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Madhya Pradesh State Services Exam


Madhya Pradesh (MP) is a state in central India and Nicknamed as the “heart of India” due to its geographical location. Madhya Pradesh is the second-largest state by area and fifth-largest state by population in India. It is a landlocked state and borders the states of Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Rajasthan. It is one of the fastest developing states of India. To keep the pace up with the needs such as effective governance and public services of this fast developing state, the state public service commission recruits highly qualified, skilled and efficient human resource to the vacant posts of various state government departments. Gujarat Civil Services, Haryana Civil Services, Nagaland Civil Service Exam, WB Civil Service Executive Exam, etc., are other popular state service exams in the country.


Jobs related to Grade I, Grade II and grade III will be recruited through this exam, such as Zila Adhyaksh/Rajya Prashshnik Sewa, Deputy Superintendent Of Police, Additional Assistant Development Commissioner Of Panchayat And Gram Development Department, Block Development Officer, Baal Vikas Pariyojana Adhikari Mahila, Chetra Sanyojak Vikas Khand Adhikari, Jail Superintendent, Commercial Tax Inspector, Sub-Registrar, Etc.,

  • For grade I jobs the pay scale will be Rs. 15600­39100 with a Grade pay of 5400
  • For grade II jobs the pay scale will be Rs.9300­34800 with a Grade pay of 3600
  • For grade III jobs the pay scale will be Rs. 5200­20200 with a Grade pay of 2800


Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or candidates appearing for the final exam of their bachelor’s degree course are also eligible. The minimum age required to appear for the exam is 21 years and the maximum is 40 years. Maximum age limit for Deputy Superintendent of Police will be 25, Deputy Jailor 30 and TSI will be 21­35.


Five years relaxation will be given to women, SC, and ST candidates. For Non-local candidates, the upper age limit will be 35.


Madhya Pradesh Engg Services, Madhya Pradesh Forest, Madhya Pradesh Police, Madhya Pradesh TET, etc., are the other government job recruitment notifications released by the government of Madhya Pradesh. Drona with its unique resources and talent provides useful guidance to the aspirants to clear these competitive exams.

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Application Procedure

  • Candidates need to visit the official website www.mppsc.com or www.mponline.gov.in or www.mppsc.nic.in.
  • Navigate to recruitment button and apply online.
  • Candidates need to fill error free details and should pay the prescribed fees.

Selection Procedure

Candidates are selected through a three step process and the first step i.e., prelims which is just qualifying in nature. The steps are listed below

  • (a) Preliminary examination
  • (c) Mains exam
  • (d) Interview/Viva-voce

Exam Pattern

Preliminary examination

The preliminary examination which of qualifying in nature, and has two papers of 200 marks each. The questions standard will be of bachelor’s degree level. The qualifying marks will be decided by the commission based on the number of vacancies. The marks obtained in this exam will not be counted in the final merit list.

1st paperGeneral study2 hr200
2nd paperGeneral aptitude test2 hr200

Mains examination

The mains examination will be having six papers which will be descriptive/analytical. A candidate must write all the papers and these papers usually consist of brief, medium, long answer and descriptive questions. The standard of question on General Hindi and General English will be of Sr. Secondary level. First five papers will be given 3 hours of time and the sixth paper i.e, essay writing paper will be given two hours time. Commission will set the minimum qualifying marks for personality test or interview. The pattern of mains exam is listed below:

1General study 13 hr300
2General study 23 hr300
3General study 33 hr300
4General study 43 hr200
5General Hindi3 hr200
6Essay writing2 hr100

Personality and Viva-voce Examination

Candidates who qualify in the written test of the Main Examination, will be summoned for an interview or personality test that carries 175 marks. In the interviewing process, the board member assesses the attitude, personality, candidate’s readiness for the job.