About UP PCS 2019

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission has released the UP PCS 2019 application form on October 16 in online mode at uppsc.up.nic.in for recruitment to various posts like Statistical Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Block Development Officer,Deputy Collector etc. The last date to apply for UP PCS is November 13, 2019. Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Provincial Civil Services (P.C.S) and Assistant Conservator of Forest (A.C.F.) / Range Forest Officer (R.F.O.) services examination will be held in three stages - Preliminary examination consisting of objective type & multiple choice questions; Main examination which will be a conventional written examination followed by a Viva- Voce (Personality Test).  
Latest: To apply for UP PCS 2019 Click here

What's new in UP PCS 2019?

  • Five subjects namely Arabic, Persian, Social Work, Defense and Agricultural Engineering have been removed from the main examination. Candidates no longer have the option to appear for these subjects in the main exam of UPPSC 2019.
  • This brings the total number of subjects to 29 instead of 33 subjects as in the previous years. 
  • Unlike previous years where 18 times the number of candidates who qualified in UP PCS Prelims exam were called for the mains exams, UP PCS 2019 will have only 13 times the candidates called for the Mains exam.  to the vacant positions, 
  • The number of candidates being called for the interview has also been brought down to twice the number of candidates who have qualified in the UP PCS Main exam instead of three times as in previous years.
  • Economically Weaker (EWS) category candidates will now be eligible for 10 percent reservation. 
  • The Commission has released the complete UP PCS 2019 advertisement in English for the first time. 
  • The total vacancies through the Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services Examination 2019 under General Recruitment are around 300. The number of vacancies under the Special Recruitment are 9. Vacancies for the post of Assistant conservator of Forest are 2 and 53 for the post of Range Forest Officer respective;y.
Frequency: Vacancy Based
Languages English, Hindi
Conducting Body: Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission

Download all details about UP PCS 2019

Download Brochure

UP PCS 2019 Important Dates

UP PCS Preliminary Exam (Session 2019)

Past Dates and Events

17 Dec, 2019

Answer Key - Provisional | Mode: Online

02 Dec, 2019 - 15 Dec, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Offline

15 Dec, 2019

Exam | Mode: Offline

UP PCS (Session 2019)

Past Dates and Events

16 Oct, 2019 - 13 Nov, 2019

Application Fee via Challan | Mode: Online

16 Oct, 2019 - 11 Nov, 2019

Application - Online Application Fee | Mode: Online

As per Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission, candidates appearing for UP PCS exam must meet the following eligibility criteria. The UP PSC 2019 eligibility criteria is separate for each post and only candidates who meet this will be allowed to appear for the exam. The table below specifies the UP PCS eligibility criteria 2019 in general and as per the academic requirements.

Eligibility Criteria of UP PCS 

Age Limit: Candidates must be 21 years and above. They must not be more than 40 years as on July 1, 2019They must have not been born earlier than July 2, 1979 and not later than July 1, 1998.
 Relaxation for PH candidates:  The maximum age limit is 55 years i.e. they must have not been born before July 2, 1964.

For SC/ ST and OBC Candidates of UP: The maximum age limit is 45 years i.e. they must have not been born before July 2, 1974. This is also applicable to skilled players of U.P. of Classified Games, State Govt. Employees of U.P. including Teachers/Staff of the Basic Shiksha Parishad of U.P. and Teachers / Staff of the Government Aided Madhyamik Vidyalayas of U.P. In addition, applicants of Group- 'B' posts for the Emergency Commissioned Officers / Short Service Commissioned Officers / Ex-Army Personnel's of U.P. who have rendered five years’ service in Army will also have a relaxation of five years.

Minimum physical standards applicable under UP PCS 2019: 

For Assistant Conservator of Forest and Range Forest Officer: Height, Chest girth and expansion as specified for the post. Relaxation as applicable to Gorkhas, Nepalis, Assamese, Meghalayan Tribal, Laddakhese, Sikkimese, Bhutanese, Garhwalis, Kumaunis, Nagas and Arunachal Pradesh candidates. Male candidates are required to appear for a walking test of 25 kms to be completed in four hours. Female candidates must do walk 14 kms in four hours.

Marital Status: Candidates with more than one wife or spouse are not eligible. Female candidates married to a person who already has a spouse are also not eligible to appear for UP PCS 2019 exam.

