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GPSC(Goa) exam 2021 eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, study plan, vacancies, salary, and more


Goa Public Service Commission or GPSC acts as the civil service commission responsible for recruiting numerous state government officials. The commission foresees the state government employees working under its umbrella. Thousands dream of clearing the GPSC examination every year, but it’s only the best who prepare and show resilience to be worthy of the vacant positions.

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

GPSC 2021 At A Glance

OrganizationGoa Public Service Commission (GPSC)
Vacant PostsMultiple
Total Vacancies149
Application ModeOnline
Selection ProcessCBRT Written Test, Interview
Official Website

GPSC 2021 Notification

As per advertisement number 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Group A and B recruitments, the GPSC has notified a few important details about the GPSC exam 2021. You can view it here.

GPSC Exam Dates 2021

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

GPSC Notification Date8 January 2021, 12 February 2021, 12 March 2021, 9 April 2021
Start Date for Online Application8 January 2021, 12 February 2021, 12 March 2021, 9 April 2021
Last Date for Online Application22 January 2021, 26 February 2021, 26 March 2021, 23 April 2021
GPSC Written ExamTo be notified
Result DeclarationTo be notified

Eligibility Criteria for GPSC Posts

  • Nationality: If you wish to apply for GPSC 2021, you must be a citizen of India.
  • Educational Qualification: You must have a minimum of a graduate degree qualification of three years or its equivalent to qualify for GPSC 2021.
  • Language: Basic knowledge of Konkani is required in aspects of reading, writing, and, speaking, and understanding.
  • Age Limit:
  • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • Maximum Age for General Category: 33 years
  • Maximum Age for SC/ST: 38 years
  • Maximum Age for OBC: 35 years

Age Relaxation:

  • SC/ST: 5 years
  • OBC: 3 years
  • PwD: 5 years
  • Government servants: 5 years.

GPSC Exam Application Fee

  • General: INR 1000
  • SC/ST/OBC (Goa): INR 500
  • PwD: INR 500
  • Ex-servicemen: INR 500

You can pay your application fee online via credit card, debit card, or net banking alternatives.

If you wish to pay the fee offline, you can go to your nearest SBI Goa branch and complete the payment, following which an e-challan will be issued. Note the reference number on the e-challan, for it will be needed on your application form.

GPSC 2021 Application Form

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

8 January 2021 to 22 January 2021

12 February 2021 to 26 February 2021

12 March 2021 to 26 March 2021

9 April 2021 to 23 April 2021

You can apply for GPSC recruitment 2021 here.

Steps to Apply for GPSC Recruitment 2021

If you are planning to sit for the GPSC 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 GPSC 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 GPSC exam 2021 are yet to be released by the officials. Keep checking the official website to get access to the admit cards when they are uploaded.

List of Vacancies

You can find more about the number of vacancies below:

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You can find a list of the vacant posts below:

  • Junior Scale Officer
  • Assistant Professor for Marathi in Goa Government College
  • Assistant Director
  • Child Development Project Officer/ Social Welfare Officer position
  • Physicist, Ayurvedic Physician, Senior Surgeon, and Medical Superintendent officer
  • Physicist
  • Assistant Professor
  • Junior Consultant
  • Junior ENT Surgeon
  • District Town Planning
  • Scientific Assistant
  • Senior Translation Officer (Marathi)
  • Superintendent officer of the Department of Fisheries
  • Assistant Archivist Grade officer
  • Junior officer (ENT Surgeon jobs)
  • Directorate of Tribal Welfare cadres, Goa
  • Ayurvedic Physician
  • Senior Surgeon
  • Medical Superintendent
  • Sub matter Specialist
  • Assistant Director for the Department of Tourism
  • Senior Translation officer (Konkani)
  • Junior Anesthesia specialist in ESI Hospital, Margao
  • Ayurvedic Physician
  • Junior Environmental Engineer posts
  • Junior Law Officer

GPSC 2021 Reservation List

The reservation list for GPSC entails the reservation of seats for the different categories of candidates appearing for the exam. GPSC is yet to release a comprehensive reservation list for the vacant posts.

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

GPSC Selection Process

The GPSC 2021 recruitment takes place in the following steps:

  • CBRT Written Test
  • Interview
  • Document Verification

GPSC Exam 2021 Exam Pattern

Paper I200 questions/ 200 marks/ Topics: Numerical aptitude, general knowledge, logical reasoning, administration and governance, Indian constitution, and current affairs
Paper II50 marks/ 3.5 hours/ Topic: English comprehension

Note that 0.5 mark is to be deducted for every wrong answer.

