MPPSC 2023: MP PSC Notification, Prelims, Mains Exam Date 2023

MPPSC 2023: MP PSC Notification, Prelims, Mains Exam Date 2023

BySATISH KUMAR GUPTA  |  Updated on: May 29, 2023
MPPSC Prelims answer key released on 24th May 2023. The exam was held in two shifts for GS Paper 1 & CSAT Paper 2. Candidates should stay in touch and keep checking for further updates & start preparing for the MPPSC Mains exam.

MPPSC Prelims Answer Key for GS Paper 1 & CSAT Paper 2 has been released. The Prelims exam was successfully conducted on 21st May 2023. It is one of the most popular exams among aspirants belonging to the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is a golden chance for candidates aspiring for government jobs in the state. Recently the Madhya Pradesh Commission had increased the number of vacancies from 427 to 456. The MPPSC recruitment process is divided into three stages - Prelims, Mains, and Interviews.

Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission is responsible for conducting the State Services Examination for the State. The MPPSC exam is the most prestigious exam held in the state to appoint candidates to the gazetted posts. A large number of candidates apply for these State Civil Services, including the State Police Services, and posts like Naib Tehsildar.

MPPSC 2023

MPPSC exam 2023 is held in three stages - Prelims, Mains, and Interview. Application is the first and foremost step in the recruitment process. It is advisable to check eligibility before filling out the MPPSC application to ensure success in the further process.

MPPSC exam is conducted to select eligible candidates for the various civil service posts in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Qualifying each stage to move forward in the selection process is important. Only a hand full of candidates get through the exam due to high competition.

MPPSC Latest Updates

The Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission conducts the State Civil Service exams for various posts every year. The recruitment cycles for 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 are also simultaneously ongoing. For some, the Mains examination was recently held in 2023 and for others, the final result is pending. The 2023 exam cycle has also begun and therefore candidates applying this year must be aware of the MPPSC 2023 recruitment process.

  • 24th May 2023: MPPSC Prelims Answer Key Released
  • 21st May 2023: MPPSC Prelims exam date
  • 14th May 2023: Prelims admit card released
  • 10th Jan-16th Feb 2023: Online application dates [extended]
  • 30th December 2022: MPPSC 2023 notification released

MPPSC 2023 Answer Key

MP State Commission has announced the official MPPSC answer key 2023 on the website after the exam was successfully conducted on 21st May, 2023 (Sunday). Candidates can check the Prelims answer key for Papers 1 and 2 from the direct links which have been provided here for the ease of the candidates.

Candidates who appeared in the MPPSC exam held on 21st May 2023, and those who are planning to appear in the next cycle, can check the questions and their respective answers from the available answer keys. All answers have been confirmed after due verification by the subject experts. Therefore, candidates can refer to these answer keys without any concerns until the official ones are released.

MPPSC 2023 Notification

Madhya Pradesh Public Services Commission released the MPPSC 2023 notification on 30th December 2022 for all the candidates who want to appear for the state civil service exam. Through recruitment, several vacancies are filled for the posts of State Administrative Services, Deputy District President, District Registrar, Chief Municipal Officer, and other posts in various departments of Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission.

Download: MPPSC Notification 2023 PDF

The selection for the MPPSC SSE is through a three-stage exam consisting of Prelims, Mains, and Interviews. As per a recent notice, candidates can also apply for the State Forest Service exam along with the State Service Exam. There will be a combined exam for State Forest and State Service at the Prelims stage. Although the notification for the State Forest Service exam has been released separately.

MPPSC Exam Date 2023

The Commission releases the MPPSC exam date 2023 along with the notification PDF. Candidates can check the exam and online application dates below. Applicants should be well aware of the entire timeline of events that will be conducted throughout the recruitment cycle.

MPPSC 2023 Exam Date
MPPSC Notification 2023 Release Date30th December 2022
Online Application Dates10th January - 16th February 2023
Prelims Admit Card Download Date14th May 2023
MPPSC Exam Date 2023 for Prelims21st May 2023
Prelims Answer Key Release24th May 2023
Mains Exam Date To be notified
Interview DateTo be notified

What is MPPSC exam?

