The Exam Pattern of the MPPSC State Service Examination

Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission MPPSC State Service Exam is conducted for recruitment to various posts in government departments and offices of the state of Madhya Pradesh. This exam is conducted in two stages namely the preliminary exam and the main exam. Following the IAS exam pattern aspirants who clear the prelim exam are allowed to appear for the main exam. The number of candidates admitted to appear for the main exam is fifteen times more than the number of available vacancies. However the best candidates who clear the main exam and the following procedure are admitted to various posts in respective government department.

Name of the PaperNo. of QuestionsDuration GivenMarks.
Paper I: General Studies.1002 Hours.200
Paper II: Aptitude.1002 Hours.200
Total Marks.  400

Note: The marks which are secured in the prelims are only for qualifying the Mains Examination. It is not counted to determine the order of merit. The Qualifying marksfor Paper II: Aptitude is 33%. But the candidates will be promoted to the Mains only based on the Qualifying marks in Paper I: General Studies.

Eligibility for MPPSC State Service Preliminary Exam :

Age Limit: Candidates aged between 21 and 35 years of age are eligible to apply for MPPSC State Service Preliminary Exam 2015.
Age Relaxation is applicable as per government rules.

Educational Qualification: Graduation in any discipline or equivalent qualification from a recognized university incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India.

MPPSC Mains Exam Pattern

The Mains Examination is a written Examination. It consists of 6 Papers which are namely Paper I to Paper VI which are based on Ranking. The Questions will be available in Hindi as well as English in the Question Papers.

S.No.Name of the Paper.Name of the Subject.HoursMarks.Medium
1.Paper-IGeneral studies-I3 Hours300Hindi & English
2.Paper-IIGeneral studies-II3 Hours300Hindi & English
3.Paper-IIIGeneral studies-III3 Hours300Hindi & English
4.Paper-IVGeneral studies-IV3 Hours200Hindi & English
5.Paper-VGeneral Hindi3 Hours200Hindi
6.Paper-VIEssay Writing2 Hours100Hindi & English
Sub-Total. 1400   
Interview. 175 

The Final Ranking of the candidates: This is done based on the marks obtained in the Mains and the Interview.

MPPSC Syllabus for the examination

The syllabus for the MPPSC Prelims exam is as follows:

General Studies- Objective

General Science and Environment.

Current Events of National & International Importance.

History of India and Independent India.

Indian Polity and Economy.


Geography. History and Culture of M.P.

Polity and Economy of M.P.

Information and Communication Technology.

General Aptitude Test


Interpersonal skills including communication skills.

Logical reasoning and analytical ability.

Decision making and problem-solving.

General mental ability.

Basic numeracy.

Hindi Language Comprehension Skill (Class X level).

MPPSC Mains Syllabus

Syllabus for the MPPSC Mains Exam is as follows:

General Studies I

History & Culture World History Indian History Moguls and their administration Impact of British Rule on Indian economy and society, Indian ‘Renaissance: Emergence of India as a Republic. Indian Culture, Heritage Geography Water Management, Disaster & its Management

General Studies II

Constitution, the Political and Administrative Structure of Governance.

Security issues: External and Internal.

Social & Some important Legislation

Social Sector – Health, Education & Empowerment

Education systems

Human resource development

Welfare programs

Public Services

Public Expenditure and Accounts

International Organizations

General Studies III


Reasoning and Data Interpretation


Emerging Technologies


Environment and Sustainable Development

Indian Economy

General Studies IV

Human needs and motivation

Philosophers/Thinkers, Social workers/Reformers


Emotional intelligence


Case studies


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