Academic Qualification for UP PCS 2019


Academic Qualification

Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport)

Law Graduate

District Basik Shiksha Adhikari / Associate DIOS and Other equivalent administrative posts, District Administrative Officer

Post Graduate Degree

District Cane Officer, U.P. Agriculture Service Group “B” (Development Branch)

Agriculture Graduate

District Audit Officer (Revenue Audit)

Commerce Graduate

Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-I) / Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-II)

Degree in Science with Physics or Mechanical Engg. as a subject

Assistant Labour Commissioner

Degree in Arts with Sociology or Economics as a subject or Commerce/Law

District Programme Officer

Degree in Sociology or Social Science or Home Science or Social Work

Senior Lecturer, DIET 

Post Graduate Degree with B.Ed

District Probation Officer

Post Graduate Degree in Psychology or Sociology or Social Work or any qualification equivalent thereto or Post Graduate Diploma in any Branch of Social Work from any recognized Institute of social work

Designated Officer / Food Safety Officer

 (1) Post Graduate Degree in Chemistry as one of the subjects from a University established by law in India or a qualification recognized by the Government as equivalent thereto
(2) At least one of qualification prescribed for Direct Recruitment to the post of Food Safety Officer given as below: A Bachelor's Degree in Food Technology or Dairy Technology or Biotechnology or Oil Technology or Agricultural Science or Veterinary Sciences or Bio-Chemistry or Microbiology or Post Graduate Degree in Chemistry or Degree in Medicine from a recognized University, or any other equivalent/recognized qualification notified by the Central Government, Provided that no person who has any financial Interest in the manufacture, import or sale of any article of food shall be appointed to be a Food Safety Officer

Statistical officer

Post Graduate Degree in mathematics or Mathematical Statistics or Statistics or Agricultural Statistics from an university recognized by Law in India or equivalent qualification recognized by the Government.

Labour Enforcement Officer

Bachelor's degree with Economics or Sociology or commerce and Post Graduate Diploma or Post graduate Degree in Law / Labour relation / Labour welfare / Labour Law / Commerce / Sociology / Social work / Social welfare / Trade Management / Personnel Management.

Distt. Horticulture officer Group-2 Grade-1

B.Sc (Agriculture / B.Sc (Horticulture) Degree from a recognized University or Institute.

Extension Service officer Group-2
B.Sc or B.Sc. (Ag.) followed by 15 month Post-graduate Diploma Course from Govt. Fruit Preservation and Canning Institute, Lucknow or any other recognized Institute,
3 years diploma in Hotel Management and Catering from a recognized Institute, or M.Sc. in Food Technology. Or M.Sc. Degree in Horticulture, with special paper in Food Processing

Assistant Conservator of Forest

A Bachelor's degree with at least one of the subject namely Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Geology, Forestry, Statistics or a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture or Bachelor's degree in Engineering from a University established by Law in India or a Foreign University approved by the Central Government from time to time, or a qualification recognized by the Government as equivalent thereto.   A candidate who has
(1) served in the Territorial Army for a minimum period of two years,
(2) obtained a "B" certificate of N.C.C. shall
 other things being equal, be given preference in the matter of direct recruitment.

Range Forest Officer

Bachelor's Degree with two or more of the subjects, namely Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Forestry, Geology, Agriculture, Statistics, Horticulture and Environment or Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture or Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Science from a University established by Law in India or possess a qualification recognized by the Government as equivalent thereto. A candidate who has:
(I) Served in the Territorial Army for a minimum period of two years,
(II) Obtained a 'B' Certificate of National Cadet Corps,
(III) Represented the state in any game, shall, other things being equal, be given preference in the matter of direct recruitment

Tax assessment officer
Bachelor's degree in Commerce or Economics with 55% marks
Law officer (Public Works Department, Geology and Mining Department)
Bachelor's degree in law from a university established by law in India.
And Registration in the concerned Bar council or the affiliated Bar Association. Recognized by the Bar Council of India and two years practice experience certificate issued/certified by Bar Council/Bar Association
Law Officer (Mandi Parisad)
Graduate in Law with Registered in Bar Counsel Recognized by Bar Counsel of India and Certificate of 5 year Practice given by Bar Counsel /Bar Association.
Marketing officer/ Secretary Group-II (Mandi Parisad)
Graduate in Agriculture, Agriculture Marketing, Science, Commerce, Economics or Agriculture Economics from a recognized university
Account and Audit Officer (Mandi Parisad)
Graduate in Commerce with Accountancy as one of the subjects and having at least five years experience in Accounts work in a responsible capacity
Senior Sugarcane Development Inspector
Post Graduate degree in Agriculture Science and “CCC” Certificate in Computer Operation
Veterinary and Welfare officer
Graduate in Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc. and A.H.) or equivalent degree recognised by the Government.

