Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) will organise the State Service Mains exam in June, while the State Forest Service Mains exam will be administered in July. MPPSC Mains exam date were announced earlier this week for both the exams.
The Commission had advertised both exams (advertisement numbers 06/exam/2016 and 07/exam/2016) in December last year. Initially, the exams were meant to fill lesser vacancies but current statistics are to fill 507 posts through State Service Exam 2017 and 174 posts through State Forest Service Exam 2017.
The common preliminary examination for both the exams was held on February 12. The preliminary exam results were announced on March 31 along with the list of successful candidates. As many as 8,556 candidates have been declared qualified to appear for State Service Mains exam. Total 2,905 candidates are eligible to take State Forest Service Mains exam.
MPPSC has also opened the online applications for qualified candidates. For State Service Mains exam, the shortlisted candidates can fill the online application form till May 5, 2017. The Commission has fixed Rs. 800 as application fee for general category candidates, while the fee for reserved category candidates is Rs. 400. In case, a candidate fails to apply during this duration, he/she will be allowed to fill the application form by paying the late fee. A late fee of Rs. 3,000 will be applicable if a candidate applies by May 12, the same will become Rs. 25,000 for filling applications from May 13 to 26.
MPPSC State Services Mains exam will be conducted at selected centers in Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore and Jabalpur. The exam comprises of 6 papers to be held from June 3 to 8 (Check more details). The papers will be: General Studies (I); General Studies (II); General Studies (III); General Studies (IV); General Hindi; and Hindi Essay Writing. The Commission will upload the admit cards on May 20. The Mains exam will be of 1400 marks and the interview will hold 175 marks.
For State Forest Service Mains Examination, the successful candidates can apply from April 10 to May 9. The Mains exam will be held for 4 papers from July 23 to 26 (details). The papers will be: General Studies; General Hindi & General English; Optional Subject (Paper 1); and Optional Subject (Paper 2). The admit cards for State Forest Service Mains exam will be available from July 1.
The applications for MPPSC Mains exam can be filled at any of the official websites: www.mponline.gov.in, www.mppsc.nic.in and www.mppsc.com.