MPPSC State Service Exam 2023: Notification, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) conducts exams for various posts in state governmental departments. The exams take place annually. MPPSC (State Service Exam) is held in three stages – Prelims, Mains and Interview.

Latest Updates:

  • The MPPSC Prelims Application for 2022 was extended to 16th February 2023
  • The High Court has declared the results of MPPSC 2019 Prelims and Mains released by the commission as unconstitutional as it is declared under disputed rules. The court has directed the commission to release fresh results.
  • The MPPSC Mains 2020 Application Form can be filled from 24th February to 23rd March 2022. The admit card for MPPSC State Service Mains Exam 2020 will be made available from 13th April 2022 onwards. The MPPSC State Service Mains Exam 2020 will be held from April 24 to April 29, 2022.
  • On 15th January 2022, the PCS Prelims 2020 Result was released. The candidates can download the PDF from the linked article. The list of candidates who got selected to appear in Mains can be checked out from the result PDF.
  • The UPPSC PCS Mains 2019 Result was announced on December 31, 2021, by the commission on the official website. The candidates who have appeared in the PCS Mains 2019 can check and download the result PDF from the linked article.
  • On December 22, 2021, MPPSC Notification 2021-22 was released. The online application can be filled from January 10th 2022 to February 9th 2022. The candidates can check the linked article to download the official notification.
  • On December 1, 2021, the commission released an updated calendar for all the ongoing and upcoming exams conducted by MPPSC for the year 2021-22. The updated and tentative dates for all the exams are updated in this article. The aspirants can also download the Examination Calendar 2021-22 released by the commission.
  • MPPSC Calendar 2021-22:-Download PDF Here

MPPSC 2019

MPPSC State Service Mains 2020 Exam Dates

The candidates who have cleared MPPSC State Service Prelims Exam 2020 are eligible to fill the Mains application form which started on 24th February 2022. The last date to fill the MPPSC State Service Mains Application Form 2020 is 23rd March 2022. Post these dates, the applicants can fill the application with a sum of late fees mentioned on the official website.

State Service Mains Exam 2020
Important Events Important Dates
Application Form Start Date  24th February 2022
Application Form End Date  23rd March 2022
Last Date to Edit Application Form 19th April 2022
State Service Mains Exam 2020 Admit Card Release 13th April 2022
State Service Mains Exam 2020 Dates 24th to 29th April 2022

The candidates who are appearing for MPPSC Mains 2020 can check out the timetable from the table given below:

State Service Mains Exam 2020 Timetable
Date (10 AM – 1 PM) Paper 
24th April 2022 General Studies-I
25th April 2022 General Studies-II
26th April 2022 General Studies-III
27th April 2022 General Studies-IV
28th April 2022 General Hindi
29th April 2022 Hindi Essay 

Note: The timing for Hindi Essay is 10 AM – 12 PM.

MPPSC State Service Exam 2021

The commission in its latest examination calendar 2021-22 had notified that the MPPSC 2021 recruitment and notification will be released in December 2021. The official notification was released on 22nd December 2021. Likewise, Prelims, Mains, Interview and final selection dates are also notified along with that. Check the table below to know the tentative month of events of MPPSC State Service Exam 2021. The MPPSC State Services (Preliminary) Exam is scheduled to be held on 24th April 2022. However, the exact dates of different stages of the exam haven’t yet been notified by the commission.

MPPSC State Service Exam 2021 – Recruitment Details
Important Events Tentative Dates
Publication of Advertisement/Notification 2021 22nd December 2021 
MPPSC 2021 Number of Vacancies 283 
MPPSC 2021 Online Application Starts from January 10, 2022 (12 noon) onwards
MPPSC 2021 Last Date to fill Online Application February 9, 2022
MPPSC SSE Online Application Edit Option January 15, 2022 to February 11, 2022
[Candidates have to pay Rs 50 per correction].
MPPSC SSE Prelims 2021-2022 Admit Card April 15, 2022
MPPSC Preliminary Exam 24 April 2022 
Result of Preliminary Examination May 2022
MPPSC Mains Exam  August 2022
Result of Mains Exam October 2022
MPPSC Interview November 2022
Final Selection Result December 2022

MPPSC 2020

On 28th December 2020, the commission has released the MPPSC Notification. The important details of the MPPSC 2020 examination are mentioned below:

MPPSC 2020

Name Of The Exam State Service Exam
Conducting Body Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission
MPPSC Exam Pattern MPPSC Exam is conducted in three stages (similar to UPSC Civil Services Exam):

  • Prelims – 2 papers (General Studies and Aptitude) (Objective type)
  • Mains – 6 papers (4 General Studies and 2 Hindi) (essay/descriptive type)
  • Interview
Latest Updates MPPSC Notification has been released on 28th December 2020. For more updates, the official websites are:

MPPSC Vacancy
  • 2020: 235
MPPSC Syllabus Check the updated MPPSC Syllabus of the prelims and mains 2020
MPPSC Eligibility A Few Pointers:

  • A National
  • Minimum 21 years of age
MPPSC Exam Notification 2020 28th December 2020
MPPSC Exam Dates (2020)
  • Prelims – 25th July 2021 [Latest]
  • Mains – 24th April to 29th April 2022
  • Interview – September 2022
MPPSC Result (2020)
  • Prelims – 15th January 2022
  • Mains – July 2022
  • Final Result – October 2022
MPPSC Admit Card 
  • Prelims – 12th July 2021 [Released]
  • Mains – 13th April 2022

MPPSC 2020 Updates:

  • MPPSC State Services (Prelims) 2020 was conducted on 25th July 2021 after being postponed thrice. The examination schedule was as follows:
    • MPPSC SSE Pre Paper-I: 10 AM – 12 PM
    • MPPSC SSE Pre Paper-II: 2.15 PM – 4.15 PM
  • MPPSC Prelims 2020 final answer key is out, and the result is expected to be out soon. Find the answer key and the updates on the MPPSC Result in the linked article.
  • The link to check the scorecard and OMR sheet of MPPSC Prelims 2020 was made available by the commission recently from 9th October 2021 till 8th January 2022. The candidates can check the linked article to find the direct link to check the scorecard and OMR sheet.

