Eligibility Criteria

Owing to the complexities of both examinations, their eligibility criteria also happen to differ.

MPPSC State Services Examination

UPSC Civil Services Examination

Note: Age relaxation is applicable in terms of reserved categories in accordance with the norms stated by the Government in both the cases. The candidates in the upper age limit will be quite prevalent in MPPSC State Services Examination in comparison with UPSC IAS Examination.

UPSC IAS vs MPPSC- Exam Type

MPPSC State Services Examination

There are two stages in this examination:

UPSC Civil Services Examination

UPSC IAS vs MPPSC- Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme

MPPSC State Services Examination

(1) The preliminary exam consists of 2 papers:

Paper I General Studies 2 hours 200 marks
Paper II General Aptitude Test 2 hours 200 marks

Points to be noted:

(2) The mains exam will consist of a written test and an interview.

(i) Written Examination – The Written examination will consist of seven papers of conventional essay type questions as given below.

(a) Compulsory Papers

Paper I General Studies 3 hours 300 marks
Paper II General Studies 3 hours 300 marks
Paper III Hindi 3 hours 300 marks

(b) Optional Papers

Paper I Optional Subjects (each subject has 2 papers) 3 hours 300 marks for each paper
Paper II
Paper III
Paper III

Important Points to remember:

(2) For the mains examination, there are a total of 9 papers, out of which 2 are qualifying in nature and rest of the 7 are based on merit.

Paper Subject Marks
Paper A (One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India (Qualifying) 300
Paper B English(Qualifying) 300
Paper I Essay 250
Paper II General Studies I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society) 250
Paper III General Studies II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations) 250
Paper IV General Studies III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management) 250
Paper V General Studies IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude) 250
Papers VI, VII Any one subject (having 2 papers) to be selected from the prescribed optional subjects (250 marks for each paper) 500
Sub Total (Written Test) 1750
Personality Test (Interview) 275
Total Marks 2025

Now let us discuss the major differences between both the papers based on the pattern of exam,