UP PCS 2019 Application Form was released on October 16 by the UPPSC in online mode. The last date to fill the online UP PCS application 2019 is November 13. However, payment of the application fee is November 11, 2019. Candidates can fill the application of UP PCS 2019 in three steps.

Keep the following ready before filling the online UP PCS 2019 application form: Candidates must keep the scanned images of a recent photo and signature ready.

  • Format of Image: .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .tif, .png
  • Image Dimensions: 3.5 cm by 6.0 cm
  • File Size: not more than 50 KB
  • Signature must not be in Capitals or initials

First Stage – Basic Registration: Candidates must click on the link, “Apply” on uppsc.up.nic.in. The Basic Registration form of UP PCS 2019 will be displayed on clicking the 'Registration' pertaining to the exam and post. Candidates will have to first fill the following

  1. Have you ever applied for any position held by Public Service Commission in the past through online method? (Yes / No)
  2. Have you ever been applied online against any post, conducted by UPPSC? (Yes / No)

If yes, they must use their old UPPSC registration number to login and fill the application form else they must fill the new one.  Next candidates have to fill exam and notification details, followed by personal information. They have to fill details of their high school & Intermediate board, year of passing & roll number details. Next comes the qualifying exam details.  

Candidates must save the details and submit the same.  Candidates must click on “Print Registration Slip” to generate their Registration Slip with 11-digit registration number and details.

Second Stage- UP PCS Application Fee Payment: The steps to pay the fee are as follows

  • Candidates must click the given link to proceed for payment.
  • Payment is online through State Bank MOPS (Multi Option Payment System) with net banking, debit/ credit card or other online payment modes.
  • After depositing the required fee, candidates must take a printout of the Payment Acknowledgement Receipt (PAR) by clicking on” Print Payment Receipt” button given there.

UP PCS 2019 Application Fee Details:


Exam Fee

On-line processing fee

Fee Payable

Unreserved/Economically weaker sections/ Other Backward Class




Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe








Dependents of Freedom Fighters

As per their category


As per category

Third stage – Uploading of photo and signature and final submission of UP PCS 2019 application form: 

  • After completing the second stage, candidates must click on” Proceed for final submission of application form”.
  • Candidates are required to enter all the required information in the format displayed.
  • They must also upload the scanned copy of their recent photo and signature as per specifications.
  • Preview and submit the application form of UP PCS 2019.
  • Candidates are advised to save a copy and take a print of the application for future reference.

UP PCS 2019 Prelims Exam Centres 


City/ Town














Gautambuddha Nagar










Kanpur Nagar














Rae Bareli





Important Guideline for UP PCS application form:

  • Candidates need NOT send hard copy of the filled in application form or any other document/certificate/testimonial to the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission.
  • It is advisable to take printout of the application form of UP PCS 2019 for reference and any communication with the UPPSC.

How to correct mistakes in UP PCS 2019 application form?

This can be done before November 13, 2019 only. Types of mistakes and the process to rectify them are as follows

1. Mistakes in exam name and type of recruitment, Registered Mobile Number, E-mail ID, Aadhaar Number etc: Candidates are advised to submit new UP PCS application form 2019. It is to be noted that the fee earlier paid will neither be adjusted nor refunded.)

2. Mistake in Category: In this instance, candidates must fill new application form as the fee will differ. The earlier fee will not be refunded.

3. Details other than the ones mentioned above: A chance to modify the application form of UP PCS 2019 will be given to be completed by November 13. The steps to modify the UP PCS 2019 application form are as follows

  • Click on 'Modify Submitted Application' under 'Online application process' in Candidate Segment.
  • The 'Candidate Personal Details' will be displayed on the screen. Candidates must enter their Registration No., Date of Birth, Gender, Domicile and Category.
  • After filling the Verification code, they must click on the 'proceed' button following which for 'Authentication' of the candidate will be done through OTP (One Time Password).
  • The OTP will be sent to the registered mobile no. of the candidate who must use it to fill the option box displayed on the screen.
  • After the candidate has filled in the OTP and clicks on the 'proceed' button his / her previously submitted UP PCS application form 2019 will be displayed on the screen.
  • Candidates must make the required changes and submit the form

The UP PCS 2019 login window can be used for the following:

  • View Application status option - to check the current status of candidate.
  • Result option - to see their result status of periodically.
  • Interview/Exam Schedule option - to see interview and examination schedule details periodically
  • Answer Sheet Option- to download key answer sheet.
  • Admit Card/Hall Ticket option - to download their admit card
  • List of Rejected Candidate option – to view rejected candidate list.
  • Syllabus option - to view syllabus of the particular examination.

