Career in State Civil Services Examination (MPSC)

1. Introduction
The Maharashtra Public Service Commission is a body of the Indian
Government which provides suitable applicants for a variety of posts in
the Government offices. Exams are conducted by the MPSC for diverse
cadres of Officers in the Maharashtra State Services. There are chiefly 3
classes of cadres- Class I, Class II, and Class III. Each one of these exams
has both prelims and main papers, i.e., the aspirants need to pass the
MPSC Prelims Exams first and only then will they be able to appear for
the MPSC Main Exams.
Maharashtra Public Service Commission is the authoritative body for
conducting Maharashtra State Civil Services examination in the state.
Apart from the civil services examination, commission also conducts
several other examinations and carries out selection process of
candidates for service into varied departments of Maharashtra state
government. The office of MPSC is situated in the capital Mumbai.
• To be eligible to appear for this examination a candidate must have
completed minimum 19 years of age (on or before 1st April of the
year in which candidate is going to appear for examination). The
maximum age limit for open category candidates is 33 years. The
age limit is relaxed by five years in case of candidates from
reserved category. For handicapped candidates the maximum age
limit is 45 years. The candidates are also required to have
appropriate knowledge of Marathi language. In case of posts in the
Police Department the candidates must also fulfill the prescribed
requirements of physical ability. There is no limit of attempt for
MPSC exam up to age limit.
• OBC: 35 years
• SC/ST/NT: 38 years
• Open Category: 33years/ for PSI exam 28 years
• A Candidate must be Graduate
List of Services for which Officers are
selected through MPSC Civil Services
Deputy Collector
Deputy Superintendent of Police (Dy. SP)
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP)
Sub-registrar Cooperative Societies
Sales Tax Officer (STO)
Deputy Chief Executive Officer in ZP
Block Development Officer (BDO)
Assistant Regional Transport Officer (ARTO)
Education Officer
Nayab Tahasildar
Taluka Inspector of Land Records (TILR)
Mantralaya Section Officer
Examination Structure
The state civil services examinations are
conducted by Maharashtra Public Service
Commission (MPSC) to recruit officers in the
state services. The notification regarding this
examination appears in leading newspapers. The
examination is conducted in following three
i) Preliminary Examination
ii) Main/ Written Examination
iii) Interview/ Personality Test
Preliminary Examination
Arts / Social Sciences
30 marks
(History, Geography, Social Science etc)
Intelligence Test
50 marks
Current Affairs
30 marks
Science and Technology
30 marks
Commerce and Economics
30 marks
(Banking sector also)
30 marks
200 marks
200 Questions
Time- 120 min
Main Examination
Generally the Main Examination is supposed to
be held three and a half or four months after
the result of the prelims exam is declared. This
examination is held at four centers viz.
Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad and Nagpur. The
candidates who qualify in the Preliminarily
Examination and hold University degrees of
Graduation are eligible to appear for Main
Personality Test (Interview)
The candidates coming out successfully in the
written examination are interviewed by a panel
of interviewers.
Marks allotted for the interview are 100. The
final merit list is declared after considering the
candidate's marks in the main exam and
interview. Accordingly, eligible candidates are
appointed at various posts. Eventually they get
he appointment letter and after training they
join the service.
PSI-STI-Assistant Examination
Preliminary Examination
Main Examination
Physical Test
Only those who score more than 100
marks qualify for the Interview.
50 Marks for Interview for STI & Asst.
Classes for MPSC & UPSC exam
Web site for more
Web site for MPSC for online
Web site for UPSC

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