Candidates should possess Graduation or equivalent from a recognized University.
Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications, which are recognized by the State Government as equivalent to professional or technical degree, would alsobe eligible for admission to the examination.
MPPSC has changed the rules now their is no optional subjects choice in MPPSC Exam
Students must be degree holders or graduates (degree recognized by University Grants Commission) to appear for this Examination.
Indian students holding a foreign degree need to ensure that their degree is accredited or recognized by UGC.
Age Limit for MPPSC
The upper age limit prescribed above, will be relaxed able to the following extent:-
?(up to a maximum of 3 years: if a candidate is a bonafide repatriate of Indian origin from )
current pattern of the State Services Examination?
State Civil Services Examination is a 3-stage examination held every year.
Stage 1 ? Preliminary Test
Stage 2 ? Main Exam
Stage 3 ? Personality Test / Interview
Stage 1 ? Preliminary Test ? consists of objective questions with NO penalty (NO negative marking) for wrong answers. (next preliminary exam will be held on Jan or Feb 2018)
Paper 1 ? General Studies (200 marks) 2 hours
Paper 2 ? CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test) (200 marks) 2 hours (This will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%)
There is a cut-off in the Preliminary Test which varies every year and is decided by the MPPSC.
The Main Exam consists of 6 papers which are usually held after 2-3 months of pre exam for around 5-7 days. The current pattern of Main examination is as follows:-
Paper 1(GS-I) ? 300 marks (3 hours)
Paper 2(GS-II) ? 300 marks (3 hours)
Paper 3(GS-III) ? 300 marks (3 hours)
Paper 4 (GS IV, ethics) ? 200 marks (3 hours)
Paper 5 (General Hindi) ? 200 marks (3 hours)
Paper 6 (essay writing in Hindi) ? 100 marks (2 hours)
TOTAL MARKS (mains)-1400
Students who qualify for Interview are called by the MPPSC. Interview is of 175 marks.
The first step to enter in MPPSC is prelims exam so you have to be very carefull, serious and focused while preparing for the mppsc pre exam. It consists of two papers
Paper 1 for General Studies it is of 200 marks having 100 questions each having 2 marks with no negative marking. This is the scoring paper of prelims exam for mains this is the only paper on it's basis you will got selection in mains.
You can devide it in 3 parts First Special: approx 20 question comes out 0f 100, you are giving exam for MP state psc then your knowledge about your state should be very much strong. Second part is Current Affairs: atleast 10 questions comes from current affairs, The national issues which are currentally running in our country you have to knowledge about that, for this read 2 news papers at least. give atleast 2 hours to news paper reading for current affairs news. By this your mains exam prepration will be done.
Third part is Acts (SC/ST, HR, CR): These are 3 acts added by MPPSC board in syllabus you should have deep knowledge about SC/ST Act, Human Rights Protection Act, Civil Rights Protection Act. Easily 10 question will be coverd by this acts section.
So the 40 marks will be covered by these 3 topics MP, Current and Acts. You can crack prelims easily by preparing this three topics so strongly. Remaining 60% will be covered by other subjects like science, history, geography etc.
Paper 2 for General Aptitude it is of 200 marks having 100 questions each having 2 marks with no negative marking. It is qualifying paper you need to score 40% marks in it to qualify and it can be easily done.
Generally after Prelims exam result announcement aspirants got 60 days to prepare for the Mains exam. These two months are going to be the most important days of your MPPSC mains preparation. In order to crack this, you need a robust mains study plan along with the relevant study material.
GS 1 mainly contains Geography and History. These portions are static, lengthy and factual in nature. Therefore, most students, especially first-timers tend to spend almost half of their preparation time on this paper. While the weightage of this paper is around 21 %(300/1400). So, the careful utilization of time is the key.
So, instead of reading it thoroughly, read all the topics mentioned in syllabus once this month and then revise it in next month. For Indian History, you can refer to any book which is comfortable for you. For World History, and other important topics of Geography you can refer to these links. It should not take more than two weeks to complete Paper 1.
GS 2 mainly covers polity and social issues. Polity has mostly static content for which your prelims preparation will help you. Revise those notes; alternatively, you can prepare polity through M. Laxmikant, one of the best source to read polity. Five days are enough to cover Polity along with Security issues.
Next part is the Social Issues which requires knowledge of current affairs. Static portion like acts, organization etc you can cover from here in very little time. Read the schemes of Central and State government concerning Education, Health, Welfare sector etc. along with other topics mentioned in the syllabus. Prepare your own notes and try to cover this portion in 5-6 days. Notes will help you in revision.
The first half of MPPSC GS paper 3 covers Indian Economy, whereas other half has these important topics: Science & Technology, Reasoning, and DI, Environment, Energy etc.
For Indian economy, you may refer to Sharma Academy's video lectures or Indian Economy by S.N.Lal. These sources will give you an insight on almost every topic mentioned in the syllabus. Along with this, read the summary of ‘Indian Economic Survey’ and ‘Indian & State Budget 2018’. Also, go through the schemes for rural, urban, and agriculture sector. Try to complete it in 5-6 days
Fo Environment section, you can refer NCERT Books, you can also read these topics from the internet. As environment portion is limited so complete it in two days.
For Science & Technology, the best strategy is to read out the particular topic from Science NCERT class 7-10. And for emerging technologies refer any notes or read it from various internet feeds. It will take two days to complete this part.
For Reasoning, practice the type of questions asked in previous year papers. Refer the source you used for CSAT preparation during prelims preparation.
GS paper 4 is all about ethics and case studies. Student needs to have a clear perspective and positive mindset to attempt this paper. Some of the topics you can read from any book like Ethics by Lexicon Publication or by Arihant. Try to mug up as many thinkers as you can because in past lot of many questions were asked from this topic.
Around 75 marks out of 200 are from case studies and the easiest way to score in them is to practice as many case studies as you can. Cover the entire ethics paper in 4-5 days.
This paper checks your proficiency in Hindi language. Study Hindi Grammar from any standard book and practice letter, report writing etc to secure good marks and take an edge from other students. Do not devote any particular day for this paper, instead, try to give one our daily to finish one topic from syllabus each day.
This paper has the least weightage but it doesn’t mean it is less important. For essay preparation, read newspaper daily to have good content with you and practice one or two essays every Sunday to get proficiency in writing the essay.
The above preparation will take around 35-40 days to cover the whole syllabus once. Then in the remaining days try to revise whatever you read at least two times. One more thing, like study, practice is also very much important for mains examination. Therefore, you must daily do some answer writing practice, or you can join a test series. Test Series is good idea to evaluate your self try to solve the questions in particular time limit and use a timer to analyse your efficiency to write. Specially in word limit question's answer.
Interview is the third stage of MPPSC examination in this interviewers evaluate the candidate's potential for civil services and examine their personality it is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for public services. There is no any book or syllabus for interview here you can get high marks with less hard work. Start Interview prepration for MPPSC after the mainsexam don't wait for the result. Generally question aries from your surrounding which you mention in your profile (biodata) the interview team will go through your biodata then will ask the questions about your native place, your education, if you were in job they ask about your work experience.