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CGPSC Recruitment exam 2021 eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, study plan, vacancies, salary, and more


Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission or CGPSC serves as the civil service commission handling the recruitment of several state government officials. CGPSC oversees the state government employees operating under its scrutiny.

Due to the pandemic, many of the previously announced dates stand altered, but here are the details you might need:

CGPSC 2021 At A Glance

OrganizationChhattisgarh Public Service Commission (CGPSC)
Vacant PostsState Services
Total Vacancies143
Application ModeOnline
Selection ProcessCGPSC Prelims Exam, CGPSC Mains Exam, Interview
Official Website

CGPSC 2021 Notification

As per the notification, the CGPSC Prelims will be held soon. While the dates have been postponed from the initial schedule, you can view it here when it is announced.

CGPSC Exam Date 2021

The online application for CGPSC 2021 has already closed. While the specific dates for the exam haven’t yet been finalized, you can find all the important notifications here in the table below:

CGPSC Notification Date6 April 2021
Start Date for Online Application9 April 2021
Last Date for Online Application8 May 2021
Application Form Correction Start Date9 May 2021
Application Form Correction End Date15 May 2021
Admit CardTo be notified
CGPSC Prelims ExamTo be notified
CGPSC Prelims Answer-key ReleaseTo be notified
CGPSC Mains ExamTo be notified
CGPSC InterviewTo be notified
Result DeclarationTo be notified

Eligibility Criteria for CGPSC Posts

Luckily for CGPSC employees, the CGPSC recruitment exam doesn’t have stringent eligibility criteria. Here’s how it looks like:

Educational Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree from a recognized state university in any field of discipline

Age Limit:

Here is a list of the age limits you have to adhere to for applying for the vacant posts:

  • Minimum Age: 21 years
  • Maximum Age: 30 years
  • Those domiciled at Chhattisgarh: relaxation of up to 5 years

Note: The calculations are to be done as of January 1, 2020

CGPSC Exam Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
UR OR Other candidates out of ChhattisgarhINR 400
SC,ST, OR OBC Candidates of ChhattisgarhINR 300

CGPSC 2021 Application Form

It had been notified that the CGPSC online applications were available from the following dates:

14 December 2020 to 12 January 2021

You can apply for CGPSC recruitment 2021 here.

Steps to Apply for CGPSC Recruitment 2021

If you are planning to sit for the CGPSC exam of 2021, here’s the application procedure you need to follow diligently:

  • Go to the official website and register yourself with your personal and contact details.
  • Fill out the CGPSC application form 2021.
  • Upload the required scanned photographs and documents.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Keep a copy of the submitted form for future reference.

Admit Card

The admit cards for the CGPSC exam 2021 are yet to be released by the officials. Keep checking the official website to get access to the admit cards.

List of Vacancies

You can find more about the list of vacancies below:

State Civil Service30
State Police Service6
Chhattisgarh Finance Service15
Food Officer / Assistant Director1
State Tax Assistant Commissioner5
District Excise Officer4
Assistant Director3
Assistant Registrar2
Child Development Project Officer4
Chief Municipal Officer6
Chhattisgarh Subordinate Service Nayab15
Excise Sub Inspector17
Deputy Registrar1
Assistant Inspector10
Assistant Jail Officer14

IBPS Clerk 2021 Reservation List

The reservation list for IBPS Clerk entails reserving seats for the different categories of candidates appearing for the exam. IBPS Clerk Exam 2021 follows the same reservation rules as mandated by the Government of India.

To know more about the vacant seats and reservation guidelines, visit the official site.

IBPS Clerk Selection Process

The IBPS Clerk 2021 recruitment takes place in the following steps:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview

CGPSC Exam 2021 Exam Pattern

There are 2 crucial stages in the admission process for CGPSC 2021:

Stage I consists of the Preliminary exam:

Prelims PaperMarks
General Studies200

You must appear for both the Mains and Prelims exams to qualify for the roles.

Stage II or the Mains exam consists of 7 papers.

You can check the CGPSC 2021 Mains exam pattern in the table below:

Paper-I200 Marks3 hours
Paper-II200 Marks3 hours
Paper-III200 Marks3 hours
Paper-IV200 Marks3 hours
Paper-V200 Marks3 hours
Paper-VI200 Marks3 hours
Paper-VII200 Marks3 hours

CGPSC Exam 2021 Syllabus

The Prelims syllabus consists of the following:

Prelims ExamSyllabus
Part IStatic subjects such as history, polity, geography, and so on, as well as general knowledge of current affairs.
Part IIChhattisgarh-centric current affairs

As for the Mains syllabus, each of the 7 papers handles a separate topic. Here's what it looks like:

Paper ILanguageChhattisgarhi language, General Sanskrit, English, and Hindi
Paper IIEssay2 essays on National issues faced by India/ Issues faced by Chhattisgarh
Paper IIIHistory, Constitution, Public AdministrationIndian history/Chhattisgarh history and its role in the National Movement/Indian National Movement/Indian Constitution/Public Administration
Paper IVScience, Technology, EnvironmentBiology/Physics/Chemistry/Environment/Technology
Paper VEconomics, GeographyIndian economics/ Planning/ Geography and Economics of Chhattisgarh/ Agriculture, Forest, Industry, Natural Resource of Chhattisgarh
Paper VIMathematics, Logical AbilityRational Numbers and Coordinate Geometry/ Binary Digital System/ Data Analysis/ Logical Reasoning
Paper VIIPhilosophy, SociologyIndian Philosophy/ Yoga/ Sociological perspective/ Tribes and Art and Culture of Chhattisgarh

CGPSC 2021 Interview

The dates for the CGPSC interview are yet to be released by the officials. Keep checking the official website to know the interview dates when they are uploaded.

