(PDF) MPSC Rajya Seva Syllabus 2021 in Marathi & English PDF [Revised]

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In this Article of PDFgozar, we are providing you the detailed syllabus of the Rajya Seva exam which is conducted by the MPSC every year.

You will some latest changes from the 2020 syllabus. so, while analyzing make sure you ignore some topics.. concerning that we have underlined the old topics in the current MPSC Rajyaseva syllabus

Rajyaseva Syllabus

Introduction: MPSC Rajyaseva Syllabus is divided into 2 parts means one is MPSC Pre Syllabus and the second one is the MPSC Mains Syllabus. MPSC Prelim syllabus is useful for all Aspirants but MPSC Rajyaseva main syllabus is useful only for those who clear Prelim Exam. so, as new aspirants are suggested to focus on prelim syllabus only. You can start preparation before 4-5 months of the main exam.

MPSC Rajyaseva syllabus

We know that MPSC Rajyaseva 2021 syllabus is divided into two parts so below you will get the MPSC Rajyaseva syllabus in detail which includes MPSC Rajyaseva Pre Syllabus means MPSC Rajyaseva Preliminary exam syllabus in Marathi as well as in English and MPSC Rajyaseva main syllabus in Marathi pdf too.

You can download the Syllabus Pdf at the end of this article.

MPSC Exam Pattern

The MPSC state services exam is also conducted in three stages namely:

  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
  3. Interview

The candidates who clear the prelims, they can give the mains, clearing which they would be summoned for the final stage i.e., interview of the MPSC Exam.

MPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern: 

This stage exam consists of two compulsory objective papers. Both papers are of 2 hours each.

Paper No.

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Paper Type

Paper Medium

Paper Duration

Nature of Paper

Paper I 100 200 Degree English & Marathi 2 hours Objective
Paper-II 80 200 A mix of Degree and School (depends on topic – refer below) English & Marathi 2 hours Objective

MPSC Prelims Syllabus

Candidates can check the MPSC Prelims Syllabus of both papers in the subsequent points. Like the UPSC, MPSC also provides just the topic’s names in the Syllabus. As it is a State Level Exam, most of the questions have a specific focus on the Maharastra. With the right preparation strategy, candidates can prepare for both exams simultaneously.

Paper I Syllabus


Current events of state, national and international importance.


History of India (with special reference to Maharashtra) and Indian National Movement.


Maharashtra, India, and the world geography – Physical, Social, Economic geography of Maharashtra, India and the World.


Maharashtra and India – Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Urban Governance, Public Policy, Rights The issue, etc.


Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.


General issues on Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change – that does not require subject specialization.


General Science

Paper-II Syllabus




Interpersonal skills including communication skills


Logical reasoning and analytical ability


Decision-making and problem-solving


General mental ability


Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data Interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc. – Class X level)


Marathi and English language comprehension skills (Class X/XII level) Questions relating to this will be tested through passages from Marathi and English languages without providing cross translation thereof in the question paper.

MPSC Mains Exam Pattern

After qualifying for the MPSC Prelims students have to appear for the MPSC Mains exam, the exam pattern and syllabus of the exam are given below.
  • MPSC Mains Exam Pattern: In MPSC Mains there are six compulsory papers
  • Paper I and Paper II are language papers while Papers III, IV, V, and VI are general studies papers. 
  • There are no optional subjects in MPSC Mains, which was done away with within 2012. 
  • Candidates can check the MPSC Mains Exam Pattern in the table below.



Total Marks

Medium of Paper

Duration of Paper

Nature of Questions


Marathi & English (Essay/Translation/Precis)


Marathi & English

3 hours



Marathi & English (Grammar/Comprehension)


Marathi & English

1 hour



General Studies I


Marathi & English

2 hours



General Studies II


Marathi & English

2 hours



General Studies III


Marathi & English

2 hours



General Studies IV


Marathi & English

2 hours


MPSC Rajyaseva History syllabus

Paper III: General Studies I (History & Geography) (150 marks)


Establishment of the British Rule in India:

The arrival of British East India The company, Wars against major Indian powers, Policy of subsidiary alliance, The doctrine of Lapse, Structure of British Raj up to 1857.


