Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC)

Maharashtra Public Service Commission (“MPSC” or “the Commission”) is an Autonomous Body constituted and set up under Article 315 of the Constitution of India to discharge the duties and functions as assigned under Article 320 of the Constitution. The Commission accordingly recommends suitable candidates for the various posts under the Government and advises Government on various service matters like formulation of recruitment rules, on promotions, transfers, and disciplinary proceedings, etc. (Source: Website)

Post:

  • Deputy Collector
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • Tahasildar
  • Nayab Tahasildar.

Other posts include – Deputy Director, Health Services, Assistant Commissioner (State Excise), Chief Officer (Municipal Council/Municipal Corporation), Assistant Director, Skill Development, Assistant Commissioner, Tribal Development.

Class II posts include- Industry Officer, Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE), Taluka Agriculture Officer, Assistant Commissioner, Sales Tax.

These are just examples of the many other posts that are filled through MPSC.

Eligibility:

The educational qualification needed to appear for MPSC Examination is Graduation in any subject recognized by UGC.

Age Limit & Attempts:

  • Minimum Age: 19 years
  • Maximum Age: 38 years (General Category) – 6 Attempts
  • OBC Age limit: 43 years – 9 Attempts
  • SC/ST Age limit: 43 years- Unlimited Attempts

Structure of Exam

Prelim Exam: GS Paper I -200 Marks (objective) Duration – 2 hours (Negative Marking 1/3rd marks reduced for every wrong answer)

GS Paper II: CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test) -2 00 Marks (Qualifying) 

(Candidates must obtain a minimum of 33% in the Prelims to be eligible for the MPSC Mains exam.)

MPSC State Services Mains Exam Pattern [Revised]
Subject  Marks & Time Duration Standard Medium 
(Qualifying with 25% marks)
Paper 1 – Marathi 300 Marks; 3 Hours Matriculation Marathi
Paper 2 – English 300 Marks; 3 Hours Matriculation English
Papers to be counted for Merit (Mandatory)
Paper 3 – Essay 250 Marks; 3 Hours Graduate Marathi/ English
Paper 4 – General Studies -1 250 Marks; 3 Hours Graduate Marathi/ English
Paper 5 – General Studies -2 250 Marks; 3 Hours Graduate Marathi/ English
Paper 6 – General Studies -3 250 Marks; 3 Hours Graduate Marathi/ English
Paper 7 – General Studies -4 250 Marks; 3 Hours Graduate Marathi/ English
Paper 8 – Optional Subject Paper No.- 1 250 Marks; 3 Hours Graduate Marathi/ English
Paper 9 – Optional Subject Paper No.- 2 250 Marks; 3 Hours Graduate Marathi/ English

Important Notes:

  • Candidates should note that they have to choose the medium of answering the papers at the time of submitting the online application for the Main examination.
  • Qualifying paper marks are not counted for final selections.
  • Total 1750 Marks are from 7 papers.
  • 250 *7 (1750) + 275 Marks for Personality Test.
  • Final Selection is out of 2025 based on Marks from Mains + Personality Test.
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