MPPSC 2019

The MPPSC (State Service Exam) details are given in the table below:

MPPSC 2019

Name Of The Exam State Service Exam
Conducting Body Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission
MPPSC Exam Pattern MPPSC Exam is conducted in three stages (similar to UPSC Civil Services Exam):

  • Prelims – 2 papers (General Studies and Aptitude) (Objective type)
  • Mains – 6 papers (4 General Studies and 2 Hindi) (essay/descriptive type)
  • Interview
Latest Updates MPPSC Notification has been released on November 14, 2019
MPPSC Vacancy
  • 2017- 190
  • 2018- 202
  • 2019- 571 [Earlier 330]
MPPSC Eligibility A Few Pointers:

  • A National
  • Minimum 21 years of age
MPPSC Exam Notification 2019 14th November 2019
MPPSC Exam Dates (2019)
  • Prelims- 12 January 2020
  • Mains- 21 March 2021 – 26 March 2021
  • Interview – February 2022
MPPSC Result Dates (2019)
  • Prelims – 21st December 2020
  • Mains – 31st December 2021
  • Final Selection – March 2022
MPPSC Admit Card (Prelims) 8 January 2020

MPPSC 2019 Updates:

  • The commission has notified 571 vacancies against which recruitment will take place. The application process started from 20 November 2019 (12 PM) and the last date to apply was 9 December 2019 (12 AM). On 21st December 2020, MPPSC Prelims 2019 result has been declared. The commission has released the list of candidates declared successful, along with the cut-off for different categories.
  • MPPSC Admit Card for Mains 2019 is out on 10th March 2021.
  • MPPSC Mains 2019 Dates Out – The examination started on 21st March 2021 and ran till 26th March 2021. Check the timetable below:


Date (10 AM – 1 PM)

General Studies-I 21 March 2021
General Studies-II 22 March 2021
General Studies-III 23 March 2021
General Studies-IV 24 March 2021
General Hindi 25 March 2021
Hindi Essay  26 March 2021 

Note: The timing for Hindi Essay is 10 AM – 12 PM.


As per the proposed calendar, the following exams are conducted yearly by MPPSC.

  • State Service Exam 2020-21
  • State Forest Service Exam 2020-21
  • State Engineering Service Exam 2020-21
  • Assistant Geologist Exam 2020-21
  • Assistant (Farmer Welfare andDevelopment Department) Exam 2020-21
  • Sub- Inspector Exam 2020-21
  • Scientific Officer Exam 2020-21
  • Assistant Horticulture Officer Exam 2020-21
  • Assistant Officer (Social Justice Department) Exam 2020-21
  • Assistant Fisheries Development Officer Exam 2020-21
One of the best sources to know about the demand of the examination is the previous year question papers. The benefits of solving and analysing old question papers are:

  1. Alignment of preparation – A candidate learns to align his/her preparation as per the need of the questions already asked in the exams before. That furthers his/her modification in one’s strategy.
  2. Learn the strengths – A candidate can see from which area of the subject, he/she is able to answer more questions. 
  3. Learn the weaknesses – A candidate can also learn about his/her weak subject areas and can work on them before the examination.
  4. Feel of the exam – An aspirant gets the feel of the actual examination and can learn to be calm, composed and prepared for the D-Day.

To get MPPSC Previous Year Question Papers, aspirants can check the linked article where all old question papers PDF from 2015-2019 are provided.

MPPSC Eligibility Criteria

The Madhya Pradesh Public Service (MPPSC) sets the eligibility criteria for the various exams conducted by it. Check below, the MPPSC age limit, educational qualification for the State Service Exam 2019 and eligibility related information for other exams.

Important information:

  1. The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  2. Male candidates with more than one wife (living) are not eligible
  3. Female candidates who have married a person already having a wife (living) are not eligible.
  4. Candidates claiming age relaxation/reservation in more than one category for the MP PSC Exam shall be entitled to only one concession, whichever is more beneficial.

The MPPSC exam eligibility criteria, qualifications, and conditions are given in the linked article. The MPPSC State Service Exam eligibility also includes Physical Measurements/Fitness for certain posts. Candidates have to undergo a medical test after the interview to be considered eligible.

MPPSC Syllabus

The major portion of the syllabus for prelims and mains overlap with the IAS Exam. MPPSC has shared both prelims and mains syllabus separately. While Prelims being an objective exam demands candidates focus on minute details about the topics given, Mains exam demands candidates to be analytical with their approach.

For detailed MPPSC Syllabus, candidates can check the linked article.

MPPSC Study Material

For any exam, the availability of study material makes the most important element. While a few topics from the syllabus are better done if candidates made hand-written notes; other topics can be covered through reading other sources.

Check below links to download the important material to help align your preparation:

  1. For NCERT books- Click here
  2. For NCERT notes of General Studies Paper 1 (History, Geography) Click here
  3. Check Daily News Analysis for updating your current affairs.
  4. To Follow monthly magazines, Download Yojana Magazine Gist.

To get a clear idea on how to prepare MPPSC 2019, check the linked article, MPPSC Preparation.


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