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CGPSC State Engineering Examinations: Notification,Exam dates, and Preparation Tips

Every state has its own public service exams, and the ones that are conducted for Chhattisgarh state are for state engineering services. The Chhattisgarh Public Services Commission officiates this exam. The frequency of conducting these examinations depends on the vacancies that have to be filed from time to time. The number of vacancies is pre-released, and the scheduled number of posts would be only 89. The vacancies can be for any department for the post of assistant engineer. Every year the number of vacancies vary according to the requirement. These vacancies are posted based on the requirements, and hence the recruitment takes place similarly after the CGPSC examinations are conducted.

The candidate can write the exam in either Hindi or English. The application forms can only get filled online, which is the secure mode of getting registered. The online application fee is Rs.400/-. The candidates have to appear for the exams offline and have a duration of two hours and thirty minutes to complete it. The candidates have to complete the exam in the stipulated time.

The available categories get posted as well. The interested candidates can fill in the application online with the required information on the mentioned website ( If you happen to make an error when answering the requirements, there is a specific correction window on the site, which will enable you to do the needful and complete the form accurately and submit on time. This window gets opened by the exam authorities. If you have done everything right, you will end up getting an admit card needed for appearing in the CGPSC exam.

The age group for taking up the exam seems mentioned in the application form. Candidates ranging from the age of 21 to 30 can apply, and the maximum age for the Chhattisgarh candidates would be 40 years. These exams get conducted in three stages

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview

The preliminary exam is the first stage of the exam, which the candidate has to qualify. Those who do so can appear for the next stage of the exam that consists of the mains. There is a definite process for appearing the mains. You will have to once again register for it on the official website as per the mentioned dates. Finally, who get through the mains are eligible for the interview round.

The eligibility criteria

The candidate must have completed his/her engineering from a recognized university in the following branches

  • Civil
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical

The selection would get based on how the candidates qualify through the various stages of examination.

The written examination will have two questions papers

  • Based on the general study
  • Relating to the engineering course, you have chosen

The questions will be

  • Objective type questions
  • MCQs

If you happen to clear the two stages, the candidate gets a chance to appear for the interview.

Notification of the exam

The notification of the CGPSC -State Engineering Exam is declared on the official website. it will have all the necessary details of

  • The number of vacancies
  • Salary details
  • Age limit
  • Upcoming events
  • Related matters

It will also mention when you can apply and the last date to apply for the examination. They provide the official link as well.

When you browse through the website, you will have to select the latest notification option, which will display the present year’s details of CGPSC examinations. You can create a new login or use the existing login to apply for the post and register for the appearing in the exam. You would need to save the submitted form as an acknowledgment copy.

Processing of the application

The candidate will have to fill the form online after paying the application fee, which gets done through net banking. The specified date for filling in the form seems mentioned when the candidate can complete the process. The filling process does require important documents for information, but no attachment is required.

The application fee is Rs.400/-for general candidates and Rs.300 for SC/ST/OBC. Usually, the exam is conducted in the last week of March, and the result gets declared in the first week of April.

When you go to the official site and fill in the details after going through the instructions carefully and submit it, it is necessary to save a copy of the application form.

The syllabus for CGPSC

The general studies part one contains


  • History of India
  • Freedom struggle
  • Geography of India


  • Constitution
  • Public administration and law


  • Indian economy
  • Environment
  • Water
  • Mineral and forest resources


  • Current affairs
  • Sports

Unit -5

  • General science
  • Computer

The next part of paper two would contain General Knowledge of Chhattisgarh, and the third will contain General intelligence. The remaining parts will concern the branch of engineering you have chosen with two parts each to the paper you will have to write.

The exam patterns

The examination pattern for the CGPSC -State Engineering Exams are easy and you will notice that it can be easily understood.

The general aptitude question paper will contain 150 questions, and the maximum marks will be 300. The branch of engineering subject that the candidate has chosen will also be 150 questions, and you will have a score out of 300 marks.

You would notice that the recruitment process involves two stages of clearance to be selected. Hence the total number of marks that the candidate has to score out of will be 600. The interview will carry 75 marks, which gets conducted after the candidate clears the above two written stages.

Receiving the admit card

This a vital document that is required for you to appear in the exams. After you have filled and submitted your form. The candidate will receive his/her admit card ten days before the exams. You can get it by typing your password and id into the website. It is mandatory to carry the admit card when you appear for the CGPSC- State Engineering Exams.

Preparation for the exam 

The complete syllabus for the CGPSC- State Engineering Services exam gets provided on the website. The interested candidate has to go through the entire syllabus and prepare himself/ herself for the exam ahead. The syllabus is vast and needs thorough preparation on the part of the candidate to be able to clear the exams convincingly.

There are several sample question papers of previous years that get used to preparing oneself at the kind of pattern and content that would be required to be studied and prepared. When the candidate is thorough with the syllabus, it would be a good way to practice with the sample papers to get a steady hold on the subject. Once the familiarity sets in, the candidate will be able to answer the questions adequately without wasting time thinking over each question.

Reading up several newspapers, in addition to the existing syllabus, will enable the candidate to be abreast of recent events and trends. It can help in the general intelligence section. These snippets prove handy for the final interview as well. Keeping notes of the important points as you read along will help you recollect them and give you a bird’s view when you refresh your memory when revising for the exam.

It would be a great idea to get help from people who have already taken these exams and got through and others who are good at such subjects. It will help to resolve doubts and know more about the subject and enhance your knowledge to a great extent. It definitely would be a boost to your preparation for the CGPSC – State Engineering Services.

The results of the exam and the cut-off marks

After the candidate has appeared for the three-stage preliminary examinations, mains, and the interview, there would be definite eagerness to know the result of what you have worked so hard for in the first place. The results will be declared in the first week of April in the pdf format on the website. They would enlist the roll numbers which have qualified for the next stage that would be the mains.

The cut-off marks for the Prelims depends on the General Studies. Prelims 2019 has approximately 75% cut off out of the total 200 marks for the general category students and 70% for OBC/ 60% for SC/ 55% for ST candidates. This cut-off decides their chance for sitting in the Mains Examination.

Final thoughts

CGPSC-State Engineering Exams are for people irrespective of their gender (male/ female/ transgender) people of all caste and religion can appear for the exam. There is eligibility based on age and qualification. For getting recruited, you would have to clear the various stages of the examinations with the mentioned cut-off marks to qualify for the next level.

These examinations will allow you to be able to work in government departments in the various mentioned branches of engineering, such as civil, mechanical, and electrical. The candidate can make good use of the available information from the syllabus to the available sample papers to achieve his/her goal to clear the examination with flying colors.


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