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, educational qualification and eligibility related criteria for the State Service Exam 2020 and others.

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 are as follows:

  • The PSC exams are postponed and new notification from the MPPSC is still awaited. MPPSC Notification 2020 is yet to be released. 2019 notification was out on November 14, 2019.

Candidates can also check 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

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.

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

MPPSC Age Limit

The age limit for MP PSC State Service Exam 2019 for General and Reserved Categories:

  • Minimum age – 21 years
  • Maximum age – 35 years (For permanent residents of MP) and 30 years (For others)

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 10 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

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 posts:

Minimum Standard For Height and Chest Girth
Post Height Chest Girth (in cms)
Without Expansion Fully Expanded
State Police Service (Deputy Superintendent, Police) Male 84 89
Female Not Mentioned Not Mentioned
District Commandant, Home Guards Male 84 89
Female Not Mentioned Not Mentioned
District Excise Officer Male 84 89
Female Not Mentioned Not Mentioned
Superintendent, District Jail Male 84 89
Female Not Mentioned Not Mentioned
Excise, Sub-Inspector Male 81 86
Female Not Mentioned Not Mentioned
Assistant Jailor Male 84 Not Mentioned
Female Not Mentioned Not Mentioned
Transport Sub-Inspector Male 81 Not Mentioned
Female Not Mentioned Not Mentioned

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 is loosely modelled on UPSC Exam. To get a further idea, aspirants may check UPSC Eligibility Criteria here.


  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.

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