MPSC conducts this exam to select best of the candidates amongst thousands of candidates. Officers selected from this exam are all gazetted officers from group A and group B Services from various departments.

Medium of Exam:

English and Marathi.

Eligibility Criteria


Eligibility Criteria for MPSC 2018

Nationality: Candidate must be the citizen of India and domiciled in the State of Maharashtra.

Age: The minimum age for candidates appearing for an MPSC exam is 18 years, the maximum age is 33 years. The maximum age is relaxed able for OBC candidates (max. 35yrs.) and SC/ST/NT candidates (max. 38yrs.).

Educational Qualifications: Candidate should possess a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University; however, the candidate with a law degree may be given preference.
Students in their final year of graduation can also appear for the MPSC exam.

No of Attempts: There is no Limit; a candidate can appear any number of times.


MPSC Preliminary Exam Pattern


General Studies Paper – I200 Marks
General Studies Paper – II200 Marks


Paper I - (200 marks)

(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 issues, etc.'

(5) Economic and Social Development - Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.

(6) General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change-that do not require subject specialisation.

(7) General Science.

Paper II - (200 marks)

(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).

MPSC Mains Exam Pattern and Marks Distribution

The personal ability test is assessed out of maximum marks 100 with no minimum cut off marks defined and A score over 60 is considered a high score. Candidates should rely more on written exam for the final ranking.Interview is a test of candidate’s overall personality which includes analytical ability, lateral thinking, logical decision making etc. The main objective of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service. The test is intended to judge the mental calibre of a candidate. i.e. to assess not only his/her intellectual qualities but also social traits and his/her interest in current affairs. The test normally judges mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical Display of thoughts, balance of judgment, unbiased views, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity.Interview is of a very natural, but directed and conscious conversation, which is intended to reveal the true personality of the candidate.

General Studies Paper – I200 Marks
General Studies Paper – II200 Marks
PaperMarksPaper Type
GS Paper 1 (History and Geography)150 Marks for each PaperObjective
GS Paper 2 (Indian Constitution and Politics)
GS Paper 3 (Human Resource Development and Human Rights)
GS Paper 4 (Economics and Science & Technology)
Compulsory Marathi and English (Essay/Translation/Precise)100 Marks for each PaperDescriptive
Compulsory English and Marathi (Grammar and Comprehension)Objective
Total800 Marks