MPPSC 2020-21 Preliminary Exam Cut-off

By Trupti Thool|Updated : January 16th, 2022

MPPSC 2020-21 Preliminary Exam Cut-off! Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission has conducted the Preliminary round of the State Service Examination on 25 July 2021 at various centers across the state.

The Preliminary Exam is conducted in two shifts of 2 hours duration each. Since the second paper is of qualifying nature the Merit List for the preliminary exam is prepared on the basis of the first shift, i.e. General Studies Paper. In the first Paper, there are 100 questions carrying 2 marks each, making the total score in GS Paper 1 to be 200 Marks.

In this article, we will see the previous year's cut-offs of the MPPSC Prelims Examination and will also provide you with a Cut-Off for the MPPSC Prelims 2020-21 Exam.

MPPSC 2020-21 Preliminary Exam Cut-off! MPPSC has successfully conducted the Prelims round of the State Service Examination on 25 July 2021. Now that the exam is over, every aspirant wishes to know the level of the Question Paper and the Cut-Off for MPPSC 2020-21. In this short article, we will try to cover the concerns of the aspirants.


MPPSC SSE Prelims Cut Off 2020-21



While determining the Cut-Off and Merit list for any exam, It is important to consider the factors that affect these numbers. Here are a few factors which will impact the Cut-Off marks for MPPSC SSE 2020-21 Exam:

  • The number of Vacancies advertised
  • The number of candidates that appeared for the exam
  • The level of Question Paper

After interacting with many students and analysing the paper ourselves we have come to the following conclusions:

  • The difficulty level of the MPPSC SSE 2020-21 Prelims exam was " ".
  • The number of vacancies advertised in the official notification was 235.

After analysing the paper and above factors the Cut-Offs for the MPPSC 2020-21 Prelims Exam are as follows:

Category of the CandidateCut off (Male)Cut off (Female)

Previous Year Cut-offs (2018)

The below tables will tell you all about MPPSC Previous Year Cut Off (2018) for Prelims.

For physically stable candidates

Category and gender of the candidate

Cut off

Unreserved male


SC female


OBC female


OBC male


Unserved female


SC male


ST female


ST male


For physically challenged (PH) candidates

Category and gender of the candidate


Visually handicapped male and female


Hearing disabled female


Hearing Handicapped male


Orthopaedically Handicapped male and female


For candidate served as an ex-serviceman

Category and gender of the candidate



Not applicable


Not applicable

Unreserved male




Factors Determining MPPSC Cut Off 2021

The exam conducting authority shall calculate the MPPSC Cut Off 2021 on the basis of various factors such as the following.

  • The total number of vacancies announced
  • The total number of applicants appearing for the exam
  • Previous year cut off
  • The difficulty level of the exam


No. of Posts

No. of Students Appeared

Cut off

MPPSC 2020-2021



MPPSC 2019 -2020


2.3 lakh +


MPPSC 2018


2.4 Lakh


MPPSC 2017


2.3 Lakh


The candidates who have appeared for the MPPSC SSE 2020-21 Prelims exam are advised to check their scores using the answer key(link provided below) so that they can kick off their Mains Exam preparation as soon as possible. 

MPPSC SSE Prelims 2020-21 Answer Key: Check here

MPPSC Selection Process

The MPPSC Selection Process is for the selection of eligible candidates or the released vacancies across various posts. The MPPSC State Services Examination consists of three phases-

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

The students who qualify for MPPSC Prelims Exam 2021 will appear for the MPPSC SSE Mains Exam 2021.  

Few take away/ Tips for future aspirants

  • Focus on factual aspects, here making synopsis and regular revision hold the key.
  • Special attention to Madhya Pradesh GK, the three acts and Quizzes based on the same.

This is more important for those preparing for UPSC but also aspire to excel in the Madhya Pradesh exam.

  • UPSC aspirants aiming for MPPSC PCS can leverage their UPSC preparation but should have a separate strategy for MP GK, The three acts and Computer science.

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  • The Level of Difficulty of the exam was " "

  • The Answer Key can be downloaded from the link given above.

  • The expected Cut-off of MPPSC SSE Prelims 2020-21 for the General Category is

  • The result of MPPSC SSE 2020-21 is expected to be released at the end of August.

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