Streamline your MPSC Exam preparation with these simple tricks!

Are you an aspirant of the MPSC? Do you think your hard work can secure your selection in the exam? If so, think twice.
MPSC or the Maharashtra Public Service Commission is the administrative body of the Maharashtra government. It is vested with the power to hold the respective state’s civil service exam, appointing staff members to different posts of the state government like deputy collector class I, district inspector, etc. Thus, from the posts that it is recommended to hire one can estimate the difficulty level of the exam it accompanies with it.
Here, it becomes of the prime concern that one pays equal weightage to the method they use for preparation along with hard work and diligence.
For the successful cracking of the MPSC exam, what needs to be first chalked out is the thorough understanding of the syllabus and exam pattern.
In this endeavor, we have suggested the current updated format of the exam. Like always, this year too, the MPSC will be conducted in three stage levels. To start off is the preliminary exam. Here, the candidate’s general ability is analyzed. After the successful completion of the former, comes the mains exams. This assesses the candidate’s knowledge in depth. After qualifying these two, finally there is the interview assessing the candidate’s qualities and views.
Prelims mains interview

Preliminary Exam:
The preliminary exam is an objective type, MCQ exam. For each question there are 4 alternatives, provided to choose from.
Paper 1
 The total marks allotted to this section are 200 marks. Each question consists of 2 marks.
 There is a policy of negative marking. For every wrong answer there is a deduction of 2/3rd marks.
Paper 2
 It consists of total 80 questions. Each carrying two and a half marks. Hence, the total marks allotted to this paper are 200 marks.
 There is a policy of negative marking. Each wrong answer calls for a deduction of 0.83 marks.
Question Pattern
Paper 1
In this paper question from subjects like general studies are asked. Questions from History Of India (with special reference to Maharashtra) and Indian National Movement, Maharshtra, India and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography Of Maharashtra, India and the World, Maharshtra and India – Polity and Governance Constitution, Social Development Environmental Ecology etc.
Current affairs are also a key aspect in this exam.
Paper 2
This paper consists of questions assessing a candidate’s reasoning and logical ability.
It comprises of questions from languages of English, Marathi. Comprehension questions are found to be dominant in this section. Around 45-50 number of questions comes from comprehension. There are 4-5 questions that are from decision-making. However, there is no scheme of negative marking. Then, follows questions from reasoning and mathematics. These questions require extensive practice from the candidate’s end. It is often found lack of practice makes a candidate nervous in this section.
Mains Exam
In this test, there are a total of 6 papers. It consists of one compulsory language of Marathi, one compulsory language of English. Both the paper happens to be in objective type format. Total marks allotted to both the papers is 100 each. Again ,there are comprehensions, and grammar that one can expect to get in these papers. The remaining four papers are on general studies. All the four papers consists of 150 marks each. There is also a policy of negative marking. Every 3 wrong answers call for a deduction of 1 mark.
Paper 1: History, Geography, Agriculture
Paper 2: Indian Constitution and Indian Politics
Paper 3: Human Resources and Human Rights
Paper 4: Economy and planning, Economics of development, Science and technology.

Tips to ease out the course of the MPSC
While hard work and excellence are the key factors that lead to a positive result in the test, there is something else that needs equal attention. Right guidance and conforming a scientific approach towards preparation are equally important.
Following are some of the methods that you can implement to ease down your preparation process smoothly.
 Read exam guidelines thoroughly:
The exam notice contains a descriptive volume of relevant information. It normally related to the exam date, eligibility criteria, vacancies, and updated syllabus. This enables you to get an insight about the exam and understand it inside out.
 Follow the exam pattern:
Reading exam instructions thoroughly and in details enables the candidate to set the approach of hos preparation. Knowing details like the marking scheme, topic weightage, time allotted etc. gives an insight how to and what to exactly study.
 Clearing concepts:
Understanding the basics is the stepping stone towards the successful cracking of the exam. To achieve this, solving fundamental questions on the topics will help them clearing up.
 Time Management:
Dividing time in accordance with the weightage of the topics is vital step towards effective learning. Set goals and optimize your learning via small preparation tests in regular periods. This will with time make you ‘exam ready’.

 Study Material:
With the oodles of study material and coaching classess available off late, it becomes a pretty difficult task to take the decision. It is highly recommendable to opt for one single book for each topic. Too many would just fizz out the preparation regime. However, Cart91 is our recommendation. It chiefly focuses on MPSC entrance exam and study materials
 Speed and Accuracy:
Practice is the key policy to conform and get the bets out of yourself. With time your speed and accuracy of solving questions will also by and by improve.
 Self-inspection:
Make a graph of time v/s performance of every week. This will enable you to understand your growth from time to time.
All these hacks when mustered up with sheer hard work, definitely gives an overwhelming output in the final exams.

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