MPSC State Service Examination Syllabus Simplified

MPSC State Service Examination

Maharashtra State Service Examination, commonly known as Maharashtra Rajyaseva Pariksha, is held by the Maharashtra Public Service Commission. The recruitment exam selects candidates for various Maharashtra government posts. To clear the examination, one must first understand the details of the exam and create a study plan. 

The commission has provided every detail of the MPSC Syllabus in its official notification, but since it is quite extensive and a bit confusing for a few, we’ll break it down in this article and simplify the details for a better understanding of the exam’s actual demand in the test. Understanding the syllabus is one of the most important steps in a candidate’s preparation, as only after doing this can they start to study efficiently. Read on to understand the Maharashtra Rajyaseva Pariksha Syllabus.

MPSC SSE Syllabus

The exam is conducted in three phases as outlined below, and each phase is more difficult than the one preceding it.

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview

Here we’ll break down the syllabus for the Prelims and Mains stage, as the Interview is not necessarily based on any kind of fixed syllabus. The interviewer can ask anything from the subject matter that the aspirant has studied, all along their preparation journey to simple pieces of stuff about their life.

MPSC Prelims Syllabus

Before an aspirant starts their studies, they should check the complete syllabus. Learning the details of the syllabus can help them gain a better understanding of the exam. Let’s take a look at the syllabus’s paper-by-paper contents.

Paper 1 Syllabus

  • Recent national, international, and state-level important events
  • India’s history (particularly Maharashtra’s) and the Indian National Movement
  • Political System, Constitution, Panchayati Raj System, Urban Administration, Polity and Governance, and Rights Issues in Maharashtra and India
  • Social, Economic, as well as Physical Geography  of Maharashtra, India, and the World
  • General Science
  • Social and Economic Development
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Biodiversity etc.

Paper 2 Syllabus

  • Language skills in English and Marathi
  • Data interpretation – DI (tables, charts, graphs, data sufficiency, etc. – Class 10th level) and basic Quantitative Aptitude (Class 10th level)
  • General mental ability
  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills cum communication skills
  • Decision making as well as problem-solving skills

MPSC Main Syllabus

Candidates who pass the first level of the MPSC exam are subsequently admitted to the Mains. The following is the Mains syllabus for the six papers:

Paper 1 – Marathi and English (Essay/ Translation/ Precis)Section 1: MarathiEssay WritingPrecis writing English to Marathi Translation
Section 2: EnglishEssay WritingPrecis writing Marathi to English  Translation
Paper 2 – English and Marathi (Grammar and Comprehension)Section 1: MarathiGrammarSentence CorrectionSynonymAntonymPhrases and IdiomsComprehension
Section 2: EnglishGrammarSentence CorrectionSynonymAntonymPhrases and IdiomsComprehension
Paper 3 – General Studies I: (History & Geography)HistoryEstablishment of the British Rule in IndiaHistory of Modern IndiaRenaissance EraIndian Economy under Colonial RuleEmergence and Growth of Indian NationalismFamous movements against the British GovernmentThe National Movement in Gandhian EraDr. B.R. Ambedkar’s approach to the problem of untouchabilityConstitutional Development under British GovernmentGrowth of Communalism and the Partition of IndiaTowards the Transfer of PowerIndia after IndependenceSelected Social Reformers of MaharashtraCultural Heritage of Maharashtra (Ancient to Modern)
GeographyGeomorphologyClimatologyHuman GeographyHuman SettlementsEconomic Geography (Special Reference to Maharashtra)Population Geography (Special Reference to Maharashtra)Environmental Geography (Special Reference to Maharashtra)Geography and Aero-Space TechnologyRemote SensingAerial PhotographsGIS and its applications
AgricultureAgroecologySoilWater Management
Paper 4 – General Studies II (Indian Constitution and Politics & Law)Amendment ProcedureMajor Amendments to the ConstitutionThe Constitution of IndiaState Government and Administration (with focus on Maharashtra)Political System (Structure, Power and Functions)
Paper 5 – General Studies III (Human Resource Development & Human Rights)Human Resource DevelopmentEducationHuman Resource Development in IndiaHealthRural Development
Human RightsChild Development Women Development Universal Declaration of Human Rights Tribal Development
Paper 6 – General Studies IVMacroeconomicsMacro EconomicsGrowth and DevelopmentPublic FinanceMoneyInternational Trade and International Capital
Indian EconomyIndian EconomyIndian Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentCo-operationMoney and Financial SectorPublic Finance and Financial InstitutionsIndustry and Service SectorInfrastructure DevelopmentInternational Trade & CapitalEconomy of MaharashtraAgricultureFood and Nutrition
Science and Technology DevelopmentEnergy ScienceComputer and Information TechnologySpace Science and TechnologyRemote Sensing and its ApplicationsBiotechnology

Having understood the syllabus for the MPSC exam, the next ideal step for an aspirant is to check the MPSC Questions of previous years. Practicing such questions would enable the aspirant to know the actual demand of the exam, and the types of questions that are framed.

MPSC SSE is no doubt a difficult recruitment exam, but with enough willpower and hard work, one can easily clear this prestigious exam and get a Maharashtra state government job.