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About GPSC Class 1 – 2 Exam

Educational Qualification:

Any Graduate (Arts, Commerce or Science).

Age Limit: 21 to 35 years. (Relaxation: SC/ST/OBC 5 years, physically challenged 10 Years, Female 5 years)

Examination Scheme

Preliminary Exam

Main Exam


Preliminary Exam (Two papers - Objective type)

General Studies – 1 (200 Marks) Time: 2 hours

General Studies – 1 (200 Marks) Time: 2 hours

Main Exam (6 papers – Descriptive type)

Gujarati (Compulsory) – 150 Marks Time: 3 hours

English (Compulsory) – 150 Marks Time: 3 hours

Essay (Compulsory) – 150 Marks Time: 3 hours

General Studies – 1 (Compulsory) – 150 Marks Time: 3 hours

General Studies – 2 (Compulsory) – 150 Marks Time: 3 hours

General Studies – 3 (Compulsory) – 150 Marks Time: 3 hours

Total Marks of Mains Examination - 900 Marks

(For only those candidates who are declared qualified in Preliminary Examination)

Interview –(100 Marks)

Total Marks to be considered for Final Selection 1000 Marks

Reference Books: GCERT Books (Standard 6 to 12)

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GPSC is a commission and undertake many recruitment exercise. The flagship exam is class 1 and 2 exam, which offers career in top bureaucracy of the Gujarat state. This is the regular mode of recruitment where an examination is conducted followed by an interview.

Following are the post which comes under GPSC.



A Deputy Collector is a state administrative service officer. He is the incharge of revenue collection and administration of a sub division in India. Deputy Collector is the highest rank post filled through direct recruitment conducted by PSC.

Responsibilities :

  • -  To maintain law and order in sub division

  • -  To appoint police in villages

  • -  To conduct free and fair election etc.


District development officer is the official incharge of the district. District development officers monitor the implementation of all programs related to planning and development of the districts.


The Primary duties of Deputy Superintendent of police are to keep the force under his control, properly trained efficient and contended to ensure by constant supervision that the prevention ,investigation and detection of crime in his district by the police force under his command.

4)  Assistant Commissioner of State tax

Duties of assistant commissioner of state tax depends upon branch in which officer is working. Officer work mostly with chartered accountant, taxpractitioner, lawyer.

Other Duties :

  • -  Refund of excess payment

  • -  Assuring every dealer filing return and also paying tax on time.

  • -  In officer in investigation branch or deputed for investigation of particulars case then he/she have to carry out raid on dealer premises for potential tax invasion.

5)  Deputy Director of developing Class/ Scheduled Class

The Deputy Director implements various activities for the all round development of the socially and educationally backward classes, minorities and nomadic and de-notified tribes for the educational and economic upliftment and activities regarding betterment of their health, housing and social welfare etc.

6)  Assistant commissioner for the tribal development

The Primary duties of Deputy Superintendent of police are to keep the force under his control, properly trained efficient and contended to ensure by constant supervision that the prevention ,investigation and detection of crime in his district by the police force under his command.


1)  Section Officer(Sachivalaya) / GPSC

The general duty of a desk/section officer are distribution of work among the staff, provide them training, help and advising the staff management and coordination of work maintenance of order and discipline in the section maintenance of a list of residential address of the staff.

2)  Mamalatdar

The Mamalatdar is gazetted officer of the state Government, He plays role of head of Taluka, who shall be the chief officer entrusted with the local revenue administration of a taluka.

3)  State tax Officer

State tax officer are civil servants, its come under finance department of Gujarat. They are responsible for all state taxes.

4)  Section Officer(Sachivalaya) / GPSC

Taluka is rural local governments (panchayats) at the intermediate level in panchayat raj institution (PRI). Each department of taluka has its own officer. They are government appointed. Taluka development officer is the supervisor of the extension officer.

5)  Govt.Labour officer

Labour officer play a specialized role in the field of Human Resources in government department. They have to concern himself with the implementation of labour laws and the maintenance of proper working condition.

6)  Tribal Development officer

Tribal development officer comes under commissioner of Taluka Development. Taluka Development officer works for scheduled tribes is to improve their quality of life by increasing and ensuring their access to education, healthcare and income generation.

7)  District Inspector Land Record

Agriculture countries like India rely on land revenue. District Inspector of land record is the technical advisor to the collector, who executes the administrative orders of the respective collector related to survey and land records. He is a revenue officer .According to the measurement and frequency of the measurement, they are assigned to one or two talukas. During the Monsoon season, they perform other work related to repair, record keeping in the survey records of cases of screening of measurement during the year.

8)  Assistant Director, food and civil supply

This post is comes under food , civil supplies and consumer affairs department. District supply officer are required to issue supply related work like issuing ration card, appointing reasonable price shoppers and issuing them monthly quantity of 5 rummyets , operating under public distribution system etc.

9)  Social welfare officer

Social welfare officer is state government officer. They provide assistance to needy individuals and families. They make social welfare policies that allows all citizen of a particular nation to live within their basic rights with access to some of the most basic social amenties.

10)  Municipal chief officer

Municipal chief officer is a person who holds or occupies a municipal office. Municipal chief officer is generally civil servants of provisional services (state public service) rank officers who is appointed by state government to govern municipalities with population over a million.

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