MPSC (Maharashtra Public Service Commission)- Application Process, Admit card, Syllabus, Vacancy, Exam pattern

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Sep 2, 2020

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MPSC (Maharashtra Public Service Commission) exam is considered to be the toughest exam in the state. Each year thousands of aspirants apply for just a limited number of seats.

The Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) is a body created by the Constitution of India under article 315 to select officers for civil service jobs in the Indian state of Maharashtra according to the merits of applicants and the rules of reservation. Maharashtra Public Service Commission conducts the exam recruiting candidates for the state's Government Services. There are various categories for which posts are allotted, and further, the posts are divided into two classes. The following are the data to the same.

The commission conducts exams for following categories:

  1. State Service Exam 2020
  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
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MPSC Eligibility

MPSC 2020 Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality:
    • The applicant should be an Indian Citizen.
  • Age:
    • As of April Bachelor's minimum age criteria are 19 years and a maximum period of38 years.
  • Education Qualification:
    • Competency in Marathi
    • Bachelor's Degree from a considerable university or an equivalent qualification is mandatory.
    • Candidates from their last year of college are also eligible for the MPSC exam.
  • The number of attempts:
    • There is no limit to the number of attempts. One can appear for as many attempts as they want within the age criteria.
  • Physical Criteria:
    • In the official notification for the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) / Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) and Assistant Regional Transport Officer (ARTO), physical standards are also mentioned.
MPSC Application Process

MPSC 2020 Application Process

The application process for the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) State Service exam started on 23rd December 2019 and concluded on 13th January 2020. MPSC releases the application form for the State Service exam on mahampsc.mahaonline.gov.in. Before filling the application Candidates are strictly advised to go through from all the important instructions and documents required for form filling.

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.

The prescribed application fee for MPSC State Service exam 2020 is Rs. 524/- for General Category candidates and a total of Rs. 324/- for OBC/SC/ST. Candidates can pay the application fee for MPSC State Service exam through both online(debit card/ credit card/ NET banking) and offline mode (challan and Civil Facilitation Centre (Maha-e-Seva-Kendra)).

There are certain steps that should be followed while filling the Application form, follow the simple steps given below:

  • 1st step: Reach the official website of MPSC, mahampsc.mahaonline.gov.in. Also, candidates can use the direct link to apply for the MPSC State Service exam.
  • 2nd step: After reaching the official website, candidates have to register themselves first. Click on the ‘new registration’ link to begin the registration process.
  • 3rd step: Now enter the details asked in the MPSC registration form.
  • 4th step: Click on the ‘create user’ link to create a profile for the MPSC State Service application form.
  • 5th step: A unique username and password is sent to the registered email address and mobile number. Hit the login button after the submission of correct login details.
  • 6th step: Next step is to click on the ‘profile creation’ link.
  • 7th step: Now enter the details asked to create a profile. Do not forget to enter the ‘save’ button before proceeding.
  • 8th step: Upload the images of photograph and signature before proceeding with the next step.
  • 9th step: Candidates have to login again to fill the online application for State Service Exam.
  • 10th step: Click on ‘online application’ to fill the application form.
  • 11th step: Hit the ‘submit’ button for the submission of MPSC State Service application form.
  • 12th step: Hereafter, click on ‘my account’ to pay the application fee. Candidates have to select the mode for the payment of MPSC State Service application fee.

MPSC 2020 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 mahampsc.mahaonline.gov.in. 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 Vacancy

MPSC 2020 Vacancy

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

The total number of vacancies in 2020 is about 200, and these two 200 seats are further divided into several different sectors. The Naib Tehsildar has a maximum number with the count of 73 vacancies. The table below shows the exact count of the seats.

Post Name Vacancies
Assistant State Tax Commissioner 10
Deputy Chief Executive Officer 7
Assistant Commissioner/ Project officer 1
Deputy Education Officer, Maharashtra Education Department 25
Class Officer (कक्ष अधिकारी) 25
Deputy Superintendent, Land Record 6
Deputy Superintendent, State Excise Fee 6
Naib Tehsildar 73
Other 47
Total 200

MPSC 2020 Salary and Perks

The salary varies from posts to post. However, working in the Government sector with a post is itself a great thing. The perks include medical facilities, Government quarters and many more.