UP PCS 2019 Application form for Mains exam:

Candidates who have qualified in the prelims exam of UP PCS 2019 can fill the application form for the Main exam. The roll no used for the Prelims exam of UP PCS 2019 will be used for the Main exam also. The process is much easier as most of the details need not be filled in. The application fee will have to be paid online through net banking or debit/credit cards or other online modes.

The UP PCS application fee for mains


Exam Fee

On-line processing fee

Fee Payable

Unreserved/Economically weaker sections/ Other Backward Class




Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe








Dependents of Freedom Fighters

As per their category


As per category

Documents to be enclosed along with the Main exam application of UP PCS 2019:

Candidates are required to enclose self-attested copies of the following documents along with the application of the UP PCS Main exam. These documents are as follows

  • High School or equivalent examination certificate
  • Mark sheets, Certificates & Degrees
  • Category Certificate if applicable
  • Certificate of being handicapped in that Sub category issued by prescribed Medical Officer/Specialist and counter signed by the Chief Medical Officer in case of PwD candidates

UP PCS Preliminary Exam Application Details

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, EWS, OBC Online Male, Female ₹ 125
SC, ST Online Male, Female ₹ 65
SC, EWS, General, ST, OBC PWD Online Male, Female ₹ 25

UP PCS Main Exam Application Details

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | NEFT

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, EWS, OBC Online Male, Female ₹ 225
SC, ST Online Male, Female ₹ 105
SC, EWS, General, ST, OBC PWD Online Male, Female ₹ 25

