State PSC Exams - List of Upcoming Exams

The State PSC Exams are conducted state-wide. The Public Service Commission (PSC) is a premier recruiting body for state government services. It conducts exams for civil service, defense, engineering, medical, etc. Also, they recruit most of the Group-A officers for the state government. Furthermore, Group-B cadre officers are also recruited through exams.

The Indian Public Service Commission (PSC) was established under Articles 315 to 323 of the Indian Constitution. The UPSC is a parent commission to the Public Service Commission (PSC). The salary and other expenses of the commission come under the consolidated fund of the state government. The PSC reports the selected candidates for various posts to the State Government. Finally, the State Government appoints them. Also, the decision of the PSC is not binding on the government. However, there is always coordination between these bodies while recruiting candidates. The state PSCs in each state conduct local audits of government services and boards on promotions, transfers, and disciplinary actions, etc.

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The Role of PSC

The functions of the PSC are as follows –

As the 2nd-most populous country in the world, the government of India has established PSCs in each state. This helps the government get a better picture of how the states work. Each committee is responsible for its condition, which helps to improve the condition in all aspects and at its own pace.

Here are some other features of state PSC exams:

  • Firstly, the commissioner must identify government reform options and inform the government of policy changes.
  • Secondly, provide advice to the government on the governance structure of the government.
  • Thirdly, advise the government-on-government strategies, policies, and practices.
  • Fourthly, lead the development and management of government strategies for education and training, succession planning, performance management and recognition, staff mobility, and management.
  • Commissioners should develop and advise the government on service delivery.

The commissioner has many other duties. The Commissioners carry out their duties following the general guidelines and guidelines set by the Advisory Council of the PSCs. Further, the PSC is a constitutional and independent body. He plays an important role in the selection and appointment of people in public service. PSCs are expected to be honest, impartial and honest, and operate without any influence.

PSC exams across India can catapult candidates who want to be at the forefront of legal processes affecting the country. This exam serves as an incentive to replace candidates. You can surely serve your nation better by becoming a bureaucrat in one of the most prestigious offices in every state of India.

List of exams conducted by State PSC

Since the PSC exams are administered by the state government, we have listed some of the most popular PSC exams below:

  1. Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC)
  2. Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission
  3. Assam Public Service Commission (APSC)
  4. Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)
  5. Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission
  6. Goa Public Service Commission
  7. Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC)
  8. Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC)
  9. Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission
  10. Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission, J&K
  11. Jharkhand Public Service Commission
  12. Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC)
  13. Kerala Public Service Commission (Kerala PSC)
  14. Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission
  15. Manipur Public Service Commission
  16. Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC)
  17. Meghalaya Public Service Commission
  18. Mizoram Public Service Commission
  19. Nagaland Public Service Commission
  20. Orissa Public Service Commission
  21. Punjab Public Service Commission, PPSC
  22. Rajasthan Public Service Commission
  23. Sikkim Public Service Commission
  24. Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)
  25. Tripura Public Service Commission
  26. Telangana Public Service Commission (TSPSC)
  27. Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC)
  28. Uttarakhand Public Service Commission
  29. West Bengal Public Service Commission

Why PSC Exams?

The Public service commission conducts examinations in two places-Central and State. The State commission conducts the examinations for every state which is known as State public service commission. It’s held for every state and is conducted by the state government of the different states.

PSCs were called to abet and support the colored different state governments in matters of recapture, transfers, and castigating address. State PSCs conduct recapture examinations that serve as an entry point for applicants looking to be employed in the services of state administrations.

There are several posts under the state public service commission, they are as follows – 

  • Administrative Service of State
  • Police Service of State
  • Forest Service of State
  • Revenue Service of State
  • Professor/ Associate Professor/Asst. Under the state government Professors in different colleges.

