These exams are usually held for different government jobs, such as Naib Tehsildar, Deputy Collector, Assistant Director, FRO and others. The State Civil Service Examination held by the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) has 346 vacant posts in State Services & Forest Services of Madhya Pradesh. The exam is conducted in two parts, the preliminary examination and the main examination.

The MPPSC 2021 Exam will be conducted in three stages. The MPPSC Exam Pattern for all three stages is in the table below:


MPPSC 2021

Exam NameType of the Exam/DurationMarks
MPPSC Prelims ExamGeneral Studies-Objective (2 Hours)200
General Aptitude Test- Objective (2 Hours)200
MPPSC Mains ExamGeneral Studies-I (3 hours)300
General Studies-II (3 hours)300
General Studies-III (3 hours)300
General Studies-IV (3 hours)200
Hindi (3 Hours)200
Hindi Essay (2 hours)100
MPPSC InterviewPersonality Test175



Under the Prelims examination, there are two main papers, namely:

  1. General Studies and General Aptitude Test. Both are objective (MCQs) types of paper.
  2. Both the papers consist of 200 marks each, and candidates are allotted 120 minutes or 2 hours for each paper.
  3. There will be no negative marking in MPPSC (State Service Exam) Prelims exam for wrong answers.

Under the MPPSC Mains Mains examination, there are five main papers, namely:

  1. General Studies I
  2. General Studies II
  3. General Studies III
  4. General Studies IV
  5. Hindi
  6. Hindi Essay

While the first three papers on General Studies consist of 300 marks each, the fourth General Studies paper consists of 200 marks. Additionally, the Hindi paper also consists of 200 marks, while the Hindi essay paper is allotted a maximum of 100 marks. Furthermore, all the papers, except the one on Hindi Essays, is allotted 180 minutes, or 3 hours to complete. Candidates are given 120 minutes, or 2 hours to complete the Hindi Essay paper.