MPPSC is the State Service Exam (SSE) of Madhya Pradesh. It examines candidates to recruit them for State Services (Rajya Seva Pariksha) & Forest Services. The Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission invites candidates to join the State Service Examination every year for the posts of Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Commercial Tax Officer, etc. The selection of the candidates is done through three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Interview.

MPPSC Exam 2023: Overview

Here is a brief description of the important details of the MPPSC exam. Aspirants must check the exam details before proceeding with the application and preparation.

MPPCS 2023Details
Exam NameMPPSC State Services Exam
Conducting BodyMadhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC)
Mode of the examinationOnline
Exam StagesThree stages: Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Eligibility CriteriaGraduation
Language of the examEnglish & Hindi

MPPSC Eligibility 2023

MPPSC eligibility helps aspirants to know whether they are eligible to apply for the exam or not. The eligibility criteria include nationality, educational qualification, and age limit. In addition to this, a candidate must also fulfill the physical requirements given for candidates who apply for the post of Home (Police) Department, Sub-Inspector, etc,

MPPSC Eligibility 2023- Nationality

According to the recent criteria mentioned by the Madhya Pradesh Commission under the MPPSC Eligibility, the applicant must be a citizen of India.

MPPSC Age Limit

Falling under the required age bracket is very important for exam applicants. The candidates willing to apply for the MP PCS exam must be between 21- 40 years. MPPSC age limit varies for different types of posts and categories. The age limit guidelines differ for women as well.

Post TypeMinimum ageMaximum ageFor Women (UR, PwD), Men, Women (SC, ST, OBC, etc)
Non-Uniformed Post21 years40 years45 years
Uniformed-Post21 years33 years38 years

MPPSC Age Relaxation

The Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission mentioned the age relaxation for different categories for the State Service exam in its official notification.

CategoryAge Relaxation
All women candidates, irrespective of their domicile10 years
Physically-handicapped5 years
SC/ST/OBC Domiciles of MP5 years
Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Vietnam's bonafide repatriate of Indian origin holding an Indian Passport3 years
Personnel from Defence Services3 years
Defense Services Personnel3 years
Divorcee, Widow, or abandoned at the time of her first appointment.5 years
Test Series holders under the Family Welfare Programme.2 years
Vikram Award-winning sportsman, as per MPPSC General AD Memo.5 years

MPPSC Educational Qualification

Any candidate possessing a Graduate degree is eligible to apply for the MP PCS exam. Candidates in the final year of graduation (waiting for his/her result) are also eligible to apply for the MP State Services Examination. As per the MPPSC Eligibility, the candidate must have a valid Graduation degree from a Government recognized institute.

MPPSC Physical Eligibility

For MPPSC posts like Home (Police) Department, Sub-Inspector, etc, there is a physical requirement of Minimum Standard For Height and Chest Girth. Check the details below.

PostHeightChest Girth (in cms)
Without ExpansionFully Expanded
Home (Police) DepartmentMale – 1688489
Female – 155NANA
District Excise OfficerMale – 1688489
Female – 155NANA
Superintendent, District JailMale – 1688489
Female – 155NANA
Transport Sub-InspectorMale – 1688489
Female – 155NANA

MPPSC 2023 Vacancy

MPPSC vacancy 2023 is announced along with the notification PDF, where the candidates can check the department-wise and category-wise MPPSC SSE vacancies. The Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission had earlier announced 427 vacancies with the release of the notification.

In a recent notification, the Commission announced an addition of 29 vacancies to the list. Therefore, the current number of vacancies is 456. This gives an advantage to aspiring candidates to work hard and nail the competition.

Apply Online for MP PCS 2023

The MPPSC State Services Exam 2023 online application was released on 10th January 2023. The online application window was open from 10th January - 16th February 2023. Candidates must follow the steps for the application for a hassle-free experience.

