MPSC State Services Mains Exam Preparation Tips 2022 – Check the Best Preparation Strategy for MPSC

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

The MPSC Rajyaseva Pre-Examination was held on 23rd January 2022, and the commission will announce the MPSC Rajyaseva 2022 Prelims Result in the coming month. So now you have to plan for the MPSC Rajyaseva Mains 2022 exam. In this article, we will look at the details of how you should plan for the upcoming MPSC State Service Main Examination 2022.

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MPSC Rajyaseva Mains 2022 Preparation Tips 

The MPSC Rajyaseva Exam 2022 is one of the most prestigious exams in Maharashtra. It is attempted by lakhs of aspirants across the state every year. However, only a small percentage of them can accomplish their ambitions. The MPSC state service exam is not only challenging in terms of the size of its syllabus but also terrifying due to its highly unexpected nature.


Let’s look at the 7-step full-proof preparation strategy for MPSC State Service 2022 exam preparation:

1. To know the MPSC Mains Syllabus 

  • There have been a few changes in the recently conducted MPSC main exams. Those changes are very micro, but you should take a look at this new Exam Pattern and Syllabus.
  • The main examination consists of six compulsory papers. Paper I and Paper II are language papers while Papers 3, 4, 5, and 6 are General Studies papers. There are no optional subjects in MPSC.
  • The first paper is descriptive. All other papers are multiple-choice.
  • The marks of the main examination and interview are considered for the final list. Pre-exam marks are not accepted in the final list only the importance of pre-exam is to qualify for the main exam.

The syllabus of the State Service Main Examination is given in the table below:



Total Marks




Nature of Questions

Paper 1

Marathi & English (Essay/Translation/Precis)


XII Std.

Marathi & English

3 hours


Paper 2

Marathi & English (Grammar/Comprehension)


XII Std.

Marathi & English

1 hour


Paper 3

General Studies I



Marathi & English

2 hours


Paper 4

General Studies II



Marathi & English

2 hours


Paper 5

General Studies III



Marathi & English

2 hours


Paper 6

General Studies IV



Marathi & English

2 hours


2. Overview of Previous Year’s Question Papers

Once you have read the syllabus, then you have to understand the method of examination. Then you have to download the question papers of all the subjects of last year’s MPSC State Service Main Examination from the official website of the Commission.

How to Analyse Previous Year’s Question Papers:

  • The first thing to consider is the nature of the question. How many questions are there in a multi-sentence? How many questions in a sentence? How many pairs of questions are asked?
  • Then the syllabus given by the commission and the question paper of the related subject should be compared
  • Note the most frequently asked questions and the least frequently asked questions
  • These are the parts of the State Service Main Examination syllabus from which MPSC frequently asks questions. There are also parts from which they rarely ask questions. The subject of history in General Studies Paper-I is a good example. Modern history is one of the areas from which questions are definitely formed. The various Congress conventions held during India’s long struggle for independence are always mentioned.
  • Then make a list of the most frequently asked elements and pay special attention to the elements in the list.
  • This way you can observe and analyze the previous year’s question papers.


3. Making Booklist

  • Finding an MPSC reference book for each subject according to the syllabus given now I will tell you the only way to decide which book to read now is to compare the syllabus of the commission and the components of the respective books.
  • The book in which you will find the maximum number of syllabus elements should be chosen as your reference book.

Is it necessary to read Maharashtra State Board books?

  • Students who are studying for MPSC State Service Main Examination do not need to read many Maharashtra State Board books. Because he has already read the State Board book for MPSC State Pre-Service Examination. He has also read some reference books. They should only read the original reference texts now. There is no need to read the book of the Maharashtra State Board.

4. Making Notes

  • Especially in the context of the State Service Main Examination, it is very important to learn to make short notes during MPSC preparation. One cannot hope to succeed in the main exam without in-depth study and preparation of their own notes and revising them regularly.

How to make notes:

  • Don’t write everything down – write down the important points.
  • Make short notes of the given examples
  • Use a coloured pen.
  • Keep creating drawings and sketches
  • Keep your sentences short. Use bullet points and numbered lists
  • If you need to see how things are connected, consider using mental maps

5. Create a Study Timetable

  • Now you need to have proper planning to achieve success in any exam. Having a proper schedule is just as important. Now let’s look at how many months we have in hand before the main exam is going to be held. You will need to schedule your course according to the amount of time remaining.
  • Now when making a schedule, you can fall into two groups, those who study full time and those who work, but you can make a constructive plan according to the amount of time you have.

Below is a sample timetable





General Studies 1

4 Hr


General Studies 2



Questions Practice


6. How many hours to study?

  • Now, depending on the individual, the time required to grasp a concept varies. It is generally advised that eight hours of study and 2 hours of solving practice set is crucial if a candidate is preparing full-time. If he/she is a working professional diligently study hours can be allocated on the weekends or late evening or morning hours, whatever suits.


7. To make revisions

  • Repeat intervals should not exceed 9-15 days to prevent memory loss. Since the curriculum is vast, subjects should be reviewed frequently at intervals so that one does not get overwhelmed.
  • Students should make sure that their review plan is consistent with their study plan. This means that when a student sits down to study a subject, he should not forget to review the previous subjects. For example, if a student spends 1 hour on a particular subject, they should be given 10-15 minutes for repetition.

In this way, you can plan for the State Service Main Examination. Make proper planning and achieve success in the upcoming examination.

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