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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    Uttar Pradesh Public Civil Services
  • Official Website
  • Medium of the exam
    English & Hindi
  • Exam Dates
    UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam Date 2022 June 12, 2022 Mains Exam Date September 27, 2022
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    March 05, 2022
  • Start of Registration Process
    March 23, 2022
  • End of Registration Process
    March 27, 2022
  • Display of Answer Key
    To Be Announced
  • Declaration of Result
    To Be Announced
Eligibilty Criteria

At first glance, the aspirants must check and confirm the eligibility criteria released by UPPSC for PCS 2022. The complete details about the UPPSC PCS eligibility are mentioned below. It contains

  • Educational Qualification
  • Age Limit
  • Few Post require Specialized Eligibility Criteria


Age Limit for UP PCS is 21 Years Old (Minimum) to 40 Years Old (Maximum) as of 1st July 2022. However, there are some age relaxations for reserved category candidates. The details about the age relaxations and the maximum age limit for the same are given below.

Category Upper Age Limit UP PCS Age Relaxation
SC/ ST/ OBC of Uttar Pradesh 45 years 5 years
Skilled players of classified games of Uttar Pradesh 45 years 5 years
State Govt. employees of Uttar Pradesh 45 years 5 years
Emergency Commissioned Officers of Uttar Pradesh 45 years 5 years
Short Service Commissioned Officers of Uttar Pradesh 45 years 5 years
Ex-Army Personnel of U.P. (who have rendered five years service in Army) 45 years 5 years
Physically Challenged candidates of Uttar Pradesh 55 years 15 years

Educational Qualification for UPPSC PCS

The candidates appearing for Combined State/ Upper Subordinate Services should hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized organization. However, a few posts require educational qualifications in specific fields or some higher educational qualifications. Such post-wise educational qualification is mentioned here.

Post Essential Qualification
DAO (District Administrative Office) PG (Post Graduate Degree)
Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport) Law Graduate Degree
Controller Legal Measurement Assistant (Grade-I & II) UG Degree in Science with Physics or Mechanical Engineering
Range Forest Officer of Forest/ Assistant Conservator of Forest UG Degree in Agriculture, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics Mathematics, Geology Forestry,
Statistics or Engineering from a University established by Law in India or a Foreign University approved by the Central Government from time to time
Labor Commissioner (Assistant) UG Degree in Arts with Sociology/ Economics/ Commerce/ Law
DPO (District Program Officer) UG Degree in Sociology/ Social Science/ Home Science/ Social Work
(DIET) Senior Lecturer PG with B. Ed (Post Graduate Degree)
Food Safety Officer/ Designated Officer PG (Post Graduate Degree) in Chemistry as one of the subjects from a University established by law in India / Bachelor’s Degree in Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Biotechnology / Oil Technology/ Agricultural Science/ Veterinary Sciences/ Biochemistry/ Microbiology / Post Graduate Degree in Chemistry or Degree in Medicine from a Recognized University
DPO (District Probation Officer) (PG) Post Graduate Degree in Psychology/ Sociology/ Diploma in any branch of Social Work from any recognized institute
SF (Statistical Officer) PG (Post Graduate) in Mathematical / Agricultural Statistics/ Mathematics
LEF (Labor Enforcement Officer) UG Degree with Economics/ Sociology/ Commerce/ Post Graduate in Law/ Labor relation/ Labor welfare/ Social work/ Trade Management/ Personnel Management
CDPO (Child Development Project Officer) UG (Graduate Degree) in Sociology/ Social Work/ Home Science
(Revenue Audit) District Adult Officer UG Commerce Graduate Degree
Exam Pattern

The Exam Pattern of UPPSC PCS Exam includes 3 stages.

  1. Prelims: 2 Papers (Objective)
  2. Mains: 8 papers (Essay/ Descriptive type)
  3. Interview

PCS Prelims Exam Pattern

This exam pattern is used as a filtering agent to find the most eligible candidates. Prelims comprise two papers i.e., Paper 1 & Paper 2, with MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) both the papers are of 200 marks.

