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Citizenship: Indian Citizen and Maharashtra Domicile
Minimum 19 years and maximum 38 years.
No limit within the age criteria.
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.
Recruitment is conducted through 3 stages- A) Preliminary B) Mains C) Interview
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)
(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)
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
(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
1.1 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)
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.
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) 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:
1.1 Human Resource Development in India 1.2 Education 1.3 Vocational Education 1.4 Health 1.5 Rural Development
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
1.1 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
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:
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