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MP Civil Services Exam

Scheme of Examination

  • Preliminary Examination: (Objective Type) for the selection of candidates to the main examination
  • Main Examination: (Essay Type) for selection of candidates to the interview
  • Personality Test / Interview: For final selection of candidates to various posts/cadres

Preliminary Examination

The preliminary examination will consist of two papers of objective type (multiple choice questions)

Paper

Subject

Marks

Paper –I

General Studies

150

Paper –II

One Subject to be selected from the list of optional subjects

300

Total

450

  • The question paper would be set both in Hindi and English.
  • The standard of Preliminary Examination is that of degree level.
  • Each paper will be of two hours duration.
  • The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination would be 15 times the vacancies notified for recruitment in the order of merit on the basis of the performance in the Preliminary Examination.
  • There will also be provision for reservation for SC, ST and other Backward classes.

List of optional subjects for preliminary examination:

  1. Agriculture
  2. Economics
  3. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  4. Indian History
  5. Zoology
  6. Geography
  7. Botany
  8. Geology
  9. Chemistry
  10. Political Science
  11. Physics
  12. Public Administration
  13. Mathematics
  14. Sociology
  15. Statistics
  16. Criminology and Forensic Science
  17. Civil Engineering
  18. Psychology
  19. Electrical Engineering
  20. Philosophy
  21. Mechanical Engineering
  22. Law
  23. Commerce

Main Examination

Main Examination will consist of a written examination and an interview test.

The Written examination will consist of seven papers of conventional essay type questions as given below:

(a) Compulsory Papers

Paper

Subject

Marks

Paper –I

General Studies

300

Paper –II

General Studies

300

Paper-III

General Hindi

300

(b) Optional Papers

Paper

Subject

Marks

Paper –IV

Any two subjects are to be selected each subject will have two papers.

300

Paper –V

300

Paper-VI

300

Paper-VII

300

  • Each paper will be of three hours duration.
  • The question papers for the examination will be of conventional essay type.
  • Question papers other than language papers will be both in Hindi and English. Question papers of engineering subjects will be only in English.
  • The candidates will have the option to answer the question papers in Hindi or English except in the case of language papers.
  • Question No. 1 of each paper (Consisting 20 short answer questions each one is to be answered in one or two lines) will be Compulsory. Each question will carry 3 marks, maximum portion of the syllabi will be covered under these questions.

List of Optional Papers for Main Examination: -

  1. Agriculture
  2. Geology
  3. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  4. Political Science and International Relations
  5. Zoology
  6. Public Administration
  7. Botany
  8. Sociology
  9. Chemistry
  10. Criminology and Forensic Science
  11. Physics
  12. Psychology
  13. Mathematics
  14. Philosophy
  15. Statistics
  16. Law
  17. Civil Engineering
  18. Hindi literature
  19. Electrical Engineering
  20. English literature
  21. Mechanical Engineering
  22. Sanskrit literature
  23. Commerce & Accountancy
  24. Urdu literature
  25. Economics
  26. Anthropology
  27. History
  28. Military Science
  29. Geography

Personality Test / Interview

Interview is conducted for candidates qualified in the Main Examination. The interview will carry 250 marks.