PAPER NO. 1: Compulsory Marathi
- Translation of Marathi passages into English
- Letter/ Application /Report /Complaint /Request
PAPER NO. 2: General English
- Translation of Marathi passages into English.
- Letter/ Application /Report /Complaint /Request.
PAPER NO. 3: General Studies Paper I (History & Geography)
- Geography – with a particular reference to Maharashtra.
- Geography and Agriculture.
PAPER NO. 4: General Studies Paper II (Indian Constitution & Politics)
- The Constitution of India
- The Political System
- State Government and Administration
- District Administration
- Rural and Urban Local Government
- Educational System.
- Parties and Pressure Groups
- The Media
- The Electoral Process
- Administrative Law
- Central and State Government Privileges
- Some Pertinent Laws
- Social Welfare and Social Legislation
- Public Services
- Control over Public Expenditure
PAPER NO. 5: General Studies-III (Human Resource Development & Human Rights)
- Human Resource Development
- Human Rights
PAPER NO. 6: General Studies-IV (Economics and Science & Technology)
- Economy and planning
- Economics of Development and agriculture
- Science and technology developments
Only the language papers i.e. Marathi and English are descriptive in nature. All-other papers i.e. G. S. papers are objective in nature. The Commission has introduced negative marking system and individual cut-off for each G.S. paper, which is 45% for the General category students and 40% for all the reserved categories.
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Paper I – (200 marks)
- Current events of state, national and international importance.
- History of India (with special reference to Maharashtra) and Indian National Movement.
- Maharashtra, India and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of Maharashtra, India and the World.
- Maharashtra and India – Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Urban Governance, Public Policy, Rights issues, etc.
- Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
- General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change-that do not require subject specialisation.
- General Science.
Paper II – (200 marks)
- Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
- Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
- Decision – making and problem – solving.
- General mental ability.
- Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data Interpretation (Charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.- Class X level).
- Marathi and English Language Comprehension skills (Class X/XII level).
- Questions relating to Marathi and English Language Comprehension skill of Class X/XII level (last item in the Syllabus of Paper II) will be tested through passages from Marathi and English language without providing cross translation thereof in the question paper.
- The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.
- It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of State Services (Prelim) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he / she does not appear in both the papers of State Services (Prelim) Examination.
There is “Negative Marking” in the Prelims exam. For every wrong answer, 1/3rd of marks allotted for every question will be reduced from the correct tally of score.