UPPSC PCS 2020: Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has released the UPPSC PCS/RFO/ACF/ Notification 2020 at uppsc.up.nic.in for the recruitment of 200 vacancies in the state civil services. The UPPSC PCS Application Process is underway and will continue till 21 May 2020. The last date of UPPSC PCS Registration is 18 May 2020. On the other hand, the UPPSC PCS Mains Exam 2019 exam for the recruitment of 300 vacancies has been postponed as of now. In this article, we have shared the complete details of the UPPSC PCS Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Exam that will help you in your preparation for the UPPSC PCS Prelims and Mains exam. Check here the UPPSC PCS Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Qualifying Marks, Cut off, Answer Key, and Result details.

As per the UPPSC 2020 Notification, the UPPSC PCS Prelims exam will be held on (Revised Dates) 21 October 2020 and the UPPSC PCS Mains will be on 22 January 2021. The UPPSC PCS Prelims 2019 exam was held on 15th December 2019, wherein a total of 6320 candidates were declared as passed and were shortlisted for the UPPSC PCS Mains Exam 2019. The Mains exam will be conducted in written format. Candidates will be required to qualify the UPPSC Mains exam with expected cut off marks. For the ease of candidates, we have shared below the complete exam details which will help them to score high marks in the exam. Go through the details mentioned below and start your preparations now.

UPPSC PCS Vacancies to be filled through Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Exam 2020

  • Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport)
  • District Basik Shiksha Adhikari / Associate DIOS
  • District Audit Officer (Revenue Audit)
  • Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-I)/(Grade-II)
  • Assistant Labour Commissioner
  • District Programme Officer
  • Senior Lecturer, DIET
  • District Probation Officer
  • Child Development Project Officer
  • Designated Officer /Food Safety Officer
  • Statistical Officer
  • Labour Enforcement Officer

UPPSC PCS 2020: Eligibility Criteria

It is compulsory for the candidates to fulfill the UPPSC PCS Eligibility Criteria including the educational qualification and age limit. Have a look at the detailed eligibility criteria mentioned below as notified by the UPPSC:

Age Limit: The Minimum age limit is 21 years and the upper age limit is 40 years. The Upper age limit is relaxed for category candidates. Have a look:

SC/ST/OBC/Sports Person/UP Govt Employee: 5 Years

Ex Servicemen: 10 Years

PwD: 15 Years

Educational Qualification: Candidates should be Graduate with a Bachelors Degree from a recognized University. Have a look at post-wise educational qualification to be fulfilled:

Post Name Educational Qualification
Sub Registrar, Law officer, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport) Graduation in Law
District Basic Shiksha Adhikari, Associate DIOS, District Administrative Officer Post Graduate Degree
District Cane Officer, UP Agriculture Service

Group B (Development Branch)

Graduation in Agriculture
District Audit Officer Graduation in Commerce
Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-I & II) Degree in Science with subjects – Physics or Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Director Industries (Marketing)/ (Handloom) Post Graduate Degree
Assistant Labour Commissioner Degree in Arts with Sociology/Economics/Commerce/Law subject
District Programme Officer Degree in Sociology/Social Science/Home Science/Social Work
Senior Lecturer, DIET Post Graduate Degree with B.Ed.
District Probation Officer Post Graduate Degree
Designated Officer/Food Safety Officer Post Graduate Degree in Chemistry
Statistical officer Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics/Statistics/Agricultural Statistics
Labour Enforcement Officer Bachelor’s degree/Post Graduate Degree

UPPSC PCS 2020: Selection Process

UPPSC Civil Services exam is conducted in line with the UPSC IAS Civil Services Exam. Uttar Pradesh Commission conducts three successive phases for the recruitment in state services. These stages are :

– Prelims Exam

– Mains Exam

– Interview

UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern 2020

Have a look at the detailed exam pattern of UPPSC Prelims and Mains Exam below and know the marking scheme and subjects of both the examination.

UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam Pattern

Paper Total Questions Marks Time Duration
Paper-1 – General Studies I 150 200 marks 2 Hours

(9.30-11.30 am)

Paper-2 – General Studies II (CSAT)- Qualifying in Nature 100 200 marks 2 Hours

(2.30- 4.30 pm)

– UPPSC PCS Prelims exam is conducted offline in pen and paper mode

– Questions are asked in objective multiple choice questions (MCQs) format

– Prelims exam is held in two sessions for Paper 1 and Paper 2

– Both the papers are of 200 marks each

– Time duration of both the papers is 2 hours each

– There is negative marking of 1/3rd marks for every wrong answer

UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Pattern

Paper Name Marks Time Duration
General Hindi 150 3 Hours
Essay 150 3 Hours
General Studies – I 200 3 Hours
General Studies – II 200 3 Hours
General Studies – III 200 3 Hours
General Studies – IV 200 3 Hours
Optional Subject – Paper I 200 3 Hours
Optional Subject – Paper II 200 3 Hours
Total 1500

– The UPPSC PCS Mains exam is descriptive in nature; candidates need to write answers in essay form

– The paper is conducted offline in written format

– The Mains exam is held over a duration of one week; all the Papers are conducted in Morning (9:30 to 12:30) and Afternoon (2 to 5 PM) sessions

– Each paper is of 3 hours duration

UPPSC PCS Syllabus 2020: Prelims & Mains

Have a look at the detailed syllabus below:

UPPSC PCS Prelims Syllabus

Paper 1 Current events of National & International importance
Indian History and National Movement
Indian Geography and World Geography – Physical geography, Socio-economic Geography
Indian Polity & Governance – Constitution, Political System, Public Policy, Rights issues, Panchayati Raj, etc.
Social and Economic Development – Sustainable Development, Demographics, Poverty Inclusion, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change – general issues
General Science
Paper 2 Mathematics:





General English


Active & Passive Voice

Parts of Speech

Direct & Indirect speech

Punctuations & Spellings


Fill in the blanks

Idioms & phrases

General Hindi

Hindi Grammar

UPPSC PCS Mains Syllabus