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If we unfold India’s educational diversity, it has evolved over the years yielding promising results in every field, be it Information Technology, Law, Trade and Commerce, Mass Communication, etc. Furthermore, a wide range of statutory and constitutional bodies at the national and state levels conduct competitive exams to recruit potential candidates for various posts in different ministries and departments. Apart from the IBPS Exams, MAHA TET, NABARD Grade B, Kerala PSC exam, etc, MPSC is another recruitment exam which is a gateway for the domiciles of Maharashtra, where the financial capital (Mumbai) is situated, to work in the administrative sector. This blog will get you through all the relevant information pertaining to the MPSC examination 2022 and all its related components. 

MPSC Exam 2022 – Overview
MPSC ExamDetails
Exam NameMPSC Rajyaseva Exam / Maharashtra Civil Services Exam
Conducting BodyMaharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC)
Mode of the examinationOnline
Exam StagesPrelims, Mains and Interview
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Eligibility CriteriaGraduate degree required
Language of the examEnglish & Marathi

About MPSC Exam

Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) is a state-based examination being conducted for Group A, B and C vacancies in the Maharashtra state administration. There are three phases in which MPSC is held, Prelims, Mains, and Interview. When it comes to the salary of an MPSC officer, It is important to mention that Group A posts are offered a pay scale of 15000 INR, 40,000 INR. Further, for Group B posts, the salary packages start from 9,000 to 35,000 INR. 

MPSC Dates 2022

Those appearing for the MPSC examination need to be aware of all the important dates and developments pertaining to it. Let’s get through all the important dates of MPSC examination, mentioned in the table below: 

MPSC 2022 Exam EventsMPSC Exam Date 2022
MPSC Exam Notification ReleasedMay 11, 2022
MPSC Application Start DateMay 12, 2022
MPSC Last Date to Apply OnlineJune 24, 2022 (Extended)
MPSC Admit CardTo be updated
MPSC Exam Date For PrelimsAugust 21, 2022
MPSC Prelims Answer Key forTo be updated
MPSC Prelims Final Answer KeyTo be updated
MPSC Prelims Result 2022To be updated
MPSC Mains Application DateTo be updated
MPSC Mains Exam DateTo be updated
MPSC Result for MainsTo be updated
MPSC 2022 final list of selected candidatesTo be updated

Exams Conducted by MPSC

Here are the exams conducted by MPSC:

  • Maharashtra Group-C Services Combined Exam
  • Maharashtra Forest Services Exam
  • Police Sub Inspector Exam
  • State Service Exam
  • State Tax Inspector Exam
  • Maharashtra Education Services (Group B) Exam
  • Assistant Section Officer Exam
  • Maharashtra Subordinate Services Combined Exam
  • Maharashtra Agriculture Services Examination
  • Maharashtra Engineering Services Combined Exam
  • Assistant Section Officer Exam
  • Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate Exam
  • Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector Exam

Also Read about PSC Exams

How to Apply for MPSC Exams?

Follow these steps to apply for Maharashtra Public Service Commission Exams:

  • Open the official Maharashtra Online Site for the exam
  • Create an account to apply for the MPSC exams
  • If you already have one, log in with your ID and password
  • Once you log in, the homepage will display the procedure of applying for the exam
  • Create your profile by entering your personal details, address information, experience, other information and uploading photos and adding your signature
  • You will see a list of exams, if you are eligible for those, select the exam
  • Fill and submit the MPSC application form
  • Make the online payment
  • Select your exam centre for the MPSC SSC exam, if you plan to take it
  • Download your application form once done for further use 

MPSC Eligibility Criteria 

Age LimitGeneral: 19 to 38 yearsOBC: Upper limit – 41 yearsSC/ST: 45 years
Minimum Qualifications:Candidates with a graduation degree from a recognised university in India are eligible.
Number of AttemptsNo limit

MPSC Application Fees

The application fees for MPSC is as follows:

SSC Preliminary Fees: GeneralINR 524
SSC Preliminary Fees: ReservedINR 324
SSC Mains Fees: GeneralINR 524
SSC Mains Fees: ReservedINR 324

MPSC  Examination Pattern 

As already mentioned, MPSC is conducted in three successive stages, Prelims, Mains and personal interview. The mark scheme, sections, and duration of MPSC exam have been tabulated below: 


Subject NameNumber of QuestionsMax. MarksTotal Duration
General Studies(GS)100200120 minutes
Civil Service Aptitude Test80200120 minutes

Mains Examination 

The Mains Exam of MPSC comprises 6 papers with varied duration and marks structure. Furthermore, the papers which are objective in nature will also have a negative marking scheme wherein, for every wrong answer, 1/3rd marks will be deducted.  

