UPPSC Syllabus 2022: Exam Pattern for UP PCS Prelim and Mains Exam

Syllabus PCS 2022: UPPSC has released the syllabus for UPPSC 2022 examination with its official advertisement. Here we are discussing the UPPSC Syllabus 2022 for PCS and ACF/ RFO exam. UPPSC PCS and ACF / RFO exams are the way state government selects or recruits Group A and Group B Officers for adminstrative services. UPPSC 2022 exam will be conducted in three phases:

  • Preliminary Examination: 2 Papers (Objective Type & Multiple choices)
  • Main Examination: 8 Papers (Conventional Type, i.e. Written examination/essay/descriptive type)
  • Interview: Viva-Voce (Personality Test)

Students aiming for this exam can check the UPPSC Syllabus 2022 for Preliminary and mains exams. Candidates should regularly check this page for updates related to UPPSC syllabus and all sarkari results.

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Details for each phase of the examination is as follow:

UPPSC Exam Pattern 2022

Below table shows overview of elaborated exam pattern of UPPSC.

Name of the Exam Type of the Exam/Time Marks
UPPSC Prelims Exam Paper 1: General Studies I 150 marks
Paper 2: General Studies II (CSAT) 100 marks
UPPSC Mains Exam General Hindi 150 marks
Essay 150 marks
General Studies I 200 marks
General Studies II 200 marks
General Studies III 200 marks
General Studies IV 200 marks
Optional Subject – Paper 1 200 marks
Optional Subject – Paper 2 200 marks
UPPSC Interview Personality Test/Interview 100 marks

UPPSC 2022 Preliminary Examination Pattern

  • The Written Test will be multiple choice objective type.
  • The Preliminary examination will consist of two compulsory papers.
  • The papers shall be of 200 marks each and of two hours duration.
  • Both the papers shall be objective Type & multiple choice in which there shall be 150-100 questions Respectively.
  • Paper-II of the Preliminary Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
  • The merit of the Candidates will be determined on the basis of marks obtained in Paper-I of the Preliminary Examination.

UPPSC 2022 Mains Exam Pattern

Written Exam will be Subjective (Conventional) as well as objective Type. The Written examination will consist of the following compulsory and optional subjects:

Compulsory Subjects:-

Paper Subject Marks Time Duration
1. General Hindi 150 03:00 hours
2. Essay 150 03:00 hours
3. General Studies-I 200 02:00 hours
4. General Studies-II 200 02:00 hours
5. General Studies-III 200 02:00 hours
6. General Studies-IV 200 02:00 hours

Optional Subjects (any One)

Question Papers will be of 03:00 hours. Candidate can only select one subject from below table.

Note: A candidate will not be allowed to offer more than one subject from the Below Subjects. It's one subject from one group (NOT one subject from EACH group). There will be only 01 optional subject:-

Group Subject
Group A
  • Social Work
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
Group B
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
Group C
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
Group D
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Agriculture Engineering
Group E
  • English Literature
  • Hindi Literature
  • Urdu Literature
  • Arabic Literature
  • Persian Literature
  • Sanskrit Literature
Group F
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Public Administration
Group G
  • Management
  • Public Administration

Note: Social Work & Defence Studies Syllabus Removed from 2019 in UPPSC Exam

UPPSC Syllabus 2022

UPPSC syllabus 2022: Exam Syllabus for UPPSC Provincial Civil Service written Exam is given below:-

Preliminary Exam Syllabus

PAPER – I General Studies-I (200 marks); Duration: Two hours

  • 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 – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development Poverty Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  • General Issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity, and Climate Change- that do not require subject specialization.
  • General Science

PAPER-II General Studies-II (200 marks); Duration: Two hours

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
  • Decision making and problem-solving.
  • General mental ability
  • Elementary Mathematics up to Class X level- Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics.
  • General English up to Class X level.
  • General Hindi up to Class X level.

Current events of national and international importance:- On Current Events of National and International importance, candidates will be expected to have knowledge about them.

History of India and Indian National Movement:- In History emphasis should be on broad understanding social, economic and political aspects of Indian history. In the Indian National Movement, the candidates are expected to have a synoptic view of nature and character of the freedom movement, growth of nationalism and attainment of Independence.

Indian and World Geography:- Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World:- In World Geography only general understanding of the subject will be expected. Questions on the Geography of India will relate to Physical, Social & Economic Geography of India.

Indian Polity and Governance:- Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc:- In Indian Polity, Economic and Culture, questions will test knowledge of country’s political system including Panchayati Raj and Community Development, broad features of Economic policy in India and Indian Culture.

Economic and Social Development:- Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc:- The candidates will be tested with respect to problems and the relationship between Population, Environment, and Urbanization. General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity, and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization. General awareness of the subject is expected from candidates.

General Science:- Questions on General Science will cover general appreciation and understanding of Science including matters of everyday observation and experience, as may be expected of a well-educated person, who has not made a special study of any scientific discipline. Note:- Candidates are expected to have general awareness about the above subjects with special reference to Uttar Pradesh.


