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Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission has issued a notification for CGPSC State Service Exam 2017-18. CGPSC State Service Exam will be held in two stages i.e. Prelims and Mains. CGPSC State Service Pre Exam 2017-18 held on February 18, 2018, and the Mains exam will be held on June 22-25, 2018. Candidates who qualify prelims will have to appear for further rounds of selection which are Mains and interview round. The prelims exam is only a screening test for mains. Candidates who qualified mains will be selected for Interview round. Candidates can check all the information related to Chhattisgarh PSC State Service Main Exam 2017-18 from here.

Latest: The Prelim Exam Answer Key has been released, download it from the “Answer Key” page link in the quick link box.

CGPSC State Service Pre-Exam 2017-18

The application form the recruitment of State selection is going to start on December 09, 2018. Candidates who are interested in the following can apply for this exam. There are total 299 seats for the exam. Important dates for CGPSC State Service Pre-Exam 2017-18 are given below.

Event Dates
Application Form starts 09 Dec 2017
Application Form ends 07 Jan 2018
Prelim Exam Admit Card 06 Feb 2018
Date of Preliminary Examination 18 Feb 2018
Date of Main Examination 22, 23, 24, 25 Jun 2018

Vacancy details

Post name: Dy. Superintendent of Police, District Excise Officer, Transport Sub Inspector, Excise Sub Inspector, Assistant Jailor.
Application fee: Rs. 400/- for general category, Rs. 300/- for SC / ST and PWD.
Age Limit – Between 21 to 30 years (As on 01 Jan 2018)
Educational Qualification – A candidate must hold a degree of any of the University or possess an equivalent qualification.
Total No. of Post – 299

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Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit – Between 21 to 30 years (As on 01 Jan 2018)
Educational Qualification – A candidate must hold a degree of any of the University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institution established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act. 1956 or possess an equivalent qualification.
Physical Standard

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Application Form

The application form for the CGPSC preliminary exam 2018 will starts from December 09, 2017 and continues till January 07, 2018. Candidates must apply before the last date, otherwise their application form will not be accepted. The application form will be available only at official website of CGPSC.

Admit Card

CGPSC will release admit card for the preliminary exam after the successful completion of application process. The admit card contains necessary information about the candidate’s such as candidate’ name, its examination centre address etc.

Exam Pattern

Preliminary Examination

In the Preliminary Examinations, there will be 2 compulsory papers of 02 hours duration each. Both the question papers will have objective type multiple choice questions. There will be five Options of answers for each question out of which one is to be selected. There will be negative marking for the wrong answer.

First Paper – (General Studies) (Question 100, Marks 200, Duration 2:00 Hours). for each wrong answer 1/3 marks of marks of correct answer will be deducted.

Second Paper – (Aptitude Test) (Question 100, Marks 200, Duration 2.00 Hours) for each wrong answer 1/3 marks of marks of correct answer will be deducted.

Minimum Qualifying Marks – In each question paper, essential qualifying marks for the unreserved category will be 33% and 23 % for reserved categories and handicapped candidates. Candidates will be shortlisted for the main exam on the basis of merit of First Question paper – General Studies.
Main Examination and Interview

Duration for each Question paper is 3 hours.

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
  • Question paper for Main Exam will be of Conventional nature i.e. Short / Medium / Long answer type.
  • Candidates short listed for the Main Exam on the basis of Preliminary exam (Screening Test) must appear for all the seven papers in Main exam. Candidates selected for the Interview on the basis of Main Exam must appear in the Interview. Absence in any paper of Main Exam and Interview will be liable for disqualification.

Answer Key – Prelims Exam

Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission will release the answer key of CGPSC State Service Exam 2017-18 after the successful completion of  examination. The commission shall not supply mark sheets in respect of Preliminary examination as it as only screening test. Answer key will be released on the official website of CGPSC.


CGPSC Preliminary exam is only a screening test and its result will be declared after the successful completion of it. Those who qualify that exam will be selected for the Main exam and Interview round. The result of Main exam and Interview will be declared after the successful completion of Exam. This result is the final result for the selection of CGPSC State Service Pre-Exam 2017-18.

Selection Process

The combined competitive examination comprises following successive stages:

  • The State Services Preliminary Examination for selection of candidates for Main Examination.
  • State Services Main Examination (Written Examination and Interview) for final selection of candidates for the various categories of services and post.

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