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Uttarakhand PSC Mains Examination Syllabus and Exam Pattern

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Uttarakhand PSC (UKPSC) Selection Procedure:

The UKPSC process Complete in three stages. The First stage is Prelim Examination (Objective type questions) then second is Mains Examination (Written) and the last one is Interview (Personality Test).

Uttarakhand PSC (UKPSC) Mains Exam Pattern:

Question PaperSubjectMax MarksTime
Paper 1Language3003 Hour
Paper 2

Indian History, National Movement, Social & Culture

2003 Hour
Paper 3

Indian Administration, Social Justice & International Relations

2003 Hour
Paper 4India & World Geography2003 Hour
Paper 5

Economic & Social Development

2003 Hour
Paper 6

General Science & Technology

2003 Hour
Paper 7

General Interest & Conduct Science

2003 Hour


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Uttarakhand PSC (UKPSC) Mains Syllabus:

Uttarakhand PSC Language Syllabus (Paper 1):

सामान्य हिन्दी

राजभाषा परिनियमावली (संक्षिप्त परिचय)

शब्द रचना


 (i) शब्दभेद:

(ii) शब्द शुद्धि

वाक्य रचना

भाषा का मानकीकरण

  • वर्तनी का मानकीकरण
  • (ii) व्याकरण का मानकीकरण
  • (iii) लिपि का मानकीकरण
  • (iv) उच्चारण का मानकीकरण

लोकोक्ति एवं मुहावरे

अपठित गद्यांश (हिन्दी)

  • (i) शीर्षकीकरण
  • (ii) भावार्थ
  • (iii) रेखांकित अंशों की व्याख्या

कार्यालयी पत्रों के प्रारूप- 

शासकीय पत्र, अर्द्धशासकीय पत्र, अधिसूचना, परिपत्र, कार्यालयादेश, कार्यालय ज्ञाप, नुस्मारक, विज्ञप्ति टिप्पण/प्रारूपण/संक्षेपण हिन्दी भाषा का कम्प्यूटरीकरण शब्द संसाधन, डाटाप्रविष्टि, मुद्रण, इन्टरनेट

General English

(i) Comprehension

(The passage for Comprehension should test the candidate’s knowledge of the English language as well as his/her understanding of the organization of the key concepts of the passage. Questions should focus both on the ideas contained in the passage and on language components, such as vocabulary, phrasal verbs, synonyms and antonyms etc.)

(ii) Translation from Hindi into English / English into Hindi

(iii) Common errors in English

निबन्ध लेखन (Essay Writing) –

दिए गये दो खण्डों में खण्ड

(क) में उल्लिखित विषयों में से किसी एक विषय का चयन करते हुए हिन्दी अथवा अंग्रेजी भाषा में लगभग 500 (पाँच सौ) शब्दों एवं खण्ड

(ख) में उल्लिखित विषयों में से | किसी एक विषय का चयन करते हुए हिन्दी अथवा अंग्रेजी भाषा में लगभग 700 (सात सौ) शब्दों में अभ्यर्थीगण द्वारा निबन्ध लिखा जायेगा।

खण्ड (क)

  1. उत्तराखण्ड की सामाजिक संरचना, इतिहास संस्कृति एवं कला (Social Structure, History, Culture and Art of Uttarakhand)
  2. उत्तराखण्ड का आर्थिक एवं भौगोलिक परिदृश्य एवं पर्यावरण (Economic and Geographical Scenario and Environment of Uttarakhand)
  3. उत्तराखण्ड का साहित्य (Literature of Uttarakhand) ।
  4. उत्तराखण्ड में महिला सशक्तीकरण: चुनौतियाँ एवं संभावनाएँ (Women Empowerment in Uttarakhand: Challenges and Prospects)

खण्ड (ख)

  1. भारतीय अर्थ एवं राज व्यवस्था (Indian Economy and Polity System) ।
  2. विज्ञान एवं तकनीकी (Science and Technology) ।
  3. आपदा एवं जन स्वास्थ्य प्रबंधन (Disaster and Public Health Management) ।
  4. समसामयिक घटनाचक्र (Current Events) ।
  5. विश्व सुरक्षा, मानवाधिकार और भारत (Global Security, Human Rights and India)।

नोट:- भाषा के प्रश्न-पत्र में न्यूनतम 35 प्रतिशत अंक प्राप्त करना अनिवार्य होगा।

Note: It is essential to obtain a minimum of 35% marks in Language paper.

