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Q.1 What is MPPSC Exam ?
MPPSC stands for Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission, MPPSC State Service Exam is conducted for recruitment to various posts in government departments and offices of the state of Madhya Pradesh. This exam is conducted in two stages first is preliminary exam and second is main exam. Following the IAS exam pattern aspirants who clear the prelim exam are allowed to appear for the main exam. However the best candidates who clear the main exam and the following procedure are admitted to various posts in respective government department.

Q.2 How to clear MPPSC Exam ?
Generally it is said that mppsc pre exam is very simple really it is simple if you follow the pattern of the exam with right strategy, but the cutoff is always very high for mppsc pre exam result.That means for general category students 85 questions must be correct out of 100 to be in a safe zone. You have to make a stratefy for MPPSC preparation study for atleast 4 to 5 hours if you are newcomer, first pre pare for the polity and Bare acts (sc-st prevention act, civil rights act etc).Then General knowledge of madhya pradesh like (dams,rivers,national parks, sanctuaries, folk songs, historical places, tribes,political scenario, sports, Culture, sports awards, fairs in mp, Vojana of mp govt.), read about indian economy and current affairs related to madhya pradesh, india. Pratiyogita darpan, news papers, last year exam papers study all don't let any thing PSC exam.

Q.3 How many attempts are allowed for MPPSC ?
Candidates of General Category can give MPPSC any number of times till the age of 40 years old (for general). For SC/ST there is further relaxation of age.

Q.5 How To Clear MPPSC Exam and Become a PSC Officer ?

Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission MPPSC State Service Exam is conducted for recruitment to various posts in government departments and offices of the state of Madhya Pradesh. This exam is conducted in two stages namely the preliminary exam and the main exam. Following the IAS exam pattern aspirants who clear the prelim exam are allowed to appear for the main exam. The number of candidates admitted to appear for the main exam is fifteen times more than the number of available vacancies. However the best candidates who clear the main exam and the following procedure are admitted to various posts in respective government department.

To got the selection in MPPSC & become the PSC officer candidate need to clear the mains exam and third phase that is interview.

The State Government of Madhya Pradesh conduct’s the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) Exam.Popularly known as MPPCS Exam. The MPPCS Exam consists of two papers. First is the General Studies and the Second is the General Aptitude Test. The MPPCS Prelims Examination is a screening examination, and it is conducted to reduce the number of the candidates which can appear in the MPPCS Main Exam.

Q.6 What are the different posts under MPPSC Exam ?

List of post for selected candidates in MPPSC

  • Deputy Collector
  • Deputy District President
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • Superintendent (District Jail)
  • Accounting Officer/ Assistant Director
  • Commercial Tax Officer
  • District Excise Officer
  • District Registrar
  • Employment Officer
  • Assistant Commissioner & Assistant Registrar of Co-operative organizations
  • Labour Officer
  • Chief Municipal Officer
  • Assistant Director
  • Chief Executive Officer (Janapad Panchayat)
  • Block Development Officer
  • District Coordinator
  • Area Coordinator
  • Child Development Project Officer
  • Assistant Regional Transport Officer
  • Assistant Superintendent of Jail
  • Commercial Tax Inspector
  • Excise Sub Inspector
  • Deputy Registrar
  • Naib Tehsildar
  • Assistant Inspector/ Cooperative Extension Officer
  • Assistant Labour Officer
  • Sub District President (Department of General Administration),
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police (Home (Police) Department,
  • Superintendent,
  • District Jail (Prison Department),
  • Commercial Tax Officer (Commercial Tax Department),
  • District Registrar (Commercial Tax Department),
  • Chief Municipal Officer (Urban Administration & Development Department),
  • Assistant Director (Public Relations Department),
  • Assistant Director,
  • District Supply Officer (Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department),
  • Assistant Director (Women & Child Department),
  • Child Development Project Officer (Women & Child Department),
  • Assistant Regional Transport Officer (Transport Department),
  • Assistant Jail Superintendent (Prison Department),
  • Excise Sub Inspector (Commercial Taxes Department),
  • Deputy Registrar (Commercial Taxes Department),
  • Naib Tahsildar (Revenue Department),
  • Chief Municipal Officer (Urban Administration and Development Department)

  • Q.7 What is the educational qualification needed to appear in MPPSC exam ?
    • 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.

