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Maharashtra State Service Exam

Introduction

Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) is a Constitutional Body and is responsible for the smooth and efficient functioning of the state Government (GoM) by recruiting suitable candidates in various Government posts. In order to recruit the officers in the Maharashtra Civil Service (Executive Branch), MPSC conducts the Maharashtra State Civil Services Combined Competitive Examination. Other important PSC notification are APPSC, TSPSC, KSPSC, TNPSC, etc.

Positions

Class-I S.No Posts Age Educational Qualification Pay Band Grade Pay
1 Deputy Collector 19-33 Candidates must have Bachelor’s degree in any discipline. 15,600-39,100 5,400
2 Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) 15,600-39,100 5,400
3 Assistant Commissioner Sales Tax 15,600-39,100 5,400
4 Deputy Registrar Co-operative Societies 15,600-39,100 5,400
5 Deputy Chief Executive Officer 15,600-39,100 5,400
6 Superintendent State Excise Dptt. Block 15,600-39,100 5,400
7 Development Officer (BDO 15,600-39,100 5,400
8 Finance, Audit & Accounts Service 15,600-39,100 5,400
9 Chief Officer, Nagar Palika / Nagar Parishad 15,600-39,100 5,400
10 Tahasildar 15,600-39,100 5,400
Class-II 1 Block Development Officer (BDO) 9,300 – 34,800 4,400
2 Chief Officer, Nagar-Palika / Nagar Parishad 9,300 – 34,800 4,400
3 Mantralaya Section Officer 9,300 – 34,800 4,400
4 Sub-registrar Cooperative Societies 9,300 – 34,800 4,400
5 Taluka Inspector of Land Records(TILR) 9,300 – 34,800 4,400
6 Deputy Superintendent State Excise Department 9,300 – 34,800 4,400
7 Finance, Audit & Accounts Service 9,300 – 34,800 4,400
8 Assistant Regional Transport Officer (ARTO) 9,300 – 34,800 4,400
9 Nayab Tahasildar 9,300 – 34,800 4,400

State of Domicile

The candidate must be an Indian citizen

Relaxations

Candidates who belong to the SC/ST/OBC will be given the age relaxations and reservations as per rules and regulations of the State Government.

Notifications

MPSC is responsible for all notifications pertaining to state services. The aspirants should keep visiting ‘Drona’ to stay updated. Other important recruitment notifications released by the state government are Maharastra TET and Maharashtra Police.

Current Notifications

Previous Notifications               

Application Procedure

  • Visit www.mpsc.gov.in and navigate to the link mentioning “State Service Preliminary Examination Advertisement” which is given in the section RECENT NEWS/ANNOUNCEMENTS and should go through the notification.
  • Candidates are advised to fill the online Application Form carefully.
  • Scanned copies of passport size photographs, as per the guidelines must be uploaded.
  • After the payment of requisite fee, the application should be submitted
  • Candidates need to take a printout of the application form for future reference.

Selection Procedure

The selection of the eligible candidates will be done in 3 successive steps. Candidates need to pass all the three stages to qualify for the civil services. The three stages of the induction are as follows:

Stage-1 (Prelims)

The Preliminary Examination is conducted to screen the candidates who can then be shortlisted for the next level, i.e. the Main Exam. This exam requires one to have profound knowledge of the general knowledge and current affairs.

Stage-2 (Main)

Candidates qualified in the preliminary exam are required to attend the mains examination.

Stage 3 (Interview)

After successfully qualifying the Prelims and Main exams, the candidates are then shortlisted for the interview which is the last stage of the selection procedure.

Exam Pattern

Preliminary Examination

It consists of 2 papers which contain multiple choice questions. Each Paper carries 200 Marks and time duration for each paper will be 2 hours.

Paper I

  • Current affairs of state, national and international importance
  • History of India (with special reference to Maharashtra) and Indian National Movement
  • Maharashtra, India and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of Maharashtra, India and the World
  • Maharashtra and India – Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Urban Governance, Public Policy, Rights issues, etc
  • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc
  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization
  • General Science

Paper II

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability Decision – making and problem – solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (Class X level)
  • Data interpretation (Class X level)
  • Marathi and English Language Comprehension skills (Class X/XII level)

Main Examination

There will be a total 6 Papers, out of which first 4 papers are of objective type carrying 150 marks each and rest 2 papers are of descriptive type carrying 100 marks each.

The questions are asked from the following categories:

  • Paper I – History & Geography
  • Paper II – Indian constitution & Law, Politics
  • Paper III – Human Resource Development and Human Rights
  • Paper IV – Economics and Science & Technology
  • Paper V – Marathi
  • Paper VI – English

Interview

Interview carries a maximum of 250 marks. The interview board members will test the attitude and personality of the candidates and assess their suitability for the post.

Syllabus

Prelims

Following are the links that would redirect you to the Prelims Syllabus

Syllabus for Maharashtra State Services Preliminary Examination – Click Here

Mains

Following are the links that would redirect you to the Mains Syllabus

Syllabus for Maharashtra State Service Main Examination Syllabus – Click HereClick Here

Preparation Strategy

Exam Resources

Previous Papers

Maharashtra State Services Preliminary Examination Paper I – Click HereClick Here

Maharashtra State Services Preliminary Examination Paper II – Click Here, Click Here

Maharashtra State Services English Main Examination – Click Here

Maharashtra State Services GS Main Examination Paper I – Click Here

Maharashtra State Services Marathi Main Examination – Click Here

Solved Papers

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