Uttarakhand PSC Mains Indian History, Culture and National Alignment Syllabus (Paper 2):

Pre-historic period:-  Races and culture.

Proto-historic period:- Lady Stone Age- Hunters and Gatherers: Mesolithic Period – Food Producers

Copper Age:- Fanning Culture, Settlements, Copper hoards, Ochre Colored Pottery. Bronze Age Civilization- Harappan Civilization-Geographical Expansion, Town Planning, Construction and Drainage spun. Political System, Social, Economic and Religious life etc.

Vedic Civilization:- Rigvedic Age-  Political, Social, Economic and Religious life Later Vedic Period- Political,  Social, Economic Religious and Cultural life. Age of Epic and Dharma Shastras; Religious Movements in 6th century BC: Jainism, Buddhism and other sects.

Mahajanapadas and rise of Magadhan Empire Persian and Greek invasion: Persian invasion: Alexander,  the Great and his legacy.

Maurayan Empire:- Chandragupta Maurya, Bindusar, Ashoka and his Dhamma; Decline of Mauryan Empire; Political, Social. Economic, and Cultural life etc. in Mauryan period.

Post Mauryan period:- Political, Social, Economic, Religious and Cultural life during Saka.Kushana, Pahlava, Vakataka and Satavahana, Rule.

Gupta Dynasty:- Chandragupta I Samudragupta Chandragupta II  Skandagupta; Later Gupta rulers and decline of Gupta Dynasty; Political, Social,  Economic Religious and Cultural life dining Gupta period, Post-Gupta Period: Harshvardhan and his times: PA Pratihara. Rashtrakuta. Chola,  Chalukya, Pallava Chandel, Paramar, Gahmsvad, Chauhan, Post-Gupta Period: Political, Social, Economic Religious and Cultural life.

The advent of Islam in India, Arab invasion of Sindh, Turk invasion of India, Establishment of Delhi Sultanate:- Qutubuddin Albalc, Iltutmish. Razia: Nature of early Turkish rule: Balban: theory of Kingship and Judicial System.

Khalji dynasty: Jalaluddin Khalji, Alauddin Khalji-Expansion of Sultanate, Administration, reforms, Military reforms, Economic Reforms.

Tughlaq Dynasty: Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq, Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq- Political and administrative experiments, Feroze Shah Tughlaq: Mongol invasion and its impact. The disintegration of Delhi Sultanate, First Afghan Empire, Rise of independent Muslim states in northern India- Sharps of Jaunpur : Kashmir — Sultan Sikandcr and Sultan Zainnul Abidin, States of Malwa, Bengal, Gujarat and other States.

Socio-religious Movements: Sufism and Bhakti movements.

Southern India: Sangam Age, Yadavas of Deogiri, Kalcatiyas of Warangal, Hoysals of Dwarsamudra and Pandyas of Madurai. Chola dynasty. Political, Social, Economic, Religious and Cultural life.

Vijayanagar and Bahmani Empire-Political Social, Economic, Religions and Cultural life, Political, Social, Economical and Cultural life of Delhi Sultanate.

Establishment of Mughal Empire:- Babar, Humayun, Shershah Sud. Akbar, Jahangir Shahjahan, Aurangzeb, Later Mughals and fall of Mughal Empire, Bahadur Shah Zafar Mughal administration Social, Economic Religious life; Art and Culture.

Rise of Maratha power:- Shivaji and his administration. Rise of Peshwas: Bundelas. Sikhs. Jars and Satnamis.

Advent and expansion of European powers in India:- Portuguese, Dutch, French and British.

Anglo-French rivalry and Carnatic Wars.

Colonization: East India Company and Bengal, Nawab- Sirajuddaula, Battle of Plassey, Mir Jafar, Mir Quasim, Battle of Buxar, Dual Government in Bengal, Second Governorship of Lord Clive.

Society and Economy during 18th Century: Expansion and Consolidation of British Power in India-Warren Hastings, Lord Cornwallis, Lord Wellesley, Lord Hastings, Lord William Bentinck, Lord Ellenborough and annexation of Sindh, Lord Auckland and First Afghan war.

The Indian States and the British – Mysore, Punjab, Avadh, Hyderabad and Maratha: Lord Dalhousie.

Structure of Government and economic policies of the British Empire in India (1757-1857) : Administrative organization, Social and Cultural policies.

Socio-religious reform movements in the It Century: Brahmo Samaj, Arya Samaj, Theosophical Society etc.

