MPPSC Eligibility Criteria - Qualification, Age Limit, Special Conditions

The Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) sets the eligibility criteria for various exams conducted by it. Check below the MPPSC age limit 2020-21, educational qualification and eligibility related criteria for the State Service Exam 2020-21 and others.

Note for MPPSC 2020:

  1. All the candidates who are graduates or are in the final year of their graduation are eligible for the exam.
  2. All the aspiring candidates have to be registered with the employment office of the Madhya Pradesh state.

The MPPSC (State Service Exam) is conducted in three stages (similar to the IAS exam):

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview

To know the details of MPPSC Exam, aspirants can check the linked article.

In this article, an aspirant will get to know MPPSC qualification, age limit and recent updates.

The latest MP PSC updates for 2020 and 2021 are as follows:

  • MPPSC Notification 2020-21 is out. The commission has announced 235 vacancies for MPPSC State Service Examination. Candidates can get the detailed information on the MP PSC Notification in the linked article.

MPPSC 2019 news:

  • MPPSC Result for Prelims 2019 was out 29th June 2020. MPPSC Prelims 2019 took place on January 12, 2020. Check MPPSC Result 2019 in the linked article.
  • In February 2019, MPPSC State Service Exam 2018 final result was declared.
  • The maximum age limit of MPPSC 2019 Exam is said to be relaxed till 35 for both domiciles and other candidates after the decision of Madhya Pradesh Cabinet for the same.

To get the pattern of MPPSC and the PSC Exam 2020 syllabus, candidates can view/download the latest MPPSC Syllabus from the linked page.

MPPSC Eligibility 2020-21

The MPPSC Eligibility Criteria are as follows:

  1. The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  2. Male candidates with more than one wife (living) are not eligible
  3. Female candidates who have married a person already having a wife (living) are not eligible.
  4. Candidates claiming age relaxation/reservation in more than one category for the MP PSC Exam shall be entitled to only one concession, whichever is more beneficial.
  5. Candidates who are declared guilty by the court for a crime against women will not be eligible for the examination. However, the candidates against who the court verdict for the said case(s) are due, may sit for the examination but will be posted only after the final verdict is out (And he/she isn’t guilty).

The detailed MPPSC exam eligibility criteria, qualifications and conditions are given below:

MPPSC Age Limit

The age limit for MP PSC State Service Exam 2020-21:

  1. Non-Uniformed Post
    • Minimum age – 21 years
    • Maximum age – 40 years (Candidates should not have attained 40 years)
    • For Women (UR, PwD), Men, Women (SC, ST, OBC etc) – Maximum Age is 45
  2. Uniformed-Post
    • Minimum Age – 21 years
    • Maximum age – 33 years (Candidates should not have attained 33 years)
    • For Women (UR), Men, Women (SC, ST, OBC etc) – Maximum age is 38.

The age limit will be computed as of 1st January 2021. 

The MP PSC notification has listed the age relaxation for different categories/posts in the State Service exam eligibility.

Category MPPSC Age Limit – Age Relaxation
All women candidates irrespective of their domicile 5 years age limit relaxation
Physically-handicapped 5 years age limit relaxation
SC/ST/OBC Domiciles of MP 5 years age limit relaxation
Burma, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Vietnam’s bonafide repatriate of Indian origin holding Indian Passport 3 years age limit relaxation
Personnel from Defence Services 3 years age limit relaxation
Widow, divorcee or abandoned at the time of her first appointment. 5 years age limit relaxation
Green card holders under the Family Welfare Programme. 2 years age limit relaxation
Vikram Award- honoured sportsmen, as per MPPSC General AD Memo 5 years age limit relaxation
Defence Services Personnel 3 years age limit relaxation

Check below the MPPSC GAD guideline for the Age Relaxation Limit:

MPPSC 2019 - GAD Guidelines - MPPSC Eligibility 2019

Note: MPPSC Reservation will be as per the provisions of Madhya Pradesh Public Service (Reservation for SC, ST and OBC) Act 1994.

MPPSC Qualification

The educational qualification for the PSC exam is:

  • Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree from any recognised University or equivalent qualification
  • Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications, which are recognized by the State Government as equivalent to a professional or technical degree

The PSC exam eligibility also includes Physical Measurements/Fitness for certain posts. Candidates have to undergo a medical test after the interview to be considered eligible.

Physical Measurements will be applicable for the following MPPSC 2020-21 posts:

Minimum Standard For Height and Chest Girth
Post Height Chest Girth (in cms)
Without Expansion Fully Expanded
Home (Police) Department Male – 168 84 89
Female – 155 Not required Not required
District Excise Officer Male – 168 84 89
Female – 155 Not required Not required
Superintendent, District Jail Male – 168 84 89
Female – 155 Not required Not required
Transport Sub-Inspector Male – 168 84 89
Female – 155 Not required Not required

Aspirants who are eligible for MPPSC exam can also read about MPPSC preparation in the linked article.

Detailed MPPSC eligibility conditions:- Download PDF Here

MPPSC (State Service Exam) 2020-21 is loosely modelled on UPSC Exam. To get a further idea, aspirants may check UPSC Eligibility Criteria here.

