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The Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) sets the eligibility criteria for the various exams conducted by it. In this article, we will give the MPSC age limit, educational qualification, physical fitness criteria for the MPSC State Service Exam, and eligibility related information for other exams.

Latest Update about MPSC Eligibility

On November 10th 2021, it was decided that MPSC candidates would get a one-year extension for appearing in the exam. This decision was taken considering the lockdown situation due to the novel coronavirus.

The commission has uploaded the notice regarding the MPSC number of attempts in the State Service Exam. The number of attempts per category is listed in the table below:

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MPSC Eligibility 2022 – Number of Attempts in State Service Exam
Category No. of Attempts
Open 6
SC/ST Unlimited
OBC 9
Note: This decision on the number of attempts will be applicable for the examinations conducted in accordance with the advertisement to be published in the year 2022.

Information related to MPSC Exam 2020-21:

  1. The MPSC conducts several exams such as
    1. Maharashtra Subordinate Services Exam (Prelims and Mains)
    2. Maharashtra Agriculture Services Examination
    3. Maharashtra Group C Services Exam (Prelims and Mains)
  2. For MPSC exams, the candidates have to apply online via their official website – https://mpsc.gov.in/
  3. MPSC State Service Exam (or MPSC Rajyaseva Exam) is held on a yearly basis to recruit for Group A and Group B vacancies in the Maharashtra administration.
  4. The MPSC State Service Exam Pattern is:
    1. Prelims – 2 papers – 400 marks
    2. Mains – 6 papers – 800 marks
    3. Interview – 100 marks

MPSC Eligibility

The common eligibility criteria/reservation details for MPSC recruitment exams can be found on the commission’s official website – https://mpsc.gov.in/. Candidates can navigate to the website and click on “General Instructions to Candidates”. It is the first link on the left of the page under the heading “Competitive Examination.”

To be eligible for the MPSC exams, the candidates have to be Indian Nationals. The nuances of the nationality eligibility criteria are given below.

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  • For claiming age relaxation, reservation etc., candidates need to have domicile of Maharashtra as per the MPSC eligibility criteria.
  • Also, candidates need to be fluent in Marathi (spoken, written) and pass the requisite competency exam.
  • The detailed MPSC eligibility criteria such as age limit, educational qualification, and physical fitness are given in the Examination Notification/Advertisement.
  • Candidates should go through the eligibility conditions given in the notification carefully.

The latest MPSC notification for State Service Preliminary Examination 2020 lists the following eligibility conditions:

MPSC Exam Age Limit

The MPSC age limit for the State Service Exam 2020 is:

  • Minimum Age (as on April 1, 2020): 19 years
  • Maximum Age (as on April 1, 2020): 38 years (General Category)

As per the rules governing the conduct of the examination, there are different relaxations in age criteria as per the category.

MPSC age limits for backward classes, ex-servicemen, qualified players and persons with disabilities are mentioned below:

  1. Backward Classes Minimum Age Limit for MPSC – 19; Maximum – 43
  2. Ex-Servicemen Minimum Age Limit for MPSC – 19; Maximum Age Limit for Ex-Servicemen (General Category) – 43; Maximum Age Limit for Ex-Servicemen (Backward Classes) – 48
  3. Qualified players Minimum Age Limit for MPSC is 19; Maximum Age Limit for them as General Category candidates and as Backward Class candidates is 43
  4. Persons with disability Minimum Age Limit for MPSC – 19; Maximum Age Limit – 45
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MPSC Educational Qualification

The educational criteria for MPSC exams are:

  • Competency in Marathi
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university or an equivalent qualification.

As the MPSC exams cover a broad range of posts and services, there are post specific eligibility criteria (educational qualification and/or physical fitness).

The MPSC eligibility given in the official notification for the State Service Exam 2020 (Prelims) provides some post-specific criteria.

Few posts require the aspirants to have subject-specific expertise as mandated by the Maharashtra Public Service Commission. The details of the Education eligibility criteria are given below.

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MPSC Physical Measurements

A few of the MPSC posts list out physical fitness/measurements in their eligibility requirements. Posts such as Dy Superintendent of Police or related to the Transport department have specific physical eligibility criteria.

The minimum height for the post of DySP is 165 cm for male candidates and 157 cm for female candidates.

The MPSC notification gives the detail of post-specific physical eligibility criteria which is also given below.

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