UP PCS 2019 Syllabus

General Hindi
Literature and culture
Social sphere
Political sphere
Environment and technology
Economic sphere
Agriculture, industry and trade
National and international events
Natural calamities
Land slide
National development programmes and projects
General studies I
History of Indian culture
Modern Indian history
The freedom struggle
Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country
History of the world
Salient features of Indian society and culture
Role of women in society and women's organization
Meaning of liberalization, privatization and globalization
Social empowernment, communalism, regionalism and secularism
Distribution of major natural resources of world
Salient features of physical geography
Oceanic resources of India and their potential
Human migration-refugee problem of the world with focus on India
Frontiers and boundaries with reference to Indian sub-continent
Population and settlements
Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh
Current events of national and international importance
History of India and Indian national movement
India and world geography
Indian polity and governance
Economic and social development
General issues on environmental ecology, bio-diversity and climate change- that do not require subject specialization
General science
General studies II
Indian constitution
Functions and responsibilities of the union and the states
Role of finance commission in centre
Separation of powers, dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions
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 reperesentation of people's act
Appointment to various constitutional posts, powers, functions and their resposibilities
Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies including NITI Aayog
Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors
Development processes
Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the centre and states
Issues relating to development and management of social sector/Services
Issues relating to poverty and hunger, their implication on body politic
Important aspects of governance
Role of civil services in a democracy in the context of emerging trends
India and its relationship with neighbouring countries
Bilateral, regional and global groupings
Effect of policies and politics of developed
Important international institutions, agencies their structure, mandate and functioning
Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh regarding political, administrative, revenue and judicial system
Current affairs and events of regional, state, national and international importance
Interpersonal skills including communication skills
Logical reasoning and analytical ability
Decision making and problem solving
General mental ability
Elementary mathematics up to class X level
Geometry and statistics
General english upto class X level
Active voice and passive voice
Parts of speech
Transformation of sentences
Direct and indirect speech
Punctuation and spellings
Words meanings
Vocabulary and usage
Idioms and phrases
Fill in the blanks
General hindi upto class X level
General studies III
Economic planning in India
Issues of poverty, unemployment, social justice and inclusive growth
Components of government budgets and financial system
Major crops
Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices
Food processing and related industries in India
Land reforms in India since independence
Effects of liberalization and globalization on the economy
Science and technology
Achievements of Indians in science and technology
Awareness in the fields of information and communication technology and space technology
Environmental security and ecosystems
Disaster as a Non-traditional security and safety challenge, disaster mitigation and management
Challenges of international security
India's internal security challenges
Role, kind and mandate of security forces, higher defense organizations in India
Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh economy
Issues in agriculture, horticulture, forestry and animal husbandry
Law and order and civil defence with special reference to Uttar Pradesh
General Studies IV
Ethics and human Interface
Aptitude and foundational values for civil service
Emotional intelligence
Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world
Public/civil service values and ethics in public administration
Probity in governance
Case studies on above issues
Agriculture paper I
Agriculture paper II
Zoology paper I
Animal divercity
Economic zoology
Zoology paper II
Cell biology
Chemistry paper I
Atomic structure
Nuclear and radiation chemistry
Chemical bonding
Chemistry of s- and p-block elements
Chemistry of transition elements
Chemistry of lanthanides and actinides
Coordination chemistry
Bio-inorganic chemistry
Preparation, properties and uses of the inorganic compounds
Chemical thermodynamics
Chemical kinetics
Phase equilibria
Solid state chemistry
Surface chemistry
Chemistry paper II
General organic chemistry
Reaction mechanism
Reactions and rearrangements
Organic polymers
Pericyclic reactions
Heterocyclic compounds
Environmental chemistry
Physics paper I
Thermal physics
Waves and oscillations
Physics paper II
Electricity and magnetism
Modern physics
Mathematics paper I
Linear algebra and matrix
Analytical geometry of two and three dimensions
Ordinary differential equations
Vector and tensor analysis
Statics and dynamics
Mathematics paper II
Real analysis
Complex analysis
Partial differential equations
Numerical analysis
Physical geography
Soil and vegetation
Human geography
Evolution of geographical thought
Human geography
Settlement geography
Economic geography
Political geography
Geography of India
Physical features
Political organization
Economic and regional geography
Transport and trade
Regional development and planning
Economics theory
Equilibrium in economics, consumer behaviour
Theory of production
Market structure
Pricing of factors of production
Welfare economics
National income
Monetary and banking system
Measures of economic development
Planning and economic development
Theories of economic growth
Human capital and economic growth
Public finance
Fiscal policy and economic development
Theories of international trade
Theories of exchange rate determination
Indian economy
Basic characteristics of under-development amd Indian economy
Population growth and economic development
Infrastructure and economic development in India
Natural resources in India and economic development
Indian agriculture
Industrial growth and structure in India
Services sector and its development in India
Monetary institutions of India
Budgetary trends and fiscal policy in India
Foreign trade of India
Indian economy and WTO
Economic planning in India rationale
Rural development and transformation in India
New economic policy
