The MPSC or Maharashtra Public Service Commission is the official state commission of the state of Maharashtra that conducts recruitment to government administrative cadres or entry-level positions for the civil service vacancies of Maharashtra state.
Candidates who wish to apply for the MPSC 2020 exam have to keep themselves updated about the latest information about the exams.
In this regard, we provide comprehensive information regarding the Maharashtra PSC exam dates, online application process, application fee, exam pattern, complete syllabus, vacancies, cut off marks, results, useful preparation tips, and suggestive books for reading. Please refer to our article for getting updated and complete information about every aspect of the exam. The official site of the Maharashtra Public Service Commission is https://mpsc.gov.in
MPSC 2020 Exam Dates
The exact dates when the exams would be conducted along with the deadline to submit the application form and other important dates are discussed in this section. Candidates are advised to keep track of the deadlines and apply well in advance before the last dates.
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MPSC 2020 Online Application Form
Candidates have to check the availability of the application form on the official website. The application needs to be submitted online only. No other modes of sending the application via speed post/courier will be entertained. Candidates should also note that all details that they enter in the form should be verifiable and supported by an official document.
Steps to apply online
- Access the home page of the website.
- Traverse to the application window.
- Fill in all necessary candidate information.
- Make sure all entries are correct.
- Pay the requisite fee and submit the application form.
- Upon correct submission, candidates will receive a reference id for all future references.
The application form for candidates varies between different categories.
- For general category candidates – INR 524
- For candidates belonging to OBC/ SC/ST categories – INR 324.
Candidates have to remit the application fee along with the online form submission process. Fee can be paid in online/offline mode.
- Online Mode – Fees can be remitted via internet banking facility/ debit card/ credit card etc.
- Offline mode – Visit the nearby SBI branch and remit the requisite fee. Obtain challan acknowledgment for the fees paid and save it carefully.
Steps to pay fees in the online application form
- Access the homepage of MPSC.
- Login with registered credentials.
- Go to the online application form section.
- In the fee payment section, pay the requisite fee through online/offline mode.
- Submit and get acknowledgment for a fee paid.
MPSC 2020 Eligibility Criteria
The candidates appearing for the MPSC exam should note their detailed eligibility criteria to satisfy instructions laid down by the commission. Candidates are advised to cross-check their personal information with that of the official eligibility conditions and then go ahead to apply for the exam. This section provides a detailed view of the various criteria in detail:
All Indian citizens are eligible to apply for the MPSC civil services exam 2020.
- A three years degree or equivalent qualification from a recognized university of India is a must.
- However, apart from the minimum qualification, candidates also have to check specific qualification requirements as per the post they are applying for.
- Reading and writing skills in the Marathi language is a must for all candidates.
The minimum age criteria for all candidates irrespective of their categories is 19 years of age. The maximum age limit depends upon the category the candidate belongs to.
The breakdown of age relaxation limit according to different categories, is given below:
- For general category candidates – the max age limit prescribed is 38 years.
- For candidates from reserved categories – the max age limit prescribed is 43 years
- For ex-servicemen/ government officials(retired)- the max age limit prescribed is 48 years
- For persons with disabilities – the max age limit prescribed is 45 years.
Number of attempts
Candidates can make any number of attempts in the prescribed age limit.
MPSC 2020 Admit card
The admit card is a necessary document for every candidate to appear for the examination. The admit card needs to be carried at all stages of the examination. IT contains all necessary and relevant information pertaining to the candidate. Without the admit card, the candidate may not be able to sit for the examination.
Steps to download the admit card
- Enter the homepage of the MPSC website.
- Login with your registered id and password details.
- Check if the link that provides access to download admit card is activated or not.
- If it is activated, then enter the admit card download window.
- Enter relevant details like registration id, date of birth, etc. if asked.
- Upon successful verification, a candidate would be able to download the admit card from the system.
- Save a PDF copy or print it for all reference purposes.
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MPSC Exam Pattern 2020
The examination pattern of MPSC 2020 consists of three rounds – preliminary exam, mains exam, and the interview or personality test round. We discuss the exam pattern of each round in details here:
- It is an objective type of paper.
- The total marks for each paper are 200.
- The duration of each paper is 2 hours.
- Paper will be set in both Marathi as well as the English language.
- 1/3rd negative marking applicable for selecting the wrong answer.
|Subject||No. of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|General Studies (GS) paper 1||Approx. 120||200 marks||2 Hours|
|Civil Services Aptitude Test paper (CSAT)||Approx. 80||200 marks||2 Hours|
- The Mains exam consists of six papers.
- Total marks allocated for mains exam – 800 marks.
- Two papers – Marathi and English are the descriptive type of papers.
- The rest four papers consisting of General studies papers are all multiple-choice questions.
- All papers are compulsory, and marks scored in all papers will be taken for the final totaling of marks.
- Negative marking applicable for General studies papers.
|Subject Name||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|General Marathi Language||100 marks||3 Hrs|
|General English Language||100 marks||3 Hrs|
|General Studies Paper I||150 marks||2 Hrs|
|General Studies Paper II||150 marks||2 Hrs|
|General Studies Paper III||150 marks||2 Hrs|
|General Studies Paper IV||150 marks||2 Hrs|
- The interview round is conducted for a total of 100 marks.