CGPSC 2021 Result

The dates for the declaration of results of the CGPSC exam 2021 is yet to be released by the officials. Keep checking the official website to know the result dates when they are uploaded.

CGPSC Exam 2021 Cut-offs

The cut-offs for CGPSC 2021 Prelims are:


The cut-offs for CGPSC 2021 Mains are yet to be announced.

CGPSC Job Profile

Here’s what the CGPSC recruitment posts primarily include:

  • Maintaining law and order.
  • Collecting land revenue and dealing with revenue-related court matters
  • Implementing Union and State Government policies and schemes
  • Working at the Block level

CGPSC Recruitment Salary Details

Position NameSalary
Deputy District Magistrate/ Deputy Superintendent of Police/ Superintendent district jail/ Accounting OfficerLevel-12: INR 56100
Commercial tax inspectorLevel-9: INR 36100
Excise sub-inspector/ Assistant jail superintendent/ Deputy RegistrarLevel-9: INR 28700

CGPSC 2021 Exam Analysis

These are the key topics that were noticed frequenting the CGPSC exam papers:

  • Information Technology and its applications
  • General Knowledge/Awareness on current National issues
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Mathematical ability
  • Numerical Aptitude
  • General Mental ability
  • Analytical ability
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Basic Numeracy and Data Interpretation
  • Comprehension

Be thorough with each of these topics, and keep track of time.

CGPSC Preparation Tips

Here are a few tips to help you prepare for the CGPSC 2021 Exam:

  • Make sure you have prepared a fixed schedule for your daily preparation.
  • Be thorough with Chhattisgarh State-board books.
  • Develop reading habits that enhance your knowledge in history, geography, polity, and sciences.
  • Practice last years question papers and sample papers.
  • Practice your speaking skills for the interview.
  • Read State-specific newspapers.
  • Sit for numerous mock tests.

CGPSC Question Papers

Here are a few previous years question papers for CGPSC:

For the CGPSC Mains exam, be thorough with the Indian and Bengal economy, polity, and society in general.

CGPSC 2021 Books

CGPSC General Studies

  • Chhatisgarh GS Part-1: Dr.Manoj Agrawal
  • Chhatisgarh Rajya Seva Pariksha: Arihant
  • NCERT New Economics and politics syllabus 6th-10th grade.

CGPSC Aptitude

  • General Aptitude for CGPSC Paper-II: Arihant
  • Chhatisgarh GS Part-2: Dr.Manoj Agrawal
  • General Aptitude: RK Agrawal.

CGPSC Language

  • General English: Pratiyogita Saransh
  • Chhattisgarhi Bhasha Avam Vyakaran: Hariram Patel.
  • Essays For CGPSC civil Services Examinations: Ramesh Singh
  • Compulsory English: A P Bhardwaj

CGPSC History

  • Chhattisgarh Ka Itihas: Yuvachar Publication
  • Ancient and Medieval History: Competition Community
  • History of Modern India: Bipan Chandra
  • Indian Art & Culture: Nitin Singhania
  • India’s Struggle for Independence: Bipan Chandra
  • History of Medieval India: Satish Chandra
  • India’s Ancient Past: RS Sharma
  • The Wonder That Was India: A.L. Basham
  • History of Modern World: Jain and Mathur
  • Mastering Modern World History: Norman Lowe
  • India After Gandhi: Ramchandra Guha
  • Mastering Modern World History: Norman Lowe
  • Age of Revolution 1789-1848: Eric Hobsbawm
  • Europe Since Napoleon: David Thompson
  • The social basis of Democracy & Dictatorship: B.J. Moore

CGPSC  Science, Technology and Environment

  • Environment: Competition Community
  • Encyclopedia of General Science: Arihant
  • Technology: Competition Community
  • Physics, Chemistry, and Biology: NCERT books from 6th-12th grade

CGPSC Geography

  • Certificate Physical Geography: G C Leong
  • NCERT VI to X Old Syllabus
  • NCERT XI-XII New Syllabus

CGPSC Economics

  • Economy: Competition Community
  • Indian Economy: Dr Manoj Agrawal
  • Indian Geography: Competition Community
  • Indian Economy: Ramesh Singh
  • Policies in India and Economic Development: Jain & Ohri
  • NCERT 10th grade

CGPSC Polity and General Science

  • Samajshastra: B.K. Nayak
  • Advance Computer Awareness: Youth Competition Times
  • Indian Polity: M. Laxmikanth
  • India’s Foreign Policy: Rajiv Sikri

CGPSC Study Plan

Here's how you should plan your study hours to make to most out of them:

  • Keep a fresh mind when you sit down to study. Make sure there are few distractions. It is essential to have a calm mind to retain the information you learn.
  • Divide your focus on your speaking skills and your theoretical knowledge.
  • Make sure you have the previous years' papers and a few mock test centres around, to sit for practice tests.
  • Keep your eyes and ears open so that you are always up to date with current affairs. This is one of the best ways to learn. Watch news channels, read newspapers and magazines.
  • If reading too many books get exhausting, switch to alternative modes of learning that are more interesting: watch videos related to your study topics, find out movies and literary works on the core themes that will help you learn without sitting down and burying your head in a book.

Keeping track of the CGPSC exam 2021 details will aid you to get closer to your dream job at CGPSC. Do note your application number and the last date of submission for the fee and the application form.

Prepare well before the exams and practice instilling confidence within yourself. Go through the syllabi and exam patterns carefully to ace the CGPSC 2021 exam with ease!