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STATE CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION (MPSC)


Courses for State Civil Service Examinations
The state civil services examinations are conducted by Maharashtra Public Service Commission
(MPSC) to recruit officers in the state services. The notification regarding this examination appears
in leading newspapers. The examination is conducted in following three stages :
i) Preliminary Examination
ii) Main/ Written Examination
iii) Interview/ Personality Test

Preliminary Examination : One question paper of 200 marks known as General Ability Test is
set. The candidates have to solve 200 multiple choice type questions within two hours. Questions
are set in English and Marathi medium. The break-up of the marks of this question paper is given
below.
The Preliminary Examination is supposed to be held at most of the district places in
Maharashtra. After the result of the Preliminary Examination is declared, the successful candidates
are called to appear for Main Examination. The marks scored in the Preliminary Examination are not
counted for the final selection of the candidates.
Preliminary Examination :
Arts / Social Sciences
Intelligence Test
Current Affairs
Science and Technology
Commerce and Economics
Agriculture

Total

30 marks
50 marks
30 marks
30 marks
30 marks
30 marks

200 marks

Main Examination : Generally the Main Examination is supposed to be held three and a half or
four months after the result of the prelims exam is declared. This examination is held at four centres
viz. Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad and Nagpur. The candidates who qualify in the Preliminarily
Examination and hold University degrees of Graduation are eligible to appear for Main Examination.
To be eligible to appear for this examination a candidate must have completed minimum 19
years of age (on or before 1st April of the year in which candidate is going to appear for
examination). The maximum age limit for open category candidates is 33 years. The age limit is
relaxed by five years in case of candidates from reserved category. For handicapped candidates
the maximum age limit is 45 years.
The candidates are also required to have appropriate knowledge of Marathi language. In case of
posts in the Police Department the candidates must also fulfill the prescribed requirements of
physical ability.
The syllabus of the main examination of Maharashtra Public Service Commission State Services
Examinations has been changed in 2006. This Main exam is now conducted on the lines of UPSC
Mains examination. Thus, it is now easy to prepare for UPSC in Marathi. This exam is of a
descriptive nature for 1600 marks.
Subject

Marks
according
syllabus

1) Marathi (compulsory)
2) English (compulsory)
3) General Studies Paper I
4) General Studies Paper II
5) Optional Subject I
6) Optional Subject II

100
100
100
100
200
200
800

Total

to

old

Marks according
syllabus

to

new

200
200
200
200
400
400
1600

There will be two papers each for optional subjects.

Guidance at Chanakya Mandal Pariwar is provided according to the changed syllabus. Guidance
according to this changed syllabus is also provided in Marathi through the Virtual Learning
Classroom - VLC (Course No. 15 - more information on page 32) which is a joint venture of
Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (Nashik) and Chanakya Mandal Pariwar. Our

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study material is also prepared as per new syllabus. We have published lots of study material for
both Prelims and Main examination. Please refer to updated list of study material available in the
office.

Changed syllabus of MPSC Civil Services Main Examination


General Studies - 1
Contents
a) History
b) Geography of India
c) Indian Polity
d) Human Resource Development
e) Human Rights
Total

Marks
40
40
40
40
40
200

General Studies - 2
Contents
a) India and World
(India's position in global happenings)
b) Indian Economy, planning, trade and
rural development
c) Development of natural resources
d) Development of Science & Technology
e) Statistical Analysis, Graphs & Diagrams
Total

Marks
40

40
40
40
40
200

Personality Test (Interview) :


The candidates coming out successfully in the written examination are interviewed by a
panel of interviewers. In the interview, eligibility required for the candidate's post, his/ her
personality, his/her study of social and national issues, awareness regarding events occuring
around him / her, capacity to take decisions, presents of mind are the factors considered.
Marks allotted for the interview are 200. The final merit list is declared after considering the
candidate's marks in the main exam and interview. Accordingly, eligiable candidates are appointed
at various post. Eventually they get he appointement letter and after training they join the service.
Coaching programme at Chanakya Mandal Pariwar :
We conduct separate and comprehensive courses for prelims and mains having 3 hours
daily input. In addition to this we organise 7 days residential camp in January every year, for the
preparation of prelims. Page 31 contains more information about the camp. Interview preparation
programme is held after the result of main examination.

