Madhya Pradesh Service Commission (MPSC) came into effect in November of 1956 as per the states reorganization act B/o of President of India, vide notification No. 59/6/ 56-SR-II. This came into effect primarily to ward off recommendations from influential people, lobbying. Common man across the length and breadth of the Country with the right skill set started to reap benefits from this and the most deserving person secured the job.
The first of its chairman was D.V. Rege and served for a period of 10 months. Since then this post was held by various luminaries ( a total of 16 in number) and currently being held by Dr. Bipin Beohar.
The process of securing a job remains the same but with time there has been additional scope provided by the Government in terms of preparing for exam. There are internal postings and promotions for the taking which has its own set of procedures. However the focus has always been on recruiting new candidates for various roles across departments. The minimum age to apply for any role varies (further different for reserved candidates). It is suggested that candidates check age limit before applying.
The examination pattern has been similar like any other competitive exam with minimal pattern change. There are two stages a candidate needs to go through before securing his or her dream job. The first stage has two papers they need to crack in order to qualify for the second round. First round consists of General studies and General Aptitude test each carrying 200 marks and 2 hours duration. If and only if the candidate qualifies for the first round, he/she will be eligible for the second round. A candidate (unreserved) must secure a minimum of 40% (30% for reserved candidates from SC/ST/OBC and specially able) in the primary round to qualify for the second round.
Once you qualify for the main round, the process extends to written examination and interviews. The main exam is a combination of compulsory papers and optional papers. Compulsory papers consist of General studies and General Hindi each carrying 300 marks with a stipulated time of 3 hours each. The optional papers are a set of any two subjects listed here. Each subject will have two papers each. Each paper will further have 300 marks with 3 hour duration(a total of 1200 marks and 12 hours). Once a candidate clears this level, he/she will qualify for the interview round. To clear exam round, he/she needs to secure 33% (unreserved candidates) in each paper and 23% (for reserved candidates).
Candidates can take a demo test here and apply online for the appropriate role listed in this site (click whats new and then exam). If you need some clarity in the type of questions that you may encounter in both compulsory and optional papers, please refer to the site link. There are host of websites that can help you prepare well for the examinations. Please make sure to take enough mock tests before going for exam.
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