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here you will find MPSC Syllabus 2012, Online, Exam, Syllabus for MPSC, Preliminary, Mains, PSI, Marathi, English, General Studies. MPSC Syllabus 2012:English:Essay Letter Writting Communication Skill:A notice Dialagu writting Speeches An individualconversation with a group of people A GroupDiscussion, a Meeting, a Teleconference on a topical issue Precis writing Comprehension Paraphrase of a Prose Passage Grammar : i)Transformation of Sentences,ii) Correction of Sentences, iii)Use of Tenses, iv) Punctuation, v)Word-formation, vi)Use of Phrases. General Studies - I Section -A (Marks : 40 ) History:Brief history of Maharashtra: Socio-cultural development during thefollowing regimes - Satvahanas - Vakatakas - Chalukyas - Rashtrakutas -Shilahars - Yadavas - Muslim regimes and Marathas. History of Modern India (1818-1857) particularly Maharashtra [^] : Introduction of modern education - Press, Railway, Post andTelegraph,

Its impacton society. Films. 03) Economic Geography:.R.Samyukta Maharashtra movement major political parties and personalitiesinvolved therein.a) Climate: Distribution of Rainfall.Evolution of the Subcontinent Majorphysiographic regions .Ambedkar's Movement . B. Visual Arts (Architecture.Problems of floods and river pollution Physiographic details of Maharashtra. formation of Linguistic states. . Tourism in Maharashtra .Industries.independent India. Impact of Literature on socio .Sanctuaries in Maharashtra . Drama.Agroclimatic zones of Maharashtra . Major developments and personalities during 1960-1990. Social and economic awakening: IndianNationalism . Indian National Congress (1885 . The other contemporary movements during pre-independence: Satyashodhak Samaj .India's strategic location with reference to her neighbours. importance and development in Maharashtra.1857 revolt and after.psychological development of Maharashtra: Bhakti. Post Independence development: Integration of princely states. Music and Folk Arts). Industrial and Domestic Sectors. b) Soils . Problem of Drinking Water.Religious.Role of important personalities.problems of soil erosion and degradation in Maharashtra. Eco-Tourism and Cultural Heritage. Rainfall in Maharashtra .spatial andtemporal variability . DPAP (Draught Prone Area Programme) -Water requirement inAgricultural.with special reference to Maharashtra : .Painting and Sculpture) and Festivals.National Revolutionary Movement . 01) Location and extent . Section -B ( Marks : 40 ) a) Geography of India . Asia and the Worl 02) Physical Geography:.HinduMahasabhaMuslim League . Cultural Heritage of Maharashtra (Ancient to Modern) : PerformingArts (Dance.Minerals and Energy Resources : Theredistribution. Role of Press and Education in socialawakening in pre. Dalit.1947).Dr.Problem of Droughtand scarcity. IndianOcean Rim. Urban and Rural Literature. Land reforms and Socio-religious reforms .Tiger Project.Medicinal. c) Natural Vegetation and wild life .Tribal uprising.Forest types in India and Indian wild life National Parks .Leftist MovementPeseant Movement .

Slum. Commission River Water Dispute Settlements Board etc.Role. 02) The Political System (Structure. Uniform Civil Code .Salient Features of theConstitution (Secular democratic and socialist) . Speaker Parliamentary Committees .Fundamental Rights andDuties .Philosophy of the Preamble .Lok Pal. Urban Traffic and Pollution.The Union Executive: President.Amendment Procedure : MajorAmendments to the Constitution : Landmark Judgments used for interpreting theConstitution.Compositions - .Environmental. Structure and Functions of majorCommissions and Boards: Election Commission.VicePresident. National Women's Commission.Comptroller and Auditor General of India b) The Union Legislature.Centre . Rural settlements in Maharashtra. d) The State Government: The State Executive .T. NationalMinorities S.Parliament. Union and State Public ServiceCommissions. Housing. Lok Aayukt and Lok Nyayalaya .Prime Minister and Council of Ministers .Chief Minister and the Councilof Minister .Functions Role and Power of the Supreme Court and High Court -Subordinate Courts . Migration ofpopulation . Problems of Urbanand Rural Settlements .Judiciary as awatch-dog protecting the Constitutional Order.Integrated Judiciary.Parliament's Control over Executive.Judicial Activism. Powers and Functions ofGovernments) : a) The CentralGovernment . Human Rights Commission. Section -C ( Marks : 40) 3) Indian Polity (With special Reference to Maharashtra) : 01) The Constitution of India: Making of theConstitution .Governor .04) Human and Social Geography: Distribution of population.Legislative Council .C.The State Legislature -Legislative Assembly . Speaker and Dy.State relations andFormation of New States .Directive Principles of State Policy such as Free and Compulsoryprimary education. c)Judiciary: Organisation of Judiciary .Independent Judiciary .effects of migration on source and destination areas. Water Supply andSanitation.Attorney General of India ./S. Functions and Powers .

