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Everything You Need To Know About MPSC Preparation

MPSC stands for Manipur Public State Commission. This exam recruits officers for the Manipur state government. Moreover, services through the MPSC exam provide many opportunities for the candidates to serve society. The exam requires hard work and the correct guidance, which will be provided by online or offline MPSC coaching classes. Let us tell you everything that you need to know about the MPSC examination.

Table of Contents

  1. About MPSC Examination
  2. Role of Coaching in MPSC Preparation
  3. Reasons to join Online Coaching for MPSC - Online MPSC Course
  4. Why one should join Chahal Academy for MPSC ?
  5. Stages of Manipur Public Service Commission Examination
      • Prelims
      • Prelims Syllabus
      • Mains
      • Mains Syllabus
      • Interview
  6. Eligibility Criteria - Important for MPSC Preparation
      • Nationality
      • Educational Qualification
      • Age Limit
      • Age Relaxation
  7. How to prepare for Manipur Public Service Commission ?
      • Prelims
      • Mains
      • Interview
  8. Booklist for MPSC preparation
  9. Editor's Note for MPSC
  10. FAQ Regarding MPSC

About MPSC Examination

Manipur Public Service Commission (MPSC) recruits for the vacancies in State Services in Manipur through the most prestigious exam the MPSC examination. So, they release notifications and applications to this examination every year for recruitment to different posts in departments under the government of Manipur. In other words, eligible candidates can apply online after the release of notification. Also, The main purpose of this article is to provide complete information about the MPSC examination and guidance for the preparation. To sum up, candidates can prepare for the exam either through offline or online coaching classes.

Role of Coaching in MPSC Preparation

Classroom Teaching

Coaching plays a vital role in the preparation for State Public Service Exams. Moreover, coaching helps you in the preparation and increases the chances of success. However, it completely depends on the applicant whether to go for it or not. Also, coaching reduces the workload of the candidate through guidance in the right direction and providing all the required material for the MPSC preparation. Coaching also gives an overview of the examination pattern and changing dynamics. However, it should be noted that coaching cannot guarantee your success. But, it provides an environment for overall development which is necessary to crack any exam.

Reasons to join Online Coaching for MPSC – Online MPSC course


  • Your time and Place: Offline MPSC coaching has a fixed timetable but online coaching is very flexible. Moreover, the candidate saves time from traveling between home and coaching.
  • Reschedule: The biggest advantage of online coaching is that no lecture will be missed. Because you can watch it anytime anywhere on your laptop or phone. In other words, online coaching is the best way to prepare especially if you are a working professional/ college student or a homemaker. Also, you can watch the videos whenever you are free.
  • Inexpensive Fees: Generally, the cost of coaching for MPSC exam preparation is approximately between Rs.50,000/- to Rs.75,000/-. But online coaching is inexpensive.

Why one should join Chahal Academy for MPSC

Chahal Academy is a one-stop solution to all your queries in the field of Civil services because we have an expert faculty team. Also, we provide high-quality study material and candidates do not face any difficulty in collecting them. Moreover, candidates have trusted Chahal Academy for many many years and have received desired results. MPSC preparation at Chahal will involve a learning environment for the holistic development of the candidate. Also, the reasons why you should join us have been mentioned as follows -

  • Firstly, more than 400 hours of the MPSC Foundation Course lectures are provided.
  • Secondly, the course includes coverage of a Topic-wise Syllabus.
  • Also, it is taught by the most trusted and senior faculty of our Academy. Moreover, the subject matter experts are supported by an up-to-date content team.
  • On the other hand, you get personal attention in case of any difficulty. This has helped a lot of candidates in the entire journey of their preparation.
  • You can choose the desired time and place i.e. you can learn at your own pace and location.
  • Above all, the course is super inexpensive.
  • Also, regular tests improve time management and accuracy.
  • Most importantly, the videos of lectures are available 24 x 7. So, you can watch the videos according to your preference.
  • Finally, Chahal Academy focuses on strengthening the base of the student. All teaching methods revolve around forming a strong base and then polishing the candidate's ability to answer correctly through regular mock tests and multiple revision sessions. We believe in step by step progress!!

Stages of Manipur Public Service Commission Examination

The MPSC exam is divided into 3 stages - The Prelims, the Mains and the Interview stage.


Firstly, the prelims paper consists of 2 papers. Also, this paper is qualifying in nature and is divided into 2 parts. Secondly, prelims marks are not included in the merit list. These marks are only used for deciding whether a candidate is eligible to sit for the next stage i.e. Mains exam.

Paper Marks Duration
General Studies Paper 1 200 2 hours
General Studies Paper 2 200 2 hours

Prelims Syllabus

Paper 1
  1. History of India and Indian National Movement.
  2. Current events related to National and International importance.
  3. Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic, Geography of India and the World.
  4. Indian Polity and Governance - Constitutional structure, Political System, Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI’s), Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  5. Economic & Social Development - Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  6. General Issues of Environment Ecology, Biodiversity, and Climate Change – Candidates do not require subject specialization.
  7. General Science.

Paper 2
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical Reasoning and Analytical ability
  • Decision making and problem-solving
  • General Mental Ability
  • Basic numeracy (Class X standard)
  • Data Interpretation (Graphs, Bars, Tables, Data Sufficiency, etc.)
Also, candidates should note that the UPSC IAS Prelim syllabus is the same for MPSC. So, taking up MPSC coaching will also help you with UPSC preparation at the same time.


