UPPSC PCS Exam 2019: Exam Dates, Application Process, Exam Pattern & Syllabus, Eligibility and Result


Uttar Pradesh Provincial Civil Services (UP PCS) examination is conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) to select eligible candidates for various posts in the Ministries and departments running under the State government. Candidates who qualify the exam are designated at district, divisional, sub-divisional, and state-level posts. The exam is conducted in three phasesPreliminary, Main and Interview. For details on eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, application process, e-admit card, result, etc., check out the complete exam briefing.

UPPSC PCS 2019 Exam Latest Update - UPPSC has issued the hall tickets for the provisional civil service (PCS)/ assistant forest officer (AFO)/ regional forest officer (RFO) prelims exam 2019 on its official website at uppsc.up.nic.in. The UPPSC PCS Main exam will be conducted on 15th December 2019. The exam will be held in two shifts – morning (9:30 am to 11:30 pm) and afternoon (2:30 pm to 4:30 pm). Check out the detailed date sheet in the ‘Important Dates’ section.

UPPSC has announced changes in the Main exam pattern. Here are the details:

  • The number of paper in the General Studies section has been increased from 2 to 4.
  • 20 question (10 objective and 10 subjective) will be asked in each GS paper.
  • There will be only one optional subject instead of 2 in the Main examination.

No changes have been made in the General Hindi, Essay, and optional subjects.

UPPSC PCS 2019 – Quick Overview

Name of the Exam

Uttar Pradesh Provincial Civil Services (UP PCS)

Exam Conducting Authority

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC)

Official Website


Exam Type


Mode of Exam


Type of Questions

Preliminary – Objective Type and Multiple Choice Type

Main – Conventional/Descriptive Type


UPPCS Exam 2019 Important Dates

Here are the important dates announced for the Preliminary and Main examinations for the UPPSC PCS 2019:

Exam Events

Preliminary Exam Dates

Main Exam Dates

Release of official notification

14th October 2019

14th October 2019

Commencement of online application

16th October 2019

16th October 2019

Last date to submit online application fee

11th November 2019

11th November 2019

Last date to submit online application form

13th November 2019

13th November 2019

Admit card availability

02nd December 2019

Exam date (Preliminary)

15th December 2019

Declaration of result

February 2020

Main exam dates

29th April 2020

Announcement of result

July 2020

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UPPCS Exam 2019 Pattern & Syllabus

UP PCS exam is conducted in three stages:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Viva-Voce/Personality Test

Preliminary Exam

The preliminary exam will consist of two papers of 200 marks each. The duration of each paper will be 2 hours. Both the papers will have Multiple Choice questions. Here are the timings for both the papers:



Paper I

9:30 to 11:30 AM

Paper II

2:30 to 4:30 PM

Paper II will be of qualifying nature only where candidates are required to obtain a minimum score of 33%. The marks of only Paper I will be considered for preparing the merit list.

Main Exam

The Main exam will comprise of compulsory and optional subjects. Here are the details for both:

Compulsory Subjects



General Hindi




General Studies (First Paper)


General Studies (Second Paper)


General Studies (Third Paper)


General Studies (Fourth Paper)


Duration of each paper – 3 hours (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM or 2 PM to 5 PM)

Optional Subjects

Candidates are required to select only one subject from the list of optional subjects. The optional subject will have two papers. Each paper will have two sections and each section will include four questions. Candidates are required to answer only 5 questions in each paper; however, they are required to answer a minimum of 2 questions from each section. Here is the list of optional subjects:

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

Viva-Voce/ Personality Test

The test will check the candidate’s general awareness, character, intelligence, expression, and general suitability for the post. It will of maximum 100 marks.

UP PCS 2019 Syllabus

The syllabus for the Preliminary exam as mentioned in the official notice is as follows:

PAPER I - General Studies-I

  • 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 Bio-diversity, Environmental ecology, and Climate Change- that do not require subject specialization.
  • General Science

Paper-II - General Studies-II

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

UPPSC has provided the complete UP PCS syllabus in the official notification for the exam. Candidates can download the same from APPENDIX 5 and 6 of the official notice.

There is no specific syllabus for the phase III – Viva-Voce/Personality Test.

UPPCS Exam 2019 Eligibility

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission has a set of rules for the interested candidates who want to be in the administration of the state government. The eligibility criteria comprise the following –

Age Limit (as on 1st July 2019)

  • Minimum – 21 years
  • Maximum – 40 years

i.e. candidates must not be born earlier than 2nd July 1978 and not later than 1st July 1997. For Physically Handicapped (PH) category candidates, there is a relaxation in the upper age limit. The maximum age limit for these candidates is 55 years.

