MPSC Exam - Calendar, Application, Exam Centres, Posts, Salaries

Latest Update regarding MPSC Rajyaseva Prelims & Mains Exam | MPSC State Service Exam (Prelims & Mains) 2020

A Brief Timeline of Updates about MPSC Exam 2020-21:

  • 13th September 2021 – MPSC announced Rajya Sewa Mukhya Pariksha 2020 Dates.

MPSC Mains 2020 Notification:-Download PDF Here

  • 6th September 2021 – MPSC Prelims 2020 Result was announced.
  • 17th August 2021 – MPSC released the interview schedule for newly qualified candidates of MPSC 2019 Mains Exam.
  • 14 July 2021 – MPSC released the official final answer key to Prelims 2020 Examination.
  • On 11th January 2021, it was decided that the MPSC Prelims examination 2020 would take place on 14th March 2021.
  • The commission on 9th July 2020 had revised the MPSC Rajyaseva Mains Syllabus 2020. To download the PDF of the revised MPSC Syllabus, candidates can check the linked article.

MPSC exams are conducted by the Maharashtra Public Service Commission. The MPSC conducts various recruitment examinations for Group A, B and C vacancies in the Maharashtra state administration. Check the MPSC 2020 Exam Dates and MPSC 2019 Final Result along with other important details about MPSC State Services Exam in this article.

Table of Contents:

    1. MPSC Exam Calendar
    2. Apply Online
    3. MPSC State Service Exam
    4. MPSC Posts and Salaries
    5. MPSC Application Fee
    6. About MPSC

MPSC Exam Revised Dates

Revised MPSC Exam Date 2020:

The MPSC exam was postponed due to the Covid-19 situation. Check the Revised MPSC Exam Date below:

MPSC Exam Name Earlier Date Revised Date
MPSC Prelims 2020 26th April 2020 21st March 2021
MPSC Mains 2020 2nd – 4th August 2021 4th – 6th December 2021

The Prelims exam was postponed multiple times. Its original date was 5th April 2020 however, it got shifted to 26th April, 13th September, 20th September, 11th October, 14th March and finally to 21st March 2021 (Prelims took place on this date.)

MPSC Mains Examination was scheduled to take place on 2nd and 4th August 2021 however, in the delay of prelims result amid the Covid pandemic, the exam dates are shifted to 4th, 5th and 6th December 2021.


On 19th June 2020, MPSC has declared the State Services 2019 Final Result. 339 Candidates have been declared successful. Prasad Basaveshwar Chaugale has topped the MPSC Rajya Sewa Mukhya Pariksha 2019/ MPSC 2019. Candidates can read the detailed information on MPSC Results along with the post-wise cut-off in the linked article.

MPSC Exams List

  1. State Service Exam  
  2. Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate Exam 
  3. Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector Exam 
  4. Assistant Section Officer Exam 
  5. Maharashtra Subordinate Services Combined Exam 
  6. Police Sub Inspector Exam 
  7. Maharashtra Group-C Services Combined Exam 
  8. Maharashtra Agriculture Services Examination 
  9. Maharashtra Forest Services Exam 
  10. Maharashtra Engineering Services Combined Exam 
  11. Assistant Section Officer Exam 
  12. State Tax Inspector Exam 
  13. Maharashtra Education Services (Group B) Exam 

MPSC State Service Exam

The State Service Exam or the MPSC Rajyaseva Exam is conducted by the commission to recruit Group A and Group B officers in the various administrative branches of the Maharashtra state government.

The pattern and syllabus of the state service exam are loosely modelled on the lines of the UPSC IAS exam.

Candidates who are preparing for MPSC State Service Exam will find the below links helpful:

  1. MPSC Notification – Latest notices of the commission w.r.t MPSC Exam and MPSC 2020 notification containing all details about the exam.
  2. MPSC Eligibility Criteria for State Service Exam
  3. MPSC Preparation – Free study material, books, notes and current affairs
  4. MPSC Question Papers – Download Exam Papers (along with Answer Keys) for State Service Exam (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016).

MPSC Exams

MPSC Exams, Application, Exam Dates, Eligibility & Preparation

Many aspirants prepare simultaneously for State Civil Service Exams and the Civil Service Exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

The UPSC calendar 2021 can be seen here.

Interested candidates can apply online for the MPSC exams at the official site (

The MPSC has made the entire application process online.

Apply Online

The steps to apply online for MPSC exams are given below:

  1. Open the official Maha Online site in the browser
  2. If you don’t have an account, you will need to create one in order to apply for MPSC recruitment exams.
  3. Login using Id and Password. The home page will display the steps for application submission along with the latest MPSC recruitment advertisements and notifications.
  4. Create your profile (this is a one-time process). The profile is divided into six compartments:
    • Personal Information – Full name, Date of Birth, Maharashtra Domicile, Disability, Caste/Category etc.
    • Address Information
    • Other Information – Ex-serviceman, Govt employee, Sportsperson, Physical details (Height, Weight etc.)
    • Qualification Information – SSC, HSC, Graduation, Post Graduation etc.
    • Experience Information – Professional work experience
    • Upload Photo/Signature (Download instructions in Marathi here)
  5. From the list of exams for which you are eligible, select the particular exam
  6. Fill and submit the MPSC application form
  7. For paying the fee, candidates can either pay
    • online
    • bank payment
    • at citizen service centres
  8. For competitive exams, candidates need to select the MPSC exam centre to complete the online application process

Candidates who plan to prepare for the UPSC IAS Exam along with the MPSC Exam can refer the links below:

  1. UPSC Eligibility Criteria
  2. UPSC 2021
  3. UPSC Syllabus (Prelims and Mains)
  4. IAS

MPSC Exam Centres

The exam centres for the State Service Exam – Mains  2020 are:

  1. Amravati
  2. Aurangabad
  3. Mumbai
  4. Nagpur
  5. Pune
  6. Nashik

The MPSC exam centres for State Service Preliminary Exam are given below:

MPSC Exam Centres - State Services Preliminary Exam 2019

MPSC Posts and Salaries

For information on MPSC exams, jobs and latest advertisements, candidates should refer to the official website.

