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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 2021 and all its related components. 

General Overview

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

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: 

EVENT Revised Dates
Prelims Exam Date 21st March 2021
MPSC Subordinate Services (Group B) Prelims 2020  22 April 2021
MPSC Engineering Services Prelims 2020 27th March 2021

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

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How to Apply for MPSC Exams?

Follow these steps to apply for MPSC 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 

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MPSC Application Fees

The application fees for MPSC is as follows:

SSC Preliminary Fees: General INR 524
SSC Preliminary Fees: Reserved INR 324
SSC Mains Fees: General INR 524
SSC Mains Fees: Reserved INR 324

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: 

PRELIMS

Subject Name Number of Questions Max. Marks Total Duration
General Studies(GS) 100 200 120 minutes
Civil Service Aptitude Test 80 200 120 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 Marks Time Duration Type
Marathi & English (Essay/Translation/Precis) 100 3 Hours Descriptive Basis
English/Marathi 100 1 Hour Objective Basis
GS Paper I: History, Geography, and Agriculture 150 2 Hour Objective Basis
GS Paper II: Indian Polity and laws 150 2 Hours  Objective Basis
GS Paper III: Human Resource Development and Human Rights 150 2 Hours  Objective Basis
GS Paper IV: Science and Technology, Economy 150 2 Hours Objective Basis

MPSC Syllabus

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

Preliminary Examination

Subject Name  Important Syllabus 
General Studies Current 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. 

CSAT Communication 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) 

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Mains Syllabus 

Subject Name Important Syllabus
Paper I: Marathi and English Essay writing
Translation
Precis writing

Note: Same topics and Marks for English as well

Paper-II: Marathi & English Idioms, 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

Geography

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 MPSC Mains Examinations 2021 are:

  • Aurangabad
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Pune

Do check out MHT CET – Maharashtra Common Entrance Test

Posts Available in MPSC

The official website of MPSC regularly shares updates on the upcoming vacancies in the field. For MPSC State Service Exam 2021, 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: sec.mpsc@maharashtra.gov.in
  • 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: support@mahaonline.gov.in
  • Timings:
  • Monday to Friday – 9.00 AM to 8.00 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday – 9.30 AM to 6.30PM

Thus, MPSC 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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