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Vishakha Sharma

Vishakha Sharma
3/26/2021
Sharing some Preparation tips for MPPSC Prelims Mains and Interview for Madhya Pradesh Public Services exam. for students who are preparing as beginner and dream to clear MPPSC exam in first attempt.

MPPSC 2021 Recruitment: Civil services give the opportunity to the candidates to be engaged in the legitimate functioning of the administration for all social activities. Madhya Pradesh Public Service (MPPSC) conducts State Service Examination to recruit for the post of Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Commercial Tax Officer Etc.  The Commission invites applications every year to fill various vacancies in the state bureaucracy.

Here I am sharing some Preparation tips for MPPSC Prelims, Mains, and Interview for Madhya Pradesh Public Services exam. This writeup is written in inspiration of a MPPSC selected candidate Abhinav Soni MPPSC topper of Sharma Academy in Indore. How he starts his journey and clear the MPPSC exam is here. Let see what routine and strategy he follow towards his success.

During his IT sector job he decide to appear in MPPSC exam got a feeling to serve the public of his nation for this Abhinav discuss with his parents and quite the job because he was not getting sufficient time to study. Study for 8 hours in a day then increase the time day by day make it 12 to 14 hours to clear it in first attempt. And got succeed to achieve the dream you have to work hard unconditionally because it is your life your goal to make it.

My views for Civil services MPPSC:

The civil service is one of the prestigious and challenging careers in our country. Approximately between 1–2 lakh students appear for MPPSC Prelims.

Regarding the total number of selections, it depends on the total vacancies, for example in 2013, there were 755 vacancies, 591 in 2014, 435 in 2015 and 255 in 2016 in 2018 Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) has released a recruitment notification for 202 posts of Deputy Collector (Naib Tehsildar), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and More.

So, you can see the vacancies are decreasing every year and competition increasing, the candidates are giving very tuff competition to each other in this scenario only the focused and systematic study plan can help you to compete.

How should you start as a beginner for MPPSC Exam?

As a beginner starting from point zero one can buy previous years question paper module and attempt some questions daily, moreover the questions from NCERT too will help.

Start writing answers and when you study, don’t wait for the whole or even enough syllabus to be finished.

For example, if you are reading history and you completed The Mauryan empire soon after checking previous years papers and try to answer related question as many as you wish. Don’t wait to complete the full subject or syllabus it will not be good approach you can skip such question for later which don’t cover your prepared topics.

Qualities required for cracking the civil services:

·         Good Intelligence quotient (IQ)

·         Good reading skills

·         Good scoring potential through good memorizing skills and ability to reproduce original ideas and concept

·         Hard work and perseverance

·         Good writing skills

·         Focus and determination

·         Good analytical skills

·         Proper planning and time management

·         Good Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

·         High self-esteem and confidence

MPPSC Civil Services is a comprehensive exam it needs at least 2 years of preparation and 10-12 hours daily study. A few people may be lucky who can make it with just one year of study and single attempt. The MPPSC is not just looking for hard working people but also smart working people. The students who plan their schedule properly using time management techniques, will have better chances to succeed.

MPPSC Prelims Study Plan:

The first step to enter in MPPSC is prelims exam so you have to be very careful, serious and focused while preparing for the mppsc pre-exam. It consists of two papers.

Paper 1 for General Studies it is of 200 marks having 100 questions each having 2 marks with no negative marking. This is the scoring paper of prelims exam for mains this is the only paper on its basis you will get selection in mains.

You can divide it in 3 parts First Special: approx 20 question comes out 0f 100, you are giving exam for MP state psc then your knowledge about your state should be very much strong. Second part is Current Affairs: at least 10 questions come from current affairs, the national issues which are currently running in our country you have to knowledge about that, for this read 2 newspapers at least. give at least 2 hours to newspaper reading for current affairs news. By this your mains exam preparation will be done.

Third part is Acts (SC/ST, HR, CR): These are 3 acts added by MPPSC board in syllabus you should have deep knowledge about SC/ST Act, Human Rights Protection Act, Civil Rights Protection Act. Easily 10 question will be covered by this acts section.

So, the 40 marks will be covered by these 3 topics MP, Current and Acts. You can crack prelims easily by preparing these three topics so strongly. Remaining 60% will be covered by other subjects like science, history, geography etc.

Paper 2 for General Aptitude it is of 200 marks having 100 questions each having 2 marks with no negative marking. It is qualifying paper you need to score 40% marks in it to qualify and it can be easily done.

