Syllabus – MPSC Rajyaseva Main Exam

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New exam pattern from 2023:

Total – 09 Papers

Paper 1 (300 Marks) : Qualifying Paper of Marathi Language:

The aim of the paper is to test the candidates’ ability to read and understand serious discursive prose, and to express ideas clearly and correctly in Marathi language.
The pattern of questions would be broadly as follows :
(i) Comprehension of given passages.
(ii) Precis Writing.
(iii) Usage and Vocabulary.
(iv) Short Essays.
(v) Translation from English to Marathi and vice-versa.
This Paper will be of qualifying nature. The marks obtained in this papers will not be counted for ranking.

Paper 2 (300 Marks) : Qualifying Paper of English Language:

The aim of the paper is to test the candidates’ ability to read and understand serious discursive prose, and to express ideas clearly and correctly in English language.
The pattern of questions would be broadly as follows :
(i) Comprehension of given passages.
(ii) Precis Writing.
(iii) Usage and Vocabulary.
(iv) Short Essays.
This Paper will be of qualifying nature. The marks obtained in this papers will not be counted for ranking.

Paper 3 (250 Marks) : Essay:

In Essay Paper, candidates may be required to write essays on multiple topics. They will be expected to keepclosely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in an orderly fashion and to write concisely.

Paper‐4 (250 Marks):General Studies -1
Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society with some weightage to Maharashtra:

  • Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  • Bhakti movement and its philosophy with special reference to saints’ movement in Maharashtra.
  • Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.
  • The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
  • History of the world will include events from the 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.
  • Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India
  • Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies
  • Effects of globalization on Indian society
  • Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism, secularism
  • Salient features of the world’s physical geography.
  • Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
  • Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

Paper‐ 5 (250 Marks):General Studies – 2
Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations with some weightage to Maharashtra:

  • Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
  • Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
  • Separation of powers between various organs; dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
  • Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
  • Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, the conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
  • Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary- Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
  • Local self government.
  • Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional bodies.
  • Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.
  • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
  • Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and
    associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
  • Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
  • Issues relating to the development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
  • Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
  • Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
  • Role of civil services in a democracy.
  • India and its neighbourhood- relations.
  • Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
  • Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian Diaspora.
  • Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

Paper‐ 6 (250 Marks): General Studies – 3
Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management with some weightage to Maharashtra:

  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development
    and employment.
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
  • Government Budgeting.
  • Major crops- cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.
  • Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution
    System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security;
    Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
  • Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and
    downstream requirements, supply chain management.
  • Land reforms in India.
  • Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
  • Investment models.
  • Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.
  • Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new
  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
  • Disaster and disaster management, Disaster Risk Resilience, Resilient Society
  • Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
  • Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
  • Challenges to internal security through communication networks, the role of media and social
    networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its
  • Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.
  • Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.

Paper‐ 7 (250 Marks): General Studies – 4
Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude:

This paper will include questions to test the candidates’ attitude and approach to issues relating to
integrity, probity in public life, his problem-solving approach and decision making to various issues and
conflicts faced by him in dealing with society. Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects. The following broad areas will be covered:

  • Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions;
    dimensions of ethics; ethics- in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
  • Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
  • Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections.
  • Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
  • Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world.
  • Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
  • Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity;
    Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds,
    challenges of corruption.
  • Case Studies on the above issues.

PAPER‐ 8 (250 Marks) & PAPER – 9 (250 Marks) : Optional Subject Papers I & II:
Candidate may choose any optional subject from amongst the following List of Optional Subjects :

(1) Agriculture
(2) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
(3) Anthropology
(4) Botany
(5) Chemistry
(6) Civil Engineering
(7) Commerce and Accountancy
(8) Economics
(9) Electrical Engineering
(10) Geography
(11) Geology
(12) History
(13) Law
(14) Management
(15) Marathi Literature
(16) Mathematics
(17) Mechanical Engineering
(18) Medical Science
(19) Philosophy
(20) Physics
(21) Political Science and International Relations
(22) Psychology
(23) Public Administration
(24) Sociology
(25) Statistics
(26) Zoology

543 Responses to Syllabus – MPSC Rajyaseva Main Exam

  1. sachin sonekar म्हणतो आहे:

    sir plz tell me the percentile method of mpsc rajaseva exam

  2. suraj shinde म्हणतो आहे:

    Sir! it will be helpful if you give me an brief idea about the descriptive type questions. what really one should study in this two exams?

