Madhya Pradesh Provincial Civil Services (MP PCS)
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Sample Test Paper-1

  • 100 Questions
  • 100 Marks

Madhya Pradesh Provincial Civil Services (MP PCS) exam is organized by the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) for the employment of eligible applicants for numerous posts in the Ministries and departments in Government of Madhya Pradesh. Desiring applicants can apply for the exam in online mode through the official website. The exam is held yearly.

Madhya Pradesh Provincial Civil Services (MP PCS) Conducting Body: Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission is the state agency which is authorised to organize the Civil Services Examination for entry level appointments to the various Civil Services of Madhya Pradesh.

Madhya Pradesh Provincial Civil Services (MP PCS) Important Dates 2021:



Registration Date

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Application Date

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Admit Card

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Preliminary Exam Date

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Mains Exam Date

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Result Date

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Mode To Apply 


Link To Apply 

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Official Notification

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Madhya Pradesh Provincial Civil Services (MP PCS) Selection Procedure: 

The exam is held in 3 stages:

• Preliminary Exam

• Mains Exam

• Interview

Madhya Pradesh Provincial Civil Services (MP PCS) Exam Pattern:-

Preliminary Exam: The preliminary exam comprises of 2 papers each of 200 marks. The Paper 2 is qualifying in nature and the applicants are selected on the basis of the marks obtained in Paper 1 for the next stage. The duration of each of the papers is 2 hours.



No. of Questions


Time Duration


General Studies

100 questions

200 marks

2 hours


General Aptitude Test

100 questions

200 marks

2 hours



200 questions

400 marks

4 hours

Mains Exam: Qualified applicants from the preliminary exam are allowed to sit for the mains exam. The MPPSC Mains exam is a conventional pen paper based descriptive exam.There are as many as 6 papers in the Mains Examination.The first 4 papers are on general studies while the fifth and the sixth paper are in General Hindi and Hindi Essay writing respectively.The exam pattern is given below:-




Time Duration


General Studies - I


03 Hours


General Studies - II


03 Hours


General Studies - III


03 Hours


General Studies - IV


03 Hours


General Hindi


03 Hours


Hindi Essay Writing


02 Hours




Interview: The interview consists of 175 marks and these marks are taken into consideration for deciding the final merit list.

Final Selection: The final selection is decided by preparing a merit list on the basis of a total of (1400+175) marks.

Madhya Pradesh Provincial Civil Services (MP PCS) Eligibility Criteria:

Age Limit: Age limit required is 21 to 35 years for the applicants belonging to Madhya Pradesh and 21 to 30 years for the applicants belonging to other state.

Educational Qualification: Applicant must have a Graduation.

Madhya Pradesh Provincial Civil Services (MP PCS) Syllabus:

General Studies:

• Current Affairs

• History of India

• Indian and World Geography

• Indian Polity & Governance -Constitution

• Economic and Social Development

• Issues regarding Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change

• General Science

• Sports

• Culture, Geography and History of M.P

• Important Legislation

General Aptitude Test:

• Comprehension

• Interpersonal skills

• Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability

• Decision making

• General mental ability

• Elementary Mathematics (Class X level)

• General English (Class X level)

• General Hindi (Class X level).

General Studies I:

• History of Indian Culture 

• Modern Indian history

• The Freedom Struggle

• Knowledge of Madhya Pradesh - Art, Architecture, Culture, History, Heritage, Festival,Folk-Dance, Literature, Regional Languages and Tourism.

• Physical Geography of India

• Distribution of major natural resources of World and India

• Knowledge of M.P.- Geography- Human and Natural Resources, Climate, Soils, Forest, Wild-Life, Mines and Minerals, Sources of Irrigation.

General Studies II:

• Indian Constitution

• Important aspects of Governance

• Security forces

• Issues regarding development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to subjects of Health, Education , Human Resources.

• Major Crops,Types of irrigation and irrigation systems, storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and eTechnology.

• International Security.

General Studies III:

• Indian Economy

• Science & Technology

• Reasoning & Data Interpretation

• Environment, Energy and Sustainable Development

General Studies IV:

• Philosphers, Thinkers & Social Reformers

• Attitude, Aptitude and Case Study

• Human Needs & Motivation

Madhya Pradesh Provincial Civil Services (MP PCS) FAQs:

Ques 1. How can an applicant apply for the Exam?

Ans. By online mode through Official website

Ques 2. What precautions should be taken by a candidate while filling up the Online Application Form?

Ans. Please read the instructions attentive before filling up the Online Application Form.

Ques 3. Is there any Interview in the exam?

Ans. Applicants who qualify the mains are called for the Interview.Interview carry 175 marks.

Ques 4.  How many papers are there in Mains examination?

Ans. There are total 6 papers in Mains examination from which 4 are GS papers, 1 paper of Hindi language and 1 paper of Essay writing in Hindi.

Ques 5.  What is the educational qualification for exam?

Ans. Any graduate from any university is eligible for MP PSC but the degree must be recognised by the UGC.

Ques 6.  How many attempts are there in MP PSC?

Ans. Attempts for General candidates is 5. Unlimited number of attempts who belongs to SC/ST

 Ques 7. Is there any negative marking in MP PSC? 

Ans. As there is no provision of Negative marking.

Ques 8. What is the duration of the exam?

Ans. Yearly.

Ques 9. what are the posts for which the exam is held?

Ans. Following are the posts:

  • Commercial Tax Officer

  • Deputy Collector

  • Deputy Superintendent of Police

  • District Jail Commissioner

Ques 10. Is there any exemption of fee for reserved category?

Ans. no, there is not exemption.

Ques 11. When can a candidate get admit card?

Ans. From Official Website 15 days prior to the exam.

Ques 12. Does a candidate appearing in the final year apply for the exam?

Ans. Yes.

Ques 13. Are all papers in main examination of Subjective nature?


Ques 14. Does a applicant edit the details after submission of the application?

Ans. A candidate can not edit any information after submission of the application in the Commission.

CONCLUSION: Applicants willing to make their careers in the Government of Madhya Pradeshhave a good opportunity as this exam is held for the recruitment of eligible applicants for various posts. Aspirants must take the benefit of this opportunity by preparing well for the exam. This exam is an offline based exam. The exam consists of 3 stages- Prelims, Mains and Interview. Applicants are advised to visit the official website regularly for future updates. The team ofestudentbookwishes you all the best for your upcoming future.

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