Subject Name Max MarksTime DurationType
Marathi & English (Essay/Translation/Precis)1003 HoursDescriptive Basis
English/Marathi1001 HourObjective Basis
GS Paper I: History, Geography, and Agriculture1502 HourObjective Basis
GS Paper II: Indian Polity and laws1502 Hours Objective Basis
GS Paper III: Human Resource Development and Human Rights1502 Hours Objective Basis
GS Paper IV: Science and Technology, Economy1502 HoursObjective Basis

MPSC Syllabus

In order to start the preparation of the Maharashtra Public Service Commissionexamination with full swing and energy, you need to keep abreast of the important syllabus and topics of the same. To provide clarity, Maharashtra Public Service Commission syllabus of all the phases have been given a rundown below: 

Preliminary Examination

Subject Name Important Syllabus 
General StudiesCurrent events of state, national and international importance.
Apart from this, some of the important topics include:

History of India (special focus on Maharashtra), Physical, Social, Economic
geography of Maharashtra, India and the World, Maharashtra and Indian Polity and Governance, Socio-economic Development, Environmental Issues, etc. 
CSATCommunication SkillsLogical and Analytical Reasoning Decision-making and
problem-solving, General mental ability, Class Xth level Basic numeracy and
Data InterpretationMarathi and English language comprehension skills
(Class X/XII level) 

Mains Syllabus 

Subject NameImportant Syllabus
Paper I: Marathi and EnglishEssay writing
Precis writing

Note: Same topics and Marks for English as well
Paper-II: Marathi & EnglishIdioms, Phrases, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence formation,
Punctuation, Comprehensions. 

Note: Same topics and Marks for English as well
Paper III: General Studies I (History & Geography)History

History of Modern India (1818-1857), British Rule in India, Socio-Cultural
Changes, Social and economic awakening, Emergence and growth of
Indian nationalism, The national movement in Gandhi Era,
India after Independence, Selected Social Reformers of Maharashtra
Cultural Heritage of Maharashtra


Physical and Economic Geography of Maharashtra, Human and Social
Geography of Maharashtra, Environmental Geography,
Population Geography, Remote Sensing
Geography and Agriculture, Agroecology, Climate, Soils, Water management
Paper IV: General Studies II (Indian Polity and Law)Constitution of India
Amendment Procedure and Major Amendments
Political System
State Government and Administration
Rural and Urban Local Government
Educational System
Parties and Pressure Groups, etc.
Paper V: General Studies III (Human Resource Development & Human Rights)Human Resource Development in India
Education, Health, Rural Development, Vocational Education
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Child Development
Women Development
Youth Development
Development for Socially deprived classes, etc.
Paper VI: General Studies IV (Economy & Science and Technology)Indian Economy
Urban and Rural Infrastructure
International Trade and International Capital Movements
Measurement and estimate of poverty
Economy of Maharashtra
Macro Economics
Public Finance and Financial Institutions
Growth, Development, and International Economics
Indian Agriculture, Rural Development and Cooperation
Food and Nutrition
Indian Industry, Infrastructure, and Services Sector, etc.

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MPSC Exam Centres

The exam centres available for Maharashtra Public Service Commission Mains Examinations 2022 are:

  • Aurangabad
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Pune

Posts Available in MPSC

The official website of the Maharashtra Public Service Commission regularly shares updates on the upcoming vacancies in the field. For Maharashtra Public Service Commission State Service Exam 2022, there are 339 vacancies in the following positions:

  • Dy. Superintendent of Police/Assistant Commissioner of Police (Group A)
  • Assistant Regional Transport Officer (Group A)
  • Tehsildar (Group A)
  • Assistant Group Development Officer (Group B)
  • Room Officer (Group A)
  • Industry Officer – Technical (Group A)
  • Dy. Collector (Group A)
  • Naib Tehsildar (Group B)
  • Deputy Education Officer (Maharashtra Education Services – Group A)
  • Assistant Director (Maharashtra Finance and Accounts Service – Group A)
  • Industry Deputy Director – Technical (Group A)

Contact MPSC

  • Tel. no. : 022-22795900, 022-22795971, 022-22821646
  • Fax no. : 022-22880524
  • Email ID: [email protected]
  • Timings: Monday to Saturday – 10.00AM to 5.15 PM (Except 2nd & 4th Saturday).
  • Postal Address: Main Office –  5th, 7th and 8th flr, Cooprej Telephone Exchange Bldg. Maharshi Karve Marg, Cooprej, Mumbai 400021
  • Fort Office – 3rd flr, Bank Of India Bldg. M.G.Road, Fort, Mumbai 400001

For Technical Assistance (Maha Online):

  • Tel. no. : 022 – 61316402
  • Email ID: [email protected]
  • Timings:
  • Monday to Friday – 9.00 AM to 8.00 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday – 9.30 AM to 6.30 PM

Thus, Maharashtra Public Service Commission is a golden opportunity for those who want to explore state administrative services of Maharashtra. If not state services, you can also pursue Public Administration courses and kickstart your career in this field. Reach out to our experts at Leverage Edu who will help you find the most suitable program and will also provide assistance related to the admission process.

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