PSC vs UPSC

  • The IAS exam conducted by UPSC is considered the toughest exam in India. The PSC exam is not much different. They are also very competitive, and their curriculum and model are very similar to UPSC. However, applicants from respective countries can use the reservation. Applicants should carefully review the PSC job posting to review all the details. If the weight of the candidate increases, the three-stage examination process takes almost a year.
  • It is not uncommon to see on the news that several PSCs have recently been involved in disputes over delays, corruption, nepotism, and fraud.

In short, State PSC vs UPSC-

                     State PSC                      UPSC
Each state has a state PSC.UPSC is the only one in the whole country.
The state governors each appoint the state’s PSC members.State presidents appoint UPSC members.
State PSCs have a chairman and other members.UPSC also has a chairman and other members.
State PSC chairmen and members serve for 6 years or until the age of 62, whichever comes first.The UPSC chairman and members serve for 6 years or until the age of 65, whichever comes first.
A country’s PSC statistics forward the recruitment test to the respective country’s office. For example, BPSC (Bihar Public Service Commission) conducts audits for service appointments only in the Bihar sector.He passed the recruitment exam to Union service which covers all Indian services.
State PSCs are included in Articles 315 to 323 of the Indian Constitution.

UPSC is also contained in Articles 315 to 323 of the Indian Constitution.

Upcoming PSC Exams

State election commissions or commissions for public services are organizations in their respective states. They are responsible for conducting exams for positions without newspapers or newspapers. Each country has its own PSC to recruit suitable candidates for different positions according to the selection criteria. In this release, we cover the PSC with basic data and the official website where you can download notifications for the releases you want.

KPSC  

Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) publishes job vacancies every year with the nail polish applied by the applicants. KPSC has announced the Second Environmental Assistant (SDA) / the recruitment of a Junior Assistant.

Name of the examKarnataka Public Service Commission
Conducting AuthorityGovernment of Karnataka
Websitekpsc.kar.nic.in
Test ModeOnline/Offline
Age Limit18-35 years
Posts
  • Junior Assistant
  • Second Division Assistant (SDA)
QualificationGraduated

Kerala PSC

The Kerela Public Service Commission conducts various exams and provides advice to the government on all matters relating to public services. It publishes notices on its official website and invites applications for various positions at the request of the appointing authority. He or she will conduct written and/or practical tests, physical performance tests, and interviews to select candidates based on grades.

Exam NameKerela Public Service Commission (KPSC)
Conducting AuthorityGovernment of Kerela
Websitekeralapsc.gov.in
Mode of TestOnline/Offline
Age Limit18-42 years
Posts
  • Account Assistant
  • Motor Transport Inspector
  • District Sainik Welfare Municipal secretary
  • Assistant in secretariat
  • Municipal secretary
  • Panchayat secretary
  • Divisional officer
  • Inspector (excise)
  • Police Constable
  • Sub-inspector (police)
QualificationsStandard 12

DSSSB

Delhi Subsidiary Services Selection Board (DSSSB) has posted job vacancies for TGT vacancies. To know more about Delhi Subordinate Service Selection Board (DSSSB), applicants can click on the link on the website. Applicants can only register ONLINE. The procedure for completing the application is given below.

DSSSB-Jobs 2021- Highlights-

Name of the Board  Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB)
Name of the Post  Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT)
No. of. Vacancies5807
Job Category  Delhi Government Jobs
Application Mode  Online Mode
Starting Date to Apply   June 4, 2021
Last Date to Apply   July 3, 2021
Job Location  Delhi
Official Website  dsssb.delhi.gov.in

UPPSC

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission is affiliated with the government of Uttar Pradesh, which is responsible for conducting audits for various positions in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The review process for selecting candidates for different positions should be transparent and fair.

Name of the ExamUttar Pradesh Public Service Commission.
Conducting AuthorityGovernment of Uttar Pradesh
Websiteuppsc.up.nic.in/
Test ModeOffline
Age Limit21-40 years
PostsAssistant Prosecution Officer, Block Education Officer, Computer Assistant, Review Officer (ARO), ARO, ACF, RFO, Assistant Manager
Qualification12th pass or Graduate degree

TNPSC

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission will conduct exams to recruit candidates for various positions in the Tamil Nadu government. Here you will find all the details about this calling process.

