GPSC Exam Pattern 2022 - Marking Scheme, Paper Pattern

GPSC Exam Pattern 2022 - Marking Scheme, Paper Pattern

BySATISH KUMAR GUPTA  |  Updated on: Sep 5, 2022
Candidates can check GPSC exam pattern 2022 for Prelims and Mains exam. Get to know about the Gujarat Civil Services exam pattern and marking scheme here as per the latest syllabus.

GPSC Exam Pattern 2022 is specified by the Gujarat Public Service Commission for Group 1 and Group 2 exams. Candidates who will be taking the GPSC exam should check out the latest GPSC exam pattern and marking scheme that has been specified to you here. GPSC exam is composed of Prelims and Mains exam. An interview or personality test follows later on for those candidates who qualify the Mains exam. 

GPSC exam for Prelims is for a total of 400 marks and Mains is for 900 marks. However, the interview is for 100 marks. Thus, the total marks for GPSC exam is 1400 altogether. In the following given post, we have covered all three stages of GPSC exam for each round that will help you understand the GPSC exam pattern and marking scheme in a better way

GPSC Exam Pattern 2022

GPSC Exam Pattern 2022 is important for all the GPSC exam aspirants to get familiar with the selection process for the exam. The first stage of GPSC 2022 exam is the Prelims while Mains is the second stage. Lastly, an interview is followed for those candidates who are successful in the Mains exam. Besides the exam pattern, you must also acquaint yourselves with the GPSC syllabus to know the important topics that are asked in the exam. On the basis of the marks scored by candidates in Mains and Interview, the candidates are selected to be appointed as GPSC officers in Class I and Class II post.

GPSC Exam Pattern

GPSC 2022 Stages

Total Marks

Nature of the Exam

GPSC Prelims


Objective Type

GPSC Mains


Descriptive Test

GPSC Interview


Personality Test

Total Marks

Mains Marks+Interview Marks = 1000 Marks

Download GPSC Exam Pattern PDF

To understand GPSC exam pattern, an in-depth understanding of each stage is needed for exam preparation. you must adopt a strategic approach to get the exam pattern right for GPSC Civil Services exam. For this, we have provided to you the latest GPSC exam pattern for Prelims and Mains exam below.

>> Download GPSC Exam Pattern 2022 PDF

GPSC Exam Pattern for Prelims

The first stage of GPSC exam is the Prelims exam. The GPSC prelims is held to weed out candidates to find the right candidates for the Mains exam.

  • All the questions that are asked in GPSC exam are objective in nature.
  • There shall be two papers for GPSC Prelims, General Studies Paper 1 and General Studies Paper 2.
  • Each paper is for 200 marks for a duration of 3 Hours.
  • The paper shall be set in bilingual, i.e. English and Gujarati. However, in case of any discrepancy, the English medium will be considered to resolve it.

GPSC Prelims Exam Pattern


Paper Name

Marks for Each Paper



General Studies 1


3 hours

General Studies 2


3 hours


GPSC Prelims Total Marks 


GPSC Exam Pattern for Mains

The candidates who shall qualify the Prelims exam of GPSC Civil Services exam will be allowed to appear for the Mains exam. Here is the GPSC Mains exam pattern.

  • GPSC Mains shall be descriptive in nature.
  • There are a total of six paper for the GPSC mains exam with no optional paper.
  • Each paper spans a duration of 3 Hours with each paper of 150 marks.

GPSC Mains Exam Pattern

Nature of Exam



Total marks



3 hours



3 hours



3 hours


General Studies I

3 hours


General Studies II

3 hours


General Studies III

3 hours



GPSC Mains Total Marks = 900

GPSC Exam Pattern - Interview

The last stage of GPSC exam pattern is the Personality Test or interview which is for 100 marks. The interview is conducted only for those who qualify the Mains exam. The interview is of crucial importance to the candidates who appear for the GPSC exam since the marks of the interview and mains exam is used to prepare the merit list of candidates. The aim of GPSC interview is to test a candidate's overall intellect and personality that is needed to carry out the functions in the organization.

GPSC Civil Service Exam Exam Pattern FAQs

  • GPSC Exam Pattern 2022 is prescribed by the Gujarat Public Service Commission for Class I and Class II posts. The GPSC exam consists of Prelims, Mains and Interview. the Prelims is objective in nature for 400 marks, Mains is descriptive for 900 marks and Interview is for 100 marks.

  • to download GPSC exam pattern PDF, you can visit the official website of GPSC and find it in the GPSC syllabus. Other than this, you can directly, download the latest GPSC exam pattern with marking scheme by clicking the link below:

    >> GPSC Exam Pattern PDF

  • GPSC exam pattern for Prelims consists of two papers, General Studies Paper 1 and General Studies Paper 2. Each of the GPSC Prelims papers is for 200 marks where you will have to answer all the questions in objective manner. The time duration for each paper is 3 Hours.

  • GPSC Mains exam pattern is different from Prelims as it is vaster. The Mains exam consists of a total of 6 papers that are descriptive in nature. The six papers consist of English, Gujarati, Essay, General Studies-1, General Studies-2, and General Studies-3. There is no optional paper is GPSC exam. The total marks for GPSC Mains is 900 marks with each paper of 150 marks.

  • GPSC exam is conducted in both English and Hindi. Thus, the candidates can choose the medium for GPSC exam for Prelims and Mains in the language that they are convenient to answer the questions.

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