MPSC Eligibility 2020 - Age Limit, Educational Qualification, Physical Fitness

The Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) sets the eligibility criteria for the various exams conducted by it.

In this article, we will give the MPSC age limit, educational qualification, physical fitness criteria for the State Service Exam 2020 and eligibility related information for other exams.

Information related to MPSC Exam 2020:

  1. The MPSC conducts several exams such as
    1. Maharashtra Subordinate Services Exam (Prelims and Mains)
    2. Maharashtra Agriculture Services Examination
    3. Maharashtra Group C Services Exam (Prelims and Mains)
    4. For the list of MPSC exams, and MPSC Calendar 2020, you can download the MPSC Exam Dates PDF: –

      MPSC 2020 Timetable:- Download PDF Here

  2. For MPSC exams, the candidates have to apply online via their official website.
  3. MPSC State Service Exam (or MPSC Rajyaseva Exam) is held on a yearly basis to recruit for Group A and Group B vacancies in the Maharashtra administration.
  4. The MPSC State Service Exam Pattern is:
    1. Prelims – 2 papers – 400 marks
    2. Mains – 6 papers – 800 marks
    3. Interview – 100 marks

For the application process, fee, jobs and more information on the MPSC Exam 2020 refer to the linked article.

MPSC Eligibility

The common eligibility criteria/reservation details for MPSC recruitment exams can be found on the commission’s website. Candidates can navigate to the website and click on “General Instructions to Candidates”. It is the first link on the left of the page under the heading “Competetive Examination.”

To be eligible for the MPSC exams, the candidates have to be Indian Nationals. The nuances of the nationality eligibility criteria are given below.

Check the complete MPSC eligibility at BYJU'S

  • For claiming age relaxation, reservation etc., candidates need to have domicile of Maharashtra as per the MPSC eligibility criteria.
  • Also, candidates need to be fluent in Marathi (spoken, written) and pass the requisite competency exam.
  • The detailed MPSC eligibility criteria such as age limit, educational qualification, and physical fitness are given in the Examination Notification/Advertisement.
  • Candidates should go through the eligibility conditions given in the notification carefully.

The latest MPSC notification for State Service Preliminary Examination 2020 lists the following eligibility conditions:

MPSC Notification 2020:- Download PDF Here

MPSC Exam Age Limit

The MPSC age limit for the State Serice Exam 2020 is:

  • Minimum Age (as on April 1, 2020): 19 years
  • Maximum Age (as on April 1, 2020): 38 years

As per the rules governing the conduct of the examination, there are different relaxations in age criteria as per the category.

MPSC age limit for OBC, SC, ST, Persons with disabilities (PwD), ex-servicemen are given below:

The MPSC Age limit is minimum 19 years, max 38 years with provision of age relaxation for different categories. Visit BYJU'S for complete MPSC eligibility

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MPSC Educational Qualification

The educational criteria for MPSC exams are:

  1. Competency in Marathi
  2. Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised university or an equivalent qualification.

There is no limit on the number of attempts and candidates in their last year of college are also eligible for the MPSC exam.

As the MPSC exams cover a broad range of posts and services, there are post specific eligibility criteria (educational qualification and/or physical fitness).

The MPSC eligibility given in the official notification for the State Service Exam 2020 (Prelims) provides some post specific criteria.

Few posts require the aspirants to have subject-specific expertise as mandated by the Maharashtra Public Service Commission. The details of the Education eligibility criteria are given below.

MPSC 2019 Eligibility - Nationality, Age limit, Educational qualification, and Physical Fitness at BYJU'S

Download the complete MPSC Syllabus (Prelims and Mains) and understand the exam pattern.

MPSC Physical Measurements

A few of the MPSC posts list out physical fitness/measurements in their eligibility requirements. Posts such as Dy Superintendent of Police or related to the Transport department have specific physical eligibility criteria.

The minimum height for the post of DySP is 165 cm for male candidates and 157 cm for female candidates.

The MPSC notification gives the detail of post-specific physical eligibility criteria which is also given below.

MPSC notification

Candidates who are eligible for the MPSC exam can also refer to the articles given below.


  1. Pradnya balkrishna patil

    Thanks for Questions paper, best books and syllabus

  2. Sir I am retired from army and I have three children . What I am eligible for mpsc exam

    1. Hi,
      As per the MPSC Exam notification, the maximum age limit (including age relaxation provided to different categories) is 45 years. If you are below that age and comply with other eligibility conditions mentioned in this page above, you can sit for the exam.

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