UKPSC (Uttarakhand Public Service Commission) 2021: Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Admit Card, and Preparation Tips

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Mar 20, 2021

Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (UKPSC) is the public service commission of the state of Uttarakhand. The organization is responsible for conducting the state level civil services examinations for the recruitment of different posts in the state. The examination is conducted by the authority to recruit individuals in different government departments.

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UKPSC conducts various competitive examinations every year in the Uttarakhand State. The official notification regarding the examination is available on the official website of the commission, i.e.,

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UKPSC (Uttarakhand Public Service Commission) 2021 Exam Highlights

Name of the Exam Uttarakhand Administrative Services (UAS)
Conducting Body Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (UKPSC)
Level of the Exam State Level
Frequency of the Exam Once in a Year
Mode of Application Online
Mode of the Exam Offline
Number of Stages Phase 1: Prelims Exam
Phase 2: Mains
Phase 3: Interview
Job Location All over Uttarakhand
Application Fees General Category: Rs. 150
SC/ ST and PwD Category: Rs. 60
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UKPSC Important Dates

UKPSC 2021 Exam Important Dates

The dates of the UKPSC (Uttarakhand Public Service Commission) exams have not been released by the commission yet. The examination dates will be announced on the official website of the exam conducting authority.The tentative dates for the same have been given in the table below:

UKPSC 2021 Exam Events UKPSC 2021 Exam Dates
Application begins Yet to be announced
Last date of application Yet to be announced
Last of fee payment Yet to be announced
Date of release of admit card Yet to be announced
Date of Prelims Yet to be announced
Date of release of answer key Yet to be announced
Date of Mains examination Yet to be announced
UKPSC Eligibility 2020

UKPSC 2021 Exam Eligibility Criteria

The basic eligibility criteria that is required for the candidates to be eligible for the UKPSC examination is given below:

  • The candidates applying for the examination must be citizens of India.
  • Age Criteria: In order to be eligible to sit for the examination, the age of the candidates must be in between 21 to 42 years as on 1st July, 2020. The students belonging to OBC Categories get a relaxation of 3 years age and those from SC/ ST Category get 5 years relaxation.
  • Educational Qualifications: The candidates who wish to apply for the UKPSC Examination must hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognized University.
  • Physical Standards: Also, there are some specific physical standards that must be fulfilled by the candidates for the specific posts in order to be eligible to apply for that particular post.
UKPSC Application Process

UKPSC 2021 Exam Application Process

Candidates must follow the steps given below in order to apply for the UKPSC (Uttarakhand Public Service Commission) exam:

  • Visit the official website of the examination and click on the application link. Start filling up the form for Stage- 1 examination.
  • Fill in all the required details like date of birth, name, parents’ name, address, Aadhaar Number, mobile number, e-mail ID, class X and XII result, and other information.
  • After successfully filling up all the details and completing the registration process, candidates will receive their login credentials on their registered mobile number and e-mail ID along with an OTP. Keep the login credentials safely as they will be required in future.
  • Now, Start filling up the second stage of the form by logging into your profile again. Fill in the details like educational qualification, gender, caste, category and all that is related to the eligibility criteria.
  • After filling up the forms of both the stages, candidates are required to upload all the relevant documents like photograph, signature, caste certificate (if applicable). Make sure that all these documents are ready beforehand.
  • Carefully select the language for the examination and the center or zone preference.
  • After uploading all the required documents, Go to the payment page of the form and submit the application fees.
  • Candidates will receive a confirmation page of the payment of application. Students are advised to save it or get its print out for future reference.

Application Fees

  • The application fees can be paid using Debit and Credit cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile wallets etc.
  • The mode of submitting the application fees is online only.
  • Candidates are advised to keep a copy of the e-receipt generated after paying the application fees.
  • There is a difference in the application fees for the students from General and Reserved categories:
    • The application fee for the candidates belonging to General Category is Rs. 150.
    • For those candidates who belong to the SC/ ST and PwD category have to pay the application fees of Rs. 60.
UKPSC Admit Card

UKPSC 2021 Exam Admit Card

The admit card of the UKPSC examination will be released on the official website of the paper a few weeks before the examination. Candidates can easily find it on the website and download it without any difficulty.

