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UP PCS Question Paper 2024 - Download Previous Year Sample Paper PDF

UP PCS Question Paper 2024 - Download Previous Year Sample Paper PDF

Edited By Vishnukumar | Updated on Jan 03, 2024 04:59 PM IST | #UP PCS

Some Coaching institutes will provide memory-based UPPSC PCS 2024 questions based on students feedback after the conclusion of the exam. Aspirants who appear in the UPPSC PCS 2024 prelims exam will be able to check memory-based UP PCS questions 2024 here. However, candidates preparing for UP PCS can find UPPSC PCS 2024 question papers for each stage in this article.

We have attached previous UPPSC PCS question papers for each stage in PDF format so that candidates can download them and start their practice early. The question papers of UPPSC PCS 2024 for the prelims stage consist of objective type questions. The UPPSC PCS question paper 2024 for the mains stage consist of descriptive type questions. The UPPSC PCS 2024 exam is conducted in two stages - Preliminary and Mains.

The U.P. Commission, Prayagraj conducts the UPPSC Provincial Civil Service (PCS) exam. Check steps to download the question paper of UPPSC PCS 2024, benefits of solving them, marking scheme and more information related to the exam here.

UP PCS Question Paper 2024

UPPSC PCS Mains Question Papers

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UPPSC PCS General Studies 1

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UPPSC PCS General Studies 2

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UPPSC PCS General Studies 3

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UPPSC PCS General Studies 4

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General Hindi

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Download UPPSC PCS Previous Years Question Paper PDF

From the following table, candidates can download the year-wise UPPSC question papers. Click on the download here link adjacent to the subject name and a new PDF will be downloaded which contains the question papers of UPPSC PCS for previous years.

UPPSC PCS Prelims Memory-Based Questions 2023

Candidates who appeared in the UPPSC PCS 2023 prelims exam can check memory-based questions based on coaching institutes' students' feedback given below.

  • Green House gases
  • Nepal Airlines crash
  • G20
  • Ukraine-Russia war
  • Harappa
  • Articles (UPSC)
  • Wetlands day
  • 1857 revolution Bareilly, U.P. leader
  • Gareebi unmoolan
  • Budget
  • Dhoomrapan mukt country
  • Nepathensis
  • Bhoomi
  • Article 20 question
  • Politics
  • Population counting
  • Economic activity
  • RNA
  • Nisar

UPPCS Question Paper 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 - Download Previous Year Paper PDF

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UPPSC Question paper 2020 (CSAT)

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UPPCS Question Papers 2019

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UPPCS Question Papers 2018

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UPPCS Question Papers 2017

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Benefits of UPPSC PCS Previous Years Question Papers

By solving the previous year question papers of UPPSC PCS candidates can be benefitted in various ways, some of the benefits are highlighted through the following pointers -

  • UPPSC PCS aspirants get aware of the type of questions asked in the previous years of the exam.

  • The aspirants preparing for the UPPSC PCS know about the difficulty level of the exam.

  • They get associated with the topics asked in the exam and how the questions are framed based on the topics.

  • Solving UPPSC PCS questions also helps in increasing aspirants time management skills, question-solving ability and also their efficiency. This will help them make fewer mistakes during the exam.

  • They get to know about their stronger and weaker sections, which eventually helps in better preparations.

  • It helps candidates in self-assessment.

  • Those candidates who have practiced the question paper of UPPSC PCS well will have an increase in their confidence level while appearing for the examination.

  • The UPPSC PCS question papers give aspirants an overall outlay of the exam.

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How to Solve UPPSC PCS Question Papers?

  • Download the question papers of UPPSC PCS.

  • Keep a timer and set it according to the actual time duration of the exam.

  • Start solving the UPPSC PCS question paper without a single.

  • After the time is over, evaluate the responses and calculate the marks.

  • Repeat the same process again with a different set of UPPSC PCS question paper.

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UPPSC PCS Question Paper - Preparation Tips

  • Time Management is the key while preparing for any exam and not just the UPPSC PCS. This exam is one of the toughest due to the giant size of the mains and UPPSC PCS prelims syllabus, hence, candidates must give special reference to deep and analytical studies.

  • During the UPPSC PCS exam preparations, candidates must allot equal time to all the subjects in the prelims and UPPSC PCS mains syllabus and study them regularly.

  • Practice question papers of UPPSC PCS and work on weaker sections.

  • Be aware of current affairs as this covers the maximum portion of the UPPSC PCS syllabus. For current affairs read newspapers and magazines and also subscribe to online newsletters for gist on current affairs, articles and commentaries.

