Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission is the conducting authority of the Provincial civil services (PCS) Examination which is responsible for the recruitment of Group A and Group B officers in the administrative services of the state government. In this article, we will list the eligibility criteria, Detailed Syllabus, and Recruitment Notification for the PCS exam conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC).
Online Application Start
|21 April 2020|
Registration and Fee Deposition Last Date
|18 May 2020|
Last Date for Submission of Application
|21 May 2020|
UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam Date
|21 June 2020 (Expected)|
UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Date
|15 October 2020 (onward)|
|Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Block Development Officer, Assistant Regional Transport Officer, Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Tax), District Commandent Homeguards, Treasury Officer/Accounts Officer (Treasury), Cane Inspector and Assistant Sugar Commissioner, Superintendent Jail, Manager Credit (Small Industries), Manager Marketing and Economic Survey (Small Industries), Executive Officer Grade-I/Assistant Nagar Ayukta, District Basic Education Officer/Associate DIOS & other equivalent Administrative Posts, Assistant Director Industries (Marketing), Assistant Labour Commissioner, Senior Lecturer DIET, Designated Officer, Assistant Commissioner Industries, Statistical Officer, Assistant Accounts Officer, (Treasury), Commercial Tax Officer, District Minority Welfare Officer, District Food Marketing Officer, Executive Officer (Panchayati Raj), Deputy Secretary (Housing and Urban Planning), Area Rationing Officer, District Backward Welfare Officer, Naib Tehsildar, District Saving Officer, District Panchayat Raj Officer, District Social Welfare Officer, Accounts Officer (Nagar Vikas), District Supply Officer Grade-2, Additional District Development Officer (Social Welfare), Passenger/Goods Tax Officer, District Handicapped Welfare Officer, Assistant District Employment Assistance Officer, Accounts Officer (Local Bodies), Regional Employment Officer, Assistant Registrar (Cooperative), Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport), District Probation Officer, District Administrative Officer, District Audit Officer (Revenue Audit), Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-1 and Grade-2), District Programme Officer, District Youth Welfare and Pradeshik Vikas Dal Officer, Labour Enforcement Officer, Excise Inspector, Child Development Project Officer, Food safety Officer and Deputy Jailor||Rs. 9300-34800||Rs 4600/-|
|Assistant conservator of Forest||Rs.15600/- to Rs.39100/-||Rs.5400/-, (Level of 10 in the pay matrix Group) Group “B”, Gazetted.|
|Range Forest Officer of Forest||Rs.9300/- to Rs.34800/-||Grade Pay – Rs.4800/-, (Level 8 pay matrix 47600 - 151100) Group “B”, Gazetted.|
The candidates must possess Bachelors Degree of any recognized University or equivalent qualification up to the last date for receipt of application. This should be mentioned by the candidate in the relevant column of their application form but for some posts, specific qualifications have been prescribed of which the details are given below.
|Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport)||Law Graduate|
|District Basik Shiksha Adhikari / Associate DIOS and Other equivalent administrative posts, District Administrative Officer||Post Graduate Degree|
|District Audit Officer (Revenue Audit)||Commerce Graduate|
|Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-I) / Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-II)||Degree in Science with Physics or Mechanical Engg. As
|Assistant Labour Commissioner||Degree in Arts with Sociology or Economics as a subject or
|District Programme Officer||Degree in Sociology or Social Science or Home Science or
|Senior Lecturer, DIET||Post Graduate Degree with B.Ed|
|District Probation Officer||Post Graduate Degree in Psychology or Sociology or Social
Work or any qualification equivalent thereto or Post Graduate
Diploma in any Branch of Social Work from any recognized
Institute of Social Work.
|Child Development Project Officer||Graduate Degree in Sociology or Social Work or Home
Science or any qualification equivalent thereto recognized by
|Designated Officer / Food Safety Officer||(1) Post Graduate Degree in Chemistry as one of the subjects
from a University established by law in India or a qualification
recognized by the Government as equivalent thereto,
(2) At least one of qualification prescribed for Direct
Recruitment to the post of Food Safety Officer given as below:
A Bachelor's Degree in Food Technology or Dairy Technology
or Biotechnology or Oil Technology or Agricultural Science or
Veterinary Sciences or Bio-Chemistry or Microbiology or Post
Graduate Degree in Chemistry or Degree in Medicine from a
recognized University or any other equivalent/recognized
qualification notified by the Central Government,
Provided that no person who has any financial interest in the
manufacture, import or sale of any article of food shall be
appointed to be a Food Safety Officer.
|Statistical officer||Post Graduate Degree in mathematics or Mathematical
Statistics or Statistics or Agricultural Statistics from an
university recognized by Law in India or equivalent
a qualification recognized by the Government.
|Labour Enforcement Officer||Bachelor's degree with Economics or Sociology or commerce
and Post Graduate Diploma or Postgraduate Degree in Law /
Labour relation / Labour welfare / Labour Law / Commerce /
Sociology / Social work / Social welfare / Trade Management /
A candidate who has (1) served in the Territorial Army for a minimum period of two years, or (2) obtained a "B" certificate of N.C.C. shall other things being equal, be given preference in the matter of direct recruitment.
