Student’s Queries

Q.1 What is MPPSC Exam ?

MPPSC stands for 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 first is preliminary exam and second is main exam. Following the IAS exam pattern aspirants who clear the prelim exam are allowed to appear for the main exam. However the best candidates who clear the main exam and the following procedure are admitted to various posts in respective government department.

Q.2 How to clear MPPSC Exam ?

Generally it is said that mppsc pre exam is very simple really it is simple if you follow the pattern of the exam with right strategy, but the cutoff is always very high for mppsc pre exam result.That means for general category students 85 questions must be correct out of 100 to be in a safe zone. You have to make a stratefy for MPPSC preparation study for atleast 4 to 5 hours if you are newcomer, first pre pare for the polity and Bare acts (sc-st prevention act, civil rights act etc).Then General knowledge of madhya pradesh like (dams,rivers,national parks, sanctuaries, folk songs, historical places, tribes,political scenario, sports, Culture, sports awards, fairs in mp, Vojana of mp govt.), read about indian economy and current affairs related to madhya pradesh, india. Pratiyogita darpan, news papers, last year exam papers study all don’t let any thing PSC exam.

Q.3 How many attempts are allowed for MPPSC ?

Candidates of General Category can give MPPSC any number of times till the age of 40 years old (for general). For SC/ST there is further relaxation of age.

Q.4 How To Clear MPPSC Exam and Become a PSC Officer ?

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.

To got the selection in MPPSC & become the PSC officer candidate need to clear the mains exam and third phase that is interview.

The State Government of Madhya Pradesh conduct’s the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) Exam.Popularly known as MPPCS Exam. The MPPCS Exam consists of two papers. First is the General Studies and the Second is the General Aptitude Test. The MPPCS Prelims Examination is a screening examination, and it is conducted to reduce the number of the candidates which can appear in the MPPCS Main Exam.

Q.5 What are the different posts under MPPSC Exam ?

List of post for selected candidates in MPPSCDeputy CollectorDeputy District PresidentDeputy Superintendent of PoliceSuperintendent (District Jail)Accounting Officer/ Assistant DirectorCommercial Tax OfficerDistrict Excise OfficerDistrict RegistrarEmployment OfficerAssistant Commissioner & Assistant Registrar of Co-operative organizationsLabour OfficerChief Municipal OfficerAssistant DirectorChief Executive Officer (Janapad Panchayat)Block Development OfficerDistrict CoordinatorArea CoordinatorChild Development Project OfficerAssistant Regional Transport OfficerAssistant Superintendent of JailCommercial Tax InspectorExcise Sub InspectorDeputy RegistrarNaib TehsildarAssistant Inspector/ Cooperative Extension OfficerAssistant Labour OfficerSub District President (Department of General Administration),Deputy Superintendent of Police (Home (Police) Department,Superintendent,District Jail (Prison Department),Commercial Tax Officer (Commercial Tax Department),District Registrar (Commercial Tax Department),Chief Municipal Officer (Urban Administration & Development Department),Assistant Director (Public Relations Department),Assistant Director,District Supply Officer (Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department),Assistant Director (Women & Child Department),Child Development Project Officer (Women & Child Department),Assistant Regional Transport Officer (Transport Department),Assistant Jail Superintendent (Prison Department),Excise Sub Inspector (Commercial Taxes Department),Deputy Registrar (Commercial Taxes Department),Naib Tahsildar (Revenue Department),Chief Municipal Officer (Urban Administration and Development Department)

Q.6 What is the educational qualification needed to appear in MPPSC exam ?

  • Candidates should possess Graduation or equivalent from a recognized University.
  • Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications, which are recognized by the State Government as equivalent to professional or technical degree, would alsobe eligible for admission to the examination.

Q.7 What is the latest syllabus for MPPSC exam ?

Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission conducts its state service exam in two phase. The preliminary exam has two papers:

Paper I: General Studies
Paper II: General Aptitude Test

The syllabus for Preliminary examination is given below:


1. General Science and Environment

Questions on general science and Environment (Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity & Climate Change) will cover general appreciation and understanding of science including matters of every day observation and experience as may be expected of a well educated person who has not made a special study of any particular scientific discipline.

2. Current Events of National & International Importance

In current events knowledge of significant National and International level will be tested.

3. History of India and Independent India

In History, questions of general knowledge related to social, economic and political aspects will be asked. Also, there will be questions on Indian National Movement and Development of Independent India.

4. (a) Geography of India

There will be questions of general knowledge relating to Physical, social and economic geography. It will also include questions on Indian Agriculture and Natural resources. There will be questions pertaining to demography and census of India.

(b) General Geographical awareness of world

5. Indian Polity and Economy

Political system and constitution of the country, Panchayati Raj, social system, sustainable economic development, elections, political parties, plans, industrial development, foreign trade and economic and financial institutions.

