Frequently Asked Questions by Students for MPPSC Exams

Frequently Asked Questions by Students for MPPSC Exams

Q1. What is the MPPSC Examination?

MPPSC stands for Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission; this exam is conducted for recruitment to various posts in government departments and offices of the state of Madhya Pradesh. This exam is conducted in three Stages first is Preliminary Exams; the second stage is Mains Exams. The candidates after clearing the Prelims exam get qualified to appear for the Mains Exams and lastly, they are been called in for a personal final stage Interview. After which the candidates are been admitted at various positions in the government department.

Q2. How to clear the MPPSC Exam? / How to Prepare for MPPSC State Service Exams?

Generally, it is said that the Prelims exams are very simple to clear only if you follow the syllabus of the exam with the right strategy, but the cut off is always very high for the MPPSC Prelims Exams. That means the general category students should have at least 85 questions correct out of 100 to be in a safe zone. A candidate must study at least 4 to 5 hours if you are a newcomer. This exam is for a check on you how much you know but also how well you know that subject, so that is why one much revises all the subjects as much as possible for your preparation on MPPSC. Try revising sample papers of MPPSC Examination or UPSC of past years, which is a perfect and reliable guide for studies. These papers will give you an overview of what you need to study, the pattern, what questions to expect. You need to practice these questions as frequently as possible to help you get access of how to prepare for these exams and to calm your nervy moments. Also keep yourself well informed related to the current affairs, read books and article related to the specialization of your field which will help you a great deal and most importantly remove all the fear of the examination and prepare yourself to perform the best in the exams   

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Q3. How Many Attempts are allowed?

Candidates of General Category can give MPPSC examinations any number of times till the age of 40 years. For SC/ST there is further relaxation of age.

Q4. What is the educational qualification needed to appear in the MPPSC exam?

The candidates should have a graduation or equivalent from a recognized University.
Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications, which are recognized by the State Government as equivalent to a professional or technical degree, would also be eligible for the admissions to the examinations. 

Q5. What are the eligibility criteria for MPPSC Examination?

  • The Candidate should be a citizen of India
  • The aspirants should be a degree holder or a graduate from a recognized University
  • Indian students with a degree from abroad should have their degree recognized by UGC.

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Q6. The current pattern for State Service Examination?

The State Service Examination is a 3 Stage exam which is held every year

Stage 1: Preliminary Exam

Stage 2: Mains Exam

Stage 3: Personal Interview

Q7. What are Preliminary Examinations?

Preliminary Exams consist of objective questions with no penalty or no negative marking for wrong answers.

Paper 1- General Studies is of 200 marks with 2 hours

Paper 2- CSAT (Civil Service Aptitude Test) is of 200 marks with 2 hours

CSAT is a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks which is fixed at 33%.

There is a cut-off in the Preliminary Exams, which varies every year and is decided by the MPPSC.

Q8. What is the Main Examination?

The Mains Exams consists of 6 papers. The patter of the Mains Examination is as follows:

General Studies

Paper 1(GS-I) – 300 marks – 3 hours

Paper 2(GS-II) – 300 marks – 3 hours

Paper 3(GS-III) – 300 marks – 3 hours

Paper 4(GS- IV-ethics) – 200 marks – 3 hours

Paper 5(General Hindi) – 200 marks – 3 hours

Paper 6(Essay Writing in Hindi) – 100 marks – 2 hours

Total Marks (Mains) – 1400 marks

Q9. What is the final stage Interview or Personality Test in the MPPSC examination?

Students who clear the mains exams get qualified for Interview by MPPSC. The Interview is of 175 marks.