MPSC Syllabus

MPSC 2020 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Preliminary Exam:

It consists of two papers i.e.

  1. General Studies (GS).
  2. Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT).

MPSC 2020- Prelims exam syllabus

Paper 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 Issue, etc.
  5. Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  6. General issues on Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
  7. General Science

Paper-II (200 marks)

  1. Comprehension
  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) Questions relating to this will be tested through passages from Marathi and English language without providing cross translation thereof in the question paper
  1. Mains Exam

Mains consist of six mandatory papers, Paper I and Paper II are language papers and Paper III, Paper IV, Paper V, Paper VI are general studies papers. The pattern of mains is as follows;

Paper no. Subjects Total marks Time Duration Nature of question
1 Marathi & English (Essay/Translation/Precis) 100 3 hrs. Descriptive
2 Marathi & English (Grammar/Comprehension) 100 1 hr. MCQ’s
3 General Studies I 150 2 hrs. MCQ’s
4 General Studies II 150 2 hrs. MCQ’s
5 General Studies III 150 2 hrs. MCQ’s
6 General Studies IV 150 2 hrs. MCQ’s

In the main exam, there are six papers-

  1. Negative marking of 1/3 is in the objective question papers.
  2. Candidates need to attempt all the papers to qualify for the Interview round.
  3. This round is both scoring and qualifying in nature.
  4. In every mains exam paper, the qualifying marks for open category candidates are 45, and for reserved category candidates, it is 40.

Two language papers (English & Marathi) and four papers in General Studies. The four papers are given below:

  • History & Geography (regarding Maharashtra)
  • Indian Constitution & Politics
  • Human Resource Development and HuAfterInterview's
  • Economy & Planning, Economics of Development & Agriculture and Science & Technology Development

MPSC 2020 Mains Syllabus

Paper I Syllabus:

  • Current events of state, national, and international importance.
  • Maharashtra, India, and world geography – Physical, Social, The economic geography of Maharashtra, India, and the World.
  • History of India (with special reference to Maharashtra) and Indian National Movement.
  • Maharashtra and India – Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Urban Governance, Public Policy, Rights Issue, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity, and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
  • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  • General Science

Paper-II Syllabus:

  • General mental ability
  • Comprehension
  • Decision-making and problem-solving
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data Interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc. – Class X level)
  • Marathi and English language comprehension skills (Class X/XII level) Questions relating to this will be tested through passages from Marathi and English language without providing cross translation thereof in the question paper.
MPSC Exam Pattern

MPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2020

Only the candidates who have passed the MPSC Prelims Exam can take part in the Mains exam. Below is theMPSC Mains Exam Pattern and Syllabusthat can be checked. In this exam, a total of six papers of different subjects will be paper 1st and paper 2nd language papers and papers will be of 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th General Studies.

Paper Subject Max. Marks Duration Nature of Questions
I Marathi & English (Essay/Translation/Precis) 100 3 Hours Descriptive
II Marathi & English (Grammar/Comprehension) 100 1 Hours Objective
III General Studies I 150 2 Hours Objective
IV General Studies II 150 2 Hours Objective
V General Studies III 150 2 Hours Objective
VI General Studies IV 150 2 Hours Objective

Paper I: Marathi & English Language (Descriptive):

Marathi (50 marks)

  • Essay writing – An essay on one out of the two given topics/subject (About 400 words)
  • Translation – English paragraph to be translated into Marathi, approximately 1/2 page/2 paragraphs
  • Precis writing

English (50 marks)

  • Essay writing – An essay on one out of the two given topics/subject (About 400 words)
  • Translation – Marathi paragraph to be translated into English, approximately 1/2 page/2 paragraphs
  • Precis writing

Paper-II: Marathi & English Language (Objective)

Marathi (50 marks)

  • Grammar – Idioms, Phrases, Synonyms/Antonyms, Correct formation of words and sentences, Punctuation, etc
  • Comprehension

English (50 marks)

  • Grammar – Idioms, Phrases, Synonyms/Antonyms, Correct formation of words and sentences, Punctuation, etc
  • Comprehension

Paper III: General Studies I (History & Geography)

History:

  • History of Modern India (1818-1857) particularly Maharashtra
  • Establishment of British Rule in India
  • Socio-Cultural Changes
  • Social and economic awakening
  • Emergence and growth of Indian nationalism
  • The national movement in Gandhi Era
  • India after Independence
  • Selected Social Reformers of Maharashtra
  • Cultural Heritage of Maharashtra (Ancient to Modern)

Geography:

  • Physical Geography
  • Economic Geography of Maharashtra
  • Human and Social Geography of Maharashtra
  • Environmental Geography
  • Population Geography (with reference to Maharashtra)
  • Remote Sensing

Geography and Agriculture:

  • Agroecology
  • Climate
  • Soils
  • Water management

Paper IV: General Studies II (Indian Constitution and Indian Politics and Law)

  • The Constitution of India
  • Amendment Procedure and Major Amendments to the Constitution
  • The Political System ( Structure, Powers and Functions of Governments )
  • State Government and Administration (With Special Reference to Maharashtra)
  • District Administration
  • Rural and Urban Local Government
  • Educational System
  • Parties and Pressure Groups
  • The Media
  • The Electoral Process
  • Administrative Law
  • Central and State Government Privileges
  • Some Pertinent Laws:
    • Environmental Protection Act, 1986: Object, Machinery and Measures provided therein.
    • The Consumer Protection Act, 1986: Definitions – Consumer Disputes Redressal Machinery.
    • Right to Information Act, 2005: Rights of Applicants, the duty of Public Authority, exceptions to the information.
    • Information Technology Act – 2000 (Cyber Law): Definitions -Authorities – offences.
    • The Prevention of Corruption Act: Object, Machinery and Measures provided therein.
    • Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989: Object, Machinery and Measures provided therein.
    • Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Rules 1995: Object, Machinery and Measures provided therein.
    • Protection of Civil Rights Act 1955: Object, Machinery and Measures provided therein.
  • Social Welfare and Social Legislation
  • Public Services
  • Control over Public Expenditure

Paper V: General Studies III (Human Resource Development & Human Rights)

Human Resource Development:

  • Human Resource Development in India
  • Education
  • Vocational Education
  • Health
  • Rural Development

Human Rights:

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR 1948)
  • Child Development
  • Women Development
  • Youth Development
  • Tribal Development
  • Development for Socially deprived classes (SC, ST, VJ/NT, OBC etc. )
  • Welfare for aged People- problems and issues
  • Labour Welfare
  • The welfare of disabled persons
  • People’s Rehabilitations
  • International and Regional Organisations
  • Consumer Protection
  • Values and Ethics

Paper VI: General Studies IV (Economy, Science and Technology)

Economy and Planning:

  • Indian Economy
  • Urban and Rural Infrastructure Development
  • Industry
  • Co-operation
  • Economic reforms
  • International Trade and International Capital Movements
  • Measurement and estimate of poverty
  • Factors determining employment
  • Economy of Maharashtra

Economics of Development and Agriculture:

  • Macro Economics
  • Public Finance and Financial Institutions
  • Growth, Development and International Economics
  • Indian Agriculture, Rural Development and Cooperation
  • Agriculture
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Indian Industry, Infrastructure and Services Sector

Science and technology developments:

  • Energy: Conventional and non-conventional energy sources
  • Computer and Information Technology
  • Space Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Nuclear Policy of India
  • Disaster Management
MPSC Interview

MPSC 2020 Interview

After Qualifying, both Prelims and Mains candidates are eligible for facing the Interview. The Interview is an overall Personality Test. The Interview's objective is to check the suitability of the candidate for the career in the state services. The interviews are done by the board of competent and unbiased observers.In the personality test, apart from their academic study, candidates must beaware of their state's current affairs. As per the answers of candidates, final selections are made.

The MPSC declares the results at the official site. The Maharashtra Public Service Commission publishes the final list of the short-listed applicants after the practical completion of the three selection phases. The final merit list is declared after considering the candidate's marks in the Main Exam and the Interview. However, one can predict results by analyzing the cutoff from previous years.

The global pandemic situation has affected all aspects. The dates of all the competitive exams are postponed. The change in the schedule of MPSC 2020 is as follows.