General Sociology
Fundamentals of sociology and study of social phenomena
Theoretical perspectives
Pioneers In sociology
Social stratification and differentiation
Marriage, family and kinship
Social change and development
Economic and political system
Religion, science and technology
Indian Sociology system
Bases of Indian society - traditional Indian social organisation
Social stratification
Marriage family and kinship
Economic and political system
Education and society
Tribal, rural and urban social organisation
Religion and society
Population dynamics
Women and society
Dimensions of change and development
History and problems of Philosophy
Logical positivism
Nyaya- vaisesika
Socio political pholisophy and philosophy of religion
Social and political ideals
Individual and state
Socialism and marxism
Theories of punishment
Violence, non-violence and sarvodaya
Scientific temper and progress
Philosophy of ecology
Religion and morality
Notions of God
Proofs for the existence of God
Immoratility of soul
Religious knowledge
Religion without God
Problem of evil
Religious tolerance
Geology paper I
General geology
Structural geology
Geology paper II
Optical mineralogy
Economic geology
Applied geology
Basic Psychology processes
Biological bases of behavior
Origin and development of behavior
Attention and perceptual processes
Learning processes
Problem solving, reasoning and thinking
Individual differences in psychological functions
Psychology in the applied settings
Psychology as an applied science
Individual differences and measurement
Assessment of personality
Psychological disorders and mental health
Social problems and psychology
Social influence
Psychology in industry and organisation
Psychology in school setting
Psychology in the clinical setting
Environmental psychology
Botany paper I
Plant pathology
Plant diversity
Botany paper II
Cell biology
Moleculr genetics
Physiology and biochemistry
Plant growth
Economic botany
Constitutional law and administrative law
Fundamental rights
Constitutional position of the president and relations with the council of ministers
The supreme court and high courts
Distribution of legislative powers between the union and states, administrative and financial relations between union, states and local bodies
Principles of natural justice
Delegated legislation
Services under the union and states
Emergency provisions
Election commission
Parliamentary privileges and immunities
Amendment of the constitution
International law
Nature of international law
Relationship between international law and municipal law, provisions in Indian
State recognition and State succession
Territory of states
Air space and aerial navigation
Outer space
Jurisdiction of states
Extradition and asylum
Diplomatic and consular agents
United nations
Peaceful means for settlement of international disputes
Lawful recourse to force
Legality of the use of nuclear weapons
International terrorism, state sponsored terrorism, international criminal court
New international economic order and monetary law
Law paper II
Law of crimes
Law of torts
Law of contracts and mercantile law
Contemporary legal developments
Animal husbandry and veterinary science paper I
Animal nutrition
Animal physiology and environmental physiology
Livestock management and production
Milk and milk products technology
Animal husbandry and veterinary science paper II
General genetics and animal breeding
Animal health and hygiene
Animal diseases
Veterinary public health
Probability theory
Statistical application
Statistical inference
Statistical management
Evolution of strategic thought
Concept and theories
Strategic thinkers
Theories of sea, land, air and revolutionary warfare
Economic aspects of military power
World wars
Past World War-II, conventional, nuclear weapons and doctrines
Arms control and disarmament
Revolution in military affairs
Conflict resolution
Peace thinkers
National security
Security dimentions
Security level
National power
Threat spectrum
Alternate models of security
Security management
Security concerns
Arms proliferation
India's quest for security
India's national security problematics
Science, technology and India's security
India's nuclear policy and options
Indian ocean and India's security considerations
Internal security of India
India's over-all security perspectives and defence preparedness
Imperatives of India's national security strategy
Management paper I
Management concepts and evolution
Concept and significance of management
Planning and decision making
Organization and organizational behaviour
Directing-principles and techniques
Business environment
Management paper II
Marketing management
Production management
Financial management
Human resource management
Political theory
Approches to the study of political science
Forms of government
Political institutions
Political philosophy
Indian government and politics
Indian nationalism
Union government
State government
Centre-state relations
Local self government
Political process
Political science and international relations paper II
International relations
Theories of international and relations
Factors determining foreign policy
Means of national interest
Changing international political order in the post
Role and relevance of non-aligned movement
Regional organizations
New international economic order
Contemporary issues in international politics
Foreign policies of America, Russia and China
India's foreign policy and relations with America, Russia and China
India's relations with neighbouring countries
Palestine problem and Arab-Israel conflict
Role of third world in international relations
North-south dialogue
South-south cooperation
Indian Ocean-problems and prospects
History paper I
Sources and approaches to study of early Indian history
Early pastoral and agricultural communities
The Indus civilization
Patterns of settlement
Evolutions of north Indian society and culture
Teachings of Mahavira and Buddha
Rise of Magadha
Post-Mauryan period in northern and peninsular India
Changes in the gupta and post-gupta period
Themes in early Indian cultural history
Major dynasties and political structures in north India from 750 A.D. to 1200 A.D
Arab conquest of sindh and the ghaznavide empire
India 750 A.D
The Ghorain invasions, economic, social and cultural consequences and the foundation of the sultana
The Sultanat period and political dynasties
Rise of provincial dynasties
The Mughal period
Shivaji, peshwas and rise of marathas
Sources of mughal period
History paper II
Establishment of British rule in India
Colonial economy
Resistance to colonial rule
Socio-cultural impact of colonial rule
Economic policies 1858-1914
Early Indian nationalism
Economy of India
Home rule movement nationalism under Gandhi's leadership
Growth of communalism
Literary and cultural developments
Towards freedom
