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MPSC Syllabus 2024 for Prelims & Mains, MPSC Exam Pattern

MPSC Syllabus & Exam Pattern: The Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) State Service Exam, also known as the MPSC Rajyaseva Exam, is one of the finest exams for candidates seeking positions with the Maharashtra State Government. The MPSC holds it each year in order to hire officers for the various divisions of the state administration agencies under the Maharashtra State Government. The MPSC Syllabus 2024 and Exam Pattern are available to candidates in this article.

MPSC Syllabus 2024

The Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) has published the MPSC syllabus for 2024 on its official website. All interested and eligible aspirants must adhere to the updated syllabus and exam pattern for 2024. By doing so, candidates can effectively plan and strategize their preparation for the upcoming examination.

MPSC Prelims Syllabus 2024

The MPSC Prelims Syllabus 2024 for both papers is available to candidates in the following points. Similar to the UPSC, the MPSC only lists the topics’ names in the syllabus. Since it is a state-level exam, Maharashtra is the subject of the majority of the questions. Candidate preparation for both tests can be done concurrently with the correct study plan.

Paper Syllabus
GS Paper I
  • India History (with special reference to Maharashtra) and Indian National Movement.
  • Maharashtra, India, and world geography – Physical, Social, and Economic geography of Maharashtra, India and the World.
  • Current events of state, national and international importance.
  • Maharashtra and India – Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Urban Governance, Public Policy, Rights Issue, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
  • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion,      Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  • General Science
GS Paper II
  • English Comprehension
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • General mental ability
  • Decision-making and problem-solving
  • Basic numeracy, Data Interpretation (Class X level)
  • Marathi and English language comprehension skills (Class X/XII level)

Candidates after clearing the Prelims exam need to appear for the Mains exam, syllabus of the MPSC mains exam is given in the table below:

MPSC Mains Syllabus 2024

There are six compulsory papers in the MPSC mains exam. Paper I and Paper II are language papers while Papers III, IV, V and VI are papers of general studies. There is no optional paper in MPSC Mains. Candidates can go through the MPSC Mains Exam syllabus in the table given below.

Paper Section/Subject Topics Marks
Paper I Section I – Marathi Essay Writing (400 words), Translation, Precis Writing 50 Marks
Section II – English Essay Writing (400 words), Translation, Precis Writing 50 Marks
Paper II Section I – Marathi Grammar – Idioms, Phrases, Synonyms/Antonyms, Correct formation of words and sentences etc.


50 Marks
Section II – English Grammar – Idioms, Phrases, Synonyms/Antonyms, Correct formation of words and sentences etc.


50 Marks
Paper III – GS I History History of Modern India (1818-1857) particularly Maharashtra, Establishment of British Rule in India, Socio-Religious Reforms/Movements, Social and economic awakening during and after the 1857 revolt and Role of Press and Important Personalities,

Emergence and growth of Indian nationalism, National movement in the Gandhi Era, India after Independence, Selected Social Reformers of Maharashtra, Cultural Heritage of Maharashtra (Ancient to Modern)

150 Marks
Geography Physical Geography of the World, India and Maharashtra, Economic Geography of Maharashtra, Human and Social Geography of Maharashtra, Environmental Geography, Population Geography (with reference to Maharashtra), Remote Sensing, Agroecology, Climate, Soils and Water management
Paper IV – GS II Indian Constitution, Indian Politics and Law The Constitution of India, Amendment Procedure and Major Amendments to the Constitution, The Political System ( Structure, Powers and Functions of Governments), The Central Government, The Union Legislature, Judiciary, State Government and Administration (With Special Reference to Maharashtra), District Administration, Rural and Urban Local Government, Educational System, Parties and Pressure Groups, The Media, The Electoral Process, Administrative Law, Central and State Government Privileges, Environmental Protection Act, 1986, The Consumer Protection Act, 1986, Right to Information Act, 2005, Information Technology Act – 2000 (Cyber Law), The Prevention of Corruption Act, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Rules 1995, Protection of Civil Rights Act 1955, Social Welfare and Social Legislation, Public Services, Control over Public Expenditure 150 Marks
Paper V – GS III Human Resource Development & Human Rights Human Resource Development in India, Education, Vocational Education, Health, Rural Development, Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR 1948), Child Development, Women Development, Youth Development, Tribal Development, Development for Socially deprived classes (SC, ST, VJ/NT, OBC etc.), Welfare for aged People- problems and issues, Labour Welfare, Welfare of disabled persons, People’s Rehabilitations, International and Regional Organisations, Consumer Protection, Values and Ethics 150 Marks
Paper VI – GS IV Economy & Planning, Economics of Development and Agriculture, Science and Technology Development Indian Economy, Urban and Rural Infrastructure Development, Industry, Co-operation, Economic reforms, International Trade and International Capital Movements, Measurement and estimate of poverty, Factors determining employment, Economy of Maharashtra, Macro Economics, Public Finance and Financial Institutions, Growth, Development and International Economics, Indian Agriculture, Rural Development and Cooperation, Importance of Agriculture in National Economy, Problem of rural indebtedness, Agriculture credit, Food and Nutrition, Indian Industry, Infrastructure and Services Sector, Energy, Computer and Information Technology, Space Technology, Biotechnology, Nuclear Policy of India, Disaster Management 150 Marks

