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UPPSC 2020- Eligibility criteria, Application Process, Admit card, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

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Oct 20, 2020

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“UPPSC” is a state-level organization that conducts recruitment Exams in Uttar Pradesh. The conducting body of UPPSC conducts the list of examinations throughout the year to find the most eligible candidates for different departments of the public sector in the state. It covers:

  • Assistant Registrar Examination
  • Combined State/ Upper Subordinate Preliminary Examination
  • Combined State/ Upper Subordinate Main Examination.
  • R.O/A.R.O Preliminary Examination
  • R.O/A.R.O Main Examination
  • Assistant Prosecuting Officer Examination
  • U.P. Nyayic Seva (Junior Division) Examination
  • Combined State Engineering Examination.
  • A.P.S. Examination

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UPPSC Exam Summary

UPPSC PCS Exam Summary 2020

Conducting Body Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission(UPPSC)
Exam Level State Government Job
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Offline
Language English & Hindi
Selection Process
  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview
Age Limit 21 to 40 years
Vacancy 200
Exam Cities Across the Uttar Pradesh
Notification Link Online Application Link
Official Website
Helpdesk Exam No. 0532 – 2407547;
+91 – 8765973668

UPPSC PCS & ACF/ RFO Notification 2020

Anyway the exam date for UPPSC “PCS & ACF/ RFO” 2020 has been released by UPPSC along with its official calendar but due to uncertainties because of the Covid-19 epidemic and the consequent lockdown it can be delayed. Despite that the tentative dates for UPPSC “PCS & ACF/ RFO” 2020 exam and the other important dates related to “Online Application” in the following table:

UPPSC Exam Events

Events of UPPSC PCS 2020

Events of UPPSC PCS 2020 Date
Advt. Number (UPPSC) A-1/E-1/2020
2020 UPPSC PCS Notification released date April 21, 2020
2020 UPPSC PCS Application Form start date April 21, 2020
2020 UPPSC PCS Application Form end date June 4, 2020
Fee Payment (Last Date) June 2, 2020
2020 UPPSC PCS Prelims Admit Card date Between September to October (2020)
Prelims Exam Date 2020 October 11, 2020
Prelims Result 2020 May be October 2020(Tentative)
Mains Exam Date 2021 (Tentative)January 22, 2021
Main Exam Result Date 2021 (Tentative) March 2021
Personality Test Date (Tentative) April 2021
UPPSC Upcoming Exams

Upcoming Exams of UPPSC

“UPPSC” (Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission) has released the official notification for the UPPSC PCS and ACF/ RFO 2020 exam and there are approximately 200 vacancies to hire. Over the UPPSC “PCS & Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) / Range Forest Officer Services (RFO)” Group A and Group B Officers are selected for the administrative services of the state government.

Download UPPSC Exam Schedule 2020:

  • At the commencement make a visit to the official website i.e.; of the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC)
  • Ensuring on landing on the home page, aspirants/ test-takers will see various columns in the website.
  • Subsequently, over there, search for the “Latest News” section present on the right-hand side of the user in that section, guys will see the UPPSC Exam Calendar 2020 link appearing over there & hit the button.
  • Instantaneously, a new page opens on the screen showing the UPPSC Annual Exam Calendar 2020 in a PDF format, then the user checks the details present on it & downloads the PDF to their system/ mobile.
UPPSC Eligibility

UPPSC PCS Eligibility Criteria 2020

At first glance, the aspirants must check and confirm the eligibility criteria released by UPPSC for PCS 2020. Provincial Civil Service “PCS” the complete details about the UPPSC eligibility is mentioned below. It contains

  • Educational Qualification
  • Age Limit
  • Few Post require Specialized Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit

Age Limit – 21 Years Old (Minimum) to 40 Years Old (Maximum) as on 1st July 2020 & too this age limit is for both Upper Subordinate Services/ Combined State Examination 2020 & yet it also gives “Age Relaxation” Criteria.

Category Upper Age Limit UP PCS Eligibility Age limit
SC/ ST/ OBC of Uttar Pradesh 45 years 5 years
Skilled players of classified games of Uttar Pradesh 45 years 5 years
State Govt. employees of Uttar Pradesh 45 years 5 years
Emergency Commissioned Officers of Uttar Pradesh 45 years 5 years
Short Service Commissioned Officers of Uttar Pradesh 45 years 5 years
Ex-Army Personnel of U.P. (who have rendered five years service in Army) 45 years 5 years
Physically Challenged candidates of Uttar Pradesh 55 years 15 years

Educational Qualification for UPPSC PCS & ACF/ RFO

By virtue of eligibility criteria UPPSC “PCS ACF/ RFO” 2020, the aspirants/ candidates appearing for Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services should hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized organization, further few posts require educational qualification in specific fields is mentioned hereunder

