Quick Brief on Pattern and Eligibility of State Public Service Commission Exam 2022

The struggle to choose between a government or private sector job is constant amongst graduated individuals. Statistically, the Government in India is one of the largest employers of the nation, as it employs over 17.61 million Indians in public sector.  A large number of individuals appear in government exams every year, and for most of the graduated individuals, finding a job in Government sector remains a priority. There are several government exams conducted every year to make space for new talents and the State Public Service Commission (PSC) is one of them.  The position of a State Civil Services officer is highly reputed among other State level government officials, and candidates appear for this exam in large numbers. Many graduated candidates view it as an alternative to cracking the national UPSC or Civil Service exams. Let us now take a look at everything you should know about the PSC examinations. 

What is State Public Service Commission?

According to the authority given under sections 315-323 of the Indian Constitution, the Public Service Commission can support the governments of the various states with hiring, deploying and disciplinary actions. Majority of Group-A officials for state governments and officers for Group-B cadre, are hired by Public Service Commissions. Furthermore, PSC also holds exams for positions in medicine, civil services, engineering and military.  The State Public Service Commission conducts exams for each state individually. PSC is responsible to hire staff for various positions that include;
  • Forest services of the state
  • Police services of the state
  • Administrative services of the states
  • Revenue services of the states
  • Professor/ associate professor/ assistant professors in different state colleges and universities

Eligibility Criteria for State PSC

The State Public Service Commission eligibility criteria is mentioned below;
  • The candidate should not be less than 21 years of age. 
  • The candidates should not be above 28 to 35 years of age. The upper age limit differs from one state to another. 
  • The candidate should be well-versed with the local language, traditions, history, and knowledge of geography of the state where he is applying for.

State Public Service Commission Exam 2022 Pattern

Generally, there are three stages of the State PSC exam, the preliminary exam, the main exam, and the personal interview. Most states follow this pattern, except a few smaller ones that don’t conduct the preliminary exam.  Let’s look at the exam structure;

Preliminary Exam

Under this, the candidates get objective type questions in MCQ format. The number of paper differs from one state to another. 

Main Exam

Main exam includes multiple papers, where the candidates are given both subjective and description essay-type questions to solve. Likewise, the number of papers varies from one state to another. 

Personal Interview

After a candidate passes through the first two stages, they will have to go for personal one-to-one interview.  So, these are all the relevant details about State Public Sector Commission exam 2022. Most individual prefer to sit in government exams so that they can have a better stability in future.

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