MPSC Exam Name Earlier Date Revised Date
MPSC Prelims 2020 26th April 2020 13th September 2020
MPSC Subordinate Services (Group B) Prelims 2020 3rd May 2020 11th October 2020
MPSC Engineering Services Prelims 2020 17th May 2020 1st November 2020

The MPSC Exam Date for Prelims 2020 has been rescheduled twice. It was to take place on April 5, 2020; later, it was decided that it will take place on April 26, 2020. Now, the revised date is September 13, 2020.

MPSC 2020 Tips for Preparation

  1. Pay Attention to Technical Subjects

Paying Attention to technical subjects and making doubts help students to learn each issue in detail, and most of the topics can easily be covered in your graduation years itself.

  1. Develop a Reading Habit

The Habit of reading has been a boon for many IES qualifiers. Reading newspapers would elevate vocabulary and even update your General Knowledge. There are many online English as well as Marathi tutorials; also, there are many classes one can join for better understanding. Develop a habit of reading, and it will help you a lot to clear in this domain. Also, working on your communication skills, both verbal & Written, is essential.

  1. Managing Time

Managing time and following a proper schedule for all subjects is very important. Students often tend to ignore this strategy and go for random study, which at last results in incomplete work. Distributing time as per priorities helps to cover the syllabus on time as well as with proper sequence.

  1. Solve MPSC's Previous Year's Papers

The best way of practising is by solving papers. Solving previous years papers helps to know the level of the exam and the level of our preparation. Solving paper at a particular time allotted also helps to manage time inefficiently. Analyzing one 's mistakes after solving a paper is as important as covering the syllabus. It helps to figure out the weak aspects of the outline, and accordingly, the work on the improvement of weak chapters can be done.

  1. Preparing as per Exam Pattern

The IES exam consists of both Objectives as well as Subjective. The strategies used for the preparation of both are different. However, some skills are required in both managing times, attempting the easy one's first are some of those. After qualifying both the stages, the third stage is the Interview round. In this round, your overall personality is judged. The capability of being a responsible leader is tested. However, in this round, being confident is very important. The answers should be practical and straight to the point. There are many personality development classes; one can join them if necessary.

MPSC FAQs

FAQs

Ques.What are the dates for the MPSC prelims exam?

Ans. The exam dates are as follows:1)State Service Exam 2020– 13 September 20202)Maharashtra Subordinate Services Combined Exam 2020 – 11 October 20203)Maharashtra Engineering Services Combined Exam 2020 – 1st November 2020

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.

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

Comments


7 Comments
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hardeepsinh padhiyar
I am born in gujrat but i have Domicile of Maharashtra So Am i eligible for mpsc ??
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Hardeep, yes, you are eligible for this course.
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shubhangi patil
REGISTRATION DETAILS
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shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Shubhangi, the process of registration is stated below:

  • Go to the official website of MPSC i.e. mpsc.gov.in
  • Click on ‘New user registration’ to start the online registration process.
  • Participants must provide basic details about themselves like their name, mobile number, email ID, date of birth and they will also have to choose a password. Carefully verify these details and click on ‘Create User’.
  • The applicant registration confirmation page will be displayed upon successful registration.
  • Note down the user name and password chosen during registration for completing further steps
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priyanka singh
Domicile number is required for filling the mpsc online form or after
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sarthak mahajan
Hi Priyanka, You may please contact the exam authorities at 022-22795900, 022-22795971, 022-22821646 to get the relevant information.
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manish singh
Plz infrome the govt.exame
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sarthak mahajan
Hi Manish, Please specify the government exam to get the full information.
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mangesh lohar
What is upper age relaxation for NT-B reserved category (Nomadic Tribe-B, Serial No=8 Reserved Category) ?
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akansha expert
Hi Mangesh, You may please check mentioned above for getting the Eligibility of the exam.
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ansari ziya
i m BA in open univarcity i m eligible for mpsc exam??
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akansha expert
Hi Ansari, Yes. Applicants who have a bachelor’s degree/ master’s degree or a diploma (of minimum 3 years duration) in any stream and from a recognized university/ institution are eligible for MPSC 2019
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rukhsar khan
I m in sy bsc....am i eligible for this exam??? Can i appear this exam???
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akansha expert
Hi Rukhsar, You may please check mentioned above for getting the Eligibility of the exam on their official website.