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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    Manipur Civil Services Combined Competitive Examination
  • Exam Duration
    3 hours for each paper
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  • Exam Dates
    1st week of October(Tentative)
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Eligibilty Criteria

It is important to check the eligibility before applying for the MPSC Manipur Exam. Here, we have provided complete details about the MPSC Manipur Eligibility criteria.

The candidates must have the prescribed educational qualifications and must fulfil the age criteria to apply for the MPSC Manipur Exam.

MPSC Manipur Eligibility: Nationality

The candidate must be :

  • A citizen of India
  • Permanent resident of Manipur

MPSC Manipur Eligibility: Age Limits

The candidate applying for the MPSC Manipur exam must fulfil the age criteria as per the official notification. Candidates must be at least 21 years of age and at most 30 years of age as of 1st of July, 2022.

The upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST, 3 years for OBC and 10 years for Persons with Disabilities. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC who are also physically handicapped will be eligible for a grant of cumulative age relaxation under both categories.

The upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years for candidates of all categories as the last time and now the present maximum age limit for all categories of candidates shall be:

Category Upper Age Limit
General Category 35 years
OBC 38 years
SC & ST 40 years
Visually impaired, hearing impaired and orthopaedic candidates belonging to the General category 45 years
Visually impaired, hearing impaired and orthopaedic candidates belonging to the OBC category 48 years
Visually impaired, hearing impaired and orthopaedic candidates belonging to SC & ST category 50 years

MPSC Manipur Eligibility: Educational Qualifications

Candidates must hold a degree in any of the Universities enacted by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutions established by an Act of Parliament or recognized as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or have equivalent qualifications as prescribed under section 6 (iii) of II, Chapter I of the Manipur Public Service Competitiveness Test Rules,2010.

Exam Pattern

The MPSC Manipur examination is a two-tier-based examination. Candidates have to clear the Prelims as well as the mains examination for the final selection.

The candidates who qualify in the preliminary exam are shortlisted for the mains exam and final selection is done on a merit basis after the interview process.

MPSC Manipur Prelims Exam Pattern

There are 2 papers in MPSC Manipur Prelims Exam 2022. Both papers will be held in English, Hindi, and Manipuri. The question asked in MPSC Manipur Prelims 2022, will MCQ type. Paper-II is qualifying in nature. Here is the MPSC Manipur Prelims exam pattern:

Category Application Fees
General Rs. 200
Economically Weaker Sections ( EWS) Rs. 200/-
Other Backward Classes (OBC) Rs. 200/-
SC/ ST Rs. 50

Note: It is mandatory to qualify both papers to Manipur Civil Services Combined Competitive (Prelim) Examination to attend the MPSC Manipur Mains exam.

MPSC Manipur Mains Exam Pattern 2022

The paper of General English will be of Matriculation or equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature. The marks obtained in this paper will not be counted for ranking.

The papers of Essay, General Studies and Optional Subjects of only such candidates will be evaluated who have attained the minimum standard fixed by the Commission in their discretion for the qualifying papers i.e. General English.

For the literary papers of the Languages- Hindi, Manipuri and English, the scripts to be used are Devanagari, Bengali and English respectively. The question papers for the Mains Examination will be of subjective type.

Here is the MPSC Manipur Mains Exam Pattern:

Papers Subjects Marks Duration
Paper-I: English Language 300 3 hrs
Paper-II: General Studies – I Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society 300 3 hrs
Paper III: General studies II Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations 300 3 hrs
Paper-IV: General Studies – III Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management 300 3 hrs
Paper-V: General Studies – IV Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude 300 3 hrs
Paper-VI & VII: Optional Subject 300 3 hrs

Note: Candidates will not be allowed to take the following combination of subjects:

  • Political Science & International Relations and Public Administration
  • Commerce & Accountancy and management
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Anthropology & Sociology
  • Agriculture & Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  • Management & Public Administration
  • Of the Engineering Subjects viz. Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering- not more than one subject
  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary. Science and Medical Science
  • Education and Philosophy or Psychology or Sociology.

