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UP PCS Exam 2023 - The UPPSC successfully concluded the UP PCS exam for mains on September 29, 2023. The UP PCS mains exam was held from 2023 from September 26 to 29, 2023. The UPPSC PCS mains admit card 2023 was released on September 15, 2023 on the official website. Earlier, the commission released the UPPSC PCS 2023 application form for mains exam in online mode on July 6 at uppsc.up.nic.in. Candidates who qualified in the prelims exam can submit the application form of UPPSC PCS 2023 for mains by July 21, 2023 on the official website. Once the UP PCS application form 2023 is successfully submitted, candidates are required to send the printout of the same to the UPPSC office address through registered post by July 28.
Earlier, the commission declared the UPPSC PCS result 2023 for prelims on June 26 on the official website. The commission closed the UPPSC PCS 2023 answer key challenging window on May 24, 2024. The UP PCS answer key 2023 answer key objection winodw was activated on May 23. UPPSC released the UPPSC PCS answer key 2023 on May 17, 2023 on the official website. The commission has successfully concluded the UP PCS prelims exam 2023 on May 14. UPPSC PCS exam 2023 for prelims was conducted in two shifts, Morning shift (9:30 AM to 11:30 PM) and Evening shift (2:30 PM to 4:30 PM).
The Commission issued the UPPSC PCS 2023 admit card for prelims on May 2 on the official website. UPPSC closed the UP PCS application form 2023 on April 10 (Extended date). The UP PCS application form 2023 was released online on March 3. Earlier, the commission announced the UPPSC PCS 2023 exam dates for prelims and mains exam.
Candidates who qualify for the UP PCS 2023 mains exam, will be eligible to appear for an interview process followed by a final recruitment process. The final result of UP PCS 2023 will be declared on the basis of the candidate's performance in the main exam and interview. The final result will be calculated out of a total of 1550 marks (1400 in written exam and 150 interviews).
The commission releases the UPPSC PCS application form 2023 in online mode on the official website - uppsc.up.nic.in. Applicants needed to check the eligibility details carefully before filling the UP PCS application form 2023. Candidates who met the UPPSC PCS eligibility criteria could fill the application form of UP PCS 2023.
What is UP PCS 2023 exam?
UPPSC Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services is conducted for recruitment to various posts like Statistical Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Block Development Officer, Deputy Collector, etc. UP PCS Exam 2023 will be held in three stages - Preliminary exams (concluded), Main exam, and personality test.
UPPCS Prelims 2023 consists of objective type & multiple choice questions and the main exam is a descriptive written exam followed by a Viva- Voce (Personality Test). About 250 candidates will be selected through the Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services Examination 2023.
UP PCS 2023 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||UPPSC Commission Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Exam|
|Short Exam Name||UP PCS|
|Conducting Body||Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission|
|Frequency of Conduct||Vacancy Based|
|Exam Level||State Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||125 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Counselling||UP PCS Preliminary Exam offline|
UP PCS 2023 Important Dates
UP PCS Main Exam (Session 2023)
Past Dates and Events
26 Sep, 2023 - 29 Sep, 2023
Exam | Mode: Offline
15 Sep, 2023
Admit Card | Mode: Online
UP PCS (Session 2023)
Past Dates and Events
06 Jul, 2023 - 21 Jul, 2023
Application - Mains | Mode: Online
23 May, 2023 - 24 May, 2023
Answer key - Raise objection dates | Mode: Online
03 Mar, 2023 - 10 Apr, 2023
Application | Mode: Online
06 Apr, 2023
Offline fee payment last date | Mode: Offline
03 Mar, 2023
Advertisement | Mode: Online
01 Mar, 2023
Advertisement - Short notice - Start Date | Mode: Offline and Online
UP PCS Preliminary Exam (Session 2023)
Past Dates and Events
26 Jun, 2023
Result | Mode: Online
17 May, 2023
Answer Key | Mode: Online
14 May, 2023
Exam | Mode: Offline
02 May, 2023 - 14 May, 2023
Admit Card | Mode: Online
Candidates appearing for the UP PCS 2023 exam must meet the eligibility criteria. UP PCS eligibility criteria are different for all posts. The table below specifies the UP PCS eligibility criteria 2023 and academic requirements.
