The Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) is a body created by the Constitution of India to select applicants for civil service jobs in the Indian state of Maharashtra according to the merits of the applicants and the rules of reservation.
Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) is a Constitutional Body established Under Article 315 of Constitution of India which provides a smooth and efficient functioning of the Government of Maharashtra by providing suitable candidates.
The Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) sets the eligibility criteria for the various exams conducted by it. On November 10th 2021, it was decided that MPSC candidates would get a one-year extension for appearing in the exam. This decision was taken considering the lockdown situation due to the novel coronavirus.
Only Indian Nationals can apply for these exams. To apply for MPSC State Service Exam, candidates must be the citizen of India, residents of Maharashtra state can get some relaxation in eligibility criteria. The residents of Maharashtra living in the state for more than 10 years are eligible for reservation. Fluency in Marathi (spoken and written) is a vital eligibility criterion to apply to these exams
The MPSC age limit for the State Service Exam 2020 is:
As per the rules governing the conduct of the examination, there are different relaxations in age criteria as per the category.
MPSC age limits for backward classes, ex-servicemen, qualified players and persons with disabilities are mentioned below:
The educational criteria for MPSC exams are:
Few posts require the aspirants to have subject-specific expertise as mandated by the Maharashtra Public Service Commission. The details of the Education eligibility criteria are given below.
A few of the MPSC posts list out physical fitness/measurements in their eligibility requirements. Posts such as Dy Superintendent of Police or related to the Transport department have specific physical eligibility criteria.
The minimum height for the post of DySP is 165 cm for male candidates and 157 cm for female candidates.
The MPSC notification gives the detail of post-specific physical eligibility criteria which is also given below.
The exam centres for the State Service Exam – Mains 2020 are:
The MPSC exam centres for State Service Preliminary Exam are given below:
For information on MPSC exams, jobs and latest advertisements, candidates should refer to the official website.
The MPSC advertisements list the vacancy, eligibility details for various posts.
For e.g., the MPSC State Service Exam (Preliminary) Notification 2021 listed:
The best books especially for preparing Maharashtra state-related topics/questions in the MPSC exam are:
|History of Modern Maharashtra
|Geography of Maharashtra
|Deepstambh Spardha Pariksha Arthashastra 1
|Dr. Kiran J Desale
|MPSC CSAT Simplified
|Fundamental of Agriculture Volume 1
|Arun Katyayan (Kushal Publication)
You should also refer to the standard reference books which are recommended for UPSC CSE preparation.
Candidates who are looking for MPSC books will find a list of these books helpful for both MPSC and UPSC preparation.