UPPSC PCS Syllabus 2021 - Download prelims and mains syllabus here
UPPSC PCS syllabus 2021 is prescribed by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC). The UPPSC PCS syllabus 2021 was released along with the official UPPSC 2021 notification and UPPSC PCS application form 2021 on February 5, 2021. UPPSC released the syllabus for both prelims and mains stage of the UPPSC PCS exam. The syllabus for UPPSC PCS 2021 exam helps candidates in their preparation for the UPPSC PCS 2021 examination. With the help of the UPPSC PCS syllabus 2021 candidates can strategize a plan and for the UP PCS exam. Other than the UPPSC PCS syllabus, candidates must refer to previous year UPPSC PCS question papers and UPPSC PCS exam pattern 2021 too. The UPPSC PCS exam has three stages. Candidates should follow the UPPSC PCS syllabus while preparing for the exam. To know more about the UPPSC PCS syllabus 2021 read the article
UPPSC PCS syllabus 2021
Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission PCS exam has three stages - prelims, mains and interview. All three stages are conducted in offline mode. The syllabus for the UPPSC prelims and mains exam is prescribed separately by the Commission in the official UPPSC PCS notification. The UPPSC syllabus is divided into two parts as follows:
UPPSC PCS prelims syllabus
UPPSC PCS mains syllabus
UPPSC PCS syllabus 2021 - UP PCS prelims syllabus
UPPSC Prelims exam has two GS papers. Questions in UP PCS prelims examination are asked from topics like current affairs, general science, world geography, Indian polity, economy, Indian National Movement and also questions on general & mental ability, Hindi and more. Check the table below for a summary of the UPPSC PCS prelims syllabus.
UP PCS prelims syllabus
General Studies 1
General Studies 2
National & International Current affairs
History of India
Indian National Movement
Social, economic & political aspects of Indian History
Growth of nationalism
Attainment of independence.
Indian & World Geography
Physical, social & economic Geography of India
Decision making & problem-solving
Indian Polity & Governance
Rights Issues, etc.
General mental ability
Economic & Social Development
Social Sector Initiatives
Climate Change, etc.
Elementary Mathematics up to Class 10
General English up to Class 10
Direct & indirect speech
Punctuation & spellings
Active voice & passive voice
Parts of speech
Transformation of sentences
Vocabulary & usage
Idioms & phrases
Fill in the blanks
General Hindi up to Class 10
Tatsam, Tatbhav, Deshaj, Videshi
Shabd Rachna, Vakya Rachna, Arth
UPPSC PCS syllabus 2021 - UP PCS mains syllabus
UP PCS mains exam is descriptive in nature having eight papers of 1500 marks in total. Questions in the UPPSC PCS mains exam are asked from subjects like general Hindi, essay, general studies & optional subject. There is no negative in the UP PCS mains exam as it is descriptive in nature. Check UPPSC PCS mains syllabus in the table below:
UPPSC PCS mains syllabus
Shabd gyan evam prayog
Upsarg evam pratyaya prayog
Vakyansh k liye ek shabd
Vartani evam vakya shuddhi
Sarkari evam ardhasarkari patra lekhan,
Diye huye gadya ka avbodh evam prashnottar
taar lekhan, karyalaya aadesh
Lokokti evam muhavare, etc.
Section - A
Literature and culture
Section - B
Science, environment & technology
Agriculture, industry & trade
Section - C
National and International Events
Natural calamities, drought, landslide, earthquake, deluge, etc.
History of Indian culture, salient aspects of art forms, literature & architecture from ancient to modern times.
The Freedom Struggle
Post-independence consolidation & reorganization within the country (till 1965A.D.)
Modern Indian history (from A.D.1757 to A.D. 1947)
History of the world
Salient features of Indian Society & Culture
Role of women in society & women's organization
Meaning of liberalization, privatization & globalization and their effects on economy, polity & social structure
Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
Distribution of major natural resources of the world
Salient features of Physical Geography
Oceanic resources of India & their potential
The human migration
Population & Settlements
Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh
Specific knowledge of U.P
Indian constitution - historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, basic structure, the role of the Supreme Court
Functions & responsibilities of the Union and the States
Role of finance commission in centre - state financial relations
Separation of powers
Emergence and use of alternative dispute redressal mechanisms.
Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other major democratic countries
Parliament and State legislatures
Structure, organization, and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary
Salient features of the Representation of the People's Act.
Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and their responsibilities.
Statutory, regulatory and various quasi judicial bodies including NITI Aayog, their features and functioning
Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues
Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States
Issues relating to poverty and hunger, their implication on the body politic.