Age Limit - The candidate's age must be 21 years to 40 years. Relaxation for PH candidates: The maximum age limit is 55 years.
For SC/ ST and OBC Candidates of UP : The maximum age limit is 45 years. 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.
UP PCS Exam 2023 Education Qualification
Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport)
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)
District Audit Officer (Revenue Audit)
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
Post Graduate Degree in mathematics or Mathematical Statistics or Statistics or Agricultural Statistics from a 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
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:
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 recognized by the Government.
Minimum physical standards applicable under UP PCS 2023:
For Assistant Conservator of Forest and Range Forest Officer: Height, Chest girth and expansion as specified for the post. Relaxation is 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 km to be completed in four hours. Female candidates must do walk 14 km in four hours.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Debit Card | Other
The Commission released the UPPSC PCS 2023 application form for mains exam in online mode on July 6 on the official website. Candidates who qualified in the prelims exam can submit the application form of UPPSC PCS 2023 for mains by July 21, 2023 at uppsc.up.nic.in. Once the UP PCS application form 2023 is successfully submitted, candidates are required to send the printout of the same to the UPPSC office address through registered post by July 28.
UP PCS 2023 Application Form has been closed on April 10 (Extended date) by UPPSC. The UPPSC PCS application form was released in online mode on March 3 on the official website. Candidates can check the steps to fill out the application of UP PCS 2023 in the three steps below. These are the steps for reference purposes only.
Document Required for UP PCS exam form 2023:
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
- The signature must not be in Capitals or initials
Steps to Apply Online for UP PCS Exam 2023
Step 1– Basic Registration
Step 2- Pay Application Fee
Step 3- Uploading of photo and signature
UP PCS 2023 Application Fee Details:
On-line processing fee
Unreserved/Economically weaker sections/ Other Backward Class
Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe
Dependents of Freedom Fighters
As per their category
As per category
- 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 2023 for reference and any communication with the UPPSC.
How to correct mistakes in the UP PCS Online form?
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 2023. 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 2023 will be given to be completed. The steps to modify the UP PCS 2023 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 2023 will be displayed on the screen.
- Candidates must make the required changes and submit the form
The UP PCS 2023 login window can be used for the following:
- View Application Status option - to check the current status of the candidate.
- Result option - to see their result status of periodically.
- Interview/Exam Schedule option - to see the 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 the rejected candidate list.
- Syllabus option - to view the syllabus of the particular examination.
UP PCS 2023 Application form for Mains exam:
Candidates who have qualified in the prelims exam of UP PCS 2023 can fill the application form for the Main exam. The roll no used for the Prelims exam of UP PCS 2023 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
On-line processing fee
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 2023:
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 Subcategory issued by prescribed Medical Officer/Specialist and countersigned by the Chief Medical Officer in case of PwD candidates
|OBC, General||Online||Female, Male, Transgender||₹ 125|
|ST, SC||Online||Female, Male, Transgender||₹ 65|
|OBC, EWS, ST, SC, General||PWD||Online||Female, Male, Transgender||₹ 25|
UP PCS Preliminary Exam Syllabus
Current events of national and international importance
History of India and Indian national movement
|Social, economic and political aspects of Indian history|
|In the Indian national movement, synoptic view of nature and character of the freedom movement, growth of nationalism and attainment of Independence|
India and world geography
|Physical, social, economic geography of India and the world|
Indian polity and governance
|Constitution, political system, panchayati raj, public policy, rights issues, etc|
Economic and social development
|Sustainable development, poverty inclusion, demographics, social sector initiatives, etc|
General issues on environmental ecology, biodiversity, and climate change
|General appreciation and understanding of science including matters of everyday observation and experience|
India and world geography-physical, social, economic geography of India and the World
|In world geography-general understanding of the subject|
|Geography of India will relate to physical, social and economic geography of India|
Indian polity and governance-constitution, political system, Panchayati raj, public policy, rights issues, etc
|In Indian polity, economic and culture-knowledge of country's political system including Panchayati raj and community development, broad features of economic policy in India and Indian culture|