Educational Qualification

Candidate must have passed bachelor’s degree (in any discipline) or equivalent qualification from any recognized University up to the last date of application receipt. Specific qualification is required for some posts. Detailed information on the same can be checked in the official notification.

UPPCS Exam 2019 Application Process

UP PCS online application forms were available from 16th October 2019 to 11th November 2019. The last date to pay the online application fee was 13th November 2019. Here are the steps to be followed:

  • Visit the online portal of the UPPSC i.e. http://uppsc.up.nic.in
  • Click on the “Apply” button on the homepage.
  • Fill up the application form by providing details like name, valid email ID, address and active phone number.
  • Upload the scanned copy of signature and passport size photograph.
  • Pay the application fee using the credit card, debit card, net banking, e-challan, etc.
  • Save the registration number and password and take a printout of the same for future use.

Application Fee


Exam Fee (in INR)

Processing Fee (in INR)

Total Application Fee (in INR)













Females/Dependents of Freedom Fighters/Ex-Servicemen

As per the category they belong to

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The application fee can be paid through net banking, card payments, or e-challan.

Other Details

Details of Vacancies

The Combined State/ Upper Subordinate Services Exam/ PCS will be conducted for 831 vacancies under General recruitment.

UP PCS 2019 E-Admit Card

UPPSC has issued the PCS e-admit cards by 02nd December 2019 for the preliminary level examination of provisional civil service (PCS)/ assistant forest officer (AFO)/ regional forest officer (RFO) prelims exam 2019. The UPPSC PCS prelims exam will be held on 15th December 2019, while the mains for the same will be held on 29th April 2020.

Candidates must note that separate admit cards will be provided for different stages of the exam viz. Preliminary, Main, and Personality Test. Candidates can download the same using their registration ID and password. The e-admit card will comprise of candidate’s roll number, exam date, time, and venue. It is mandatory to carry the admit card along with a valid ID proof to the examination venue. Candidates without admit card will not be allowed to appear for the exam under any circumstances.

UP PCS 2019 Result

UPPSC will announce the result after Preliminary, Main, and Interview phases of the UP PCS examination. Those who qualify Preliminary phase are shortlisted for the Main exam and those who qualify Main are called for the Interview round. The final merit list is released after the completion of the interview round. The result dates are yet to be announced.

Don't forget to check UP PCS Exam Frequently Asked Question Section - Click Here.


Surya prakash dubey - July 31, 2019REPLY

Hindi will add in merit also person residence of delhi can apply

Exams Planner - August 2, 2019REPLY

Yes, the resident of Delhi can apply for the exam.

Saurabh - July 18, 2019REPLY

Sir ,(10+2)b.tech(mechanical engineering)planner

Exams Planner - July 22, 2019REPLY

Yes, you can apply.

Chandrabhan Yadav - May 29, 2019REPLY

I am pass out only 10+2 (pcm). Can i apply UP PCS exam. Plz Help me....

Exams Planner - May 31, 2019REPLY

No. Graduation is the minimum qualification.

Richa - April 29, 2019REPLY

It is nessery that candidate must born in U.p to give this exam.. My hometown is U.p but living in chandigarh. I am eligible??

Exams Planner - May 7, 2019REPLY

Yes, you are eligible.

lalit - April 24, 2019REPLY

What is the type of exam,eligibility,syllabus,age limit,validity,mode of exam? I qualified class 12 may I eligible?if not so please guide me for become police officer.

Exams Planner - April 27, 2019REPLY

For this exam, you should have completed graduation. Read the article above for detailed information.

Dibyajyoti Panda - March 10, 2019REPLY

I am from Odisha and of 29 years. Can I apply for the exam?

Exams Planner - March 13, 2019REPLY

Yes, you can apply for the exam. But, candidates not having a UP domicile will not get age relaxation.

Swati - February 16, 2019REPLY

I am from bihar can I apply for uppsc

Exams Planner - February 25, 2019REPLY


Riya sakle - February 9, 2019REPLY

Ssc exam cut off

Exams Planner - March 13, 2019REPLY

SSC exam cut off can be checked at the official website of the commission. If you want to check the cut-off of UP PCS exam, visit the official website.

Rohit Kumar Bharti - January 23, 2019REPLY

When will the notification for 2019 exam be out?

Varun Sharma - January 13, 2019REPLY

When will the notification for 2019 exam be out ???

Pankaj - January 2, 2019REPLY

Is there any medical exam for uppcs

Exams Planner - January 4, 2019REPLY

Medical exam/Physical test is conducted for some posts such as in Police and Forest departments.