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MPPSC (Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission) 2021: Eligibility, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card & Result

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Oct 7, 2020

Formed in 1956, Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission or MPPSC is a state government-owned and managed agency of Madhya Pradesh state. The primary role of the agency is to conduct civil services examinations and other competitive exams. Lakhs of aspirants apply for various civil services and departmental jobs within MP state each year. MPPSC conducts entrance tests for several jobs within the state governmental departments. The frequency of these exams is once a year. MPPSC (State Service Exam) is conducted three times in a year at three stages including, Prelims, Mains, and Interview.

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The exam notification for MPPSC main 2020 is yet to be announced, as the COVID-19 has delayed all the exams. Recently, MPPSC has further announced that the notification of MPPSC exam dates and schedule of exams will be further delayed.

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Important notification related to MPPSC Exam 2020

Due to the present condition, the commission has decided an extension in the MPPSC’s main Exam Date for many posts and exams. The declaration of MPPSC 2020 State Service Exam was made public on the official website. The process of application will start in the future, and the candidates appearing for the MPPSC Exam 2020 can check the official website for important notifications. Postponement news by the commission is already made public. The candidates who are preparing for exams and posts can refer to the postponed MPPSC Exam Date 2020 notification presented on the official website ( The exam notification for several posts that got delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic will be released soon by the officials.

MPPSC 2021 (State Service Exam) is conducted in three stages including

MPPSC Stages Exam
Stage 1 Prelims
Stage 2 Mains
Stage 3 Interview
MPPSC Exam Dates 2021

MPPSC 2021 Exam Date

Events Exam Date
Official notification released Starting the week of November 2021
Registration start 3rd week November 2021
Final date to submit the application form December 2021
Application form correction start November 2021
Ending of Error Correction December 2021
Admit card December 2021
MPPSC 2021 Exam Date January 2022
Results declaration Will be updated later
MPPSC Application form 2021

MPPSC 2021 Application form fill up process

How to apply

Candidates planning to apply for this exam must check the official website. All the important notifications are announced on the official site.

Ways to check the MPPSC Exam Date 2021

A stepwise method to check the latest MPPSC Exam 2020 notification is mentioned below. The candidates appearing for the exam are suggested to adhere to the below-mentioned method to download their MPPSC Exam Date 2020.

  • First of all, check the official website
  • Now search for the notice section, it is available on the right side
  • In the notice column, candidates will see a link for MPPSC Exam Date 2020 notification
  • Now refer to the MPPSC Exam Date 2020 Notification and check updates announced by the authorities.

MPPSC 2021 Application Fee

The candidates belonging to the General or open category need to pay INR 500 as application fee while SC/ST/OBC category has to pay INR 250. Candidates planning to apply to these posts can get the forms in December 2020.

How are candidates selected?

The selection for the MPPSC 2020 jobs is made based on the following stages:

  • Preliminary test
  • Mains
  • Interview
  • Physical Ability Test
  • Medical Test

The final selection of the eligible candidates will be based on their performance in the interview.

Posts that one can get post-qualifying this exam

Posts that come under MPPSC are mentioned below:

  • Deputy Collector
  • DSP
  • State Accounts Service
  • Commercial Tax Officer, etc.
MPPSC Admit Card 2021

Admit Card MPPSC Exam 2021

The candidates appearing for the exam can look for the information on the official website.

How to download the Admit Card

  • Admit cards will be issued by the authorities to those candidates only who have successfully completed the application form.
  • Admit card is made available online at least before 10-15 days of the exam
  • Click on the official site and log in using your credentials.
  • On the page, tap on the “click admit card” option to download the card.
  • Candidates have to take a print out of the admit card.
  • It is vital for the candidates to carry their Admit Card while entering inside the examination hall.
  • No candidate will be permitted to go inside the exam centre, without the admit card.

Important details like candidates’ names, test centre details, reviewing instructions, age, etc. are mentioned on the admit card. The need to show their admit card while appearing for the exam. A separate admit card will be issued in the name eligible and/or qualifying candidates before the respective exam.

MPPSC Eligibility 2021

Eligibility criteria of the MPPSC Exam 2021

The age limit to give MPPSC exam, educational qualification, etc. are discussed below.