List of Services for which


officers are selected through
MPSC Civil Services
Examinations
Deputy Collector
Deputy Suprintendent of Police (DySP)
Assistant Commissionor of Police
(ACP)
Sub-registrar Cooperative Societies
Sales Tax Officer (STO)
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Block Development Officer (BDO)
Assistant Regional Transport Officer
(ARTO)
Education Officer
Tahasildar
Nayab Tahasildar
Taluka Inspector of Land Records
(TILR)
Mantralaya Section Officer

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List of Optional
Subjects
for
Main Exam
Syllabus booklet for
all
subjects
is
available for sale at
Chanakya Mandal
Pariwar office.

Agriculture
Animal Husbandry &
Dairy Development
Horticulture
Economics
English Literature
Geography
Sanskrit Literature
Political Science &
International
Relations

Hindi Literature
History
Management
Marathi Literature
Philosophy
Psychology
Botany

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Sociology
Urdu Literature
Accountancy and
Auditing
Computer Science

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Chemistry
Geology
Mathematics
Microbiology
Physics
Statistics
Public Administration

Law
Zoology

Address of MPSC :
Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC)
Room no. 904, 9th floor, Vikrikar Bhawan (old building), Sardar Balwant Singh Lodhi Marg, Mazgaon, Mumbai
400010
Phone : 9522 - 22670210
Website : www.mpsc.maharashtra.gov.in

Guidance Programme:
Various guidance courses are organised at Chanakya Mandal Pariwar for the preparation of these
examination. The duration, eligibility conditions, fees and all other details differ from batch to batch.
Students must understand all this well and then take admission. At the same time, it is suggested
that besides courses 10 to 13 given to you here, also take a look at the Marathi medium course
through Virtual Learning Classroom VLC (course no. 15 - more information on page no. 32), also
course no. 20, page 36, which is a 1 month intensive course during the summer vacation, and the
Abhyas Mahotsav held in the month of January every year (course no. 14, more information page
31). Each one is suggested to choose an option best suited to him/her depending upon available
time, priority, educational qualification, etc. But once you have chosen a particular option, we insist
that you do it with full devotion.

MPSC State Civil Services Examination Comprehensive Batch :


This course provides combined guidance for Prelim exam and Main exam. Guidance is also
provided for both papers of General Studies, compulsory English and Marathi and also for certain
selected Optional Subject. Though the inconsistency regarding MPSC examinations is known to all,
our year-long course starts in July and January every year. Generally we focus on guidance (this is
designed as per new syllabus) for the Main exam first and then turn towards Prelim exam. If MPSC
exams are announced in between, necessary changes are made in the guidance programme
immediately. Thus, this is a flexible course.
T Duration : 1 Year
T Screening Test : Is conducted before admission.
T Medium : Marathi.
T 2 hours guidance daily for General Studies. Batches: 8.00 am. to 10.00 am and 6.00 pm to
8.00 pm.
T Detailed guidance for certain selected Optional Subjects is given in some time other than daily
General Studies classes. Sessions for Optional Subjects are held generally in the afternoon or on
weekends considering the convenience of faculty and students taking admission for Optional
Subjects.
T Special features of course :
1) Guidance for both Prelims and Main examination is provided.
2) Shri. Dharmadhikari Sir's session per week.
3) Course is run as per module pattern.

What is meant by 'Module Pattern'?


