Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) exams are conducted each year for variety of posts in the state administration.
MPSC Prelims is the first step to clearing your exam during your preparation. All aspirants are advised to thoroughly check the schedule and keep an eye on the official website to remain updated on the dates of the exam and the MPSC syllabus. Check out BYJU’s Exam Prep course for amazing guidance! You can also sign up for a free demo class.
Tips to follow for MPSC Syllabus Preparation
Here are some pointers to remember while preparing for the exam:
- Remember to strategise your time for each subject and topic before time. Do not forget to make notes asthese notes help in revisions later.
- It is important to practice previous year question papers as it helps in uncovering the type of questions, your strength and weaknesses along with time management.
- It is advisable to strengthen your foundation in your MPSC Prelims Exam in History, Polity, General Studies, Economy, etc. This will help you in the subsequent Mains Exam.
- Reading newspapers is a must to stay up-to-date on Current Affairs. You must go through the editorial sections of The Hindu, The Economic Times, and magazines like Dainik Jagran, Yojna as well.
- While preparing for MPSC Prelims, start with NCERT books and move on to M Laxmikanth’s Indian Polity, India After Independence by Bipan Chandra, and World Geography by Majid Hussain.
- For your Prelims, you are required to clear Paper I and II which are both objective based. You have to clear both the papers to appear for the Mains Exam. For the Mains Exam, there are 6 papers testing your Language skills along with General Studies.
- Remember to assess yourself according to your weekly/biweekly goals through open book exams/mock tests.
- You can also choose to take the help of your mentors/professors and go for group studies along with your peers. Video tutorials available on the internet for study materials and tips are also helpful.
- Be sure to check the information on negative marking on the official website.
- Your strength should be focused on the state of Maharashtra as per the exam requirements in terms of geography, economy, governance, etc. for the MPSC Prelims.
- Marathi language and grammar should be studied thoroughly. Remember to practice for comprehension skills and essay writing just like other competitive exams.
- A tip for after clearing your Prelims: To reach the interview or the final round, your 6 Mains Exam papers which are very scoring should make you confident to answer during viva-voce. You may take the help of tutorials or coaching centers to increase your speech and vocabulary along with personality development.
- Make sure to have all of your official documents with you and keep a tab on the deadlines, minimum score, etc.
- If you have qualified for the interview, a basic few questions to keep in mind would be:
- What do I want to achieve by clearing this exam?
- What are my goals for development of the state w.r.t certain affairs/sectors
Prepare these questions in your mind as you decide to sit for the MPSC Prelims.
- You must be aware of the fact that there are no optional subjects for MPSC exam.
- Since most of the papers (excluding Language) are objective in nature, prepare notes and citations for every little detail.
- Remember to be unbiased and take enough time to prepare before appearing for your exam.
- Paper I and Paper II marks are calculated towards merit ranking for the MPSC exam.
- Be sure to take mental health breaks and exercise daily along with having a balanced diet. Try to stay positive and go through each section of your syllabus with equal importance as you prepare.
- You are advised to thoroughly memorise the feature of the Indian Constitution for the paper on Indian Politics. Various articles related to fundamental rights and duties with respect to growth and development of Maharashtra and India must be at your fingertips.
The above tips will surely help you get through the MPSC exams without coaching. It is advised to follow the above tips so that you can accomplish the result.