Name of the ExamTamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Conducting AuthorityGovernment of Tamil Nadu
Websitetnpsc.gov.in
Mode of TestOnline/Offline
Age Limit22-40 years
Posts
  • Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Taxes)
  • Deputy Collector
  • Assistant Director of Rural Development
QualificationGraduated

BPSC

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) conducts exams for various positions to recruit candidates for administrative positions in Bihar. Every year, this state PSC issues several exam notices to recruit thousands of suitable candidates in the administrative department.

Name of the ExamBihar Public Service Commission.
Conducting AuthorityGovernment of Bihar
Websitebpsc.bih.nic.in
Mode of TestOnline/Offline
Age Limit18-40 years
Posts
  • Assistant Forest Guard Officer
  • Assistant Public Prosecuting Officer
  • Motor Vehicle Inspector
  • Assistant Engineer etc
Qualification12th pass or Graduate degree

APPSC

The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) will issue 10% reserve to Economically Weak Section (EWS) candidates for first and service position appointments under the state government based on the government’s decision to meet quotas by GO73 last year.

Exam NameAndhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC)
Conducting AuthorityGovernment of Andhra Pradesh
Website https://psc.ap.gov.in
Test ModeOnline/Offline
Age Limit18-47 years
Posts72 positions as a medical officer (Ayurveda), 53 medical officers (Homeo), and 26 medical officers (Unani) in the Ayush department.
Qualification12th pass or Graduate degree.

TSPSC

The Telangana Public Service Commission (TSPSC) is the committee responsible for conducting audits for the administrative department. The posts contained in the TSPSC are included in the services of Groups I, II, III, and IV with published and unofficial categories. TSPSC positions include Junior Assistant, Junior Shorthand, Typist, Manager, and Junior Shorthand Assistant.

OrganizationTelangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC)
StateTelangana
Official websitetspsc.gov.in
Posts
  • Jr. Assistant,
  • Jr. Steno,
  • Typist,
  • Manager
  • Junior Assistant Cum Typist
Age Limit18-44 Years

RPSC

The RPSC is affiliated with the Government of Rajasthan, which is responsible for conducting inspections for various positions in the state of Rajasthan. The review process for selecting candidates for different positions should be transparent and fair.

Exam NameRajasthan Public Service Commission.
Conducting AuthorityGovernment of Rajasthan
Websiterpsc.rajasthan.gov.in
Mode of TestOnline/Offline
Age Limit18-40 years
PostsSub-Inspectors, RPSC Rajasthan Administrative Services, Veterinary Officer, School Lecturer, Fisheries Development Officer, Asst. Statistical Office, Asst. Agriculture Officer, Junior Legal Officer, etc.
Qualification12th pass or Graduate degree

WBPSC

The West Bengal Public Service Commission, commonly known as WBPSC, is established by the Constitution of India in the state of West Bengal and is operated by a secretariat under the direction of officials and staff. The main objective of WBPSC mainstream recruitment is to recruit the best and most talented candidates for comparative public positions for the PSC in the state of West Bengal. Leading roles in the recruitment of services and positions organize competitions at the state level every year and require an invitation for promotion because of their performance and dignity.

The name of the examWest Bengal Public Service Commission.
What is the name of the exam?

There are different names for this exam:

  • West Bengal Civil Service (Exe.) etc. Exam
  • WBPSC Exam
  • WBCS Exam
  • PSCWB Exam
  • WB PSC Exam
Conducting AuthorityGovernment of West Bengal
Websitehttps://wbpsc.gov.in
Test ModeOnline/Offline
What is the purpose of the exam?To recruit service for groups “A”, “B”, “B”, “D”
What is the WBPSC exam pattern?