Post-1945 upsurge
Renaissance, reformation and counter reformation, age of enlightenment
Origins of modern politics
Nation-state system
Imperialism and colonialism
Revolutions and counter-revolutions
World Wars (First and second)
Cold war
Colonies and liberation
Decolonization and underdevelopment
Soviet disintegration and the unipolar world
Social work paper I
Social work
Historical development
Social case work
Social group work
Community organization
Social welfare administration
Social work research
Social action
Dimensions of social work practice
Social work paper II
Social problem
Social work intervention
Family and related problems
Weaker sections and related problems
Welfare state
Central social welfare board
Fields of social work intervention
Anthropology paper I
Relationship with other disciplines
Main branches of anthropology
Human evolution and emergence of man
Principles of systematic and taxonomy
Origin and evolution of man
Emergence of homo
Neanderthal man in Europe
Rhodesian man
Homo sapiens sapiens, cromagnon man, chancelade and grimaldi
Human genetics
Methods for the study of genetic principles in man-family study
Mendelian genetics in man-family study
Chromosomes and chromosomal aberrations in man
Ecological anthropology
Human growth and development
Principles of prehistoric archaeology
Dating methods
The nature of culture
The nature of society
Family, household and domestic group
Economic organization
Political organization
Anthropological theories
Research methods in cultural anthropology
Controlled comparison and cross cultural study
Anthropology paper II
Emergence and development of the Indian culture and civilization
Demographic profile of India
The structure and function of traditional social system
Caste system in India
Sacred complex and nature
Emergence, growth and development of antroprology in India
Aspect of Indian village
Tribal situation in India
Problems of tribal communities
Problems of exploitation and deprivation of SC, ST and OBC
Social change and contemporary tribal societies
The concept of ethnicity
History of administration of tribal areas
Role of N.G.O. in tribal development
Role of anthropology in tribal and rural development
Civil engineering paper I
Theory of structures
Design of concrete structures
Steel structural
Fluid mechanics
Geotechnical engineering
Civil engineering paper II
Construction technology, planning and management
Highway engineering
Railway engineering
Water resources engineering
Environmental engineering
Mechanical engineering paper I
Theory of mechines
Mechanical vibrations
Mechanics of solids
Engineering materials
Manufacturing science
Non convensional machining processes
Manufacturing management
Quality management
Mechanical engineering paper II
Fluid mechanics
Heat transfer
Refrigeration and air-conditioning
I.C engines
Steam engineering
Power plant engineering
Electrical engineering paper I
Networks and systems
Electrical and electronic measurement and instrumentation
Analog and digital electronics
Electrical machines
Material science
Electrical engineering paper II
Control engineering
Industrial electronics
Electrical machines
Electric drives
Electric traction
Power system and protection
Communication system
English literature paper I
The renaissance
The mock-epic
William Shakespeare
John Donne
John Milton
John Dryden
Alexander Pope
William Wordsworth
P B Shelley
Alfred Tennyson
Robert Browning
Francis Bacon
Charles Lamb
Jane Austen
Charles Dickens
Thomas Hardy
Mark Twain
English literature paper II
Pre-raphaelite movement, modernism
Poets of the thirties
The stream-of consciousness novel
Absurd drama
Colonialism and post-colonialism
Indian writing in english
William Butler Yeats
T.S. Eliot
W.H. Auden
Philip Larkin
Sylvia Plath
Derek Walcott
Nissim Ezekiel
A.K. Ramanujan
John Osborne
Eugene O'Neill
Girish Karnad
Thomas Carlyle
John Ruskin
Graham Greene
William Golding
Raja Rao
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Urdu literature I
Development of Urdu language
Development of Urdu literature in deccan
Aligarh movement
Important genesis of poetry
Different kinds of prose
Role of Urdu literature in freedom movement
Urdu literature II
Meer amman
Prem chand
Abul Kalam Azad
Imtiaz Ali Taj
Qurratul Ain Hyder
Josh malihabadi
Firaq gorakhpuri
Arabic paper I
Origin and development of the language in outline
Literary history and literary criticism
Arabic paper II
Imraul Qais
Zuhair bin Abi Sulma
Hasan bin Thabit
Umar bin Abi Rabiyah
Abu Tammam
Ahamad al Shawqi
Ibn ul Maqaffa
Ibu Khaldun
Ahamd Amin
Taufiq al-Hakim
Translation from urdu to arabic
Persian paper I
Short essay in persian
Origin and development of the language
Literary history, criticism, movements; socio-cultural influences, modern trends
Translation of ten out of fifteen simple sentences of urdu into persian
Persian paper II
Critical and biographical questions about the prescribed authors and their works
Critical and biographical questions regarding the poets and their work prescribed
Translation of an unseen passage from english into persian
Sanskrit literature I
Sanskrit grammar
Indian philosophy
Sanskrit poetics
Essay in sanskrit
Sanskrit literature II
Prose and poetry
Sanskrit drama
Technical terms
History of sanskrit literature
Translation from hindi to sanskrit
Commerce and accountancy paper I
Accounting and financial management
Financial management
Commerce and accountancy paper II
Organizational behaviour
Human resource management
Public administration paper I
Basic concept
Theories of administration
Principles of organisation
Administrative behaviour
Structure of organisation
Personnel administration
Financial administration
Accountability and control
Administrative law
Comparative and development administration
Public policy
Public administration paper II
Evolution of Indian administration
Constitutional setting
Poitical executive at the union level
Structure of control administration
Central-state relations
Public services
Machinary for planning
Public sector undertakings
Control over public expenditure
Administration of law and order
State administration
District administration
Local administration
Administration for welfare
Issue areas in Indian administration
Agricultural engineering paper I
Thermodynamics and heat engines
Farm power
Farm machinery
Mass transfer
Process and food engineering
Storage and handling
Agricultural engineering paper II
Fluid mechanics
Surveying and levelling
Soil and water conservation engineering
Irrigation engineering
Drainage engineering
Rural engineering
Medical science paper I
Human anatomy
Central and peripheral autonomic nervous system
Human physiology
Forensic medicine and toxicology
Medical science paper II
General medicine
General surgery
Obstetrics and gynaecology including family planning
Community medicine (Preventive and social medicine)

