How do I prepare for the Maharashtra State Public Service Commission (MPSC) Rajyaseva exam? What are the suitable materials from current affairs to books and test series?

MPSC, also known as Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC), is under article 315 of the Indian Constitution. It conducts examinations for recruitment to the services of the Government of Maharashtra. The main aim of MPSC is to appoint deserving candidates for various positions under the Government of Maharashtra.

The MPSC Rajyaseva examination is conducted at three levels: pre-examination, main examination, and personality test. Candidates between 19 and 38 years can appear for this examination. MPSC will be conducting the MPSC State Service Exam or MPSC Rajyaseva Exam 2020-21 to select eligible candidates for various Group A and Group B services.

What does the MPSC Rajyaseva exam consist of?

The MPSC exam consists of the preliminary and main exams. For detailed information on essential topics in each subject and the constituent syllabus, you can refer to BYJU’s Exam Prep.

The MPSC Preliminary exam comprises the following:

  • Paper 1 (General Studies)– objective type (MCQs)
  • Paper 2 (CSAT) – objective type (MCQs)

The MPSC Mains comprises six papers:

  • English
  • Marathi
  • General Studies I (MCQs)-History & Geography
  • General Studies II (MCQs)-Indian Constitution & Indian Politics [with particular reference to Maharashtra] & Law
  • General Studies III (MCQs)-Human Resource Development (HRD) & Human Rights
  • General Studies IV (MCQs)-Economy & Planning, Economics of Development and Agriculture, Science and Technology Development

Tips to prepare for MPSC Rajyaseva Exam

1. Solve previous years’ question papers

Previous years’ question papers are an excellent way to know more about the exam pattern, and the critical topics generally asked in the MPSC Rajyaseva Exam. BYJU’S provides the aspirants’ access to previous years’ MPSC Prelims and mains paper.

2. Practice mock tests

Practice for the MPSC Rajyaseva exam can be quickly done using mock papers/practice tests. Mock tests assist in identifying the time-consuming and weak areas so that the aspirant can work better on those aspects. BYJU’S Exam Prep is a helpful tool to practice mock tests.

3. Make the right book choice

Various books for all the exams are readily available offline and online. The list of some commonly used textbooks for the MPSC Rajyaseva exam are:-

  • NCERT books
  • Bharatache Sanvidhan by Rajesh Chaudhari
  • Environment by Shankar IAS
  • India’s Struggle for Independence:-Bipin Chandra
  • Bhartiya Arthvyavastha UPSC MPSC-Bhagirath Prakashan
  • MPSC CSAT Simplified by Dhyandeep Publication
  • Wren & Martin High School English Grammar and Composition Book (Regular Edition) by NDV Prasada Rao
  • Sugam Marathi Vyakaran With Shabdratn by Walimbe
  • Parikrama March 2021 by Vishwanath Patil·
  • Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth

4. Follow a balanced timetable

Once you have decided to appear for the MPSC exam, it is essential to follow a well-created timetable. It is better to have a balanced schedule of all the topics in a detailed manner with proper time intervals. Short breaks after each segment are necessary to give the mind some rest.

5. Follow daily news

The General Studies exam of MPSC Prelim examination includes current affairs as an essential portion. The best way to know more about current affairs is to follow the daily news. This can be done by watching the news, listening to the radio, or through the internet/ social media. Thorough knowledge of the latest happenings can help boost your final score. Reading articles in the newspaper improves one’s general knowledge, communication skills, and comprehension aptitude.

6. Know about the vacancies

MPSC, through its MPSC State Service Exam, select eligible candidates for the following posts:

  • Deputy Collector (Group A)
  • Superintendent of Police/Assistant Commissioner of Police (Group A)
  • Assistant Director (Maharashtra Finance and Accounts Service – Group A)
  • Industry Deputy Director – Technical (Group A)
  • Tehsildar (Group A)
  • Deputy Education Officer (Maharashtra Education Services – Group A)
  • Assistant Regional Transport Officer (Group A)
  • Room Officer (Group A)
  • Assistant Group Development Officer (Group B)
  • Industry Officer – Technical (Group A)
  • Naib Tehsildar (Group B)

7. Get to know the essential topics and books for current affairs.

Current affairs constitute a noticeable portion of the MPSC Rajyaseva exam. Current affairs can be prepared for using the following sources, other than TV, social media, or newspapers:-

  • Chronicle (last eight months)
  • Lokrajya (previous eight months)
  • Loksatta Newspaper
  • The Hindu
  • Press Information Bureau (PIB)
  • Yojana Magazine


This article sums up the crucial tips on how to prepare for the MPSC Rajyaseva exam. Regularity and smart work can help the aspirant achieve a high score in the final exam.

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