Opposition to British rule:- Tribal and non – military revolts, popular movements and military revolts between 1757 and 1856. Revolt of 1857 – causes, nature, expansion, consequences and failure.

Administrative changes after 1858, Economic Impact of British rule. Impact of Industrialization on the Indian economy.

Indian National Movement:- Growth of Indian Nationalism: Rise of Nationalism in India, Predecessors of Indian National Congress. Indian National Congress-origin. Moderates and Extremists in the Congress; Partition of Bengal (1905), Swadeshi Movement (1905), Establishment of Muslim league (1906) ; Surat Session and first split in the Congress (1907) Morley —Minto reforms (1909).

First world war and National movement:- Home Rule movement Lucknow Pact (1916), Champaran, Kheda Satyagraha (1917). Gandhian era: National Movement (1919-1927) Montague Chelmsford Reforms (1919), Rowlatt Act (1919), Jallianwalabagh Massacre, Khilafat and Non-Cooperation Movements (1919-1922), Chauri-Chaura episode (1922). Swaraj Party and Simon Commission (1927). Revolutionary movements in India and abroad.

National Movement (1927-1947):- Boycott of Simon Commission, Nehru Report, Lahore Session of Congress (1929), Press and National Movement. Poona Swaraj, Civil Disobedience Movement. First Round Table conference, Gandhi — Irwin Pact, Second Round Table Conference; Second Phase of Civil Disobedience Movement, Communal Award, Third Round Table Conference, Poona Pact, B. R. Ambedkar and Dalit reform movements.

Nationalist Politics (1935-39):- Government of India Act 1935, Congress ministries, Growth of Socialist, Communist, Capitalist ideas, their forms and effect on the ‘society. Peasant and workers movements. (Congress and World affairs, Resignation of Congress Ministries, Subhash Chandra Bosh and Azad Hind Fauj (I.N.A.), Growth of communalism and demand for Pakistan.

National Movement during Second World War:- August Resolution, Individual Civil Disobedience Movement, Cripps Mission, Quit India Movement, C.R. Das Formula, Gandhi-Jinnah Talk, Shoola Bhai Desai – Liyaquat All Pact, Wavell Plan and Simla Conference, Provincial and General elections, Cabinet Mission Plan, Indian National Army, Direct Action Day, Interim Government, Mountbatten Plan, Indian Independence Act 1947. Communal riots and Partition of India.

India after Independence: – Constituent Assembly and drafting of Indian Constitution. Five-Year Plans, Nationalisation of Banks, Abolition of Privy Purses, J.P. (Jai Prakash Narayan) Movement, Emergency, Era of Coalition Governments, Internal insurgency.

Foreign Policy:- Panchsheel, War between Indo-China and Indo-Pak, Non Aligned movement, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

History and Culture of Uttarakhand

Prehistoric period, Proto-historic period, Ancient tribes of Uttarakhand, Kunindas and Yaudheyas, Katyuri dynasty, Parmar dynasty in Garhwal- Rule, Administration, Society, Economy, Chand dynasty of Kumaon- Rule, Administration, Society, Economy, Gorkha invasion and rule in Uttarakhand, Religion and Culture in Uttarakhand. British Rule in Uttarakhand:- Administrative System, Social reforms, Economy, Education and Health, Growth of Vernacular Press in Uttarakhand, Tehri Estate- Rule, Administration, Society, Economy, Religion and Culture, Uttarakhand and National Movement, Prominent Freedom Fighters of Uttarakhand, Independence and merger of the state of Tehri.

Popular Movements of Uttarakhand:- Coolie- Begar Movement,unrest against Tehri State, Dola Palki Movement, Chipko Movement, Anti-Liquor Movement, Saints and Social Reformers of Uttarakhand, Movement for separate State of Uttarakhand : Its immediate and far-reaching consequences, Religious places and temples of Uttarakhand, important archaeological sites of Uttarakhand, Uttarakhand’s major -social, cultural and religious, Fairs, Festivals and tours, Sites of cultural significance, major songs and dances of Uttarakhand, musical instruments, paintings, costumes and food habits, dialects, Prominent folk singers and theatre artists of Uttarakhand, craft, .industry and trade of Uttarakhand, Growth of Education in Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand PSC Mains Indian Polity, Social Justice and International Relation Syllabus (Paper 3):

Constitutional Framework of Indian Polity

  • Constitutional Development in India.
  • Framing of Indian Constitution.
  • Preamble and its significance.
  • Salient Features of Indian Constitution.
  • Fundamental Rights and Duties.
  • Directive Principles of State Policy.
  • Federal Structure: Union-State relations.
  • The parliamentary system in India.
  • Constitutional Bodies: Election Commission of India.
  • Finance Commission: Comptroller and Auditor General of India; Union/State Public Service Commission and Other (Appointment. Power and Responsibilities).
  • Judiciary : Composition, Role, Judicial Review and Judicial Activism.
  • Constitutional Amendment methods and important constitutional amendments.

