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Maharashtra Provincial Civil Services (MPCS) exam is organized by the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC). The aim of this exam is to recruit eligible applicants for numerous posts in the Ministries and departments in the Government of Maharashtra. Desiring applicants can apply for the exam in online mode through the official website. The exam is held yearly.

Maharashtra Provincial Civil Services (MPCS) Conducting Body:

The MPSC is the state agency authorised to conduct the Civil Services Examination for entry level appointments to the various Civil Services of Maharashtra.

Maharashtra Provincial Civil Services (MPCS)  Important Dates:

Events

Dates

Registration Date

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Application Date

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Admit Card

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Preliminary Exam Date

Will Be Updated Soon.

Mains Exam Date

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Result Date

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Mode to Apply

Offline

Link to Apply

Click here

Official Notification

Check here

Maharashtra Provincial Civil Services (MPCS) Selection procedure:

The exam is held in three phases-

  • Preliminary Exam

  • Mains Exam

  • Interview

Maharashtra Provincial Civil Services (MPCS)  Exam Pattern:- 

Preliminary Exam:- The preliminary examination is of qualifying nature and is held offline. The preliminary examination consists of Objective type questions. The medium of instructions of the examination is in Marathi and English language.

Subject

Marks

Time Duration

General Studies-1

200 Marks

2 Hours

Civil Services Aptitude Test

200 Marks

2 Hours

Total

400 Marks

Mains Exam:- The applicants who are shortlisted from the preliminary examination are allowed to sit for the mains examination.

Note:

  • The MPSC Mains examination is of descriptive nature.

  • There are 6 papers in the Mains Examination.

  • The first 4 papers are of General Studies and the last two are of Compulsory Marathi and compulsory English respectively.

  • The third paper consists of questions on which candidates write essays.

  • The last three papers have questions from general studies. The exam pattern is as follows:-

Paper

Subjects

Marks

Type of Exam

Paper-1

General Studies-1

150 Marks

Objective

Paper-2

General Studies-2

150 Marks

Objective

Paper-3

General Studies-3

150 Marks

Objective

Paper-4

General Studies-4

150 Marks

Objective

Paper-5

Compulsory Marathi

100 Marks

Descriptive

Paper-6

Compulsory English

100 Marks

Descriptive

Total

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800 Marks

Interview:- The applicants who are shortlisted from the mains examinations are called for the interviews.

Maharashtra Provincial Civil Services (MPCS)  Eligibility Criteria:

Age Limit:- 19 to 33 years.

Age Relaxations:- 

Category

Upper age limit relaxation

Applicants related to the backward classes notified by Govt. of Maharashtra

Up-to 05 years

PwD

Up-to-the age of 45 years

Ex-Serviceman/Retired Govt. Officers

 (applicable up to 45 years maximum).

Educational Qualification: Graduation from any University.

Maharashtra Provincial Civil Services (MPCS)  Exam Syllabus:
The syllabus for the exam is as follows. Candidates can prepare for the exam according to the following syllabus.

General Studies I:

  • General Science & Environment

  • Current Affairs

  • History of India

  • Geography of India

  • Indian Polity and Economy

  • Sports

  • Geography, History and Culture of Maharashtra

  • Polity and Economy of Maharashtra

  • Information Technology

Civil Services Aptitude Test:

  • Comprehension

  • Interpersonal Skill

  • Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability

  • Decision Making and Problem Solving

  • Basic Numeracy, Data Interpretation

  • Hindi Language Comprehension Skill

Paper I: Mains

  • Essay Translation Precis Writing - ENGLISH and MARATHI   (Both Language Compulsory)

Paper-II: Mains

  • Comprehension and Grammar - ENGLISH and MARATHI (Both Language Compulsory)

Paper III: Mains 

  • General Study I - History and Geography

Paper IV: Mains

  • General Study II - Indian Constitution and Polity
    (With special reference to Maharashtra) and Law.

Paper V: Mains

  • General Study III - Human Rights and Human Resource Development

Paper VI: Mains

  • General Study IV - Economy and Planning, Economics of  Development and Agriculture, Science and Technology

Maharashtra Provincial Civil Services (MPCS) FAQs:

Ques 1. From where can applicants get the information regarding the exam?

Ans. Applicants can get the information from the Official website.

Ques 2. How can applicants apply for Maharashtra PCS?

Ans. Applicants can apply for a post Online through Official site.
Ques 3. What is the selection procedure for the exam?
Ans. The exam is held through  the following procedure:
  • Preliminary Exam which is Objective type.

  • Mains Exam which is Descriptive type.

  • Interview.

Ques 4. When can an applicant download the admit card?

Ans. The admit card is released a week prior to the exam.

Ques 5.How many papers in Mains exam?

Ans. There is a total of 6 papers in the Mains exam i.e.English Paper, Marathi paper,  GS1, GS2, GS3 and GS4.

Ques 6. Can all papers in Mains examination of Descriptive nature?

Ans. No, There are 4 GS papers and these all are objective type and remaining two i.e. English and Marathi are Descriptive.

Ques 7. What should be the size of the scanned  Signature and Photograph?

Ans. The size of the scanned photograph and signature should not be more than 50 kb each.

Ques 8.  Is there any negative marking in the exam?

Ans. Yes, there is a provision of negative marking for Paper I. 1/4th of the total mark should be deducted.

Ques 9. How can candidates pay the application fee?

Ans. By online through Credit/ Debit card, Net banking and offline through Maha e- Seva Kendra and e-Challan.

Ques 10. What is the educational qualification for  MPSC exam?

Ans. Following is the required qualification:

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognised university/ institution.

  • Minimum 3 years diploma in any stream.

Ques 11. Which candidates can avail the reservation benefits?

Ans. Only those candidates who are domiciled permanently in Maharashtra state can avail reservation benefits.

Ques 12. What are the posts for which the exam is held?

Ans. Following are the post:

  • Subordinate Services Non-Gazetted, Group-B 

  • State Service   

  • Maharashtra Forest Service  

  • Maharashtra Group C Service - Tax Asst. 

  • Asst. Director

  • Maharashtra Subordinate Services - ASO 

  • Maharashtra Agricultural Services 

  • State Services

  • Maharashtra Group C Services

Ques 13. Is knowledge of Marathi language needed? 

Ans. Yes, For the Marathi papers the knowledge of Marathi language is needed.

Ques 14. Do we have optional subjects?

Ans. No.

Ques 15. Does a final year student apply for the exam?

Ans. Yes, final year students apply for the exam.

Conclusion: This exam presents a good occasion for eligible applicants who want to join the MPSC. 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. Aspirants must take the advantage of this opportunity by preparing well for the exam. The team of estudentbook wishes you all the best for your upcoming future.

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