MPSC Exam Pattern Details You Might Want to Know About

MPSC Exam Pattern Details:

The Maharashtra Public Service Commission is responsible for conducting a recruitment drive for various vacancies in the state government and its machinery. The MPSC recruitment exam is modeled on the likes of the UPSC Civil Services examination. The MPSC Exam pattern helps eligible candidates prepare for the selection procedure in a methodical manner.

MPSC Exam Pattern
MPSC Exam Pattern

Here are the details of the MPSC exam pattern:

The MPSC exam is conducted in 3 stages. These include the following:

  • Preliminary exam
  • Main exam
  • Interview

MPSC Exam pattern:

Preliminary exam

  • The MPSC prelim exam is an offline pen and paper based exam.
  • The exam consists of multiple choice objective questions.
  • The candidates are given an OMR sheet to mark the answers.
  • The medium of the exam is Marathi/ English.
  • The exam consists of 2 papers, i.e., Paper 1 and 2.
  • The duration of the exam is 2 hours/ 120 minutes for each paper.
  • The prelims are qualifying in nature.
  • The marking scheme includes negative marking.
  • Incorrect answer: – 1/3rd marks will be deducted.
  • Questions in Paper 2 on decision making will not have any negative marking if attempted incorrectly.
  • Candidates must secure the minimum qualifying cut off to be able to appear for the main exam.   
Paper No. No. of Questions Total Marks Standard Medium Duration Nature of Paper
Paper I 100 200 Degree English & Marathi 2 hours Objective
Paper II 80 200 Mix of Degree and School level topics English & Marathi 2 hours Objective

Main exam   

  • The main exam is an offline pen and paper based exam.
  • The exam consists of multiple choice objective questions.
  • The exam consists of 6 papers.
  • The medium of the exam is Marathi/English.
  • The marking scheme includes negative marking.
  • Candidates must secure the minimum qualifying cut off in all the papers to be able to appear for the interview.
Paper Subject Total Marks Standard Medium Duration Nature of Questions
1 Marathi & English (Essay/Translation/Precis) 100 XII Std. Marathi & English 3 hours Descriptive
2 Marathi & English (Grammar/Comprehension) 100 XII Std. Marathi & English 1 hour MCQs
3 General Studies I 150 Degree Marathi & English 2 hours MCQs
4 General Studies II 150 Degree Marathi & English 2 hours MCQs
5 General Studies III 150 Degree Marathi & English 2 hours MCQs
6 General Studies IV 150 Degree Marathi & English 2 hours MCQs

For further details regarding MPSC exam pattern check the website at https://www.mpsc.gov.in/1035/Home .

Also Read: https://www.theindianexpert.com/mpsc-psi-cut-off-2019/

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