MPSC 2021 (Maharashtra Public Service Commission)- Exam Date (Postponed), Admit Card Released,Exam Pattern, Selection Process

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May 6, 2021

MPSC Prelims 2021 Exam has been conducted on March 21, 2021. The MPSC Prelims answer keys are expected to be released within 5 days of the exam on the official website. Before appearing in the exam, candidates should practise the previous years’ papers of MPSC Prelims and Mains Exam. 

Crash Course

For MPSC Mains 2021 exam, the Maharashtra Public Service Commission will release a list of shortlisted candidates who will secure the cutoff marks of the Prelims exam.

However, the final merit list will be made on the basis of candidates performance in both Mains and Interview. Once the recruitment process will be completed, the aspirants will be posted within Maharashtra. 

Latest Updates:

  • May 6, 2021: Goa Accounts Department Recruitment 2021 has been started for 109 Accountant Posts. Read more
  • April 29, 2021: PCMC 2021 Recruitment has released a notification on Walk-in-Interview for Multiple Posts. Check details here
  • April 05, 2021: MPPSC has postponed their State Service Prelims 2021 exam. Read more here
  • April 5, 2021: MPSC Subordinate Services 2021 admit card has been released. Read more
  • March 12, 2021: According to Maharashtra CM, the MPSC exam will be conducted on March 21, 2021. Read more here
  • March 11, 2021: The commission has postponed the MPSC Prelims exam 2020-21 due to the rising cases of Covid 19 across the state. Check news.
  • March 1, 2021: The exam conducting authority released the MPSC Admit card for prelims and the exam which was scheduled on 14 March 2021. Click news
MPSC Highlights

MPSC Exam 2020-21: Highlights

Organization Name Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC)
Recruitment Various Post
Vacancies 339
Admit Card Release Date March 01, 2021
Prelims Exam Date March 21, 2021
Selection Procedure i) Prelims Exam
ii) Mains Exam
iii) Personal Interview
Job Posting Maharashtra
Official website
MPSC Dates

MPSC Exam Date 2020-21

The MPSC admit card for 2020-21 prelims exam was released on 1 March 2021 and the exam was scheduled to be held on 14 March 2021 but due to coronavirus outbreak it has been further postponed to 21st March. Go through the following table to know more about the important dates:

Events Dates
MPSC Notification Release December 23, 2019
MPSC Online Application Start Date December 23, 2019 
MPSC Online Application End Date January 13, 2020
MPSC Admit Card Release Date March 01, 2021
MPSC State Services Prelims Exam Date March 21, 2021
MPSC State Services Mains Exam Date July 12, 2021

The commission conducts exams for the following categories:

  1. State Service Exam 2020 (Prelims)- 21 March 2021
  2. Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate Exam 2020
  3. Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector Exam 2020
  4. Assistant Section Officer Exam 2020
  5. Maharashtra Subordinate Services Combined Exam 2020
  6. Police Sub Inspector Exam 2020
  7. Maharashtra Group C Services Combined Exam 2020
  8. Maharashtra Agriculture Services Examination 2020
  9. Maharashtra Forest Services Exam 2020
  10. Maharashtra Engineering Services Combined Exam 2020
  11. Assistant Section Officer Exam 2020
  12. State Tax Inspector Exam 2020
  13. Maharashtra Education Services (Group B) Exam 2020
MPSC Eligibility

MPSC Eligibility Criteria 2020-21

Based on the posts, the MPSC Eligibility criteria varies. In the following table, the basic eligibility criteria for appearing the MPSC exam has been highlighted:

Nationality Indian
Age Limit General: 19 to 38 years OBC: Upper limit – 41 years SC/ST: 45 years
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates with a graduation degree from a recognised university in India are eligible.
Number of Attempts No limit
MPSC Applications

MPSC Application Process 2020-21

The application process for the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) State Service exam started on 23rd December 2019 and ended on 13th January 2020. MPSC releases the application form for the State Service exam on To get detailed instruction about the MPSC application fill up process, click here.

MPSC State Service application form is filled in two parts – registration and profile creation. After filing these two steps, candidates can apply online for the state service exam.

MPSC Exam Application Fees

All the aspirants should pay the application fees as per their category. Go through the following table to know more about the category wise application fees:

Category Application Fees
General INR 524
SC INR 324
MPSC Admit Card

MPSC 2021 Admit Card

After the process of application form is over, MPSC releases the admit card for the State Service exam. MPSC State Service admit card releases through the online process at To download the MPSC State Service admit card, candidates require a username and password. Candidates can also download their State service admit card without login credentials. To avail of this facility, applicants need their application ID. MPSC releases separate admit cards for preliminary exam and main examination.

