Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) has released the notification for State Service Examination 2019, which is commonly referred to as MPPSC 2020. The exam is equivalent to the civil services exam at the state level, and graduates can apply for it. 

MPPSC 2020The online application form will be available from November 20, 2019, and will close on December 9, 2019. Candidates can apply online from,, Simultaneously with submission of forms, the application form correction window will open on November 23, 2019, and close on December 11, 2019.

MPPSC will conduct a combined preliminary exam for the state service exam and state forest service exam on January 12, 2020. The exam will be in two sessions in all major districts of the state. Exam city details will be sent to the candidates 10 days before the exam via SMS and email. And form January 8 to 11, 2020, the admit cards for the exam will be available for download at,,,

Candidates can apply online and should select exam names carefully between the two. A separate notification has been published for the MPPSC state forest services exam 2020, and candidates should check their eligibility from it before applying for posts against it.

The cut-off date for age calculations is January 1, 2020. Candidates should be between 21 to 40 years old as on the cut off date. Further, male candidates should be at least 168 cms tall, and their chest dimension should be 84 cm unexpanded, 89 cm expanded. Female candidates should be at least 155 cm tall.

A total of 330 vacancies have been advertised for the state services examination. 

The selection process shall comprise of three stages namely prelims, mains, and interviews. The preliminary exam will be a pen and paper-based test to be answered in the OMR sheet, wherein the paper will contain all multiple-choice questions. Mains exam will be a descriptive exam. Interviews will be face to face. 

The preliminary exam will be held in 52 cities, the list of which is given on page 4 of the MPPSC 2020 notification. 

MPPSC will accept objections against the answer keys of the prelims exam at, and for seven days from publishing. For each objection, Rs 100 will be charged. 

How to apply for MPPSC 2020?

Candidates need to visit any of the websites,, on the start date of application form submission. Then proceed to fill the online application form, and follow the instructions that appear on the screen. One has to enter all details about the self in terms of personal data, educational qualification, communication details. Also, colored passport size photograph has to be uploaded. The last step is the payment of the fee.

The application fee for MP domicile candidates who are SC, ST, OBC, PH is Rs 750 to apply for anyone service, and Rs 1000 to apply for both state service exam and forest service exam. For all others, it is Rs 1500 for anyone service and Rs 2000 for both.

(With inputs from aglasem)