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UPPSC / UPPCS Pre, Mains Syllabus / Exam Pattern

The State Government of Uttar Pradesh (UP) every year conducts Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination. It is also known as the UPPCS Exam. The PCS is one of the competitive examinations, a candidate can choose various reputed posts and serve as an employee in the State Government of Uttar Pradesh. Applicants must have the age of 21 years and must not have Maximum the age of 40* years. In this Article, you will get all information about UP PSC Exam pattern, UP PSC syllabus, UPPSC Pre Exam Syllabus,  UPPSC Mains Syllabus, UPPCS Syllabus of History, Geography, Indian Polity, Science, Hindi, English, Aptitude, etc. and All Related details.

UP PCS Selection Procedure:

First of All, Let’s know about the selection procedure (If you already know about it then you can skip this para).  The UPPCS selection process is a three-stage exam. The First stage is Prelim Examination (Objective type questions) then second is Mains Examination (Written / subjective) and the last one is Interview (Personality Test).

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UPPCS Exam Patten and Syllabus

UPPCS Prelims Exam Pattern:

Paper Name Total Marks Total Time
General Studies I 200 2 Hours
General Studies II 200 2 Hours

UPPCS Prelims Exam Syllabus:

UPPSC General Studies Paper I syllabus:

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • India 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

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 & 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.

India 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 relationship between Population, Environment and Urbanisation.
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

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UPPSC General Studies Paper II Syllabus:

  • Comprehension.
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
  • Decision making and problem-solving.
  • General mental ability
  • ElementaryMathematicsuptoClassXlevel-Arithmetic,Algebra,geometry and statistics.
  • General English upto Class X level.
  • General Hindi upto Class X level.

UPPSC Elementary Mathematics (Up to Class X Level) Syllabus:

  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 the 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.

UPPSC General English Syllabus (Up to Class X Level):

  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 हिन्दी (हाईस्कूल स्तर तक) के पाठ्यक्रम में सम्मिलित किये जाने वाले विषय:

(1) हिन्दी वर्णमाला, विराम चिन्ह
(2) शब्द रचना, वाक्य रचना, अर्थ
(3) शब्द-रूप।
(4) संधि, समास
(5) क्रियायें ।
(6) अनेकार्थी शब्द
(7) विलोम शब्द
(8) पर्यायवाची शब्द
(9) मुहावरे एवं लोकोक्तियां
(10) तत्सम एवं तद्भव, देशज, विदेशी (शब्द भंडार)
(11) वर्तनी
(12) अर्थबोध
(13) हिन्दी भाषा के प्रयोग में होने वाली अशुद्धियाँ
(14) उ0प्र0 की मुख्य बोलियाँ

UPPCS Mains Exam Paper Pattern:

General Hindi 150 03:00 Hours
Essay 150 03:00 Hours
General Studies I 200 02:00 Hours
General Studies II 200 02:00 Hours
General Studies III 200 02:00 Hours
General Studies IV 200 02:00 Hours

सामान्य हिन्दी (General Hindi syllabus for UPPSC Mains)

(1) दिये हुए गद्य खण्ड का अवबोध एवं प्रश्नोत्तर ।
(2) संक्षेपण।
(3) सरकारी एवं अर्धसरकारी पत्र लेखन, तार लेखन, कार्यालय आदेश, अधिसूचना, परिपत्र।
(4) शब्द ज्ञान एवं प्रयोग।

(अ) उपसर्ग एवं प्रत्यय प्रयोग,
(ब)   विलोम शब्द
(स) वाक्यांश के लिए एकशब्द,
(द) वर्तनी एवं वाक्य शुद्धि,

(5) लोकोक्ति एवं मुहावरे।


There will be three sections in the question paper of Candidates will have to select Essay. one topic from each section and they are required to write an essay in 700 words on each topic. In the three sections, the topics of the 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, Landslide, Earthquake, Deluge, Drought, etc. National Development programs and projects.

UPPSC Mains General Studies Paper 1 Syllabus:

1- History of Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature, and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

2- Modern Indian history (from A.D.1757 to A.D. 1947): Significant events, personalities, and issues, etc.

3- The Freedom Struggle- its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.

4- Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country (till 1965A.D.).

5- History of the world will include events from 18 century to middle of the 20 century such the as French revolution of 1789, the industrial revolution, World Wars, redraw of national boundaries, Socialism, Nazism, Fascism etc-their forms and effect on the society.

6- Salient features of Indian Society and culture.

7- Role of Women in society and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems, and their remedies.

8- Meaning of liberalization, privatization, and globalization and their effects on the economy, polity and social structure.

9- Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.

10- Distribution of major natural resources of World- Water, Soils, Forests in reference to South and South-East Asia with special reference to India. Factors responsible for the location of industries (with special reference to India).

11- Salient features of Physical Geography- Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, Cyclone, Ocean Currents, winds, and glaciers.

12- Oceanic resources of India and their potential.

13- Human migration-refugee problem of the World with a focus on India.

14- Frontiers and boundaries with reference to Indian sub-continent.

15- Population and Settlements- Types and Patterns, Urbanization, Smart Cities and Smart Villages.

16- Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh – History, Culture, Art, Architecture, Festival,\ Folk-Dance, Literature, Regional Languages, Heritage, Social Customs and Tourism.

