An essential and at times overlooked part of MPSC preparation is solving previous years’ question papers. The Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) conducts various recruitment exams to fill vacancies in the state administration.
In this article, we shall give the MPSC question papers for Prelims and Mains. Also, for candidates’ reference, we have given official MPSC Answer Keys along with the previous years’ MPSC exam papers.
The MPSC State Service Exam (Rajyaseva Exam) dates for the year 2020:
- Prelims – May 23, 2020
- Mains – August 2, 2020, onwards
For more information on MPSC exams, calendar, application, admit card etc, please refer to our MPSC Exam page.
MPSC 2019 Prelims
MPSC Prelims 2019 took place on February 17, 2019. Answer Keys were out February 21, 2019.
|MPSC Question Paper 2019||MPSC Answer Key 2019|
MPSC 2020 Mains
MPSC Mains 2020 took place from July 23, 2019, onwards.
|MPSC Question Paper 2019|
From the links below, you can download MPSC question papers and answer keys PDFs for the State Service Exam 2018, 2017 and 2016.
Candidates can also check UPSC IAS exam question papers at the linked article.
MPSC Question Papers
The Prelims and Mains question papers have been segregated for the convenience of aspirants.
The Preliminary exam in MPSC State Service Exam comprises:
- Paper 1 – objective type (MCQs)
- Paper 2 (CSAT) – objective type (MCQs)
From the links given below, you can download MPSC Prelims question papers and answer key PDFs.
|Exam Year||MPSC Paper – Prelims||MPSC Answer Key|
The MPSC Mains comprises six papers:
- Language Paper 1 (English/Marathi) – descriptive
- Language Paper 2 (English/Marathi) – objective (MCQs)
- General Studies I – objective (MCQs)
- General Studies II – objective (MCQs)
- General Studies III – objective (MCQs)
- General Studies IV – objective (MCQs)
From the links given below, you can download MPSC Mains question papers and answer key PDFs.
Note: There will be no answer key for Mains Paper 1 as it is a descriptive paper.
|Exam Year||MPSC Mains Question Papers||MPSC Answer Key|
Candidates should go through the previous years’ question papers keeping the MPSC syllabus (Prelims and Mains) in mind.
Why is solving MPSC question papers important?
It is an important part of MPSC preparation because:
- Solving the previous years’ MPSC exam papers can help the candidates simulate the exam environment.
- Practising the MPSC question papers can help the aspirants assess their level of preparation and identify their weak areas
- The difficulty level of questions and the topic-wise distribution can also be ascertained.
- The questions in the MPSC exam have negative marking, so MCQ solving practice is important to avoid losing out on marks.
- Check the eligibility criteria for MPSC 2019.