  3. avishkar म्हणतो आहे:

    hello sir , as we all know the paper pattern for mpsc mains has changed but are there any changes regarding marks system .The marks of marathi and english are going to be included in total or not ?.

  4. shubham patil म्हणतो आहे:

    Sir,what is minimum score of prelim exam (OBC category) of rajyseva to qualify for main exam ??

  5. sandeep म्हणतो आहे:

    how to prepare mpsc paper3 sir.

    • AnilMD म्हणतो आहे:

      @Sandeep, you need to refer various sources for this paper. Books, newspapers, Internet, govt websites, India year book, magazines, etc. Collect the latest and accurate information. Lots of incorrect and outdated information exists on Internet so be careful while choosing your info. Organise your data according to the syllabus, in tabular format, Cornel Method, linear notes, etc. Revise your notes and attempt lots of and lots of mock tests well before the actual exam but keep updating your notes till 15-20 days before the exam.

  6. prakash kavade म्हणतो आहे:

    Sir mi ycomu madhun bachelar of jarnalijam/patrakarita padavi dhetali ahe Tasech tilak maharatra vidyapitha madhun m j /patrakaritechi mastar DEGREE dhetli ahe Mazi cast SBC ahe Sadya maze age 31 ahe Mi mpsc exam deu sakato Kay? Last age limit kiti ahe ? Please margdrashan karave

  7. Minal म्हणतो आहे:

    Hello sir,
    I completed my B.C.S. last yr..nw I m doing Mba 1st yr…
    I am confused about mpsc exms. I really don’t understand wht to do?????
    Hw to study????is it necessary to coaching classes???can u guide me????

  8. Deepak Morale म्हणतो आहे:

    Sir ….
    me 12th che exam de le ahe …
    Ane mala mpsc m dun PSI/DYSP ho y che ahe … tar me study ksha prakare karu..???.
    ane mpsc che class kewa la u …???
    ane kon te book ghe u….??
    Ya questions che ans . Mala saga sir …
    plz plz.. Sir. .

  9. sumit म्हणतो आहे:

    is mscit certificate or marathi typing certificate necessary for mpsc exams or other state government jobs

  10. Sunil म्हणतो आहे:

    Sir,me aata fybsc chya vargat ahe tar sir mala class van chi examination dyayachi ahe tar mala yogya gaidance kara tar me kiti tas abhyas karayala pahije ani konti pustake vachayala pahije

  11. shrikant nimbalkar म्हणतो आहे:

    Hello sir , last year i had given the stateservice mains but not qulified for the intrviews,
    and now in statesrvice prilim february 2014 my score become 140 as per the tentative answerkey…
    is that sufficuent to qulify for mains?????

  12. Prashant ramesh gadpalliwar म्हणतो आहे:

    Sir mi 1st year b-com la ahe t mla rajyaseva chi exam denya chi icha ahe graducation jalyanantr t sir mi ata pasun kashi tayari kru sanga sir plz…………

  13. arvind nandu shere म्हणतो आहे:

    सर मला mpsc ची तयारी करायची आहे.तर मला कोणती पुस्तके वाचायला पाहिजे.

  14. kuldeep mohan arrora म्हणतो आहे:

    I want to start preparing . How can I contact you ?

  15. Vikas Madne म्हणतो आहे:

    sir, maaze english khup kacche aahe, kashi tayari karu

    • AnilMD म्हणतो आहे:

      @विकास, ग्रामर शिकून घ्यावे. छोटे छोटे वाक्य बनवायला शिका. डिक्शनरीचा वापर करा जर शब्द समजत नसतील तर. इंग्रजी मासिके, वर्तमानपत्रे वाचून त्यातील माहिती स्वत:च्या वाक्यात लिहून पहा.

  16. Vikas म्हणतो आहे:

    माझा आभ्यास एक वर्ष पासून बंद आहे मी आता आभ्यास कसा सुरु करू , नविन आभ्यास मला माहित नाही मी आभ्यास कसा करू

    • AnilMD म्हणतो आहे:

      @विकास, नवीन अभ्यासक्रम बघून जास्तीत जास्त पुस्तके (७०-७५), ५ मासिके, ३-४ वर्तमानपत्रे वाचून, सखोल अभ्यास करून स्वत:चे नोट्स तयार करावेत.

