Structure of Examination


  • The following table clearly illustrates the structure of Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) Exam −

Type Description Marks
Preliminary Test (PT) General Studies Paper I Objective Type 200
Aptitude Test Paper - II Objective Type 200

Main Examination (Written Test)

Note − eligible ONLY after passing PT

Paper - I General Studies - I 300
Paper – II General Studies -II 300
Paper - III General Studies -III 300
Paper - IV General Studies -IV 200
Paper - V Indian Language (Hindi) 200
Paper - VI Essay 100
Total (Mains) Marks 1400

Personality Test

Note − eligible ONLY after passing Main Exam

Interview 175

Grand Total

(PT Marks did not include)



  • The Preliminary Examination (PT) consists of two papers carrying 200 marks each.

  • The Preliminary Examination is of Objective Type (having multiple choice questions) and each paper carries 100 (objective type) questions.

  • Only PT qualifying candidates are allowed for the Main Exam.

  • Each paper will be of two hours duration.

  • The written examination consists of six papers.

  • Marks obtained in PT are just qualifying and hence no role in final selection or ranking.

  • Marks obtained in rest six papers (from Paper I to Paper VI of written exam) and in interview play major role in the final selection or ranking.

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