How to download the UKPSC exam Admit card?

Admit cards for the examination are available on the official website of the paper. The steps to download the UKPSC Exam admit card is given below:

  • Visit the official website of the UKPSC Examination.
  • Check for the link to download the UKPSC Exam admit card.
  • A page for a new login will appear just after when you click on the link. Enter your login credentials there.
  • Download and save the admit card. Take its print out for the future reference.
  • If there is a mistake on your admit card, report to the respective authority immediately.
  • Take your valid identity proof along with your admit card at the exam center on the day of examination.
UKPSC Exam Pattern

UKPSC 2021 Exam Pattern

UKPSC (Uttarakhand Public Service Commission) exam is conducted in different stages. There are three phases of the examination, i.e., Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam and Personal Interview. Candidates are required to clear all the three stages in order to reach the final level of the selection process. Below is given the exam pattern of the UKPSC (Uttarakhand Public Service Commission) exam for the current year:

Stage 1: Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)

The first stage of the UKPSC Examination is the Preliminary Examination. A candidate has to first clear the preliminary stage in order to clear the examination.

  • The preliminary examination of UKPSC consists of two papers.
  • Each paper of the UKPSC examination consists of Objective type questions.
  • The duration of each paper will be of 2 hours only.
  • Each paper carries 150 marks.
  • Marks scored in prelims are qualifying in nature, They are counted in final merit.
  • The paper will be in both the languages, i.e., English and Hindi.
  • Paper I will be of General Studies which consist of 150 questions each carrying one mark. So, the total marks of GS paper will be 150 and the duration of the paper will be 2 hours.
  • Paper-II is of General Knowledge which has 100 questions in which each question carries 1.5 marks. Paper will be of 2 hours and carries total marks of 150.
Papers Subject Total Questions Duration of Paper Maximum Marks
Paper- I General Studies 150 2 Hours 150
Paper- II General Aptitude and English 100 2 Hours 150

Stage 2: Mains Examination (Descriptive Type Questions)

The second stage of the UKPSC recruitment process is the Mains Examination. Only those candidates who clear the preliminary examination are called for the Mains Examination. Preliminary Examination is only qualifying in nature, the marks scored in Pre exams are not counted in merit. Only the marks obtained in Mains examination are counted for Merit.

  • The written test consists of questions that are descriptive in nature and the paper will be of three hours.
  • Those candidates who clear the Mains examination are called for Final Personal Interview.
  • The language of the question papers in English.The language papers will be set in regional languages.
  • UKPSC Mains has 9 papers: 2 qualifying papers and 4 general studies papers and 2 optional papers.
Paper Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Paper- I Language 3 hours 200
Paper-II Indian History & National Movement, Social & Culture 3 hours 200
Paper- III Indian Administration, Social Justice & International Relations 3 hours 200
Paper- IV India Geography & World Geography 3 hours 200
Paper- V Economic & Social Development 3 hours 200
Paper- VI General Science and Technology 3 hours 200
Paper- VII General Interest and Science 3 hours 200

Stage 3: Final Interview

Interview is the final stage of selection in the UKPSC recruitment process. Only those candidates who clear both preliminary and mains examination are called for the final interview.

  • The main purpose of conducting interviews is to judge the mental caliber of the applicants. Interviews test the basic intellectual qualities and the social traits of the individuals applying for the post.
  • The questions asked in the interview are basically related to the current events that are of national and international importance.
  • Those candidates who fail to clear the interview or fail to secure minimum marks or cut- off as set by the commission in the first two stages, i.e., Preliminary and Mains examinations are not called for the final interview.
UKPSC Syllabus

UKPSC Exam 2021 Syllabus

Below is given the syllabus of the UKPSC (Uttarakhand Public Service Commission) examination.