- Candidates who score above the cut off marks in the main exam will be qualified for the interview round.
- The total score will be based on the mains exam and interview round marks for final rank list preparation.
MPSC Syllabus 2020
The syllabus for the preliminary exam, mains exam and the interview round is given in brief in this section.
- For general studies paper, candidates have to focus on topics like general knowledge, current events of national importance, economic and social development, politics, governance, environmental studies, etc.
- For CSAT paper, candidates have to refer syllabus based on numerical ability, problem solving skills, decision making, data interpretation, logical reasoning, detailed English comprehension, and good communication skills.
- For Marathi language, students should refer syllabus based on essay writing (up to 400 words), summary writing, translation, report writing, comprehension skills, etc.
- For English language, focus on essay, translation, paragraph writing, report writing and precision writing skills, grammar skills, idioms, and phrases, etc.
- For general studies 1 paper – syllabus based on history of modern India, social and economic changes in India, socio-cultural awareness, Indian nationalism, freedom movement in India, literature, and cultural heritage of Maharashtra.
- For General studies 2 papers – syllabus based on physical, economic, social geography, environmental geography, and remote sensing, etc.
- For general studies 3 paper- syllabus based on climate, soils, water management, etc
- For general studies 4 paper, syllabus based on Indian politics, administration, constitution of India, local and rural governance, structure and functions of central bureaucracy, etc.
- The interview is based on current topics of interest and other general topics like human rights, women and child development, youth welfare, consumer protection, governance and political scenario, international events, etc.
The cut off marks for the MPSC exam 2020 will be based on many factors such as the number of vacancies available for the current year, the number of applicants applied and number of applicants who cleared the exam, the sectional wise availability of posts, the difficulty and toughness levels of the exam, etc.
The cut off marks will be displayed after the exam results are published on the website. Candidates have to check the official website from time to time to check the latest information on cut off marks.
The MPSC results will be announced by the commission after each phase of the examination, after the prelims phase, mains phase, and the interview phase. Candidates have to check the updates to exactly find out when the results will be available on the official site.
Follow these steps to download your mark sheet from the official site:
- Access the homepage of the official website.
- Check the results section or the link that provides access to the result page.
- Click on the appropriate exam link.
- Normally, candidates will be asked to provide their registration number, date of birth, and captcha code (if any).
- Upon successful validation of these data, candidates will be provided their mark sheet.
- Candidates can download their mark sheet from the site/ save it as pdf copy or take a print copy of the same.
- For any discrepancies regarding results, candidates can always approach the helpline numbers provided on the official website.
The Maharashtra public service commission appoints officers to Group A and Group B services. The detailed list of posts under each group together with their vacancies is given below:
- Group – A services:
- Deputy Collector
- Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)
- Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP)
- Deputy Registrar Cooperative Societies officer
- Deputy Chief Executive Officer post
- Block Development Officer (BDO) post
- Tehsildar post
- Superintendent State Excise Department officer
- F.A.S officer (Maharashtra state Finance, Audit & Account Service)
- Chief Officer posts (Nagar Palika level/ Nagar Parishad level) (I & II)
- Assistant Commissioner post for Sales Tax department
- Group – B Posts:
- Taluka Inspector of Land Records post (TILR)
- Naib Tehsildar officer
- Assistant Regional Transport Officer (ARTO)
- Mantralaya Section Officer
- Deputy Superintendent Officer for State Excise Department
- Officer of the Sub-registrar for Cooperative Societies
- Block Development Officer (BDO)
- F.A.S officer (Maharashtra Finance, Audit & Account Service)
How to Prepare for Maharashtra Civil Service Exam
Here in this section, we present some handy tips to prepare for MPSC civil services exam. Candidates should follow a strategic time routine to clear the exam with high scores:
- Give importance to all subjects with equal time distribution.
- After finishing a significant portion of the syllabus, make it a habit to solve previous year papers so that you check on your efficiency, speed, and accuracy.
- Daily newspapers and magazines are a must to clear MPSC exams. See national and international news channels and the internet to stay updated with current affairs.
- Give importance to knowledge analysis techniques.
- Data sufficiency and reasoning parts are very important in general aptitude sections.
- Involve a variety of topics for comprehension. Good information inputs, organization of data with accuracy and flow are required.
- Develop good writing skills with accuracy.
- Strategize your study plan with a good timeline and ensure you keep up with the time table for your studies.
Best books for MPSC
Here we present some best books for MPSC preparation. The list is suggestive, and candidates are advised to refer more books for comprehensive information:
- Ancient India by RS Sharma.
- Medieval India by Satish Chandra.
- Modern India by Bipin Charda.
- Book on History of Modern Maharashtra By author S. S. Gathal
- Geography of Maharashtra by Nirali Publications
- Book on Indian Constitution and Governance By Ranjan Kolambe
- Book on Deepstambh Spardha Pariksha Arthashastra part 1 (Book of Economics) By Kiran Desale
- Lucent General Knowledge book
- Aptitude, verbal and nonverbal reasoning by R S Agarwal
- NCERT Books
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