The Public Service WBPSC exam is conducted in three stages:

  • Prelim- 1 paper (General Studies) (MCQ)
  • Mains- 8 papers (6 mandatory and 2 Optional) (MCQ/Descriptive Test)
  • Interview
WBPSC Vacancy

The PSCWB vacancies vary every year

  • 2021 – Yet to be announced
  • 2020 – Yet to be announced
  • 2019 – 70
  • 2018- 200 [Unreserved – 100, SC – 44, ST – 12, OBC(A) – 20, OBC(B) – 14, MSP-04, HI- 02, BLIND/LV-02 & LD/CP- 02]

MPSC

Maharashtra Public Service Commission is a body established by the Constitution of India under Article 315 to elect Group A and Group B officials for the Maharashtra state PSC according to candidate excellence in exam and reservation rules.

Name of the ExamMaharashtra Public Service Commission
Conducting AuthorityGovernment of Maharashtra
Website

https://mahampsc.mahaonline.gov.in

Test ModeOnline/Offline
Age Limit20-43 years
PostsPosition Both at level A and level B there is a choice of officer positions. The two tests were carried out in three stages, namely prelim tests, basic tests, and personality tests.
LanguageMarathi or English, candidate must be Marathi dominate

JPSC

Jharkhand Public Service Commission is responsible for conducting basic administrative recruitment reviews for the state of Jharkhand. It posts Grade I and II vacancies annually when qualified applicants are asked to apply for meetings in various positions. Its main objective is to conduct written competitive exams as well as interviews to select candidates for all government positions in the country.

RecruitmentJPSC Recruitment
Conducting bodyJharkhand Public Service Commission
Posts
  • Deputy Collector
  • Executive officer
  • Planning Officer
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • District Commandant
  • Assistant Planning Officer
Payment matrixRs 9300 – 34800
Official websitehttps://www.jpsc.gov.in/

MPPSC

Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) is conducting an audit to recruit appropriate personnel in the administrative department of Madhya Pradesh. The recruitment exam takes place every year. Further, hiring for the state PSC consists of preparatory work, main work, and a series of interviews. The MPPSC will publish the new exam date with a revised schedule on its official website.

Name Of the Exam State Service Exam
 Conducting Body Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission
MPPSC Exam Pattern
  • Prelim Exam – 2 papers (General Studies and Aptitude) (Objective type)
  • Mains – 6 papers (4 General Studies and 2 Hindi) (essay/descriptive type)
  • Interview
 Official Website mppsc.nic.in
 Age Limit21 years- 40 years

HPPSC

The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) has published the exam dates for state PSC various computer exams that the commission will hold in the coming months. The date for the offline screening test should be in the coming months of 2020.

Name of the ExamHimachal Pradesh Public Service Commission.
Conducting AuthorityGovernment of Himachal Pradesh
Websitehppsc.hp.gov.in/
Mode of TestOnline/Offline
Age Limit18-45 years
Posts

Inspector, Election Kanungo, Extension Officer,

Panchayat Inspector etc.

QualificationGraduated

PPSC

Punjab Public Service Commission consists of the Punjab government to recruit I and II class posts in Punjab state. His office is in Baradari Gardens Patiala. The state PSC publishes announcements every year regarding various recruitment exams, including state exams.

Exam NamePPSC Exams
Conducting AuthorityPunjab Public Service Commission
StatePunjab
Websiteppsc.gov.in
Posts
  • Legal Assistant
  • Sub-divisional Engineers
  • Block primary education officers
  • State civil service exam
  • Accountants
Age RequiredMore than 21 years

CGPSC

CGPSC selects suitable candidates for civil service and departmental positions in Chhattisgarh.

Exam NameChhattisgarh Public Service Commission.
Conducting AuthorityGovernment of Chhattisgarh
Websitepsc.cg.gov.in/
Test ModeOffline
Age Limit21-28 years
Posts
  • State Civil Services
  • Police Service of State
  • Chhattisgarh State Finance Service
  • Food Officer/ Asst Director etc
QualificationGraduated

GPSC

The Commission issues formal notices to GPSC for 183 vacancies by 2021. Eligible candidates who pass the state PSC exam will proceed to and eventually fill vacancies in the state.

