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UPPCS Exam 2024 Syllabus based and Chapterwise Study Notes available


The Combined State / Senior Subordinate Services (PCS) Preliminary Examination-2024 conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has been postponed to July 2024. Earlier, the exam was scheduled to be conducted on March 17, 2024.

The Commission announced the postponement of the PCS preliminary examination. Under the PCS Examination 2024, 5,74,538 candidates have applied for recruitment to 220 posts. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed to conduct the re-examination within the next six months.

The UPPCS exam, also known as the Uttar Pradesh Provincial Civil Services exam, is a state-level competitive exam conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC). The exam is conducted to recruit candidates for various administrative posts in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

The UPPCS exam is conducted in three stages - the Preliminary exam, the Main exam, and the Interview. The Preliminary exam is an objective type exam, while the Main exam is a descriptive type exam. The Interview is the final stage of the selection process.

The UPPCS exam syllabus includes various subjects such as General Studies, Indian Polity, Indian Economy, General Science, Current Affairs, Indian History, Geography, and more.

To prepare for the UPPCS exam, candidates are advised to follow a structured approach and study the syllabus thoroughly. It is important to refer to standard books and study materials and solve previous years' question papers to get an idea of the exam pattern and difficulty level.

Candidates can also join coaching institutes for guidance and take mock tests to evaluate their performance and identify areas for improvement. Regular practice and revision are key to success in the UPPCS exam.


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UPPSC Previous Year Question Papers
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UPPSC PCS : Eligibility criteria

Educational qualification: Candidates who possess a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognised university or institution are eligible to apply.

Age limit: Applicants age should not be more than 40 years old as of July 1, of the notified year.

Educational Qualifications for UP PCS

For the posts included in the Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Examination, the candidates must possess Bachelors Degree of any recognised University or equivalent qualification up to the last date for receipt of application. The post wise educational qualification is given below:

S. No Name of the Post Essential Qualification
1 Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport) Law Graduate
2 Assistant Labour Commissioner Post Graduate Degree in Economics / Sociology / Commerce / Law / Labour relation / Labour welfare / Labour Law / Social work / Social welfare / Trade Management / Personnel Management.
3 Assistant Controller legal Measurement (Grade-II)

(1) (A) From a University established by law in India, or

(B) From any institution other than a University recognized or declared to be a University under any law, or

(C) Degree in science with physics or mechanical engineering as one of the subjects from a foreign university recognized by the Central Government ; and

(2) Working knowledge of Hindi written in Devanagiri Script.

4 Law Officer

A Candidate for direct recruitment to the post of Law Officer must possess the following qualifications:-

(i) Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a University established by law in India.

(ii) Registration in the concerned Bar Council or the affiliated Bar Association recognised by the Bar Council of India and two years practice experience certificate
issued/Certified by Bar Council/Bar Association.

5 Technical Assistant (Geology)

Essential Qualification:-

(I) A master's degree with at least 50 percent mark’s in Geology or Applied Geology or Diploma in Applied Geology from Indian School of Mines and Applied Geology, Dhanbad.

(ii) Preferential :- Research experience or field training conducted by Geological Survey of India

6 Technical Assistant (Geophysics) Post graduate degree with at least 50 percent mark’s in Geophysics, Applied Geophysics, Geology or applied Geology (with physics, Mathematics at the B.Sc. level) from a university established by law in India.
7 Tax Assessment Officer Graduation Degree in Commerce or Economics with 55% marks from a university recognized by Law in India.

Age Limit for UP PCS (as on 01/07/2024)

Candidates must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have crossed the age of 40 years on July 1, 2024. The candidates must not be born before 02 July 1984 and after 01 July 2003. 

Minimum Age 21 years
Maximum Age 40 years

The age relaxation for the reserved category candidates is provided below:

Category Age Relaxation Maximum Age Limit
OBC 5 years 43 years
SC 5 years 45 years
ST 5 years 45 years
PwD 15 years 55 years

Physical Qualification for UPPSC PCS

For D.S.P

Category Height Chest (cm)
Unexpanded Expanded
For Male candidates only General, OBC and SC 165 84 89
For Male candidates only ST 160 79 84
For Female candidates only General, OBC and SC 152 --
For Female candidates only ST 147
Minimum weight for female candidates of all category 40 kg