Module pattern means subtopics of General Studies are taken one by one and complete
guidance for that particular subtopic is completed continuously without breaking or interrupting
the flow of the subject. Notes for that particular subtopic are also given at the same time and after

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completion of teaching a practice test is also conducted. Thus, this pattern ensures that each
subtopic is concretely imprinted on the student's mind. Excluding the subjects which are your
degree subjects, all other subtopics are unknown and new for you. Only if you take up these
subjects one by one and learn them in an uninterrupted manner, can you master them. It is our
experience that these pattern proves very useful. But, in this pattern it is obvious and unavoidable
that some subjects will have to be taught towards the end of the course. Sometimes some
students are afraid of the fact that we are approaching the end of the course and not a single
lecture has been conducted for a particular subject. But this is not at all something to be afraid of,
because every subject is going to be taught as per its sequence. On the contrary, the subjects
which will be taught in the end are taught to you just before the exam and remain fresh in your
mind. It is also our experience that if students adjust their self-study time table with the classes
they are benefited even more.
4) Detailed guidance for General Studies, compulsory English, compulsory Marathi.
5) Special video sessions are organised.
6) 'Abhyas Mahotsav' in January is included wherein stamina for 12 to 14 hours continuous study is
developed. Also an opportunity for dialogue with expert visiting faculty by means of questions and
answers and guidance by them is made available.
7) Rich library and 24 hour study room available.
8) The competitive exam preparatory magazine (in Marathi) is given for the course duration, which
is published by Chanakya Mandal Pariwar.
9) Personal guidance and counselling is given.
10) Guidance by previously successful students is made available.
11) Practice question sets are given.

MPSC State Civil Services Prelim Examination Course :


This course is run specifically for giving guidance for Prelim examination after the notification for
MPSC Civil Services Prelim exam is published.
T Duration : Approximately 3 and 1/2 to 4 months, Six days a week, 2 Hours daily.
T Screening Test : Is taken. Date is declared after notification of Prelim exam is published.
T Medium : Marathi.
T Special features of course :
1) Guidance for both Prelims and Main examination.
2) Shri. Dharmadhikari Sir's session per week.
3) Detailed guidance for General Studies.
4) Practice question sets are given.
5) Special video sessions are organised.
6) Rich library and 24 hour study room available.
7) The competitive exam preparatory magazine (in Marathi) is given for the course duration, which
is published by Chanakya Mandal Pariwar.
8) Personal guidance and counselling is given.
9) Guidance by previously successful students is made available.
10) Course is run as per module pattern. (Explanation on page 29)
11) Test series of 5 Model Test Papers along with discussions is conducted at the end of the
course.

MPSC Special Mains Batch :


This is a course which start on the 10th day after the result of Prelim examination. It is a special
course for Main exam preparation for students who have cleared Prelim exam.
T Screening Test : Not applicable. But it is necessary to produce hall ticket of Prelim exam.
T Duration : Approximately 2 to 3 months.
T Medium : Marathi.
T Special features of course :

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1) Shri. Dharmadhikari Sir's sessions regularly.


2) Rigorous preparation for certain selected optional subjects, compulsory English, Marathi and
General Studies.
3) Lots of practice for answer writing.
4) Papers are checked by expert faculty and improvements are suggested personally.
5) Lectures by expert visiting faculty, various video sessions are organised.
6) Specail sessions for current events.
7) Guidance by previously successful students is made available.
8) Rich library and 24 hour study room available.

MPSC State Civil Services Interview Guidance :


Interview guidance workshops are conducted after the result of the Main examination. The
nature and content of such workshops include current events, possible questions which may be
asked in the interview, special sessions for preparation of certain selected Optional Subjects from
the point of view of interview. Shri. Dharmadhikari Sir and other expert and eminent faculty and
senior serving officers provide guidance in these workshops. Mock Interview sessions are organised
after the workshops.
T Mock Interviews : The interview panel comprises of many extremely senior and expert faculty
and officers. Video shooting of the interview is done and the video clipping is shown to the
candidate later. When one candidate gives the interview, others can watch it. If the students
demand, second round of Mock Interviews may be conducted taking into consideration the time
available to students before their actual MPSC interview. Care is taken to see that a candidate does
not repeat mistakes made in the first round.
T Special features of Interview guidance programme :
1) Expert interview panel, inclusive of senior officers, retired officers and subject experts.
2) Video shooting of each interview and facility for students to watch it.
3) Difficulty solving and elaborate personal feedback session.
4) Facility to view videos of mock interviews of our previously successful students.

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