Economic and social development-sustainable development, poverty, inclusion, demographics, social sector initiatives, etc
|Problems and relationship between population, environment and urbanisation|
|General issues on environmental ecology, biodiversity and climate change|
Interpersonal skills including communication skills
Logical reasoning and analytical ability
Decision making and problem solving
General mental ability
Elementary mathematics (upto class-X level)
|Arithmetic: (i) Number systems-natural numbers, integers, rational and irrational numbers, real numbers, divisors of an integer, prime Integers, L.C.M. and H.C.F. of integers and their Interrelationship. (ii) Average, (iii) ratio and proportion|
|Arithmetic: (iv) Percentage, (v) profit and loss, (vi) simple and compound Interests, (vii) work and time, (viii) speed, (ix) time and distance|
|Algebra: (i) Factors of polynomials, L.C.M. and H.C.F. of polynomials and their interrelationship, remainder theorem, simultaneous linear equations, quadratic equations. (ii) Set theory: Set, null set, subsets and proper subsets of a set|
|Algebra: (ii) Set theory-operations (union, intersections, difference, symmetric difference) between sets, Venn diagram|
|Geometry: (i) Constructions and theorems regarding triangle, rectangle, square, trapezium and circles, their perimeter and area. (ii) Volume and surface area of sphere, right circular cylinder, right circular cone and cube|
|Statistics: Collection of data, classification of data, frequency, frequency distribution, tabulation, cumulative frequency. Representation of data-bar diagram, pie chart, histogram, frequency polygon, cumulative frequency curves (ogives)|
|Statistics: Measures of central tendency-arithmetic mean, median and mode|
General English (upto class-X level)
|Active voice and passive voice|
|Parts of speech|
|Transformation of sentences|
|Direct and indirect speech|
|Punctuation and spellings|
|Vocabulary and usage|
|Idioms and phrases|
|Fill in the blanks|
General Hindi (upto class-X level)
UP PCS Main Exam Syllabus
Literature and culture
Science, environment, and technology
Agriculture, industry, and trade
National and international events
Natural calamities, landslide, earthquake, deluge, drought, etc
National development programmes and projects
History of Indian culture
|Salient aspects of art forms, literature, and architecture from ancient to modern times|
Modern Indian history (from A.D. 1757 to A.D. 1947)
|Significant events, personalities, and issues, etc|
The freedom struggle
|Various stages and important contributors/ contributions from different parts of the country|
Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country (till 1965 A.D.)
History of the world
|Events from 18 century to 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 and effect on the society|
Salient features of Indian society and culture
Role of women in society and women's organization
|Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies|
Meaning of liberalization, privatization, and globalization and their effects on economy, polity, and social structure
Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism, and secularism
Distribution of major natural resources of world
|Water, soils, forests in reference to south and south-east Asia with special reference to India|
|Factors responsible for the location of industries (with special reference to India)|
Salient features of physical geography
|Earthquake, Tsunami, volcanic activity, cyclone, ocean currents, winds, and glaciers|
Oceanic resources of India and their potential
|Refugee problem of the world with focus on India|
Frontiers and boundaries with reference to Indian sub-continent
Population and settlements
|Types and patterns, urbanization, smart cities and smart villages|
|Historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basis structure, role of supreme court in evolution of basic provisions of constitution|
Functions and 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
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, conduct of business, powers and privileges, and concerned issues|
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 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 arising out of their design, implementation and information communication technology (ICT)
|The role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), self help 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 development and management of social sector/ services relating to health, education, human resources
Issues relating to poverty and hunger, their implication on body politic
Important aspects of governance
|Transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential, citizens, charters and institutional measures|
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, 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
Important international institutions, agencies their structure, mandate, and functioning
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 (SDG's)|
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-objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping, issues of buffer stocks and food security, technology missions in agriculture|
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
|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|
Achievements of Indians in science and 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
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, role of media and social networking, basics of cyber security, money laundering, and human trafficking|