For District Commandant Home Guards 

Category Height Chest (cm)
Unexpanded Expanded
For Male candidates  165 84 89
For Female candidates 150 79 84
For the candidates of ST and Male Candidates of Kumayun and Gadhwal Divisions. 160 84 89

For Superintendent of Jail

Vision- 6/6

Category Height Chest (cm)
Unexpanded Expanded
For All candidates  168 81.3 cm 86.3 cm
For candidates of kumayun and Gadhwal Divisions 163

For Excise Inspector

Category Height Chest (cm)
Unexpanded Expanded
For Male candidates  167 81.2 cm 86.2 cm
For Female Candidates (SC/ST) 147 --
For other female candidates 152

For Deputy Jailor

Category Height Chest (cm)
Unexpanded Expanded
For Male candidates  168 81.3 cm 86.3 cm
For Male candidates of ST 160    
For Female Candidates  152 Weight 45 to 58 kg
For Female candidates of ST 147 

UPPSC Selection Procedure

The UPPSC prelims and mains exam for UP PCS will be conducted offline across the state. The UPPSC PCS selection procedure has 3 stages:

1. Prelims (Objective/ MCQ)

2. Mains (Written)

3. Personality Test (Interview)

The UPPCS exam is conducted for the recruitment of various positions such as Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Block Development Officer, Assistant Regional Transport Officer, and many more.

The syllabus for the UPPCS exam varies for different positions and tiers of the examination. However, it generally covers topics related to Indian polity, history, economy, geography, environment, science and technology, current affairs, and general knowledge.

To prepare for the UPPCS exam, candidates should start by understanding the exam pattern and syllabus. They should then create a study plan and devote sufficient time to each subject. Candidates should also practice previous years' question papers and take mock tests to assess their preparation and identify areas of improvement.

Overall, the UPPCS exam is a competitive exam, and candidates need to work hard and stay focused to crack it.

Preliminary Exam Pattern

The Preliminary examination will consist of two compulsory papers of which answer sheet be onOMR sheets. The syllabus is mentioned in Appendix-5 of this advertisement. The papers shall be 200 marks each and of two hours durations.

Both the papers shall be objective Type & multiple choicein which there shall be 150-100 questions Respectively.

The timing of paper I will be from 9.30 to11.30 A.M. and paper II from 2.30 to 4.30 P.M.

Note : (1) Paper-II of the Preliminary Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%. (2) It is mandatory for the Candidates to appear in both thepapers of Preliminary Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate willbe disqualified in case he does not appear in both in papers.

(3) The merit of the Candidateswill be determined on the basis of marks obtained in Paper-I of the Preliminary Examination.

Prelims Exam Syllabus

Topics of Paper I - (200 marks) Duration : Two hours : Total Questions (150)

1.  Current events of national and international importance

2.  History of India and Indian National Movement

3.  Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World

4.  Indian Polity & Governance -Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.

5.  Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.

6.  General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.

7.  General Science

Topics for Paper II - (200 marks) Duration : Two hours : Total Questions (100)

1.  Comprehension

2.  Interpersonal skills including communication skills

3.  Logical reasoning and analytical ability

4.  Decision making and problem solving

5.  General mental ability

6.  Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data Interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, Data Sufficiency etc. - Class X level)

7.  English Language & Comprehension Skills

सामान्य हिन्दी (हाईस्कूल स्तर तक) के पाठ्यक्रम मे सम्मिलित किये जाने वाले विषयद हिन्दी वर्णमाला, विराम चिन्ह, शब्द रचना, वाक्य रचना, अर्थ, शब्द-रूप, संधि, समास, क्रियायें, अनेकार्थी शब्द, विलोम शब्द, पर्यायवाची शब्द, मुहावरे एवं लोकोक्तियां, तत्सम एवं तद्भव, देशज, विदेशी (शब्द भंडार) वर्तनी अर्थबोध हिन्दी भाषा के प्रयोग में होने वाली अशुद्धियां उ0प्र0 की मुख्य बोलियां

UPPCS Main Exam Pattern & Syllabus (Revised on 24.04.2018 and re-revised in )

The Written examination will consist of the following compulsory and optional subjects. The syllabus whereof is mentioned in Appendix-6 of this advertisement. The candidates have to select any one subject from the list of optional subjects.