Particulars Details
Name of Exam UPPSC (PCS & ACF/ RFO) Preliminary Exam
No. of Papers (2) Paper 1 – General Studies, Paper 2 – General Studies 2 (CSAT)
Duration of Exam Two hours for each paper
Maximum Marks 200 marks each
Number of Questions Paper 1: 150 questions & Paper 2: 100 questions
Nature of Questions MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)
Exam Type Offline using OMR sheets (Pen-paper)

UPPSC Prelims Marking Scheme

  1. Initially, Paper 1 will decide the cutoff of the exam and in Paper 2 candidates need to score 33% marks.
  2. In addition, 0.33% negative marking/ minus marking will be given for each & every incorrect/ wrong answer,
  3. Exemplar, if the maximum marks allotted for a question is 2 marks means, then answering it wrong would incur 0.66 marks of penalty.
  4. Inside the OMR sheet filling multiple circles for the same question would be treated as an incorrect/ wrong answer and it would lead to a negative mark/ minus mark, too there is no negative marking for blank/ leaving questions.

UPPSC Mains Exam Pattern

Candidates who qualify for the PCS Prelims exam are called for the Mains exam and the marks of the Mains exam will be considered for the final selection of the candidates. It comprises 8 papers that are descriptive in nature. It is a merit deciding round, it holds as it is of 1500 marks great weightage. Yet two major changes in the UPPSC Main exam pattern are as follows.

  1. At first, UPPSC did away with the objective type papers and re-introduced the descriptive type papers as in the past but with the increase in the number of papers.
  2. At present UPPSC introduced the ‘Ethics’ paper which was not there in earlier/ past days.

Interview for UPPSC

Ultimately this is the last round of UPPSC Exam, candidates who clear the Mains exam will be called for the Personal Interview, which will be 100 Marks. A Board appointed by the UPPSC will conduct the interview.

  1. In this, the objective of the interview is to check the personal suitability of the candidate for the career in the state services by unbiased observers & a board of competent.
  2. Next in the personality test apart from their academic study, candidates must be aware of the affairs happening in & around the state/ country.
  3. At last, the interview is more of a purposeful conversation intended to explore the analytical ability & mental qualities of the candidates.

In the final analysis, the UPPSC PCS 2022 Result of the Preliminary exam will be published after a few days of examination, after qualifying in the Preliminary exam, an individual will be able to appear in the Main exam at last.



According to the UPPSC exam pattern, there are two papers in the UPPSC Prelims exams and 8 papers in the Mains exams. The UPPSC syllabus for each of them is listed below.

Prelims Syllabus for Paper 1

  • Indian Governance & Polity
  • Current events of National and International importance
  • Indian History: Ancient, Medieval, Modern
  • Indian & World Geography: Physical, Social, Economic geography of India & World
  • Social & Economic Development
  • General Science
  • Environmental Ecology, Climate Change & Biodiversity

Prelims Syllabus for Paper 2

  • Interpersonal skills (including communication skills)
  • Comprehension
  • Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • General Mental Ability
  • General English (Class X Level)
  • General Hindi (Class X Level)
  • Elementary Mathematics (class X level – Algebra, Geometry, Arithmetic & Statistics)

UPPSC PCS Mains Syllabus

The Main Exam comprises 8 papers & the marks secured in the UPPSC PCS Main exam are the deciding factors in the final selection/ round for aspirants/ candidates.

Name of Exam UPPSC PCS Mains (Written) Examination
Number of Papers (8)
  • General Hindi
  • Essay
  • General Studies I
  • General Studies II
  • General Studies III
  • General Studies IV
  • Optional Subject – Paper 1
  • Optional Subject – Paper 2
Duration of Exam Exams will be scheduled over a seven days duration

  • In Morning Session – 9.30 AM to 12.30 AM &
  • In Afternoon Session – 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM (Time to Complete exam)
Maximum Marks All General Studies papers & Optional subject papers will be of 200 marks each

  • General Hindi – 150 marks
  • Essay – 150 marks
  • Total – 1500 marks
Type of Exam Offline (Pen-paper)
Optional Subjects According to the new pattern, aspirants have to choose only one optional subject (two papers) from the prescribed list given
Nature of Questions Essay/ descriptive type

Main Paper 2 (Essay) will be of 3 sections in the question paper. Candidates will have to select ‘Essay’, one topic from each section, and they are required to write an essay in 700 words on each topic/ subject. Totally three sections, topics of the essay will be based on the following:

  • Section A: Literature and Culture, Political sphere, & Social sphere
  • Section B: Science, Environment and Technology, Economic Sphere, Trade, Industry & Agriculture,
  • Section C: Natural Calamities, Landslide, Earthquake, National Development programs and projects, National & International Events, Deluge, Drought, etc

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