MPSC GS Paper 1 Study Material, FREE Study Notes

By Ganesh Mankar|Updated : July 28th, 2022

MPSC GS Paper 1 of Mains is one of the 4 general studies papers. It is a subjective type of paper consisting of subjects like History, Geography, Art & Culture, and Indian Society. Along with GS Paper 1, other papers are in the Mains stage of the Rajyaseva exam. This article will provide you with the GS 1 Study Material in Marathi for MPSC Rajyaseva Preparation.

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MPSC GS Paper 1 Study Material

MPSC GS Paper 1 is titled "History, Geography, Art and Culture, and Indian Society". This is one of the 9 papers in the MPSC State Services (Main) Exam. Carrying 250 marks, MPSC General Studies Paper 1 is one of the 7 ranked papers. This means that the marks obtained in this paper are added to the total marks, which determine the final rank of the candidate.

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GS Paper 1 Study Material: History

Aspirants can also go through some important links for History related topics below. These are a part of MPSC Rajyaseva GS Paper 1 notes, and you can download PDFs by referring to these links:

Topics Name

English LinkMarathi Link

Arrival of Europeans in India/यूरोपीयनांचे भारतातील आगमन

Click HereClick Here

Peasant Uprisings/शेतकरी उठाव

Click HereClick Here

Tribal Revolts in India

Click HereClick Here

Revolt of 1857 (1857चा उठाव)

लवकरच उपलब्ध होईलClick Here

Political Associations before the Indian National Congress

Click Hereलवकरच उपलब्ध होईल

Chauri Chaura Incident/चौरी चौरा घटना

लवकरच उपलब्ध होईलClick Here

Governors-General and Viceroys of India

Click Hereलवकरच उपलब्ध होईल

Foundation of Indian National Congress

Click Hereलवकरच उपलब्ध होईल

Indian National Movement (1905-1917)

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Development of Press during British rule

Click Hereलवकरच उपलब्ध होईल

Newspapers and Journals during Freedom Struggle

Click Hereलवकरच उपलब्ध होईल

Education system during the British Rule/ ब्रिटिश कालीन शिक्षण

Click HereClick Here

Revolutionary Movements

Click Hereलवकरच उपलब्ध होईल

Development of Press during the British Rule/ब्रिटीश राजवटीत वृत्तपत्रांचा विकास

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Post Independence Consolidation of India

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Land Revenue System in British India/ब्रिटिश भारतातील जमीन महसूल प्रणाली

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Notes on Gandhi

Click Hereलवकरच उपलब्ध होईल

Socio-religious reforms of modern India/आधुनिक भारताच्या सामाजिक-धार्मिक सुधारणा

लवकरच उपलब्ध होईलClick Here

List of important Congress Sessions/काँग्रेसच्या महत्त्वाच्या अधिवेशनांची यादी

लवकरच उपलब्ध होईलClick Here

Important events in the history of modern India/आधुनिक भारताच्या इतिहासातील महत्त्वाच्या घटना

लवकरच उपलब्ध होईलClick Here

महिला स्वातंत्र्यसैनिक

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Women Participation In Indian Freedom Struggle

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खालसा धोरण,Doctrine of Lapse

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प्लासीची लढाई 1757,Battle Of Plassey 1757

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ऑगस्ट ऑफर 1940, August Offer

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खिलाफत आणि असहकार चळवळ

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GS Paper 1 Study Material: Geography

Geography is a subject in MPSC exams as a pre, main and optional subject. So, MPSC Prelims will have relatively basic Geography questions, while MPSC Optional will have detailed and complex Geography questions. Candidates can check the MPSC Syllabus 2023 for better understanding.

Let's have a look at some important links in Geography:

Topic

English LinkMarathi Link

India and the Administrative Units; the States and Union Territories (Part I)

Click Hereलवकरच उपलब्ध होईल

Physiography of India-1 (the Himalayas, Northern Plains)/भारताचा प्राकृतिक भूगोल-हिमालय

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Physiography of India-2(Peninsular Plateau, Coastal Plains, Islands)

Click Hereलवकरच उपलब्ध होईल

Drainage System in India/भारतातील प्रमुख नदी प्रणाली

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महाराष्ट्रातील प्रमुख घाट/ Passes in Maharashtra

लवकरच उपलब्ध होईलClick Here

भारतातील खनिज वितरण/Mineral Distribution in India

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Soils in India

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Important Lakes in India

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Indian Climate Notes: Monsoon, El Nino Effect, Koeppen's Classification

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Natural Vegetation in India (Different type of forest in India)

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Important Dams in India

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List of important Indian Cities along the River/नदीच्या काठावरील महत्त्वाच्या भारतीय शहरांची यादी

लवकरच उपलब्ध होईलClick Here

Major rivers in India and Maharashtra and their dams/भारतातील व महाराष्ट्रातील प्रमुख नद्या व त्यावरील धरणे

लवकरच उपलब्ध होईलClick Here

भारतातील पश्चिम आणि पूर्व घाट

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भारताची राष्ट्रीय नदी - गंगा नदी

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भारतातील उष्णकटिबंधीय सदाहरित वने

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भारतातील प्रमुख बंदरे

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भारतातील पर्वतीय खिंडी, Important Mountain Passes in India

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भारतातील राज्यांमधील सर्वोच्च शिखरे,Highest Peaks in States of India

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वायुमंडलाची रचना,Structure of Atmosphere

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States and their Capitals/राज्ये आणि त्यांची राजधानी

लवकरच उपलब्ध होईलClick Here

GS Paper 1 Study Material: Art & Culture

Studying Indian culture and heritage for MPSC Rajyaseva Exam is a tough task for most aspirants. Although questions related to art, culture, literature, and architecture are sure to come in both MPSC Prelims & Mains, the lack of concise study material is a challenge.

