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:
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:
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.
|Class I Posts||Class II Posts|
|Deputy Collector||Mantralaya Section Officer|
|Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP)||Deputy superintendent State Excise Dept|
|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.
|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|
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.
It consists of two papers i.e.
Paper I (200 marks)
Paper-II (200 marks)
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-
Two language papers (English & Marathi) and four papers in General Studies. The four papers are given below:
Paper I Syllabus:
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)
English (50 marks)
Paper-II: Marathi & English Language (Objective)
Marathi (50 marks)
English (50 marks)
Paper III: General Studies I (History & Geography)
Geography and Agriculture:
Paper IV: General Studies II (Indian Constitution and Indian Politics and Law)
Paper V: General Studies III (Human Resource Development & Human Rights)
Human Resource Development:
Paper VI: General Studies IV (Economy, Science and Technology)
Economy and Planning:
Economics of Development and Agriculture:
Science and technology developments:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.