MPSC Exam Pattern 2022: Check Section-Wise Paper Pattern And Marking Scheme

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Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) conducts State Services Exam to recruit eligible and interested candidates to various posts. Candidates who are aspiring to appear for MPSC Exam should know all the details about the recruitment. MPSC exam pattern highlights the details of the selection procedure, the duration of the exam, marks, subjects etc. Candidates should have all the information about the exam pattern before they start their preparation. In this article we have explained all the details about MPSC exam pattern. If you are preparing for competitive exams and looking for expert guidance, you can download our General Knowledge Free Ebook Download Now.
 
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MPSC Exam Pattern 2022

MPSC state services exam is conducted in three stages:
  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains
  • Interview

Candidates have to clear all the three stages in order to be finally selected for the post. The details of each of these stages are as given below:

MPSC Exam Pattern: Preliminary Exam

  • There are two papers in the preliminary exam- Paper I and Paper II.
  • Questions are objective in nature.
  • The time duration of each paper is 2 hours.
  • There is negative marking. For every incorrect answer 1/4 marks are deducted.
Paper No. No. of Questions Total Marks Medium Duration Nature of Paper
Paper I 100 200 English & Marathi 2 hours Objective
Paper II 80 200 English & Marathi 2 hours Objective


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MPSC Exam Pattern: Mains Exam

There are six papers in MPSC Mains Exam.

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Paper I and Paper II are language papers while Paper III, Paper IV, Paper V and Paper VI are General Studies papers. There are no optional papers in MPSC Exam. Paper I is descriptive in nature while all the others are objective. The detailed exam pattern is as follows:
 
Paper Subject Total Marks Medium Duration Nature of Questions
Paper 1 Marathi & English (Essay/Translation/Precis) 100 Marathi & English 3 hours Descriptive
Paper 2 Marathi & English (Grammar/Comprehension) 100 Marathi & English 1 hour MCQs
Paper 3 General Studies I 150 Marathi & English 2 hours MCQs
Paper 4 General Studies II 150 Marathi & English 2 hours MCQs
Paper 5 General Studies III 150 Marathi & English 2 hours MCQs
Paper 6 General Studies IV 150 Marathi & English 2 hours MCQs
 

MPSC Exam Pattern: Interview

Candidates who qualify MPSC Mains Exam appear for the interview which is a personality test. 
 
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MPSC Syllabus 2022

The detailed MPSC syllabus for the different stages of the examination is as follows:

MPSC Syllabus: Preliminary Exam

Paper I
  1. Current events of state, national and international importance.
  2. History of India (with special reference to Maharashtra) and Indian National Movement.
  3. Maharashtra, India and world geography – Physical, Social, Economic geography of Maharashtra, India and the World.
  4. Maharashtra and India – Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Urban Governance, Public Policy, Rights Issue, etc.
  5. Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  6. General issues on Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
  7. General Science

Paper II
  1. Comprehension
  2. Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  3. Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  4. Decision-making and problem-solving
  5. General mental ability
  6. Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data Interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc. – Class X level)
  7. Marathi and English language comprehension skills (Class X/XII level) Questions relating to this will be tested through passages from Marathi and English language without providing cross translation thereof in the question paper.
 
 

MPSC Syllabus: Mains

Paper I

Section 1: Marathi (50 marks)

  • Essay writing – An essay on one out of the two given topics/subject (About 400 words)
  • Translation – English paragraph to be translated into Marathi, approximately 1/2 page/2 paragraphs
  • Precis writing

Section 2: English (50 marks)

  • Essay writing – An essay on one out of the two given topics/subject (About 400 words)
  • Translation – Marathi paragraph to be translated into English, approximately 1/2 page/2 paragraphs
  • Precis writing
 
Paper II

Section 1: Marathi (50 marks)

  • Grammar – Idioms, Phrases, Synonyms/Antonyms, Correct formation of words and sentences, Punctuation, etc
  • Comprehension

Section 2: English (50 marks)

  • Grammar – Idioms, Phrases, Synonyms/Antonyms, Correct formation of words and sentences, Punctuation, etc
  • Comprehension

Paper III

History

  • History of Modern India (1818-1857) particularly Maharashtra
  • Establishment of British Rule in India
  • Socio-Cultural Changes
  • Social and Economic Awakening
  • Emergence and growth of Indian Nationalism
  • National Movement in Gandhi Era
  • India after independence
  • History and Geography
  • Modern History
  • British rule and freedom struggle
  • Selected Social Reformers of Maharashtra
  • The cultural heritage of Maharashtra

Geography- With special reference to Maharashtra

  • Physical geography
  • Economic Geography of Maharashtra: Minerals & Resources
  • Human and Social Geography of Maharashtra
  • Environmental Geography
  • Population Geography (with reference to Maharashtra)
  • Remote sensing

Geography and Agriculture

  • Agroecology
  • Climate: Atmosphere
  • Soils
  • Water management

Paper IV
  • The Constitution of India
  • Political System (Structure, Powers, and Functions of Government)
  • State Government and Administration
  • District Administration
  • Rural and Urban Local Government
  • Educational system
  • Parties & Pressure Groups
  • The Media
  • The Electoral Process
  • Administrative Law
  • Central & State Government Privileges
  • Some Pertinent Laws
  • Social Welfare & Social Legislation
  • Public services
  • Control over Public Expenditure
  • Legislation
  • Election process
 
Paper V

Human Resource Development

  • Human resource development in India
  • Education
  • Vocational Education
  • Health
  • Rural Development

Human Rights

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR 1948)
  • Child, women, youth, and tribal Development
  • Development of Socially Deprived Classes (SC, ST, VJ/NT, OBC, etc.)
  • Welfare of Aged People
  • Labour welfare
  • Welfare of Disabled Persons
  • People's Rehabilitation
  • International & Regional Organisations
  • Consumer protection
  • Values and Ethics
 
Paper VI

Economy and Planning

  • Indian Economy
  • Urban and Rural Infrastructure Development
  • Industry
  • Co-operation
  • Economic Reforms
  • International Trade and International Capital Movements
  • Measurement and estimate of Poverty
  • Factors determining employment
  • Economy of Maharashtra

Economics of development and agriculture

  • Macro Economics
  • Public Finance and Financial Institutions
  • Growth, Development and International Economics
  • Indian Agriculture, Rural Development and Cooperation
  • Agriculture
  • Indian Industry, Infrastructure, and Services Sector
  • Food and nutrition

 

How many stages are there in MPSC selection procedure?

There are three stages in MPSC Exam- Prelims, Mains, Interview.

Is there negative marking in MPSC State Services Exam?

Yes, there is negative marking in MPSC State Services Exam. 0.25 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.

What is the pattern of MPSC Mains Exam?

There are six papers in MPSC Mains Exam. Paper I is descriptive while the others are objective in nature.

What is the duration of MPSC Prelims Exam?

The duration of MPSC Prelims Exam is 4 hours- 2 hours for each paper.

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