How to Apply for MPPSC SSE 2023 Exam?

  • Visit the official website of the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission.
  • Register using a valid email id and mobile number.
  • Login using the credentials received.
  • Fill in the MPPSC application form with the required details.
  • Upload the scanned copy of the required documents.
  • Finally, proceed to the application fee payment to complete the process.

MP PCS Application Fee

The online application fees is important to check before filling out the application. Applications without the fee are rejected in the first scrutiny.



SC/ST/OBC/PWD of Madhya Pradesh




MPPSC SSE Selection Process

The MPPSC Selection Process is meant for selecting eligible candidates for the released vacancies across various departments. The MP State Services Examination consists of three phases-

  • Preliminary Examination (Objective Type with Four Options).
  • Mains Examination (Written/Subjective examination).
  • Interview (Personality Test).

All candidates who apply for the MP PCS recruitment are supposed to appear in all three levels of the selection process. Candidates who will be able to clear the Prelims exam will only be called for Mains. Those who will be able to crack the Mains exam will have to sit for a Personal Interview.

MPPSC SSE Exam Pattern

The first important step before starting the preparation is to refer to the exam pattern. It explains the entire exam schedule including the paper pattern, medium, time duration, subjects, etc for MP State Services Examination. As per the MPPSC exam pattern, both Prelims and Mains exams will be held in offline mode which is the pen and paper mode. 

MPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern

As per the MPPSC Exam Pattern for Prelims, it comprises two compulsory papers of objective type with two sections, i.e. General Studies Paper 1 and General Studies Paper 2/CSAT Paper/Aptitude Paper. There is no negative marking in the examination.






General Studies

200 marks

2 hours


Aptitude test

200 marks

2 hours

MPPSC Mains Exam Pattern

As per the MP PSC Mains Exam Pattern, the exam consists of 6 papers. Candidates will have to score minimum qualifying marks in all the sections to move to the next stage of the Interview.






General Study-I

03 Hours



General Study-II

03 Hours



General Study-III

03 Hours



General Study-IV

03 Hours



General Hindi

02 Hours



Essay writing

02 Hours


MPPSC Interview

The MPPSC Personality Test / Interview comprises 175 marks. The marks secured in this stage will be added to the final merit list including the Mains scores. The final score will determine the candidates' final result. The final merit is calculated by adding all marks obtained in the Main and Interview Examination by the Candidates. i.e.

  • Mains Marks- 1400
  • Interview Marks- 175
  • Final Merit List- 1575

MPPSC 2023 Syllabus

MPPSC syllabus is informed to the candidates along with the exam notification. The syllabus gives candidates clarity about the important topics and subjects that are asked in the exam. The syllabus of the MP PCS exam is divided into Prelims and Mains syllabi. Each of them contains different sections which include questions based on the History, Culture, and Literature of Madhya Pradesh.

MPPSC Prelims Syllabus Paper 1: General Studies

The MP State Commission has notified a detailed syllabus for the Preliminary exam, yet there are several topics in the subject where the number of questions asked is more than the rest. We have analyzed those topics in conjunction with the MPPSC syllabus, and applicants should review them several times before taking the final exam.

History, Culture, and Literature of Madhya Pradesh.

Major events and Major dynasties in the history of Madhya Pradesh

Contribution of Madhya Pradesh to the freedom movement

Major arts and Sculpture of Madhya Pradesh

Major Tribes and Dialects of Madhya Pradesh

Major festivals, Folk music, Folk arts, and Folk literature of Madhya Pradesh

Important Literature of Madhya Pradesh and their Literature

Religious and tourist places of Madhya Pradesh

Important Tribal Personalities of Madhya Pradesh

History of India

Major Features, Events, and Administrative, Social, and Economical Systems of Ancient and Medieval India

Social and Religious Reform movements in the 19th and 20th centuries

Independence Struggle and the Indian National Movement for Freedom

Integration and Reorganization of India After Independence

Major Features, Events, and Administrative, Social, and Economical Systems of Ancient and Medieval India

