Manuipur Civil Services Combined Competitive Exam Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Manipur Public Service Commission conducts Manipur Civil Service Combined Competitive examination to recruit eligible candidates for the state services. Those aspirants who have applied for the recruitment exam and want to know the MCSCC Exam can continue reading the page to get the complete details regarding the exam pattern and its syllabus.

MCSCC Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Before appearing in the examination, candidates should have a clear idea about the exam pattern and the syllabus of the exam. To get recruited through Manipur Public Service Commission, candidates need to clear the three stages of the exam:

  • MCSCC Preliminary Exam
  • MCSCC Main Exam
  • MCSCC Interview

Click Here For MPSC Mains Exam Syllabus

MCSCC Preliminary Examination Pattern

  • The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of objective type (multiple-choice questions), which carry a maximum of 400 marks.
  • The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination will be about twelve to thirteen times the approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year through this examination.
  • The Commission will draw a list of candidates to be qualified for Manipur Civil Services (Main) Examination based on the criterion of minimum qualifying of 33% in General Studies Paper-II of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination and total qualifying marks of General Studies Paper –I of Civil Services Preliminary Examination as may be determined by the Commission.
  • There will be negative marking for incorrect answers. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidates, one third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
  • The question papers will be set in English only.

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MCSCC Main Examination Pattern

  • The Main Examination will consist of a written examination and an interview test.
  • The written examination will consist of 8 papers of conventional essay type out of which one paper will be of qualifying nature. Mark obtained for all the compulsory papers (Paper-I to Paper-VII) and marks obtained in Interview for Personality Test will be counted for ranking.
  • Marks thus obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination (Written part as well as interview) would determine their final ranking. Candidates will be allotted to the various Services keeping in view their ranks in the Examination and the preferences expressed by them for the various Services and posts.


Paper Name Subject Marks
Paper A English 300
Paper I Essay 250
Paper II General Studies I 250
Paper III General Studies II 250
paper IV General Studies III 250
Paper V General Studies IV 250
Paper VI Optional I 250
Paper VII Optional II 250
Written Total   1750


  • The paper on English (Paper A) will be of Matriculation or equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature. The marks obtained in this paper will not be counted for ranking.
  • Evaluation of the papers, namely, “Essay”, ‘General Studies’ and optional Subject of all the candidates would be done simultaneously along with evaluation of their qualifying papers on ‘English’ but the papers on ‘Essay’, General Studies and Optional Subject of only such candidates will be taken cognizance who attain 40% marks in the English as minimum qualifying standards in these papers.
  • Marks obtained by the candidates for the Paper I –VII only will be counted for merit ranking. However, the Commission will have the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all these papers.
  • For the literature papers of the Languages, the Script to be used by the candidates will be as under:










MCSCS Interview Test

The candidate will be interviewed by a Board who will have before them a record of his career. He/she will be asked questions on matters of general interest. The object of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service by a Board of competent and unbiased observers. The test intended to judge the mental calibre of a candidate. In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only his intellectual qualities but also social traits and his interest in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, a balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, the ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and morality integrity. The maximum marks of the interview will be 275 marks.


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