    Q.8 What is the latest syllabus for MPPSC exam ?
    Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission conducts its state service exam in two phase. The preliminary exam has two papers:

    Paper I: General Studies
    Paper II: General Aptitude Test

    The syllabus for Preliminary examination is given below:


    1. General Science and Environment

    Questions on general science and Environment (Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity & Climate Change) will cover general appreciation and understanding of science including matters of every day observation and experience as may be expected of a well educated person who has not made a special study of any particular scientific discipline.

    2. Current Events of National & International Importance

    In current events knowledge of significant National and International level will be tested.

    3. History of India and Independent India

    In History, questions of general knowledge related to social, economic and political aspects will be asked. Also, there will be questions on Indian National Movement and Development of Independent India.

    4. (a) Geography of India

    There will be questions of general knowledge relating to Physical, social and economic geography. It will also include questions on Indian Agriculture and Natural resources. There will be questions pertaining to demography and census of India.

    (b) General Geographical awareness of world

    5. Indian Polity and Economy

    Political system and constitution of the country, Panchayati Raj, social system, sustainable economic development, elections, political parties, plans, industrial development, foreign trade and economic and financial institutions.

    6. Sports

    Important games and sports tournaments, Awards, personalities and Renowned Sports Institutions of M.P., India, Asia and World

    7. Geography, History and Culture of M.P

    There will be questions related to the development of Mountains, rivers, climate, Flora and Fauna, Minerals transportation in the Geography of Madhya Pradesh . It will also have questions relating to important dynasties of M.P., Contribution of important dynasties in the Histroy & Culture of Madhya Pradesh, There will be questions on Tribals, Arts, Architecture, Fine Arts and Historical personalities of M.P.?

    8. Polity and Economy of M.P

    Political system, Political parties and elections, Pachyati Raj, Social system and sustainable economic development of M.P. This will also include questions on Industry, Plans, Economic programmes, business, demography and census of M.P.?

    9. Information and Communication Technology

    Questions pertaining to characteristics, uses, and terminologies such as website, online, search engine, e-mail, video mail, chatting, video conferencing, hacking, cracking, virus and cyber crime.?

    10. Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) 1989 (No.33 of 1989) and the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 (No. 22 of 1955)?

    11. The Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993



    2.?Interpersonal skill including communication skill

    3.?Logical reasoning and analytical ability

    4.?Decision making and problem solving

    5.?General mental ability

    6.?Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, order of magnitude etc.-Class X level) Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.-Class X level)

    7.?Hindi Language Comprehension Skill (Class X level)?

    Note: - Question relating to Hindi Language Comprehension skill of Class X level will be tested through passages from Hindi language only without providing English Translation thereof in the question paper.

    Q.9 Which subjects we can choose as optional subjects for MPPSC exam ?

    MPPSC has changed the rules now their is no optional subjects choice in MPPSC Exam

    Q.10 What is Eligibility criteria for MPPSC exam ?


    • A Candidate must be a citizen of India.

      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.

    Q.11 Age limit for MPPSC ?

    Age Limit for MPPSC

    • Candidates age limit should be between 21 ?
      28 years for Dy. Superintendent of Police, Assistant
      Superintendent Jail & Transportation Sub-Inspector and
      21 ? 40 years for other posts.

    The upper age limit prescribed above, will be relaxed able to the following extent:-

    • up to a maximum of five years: if a candidate domiciled in Madhya Pradesh belongs to a caste or tribe or other backward class which has been notified as scheduled caste or scheduled tribe or other backward class by the Government of Madhya Pradesh.

    ?(up to a maximum of 3 years: if a candidate is a bonafide repatriate of Indian origin from )

    • Burma, Who migrated to India on or after 1st June 1963; or
    • ?Srilanka; who migrated to India after 1st November 1964; or
    • If the candidate is a bonafide displaced person from erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and had migrated to India during the period between 1st January 1964 and 25th March 1971
    • if the candidate is a widow, divorced or abandoned at the time of her first appointment will have up to 5 years of relaxation
    • if the candidate holds a green card in his/her name under the Family Welfare Programme will have up to 2 years of relaxation
    • Forward-Cast partner of a prize-winning couple under Inter Caste Marriage Scheme sponsored by the Tribal, Harijan, and Backward Class Welfare Department as per GAD Memo No. C-3-10/85/3/1 dated 03-09-1985 will have up to5 years of relaxation

    Q.12 What is the current pattern of the State Services Examination ?

    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

    Q.13 What is the Preliminary Test ?

    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.

    Q.14 What is the Main Examination ?

    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:-
    General Studies
    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

    Q.15 What is the final stage Interview or Personality Test in MPPSC exam ?

    Students who qualify for Interview are called by the MPPSC. Interview is of 175 marks.

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