Social and Religious Reform movements in the 19th and 20th centuries

Independence Struggle and the Indian National Movement for Freedom

Integration and Reorganization of India After Independence

Geography of Madhya Pradesh

Forest, Forest Produce, Wildlife, Rivers, Mountains, and Mountain ranges of Madhya Pradesh

The climate of Madhya Pradesh

Natural and Mineral Resources of Madhya Pradesh

Transport in Madhya Pradesh

Major Irrigation and Electrical Projects in Madhya Pradesh

Agriculture, Animal husbandry, and Agriculture based industries in Madhya Pradesh

Geography of the World and India

Physical Geography: Physical Features and Natural Regions

Natural Resources: Forest, Mineral resources, Water, Agriculture, Wildlife, National Parks/ Sanctuaries/Safari

Social Geography: Population-related Demography (Population growth, Age, Sex ratio, Literacy)

Economic Geography: Natural and Human Resources (Industry, Modes of Transport)

Continents/Countries/Oceans/Rivers/Mountains of the World

Natural Resources of the World

Conventional and Non-conventional Energy Resources

Constitutional System of Madhya Pradesh

Constitutional System of Madhya Pradesh (Governor, Council of Ministers, Legislative Assembly, High Court)

The three-tier system of Panchayati Raj and Urban Administration in Madhya Pradesh

The economy of Madhya Pradesh

Demography and Census of Madhya Pradesh

Economic Development of Madhya Pradesh

Major Industries of Madhya Pradesh

Castes of Madhya Pradesh, Schedule Castes and Scheduled Tribes of Madhya Pradesh, and Major Welfare Schemes of State

Constitution Government and Economy of India

Government India Act 1919 and 1935

Constituent Assembly

Union Executive, President, and Parliament

Fundamental Rights and Duties of the Citizens and Directive Principles of State Policy

Constitutional Amendments

Supreme Court and Judicial System

Indian Economy, Industrial Development and Foreign Trade, Import, and Export

Financial Institutions- Reserve Bank of India, Nationalised Banks, Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), National Stock Exchange (NSE), Non-Banking Financial Institutions

Science and Technology

Basic Principles of Science

Important Indian Scientific Research Institutions and Their Achievements, Satellite and Space Technology

Environment and Biodiversity

Ecological System

Nutrition, Food, and Nutrients

Human Body

Agricultural Product Technology

Food Processing

Health Policy and Programmes

Pollution, Natural Disasters, and Management

Current International and National Affairs

Important Personalities and Places

Major Events

Important Sports Institutes, Sports Competitions, and Awards of India and Madhya Pradesh

Information and Communication Technology

Electronics, Information, and Communication Technology

Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Cyber Security


Internet and Social Networking Sites


National and Regional Constitutional / Statutory Bodies

Election Commission of India

State Election Commission

Union Public Service Commission

Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission

Comptroller and Auditor General

NITI Aayog

Human Rights Commission

Women Commission

Child Protection Commission

Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission

Backward class Commission

Information Commission

Vigilance Commission

National Green Tribunal

Food Preservation Commission etc.

MPPSC Prelims Syllabus: Paper 2, General Aptitude Test



General Aptitude


Interpersonal skills, including communication skill

Logical reasoning and analytical ability

Decision-making and problem-solving

General mental ability

Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, the order of magnitude, etc.-Class X level) Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc.-Class X level)

Hindi Language Comprehension Skill (Class X level)

MPPSC Mains Syllabus

The Mains syllabus of the MPPSC exam consists of 6 papers with different topics and sub-topics that need to be covered. Candidates are required to score well in each section to score decent marks so that they are able to get through the Mains and reach the stage of the interview. Broadly, the MPPCS Mains syllabus is as follows:-

GS 1History, Geography
GS 2Constitution, Security, Social Issues, Economics, International Organization
GS 3General Science, Environment & Sustainable Development, Science & Technology, Reasoning & Data Interpretation
GS 4Philosophers/Thinkers, Social workers/Reformers, Human needs and Motivation, Aptitude, Corruption, Emotional intelligence, Case studies
GS 5General Hindi & Grammar
GS 6Hindi Essay

MPPSC 2023 Salary

The popularity of the MP PCS exam among candidates is mainly because of the salary offered for the posts. Various posts in recruitment come with one of the most handsome salaries for any state job. Given below is the MPPSC salary for various posts in the organization. 