(1) Arithmetic:-
(i) Number systems: Natural Numbers, Integers, Rational and irrational numbers, Real numbers, Divisors of an Integer, prime integers, L.C.M. and H.C.F. of integers and their interrelationship.
(ii) Average
(iii) Ratio and proportion
(iv) Percentage
(v) Profit and Loss
(vi) Simple and Compound interests
(vii) Work and Time.
(viii) Speed, Time and Distance

(2) Algebra:-
(i) Factors of polynomials, L.C.M., and H.C.F. of polynomials and their interrelationship, Remainder theorem, simultaneous linear equations, quadratic equations.
(ii) Set Theory: Set null set, subsets and proper subsets of a set, operations (Union, Intersections, difference, symmetric difference) between sets, Venn diagram.

(3) Geometry:-
(i) Constructions and theorems regarding triangle, rectangle, square, trapezium and circles, their perimeter and area.
(ii) Volume and surface area of a sphere, right circular cylinder, right circular Cone and Cube.

(4) Statistics:- Collection of data, Classification of data, frequency, frequency distribution, tabulation, cumulative frequency. Representation of data – Bar diagram, Pie chart, histogram, frequency polygon, cumulative frequency curves (ogives), Measures of Central tendency: Arithmetic mean, Median and Mode


(1) Comprehension.
(2) Active Voice and Passive Voice.
(3) Parts of Speech.
(4) Transformation of Sentences.
(5) Direct and Indirect Speech.
(6) Punctuation and Spellings.
(7) Words Meanings.
(8) Vocabulary & usage.
(9) Idioms and Phrases.
(10) Fill in the Blanks.

सामान्य हिंदी (हाईस्कूल स्तर तक) के पाठ्यक्रम में सम्मिलित किए जाने वाले विषय

(1) हिंदी वर्णमाला, विराम चिन्ह
(2) शब्द रचना, वाक्य रचना, अर्थ,
(3) शब्द-रूप,
(4) संधि, समास,
(5) क्रियाएँ,
(6) अनेकार्थी शब्द,
(7) विलोम शब्द,
(8) पर्यायवाची शब्द,
(9) मुहावरे एवं लोकोक्तियाँ
(10) तत्सम एवं तद्भव, देशज, विदेशी (शब्द भंडार)
(11) वर्तनी
(12) अर्थबोध
(13) हिंदी भाषा के प्रयोग में होने वाली अशुद्धियाँ
(14) उ.प्र. की मुख्य बोलियाँ

UPPSC Mains Exam Syllabus


1. History of India-Ancient, Mediaeval, Modern
2. Indian National Movement and Indian Culture
3. Population, Environment, and Urbanization in the Indian Context
4. World Geography, Geography of India and its natural resources.
5. Current events of national and international importance.
6. Indian Agriculture, Trade and Commerce.
7. Specific knowledge of U.P. regarding education, culture Agriculture, Trade Commerce, The methods of living and Social
History of India and Indian culture will cover the broad history of the country from about the middle of the nineteenth
century and would also include questions on Gandhi, Tagore, and Nehru. The part on current events of national and
international importance will include questions also on sports and games.


1. Indian Polity
2. Indian Economy
3. General Science (Role of Science and technology in the development of India including science in everyday life)
4. General Mental ability.
5. Statistical Analysis, Graphs, and Diagrams.
The part relating to the Indian polity will include questions on the political system in India and the Indian constitution. The Indian economy will cover broad features of economic policy in India. The part relating to the role and impact of science and technology in the development of India, questions will be asked to test the candidates' awareness in this field Emphasis will be on the applied aspects. The part relating to statistical analysis, graphs, and diagrams will include exercise to test the candidate's ability to draw common-sense conclusions from information presented in statistical graphical or diagrammatical form and to point out deficiencies limitation or inconsistencies therein.


There will be three sections in the question paper of the Essay. Candidates will have to select one topic from each section and they are required to write an essay in 700 words on each topic. In the three sections, topics of essay will be based on the following sphere :
Section A : (1) Literature and Culture. (2) Social sphere. (3) Political sphere.
Section B : (1) Science, Environment and Technology. (2) Economic Sphere (3) Agriculture, Industry and Trade.
Section C : (1) National and International Events. (2) Natural Calamities, Land slide, Earthquake, Deluge, Drought, etc.
(3) National Development programs and projects.


  1. Question answer from Unseen passage
  2. Abstraction
  3. Government and Semi-government letter, telegram, official orders, notification, circular writing
  4. Knowledge of words and uses.
    1. Uses of Prefix and Suffix.
    2. Antonyms.
    3. One word substitution.
    4. Spelling and Sentence correction.
    5. Idioms and Phrases.

UPPSC Syllabus: Interview

There Will be an Interview of 100 Marks Conducted.

This UPPSC Syllabus 2022 will guide the students to keep their preparation on track and on the right direction. Students should regularly check the Latest UPPSC Syllabus 2022, to always be updated and do prepare based on their own strategy covering wast area of the proposed syllabus.

UPPSC Syllabus in Hindi

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UPPSC Syllabus 2022: FAQs

Q. Is there a negative marking in UPPSC PCS 2022 Exam?

A. Yes, there is negative marking in Paper I of UPPSC PCS Prelims.

Q. Is knowledge of Hindi needed?

A. Yes, there is a Subjective paper on Hindi language of Class 10th level.

Q. How many Optional Subject are there in UPPSC?

A. Candidates have to choice any one optional subject. There are two papers of that selected optional subject.

Q. How many stages are there in UPPSC?

A. There are total 3 stages in UPPSC exam namely Prelims, Mains and Interview.

Q. How many Papers are there in Mains Exam?

A. The question papers are set in bilingual mode i.e. English and Hindi only.

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