Updated: Jun 6, 2023
The Maharashtra Public Service Commission exam is a state-level competitive exam that ever years conduct various positions under the department of Civil services at the state level in Rajasthan. Just like UPSC and another state IAS exam, this exam also undertakes in 3-stages as well i.e. Preliminary, Mains and Interview. The understudies have to clear all three stages before embarking on a training process to become officers under the MPSC.
Here are the following categories for the MPSC eligibility
The candidate must be of a minimum of 19 years of age on or before 1st April of the year in which the student is going to appear for the Preliminary.
Maximum age limit for the candidate is 38 years for the MPSC Mains exam.
The candidate must have a graduation degree from a recognized university/college/institute in any stream
For reserved category, the maximum relaxation period is 5 years i.e. maximum age of 43 years for MPSC exam
For handicapped candidates, the maximum age limit is 45 years.
This field is great for those who wish to make a career in bureaucracy and create a mark for themselves.
It offers a secure job along with several perks and benefits.
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Any person desirous of serving the country via any government department at a state level can sit for the MPSC exam. The exam is one of the most sought-after state-level competitive exams in India and also one of the oldest. Candidates who are looking to create a niche in the government sector that too starting their career at a high point should sit for this exam.
Prelims Exam is held in May-June while the mains take part in October of the same year. The MPSC exam is highly competitive and requires a strategic preparation from student’s part. As you know by then these exam is conducted in 3 stages
Since 2013, there have been some major changes in the preliminary section
Preliminary The section now consists of 2 papers
General Studies (GS),
Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) and both above papers carrying 200 marks each
GS the paper contains 120 questions and CSAT have 80 MCQ’s
All other rules are the same as UPSC, questions are in English and Marathi language but for same passage in CSAT paper and question which are supposed to test your English knowledge are not available in Marathi only in English.
After successful completion of the Preliminary stage, the candidate will move on to the mains stage followed by the interview process.
Important point: Marks scored in the Preliminary Examination are not counted for the final selection of the candidates.
I - GS for Preliminary Examination
New MPSC Prelims syllabus
I - (200 marks)
(1) Current events of state, national and international importance.
(2) History of India (with special reference to Maharashtra) and Indian National Movement.
(3) Maharashtra, India and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of Maharashtra, India and the World.
(4) Maharashtra and India - Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Urban Governance, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
(5) Economic and Social Development - Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
(6) General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change-that do not require subject specialization.
(7) General Science.
II - CSAT for Preliminary Examination (200 Marks)
(2) Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
(3) Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
(4) Decision - making and problem - solving.
(5) General mental ability.
(6) Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (Charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.- Class X level)
(7) Marathi and English Language Comprehension skills (Class X/XII level).
Here is the list of Papers that comes in Mains Section
GS Paper 1 (History and Geography) an objective type paper carrying 150 marks
GS Paper 2 (Indian Constitution and Politics) an objective type paper carrying 150 marks
GS Paper 3 (Human Resource Development and Human Rights) an objective type of paper carrying 150 marks
GS Paper 4 (Economics and Science & Technology) an objective type paper carrying 150 marks
Mandatory Marathi Paper a subjective type paper carrying 100 marks
Mandatory English Paper a subjective type of paper carrying 100 marks
The whole of Main Exam section constitutes of 800 marks
The Mains exam is held at centers like Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad and Nagpur. As in general the exam is supposed to be scheduled out 3 or 4 months after the declaration of Preliminary tests.
Since 2012, there have been a number of changes in the Mains exam, optional subjects have been removed and 4 new papers have been introduced in GS section. Except for English and Marathi language paper, all paper in Mains section are MCQ.
The candidate has to have a strong Marathi base as both the Marathi and English languages are considered for final results.
Physical the test is mandatory for Police department exams in MPSC.
MPSC Rajyaseva Personality Test (Interview) :
The candidate on coming out successfully after the exam of the mains is followed by the interview process. As per the changes of 2012 state level civil service exam, the marks allocation for the interview the process has been reduced.
Now the interview process carries 100 marks. The final merit list is called off after grouping both mains and interview marks. And thereafter eligible candidates are eventually posted afterward getting the appointment letter by the government.
The preliminary exam is divided into 2 papers and both of paper will be of 2 hours. Each paper contains 200 marks totalling 400 marks for both papers. There is a negative marking system with 1/3 of marks cut out as an negative marking.
This section of exam is dived into following categories GS Paper 1, GS Paper 2, GS Paper 3 and GS Paper 4 and its all objective type questions. Each Paper carries 150 with objective question sets. Compulsory Maths and Marathi subjective papers with 100 mark each and total of 800 marks for the whole mains paper. Also there is negative marking constituting 33% marks for every wrong answer.