Download MPSC Question Papers & Answer Keys PDF (2016-2022)

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 provide 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.

Important MPSC Exam related information can be found in the articles linked in the table below:

MPSC Admit Card MPSC Results
MPSC Notification MPSC Exam

MPSC Prelims Question Paper 2020 Download PDF

MPSC Prelims 2020 took place on 21st March. The MPSC released its Prelims 2020 Answer Key on 24th March 2021. The PDFs are given below:

MPSC Question Paper 2020 MPSC Answer Key 2020

MPSC Question Papers 2019

MPSC Prelims 2019 took place on February 17, 2019. Answer Keys were out on February 21, 2019.

MPSC Question Paper 2019 MPSC Answer Key 2019

MPSC Mains Question Paper 2019

MPSC Mains 2019 took place from July 23, 2019, onward. Download the MPSC Mains question paper below:

MPSC Question Paper 2019
Mains Paper 1 Download PDF
Mains Paper 2 Download PDF
Mains Paper 3 Download PDF
Mains Paper 4 Download PDF
Mains Paper 5 Download PDF
Mains Paper 6 Download PDF

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 Year-wise

The Prelims and Mains question papers have been segregated for the convenience of aspirants.

MPSC Prelims Question Papers (2016-2018)

The Preliminary exam in MPSC State Service Exam comprises:

  1. Paper 1 – objective type (MCQs)
  2. 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
MPSC 2018
MPSC 2017
MPSC 2016

MPSC Mains Question Papers (2016-2018)

The MPSC Mains comprises six papers:

  1. Language Paper 1 (English/Marathi) – descriptive
  2. Language Paper 2 (English/Marathi) – objective (MCQs)
  3. General Studies I – objective (MCQs)
  4. General Studies II – objective (MCQs)
  5. General Studies III – objective (MCQs)
  6. 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
MPSC 2018
MPSC 2017
MSPC 2016

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 .

Aspirants can check UPSC, PSC Preparation articles below:

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Modern History Notes Important Ancient History Notes Daily News Analysis for UPSC
How to study for IAS at home RPSC RAS Exam UPSC Current Affairs
Eligibility Criteria for UPSC JPSC Syllabus 10 Best Optional Subjects for UPSC


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