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MPSC Exam Notification 2020: Exam Dates, Recruitment Details, Syllabus, Online Application Form, Eligibility Criteria

Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) has published notification for Combined State Civil Services Exam 2020 for the recruitment of 200 Civil Posts. MPSC conducts Maharashtra State Services Exam. Maharashtra Public Service Commission is a Constitutional Body which selects suitable candidates for various Government posts. It conducts examinations for appointments to the service of the Government of Maharashtra and its allied organizations. Candidates will be required to apply for the Maharashtra State Services Exam through online mode only. Candidates must have a graduation degree in any stream to apply for this exam.

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The commission is inviting online applications for MPSC Combined State Civil Services Exam 2020. Eligible candidates can apply for MPSC Civil Service Exam 2020 on or before 13 January 2020. The exam will be conducted in two phases i.e. MPSC State Services 2020 Prelims Exam and MPSC State Services 2020 Mains Exam. The prelims exam will be held on 05 April 2020 and the mains exam on 02, 03 and 04 August 2020. Details about MPSC 2020 Maharashtra State Services Exam are given in the following article. Candidate should check their eligibility before applying for this form.

Maharashtra PSC Exam 2020: Important Dates

  • Starting Date of MPSC State Service Exam Online Application: 23 December 2019
  • Last Date for MPSC State Service Online Application Submission: 13 January 2020
  • MPSC State Services 2020 Prelims Exam: 05 April 2020
  • MPSC State Services Mains Exam 2020: 02, 03 and 04 August 2020

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Eligibility Criteria for MPSC Exam 2020:


All Indian citizens are eligible to apply for the MPSC Civil Services Exam 2020.

Educational Qualification: MPSC Civil Services Exam 2020

  • Candidates must have a graduation degree in any stream.
  • Final year graduation or appearing candidates can also appear for the MPSC exam.
  • Aspirants are only eligible for the main exam only if they have qualified the Prelim Exam.
  • The minimum age for candidates is 18 years while the maximum age is 33 years.
  • Relaxed in the maximum age for OBC candidates will be given of 2yrs.
  • For SC/ST/NT candidates the relaxation will be 5yrs.
  • A candidate can appear any number of times.

MPSC Combined State Civil Services Exam 2020 Notification PDF

Age Limit:

The minimum age criteria for all candidates irrespective of their categories is 19 years of age.

  • For general category candidates – the max-age limit prescribed is 38 years.
  • For candidates from reserved categories – the max-age limit prescribed is 43 years
  • For ex-servicemen/ government officials(retired)- the max-age limit prescribed is 48 years
  • For persons with disabilities – the max-age limit prescribed is 45 years.

Online Application Form:

  • Access the home page of the website.
  • Traverse to the application window.
  • Fill in all necessary candidate information.
  • Make sure all entries are correct.
  • Pay the requisite fee and submit the application form.
  • Upon correct submission, candidates will receive a reference id for all future references.

Application Fees:

  • For general category candidates: Rs. 524
  • For candidates belonging to OBC/ SC/ST categories: Rs. 324

Following are the steps to pay fees online:

  • Access the homepage of the MPSC Official Website.
  • Login with registered credentials.
  • Go to the online application form section.
  • In the fee payment section, pay the requisite fee through online/offline mode.
  • Submit and get acknowledgment for a fee paid.

Offline mode - Visit the nearby SBI branch and remit the requisite fee. Obtain challan acknowledgment for the fees paid and save it carefully.

Admit Card:

The admit card is a necessary document for every candidate to appear for the examination.

Following are the steps to download the admit card:

  • Enter the homepage of the MPSC website.
  • Login with your registered id and password details.
  • Check if the link that provides access to download admit card is activated or not.
  • If it is activated, then enter the admit card download window.
  • Enter relevant details like registration id, date of birth, etc. if asked.
  • Upon successful verification, a candidate would be able to download the admit card from the system.
  • Save a PDF copy or print it for all reference purposes.

MPSC 2020 Syllabus:

Following topics would be in the syllabus of Maharashtra Civil Services Exam 2020 as General Aptitude, Human resource development, Geography (with a unique reference to Maharashtra), General-Studies, Indian Economy, International & Institutions, Natural Resources, Energy Resources, Indian Polity, Current National Issues, Industries Environment

For General Aptitude:

Comprehension Basic Numeracy, Data Interpretation
General Mental Ability Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability
Hindi Language Comprehension Skill Interpersonal Skill including Communication Skill
Decision-Making and Problem Solving -

Click Here: Download PDF Notes for Maharashtra PSC 2020 Pre+Mains Examination

Maharashtra Public Service Commission State Services Examination Pattern:

1. Preliminary Exam (Objective Type): 400 Marks

  • It consists of two papers i.e. General Studies (GS) and Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT)
  • General Studies (GS): Current affairs, History, Geography, Polity and governance, Economy, Social Development, Environment, Science.
  • CSAT:
    • General mental ability, Basic numeracy
    • LR (Logical reasoning) and analytical ability, Decision making and problem-solving
    • English Comprehension, Interpersonal skills including communication skills, etc.
S. No. Subject No. of Questions Total Marks Time Duration
1 General Studies (GS) 100 200 2 Hours
2 Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) 80 200 2 Hours

Note: 1/3 negative marking system is applicable for both the papers. Questions are set in both Marathi as well as English medium.

2. Main Exam (Multiple Choice Type): Total 800 Marks

  • Basic Marathi and English language
  • History, Geography, and Agriculture
  • Indian polity and laws
  • Human resource development and human rights
  • All papers are compulsory, and marks scored in all papers will be taken for the final totaling of marks.
  • Science and Technology and Economy
Paper No. Subject Maximum Marks Time Duration
1 Marathi Language 100 03 Hours
2 English Language 100 03 Hours
3 GS Paper I: History, Geography, and Agriculture 150 02 Hours
4 GS Paper II: Indian polity and laws 150 02 Hours
5 GS Paper III: Human resource development and human rights 150 02 Hours
6 GS Paper IV: Science and Technology, Economy 150 02 Hours


  • 1/3 negative marking system is applicable for all objective GS papers.
  • In every mains exam paper, the qualifying marks for open category candidates is 45 and for reserved category candidates it is 40.

Interview: Overall Personality

Eligibility required for the post opted his/her knowledge level of social and national issues, awareness regarding events occurring around him/her, capacity to take decisions, presence of mind, etc. factors are considered.

Personality Test: 100 Marks

Cut off:

The cut off marks will be displayed after the exam results are published on the website. Candidates have to check the official website from time to time to check the latest information on cut off marks.


Follow these steps to download your mark sheet from the official site:

  • Access the homepage of the official website.
  • Check the results section or the link that provides access to the result page.
  • Click on the appropriate exam link.
  • Normally, candidates will be asked to provide their registration number, date of birth, and captcha code (if any).
  • Upon successful validation of these data, candidates will be provided their mark sheet.
  • Candidates can download their mark sheet from the site/ save it as pdf copy or take a print copy of the same.
  • For any discrepancies regarding results, candidates can always approach the helpline numbers provided on the official website.

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