off?
    A: Factors affecting the CGPSC cut-off include the difficulty level of the exam, total number of vacancies, and the number of candidates who appeared for the exam.
  7. Q: What is the salary range for CGPSC officers?
    A: The salary range for CGPSC officers varies from Rs. 25,300 to Rs. 56,100, depending on the class of positions.
  8. Q: What are the perks and privileges enjoyed by CGPSC officers?
    A: CGPSC officers enjoy perks such as transport allowances, dearness allowance, house accommodation, reimbursement of phone bills, and pension schemes, among others.
  9. Q: How can I apply for CGPSC exams?
    A: You can apply for CGPSC exams by visiting the official CGPSC website and following the application process.
  10. Q: Where can I find more details about CGPSC?
    A: You can find more details about CGPSC in the official notification available on the CGPSC website.