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MPPSC RECRUITMENT - Notification, eligibility, Important Dates, Admit Card and more 2021


The Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) is a public service body under the government of Madhya Pradesh which conducts The State Service Examination every year to recruit officers into state Services. The MPPSC has released 235 vacancies for the State Services and 111 vacancies for State Forest Services, including Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Assistant Conservator of Forest & Forest Ranger, etc., for the year 2021.

According to the latest notification released by The MPPSC dated 02/06/2021, the MPPSC will conduct the preliminary exam for state services on 25th July 2021.

You can visit the official website by clicking on the link here -

click here for MPPSC State Services notification 2021

click here for MPPSC Forest Services notification 2021

MPPSC 2021 Important Dates

MPPSC original official notification release29 Dec 2020
Online registration start date11 Jan 2021
Last date for online application10 Feb 2021
MPPSC prelims 2021 exam date11 Mar 2021
Revised MPPSC prelims 2021 exam date25 Jul 2021
MPPSC prelims 2021 resultsto be announced
MPPSC mains 2021 exam dateto be announced
MPPSC mains 2021 resultsto be announced
Interviewto be announced

Eligibility Criteria for MPPSC Exam 2021

Educational qualification -

A graduate from any university recognized by the state of Madhya Pradesh or the government of India is eligible to apply for the MPPSC examination 2021.

Students in their final year of graduation can also apply for the MPPSC examination.

Age- AS OF 01/01/2021

Non-combatised posts - eligible age group is 21 - 40 years.

Combatised posts - eligible age group is 21 - 33 years.

Physical Standards

GenderHeight (in cm)Chest (unexpanded) (in cm)Chest (in cm)

Application fee

others₹ 500

How to Apply for MPPSC Exam 2021

  1. Visit the official website
  2. Click on the "Apply Online" link.
  3. Fill in your details on the application form and attach the required documents.
  4. Pay the examination fee.
  5. Submit the application.
  6. Upload your photograph and your signature.
  7. Finally, submit the completed application form.
  8. Take a printout of your application form for future reference.

MPPSC 2021 Vacancy

State Services

State Administrative Service - Deputy District Head - Home (Police) Dept.27
State Police Service - Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)13
District Fighter - Public Relations Department1
Assistant Director - Public Relations (Skill Education Dept.)1
Assistant Director - Cooperatives Department40
Assistant Commissioner, Cooperatives and Assistant Registrar Cooperatives Institutions - Prison Dept.6
Superintendent - District Jail3
Naib Tehsildar - Cooperatives Dept.38
Cooperative Inspector/ Cooperative Extension Officer - Finance Department18
MP Subordinate Accounts Service88
Total MPPSC Vacancy235

Forest Services

Assistant Conservator of Forest6
Forest Ranger105
Total Vacancy111

MPPSC 2021 Selection Process

The selection into Madhya Pradesh State Services happens in three stages -

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Mains Examination
  3. Personal Interview

Examination Pattern of MPPSC Exam 2021

MPPSC Prelims Exam - 400 marks

SubjectNumber of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
General Studies1002002 hours
General Aptitude1002002 hours

MPPSC Mains Exam - 1400 marks

General Studies-I3003 hours
General Studies-II3003 hours
General Studies-III3003 hours
General Studies-IV2003 hours
General Hindi2002 hours
Essay Writing1002 hours

Interview - 175 marks

Syllabus for MPPSC Exam 2021

Click here for MPPSC Prelims 2021 Syllabus

Click here for MPPSC Mains 2021 Syllabus

Job Profile

SDM/Deputy Collector: Deputy Collector is the second in command officer in a district after District Magistrate and assists him in day-to-day functioning related to matters of Law and Order, Revenue and General Administration.

Deputy Superintendent of Police: DSP is aware of work in the police department under the state home ministry. DSPs are in charge of sub-divisions and work under the Superintendent of Police, and they must keep him informed regarding any situation that needs his attention. Apart from this, a DSP must fulfil all functions relating to Law and order and any other duties assigned by the SP.

