MPPSC Prelims 2013: General Studies Paper 1 Detailed Analysis

MPPSC Prelims 2013: General Studies Paper 1 Detailed Analysis

MPPSC Prelims 2013 General Studies Paper 1 Detailed Analysis: The Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) is conducted every year across the state of Madhya Pradesh. Recently, The Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission released MPPSC Recruitment notification for State Service and State Forest Examination 2017. Please note that, the last date to apply online and payment of fees through online mode is January 8, 2017.

Following our previous blogs, we are going to analyse MPPSC Prelims 2013 General Studies Paper 1. This article on MPPSC Prelims 2013 General Studies Paper 1 Exam Analysis will help aspirants to get a flavour of the nature of the questions asked in MPPSC Prelims 2013 examination.

MPPSC Prelims Exam Topics 2013

For this exam, it is mandatory for the candidates to clear 2 stages which are namely, (i) Preliminary Exam, (ii) Mains Exam. Only the candidates who will be able to qualify in both these exams (as per the cut-off) will be eligible to apply for the interview.

Hence, it becomes very important for the candidates who have applied for the MPPSC exam this year to have a detailed knowledge about previous year’s exam papers so as to attain a better understanding about which topics are important and are more frequently asked. By doing this, they can lead their preparation in the right order and direction. Therefore, to help you with this and save your valuable time, we are going to analyze the MPPSC Prelims organized in 2013 in detail. Firstly, let us take a look at the topics around which the prelims exam was based,

  • Geography
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian History
  • Madhya Pradesh Specific
  • Current & Static Affairs
  • Miscellaneous
  • General Science
  • Indian Economy


MPPSC Prelims 2013 General Studies Paper 1: Exam Analysis

The MPPSC Preliminary Exam comprised a total of 100 questions and the questions were distributed among various topics. The distribution of questions specific to each topic has been discussed by the medium of this bar chart below.MPPSC

Here, it becomes very clear that maximum number of questions were put up from Geography followed by indian polity, Indian history, Madhya Pradesh specific, current affairs, Miscellaneous, Science and Technology and last but not the least Indian Economy. By observing this trend, we can easily deduce that these are extremely important subjects from examination point of view.

Now, we are going to shift our focus to the section-wise distribution to analyze the number of questions asked from each topic of the concerned subject. As the maximum number of questions was asked from Geography, we will begin with this topic:

MPPSC Prelims 2013 Exam Analysis: Geography

The number of questions from this section were 18. Let us break down the topics:


This subject was divided into various sections containing questions from World geography and Indian Geography.

MPPSC Prelims 2013 Exam Analysis: Indian Polity

A total of 17 questions appeared in the question paper which were exclusively based on these 5 sections:

Name of Topic Number of Questions
Constitutional History of India 4
Law and Order 1
Articles & Amendments in Constitutions 3
Indian Parliament 1
Bills & Acts 8

As we can see that the major chunk of Indian Polity section was covered by Bills & Acts topic.

MPPSC Prelims 2013 Exam Analysis: Indian History

The number of questions from this section were 16. This subject is further divided into 3 sections- Ancient India, Medieval India, Modern India. The topics of these sections will be highlighted in the char below.


Most of the questions were asked from Modern History specific to the Freedom Struggle.

MPPSC Prelims 2013 Exam Analysis: Madhya Pradesh Specific

A total of 14 questions were asked from this section. This topic constitutes to be one of the crucial subjects in the MPPSC Prelims exam.

Generally, a candidate appearing for state exams is expected to be familiar with the historical and geographical features of the particular state. Most of the questions from geography and history section were specific to the state of Madhya Pradesh.

MPPSC Prelims 2013 Exam Analysis: Current & Static Affairs

Current & Static Affairs Knowledge is not far behind in the run for the most number of questions. One can always expect a good deal of questions from this subject.MPPSC In the MPPSC Prelims 2013, 12 questions were asked from topics like International Current affairs, National current affairs and Sports.

MPPSC Prelims 2013 Exam Analysis: Miscellaneous

As the name suggests, miscellaneous section covered mixed questions. 11 questions were seen in the prelims exam which were of easy difficulty level.  There were various questions from different topics except Mathematics and Reasoning problems.

MPPSC Prelims 2013 Exam Analysis: General Science

A total of 7 questions were asked from General Science. The topics included under this subject mainly are, Science & Technology.

MPPSC Prelims 2013 Exam Analysis: Indian Economy

A total of 5 questions were asked from Indian Economy. Let us go through the topics covered:

  Name of Topic Number of Questions
Agriculture and Economy 2
Economical Planning 2
Indian Industries and Mineral Resources 1

A little portion of the exam was covered by Indian Economy section.

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Generally, pattern of a previous year’s exam gives us a brief insight on what to expect during the actual exam.

So, here we conclude our article on MPPSC Prelims 2013 Exam Analysis. If you have any queries/ doubts, post them in the comment section below.

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