The detailed UKPSC (Uttarakhand Public Service Commission) syllabus of Prelims Paper 1 is:

  • Current events of national and international importance
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Indian 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, Bio-diversity and Climate Change
  • General Science

The detailed UKPSC (Uttarakhand Public Service Commission) syllabus of Prelims Paper 2 is:

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision-making and problem solving
  • General mental ability

The UKPSC (Uttarakhand Public Service Commission) syllabus for the UKPSC Mains exam is as follows:

The UKPSC syllabus for the General Studies papers in the Main exam is given in the table below:

General Studies 1

  • Duration of the paper is 3 hours.
  • The syllabus is mentioned in the table below:


Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society

  • Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times
  • The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors/ contributions from different parts of the country
  • Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
  • Salient features of Indian Society
  • Diversity of India Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems, and their remedies
  • Effects of globalization on Indian society Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism
  • History of the world will include events from the 18th century such as the industrial revolution, world wars, redrawing of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism, etc.- their forms and effect on the society
  • Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country
  • Salient features of the world’s physical geography Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent)
  • Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
  • Geographical features and their location- Changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

General Studies 2

  • Paper will be of 2 hours and will be set in English.
  • The syllabus of this paper is given below:


Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations

  • Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions, and basic structure.
  • 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.
  • Important aspects of governance, transparency, and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures
  • Role of civil services in a democracy
  • 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
  • Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
  • Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, 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
  • Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these
  • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation
  • Issues relating to the development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources
  • Issues relating to poverty and hunger
  • Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate
  • India and its neighborhood- relations Bilateral, regional, and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

General Studies 3

  • The total marks will be 250 of this paper and the duration is 2 hours.
  • The syllabus of this paper is given below:


Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management

  • Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.
  • Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices
  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development, and employment.
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
  • Government Budgeting.
  • Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management. Land reforms in India.
  • Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy, and their effects on industrial growth.
  • Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security
  • Challenges to internal security through communication networks, the role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cybersecurity; money-laundering and its prevention Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
  • Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. Investment models. Science and technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
  • Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology
  • Conservation, environmental pollution, and degradation, environmental impact assessment
  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, bio-technology, and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
  • Disaster and disaster management.

General Studies 4

  • The questions will be based on Case Studies.
  • The paper will be of 250 marks.


Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude

  • Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants, and consequences of Ethics in human actions; 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 behavior; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
  • 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 Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption Case Studies on above issues.
  • 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 ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
  • Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance, and compassion towards the weaker sections.
  • Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.

UKPSC Vacancy Details

UKPSC is a state level examination which is organized by the Uttarakhand State government in order to fill various vacancies in the state of Uttarakhand. The positions that are filled through this exam come under Group A and Group B cadre in the state bureaucracy. The details of the vacancy is given below:

Name Of The Post Number Of Vacancies
Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) 45
Assistant Review Officer 56
Translator 06
Assistant Librarian 01
Uttarakhand Judicial Service Civil Judge (JD) 30
Civil Judge (Junior Division) 14
Personal Assistant 12
Assistant Conservator 45
Economical Statistical Officer 14
Typist 02
UKPSC Selection Process

UKPSC Exam Selection Process

UKPSC is one the most prestigious examination of the Uttarakhand State Government. The exam is conducted to recruit for the various civil services posts in the state. The selection in the UKPSC examination is made on the basis of three stages, i.e., Preliminary Examination, Mains Examination, and Interview Stage. Below is given detailed information regarding the selection process of the examination.

  1. Stage 1- Preliminary Examination: The first stage of the UKPSC Exam is the Preliminary Examination. There are 2 examinations conducted in this stage which are qualifying in nature. The types of questions in the paper are objective in nature. The marks scored in Preliminary examination are not counted in merit.
  2. Stage 2- Mains Examination: The second stage of the UKPSC exam is the Mains Examination. Only those candidates who clear the preliminary stage are eligible to appear for the mains examination. There are 9 papers in total which are of descriptive type.
  3. Stage 3- Personal Interview: The final stage of the UKPSC paper is the Interview round. Only those candidates who clear both Preliminary and Mains examinations are called for the final Interview round.

UKPSC Exam Previous Year Cut Off Trends

The official exam conducting authority releases the cut- off of the UKPSC Examination along with the result. The cut- off is the minimum score that the candidates have to qualify in order to be eligible for the next round of selection process. The various factors affecting the UKPSC Cut- off are the number of candidates appearing in the examination, the difficulty level of the paper, number of vacancies, marks scored by the candidates, etc. UKPSC Examination will be available on the official website of the paper. Below are given the steps to download the UKPSC Cut Off:

  1. Visit the official website of UKPSC.
  2. Search for the link of the UKPSC Cut- off and click on it.
  3. Download and save it for future reference.