6. Sports

Important games and sports tournaments, Awards, personalities and Renowned Sports Institutions of M.P., India, Asia and World

7. Geography, History and Culture of M.P

There will be questions related to the development of Mountains, rivers, climate, Flora and Fauna, Minerals transportation in the Geography of Madhya Pradesh . It will also have questions relating to important dynasties of M.P., Contribution of important dynasties in the Histroy & Culture of Madhya Pradesh, There will be questions on Tribals, Arts, Architecture, Fine Arts and Historical personalities of M.P.?

8. Polity and Economy of M.P

Political system, Political parties and elections, Pachyati Raj, Social system and sustainable economic development of M.P. This will also include questions on Industry, Plans, Economic programmes, business, demography and census of M.P.?

9. Information and Communication Technology

Questions pertaining to characteristics, uses, and terminologies such as website, online, search engine, e-mail, video mail, chatting, video conferencing, hacking, cracking, virus and cyber crime.?

10. Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) 1989 (No.33 of 1989) and the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 (No. 22 of 1955)?

11. The Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993



2.?Interpersonal skill including communication skill

3.?Logical reasoning and analytical ability

4.?Decision making and problem solving

5.?General mental ability

6.?Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, order of magnitude etc.-Class X level) Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.-Class X level)

7.?Hindi Language Comprehension Skill (Class X level)?

Note: – Question relating to Hindi Language Comprehension skill of Class X level will be tested through passages from Hindi language only without providing English Translation thereof in the question paper.

Q.8 Which subjects we can choose as optional subjects for MPPSC exam ?

MPPSC has changed the rules now their is no optional subjects choice in MPPSC Exam

Q.9 What is Eligibility criteria for MPPSC exam ?


  • A Candidate must be a citizen of India.

Q.10 Age limit for MPPSC ?

Age Limit for MPPSC

  • Candidates age limit should be between 21 ?
    28 years for Dy. Superintendent of Police, Assistant
    Superintendent Jail & Transportation Sub-Inspector and
    21 ? 40 years for other posts.

The upper age limit prescribed above, will be relaxed able to the following extent:-

  • up to a maximum of five years: if a candidate domiciled in Madhya Pradesh belongs to a caste or tribe or other backward class which has been notified as scheduled caste or scheduled tribe or other backward class by the Government of Madhya Pradesh.

?(up to a maximum of 3 years: if a candidate is a bonafide repatriate of Indian origin from )

  • Burma, Who migrated to India on or after 1st June 1963; or
  • ?Srilanka; who migrated to India after 1st November 1964; or
  • If the candidate is a bonafide displaced person from erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and had migrated to India during the period between 1st January 1964 and 25th March 1971
  • if the candidate is a widow, divorced or abandoned at the time of her first appointment will have up to 5 years of relaxation
  • if the candidate holds a green card in his/her name under the Family Welfare Programme will have up to 2 years of relaxation
  • Forward-Cast partner of a prize-winning couple under Inter Caste Marriage Scheme sponsored by the Tribal, Harijan, and Backward Class Welfare Department as per GAD Memo No. C-3-10/85/3/1 dated 03-09-1985 will have up to5 years of relaxation

Q.11 What is the current pattern of the State Services Examination ?

current pattern of the State Services Examination?

State Civil Services Examination is a 3-stage examination held every year.

Stage 1 ? Preliminary Test

Stage 2 ? Main Exam

Stage 3 ? Personality Test / Interview
Q.12 What is the Preliminary Test ?

Stage 1 ? Preliminary Test ? consists of objective questions with NO penalty (NO negative marking) for wrong answers. (next preliminary exam will be held on Jan or Feb 2018)

Paper 1 ? General Studies (200 marks) 2 hours

Paper 2 ? CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test) (200 marks) 2 hours (This will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%)

There is a cut-off in the Preliminary Test which varies every year and is decided by the MPPSC.
Q.13 What is the Main Examination ?

The Main Exam consists of 6 papers which are usually held after 2-3 months of pre exam for around 5-7 days. The current pattern of Main examination is as follows:-
General Studies
Paper 1(GS-I) ? 300 marks (3 hours)
Paper 2(GS-II) ? 300 marks (3 hours)
Paper 3(GS-III) ? 300 marks (3 hours)
Paper 4 (GS IV, ethics) ? 200 marks (3 hours)
Paper 5 (General Hindi) ? 200 marks (3 hours)
Paper 6 (essay writing in Hindi) ? 100 marks (2 hours)
TOTAL MARKS (mains)-1400
Q.14 What is the final stage Interview or Personality Test in MPPSC exam ?

Students who qualify for Interview are called by the MPPSC. Interview is of 175 marks.Q.15 How to Prepare for MPPSC Prelims ?