Exam NameGujarat Public Service exam
Conducting AuthorityGovernment of Gujarat
Websitehttps://gpsc.gujarat.gov.in/
Test ModeOffline/pen and paper
Age Limit20-35 years
Pay matrixRs 44,900 – Rs 1,77,500
QualificationGraduated

Assam PSC

The Assam Public Service Commission must carry out its duties and functions following its regulations. The main role of Assam state PSC is to conduct exams and continue the recruitment process for various positions in the Assamese government.

Name of the ExamAssam Public Service Commission.
Conducting AuthorityGovernment of Assam
Websiteapsc.nic.in 
Test ModeOnline/Offline
Age Limit21-38 years
Posts
  • Assistant Engineer
  • Junior Engineer (Civil)
  • Assistant architect
QualificationBachelor’s Degree

OPSC

Candidates are recruited for various positions in the fields of administration, police, finance, cooperatives, employment, finance, taxation, and accounting. Candidates should review all information regarding the exam before registering for the exam.

Exam NameOdisha Public Service Commission (OPSC)
Conducting AuthorityGovernment of Odisha
Websiteopsc.gov.in
Mode of TestOnline/Offline
Age Limit21-32 years

HPSC

There are various vacancies in various services such as excise and tax officer, block development officer, traffic manager, etc. in Haryana.

Name of the organizationHaryana Public Service Commission
Name of recruiting postsVarious posts
Level of the examState-level
Exam frequencyOnce a year
LocationHaryana
Mode of examOffline
Mode of applicationOnline
Exam patternPrelims + Mains + Interview or Personality test
languagesEnglish and Hindi
Official websitewww.hpsc.gov.in

UKPSC

The work of the Uttarakhand Public Service Commission is governed by the procedures and rules of the UKPSC, Rules 2007.

Name of the ExamUttarakhand Public Service Commission
Conducting AuthorityGovernment of Uttarakhand
Websiteukpsc.gov.in
Mode of TestOnline/Offline
Age Limit18-42 years
Posts
  • Lecturer
  • Assistant Professor
  • Extension Officer
  • Junior Specialist Doctor
  • College Cadre Lecturers
  • Research Officer
QualificationGraduated

JKPSC

The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) is the state commission for public services for the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Name of the Exam Combined Services Competitive Exam
Conducting BodyJammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission- JKPSC
Level of the Exam State-Level
Frequency of the Exams once a year depending on vacancies
 Exam Mode Offline
Application Mode Online
Language of the Paper English
Key Stages Prelim Exam, Mains Exam, PI
 Exam Website www.jkpsc.nic.in

PSC Exam Eligibility Criteria

Since different states within the country have different authorities to conduct their respective state PSC exams, the basic eligibility criteria for doing this differ from state to state. Further, applicants can visit the official website and check the requirements of the country where they are applying. Generally, applicants must be Indian citizens with a bachelor’s/bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college and aged between 21 and 30 (40 in some cases). For candidates in the reserved category (usually 3 years for OBC candidates and 5 years for SC/ST candidates) there is a waiver for the upper age limit.

Preparation Tips

All the exams conducted by the UPSC meet a certain standard. The PSC Exams are not so different. Their syllabus and pattern are quite similar to UPSC which means they are also highly competitive. Thus, thorough preparation is needed to clear the above-mentioned exams. It takes at least 10 to 12 months for normal students to prepare for this demanding exam alone. However, some candidates have the opportunity to complete the training in six months.

When preparing, applicants should consider the following tips to help in better planning for the state PSC exams –

  • Firstly, decode the syllabus. Most of the state PSC exams cover a wide range of topics. Thus, it is important to find your strong areas and work on them.
  • Secondly, plan your study timetable according to the syllabus. Give appropriate time for each topic. Also, cover the topics that have a higher score rate.
  • Besides, practice mock-test. Moreover, there are several online sites for mock test series. Choose your site carefully and practice the test series. Also, practicing tests will give wider exposure to a large number of topics.
  • Moreover, learning a large number of topics is important over depth learning.
  • Finally, the habit of reading newspapers and taking notes does not miss the NCERTs and newspapers. These are the standard notes for all PSC preparations. Also, make your notes based on the textbooks and magazines.
  • English, Reasoning, and Aptitude also play a vital role in every PSC exam. They are considered as qualifying criteria. Thus, give due importance to it.

