MPSC Agriculture Service (Pre) Exam 2018 – Maharashtra Public Service Commission conducts an examination for the recruitment of some posts in Agriculture department every year. This year MPSC released a notification regarding the recruitment of 399 posts in which 299 posts for Agriculture Officer 83 Taluka Agricultural Officer and 17 posts for Agriculture Deputy Director. This year MPSC Agriculture Service(Pre) Exam 2018  held on May 20, 2018. MPSC has released the application form for the said recruitment process. The whole selection process consists of three steps prelims, mains, an interview. For the better preparation candidates can go through the Agriculture MPSC Question Paper. The candidates who want to be recruited for any of the above posts and qualify the appropriate requirements for these posts can apply. The application forms are online at All the details of MPSC Agriculture Service(Pre) Exam 2018 recruitment process are given on this page like application form, eligibility criteria, application fee, admit card etc.

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MPSC Agriculture Service (Pre) Exam 2018

Maharashtra Public Service Commission released a notification for conducting MPSC Agriculture Service Pre Exam 2018 for the recruitment to fill 399 posts in the agriculture department in Maharashtra. In which 299 posts for Agriculture Officer 83 Taluka Agricultural Officer and 17 posts for Agriculture Deputy Director. The candidates who have interest in the same field or who have completed their studies in the respective field are suggested to apply. MPSC has released the application form as well. The candidates who wish to apply can follow this provided schedule.

Important dates of MPSC Agriculture Service (Pre) Exam 2018  

Event Dates
Commencement of Online Application 07 Mar 2018
Commencement of Application Fee submission online 07 mar 2018
Last date of online application 27 Mar 2018
Last date application fee submission through SBI bank Challan 27 Mar 2018 till 05:00 PM
Last date of Application fee submission through online 27 Mar 2018 till 11:59 PM
Issuance of Admit Card 09 May 2018
MPSC Agriculture Service (Pre) Exam 20 May 2018
MPSC Agriculture Service (Pre) Exam Answer Key 21 May 2018
MPSC Agriculture Service (Main) Exam 08 Sep 2018
Publishing of Answer Keys to be announced
Declaration of Result to be announced

The schedule should be strictly followed by the candidates who wants to apply. Before applying candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria.

Application Form

Maharashtra Public Service Commision has released the Application Form for the Prelims Exams. The applications are invited from the interested and eligible candidates. The application forms are available on the official website of MPSC The candidates who want to apply can visit the website. Or they can remain on the same page of Aglasem, because of a direct link for online application, is given on the “Application Form” page. Where candidate will find everything regarding the online application. Check Eligibility Criteria to apply from below.

Eligibility Criteria

Age limit: The minimum age limit for all category candidate is 18 years on or before 01 July 2018. The maximum age limit varies for reserved and unreserved category candidates. The candidates can check the maximum age limit from the table.

Category Maximum Allowed Age
General 38 years
Reserved 43 years
Ex-Serviceman- Gen 43 years
Ex-Serviceman- Reserved 48 years
Sports Quota 43 years
PWD 45 years

 Educational Qualification

The candidates must be graduate in Agricultural or Agricultural Engineering or Utility, or any other equivalent qualification, from a recognized institution. For the recruitment of these posts, the MPSC stated that the candidate having any of the following degrees is eligible to apply.

  • B.Sc(Agriculture Ecosystem)
  • B.Sc(Agriculture Business Management)
  • B.Sc(Home Science)
  • B.Tech(Food Processing)
  • B.Sc(Horticulture)
  • B.Sc(Agriculture)
  • BFSC
  • B.Tech(Agriculture Engineering)

The candidates who are still waiting for their final degree exam are also eligible to apply for the Prelims Examination of MPSC Agriculture Service.

But such candidates who will succeed to clear the prelims, in that case for appearing in the final examination of MPSC Agriculture Service the candidate must be completed their degree before the last date of application form submission for the main exams.

Note:  Knowledge of Marathi language is the must.

Admit Card

The admit card for MPSC Agriculture Service(Pre) exam has been issued one week before the prelims examination on the website. The candidates who succeeded to apply before the last date of application with the requisite amount of fee can download the admit card. The admit card is not being sent by post. The only mode of getting the Admit card is online. The candidates have to download the admit card from the website or they can get the admit card from here only. A direct link has been given here

The admit card is key to the examination hall. The candidate will not be allowed to exam hall without the admit card. The candidate has to report on the examination venue on the reporting time specified on the admit card. No candidates will be allowed in the examination hall after starting the exam.

Answer Key

After successful completion of exams, the Answer keys for the prelims examination has been released by the MPSC on the website. The candidate who appeared for the examination can check the answer keys. The answer keys have been published after one or two weeks after the exam. The candidates can cross check their answers and estimate the marks. They can estimate their chances of selection.


MPSC will declare the results for prelims after one or two weeks of publishing the answer keys. The candidates can check their result on MPSC website, however, they can get the same from the “Result Page”. A direct link will be provided there as soon as MPSC declares the result. The selected candidates in prelims exams will be eligible for the Main Examination. They can apply for the main examination.

Selection Procedure

The MPSC Agriculture Service recruitment has three steps. The first Step is Prelims Examination which is for 200 marks. The second step is the Main Examination of 400 marks. The third and final step is Interview of 50 marks. The whole selection process consists 650 marks. The candidate has to clear each of the steps individually.

Official website:

MPSC Recruitment

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