All About MPPSC Exam – Full Details Information

All Information About MPPSC Exam

MPPSC is a Constitutional body created to select the applicants for civil service job in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It conducted examination for selection to various posts as per the requirements.

As union government organize UPSC exam (i.e. Union Public Service Commission) for the posts of IAS, IPS, IFS etc. in same way state governments organize States Public Service Commission’s Exams. So without wasting time, lets start:


What is full form of MPPSC?

Full form of MPPSC Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission. It is a competitive exam organised by the state government of Madhya Pradesh. It is held for filling the vacant posts of class 2 and class 3 officers in Madhya Pradesh Government.

It offers you a better and secure carrier in the government departments. Your job location may be anywhere within the state. Many kinds of allowances offered by the government.

Which posts are included in MPPSC?

This exam is conducted for the posts like:
1. Deputy Collector
2. Deputy Superintendent of Police
3. District Excise Officer
4. District Registrar
5. States accounts service
6. Naib Tahsildar
7. Transport – Sub Inspector
8. Sales Tax Inspector
9. Assistant Jailer

All these and such kind of total 35 posts including class 2 and class 3 posts.

What is salary of the officers selected in MPPSC?

1. For class 2 officers salary is in the range of Rs. 15,800 to 39,100 with grade pay of Rs. 5400.

2. For class 3 officers salary is in the range of Rs. 9,300 to Rs. 34,800 with grade pay of Rs. 3600.

Note that these salaries are subject to change with respect to time. Hence it is not fixed one.

For how many times in a year exam held?

This exam held annually (Once in a year). Exam is organised in three steps, which are prelims, mains and interviews.

What is eligibility criterion for MPPSC Exam?

To apply in the MPPSC, you must have to fulfill following important criterion to take part in this exam:

1. Nationality : The candidate must be citizen of India.

2. Age limit for MPPSC Exam : Candidate should be between 21 years to 35 years. However candidates can seek age relaxation provided by the government.

1. Maximum age limit for the Open/General category is 35 years.
2. Maximum age limit for the OBC category is 38 years.
3. Maximum age limit for the SC/ST category is 40 years.
4. Maximum age limit for the physically handicapped candidates is 45 years.

  • For Uniformed-Posts: Minimum age 21 years and maximum age is 33 years. (Age relaxation is applicable here)
  • For Non-Uniformed Posts: Minimum age is 21 years and maximum age is 40 years. (Age relaxation is applicable here)

3. MPPSC Exam Educational Qualification : A candidate must complete graduation/bachelor’s degree or equivalent from any recognized university of the state or other state.

Physical Eligibility : For the posts like Deputy Superintendent of Police , District Excise Officer, Superintendent, District Jail, Assistant Jailer, Transport Sub-Inspector etc. needs some physical standards. It includes height and chest expansion etc.

MPPSC Exam Number of Attempts :

For General/Open category : 5 attempts.
For OBC category : 7 attempts.
For SC/ST category : Unlimited attempts up to the age limit.

Is there any kind of reservations in MPPSC?

Candidates can seek reservation on the basis of caste. Also there are 33% seats reserved for the female candidates.

Where can I find the advertisement of MPPSC?

For this, you can visit website of MPPSC. Also a weekly named ‘Rojgar Nirman’ published by the Madhya Pradesh government can helps you in finding the vacancies.

MPPSC Exam Pattern :

It has 3 steps. Prelims, mains and interview.

1. MPPSC Prelims Exam : There are two papers. Paper 1 and Paper 2.

  • Paper 1 : General Studies.
  • Paper 2 : General Aptitude Test.
  • Both are objective type.
  • Each paper consists 200 marks and time duration is 2 hours.
  • Total marks 400.
  • There is no negative marking in the prelims exam.

2. MPPSC Mains Exam : There are total 6 papers in the mains exam.

  • General Studies 1 : It is of 300 marks and time duration is 3 hours.
  • General Studies 2 : It is of 300 marks and time duration is 3 hours.
  • General Studies 3 : It is of 300 marks and time duration is 3 hours.
  • General Studies 4 : It is of 200 marks and time duration is 3 hours.
  • Hindi : It is of 200 marks and time duration is 3 hours.
  • Hindi Essay : It is of 100 marks and time duration is 2 hours.
  • Total marks 1400.

3. Interview : It is of 175 marks.

What is MPPSC Exam syllabus?

MPPSC Exam syllabus for Prelims :

Paper 1 : General Studies : It mainly focus on the:

  • Indian polity and Economy
  • General science and Environment
  • Current and world affairs
  • History of India
  • Indian and World Geography
  • Information and Communication Technology etc.

Paper 2 : General Aptitude Test : It is based up on:

  • Basic Numeracy
  • General mental ability
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Comprehension
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • Hindi language comprehension

MPPSC Exam Syllabus for Mains :

1. General Studies 1 : It focus up on:

  • Indian culture
  • Heritage
  • Disaster management
  • History
  • Geography
  • Water management etc.

