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MPPSC SSE Prelims 2023: Important Topics for Effective Revision

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MPPSC SSE Prelims 2023: Important Topics for Effective Revision

The Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission State Services Examination (MPPSC SSE) is a highly competitive examination that serves as the gateway for aspiring candidates to enter the prestigious state services of Madhya Pradesh. Candidates need a well-structured revision strategy focusing on key topics to crack this examination. 

Utkarsh Experts have some of the most important topics and effective last-minute revision strategies for the candidates appearing in the upcoming MP SSE (Prelims) on 17 December 2023, which we will share here. As we are left with just 3 days for the exam, we will explore the essential subjects and areas that require thorough revision for MPPSC SSE Prelims.

MPPSC PCS Prelims Exam Pattern 

Let us first look into the MPPSC SSE Prelims exam pattern. This qualifying exam is used as a screening tool to identify the eligible candidates. The MPPSC Civil/ Forest Service Prelims exam consists of Paper I and Paper II. Each paper is worth 200 marks and comprises multiple-choice questions (MCQs). The MPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern is shown in the table below.


Name of Exam

State Services (Prelims) Exam, 2023

Number of Papers

  • Paper-1: General Studies I
  • Paper-2: General Studies II (CSAT)

Duration of Exam

2 hours for each paper

Maximum Marks

200 each

Number of Questions

  • Paper-1: 100
  • Paper-2: 100

Negative Marking

No negative marking in any paper

Nature of Questions

Objective Type Questions (MCQs)

Mode of Exam

Offline (Pen-paper mode) OMR sheet based

MPPSC Prelims 2023 Exam Date

17 December 2023

MPPSC PCS Prelims: Paper 1 Subject-Specific Revision Tips

For General Studies Paper 1 You should follow the below-mentioned revision tips and focus on the important topics that will help you to secure a maximum score in the prelims.


The questions in this section are asked from a vast area of Indian History and state-specific historical events, such as Ancient, Medieval, and Modern Indian History, Art and architecture of Madhya Pradesh, Historical events and famous personalities.

While doing the final revision before the exam, focus on the major events, dates, and historical personalities. Don’t forget to revise the socio-economic and cultural aspects of different periods.


The questions of Geography in the MPPSC PCS exam, are generally asked from the Physical and political geography of India, the Geography of Madhya Pradesh, rivers, and climate, as well as the Environmental issues and conservation efforts.

You need to focus on the important geographical features of India and Madhya Pradesh. Practice map-based questions to memorize rivers and other topology features of the state.


This is a scoring topic in the exam; candidates who understand the Indian Constitution and its features, the Indian political system and governance, and Panchayati Raj institutions and local governance can correctly answer static questions in the prelims. 

You must revise the short notes you prepared on the Constitution thoroughly. Focus more on the functions of various government bodies.


To answer the questions asked from economics, candidates are expected to know the basic concepts of economics, Economic development and planning, and Government schemes for Agriculture, industry, and service sectors.

Pay special attention to economic indicators and recently launched government schemes. Review the impact of economic policies on society.


Questions will be asked from the static facts from basic Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. A few of the questions can be asked from Current Affairs, based on recent developments in science and technology.

To ace this section, brush up on basic scientific principles and stay updated on recent (National and International) scientific advancements.

Current Affairs

There will be approx. 8 to 12 questions from the Current Affairs section. Review the short and one-liner notes you prepared while studying, with emphasis on important people in news, places, and events from the last year. 

For the C.A. of Madhya Pradesh, focus on the most important topics in this section, i.e. sports scenarios, awards and honours and state government schemes. Just go through the short notes and pointers for a thorough review of the current state events.

Here's a video link to the Best Last Minute Strategy For MPPSC Prelims 2023 by MPPSC Utkarsh

MPPSC PCS Prelims: Paper 2 Subject-Specific Revision Tips

MPPSC PCS Prelims Paper 2, also known as CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test), is qualifying in nature, which means that the marks of this paper will not be used to compile a merit list to select eligible candidates for the Mains. Aspirants must, however, secure the minimum qualifying marks set by the commission in this paper. Candidates must concentrate on their skills and time management to ace this paper. Topics to concentrate on and practice in the final three days before the exam are listed below.

Comprehension and Interpersonal Skills

The questions in this section will assess the candidate's Hindi Language Reading and comprehension, Decision-making and problem-solving skills. You must practice the questions based on Logical reasoning and analytical ability.

General Mental Ability

Numerical and quantitative aptitude questions are among the most time-consuming in the paper. Review the fundamental formulas and concepts, and then practice mock tests to improve speed and accuracy. Try to solve data interpretation questions first, as they are easy to solve.

Computer and Information Technology:

Revise the important points on the basics of computers and software. Questions will also include some current events, such as cybersecurity and recent developments.

Important Tips for MPPSC PCS Prelims Revision

a. Create a Timetable: Divide your two days wisely. Set aside specific time slots for each subject, and prioritise and devote more time to weaker areas.

b. Practice Previous Year Papers: Solve previous year question papers under the exam conditions, such as adhering to the time limits and sitting in a quiet place so that you can avoid distractions.

c. Reading Revision Notes: Make your study time shorter by reading notes that are short and easy to understand. Focus on key concepts, formulas, and dates.

d. Mock Tests: Take mock tests to simulate exam conditions. Identify time management strategies and areas for improvement.

During last-minute revision, you should consolidate what you already know. Stay calm, attentive, and confident. Good luck with your MPPSC SSE Preliminary Exam 2023! Remember, you’ve prepared well for the exam; now it’s time to shine!

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