UPPCS Exam Syllabus: Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission has released a notification stating that the UPPSC exam has been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It has released the revised exam dates calendar for the UPPSC Exam dates 2020. The prelims date has been postponed till 11th October 2020 while mains of the same has been postponed till 22nd January 2021.
Meanwhile, it is a great idea for the candidates to avail of this extra time in preparing for the exam in a much better way. Given below is the revised exam date calendar for the UPPSC .
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|Exam||Uttar Pradesh Combined/ Upper Subordinate Exam(UPPCS)|
|Conducting Body||Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission(UPPSC)|
|Exam Level||State Govt Job – UP|
|Language||English and Hindi|
|Age Limit||21 years to 40 years|
|Last Date for Receipt of Online Application||21st May 2020|
|Syllabus||UPPSC PCS Prelims and Mains 2020 Syllabus- PDF|
UPPSC PCS 2020 Selection Process
There are three stages in which the candidates get selected for the position of UPPSC.
- Prelims Examination
The candidate needs to appear for objective multiple-choice questions. The examination consists of two papers. Paper 1 is on General Studies in which the candidate has to answer 150 questions with a total of 200 marks. Paper 2 is on CSAT that has 100 questions with a total score of 200 marks.
- Mains Examination
It is mainly in written format and there are six papers with two papers of 150 marks each while the other four papers of 200 marks each.
An oral interview is the final stage of the selection process.
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UPPSC Syllabus 2020- Prelims
|Name of the Test||No. of Questions||Marks|
|General Studies – I||150||200|
|General Studies– II(Aptitude)||100||200|
For Prelims Paper 1, the candidate needs to prepare on these topics.
- National and International Current events
- Indian history
- World and Indian Geography
- Indian Polity
- Social and Economic Development
- General issues such as climatic change and others
- General Science
For Prelims Paper 2, the candidates need to prepare on these topics:
- Interpersonal skills
- Analytical ability and Logical reasoning
- Problem-solving and decision making
- Mental ability
- Elementary Mathematics
- General Hindi
- General English
UPPSC Syllabus 2020- Mains
|Name of the Test||Total Marks||Time|
|General Hindi||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|
The syllabus for the mains exam is divided as:
- General Hindi
- General English
- General Studies – Paper 1
- General Studies – Paper 2
- General Studies – Paper 3
- General Studies – Paper 3
General Studies – Paper 1
The paper comprises of Indian cultural history, modern history, and also the World history. Apart from this, there are topics such as women’s role in society, social empowerment, human migration to be covered. It is important to understand the meaning of globalization, privatization, and liberalization. The candidate should have good knowledge about the natural resources of the word, physical geography, and oceanic resources of India along with boundaries and frontiers. The paper also has questions about the history, culture, geography, and resources of Uttar Pradesh.
General Studies – Paper 2
This paper has some of the most important topics such as the Indian Constitution, responsibilities and functions of the States and the Union, parliament, structure of the Judiciary, and constitutional powers and functions. Apart from this, there are some very focused topics also such as financial relations, power separations, Government policies for development, the emergence of civil services, welfare schemes, and others. The candidate should also have knowledge about the relationship of India with neighboring countries, some important institutions across the world, and the administrative and judicial system of Uttar Pradesh.
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General Studies – Paper 3
India’s economic planning, issues of poverty, financial system, and budget are some of the major topics in this paper. Apart from this, the paper focuses majorly on topics such as major crops, food processing, land reforms, infrastructure, science and technology in India, environmental security, international security, disaster management, and so on. The candidate also needs to have detailed knowledge about the economy, agriculture, law, and other details of Uttar Pradesh.
General Studies – Paper 4
The last paper of General Studies in the Main examination of UPPSC consists of questions based on topics such as human interface and ethics, attitude, aptitude, emotional intelligence, Indian and world philosophers, values and ethics of public and civil services, and Governance probity. This can be one of the most challenging papers of all four because it also comprises of different case studies based on the topics in the paper. Hence, the candidate needs to prepare for the direct questions as well as case studies on the topics mentioned.
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Optional Papers in UPPSC
Here is the 34 optional PCS exam subjects for UPPSC Mains 2018 (onwards) as per the latest exam pattern that candidates can select from:
|Agriculture & Veterinary Science||Arabic Lit.||Zoology|
|Defence Studies||Persian Lit.||Economics|
|Political Science & International Relations||Geology||Commerce & Accountancy|
|Social Work||Civil Engineering||Public Administration|
|Mechanical Engineering||Botany||Electrical Engineering|
|Law||English Lit.||Animal Husbandry|
Cracking through the selection procedure of UPPSC is not an easy task, having a look at the vast syllabus that the candidates need to prepare. But with proper planning and strategies for preparation and following the right modules and guides can surely offer some help. Also, it is important to go through the GK books, newspapers, and other sources to stay updated with the latest happenings and other important details based on the topics. At the same time, practicing more number of mock test papers can help in maintaining time and speed that allows the candidate completing the paper on time in the exam. Solving the last few years question papers again is a great idea to have a glimpse of the type of questions and getting practice of the exam.
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