UP PCS 2019 Exam Pattern

UP PCS Preliminary Exam Exam Pattern

UP PCS 2019 Exam Pattern for Prelims has been announced by UPPSC in its notification for the same. The exam pattern of UP PCS is to be used by candidates to understand the pattern of the question paper in terms of subjects, type of questions asked, marks awarded, duration and more. To know the detailed UP PCS exam pattern 2019 check the table below.

Exam Pattern of UP PCS 2019

No of PapersTwo - Paper I and Paper II
Mode of ExamPen and Paper
DurationPaper I - 9.30 to 11.30 am
Paper II - 2.30 to 4.30 pm
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Objective type
No. of questions100 to 150
Marks per paper200 marks
Negative MarkingNo
Details of subjects for Paper I and IIGeneral Studies-I  and General Studies II and English, Hindi  and Maths upto class X level

Important Guidelines for UP PCS 2019 exam

  • Both papers are mandatory. Candidates who qualify in both the papers will be eligible to appear for the Main exam of UP PCS.
  • Paper II is a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%. 
  • Merit of the candidates will be determined on the basis of the marks obtained in Paper I of the UP PCS prelims exam 2019.

UP PCS Main Exam Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of the UP PCS 2019 main exam has already been notified by UPPSC through its advertisement for the same. Candidates who qualify in the prelims exam of UP PCS 2019 will be eligible to appear for the Main exam. Chances of qualifying will be better with a sound knowledge of the UP PCS exam pattern 2019 for the Main exam. This will empower the candidates with the know how of the type of questions, marks awarded, subjects to study etc.

Exam Pattern of UP PCS 2019

  • The exam is pen and paper based. Hence answers have to be entered in an OMR sheet.
  • The exam will have two papers - Paper I is compulsory and Paper 2 has a list of optional subjects out of which one must be chosen by the candidate while filling the application form.
  • The duration of each paper will be three hours.
  • For paper 2 - there will be two sections with four questions each. Candidates must answer at least two question from each section but must answer a total of five questions in the optional paper.

UP PCS Paper Details are as follows




Paper I -Compulsory Subjects

General Hindi

150 marks


150 marks

General Studies I

200 marks

General Studies II

200 marks

General Studies III

200 marks

General Studies IV

200 marks

Paper 2 - Optional Subjects


200 Marks


200 Marks

Mechanical Engineering

200 Marks


200 Marks


200 Marks

Electrical Engineering

200 Marks


200 Marks

Animal Husbandry

200 Marks

English Lit.

200 Marks

Physics & Veterinary Science

200 Marks

Urdu Lit.

200 Marks


200 Marks


200 Marks

Hindi Lit.

200 Marks


200 Marks


200 Marks

Sanskrit Lit.

200 Marks


200 Marks

Political Science & International Relations

200 Marks


200 Marks


200 Marks


200 Marks

Public Administration

200 Marks


200 Marks


200 Marks

Medical Science

200 Marks


200 Marks

Civil Engineering

200 Marks

Commerce & Sociology

200 Marks

UP PCS 2019 Admit Card

UPPSC will release the admit card of UP PCS 2019 tentatively by December 5 in online mode on the official website. Candidates may note that the admit card download link will be activated under the download section. To download the UP PCS 2019 admit card, candidates will be required to enter their login credentials. The steps to do so are as follows

How to download the UP PCS admit card 2019?

  • Click on the "Download Admit card" link under the download segment
  • Enter the Registration no, Date of birth and Gender.
  • Click on the "Download" link and avail the admit card of UP PCS 2019.
  • Save a copy and take a printout of the same to carry to the exam hall.

How to retrieve the registration number?

  • If a candidate has forgotten the registration number, they must click on the "Know the registration number" under the download segment or in the login window.
  • They must next enter their name, father's or husband's name followed by their date of birth.
  • The registration number will be sent to the candidates. They must use this to login and download their admit card

UP PCS 2019 Exam Centers

UP PCS Preliminary Exam Exam Centers

State City
Uttar Pradesh Agra
Kanpur Nagar
Gautam Buddha Nagar

Documents Required at Exam

UP PCS Preliminary Exam Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • Aadhar card
  • Voter id card
  • Driving licence
  • Any other id issuesed by State or Central Government

General Information

News and Articles

View More
The question have been saved in answer later, you can access it from your profile anytime. Access now

Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
150M+ Students
24,000+ Colleges
500+ Exams
1500+ E-books