Eligibility / Exam Pattern

MPSC (Rajya Seva)

Citizenship: Indian Citizen and Maharashtra Domicile

Age Limit:

Minimum 19 years and maximum 38 years.

Age relaxation

  • 5 years relaxation to the candidates from backward caste categories as per accredited by Maharashtra state.
  • 5 years relaxation to the eligible candidates who had played at state/national level.
  • 5 relaxation to the eligible candidates who served for defense services
  • Maximum up to 45 years for disabled candidates.

Number of attempts:

No limit within the age criteria.

Educational Qualifications:

Candidate must possess a graduation degree in any faculty from the accredited educational institute.  A final year student also can appear for the exam.

Knowledge of Marathi language is necessary.

Exam Pattern and syllabus:

Recruitment is conducted through 3 stages- A) Preliminary B) Mains C) Interview

A) State Services (Preliminary) Examination – 400 Marks

There will be two compulsory papers of two hours duration containing objective type question papers in Marathi and English language. The candidates will have to qualify in both the papers for qualifying in the Preliminary Examination. The paper will contain questions of objective type from the degree level / Class X level /Class XII level as per the level of post for which application has been made by the applicant.
The candidates who qualify in the Prelims Exam will be only allowed to appear in the Mains Exam held subsequently after the Prelims Exam for all the eligible applicants.

Paper I – (200 marks)

(Standard: Degree level)

 (1) Current events of state, national and international importance.

(2) History of India (with special reference to Maharashtra) and Indian National Movement.

(3) Maharashtra, India and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of Maharashtra, India and the World.

(4) Maharashtra and India – Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Urban Governance, Public Policy, Rights issues, etc.

(5) Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.

 (6) General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change-that do not require subject specialisation.

 (7) General Science.

 Paper II – (200 marks)

 (1) Comprehension

 (2) Interpersonal skills including communication skills.

 (3) Logical reasoning and analytical ability.

 (4) Decision – making and problem – solving.

 (5) General mental ability.

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

 (7) Marathi and English Language Comprehension skills (Class X/XII level)

B) State Services Main Examination: 800 Marks

As per the new and revised exam scheme, the Maharashtra Public Service Commission conducts the Main Exam through four papers of the General Studies and two compulsory papers of Marathi and English. The candidates will have to qualify in all the six papers for cracking the Mains Examinations of the Maharashtra Public Service Commission.

COMPULSORY MARATHI AND ENGLISH: Marks 200

Paper 1 Marathi+ English (Subjective) Marks Time
Part 1 Marathi- Essay, translation, précis writing 50 Marks 3 Hours
Part 2 English-Essay, translation, précis writing 50 Marks 3 Hours
Paper 2 Marathi + English (objective) Marks Time
Part 1 Marathi- Grammar, comprehension 50 Marks 1 Hour
Part 2 English- Grammar, comprehension 50 Marks 1 Hour

GENERAL STUDIES: Total 4 papers, each having-

Standard – Degree; Total Marks – 150; Nature of Paper – Objective Type; Duration – 2 Hours

Note:

(1) The Nature and standard of questions in the paper will be such that a well educated person will be able to answer without any specialised study and its intention is to test candidate’s general awareness of a variety of subjects.

(2) It is expected from candidates to study the latest and recent developments and happenings pertaining to the topics/sub topics mentioned below.

(3) There is negative marking of 1/3rd for each wrong answer.

GENERAL STUDIES – I

 HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY

  1. HISTORY:

1.1 History of Modern India (1818-1857) particularly Maharashtra. 1.2 Establishment of British Rule in India. 1.3 Socio-Cultural Changes 1.4 Social and economic awakening 1.5 Emergence and growth of Indian nationalism 1.6 National movement in Gandhi Era:  1.7 India after Independence 1.8 Selected Social Reformers of Maharashtra 1.9 Cultural Heritage of Maharashtra (Ancient to Modern)

  1. GEOGRAPHY– WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO MAHARASHTRA:

2.1 Physical Geography 2.2 Economic Geography of Maharashtra 2.3 Human and Social Geography of Maharashtra 2.4 Environmental Geography 2.5 Population Geography (with reference to Maharashtra) 2.6 Remote Sensing.

  1. GEOGRAPHY AND AGRICULTURE:

3.1 Agro ecology 3.2 Climate 3.3 Soils 3.4 Water management

GENERAL STUDIES– II

INDIAN CONSTITUTION AND INDIAN POLITICS (WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO MAHARASHTRA) AND LAW:

  1. The Constitution of India 2. The Political System (Structure, Powers and Functions of Governments) 3. State Government and Administration (With Special Reference to Maharashtra) 4. District Administration – Evolution of District Administration, Changing role of the District Collector 5. Rural and Urban Local Government 6. Educational System 7. Parties and Pressure Groups 8. The Media 9. The Electoral Process 10. Administrative Law 11. Central and State Government Privileges. 12. Social Welfare and Social Legislation 13. Public Services 14. Control over Public Expenditure
  2. Some Pertinent Laws

(1) Environmental Protection Act, 1986 (2) The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 (3) Right to Information Act, 2005 (4) Information Technology Act – 2000 (5) The Prevention of Corruption Act (6) Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 (7) Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Rules 1995 (8) Protection of Civil Rights Act 1955

GENERAL STUDIES– III

HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (HRD) AND HUMAN RIGHTS:

  1. HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

1.1 Human Resource Development in India 1.2 Education 1.3 Vocational Education 1.4 Health 1.5 Rural Development

  1. HUMAN RIGHTS:

2.1 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR 1948) 2.2 Child Development 2.3 Women Development 2.4 Youth Development 2.5 Tribal Development 2.6 Development for Socially deprived classes (SC, ST, VJ/NT, OBC etc.) 2.7 Welfare for aged People 2.8 Labour Welfare 2.9 Welfare of disabled persons 2.10 People’s Rehabilitations 2.11 International and Regional Organisations 2.12 Consumer Protection 2.13 Values and Ethics

GENERAL STUDIES– IV

ECONOMY AND PLANNING, ECONOMICS OF DEVELOPMENT AND AGRICULTURE, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

  1. ECONOMY AND PLANNING

1.1 Indian Economy 1.2 Urban and Rural Infrastructure Development 1.3 Industry 1.4 Co-operation 1.5 Economic reforms 1.6 International Trade and International Capital Movements 1.7 Measurement and estimate of poverty – Poverty line 1.8 Factors determining employment – measures of unemployment  1.9 Economy of Maharashtra

  1. ECONOMICS OF DEVELOPMENT AND AGRICULTURE

2.1 Macro Economics 2.2 Public Finance and Financial Institutions 2.3 Growth, Development and International Economics 2.4 Indian Agriculture, Rural Development and Cooperation 2.5 Agriculture 2.6 Food and Nutrition 2.7 Indian Industry, Infrastructure and Services Sector:

  1. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS

3.1 Energy 3.2 Computer and Information Technology 3.3 Space Technology 3.4 Biotechnology 3.5 Nuclear Policy of India 3.6 Disaster Management

C) INTERVIEW: 100 Marks