UPPSC Provincial Civil Service Exam (PCS)

Every year millions of Civil Service Aspirants dream to become an A-class Officer e.g. SDM (Sub-Divisional Magistrate). The Examination pattern very much similar to UPSC Civil Service Exam (IAS exam).

Examination Conducted by :

The Provincial Civil Service Exam conducted by a Constitutional body - Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) (Article : 315-323). All the criteria for Provincial Civil Service Exam decided by UPPSC.

Provincial Civil Service Examination Process :

There are three phases of PCS Exam. These are -

1. PCS Preliminary Exam (Prelims) :

• Type of Question Asked - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
• Negative Marking - One-third Penalty.
• Medium of Papers - Bilingual (Hindi and English)

• There are two papers -

Paper - I : General Studies - I
Number of Questions : 100
Duration : Two Hours
Marks : 200

Paper - II : General Studies - II  (CSAT)
Number of Questions : 100
Duration : Two Hours
Marks : 200

Note : Paper - II or CSAT (Civil Service Aptitude Test) is qualifying nature (Minimum marks required 33%).

2. Provincial Civil Service (Main) Examination (Mains) :

• Type of Exam : written/descriptive in nature.
• A Candidate may answer question papers in English Roman Script or Hindi Devnagri Script or in Urdu in Persian Script.
• There are total 8 Merit based papers. These are -

Paper-1General Hindi150
Paper-3General Studies-I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society, UP Specials) 200
Paper-4General Studies-II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relation, Specific Knowledge of UP) 200
Paper-5General Studies-III (Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management, UP Economy)200
Paper-6General Studies-IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)200
Paper-7Optional Subject-I200
Paper-8Optional Subject-II200

3. Civil Service Personality Test (Interview) :

An UPPSC Board members for assessing the Candidate personality.
• Marks : 100
Total Marks (Mains + Interview) : 1600

Provincial Civil Service Exam Eligibility :

1. Age 
Minimum Age : 21 Years
• Maximum Age : 40 years 
+ Age Relaxation to OBC, SC/ST and PH candidates.

2. Minimum Education Qualifications :
The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.

Note : Graduation Final Year Students can also apply.

List of Optional Subjects for Mains :

1. Agriculture
2. Zoology
3. Chemistry
4. Botany
5. Physics
6. Mathematics
7. Geography
8. Economics
9. Philosophy
10. Sociology
11. Geology
12. Psychology
13. Law
14. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
15. Statistics
16. Management
17. Political Science and International Relations
18. History
19. Anthropology
20. Civil Engineering
21. Mechanical Engineering
22. Electrical Engineering
23. Commerce and Accountancy
24. Public Administration
25. Medical Science
26. Sanskrit Literature
27. Hindi Literature
28. English Literature
29. Urdu Literature

UPPSC (PCS) Official Calendar 2021 :

March or AprilDate of Notification for UPPSC (PCS)
June 13, 2021 UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam
October 3, 2021UPPSC PCS Mains Exam

How to apply for UPPSC PCS Examination ?

• Apply through - www.uppsc.up.nic.in
• Fee : 125 Rupees for General
• Payment through Online or Cash in Bank
• Upload specific size of Photo and Signature

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