MPPSC Exam Pattern
The MPPSC Exam is administered by MPPSC in order to recruit Group B and Group C officers for the state government’s administrative services. The MPPSC has made significant changes in recent times to bring the exam pattern closer to UPSC. The new MPPSC Exam Pattern is more or less modelled on the pattern of the UPSC CSE Exam, except for the fact that there are no optional subjects. The key components of the new MPPSC Exam pattern are:
- There will be 4 General Studies papers along with Hindi Essay and a General Hindi paper. Optional papers have been removed from the pattern of this exam.
- General Studies Paper-I, II and III will be 300 marks each and General Studies Paper-IV will be of 200 marks. The General Hindi paper will be 200 marks and Hindi Essay will be of 100 marks.
- 175 marks will be assigned for the Interview/Personality Test.
There are three stages to the MPPSC Exam, and each stage has a specific purpose. The commission publishes the MPPSC Syllabus along with the MPPSC 2023 notification on its official website.
|Name of the Exam||Name of the Paper||Marks|
|MPPSC Prelims Exam (2 Papers)||Paper 1: General Studies I||200 marks|
|Paper 2: General Studies II (CSAT)||200 marks|
|MPPSC Mains Exam (6 Papers)||General Hindi||200 marks|
|Hindi Essay||100 marks|
|General Studies I||300 marks|
|General Studies II||300 marks|
|General Studies III||300 marks|
|General Studies IV||200 marks|
|MPPSC Interview||Personality Test/Interview||175 marks|
Read More: MPPSC Calendar 2023
MPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern
Here is a complete discussion about the MPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern. This is purely qualifying in nature, and it serves as a screening tool to filter out non-serious applicants. There are two papers, Paper I and Paper II, in the MPPSC Civil/ Forest Prelims exam. Each paper has 200 marks and consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQs). See the following table below for the MPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern.
|Name of Exam||MPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern|
|No. of Papers (2)||Paper 1 – General Studies I
Paper 2 – General Studies II (CSAT)
|Duration of Exam||2 hours for each paper on the same day in two shifts.
Paper 1: 10.00 AM – 12.00 AM
Paper 2: 2.15 PM – 4.15 PM
|Maximum Marks||Both Papers will be 200 marks each.|
|Number of Questions||Paper-I: 100 questions
Paper II: 100 questions
|Mode of Exam||Offline (Pen-paper mode) OMR sheets|
|Negative Marking||Paper 1- No negative marking
Paper 2- No negative marking
|Nature of Questions||Objective Type Questions (MCQs)|
|MPPSC Prelims Exam Date 2023||21st May 2023|
MPPSC Prelims Exam Marking Scheme
- Paper-I will determine the exam cut-off and merit ranking.
- Paper II i.e., CSAT Paper is qualifying in nature so, candidates must score at least 33% marks in paper II.
- There will be no negative marking for marking the wrong answers in both papers.
- Multiple circles being filled in on the OMR sheet for the same question would be regarded as an improper answer and no marks will be awarded.
MPPSC Mains Exam Pattern
Candidates who passed the preliminary exams are eligible to take the main examination. The following table contains the MPPSC Mains Exam Pattern. The final selection of the candidates will take into account the candidates’ scores in the main exam. There are six papers of a descriptive nature in the MPPSC Mains Exam. The MPPSC Mains Exam, which has a cumulative weighting of 1400 marks, is a merit-deciding round. In the MPPSC Mains Exam Pattern, the following changes have been introduced in recent times.
- Removal of optional papers.
- Inclusion of Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude paper as General Studies Paper-IV.
|Name of Exam||MPPSC Mains Exam|
|Number of Papers (6)||
|Duration of Exam||Papers will be conducted over a week’s duration;|
|Sessions||Morning Session: 9.30 AM – 12.30 AM
Afternoon Session: 2 PM – 5 PM
|Mode of Exam||Offline (Pen-paper)|
|Nature of Questions||Essay/Descriptive type|
|Optional Subjects||According to the revised syllabus and exam pattern, optional subjects have been removed.|
|MPPSC Mains Exam Date 2023||To be announced|
An Interview or Personality Test is the last round of the MPPSC Exam. The MPPSC Exam’s current round is the last one. Candidates who passed the main exam will receive an invitation to the personnel interview. There will be a 175 marks interview. A Board that is appointed by the MPPSC conducts interviews with candidates.
The purpose of the interview is to determine if the candidate is personally qualified for a career in state services by a board of experienced and impartial observers. In the Personality Test Round, candidates must be informed of events/issues both internal and external of their state or country, in addition to their academic studies. The interview is more of a purposeful dialogue meant to probe the candidate’s mental capabilities and capacity for analysis.