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Last updated on December 22nd, 2021 at 04:44 pm

In this article, we will discuss in detail the syllabus for the STI Exam 2021. Get the exam pattern and the syllabus of the exam with detailed information here. You can also download the free PDF from the link that we will provide here.

The Maharashtra government has released a total number of 190 vacancies for the MPSC STI Exam 2021. All the candidates find this as a golden opportunity for them as the vacancy has increased from last year. In order to qualify for the STI Exam 2021, the candidates have to go through the exam pattern and syllabus first.

All the candidates who have applied for MPSC STI Exam 2021 and are preparing for it can go through the STI syllabus in detail here. Read this article completely and you will get the complete information about the MPSC STI (State Tax Inspector) exam pattern and syllabus and the other essential details too. 

MPSC STI Exam 2021: Exam Pattern

The pattern for both the exam of MPSC STI is mentioned in the below tables. Those who are qualified with their prelims exam will lead towards their mains exam and later for their interview. For a better understanding of the exam, examine the exam pattern for both exams.

MPSC STI Prelims Exam Pattern:

The detail of the exam pattern for the MPSC STI Prelims Exam is mentioned in the below table.

Subject Total QuestionsTotal MarksExam Duration
General Intelligence1001001 hour

The important points for the prelims exam are as follows:

  • All questions are objective type
  • The total number of questions is 100
  • The exam is conducted for 100 marks
  • Time duration of the exam is 1 hour
  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks

MPSC STI Mains Exam Pattern:

For a deep understanding, a candidate has to go through the pattern of the exam. The details of the exam pattern for the MPSC STI Mains is as follows:

ExamSubjectTotal QuestionsMarks
Paper IMarathiEnglish60406040
Paper-IIGeneral AptitudeGeneral KnowledgeSales Tax Subjects


Here are some important points for the Mains exam:

  • The total number of questions is 200
  • The exam is conducted for 200 marks
  • The exam is consist of Objective Type Questions
  • There are two papers for mains that are conducted for 100 marks each
  • Time duration for each paper is 1 hour

MPSC STI Exam 2021: Syllabus

Before starting preparing for the exam, it is important for the candidate to examine the syllabus carefully. The detailed information for the syllabus of each subject is provided below.

MPSC STI Exam: Prelims syllabus

The syllabus for the prelims exam for all the subjects is as follow:

General Knowledge:

  • History of Maharashtra 
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Indian Economy
  • Financial Institutions
  • Taxes and International Trade
  • Geography of Maharashtra
  • Polity and Economy of Maharashtra

General Studies:

  • Culture of Maharashtra
  • History and Geography of Maharashtra
  • Polity of Maharashtra
  • Economy of Maharashtra
  • Current National and International Events
  • Environment and General Science
  • History of Indian Culture and Modern India
  • Geography of India
  • Space and Communication
  • Sports and Games


  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary 
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Unseen Passages
  • Comprehension
  • Verb and Adverb
  • Subject-verb Agreement
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Spotting error

General Aptitude:

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Direction and Ranking
  • Input-Output
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Alphabet Test
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Puzzle and Blood Relations


  • Synonyms
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Comprehension passage
  • Sentence structure
  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Common Vocabulary
  • Grammar 

Syllabus for Maharashtra Culture, Arts, Music History, Literature, and Dance

  • Major scheduled tribes
  • Dance and literature
  • Art and Culture
  • Music Tradition
  • History of Maharashtra
  • Archaeological Heritage
  • Various programs of Maharashtra Government in the field of Culture

MPSC STI Exam: Mains syllabus

The syllabus for the different subjects of the mains exam are as follows:

General Knowledge:

  • History of Maharashtra
  • Geography of Maharashtra
  • Taxes and Financial Institutions
  • Economics and Geography
  • International Trade
  • Indian Polity and Constitutions

General Studies:

  • Current National Issues
  • History of Modern India
  • History of Indian Culture
  • Geography of India
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian Agriculture
  • Sports and Games
  • World
  • Institution and International Affairs
  • Current National Issues
  • Development in the field of Space, Communication, Science, and Technology


  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Correction
  • Error Spotting
  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Comprehension Passage
  • Usage of Words
  • Idioms and Phrases

General Aptitude:

  • Time and distance
  • Time and work
  • Discount 
  • Averages
  • Relationship between numbers
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Square Roots
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Interest and Percentage
  • Profit and Loss
  • Partnership business

Sales Tax Subject:

  • Accountancy
  • Different Tax Acts
  • Natural Resources
  • Geography 
  • Planning and Evaluation
  • Manual of office procedure
  • Environment and Industries
  • Human and Energy Resources
  • Rural and Urban Administrative Structure of Maharashtra

MPSC STI Exam: Interview process

Candidates who qualified for both the exam i.e. prelims and mains, only then they will appear in the last stage of the recruitment process, that is Interview. In this stage, the candidates will be asked some type of question to analyze the performance of the aspirants, their ability and knowledge, etc. All these questions will be asked by the selection panel of the Maharashtra Public Service Commission. Only the candidates, who will qualify for the Interview will get the appointment letter and then get selected for the job.

Now, you must have got a pretty clear understanding of the MPSC STI Exam 2021 exam pattern and syllabus. So, after clearing your preliminary exam, prepare the best for your mains exam and later for your Interview. MPSC STI Exam is usually done on the basis of a Written Exam and an Interview. Understand the syllabus carefully and give your best so that you can get your dream job of MPSC STI.

MPSC STI Syllabus 2021: FAQ

What is the full form of the post STI?

The full form of STI is State Tax Inspector.

Is there any negative marking in the MPSC STI Prelims Exam?

 Yes, there is a negative marking. The aspirant will be penalized with 1/4 or 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

How many questions are there in the MPSC STI Mains Exam 2021?

There are a total of 200 questions for the MPSC STI Mains Exam.

What is the time duration for the MPSC STI Preliminary Exam?

The time duration for the MPSC STI Preliminary Exam is 1 hour.