Indian Polity

  • Union Executive.
  • State Executive.
  • Union Parliament and State Legislatures.
  • The electoral system in India, Salient Features of the Representation of the People Act.
  • Political Parties and Pressure Groups.
  • Role of Regional Political Pasties.
  • Public Accountability: Parliamentary. Executive and Judicial.
  • Citizens and Administration: Citizens Grievance Redressal Institution and Mechanism. Central Vigilance Commission, and Lok Pal and Lok Ayuktas
  • Print and Electronic Media– Its impact on Policy Making. The shaping of public opinion and in educating the people and Press Council of India. The administrative system in India.

The administrative system in India –

  • Evolution and Growth of Administrative system in India.
  • Union Government: Cabinet Secretariat: Central Secretariat: PMO etc.

Demand for creation of New States.

  • State Government: State Secretariat: Chief Secretary: Departments and Directorates, Boards. Corporations and Commissions.
  • Administration of Union Territories and other specified states and areas in India. Civil Services in India: Types; Characteristics and Performance.
  • District Administration.
  • Administrative Adjudication: Various types of Administrative Tribunals in India.
  • Lok Adalats and Legal Awareness Campaign.
  • Administrative Reforms in India including various important Commissions and committees.

Panchayati Raj

  • Development Administration: Institutions; Policy Initiatives, Strategies, Problems and Challenges.
  • Local Governance: 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments.
  • Types of Urban local bodies and Panchayati Raj institutions in India.
  • Sources of Finance in Urban Local Bodies and Panchayati Raj Institutions.
  • State Finance Commission and State Election Commission.
  • Decentralized planning.

Public Management in India

  • Regulatory Governance.
  • Law and Rule related Administration.
  • Citizen centric Governance.
  • E-Govemance.
  • Right to Services.
  • Right to Information.
  • Samadhan Yojana.
  • Budgetary reforms
  • Consumer Protection.
  • Integrity in Administration including measures and mechanism for Prevention of Corruption and Malpractice in India

Human Resource and Community Development

Employment and Development

  • Human Resource Management and Human Resource Development and its indicators in India. Nature, types and Problems of Unemployment in India.
    Employment Schemes and Programmes both of Union Government and Uttarakhand Government.
  • Rural Development and Community Development Programmes- Role of related Institutions and Organizations including all centrally and State sponsored schemes.


  • Role of Education especially in Human Resource Development and Social Change.
  • Education System in India: Problems and Issues (Including Universalization and Vocationalization).
  • Education for Girls, other Socially and Economically and other disadvantaged sections of people and Minorities, etc.
  • Right to Education, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan in Uttarakhand.
  • Status of Higher, Technical and Vocational Education in Uttarakhand.
  • Role of Various institutions (central, StatAand Other Organizations) in promotion of Education.
  • Health as a component of Human Resource Development.
  • Health Care System in India and Uttarakhand.
  • Health Indicators.
  • World Health Organisation: Objectives, Structure, Functions and its Programmes.
  • Public-Private Partnership in Health Care System.
  • National Rural Health Mission and other related schemes.
  • Health and Nutrition.
  • Food Security Act etc.

Social Welfare and Social Legislation

  • Social Legislation as an element of change.
  • Social Legislation and schemes (Central and State) for the vulnerable section of society. Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955.
  • Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
  • Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005.
  • Social Legislations for the protection and welfare of Children, Women and Minorities, etc.
  • Sexual Violence against Women and Children: Preventive Measures.
  • The welfare of Disabled, Aged and Others: Enactments, Policies, Institutions and Schemes.

International relation

  • Principles & Basis of Indian Foreign Policy.
  • India and her neighbours.
  • Globalization and its impact on Developing countries.

International and Regional Organisations:

  • United Nations and its specialized agencies.
  • Regional organizations-SAARC, ASEAN, EU, NAM, OPEC, Commonwealth of Nations etc.
  • India’s Cultural diplomacy and Indian Diaspora.

