The MPSC State Services (MPSC Rajyaseva) Exam is notified by Maharashtra Public Service Commission, and this exam has three stages – Prelims, Mains and Interview. The candidates who get qualified in Prelims will be able to attend Mains and those who clear Mains will be interviewed. Those candidates who are able to clear all the stages of this examination will be appointed to esteemed posts in Maharashtra Government.
The candidates can choose either English or Marathi as their medium of the examination in both levels – Prelims and Mains. The exam pattern of MPSC Rajyaseva is similar to the exam pattern of the Civil Services Examination conducted by UPSC. However, the MPSC State Services Exam is conducted to recruit various Group A, Group B and Group C vacancies in the state administration of Maharashtra. Every candidate in the state who is preparing for this exam aspires to crack this exam and get into one of these coveted services.
In this article, the best preparation strategy to be adopted by aspiring candidates to clear the MPSC Rajyaseva Exam will be discussed. If the candidate is consistent in their preparation but still not getting results, then they can read this article to see if their strategy is inclined in the right direction.
What is the Best Preparation Strategy for the MPSC Exam?
Not one way is the best way to clear any competitive exam. However, there are some tips and tricks which can help the candidates to gain a competitive edge over other candidates in the examination. A particular strategy might work for someone and might turn out to be a flop for the other one. For example, it is not always possible to crack the exam following the topper’s strategy because every candidate has a very different IQ level, different educational background, grasping and retaining capacity etc. However, the candidates can gain insights from toppers or this article and use it in their own way to formulate their best strategy to crack this exam. Here is an overview of the best preparation strategy that can be adopted by the aspirants while preparing for the MPSC State Services Exam.
Know inside-out of MPSC Exam pattern
Before starting the preparation, one has to know the exam pattern of the MPSC very well. Knowing the exam pattern inside-out will help you to easily approach the different subjects in the exam.
Prepare study timetable
You might be a working professional, an undergraduate/postgraduate student, or a graduate who is preparing for this exam. Therefore, depending on your available time, a timetable has to be prepared by the aspirants. Dedicating at least 6 to 7 hours on a daily basis would be ideal for MPSC preparation. However, it again depends on how much time you can dedicate to study. Based on this, you can prepare a timetable to follow, which can consist of the subjects to be covered for the day, week and month. It is more important to follow the timetable, as one can gauge their preparation curve from that.
Master current affairs
The candidates are advised to religiously follow at least one daily newspaper on a regular basis. To complement the reading of a newspaper, the candidate can update their current affairs knowledge from various sources such as:
- Official Ministry Website and their releases/publications
- BYJU’S Monthly Current Affairs Magazine – To revise the whole month’s current affairs
Also, BYJU’S experts prepare a gist of Yojana and Kurukshetra to make the task easier for the aspirants. The aspirants can make notes of important current events and regularly revise them to remember the facts for a longer period of time.
Take mock tests regularly
After you finish reading a particular topic or subject, search for mock tests online or buy a mock test publication and try to solve them. This way, you can understand how thorough you are with the subject/topic. The aspirants have to take mock tests in a timed environment so that they experience the stress during the exam day and learn how to manage their time on the actual exam day.
Analyse previous years’ question papers
After knowing the exam pattern inside-out, it is important to analyse the previous years’ question papers for the MPSC exam to know the type of questions asked in the exam and the difficulty level. The aspirants can download the previous years’ question paper PDFs and solve them in a timed environment to understand their preparedness for the exam. This technique will give an entirely new direction to the preparation, as it will train the mind on what to look for and what can be overlooked while studying for the exam.
There are a lot of resources available in the market, and the internet is flooded with many resources for MPSC Preparation. However, the aspirants have to pick the right list of MPSC Books to ace this exam. Also, the candidates can check out the linked article to know more about the booklist for MPSC Exam preparation.