GPSC Exam 2021 Syllabus

ReasoningGeneral IntelligenceNumerical AptitudeIndian Constitution, Governance, and PolityGeneral Knowledge and Current AffairsEnglish Comprehension
Puzzle/Blood Relations/Analogies/ Verbal and Figure/Classification/ Non-verbal series/Relationship concepts/Similarities & Differences/Decision making/SyllogismHistory/Geography/Polity/ India and its neighboring countries/General Policy including Indian Constitution/ Sports/ CultureTime & Work/Time and Distance/ Simple & Compound Interest/ Ratio and Proportion/ Profit & Loss/ Probability/ Percentages/ Averages/ Data InterpretationCentre-State Relations, Union/State and Concurrent Lists/Budgetary Allocations/Role of Finance and Planning Commissions/ State, Legislature, Executive, and Judiciary/Good Governance/ Role of Lokayukta and Lokpal/Preamble/ Fundamental Rights and Duties/Directive Principles of State PolicyInformation and Communication Technology/ Biodiversity/ Environment/ and Climate Change/ Current Events of State/India and Goa's Freedom struggle/Social Movements/Environment, Women’s issues/Physical, Economic, and Social Geography of India and GoaReading Comprehension/ Cloze Test/Grammar, Sentence Correction/ Error Finding/ Fill in the blanks

GPSC 2021 Result

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

GPSC Exam 2021 Cut-offs

The category wise (tentative) cut offs are:

  • General: 60%
  • OBC: 55%
  • SC/ST: 50%

You can find the updated cut offs on the official website following the written examination.

GPSC Job Profile

Here’s what the GPSC recruitment posts primarily include:

  • Assist in the administrative duties of Goa, including but not limited to checking files and papers related to government orders.
  • Partake in developmental as well as social welfare schemes.
  • Strive to maintain peace and integrity among the masses.

GPSC Recruitment Salary Details

Here's how the GPSC employment pay scale looks like:

Associate ProfessorINR 15,600 to 39,100 + 6600
Assistant Public ProsecutorINR 15,600 to 39,100 + 5,400
Assistant Archivist Grade-IINR 9,300 to 34,800 + 4,200
LecturerINR 15,600 to 39,100 + 6,600
Tutor in the Institute of Nursing EducationINR 9,300 to 34,800 + 4,200
Orthodontics and Dentofacial OrthopedicsINR 15,600 to 39,100 + 5400
OptometryINR 15,600 to 39,100 + 6,600
Planning OfficerINR 9,300 to 34,800 + 4,600
Assistant Agricultural OfficerINR 9,300 to 34,800 + 4,200
Assistant EngineerINR 9,300 to 34,800 + 4,600

GPSC 2021 Exam Analysis

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

  • Information Technology and its applications
  • General Knowledge/Awareness on current National issues, including knowledge about India and Punjab in particular
  • 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 make a note of the 0.5 negative marking that will be implemented for each wrong answer.

The GPSC 2021 exam is not hard, but preparation is key. If you are familiar with current affairs and Goa's status quo, you are good to go!

GPSC Preparation Tips

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

  • Every topic is equally important in the GPSC exam, so never skip any topic.
  • Be thorough with State-board books.
  • Study the economic trends, history, geography, and polity from India as well as Goa's perspective.
  • Practice last years question papers from the official website.
  • Practice your speaking skills for the interview.
  • Read State-specific newspapers.

GPSC Question Papers

To view complete previous years' question papers, click here.

GPSC 2021 Books

  • Economic Survey of India
  • India Yearbook
  • Logical Reasoning: RS Aggarwal
  • Lucent Publications for General Knowledge
  • Geography: Majid Hussain
  • Economy: Ramesh Singh
  • Indian Polity: M Laxmikanth
  • NCERT books

GPSC Study Plan

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

  • Your mind should be fresh while sitting down to study. There should be as few distractions as possible.
  • 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 pertaining to the core themes that will help you learn without sitting down and burying your head in a book.

Keeping track of the GPSC exam 2021 details will help you inch closer to your dream employment at GPSC. Make sure you note down your application number and pay the application fee in time.

Arrange for proper internet connectivity and a working mobile/PC to successfully register yourself and submit your online application form. Go through the syllabi and exam patterns carefully to ace the GPSC 2021 exam with flying colors!