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MPPSC Exam Pattern 2023

MPPSC Exam Pattern

MPPCS Exam has three stages Prelims, Mains & Interviews. Check all about the MPPCS Exam Pattern for Prelims, Mains & Interview Round in this article in detail.

MPPSC Exam Pattern

The MPPSC Exam is administered by MPPSC in order to recruit Group B and Group C officers for the state government’s administrative services. The MPPSC has made significant changes in recent times to bring the exam pattern closer to UPSC. The new MPPSC Exam Pattern is more or less modelled on the pattern of the UPSC CSE Exam, except for the fact that there are no optional subjects. The key components of the new MPPSC Exam pattern are: 

  • There will be 4 General Studies papers along with Hindi Essay and a General Hindi paper. Optional papers have been removed from the pattern of this exam.
  • General Studies Paper-I, II and III will be 300 marks each and General Studies Paper-IV will be of 200 marks. The General Hindi paper will be 200 marks and Hindi Essay will be of 100 marks. 
  • 175 marks will be assigned for the Interview/Personality Test.

Read more: Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPCS) Syllabus

There are three stages to the MPPSC Exam, and each stage has a specific purpose. The commission publishes the MPPSC Syllabus along with the MPPSC 2023 notification on its official website.

Name of the ExamName of the PaperMarks
MPPSC Prelims Exam (2 Papers)Paper 1: General Studies I200 marks
Paper 2: General Studies II (CSAT)200 marks
MPPSC Mains Exam (6 Papers)General Hindi200 marks
Hindi Essay100 marks
General Studies I300 marks
General Studies II300 marks
General Studies III300 marks
General Studies IV200 marks
MPPSC InterviewPersonality Test/Interview175 marks

Read more: Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPCS) FAQs

MPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 

Here is a complete discussion about the MPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern. This is purely qualifying in nature, and it serves as a screening tool to filter out non-serious applicants. There are two papers, Paper I and Paper II, in the MPPSC Civil/ Forest Prelims exam. Each paper has 200 marks and consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQs). See the following table below for the MPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern.

Name of ExamMPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern
No. of Papers (2)Paper 1 – General Studies IPaper 2 – General Studies II (CSAT)
Duration of Exam2 hours for each paper on the same day in two shifts.Paper 1: 10.00 AM – 12.00 AMPaper 2: 2.15 PM – 4.15 PM
Maximum MarksBoth Papers will be 200 marks each.
Number of QuestionsPaper-I: 100 questionsPaper II: 100 questions
Mode of ExamOffline (Pen-paper mode) OMR sheets
Negative MarkingPaper 1- No negative markingPaper 2- No negative marking
Nature of QuestionsObjective Type Questions (MCQs)
MPPSC Prelims Exam Date 202321st May 2023

Read more: Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPCS) Pattern

MPPSC Prelims Exam Marking Scheme

  • Paper-I will determine the exam cut-off and merit ranking.
  • Paper II i.e., CSAT Paper is qualifying in nature so, candidates must score at least 33% marks in paper II.
  • There will be no negative marking for marking the wrong answers in both papers.
  • Multiple circles being filled in on the OMR sheet for the same question would be regarded as an improper answer and no marks will be awarded.

MPPSC Mains Exam Pattern

Candidates who passed the preliminary exams are eligible to take the main examination. The following table contains the MPPSC Mains Exam Pattern. The final selection of the candidates will take into account the candidates’ scores in the main exam. There are six papers of a descriptive nature in the MPPSC Mains Exam. The MPPSC Mains Exam, which has a cumulative weighting of 1400 marks, is a merit-deciding round. In the MPPSC Mains Exam Pattern, the following changes have been introduced in recent times.

  • Removal of optional papers.
  • Inclusion of Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude paper as General Studies Paper-IV.
Name of ExamMPPSC Mains Exam
Number of Papers (6)General HindiHindi EssayGeneral Studies IGeneral Studies IIGeneral Studies IIIGeneral Studies IV
Duration of ExamPapers will be conducted over a week’s duration;
SessionsMorning Session: 9.30 AM – 12.30 AMAfternoon Session: 2 PM – 5 PM
Maximum MarksGeneral Hindi – 200 marksHindi Essay – 100 marksGeneral Studies Paper-I, II and III will be of 300 marks each and General Studies Paper-IV will be of 200 marks.Total – 1400 marks
Mode of ExamOffline (Pen-paper)
Nature of QuestionsEssay/Descriptive type
Negative MarkingNIL
Optional SubjectsAccording to the revised syllabus and exam pattern, optional subjects have been removed.
MPPSC Mains Exam Date 2023To be announced 

Read more: Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPCS) Strategy

MPPSC Interview

An Interview or Personality Test is the last round of the MPPSC Exam. The MPPSC Exam’s current round is the last one. Candidates who passed the main exam will receive an invitation to the personnel interview. There will be a 175 marks interview. A Board that is appointed by the MPPSC conducts interviews with candidates.

The purpose of the interview is to determine if the candidate is personally qualified for a career in state services by a board of experienced and impartial observers. In the Personality Test Round, candidates must be informed of events/issues both internal and external of their state or country, in addition to their academic studies. The interview is more of a purposeful dialogue meant to probe the candidate’s mental capabilities and capacity for analysis.

Read Also: MPPSC Syllabus 2023: Check MPPCS Prelims & Mains Syllabus

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