MPPSC State Service Exam Pattern Details

Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) State Service Exam Pattern Details:

Exam Pattern Details: State Services Exam Consists of 2 Stages.

(I) State Services Preliminary Examination (Objective types) for selection of candidates for Main Examination, and

(II) State Services Main Examination (written and interview) for selection of candidates for the various categories of services and posts.

I. Preliminary Exam: The preliminary examination will consist of two papers of objective type (multiple choice questions). Each paper will be set in accordance with the scheme given below :-

Paper I General Studies 2 hrs 200 Marks


Paper II General Aptitude Test 2 hrs 200 Marks

1. This Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. On the basis of marks obtained in this examination candidates are declared qualified for Main Examination. Final selection list will be prepared only on the basis of marks obtained in Main Examination and Interview.

2. (A) Both the question papers will be of objective type (multiple choice questions). Each question will have four probable answers grouped under A, B, C and D of which only one will be the correct answer. The candidate is required to record in the answer book, only A, B, C or D as may be adjudged by him to be the correct answer.

(B) Each question papers will consist of 100 questions of 2 marks each. The total marks for each paper will be 200 and time duration for each paper will be of 2 hours.

(C) Details of the syllabi for General Studies and General Aptitude Test of Preliminary examination as specified in Appendix-II.

(D) Each question paper will be in Hindi and English.

3. The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination will be about Fifteen times the total number of vacancies to be filled in various categories of services and posts as indicated in the advertisement. Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the preliminary examination under a particular advertisement will be eligible for admission to the Main Examination. To be eligible for main examination, candidates must secure a minimum of 40% marks in each question paper of preliminary examination. For Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe/ Other Backward Class and Handicapped Candidates the minimum qualifying marks will be 30 %.

II. Main Examination: Main Examination will consist of a written examination and an interview test.

(1) Written Examination:- The Written examination will consist of seven papers of conventional essay type questions as given below:-

A. Compulsory Papers

Paper I General Studies 3 hrs. 300 Marks
Paper II General Studies 3 hrs 300 Marks
Paper III General Hindi 3 hrs 300 Marks

B. Optional Papers

Paper IV Any two subjects are to be selected(from the list of optional subjects

out in Para 7)

each subject will have two papers.

3 hrs. 300 Marks for each paper.
Paper V
Paper VI
Paper VII

List of Optional Papers for Main Examination:

Code No.          Subject
01                         Agriculture
02                        Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
03                        Zoology
04                        Botany
05                        Chemistry
06                        Physics
07                       Mathematics
08                        Statistics
09                        Civil Engineering
10                         Electrical Engineering
11                         Mechanical Engineering
12                         Commerce & Accountancy
13                         Economics
14                         History
15                         Geography
16                        Geology
17                        Political Science and International Relations
18                        Public Administration
19                        Sociology
20                        Criminology and Forensic Science
21                         Psychology
22                        Philosophy
23                        Law
24                        Hindi literature
25                        English literature
26                        Sanskrit literature
27                       Urdu literature
28                       Anthropology
29                      Military Science

2. Interview Test:- The interview test will carry 250 marks.

IMPORTANT NOTE : Qualifying marks for interview for unreserved candidates will be at least 33% marks in each paper and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/ Other
Backward Class and Physically Handicapped categories, these minimum qualifying
marks would be 23%.

(1) Each paper will be of three hours duration.

(2) The question papers for the examination will be of conventional essay type.

(3) (a) Question papers other than language papers will be both in Hindi and English. Question papers of engineering subjects will be only in English.

(b) The candidates will have the option to answer the question papers in Hindi or English except in the case of language papers.

(4) Question No. 1 of each paper (Consisting 20 short answer questions each one is to be answered in one or two lines) will be Compulsory. Each question will carry 3 marks,
maximum portion of the syllabi will be covered under these questions.

III. (1) Scaling system will be implemented question paper wise in optional subjects of the Main Examination. According to following formula:-

Scaled marks = M + (x-m) S/s such as

M= Over all mean of non scaled marks (raw marks) of all question papers of all optional subjects of the Main Examination.

x= Non scaled marks (raw marks) obtained by a candidate in a particular question paper of the Optional subject.

m= mean of non scaled marks (raw marks) of a particular question paper of the Optional subject.

S= Standard deviation of non scaled marks (raw marks) of all question papers of all optional subjects.

s= Standard deviation of non scaled marks (raw marks) of a question paper of an optional subject.

(2) There will be no scaling of compulsory subjects. Merit list will be prepared on the basis of total actual marks of compulsory subjects and scaled marks of optional subjects. Number of candidates in merit list prepared in this way will be 3 times of the number of posts advertised in each category and the candidates having equal marks to that of the last selected candidate will be declared qualified for the interview. Non Scaled marks will not be communicated to Candidates.

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