India's internal security challenges
|Terrorism, corruption, insurgency and organized crimes|
Role, kind, and mandate of security forces, higher defence organizations in India
Issues in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, and animal husbandry
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, role of family, society, and educational institutions in inculcating values|
|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 non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public services, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections
|Concept and dimensions, its utility and application in administration and governance|
Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world
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|
Probity in governance
|Concept of public service, philosophical basis of governance and probity, information sharing and transparency in government|
|Right to Information, codes of ethics, codes of conduct, citizen's charter, work culture, quality of service delivery, utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption|
Case studies on above issues
History, civilization, culture and ancient cities of Uttar Pradesh
Architecture, their significance and maintainability, museum, archive and archaeology of Uttar Pradesh
Contributions of Uttar Pradesh in pre and post 1857 freedom struggles of India
Eminent freedom fighters and personalities of Uttar Pradesh
Rural, Urban and Tribal issues
|Social structure, festivals, fairs, music, folk dances, literature and languages/dialects, social customs of Uttar Pradesh|
Political system of Uttar Pradesh
|Governance, governor, chief minister, council of ministers, state assembly and state council, center-state relation|
Public service, Public Service Commission, auditing, advocate general, High Court and its jurisdiction in Uttar Pradesh
Special state selection criteria, official language, consolidated fund and contingency fund, political parties and state election commission of Uttar Pradesh
Local self government
|Urban and Panchayati Raj, public policy, right related issues in Uttar Pradesh|
Good governance, eradication of corruption, Lokayukta, citizen charters, e-governance, right to information, redressal policy
Land reforms and its impact in Uttar Pradesh
Issues related to security in Uttar Pradesh
|Linkage between development and spread of extremism|
|Role of external, state and interstate actors in creating challenges to internal security through communication networks, media and social networking sites|
|Basic rules of cyber security, money-laundering and its prevention|
|Various security forces and agencies and their mandate|
|Security challenges and their management in border areas, linkage of organized crimes with terrorism|
Law and order and civil Defense in Uttar Pradesh
Medical and health issues in Uttar Pradesh
State education system of Uttar Pradesh
Contribution of Uttar Pradesh in development of India
Current affairs of Uttar Pradesh
Implementation of Jal Shakti Mission and other central welfare scheme in Uttar Pradesh
NGOs in Uttar Pradesh
|Issues, contribution and impact|
Tourism in Uttar Pradesh
|Issues and prospects|
Emphasis on Innovation in various fields in Uttar Pradesh
|Issues and its impact on employment and socio-economic development of the society|
Overview of economy of Uttar Pradesh
|Main features of economy and state budgets, infrastructure and importance of physical resources|
Trade, commerce and industries of Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh government schemes, projects and planned development for welfare of people, human resources and skill development
Investment in Uttar Pradesh
|Issues and impact|
Public finance and fiscal policy, tax and economic reforms, one district one product policy of Uttar Pradesh government
Planning and management of renewable and non-renewable energy resources of Uttar Pradesh
Demography, population and censuses of Uttar Pradesh
Commercialization of agriculture and production of agricultural crops in Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh new forest policy
Agro and social forestry in Uttar Pradesh
Agricultural diversity, problems of agriculture and their solutions in Uttar Pradesh
Developmental indices of Uttar Pradesh in various fields
Geography of Uttar Pradesh
|Geographical location, relief and structure, climate, irrigation, minerals, drainage system and vegetation|
National parks and wildlife sanctuaries in Uttar Pradesh
Transport network in Uttar Pradesh
Power resources, infrastructure and industrial development of Uttar Pradesh
Pollution and environmental issues in Uttar Pradesh, Pollution Control Board and its functions
Natural resources of Uttar Pradesh-soil, water, air, forests, grasslands, wetlands
Climate change and weather forecasting issues in Uttar Pradesh
Habitat and ecosystem, structure and function, adjustment; flora and fauna with reference to Uttar Pradesh
Science and technology
|Its issues, advancements and efforts in Uttar Pradesh|
Aquaculture, viticulture, sericulture, floriculture, horticulture, arboric culture in Uttar Pradesh and its impact on development of Uttar Pradesh
Evolvement of public-private partnership (PPP) for development of Uttar Pradesh
UP PCS 2023 Exam Pattern
UP PCS Preliminary Exam Exam Pattern
UP PCS 2023 Exam Pattern for Prelims is 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 2023 check the table below.
