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MPSC Eligibility Criteria 2021 According To Age, Number Of Attempts, Education & More

MPSC eligibility criteria 2021 according to the age, number of attempts, education, etc. Read on to know if you are eligible for the exam.

mpsc eligibility criteria 2021


The Maharashtra Public Service Commission ("MPSC" or "the Commission") is an autonomous body established under Article 315 of the Indian Constitution to carry out the duties and tasks enumerated in Article 320. As a result, the Commission recommends eligible applicants for various government offices and advises the government on different service problems such as the creation of recruitment rules, promotions, transfers, and disciplinary proceedings, among other things. Here are the general details about the MPSC eligibility criteria 2021.

MPSC eligibility criteria 2021

  • The MPSC notification states that students appearing for the MPSC exam must be eligible for the exam according to the criterion mentioned below:
  • Nationality: The candidate must be an Indian national.

Age criteria: For the State Service Exam 2020, the MPSC has set an age limit of:

  • Minimum Age: 19 years old (as of April 1, 2020).
  • Maximum Age: 38 years old (as of April 1, 2020). (General Category)
  • According to the rules controlling the examination, different age limits are relaxed depending on the category.

The number of attempts for the paper:

  • Open/ general category can appear for the paper 6 times.
  • Candidates belonging to the SC/ST category can appear unlimited times.
  • Candidates belonging to the OBC category can appear 9 times for the paper

Educational qualification

  • The following are the educational requirements for MPSC exams:
  • Bachelor's degree from a recognised university or an equivalent qualification in Marathi.

Major functions of MPSC as mentioned on the official website:

2.1 As assigned under Article 320 of the Constitution of India, MPSC has been entrusted with the following major functions:-

(1) To conduct examinations for appointments to the services of the Government of Maharashtra

(2) To advise the State Government on:-

(a) Matters relating to methods of recruitment to the various services.

(b) Suitability of candidates for appointment to the services through promotions, deputations, nominations, and transfers.

(c) Disciplinary matters affecting Government servants.

(d) Claims for reimbursement of legal expenses incurred by Government servants while defending legal proceedings instituted against them for acts done or purporting to be done in the execution of their duties.

(e) Claims for the award of injury/family pension to Government servants and,

(f) Any other matter referred to them by the Governor

2.2 Under Section 80-B of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act, the Commission has been entrusted with the responsibility of advising:-

(1) The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai regarding appointments to posts under the control of Corporation, which are equivalent to or higher than the post Executive Engineer, and

(2) The Mumbai Electric Supply and Transport undertaking regarding appointments to posts in Grade- A-II.

Official website of MPSC


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