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What is MPPSC AE?

Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) every year conducts exam for State Engineering Services for the recruitment for the post of Assistant Engineers. MPPSC AE exam is one of the most competitive exams out there where lakhs of students compete to get an opportunity to work as an Assistant Engineer in the State Engineering Services.


MPPSC 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates appearing for MPPSC 2021 exam have to go through a 3-fold process; Prelims exam, Mains exam and an interview. The Prelims examination consists of 2 papers while the Mains exam consists of 6 papers. Candidates that clear the Mains exam will be shortlisted for the interview.

Every right answer carries 2 marks. There is no negative marking in the Prelims exam. Candidates can take the exam in either English or Hindi. An OMR sheet will be provided to mark the answers.


MPPSC 2021 Prelims Exam Pattern

The Prelims exam consisted of two papers; a General Studies paper and a General Aptitude test. The table below shows the marks awarded for each paper along with the duration of each exam.


Name of the Subject Marks Duration
Paper I (General Studies) 200 2 Hours
Paper-II (General Aptitude Test) 200 2 Hours


There is a cutoff percentage for candidates to qualify for the Mains exam:

  • The cutoff General category was 40%
  • The cutoff for SC/ ST/ OBC was 30%


MPPSC 2021 Mains Exam Pattern

The Mains exam will consist of six papers. The subjects for the Mains exam are History & Culture, Geography, Constitution and Governance, Political and Administrative Structure, Economics and Sociology, Science and Technology, and Philosophy, Psychology and Public Administration.


Name of the Subject Marks Duration
Paper I (General Studies I) 300 3 Hours
Paper-II (General Studies II) 300 3 Hours
Paper III (General Studies III) 300 3 Hours
Paper IV (General Studies IV) 200 3 Hours
Paper V (General Hindi) 200 3 Hours
Paper VI (Hindi Essay) 100 2 Hours


MPPSC 2021 Cutoff

The expected MPPSC 2021 cutoff for various categories are given below


Category Cut-o0ff Marks
General 140 - 145
OBC 135 - 140
SC 125 - 130
ST 115 - 120


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