History of Modern India:

Introduction of modern education – Press, Railway, Post and Telegraph, Industries, and reforms and socio-religious reforms and their impact on society.


Renaissance Era:

Social and Cultural Changes

·         Contacts with Christian Missionaries, Role of English education and the press, Official- social reform measures (1828 to 1857).

·         Socio-religious reform movements: Brahmo Samaj, Prarthana Samaj, Satyashodhak Samaj, Arya Samaj, Ramkrishna mission and Theosophical Society.


Indian Economy under Colonial Rule

·         The Mercantile phase, The Drain of the Wealth- The Drain Theory of Dadabhai Naoroji, de-industrialization- Decline of Indian Handicrafts, Commercialization of Indian Agriculture.

·         Rise of Modern Industry – Role of Indian mercantile communities, Entry of British Finance Capital in India, Tilak’s Swaraj Fund and contribution of G. K. Gokhale.


Emergence and growth of Indian Nationalism:


·         Social background, formation of National Associations, Role of Press and Education in social awakening in pre-independent India, Revolt of 1857, the foundation of Indian National Congress, the moderate phase, growth of extremism, Partition of Bengal, Home Rule Movement,

·         Role of important personalities– Surendranath Banerjee, Firozshah Mehta, Dadabhai Naoroji, A. O. Hume, Bipin Chandra Pal, Lala Lajpat Rai, Annie Besant, Aurobindo Ghosh, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru & Others.


Famous movements against British Government

·         Peasant uprisings, Tribal uprising – Mutinies of – Raghoji Bhangre, Umaji Naik, etc., and Adivasi Movements.

·         Revolutionary Movements: Revolts in Maharashtra-Vasudeo Phadke, Abhinav Bharat, Revolutionary

·         Movements in Bengal & Punjab, Revolutionary movements of Indians in America, England, Azad Hind Sena.

·         Communist (Leftist) Movement: The Communists and the Indian freedom struggle, Congress Socialist Party, Trade Union Movement.


The national movement in Gandhian Era and Dr. B.R. Ambedkars approach to the problem of untouchability:


·         Gandhiji’s leadership and ideology of resistance, Gandhian mass movements, Non- cooperation movement, Civil Disobedience movement, Faizpur Congress session of 1936, Individual Satyagraha, Quit India Movement, Gandhiji, and removal of untouchability.

·         Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s approach to the problem of untouchability, Movements for Annihilation of Caste – Dr. Ambedkar’s approach, Gandhiji’s approach, Other Efforts; Unionist Party and Krishak Praja Party, Women’s participation in the National movement. States’ Peoples’ movements.


Constitutional Development under British Government:


The Indian Council Act-1861, The Indian Council Act-1892, The Indian Council Act-1909 (Morley-Minto reforms), The Government of India Act 1919 (Mont-Ford reforms), The Government of India Act 1935.


Growth of Communalism and the Partition of India:


Muslim politics and Freedom movement (Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and Aligarh movement, Muslim League and Ali Brothers, Iqbal, Jinnah), Politics of Hindu Mahasabha.

Toward the Transfer of Power:

The August Offer 1940, The Cripps Mission 1942, The Wavell Plan 1945, The Cabinet Mission Plan 1946, The Mountbatten Plan 1947, The Indian Independence Act 1947


India after Independence

Consequences of Partition, Integration of Princely states, Linguistic reorganization of states, Sanyukta Maharashtra movement – Involvement of major political parties and personalities involved therein, Relations with neighboring countries, India’s role in International Politics: Non- alignment policy- Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi; Progress in Agriculture, Industry, Education, Science and Technology, Emergence of Indira Gandhi’s Leadership, Liberation of Bangladesh, Coalition Governments in States, Students’ unrest, Jayaprakash Narayan and Emergency. Terrorism in Kashmir, Panjab and Assam, Naxalism and Maoism, Environmental Movement, Women’s Movement, and Ethnic Movement.