Assistant Director in the School Education and Public Relations Departments: They are responsible for providing leadership and ensuring the implementation of government schemes in their departments. Being an assistant director in state services, you will advise the government on improvements in those sectors and be responsible for implementing policies.

Superintendent, District Jail The Superintendent of District Jail is responsible for managing the prisons in matters like Expenditure, punishments, discipline, labour etc. They must daily inspect the prison and ensure the proper maintenance of the jail infrastructure. He is also in charge of the financial administration of jail.

Naib Tehsildar As a naib tehsildar, you will enjoy the executive magistrate, assistant collector, and sub-registrar powers. Under revenue duties, Tehsildar will oversee tehsil revenue and maintain revenue records in your tehsil. Tehsildars are also enabled to hear petition cases and make allotment or transfer properties in such cases.


Deputy Collector₹ 15600-39100+5400 GP
Deputy Superintendent of Police₹ 15600-39100+5400 GP
Assistant Director₹ 15600-39100+5400 GP
Superintendent, Jail₹ 15600-39100+5400 GP
Naib Tehsildar₹ 9300-34800+3600 GP
MP Subordinate Accounting Services₹ 9300-34800+3600 GP

Preparation Tips for MPPSC Exam 2021

  • Previous years question papers - link to last year's papers of MPPSC State Service Examination (Prelims and mains) are given further below in the article. Solve these papers to get an idea of the pattern and type of questions.
  • For general awareness, make a habit of reading newspapers every day. The Hindu and Indian Express are recommended. Make a note of important events as you go.
  • For social sciences, refer to NCERT textbooks as the topics are given in concise points.
  • Essay Writing - Before tackling an article, make a note of points you want to include in your report. Practise writing essays as you have to complete the rest of the questions in the stipulated time.
  • Take up mock tests to assess your level of preparation. It gives you a chance to work on areas in which you are lagging and improve the efficiency of your practice. Solving online mock tests will also help with time management skills.
  • For the Interview, Improve your speaking skills. Practice well structured and engaging answers to common questions about yourself like your motivation behind taking up the exam, your aim in life, etc.

Study Plan for MPPSC Exam 2021

Syllabus: Covering all the topics in the syllabus is very important. The list is your guide. Keep the list of topics always with you and cross off the items on the list as you proceed.

Making notes: make notes as you proceed through the list. These notes should be crisp and to the point. Include mindmaps and flowcharts wherever appropriate. Use these notes for revision.

Practice: Questions on general English, history, geography, politics etc., are usually repetitive. Solve old question papers and get plenty of course with such questions.

Revision: dedicate the last five days before the exam to go through your notes and practise more questions.

Question papers

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2018paper-1 , paper-2paper-1 , paper-2 , paper-3 , paper-4 , paper-5 , paper-6
2017paper-1 , paper-2paper-1 , paper-2 , paper-3 , paper-4 , paper-5 , paper-6
2016paper-1 , paper-2paper-1 , paper-2 , paper-3 , paper-4 , paper-5 , paper-6
2015paper-1 , paper-2paper-1 , paper-2 , paper-3 , paper-4 , paper-5 , paper-6

Recommended Books for MPPSC Exam 2021

For MPPSC Prelims 2021

SubjectBook Name
Basic ConceptsNCERT textbooks
HistoryModern Indian History by Rajiv Ahir
PoliticsIndian Polity by M. Laxmikant
EconomicsIndian Economy by Sanjiv Verma and state board school textbooks
General AptitudeQuantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal, Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
Specific to MPMadhya Pradesh - Ek Parichaya by McGraw-Hill publication, MP General Knowledge by Arihant

For MPPSC Mains 2021

SubjectBook name
PoliticsNCERT textbooks, Indian Polity by M. Laxmikant
HistoryNCERT textbooks and Lucent
GeographyNCERT textbooks
EconomicsNCERT textbooks, Indian Economy by Sanjiv Verma
Art and CultureNitin Singhania
HindiLucent, Chanchal, Jain
EnglishNimband Manjusha
MP GKMaheshwari, Arihant Publication

Go through the notification carefully and keep visiting the official website to stay on top of any updates. Distribute your time and resources correctly, and remember - Sky's the limit!