MPSC conducts recruitment for the Top level State government services via the State Service Examination.

How to use for preparation

Every year the MPSC State service prelims is held in April. The notification comes around First week of December. The exam is a tough exam due to many factual questions being asked in it unlike UPSC. The exam is also tough for non Marathi candidates and English medium candidates.

State service exam can't be a backup for UPSC as though the portion is similar the nature of questions asked are different. This means that cut off of MPSC prelim is lower. The aptitude paper isn't a qualifying paper unlike CSAT.

There are no optional papers in MPSC and also Ethics isn't a part of the syllabus. Mains papers on General studies are MCQ type unlike descriptive type in UPSC CSE.

Ideal strategy:

  1. Start History , Polity around August.
  2. Science and economy by mid September.
  3. Geography and environment by November. Keep an eye out for government schemes and International summits like SAARC, BRICS etc.
  4. Economic survey is released with the budget in February and India yearbook in January. They have to be read.
  5. Culture by March.

MPSC has the following subjects for preparation:

Click below
General Aptitude link
History link
Geography link
Environment link
Science link
Polity link
Culture link
Current affairs India Yearbook and Economic survey
Economy link

Mains examination:

Preparation for mains can start after prelims is over without waiting for the result. Mains paper are with a focus on Maharashtrian culture and other aspects of the State. Books to be referred for would be from YCMOU / IGNOU / BA / MA books from State universities.