Selected Social Reformers of Maharashtra

Their ideology and work: Gopal Ganesh Agarkar, Mahatma Phule, Justice M. G. Ranade, Prabodhankar Thakare, Maharshi Karve, Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj, Maharshi Vitthal Shinde, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, Lokmanya Tilak, Sarvajanik Kaka Ganesh Vasudeo Joshi, Pandita Ramabai, Dadoba Pandurang Tarkhadkar, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh, Lokhitwadi Gopal Hari Deshmukh, Justice K. T. Telang, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad, Acharya Balshastri Jambhekar, Jagannath Shankarsheth, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Kalkarte Shivram Mahadeo Paranjape, Vishnushastri Chiplunkar, D. K. Karve, R. D. Karve, Vinoba Bhave, Vinayak D. Sawarkar, Annabhau Sathe, Krantiveer Nana Patil, Lahuji Salve, Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil, Vishnubuva Brahmachari, Senapati Bapat, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj, Baba Amte, Sant Gadge Baba.


Cultural Heritage of Maharashtra (Ancient to Modern):

Kanheri, Elephanta, Ajanta, Ellora caves, Lonar lake, Forts, etc.


Performing Arts

Dance, Drama, Films, Music, Folk Arts – Lavani, Tamasha, Povada, Bharud, and other folk dances, Visual Arts -Architecture, Painting, and Sculpture. Festivals. Impact of Literature and Saint literature on socio-psychological development of Maharashtra: Bhakti, Dalit, Urban and Rural Literature.


2. GEOGRAPHY – (With Special Reference to Maharashtra):


Interior of the Earth. Composition and physical conditions. Endogenic and Exogenic Forces, Rocks, and Minerals. Controlling factors on Evolution of the Landforms. Concept of the Geomorphic cycles. Landforms associated with Fluvial, Desert, Glacial, and Coastal Regions. Evolution and Geomorphology of the Indian Sub-Continent.

Major Physiographic Divisions of the India. Physiography and the geomorphic features of the Maharashtra State. Natural Landscapes in Maharashtra- Hills, Ridges, Tablelands, Spot holes. Waterfalls. Hot springs and Beaches.


·         Atmosphere– Composition and structure, Extent, Elements of weather and climate. Solar Radiation and Heat Balance on the Earth surface.

·         Temperature– Vertical and Horizontal distribution of temperature on the Earth’s surface.

·         Air pressure– Winds, Planetary, and Local winds. Monsoons in Maharashtra. Distribution of Rainfall, Droughts, Floods and its problems

Human Geography:

·         Economic Activities– Farming –Crops and cropping patterns in Maharashtra. High Yield Varieties (HYV). Modern Techniques in Agriculture. Organic farming sustainable agriculture. Govt. policies about agriculture.

·          Fishing – Fishing in Inland water and Arabian sea. Problems of the fisherman, modernization in fishing.

·          Minerals and Fuels – Major minerals and fuels in Maharashtra. Reservoirs and Exploitations of minerals. The problem of mining in Maharashtra.

·          Transportation -Types of transportation and its development in Maharashtra. Economic Development. Measures of economic development. Sustainable Development. Globalization.

·         Tourism – Types of Tourism, Cultural Heritage (Caves, Forts and Historical Monuments)

·          Knowledge-Based Economic Activities – Electronic Industry. I.T. Parks in Maharashtra State especially in Pune city- Silicon Valley of India. CTBT. Role of R and D. Institutes in Maharashtra State.

Population Geography (Special Reference to Maharashtra

Sources of population data. Growth, Density and Distribution of the population in Maharashtra. Population Structure and characteristics. Components of population change- Fertility, Mortality, and Migration. Levels and Trends of fertility, mortality, and migration in Maharashtra. Population Growth and Economic Development, Population policies.

Environmental Geography (Special Reference to Maharashtra)

Ecosystem – Components: Biotic and Abiotic. The flow of Energy, Energy Pyramid. Nutrient cycling. Food chain and Food web. Environmental degradation and conservation. Global Ecological Imbalances. Reduction in Biodiversity. Threats of biodiversity, Man-Wild Life conflicts. Depletion of forests. Global warming- Green House Effects- The Role of CO, CO2, CH4, CFCs, Nitrogen- oxides (NO). Acid Rains. Heat Islands in Maharashtra. Environmental Laws and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Kyoto Protocol and Carbon Credits.

