MPSC (Maharashtra Public Service Commission): 2021

MPSC (Maharashtra Public Service Commission): 2021

In this article, Let’s know everything about MPSC (Maharashtra Public Service Commission): 2021 (Syllabus, Eligibility Criteria and more)

MPSC (Maharashtra Public Service Commission) 2021 is an exam through which the government recruits the deserving candidates into the different departments to the Maharashtra state. The exam is conducted in English and Marathi Languages.

The notification will be released in the first week of December 2020 for the following year, MPSC 2021 and the applications might open in January 2021(Tentatively)

MPSC (Maharashtra Public Service Commission)

What is the Exam Pattern?

The exam pattern is divided into three stages.

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview (Personality Test)

MPSC Prelims 2021 Exam Pattern

The prelims exam of MPSC consists of two papers, and you need to qualify it to appear for the main examination. You need a minimum of 33% marks to qualify.

Paper 1 (Details)

  • 2 Hours
  • 100 questions
  • 200 marks (Negative marking of 1/3rd is there)
  • Multiple-choice questions
Topics for the exam
  • Current events taking place at the international, national, and state levels
  • Geography of World, India, and Maharashtra- Social, Physical, and Economic Geography of World, India, and Maharashtra.
  • Indian History with particular preference to State Maharashtra and National Movements in India
  • Socio-Economic Development- Social Sector Initiatives, Poverty, Demographics, Inclusion, and Sustained Advancement
  • India and Maharashtra- Governance and Polity- Political System, Urban Governance, Constitution, Public Policy, Rights Issue, and Panchayati Raj
  • General Science
  • General issues on Biodiversity, Ecology of Environment, and Climatic variations

Paper 2 :(Details)

  • 2 Hours
  • 80 questions
  • 200 Marks (Negative marking of 1/3rd is there)
  • Multiple-choice questions
Topics for the exam
  • Communication and Interpersonal skills.
  • Comprehension.
  • English and Marathi language comprehension skills- Stanzas without the translation of 10th / 12th school level.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Analytical ability and Logical level reasoning
  • Data Interpretation (Data Sufficiency, Tables, Graphs, Charts, etc. 10th school level) and Basics in Numerical (Number and its relations and Magnitude orders, etc.-10th school level)
  • General mental ability

MPSC Mains Exam 2021 Pattern

The mains exam pattern is as follows:

  • Consists of 6 papers (Language exams(2) + General studies(4))
  • All the papers are mandatory
  • Negative marking of 1/3rd for every wrong answer
  • Answers unattended will have no negative marking
MPSC Mains Paper 1 Syllabus
  • Language paper
  • Descriptive paper
  • 100 marks
  • Essay writing, Translation, Precise writing
MPSC Mains Paper 2 Syllabus
  • Language paper
  • Objective paper
  • 100 marks
  • Grammar: Idioms, Phrases, Synonyms & Antonyms, Formation of Words & Sentences, etc. and Comprehension Ability

MPSC General Studies 1: History and Geography

The syllabus for GS 1 is:

  • Establishment of the British Rule in India
  • History of Modern India
  • Renaissance Era
  • Indian Economy under Colonial Rule
  • Emergence and growth of Indian Nationalism
  • Famous movements against the British Government
  • The national movement in the Gandhian Era and Dr B.R. Ambedkars approach to the problem of untouchability
  • Constitutional Development under the British Government
  • Growth of Communalism and the Partition of India
  • Toward the Transfer of Power
  • India after Independence
  • Selected Social Reformers of Maharashtra
  • Cultural Heritage of Maharashtra (Ancient to Modern)
  • Geomorphology
  • Climatology
  • Human Geography
  • Economic Geography (Special Reference to Maharashtra)
  • Population Geography (Special Reference to Maharashtra)
  • Environmental Geography (Special Reference to Maharashtra)
  • Geography and Aero- Space Technology
  • Fundamental of Remote sensing
  • Aerial Photographs
  • GIS and its applications
  • Agroecology
  • Soils
  • Water Management
MPSC General Studies 2: Indian Constitution and Indian Politics (Special reference to Maharashtra) and Law

The syllabus for GS 2 is :

  • The Constitution of India
  • Indian Federalism
  • Indian Political System (Structure, Powers and Functions of Governments)
  • Evolution of Indian Administration
  • State Government and Administration ( With Special Reference to Maharashtra)
  • Rural and Urban Local Government and Administration
  • District Administration
  • Political Parties and Pressure Groups
  • The Electoral Process
  • Mass Media
  • Education System
  • Administrative Law
  • Maharashtra Land Revenue Code 1966
  • Some Pertinent Laws
  • Social Welfare and Social Legislation
  • Financial Administration
  • Agricultural Administration and Rural Economy
  • Public Services
  • Constitutional and Statutory Bodies
  • Concepts, Approaches and Theories in Public Administration
  • Public Policy
MPSC General Studies 3: Human Resource Development and Human Rights

The syllabus for GS 3 is :

  • Human Resource Development in India
  • Education
  • Vocational Education
  • Health
  • Rural Development
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR 1948)
  • Child Development
  • Women Development
  • Youth development
  • Tribal development
  • Development for Socially deprived classes
  • Welfare for aged people
  • Labour Welfare
  • The welfare of disabled persons
  • People’s Rehabilitations
  • International and Regional Organisations
  • Consumer Protection Act of 1986
  • Values, Ethics and Norms
MPSC General Studies 4: Economy and Planning, Economics and development of agriculture, Science and technology development

The syllabus for GS 4 is :

  • Macro Economics
  • Growth & Development
  • Public Finance
  • Money
  • International Trade and International Capital
  • Indian Economy- Overview
  • Indian Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Co-operation
  • Monetary & Financial Sector
  • Public Finance and Financial Institutions
  • Industry and Services Sector
  • Infrastructure Development
  • International Trade & Capital
  • Economy of Maharashtra
  • Importance of Agriculture in the National Economy
  • The problem of rural indebtedness and Agriculture credit
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Energy Science
  • Computer and Information Technology
  • Space Science and Technology
  • Bio-Technology
  • India’s Nuclear Programme
  • Disaster Management

To go through detailed syllabus: MPSC Syllabus

The pattern of General Studies 1, 2, 3 and 4 are objective type, and you need to qualify mains to receive a call for an interview.


The MPSC exam syllabus is very vast, and various books are recommended to ace the exam. It is natural to feel worried and stressed while going through the syllabus. It is recommended to understand the syllabus and structure it by breaking it into small portions, which is considered easy to study. Best of Luck!

For further doubts, please visit MPSC: Maharashtra Government

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