Information on Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) Examination
The State Services Examination shall consist of two successive stages as under:-
Preliminary Examination- for selection of candidates for the Main Examination (Objective type questions).
(b) Main Examination- for final selection of candidates for the various services and posts mentioned above Main Examination (written and interview). The scheme of examination and syllabi of different subjects would be as given under Appendix I, II and III, respectively.
( c) Examination Fees shall be payable as specified in Appendix-IV
(ii) All candidates, irrespective of their preference for a particular service/post, will have to appear in the same number of question papers as mentioned in the scheme for examination (Appendix-I). Only in case of candidates applying for the posts of District Organiser (Tribal Welfare) and Area Organiser (Tribal Welfare), preference will be accorded to those who offer SOCIOLOGY as one of their optional subjects.
(1) The candidates obtaining minimum marks in the preliminary examination, as decided by the commission, shall be listed in the order of merit according to marks obtained by them. Out of these candidates at the most as many as equal to fifteen times the total number of vacancies under various categories besides including those, if any, who obtained equal number of marks will be deemed to qualify for the Main Examination and the result of the Preliminary Examination shall be declared accordingly. The list of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, ex-serviceman and physical handicapped qualifying for the Main Examination, shall be prepared separately and their results declared accordingly. Preliminary Examination will serve only as a screening test for selecting candidates for the Main Examination and the marks obtained in this examination will not be considered at the time of the final selection of the candidates.
2) The merit list of the candidates appearing in the Main Examination and obtaining such minimum marks, as decided by the commission, will be prepared category-wise in the order of total marks obtained by them in the Main Examination and candidates equal to three times the total number of advertised posts under various services will be deemed to qualify for being called for interview, besides including those, if any, who obtain equal number of marks. Similarly a separate list of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Ex-Servicemen and Physically Handicapped (Disabled) Class, who qualify for being called for interview, shall be prepared.
(a)After the interview the candidates will be listed by the commission in the order of merit, according to the aggregate of marks obtained by them in the Main Examination and the interview taken together.
Due consideration will be given, while recommending a candidate for a particular service, to the preference, (if any), expressed by him/her in the preference sheet, at the time of interview, subject to the following conditions:-
Preference sheet for the advertised posts is obtained from the candidates at the time of the interview and the candidate is selected in the order of merit according to the order of preference shown in this preference sheet. Once the preference sheet has been submitted, no change/amendment therein shall be permitted thereafter and no representation will be considered in this regard.
The candidates will be considered for selection only for those posts and in the order as indicated by him/her in the preference sheet. They will not be considered for any post not mentioned by them in the preference sheet, irrespective of the fact that in the order of merit they are eligible for selection to those posts.
If a candidate has not submitted the preference sheet duly filled in, to the commission, or has submitted the preference sheet without his/her signature or has not expressed any choice/preference whatsoever in the preference sheet, will be considered for all posts in the order in which these have been listed in the advertisement.
(iv) The above principles shall also apply while preparing supplementary selection list.
Merit list for each post in the case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Physically Handicapped and Ex-Servicemen, will be similarly prepared separately, to the extent of vacancies reserved for them. THE RESULT OF THE CANDIDATE WILL BE DECLARED UNDER THE CATEGORY MENTIONED BY HIM/HER IN THE APPLICATION FORM. If a candidate belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes, by virtue of his aggregate marks, finds a place in the general list, he shall be shown in the general list. Such reserved category candidates shall be counted against unreserved posts only if they secure merit in all respects like a candidate of a general category, without any relaxation.
Such adjustment will be made only at the time of declaring the final selection results and not at the time of preliminary/main examination. Ex-servicemen/ Physically Handicapped candidates will be selected only for such posts, under the class, as have been shown reserved for them in the advertisement.
The commission shall also prepare a supplementary (waiting) list for each post to the extent of 25% of the total number of candidates figuring in the main list with a minimum of two names in each of such lists, but it shall not be more than the numbers of the main list.
On receiving the recommendations of the commission, the Government shall make such enquiries about the candidates, as it may deem fit in order to ensure that they are suitable in all respects for appointment to the posts concerned. The Government reserves the right to offer/decline appointment to the candidates.
SPSC / Madhya-Pradesh / PSC
Nationality - The candidate must be a citizen of India.
Minimum educational qualification - A candidate must hold a degree of any of the universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be a deemed university under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act 1956 or possesses an equivalent qualification.
Candidates who have appeared in an examination, the passing of which would render them educationally qualified for the Commission's examination, but have not been informed of the results, as also the candidates who intend to appear in such a next qualifying examination, will also be eligible for admission to the Preliminary Examination. All such candidates who are declared qualified by the Commission for taking the State Services (Main) Examination, will be required to produce compulsorily mark sheet/proof of passing the requisite examination along with their application form for the Main Examination. Application forms, not accompanied by the mark sheet/proof of passing the bachelor's degree/equivalent qualifying examination, shall be rejected.
Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications, which are recognized by the State Government as equivalent to professional or technical degree, would also be eligible for admission to the examination.
A Candidate must have attained the age of 21 (twenty-one) years and must not have attained the age of 30 (thirty) years on the first of January, following the date of publication of the advertisement :
Provided that the upper age limit for the permanent residents of Madhya Pradesh has been fixed at 35 years vide General Administration Department circular no. C-3-5/2001/3/1 dated 17th of August 2004. But for the administrative posts of the Home (Police) Department, Excise Department and Jail Department, the maximum age limit will be governed by the provisions of their recruitment rules only :
Name of the Posts
1. State Police Service
2 . District Commandant, Home Guards
3. District Excise Officer
4. Superintendent, District Jail
5. Excise Sub-Inspector
6. Assistant Jailor
7. Transport Sub-Inspector
PLAN OF EXAMINATION
The combined competitive examination comprises two successive stages :-
(1) State Services Preliminary Examination (Objective types) for selection of candidates for Main Examination, and
(2) State Services Main Examination (written and interview) for selection of candidates for the various categories of services and posts.
The preliminary examination will consist of two papers of objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 450 marks as per scheme below :-
Paper I (Compulsory)
General Studies 2 hrs. 150 Marks
One subject to be selected from the optional papers set- out in para 3.
2 hrs 300 Marks
This Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only and the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the Candidates, who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination, will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.
List of optional subjects for preliminary examination :- Download Syllabus
Code No. Subject Code No. Subject
01 Agriculture 13 Economics
02 Animal Husbandary and Veterinary Science 14 Indian History
03 Zoology 15 Geography
04 Botany 16 Geology
05 Chemistry 17 Political Science
06 Physics 18 Public Administration
07 Mathematics 19 Sociology
08 Statistics 20 Criminology and Forensic Science
09 Civil Engineering 21 Psychology
10 Electrical Engineering 22 Philosophy
11 Mechanical Engineering 23 Law