  • Appear for test series from time to time to assess the preparation level.

  • Solve UPPSC PCS question papers on a regular basis and make this a habit, from day 1 itself.

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UPPSC PCS Answer Key 2024

The UPPSC PCS answer key consists of all the correct responses asked in the preliminary stage of the exam. UPPSC will release a set-wise answer key for General Studies and CSAT subjects for the preliminary stage of the exam. Candidates preparing for the UPPSC PCS must go through the answer key to check their correct and incorrect responses. UPPSC will first release the provisional answer key and ask for objections from the candidates. Post receiving the objections, the exam conducting authority will release the final answer key.

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UPPSC PCS Syllabus 2024

UPPSC mentions the Public Service Commission syllabus for both the stages - preliminary and mains. Candidates preparing for the UPPSC PCS exam must go through the detailed syllabus to qualify. The preliminary stage consists of subjects such as General Studies and Civil Service Aptitude Test. In the mains syllabus of UPPSC, there are subjects such as General Hindi, General Studies, Essay and UPPSC PCS Optional Subjects. A brief syllabus of the preliminary stage for both the papers are mentioned below -

Paper 1:

  • Indian History and National Movement

  • Current events of National & International importance

  • Indian and World Geography – Socio-economic, Physical geography

  • Indian Governance and Polity – Political System, Constitution, Public Policy, Panchayati Raj, Rights issues, etc.

  • Environmental Ecology, Climate Change, and Biodiversity – general issues that do not require subject specialization

  • Social and Economic Development – Demographics, Sustainable Development, Poverty Inclusion, Social Sector initiatives etc.

  • General Science

Paper 2:

  • Interpersonal skills (including communication skills)

  • Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning

  • Comprehension

  • Elementary Mathematics (class X level – Algebra, Statistics, Geometry and Arithmetic)

  • Problem Solving & Decision Making

  • General Mental Ability

  • General English (class X level)

  • General Hindi (class X level)

The mains stage of the UPPSC PCS exam will have questions from History, Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh, Indian Constitution, Issues related to poverty and hunger, Economic planning in India, Environmental security, Ethics and Human Interface, Aptitude and foundational value of Civil Service etc. Apart from this, there will also be optional subjects and candidates can pick 2 optional subjects out of the 34 given options. The essay will be based on topics such as Literature, Culture, Social sphere, Political sphere, Science and Technology, Economic sphere, National and International events, Natural calamities, Landslide, National Development etc.

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UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern 2024

As per the exam pattern of UPPSC PCS, there are 3 stages in the exam - preliminary, mains and personal interview. The preliminary stage is two objective type question papers while the mains paper has 8 descriptive-type question papers. Candidates qualifying in one stage will be eligible to appear for the other one. The final stage is the personality test. There is a negative marking in the first stage preliminary stage. The preliminary stage will consist of 250 marks and will be qualifying in nature while the mains will consist of 1500 marks.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What is the date for UPPSC 2024 prelims exam?

The UPPSC PCS preliminary exam date will be announced soon.

2. Which posts are included in UPPCS exam?

The posts in UPPSC PCS are of Accounts Officer, Treasury Officer, Commercial Tax Officer, District Minority Welfare Officer, District Food Marketing Officer, Assistant Commissioner, Executive Officer, Deputy Secretary, Area Rationing Officer, District Backward Class Welfare Officer, Naib Tehsildar, Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, District Savings Officer etc.

3. How many papers are there in the UPPSC PCS Main Exam?

In the preliminary stage of UPPSC PCS, there are 2 papers while in Mains there are 8 papers.

4. How can I apply for UPPCS 2024?

Candidates can apply for UPPSC PCS 2024 online at

5. When will UPPSC issue the PCS 2024 Exam Notification?

UPPSC released the PCS exam notification on January 1, 2024 on the official website.

6. What was the level of questions in UPPCS Mains?

The level of questions are of Graduate and Post Graduate level. Candidates have to write essays on all the topics related to national and international events, historical significance, development and others.

7. When will the result of UPPCS Mains be released?

The UPPSC PCS mains result will be released a few days after the mains exam is conducted.

8. How many stages are there in UPPSC?

There are 3 stages in the UPPSC PCS exam - Preliminary, Mains and Interview.

9. Is there a negative marking in UPPSC PCS 2024 Exam?

Yes there will be a negative marking in the prelims stage of the UPPSC PCS exam and 1/3th marks will be debited as negative marking.


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