Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission Provincial Civil Services had invited the application. The exams are tentative to be held this year. The Commission has announced the recruitment for 400 vacancies for the Combined State/ Upper Subordinate Services Examination.
The Commission has proposed to hold a Preliminary Examination to select the candidates for admission to Combined State/ Upper Subordinate Services Main (Written) Examination 2021 in various Districts of the State. The final selection of the candidates will be based on the scores obtained in Mains(Written) Exams and their performance in the Interview. The Commission will intimate the dates of the examination and exam center to the candidates through their e-Admission Certificate. This article will look into the UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern.
UPPSC PCS Exam: Overview
|Name of the Commission||Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission |
|Category of the government post||Provincial Civil Service |
|Total No. of Vacancies ||400|
|Name of the Post||Combined State/ Upper Subordinate Services|
|Pay Scale||Rs. 9300-34800|
|Grade Pay||Rs 4600/- to Rs. 15600-39100/ Rs. 5400 |
|Educational Qualification||Bachelors Degree of any recognized University (Specific qualifications are required for some posts)|
|Age Limit||21-40 years|
|Exam Pattern||Prelims and Mains|
UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern
UPPSC PCS Prelims Examination Pattern
The Commission will conduct the preliminary examination in Objective type Multiple Choice Questions. However, the Mains Examination will be conducted in the conventional way, i.e., Descriptive written examination. In the last stage, the Commission will take a Personality Test.
The prelims will consist of two compulsory papers [Objective type and multiple-choice questions (MCQs)]. The answer sheet will be present on OMR Sheet. The duration of the paper is two hours, with 200 marks allocated for each paper. The candidates must appear in both the papers or else they will be disqualified from the examination. The Commission will determine the merit of the candidates to appear for Mains (Written) based on the marks secured in Paper-I of the preliminary exams.
|Total Number of papers||Two Compulsory papers|
|Total time allocated for each paper||Two hours|
|Nature of Question Papers||Objective Type- MCQs|
|Timing of the Examination||Paper-1- 9:30 AM to 11: 30 AM Paper-2 – 2:30 PM to 4: 30 AM|
|Allocation of Marks||200 Marks each|
|Qualifying paper||Paper-II (with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%)|
|Number of Questions||Paper-I- 150 question paper-II- 100 questions|
|Method of answering the questions||OMR sheets|
UPPSC PCS Mains Examination Pattern
The written examination will consist of compulsory and optional subjects. The candidates will be required to select optional subjects from the list provided by the Commission.
|Name of the Examination ||UPPSC PCS Mains (Written) Examination|
|Total Number of Subjects along with the allocation of marks||Total Subjects- Eight with a total of 1500 Marks|
General Hindi – 150 Marks
Essay – 150 Marks
General Studies -I- 200 Marks
General Studies-II- 200 Marks
General Studies- III- 200 Marks
General Studies-IV- 200 Marks
Optional Subject – 200 Marks
Optional Subject- 200 Marks
|Duration of the exam||3 Hours each, The exam will be held in one week's duration|
Morning Session: From 9: 30 AM to 11: 30 AM
Afternoon Session: From 2 PM to 5 PM
|Nature of Question Papers ||Descriptive / Essay|
|Number of Sections in question papers of optional subject||Two Sections|
|Number questions in each section of the optional paper||Four questions in each section.Minimum questions to be answered together from both sections – FiveMinimum questions from each section- Two|
UPPSC PCS Personality Test
The personality test has been allotted 100 marks. The test will be about general awareness, general interest about academic interest, character, intelligence, expression power, general suitability, and personality.