MPSC ASO : Assistant Section Officer Exam

1] Exam Name: MPSC Assistant Section Officer Exam (MPSC ASO Exam) Combine Prelim and Separate Mains Exam.


First of all you should know that there are multiple names for this exam. The first name is the Assistant Desk Officer (ADO), second one is Assistant, and lastly Assistant Section Officer, Lots of peoples say that this is replacement of Assistant exam so the second name would be the MPSC Assistant Exam and the third one and the current one is the “MPSC Assistant Section Officer Exam”. So, this is short information about this exam because it’s not exam for multiple posts so more detail about this you will find in the Introduction of post section.

MPSC ASO, MPSC Assistant Section Officer Exam
MPSC ASO [Assistant Section Officer]

3] Medium of Exam: English and Marathi.

Note: The English Section in the Paper 1 of Main exam will be in English only.


The exam itself suggests that there would be only one post under this exam, and in fact there is only one post in this exam.

Introduction: So, the most important comes first introduction of post. Basically its Class B post comes under Government of Maharashtra. And the specific department for this post is the “Departments of Manthralaya” and in the MPSC Office. And you may get promotion to the “Section Office” and other.

Class: Class B ( Non gazetted Post)

Salary: 9,300-34,800 +Grade Pay 4300+ 4400 Dearness allowance and other allowances.

Job Location (Location of Appointment): Mumbai Only

Promotion: Section Officer.

5] Eligibility for Exam:

Citizenship of India

Age Limit: Minimum 18 Years and Maximum (upper age) 38 years

Upper age limit will be relaxed:

In case of Backward Class candidates- up to 5 years. (43 Years)

In the case of a proficient players, till 43 years of age

In the case of Ex-serviceman, according to rule (Open category 43 Years, backward category 48 years old)

In the case of disabled candidates, up to 45 years of age


any degree from recognized university or equivalent qualification.

Knowledge of Marathi language required

If internship or workshop experience is required to complete the degree then that should be completed before the last date of mains online application.

The degree holder must have completed the work of internship or workshops with the actual work experience required to complete the degree. This condition must be completed by the prescribed date of acceptance of the mains Exam information.

Physical: No Physical Requirements are required.

Numbers of Attempts: 6 Attempts for general Category, 9 for Backwards Classes, No Limit for SC/ST. effective from 2021 exams.

Others: No other qualification required.

Are you eligible? then read the full article.

6] Phases of Exam:

Note: There would be combined preliminary examination for ASO-STI-PSI (from 2017) and Combined Paper 1of Mains Exam of all These Three Exams (From 2018).

PRELIM: 100 Marks (Combined Prelim ASO-STI-PSI)

MAINS: 400 Marks (Paper 1 Combined ASO-STI-PSI)

7] How to Apply:

Notification: First you will get notification because without notification you can’t apply for MPSC Assistant Section Officer exam. So whenever you will get notification in mahampsc website itself then only you will be able to apply for MPSC Assistant Section Officer Exam. Everything about exam processes will be given in the MPSC Assistant Section Officer examination advertisement published by MPSC. If you are following mahampsc website regularly then it’s ok otherwise you will miss the application date then you won’t be able to apply for MPSC Assistant Section Officer Exam. You can follow us on social media accounts to get to know more about all MPSC exams.

Create Account: Creating new account is mandatory to apply for any MPSC Exam and Creating New account in MPSC Online (mahampsc) is very simple but filling the profile details after creating MPSC account is little bit confusing if you don’t know anything, so before filling the details you can go through information about all the steps here in our website basic information about all steps and screenshots of all steps are given in our website, so you will be confidential while filling your account details in MPSC Online (mahampsc) website.

Filling information in mpsc online for new graduates will be same for all but if you are job holder, ex service man, physically handicapped then there will be addition in the application form.

Fill the Information: There are several steps where you have to fill some sort of information in MPSC Online (mahampsc) account. To know more about MPSC Online (mahampsc) process just go to the home page of this website where you will find MPSC Online menu.

Just click here: MPSC Online.

Upload photo and Signature: Uploading photo and signature in MPSC Online (mahampsc) account is must to apply for any exam if you face the problem then read the 7th step of MPSC Online (mahampsc) process.

Link: How to upload photo and signature in mpsc profile. ?

Apply For Exam: how to apply for any MPSC exam? Read this article for full detail:

Link: How to apply for MPSC Exam

Fee Payment: MPSC exam fee is almost same for all exams but its different for all based on your category (Open/SC/ST/OBC/SBC/NT) etc.

