UPPSC PCS 2021: Exam Dates, Application Process, Pattern, Syllabus, Eligibility and Result

UPPCS Exam

Uttar Pradesh Provincial Civil Services (UPPSC) 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 for 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 UPPSC PCS 2021 eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, application process, e-admit card, result, etc., check out the complete exam briefing.

UPPSC PCS 2021 Exam Latest Update - The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has released the UPPCS 2021 notification on 5th February for filling 400 vacancies. The application process also started on the same day and the last day for application submission is 5th March 2021.

The final result of the UPPSC PCS exam 2019 was declared on 17th February 2021. Vishal Saraswat has topped the exam.

UPPSC PCS 2021 – Quick Overview

Name of the Exam

Uttar Pradesh Provincial Civil Services (UP PCS)

Exam Conducting Authority

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC)

Official Website

http://uppsc.up.nic.in/

Exam Type

State-level

Mode of Exam

Offline

Type of Questions

Preliminary – Objective Type and Multiple Choice Type

Main – Conventional/Descriptive Type

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.


Available Application Forms

UPPCS Exam 2021 Important Dates

Here are the important dates announced for the Preliminary and Main examinations for the UPPSC PCS 2021:

UPPCS 2021 Exam Events

Exam Dates

Release of official notification

5th February 2021

Commencement of online application

5th February 2021

Last date to submit online application form

5th March 2021

UPPSC PCS 2021 Application withdrawal facility

March 2021 (Tentative)

Admit card availability

2 weeks before the exam day

Exam date (Preliminary)

13th June 2021

Declaration of result (Preliminary)

July 2021

PCS Main exam dates

3rd October 2021

Announcement of result

December 2021

UPPCS Interview

January 2022

UPPSC PCS Result

March 2022

UPPCS 2021 Cut-Off

June 2022

UPPSC PCS Mark sheet

July 2022


UPPCS Exam 2021 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:

Papers

Timings

Paper I

9:30 to 11:30 AM

Paper-II

2:30 to 4:30 PM

Paper-II will only be of a qualifying nature, where candidates must 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 compulsory and optional subjects. Here are the details for both:

Compulsory Subjects

Subjects

Marks

General Hindi

150

Essay

150

General Studies (First Paper)

200

General Studies (Second Paper)

200

General Studies (Third Paper)

200

General Studies (Fourth Paper)

200

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 must 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 be of a maximum of 100 marks.

UPPCS 2021 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 phase III – Viva-Voce/Personality Test.



UPPCS Exam 2021 Eligibility

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

Age Limit (as of 1st July 2021)

  • Minimum – 21 years
  • Maximum – 40 years

i.e. candidates must not be born earlier than 2nd July 1979 and not later than 1st July 1998. 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 2021 Application Process

UP PCS online application forms are available from 5th February 2021 and will remain available till 5th March 2021. Candidates must fill the application forms before the last date. 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 the signature and passport size photograph.
  • Pay the application fee using a 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

Categories

Exam Fee (in INR)

Processing Fee (in INR)

Total Application Fee (in INR)

General/OBC

100

25

125/-

SC/ST

40

25

65/-

PH

NIL

25

25/-

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 400 vacancies under General recruitment. The list of posts under the UPPSC PCS 2021 examination is given below:

  • Deputy Collector
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • Block Development Officer
  • Assistant Regional Transport Officer
  • Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Tax)
  • District Commandant Homeguards
  • Treasury Officer/Accounts Officer (Treasury)
  • Cane Inspector and Assistant Sugar Commissioner
  • Superintendent Jail
  • Manager Credit (Small Industries), Manager Marketing and Economic Survey (Small Industries)
  • Executive Officer Grade-I/Assistant Nagar Ayukta
  • District Basic Education Officer/Associate DIOS & Other equivalent Administrative Posts
  • Assistant Director Industries (Marketing)
  • Assistant Labour Commissioner
  • Senior Lecturer DIET
  • Designated Officer
  • Assistant Commissioner Industries, Statistical Officer
  • Assistant Accounts Officer (Treasury), Commercial Tax Officer, District Minority Welfare Officer
  • District Food Marketing Officer, Executive Officer (Panchayati Raj), Deputy Secretary
  • (Housing and Urban Planning)
  • Area Rationing Officer, District Backward Welfare Officer
  • Naib Tehsildar, District Saving Officer, District Panchayat Raj Officer, District Social
  • Welfare Officer, Accounts Officer (Nagar Vikas)
  • District Supply Officer Grade-2
  • Additional District Development Officer (Social Welfare)
  • Passenger/Goods Tax Officer
  • District Handicapped Welfare Officer
  • Assistant District Employment Assistance Officer
  • Accounts Officer (Local Bodies)
  • Regional Employment Officer
  • Assistant Registrar (Cooperative)
  • Sub Registrar
  • Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport)
  • District Probation Officer
  • District Administrative Officer
  • District Audit Officer (Revenue Audit)
  • Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-1 and Grade-2)
  • District Programme Officer
  • District Youth Welfare and Pradeshik Vikas Dal Officer
  • Labour Enforcement Officer
  • Excise Inspector
  • Child Development Project Officer
  • Food Safety Officer and Deputy Jailor

UP PCS 2021 E-Admit Card

UPPSC will issue the PCS e-admit cards for the Preliminary and Main exam two weeks before the exam. The UPPSC PCS prelims exam will be held on 13th June 2021, while the Main for the same will be held on 3rd October 2021.

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 2021 Result

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

How to check the UPPSC PCS Results?

  • Go to the official website of UPPSC - uppsc.up.nic.in.
  • Go to the right-hand side - Information Bulletin.
  • Click on the UPPSC PCS prelims result link.
  • UPPSC Result PDF will open on the screen.
  • Search for the desired roll number.
  • Download the UPPSC result for future reference.

UPPSC PCS Interview 2021

Candidates who will be able to qualify for the Mains exam will be called for the Interview round. The UPPSC PCS Interview will carry 100 marks. The Interview round tests the suitability of the candidate for his or her recruitment in the UP state services. Candidates should be familiar with the current affairs and developments in India as well as across the world.

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


11 Comments

Surya prakash dubey
July 31, 2019
Hindi will add in merit also person residence of delhi can apply
Exams Planner
August 2, 2019
Yes, the resident of Delhi can apply for the exam.
Saurabh
July 18, 2019
Sir ,(10+2)b.tech(mechanical engineering)planner
Exams Planner
July 22, 2019
Yes, you can apply.
Chandrabhan Yadav
May 29, 2019
I am pass out only 10+2 (pcm). Can i apply UP PCS exam. Plz Help me....
Exams Planner
May 31, 2019
No. Graduation is the minimum qualification.
Richa
April 29, 2019
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, 2019
Yes, you are eligible.
lalit
April 24, 2019
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, 2019
For this exam, you should have completed graduation. Read the article above for detailed information.
Dibyajyoti Panda
March 10, 2019
I am from Odisha and of 29 years. Can I apply for the exam?
Exams Planner
March 13, 2019
Yes, you can apply for the exam. But, candidates not having a UP domicile will not get age relaxation.
Swati
February 16, 2019
I am from bihar can I apply for uppsc
Exams Planner
February 25, 2019
Yes.
Riya sakle
February 9, 2019
Ssc exam cut off
Exams Planner
March 13, 2019
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, 2019
When will the notification for 2019 exam be out?
Varun Sharma
January 13, 2019
When will the notification for 2019 exam be out ???
Pankaj
January 2, 2019
Is there any medical exam for uppcs
Exams Planner
January 4, 2019
Medical exam/Physical test is conducted for some posts such as in Police and Forest departments.