The first step to enter in MPPSC is prelims exam so you have to be very carefull, serious and focused while preparing for the mppsc pre exam. It consists of two papers Paper 1 for General Studies it is of 200 marks having 100 questions each having 2 marks with no negative marking. This is the scoring paper of prelims exam for mains this is the only paper on it’s basis you will got selection in mains. You can devide it in 3 parts First Special: approx 20 question comes out 0f 100, you are giving exam for MP state psc then your knowledge about your state should be very much strong. Second part is Current Affairs: atleast 10 questions comes from current affairs, The national issues which are currentally running in our country you have to knowledge about that, for this read 2 news papers at least. give atleast 2 hours to news paper reading for current affairs news. By this your mains exam prepration will be done. Third part is Acts (SC/ST, HR, CR): These are 3 acts added by MPPSC board in syllabus you should have deep knowledge about SC/ST Act, Human Rights Protection Act, Civil Rights Protection Act. Easily 10 question will be coverd by this acts section. So the 40 marks will be covered by these 3 topics MP, Current and Acts. You can crack prelims easily by preparing this three topics so strongly. Remaining 60% will be covered by other subjects like science, history, geography etc.

Paper 2 for General Aptitude it is of 200 marks having 100 questions each having 2 marks with no negative marking. It is qualifying paper you need to score 40% marks in it to qualify and it can be easily done.
Q.15 How to Prepare for MPPSC Mains ?

Generally after Prelims exam result announcement aspirants got 60 days to prepare for the Mains exam. These two months are going to be the most important days of your MPPSC mains preparation. In order to crack this, you need a robust mains study plan along with the relevant study material.

I- MPPSC General Studies Paper I

GS 1 mainly contains Geography and History. These portions are static, lengthy and factual in nature. Therefore, most students, especially first-timers tend to spend almost half of their preparation time on this paper. While the weightage of this paper is around 21 %(300/1400). So, the careful utilization of time is the key.

So, instead of reading it thoroughly, read all the topics mentioned in syllabus once this month and then revise it in next month. For Indian History, you can refer to any book which is comfortable for you. For World History, and other important topics of Geography you can refer to these links. It should not take more than two weeks to complete Paper 1.

II- MPPSC General Studies Paper II

GS 2 mainly covers polity and social issues. Polity has mostly static content for which your prelims preparation will help you. Revise those notes; alternatively, you can prepare polity through M. Laxmikant, one of the best source to read polity. Five days are enough to cover Polity along with Security issues.

Next part is the Social Issues which requires knowledge of current affairs. Static portion like acts, organization etc you can cover from here in very little time. Read the schemes of Central and State government concerning Education, Health, Welfare sector etc. along with other topics mentioned in the syllabus. Prepare your own notes and try to cover this portion in 5-6 days. Notes will help you in revision.

III- MPPSC General Studies Paper III

The first half of MPPSC GS paper 3 covers Indian Economy, whereas other half has these important topics: Science & Technology, Reasoning, and DI, Environment, Energy etc.

For Indian economy, you may refer to Sharma Academy’s video lectures or Indian Economy by S.N.Lal. These sources will give you an insight on almost every topic mentioned in the syllabus. Along with this, read the summary of ‘Indian Economic Survey’ and ‘Indian & State Budget 2018’. Also, go through the schemes for rural, urban, and agriculture sector. Try to complete it in 5-6 days

Fo Environment section, you can refer NCERT Books, you can also read these topics from the internet. As environment portion is limited so complete it in two days.

For Science & Technology, the best strategy is to read out the particular topic from Science NCERT class 7-10. And for emerging technologies refer any notes or read it from various internet feeds. It will take two days to complete this part.

For Reasoning, practice the type of questions asked in previous year papers. Refer the source you used for CSAT preparation during prelims preparation.

IV- MPPSC General Studies Paper IV

GS paper 4 is all about ethics and case studies. Student needs to have a clear perspective and positive mindset to attempt this paper. Some of the topics you can read from any book like Ethics by Lexicon Publication or by Arihant. Try to mug up as many thinkers as you can because in past lot of many questions were asked from this topic.

Around 75 marks out of 200 are from case studies and the easiest way to score in them is to practice as many case studies as you can. Cover the entire ethics paper in 4-5 days.

V- MPPSC Paper V: General Hindi

This paper checks your proficiency in Hindi language. Study Hindi Grammar from any standard book and practice letter, report writing etc to secure good marks and take an edge from other students. Do not devote any particular day for this paper, instead, try to give one our daily to finish one topic from syllabus each day.

VI- MPPSC Paper VI: Essay

This paper has the least weightage but it doesn’t mean it is less important. For essay preparation, read newspaper daily to have good content with you and practice one or two essays every Sunday to get proficiency in writing the essay.

The above preparation will take around 35-40 days to cover the whole syllabus once. Then in the remaining days try to revise whatever you read at least two times. One more thing, like study, practice is also very much important for mains examination. Therefore, you must daily do some answer writing practice, or you can join a test series. Test Series is good idea to evaluate your self try to solve the questions in particular time limit and use a timer to analyse your efficiency to write. Specially in word limit question’s answer.

MPPSC: Interview prepration

Interview is the third stage of MPPSC examination in this interviewers evaluate the candidate’s potential for civil services and examine their personality it is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for public services. There is no any book or syllabus for interview here you can get high marks with less hard work. Start Interview prepration for MPPSC after the mainsexam don’t wait for the result. Generally question aries from your surrounding which you mention in your profile (biodata) the interview team will go through your biodata then will ask the questions about your native place, your education, if you were in job they ask about your work experience.


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