Key Points To Understand MPSC Exam

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
  • Tahsildar

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

Subject Duration Marks
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

Subject Duration Marks
Marathi 3 hours 100

English 3 hours 100
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.