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MPSC Syllabus Online Application Form 2020

Post Name:- MPSC Syllabus  Online Application Form 2020-2021

Date Of Post:- 10 Dec 2020

Time:-  11:32 AM

Description:- The Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) is a body that is created by the Constitution of India under Article 315, in accordance with the rules for the merits and reservations of applicants for civil service jobs in the state of Maharashtra.
The head office of MPSC is in Mumbai. it provides suitable candidates for various government posts and on various service matters such as Advises on promotion, transfer, and disciplinary action, etc which makes the smooth and efficient functioning for the Government of Maharashtra.
Apart from the MPSC Exam, the commission of Maharashtra also conducts other examinations such as Subordinate Services, Agriculture Services, Judicial Services, Class C Services, Engineering Services, etc. 
So, if you want to apply for the MPSC Exam, you should know about its syllabus and we are here for that. in this article, we will let you know about the MPSC syllabus. 

MPSC Syllabus  Online Application Form 2020-2021

Short Notification


The MPSC state services exam is conducted in three different stages:

  • The first one is the Prelims.
  • the second one is the Mains.
  • The third one is the Interview.

Candidates have to pass each stage in order to be eligible for the final stage, if a candidate passes the prelims, only then they can give the mains exam, after clearing the mains exam the candidate would be summoned for the final stage that is an interview.

Prelims exam:

There are two compulsory objective papers in the first stage. 

  • Paper-I English & Marathi 
  • Paper-II English & Marathi

Both papers are of 2 hours each and both the papers are compulsory.

The pattern for prelims exam:
Paper No. Total Marks No. of Questions Standard Medium Duration Nature of Paper
Paper I 200 100 Degree English & Marathi 2 hours Objective
Paper II 200 80 Mix of Degree and School (depends on topic – refer below) English & Marathi 2 hours Objective

All the questions of the prelim’s exam are in English and Marathi language. Candidates should know that there is a negative marking for every incorrect answer on Paper-I. The candidate will be penalized 25 percent marks of the total marks allocated to that question which means 1/4 of the marks of the total marks assigned to that question. 
There is no minus marking on the questions on decision making in Paper-II, they do not attract negative marks if incorrectly answered. These questions generally comprise question numbers from 74 to 80 in Paper-II.
In MPSC, both Paper I and II of the prelim’s exam are counted for the merit ranking and also for qualifying the MPSC mains but marks of the prelim’s exam are not counted for the final merit list

Paper-I Syllabus of prelims exam:

  • Candidates should learn about Current events on the state, national, and international stage.
  • candidate should know about the Indian National Movement and the History of India with special reference to Maharashtra.
  • Physical Geography, Social Geography, and Economic Geography of Maharashtra, India, and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Maharashtra Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Rights Issue, Urban Governance, Public Policy, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Social Sector Initiatives Inclusion, Demographics, etc.
  • General Science
  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change.

Paper-II Syllabus of prelim:

  • Candidates should know about Comprehension
  • About Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Candidates have Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Candidates have the power of Decision-making and problem-solving
  • General mental ability
  • Class X level Basic numeracy like numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc. Data Interpretation such as charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc.
  • Class X/XII level Marathi and English language comprehension skills  

Mains exam:
After scoring the passing for the MPSC Prelim exam candidates have to appear for the MPSC Mains exam. There are six compulsory objective papers in which Paper I and Paper II are language papers while Papers 3, 4, 5, and 6 are general studies papers. In MPSC Mains, there is negative marking only in the objective question papers on descriptive questions there is no negative marking. 

  • Paper-I Marathi & English (Essay/Translation/Precis)
  • Paper-II Marathi & English (Grammar/Comprehension)
  • General Studies I
  • General Studies II
  • General Studies III
  • General Studies IV

Candidates need to attempt all the papers and score the passing marks to qualify for the Interview round.