The MPSC advertisements list the vacancy, eligibility details for various posts.

For e.g., the MPSC State Service Exam (Preliminary) Notification 2020 listed:

  • Vacancies: 342 (later changed to 339)
  • Posts:
    • Dy. Collector (Group A)
    • Dy. Superintendent of Police/Assistant Commissioner of Police (Group A)
    • Assistant Director (Maharashtra Finance and Accounts Service – Group A)
    • Industry Deputy Director – Technical (Group A)
    • Tehsildar (Group A)
    • Deputy Education Officer (Maharashtra Education Services – Group A)
    • Assistant Regional Transport Officer (Group A)
    • Room Officer (Group A)
    • Assistant Group Development Officer (Group B)
    • Industry Officer – Technical (Group A)
    • Naib Tehsildar (Group B)

In 2018, the MPSC posted on its official website the scheme (exam pattern) of the State Services Exam. The exam scheme gives the posts, salaries, pay scale, eligibility, instructions for candidates, along with the pattern for Prelims and Mains.

MPSC Exam Information In Marathi:- Download PDF Here

The MPSC posts and salaries are given below:

MPSC Posts and Salaries - State Service Exam

MPSC Jobs, Salaries For State Service Exam

MPSC Posts

MPSC Application Fee

For the State Service Preliminary Exam, candidates have to pay application fee:

  • General: Rs 524
  • Category: Rs 324

For the State Service Mains Exam, candidates have to pay application fee:

  • General: Rs 524
  • Category: Rs 324

The MPSC exam form fee details are given below:

MPSC Application Fee for State Service Exam

About MPSC

The Maharashtra Public Service Commission is a constitutional body which conducts recruitment exams and advises the state government on recruitment rules, transfers, disciplinary action etc.

MPSC Composition:

The MPSC comprises a Chairperson and five other members. However, for some time now, several seats are lying vacant causing delays in the recruitment process.

Currently, the MPSC Chairman is Shri Chandrashekhar Vasant Oak. He was appointed as the Acting Chairman when the Chairperson resigned.

MPSC contact details are given below:

  • Tel. no. : 022-22795900, 022-22795971, 022-22821646
  • Fax no. : 022-22880524
  • Email ID: [email protected]
  • Timings: Monday to Saturday – 10.00AM to 5.15 PM (Except 2nd & 4th Saturday).
  • Postal Address: Main Office –  5th, 7th and 8th flr, Cooprej Telephone Exchange Bldg. Maharshi Karve Marg, Cooprej, Mumbai 400021
  • Fort Office – 3rd flr, Bank Of India Bldg. M.G.Road, Fort, Mumbai 400001

For Technical assistance (Maha Online) Technical person contact details:

  • Tel. no. : 022 – 61316402
  • Email ID: [email protected]
  • Timings:
  • Monday to Friday – 9.00AM to 8.00PM
  • Saturday & Sunday – 9.30AM to 6.30PM
  • (Contact only for online application help)


  1. What is the age limit fir mpsc exams for general category

    1. Hi Nalini
      The minimum age required for MPSC exam is 19 and the maximum is 38. Check our MPSC Eligibility page for more updates.

  2. What about syllabus and booklist

    1. Hi Akash
      You can find the MPSC Syllabus and Booklist below:
      1. MPSC Syllabus 2020
      2. MPSC Book list

  3. Swati Rupesh Pathade

    What is the age limit mpsc for sc category

    1. The minimum age limit for OBC category candidates is 18 while maximum is 35. Check MPSC Eligibility page for details.

  4. What is the syllabus for mpsc ?

    1. MPSC Syllabus can be found in the linked article.

  5. Hello, I want to apply for the examination.
    Can you help me with the date on which I can apply.
    And when will be the next exam conducted.

    1. Hi Rahul
      As the application process for MPSC Exam 2020 is already over; you can sit for MPSC 2021. As soon as the commission releases the official notification, you can check it here – MPSC Notification. Also, check MPSC Eligibility.

  6. what is the age limit ex service man mpsc

    1. The age limit for ex-servicemen category candidates is:
      Min – 19
      Max – 43 (General Category), 48 (Backward Classes)
      Read detailed MPSC eligibility here.

  7. Hi,
    This is query regarding Maharashtra Forest Services.
    I have completed graduation in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering.
    As per notification, it is not clearly mentioned if engineering graduate can aaply for concerned exam.
    Please clarify.


    1. Hi
      The candidates should be graduate in the subject of any one of these– Forensic science, Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geology, Physics, Statistics, Zoology, Horticulture, Animal Promotion, Veterinary medicine or he/she must be a Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering graduate.

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