Perhaps the most important keys to success are persistence and efficiency. If the candidate regularly learns from relevant study material, there is no reason not to become an employee of IAS, IPS, IRS, IFS.

FAQs

Q1. What is the age limit for the state PSC exam in Kerala?

A. For the PSC exam in Kerala, the candidate must pass within 21-35 years.

Q2. Is the PSC exam difficult?

A. Compared to the IAS exam, the PSC exam is considered easier. Applicants should note that this is a very competitive exam and should prepare well for better results.

Q3. Can a candidate from one state take the PSC exam in another state?

A. Yes. Article 19 of the Indian Constitution gives Indian citizens the right to work and live anywhere in the country. However, it should be borne in mind that some state PSCs require candidates to write the exam in the state’s national language; Marathi in MPSC or Hindi exams in UPPSC. Therefore, applicants must have confidence in their knowledge of the language of the country in which they wish to take the PSC exam.

Q4. What are the qualifications for the PSC exam?

A. Applicants must be of the age group in the country concerned and have a diploma.

Q5. What are the admission criteria for the PSC exam?

A. Eligibility criteria in different state PSCs differ in some variation depending on the state in which the exam is held. Generally, applicants must be Indian citizens with a bachelor’s/bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college and aged between 21 and 30 (40 in some cases). For candidates in the reserved category (usually 3 years for OBC candidates and 5 years for SC/ST candidates) there is a waiver for the upper age limit.

Q6. What is a PSC?

A. PSC is a Public Service Commission. The PSC is mandated to assist and assist the various affected state governments with hiring, transfer, and disciplinary action. Government PSCs run hiring exams, which serve as entry points for candidates wishing to work in public administration services. However, PSC is not to be confused with UPSC, where UPSC stands for Union Public Services Commission and is responsible for conducting audits in India for the hiring of civil servants in the central government. PSC administers exams at the state level while UPSC administers exams at the national level.

Q7. Where can I find the syllabus for the PSC exam?

A. Each state PSC has its official website that contains notices for their PSC exams. Applicants are therefore encouraged to regularly receive notifications about individual exam dates, exam templates, syllabus, exam modes, important notifications, etc. on the PSC’s country website. In addition, applicants must find correct study materials according to the syllabus mandated by the PSC for the PSC exam they want to take the exam for.

Q8. Can you enter the state PSC exams and UPSC in the same year?

A. You can pass both PSC and UPSC in the same year if the exam dates are far apart. Candidates will not be stressed, because the exam structure is parallel, it’s good to prepare for both exams at the same time. However, most people choose to take both exams in the same year.

Q9. How to choose between UPSC and state PSC exams?

A. Some state governments have taken care to ensure that the PSC conducts daily inspections of the PSC. Of course, it is customary to research news that PSC is involved in new discussions due to delays.

Q10. What is the complete form of JKPSC?

A. The full form of the JKPSC is the Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission.

Conclusion

If you find the UPSC exam too difficult, you can try the state PSC exam. I’m not saying that it is easier than UPSC, but it is held at the state level and therefore the number of candidates is less than the central level exams. However, you can start your preparation by sitting at home and buying online courses which are cheaper than face-to-face courses. You can check IQ studies for reference. Always, the process of clearing PSC exams is considered a slow and steady process. Also, the prevailing COVID situations have worsened the conditions for the PSC applicants. But PSC is the most prompt exam conducting body when compared to other recruitment bodies. They make sure to release the annual calendar at the start of the year. Also, they stick to their notification and exam dates. The results for various stages are also released at the most speed.

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