कुल परीक्षा 1600 अंकों की होगी, जिसमें 1500 अंक की लिखित परीक्षा होगी। हिंदी और निबंध के 150-150 अंक रहेंगे, जबकि सामान्य अध्ययन के 200-200 अंक के दो प्रश्नपत्रों की जगह अब 200-200 अंक के चार प्रश्न पत्र होंगे। सिद्धार्थनाथ ने बताया कि वैकल्पिक विषय में अब चिकित्सा विज्ञान को भी जोड़ा जाएगा।


SUBJECTS FOR THE COMBINED STATE / UPPER SUBORDINATE SERVICES MAIN (WRITTEN) EXAMINATION : The Written examination will consist of the following compulsory subjects.The syllabuswhereofis mentioned inAppendix-6 ofthisadvertisement.

No. of papers Type of exam Marks
1. General Hindi Conventional 150 marks
2. Essay Conventional 150 marks
3. General Studies (First Paper) Conventional 200 marks
4. General Studies (Second Paper) Conventional 200 marks
5. General Studies (Third Paper) Conventional 200 marks
6. General Studies (Fourth Paper) Conventional 200 marks
7. General Studies (Fifth Paper)
(UP state specific related)
Conventional 200 marks
8. General Studies (Sixth Paper)
(UP state specific related)
Conventional 200 marks

Compulsory Subject viz: All Papers Shall be Conventional type and for solving the questions three hours time is allowed. Two hundred maximum marks has been allotted for each General Studies question paper.

Note :

1. Timing of examination paper of 3 hours i.e. 9.30 am to 12.30 pm & 2 pm to 5 pm.

2. A candidate shall be required to obtain such minimum marks in the paper of General Hindi, as may be determined by the Government or the Commission, as the case may be.

( B ) PERSONALITY TEST (VIVA-VOCE) TOTAL MARKS 100 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.

UPPCS Main Exam Revised Syllabus

Compulsory Subject viz: 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 three hours time is allowed. Two hundred maximum marks has been allotted for each optional question paper.

Note : 1. Timing of examination paper of 3 hours i.e. 9.30 am to 12.30 pm & 2 pm to 5 pm. 2.

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 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 :

1. Section A : (1) Literature and Culture. (2) Social sphere. (3) Political sphere.

2. Section B: (1) Science, Environment and Technology. (2) Economic Sphere (3) Agriculture, Industry and Trade.

3. Section C: (1) National and International Events. (2) Natural Calamities, Land slide, Earthquake, Deluge, Drought etc. (3) National Development programmes and projects.

सामान्य हिन्दी

1.  दिए गए गद्य खण्ड का अवबोध एवं प्रश्नोत्तर

2.  संक्षेपण

3.  सरकारी एवं अर्ध सरकारी पत्र लेखन, तार लेखन, कार्यालय आदेश, अधिसूचना, परिपत्र

4.  शब्द ज्ञान एवं प्रयोग (अ) उपसर्ग एवं प्रत्यय प्रयोग (ब) विलोम शब्द (स) वाक्यांश के लिए एक शब्द (द) वर्तनी एवं वाक्य शुद्धि

5.  लाकोक्ति एवं मुहावरे

NOTE : Candidates are required to answer only Five questions while they must select minimum Two questions from each section.


1- History of Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

2- Modern Indian history (from A.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 empowernment, 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 glaciers.

12- Oceanic resources of India and their potential.

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 Constitution.

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 relations.

4- Separation of powers, dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Emergence and use of alternative dispute redressal mechanisms.

5- Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other major democratic countries.

6- Parliament and State legislatures- structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers and privileges and concerned issues.

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 responsibilities.

10- Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies including NITI Aayog, their features and functioning.

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 stakeholders.

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 sections.

14- Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education , Human Resources.

15- Issues relating to poverty and hunger, their implication on body politic.

16- Important aspects of governance. 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 trends.

18- India and its relationship with neighbouring Countries.

19- Bilateral, Regional and Global groupings and agreements involving India and/ or affecting India's interest.

20- Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India's interests- Indian diaspora.

21- Important International Institutions,Agencies their structure, mandate and functioning.

22- Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh regarding Political, Administrative, Revenue and Judicial System.

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, indigenization 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 Wild life, 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 defense organizations in India.

18- 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.

19- Issues inAgriculture, Horticulture, Forestry andAnimal Husbandry.

20- 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 behavior, moral and political attitudes, social influence and persuasion.

3. Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship, 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.

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