Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission conducts State Service Exam to recruit candidates for various posts in the administration of the state government. Various candidates who sit for All India Services, also take state service examinations to be posted in their native states. Hence, Madhya Pradesh Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) recruits candidates for Madhya Pradesh government.
It is important to note the details about MP State Service Examination including its recruitment details, MPPSC syllabus, eligibility and exam pattern.
Important Facts about MP State Service Examination
There are a few important points about the Madhya Pradesh PSC Combined Competitive Examination:
- It is an annual examination and is known by the names of:
- State Service Examination
- Combined Competitive Examination
- Rajya Sewa Pariksha
- It is held in three stages:
- Mains and
- The current examination that is taking place is of Madhya Pradesh PSC State Service Examination 2019.
- Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission has not released exam notification for the year 2020.
- For State Service Exam 2019, the commission has announced 330 vacancies.
Now, let us know briefly about the Madhya Pradesh PSC syllabus:
Exam Pattern and Important Subjects of MPPSC Syllabus
The exam pattern of the Madhya Pradesh CCE is slightly similar to the Union Public Service Commission’s Civil Services Examination (CSE.) MPPSC also conducts two papers in the preliminary stage of the state service examination:
- General Studies
- General Aptitude
UPSC has four general studies papers and an essay paper; Madhya Pradesh PSC State Service Examination too has 4 general studies and one essay paper along with one paper on general hindi.
The important subjects important for MPPSC Exam are:
- Indian Ancient History
- Indian Medieval History
- Indian Modern History
- Indian Geography
- World Geography
- Indian Polity
- Social and Economic Development
- Environment and Ecology
Who is eligible for the MPPSC Exam?
A candidate has to meet a few eligibility criteria to take MP Public Service Commission’s State Service Examination:
- A candidate has to be an Indian citizen.
- The minimum age limit to sit for the CCE is 21.
- The maximum age limit for CCE is 35 for the candidates native to the state; and 30 for non-native candidates.
- A candidate should have a minimum of a graduation degree to sit for the examination. The graduation degree should be from a recognized university.
Who isn’t eligible for Madhya Pradesh PSC State Service Examination?
The commission has made a few guidelines following which the below-mentioned candidates are not eligible for the examination:
- Any male candidate who has more than one living wife is deemed ineligible for the state service examination.
- Similarly, a female candidate who marries a man already having another wife (living); is deemed ineligible for the examination.
The Age Relaxation Provided for Certain Categories
The commission has relaxed the age limit for candidates belonging to the following categories:
- Women candidates’ maximum age limit is 45.
- Physically disable candidates can sit for the examination till they attain 40 years of age.
- Similarly, SC/ST/OBC candidates who are MP-domiciled can sit for examination till their 40 years of age.
- Defence Services Personnel candidates have the age relaxation of 3 years.
How to apply for the MPPSC Exam?
The commission releases an annual notification following which a candidate has to submit an online application on or before the last date of submission.
- The application form is released online.
- Candidates have to login on the official website and fill the application form.
- Candidates have to make the fees payment.
- Once the fees is paid, candidates can download the receipt and later download the exam’s admit card before prelims examination.
Few Tips for MPPSC Rajya Sew Pariksha 2020
The dates of MP Public Service Commission (PSC) CCE are yet not announced. However, candidates who are preparing for the state service examination can follow the below-mentioned tips:
- Refer to the state textbooks for state-specific information.
- Focus more on the history, geography and economy of Madhya Pradesh.
- Analyse previous years’ question papers.
- Practise answer writing from an early stage and sit for mock tests.
- Revise periodically.