The Meghalaya Public Service Commission is the state commission of Meghalaya that is actively involved in the recruitment and promotion of candidates for fulfilling government cadres in the state of Meghalaya.
The commission examines to fulfill civil service posts for the state department vacancies, and the public service examination can be taken up by eligible candidates. The official website of the commission is mpsc.nic.in. In this article, we provide complete details to candidates regarding Meghalaya PSC 2020, including exam dates, the application process, fees, admit card details, complete eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, cut off, results, vacancies, preparation tips and recommended books for study. Let’s take up each topic in detail.
Meghalaya PSC 2020 – Important Dates
|Official notification of advertisement on website||To be updated soon|
|Application submission last date||To be updated soon|
|Admit card download on website||To be updated soon|
|Actual Examination date – prelims and mains||To be updated soon|
|Result date||To be updated soon|
Meghalaya PSC Application Form 2020
- The candidates can visit the official site of the commission.
- They can enter the online application window.
- They can apply on ‘Click online’ and continue to enter details in the application.
- They have to enter basic information, compulsory information, and all personal information.
- After that, candidates need to upload a scanned signature and photograph.
- Pay relevant application fees.
- Submit the application form after verifying details and uploading all relevant documents.
- Save the application form/download the submitted form for future use.
- Save the reference id for future references.
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The general fee payable is INR 460.
Fee can be paid in:
- Online mode via net banking, debit card or credit card facility
- Offline mode via e-challan from recognized SBI branch of Meghalaya
Meghalaya PSC Admit card
The admit cards for the exam shall be made available to the candidates at least ten days prior to the exam. Candidates shall check for the official notification on the website regarding the same. Also, candidates need to download the admit card form the website. There is no other way the commission shall send the admit card to the students. It shall not be sent to the candidate via post/speed post/courier services etc.
Steps to download the admit card from the website
- Go to the homepage of the website
- Check the application window.
- IF the ‘download admit card’ window is activated, then click on it.
- Enter all relevant candidate details like registration number and date of birth.
- Admit card shall be displayed.
- Download the admit card and take a print copy of the same.
Candidates need to carry the admit card with them to the exam hall without fail. They shall not be allowed to attempt the exam without the admit card.
Meghalaya Public Service Eligibility Criteria
- Candidate should be a citizen of India.
- Candidate should be a citizen of Bhutan/Nepal.
- Interstate candidates can also apply.
- Candidates who possess a bachelor’s degree shall apply.
- Graduates can apply.
- All degrees must be obtained from any university recognized by the government of India.
- Any equivalent degree that is recognized by the government of India.
Minimum age criteria – 18 years
Maximum age criteria – 32 years
For general categories – Nil
For SC/ST – 5 years
For OBC – 3 years
For ex-servicemen – 5 years
For physically disabled – 10 years
Meghalaya PSC Exam pattern
The exam consists of two rounds.
- Preliminary round
- Main examination round followed by an interview.
- Exam consists of two papers.
- Both are compulsory.
- Both papers are of 200 marks.
- Both are objective type papers.
- English paper carries 300 marks. It is only a qualifying paper.
- Rest of the papers shall be counted for grand totaling of marks.
- Essay paper carries 250 marks.
- General Studies papers 1, 2, 3, 4 all of them carry 250 marks
- Papers 6 and 7 jointly carry 500 marks.
- Total marks of mains paper is 1750 marks.
- The interview is conducted for 275 marks.
- Grand total of mains plus interview round is 2025 marks.
Meghalaya PSC Syllabus
Candidates can download the entire syllabus in PDF format. The brief syllabus of every section of the exam is listed below for quick reference:
- Current affairs
- Indian history and geography
- Indian polity, bureaucracy, and governance
- Socio-economic development
- General science
- Indian economy. Infrastructure planning, budgeting
- Planning commission
- Environmental studies, study on ecology, and biodiversity.
- English comprehension
- Language skills
- Analytical reasoning and logical thinking
- Number skills
- Data interpretation
- Decision-making problems
- Essay writing
- Precise writing
- Sentence completion
- Grammar and vocabulary
- Candidates must write essays on topics listed.
- They should stick to word limit
- They should arrange their ideas in a suitable fashion
- They should always keep the central topic in mind and write accordingly.