NIEPA.Problems and difficulties in conducting Free and FairElections . 03) Parties and Pressure Groups: Nature of Party system . Structure. Age. shaping of the public opinion and educating the people. (2) Rural Panchayat Raj System .Municipal Corporations.Ideology.Functions andControls (3) Significance of 73rd and 74thAmendment to the Constitution.D( Marks : 40 ) 4) Human Resource Development (HRD) :01) Human Resource Development in India .Major Pressure Groupsand Interest Groups in Maharashtra .Role of NationalParties .Ideology.Patterns of Voting behaviour .Legislative Committees.Officials . Taluka Panchayat andVillage Panchayat . Demand estimate of skilled manpower in different Sectors andAreas.their Role and impact on Policy making.Powers. Importance and need of HumanResource planning in modern society. Population policy and projection upto2050. Reserved constituencies for weakersections .Structure .Electoral Reforms. Nature. 05) The Electoral Process: Main features of Electoral process singlemember territorial Constituencies.quantitative aspect (size and growth .Sex. Functionsand Role . .and Factors influencing thevoting behaviour .its impacton policy making.Major trends . Municipal councils. Open Universities. Organisation and electoral performance . UGC.types and problems of unemployment in India.Presentstatus of population in India . Section . Resources.Zilla Parishad. Governmental and VoluntaryInstitution engaged in development of manpower e. Components and factors involved inplanning of Human Resources.Functions and Controls.Powers. organisation and electoral performance Regional Parties. Officials.Regional imbalances -illiteracy and unemployment. e) The Local Governments: 01) Urban . Urban andRural) and qualitative aspects (Education and Healthcare). (4) Empowerment of local government and their role indevelopment. Municipalities.Adult Franchise . Trends of Employment in India.Resources .Role of Election Commission . 04) The Media: Print and Electronic Media .g. NCERT.Powers. 06) Challenges and Responses to Indian Democracy: Social and Economic inequalities .Nagarpanchayat and Cantonment Boards.General Elections.

Health policies.Role of cooperative institutes in Rural Development. Need. Handicapped. Dropout etc. Rural Employment Schemes.e-Learning. Section . ITIs. Minorities. Healthcare system in India. issues andefforts to overcome them.g.exploitation of labour.). Rural Water Supplyand Sanitation programs. Govt. unemployment. Education (Pre-primary to Higher Education) system in India. mechanism toenforce and protect Human Rights in India. Govt. . Its reflections in Indian constitution.Transportation. NCVT. schemes and programs Problems.Concept-Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR 1948). 02) Education: Education as a tool of HR developmentand social change.) Education for . Govt. illiteracy. 04) Health: As an essential and major component ofHRD.Govt. Energy. Schemes andprogramms for Education.regulating and monitoring Formal. for training andpractising of human rights and human dignity in a democratic set up.Present status. Talent Searchetc. 03) Vocational Education: As a tool of HRdevelopment. 05) Rural Development: Empowerment ofpanchayat Raj system. Financial Institutesinvolved in Rural Development.Problems related to human rights deprivations such as poverty. various schemes to reduce unemployment andunderemployment. custodial crimes etc. Infrastructure development e. Socially andEconomically underprivileged classes. policies.Girls. Housing and communication in rural area.vocationalisation of education.objectives. and Voluntary Agencies involved in promoting. functions and its programmes. violence. regulating. corruption. Govt.International humanrights standards. Human Rights Movement in India. policies.accrediting vocational and Technical Education.structure. Vocational/TechnicalEducation. Problems and issues related to HRD.E( Marks : 40 ) 5) Human Rights :. Impact of globalisationand privatisation on Indian education. Quality improvement. Nonformal and Adult education. VillagePanchayat and its role in Rural development. Institutes involved in promoting. World Health Organisation (WHO) . employment policy. schemes andprogrammes. Problems and issuesrelated to Healthcare and efforts to overcome them.social-culturalreligious practices. Vital Statistics. Land reforms and development. systems and training in India particularly in Maharashtra. Problems and issues (Universalisation of education. IMC etc. terrorism.AICTE.