Candidates will also be entitled to various other benefits, perks and allowances along with the attractive salary provided by the Madhya Pradesh government.

PostPay Scale
State Administrative Service and Deputy CollectorRs 15,600/- Rs 39,100/- (Grade Pay Rs 5,400/-)
State Police Service and Deputy Superintendent of PoliceRs 15,600/- Rs 39,100/- (Grade Pay Rs 5,400/-)
Finance Department (लेखाधिकारी,सहायक संचालक इत्यादि)Rs 15,600/- Rs 39,100/- (Grade Pay Rs 5,400/-)
Public Relations DepartmentRs 15,600/- Rs 39,100/- (Grade Pay Rs 5,400/-)
Food, Civil Supply & Consumer Affairs DepartmentRs 15,600/- Rs 39,100/- (Grade Pay Rs 5,400/-)
School Education DepartmentRs 15,600/- Rs 39,100/- (Grade Pay Rs 5,400/-)
Social Justice & Department of Empowerment of Persons with DisabilitiesRs 15,600/- Rs 39,100/- (Grade Pay Rs 5,400/-)
Revenue Department (नायब तहसीलदार)Rs 9,300/- Rs 34,800/- (Grade Pay Rs 3,600/-)
Finance Department (मध्य प्रदेश अधीनस्थ लेखा सेवा)Rs 9,300/- Rs 34,800/- (Grade Pay Rs 3,600/-)

How to Prepare for MPPSC 2023 Exam?

Preparing for one of the most popular and prestigious government exams is surely not going to be easy. Cracking a tough exam requires sincerity, dedication, and a goal-based approach. The MP PCS exam preparation requires a well-planned MPPSC study plan, expert guidance, and regular revision for the exam.

Read in detail How to Prepare for MPPSC 2023? We have mentioned some of the most useful study resources required for comprehensive exam preparation.

MPPSC Previous Year Question Papers

A candidate must solve the previous year's question paper of the MP PCS exam. Solving MPPSC Previous Years Paper gives candidates knowledge about the questions that were asked in previous years.

  • Solving previous papers can assist in gaining a better understanding of the test pattern.
  • Allows aspirants to layout a smart approach to covering the entire MPPSC exam preparation 
  • By practicing the MP PCS past question papers with time allocation, candidates may chase time constraints and better results.
  • Important subjects with significant weight can be easily categorized.

Also Check:

MPPSC 2023 Cutoff

MP PCS cut-off is the minimum mark the candidates must score to qualify for the exam. Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission releases the MPPSC cutoff along with the result. Candidates can check out the previous year's cut-off marks for their knowledge and analyze well.

MPPSC Prelims Cutoff Marks 2020

CategoryGenderCut-off Marks

MPPSC Prelims Cutoff 2018



UR (Male)


UR (Female)


SC (Male)


SC (Female)


ST (Male)




OBC (Male)


OBC (Female)


Read: MPPSC Prelims Cut off in Hindi

MPPSC 2023 Admit Card

The admit card for the MP PCS exam is released on the official website for the Prelims, Mains, and Interviews separately. The MPPSC Admit Card for Prelims has already been released by the MP Commission on 14th May 2023. Candidates can download their call letter till 21st May 2023.

Steps to download MPPSC Admit Card

All details regarding the exam venue, reporting time, and exam instructions are mentioned in the admit card. To download the admit card, candidates are required to use their application number and password and enter the captcha.