  • The candidates need to be an Indian citizen.
  • Male candidates having more than one wife (present) are not entitled to give the exam.
  • Female candidates establishing a relationship with a married man will not be able to get this job.
  • The candidates who claim age relaxation or reservation in more than one category for Exam shall get only one concession.
  • The minimum age of the candidate can vary from 18-21 years while they should not be more than 40 years as on January 1, 2021.

Detailed age criteria

Age criteria also vary from one post to the other such as:

  • Candidates applying for Assistant Superintendent post must be between 18 to 30 years
  • For Transportation sub-inspector post, age limit must be between 21 to 35 years
  • For Superintendent of the police post, age limit is 20 to 45 years
  • For other posts, candidates’ age must be between 21 to 40 years

To give the exam, the candidates’ Physical Measurements/Fitness for a few posts will be considered. Also, these candidates need to give a medical test as well as post-interview to get shortlisted for the job.

MPPSC Syllabus 2021

MPPSC Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021

The course content is prepared by the MPPSC. The commission takes Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) for appointing officers and employees within different departments of the Madhya Pradesh Government. The syllabus for MPPSC 2020 is likely to be the same as in 2019 as no changes in regard to the syllabus have been uploaded on the official website.

The MPPSC Exam is taken in three levels.

The exam pattern for MPPSC Exam for both the State Service Exam Prelims and Mains 2020 is mentioned below.

Exam Type of exam Total marks
MPPSC Prelims General Studies-Objective (120 minutes)
General Aptitude Test- Objective (120 minutes)
MPPSC Mains General Studies-I (180 minutes)
General Studies-2 (180 minutes)
General Studies-3 (180 minutes)
General Studies-4 (180 minutes)
Hindi (180 minutes)
Hindi Essay (180 minutes)
MPPSC Interview Personality Test 175

The majority of the syllabus for prelims and mains is the same as IAS Exam syllabus. The MPPSC Prelims is an objective exam where the candidates are required to focus on even a minute details about the topics mentioned in the test while Mains exam is conducted to check candidates’ analytical approach.

MPPSC Prelims Syllabus

The Prelims test is a screening process. The marks obtained will not be noted while preparing the final merit list.

The table mentioned below offers a clear understanding of MPPSC Pre Syllabus:

Name of the exam Pre- MPPSC State Service Exam
Conducting body MPSC
How many papers you have to take? 2 (General Studies- 200 marks) (General Aptitude Test- 200 marks)
Duration Of Exam 2 hours each
Topics For Paper-I General Science and Environment
Current Events of National and International Importance
History of India and Independent India
Indian and World Geography
Geography, History and Culture of MP
Polity and Economy of MP
Information and Communication Technology
Indian Polity and Economy
Main Topics for Paper-II Comprehension
Basic Numeracy
Interpersonal Skill
Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability
Decision Making and Problem Solving
Hindi Language Comprehension Skills (Class X Level)

Candidates preparing for MPPSC exam must not feel stressed by looking at the vast syllabus, rather they must focus on simple reading and continuously revise their syllabus.

MPPSC Mains Syllabus

Post clearing MPPSC Pre, next to entrance exam which candidates have to clear is the Mains. The Cut-Off made by the MPSC discloses the name of candidates who have been selected to appear for the MPPSC Mains.

MPPSC Mains Syllabus and pattern.

Name of the Exam MPPSC Mains Paper 2021
Conducting body Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission
How many papers you have to write? 8; General Studies-I, General Studies-II, General Studies-III, General Studies-IV (200 Marks), and General Hindi
Hindi Essay (100 Marks)
Duration Of Exams 3 hours each for General Studies 2 hours (Hindi Essay)
Main Topics (History, Geography, Security Issues, Reasoning and Data Interpretation, Human needs and Motivation, etc. Hindi Essay

Post-Wise Pay Scale

Post Salary Grade Pay
Deputy Collector INR 15,500- 39,200 INR 5,400
Deputy Superintendent of Police INR 15,500- 39,200 INR 5,400
Commercial Tax Officer INR 15,500- 39,200 INR 5,400
District Jail Commissioner INR 15,500- 39,200/- INR 5,400
MPPSC Results 2021

MPPSC Results 2021

To check the result, again the candidates need to refer to the official website only.

Ways to check MPPSC Results Online

  • Refer to the official website,
  • On the home page, click on the “Result” icon.
  • You will get a link related to the MPPSC Pre Result 2020, tap on that.
  • Mention your Registration Number and DOB and click on the submit icon.
  • Post clicking on the same, candidates can easily view their scores.
  • Download the scorecard to be used in the future.

