What is the difference between UPSC and GPSC?

The Central Government runs UPSC. Gujarat State Government organizes GPSC. When it comes to state government jobs, GPSC is in charge of screening potential candidates. The Gujarat Public Service Commission establishes the GPSC Syllabus. Comparable to the UPSC exam, the GPSC exam will cover material on Gujarati history, culture, and geography. Here are a few more differences between both.

Full FormUPSC is the short form of Union Public Service CommissionGPSC stands for Gujarat Public Service Commission.
Conducted byUPSC is conducted by the Central Government. Students who qualify the exam will directly work under the central government.GPSC is conducted by the Gujarat State government. 
Responsible forUPSC is responsible for appointments and examinations for All India Services and Group A and Group B of Central services.GPSC is responsible to filter the applicants for Civil Service jobs in the state only.
Exams Conducted 

1.Civil Services Examination (CSE)

2.Engineering Services Examination (ESE)

3.Indian Forestry Services Examination (IFOS)

4.Central Armed Police Forces examination (CAPF)

5.Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service (IES/ISS)

6.Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination

7.Combined Medical Services (CMS)

8.Special Class Railway Apprentices Exam (SCRA)

9.Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for selection of Assistant Commandant.

1.Gujarat Administrative service, class-I and Gujarat Civil Service Class-I and Class-II

2.Class-I and Class-II posts of Gujarat Service of Engineering

3.Reporter (Gujarati, Hindi, English) Class-II, Gujarat Legislative Secretariat.

Stages of Exams

Preliminary Exam (Objective)

Main Exam (Written)

Interview (Personality test)

Preliminary Exam (Objective)

Main Exam (Written)

Interview (Personality test)


1.Indian Polity

2.Important Acts that transformed India

3.Important Judgements that Transformed India

4.Indian Art and culture

5.Ancient and Medieval India

6.Indian History

7.Human and Physical Geography


9.Science and Technology

10.Environment and Ecology

11.Internal Relations


13.Cultural Heritage

14.Constitution, polity, social Justice and International Relations

15.General Mental Ability

16.Indian economy and Planning


18.Current Events of regional, National and international importance




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