Role of internationalagencies.Role ofinternational agencies.) -Government Policy. Utilisation of their services in developmental activities.problems and issues (inequality in opportunity etc. Child labour.) . 08) Welfare of disabled persons . welfare schemes and programs . Voluntary Organisations in employment and rehabilitation.problems and issues. VoluntaryOrganisations and Community resources.Voluntary Organisations and Community resources. 03) Youth Development: problems and issues(Unemployment. drug addiction etc.problems and issues(working conditions. .Tribal movement. 09) People’s Rehabilitations .developmentschemes and programs Role of international agencies. OBC etc.). health and problems related to organised andunorganised sectors) GovernmentPolicy. Voluntary Organisations and Resource mobilsation andCommunity participation.Empowerment of Women etc. Voluntary Organisations Community resources.Role of internationalagencies. welfare schemes and programs. welfare schemes and programs .problems and issues(Gender inequality. welfare schemes and development programs . 06) Welfare for aged People. 05) Development for Socially deprived classes ( SC.Role of internationalagencies. Girl child Infanticide/Foeticide.Government Policy .) -Government Policies. People’s participation intheir development.(People affected by Development projects .Role of international agencies.problems andissues (inequality in educational and employment opportunity etc. unrest. Voluntary Organisations and Community resources. isolation.Role of international agencies.Government Policy. Violence against women. People participationin their Welfare.community and Voluntary Organisations.Role of internationalagencies. Voluntary Organisations and Community participation for theirdevelopment.Government Policy welfare schemes and programs . wages.) .02) Women Development . Children education etc. 07) Labour Welfare . 04) Tribal Development: problems and issues(Malnutrition.6) Socio-Economic development of following segments of the society :01) Child Development: problems and issues(Infant mortality. People’sparticipation in their Welfare. Malnutrition.Government Policy. integration and development etc. ) . welfare schemes and programs . People’s participation in theirdevelopment. schemes and programs fordevelopment / welfare and empowerment .) -Government Policy.

A( Marks : 40 ) India in World Affairs:1) Foreign Policy of India :01) Basic Principles. 8) Consumer Protection: Salient features ofthe existing act. General Studies .) -Strategy and programs . religion.Legal Provisions Consideration of different aspectslike economic. 7) Globalisationand its impact on different sections of Indian Society.) 3) India's External and Internal SecurityConcerns : 01) Terrorism. values. 02)India and Neighbours: Conflict andCo-operation.and Natural Calamities. social. ethics through formal andinformal agencies such as family. 2) Nuclear Policy of India : 01) Salient features. 04) Foreign Economic Policy of India: Aid.Objectives. Insurgency.II Section . procedures. andDeterminants of foreign policy. functions. Powers. psychological etc. Objectives. education.Rights of consumers. cultural. Consumer Welfare Fund. 9) Values and Ethics : Fostering of social norms. media etc. Trade and economic cooperation. 03) India and Indian Ocean. Regional andSub-regional conflicts. Socio- .Consumer disputes and redressalmachinery. Different kinds of Forums. 02) Determinants ofNuclear Tests: Pokhran I (1974) and Pokhran II (1998) 03) Recent Trends in Nuclear Policy such asNPT (Nuclear NonProliferation Treaty) and CTBT (Comprehensive Test BanTreaty.

economic imbalances. Policy alternatives -Public-Private Sector Partnership. Planning. UNPeace Keeping Forces. Naxalite Movements. Transport (Road. Network of Radio. Rural Development 5) Planning : Process . a) Existing Laws and Regulations with reference to Maharashtra [^] .Separatist Movements.73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments. Intelligence and Security Agencies c) Treaties of Extradition and Interpol. Economic and Social Council andInternational Court of Justice) c) UN Agencies: UNCTAD. NAM.trends in SectoralDevelopment and profile of service Sector. problems related to Infrastructurein India. ILO and WHO. 4) International Affairs and Institutions : 01) Emerging important issues and events ininternational relations (1990 onwards) Political. Strategic and Economic : considerations. Social and Economic Indicators of Development.b) United Nations System: Its Charter andOrgans. 6) Urban and Rural Infrastructure Development: Need and Significance. ASEAN. Section . Evaluation. UNDP. Decentralisation . Growth and Development of Social and economic infrastructure such asEnergy. Housing. TV.Review of India'sFirst to Tenth Five year Plans. 02) Regional andInternational Institutions: a) SAARC.B( Marks : 40 ) Indian Economy. UNICEF. Internet.Types . UNCHR. Communal Violences and Caste Conflicts. UNHCR. Challenges in Indian Economy -Poverty.) Communications (Post andTelegraphs. 02) Law Enforcement Mechanism and Judiciary. FDIand . Commonwealth of Nations and European Union. Portsetc. Security Council. Telecommunication). Water supply and sanitation. Trade. (General Assembly. Unemployment and Regional Imbalances. State and Local Level Planning. Indian Economy . UNESCO. 1. Crises.

