MPSC Civil Services Recruitment Exam: The Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) has announced that the new exam pattern, syllabus for civil service examination recruitment will be adopted from 2025. Earlier, it was planned to be adopted from 2023 but due to the protests by the aspirants. It has been postponed. The commission has made the announcement in this regard on his twitter handle.
“We do not want politics on this issue. Now students have got enough time to study. We need to thank MPSC for this decision,” Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, reported PTI.
Last year in June, the commission said that it will switch from the current objective pattern of tests to a descriptive pattern. Students objected to the decision, saying they wouldn’t have enough time to prepare for the new curriculum if it were implemented in 2023.
What are the major changes in the new exam pattern?
In the new pattern, the number of questions for the mains exam have increased from six to nine. There will be seven compulsory papers out of which one is for essay writing, four for general studies, and two papers on any topic selected by the candidate from the list of 26 optional subjects. Also, there will be two langage papers qualifying in nature. The other seven papers are compulsory and can be answered either in English or Marathi Language.
|Paper Number||Paper Name||Paper Pattern|
|Paper 1||General Studies 1||Marathi|
|Paper 2||General Studies 2||English|
|Paper 3||General Studies 3||Essay|
|Paper 4||General Studies 4||General Studies 1|
|Paper 5||General Studies 2|
|Paper 6||General Studies 3|
|Paper 7||General Studies 4|
|Paper 8||Optional 1|
|Paper 9||Optional 2|
Change in MPSC civil service exam pattern: From MCQ-based main exams to descriptive answers
Also, the new pattern will change the mode of answering questions. In the new pattern, all nine papers will be descriptive based questions similar to the UPSC civil service main exam papers. Candidates will have to write answers to the questions within a certain word limit. Earlier, only English and Marathi essay papers were in descriptive form and the rest of the five papers were MCQs based.