In today’s world, everyone wants to have a steady and settled job. Because life is full of uncertainties, and no one wants to risk their experience with any doubts and flaws. Every human being wants a proper and stable source of income from the job, also a steady growth in the work in an appropriate interval of time. The private sectors and employment are blooming up like mushrooms, that also makes a positive impact on youth for a bright future. But in the private sector, job insecurity is very high. There will be a time when the private job will be too harsh for you, load with lots of responsibility and hectic schedule. Due to the high risks in closed situations and long working hours, today’s youth prefers to study hard and get a government job.
Some career-minded people opt for government jobs and start preparing for it. Because government job has a fixed time table of work, and the best part is high job security. You don’t need to be panic for insecurities in your late. As the world’s 7th largest country, India got divided into 29 states. Every year the government of India conducts several civil service examinations through different government bodies. Not just a national level boy always lead and recruit, but some state-level government also responsible for selecting the right candidate for government positions. Like, MPSC exam is one of the premier civil services exams in India, which is conducted by the Maharashtra government.
Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC)
Maharashtra Public Service Commission is known as MPSC formed by the Indian government. This government body is responsible for organizing exams, evaluating and selecting the right candidates for various civil service posts in Maharashtra state. Every year Maharashtra government hold MPSC exam to select deserving candidates for multiple departments like Administration, Police, Forest, and Engineering.
Each year almost three lakh candidate applies for MPSC exam, for various posts. MPSC selects candidates for multiple groups too. Candidates are chosen to serve the people of Maharashtra in A, B, C, and D group ranks.
Candidate competes for the posts like Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Deputy District of Registrar, Cooperatives, Deputy Engineer, Deputy CEO, etc, which comes under “A” group, whereas in the “B” group candidate write the exam to get posts like Taluka Agri Officer, Circle Agri Officer, District Education Officer, CDPO, Naib Tahsildar, etc. In group “C” candidate compete for jobs like Police sub-inspector, State Tax Inspector, Asst Desk Officer and in group “D” for posts like Tax Assistant, Assistant Motor vehicle inspector, Clerk Typist. Group “A” & “B” has the gazetted category post, and group “C” & “D” has the non-gazetted category posts.
MPSC Exam Format
Like UPSC, MPSC has similar kind of examination format. But the difficulty level is different. Where UPSC is a national level exam, and MPSC is a state-level exam. MPSC gets conducted in 3 stages.
1st is preliminary, 2nd is mains, and the final one is an interview. An MPSC exam candidate has to clear the initial exam to be eligible for the mains exam. Where the candidate will compete with some selected candidates and write mains exam, if the candidate makes the mains, he/she will get summoned for the final interview.
- MPSC Prelims
MPSC Prelims contains two papers; both of the articles are objective nature. The two documents are named as Paper I and Paper-II. For the 1st paper, there are 100 questions for 200 marks in total, and for the 2nd paper, there will be a total of 80 items of overall 200 scores. For both of the paper exam duration will be 2 hours each.
Candidates should remember about the negative marking system done for each wrong answer. For the wrong answer, the candidate will penalize 1/3rd marks of the solution. The candidates who passed the exam will follow for the next review.
But note that prelims marks are to qualify for the mains exam. The preliminary trademarks are nothing to do with the final selection.
- MPSC Mains
After qualifying the prelims, the candidate has to face the MPSC mains. In the mains exam, candidates have to write six papers. So, Paper I and Paper II are language papers and Papers 3, 4, 5, and 6 are general studies papers.
The first paper (Paper- I) is descriptive, where the candidate has to write Essay/Translation/Precis, for 100 marks. The candidate gets 3 hours to complete this exam. In 2nd paper, the candidate receives hours to complete it, for 100 marks, which contains Grammar/Comprehension but its an objective type exam. After that, all the other four contains MCQ types; candidates get 2 hours each to complete and 150 marks each.
It is the final and most crucial part of the MPSC selection. All the MPSC mains qualified candidates called for a personal interview where the MPSC board uses the candidate for his/her suitability for an administrative career through a private discussion.
MPSC Exam Eligibility
The basic requirements and the eligibility to write the MPSC exam got mentioned below. You need to cross-check every detail of qualification before you apply.
- Candidate should be a citizen of India. And also from Maharashtra domiciled.
- Also, the candidate needs to be Fluent in Spoken or write a form of Marathi.
Now let’s move to the vital eligibility criteria.
- Educational Qualifications
The candidates are planning to appear in MPSC exam must be a graduate in any discipline. For MPSC there are no attempt limits like there is for UPSC. Candidates can attempt for unlimited times, but not after upper age limit. If you are studying in the final year of your graduation, you are also eligible to write the exam.
- MPSC Exam Age Limit
The minimum age to apply for MPSC exam is 19 years, and the upper age limit is 38 years. Example, if you are using this year, then your age must not be less than 19 years on 1st August 2019, or she must not be exceeding 38 years on 1st August 2019.
Don’t worry about calculating your age; you can count your age online. You can use the online age calculator to compute your age before applying the MPSC exam.
There are some age relaxation rules as per the government of India rules.
Conclusion It is a state-level exam, but the competition is still very high if you are planning to appear in the exam then better to prepare early. No wonders that these posts get affiliated with higher and vital responsibility towards society. If you are eligible as per the criteria, then do start the preparation.