MPPSC 2020 - State Service Exam, Notification, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) conducts exams for various posts in state governmental departments. The exams take place annually. MPPSC (State Service Exam) is held in three stages – Prelims, Mains and Interview.

MPPSC 2020 notification is yet to be released. Aspirants can check the 2019 notification for details on the exam.

MPPSC Notification 2019 was released on 14 November 2019. As per the notification, Prelims took place 12 January 2020. The admit card for the same was made available on the MPPSC official website from 8 January 2020 to 11 January 2020. The commission has notified 330 vacancies against which recruitment will take place. The application process started from 20 November 2019 (12 PM) and the last date to apply was 9 December 2019 (12 AM).

MPPSC 2019

To be updated about MPPSC Prelims and MPPSC Mains 2019, refer to MPPSC official websites – and

The MPPSC (State Service Exam) details are given in the table below:


MPPSC 2019

Name Of The Exam State Service Exam
Conducting Body Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission
MPPSC Exam Pattern MPPSC Exam is conducted in three stages (similar to UPSC Civil Services Exam):

  • Prelims – 2 papers (General Studies and Aptitude) (Objective type)
  • Mains – 6 papers (4 General Studies and 2 Hindi) (essay/descriptive type)
  • Interview
Latest Updates MPPSC Notification has been released on November 14, 2019.

For more updates, the official websites are:

MPPSC Vacancy
  • 2017- 190
  • 2018- 202
  • 2019- 330
MPPSC Syllabus Check the updated MPPSC Syllabus of the prelims and mains 2019
MPPSC Eligibility A Few Pointers:

  • A National
  • Minimum 21 years of age
MPPSC Exam Notification 2019 Check the detailed MPPSC Notification 2019 in the linked article.
MPPSC Exam Dates
  • Prelims- 12 January 2020
  • Mains- To be announced
MPPSC Admit Card Will be out on 08 January 2020
MPPSC Result Check MPPSC Result 2019 in the linked article.

MPPSC Exam Calendar 2019:- Download PDF Here

As per the proposed calendar, the following exams are conducted yearly by MPPSC.

  • State service exam 2019
  • State forest service exam 2019
  • State engineering service exam 2019
  • Assistant Geologist exam 2019
  • Assistant (Farmer Welfare andDevelopment Department) Exam 2019
  • Sub- Inspector exam 2019
  • Scientific Officer exam 2019
  • Assistant Horticulture Officer Exam 2019
  • Assistant Officer (Social Justice Department) Exam 2019
  • Assistant Fisheries Development Officer Exam 2019

For MPPSC notification and study material, keep reading.

MPPSC 2019 Notification

As per the exam calendar 2019, the notification dates are as below:

State Service Exam 2019 November 2019
State Forest Service Exam 2019 January 2019
State Engineering Service Exam 2019 February 2019
Assistant Geologist Exam 2019 March 2019
Sub-Inspector Exam 2019 March 2019
Scientific Officer Exam 2019 March 2019
Assistant Horticulture Officer Exam 2019 March 2019
Assistant Fisheries Development Officer Exam 2019 April 2019

Update in the M.P. Public Service Commission- State Services Exams

The M.P. PSC State Service Exam stood suspended amid Lok Sabha polls and the new Model Code of Conduct that had come into being. The prelims exam that was to be held in April 2019, has been given a revised date which now is 12 January 2020. 

MPPSC Eligibility Criteria

The Madhya Pradesh Public Service (MPPSC) sets the eligibility criteria for the various exams conducted by it. Check below, the MPPSC age limit, educational qualification for the State Service Exam 2019 and eligibility related information for other exams.

PCS Exam Eligibility;

Important information:

  1. The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  2. Male candidates with more than one wife (living) are not eligible
  3. Female candidates who have married a person already having a wife (living) are not eligible.
  4. Candidates claiming age relaxation/reservation in more than one category for the MP PSC Exam shall be entitled to only one concession, whichever is more beneficial.

The MPPSC exam eligibility criteria, qualifications and conditions are given below

MPPSC Age Limit

The age limit for MP PSC State Service Exam:

  • Minimum age – 21 years
  • Maximum age – 40 years
  • The MP PSC notification has listed the age relaxation for different categories/posts in the PCS exam eligibility

The educational qualification for the PCS exam is:

  • Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree from any recognised University or equivalent qualification
  • Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications, which are recognized by the State Government as equivalent to a professional or technical degree

The PCS exam eligibility also includes Physical Measurements/Fitness for certain posts. Candidates have to undergo a medical test after the interview to be considered eligible.

MPPSC Syllabus

The major portion of the syllabus for prelims and mains overlap with IAS Exam. MPPSC has shared both prelims and mains syllabus separately. While Prelims being an objective exam demands candidates focus on minute details about the topics given, Mains exam demands candidates to be analytical with their approach.

For detailed MPPSC Syllabus, candidates can check the linked article.

MPPSC Study Material

For any exam, the availability of study material makes the most important element. While a few topics from the syllabus are better done if candidates made hand-written notes; other topics can be covered through reading other sources.

Check below links to download the important material to help align your preparation:

  1. For NCERT books- Click here
  2. For NCERT notes of General Studies Paper 1 (History, Geography) Click here
  3. Check Daily News Analysis for updating your current affairs.
  4. To Follow monthly magazines, Download Yojana Magazine Gist.

To get a clear idea on how to prepare MPPSC 2019, check the linked article, MPPSC Preparation.

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