The Manipur Civil Services Combined Competitive Examination will consist of the Preliminary and the Main Examination. Here is the detailed syllabus of the MPSC Manipur Prelims exam:

MPSC Manipur Prelims Paper-I Syllabus

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic, Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance-Constitutional, Political System, Panchayat Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues etc.
  • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  • General Issues of Environment ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change
  • General Science

MPSC Manipur Prelims Paper-II Syllabus

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
  • Logical reasoning and analytic ability;
  • Decision making and problem-solving;
  • General mental ability;
  • Basic numeracy (number and their relation, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level);
Mains Syllabus

MPSC Manipur Mains Syllabus 2022:

Question papers of all the subjects shall be answered in English except those in the literature papers of the languages in which the answers should be in the script concerned.

There are a total of 7 papers in the MPSC Manipur Mains 2022 exam. The syllabus of each paper has been elaborated in the following part of the article:

MPSC Manipur Mains Paper-I Syllabus

The General English Language paper will not be calculated in the Final Merit List. Here are the sections asked in the General English Paper:

  1. Comprehension of a given passage.
  2. Precise Writing.
  3. Usage and vocabulary.
  4. Short Essays.

Candidates will be required to write essays on multiple topics. This paper will descriptive type.

MPSC Manipur Mains Paper-II Syllabus

The MPSC Mains Paper-II is also known as General Studies Paper-I which includes Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society. Here are the important topics for the paper:

  • Indian Culture -The salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  • Modern Indian History - From the middle of the eighteenth century to the present state of India including significant events, personalities, issues
  • Indian Freedom Struggle and Post-Independence - The Freedom Struggle and its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country and consolidation and reorganization within the country.
  • History of the World - Events from the 18th century such as the industrial revolution, world wars, redrawing of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc. – their forms and effect on the society
  • Salient features of Indian Society, and Diversity of India
  • Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies
  • Effects of globalization on Indian society.
  • Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism and secularism.
  • Salient features of the world’s physical geography.
  • Distribution of key natural resources across the world; factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world including India.
  • Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclones etc., geographical features and their location changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

MPSC Manipur Mains Paper-III Syllabus

MPSC Manipur Mains Paper-III is also known as General Studies Paper-II cover several subjects such as Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations. Here are important topics of the paper:

  • Indian Constitution: Historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
  • Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
  • Separation of powers between various organs disputes redressal mechanisms and institutions.
  • Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries.
  • Parliament and State legislatures- structures, functioning, the conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
  • Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary – Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
  • Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
  • Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.
  • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
  • Development processes and the development industry – the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
  • Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
  • Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
  • Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
  • Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
  • Role of civil services in a democracy.
  • India and its neighbourhood- relations.
  • Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
  • Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
  • Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate

MPSC Manipur Mains Paper-IV Syllabus

General Studies Paper-III is also known as MPSC Manipur Mains Paper-IV covers several subjects such as Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management. The important topics have been enlisted for the General Studies Paper-III below:

  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth development and employment.
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it and Government Budgeting.
  • Major crop-cropping patterns in various parts of the country. – Different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.
  • Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System -objectives, functioning limitation, revamping; issues 5 of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal rearing.
  • Food processing and related industries in India-scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management. • Land reforms in India.
  • Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
  • Investment models and Science and Technology-developments and their application and effects in everyday life.
  • Achievements of Indians in Science & Technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nanotechnology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
  • Disaster and disaster management.
  • Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
  • Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
  • Challenge to internal security through communication networks, the role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cybersecurity, money-laundering and its prevention.
  • Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism.
  • Various Security Forces and agencies and their mandates.

MPSC Manipur Mains Paper-V Syllabus

MPSC Manipur Mains Paper-V i.e General Studies Paper-IV includes 3 subjects such as Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude to test candidates’ ethical attitude and approach toward several situations such as o integrity, probity in public life and his problem-solving methods.

  • Ethics and Human Interference: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human action; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships.
  • Human values– lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; the role of family society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
  • Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour, moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
  • Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections.
  • Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
  • Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from Indian and the world.
  • Public/Civil Service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws; rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; cooperate governance.
  • Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
  • Case Studies on the above issues

MPSC Manipur Mains Optional Subjects

Candidates must choose the optional subject papers among the given list as Optional Subjects. It is mandatory to appear the Optional Paper Exam: Here is the list of MPSC Mains Optional Subjects:

  • Agriculture
  • Anthropology
  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce & Accountancy
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Indian History
  • Law
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering,
  • Medical Science
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science,& International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
  • The literature of one of the following languages: Manipuri, Hindi, and English

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