Important aspects of governance
Role of Civil Services in a democracy
India and its relationship with neighbouring countries
Bilateral, Regional and Global groupings and agreements
Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries
Important International Institutions
Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh
Current affairs and events of Regional, State, National and International importance
Economic planning in India, objectives and achievements
Role of NITI Aayog
Pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Issues of Poverty, Unemployment
Social justice and inclusive growth
Components of Government Budgets and Financial System
Major Crops, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems, storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce, e-technology in the aid of farmers.
Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices
Public Distribution System
Food processing and related industries in India
Land reforms in India since independence.
Effects of liberalization and globalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
Science and Technology
Achievements of Indians in science & technology, indigenization of technology
Awareness in the fields of ICT and Space Technology, Computers, Energy resources, nanotechnology, microbiology, biotechnology. Issues relating to IPR, and digital rights
Environmental security and ecosystems
Disaster as a non-traditional security and safety challenge, disaster mitigation and management.
Challenges of international security: issues of nuclear proliferation, causes and spread of extremism, communication networks, the role of media and social networking, basics of cybersecurity, money laundering and human trafficking.
India's internal security challenges
Issues in agriculture, horticulture, forestry and animal husbandry
Law and Order and Civil Defence with special reference to U.P.
Ethics and Human Interface
Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service
Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world
Public/ Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration
Probity in Governance
Case studies on the above issues
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UPPSC PCS exam Pattern 2021
UP PCS exam pattern is prescribed by the UPPSC in the official UPPSC PCS notification. As per the PCS notification, UPPSC PCS prelims is 400 marks in total having two GS papers with negative marking. While UPPSC PCS mains is of 1500 marks having 8 papers which are descriptive in nature. Check the UPPSC PCS exam pattern 2021 in the tables below.
UPPSC Prelims exam pattern
General studies 1
General studies 2
UPPSC mains exam pattern
General Studies 1
General Studies 2
General Studies 3
General Studies 4
Optional subject paper 1
Optional subject paper 2
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UPPSC PCS Syllabus 2021 - Download prelims and mains syllabus here
Question: Is there negative marking in the UPPSC PCS prelims exam?
Yes, there is negative marking in the UPPSC PCS prelims exam.
Question: What is the application fee for the UPPSC PCS examination form?
UPPSC application form fee is Rs 125 for unreserved category candidates.
Question: What are the different stages of the UPPSC PCS examination?
UP PCS exam has three stages. They are as follows:
Question: When is the UPPSC PCS notification 2021 going to be released?
UPPSC PCS 2021 notification has been released on February 5, 2021.
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Questions related to UP PCS
Are kidney transplanted persons allowed in uppsc?
Hello student yes there's no problem if you've a history kidney transplant you're eligible if you full fill the eligibility criteria -
Eligibility - Candidates must hold a Bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognized university and must be between 21 to 32 year old.
For more updates refer to the link mentioned below - https://competition.careers360.com/articles/upsc-ias-eligibility-criteria/amp
Feel free to comment if you have any doubt
Can final year Btech Studuents apply?
The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission conducts Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) Examination, for which the eligibility for some posts is that the candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree in mentioned discipline upto the last date of the receipt of application form.
This means you can apply after you complete your B.Tech.
Hope this helps.
need last year PT paper of 2019
Thank you for your query. Unfortunately I will not be able to provide the 2019 PT paper for UPSC Upper Subordinate Exam. But I will in the following section provide the pattern of the exam.
- UPSC Exam Prelims
|Paper||Duration of Exam||Max Marks|
|Paper 1||2 hrs||200 marks|
|Paper 2||2 hrs||200 marks|
- UPSC Mains Exam Pattern
A) COMPULSORY SUBJECTS
|1. General Hindi||150 marks|
|2. Essay||150 marks|
|3. General Studies Paper I||200 marks|
|4. General Studies Paper II||200 marks|
|5. General Studies Paper III||200 marks|
|6. General Studies Paper IV||200 marks|
All the best
I am Lt Col Sukesh Sur and am a permanent commission officer in Army.I am planning to take VRS. My date of birth is 25 jan 1983 and I will be retiring in june 2026.kindly guide me on following please-: a)Will I get age Relaxaction b)Am I eligible for any quota under ex serviceman
Colonel, There is an upper age limit for UPPSC PCS. It is capped at 40 years. You will be 42 years by the year 2026. But by the virtue of serving the Nation and being an ex serviceman, you get an age relaxation of 10 years. So if you retire in 2026 at the age of 42, you still can appear for UPPSC. Now this is 2020 and we are talking about 2026. This eligibility criteria applies as long as the rules are not modified. If the rules and criteria change at any point in time then the eligibility criteria might change for you too. And there will be ex-serviceman quota for upto 1%.