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MPPSC Exam Guide: All you need to know

Updated on 06 October 2020
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Updated on 06 October 2020

If you are looking to join the state machinery of Madhya Pradesh and work for the benefit of the people there, MPPSC is a great and prestigious service which would allow you to do just that. Some of the posts in this service are of Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Commercial Tax Officer etc.


As an entrance to this service, the MPPSC conducts a state service examination annually. Following are some important details about the same.


MPPSC Exam 2020 Date:


The prelims exam for MPPSC 2020 was conducted on 12th January 2020, while subsequent stages are still pending due to the ongoing pandemic. Following are some important MPPSC 2020 dates relevant for this year, as per the last MPPSC notification:


MPPSC Events

Dates

Online Applications started

20th November 2019

Last Date for Online Application submission

12th December 2019

MPPSC 2020 Admit Card

5th January 2020

MPPSC 2020 Prelims Exam Date

12th January 2020

MPPSC 2020 Prelims Result

29th June 2020 (postponed)

MPPSC 2020 Mains Exam Date

To be declared

MPPSC 2020 Mains Result

To be declared

MPPSC 2020 Interview

To be declared



MPPSC 2020 Eligibility Criteria:


The eligibility criteria for appearing for MPPSC entrance exam can be understood under three heads:

Nationality: Candidate must be a citizen of India.

Educational Qualification: Graduation or students of final year of graduation (waiting for their results) are eligible to apply.

Age: Candidates must be in the age limit of 21 to 40 years. Some age relaxation is provided in special cases, as mentioned in Annexure I.


MPPSC 2020 Vacancy:


As per MPPSC notification 2020, MPPSC has 389 total vacancies this year. The category-wise vacancy in MPPSC 2020 is as under:


Name of Post

Vacancy

State Administrative Service and Deputy Collector

27

State Police Service and Deputy Superintendent of Police

22

Finance Department

30

Public Relations Department

11

Labour Officer

5

Commercial Tax Officer

5

Food, Civil Supply & Consumer Affairs Department

2

School Education Department

60

Social Justice & Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

19

Revenue Department 

71

Finance Department

88

Commercial Tax Inspector

20

Cooperative Inspector

18

Assistant Labour Officer

11

Total

389



Application Process for MPPSC Exam 2020:


The applications are closed as of December 2019. For next time, following are the steps to apply online for MPPSC exam:

  1. Visit the official MPPSC website mppsc.nic.in.
  2. Click o "Apply Online" on the right side of the homepage.
  3. Scroll down the new window and click on the link "Apply or Print Application Through MP Online Portal"
  4. Check for start and end dates of the application form.
  5. Check for the post you want to apply for.
  6. Click on the "Action" button.
  7. Enter your Application Number, Date of Birth and Verification Code.
  8. Click on the "Login" button.
  9. Find your Application Number from "Know your Application Number". 
  10.  Enter all the required details like Name, Date of Birth, etc. 
  11. Pay examination fees of Rs. 500. For SC/ST/PwD/OBC of Madhya Pradesh, the fees is Rs. 250.  
  12. Click on the "Submit" button.


MPPSC Exam 2020 Admit Card:


MPPSC 2020 exam admit cards were released on 12th January 2020. Candidates are required to use their Registration Number and password for accessing and downloading their admit cards. The official link for the MPPSC admit cards is this.


Salary Structure:


Salary in MPPSC depends on the department and job grade. For grade II jobs, salary is in the range of Rs 15,800 to Rs 39,100 with grade pay of Rs 5400. And for grade III jobs, salary is in the range of Rs 9,300 to Rs 34,800 with grade pay of Rs 3600. Following is a more detailed, department-wise salary structure:


Name of Post

Pay Scale

State Administrative Service and Deputy Collector

Rs 15,600/- Rs 39,100/- (Grade Pay Rs 5,400/-)

State Police Service and Deputy Superintendent of Police

Rs 15,600/- Rs 39,100/- (Grade Pay Rs 5,400/-)

