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MPSC Latest Updates:

  • The MPSC released the latest notification for the State Services Preliminary Examination 2022 on May 11, 2022. The Commission has notified 161 vacancies for various posts. The exam will be conducted at 37 district centres in Maharashtra. Candidates who wish to apply for the upcoming preliminary examination should visit the official website of the MPSC and apply for the exam before the last date.
  • On May 2, 2022, the MPSC published a notification regarding the CSAT paper. Henceforth, the CSAT/Paper II will be a qualifying exam. The minimum qualifying marks for CSAT will be 33%.

MPSC had released the interview schedule for the State Services Main Examination 2020 on its official website. The interview is scheduled between 18th April 2022 and 29th April 2022.

According to the revised schedule announced by MPSC, the Prelims Exam for State Services Exam 2021 which was earlier scheduled to be conducted on January 2, 2022, has been postponed to be conducted on January 23, 2022, due to rising coronavirus cases in the state.

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On 27th December 2021, the commission released the official Mains 2020 Answer Key on the official website. The candidates who appeared in the MPSC State Services Main Exam 2020 can download the answer key from the linked article and the last date to submit objections is till 3rd January 2022.

On 22nd December 2021, the MPSC Prelims Admit Card 2021 was released on the official website. The candidates who have registered for the exam and planning to appear in the Prelims Exam which is to be conducted on 2nd January 2022 can download the admit card from the linked article.

A candidate has to clear one stage in order to be eligible for the subsequent stage, i.e, if he/she clears the prelims, he/she moves onto the mains, clearing which he/she would be summoned for the final stage (interview) of the MPSC exam.

On November 10th 2021, it was been 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.

Maharashtra Public Service Commission conducts MPSC State Services Examination (SSE) annually. In its latest, the Commission has released MPSC Notification 2021 on 4th October.

Other important updates regarding MPSC State Services Preliminary Examination 2021 | MPSC State Service Exam (Prelims & Mains) 2020 and MPSC Revised Final Result- 2019 are listed below:

A Brief Timeline of Updates about MPSC Exam 2020-21:

  • 22nd December 2021 – MPSC Prelims Admit Card 2021 released on the official website.
  • 26th November 2021 – MPSC released the admit card for State Services (Mains) Exam 2020 on the official website. The aspirants can download the admit card for Mains 2020 using the direct link given in the linked article.
  • 4th October 2021 – MPSC released an official notification for State Services Examination 2021.
  • 13th September 2021 – MPSC announced Rajya Sewa Mukhya Pariksha 2020 Dates.
  • 6th September 2021 – MPSC Prelims 2020 Result was announced.
  • 17th August 2021 – MPSC released the interview schedule for newly qualified candidates of MPSC 2019 Mains Exam.
  • 14 July 2021 – MPSC released the official final answer key to Prelims 2020 Examination.
  • On 11th January 2021, it was decided that the MPSC Prelims examination 2020 would take place on 14th March 2021.
  • The commission on 9th July 2020 had revised the MPSC Rajyaseva Mains Syllabus 2020. To download the PDF of the revised MPSC Syllabus, candidates can check the linked article.

MPSC exams are conducted by the Maharashtra Public Service Commission. The MPSC conducts various recruitment examinations for Group A, B and C vacancies in the Maharashtra state administration.

MPSC Exam Dates 2022-23

Important dates related to the upcoming State Services Preliminary Examination, 2022, which was notified on May 11, 2022 are given in the table below.

MPSC 2021-22 Notification Details
Exam Name MPSC Rajyaseva or State Services Exam
Notification Release Date 11th May 2022
Application Process Start Date 12th May 2022 from 2.00 PM
Last Date for Online Application 1st June 2022 by 11.59 PM
Number of Vacancies 161
MPSC Prelims Exam Date 21st August 2022
Admit Card Release Date Yet to be announced
Official website
MPSC Prelims Result Yet to be announced
MPSC Mains Exam Date 21, 22 and 23 December, 2022 [Tentative date]
MPSC Mains Admit Card Yet to be announced
MPSC Interview Schedule Yet to be announced
MPSC Final Exam Result Date Yet to be announced

MPSC Exam Dates 2021-22

The aspirants who are preparing for MPSC Rajyaseva or State Services Exam can check the table below for all the important dates for the year 2021-22.

