UPPSC PCS Exam 2020: Exam Dates, Application Process, Exam Pattern & Syllabus, Eligibility and Result


UPPCS 2020 prelims will be conducted on 11th October 2020. The UPPSC has announced the exam dates for the UPPSC 2020 prelims and main exams. The UPPSC 2020 main exam will be conducted from 22nd January 2021. The UPPSC has issued a new exam calendar mentioning the new exam dates for the UPPSC 2020 exam.

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 2020 Exam Latest Update -

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has declared the UPPCS 2020 Prelims result on 22nd November 2020. The UPPCS 2020 result declared 5393 candidates qualified for the UPPCS main exam 2020. The UPPCS Prelims exam was conducted on 11th October 2020 and the UPPCS 2020 answer key (Provisional) was released on 13th October 2020. The result of the UPPCS Prelims exam was declared online in a PDF format. The candidates need to search their roll number in the result pdf. The UPPSC issues the result for each stage of the UPPCS exam and to qualify in the exam, the candidates need to appear and pass each stage of the exam.

As per the latest update, UPPSC 2020 main exam will be conducted from 22nd January 2021. The UPPSC has issued a new exam calendar mentioning the new exam dates for the UPPSC 2020 exam. Candidates can check and download the examination calendar from the official website.

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 2020 – 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 2020 Important Dates

Here are the important dates announced for the Preliminary and Main examinations for the UPPSC PCS 2020:

Exam Events

Preliminary Exam Dates

Main Exam Dates

Release of official notification

20th April 2020

20th April 2020

Commencement of online application

20th April 2020

20th April 2020

Last date to submit online application form

04th June 2020

04th June 2020

UPPSC PCS 2020 Application withdrawal facility

10th August 2020

10th August 2020

Admit card availability

2 weeks before the exam day

Exam date (Preliminary)

11th October 2020

Declaration of result

November 2020

Main exam dates

22nd January 2021

Announcement of result

March 2021

UPPSC PCS Interview

April 2021


May 2021


June 2021

UPPSC PCS Mark sheet

July 2021

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UPPCS Exam 2020 Pattern & Syllabus

Finally the UPPCS exam dates are out and as per the new released schedule, UPPSC PCS prelims is all set to be held on 11th October 2020, while the Mains will be performed on 22nd January 2021.

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 2020 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 2020 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 2020)

  • 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 2020 Application Process

UP PCS online application forms were available from 20th April 2020 and were over on 04th June 2020. The last date to pay the online application fee was 05th June 2020. 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)

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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. The list of posts under UPPSC PCS 2020 examination is given below:

  • Deputy Collector
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • Block Development Officer
  • Assistant Regional Transport Officer
  • Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Tax)
  • District Commandent 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 2020 E-Admit Card

UPPSC has issued the PCS e-admit cards for prelims exam in the end week of September 2020. The UPPSC PCS prelims exam will be held on 11th October 2020, while the mains for the same will be held on 22nd January 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 2020 Result

UPPSC will announce the final 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 UPPSC PCS prelims result 2020 is now available at the official website. 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 2020

Candidates who will be able to qualify 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 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.

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