Geography and Aero- Space Technology

·         The Term of Aero (sky) and space. GIS, GPS, and Remote Sensing. The Era of Space Technology about – Defence, Banking, Internet, Telecommunication. Planning in Transportation. (Railways, Roads, Navy and Air transportation.) Health and Education.

·         Mission Shakti in India. Anti-Satellite Mission. Satellites Space Assets. The Role of ISRO and DRDO in the Research and Development of Space Technology. The management of Space Garbage, Prevention of Arms Race in Space. Geo-Strategic position of India


A.    Fundamental of Remote sensing:

·          The basic concept of remote sensing

·          Data and information  Remote sensing data collection

·          Remote sensing advantages and limitations

·          Remote sensing process

·          Electromagnetic Spectrum.

·    Energy interactions with the atmosphere and with the earth surface features (soil, water, vegetation)

·          Indian Satellites and Sensors characteristics

·          Map Resolution

·          Image and False-color composite

·          Elements of visual interpretation and digital data.

·          Passive and active microwave remote sensing

·          Multispectral remote sensing and its applications

B.      Aerial Photographs:

·          Types and uses of aerial photographs

·          Types of cameras and their applications

·          Error determination and spatial resolution

·          Aerial photography interpretation and map scales

·          Overlapping stereo photography

C.    GIS and its applications:

·          Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

·          Components of GIS

·          Geospatial data – spatial and attribute data

·          Coordinate systems

·          Map Projections and types

·          Raster data and models

·          Vector data and models

·          GIS task – input manipulations, management, query analysis and visualization

·          Land use land cover change analysis

·          Digital elevation model (DEM)

·          Triangulated irregular network data models (TIN)

·         Applications of GIS to solve the societal needs in natural resource management and disaster management



Concept of an ecosystem, structure, and function

·         Energy flow in ecosystem

·         Types and characteristics of the ecosystem

·         Biodiversity, its sustainable management and conservation, conservation agriculture

·         Role of an individual in conservation of natural resources

·         Social issues and environment related to crop production

·         Carbon credit: concept, exchange of carbon credits, carbon sequestration, importance, meaning and ways

·         Environmental ethics: Climate change, global warming, acid rain, ozone layer depletion, nuclear accidents, holocaust and their impact on agriculture, animal husbandry and fisheries, contingent crop planning.


Soil as a natural body, pedagogical and edaphological concept of soil

·         Soil genesis: soil-forming rocks and minerals

·         Process and factors of soil formation

·         Physical, chemical and biological properties of soil

·         Soil profile and components of soil

·         Soil as a source of plant nutrients, essential and beneficial plant nutrients and their role, forms of plant nutrients in the soil

·         Soil organic matter – sources, composition, properties, factors affecting SOM, its importance and influence of SOM on soil properties

·         Soil organisms macro and micro-organisms, their beneficial and harmful effects on soil and plant

·         Soil pollution: sources of soil pollution, the behavior of pesticides and inorganic contaminants, prevention and mitigation of soil pollution

·         Problem soils and their reclamation

·         Remote sensing and GIS in diagnosis and management of problem soils

·         Soil erosion, types, and soil erosion control measures Organic farming

·         Nano technology, precision farming

Water Management: Hydrological cycle

·         Rainfed and dryland Agriculture

·         Water conservation techniques

·         Drought and crop mitigation

·         Runoff and water harvesting

·         Concept, objectives, principles, components of watershed management, and factors affecting watershed management

·         Irrigation water quality, water pollution, and effect of industrial effluents, Drainage of water-logged soils,

·         Criteria for scheduling irrigation, water use efficiency, and irrigation efficiencies,

·         Inter-linking of rivers,

·         Irrigation and water requirement of crops,

·         Irrigation systems and fertigation

Rajyaseva Pre Syllabus

Below you will find Rajyaseva Pre Syllabus in Marathi and English.

Rajyaseva Pre Syllabus in English

Rajyaseva Pre Syllabus in Marathi

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