MPSC 2021 Vacancy

During the time of the MPSC 2020-21 advertisement, the exam conducting authority announced the number of vacancies, which was 342. After that, the number of vacancies had been revised to 339.

Class I Posts Class II Posts
Deputy Collector Mantralaya Section Officer
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) Deputy superintendent State Excise Dept
Tehsildar Nayab Tehsildar
Assistant Commissioner of Sales Tax Assistant Regional Transport Officer
Deputy Registrar Co-operative Society Taluka Inspector of Land Records (TILR)
Deputy Chief Executive Officer Chief Officer, Nagar Palika / Nagar Parishad - B
Block Development Officer (BDO)-B Block Development Officer (BDO) - B
MPSC Exam Pattern

MPSC 2021 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

MPSC Preliminary Exam:

It consists of two papers i.e.

  1. General Studies (GS).
  2. Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT).
Subject Questions Marks Time
General Studies (GS) 100 200 2 hours
Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) 80 200 2 hours

For further details, check the MPSC Exam Pattern 2020-21.

MPSC Mains Exam Pattern:

Paper Name Subjects Maximum Marks Time Allotted Type of Test
Paper 1 Marathi/English 100 3 Hours Descriptive
Paper 2 English/Marathi 100 1 Hours Objective
Paper 3 GS Paper I – History, Geography, and Agriculture 150 2 Hours Objective
Paper 4 GS Paper II – Indian Polity and laws 150 2 Hours Objective
Paper 5 GS Paper III – Human Resource Development and Human Rights 150 2 Hours Objective
Paper 6 GS Paper IV – Science and Technology, Economy 150 2 Hours Objective

Also check detailed MPSC Exam Syllabus for 2020-21

MPSC Exam Interview 2020-21:

The aspirants, who will be shortlisted for the mains exam, will be called for the MPSC Exam interview process. The interview round will be commenced based on the knowledge, presence of mind, and the in-depth knowledge of the candidates. The MPSC interview round will be a 100 marks exam. The final selection process will be conducted after the interview round.

Go through the following quick links:

MPSC Exams Selection Process 2020-21


The selection process of MPSC exam will be done through the following stages:

  • Prelims Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview

Once the aspirants will clear the above mentioned stages, they will be called for the document verification round. After the document verification process, the shortlisted aspirants will get the posting to one of the branches/ offices of MPSC across Maharashtra.



Ques. What is the eligibility criteria for MPSC?

Ans. The basic eligibility criteria:

  1. Graduation degree from a recognised university in India.
  2. Candidate must be a citizen of India.
  3. Must be between the age group of 19-33 years old.

Ques. What is the MPSC exam pattern?

Ans. The Maharashtra PSC exam pattern for prelims and mains exam is different. you can check this article to get the detailed exam pattern.

Ques. Who is eligible for the MPSC exam?

Ans. A citizen of India between 19 to 38 years with a government of India recognised graduate degree is eligible for the MPSC exam. For detailed eligibility check this article.

Ques. What is the MPSC exam?

Ans. MPSC – Maharashtra Public Service Commission is an exam conducted to recruit candidates for various posts throughout the state at different departments.

Ques. Can 12th pass apply for MPSC?

Ans. Graduation is mandatory to apply for MPSC.

3 Months Crash Course

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


sujata anita sadashiv thorat
How to prepare for this exam
diya suresh

Few tips can help in qualifying the exam which includes understanding the exam pattern and syllabus. Do not neglect NCERT textbooks along with refering standard books available in the market. There are few important sections including current affairs that can be scored easily, so prepare thoroughly for that. Ensure to practise mock test papers and previous year question papers on daily basis. Find more important tips at MPSC preparation tips 2021.

rohan bharti
Which all posts come in class 2 posts?
jaya garg

Hi Rohan. Deputy superintendent State Excise Dept Nayab Tehsildar, Assistant Regional Transport Office, etc. are some of the posts that comes under class 2 posts.

sourajit mukherjee
What is the age limit to give this exam, I am 35 years old, can I apply?
jaya garg

Hi Sourajit. The Age Limit for the general category candidates are 19 to 38 years, Upper limit is 41 years for the OBC category while for the SC/ST, it’s 45 years.

