MPPSC (Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission) Exam Pattern 2021

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Jun 11, 2021

Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission or MPPSC is the official body that conducts MPPSC State Service Examination. MPPSC conducts tests for different posts in state administrative offices. The tests are held once every year. Getting ready for MPPSC needs one to be thorough with the MPPSC Exam Pattern and Syllabus.

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Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission will lead the MPPSC 2020 test in July 2021 (Tentatively). Qualified applicants must apply for the test by May and begin their preparation at the right time. Check the MPPSC Exam Dates 2021 to get the updated exam schedule.

MPPSC Selection Process

MPPSC State Service Exam Selection Process 2021

The MPPSC  exam determination process includes the accompanying stages:

  • Starter Exam (Prelims)
  • Mains Exam
  • Personal Interview

MPPSC 2021 Exam Pattern For Prelims

Some other significant areas with respect to the MPPSC test pattern are as under:

  • The time for giving the exam is 4 hours or 240 minutes.
  • No negative marking for wrong answers.
  • Question Paper will be accessible in both English and Hindi Languages.
  • Applicants must score at least 40% marks in each area to qualify. For SC/ST/OBC/PwD applicants, it is 30%.
MPPSC State Service Exam Sections Total Number of Questions Marks per Question Maximum Marks/Duration
General Studies 100 Questions 2 Marks 200/2Hours
General Aptitude Test 100 Questions 2 Marks 200/2Hours
Total 200 - 400/4 Hours

MPPSC will at that point send out the MPPSC result for Prelims 2020. Students should clear the MPPSC cutoff so as to get qualified for the following round (Mains).

MPPSC 2021 Exam Pattern For Mains

Competitors who clear the MPPSC 2020 Prelims Test will be giving the Mains assessment. The MPPSC Mains includes:

Sections Time Duration Marks
Paper 1 – General Studies I 3 Hours 300
Paper 2 – General Studies II 3 Hours 300
Paper 3 – General Studies III 3 Hours 300
Paper 4 – General Studies IV 3 Hours 200
Paper 5 – General Hindi 2 Hours 200
Paper 6 – Hindi Essay Writing 2 Hours 100
Total Marks 1400
MPPSC Interview

Candidates can refer to MPPSC Practice Papers for chapterwise preparation of each topic along with model questions from each topic of Prelims and Mains exam.

MPPSC 2021 Interview/Personality Test

In this round, interviewers according to every student, pose questions dependent on the data gave by them, their instructive capability, experience, and so forth. The fundamental goal of this round is to test the competitors' good judgment, situational knowledge, lucidity of considerations, expository and aptitude.

The Interview round is of 175 marks.

Along these lines, presently you have a deep understanding of MPPSC test design 2020. Presently, go through the MPPSC syllabus and finish every single topic well in advance. Additionally, take MPPSC mock tests. At that point assess your performance, discover your shortcomings and errors, and work on them.

As the MPPSC Prelims has nearly indistinguishable segments from that of bank tests, taking the free bank mock test in the preparation phase will help. Be that as it may, while being at home as well, you need to solve MPPSC mock trial of a similar level and nature as the genuine test as it will help you have an insight about your preparation.

MPPSC Syllabus

MPPSC 2021 Syllabus for the examination

Prelims Syllabus for MPPSC is given below:

General Studies- Objective

  • General Science and Environment.
  • Current Events of National & International Importance.
  • History of India and Independent India.
  • Indian Polity and Economy.
  • Sports.
  • Geography. History and Culture of M.P.
  • Polity and Economy of M.P.
  • Information and Communication Technology.

General Aptitude Test

  • Comprehension.
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
  • Decision making and problem-solving.
  • General mental ability.
  • Basic numeracy.
  • Hindi Language Comprehension Skill (Class X level).

MPPSC Mains Syllabus

Syllabus for the MPPSC Mains Exam is as follows:

General Studies I

  • History & Culture
  • World History
  • Indian History
  • Indian ‘Renaissance: Emergence of India as a Republic
  • Indian Culture Heritage


  • Water Management
  • Disaster & its Management

General Studies II

  • Constitution, the Political and Administrative Structure of Governance.
  • Security issues: External and Internal.
  • Social & Some important Legislation
  • Social Sector – Health, Education & Empowerment
  • Education systems
  • Human resource development
  • Welfare programs
  • Public Services
  • Public Expenditure and Accounts
  • International Organizations

General Studies III

  • Science
  • Reasoning and Data Interpretation
  • Technology
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Energy
  • Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Indian Economy

General Studies IV

  • Human needs and motivation
  • Philosophers/Thinkers, Social workers/Reformers
  • Aptitude
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Corruption
  • Case studies


Ques. How many times can a candidate attempt MPPSC exam?

Ans. There is no specific number mentioned in regard to the attempts for MPPSC Exam. However, the age bar for that actually defines how many time a candidate can attempt, i.e. 21- 40 Years.

Ques. What is the highest post in MPPSC?

Ans. State Administrative Service and Deputy Collector is the highest post after you clear MPPSC Exam.

Ques. Which language is preferred for candidates sitting for MPPSC?

Ans. MPPSC is conducted in two languages Hindi and English. Candidates can choose to give the exam in any of the languages as per their comfort zone in regards to their study background. In whichever language a candidate feel confident in is the language that is best for MPPSC.

Ques. Is there a provision of negative marking?

Ans. No, there is no negative marking in MPPSC Prelims Examination.

Ques. Does MPPSC hold any similarities to the exam pattern for UPSC?

Ans. Yes, the exam pattern for UPSC and MPPSC is quite similar to one another due to the similarity of the three stages that include:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview session.
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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


aakash kodly
is world history is still the part of syllabus?
abdul nazir

Hi Aakash, Yes, history is part of the syllabus as there is no change as such in 2020 syllabus. For more details on MPPSC exam click here.

kashish tomar
What is the MPPSC assistant professor exam pattern for botany?
kavita rani

Hi Kashish. The exam pattern for MPPSC exam is same for all the candidates. You can check MPPSC exam pattern here.