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.
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