Uttarakhand State: Political, Social and Administrative Context

  • Historical, Political and Social background of Uttarakhand.
  • Political and Administrative Culture in the State.
  • Political system: Party Politics, Coalition Politics, Role and Functions of Regional Political Parties and Pressure groups.
  • Administrative System: Structure of the State Government; Ministries and Departments; Administrative agencies and District and sub-district level Administration.
  • State Civil Services.
  • State Public Service Commission.
  • Lok Ayukta and State Vigilance agencies.
  • Panchayati Raj and Urban Administration in Uttarakhand.
  • Social Welfare schemes of Uttarakhand.

Current Events

Current events of State level, National and International Importance.

Uttarakhand PSC Mains Indian & World Geography Syllabus (Paper 4):

World Geography: Definition and Major concepts of Geography, Solar System, Spherical Coordinates & Projections, Time, Earth’s Rotation and Revolution, Lunar eclipse, Solar eclipse, Isothermal Lines, etc.

Lithosphere: Origin of Continents & Oceans- Continental Drift theory, Convectional Current theory and Plate Tectonic theory, Types of Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Lakes and Rocks, Drainage Pattern, Agents of Denudation- River, Wind, Glacier, etc.

Atmosphere: Composition and Structure, Insulation, Heat- budget, Humidity and Precipitation, Pressure and Wind Belts, etc.

Hydrosphere: Oceans — Bottom Relief, Currents, Tides, Temperature and Salinity, Hydrological Cycle, etc. Geographical

Phenomena: Earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, Monsoon, El-Nino effect and cyclones, Natural Hazards and Disasters, etc.

Distribution of natural resources: World Distribution of natural resources — Forests, Iron ore, Bauxite, Coal, Petroleum, Hydel Power, Atomic Power Non-Conventional Energy Sources, etc.

Agriculture: Agricultural Location, Agricultural Types, Agricultural Regions, etc.

Industries: Factors of Localization, Textile, Iron and Steel, Cement, Sugar Industries, etc.

Population: Growth, Distribution, Density, Sex-Ratio, Migration, Health, Urbanization, etc. Main Tribes: Eskimo, Pigmy, Bushmen, Kirgiz, etc.

Transportation: Trans-Siberian railway, Canadian National, Canadian pacific, Cape of a good Hope water way, etc.

Environment: Concept of Ecology and Ecosystem, Bio-diversity — Types and Depletion, Pollution — Air and Water, Global Warming and Ozone Depletion, Concept of Sustainable development, etc.

World Trade: Trade and Economic Groups — World Trade Organization (WTO), European Economic Community (EEC), Brazil — Russia — India — China – South Africa (BRICS), South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC), etc.

Geography of India: Location, Extent and Federal Structure, Geological structure, Relief, Climate, Drainage system, Vegetation, Soils, Water Resource, Resource Scarcity, Energy Crisis, etc. Environmental Degradation and

Conservation: Air, Water, Soil, etc. Minerals: Distribution and Production of Iron-ore, Coal, Petroleum etc.

Agriculture: Wheat, Rice, Millet, Tea, Coffee and Rubber, Agro-Climatic Regions, Agricultural Revolutions, etc.

Industry: Location, Production and Trade of Cotton Textile, Cement, Paper, Sugar, Chemical, etc.

Population: Regional Pattern of Growth, Distribution, Density, Literacy, Sex-ratio, Rural-urban structure, etc.

Transport: Railways, Highways, Airways and Waterways and their role in regional development, etc.

Tribes: Habitat, Economy and Society of Gonds, Bhils, Santhals, Nagas, etc and Trends of their Transformation.

Geography of Uttarakhand: Location, Extent and Strategic Importance, Structure and Relief, Climatic Characteristics, Drainage system, Natural Vegetation, Mining and Quarrying soil etc, Quarrying, Soils, etc, Agriculture and irrigation, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Storage and Marketing of Farm Products, Tourism — Problems and Prospects, Population, Distribution, Density, Sex Raito, Migration, Health, Urbanization and Urban Centres, heduled Castes and Scheduled tribes (Bhotia, Tharu, Jaunsari, Buksa and Van-Raji etc), transport Network, Industrial development and Major Hydel Projects.

Environment and Forests movement – Wild Life, National Parks and Sanctuaries, Natural Parks and Disaster Management, Chipko Movement and Maiti Movement, etc.