What is the age limit to give this exam, I am 35 years old, can I apply?
jaya garg

Hi Priya. The Age Limit for the general category candidates are 19 to 38 years, Upper limit is 41 years for the OBC category while for the SC/ST, it’s 45 years.

bhagyashri kene
What kind of exams are taken under the MPSC?
jaya garg

Hi Bhagyashri. Some of the exams include State Service Exam, Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate, Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector Exam, Maharashtra Subordinate Services Combined Exam, and others.

koyena biswas
I have not received the admit card yet, when can I expect the same?
jaya garg

The exam conducting authority will release the MPSC Admit card for prelims and the exam which from 14 March 2021 onwards. So you will get it soon.

divakar sharma
Is there any changes in the dates of the MPSC Exam 2021?
jaya garg

HI Divakar. Due to the surge in Covid 19 cases, the MPSC Prelims exam 2020-21 has been postponed to 21st March, which was previously scheduled on 14 March 2021.

Is the MPSC exam fully in Marathi for civil engineers?
jaya garg

Hi Riyaz. The question paper will be in both English & Marathi. But Marathi language is compulsory for MPSC exam as a 100 marks descriptive paper in Main exam will be asked in Marathi language. Check out other detailed information here.

Is the M. Laxmikant Indian Polity book important in preparation for the MPSC exam in Marathi?
jaya garg

Hi Prahasti. Yes, this book is useful while preparing for the MPSC exam. For prelims its a very good source, but for Mains, you are suggested to refer to some other books as well. But in case you want to maximize your score, you must include M. Laxmikant book.

puja sao
Which MPSC exam requires only a mechanical engineer?
jaya garg

Hi Puja. Some of the exams for which you are eligible include State service exam, RTO, Lecturer, Technical post of different department, and Maharashtra forest service.

divakar sharma
I am 35 years old, can I give MPSC exam?
jaya garg

Hi Divakar. Candidates must be efficient in Marathi and must have obtained a bachelor's degree from a recognized university or an equivalent qualification. Candidates studying in their final year of graduation can also apply.
Check out other details related to the eligibility criteria here.

anosh pawar
Where do i get the syllabus of class 1 post (dysp) in English?
diya suresh

Hi Anosh, Exam pattern and syllabus for prelims and mains will be different however there are syllabus has minor changes according to different posts. Final selection will be done after interview round only. You can check the detailed syllabus and recommended books at MPSC 2021 syllabus.

janhavi gawde
Hi i did bsc in hotel managment i wanted to appear for food saftey officer do m eligible for that....when the notifications are going to come
diya suresh

Hi Janhavi, You are eligible as you have a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management, but there are other criterias as well including:

  • Competancy in MArathi language
  • Age between 19 and 38 years
  • Indian Citizenship

The dates for registration will be announced via a notification on the official website of MPSC. For the time being check details at MPSC 2021.

prachi salvi
Can I apply to the MPSC exams by completing a degree Computer Engineer?And Which post conducted regarding to engg?
gurpreet singh

Hi Prachi

There are different post in MPSC and for each post there are different eligibility criteria of education and physical fitness. Visit on our official website of MPSC Eligibility to check the whole criteria of the exam.

sheetal chib
which exams are conducted by mpsc?
jaya garg

Hi Sheetal. The commission takes exams for following categories like State Service Exam, Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate Exam, Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector Exam, Assistant Section Officer Exam, among many others. More details related to the exam are mentioned here.

sheetal chib
when is mpsc exam conducted?
jaya garg

Hi Sheetal. Every year, the Government of Maharashtra takes this exam through which it selects most qualified candidates for jobs under its various departments. January 2021 is the expected MPSC Exam 2021 Application Form Date. More details related to the exam are mentioned here.

sheetal chib
how many post in mpsc exam?
jaya garg

Hi Sheetal. The total number of vacancies in 2020 is about 200, and further these seats are divided into several different sectors. Detailed count of seats is mentioned here.

sheetal chib
what is mpsc exam?
jaya garg

Hi Sheetal. MPSC takes several exams to appoint candidates for different jobs within government departments. Some of the exams that are taken by MPSC each year include Maharashtra Subordinate Services Exam, Agriculture Services Examination, Group C Services Exam, etc. Detailed eligibility criteria related to these exams is mentioned here.

sunny pandey
Is the MPSC exam conducted every year in Manipur?
jaya garg

Hi Sunny. MPSC exam is taken by the Maharashtra Public Service Commission. The MPSC takes several recruitment examinations for Group A, B and C vacancies in the Maharashtra state administration.

How can I crack the MPSC exam of PSI? Which books will help me?
jaya garg

Hi Pradeepraj. Check out the latest MPSC exam pattern. Do more mock tests as it helps analyse your performance. Do more previous year question papers posted here and try solving them.