One of the best sources to know about the demand of the examination is the previous year question papers. The benefits of solving and analysing old question papers are:

  1. Alignment of preparation – A candidate learns to align his/her preparation as per the need of the questions already asked in the exams before. That furthers his/her modification in one’s strategy.
  2. Learn the strengths – A candidate can see from which area of the subject, he/she is able to answer more questions.
  3. Learn the weaknesses – A candidate can also learn about his/her weak subject areas and can work on them before the examination.
  4. Feel of the exam – An aspirant gets the feel of the actual examination and can learn to be calm, composed and prepared for the D-Day.

To get MPPSC Previous Year Question Papers, aspirants can check the linked article where all old question papers PDF from 2015-2019 are provided.


  1. Sir is there any other reservation quota or cut off relaxation for ex serviceman in mppsc mains exam???

    1. Hi
      The Commission states, “A candidate who is an ex-serviceman will be allowed to deduct from his age the period of all defence service previously rendered by him provided that the resultant age does not exceed the upper age limit by more than three years.” The maximum age limit is 35 for MP residents and 30 for candidates from other states.

  2. If I have bought a property in a different state, am I still eligible for MPPSC ? I am born and brought up in MP and my parents stay in MP.

    1. Yes, you are eligible for MPPSC Exam.

  3. Namaskar Sir !!!
    Maine Engineering Indore ke SGSITS college se kiya hai jo ki ek PTDC (part time degree coures) hai. Jiski degree RGPV bhopal deta hai. Kya Mai mppsc aur upsc ke exam ke liye eligible hu.

    1. Hi Shivam
      There is no clear guideline from UPSC for regular courses or part-time courses. However, if you are graduate from a govt-recognized university, you will be eligible for both the exams.

  4. Hi mentor,
    i would like to thank you for doing this great job.
    I have done my Bsc CS from a UGC approved distance university , am i eligible to appear for MPPSC/UPSC?

    Please Guide.

    1. Hi Kanhaiya
      Yes, you are eligible as far as graduation is concerned. For UPSC eligibility criteria check the linked article.

  5. Is it necessary to have MP domicile to be eligible?

    1. No, any Indian citizen can sit for the MPPSC exam.

  6. I am above age 30 and have a domicile of MP. Am i eligible to appear for MPPSC?

    1. Yes, the maximum age limit for MP domicile candidates is 35.

  7. I am a female candidate of 37 years old. Am I eligible for mppsc.

    1. Yes, if you meet other eligibility conditions, you can sit for MPPSC Exam.

  8. I have completed my graduation from Uttar pradesh but my whole 10+2 education that is my whole education is of Madhya Pradesh and I am domicile of MP Me and my family are of MP I want to ask am I eligible for MPPSC

    1. Yes, any Indian citizen can sit for MPPSC Exam.
      If you are preparing for the exam, check our MPPSC preparation post for strategy and notes.

  9. I am 33 years old female and not a resident of MP. I got married in MP but separated. Am I eligible to apply?

    1. Yes, you can apply.

  10. Hi
    I belong to UP, Am I still eligible to fill the form, if yes then how since in address filling section it gives options for only MP cities.

    1. Yes, you can fill MPPSC State Service Form. However, the age relaxation and reservation are only for MP natives. If you are finding an error while filling the form, you may contact the MPPSC at the contact details mentioned in the official website – Download MPPSC Notification 2020 to check for further details.

  11. सर, क्या graduation degree में कोई minimmum percentage अनिवार्य है

    1. The graduation degree suffice. There is no mention of a minimum percentage in your graduation.

  12. Is there any attempt limit in mppsc like upsc?

    1. Hi
      The commission hasn’t put a cap on the number of attempts. Hence, one can give the examination within a mentioned age limit.

  13. This is Harshvardhan and my DOB is 20/04/2001 Will I be able to do the exam for 2022

    1. Yes, the minimum age is 21.

  14. i have pursued 5 year service in para military force and resign from this job, could i sit in MPPSC exam as an ex serviceman category. my native place is Gwalior and belong to sc cateory.

    1. As per MPPSC notification, the relaxation offered to ex-servicemen is as per the M.P. Ex-Servicemen (Reservation of Vacancies in the State Civil Services and Posts Class III and Class IV) Rules, 1985. It states, “the upper age limit is relaxable for up to a maximum of 5 years: in case of Ex-servicemen and Commissioned officers including ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years military service as on 1st January preceding date of commencement of examination and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within six month from the said date ) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability attributable to Military service or on invalidment.”

  15. How many attempts are there in MPPSC SSE and FOREST SERVICES – 2020 for women candidates?

    1. MPPSC hasn’t mentioned the cap on the number of attempts. The women candidates can sit for the examination until they reach the maximum age.

  16. please tell me am i eligible to give the mppsc exam . Since i am 20 years 5months old that is i am not of 21 years of age so tell me am i eligible to fill the form of mppsc and yes its my final year of graduation/
    please do solve my query can i fill the form of mppsc having such criteria

    1. If a candidate is not of the minimum age as of January 1, 2021, isn’t eligible for this year.

  17. I am in the final year of my engineering. Am I eligible to apply for MPPSC? If yes, then what are the information that should be filled in the column of graduation?

    1. Yes, final year students are eligible. You can fill the degree that you are currently undertaking.

  18. After the architecture degree completion in 2023 from private university, will I eligible for MPPSC & UPSC exam??

    According to education criteria, is bachelor of architecture degree, is eligible degree to apply for UPSC & MPPSC exam??

    1. Hi,
      A degree from a government-recognized college/institute/university is eligible.

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