MPSC has postponed the Rajyaseva prelims citing the COVID-19 situation. Candidates who had exceeded the age limit were given an opportunity to fill up the application forms, the last date for which is January 02, 2022. A new date for holding the prelims is awaited.
The Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) has postponed the examination dates for the Rajyaseva Prelims examination 2021. This decision to postpone the exam has come due to the COVID-19 situation in the state. Rajaseva Prelims 2021 was scheduled for January 02, 2022 but the date now stands postponed. The revised date for the examination will be announced shortly.
The official notification on mpsc.gov.in reads:
In the backdrop of the Corona virus and due to the non-publication of advertisements for direct service in the government, some candidates have missed the opportunity to appear for the examination since they have crossed the age limit. In view of the implementation of the decision taken by the government, the commission is postponing the State Services Pre examination scheduled on January 02, 2022. The revised examination date will be announced shortly.
It must be noted that the notification does not mention anything about the cancellation of the exam. Hence, it is assumed that the exam will be held as per the date announced by MPSC later. Through an earlier notification, MPSC had given an opportunity to the candidates who had exceeded their age limit and could not submit the applications.
These candidates included the ones who had exceeded their age limit between March 01, 2020, and December 17, 2021, for the examination were given an extension in order to submit their applications in accordance with the decision taken by the government on December 17, 2021. Accordingly, only those candidates who have exceeded the age limit have been allowed to submit the online applications.
Through the MPSC Rajyaseva examination, Group A and Group B categories in the service of the State government are going to be filled as per the requirement and availability of posts. A total of 30 posts, inclusive of both groups, will be filled. Details regarding the number of vacancies will be made available. The entire selection process will take place in three stages.
The foremost stage is the pre-examination that will be conducted for 400 marks. This will be followed by the Main exam that is further divided into two stages. The first stage of the Main exam is the written test while the next one is the interview. The preliminary exam is conducted to limit the number of candidates appearing for the Main exam. As such, MPSC will fix the minimum qualifying marks and candidates securing the same will be eligible for the Mains. However, marks from the pre-exam will not be considered for the final calculation of merit.