UPPCS Mains Syllabus 2020 - Subject Wise UPPSC Syllabus for Mains Exam here
UPPCS Mains Syllabus 2020 - UPPSC mentions the UPPCS Mains 2020 syllabus in its notification and releases it along with the information brochure. Aspirants who are planning to prepare for Uttar Pradesh PCS exam, especially those who qualified the preliminary stage must be aware of the syllabus of UPPCS Mains 2020. UPPSC prescribes the syllabus of UP PCS for both the stages of the UP PCS exam - Preliminary and Mains. The UPPCS Mains syllabus 2020 consists of important sections like - General Hindi, Essay, GS - 1, 2, 3 & 4 and Optional Paper 1 & 2. Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) conducts UP PCS 2020 every year to recruit candidates for various UP Upper Subordinate Services. Both the stages are held in offline mode. UP PCS prelims are objective-based while mains is descriptive. For more information related to the UPPCS mains 2020 syllabus candidates must refer to the complete article here.
Latest: UPPSC released new exams dates of UPPSC 2019. The UPPSC 2019 Mains to be held from September 22 while ACF-RFO to be held from October 15, 2020. UPPSC 2020 prelims to be held on October 11. UPPSC 2020 application withdrawal window active from July 31 to August 10.
UPPCS Mains General Hindi Syllabus 2020
From the following table, candidates can check the UPPCS Mains 2020 syllabus for General Hindi. The General Hindi paper will have questions based on these topics.
Topics for General Hindi
taar lekhan, karyalaya aadesh,
Lokokti evam muhavre
Vakyansh k liye ek shabd
Vartani evam vakya shuddhi
Sarkari evam ardhasarkari patra lekhan
Diye huye gadya ka avbodh evam prashnottar
Shabd gyan evam prayog
Upsarg evam pratyaya prayog
UPPCS Mains Essay Syllabus 2020
From the following table, aspirants can check the UPPCS Mains 2020 syllabus for sections and topics on which the essay questions will be based. Aspirants will have to write one essay from each section i.e. A, B & C.
UPPCS Mains 2020 Essay Syllabus
Literature and culture
Science, environment & technology
Agriculture, industry & trade
National and International Events
Natural calamities, earthquakes, deluge, drought, landslides etc.
UPPCS Mains General Studies 1,2,3 & 4 Syllabus 2020
General Studies is the most detailed section of the mains exam of UP PCS. Check the subjects and topics of General Studies as per the official syllabus of UPPCS Mains 2020.
UPPCS Mains General Studies 1,2,3 & 4 Topics
General Studies 1
History of Indian culture, salient aspects of art forms, literature & architecture from ancient to modern times.
Salient features of Indian Society & Culture.
Role of women in society & women's organization, population & associated issues, poverty & developmental issues, urbanization, their problems & their remedies.
Meaning of liberalization, privatization & globalization and their effects on economy, polity & social structure.
Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
The Freedom Struggle- its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.
Post-independence consolidation & reorganization within the country (till 1965A.D.).
Modern Indian history (from A.D.1757 to A.D. 1947): Significant events, personalities & issues, etc.
History of the world; events from the 18 century to the middle of the 20 century such as French Revolution of 1789, Industrial Revolution, World Wars, redraw of national boundaries, Socialism, Nazism, Fascism, etc. - their forms & effect on society.
Distribution of major natural resources of the world - water, soils, forests in reference to South & South-East Asia with special reference to India. Factors responsible for the location of industries (with special reference to India).
Population & Settlements - types and patterns, urbanization, smart cities & smart villages.
Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh – art, architecture, history, culture, festival, folk-dance, literature, regional languages, heritage, social customs, & tourism.
Specific knowledge of U.P.- geography- climate, soils, human & natural resources, forest, wild-life, mines & minerals, sources of irrigation.
Salient features of Physical Geography- activity, cyclones, earthquake, tsunami, volcanic ocean currents, winds and glaciers.
Oceanic resources of India & their potential.
The human migration-refugee problem of the world with a focus on India.
Frontiers and boundaries with reference to Indian sub-continent.
General Studies 2
Separation of powers, dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. 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, functioning, the conduct of business, powers and privileges and concerned issues.