Uttarakhand PSC Mains Economic and Social Development Syllabus (Paper 5):

Economic and Social Development

Meaning of Economic and Social Development. Human Development Index (HDI) and the Human Poverty Index (HPI).

Characteristics of Indian Economy: Before and After Independence.

Census of India: Economic and Social features.

Population growth and economic development. Issues related to Role of women in Economic and Social Development in India.

Impact of globalization on Indian society: Poverty and Development. Poverty-line and Programmes for the eradication of Poverty in India.

Schemes for Rural and Social Development – Welfare and Developmental Programmes including Self Help Groups (SHGs), MNREGA and community power structure. Sustainable development and Inclusive growth.

National Income – Measurement and composition.

Regional imbalances and income inequalities in India: Steps taken by the Government to reduce it.

Indian Agriculture and Industry

Role of agriculture in Indian economic development-interrelationship between agriculture, industry and service sectors.

Problems of Agriculture: Land Reform, Soil fertility, Credit Supply-‘National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD), warm Subsidies and Minimum Support prices etc.

Public distribution system: Objectives, functioning and Issue of Food Security.

Industrial Growth and Structure — Public, Private and Joint Sectors, Industrial sickness. Importance of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), PPP Model of Economic Development.

Role of foreign capital and Multi-National Corporations (MNCs) in industrial development.

New Economic Policy (NEP) — Its Impact on Agriculture, Industry and Foreign Trade.

Planning and Foreign Trade

Indian planning since 1951: Objective and Achievements.
Market-driven and planned economy: A Comparative view.
India’s Foreign Trade — Volume, Composition and Direction.
Exports Promotion and Imports Substitution.
Balance of payments and Devaluation.

World Trade Organization (WTO), Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), and Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMs), World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Public Finance and Monetary System

Sources of Income of State and Central Government. Effects of Taxation, Public Expenditure and Public Debt. Internal and External Debt. Direct and Indirect Taxes.

Budgetary deficit — Revenue, Primary and Fiscal. Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act. Fiscal Policy.

Center State Financial Relations and latest Finance Commission.

Monetary Management — Monetary Policy, Credit creation and Credit Control.

Indian Monetary System — Role of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and; Commercial Banks in Indian Economy.

Economy of Uttarakhand

Main Features of Economy of the State.
Natural Resources — Water, Forests, Minerals etc.
Infrastructure – Physical: Transport, Roads, Railways, Airports.
Infrastructure-Institutional: Banks, Self Help Groups (SHGs), Education, Energy, Communication, Health etc.

Economic Profile of the State: State Domestic Products and their components, Per Capita income. Main sources of Income Agriculture, Forest Products, Hydel Projects, Tourism etc.

Industrial Development: Problems and Prospects, Large, Medium, Small and Cottage Industries.

Economic Planning — Challenges of Planning in the State, State Planning Commission.

Major Economic Problems of the State: Natural Disasters, Migration, Environmental Degration, Development of Transport and Communication Facilities etc .

Welfare Programmes : Women’s Empowerment, MNREGA, Sainik Kalyan & Punarvas etc.

Uttarakhand PCS Mains General Science and Technology Syllabus (Paper 6):

Physical & Chemical Science

Motion: Measurement of physical quantities and system of Units Linear motion, circular motion and vibrational motion; force and laws of motion; Universal law of gravitation, gravity, acceleration due to gravity, artificial satellites and their launching, Indian satellites and their history. work power and energy; Concept of pressure, atmospheric and hydrostatic pressure and their utility in daily life; surface tension; Mechanical waves- audible, infrasonic, and ultrasonic, their main characteristics; Earthquake and its causes, epicentre, seismic waves and their transmission. Electromagnetic waves, their types and characteristics, X-rays, their type and utility in human life.

Elementary idea of LASER, Holography, Radioactivity, Nuclear Fission & Fusion, Electric current, its chemical, thermal and magnetic effects; electric motor; electric generator and electric transformer; electric power plant, Domestic power supply and safety for handling electricity; Human eye, its defects, their causes and remedies; Microscope and telescope; Conductors, semiconductors and insulators.

Energy: Non-renewable and renewable energy sources. Energies like solar, wind, biogas, biomass, geothermal, tidal and other renewable energy; Introduction to solar appliances viz solar cell, solar cooker, water heater etc. Biogas- principle and process. Energy Scenario in India: Problems of Energy Crises, Govt. Policies and programs for power generation. Nuclear Power Program, Nuclear policy of India- salient features, recent trends in nuclear policy such as NPT (Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty) and CTBT (Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty).Thermal Power Program, Hydroelectric Power program, Power distribution and National Grid. Agencies and Institutions engaged in Energy security, Research and development.