The MPPSC Prelims Result list includes the deserving candidates who cleared SSE and SFS exam is made available on the official website. The candidates can check their scores and prepare for the Mains Exam. All the shortlisted candidates need to submit their detailed form regarding attendance, Personal information, and documents at the official website.

Cut off list of prelims

Category Cut off Marks (Expected)
General / Unreserved 138-143
SC 127-130
ST 115-125
OBC 133-138

Ways to check MPPSC Scorecard 2021 Online

  • Refer to the official website,
  • On the home page, click on the “Result” icon.
  • You will get a link related to the MPPSC Pre Result 2020, tap on that.
  • Mention your Registration Number and DOB and click on the submit icon.
  • Post clicking on the same, candidates can easily view their scores.
  • Download the scorecard to be used in the future.

MPPSC Study Material

For any competitive exam, the selection of the right kinds of books plays a crucial role. The candidates are advised to prepare handwritten notes so that they can perform better in the exam.

Some of the books which prove to be an important study material and helps students gauge up their preparations include:

  • NCERT books
  • NCERT notes of General Studies Paper 1 (History, Geography)
  • Candidates can refer to the daily news analysis so that they can get updates on recent affairs.
  • Follow monthly magazines to know the recent news
  • Candidates can download Yojana Magazine Gist.

Best Books to study

The MPPSC booklist to prepare for the exam is mentioned below:

  • M. Laxmikant’s Indian Polity (4th Edition or 5th Edition)
  • Spectrum for Modern Indian History - Rajiv Ahir
  • Madhyapradesh Ek Parichaya - McGraw-Hill publication
  • For Economics, refer to school textbooks (Class 11th, 12th)
  • Quantitative Aptitude - RS Aggarwal
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic - Rajesh Verma
MPPSC Preparation Tips

MPPSC SES 2020 Preparation Strategy

Candidates appearing for the MPPSC exam must prepare an organized plan keeping their specific goals in mind. The starting stage to give this exam is preliminary which is an objective type question answer paper and is taken to test candidates’ knowledge and skills. Check out the strategies mentioned below to ace your preparations:

  • First of all, make sure that you have prepared an effective study plan and refer to the best books that have a detailed and latest syllabus. Candidates can refer to the latest syllabus and include all important topics.
  • Make sure that the study plan you prepared has enough time for revisions daily. There are higher chances that candidates might forget things and topics, so writing them down helps revise them later. Also, regular revisions are important while preparing for the MPPSC SES 2020 exam.
  • Candidates can take short notes and keep them handy all time. Preparing notes help remember concepts, ideas, dates, etc.
  • Candidates must refer to last year question papers so that they get well versed with the distribution of the marks across sections. Taking more mock tests help students prepare accordingly for the exam.
  • Another important strategy is to practice daily for the exam. Taking more mock tests helps candidates improve their time management skills and increase their chances of getting a good score.


Ques. Which is the source to get updates on MPPSC Exam Dates?

Ans. Just check the official website, as details by the authorities are mentioned over there.

Ques. When the MPPSC Exam Dates for this year are declared?

Ans. MPPSC Exam Dates for 2020 will be announced post considering the COVID-19 situation.

Ques. How can I download the MPPSC Exam Dates?

Ans. You can check the official website. On the main page, the link for MPPSC Exam Dates 2020 is presented.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


koyena biswas
Which language is easy to crack the MPPSC exam?
kavita rani

Hi Koyena. MPPSC exam has two choices of language including English and Hindi only, so it depends upon you, which language you want to choose.

deep jyoti das
What is the upper age limit for the MPPSC exam?
kavita rani

Hi Deep. The maximum age limit is 35 years (For permanent living in MP) while it is 30 years (for other candidates). For more details related to MPPSC exam eligibility criteria, refer here.

Which book should I prefer for mppsc exam?
kavita rani

Hi Riyaz. The NCERT Books are the best and most valuable way to prepare for the MPPSC prelims exam. You must go through all the topics in detail to gather better understanding related to the same.

How should I prepare for mppsc mains exam?
kavita rani

Hi pradeepraj. To prepare for the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) exam, candidates must ensure that they are well prepared for the exam well in advance and have checked the latest syllabus mentioned here and exam guide before beginning with the preparation.