Candidates can refer to the following table for the important link to Art & Culture for the GS Paper 1:

Topic Name

Marathi Link

English Link

Indus Valley Civilization (IVC)

(लवकरच उपलब्ध होईल)

Click Here

भक्ती आणि सुफी चळवळी

Click Here

Click Here

Buddhism & Jainism

(लवकरच उपलब्ध होईल)Click Here

Mahajanapadas/महाजनपद

Click HereClick Here

Mauryan Empire/मौर्य साम्राज्य

(लवकरच उपलब्ध होईल)Click Here

Kushana Rule/कुशाण साम्राज्य

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Gupta Empire/गुप्त साम्राज्याचा उदय आणि वाढ

(लवकरच उपलब्ध होईल)Click Here

Sangam Period/संगम

(लवकरच उपलब्ध होईल)Click Here

Pallavas and Chalukyas/चालुक्य आणि पल्लव राजवंश

(लवकरच उपलब्ध होईल)Click Here

वेदांचे प्रकार,Types of Vedas

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Indian monuments and their builders

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Dances(Classical and folk) and Martial Arts

-Click Here

GS Paper 1 Study Material: Indian Society

Indian Society is included under its syllabus of General Studies Paper 1, and certain aspects are also covered in GS Paper 2. The table below will mention the important links for the Indian Society Study Material:

Topic Name

Marathi Link

English Link

Salient aspects of Diversity of India and Indian Society

To be notified

To be notified

Role of women and women’s organization

To be notified

To be notified

population and associated issues

To be notified

To be notified

Social empowerment

To be notifiedTo be notified

How to prepare for MPSC GS Paper 1: Strategy & Tips

It is clear from MPSC GS Paper 1 Syllabus that History, Art & Culture, and Geography will be covered in this paper.

MPSC GS पेपर 1 च्या अभ्यासक्रमातून हे स्पष्ट झाले आहे की या पेपरमध्ये इतिहास, कला आणि संस्कृती आणि भूगोल या विषयांचा समावेश केला जाणार आहे.

Following are some of the subject-wise strategies that aspirants can adopt to prepare the GS 1 paper:

NO.

Subject

MPSC GS Paper 1Strategy & Tips

1

History

Since the syllabus mentions only modern history, aspirants can cover it from books like Spectrum and Bipin Chandra.

2

Art & Culture

Don't ignore the Ancient and Medieval History area as questions from Art and Culture are asked from this section. Check Arts and Culture Class 11 by NCERT to prepare this section. Additionally, aspirants can refer to Indian Art and Culture (Nitin Singhania)

3

Indian Society

Contemporary topics like Indian society, role of women's organizations, globalization etc. can be effectively covered by reading newspapers, monthly magazines and PIB and PRS websites.

4

Geography

Geography part of the syllabus can be covered effectively from NCERT of class 11 and 12, followed by reading of books by Majid Hussain and GC Leong.

5

Previous Year Questions & Test Series

Cover at least 10 years of PYQs of the GS Paper 1 to evaluate the type of questions being asked and skim through the answer copies of toppers. Aspirants can easily get these answer copies online. Assess them to comprehend the important things of a good answer and integrate them into their answer-writing. Practice it regularly and get your copies assessed by your mentors.

You don't need to read all the books in this list cover-to-cover; however, try to cover the chapters related to MPSC GS Paper 1 syllabus and make your notes for revision.

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The recommended booklist for the MPSC GS Paper 1 is given below:

  1. The Wonder That Was India- A.L. Basham. (Culture)
  2. भारताचा भुगोल, सवदि सर
  3. महाराष्ट्र चा भुगोल, दीपस्तंभ
  4. India’s Ancient Past - R.S. Sharma. (Culture)
  5. Indian Art and Culture - Nitin Singhania. (Culture)
  6. A Brief History of Modern India - Spectrum Book (History)
  7. History Of Modern India - Bipan Chandra. (History)
  8. Norman Lowe OR History of Modern World - Jain and Mathur (World History - GS1)
  9. Geography of India - Majid Husain. (Geography)
  10. Social Problems In India - Ram Ahuja. (Indian Society - GS1)
  11. India’s Struggle For Independence - Bipan Chandra. (History)
  12. Oxford School Atlas - Oxford. (Geography)
  13. Navneet Atlas (Marathi)
  14. Certificate Physical and Human Geography - Goh Cheng Leong. (Geography)
  15. India After Gandhi - Ramchandra Guha (History - GS1)

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MPSC GS Paper 1 Study Material FAQs

  • Study Material is an important source for the MPSC Rajyaseva preparation. But FREE material is very limited availability; also, proper quality notes are not available in Marathi for the MPSC examination. But BYJU'S Exam Prep provided the quality and FREE study material of General Studies Paper 1 for the upcoming MPSC Rajyaseva examination. Aspirants can visit the website and download the required study material. 

  • Aspirants should find topics related to art and culture and prepare notes on each topic. Along with NCERT and state board books, one should also start reading YCMOU books on art and culture as they can get all the information related to art and culture in one place.

  • You can start with NCERT and then review detailed book suggestions of previous year's toppers. 

    The recommended booklist for the MPSC GS Paper 1 is given below:

    1. History Of Modern India - Bipan Chandra. (History)
    2. The Wonder That Was India- A.L. Basham. (Culture)
    3. India’s Ancient Past - R.S. Sharma. (Culture)
    4. Indian Art and Culture - Nitin Singhania. (Culture)
    5. भारताचा भुगोल, सवदि सर
    6. महाराष्ट्र चा भुगोल, दीपस्तंभ 
    7. A Brief History of Modern India - Spectrum Book (History)
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