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MPSC Syllabus 2023: Prelims & Mains Exam Pattern

MPSC Syllabus 2023

MPSC Syllabus 2023: Explore the comprehensive MPSC State Services Syllabus and detailed Exam Pattern for MPSC Prelims & Mains Exam 2023, including insights into the Interview process and the Negative Marking policy.

MPSC Syllabus

The Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) State Service Exam, commonly referred to as the MPSC Rajyaseva Exam, stands as one of the most prestigious examinations for individuals aspiring to secure positions within the Maharashtra State Government. Conducted annually, the MPSC conducts this examination to recruit officers for various departments and divisions of the state administrative agencies under the Maharashtra State Government. The Maharashtra Public Service Commission is responsible for the organization and management of these MPSC examinations.

Additionally, MPSC conducts examinations for Subordinate Services, Class C Services, Engineering Services, Agricultural Services, Judicial Services, and more. Comprehensive MPSC Syllabus and Exam Pattern details are made available to candidates.

MPSC Prelims Syllabus 2023

The MPSC Prelims Syllabus 2023 for both papers is available to candidates in the following points. Similar to the UPSC, the MPSC only lists the topics’ names in the syllabus. Since it is a state-level exam, Maharashtra is the subject of the majority of the questions. Candidate preparation for both tests can be done concurrently with the correct study plan.

GS Paper IIndia History (with special reference to Maharashtra) and Indian National Movement.
Maharashtra, India, and world geography – Physical, Social, and Economic geography of Maharashtra, India and the World.
Current events of state, national and international importance.
Maharashtra and India – Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Urban Governance, Public Policy, Rights Issue, etc.
General issues on Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion,      Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
General Science
GS Paper IIEnglish Comprehension
Logical reasoning and analytical ability
Interpersonal skills including communication skills
General mental ability
Decision-making and problem-solving
Basic numeracy, Data Interpretation (Class X level)
Marathi and English language comprehension skills (Class X/XII level)

Candidates after clearing the Prelims exam need to appear for the Mains exam, syllabus of the MPSC mains exam is given in the table below:

MPSC Mains Syllabus 2023

There are six compulsory papers in the MPSC mains exam. Paper I and Paper II are language papers while Papers III, IV, V and VI are papers of general studies. There is no optional paper in MPSC Mains. Candidates can go through the MPSC Mains Exam syllabus in the table given below.

Paper ISection I – MarathiEssay Writing (400 words), Translation, Precis Writing50 Marks
Section II – EnglishEssay Writing (400 words), Translation, Precis Writing50 Marks
Paper IISection I – MarathiGrammar – Idioms, Phrases, Synonyms/Antonyms, Correct formation of words and sentences etc.Comprehension.50 Marks
Section II – EnglishGrammar – Idioms, Phrases, Synonyms/Antonyms, Correct formation of words and sentences etc.Comprehension.50 Marks
Paper III – GS IHistoryHistory of Modern India (1818-1857) particularly Maharashtra, Establishment of British Rule in India, Socio-Religious Reforms/Movements, Social and economic awakening during and after the 1857 revolt and Role of Press and Important Personalities,Emergence and growth of Indian nationalism, National movement in the Gandhi Era, India after Independence, Selected Social Reformers of Maharashtra, Cultural Heritage of Maharashtra (Ancient to Modern)150 Marks
GeographyPhysical Geography of the World, India and Maharashtra, Economic Geography of Maharashtra, Human and Social Geography of Maharashtra, Environmental Geography, Population Geography (with reference to Maharashtra), Remote Sensing, Agroecology, Climate, Soils and Water management
Paper IV – GS IIIndian Constitution, Indian Politics and LawThe Constitution of India, Amendment Procedure and Major Amendments to the Constitution, The Political System ( Structure, Powers and Functions of Governments), The Central Government, The Union Legislature, Judiciary, State Government and Administration (With Special Reference to Maharashtra), 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, Environmental Protection Act, 1986, The Consumer Protection Act, 1986, Right to Information Act, 2005, Information Technology Act – 2000 (Cyber Law), The Prevention of Corruption Act, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Rules 1995, Protection of Civil Rights Act 1955, Social Welfare and Social Legislation, Public Services, Control over Public Expenditure150 Marks
Paper V – GS IIIHuman Resource Development & Human RightsHuman Resource Development in India, Education, Vocational Education, Health, Rural Development, Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR 1948), Child Development, Women Development, Youth Development, Tribal Development, Development for Socially deprived classes (SC, ST, VJ/NT, OBC etc.), Welfare for aged People- problems and issues, Labour Welfare, Welfare of disabled persons, People’s Rehabilitations, International and Regional Organisations, Consumer Protection, Values and Ethics150 Marks
Paper VI – GS IVEconomy & Planning, Economics of Development and Agriculture, Science and Technology DevelopmentIndian Economy, Urban and Rural Infrastructure Development, Industry, Co-operation, Economic reforms, International Trade and International Capital Movements, Measurement and estimate of poverty, Factors determining employment, Economy of Maharashtra, Macro Economics, Public Finance and Financial Institutions, Growth, Development and International Economics, Indian Agriculture, Rural Development and Cooperation, Importance of Agriculture in National Economy, Problem of rural indebtedness, Agriculture credit, Food and Nutrition, Indian Industry, Infrastructure and Services Sector, Energy, Computer and Information Technology, Space Technology, Biotechnology, Nuclear Policy of India, Disaster Management150 Marks

