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SYLLABUS
PAPER NO. 1: Compulsory Marathi
  • Essay
  • Translation of Marathi passages into English
  • Précis-writing
  • Letter/ Application /Report /Complaint /Request
  • Grammar
PAPER NO. 2: General English
  • Essay.
  • Translation of Marathi passages into English.
  • Précis-writing.
  • Letter/ Application /Report /Complaint /Request.
  • Grammar.
PAPER NO. 3: General Studies Paper I (History & Geography)
  • History.
  • 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

 

IMP NOTE

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.

DON’T WASTE YOUR PRECIOUS YEARS OF LIFE AND CAREER LINGERING HERE AND THERE FOR UPSC/ MPSC exams. EITHER DO IT WITH FULL FOCUS OR LEAVE IT. YOU CAN CLEAR THE EXAM IN 1st attempt itself, if you sincerely belive it and plan for it.

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SYLLABUS

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)

  • Comprehension.
  • 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).

 

NOTE:

Note 1:
    1. 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.
Note 2:
    1. The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.
Note 3:
    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.

Negative Marking:

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.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE