UPPSC Exam 2019 – Eligibility, Date, Exam, Pattern and Syllabus


UPPCS Exam Eligibility

Current information on UPPCS Exam 2019 eligibility:

For Age Relaxation in case of Emergency Commissioned /Short Service Commissioned Officers:

The commission has mentioned that all those emergency commissioned or short service commissioned officers who have not been released by the army but their rehabilitation stand extended have to meet following eligibility conditions:

  • Requirement of a certificate of the competent authority of Army, Navy, Air Force and a certificate confirming no disciplinary action is pending against them.
  • A written undertaking specifying their exit from army service if and when they are recruited in the PCS services.

For claiming the benefit of reservation or age relaxation, candidates must:

  1. Have a domicile of UP
  2. category certificate from the competent authority
  3. In the case of women candidates, the caste/domicile certificate issued from father’s side shall be considered valid
  4. Male candidates with more than one wife (living) are not eligible
  5. Female candidates who have married a person already having a wife (living) are not eligible.
  6. Female candidates who are pregnant (12 weeks or more) will be declared temporarily unfit.
  7. Candidates claiming Age relaxation/reservation in more than one category for the UP PCS Exam shall be entitled to only one concession, whichever is more beneficial.

The UPPSC PCS exam eligibility criteria, qualifications, and conditions are given below:

UPPSC Age Limit

The PCS exam (Combined State/Upper Sub-ordinate Services Exam) age limit is:

Minimum age – 21 years
Maximum age – 40 years

The UPPSC notification also lists the age relaxation for different categories/posts in the PCS exam eligibility:


Age Relaxation


5 years age limit relaxation


5 years age limit relaxation


5 years age limit relaxation

Skilled players of U.P. of Classified Games

5 years age limit relaxation

State Govt. Employees of U.P. (including Teachers/Staff of Basic Shiksha Parishad and Govt. aided Madhyamik Vidyalayas)

5 years age limit relaxation

Physically Handicapped

15 years age limit relaxation

Group- ‘B’ posts for the Emergency Commissioned Officers / Short Service Commissioned Officers / Ex-Army Personnel with experience of 5 years

5 years age limit relaxation

UPPSC (PCS) Syllabus- 2019

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has Announced about the Recruitment Examination of PCS for 309 Posts. A large Number of Interested Candidates Filled there Online Application Form from 16/10/2019 Till the Date 13/11/2019.

UPPSC Exam Date (Prelims 2019)

December 15, 2019

The PCS exam pattern for UPPSC, Prelims 2019 is given in the table below:

Name of Exam

Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services (General Recruitment/Physically Handicapped – Backlog/Special Recruitment) (Preliminary) Examination

Number of Papers

  1. Two;

  2. Paper 1 – General Studies I

  3. Paper 2 – General Studies II (CSAT)

UPPSC Exam Date (Prelims 2019)

December 15, 2019

Duration of Exam

2 hour each;

  • Both papers conducted on the same day;

  • Paper 1 – 9.30 AM – 11.30 AM

  • Paper 2 – 2.30 PM – 4.30 PM

Maximum Marks

  • Both Papers will be of 200 marks each.

  • However, only Paper 1 will be considered for merit ranking

  • Paper 2 is a qualifying paper on the lines of IAS Prelims (33% qualifying criteria)

Number of Questions

Paper-I : 150 questions

Paper-II : 100 questions

Type of Exam

Offline (Pen-paper) OMR sheets

Nature of Questions

All questions will be of Objective type (MCQs)

Negative Marking

  • 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

  • Filling multiple circles on the OMR sheet for the same question would be treated as an incorrect answer

  • There is no negative marking for leaving a question blank

About Exam:

All the Candidates Are Waiting for their Exam Date. Soon the UPPSC Will Announce the Exam Date. The timing of paper I will be from 9.30 to 11.30 A.M. and paper II from 2.30 to 4.30 P.M. Timing of Main examination paper is 9.30 am to 12.30 pm & 2 pm to 5 pm. Candidates Stay Connected With us for Latest Updates.

Nowadays Competition Level become very high, so Competitive Exams gets too tougher. So, Candidates must know that “What to prepare” and “How to prepare” for the best in their Exams. So, here we are providing the latest determined Syllabus & Exam Pattern of PCS Pre exam conducting by UPPSC.

Selection Process:

  • Preliminary Examination (Objective Type & Multiple choice).
  • Main Examination (Conventional Type, i.e. Written examination)
  • Viva- Voce (Personality Test)

Mains Exam Pattern

  • General Hindi, Essay and General Studies (First, Second, Third and Fourth papers)
  • Papers Shall be Conventional type and for solving the questions three hours time is allowed.
  • For optional Question papers 03:00 hours time is allowed.
  • Two hundred maximum marks has been allotted for each optional question paper.




Time Duration


General Hindi


03:00 hours




03:00 hours


General Studies-I


02:00 hours


General Studies-II


02:00 hours


General Studies-III


02:00 hours


General Studies-IV


02:00 hours

Note: 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 minimum Two questions from each section.

Note: A candidate will not be allowed to offer more than one subject from the Below Subjects. There Will be Only 01 Optional Subject

Agriculture & Veterinary Science

Arabic Lit.



Hindi Lit.


Defence Studies

Persian Lit.



Sanskrit Lit.


Political Science & International Relations


Commerce & Accountancy





Civil Engineering

Public Administration

Social Work

Medical Science


Agricultural Engineering



Mechanical Engineering


Electrical Engineering


English Lit.

Animal Husbandry

Urdu Lit

Exam Syllabus

Exam Syllabus for UPPSC Provincial Civil Service Written Exam is given below: –

Pre-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, Biodiversity 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 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, Biodiversity and Climate Change: The candidates 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.

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.


(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


(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 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, comulative 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

Mains Exam Syllabus


There will be three sections in the question paper of Essay. Candidates will have to select one topic from each section, and they are required to write essay in 700 words on each topic. In the three sections, topics of essay will be based on 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 programmes 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.


1. History of Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern
2. Modern Indian history (from 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 as French revolution of 1789, 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 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
12. Oceanic resources of India and their
13. Human migration-refugee problem of the World with 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.


1. Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basis structure, Role of Supreme Court in evolution of basic provisions of
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
4. Separation of powers, dispute redressal mechanisms and Emergence and use of alternative dispute redressal mechanisms.
5. Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other major democratic
6. Parliament and State legislatures- structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers and privileges and concerned
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 Reperesentation of People’s Act.
9. Appointment to various Constitutional posts, Powers, functions and their
10. Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies including NITI Aayog, their features and
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
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
14. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human
15. Issues relating to poverty and hunger, their implication on body
16. Important aspects of 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
18. India and its relationship with neighbouring
19. Bilateral, Regional and Global groupings and agreements involving India and/ or affecting India’s
20. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests- Indian
21. Important International Institutions, Agencies their structure, mandate and
22. Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh regarding Political, Administrative, Revenue and Judicial
23. Current affairs and events of Regional, State, National and International importance.


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, indigenisation 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, role of media and social networking, Basics of cyber security, 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 defence organizations in India18- 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.
18. Issues in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry and Animal Husbandry.
19. Law and Order and Civil Defence with special reference to U.P.


1. 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, role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
2. Attitude: Content, structure, function, its influence and relation with thought and behaviour, moral and political attitudes, social influence and persuasion.
3. Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public services, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections.
4. Emotional Intelligence- concept and dimensions, its utility and application in administration and governance.
5. Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
6. 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.
7. 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 charter, work culture, quality of service delivery, utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
8. Case studies on above issues.


There Will be a Interview of 100 Marks Conducted. 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.