Here we are discussing the complete strategy to crack the MPPSC (MPPSC State Service Examination) in the First attempt. The first attempt of the candidate is very challenging for them because they have no idea of exam and considered to be goldem attemp as the enthusiasm is on its top and mind is relaxed and fresh also have the confidence that i will crack it because till the age the student gave all exam first time and clear it.
For MPPSC, First you have to read syllabus of preliminary and mains examination then you read the previous year papers. After that you analysis the nature of examination and start preparing for it. 'You must be selective during your preparation mean choose authentic and selective source for reading, not go through bunches of books or magazines, select limited books and revise continusly'. The main problem for the students is how to prepare for MPPSC Exams and to start the MPPSC Exam Preparation, very soon the notifications of MPPSC exam is to come so students have start for MPPSC Preparation, any student wants to Prepare for MPPSC without Coaching then he/she can do mppsc online preparation by Sharma Academy's online mppsc prepration program. Students can subscribe for sharma academy's latest update section where they can Get Updated MPPSC Syllabus, Get Updated MPPSC Notes, Get Updated MPPSC Study Material and most important mppsc exam latest updates about dates of notification and exam.
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MPPSC is 3 phases exam, We need to understand the importance of these 3 phases:
(a) Preliminary Exam (to test a broad range of knowledge);
(b) Mains Exam (to test the depth of your knowledge and articulation skills); and
(c) Personality test (to test clarity in your thoughts, conviction, and integrity in your personality), and plan and prioritize stuff accordingly.
Prepration for MPPSC
How to Prepare for MPPSC Prelims Examination?
As MPPSC is approaching on footsteps of UPSC in asking questions from diverse fields, the strategy for Prelims should be a blend of Hard work and Smart work as it is the stage of pure elimination.
- Before the start of the Prelims preparation, we need to go through all the
Previous Year Question Papers to understand the coverage and current trends of the questions asked. We need to cover all the important events of past 10-12 months as Current Affairs playing a decisive role nowadays.
Here is the analysis and sources to be followed for Prelims Paper:
Prelims Paper 1: GENERAL STUDIES (No. of Questions: 100) (No negative marking);
There are some Core areas from where questions are asked in Mains Examination also and some are Peripheral topics which are asked in Prelims only.
Core/Static Subjects:Integrated preparation with Mains perspective is needed.
- Science and Technology
- Environmental Issues
- Art and Culture
- Madhya Pradesh static part
(Sources: Lucent General Knowledge and Mains Booklist mentioned later in this article)
- Basic Computer Knowledge: Lucent Computer Book.
- Sports-related GK: Ghatna Chakra, Pratiyogita Darpan.
- 3 Legislations: Bare Act, Mahaveer or Punekar Publication.
- Miscellany (Longest, Highest, First, Last etc.): Last Chapter of Lucent GK Book.
- Current Affairs, Persons in News etc: Current Magazine or Google it.
Prelims Paper 2: CSAT, No. of Questions: 100 (No negative marking);
- This Paper is Qualifying nature only and it consists of Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and questions from Hindi and English. Although no separate time needed to be devoted one should practice at least 2-3 Previous Year question papers to get a flavour of it.
- Apart from all this give at least 45 daysfor Prelims exclusively for revising the syllabus and solving as many Practice tests as possible within the time limits.
- For practising MCQs, you can choose Online or Offline in any mode. It is advisable to solve MCQs online to save the time of Answer checking and getting a comparative analysis of your performance.
How to Prepare for MPPSC Main Examination?
MPPSC conducted the State Service Preliminary Exam on 18 February 2018 and its result was announced last month on 17th April 2018.
Around 5000 students got selected in prelims exam, which will fight in mains for 300 odd seats, so, the competition is very tough and you have to prepare very hard to get your dream job.
Most probably, the MPPSC mains 2018 exam expected to be conducted in the month of July. This means that you have around 60 days to prepare for the mains exam. These two months are going to be the most important days of your MPPSC mains preparation. In order to crack this, you need a robust mains study plan along with the relevant study material.
We have come up with this article, to provide you with a mains study plan and preparation tips to help you in your preparation. Let’s discuss it paper by paper.
1.) 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.
2.) 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. Laxmikant, 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.
3.) 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 mrunal videos or Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh. 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 Science & Technology, the best strategy is to read out the particular 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 & DI, practice the type of questions asked in previous year papers. Refer the source you used for CSAT preparation during prelims preparation.
Now comes the Environment section, you can refer to Shankar IAS notes to study the topics, mentioned in the syllabus. Alternatively, you can also read these topics from the internet. As environment portion is limited so complete it in two days.
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. We have prepared this topic for you. go to read it.
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.
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 particular day for this paper, instead, try to give one our daily to finish one topic from syllabus each day.
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.
Each candidate has a different approach towards their preparation. Here, we tried to come up with a generalized approach which can help you to plan your preparation. We wish you Good luck for your preparation. If you have any doubts/questions, post them in the comments section below.