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MPSC (Maharashtra Public Service Commission) Exam Centres 2021

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Feb 17, 2021

Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) is the governmental body that has the responsibility of recruiting candidates for the various posts of civil services in the Government of Maharashtra (GoM). MPSC has headquartered in the city of dreams i.e. Mumbai, Maharashtra.

MPS conducts examinations for the selection of the officer posts at both Group-A, Group-B, Group- C levels. The selection procedure is loosely based on the examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The examination process for various departments consists of three stages of exams which are as follows:

  1. MPSC Preliminary Exam
  2. MPSC Mains Exam
  3. Personality Test/ Viva-voce / Interview Round

The level of MPSC exams is very tough as there is high competition for the post of civil servants. However, the right preparation in a consistent way will make you crack this state level examination.

Overview of MPSC 2020

MPSC Highlights
Name of the body Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC)
Location Mumbai, Maharashtra
Examination level State level Exam
Main Function Recruit candidates to serve the Government of Maharashtra and its allied organizations.
Stages of the examination Preliminary Mains Interview
Posts / Recruitment Group A, B, and C posts
Job Location Across Maharashtra
Official Website

Change in MPSC Preliminary Exam date

MSPC Prelims 2020 were supposed to happen in the month of April. But due to Covid-19, the exams were rescheduled two times earlier. MPSC had revised the date for the upcoming state services preliminary examination to 13th September,2020. But it has been postponed again to 20th September,2020 as the earlier date (13th September, 2020) was clashing with the NEET- UGC Exam.

But, on 26th August, 2020, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's office tweeted that "Due to the COVID crisis, all examinations of the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) stand postponed till a further date. The revised schedule will be announced in due course." This has been done because of the widespread students’ online protest all over the country who are demanding the postponement of all the examinations

Examination Centres MPSC State services preliminary exam

MPSC had released a notification in which the candidates who had chosen Pune district as their exam centres were allowed to change their centre for the MPSC preliminary examination. The centres were available on a first-apply-first-allot basis. But this decision had met with a lot of arguments as the centre wasn’t made available at all district levels. The application for change was allowed from August 17 to 19, be 2 pm and 11.59 pm.

The Prelims exam is a qualifying exam, and that is why it is conducted in over dozens of cities. The examination centres for the MPSC preliminary exam are as follows:

Examination Centre Centre Code Examination Centre Centre Code Examination Centre Centre Code
Ahmednagar 11 Hingoli 23 Usmanabad 36
Akola 12 Jalgaon 24 Parbhani 37
Alibagh 13 Jalna 25 Pune 38
Amrawati 14 Kohlapur 26 Ratnagiri 39
Aurangabad 15 Kudal 27 Sangali 40
Beed 16 Latur 28 Satara 41
Bhandara 17 Mumbai (central) 30 Solapur 42
Buldhana 18 Mumbai (West) 31 Thane 43
Chandrapur 19 Nagpur 32 Vardha 44
Dhule 20 Nanded 33 Vashim 45
Gadhchiroli 21 Nandurbar 34 Yavatmal 46
Gondia 22 Nasik 35 Palghar 47
- - - - Navi Mumbai 48

MPSC Preliminary Exam is just a screening paper which filters the capable students to the MPSC Main. This means that the number of marks obtained in Prelims paper will not be considered while preparing the final merit list. The candidates who qualify the Prelims are passed onto the next stage of examination- Main Exam.

Examination Centres MPSC State services Main exam

The candidates who clear the MPSC Prelims exam will be allowed to sit for the MPSC Main exam. Till now, there has been no information about the date on which the Main exam will be conducted. As we know, due to the ever-worsening Covid-19 situation, the normal proceedings have been disrupted. Maharashtra has the highest number of Coronavirus cases in our country, which has forced authorities to take this step.

The Main exam is conducted in a very number of cities as only the shortlisted candidates are allowed to give the exam. The MPSC Main examination centres are as follows:

MPSC Main Examination Centres
Aurangabad Pune
Mumbai Nagpur

Examination Centre MPSC State services Interview Round

The candidates who clear the MPSC Main examination, are then called for the Interview round. This an overall personality assessment exam where the general suitability of the candidates will be checked. The candidates will be judged upon the soft powers like leadership qualities, communication skills, mental agility and analytical outlook.

The MPSC will issue the list of selected candidates on the official website with their roll numbers and the time of the interview. MPSC Interview Date for the 2021 examination have not been declared yet, due to the obvious reasons of a pandemic situation.

The interview centres for the state service examination of the exam cycle 2019 were as follows:

MPSC Viva-Voce / Interview Centres
Aurangabad Pune
Mumbai Nagpur
Nashik -

MPSC Prelims Exam Pattern

The medium of the examination is both English and Marathi.

Paper Number of Questions Total Marks Type of questions Duration
General Studies 100 200 Objective 2 hours
Civil Services Aptitude Test 80 200 Objective 2 hours

MPSC Main Exam Pattern 2021

The medium of the examination is both English and Marathi.

Paper Subject Total Marks Nature of the quest. Duration for each paper
Paper 1 Marathi and English (Composition/ Essay/ Precis) 100 Subjective 3 hours
Paper 2 Marathi and English (Grammar/ Comprehension) 100 Objective / MCQ’s 1 hour
Paper 3 General Studies I 150 Objective / MCQ’s 2 hours
Paper 4 General Studies II 150 Objective / MCQ’s 2 hours
Paper 5 General Studies III 150 Objective / MCQ’s 2 hours
Paper 6 General Studies IV 150 Objective / MCQ’s 2 hours


Ques. Will all the candidates be able to give the MPSC personality test/ viva-voce?

Ans. No, only the candidates who will clear the MPSC Main examination will be eligible for the Interview Round/ Personality test.

Ques. Which are the top posts under MPSC?

Ans. Two of the top-notch posts under MPSC are group-A level services of:

  • Deputy Collector (Group A)
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) (Group A)
  • Assistant Commissioner Sales Tax

Ques. What is the MPSC application Fee? What are the modes of payment?

Ans. The application fee for the State Service Preliminary Exam differ according to the category a candidate belongs to:

  • General: Rs 524
  • Category: Rs 324

The candidates can pay through the following modes:

  • online
  • bank payment
  • at citizen service centres

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


how to change mpsc exam centre?
kavita rani

Hi Rashmi. MPSC had released a notification allowing candidates to change their exam centre. But the centers were available on a first-apply-first-allot basis. Other details related to the same are presented here.

sheetal chib
What happens if I forgot to choose the exam centre of the MPSC combined exam?
kavita rani

Hi Sheetal. In that case, you will be allotted the centre nearest to address provided by you while applying.