MPSC for a career in Maharashtra Civil Services

MPSC Career in maharashtra

Even though there is some awareness about MPSC examination among the rural as well as urban population in Maharashtra, not many think of it as a strong career option. Especially in an industrially developed state like Maharashtra, there is availability of other attractive career opportunities such as Engineering (preferably software engineering), Medical, Management, Architecture so on and so forth. Hence the parents as well as students seldom think of MPSC as their very first career option. In addition to this, various misunderstanding about the nature of these exams, suspicions about one’s own abilities, lack of awareness about availability of quality guidance and standard reading material etc further distract the students from taking this career option seriously. However, like UPSC, MPSC is also a robust career option, which not only can give name, fame as well as a secure, stable and enriching career path but also immense inner satisfaction of serving the society in true sense of the term. MPSC has an added advantage for girls as there is 33% reservation for them in these exams.

Maharashtra Public Service Commission is an autonomous constitutional body which recruits personnel for civil services in Maharashtra. Civil Service is a crucial institution, which is responsible for implementing the laws made by the legislature as well as the policies formulated by the government. It also contributes to the process of law and policy making.

MPSC has all the ingredients, which are essential to make it a sound career option, namely stability of tenure, attractive salary and social status. But more than that the powers which are bestowed upon the person occupying these posts and the opportunity to utilize these powers for the benefit of the ‘Public’ gives it an edge over the other career options. Because, here in MPSC, along with ‘private gain’, ‘public purpose’ also be served through your career. This sense of fulfillment is the most important thing that makes it a coveted career.s

MPSC recruits for the following posts

Deputy Collector (DC)
Deputy Superintendent of Police (Dy. S. P.)
District Deputy Registrar (DDR)
Sales Tax Officer (STO)
Deputy CEO
Nayab Tahsildar

Revised Pattern of MPSC Exam

MPSC has done some major changes in the pattern of exam as well as distribution of marks. One of the major changes is that there won’t be any optional subjects any more even for the Mains. There shall be 4 papers of General Studies with different components.

Only the language papers i.e. Marathi and English are descriptive in nature. All- other papers i.e. G. S. papers are objective in nature. Moreover, the Commission has introduced negative marking system and individual cut-off for each G.S. paper, which is 45% for the General category students and 40% for all the reserved categories. Keeping in mind all these changes, the Prabodhini has come up with rigorous batches for MPSC.

Sr.No Subjects Marks
1 Compulsory Marathi 100
2 Compulsory English 100
3 GS Paper 1 (History and Geography) 150
4 GS Paper 2 (Indian Constitution and Politics) 150
5 GS Paper 3 (Human Resource Development and Human Rights) 150
6 GS Paper 4 (Economics and Science & Technology) 150

Annual Integrated Batch MPSC

The Annual Integrated Batch conducted by the Academy caters to all the three stages of the examination (Pre+Mains+Interview).

The Annual Integrated Batches for MPSC commence on 15th June, 15th July, 15th August, 15th September and 15th November. First eight months are devoted for Mains whereas later 4 months are dedicated to Prelims. Extensive classroom teaching, quality study material, and rigorous test series are the hallmarks of the batches at the Academy. An emphasis is given on developing in all the students the capacity to understand, comprehend and analyze the components in the syllabus.


The mains course is an intensive and rigorous eight months academic course. In this, the following areas are extensively taught.

English (compulsory)
Marathi (compulsory)
General Studies I
General Studies II
General Studies III
General Studies IV
Extensive classroom teaching, quality reading material and rigorous test series are the highlights of these batches. Instead of just concentrating on covering the entire syllabus, the teaching at the Academy focuses on all the major/crucial topics. The main emphasis is on developing comprehension skills and analytical skills in the students. Considering the fact that due to the changed nature of MPSC exams, the Mains has also become objective type, a special emphasis is given on solving those types of question papers. Hence the students are encouraged to write the Test Series, which are meticulously prepared by the faculty. Timely evaluation and comprehensive feedback on the same helps the students to understand their progress.


The Prabodhini helps the students to prepare for the preliminary examination with a well organized and intensive course of four months. It channelizes and directs the candidate to develop comprehension and analytical skills. Just like Mains, Extensive classroom teaching, quality reading material and rigorous test series are highlights of the Prelims batches as well. Test Series (topical/sectional/comprehensive) forms an integral part of this course, whereby the ability and approach to crack the examination is cultivated among the students.


The interview preparation at the Prabodhini trains the students in personality development, soft skills, and communication skills and prepares them to face interviews. The preparation for interviews is undertaken by the following methods.

Lectures on interview techniques by eminent faculties
Lectures on topics of current relevance
Lectures by previous successful students of the Prabodhini drawing on their own experience on how they faced their interviews.
Series of Mock interviews by expert Panels, individual and group counseling sessions by the panel members of the mock interviews etc.
Study Material
Thus, it is fully ensured that the students are confident and well equipped to face the interviews without any fear or hesitation.

Test Series

Mock Interview

One Month Vacation Batch

A special one month vacation batch for Prelims is conducted in the month of May (2nd May to 2nd June) for working candidates such as primary teachers who can not give time for regular batches

English Medium Batch

A special English medium Batch is conducted for those students who want to appear for the MPSC exam in English medium. Extensive teaching in English, quality reading material in English and rigorous Test Series are the highlights of this batch as well.


MPSC conducts separate exam for STI every year. Recently it has introduced certain changes in the syllabus. The revised exam pattern and syllabus is as follows

  • Mains constitutes a written exam and interview
  • Exam will be objective in nature based on multiple choice questions

    Paper 2 for STI has following topic

    Sr.No Topics of Paper 2 Marks
    1 Current Affairs 30
    2 Aptitude Test 40
    3 Geography of Maharashtra 30
    4 Planning 15
    5 Development of Basic Infrastructure in Urban and Rural areas 10
    6 Economical Development 10
    7 International Trade and International Capital Movement 15
    8 Public Financial Systems 25
    9 Computer and Information Technology 25
  • PSI

    Mains constitutes of a written exam, Physical test and interview.

    Exam will be of multiple choice and objective in nature

    Paper Subject Marks Medium Duration
    1 Marathi 130 Marathi 2 hrs
    English 70 English
    2 General Knowledge, Aptitude and knowledge of individual topic 200 English and Marathi 2 hrs

    Paper 2 comprises of

    Sr.No Topics of Paper 2 Marks
    1 Current Affairs 30
    2 Aptitude Test 40
    3 Mumbai Police Act 10
    4 Human Rights and Responsibilities 40
    5 Geography of Maharashtra 40
    6 History of Maharashtra 25
    7 Indian Constitution 15

    The Prabodhini organizes regular and separate batches for STI, ASST., and PSI. The batches are scheduled keeping in mind the time-table declared by MPSC.


    Mains constitutes a written exam and interview

  • Exam will be objective in nature based on multiple choice questions
  • This exam also has two papers in mains, total 400 marks and equal duration as in case of PSI and STI.

    Sr.No Topics of Paper 2 Marks
    1 Current Affairs 30
    2 Aptitude Test 40
    3 Geography of Maharashtra 30
    4 Right to Information Act 15
    5 History of Maharashtra 15
    6 Indian Constitution 20
    7 Computer and Information Technology 50