MPSC 2021-22 Notification Details
Exam Name MPSC Rajyaseva or State Services Exam
Notification Release Date 4th October 2021
Application Process Start Date 5th October 2021 from 2.00 PM
Last Date for Online Application 25th October 2021 by 11.59 PM
31st October 2021 [Extended date]
2nd November 2021 [Extended date]
Number of Vacancies 290
MPSC Prelims Exam Date 2nd January 2022 [Postponed]
23rd January 2022 [Revised Dates]
Admit Card Release Date MPSC Rajyaseva or State Services Exam
Official Website
MPSC Prelims Result To be notified
MPSC Mains Exam Date 7th, 8th and 9th May 2022 [Tentative date]
MPSC Mains Admit Card To be notified

Revised MPSC Exam Date 2020:

The MPSC exam was postponed due to the Covid-19 situation. Check the Revised MPSC Exam Date below:

MPSC 2020-21 Notification Details
Exam Name MPSC Rajyaseva or State Services Exam
MPSC Prelims Exam Date 26th April 2020 [Postponed]
21st March 2021 [Revised Dates]
Admit Card Release Date March 01, 2021
Stages of the Exam 1. Prelims Exam
2. Mains Exam
3. Personal Interview
Official website
MPSC Prelims Result 6th September 2021
MPSC Mains Exam Date 4th, 5th and 6th December 2021
MPSC Mains Admit Card 26th November 2021
MPSC Interview Schedule 18th April 2022 to 26th April 2022

The Prelims exam was postponed multiple times. Its original date was 5th April 2020 however, it got shifted to 26th April, 13th September, 20th September, 11th October, 14th March and finally to 21st March 2021 (Prelims took place on this date.)

MPSC Mains Examination was scheduled to take place on 2nd and 4th August 2021 however, in the delay of prelims result amid the Covid pandemic, the exam dates are shifted to 4th, 5th and 6th December 2021.

The Interviews for MPSC SSE are scheduled between 18th April 2022 and 26th April 2022.

MPSC Exams List

  1. State Service Exam
  2. Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate Exam
  3. Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector Exam
  4. Assistant Section Officer Exam
  5. Maharashtra Subordinate Services Combined Exam
  6. Police Sub Inspector Exam
  7. Maharashtra Group-C Services Combined Exam
  8. Maharashtra Agriculture Services Examination
  9. Maharashtra Forest Services Exam
  10. Maharashtra Engineering Services Combined Exam
  11. Assistant Section Officer Exam
  12. State Tax Inspector Exam
  13. Maharashtra Education Services (Group B) Exam

MPSC State Service Exam

The State Service Exam or the MPSC Rajyaseva Exam is conducted by the commission to recruit Group A and Group B officers in the various administrative branches of the Maharashtra state government.

The pattern and syllabus of the state service exam are loosely modelled on the lines of the UPSC IAS exam.

Candidates who are preparing for MPSC State Service Exam will find the below links helpful:

  1. MPSC Notification – Latest notices of the commission w.r.t MPSC Exam and MPSC 2020 notification containing all details about the exam.
  2. MPSC Eligibility Criteria for State Service Exam
  3. MPSC Preparation – Free study material, books, notes and current affairs
  4. MPSC Question Papers – Download Exam Papers (along with Answer Keys) for State Service Exam (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016).

MPSC Exams

Many aspirants prepare simultaneously for State Civil Service Exams and the Civil Service Exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Interested candidates can apply online for the MPSC exams at the official site (

The MPSC has made the entire application process online.

Apply Online

The steps to apply online for MPSC exams are given below:

  1. Open the official Maha Online site in the browser
  2. If you don’t have an account, you will need to create one in order to apply for MPSC recruitment exams.
  3. Login using Id and Password. The home page will display the steps for application submission along with the latest MPSC recruitment advertisements and notifications.
  4. Create your profile (this is a one-time process). The profile is divided into six compartments:
    • Personal Information – Full name, Date of Birth, Maharashtra Domicile, Disability, Caste/Category etc.
    • Address Information
    • Other Information – Ex-serviceman, Govt employee, Sportsperson, Physical details (Height, Weight etc.)
    • Qualification Information – SSC, HSC, Graduation, Post Graduation etc.
    • Experience Information – Professional work experience
    • Upload Photo/Signature
  5. From the list of exams for which you are eligible, select the particular exam
  6. Fill and submit the MPSC application form
  7. For paying the fee, candidates can either pay
    • online
    • bank payment
    • at citizen service centres
  8. For competitive exams, candidates need to select the MPSC exam centre to complete the online application process

MPSC Exam Centres

The exam centres for the State Service Exam – Mains 2020 are:

  1. Amravati
  2. Aurangabad
  3. Mumbai
  4. Nagpur
  5. Pune
  6. Nashik

The MPSC exam centres for State Service Preliminary Exam are given below:

MPSC exam centres

MPSC Posts and Salaries

For information on MPSC exams, jobs and latest advertisements, candidates should refer to the official website.