MPPSC Mains Study Plan:

Generally, after Prelims exam result announcement aspirants got 60 days to prepare for the Mains exam. These two months are going to be the most important days of your MPPSC mains preparation. To crack this, you need a robust mains study plan along with the relevant study material.

I- MPPSC General Studies Paper I

GS 1 mainly contains Geography and History. These portions are static, lengthy and factual in nature. Therefore, most students, especially first timers tend to spend almost half of their preparation time on this paper. While the weightage of this paper is around 21% (300/1400). So, the careful utilization of time is the key.

So, instead of reading it thoroughly, read all the topics mentioned in syllabus once this month and then revise it in next month. For Indian History, you can refer to any book which is comfortable for you. For World History, and other important topics of Geography you can refer to these links. It should not take more than two weeks to complete Paper 1.

II- MPPSC General Studies Paper II

GS 2 mainly covers polity and social issues. Polity has mostly static content for which your prelims preparation will help you. Revise those notes; alternatively, you can prepare polity through M. Laxmi Kant, one of the best source to read polity. Five days are enough to cover Polity along with Security issues.

Next part is the Social Issues which requires knowledge of current affairs. Static portion like acts, organization etc you can cover from here in very little time. Read the schemes of Central and State government concerning Education, Health, Welfare sector etc. along with other topics mentioned in the syllabus. Prepare your own notes and try to cover this portion in 5-6 days. Notes will help you in revision.

III- MPPSC General Studies Paper III

The first half of MPPSC GS paper 3 covers Indian Economy, whereas other half has these important topics: Science & Technology, Reasoning, and DI, Environment, Energy etc.

For Indian economy, you may refer to Sharma Academy's video lectures or Indian Economy by S.N.Lal. These sources will give you an insight on almost every topic mentioned in the syllabus. Along with this, read the summary of ‘Indian Economic Survey’ and ‘Indian & State Budget 2018’. Also, go through the schemes for rural, urban, and agriculture sector. Try to complete it in 5-6 days.

For Environment section, you can refer NCERT Books, you can also read these topics from the internet. As environment portion is limited so complete it in two days.

For Science & Technology, the best strategy is to read out the topic from Science NCERT class 7-10. And for emerging technologies refer any notes or read it from various internet feeds. It will take two days to complete this part.

For Reasoning, practice the type of questions asked in previous year papers. Refer the source you used for CSAT preparation during prelims preparation.

IV- MPPSC General Studies Paper IV

GS paper 4 is all about ethics and case studies. Student needs to have a clear perspective and positive mindset to attempt this paper. Some of the topics you can read from any book like Ethics by Lexicon Publication or by Arihant. Try to mug up as many thinkers as you can because in past lot of many questions were asked from this topic.

Around 75 marks out of 200 are from case studies and the easiest way to score in them is to practice as many case studies as you can. Cover the entire ethics paper in 4-5 days.

V- MPPSC Paper V: General Hindi

This paper checks your proficiency in Hindi language. Study Hindi Grammar from any standard book and practice letter, report writing etc to secure good marks and take an edge from other students. Do not devote any day for this paper, instead, try to give one our daily to finish one topic from syllabus each day.

VI- MPPSC Paper VI: Essay

This paper has the least weightage, but it doesn’t mean it is less important. For essay preparation, read newspaper daily to have good content with you and practice one or two essays every Sunday to get proficiency in writing the essay.

The above preparation will take around 35-40 days to cover the whole syllabus once. Then in the remaining days try to revise whatever you read at least two times. One more thing, like study, practice is also very much important for mains examination. Therefore, you must daily do some answer writing practice, or you can join a test series. Test Series is good idea to evaluate yourself try to solve the questions in particular time limit and use a timer to analyse your efficiency to write. Specially in word limit question's answer.

MPPSC Interview Preparation Plan:

Interview is the third stage of MPPSC examination in these interviewers evaluate the candidate's potential for civil services and examine their personality it is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for public services. There is not any book or syllabus for interview here you can get high marks with less hard work. Start Interview preparation for MPPSC after the mains exam don't wait for the result. Generally, question arise from your surrounding which you mention in your profile (biodata) the interview team will go through your biodata then will ask the questions about your native place, your education, if you were in job, they ask about your work experience.

Short words for MPPSC

·         This exam needs hard work and full concentration of the aspirant.

·         Use test series for practice it is essential to test your analysis power, you can try more than one test series will be beneficial for accuracy speed and analysis of self.

·         Enhance your accuracy in question solving.

·         Increase your speed of question answering.

·         Do writing practice as more as you can.

·         Develop writing skills write at least 40-45 pages in 3 hours.

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