Fee payment is more important because without paying application fee your application will not be considered as application. So, once you applied for exam you have to pay exam fee to seat for examination and after paying exam fee you will be considered as candidate for exam after that you have to select the exam center to appear for exam.

Fees Payment Methods: You can pay exam fee in three ways

1) Online Payment:

If you have Credit card, Debit card or Internet banking then you can pay exam fee online.

2) नागरी सुविधा केंद्र: You can pay your exam fee through नागरी सुविधा केंद्र (संग्राम केंद्र) this must be done before the last date of online application.

3) Challan: I think this method will be good than नागरी सुविधा केंद्र (संग्राम केंद्र). But before paying exam fee through challan read this article because its different than above.

Link: Challan Rules

8]Exam Fee: Exam fee for prelim exam and mains exam would be different means you don’t have to pay prelim and mains exam fee at same time.


Open category: Rs-373

Backward category: Rs-273

Ex-serviceman: Rs-23


Open category: Rs-524.

Backward category: Rs-324.

Ex-serviceman: Rs-24.

9] Select exam center: So, after fee payment, list of exam centers will be open to select exam center to appear for exam so, after that you have to select exam center.

Prelim Centers: Every District will be the exam center for Prelim exam. Means the District city will be exam center for prelim exam. There will be multiple centers in the district city. You will get to know more about your exam center once you will download the hall ticket for MPSC Assistant Section Officer exam.

Mains Centers: For Assistant Section Officer mains Exam there are limited centers: Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad and Nagpur.

Interview Centers: No interview for this exam because its Class 2 post. There will be no interviews for Group C, D and non-gazetted posts of group B from 1 January 2016.

Download hall ticket: When you will apply for MPSC ASO exam or any other MPSC exam then read this article for how to download MPSC exam hall ticket with Application ID(without Password) or with username and Password you have created while creating new account in MPSC Online(mahampsc) website.

10] Nature of Exam: Offline-MCQ Based Questions Papers

11] What is pattern of MPSC ASO exam?

The MPSC ASO Pattern is as follow: MPSC ASO Pattern & Syllabus

12] What is Syllabus OF MPSC ASO exam?

MPSC ASO Syllabus & Pattern : MPSC ASO Syllabus

13] MPSC ASO Previous Years cut off

You will get last year cut off here: MPSC ASO Cut Off

14] MPSC ASO Previous Years Papers and answers keys

Everything about papers and answers are available here: MPSC EXAM PAPERs

15] Book list for MPSC ASO Exam?

Full book list Topic wise: MPSC Books : ASO

16] How to Prepare For MPSC ASO Exam?

One thing you have to keep in mind that “if you are preparing for this exam then, you are preparing for three exams” means you have opportunity to pass anyone exam or all exams from these three exams. The eligibility criteria are almost same but for the post of Police Sub Inspector there is requirements of Physical standards, otherwise everything is same for these for all three exams.

So here is strategy to tackle MPSC ASO Exam.

First I want to tell you that please if you have your strategy and its best for you then go for it.

So what you think how to prepare for MPSC ASO Examination? is it same like Rajyaseva Exam that after studying for Rajyaseva that study will help us in this exam too. And it’s partially correct, because the Rajyaseva Syllabus is waste and has all dimensions of MPSC ASO Exam.

First you can prepare part of mains exam which is almost not relevant to the preliminary examination or you can prepare that part which is relevant to prelim exam and its depends on you how much time you can remember information if you understand.

If you do not have basic knowledge then you can read state board books first and then try to understand previous years questions papers which are available in our website itself and if you want to frustrate to find questions papers and answers keys then go to the mpsc website after some time you will come here to download questions papers because… because I am not going to tell you? You will get it.

So, if you have time then you can read state board books and questions papers to get more information about types of questions and depth of knowledge as well as standard and quality of questions.

Its depend on you how you will manage your preparation. At least you can devote 4 hrs for reading and max to max 1 hour for thinking and analysis and solving questions papers. 1 hour for newspaper reading. Try to follow it you will get to know that after 1-2 month it would be 4 hrs daily preparations is enough and other time you can spend to get knowledge to understand things in different views not only for exam but for your knowledge.

What is basic preparation and preparation with standard book is ready in the MPSC Tax assistant examination article but others things are not ready in tax assistant examination. There would be change in the tax assistant examination and according to that I will write that article… wait for it. Lots of things are ready to publish on the website but are not completed. Because I link one post to another and another post to another article etc.

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