VAT. State and RBI Initiatives. role.importance and diversification. Public debt .Based Budgeting.Composition and Growth -FDI. Foreign Capital Inflows . Economic Reforms at Centre and State Level. Composition and Direction of India's Foreign Trade. scopeand limitations). 11) Public Finance: Sources of revenue -tax.(IMF.Centre. . 8) Co-operation: Concept. 7) Industry : Need . State Government Policy. meaning. Small-scale. Foreign trade policy of India . Audit and Aid. WTO Regime .International Financing Agencies . issues and problems. WTOand International Trade. Centre and StateGovernment Policies for Infrastructure Development. Growthand diversification of co-operative movement in India. promotion and monitoring of SSIs(with special reference to Maharashtra) Export Potential of Small scale and cottage industries. Problem of States'Indebtedness to Centre. State policy and Co-operative sector -Legislation.types. 9) Economic reforms: Background.Problems .Privatisation of infrastructuredevelopment. non-tax and public debt of Centre and States in India. Public Expenditure(Centre and States) Growth and causes. World Bank andIDA).Concepts. Supervision.Review at Centre and State Level.measures and programmes for development. Privatisation and Globalisation . 10) International Trade and International Captial Movements: Emerging Trends in era of globalisation. Structure of Large-scale Industries in India with special reference to Maharashtra. Meaning. review of Tax Reforms at national and State level. Impact of liberalisation. Growth Pattern.Growth. Prospects ofCooperatives in the era of global competition. Role ofMultinationals . Transport and Housing (Urban and Rural).Provisions and itsimplications and impact on Indian Economy. Composition andBurden.Liberalisation. Co-operative institution in Maharashtra . Fiscal Deficits . privatisation and globalisationon SSIs. Public Expenditure Reform -Performance Based Budgeting and Zero . Problems of Co-operatives in Maharashtra.Export Promotion. e-Commerce.(concept.Cottage and Village industries Problems Prospects of Small scale. Objectives.Infrastructure Development .importance and role of industries in economic and socialdevelopment. cotage andvillage industry. Control ofDeficits .Centre and State Government initiatives and programmes. Old andnew principles of co-operation. Growth. International Credit Ratings. Fiscal Reforms in India .

Government Agencies andInstitutes engaged in Horticulture development. Agriculture inputs (improved seeds.Irrigation and its methods. 15) Horticulture: Importance and scope of fruit andplantation crops with reference to Maharashtra. schemes and programmes for livestock developmentincluding livestock breeds.Causes of low productivity .C( Marks : 40 ) 12) Natural Resource Development 1. rainfed farming. factors affecting pricesof various Agriculture produces . Healthcare Role of milk.transportation. Pest Management. packaging. Problems and issues relatedto forestry Government policies and afforestration programmes (Socialforestry.components.Section . Agriculture pricing. 14) Development of fisheries: Its role and significance in national economy.export of marine products. Mechanization of Agriculture). Government schemes andprograms for Horticulture development and marketing. Role of fruits and vegetablesin human nutrition. Co-operative dairyenterprises in Maharashtra. Govt policies. meatand poultry products in human nutrition. feeds and fodder. importance and Financial Institutionsinvolved therein. Horticultural crops suitable for dryland and rainfed condition. Problem of ruralindebtedness.need. schemes andprogrammes for agriculture production and developments such as land reformsand land utilisation. vegetable crops and flower plants ofMaharashtra. . scope anddevelopment of fisheries in India and particularly in Maharashtra.Government policies. 16) Forestry: Its role in enhancing the quality ofenvironment. soil and water conservation. Subsidies. Role of Govt and itsinstitutes in agriculture marketing. Agriculture Marketing . Fertilizersand Manures. Causes of low productivity and Govt efforts to overcome it. support prices of various agricultureproduces. Value addedproducts. marketing of Horticultural Products. 13) Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development: Its role. Agriculture: Importance of Agriculture in NationalEconomy .Govt. Agriculture credit. Major fruit Plants. importanceand significance in National Economy. Processing.present status.Problems and its solutions of low productivity. Livestock in India particularly inMaharashtra. White Revolution. Causes and effects of deforestation.

