MPSC (Maharashtra Public Service Commission) holds competitive exams to hire for posts in the service of Maharashtra Government and its associated organizations. If you to aim to crack this much-coveted exam and serve the country, below is the detail information you need to know –
Who can apply?
- Nationality: You are eligible to apply for MPSC exams only if you are a citizen of India as well as settle in the State of Maharashtra.
- Age: The minimum age for candidates who appear for an MPSC exam is 18 years and the maximum age is 33 years for open category students. The maximum age for OBC candidates is 35years whereas for SC/ST/NT candidates it’s 38 years.
- Educational Qualifications: Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University.
- Students in their final year of graduation may also appear for the MPSC exam.
- No of Attempts: You can opt for the exam as many times as you want.
Which posts are covered under MPSC?
Class 1 posts –
- Deputy Superintendent of Police
- Finance, Audit & Accounts Service
- Assistant Commissioner of Sales Tax
- Deputy Registrar Co-operative Societies
- Deputy Collector
- Superintendent State Excise Department
- Block Development Officer (BDO)
- Chief Officer – Nagar Parishad/ Nagar Palika
- Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Class 2 Posts:
- Deputy Superintendent State Excise Dept.
- Nayab Tahsildar
- Sales Tax Officer
- Block Development Officer (BDO) – B
- Sales Tax Inspector
- Audit, Finance and Accounts Service – Group B
- Taluka Inspector of Land Records
- Chief Officer, Nagar Palika / Nagar Parishad
- Sub-registrar of Cooperative Societies
What is the exam pattern?
MPSC exam is conducted in three stages – 1) Preliminary Examination 2) Main Examination 3) Interview
1. Preliminary Examination
|General Studies (GS)||2 hours||200|
|Civil Services Aptitude Test||2 hours||200|
The questions are objective types and negative marking is also applicable.
2. Main Examination
|GS Paper 1||2 hours||150|
|GS Paper 2||2 hours||150|
|GS Paper 3||2 hours||150|
|GS Paper 4||2 hours||150|
GS Paper 1 – History, geography and agriculture
GS Paper 2 – Indian polity and laws
GS Paper 3 – Human rights and human resource development
GS Paper 4 – Science and technology, economy
3. Personal Interview
To clear the personal interview, the candidate should be aware of current affairs, social and national issues, and must have a strong presence of mind. The interview holds 100 marks.
The last merit list is declared after considering the candidates’ marks in the main examination as well as an interview.
How to prepare for MPSC?
Proper coaching plays a vital role in MPSC preparations. And it’s important to enroll in coaching institutes rather than studying from home. As MPSC is a matter of a lifetime of government service , so it’s advisable to prepare through the best way you can.