The pattern for mains exam:

Paper Subject Standard Total Marks Medium Duration Nature of Questions
Paper 1 Marathi & English (Essay/Translation/Precis) XII Std. 100 Marathi & English 3 hours


Paper 2 Marathi & English (Grammar/Comprehension) XII Std. 100 Marathi & English 1 hour MCQs
Paper 3 General Studies I Degree 150 Marathi & English 2 hours MCQs
Paper 4 General Studies II Degree 150 Marathi & English 2 hours MCQs
Paper 5 General Studies III Degree 150 Marathi & English 2 hours MCQs
Paper 6 General Studies IV Degree 150 Marathi & English 2 hours MCQs

Paper I: Marathi and English (Essay/Translation/Precis) Syllabus:

Section 1: Marathi (50 marks)
Essay writing – write an essay on one topic (About 400 words)
Translation – candidates have to translate an English paragraph into Marathi
Precis writing

Section 2: English (50 marks)
Essay writing – write an essay on one topic (About 400 words)
Translation –candidates have to translate a Marathi paragraph into English 
Precis writing

Paper-II: Marathi & English (Grammar and Comprehension) syllabus:

Section 1: Marathi (50 marks)
Basic Grammar – Idioms, Phrases, Synonyms/Antonyms, Correct formation of words and sentences, Punctuation, etc

Section 2: English (50 marks)
Basic Grammar – Idioms, Phrases, Synonyms/Antonyms, Correct formation of words and sentences, Punctuation, etc

Paper III: General Studies I (History & Geography) Syllabus (150 marks):


  • History of Modern India, particularly Maharashtra
  • Establishment of British Rule in India
  • Socio-Cultural Changes
  • Social and economic awakening
  • Emergence and growth of Indian nationalism
  • The national movement in Gandhi Era
  • India after Independence 
  • Selected Social Reformers of Maharashtra
  • Cultural Heritage of Maharashtra (Ancient to Modern)


  • Physical Geography
  • Economic Geography of Maharashtra
  • Human and Social Geography of Maharashtra
  • Environmental Geography 
  • Population Geography (with reference to Maharashtra)
  • Remote Sensing
  • Geography and Agriculture:
  • Agroecology 
  • Climate
  • Soils
  • Water management

Paper IV: General Studies II (Indian Constitution and Indian Politics and Law) syllabus (150 marks):

  • 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: Print and Electronic
  • The Electoral Process
  • Administrative Law
  • Central and State Government Privileges
  • Social Welfare and Social Legislation
  • Public Services
  • Control over Public Expenditure

Paper V: General Studies III (Human Resource Development & Human Rights) Syllabus (150 marks):

Human Resource Development

  • Education system
  • Vocational Education
  • Health system
  • Rural Development

Human Rights

  • 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
  • The welfare of disabled persons
  • People’s Rehabilitations
  • International and Regional Organisations
  • Consumer Protection

Paper VI: General Studies IV (Economy & Planning, Economics of Development and Agriculture, Science and Technology Development) syllabus (150 marks):

Economy and Planning

  • Indian Economy
  • Urban and Rural Infrastructure Development
  • Industry
  • Co-operation
  • Economic reforms 
  • Measurement and estimate of poverty
  • Factors determining employment
  • The economy of Maharashtra

Economics of Development and Agriculture

  • Macro Economics
  • Public Finance and Financial Institutions
  • Growth, Development, and International Economics
  • Indian Agriculture, Rural Development and Cooperation
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Indian Industry, Infrastructure and Services Sector

Science and technology developments:

  • Energy
  • Computer and Information Technology
  • Space Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Nuclear Policy of India
  • Disaster Management
MPSC Interview Test:
Candidates who qualify for the MPSC Mains Exam are called for the ‘Interview’ Round. Candidates will be interviewed by a Board appointed by the MPSC. 
The objective of the interview is to check the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in the state services by a board of competent and unbiased observers and apart from their academic study, there is a personality test in the interview.  
The interview is more of a purpose conversation intended to explore the mental qualities and analytical ability of the candidate.
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