Problems andissues of storage. Govt.itsprospects. television. 20) Information Technology: as a new industry -use of I.T. and process. Role of Government. education. Mid-day Meal Scheme and other nutritional programs. First and ensuing second GreenRevolutions. Indian missile program etc. Biomass. GIS and its applicationin weather forecasting. Growth andpresent status of I. Research anddevelopment. networking and web technologies. 19) Computer: Role of computer in modernsociety. Power distribution and NationalGrid. Introduction to solar gadgets viz solarcooker.Voluntary Organisation and local community in forest development. Section . Utilisation of forest products. ThermalPower Program.Potential of Solar. Disaster .Agroforestry). disaster warning. Agencies and Institutions engaged in Energy security. GPS. schemes.principle. Policies.trends inFood production and consumption in India. Govt. programs suchas PDS. Community Information Centre etc. procurement. Vidya Vahini. Biogas. Major issues in IT industry . Biogas.T. Problem of food security. Hydroelectric Power program. Food for work.Cyber crime and its prevention. Artificial satellites . Remote sensing. in various services and faculties of knowledge. Problems of Energy Crises.types and applications.weather forecasting. Geothermal andother renewable energy sources. Govt. distribution.common nutritional problemsin India and its causes and effects. programs such as Media Lab Asia. Nuclear Power Program. 21) Space Technology: Indian spaceprogrammes. Wind. Indian Artificialsatellites for telecommunication.Calorific value of foods and its measurement. Energy and nutrient needs ofhuman body for better health and balanced diet . import and export of food.D( Marks : 40 ) Scientific and Technological Developments 18) Energy: Conventional and non-conventionalenergy sources . GyanVahini.Policies and programs for power generation. water heater etc. industry in India. Self-sufficiency in food. 17) Food and Nutrition: Food . broadcasting. its applications in variousspheres of life such as data communication.

Ocean observing and research. cloud formation and movement . Marine living and non-living resourcesdevelopment.warning. Weatherforecasting system. Govt.efforts to prevent and control of pollution. its impact on environment and related problems. Govt.Monsoon model .Biodiversity and balanceecosystem Biosphere Reserve (wetlands. agriculture and fisheries development. regulating and developing biotechnologyin country. Nationalprogramme of flood management. mangroves coral reefs). industrialdevelopment and employment generation.its composition. 24) Meteorology: Earth atmosphere . National and State Agencies engaged in water resourcedevelopment and research.extent and structure. urban habitant. urban planning. programs and activitiesfor ocean resources development. Legalissues related to biotechnological development. Various irrigation projects. Pharmaceutics.Water Resources . Social. legislation andprograms.potential. Govt.Animal breeding and Veterinary health-care.crop yieldmodel. etc. planning and development in India particularlyin Maharashtra. GS and GIS. CRZ Regulation. possible adverse effects ofbiotechnological development. Pollution:Types and sources. energy generation. Sustainable development infield of agriculture.ecological studies.Coastal and Marine Area Management. Areas of application . Groundwater development in India particularlyin Maharashtra.Food technology. environment protection etc. and Voluntaryagencies engaged in Environmental protection activities at national andinternational level. Ethical. National and State Water Policy. . Coastal CommunityDevelopment. soil. Atmospheric weather variables (Parameters). mineral resourcesdevelopment. Human healthcare. 25) Environment: Ecosystems . 22) Water Resources: Significance ofwater in human & national development. Intrastate andInterstate River water disputes. causes and effect of sea pollution and coastal degradation.Agriculture. Govt. 26) Biotechnology: Its potential toimprove human life and national economy through agricultural. 23) Ocean Development: Role of the seas inclimatic changes and monsoon in India. Role andefforts of government in promoting. water. industry. Biotechnology as an essential andimportant tool of natural resource development.

E ( Marks : 40 ) StatisticalAnalysis. bar. 28) Computation and interpretation of Mean. 31) Pointing out deficiencies.in consistencies in the given Data. .Median. Histogram. 29) Conversion of Tabular data / informationin a) Diagram . b) Graph . limitations.Section .Polygon.Venn.Line graph. Mode of Data given. Graphs and Diagrams 27) Classification and Tablulation of Datagiven in descriptive form. 30) Interpretation of Data / Informationgiven in Tabular and Diagramatic / Graphical Form. Pie diagram. 32) To prepare Algorithm and Flow chart forsolving simple problems in organisation.