In the Mains exam, there are 8 papers and out of these, there is only 1 qualifying paper. There are 4 papers on General Studies and 2 papers are based on optional subjects. The GS papers and optional papers are counted for ranking.
Papers Marks Duration
Language 300 3 hours
Paper I: Essay 250 3 hours
Paper II: General Studies - I 300 3 hours
Paper III: General Studies - II 250 3 hours
Paper IV: General Studies - III 250 3 hours
Paper V: General Studies - IV 250 3 hours
Paper VI & VII: Optional Subjects 250 3 hours
Total marks in Mains - 1750

Mains Syllabus

Language paper - This paper is of class X standard.
The questions in this paper would be asked from the following topics:
  1. Reading comprehension
  2. Precise Writing
  3. Essays
  4. Usage and Vocabulary

Paper I:Essay - Candidates have to write about various topics which will be of a generalist approach in nature. You have to ensure that your points are valid and facts, if any, must be statistically correct.

Paper II:General Studies – I – Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society

Paper III:General studies II – Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations

Paper IV:General Studies – III – Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management

Paper V:General Studies – IV: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude

Paper VI:Optional Subject

Paper VII:Optional Subject

You may check out the list of optional subjects from the official website here.


MPSC Mock Interview

  • The interview is of 200 marks. Basically, it is a viva type Q & A type series where questions pertaining to current affairs and educational background are asked from candidates.
  • The Viva-voce tests the personality of the candidates. You will be asked about general events in and around the world. The interview panel tests your presence of mind and alertness. You do not have to be very intelligent or very smart. You must have an idea of your surrounding and a sensible approach to it.

Eligibility Criteria – Important for MPSC preparation


The candidate must be a citizen of India.

Educational Qualification

All candidates should have a minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification from any of the streams from a recognized university.

Age Limit

The minimum age is 21 and the maximum is 30 years to be able to sit for this exam.

Age Relaxation

For SC/ST there is a relaxation of 5 years. However, it is 3 years for OBC and 10 years for disabled people.

How to Prepare for Manipur Public Service commission


  • Newspaper- You should read the newspaper daily because the newspaper will give you all the current affairs, international affairs and much more.
  • Government Websites- Government websites will provide you 100% authentic information. Also, you should trust these authentic sites only.
  • Keep your booklist short- Firstly, you should not read every book that you come across. You have to keep your list limited to avoid wastage of time and quality preparation. Secondly, pick the best books and keep it precise.
  • Notes- Always keep your notes short and precise because the shorter they are, the faster your revision! Competitive exams always boil down to your ability to retain which is only possible through multiple revisions.
  • Revision- Revision is the most important step to clearing any exam.
  • Mock tests- You should always appear for multiple mock tests because it helps you to brush up your skills and knowledge. You will be prepared for the final day with 100% confidence.
  • Mains

    • Newspaper - Again, read the newspaper daily. Read about government policies, and also international affairs. You have to pay attention to facts about Manipur as well.
    • NCERTs - Read these books to form a strong background of the subjects.
    • Government Websites - Supplement your studies with material from government websites like Policy Research Studies, Yojana, UPSC , etc. The material on these websites is 100% correct.
    • Keep your shorter booklist - Prepare a proper booklist for your preparation. Do not read every book that is available for a particular subject. Pick the best ones and revise those books again and again. Although you can supplement those reading. Follow the principle of Read minimum and Revise Maximum!
    • Notes - Prepare comprehensive notes. It means that you must prepare Prelims and Mains notes together. This will help you to prepare for both the stages from an early stage.
    • Mock Tests - Practice lots of answer writing. You will be able to develop speed and answer writing skills.
    • Revision is the key - The inevitable step is revision. Revise as much as you can. You will be way ahead in the competition.


    For the last stage, you must sit for mock Interviews. Because it will help to experience you the Q and A round. So, brush up your skills with the mock Interviews and enhance your personality. Further, keep yourself updated with all the current issues related to Manipur, India, and the world. As a civil services aspirant, you must be at least aware of the important events in and around the world.

    Booklist for MPSC preparation


    1. History: Spectrum for Modern India and NCERT books for Ancient and Medieval India.
    2. Geography: NCERT books of class XI and XII along with the G.C Leong book. While studying Geography, you should always have Orient Blakswan Atlas to mark the place, mountains, and rivers on the Atlas.
    3. Indian Economy: Read Chahal Academy Economy booklet. Further, a large number of economy questions come from Current affairs also.
    4. General Science: NCERT books from 6th to 12th books, you can also read Tata McGraw Hill book.
    5. Environment: Chahal Academy Environment booklet or IGNOU material is more than enough.
    6. Polity: Go for M. Laxmikant. There is no substitute for this book.
    7. Manipur Special: You can pick any book for Manipur special preparation for state exams. The most reliable source which specifically talks about Manipur will be the government websites on Manipur's daily affairs like tourism, art, and culture as well as the official website of MPSC.

    Editor's Note for MPSC

    At last, you must have faith in yourself and prepare for this battle by working hard and smart by making a good strategy. This examination is not about how hard you have worked, rather it is about how smart you have worked. We wish you Good luck!! You can visit the official website of MPSC for further details.

    FAQ Regarding MPSC

    1. How many attempts are there in MPSC?
    A. There are a total of 6 attempts for the general category, 9 for OBC. But there is no limit on the total number of attempts for SC/ST category. Instead, there is the age limit of these two categories.

    1. What is the age relaxation for OBC in the MPSC exam?
    A. OBC candidates get an age relaxation of 3 years i.e. they can appear for the MPSC exam up to 33 years of age.

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