The competitive examination comprises two successive stages:
(i) Preliminary Examination
(ii) Mains Examination and Interview

Preliminary Examination

Paper I General Studies 100 200 2Hrs Degree Objective
Paper II CSAT 80 200 2Hrs Topic 1 to 5 Degree
Topic 6 Class X
Topic 7 Class X/XII


Main Examination 

Paper Subject Marks Standard Medium Duration Nature
I Marathi 50 Higher Secondary Marathi 3Hrs Descriptive
English 50 Higher Secondary English
II Marathi 50 Degree Marathi 1Hr Objective
English 50 Degree English
III General Studies- I

History And Geography

150 Degree Marathi & English 2Hrs Objective
IV General Studies- II

Indian Constitution And Indian Politics (With Special Reference to Maharashtra) And Law

150 Degree Marathi & English 2Hrs Objective
V General Studies- III

Human Resource Development (HRD)

And Human Rights

150 Degree Marathi & English 2Hrs Objective
VI General Studies- IV

Economy And Planning, Economics of Development And Agriculture, Science And Technology Development

150 Degree Marathi & English 2Hrs Objective

Age Limit

Category Maximum Age
General 38
OBC 43
SC/ST 43


 The candidate will be interviewed by a Board who will have before them a record of his/her career. He/she will be asked questions on matters of general interest. The object of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service by a Board of competent and unbiased observers.
The test is intended to judge the mental caliber of a candidate. In broad terms this is really an assessment of not only his/her intellectual qualities but also social traits and his/her interest in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion
and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity. 
The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination but of a natural, though directed and purposive conversation which is intended to reveal the mental qualities of the candidate. The interview test is not intended to be a test either of the specialised or general knowledge of the candidates which has been already tested through their written papers. Candidates are expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in their special subjects of academic study but also in the events which are happening around them both within and outside their own state or country as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of well educated youth.

Even though there is some awareness about MPSC examination among the rural as well as urban population in Maharashtra, not many think of it as a strong career option. Especially in an industrially developed state like Maharashtra, there is availability of other attractive career opportunities such as Engineering (preferably software engineering), Medical, Management, Architecture so on and so forth. Hence the parents as well as students seldom think of MPSC as their very first career option. In addition to this, various misunderstanding about the nature of these exams, suspicions about one’s own abilities, lack of awareness about availability of quality guidance and standard reading material etc further distract the students from taking this career option seriously. However, like UPSC, MPSC is also a robust career option, which not only can give name, fame as well as a secure, stable and enriching career path but also immense inner satisfaction of serving the society in true sense of the term. MPSC has an added advantage for girls as there is 33% reservation for them in these exams.

MPSC recruits for the following posts:

  • Deputy Collector (DC)
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police (Dy. S. P.)
  • District Deputy Registrar (DDR)
  • Sales Tax Officer (STO)
  • Tahsildar
  • Deputy CEO
  • Nayab Tahsildar etc.

Maharashtra Public Service Commission is an autonomous constitutional body which recruits personnel for civil services in Maharashtra. Civil Service is a crucial institution, which is responsible for implementing the laws made by the legislature as well as the policies formulated by the government. It also contributes to the process of law and policy making.

MPSC has all the ingredients, which are essential to make it a sound career option, namely stability of tenure, attractive salary and social status. But more than that the powers which are bestowed upon the person occupying these posts and the opportunity to utilize these powers for the benefit of the ‘Public’ gives it an edge over the other career options. Because, here in MPSC, along with ‘private gain’, ‘public purpose’ also be served through your career. This sense of fulfillment is the most important thing that makes it a coveted career.

Revised Pattern of MPSC Exam:

MPSC has done some major changes in the pattern of exam as well as distribution of marks. One of the major changes is that there won’t be any optional subjects any more even for the Mains. There shall be 4 papers of General Studies with different components.

Following is the distribution of marks for Mains

Subject Marks
Compulsory Marathi 100
Compulsory English 100
GS Paper 1 (History and Geography) 150
GS Paper 2 (Indian Constitution and Politics) 150
GS Paper 3 (Human Resource Development and Human Rights) 150
GS Paper 4 (Economics and Science & Technology) 150 150

Only the language papers i.e. Marathi and English are descriptive in nature. All- other papers i.e. G. S. papers are objective in nature. Moreover, the Commission has introduced negative marking system and individual cut-off for each G.S. paper, which is 45% for the General category students and 40% for all the reserved categories. Keeping in mind all these changes, the Academy has come up with rigorous batches for MPSC.