Elementary idea of atomic structure; Types of elements and compounds; Physical and chemical changes; Acids, bases, buffers and salts; pH scale; Properties and modem methods of purification of drinking water; methods of production of washing soda; baking soda, bleaching powder and plaster of Paris; preparation of building materials — lime, cement, glass, aluminum and steel; Preparation and properties of commonly used dyes, detergents, explosives, paints and varnishes; Properties and applications of petroleum products; Methods of preparing alcohols (Methanol and Ethanol); Polymers : Synthetic fibers (nylon and rayon), commodity plastics (polyethylene, polystyrene and polyvinyl chloride), engineering plastics (ABS and polycarbonates) and rubbers (polyisoprene and polybutadiene); Preliminary idea of medicine and its classification; Food preservatives; Introduction to alkaloids (nicotine and cocaine), carbohydrates (glucose, sucrose and cellulose) and steroids (cholesterol).

Space Technology: Space programme in India and its applications with special reference to industrial, agriculture, telecommunication, television, education and Indian missile programme, Remote Sensing, Geographical Information System (GIS) and its application in weather forecasting, Disaster warning, water, oil and mineral development, urban planning and rural development activities; Introduction to Global Positioning System (GPS), and Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites system.

Life Science

Structure and function of animal cell and cell organelles; Bio-Molecules; Introduction to basic functional aspects of mammalian systems- digestive, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, excretory, endocrine and reproductive. Blood groups. Chromosomes, linkage, sex-linked inheritance and sex determination, DNA and RNA; Economic zoology (Fish and fisheries, Apiculture, Sericulture, Vermiculture, Piggery, Poultry, Dairy etc.). Domestic and wild animals, the usefulness of animals for mankind; exploitation of animals by man as food and medicine.

Plants and mankind, characteristics of plants, structure and function of plant cells and organelles; Diseases of plants caused by fungi, bacteria and viruses, etc. and their prevention; Basic concepts of the ecosystem, food web and food chain; Economic Botany.

Biotechnology: Introduction of Biotechnology, its potential to improve human life and national economy through agriculture (biofertilizers, biopesticides, biofuels, genetically modified crops), industrial development and employment generation. Areas of application -pharmaceuticals, human healthcare, food technology, energy generation etc., Efforts of government in promoting biotechnology in the country. Ethical, social, legal and IPR (intellectual property rights) issues related to biotechnological development.

Introduction and applications of genetic engineering and stem cell research. Use of nanotechnology in the field of agriculture, animal husbandry (cloning and transgenic animals applications In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and genetically modified organism etc.). Biotechnology in the environmental cleanup process. Production of Hybrid seeds and their processing techniques, Bt cotton and Bt brinjal etc. Tissue culture and molecular markers.

Microbial infections; Introduction to bacterial, viral, protozoan and fungal infections in human beings. Basic knowledge of infections caused by different groups of microorganisms- diarrhea, dysentry, cholera, tuberculosis, dengue, malaria, scrub typhus, viral infections like HIV, encephalitis, chikungunya, bird flu- preventive measure during outbreaks. Zoometric diseases; elementary knowledge of vaccines, Immunology basic concepts.

Computer, Information & Communication Technology and Cyber Security

Definition of the digital computer, Elements of computer: Input unit, Output unit, Primary memory, Secondary memory and Processing unit. Classifications, generations, applications and limitations of digital computers.

Data, Data processing, business data processing, data storage, file management system and data base management systems.

Software and application of PC software packages: Software definition, Type of software and its value. Knowledge of Word processing, Spreadsheets and Powerpoint presentation software packages.

Basic element of Communication systems, data transmission mode, transmission media, network topologies, network types, communication protocols, network security mechanism. Definition of the Internet, search tools, web browsers, e-mail and search engines. IT applications: E-cards, E-shopping, E-commerce.

Role of external state and Non-state actor’s in creating challenges to internal security, challenges to Internal security through communication networks, Role of media and Social networking sites in internal security challenges, Basics of cybersecurity, Role of biometric devices in security, IT Act (2000), Security challenges in border areas linkages of organized crime with terrorism, Management in border areas by various security forces/agencies.