  • Finally, click on the login button.
  • The MPPSC Prelims Admit Card 2023 will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download and take a printout of it.

MPPSC 2023 Result

MPPSC Result 2023 shall be announced in three stages, Prelims, Mains, and Interviews. Candidates can check the MP Civil Service result through the direct link that shall be updated once each stage's results are released.

MPPSC Exam Analysis

Candidates can read the MPPSC Exam Analysis to gain insight into the exam. Candidates get the Prelims question paper and answer key by downloading them. The following information is included in the Prelims exam analysis:

  • Topic-wise questions & difficulty level
  • MPPSC Prelims Answer Key 2023
  • MPPSC Prelims question paper
  • Expected Prelims Cutoff 2023

FAQs on MPPSC 2023

  • MPPSC refers to the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission. The exam is annually conducted as State Services Exam (SSE). The selection for this exam is done through Prelims, Mains, and Interviews. A candidate needs to qualify at each stage to be eligible for an appointment into the service for the gazetted posts such as Deputy District President, District Registrar, about Officer, etc., in various departments of the Madhya Pradesh Commission.

  • MPPSC notification 2023 PDF was released by the Commission on its website on 30th December 2022. The notification pdf consists of vital exam information such as exam date, syllabus, eligibility, exam pattern, etc. Every PCS exam aspirant must download and go through the notification to get good clarity on the exam by clicking on the link that is given below:

    Download MPPSC Notification 2023

  • The exam date for Prelims is released by the commission along with the MPPSC 2023 notification PDF. The Prelims exam is scheduled for two shifts on 21st May 2023. Candidates can check the dates of the Mains exam after the official release of the same.

  • Earlier the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission had announced 427 vacancies for different posts. Recently it has increased the number to 456. The candidates shall be appointed as gazetted officers in various departments of MPPSC, such as the Dept. of General Administration, Commercial Tax Dept, Home Police Dept, Urban Development and Environment Dept, Finance Department, etc.

  • Any Graduate or students in their final year of graduation (waiting for his/her result) are eligible to apply for the MP PCS exam 2023. In addition to educational qualifications, a candidate should also be between the age of 21 to 40 years. Candidates can check out the MPPSC eligibility to know more about it.

  • The best way to prepare for MPPSC 2023 exam is to first gain knowledge about the MPPSC syllabus and exam pattern. Then, candidates can check out the important books to assist them in their preparation.

  • MPPSC 2023 syllabus for Prelims consists of General Studies and Aptitude Tests that are objective in nature. There is no negative marking in the Prelims exam. The important topics for the MPPSC syllabus for Prelims are the History, Culture, and Literature of Madhya Pradesh, the Geography of Madhya Pradesh, the Economy of Madhya Pradesh, Hindi Language Comprehension Skills, etc.

    Read: MPPSC Syllabus in Hindi

  • A candidate can appear as many times for the MP PCS exam until the maximum age limit exceeds. The MPPSC age limit for the exam is 21- 40 Years. for the General category of candidates.

  • The full form of MPPSC is Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission. MPPSC is a state-level organization that conducts recruitment Exams in Madhya Pradesh. MP PCS is the most prestigious and highly anticipated exam in the state.

  • The difference between UPSC and MPPSC is that the Union Public Service Commission or UPSC conducts a national-level exam while Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission or MPPSC conducts a state-level exam.

  • The full form of MPPSC in Hindi is मध्य प्रदेश लोक सेवा आयोग है। MPPSC एक राज्य स्तरीय संगठन है जो मध्य प्रदेश में भर्ती परीक्षा आयोजित करता है।

  • An MPPSC officer is entitled to various benefits apart from the basic salary for a lifetime. The officers enjoy the benefits such as House rent allowance, peon, domestic servant, driver, travel allowance, official vehicle, etc.

  • The fundamental difference between MPPSC Officers and IAS officials is that IAS officers work in the Indian Government's administrative department, whilst MPPSC officers work in the State Government's administrative departments.


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