Mizoram PSC 2020, Syllabus, Eligibility Criteria, Pattern

The State Government of Mizoram conducts the Mizoram PSC (Mizoram Public service Commission) Examination. Various post under Mizoram PSC is Junior Grade of Mizoram Civil Service (MCS), Junior Grade of Mizoram Police Service (MPS), Junior Grade of Mizoram Information Service (MIS).

Eligibility Criteria for Mizoram PSC


  • A Candidate must be a citizen of India
  • Candidate must be a permanent resident of the state of Mizoram. Provided that a candidate whose parents or any of his ancestors in his direct lineage are the permanent inhabitants of the State, with proper documentary proof like enrolment in Electoral Roll and Birth Certificate will also be eligible.

Age Limit

  • Candidate must have attained the age of 21 years but must not have exceeded the age of 35 years on the first day of the month in which the Preliminary Examination is held.

Age Relaxation

  • Provided that the upper age limit may be relaxable up to a maximum of 5 years in respect of candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe.
  • Provided further that persons with disability belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes will be eligible for age relaxation of ten years over and above the age relaxation of 5 years admissible to them as Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe.

Education Qualification

  • A candidate must hold at least a degree of any of the Universities incorporated Qualification by an Act of the Parliament or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or Foreign Universities approved by the Central Government.
  • Provided that persons whose final examinations for a degree of recognized Universities have been held and the results are yet to be declared in due course shall be allowed to appear in the written exam. However, such candidates shall be required to produce proof of passing the requisite examination in the personal interview, failing which such candidates shall be disqualified for inclusion in the final select list.
  • Working knowledge of the Mizo language is compulsory.

Exam Pattern of Mizoram PSC

The Mizoram Civil Services (Combined Competitive Examination) shall comprise two successive stages:

  • Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)
  • Main Examination (Written and Interview)

Preliminary Examination

  • The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers carrying 200 marks each of 2 (two) hrs duration as per the syllabus listed in Schedule 1. Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary Examination will be eligible for admission to the Main Examination for that year.

Main Examination

  • The written examination will consist of four necessary papers carrying 100 marks each and two optional subjects of two papers each as listed under regulation 10, and each Paper will carry 100 marks.
  • Written Examination for each paper will be of three hours duration.
  • Personal Interview will carry 100 marks.

Optional Subjects List

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science.
  • Anthropology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce & Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • Forestry
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Home Science
  • Law
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Science
  • Mizo Elective
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science& International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

Syllabus of Mizoram PSC

Syllabus For Preliminary Examination

Paper I

  • Current events of national and international importance
  • History of India and Indian national movement
  • Indian and World Geography- physical, social, economic geography of India and the world
  • Indian Polity and governance ñ constitution, political system, Panchayati Raj, public policy, Rights issues, etc.
  • Economic and social development ñ sustainable development, poverty, inclusion, demographics, social sector initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on environmental ecology, biodiversity and climate change that, do not require subject specialization
  • General science.
  • General Awareness on Mizo Society, its culture and heritage.


  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision-making and problem-solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc. (Class X level), Data
  • interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc. ñ Class X level)
  • English language comprehension skills (Class X level)
  • Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level (last item in the
  • Syllabus of Paper-II) will be tested through passages from English language only without providing
  • Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.
  • The questions will be of multiple-choice, objective type.

General Studies  

History of Modern India and Indian Culture

  • The History of Modern India will cover a history of the Country from about the middle of the nineteenth century and would also include questions on important personalities who shaped the freedom movement and social reforms. The part relating to Indian culture will cover all aspects of Indian culture from the ancient to modern times as well as principal features of literature, arts, and architecture.

Geography of India

  • In this part, questions will be on the physical, economic and social geography of India.

Constitution of India and Indian Polity

  • This part will include questions on the Constitution of India as well as all constitutional, legal, administrative and other issues emerging from the politico-administrative system prevalent in the country.

Current National Issues and Topics of Social Relevance

  • The Indian economy and matters relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth,
    development and employment
  • Matters arising from the social and economic exclusion of large sections from the benefits of
  • Other issues relating to the development and management of human resource.
  • Health issues including the management of Public Health, Health education and ethical concerns regarding health-care, medical research, and pharmaceuticals.
  • Law enforcement, internal security and related issues such as the preservation of communal
  • Issues relating to good governance and accountability to the citizens including the maintenance of human rights, and of probity in public life.
  • Environmental issues, ecological preservation, conservation of natural resources and national


  • Foreign Affairs with a particular focus on Indiaís relations with neighboring countries and in the region. Security and defense-related matters. Nuclear policy, issues, and conflicts. The Indian Diaspora and its contribution to India and the world.
  • In this part, questions will be on economic and trade issues such as foreign trade, foreign investment; economic and diplomacy issues relating to oil, gas and energy flows; the role and functions of I.M.F., World Bank, W.T.O., WIPO, etc. which influence Indiaís economic interaction with other countries and international institutions.
  • Statistical analysis, graphs, and diagrams
  • International Affairs and Institutions
  • Developments in the Field of Science & Technology, IT, and space

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How to Prepare for Mizoram PSC??

  • Make your schedule of study give appropriate time to each and every topic.
  • Read newspapers, magazines, etc. To increase your awareness of current affairs just keep an eye on reading the various newspapers, watch television for breaking the news.
  • Keep yourself up to date. Just go solving on previous papers, make a habit of marking the key point.
  • Make your notes so that it will be easy while revising at the last moments.
  • Take the help of online assessment it will be better to boost your confidence level.
  • Self-assessment is an important preparation. Plan your studies at least two months before the exam.
  • Questions can be asked from every nook and corner of the subject and therefore it is not all advisable to omit any chapter or area.
  • Practice as many mock tests as possible close to the examination environment as possible. During preparation avoid fatty food just and avoid anxiety before the exam.
  • Make a strict timetable for you on a daily basis. You have required daily 8-10 hrs. Study for mains as very less time has left.
  • Focus on good topics. Study all Government schemes of Mizoram state with particular attention and keep an eye on central schemes as well.
  • During exams try to write the answer in points.
  • Underline the key points of your answer


  • Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning books by R.S Agarwal.
  • Objective General English by S.P Bakshi
  • NCERT Books
  • For Current Affairs refer Pratiyogita Darpan magazine
  • Phrasal Verbs Dictionary (English) 2nd Edition by Cambridge Dictionary
  • All Competitive Exams Idioms & Phrases (English) 2nd Edition by Roshan Tolani

How to Prepare for Mizoram PSC

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