MPSC 2020: Prelims (Postponed), Application Form, Pattern, and Syllabus

MPSC 2020 - Maharashtra Public Service Commission has postponed the MPSC State Service Preliminary exam which was scheduled to be held on October 11, 2020. The revised date of the exam will be available soon at the official website of MPSC. Candidates willing to take the exam this year must keep a track of the official website to keep themselves updated. 

The exam authority conducts the exam in three different phases - Prelims, Mains and the final Personality Test. For complete detailed information about the MPSC syllabus, admit card, exam dates, pattern, answer key and many more, go through the article below.

MPSC 2020 – Important Dates

All the important dates regarding the MPSC prelims and mains examination are given as follows:



MPSC State Services Exam 2020 Notification

December 23, 2019

MPSC 2020 Application Start Date

December 23, 2019

Last Date to Apply Online

January 13, 2020

MPSC State Services 2020 Prelims Exam

October 11, 2020

MPSC Admit Card 2020

10-15 days before the exam

MPSC State Services Mains Exam 2020

October 11, 2020 (Postponed)

Note: Click Here for MPSC Notification

MPSC 2020 – Vacancies

There are a total of 200 post-wise vacancies in MPSC 2020 as mentioned in the notification. Below we have given all the number of vacancies along with the post name:

Post Name


Assistant State Tax Commissioner


Deputy Chief Executive Officer


Assistant Commissioner/ Project officer


Deputy Education Officer, Maharashtra Education Department


Class Officer (कक्ष अधिकारी)


Deputy Superintendent, Land Record


Deputy Superintendent, State Excise Fee


Naib Tehsildar






MPSC 2020 Application Form 

The process of the MPSC application form has been over on January 13, 2020. Candidates will only be able to download their admit cards for MPSC only if the applications were submitted successfully. We have mentioned all the important dates for MPSC 2020 in the dates section. You should ensure that the details that you are providing in the application form must be valid.

Application Fees:



General Category

Rs. 524

OBC/ SC/ST Category

Rs. 324

MPSC 2020 Admit Card 

Follow the steps given below to download your admit card:

  • Candidates appearing in the MPSC State Civil Services exam can download the admit card from the direct link at the official website
  • The MPSC Prelims admit card for the preliminary exam is likely to be available for download 10-15 days before the exam.
  • We will update the link to download the admit card here. Keep yourself updated with NeoStencil for regular updates on the MPSC exam.
  • The exam conducting body will announce the admit card in the online mode on the official website.
  • The admit card will be released separately for all three different stages.

MPSC 2020 Eligibility Criteria 

Public Service Commission, Maharashtra prescribes the eligibility criteria for all the candidates of MPCS. The eligibility criteria generally include requirements based on age, nationality and educational qualification. Candidates can check the complete MPCS eligibility criteria 2020 below:

A). Nationality: The candidate must be an Indian Citizen.

B). Age Limit: Check the table given below

Minimum Age for All


Ex-serviceman / Retired Government Officer

Qualified Player

Candidates with Disabilities


Backward Class


Backward Class


Backward Class








Max. 45

Note: To appear for the MPSC exam a candidate must have completed minimum age of 19 years (on or before 1 April of the particular year in which candidate is going to appear for the Prelims exam).

Educational Qualifications: equivalent degree or degree from a university that is government-recognized. Other requirements will be as per the post requirements. On the other hand, all the candidates must have complete knowledge of Marathi language.

Physical Criteria: For the specific post of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP)/Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and Assistant Regional Transport Officer (ARTO) which is given in the official notification.

MPSC 2020 Exam Centres 

The exam centers for the MPSC prelims and mains exam are given as follows:

  1. Aurangabad
  2. Mumbai
  3. Nagpur
  4. Pune

MPSC Exam Pattern 2020

The MPSC Exam Pattern consists of 3 stages i.e. preliminary, mains and then final interview.

MPSC Prelims Exam 2020 (Objective Type): 400 Marks

Sr. No.


No. of Questions

Total Marks

Time Duration


General Studies (GS)



2 hours


Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT)



2 hours

Note: 1/3 negative marking system is relevant for both paper 1 and paper 2. Questions are set in both English as well as Marathi medium.

MPSC Mains Exam 2020 (Multiple Choice Types): 800 Marks

Paper No.


Maximum Marks

Time Duration


Marathi Language


03 Hours


English Language


03 Hours


GS Paper I: History, Geography, and Agriculture


02 Hours


GS Paper II: Indian polity and laws


02 Hours


GS Paper III: Human resource development and human rights


02 Hours


GS Paper IV: Science and Technology, Economy


02 Hours


  • 1/3 negative marking system is relevant for all objective papers of GS.
  • In every mains examination paper, the qualifying marks for open category candidates are 45 and for the reserved category candidates, it is 40.

MPSC Personality Test: 100 Marks

MPSC 2020 Syllabus 

There are different MPSC syllabus for the prelims exam, mains exam and the final interview.

Prelims Exam Syllabus:

  • It consists of two papers i.e. Paper 1 and paper 2
    • General Studies (GS) and
    • Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT)
  • General Studies (GS): History, Geography, Current affairs, Polity and governance, Social Development, Environment, Economy, Science.
  • CSAT:
    (a) General mental ability, Basic numeracy
    (b) Decision making and problem-solving, LR (Logical reasoning) and analytical ability
    (c) English Comprehension, Interpersonal skills as well as communication skills, etc.

Mains Exam Syllabus:

  • Basic Marathi and English language
  • History, Geography, and Agriculture
  • Indian polity and laws
  • Human resource development and human rights
  • Science and Technology and Economy

Final Interview: Overall Personality

Eligibility required for the post opted for his/her level of knowledge of various social and national issues, awareness regarding events happening around him/her, capacity to take decisions, presence of mind, etc. factors are being considered.

MPSC 2020 Answer Key 

After the exam, the Public Service Commission, Maharashtra releases the answer key of MPSC 2020. The answer key will be expected to be available in the form of a PDF. In case of any discrepancy, candidates will also be able to raise objections. To challenge the MPSC answer key 2020, candidates will have to pay fees for each and every question. After analyzing the complete answer key, the exam conducting body will release the final and foremost answer key. The answer key of MPSC will help the candidate to calculate their possible marks. The MPSC Answer Key 2020 will be updated here after the exam will be conducted.

Note: Check MPSC Answer Key 2020 here

MPSC 2020 Result

  • The final list of the shortlisted candidates will be available by the Maharashtra Public Service Commission after the successful completion of the selection phase (i.e. Prelims, Main and the final Interviews).
  • The final merit list will be confirmed after consideration of the marks of candidate in the mains examination and the final Interview. We are going to keep you up to date with all the updates that take place regarding the MPSC prelims and mains exam 2020.
  • The result will be declared by the MPSC on the official website i.e. We will update the link to the result here on NeoStencil as well.

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