Candidates must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have crossed the age of 40 years on July 1, 2020, i.e. they must have not been born earlier than 2nd July 1980 and not later than July 1, 1999. For PH candidates, the maximum age limit is 55 years i.e. they must have not been born before 02 July 1965.
Presently the number of vacancies for the Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services Examination is about 200 and the requisition for the post of ACF/RFO has not yet been received. If any such requisition is received before the result of pre-examination the same will be included in the examination.
In the ON-LINE Application process, after completing the procedure of the first stage, Category wise prescribed examination fee is to be deposited as per instructions provided in the second stage. The prescribed fee of preliminary examination for different categories is as under:-
|Unreserved/Economically weaker sections/Other Backward Class||Exam fee Rs. 100/- + On-line processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 125/-|
|Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe||Exam fee Rs. 40/- + On-line processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 65/-|
|Handicapped||Exam fee NIL+ On-line processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 25/-|
|Ex-Serviceman||Exam fee Rs. 40/- + On-line processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 65/-|
|Dependents of the Freedom Fighters/Women||According to their original category|
|Unreserved/Economically weaker sections/Other Backward Class||Exam fee Rs. 200/- + On-line processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 225/-|
|Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe||Exam fee Rs. 80/- + On-line processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 105/-|
|Handicapped /PWD||Exam fee NIL+ On-line processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 25/-|
|Ex-Serviceman||Exam fee Rs. 80/- + On-line processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 105/-|
|Dependents of the Freedom Fighters/Women||
According to their original category
The competitive examination for the Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services Examination, 2020 and Assistant Conservator of Forest / Range Forest Officer Services Examination, 2020 comprise three successive stages viz:-
|Subject||Total Question||Total Marks||Total Time|
|Paper 1 – General Studies I||150||200||2 Hours ( 9.30 to 11.30 A.M)|
Paper 2 – General Studies II (CSAT)
qualifying paper (33% qualifying criteria)
2 Hours (2.30 to 4.30 P.M. )
As per the new UPPSC exam pattern, there will be 0.33% negative marking for every incorrect answer. For e.g., if the maximum marks allotted for a question is 2, then answering it incorrectly would incur a penalty of 0.66 marks.
The Written examination will consist of a total of 8 Subject 6 compulsory and 2 optional subjects.
|Subject||Question||Total Marks||Total Time|
|1. General Hindi (compulsory)||A candidate shall be required to obtain such minimum marks in the compulsory paper of General Hindi, as may be determined by the Government or the Commission, as the case may be. There shall be Two sections in all the question papers of Optional subject and each section will include Four questions. Candidates are required to answer only Five questions while they must select a minimum of Two questions from each section.||150||
|3. General Studies (First Paper)||
|4. General Studies (Second Paper)||200|
|5. General Studies (Third Paper)||200|
|6. General Studies (Fourth Paper)||200|
|7.Optional Subject – Paper 1||200|
|8.Optional Subject – Paper 2||200|
OPTIONAL SUBJECTS ARE AS BELOW
Given below are the 29 optional PCS exam subjects for UPPSC Mains 2020 as per the latest exam pattern:
|1.Agriculture||8.Sociology||15. Statistics||22. Electrical Engineering|
|2.Zoology||9.Philosophy||16. Management||23. English Lit.|
|3.Chemistry||10. Geology||17.Political Science & International Relations||24. Urdu Lit|
|4.Physics||11. Psychology||18. History||25. Hindi Lit.|
|5.Mathematics||12. Botany||19. Anthropology||26. Sanskrit Lit.|
|6.Geography||12. Law||20. Civil Engineering||27.Commerce &Accountancy|
|7.Economics||14. Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science||21. Mechanical Engineering||
28. Public Administration
The test will relate to the matter of general interest keeping the matter of academic interest in view and for general awareness, intelligence, character, expression power/personality, and general suitability for the service.
Paper 1:- The detailed UPPSC syllabus for PCS Prelims Paper 1 is :
Paper 2:- The detailed UPPSC syllabus for PCS Prelims Paper 2 (CSAT) is :
In the changed pattern, the UPPSC Mains comprises 8 theory papers.
The PCS exam syllabus for General Hindi paper:
The UPPSC syllabus for Essay PCS exam paper:
The PCS Exam syllabus for General Studies Paper 1:
The UPPSC syllabus for General Studies Paper 2:
The PCS Exam syllabus for General Studies Paper 3:
The UPPSC syllabus for General Studies Paper 4:
UPPSC Notification 2020
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