General Studies paper 1
- Modern history
- Pre-independence era and the post-independence era
- History of the world
- Women empowerment
- Social empowerment of women
- Geography with special focus on physical geography. Concepts like earthquakes, volcanoes, the layers of the earth’s crust, etc. shall be covered in this section
General Studies paper 2
- Federal Indian government
- State legislations
- Civil acts and public legislature
- India and international relations
- Representation of people’s act
- Welfare schemes developed by the government
General Studies Paper 3
- Indian economy and budgeting
- Major crops in India
- Public administration system
- Science and technology in India
- IT in India
- Disaster management in India
General Studies paper 4
- Ethics in modern society
- Public administration functioning and value system
- Civil integrity rules and regulations
- Governance – issues and citizen charter
- Case studies
- Candidates shall be judged based on their communication and interpersonal skills
- They will be tested for their ability to serve in the civil services.
- Candidate’s choice of optional paper shall be considered.
- Conversation ability and mental capability of the candidate shall be judged
- Questions shall be focussed on the state of Manipur.
- The commission decides the cut off marks to present the qualifying candidates and send them to the next level of exam.
- Based on the number of candidates who wrote the exam, the number who passed the exam, the toughness levels of the exam, posts available for recruitment, etc. the cut off marks shall be ascertained.
- Candidates who score well above the specified cut off marks shall be posted to the next round of exams.
- The cut off marks shall always follow after the publication of results on the official site.
- Visit the homepage of the state commission.
- Go directly to the results section.
- Check the link that will redirect to the window providing civil service exam results.
- Enter your registration number and date of birth.
- Check results.
Results shall be displayed after every round of the exam. Students should check for updates on the official site. Also, there is no other way the commission will communicate the results to the students. Only an online display of results is done.
Meghalaya PSC Recruitment 2020
The number of jobs for the year 2020 shall be updated soon by the commission. Here is the list of posts for which the Meghalaya PSC shall post the exact vacancies. The list is as follows:
- Research Officer of senior grade
- Chemical Examination officer
- Planning Draughtsman Grade officer
- Inspector for drugs
- Engineer at the assistant level
- Badminton Coach( Junior grade)
- Officer for legal affairs
- Geologist at assistant level
- Boxing Coach( Junior grade)
- Officer in charge of mining operations
- Engineer to perform drilling operations
- Football Coach( junior cadre)
- Officer for Industrial Promotion
- Librarian at the District level
- Officer in charge of Dairy committees
- Analyst at Assistant grade
- Physician (Ayurvedic practice)
- Electricity Surveyor Grade – II post (Deputy Inspector)
- Lecturer (Assistant cadre)
- Teacher(Assistant cadre)
- Division Assistant of lower grades
- Sub- Inspector of Statistics department
- Instructor for piano studies
- Typist (Lower Grade)
- Dance Instructor for Khasi
- Deputy Librarian in-charge
- Engineer of Junior Grade
- Taekwondo Coach of junior grade
- Officer to promote Tourism
- Planning Draughtsman
- Judo Coach of Junior level
- Stenography Instructor (of Grade II)
- Library at Assistant cadre
- Archery Coach at Junior level
- Occupational Therapist
- Field Assistant
Preparation tips to crack MPSC Meghalaya
- Allot quality and balanced time for each topic and prepare well with considerable detailing.
- Read at least two newspapers every day. Make it a habit to refer to some good periodical magazines that will help you brush through competition.
- Presentation in the answer sheet is also equally important. Try to underline and highlight key points, words, and notes that will fetch you more marks.
- Prepare good notes. Make separate notes for revision.
- After studying, it’s important to perform an assessment to analyze where you’re going. Understand the high and low points.
- Going through every aspect of the syllabus without excluding any topic is key to your success.
- Prepare a strategic time table. Include time for detailed preparation, revision, and allot time for previous year question papers and mock tests as well.
- Be informed about the latest government schemes and developments from the Meghalaya government. Do not be misguided on facts and figures. Stay abreast with the latest news from official sources.
Recommended books for preparation
- Reference book on Chemistry by Dr. Ajay Taneja, Dr. Hemant Kulshrestha
- Standard book on Objective Mathematics by A.K. Garg, Dr. H.B. Pandey
- Refer to Indian History book written by Dr. K.K. Sharma
- Book explaining Advanced History of India in detail by R.C. Majumdar
- KK Sharma’s civil services oriented planner
- Indian polity by Bakshi
- Quantitative Aptitude by R.S Agarwal.
- Pratiyogita Darpan magazine
- NCERT Textbooks
- Cambridge Dictionary (2nd edition)
- Book on competitive English 2nd Edition by Roshan Tolani
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