MPSC Exam Pattern 2023

Prelims, Mains, and Interview are the three stages of the MPSC state services exam, just like all other State Public Service Commission and UPSC examinations. Applicants must pass each level in order to advance to the next one. If they pass the preliminary exam, they can move on to the main exam, and if they pass it as well, they will be called for the MPSC 2023 Exam interview.

MPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2023

Candidates are encouraged to review the Exam Pattern for the MPSC Prelims Exam 2023 before moving on to the syllabus. MPSC Prelims Exam Pattern: There are two required objective exams in this stage test. See the detailed MPSC prelims exam schedule and details. Each paper will take two hours.

MPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2023
No. of PaperNo. of QuestionsMarks AllottedQualificationLanguageTimeNature of Paper
Paper I100200DegreeEnglish & Marathi2 hoursObjective
Paper II80200Mix of Degree and School
(depends on topic – refer below)
English & Marathi2 hoursObjective
  • Candidates who meet the requirements will be evaluated based on their performance on both examinations.
  • For every erroneous response, there are negative marks on both Paper I and Paper II.
  • There won’t be any deductions for missed questions.
  • A negative 1/3 of the total scores are deducted for the question.
  • If the decision-making questions in Paper II are answered incorrectly, no points are deducted.
  • The MPSC Prelims is a screening process.
  • To qualify for the main exam, candidates must receive the minimum marks set by the commission.
  • Apart from the questions intended to evaluate the candidate’s English proficiency, all the questions are set in English and Marathi.

MPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2023

Six papers are required for MPSC Mains. Language-focused Papers I and II contrast with broad studies Papers III, IV, V, and VI. The MPSC Mains does not offer any elective subjects. The table below contains the MPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2023 for candidates to review.

MPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2023
PaperSubjectTotal MarksStandardMediumDurationNature of Questions
1Marathi & English (Essay/Translation/Precis)100XII Std.Marathi & English3 hoursDescriptive
2Marathi & English (Grammar/Comprehension)100XII Std.Marathi & English1 hourMCQs
3General Studies I150DegreeMarathi & English2 hoursMCQs
4General Studies II150DegreeMarathi & English2 hoursMCQs
5General Studies III150DegreeMarathi & English2 hoursMCQs
6General Studies IV150DegreeMarathi & English2 hoursMCQs
  • The objective test questions have a negative marking policy.
  • For the chance to advance to the interview stage, candidates must attempt all of the papers.
  • This round is both a qualifying and a scoring round.

MPSC Interview 2023

Applicants are contacted for the “Interview” Round if they qualify for the MPSC Mains Exam. A Board that is appointed by the MPSC conducts interviews with candidates.

  • A board interviewing the candidate will have a record of the candidate’s career and interests that the candidate listed on the application form in front of them.
  • The goal of the interview is for a panel of knowledgeable and objective observers to determine if the candidate is personally qualified for a career in state services.
  • In the personality test, candidates must be informed of events both inside and outside of their state in addition to their academic studies.
  • The interview is more of a focused chat designed to examine the candidate’s mental capabilities and analytical skills.

Read Also: MPSC Notification 2023: 673 Vacancies Released, Online Application, and Exam Date Details

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