UP PCS 2023 Exam Pattern
No of Papers
Two - Paper 1 and Paper 2
Mode of Exam
Pen and Paper
Duration & Timing
Paper 1 - 2 hours (9:30 to 11:30 am)
Paper 2 - 2 hours (2:30 pm to 4:30 pm)
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice Objective type
No. of questions
100 to 150
Marks per paper
Details of subjects for Paper 1 and 2
General Studies 1, General Studies 2, English, Hindi and Maths upto class X level
Important Guidelines for UP PCS 2023 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 2 is a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
- The merit of the candidates will be determined on the basis of the marks obtained in Paper I of the UP PCS prelims exam.
UP PCS Main Exam Exam Pattern
The exam pattern of the UP PCS 2023 main exam is notified by UPPSC through its advertisement for the same. Candidates who qualify in the prelims exam of UP PCS 2023 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 2023 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 2023
- 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 Studies I
General Studies II
General Studies III
General Studies IV
|General Studies V ||200 marks|
|General Studies VI||200 marks|
UPPSC issued the admit card of UP PCS exam 2023 for prelims on May 2 in online mode on the official website. To download the UP PCS admit card 2023, candidates have to enter their login credentials. The steps to do so are as follows.
Steps to Download the UP PCS Exam Admit Card 2023
- 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 of the admit card.
- 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 log in and download their UP PCS 2023 admit card
UP PCS 2023 Exam Centers
UP PCS Preliminary Exam Exam Centers
|Gautam Buddha Nagar|
Documents Required at Exam
UP PCS Preliminary Exam Documents Required
- Admit card
- Aadhar card
- Voter id card
- Driving licence
- Any other id issuesed by State or Central Government
UPPSC provided the UP PCS answer key 2023 challengig window on May 23 & 24, 2023 on the official website. UPPSC released the provisional preliminary answer key of UP PCS exam 2023 on May 17. The UPPSC PCS answer key can download on the official website at uppsc.up.nic.in.
UP PCS exam answer key contains question number and respective answer. Candidates can estimate their expected score in the UPPCS 2023 exam with the help of the answer key before the declaration of the result.
UP PCS 2023 Answer Key - Preliminary Exam (Final)
UPPSC PCS 2023 Answer Key for Civil Services
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How to Download UP PCS Answer Key 2023?
Check the steps to download the answer key of UP PCS 2023 below,
- Open the official website - uppsc.up.nic.in
- Click on the answer key link on the web page
- The answer key will open in the form of a PDF file
- Download and save the file
UP PSC Marking Scheme 2023:
Marks of each correct answer
Marks of the wrong answer
UP PCS 2023 result for the prelims has been declared on June 26 online on the official website. The UPPSC PCS 2023 result will be declared in the form of a pdf file containing roll number of the qualified candidates. The result of UP PCS main exam is declared separately for prelims and mains exams. Only UPPSC 2023 mains qualified candidates will be called for the interview process.
How to Check UP PCS Result 2023 (Prelims, Mains & Final):
Candidates can follow the steps below to check the result of UP PCS 2023 exam,
- Visit the official website - uppsc.up.nic.in
- Click on the result link
- A PDF file open in a new window which contains the result
- Download it as a PDf file
- Press CTRL+F and enter Roll Number
- If your number is exposed, then you are qualified or else not qualified.
Details Specified on the UPPSC PSC result 2023:
- Roll Number
- Registration Number
- Name of the candidate
The cut off of the UP PCS exam will be released after the declaration of the final result. The cutoff will be published in online mode in the form of a PDF file. UPPSC PCS Cut-off marks for the preliminary exam will be determined out of 200 marks of paper 1.
Similarly, UPPSC PCS 2023 Cutoff marks for the mains exam will be calculated out of 1500 marks. The final cut-off of UP PSC will be issued by UPPSC by considering the marks scored by candidates in mains as well as the interview process.
UPPSC PCS Expected Cut Off Marks 2023
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question:How will the prelims result of UP PCS be released?
The preliminary result of UPPSC is released online on the official website.