Below is given the cut- off of the UKPSC examination for the year 2019.

Category Cutoff
General Male 794
General Female 760
OBC Male 730
OBC Female 724
SC Male 640
SC Female 642
ST Male 700
ST Female 620

UKPSC Exam Result and Merit List

In order to clear the examination, an acquire the space in the final merit list, candidates have to clear the qualifying papers and clear the minimum cut-off criteria. Candidates can check their results on the official website of the examination once the results are out. Below are given the steps for the same:

  1. Visit the official website of UKPSC, i.e.,
  2. Click on the link for UKPSC Result 2020 which is provided on the homepage.
  3. The result for UKPSC 2020 will be displayed on the screen after clicking on the link.
  4. Candidates can now download their result and check their qualifying status.
  5. Once the candidates download their result cars, they can find the following details on that:
    1. Name of the candidate
    2. Registration number
    3. Roll number
    4. Marks obtained in each component
UKPSC Preparation Tips

UKPSC Exam Preparation Tips

UKPSC is one of the most prestigious examinations of the Uttarakhand State. The exam requires a lot of hard work and consistency throughout the preparation. Below are given some of the preparation tips to prepare for the paper in a better way:

  1. Analyze the syllabus: Candidates must first of all analyze the complete syllabus of the UKPSC examination. Understanding the syllabus and dividing the time according to that is the most important step while preparing.
  2. Practice Previous Years’ Papers: Candidates can download the previous years’ papers of UKPSC available on the official site of the paper and practice them thoroughly before appearing for the final examination. This will help the candidates to understand the paper pattern and the types of questions asked in the exam.
  3. Revise: Revision is a priority. Candidates must prepare micro notes while preparing so that they can revise it at the end moment. This is to make sure that nothing is left out before the final exam.
  4. Practice Mock Tests: Students must buy a well-reputed test series and give as many mock tests as they can before appearing for the final examination. This should be done with a proper time limit to give you the feel of the actual examination. This will also help you analyze your preparation level. Also, there are many free mock tests available online to examine your preparation in a timed fashion.

UKPSC Exam Career Prospects

There is a lot of scope for growth in the UKPSC recruitment. Various posts that are offered to the candidates clearing the UKPSC examination are as follows:

  1. Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF)
  2. Assistant Review Officer
  3. Translator
  4. Assistant Librarian
  5. Uttarakhand Judicial Service Civil Judge (JD)
  6. Civil Judge (Junior Division)
  7. Personal Assistant
  8. Assistant Conservator
  9. Typist
  10. Economical Statistical Officer


Ques. What is the application fee of the UKPSC examination?

Ans. The application fees of the UKPSC examination is INR 150 for general category applicants and INR 60 for reserved category aspirants. The aspirants applying from the PwD category are exempted from payment of fees.

Ques. How many stages are there in the UKPSC paper?

Ans. UKPSC (Uttarakhand Public Service Commission) exam is conducted in different phases. The three phases of the examination are given below:

  • Preliminary Exam: The preliminary examination has objective type questions. This paper is of qualifying in nature and are not counted for merit.
  • Mains Exam: The mains examination has subjective questions. There are 9 papers, 5 are of General Science, 2 are language papers, and the other 2 are optional papers. The marks scored in all the GS and optional papers are counted in merit while the language papers are only qualifying in nature.
  • Interview: The students who clear both the exams are eligible for an interview. The marks scored in the Interview are counted in merit for final selection.

Ques. What details are required to download the UKPSC result?

Ans. Candidates are required to enter their username, password, and date of birth to check the UKPSC (Uttarakhand Public Service Commission) results.

Ques. Who can apply for the UKPSC Examination?

Ans. The graduates in any field who have cleared their graduation from the recognized University and are above the age of 21 years are eligible to apply for the UKPSC Examination.

Ques. What is the paper pattern of the UKPSC Preliminary examination?

Ans. There are two papers conducted in the Preliminary examination: General Studies and General Knowledge. Both the papers will be of two hours duration and carry 150 marks each. Paper I will have 150 questions of 1 mark each while paper II will have 100 questions of 1.5 marks each.

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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.