What is MPSC/UPSC?


The full form of MPSC is Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC). MPSC is a Government of Maharashtra organization which is responsible for conducting exams for recruitments to Maharashtra Government departments.

The Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) is a body created by the Constitution of India to select applicants for civil service jobs in the Indian state of Maharashtra according to the merits of the applicants and the rules of reservation.
The Head Office of the MPSC is located at the Maharashtra State Capital Mumbai.

Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) is a Constitutional Body established Under Article 315 of Constitution of India which provides a smooth and efficient functioning of the Government of Maharashtra by providing suitable candidates for various Government posts and advise them on various service matters like formulation of Recruitment Rules, advise on promotions, transfers and disciplinary actions etc.

What are MPSC Exams Maharashtra?
As mentioned earlier, an MPSC exam is an exam which you need to sit for if you wish to take up a job in a Government department. It could be for Govt. of Maharashtra clerical jobs, Govt. of Maharashtra engineering jobs, Income Tax Department Maharashtra jobs, Govt. of Maharashtra deputy collector jobs, Govt. of Maharashtra jobs of police sub-inspector and generally for any post of Class I and Class II Officers Govt. of Maharashtra.

When are the MPSC Exams Maharashtra held?
An MPSC exam is conducted in 2 stages: first you need to appear for the MPSC Prelims exam and then for the main MPSC exam. The MPSC Prelims Exams are generally held in May, while the Main MPSC exams are held in October of the same year. Once you fill in the MPSC application form and submit it, you will get intimations about Dates of MPSC Exams.

What are the Eligibility Requirements for MPSC Exams Maharashtra?
1. Educational Qualifications for MPSC Exams: You need to be a Graduate to appear for the MPSC exam. Students in their final year of graduation can also appear for the MPSC exam.
2. Age Qualifications for MPSC Exams: The minimum age for candidates appearing for an MPSC exam is 18 years, the maximum age generally is 33 years. The maximum age is relaxable for OBC candidates (max. 35yrs.) and for SC/ST/NT candidates (max. 38yrs.). Note: Please check eligibility requirements before purchasing the form, in case of any changes.

How many times can I appear for the MPSC Exam?
There are no limits to the number of times that you can appear for the MPSC Exam. However, you must appear for the MPSC Prelim exam and pass it to be eligible to appear for the main MPSC exam.

How to appear for MPSC Exams?
1. You need to check out the official MPSC website or look out for advertisements in Employment News and local newspapers, like Loksatta.
2. You need to buy the MPSC exam application form from the Head Post Office in your area. Please note that MPSC exam application forms are available on Head Post Offices and not at any branch Post Offices. The application form comes within an MPSC Exams Information Brochure, along with other requisite forms. This MPSC Exams Information Brochure gives all the requisite information, including MPSC exam venues, how to fill in the MPSC application form, etc.
3. Fill up the form with all the necessary details and submit it with the requisite fees (fees are less for OBC and SC/ST candidates) to the Head Post Office before the last date of application.
4. About 15 days before the MPSC exam, you will receive intimation about the exam center, date and time of the exam. This intimation may also come 1 month before the MPSC exam.
5. Sit for the exam on the given date and time. Be punctual!

UPSC Information

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is India's central agency authorised to conduct the Civil Services Examination, Engineering Services Examination, Combined Medical Services Examination, Combined Defence Services Examination, National Defence Academy Examination, Naval Academy Examination, Special Class Railway Apprentice, Indian Forest Service examination, Indian Economic Service examination, Indian Statistical Service examination, Combined Geoscientist and Geologist Examination, and Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant) examination.

The Commission consists of a chairman and other members appointed by The President of India. The Constitution of India, without specifying the strength of the Commission has left the matter to the discretion of the president, who determines its composition. Usually, the Commission consists of nine to eleven members including the chairman. The terms and conditions of service of chairman and members of the Commission are governed by the Union Public Service Commission (Members) Regulations, 1969. The Chairman and other members of the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) are appointed by the President of India. At least half of the members of the Commission are Civil Servant (working or retired) with minimum ten years of experience either in Central or State service.

The Commission is serviced by a Secretariat headed by a Secretary with two Additional Secretaries, a number of Joint Secretaries, Deputy Secretaries and other supporting staff. Every member holds office for a term of six years or until he attains the age of sixty-five years, whichever is earlier.
He can submit his resignation at any time to the President of India. He may be removed from his office by the President of India on the ground of misbehaviour (only if an inquiry of such misbehaviour is made and upheld by Supreme Court) or if he is adjudged insolvent, or engages during his term of office in any paid employment outside the duties of his office, or in the opinion of the President unfit to continue in office by reason of infirmity of mind or body.

UPSC is amongst the few institutions which function with both autonomy and freedom along with the country’s higher judiciary and lately the Election Commission.

UPSC Exam Eligibility

  • For the IAS, IFS & IPS, a candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • For the IRS and other services, a candidate must be one of the following:
  •       • A citizen of India
          • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

    Educational Qualification for UPSC Examination Here you can get details like Qualification for IAS, IFS & IPS from below. All candidates must have as a minimum one of the following educational qualifications:

  • A degree from a Central, State or Deemed university
  • A degree received through correspondence or distance education
  • A degree from an open university
  • A qualification recognized by the Government of India as being equivalent to one of the above

  • UPSC Examination Age Limit A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on August 1 of the year of examination. For OBC the upper age limit is 35, and for SC and ST the limit is 37 years.