17- Specific knowledge of U.P.- Geography- Human and Natural Resources, Climate, Soils, Forest, Wild-Life, Mines and Minerals, Sources of Irrigation

UPPCS Mains General Studies Paper 2 Syllabus:

1- Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure, Role of Supreme Court in the evolution of basic provisions of Constitution.

2- Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States: issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.

3- Role of Finance Commission in Centre-State financial relations.

4- Separation of powers, dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Emergence and use of alternative dispute redressal mechanisms.

5- Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other major democratic countries.

6- Parliament and State legislatures- structure, functioning, the conduct of business, powers and privileges and concerned issues.

7- Structure, organization, and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary: Ministries and Departments of the Government, Pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. Public Interest Litigation (PIL).

8- Salient features of the Representation of People’sAct.

9- Appointment to various Constitutional posts, Powers, functions and their responsibilities.

10- Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies including NITI Aayog, their features and functioning.

11- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design, implementation and Information Communication Technology (ICT).

12- Development processes- the role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Self Help Groups (SHGs), various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.

13- Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes, mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

14- Issues relating to the development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

15- Issues relating to poverty and hunger, their implication on the body politic.

16- Important aspects of governance. Transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential, citizens, charters and institutional measures.

17- Role of Civil Services in a democracy in the context of emerging trends.

18- India and its relationship with neighboring Countries.

19- Bilateral, Regional and Global groupings and agreements involving India and/ or affecting India’s interest.

20- Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests- Indian diaspora.

21- Important International Institutions, Agencies their structure, mandate and functioning.

22- Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh regarding Political, Administrative, Revenue and Judicial System.

23- Current affairs and events of Regional, State, National, and International importance

UPPCS Mains General Studies Paper 3 Syllabus:

1- Economic planning in India, objectives and achievements. Role of NITI Aayog, Pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).

2- Issues of Poverty, Unemployment, Social justice and inclusive growth.

3- Components of Government Budgets and Financial System.

4- Major Crops, Different types of irrigation and irrigation systems, storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce, e-technology in the aid of farmers.

5- Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices, Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, Limitations, revamping, issues of buffer stocks and food security, Technology missions in agriculture.

6- Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.

7- Land reforms in India since independence.

8- Effects of liberalization and globalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

9- Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

10- Science and Technology-developments and applications in everyday life and in National Security, India’s Science and Technology Policy.

11- Achievements of Indians in science & technology, indigenization of technology. Developments of New technologies, transfer of technology, dual and critical use technologies.

12- Awareness in the fields of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Space Technology, Computers, Energy resources, nano-technology, microbiology, biotechnology. Issues relating to intellectual property rights (IPR), and digital rights.

13- Environmental security and Ecosystems, Conservation of Wildlife, Biodiversity, Environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment,

14- Disaster as a Non-traditional security and safety challenge, disaster mitigation and management.

15- Challenges of International Security: Issues of Nuclear proliferation, Causes and spread of extremism, Communication networks, the role of media and social networking, Basics of cybersecurity, money laundering and human trafficking.

16- India’s internal security challenges: Terrorism, corruption, insurgency, and organized crimes.

17- Role, kind and mandate of security forces, Higher defense organizations in India

18- Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh Economy:- Overview of UP Economy: State Budgets. Importance of Agriculture, Industry, Infrastructure and physical resources. Human Resources and Skill development. Government Programmes and Welfare Schemes.

19- Issues inAgriculture, Horticulture, Forestry andAnimal Husbandry.

20- Law and Order and Civil Defence with special reference to U.P.

UPPCS Mains General Studies Paper 4 Syllabus:

Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human action, dimensions of ethics, ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values-lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators, the role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

Attitude: Content, structure, function, its influence and relation with thought and behaviour moral and political attitudes, social influence and persuasion.

Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship, objectivity, dedication to public services, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections.

Emotional Intelligence- concept and dimensions, its utility and application in administration and governance.  Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world.

Public/Civil Service values and ethics in Public Administration: status and problems, ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions, laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance, accountability and ethical governance, strengthening of moral values in governance, ethical issues in international relations and funding, corporate governance.

Probity in Governance: the concept of public service, the philosophical basis of governance and probity, information sharing and transparency in government. Right to Information, codes of ethics, codes of conduct, citizen’s charter, work culture, quality of service delivery, utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.

Case studies on the above issues

UPPSC Optional Subjects (Any One):

Agriculture Law Electrical Engineering
Zoology Animal Husbandry English Lit.
Chemistry Veterinary Science Urdu Lit
Physics Statistics Arabic Lit.
Mathematics Defence Studies Hindi Lit.
Geography Management Persian Lit.
Economics Political Science &International Relations Sanskrit Lit.
Sociology History Commerce &Accountancy
Philosophy Social Work Public Administration
Geology Anthropology Agricultural Engineering
Psychology Civil Engineering Medical Science
Botany Mechanical Engineering


UPPSC Personality Test (Viva-Voce (Total Marks: 100)):

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.

  • The weight age of the interview is 100 marks.
  • There are no specific pattern and syllabus of the PCS interview.
  • Candidates should have good knowledge of the contemporary issues, state Related and general knowledge. The candidate should be communicative and should be expressing his views openly in the front of Examiner.

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