2. General Studies 2 :

  • International Organizations
  • Public Services
  • Constitution, Political and Administrative Structure of governance
  • Social sector
  • Human resource development
  • Security issues both external and internal etc.

3. General Studies 3 :

  • Indian Economy
  • Science
  • Environmental and sustainable development
  • Reasoning and data interpretation
  • Technology etc.

4. General Studies 4 :

  • Case Studies
  • Human needs and motivation
  • Aptitude
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Corruption
  • Philosophers etc.

5. General Hindi : 10th level.
6. Hindi Essay: Candidate have to write essay in Hindi.

How to Prepare for MPPSC Interview?

On the basis of above syllabus you can get qualify in prelims and mains exams. But when it comes to the stage of interview, here you have to prove yourself. Interviewer may ask your opinions on particular things.

Most important thing you must know that, here show yourself how you are better option from the rest. Interviewer see your self-confidence, language of answer, and how you can explain any thing in your way.

Some FAQs in the interview are:

1. What is your goal in life?
2. Where you can see yourself after 10 years?
3. What are your interests and hobbies?
4. What is your strength and weakness?
5. Why do we select you?
6. What is your opinion on the current national/state issues?
7. How you are better than the others?
8. How do you change the current situation of Indian economy or the value education?
9. What changes do you make in your sector?

How to apply for the MPPSC?

You can apply for the MPPSC Exam by using following steps:

  • Visit the official website of the MPPSC. (
  • Click on Apply Online tab.
  • Click on Apply button.
  • Fill the form and upload documents.
  • Click on submit button.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Download the application form.
  • And your application process completed.

How to Prepare for the MPPSC Exam?

Simple answer to this question is from the very first day when you hear about this exam. Because its syllabus is very vast and different. Normally, during your first year of graduation you can start the preparation for such kind of exams.

First, you have to prepare your base. Understand the syllabus and then start preparation. Take the help of authentic books only. You can take references from more than a book.

You can start study from 1st year of graduation. At this stage give 2-3 hours daily. After that try to increase this timing up to 7-8 hours.

During graduation, you can read the NCERT books which helps you in scoring good marks. Most of the part of syllabus get covered in these books.

How to Prepare for MPPSC without Coaching?

Study with the intention of clearing the examination. Coaching is not must. You can prepare through the online medium.

Buy authentic and proper books for the preparation. There are some ‘youtube’ channels that guide about the exam free of cost. By doing so you can easily clear the MPPSC.

What should read for MPPSC Exam?

Simple answer is search and study previous papers of MPPSC. Analyze it. Try to find the intention of the examiner. Understand the quality and level of questions. On the basis of that material prepare your own time-table.

Habit of reading newspapers helps to cover most of the part related to current and world affairs. Updated yourself everyday with all new things happening in country and states.

New announcements by union and state governments, new schemes, appointments etc. also helpful.

MPPSC Exam study tips :

  • Make sure that the books you are referring are authentic. To avoid such problems take help of more than a book. Try to find out basic concept of the book.
  • Make notes of important events from the news papers.
  • Discuss with your friends.
  • Plan for study and follow it.
  • Improve your leadership quality by taking part into social events.

Hard work is the key of success. Hence you ought to work hard, study seriously and make yourself prepare for the exam.

Remember that the luck factor is not going to work here or no miracle is going to happened. Only hard work is the factor which brings you a success.

Some Books for MPPSC Exam which you can refer:

1. NCERT books of std. 5th to 12th.
2. Ancient India by D.D. Kausambi.
3. Indian polity by M. Laxmikant.
4. Indian art and culture by Nitin Singhania.
5. Mathematics and Reasoning by R.S. Agrawal.
6. Indian and World Geography by Majid Husain.
7. Chronicle magazine Etc.


As we come to know that there are limited number of attempts. Hence its very important to start study with seriousness. Prepare yourself for the exam. Because it is said that,”To reach somewhere, you have to start from somewhere.” Start your studies as soon as possible.

So, this is all about the MPPSC exam. Prepare yourself and clear the exam. All the best….

FAQs :

1. What is the application fee for the MPPSC?

Ans : Rs. 250 for SC/ST/OBC/PWD and Rs. 500 for others.

2. What are the total marks of MPPSC?

Ans : MPPSC prelims is for 400 marks. MPPSC mains and interview carries total 1575 marks. (Mains 1400+Interview 175).

3. What is the highest post in MPPSC?

Ans : Deputy Collector.

4. Is there any optional subject in MPPSC?

Ans : Unfortunately there is no optional subject in MPPSC.

5. I am in the final year of graduation. Can I apply for the MPPSC?

Ans : Yes. You can apply for the exam.

6. Does height matters in MPPSC Exam?

Ans : There are some posts in the MPPSC which you have to fulfill height criterion.

7. What is educational qualification for MPPSC Exam?

Ans : Graduation or equivalent.

8. From where can I apply for MPPSC?

Ans : Visit It is official website of MPPSC.


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