MPSC Eligibility 2023 - 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 MPSC State Service Exam, and eligibility related information for other exams.

Latest Update about MPSC Eligibility 

On November 10th 2021, it was decided that MPSC candidates would get a one-year extension for appearing in the exam. This decision was taken considering the lockdown situation due to the novel coronavirus.

IAS 2023 results

The commission has uploaded the notice regarding the MPSC number of attempts in the State Service Exam. The number of attempts per category is listed in the table below:

MPSC Eligibility 2023 – Number of Attempts in State Service Exam

Category No. of Attempts
Open 6
SC/ST Unlimited
Note: This decision on the number of attempts will be applicable for the examinations conducted in accordance with the advertisement to be published in the year 2023.

MPSC Number of Attempts 2023:Download PDF Here

Information related to MPSC Exam 2023:

  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)
  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

MPSC Eligibility

The common eligibility criteria/reservation details for MPSC recruitment exams can be found on the commission’s official 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 “Competitive 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 Service Exam 2020 is:

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

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

MPSC age limits for backward classes, ex-servicemen, qualified players and persons with disabilities are mentioned below:

  1. Backward Classes Minimum Age Limit for MPSC – 19; Maximum – 43
  2. Ex-Servicemen Minimum Age Limit for MPSC – 19; Maximum Age Limit for Ex-Servicemen (General Category) – 43; Maximum Age Limit for Ex-Servicemen (Backward Classes) – 48
  3. Qualified players Minimum Age Limit for MPSC is 19; Maximum Age Limit for them as General Category candidates and as Backward Class candidates is 43
  4. Persons with disability Minimum Age Limit for MPSC – 19; Maximum Age Limit – 45

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 recognized university or an equivalent qualification.

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 and Exam Pattern (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.


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  1. 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

    • 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.

  3. Hi sir,

    my DOB is 23 aug1987 open category.

    Can I sit for next year Exam??
    Some are saying age limit is 33 yrs.
    please help

  4. Dear sir
    My dob is 15/05/1984 my current age is 36 .I belong to obc category can I eligible for mpsc exam

  5. Hi my age is 18 and I belong to obc .Can I eligible for exam next year

  6. Hi,
    I am 35 years old and belong to the open category and ever since I have read that the age limit has moved upto 38 years old, I am planning to sit for MPSC 2021. (next year)

    I am concerned as there conflicting mentions of age limits on some websites. (some sites mention it as 33 and the others as 38)

    I guess what I am trying to ask is, will I be eligible as a 36 year old from the open category when I sit for MPSC 2021 ?
    Any clarifications will help me with planning my next steps.


  7. I am looking forward to prepare for the MPSC exam. I am currently 27 years old. I would appreciate if you could guide me with some essential study material and preparation methodology.

    Thanks in advance

  8. Wanted to know about the mpsc exams.

  9. Hi
    What is the age limit of sc category ,

  10. Hi, I am from karnataka. I don’t have Maharashtra domicile. Is it compulsory to have Maharashtra domicile or I can write the exam?

    • Candidate from any state can write MPSC Exam provided he is fluent with the Marathi language. In Mains, Paper 1 and 2 have Marathi Essay, Grammar and Comprehension along with other topics. Hence, a candidate must know how to read, write and speak Marathi.

  11. Hello Sir,
    I have completed my schooling in English Medium (CBSE), but without Marathi as a subject . I am from maharashtra and having the domicile also.
    So my doubt is only that having MARATHI as a subject during schooling is necessary for appearing in MPSC or not.

    • As per the MPSC notification, candidates need to be fluent in Marathi (spoken, written) and pass the requisite competency exam.

  12. Hi , I have done my graduation degree in 2008 with 41%mark. now my age is 34 years ,so can I sit mpsc exam in 2021

  13. Hello sir Iam surabhi K, actually my education from 1 to 10 was in CBSE school that is Kendriya vidhyala so we were not having Marathi as a language but I can write, speak and understand marathi very well, as its my mother tounge. I just want a confirmation that i can apply for the exam right??
    Or is it compulsury to have marathi as a language in school??

  14. Hi as of today my age is 43 years and 7 month, am i eligible to sit for MPSC or UPSC exams.

    • The maximum age is 38 and 32 for MPSC and UPSC respectively (General Category.) This should not have been attained on or before 1st April and 1st August (of the exam year) for MPSC and UPSC respectively.

  15. Hi Sir/ ma’am my DOB is 03 feb1982 can sit for mpsc exam open category any chance for me please reply as soon as possible thank you so much hope for best

    • Hi
      The minimum age limit is 19 and maximum is 38. If you fall within these age brackets as of April 1, 2021, you are eligible, otherwise not.

  16. Hi,
    My qualification is diploma in interior design.
    I’m I eligible to apply for MPSC/UPSC ?

  17. after 12th ,

    i have completed diploma in Engg (3yrs), after that completed PGDBM and recently completed master in business studies from pune university. i want to know i am eligible for MPSC??

  18. Birth in other state but studies in Maharashtra from Class 1 can apply for MPSC exams ..Kindly Confirm..

  19. hello sir/madam,
    i am graduate in YCMOU Open university .can i eligible for MPSC

  20. Dear sir
    My dob is 10/03/1985 my current age is 35 .I belong to obc category can I eligible for mpsc exam.
    Also conform age relexation for OBC category.

    • You can sit for MPSC Exam. The maximum age for candidates belonging to backward classes is 43. Please note that only Maharashtra residents can get age relaxation.

  21. sir,
    what is the role of domicile certificate while submitting documents after we have got the post. Does domicile date should be before mpsc notification date or any date on domicile is valid?

    • As per the definition, “A domicile certificate enables its holder to prove that he/she is a resident of the state either by birth or by having lived in Maharashtra for more than 15 years. The document enables the holder to avail of the domicile/resident quota extended by the state in education and jobs.”

  22. Hi sir,
    Main ex service man Hun, merai umra 36 years hai, kya main MPSC ki exam de sakata Hun ?

  23. Hlo,sir,my date of birth is 19/06/2001. As I become 21years old on 19/06/2022 and now I am in second year of graduation. Can i attend CSE mpsc exam when I’m in last year of graduation.

  24. Respected Sir,

    I was working and preparing for MPSC study. Presently my age is 34 years old and I am belongs to ST category. My questions are as follows

    1) What is the age limit for ST Candidate for MPSC exam 38 years or 43 years ?

    2) What is the age limit for ST candidate for STI / ASO/ exam 38 or 43 years ?

    Please guide your guidance will be highly appreciated.

  25. I want to know what is the maximum age limit for mpsc exams for general in 2021.

    Is there any notification realesed in 2021.

    • Hi,
      Currently, no new notification has been released. The ongoing recruitment process is that of MPSC 2020. The maximum age limit is 38.