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MPSC Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2022 for Pre & Mains Exam


MPSC Syllabus 2022: The Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) has released the MPSC Syllabus 2022 on its official website. Along with the notification, the MPSC mentions a list of important topics for the state’s most prestigious exam, known as the MPSC Rajyaseva Exam or the State Service. To knock the competition and enhance the possibility of selection, candidates must be familiar with the MPSC Prelims & Mains Exam Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2022.

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As par the MPSC 2020-21 notification, the Mains syllabus was revised. The revision has been implemented in General Studies Papers I to IV. On the other hand, the syllabus for Paper I and Paper II has not changed. Candidates who are willing to appear for the MPSC exam this year can scroll down to know the details.

MPSC Syllabus 2022 and Exam Pattern

Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) conducts a state services exam, also known as the MPSC Rajyaseva exam, every year in 3 phases i.e.

  • Prelims
  • Main
  • Interview

Phase 1 and 2, i.e. Prelims and Main exams, are written exams while the interview is conducted to assess the personality of the candidates. Candidates must pass the previous stage to appear for the next MPSC exam stage. Scroll down to know more.

MPSC Syllabus Changes

MPSC reserves the right to make necessary changes to the syllabus. The language papers, Papers 1 and 2, have not been altered. Check out the new syllabus below:

MPSC Syllabus Changes

MPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

Candidates are advised to review the MPSC Prelims Exam Pattern before diving into the syllabus:

PapersTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
Paper I100200
Paper II80200

Note. There will be a negative marking of 1/3 for each wrong answer.

MPSC Prelims Syllabus 2022

MPSC Prelims is the first stage of state service exam. Candidates need to qualify in Prelims to get selected for the Main stage. The exam is objective in nature and conducted for two papers. Paper I consist of 100 questions, and Paper II consist of 80 questions.

The total marks for each paper are 200. The merit list for qualified candidates takes into account the marks obtained in both papers. The syllabus for MPSC Prelims is given below:

Paper I Syllabus (200 marks)

  • Current events of state, national and international importance.
  • History of India (with special reference to Maharashtra) and Indian National Movement.
  • Maharashtra, India and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of Maharashtra, India and the World.
  • Maharashtra and India – Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Urban Governance, Public Policy, Rights Issue, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change do not require subject specialisation.
  • General Science

Paper-II Syllabus (200 marks)

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills, including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision-making and problem-solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data Interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc. – Class X level)
  • Marathi and English language comprehension skills (Class X/XII level). Questions relating to this will be tested through passages from Marathi and English languages without providing cross translation thereof in the question paper.

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MPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2022

There are six compulsory papers in the MPSC Mains. Papers I and II are language exams, whereas Papers III, IV, V, and VI are general studies exams. MPSC Mains does not have any optional subjects. The descriptive paper does not have negative markings, while the objective papers have negative markings for wrong answers. The MPSC Mains Exam Pattern can be found in the table below:

SubjectsMarksTimeType of
Marathi & English (Essay/Translation/Precis) 1003 hoursDescriptive
Marathi & English (Grammar/Comprehension) 1001 hourMCQs
General Studies I1502 hours MCQs
General Studies II1502 hours MCQs
General Studies III1502 hours MCQs
General Studies IV1502 hours MCQs

MPSC Main Syllabus 2022

The paper-wise syllabus for the MPSC Mains exam is provided in the table below:

Paper Topics
Marathi and English (Two Papers Combined) Essay, Precis, and Translation.
Comprehension and Grammar.
General Studies I (History and Geography) History- Modern India History with special attention given to Maharashtra, British Rule Establishment in India, Emerging growth of Nationalism in India, Socio-Economic Awareness, Socio-Cultural diversities, etc.
Geography and Agriculture
Geography- Maharashtra Geography, Maharashtra Economic Geography, Environmental Geography, Physical Geography, and Remote Sensing, etc.
General Studies II (Indian Politics, Constitution and Law) Indian Constitution.
State Administration and Government.
The Political System.
Urban and Rural Local-level Government.
Social Welfare and Social Legislation.
Educational System.
District Administration.
Public Services.
Parties and Pressure Groups.
General Studies III (Human Rights and HRD-Human Resource Development) Human Rights- UDHR act 1948, Youth Development, Child Development, Child Development, PwDs Welfare, Tribal Development, and Regional and International Organisations, etc.
Human Resource Development- Indian Human Resource Development, Vocational Education, Education, Rural Development, and Health.
General Studies IV (Economy and Planning, Economics of Development and Agriculture, Science and Technology Development Economics of Development and Agriculture- Macro Economics, Development and Growth, Public Finance, Agriculture, Indian, Agriculture, and Rural Cooperation and Development, etc.
Economy and Planning- Rural and Urban Infrastructural Advancement, Co-operation, Economy of India, Industry, Economic Reforms, International Trade, and International Capital Movements, Measurement and Poverty Estimate, Maharashtra Economy, and Employment dependent factors, etc.
Science and Technology Advancements- Energy (Renewable and Non-Renewable sources), Information Technology and Computer, Biotechnology, Space Technology, Indian Nuclear Policy, etc.

FAQs on MPSC 2022 Syllabus

The frequently asked questions regarding the MPSC 2022 syllabus are as below:

Q.1: How do I check the MPSC Syllabus 2022?

Ans: Candidates can check the MPSC syllabus by visiting the official website or from this page.

Q.2: Will I have to visit the authority premises to know in detail about the MPSC Syllabus 2022?

Ans: No, there is no need to. It is available online, and the syllabus for prelims and mains is provided here on this page.

Q.3: Which is the language/medium of MPSC question papers?

Ans: The question papers are set in bilingual, i.e. English and Marathi.

Q.4: Is knowledge of Marathi needed?

Ans: Yes, there is a 50-mark Marathi language paper for Class XII level [Subjective]. There is a 50-mark Marathi [Degree Level] objective type paper. Both papers are required.

Q.5: Do we have optional subjects in MPSC exam?

Ans: No, there is no optional subject in MPSC exam.

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