The MPSC advertisements list the vacancy, eligibility details for various posts.

For e.g., the MPSC State Service Exam (Preliminary) Notification 2021 listed:

  • Vacancies: 290
  • Posts:
    • Deputy Collector, Group A – DCA
    • Deputy Superintendent Of Police /Assistant Commissioner Of Police, Group A
    • Assistant Commissioner Of Sales Tax, Group A
    • Registrar, Co-Op. Societies, Group- A
    • Deputy Chief Executive Officer / Block Development Officer, Group A
    • MPSC Deputy Director Of Industry, Group – A
    • Assistant Commissioner of Labour, Group A
    • Deputy Education Officer, Maharashtra Education Service, (Administration Branch) Group B
    • Section Officer, Group B
    • Assistant Regional Transport Officer, Group B
    • Assistant Block Development Officer, Group B
    • Assistant Registrar, Co-Op. Societies, Group B
    • Deputy Superintendent Of Land Records, GROUP-B
    • Deputy Superintendent, State Excise, Group B
    • Assistant Commissioner, State Excise, Group B
    • Skill Development, Employment And Entrepreneurship Guiding Officer, Group B
    • Government Labour Officer, Group B

In 2018, the MPSC posted on its official website the scheme (exam pattern) of the State Services Exam. The exam scheme gives the posts, salaries, pay scale, eligibility, instructions for candidates, along with the pattern for Prelims and Mains.

The MPSC posts and salaries are given below:

MPSC posts and salaries MPSC posts and salaries MPSC posts and salaries

MPSC Application Fee

For the State Service Mains Exam, candidates have to pay an application fee

  • General: Rs 544
  • Category: Rs 344

Candidates should ensure that they pay the examination fee before the last date. If they fail to pay the application fee, their application will not be considered.


About MPSC

The Maharashtra Public Service Commission is a constitutional body which conducts recruitment exams and advises the state government on recruitment rules, transfers, disciplinary action etc.

MPSC Composition:

The MPSC comprises a Chairperson and five other members. However, for some time now, several seats are lying vacant causing delays in the recruitment process.

Currently, the MPSC Chairman is Shri Chandrashekhar Vasant Oak. He was appointed as the Acting Chairman when the Chairperson resigned.

MPSC contact details are given below:

  • Tel. no. : 022-22795900, 022-22795971, 022-22821646
  • Fax no. : 022-22880524
  • Email ID: [email protected]
  • Timings: Monday to Saturday – 10.00AM to 5.15 PM (Except 2nd & 4th Saturday).
  • Postal Address: Main Office – 5th, 7th and 8th flr, Cooprej Telephone Exchange Bldg. Maharshi Karve Marg, Cooprej, Mumbai 400021
  • Fort Office – 3rd flr, Bank Of India Bldg. M.G.Road, Fort, Mumbai 400001

For Technical assistance (Maha Online) Technical person contact details:

  • Tel. no. : 022 – 61316402
  • Email ID: [email protected]
  • Timings:
    • Monday to Friday – 9.00AM to 8.00PM
    • Saturday & Sunday – 9.30AM to 6.30PM
    • (Contact only for online application help)

MPSC Related Queries

Q. What is the date of MPSC 2021 Prelims?

The MPSC State Services Preliminary Exam 2021 has been postponed to January 23, 2022. The tentative dates for the MPSC mains exam 2021 are 7th 8th and 9th May 2022.

Q. Which is the highest post in MPSC?

A few of the important posts for which candidates are recruited through MPSC exam are:

  • Deputy Collector (Group A)
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) (Group A)

Q. What is the date of MPSC 2020?

The MPSC Prelims 2020 took place on 21st March 2021. MPSC Mains 2020 that was expected to take place on 2nd, 3rd and 4th August 2021; will now take place on 4th, 5th and 6th December 2021.

Q. What are the subjects in the MPSC Exam?

In MPSC Prelims and Mains, the main subjects are History, Polity, Economics, Geography, Environment in MPSC syllabus.

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