MPSC State Service Exam


MPSC State Service Exam is a competitive examination conducted every year by the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC). MPSC has released the recruitment exam notification for the year 2020 for various Group A & Group B posts ranging from Assistant State Tax Commissioner, Deputy Chief Executive Officer to Naib Tehsildar.

Important Information

Title Information
Exam Date 13 Sep 2020
Vacancies 200
Age Limit Lower Age- 19 & Upper Age- 38*
Educational Qualification Bachelor's degree from any recognized University or equivalent qualification up to the last date for receipt of Application.

*Relaxation in Upper Age Limit is applicable for certain categories of candidates.


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Exam Pattern

The Preliminary examination will consist of two compulsory papers of 200 marks each. Both the papers will have objective Type & multiple-choice questions

Paper Questions Marks Duration
General Studies I 100 200 2 Hours
CSAT 80 200 2 Hours

One-third of the marks assigned for each question will be deducted as penalty for the wrong answers. The merit of the Candidates will be determined on the basis of marks obtained in both the papers of the Preliminary Examination.


General Studies I

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement with special reference to Maharashtra.
  • Geography of Maharashtra, India and the World
  • Polity and Governance of India and Maharashtra
  • Economic and Social Development
  • General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change
  • General Science

General Studies II

  • Comprehension.
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
  • Decision making and problem-solving.
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy & Data interpretatio
  • Marathi & English Comprehension skills.


Exam Pattern

The MPSC State Service (Mains) Exam consists of 6 papers. Of these, 2 are language papers and 4 are General Studies papers. Except for Paper 1 of Language that is a descriptive type paper, all other papers have objective type questions. Also, in objective type papers, one-third of marks assigned to the question will be deducted for wrong answers.

Papers Description Marks Duration
Language Paper I- Marathi & English (Descriptive) 100 3 Hours
Paper II- Marathi & English (Objective) 100 1 Hours
General Studies (Objective Type) General Studies I 150 2 Hours
General Studies II 150 2 Hours
General Studies III 150 2 Hours
General Studies IV 150 2 Hours

The marks scored in Mains stage along with the marks scored in Interview will be taken into consideration for the final merit list.


Language Paper I (Descriptive)

Section 1: Marathi (50 marks)
  • Essay Writing
  • Translation (English to Marathi)
  • Precis Writing
Section 2: English (50 marks)
  • Essay Writing
  • Translation (Marathi to English)
  • Precis Writing

Language Paper II (Objective)

Section 1: Marathi (50 marks)
  • Grammar
  • Comprehension
Section 2: English (50 marks
  • Grammar
  • Comprehension

General Studies I

  • story of Modern India with special reference to Maharashtra
  • Indian National Movement
  • India after Independence
  • Social Reformers of Maharashtra
  • Cultural Heritage of Maharashtra
  • Physical, Economic & Population Geography of Maharashtra, India & the World
  • Agriculture

General Studies II

  • Constitution of India & India Political System
  • System of Government
  • Educational System
  • Electoral Process, Parties & Pressure Groups
  • Administrative Law
  • Central and State Government Privileges
  • Some Pertinent Laws
  • Social Welfare and Social Legislation
  • Public Services

General Studies III

  • Human Resource Development
  • Education & Health
  • Rural Development
  • Human Rights
  • Development of various sections of society
  • International and Regional Organizations
  • Consumer Protection
  • Values and Ethics

General Studies IV

  • Indian Economy & Economy of Maharashtra
  • Economic reforms
  • Poverty & Unemployment
  • International Trade
  • Growth, Development and International Economics
  • Indian Agriculture, Rural Development and Cooperation
  • Agriculture, Food and Nutrition
  • Science and Technology Developments
  • Disaster Management


The interview will be conducted for 100 marks. It will relate to the matter of general interest keeping the matter of academic interest in view and for general awareness, intelligence, character, expression power/personality, and general suitability for the service.

The test is intended to judge the mental caliber of a candidate. In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only the candidate's intellectual qualities but also social traits and his/her interest in current affairs.


Which are the subjects that will be covered in the notes?

Both Detailed Notes and Revision Notes will cover all the fundamental subjects for Prelims and Mains. It will cover exam relevant content in Polity, Geography, Economy, Environment, History-Modern India, and Science & Technology.

Will the Mock Test Series cover the whole syllabus?

Yes. The Tests are designed in such a way to help you to practice questions on all exam relevant topics given in the syllabus and in line with recent trends of the exam.

Can I get a Mock test for free?

Yes, the First mock test of the Test series is absolutely free. You can directly attempt it by completing the registration.

How many times can a user attempt a mock test?

One test can be attempted once. However, you can view the detailed Solution and Analysis multiple times.

How to make use of Mock Test Analysis?

It will help you to gauge your performance on questions across various subjects of varying difficulty level. Based on your strength and weakness, you can plan smartly to improve your score.

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