Finance Department (लेखाधिकारी,सहायक संचालक इत्यादि)

Rs 15,600/- Rs 39,100/- (Grade Pay Rs 5,400/-)

Public Relations Department

Rs 15,600/- Rs 39,100/- (Grade Pay Rs 5,400/-)

Food, Civil Supply & Consumer Affairs Department

Rs 15,600/- Rs 39,100/- (Grade Pay Rs 5,400/-)

School Education Department

Rs 15,600/- Rs 39,100/- (Grade Pay Rs 5,400/-)

Social Justice & Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

Rs 15,600/- Rs 39,100/- (Grade Pay Rs 5,400/-)

Revenue Department (नायब तहसीलदार)

Rs 9,300/- Rs 34,800/- (Grade Pay Rs 3,600/-)

Finance Department (मध्य प्रदेश अधीनस्थ लेखा सेवा)

Rs 9,300/- Rs 34,800/- (Grade Pay Rs 3,600/-)

 

MPPSC Exam Selection Process:


The MPPSC State Services Examination is conducted in three phases:

  1. Preliminary Examination (Objective Type Questions)
  2. Mains Examination (Subjective Questions)
  3. Interview (Personality Test)

The final merit list is calculated by adding marks obtained in the mains exam and interview.


MPPSC Syllabus 2020:


The detailed MPPSC syllabus 2020 is provided in Annexure II below.


MPPSC 2020 Exam Pattern:


Preliminary examination:

The prelims exam comprises 2 compulsory objective type papers. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers.


Paper

Subjects (Detailed topics provided in Annexure II)

Total Marks

Duration

Paper 1

General Studies 

200 marks

2 hours

Paper 2

Aptitude test 

200 marks

2 hours

 

Mains Examination: 

The Mains Examination consists of six subjective, or written papers. Following are the details of the same:


Paper

Subjects (detailed topics given in Annexure II)

 

Total Marks

Duration

Paper 1

General Study-I (History, culture, disaster management and geography)

300

3 hours

Paper 2

General Study-II (Polity, Indian, education systems and international institutions)

300

3 hours

Paper 3

General Study-III (Reasoning, data interpretation, Energy, Environment, Sustainable Development, Indian Economy, Science and Technology)

300

3 hours

Paper 4

General Study-IV (Ethics and integrity)

200

3 hours

Paper 5

General Hindi

200

2 hours

Paper 6

Essay writing

100

2 hours


Interview: 

The interview is a personality test. The total marks allotted for the same are 175 marks, and these are counted for the final merit list.

 

MPPSC 2020 Cut Off: 


The cut off for MPPSC 2018 was 138 for general category while it was 134 for OBC. The cut offs of various categories for different posts and departments is provided on the official link given here.


Annexure I: Upper Age Relaxations


The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable to the following extent:


Candidates domiciled in Madhya Pradesh belong to a caste or tribe or other backward class which has been notified as scheduled caste or scheduled tribe or other backward class by the Government of Madhya Pradesh.

Upto 5 years

1. Burma, Who migrated to India on or after 1st June 1963, (OR)

2. Srilanka; who migrated to India after 1st November 1964, (OR)

3. If the candidate is a bonafide displaced person from erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and had migrated to India during the period of 1st January 1964 to 25th March 1971.

Upto 3 years

If the candidate belongs to scheduled castes, scheduled tribes or other backward classes as notified by Government of Madhya Pradesh

Upto 8 years

Widow, divorcee or abandoned at the time of her first appointment.

Upto 5 years

If the candidate holds a green card in his/her name under the Family Welfare Programme.

Upto 2 years

If the candidate is a forward-caste partner of a prize-winning couple under Inter Caste Marriage Scheme sponsored by the Tribal, Harijan and Backward Class Welfare Department as per GAD Memo NO. C-3-10/85/3/1 dated 03-09-1985

.