Indian constitution - historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions & basic structure, the role of the Supreme Court in the evolution of basic provisions of the constitution.
Functions & responsibilities of the Union and the States: issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
Role of finance commission in centre-state financial relations.
Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and their responsibilities.
Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies including NITI Aayog, their features and functioning.
Structure, organization, and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary: Ministries and Departments of the Government, Pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. Public Interest Litigation (PIL).
Salient features of the Representation of the People's Act.
Issues related to the development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design, implementation, and Information Communication Technology (ICT).
Development processes- the role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), SelfHelp Groups (SHGs), various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes, mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies, constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
Issues relating to poverty and hunger, their implication on the body politic.
Important aspects of governance. Transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential, citizens, charters and institutional measures.
India and its relationship with neighbouring countries.
Bilateral, Regional and Global groupings and agreements involving India and/ or affecting India's interest.
Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India's interests - Indian diaspora.
Role of Civil Services in a democracy in the context of emerging trends.
Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh regarding Political, Administrative, Revenue and Judicial System.
Current affairs and events of Regional, State, National and International importance.
Important International Institutions, Agencies their structure, mandate and functioning.
General Studies 3
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 - objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping, issues of buffer stocks and food security, technology missions in agriculture.
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.
Infrastructure: energy, ports, roads, airports, railways, etc.
Science and Technology-developments and applications in everyday life and in National Security, India's Science and Technology Policy.
Food processing and related industries in India - scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
Land reforms in India since independence.
Effects of liberalization and globalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
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.
Achievements of Indians in science & technology, indigenization of technology. Developments of New technologies, transfer of technology, dual and critical use technologies.
Awareness in the fields of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Space Technology, Computers, Energy resources, nanotechnology, microbiology, biotechnology. Issues relating to intellectual property rights (IPR), and digital rights
Environmental security and ecosystems, conservation of wildlife, biodiversity, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
Issues in agriculture, horticulture, forestry and animal husbandry
Law and Order and Civil Defence with special reference to U.P.
India's internal security challenges: Terrorism, corruption, insurgency and organized crimes.
Role, kind and mandate of security forces, higher defence organizations in India
Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh economy:- overview of UP economy: state budgets. Importance of agriculture, industry, infrastructure and physical resources. Human resources and skill development. Government programmes and welfare schemes.
General Studies 4
Emotional Intelligence- concept and dimensions, its utility and application in administration and governance.
Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world.
Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human action, dimensions of ethics, ethics in private and public relationships. Human values-lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators, the role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
Attitude: Content, structure, function, its influence, and relation with thought and behaviour, moral and political attitudes, social influence and persuasion.
Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship, objectivity, dedication to public services, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections
Public/Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration: status and problems, ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions, laws, rules, regulations, and conscience as sources of ethical guidance, accountability and ethical governance, strengthening of moral values in governance, ethical issues in international relations and funding, corporate governance.
UP PCS Optional Subjects 2020
Apart from the 4 General Studies paper, candidates will also have to choose one UPPCS optional subject for the mains. The choice of optional subjects will have to be chosen out of 29 subjects. The optional subject comprises two papers 1 & 2 each of 3 hrs of 200 marks each. Candidate must choose the optional subject carefully, as it is considered as a scoring subject and might give them an edge over others to clear the exam. Check the list of optional subjects mentioned below:
List of UPPCS optional subjects
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Sciences
Political Science & International Relations
Commerce and Accountancy
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UPPCS Mains Syllabus 2020 - Subject Wise UPPSC Syllabus for Mains Exam here
Question: From where can I check the UPPCS Mains syllabus 2020?
You can check the syllabus from this article as well as from the official notification.
Question: Is there negative marking in the UPPCS Mains 2020 syllabus?
Yes there is negative marking in the prelims exam but not in the mains exam.
Question: How many papers are there in the Mains exam of UPPCS?
There are 8 papers in the mains exam.
Question: How many optional subjects are there in the UPPCS?
There are 29 subjects in UPPCS.
Question: What is the cut off UP PCS?
You can check the cutoff marks here - UP PCS cut off 2020
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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%.