Environmental Problems and Disaster Management

Types of pollution and their management; air, water, soil, sound/noise, radioactive and e-waste. Industrial waste and its management. Impact of Solid Waste Management, recycling and reuse, Watershed Management, Watershed approach for sustainable development, Human role in pollution control, Environment and human health; Effects of pollutants on animals and plants; urbanization and industrial development.

Global Environmental Issues like Green House Effect, Green House Gases and their mitigation. Climate Change, Acid Rain, Global Warming, Ozone depletion, Biodiversity and its conservation, Hotspots and threats to Biodiversity. The Environment (Protection) Act(1986) and Forest Conservation Act; Kyoto Protocol, Carbon Credits and Carbon Footprint; United Nations Environmental Conservation Programme (UNEP), National parks, Sanctuaries, Biosphere reserves and Botanical gardens; Wildlife and its management, human and wild animal struggle; Seismic activity zones; Development and environment;

Disaster Management: Definition, nature, types and classification of disasters, Natural Hazards; Causative factors and mitigation measures; Disaster Management Act(2005), National Disaster Management Authorities(NDMA); Uttarakhand Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority; earthquake, flood, cloudburst, cyclone, tsunami, landslides, drought, etc; Factors affecting mitigation measures; Disasters in the Uttarakhand Himalayan region and other Himalayan States. Need of Eco- Sensitive Zones (ESZ’s) in Uttarakhand. Man-made calamities-chemical and nuclear hazards etc. Case studies of various natural and manmade hazards at international, national and Uttarakhand state level and their impact. NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) and SDRF (State Disaster Response Force).

General awareness on current events of State, National and International level.

Uttarakhand PSC Mains General Aptitude and Ethics Syllabus (Paper 7):

General Aptitude

Numbers and their classification: Natural, Real (Rational and Irrational), Integers, Division of numbers and Prime Numbers, Operations on Real numbers, Power root method for real numbers, Least Common Multiple (LCM) and Highest Common Factor (HCF) of Integers and their relation & difference.

Ratio and its Properties, Expressing a given number into a given ratio, Comparison of ratios, Respective proportion, Proportional relation between two or more numbers. Exchange of a number into rate of interest and rate of interest into number, Expressing a given quantity as a percentage of another quantity, conversion of a percentage into decimals and decimals into percentage, effect of percentage change on any number, two-step change of percentage for a number, percentage excess and percentage shortness, gain percentage, profit and loss percentage, relation between cost price and selling price.

Effect of change of principal (P), rate (R) and time (T) on simple interest, repayment of debt in equal installments, compound interest when the interest is compounded yearly, half-yearly and quarterly, rate of growth and depreciation, principal amount, time, rate of interest, difference between compound and simple interest.
Problems on basic concepts of work and time.
Simple linear simultaneous equations.
Sets, subsets, proper subsets, null set, operations on sets (Union, Intersection, Difference), Venn Diagrams.

Elementary knowledge of triangle, rectangle, square, rhombus and circle, theorems related to their properties and their parameter & area, volume and surface area of the sphere, rectangular and circular cylinder and cone, cube.

The cartesian system, plotting of a point and distance formula, section formula, area of a triangle. Analogies, arrangement, causes and effects, family tree, puzzles based questions, sequences and series, code based questions on letters of the alphabet, syllogism, statement and conclusion, problems based on clocks.

Significance, sufficiency, collection, classification of data, frequency, cumulative frequency, tabulation and presentation of data: simple, multiple, subdivided bar diagram, pie chart, histogram, frequency curve, frequency polygon, ogives, analysis and interpretation of data. The arithmetic means, geometric mean, harmonic mean, median, mode, the combined mean of several sets of observations, average by increasing and decreasing of elements of sets, quartiles, deciles and percentiles.

Classical and statistical definition of probability, addition and multiplication theorems of probability with simple examples, events, sample space.


This section will include questions on, candidates in public life, integrity, honesty, attitude, psychology, ethics and related case studies. Emotional/ Psychological /Humanistic intelligence-concepts and their utilities and application in administration and governance.

Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; 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. Attitude and foundational values for Civil Service. Integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections of society.

Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from Uttarakhand State. India and World.

Need of Public service, 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 ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in International relations and funding; corporate governance. Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government.

Right to information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption, challenges for public servants in view of changing the environment.

Disaster and disaster management, Development of technique, Assistant / Prevailing in law. The role of public servants in disaster management.

Case Studies on the above issues.

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