Upto 5 years

If the candidate is a sportsman honoured with the “Vikram Award” as per GAD Memo. No. C-3/8/85/3/1 dated 3rd of September 1985.

Upto 5 years

In the case of Defence Services Personnel, if one is disabled in military operations during hostility with a foreign country or in a disturbed area and discharged from duty as a consequence thereof.

Upto 3 years

If the candidate falling under the above category, belongs to the scheduled caste, scheduled tribe or other backward classes.

Upto 8 years

In the case of a candidate who is bonafide, repatriate of Indian origin (Indian passport holder) from Vietnam as also a candidate holding emergency certificate issued to him by Indian Embassy in Vietnam and who arrived in India from Vietnam not earlier than July 1975.

Upto 3 years

If the candidate falling under the above given category, belongs to a scheduled caste, scheduled tribe or other backward classes.

Upto 8 years

In case of Ex-servicemen and Commissioned officers including ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least 5 years military service as on 1st January preceding date of commencement of examination and have been released on completion of an assignment.

Upto 5 years

In case the candidate falling under the above given category, supra belongs to the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and other backward classes;

Upto 10 years

If the candidate is a retrenched government servant, after deducting from his age, the period of all temporary service previously rendered by him upto a maximum of seven years, even if it represents more than one spell.

(The term retrenched government servant denotes a person who was in temporary government service of the State of Madhya Pradesh or any of its constituent units for a continuous period of at least six months and who was discharged from service because of reduction in an establishment not more than three years).

Upto 3 years

According to Rule 4 of M.P. Civil Services Rules, 1997, all women candidates (which also include women from outside the State of Madhya Pradesh

) shall be granted a relaxation of 10 years in the maximum age limit.

Upto 10 years

                                                                                                                                                            

Annexure II: Syllabus


For Prelims Exam:

Paper I- General Studies

  1. General Science and Environment
  2. Current Events of National and International Importance
  3. History of India and Independent India
  4. Indian and World Geography
  5. Indian Polity and Economy
  6. Sports
  7. Geography
  8. History and Culture of MP
  9. Polity and Economy of MP
  10. ICT


Paper II- Aptitude Test

  1. Comprehension
  2. Interpersonal Skill
  3. Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability
  4. Decision Making and Problem Solving
  5. Basic Numeracy
  6. Hindi Language Comprehension Skills (Class X Level)


For Main Exam:


MPPSC Mains GS-I:

  1. History part will include topics like World History, Indian History, Medieval Indian History, Modern Indian History with special focus on British Invasion, Indian Freedom Struggle and Post-Independence Struggle.
  2. Culture part will include topics like Indian Culture and Heritage with special reference to Madhya Pradesh.
  3. Geography part will focus on Indian Geography (Both Physical and Human), Soil, and Food Processing Industries.
  4. Disaster Management is an important topic too. Focus on areas like Man-Made Disasters, Community Planning and Case Studies.


MPPSC Mains GS-II:

  1. The Constitution part will include topics like Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policies (DPSPs), Centre and State Legislatures, Judiciary, Panchayati Raj
  2. For Social Legislation, focus more on current bills passed by the state and the central cabinet and the ones in a debate.
  3. Under Social Sector segment, topics like Health Services, Technological Interventions in the field of family health fetch marks
  4. An aspirant should read about Education Systems with special focus on current updates on Elementary Education and issues related to girl education
  5. A simple reading of topics like HRD, International Organisations will suffice


MPPSC Mains GS-III:

  1. Unlike various other State Service Exams, MPPSC does include topics like reasoning and Data Interpretation in its mains exam. A candidate should focus on practising- Basic Numeracy and Statistics, Profit and Loss, Mensuration.
  2. Generalised Science and Technology issues too should be read by aspirants
  3. Topics like Energy, Environment, Sustainable Development and Indian Economy can be better understood by referring to basic NCERTs.


MPPSC Mains GS-IV:

General topics and case studies on Ethics, Integrity, etc


Hope this MPPSC Exam guide was helpful. Best of Luck!



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