MPSC Exam Pattern 2024

Prelims, Mains, and Interview are the three stages of the MPSC state services exam, just like all other State Public Service Commission and UPSC examinations. Applicants must pass each level in order to advance to the next one. If they pass the preliminary exam, they can move on to the main exam, and if they pass it as well, they will be called for the MPSC 2024 Exam interview.

MPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2024

Candidates are encouraged to review the Exam Pattern for the MPSC Prelims Exam 2024 before moving on to the syllabus. MPSC Prelims Exam Pattern: There are two required objective exams in this stage test. See the detailed MPSC prelims exam schedule and details. Each paper will take two hours.

MPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2024

No. of Paper No. of Questions Marks Allotted Qualification Language Time Nature of Paper
Paper I 100 200 Degree English & Marathi 2 hours Objective
Paper II 80 200 Mix of Degree and School
(depends on topic – refer below)
English & Marathi 2 hours Objective
  • Candidates who meet the requirements will be evaluated based on their performance on both examinations.
  • For every erroneous response, there are negative marks on both Paper I and Paper II.
  • There won’t be any deductions for missed questions.
  • A negative 1/3 of the total scores are deducted for the question.
  • If the decision-making questions in Paper II are answered incorrectly, no points are deducted.
  • The MPSC Prelims is a screening process.
  • To qualify for the main exam, candidates must receive the minimum marks set by the commission.
  • Apart from the questions intended to evaluate the candidate’s English proficiency, all the questions are set in English and Marathi.

MPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2024

Six papers are required for MPSC Mains. Language-focused Papers I and II contrast with broad studies Papers III, IV, V, and VI. The MPSC Mains does not offer any elective subjects. The table below contains the MPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2024 for candidates to review.

MPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2024

Paper Subject Total Marks Standard Medium Duration Nature of Questions
1 Marathi & English (Essay/Translation/Precis) 100 XII Std. Marathi & English 3 hours Descriptive
2 Marathi & English (Grammar/Comprehension) 100 XII Std. Marathi & English 1 hour MCQs
3 General Studies I 150 Degree Marathi & English 2 hours MCQs
4 General Studies II 150 Degree Marathi & English 2 hours MCQs
5 General Studies III 150 Degree Marathi & English 2 hours MCQs
6 General Studies IV 150 Degree Marathi & English 2 hours MCQs
  • The objective test questions have a negative marking policy.
  • For the chance to advance to the interview stage, candidates must attempt all of the papers.
  • This round is both a qualifying and a scoring round.

MPSC Interview 2024

Applicants are contacted for the “Interview” Round if they qualify for the MPSC Mains Exam. A Board that is appointed by the MPSC conducts interviews with candidates.

  • A board interviewing the candidate will have a record of the candidate’s career and interests that the candidate listed on the application form in front of them.
  • The goal of the interview is for a panel of knowledgeable and objective observers to determine if the candidate is personally qualified for a career in state services.
  • In the personality test, candidates must be informed of events both inside and outside of their state in addition to their academic studies.
  • The interview is more of a focused chat designed to examine the candidate’s mental capabilities and analytical skills.

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MPSC Syllabus FAQs

Can I clear MPSC exam in 1 year?

Yes, a serious can who wants to clear the MPSC State Services (Rajyaseva) Examination in the 1st attempt itself, an year's serious preparation is more than sufficient.

Is MPSC easy than UPSC?

The MPSC exam is a tough exam as many factual questions are being asked in it unlike UPSC.

What is MPSC age limit?

Candidates those who wants to appear for the exam must have Minimum Age Limit for MPSC is 19; Maximum Age Limit for them as General Category candidates and as Backward Class candidates is 43.

Can I pass MPSC exam without coaching?

Yes, Candidates who aim to qualify for the MPSC exam can do so without coachings as well by doing self study.

How many attempts are allowed for MPSC?

MPSC had relaxed by one year the number of attempts a candidate can avail. The existing number of attempts is six for Open category, unlimited for SC/ST candidates and nine for OBCs

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