MPPSC Mains Exam Strategy

Unlike preliminary exams, MPPSC mains is dynamic and descriptive in nature in which you have to present all of your talent, knowledge, and express all your views and ideology in a wise and skillful manner.

Here are some important tips, you must remember before and during writing the mains paper:

  • A candidate must write an answer under the world limit, precise but covering all the necessary and demanded content.
  • To make your answer more effective and superior to other competitors you need to represent your material in an interactive manner using maps, flowcharts, graphs, and diagrams. It also saves your time and makes answers error-free.
  • Never try to use superfluous and unnecessary material to astray the checker.
  • Use only authentic facts otherwise if you don’t know about the correct facts avoid them in your answer.
  • A candidate can create a difference in his answer by including real-life and relevant examples, link with current affairs as most of the questions in pre as well as in mains are somewhere connected to current affairs.
  • This can be done only with the continuous practice of answer writing.
    Below is the exam pattern for the mains examination:


Paper Subjects Duration of exam Marks
Paper I General Studies I
Water Management, Disaster Management
3 hours 300 marks
Paper II General Studies II
Security Issues, Social Legislation,
Social Sector etc.
3 hours 300 marks
Paper III General Studies III
Science and Technology,
Reasoning and Data Interpretation etc.
3 hours 300 marks
Paper IV General Studies IV
Human needs and Motivation, Philosophers,
Attitude, etc.
3 hours 200 marks
Paper V General Hindi 3 hours 300 marks
Paper VI Hindi essay 2 hours 100 marks
Total 1400
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