Question:Does the exam authorities send the UPPSC 2023 admit card by post?
No, candidates have to download the UP PCS admit card in online mode.
Question:What will be the details mentioned in UP PCS 2023 result?
The UP PCS result include name, registration number, roll number, and category.
Question:How many times that I attempt for UP PCS 2023?
There is no limit to appearing for the UP PCS 2023. But, there is a maximum age limit of 40 years.
Question:What is the educational qualification of UP PCS 2023?
The educational qualification is a bachelor's degree but the field of Programme depends upon the post.
Question:What is the eligibility criteria of UPPSC 2023?
The eligibility criteria are different for each posts. The minimum eligibility criterion is Graduation.
Question:When is the UPPSC 2023 prelims exam?
The preliminary exam was conducted on May 14, 2023.
Question:How will the UPPSC application form for 2023 release?
The application form of UPPSC 2023 is released in online mode on the official website.
Questions related to UP PCS
eligibility in pcs exam ........
In the official notification, UPPSC made reference to the UPPSC PCS 2023 qualifying requirements. Before submitting the UPPSC PCS 2023 application form, candidates who wish to sit for the UP PCS exam must be eligible according to the UP PCS eligibility requirements. The UPPSC PCS 2023 eligibility requirements are based on physical requirements, nationality, age restriction, and educational requirements. In accordance with the UPPSC PCS eligibility requirements, applicants must be between the ages of 21 and 40 to submit an application. In the UP PCS exam, candidates from the reserved category are eligible for an age reduction.
To know full eligibility criteria, please visit the following link:
Hope it helps you
Can I write Uttar pardesh civil service mains exam in hindi medium and optional subject exam in Engish medium?
Yes. You may write your optional paper in English while completing the remaining papers in Marathi or Hindi, two additional acceptable languages.
A candidate may choose to respond to each question paper in either English or one of the languages listed in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India, with the exception of the Qualifying Language Papers, Papers A and B. Despite this, candidates who choose to write Papers I through V in any of the languages listed in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India may also choose to write the Optional Papers in English. This does not apply to Papers A and B, which are the Qualifying Language Papers.
if they objected on my uploaded photos then what it will they reject me or i should prepare for exam ?
As you mentioned your query let me tell you that on a general basis not a single conducting body rejects just on the basis of photograph.
They will intimate you by mail or sms to upload the new photograph with corrects dimensions and size and check it accordingly.
I am from Delhi and I belong to SC category. Will I be considered as an SC or General in UPPSC?
You need to do is check if the Community that you belong to in UP SC Category also falls under SC Category in Delhi. Because some times SC Communities list differs from State to State. If your Category from Delhi also falls under UP SC Community list, then showing that, you might have to get a SC Certificate so that you can avail SC Reservation in UP as well. Now, you studying in Delhi makes you eligible for claiming Delhi domicile but because the Category certificate is that of Delhi's there might be an issue. Not all the Communities listed in the UP SC Caste list are also listed under Delhi SC Caste list. And then there is a separate Central SC list too. So to avoid any confusions and last minute hurdles, it is for your own good to get a SC Caste Certificate from the UP as well.
What will application process for UPPSC 2022 & BPSC 2022 start?
Hope you are doing great. The notification for UPPSC was not yet released, however, it was expected to be released on February, 2022. After the release of notification, go through the eligibility criteria. If you fit into that, then
1) Visit the UPPSC official site.
2) Click on the application form link.
3) After that you will be opened in a new tab and select the UPPSC exam, 2022 and click on the apply button.
4) Fill out the registration form with all the details.
5) Pay the application fee after registering.
6) Upload the scanned UPPSC PCS images.
7) Submit it and take a print out for the future references.
With regard to BPSC:
The notification for BPSC will be released in the month of August, 2022. To apply for the exam,
1) Visit the official site of BPSC.
2) Click on the apply online button.
3) Click on the BPSC online application link.
4) After that, a new page will be displayed on the screen, then click on apply online.
5) Registration form will be available, fill out the details, and complete the form.
6) Pay the application fee, and print the application form for future references.
Hope this helps you,
Good luck, Thank you :)