  17. Vikas म्हणतो आहे:

    सर, मी ३० वर्ष पूर्ण केली आहेत, तरी मी अजुन कोण-कोणत्या परीक्षा देऊ शकतो, मला राज्यसेवा परीक्षा देता येईल का आणि मी किती वर्षापर्यंत परीक्षा देऊ शकतो

    • AnilMD म्हणतो आहे:

      @विकास, मित्रा, देर आये दुरुस्त आये !!! ठीक आहे अजून वेळ हातातून गेली नाही. २०१५ ची राज्यसेवा देता येईल. वयाच्या ३३ वर्षापर्यंत (रिझर्व वर्गवारीसाठी ३८ वर्षापर्यंत) राज्यसेवा देता येईल. ह्या वर्षीच्या काही परीक्षा आहेत:

  18. sagar sonawane म्हणतो आहे:

    Hello Sir, I am preparing for MPSC 2015 for civil services, I have spectacles with index of one eye greater than -4.00 (i.e. – 4.25),i wanted to know whether i would be obstacled by medical exam or not. Or i should give up on MPSC and try other exam. plz tell ASAP.
    Thank U

    • AnilMD म्हणतो आहे:

      @Sagar, as far as I know, for Technical services (IPS, Indian Railway Traffic Service, Central Police Services Group A and B, Group A posts in Railway Protection Force) the total amount of Myopia (including the cylinder) should not exceed minus 4.00 D. Total amount of Hypermetropia (including the cylinder) should not exceed plus 4.00D. For Non-Technical services (IAS, IFS and other central services), there is no such major issue. You can try for these Non-Tech services through UPSC Civil Services exam and you will have to undergo medical tests. If sound suitable, you will be selected. OK? SO just don’t worry, visit your Civil Surgeon (District Hospital) and get yourself examined by him (on request basis). Seek his opinion and then decide whether you wish to concentrate on UPSC or MPSC.

  19. sagar म्हणतो आहे:

    sir optional subject kiti astat ani kase niwadawet??

  20. Balasaheb More म्हणतो आहे:

    I like your blog most
    And your all information about mpsc exams..
    Thank you lot of sir …

  21. vinit म्हणतो आहे:

    Hello Sir i am 28 guy with working but i want to prepare for UPSC/MPSC so can i do same from now please help and guide me

  22. vikas jare म्हणतो आहे:

    hi sir this is vikas iI have completed BE this year I want prepare for mpsc so by reading NCERT books from 6-10 class how much syallabus will be covered……….waiting for reply sir

  23. Balaji Shelke म्हणतो आहे:

    Hi sir, this is balaji shelke, I’m doing job, i have’t sufficient time to join classes so, can i passed rajysewa without tution? I’s possible or not…

  24. dhanaji chavan म्हणतो आहे:

    sir mala rajyaseva che exam dyayche aahe . tr me tyache surwat kasha karu .

    • AnilMD म्हणतो आहे:

      @धनाजी, अभ्यासक्रमानुसार जास्त जास्त पुस्तके वाचून स्वत:चे नोट्स तयार करावेत. वेळोवेळी रिविजन करावी. सराव परीक्षा घरीच द्याव्यात.

  25. Vishwanath bergal म्हणतो आहे:

    Namste sir,
    Me vishwanath bergal me last year la BAMS complete kela ani upsc abhyas karayla survat keli. me mitra na vichararun kiva internet varun mahiti kadhun abhyas karu lagalo yogya guidance milava ya sathi me khup jana kadun mahiti kadhat hoto pan koni nit mahiti det nhavta tari me abhyas suruch theval… Pan sir kahi divsan purvi me news paper madhe asa vachala ki mpsc chi rajhya seva janevary month madhe honar ahe…. Mag sir me ata vichar kartoy ki mpsc cha abhyas karava… Upsc cha abhyas karaychi khup ichha ahe pan sir velecha abhav ani yogya guidance nasalya mule me to karu naye asa vatata.
    Sir tumhala kay vatata ashya veli me kay karava… Tumhich sir yogya to guidance dya… Yogya guidance chi khup garaj ahe mala. Mala marga chukun bharkatlya sarkha vatata ah

  26. Prashant म्हणतो आहे:

    Dear Sir,
    I appeared for MPSC mains 2011 but did not crack.
    I am Prparing for MPSC mains 2013.
    Can you please tell me..
    1. Where can I get to see my marks in mains 2011?
    (so that I can analyse from language score)
    2. Language paper madhe kitihi content changla lihila tari kharab akshar mule kami marks miltat. kay karu?

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