Post Essential Qualification
DAO (District Administrative Office) PG (Post Graduate Degree)
Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport) Law Graduate Degree
ContRoller Legal Measurement Assistant (Grade-I & II) UG Degree in science with Physics or Mechanical Engineering
Range Forest Officer of Forest/ Assistant Conservator of Forest UG Degree in Agriculture, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics Mathematics, Geology Forestry,
Statistics or Engineering from a University established by Law in India or a Foreign University approved by the Central Government from time to time
Labor Commissioner (Assistant) UG Degree in Arts with Sociology/ Economics/ Commerce/ Law
DPO (District Program Officer) UG Degree in Sociology/ Social Science/ Home Science/ Social Work
(DIET) Senior Lecturer PG with B. Ed (Post Graduate Degree)
Food Safety Officer/ Designated Officer PG (Post Graduate Degree) in Chemistry as one of the subjects from a University established by law in India / Bachelor’s Degree in Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Biotechnology / Oil Technology/ Agricultural Science/ Veterinary Sciences/ Biochemistry/ Microbiology / Post Graduate Degree in Chemistry or Degree in Medicine from a Recognized University
DPO (District Probation Officer) (PG) Post Graduate Degree in Psychology/ Sociology/ Diploma in any branch of Social Work from any recognized institute
SF (Statistical Officer) PG (Post Graduate) in Mathematical / Agricultural Statistics/ Mathematics
LEF (Labor Enforcement Officer) UG Degree with Economics/ Sociology/ Commerce/ Post Graduate in Law/ Labor relation/ Labor welfare/ Social work/ Trade Management/ Personnel Management
CDPO (Child Development Project Officer) UG (Graduate Degree) in Sociology/ Social Work/ Home Science
(Revenue Audit) District Adult Officer UG Commerce Graduate Degree

Physical Standard

It mentions certain physical standard requirements for below posts:

  • The Assistant Conservator of Forest
  • Range Forest Officer
Sex Height Chest Girth (Fully Expanded) Expansion
Male 163 Cm 84 Cm 5 Cm
Female 150 Cm 79 Cm 5 Cm

Walking Test

  • Test Takers/ Candidates – Male : Finish walking 25 Km (4 hours)
  • Test Takers/ Candidates – Female : Finish walking 15 Km (4 hours)
UPPSC Application Process

UPPSC 2020 Application Process

At Present, UPPSC PCS and ACF/ RFO 2020 Online Application Form Link & UP PCS Application Form 2020 “Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission'' (UPPSC) had released the notification for online Application Form 2020 for 200 vacancies in Provincial Civil services (PCS).

  • The Application Form 2020 was released at the official website and at the homepage of the website, aspirants/ candidates click on “Apply Online Link”.
  • Fill up the personal details, educational qualification, contact details, UP PCS exam centre, upload scanned photo & signature in prescribed size & format etc in the application form.
  • Subsequently filling all details candidates/ test takers need to pay the application fee through Debit card/Credit card/Net banking & they can take a printout of the application form and for future reference, they save the registration number & the password carefully.
  • Finally, applicants who successfully filled the application form can download the UP PCS admit card 2020 for mains exam from September 25 tentatively. On the other hand, Candidates/ test takers must also check the UPPCS Question Paper 2020 for preparation of “UPPSC'' exams.

UPPSC Application Fee “PCS & ACF/ RFO” 2020

Later the category wise online application fee for PCS & Assistant Conservator of Forest (A.C.F.) / Range Forest Officer (R.F.O.) Services Examination - 2020 is hereunder:

Category wise list Fee Structure
Freedom Fighters/ Women In case of their original category/ details
General/ OBC/ Economically Weaker Sections Exam fee Rs. 100/- + Online processing fee Rs. 25/-, Total = Rs. 125/-
SC/ST Exam fee Rs. 40/- + On-line processing fee Rs. 25/-, Total = Rs. 65/-
Varies “Abled Person” Exam fee NIL On-line processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 25/-
Ex-Serviceman Exam fee Rs. 40/- + On-line processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 65/-
UPPSC Syllabus

UPPSC Syllabus 2020

Prelims Syllabus for Paper I

  • Indian Governance & Polity
  • Current events of National and International importance
  • Indian History: Ancient, Medieval, Modern
  • Indian & World Geography: Physical, Social, Economic geography of India & World
  • Social & Economic Development
  • General Science
  • Environmental Ecology, Climate Change & Biodiversity

Prelims Syllabus for Paper II

  • Interpersonal skills (including communication skills)
  • Comprehension
  • Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • General Mental Ability
  • General English (Class X Level)
  • General Hindi (Class X Level)
  • Elementary Mathematics (class X level – Algebra, Geometry, Arithmetic & Statistics)

PCS Main Exam I Syllabus

Main Exam comprises 8 papers & the marks secured in the UPPSC PCS main exam are the deciding factor in the final selection/ round for aspirants/ candidates.

Name of Exam UPPSC PCS Mains (Written) Examination
Number of Papers (8)
  • General Hindi
  • Essay
  • General Studies I
  • General Studies II
  • General Studies III
  • General Studies IV
  • Optional Subject – Paper 1
  • Optional Subject – Paper 2
Duration of Exam Exams will be scheduled over a seven days duration
  • In Morning Session – 9.30 AM to 12.30 AM &
  • In Afternoon Session – 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM (Time to Complete exam)
Maximum Marks All General Studies papers & Optional subject papers will be of 200 marks each
  • General Hindi – 150 marks
  • Essay – 150 marks
  • Total – 1500 marks
Type of Exam Offline (Pen-paper)
Optional Subjects According to the new pattern, aspirants have to choose only one optional subject (two papers) from the prescribed list given
Nature of Questions Essay/descriptive type

UPPSC Syllabus: Mains Paper II

Main Paper II will be of 3 sections in the question paper of Candidates/ Aspirants will have to select “Essay”, one topic from each section and they are required to write an essay in 700 words on each topic/ subject. Totally three sections, topics of the essay will be based on the following:

  • Section A: Literature and Culture, Political sphere, & Social sphere
  • Section B: Science, Environment and Technology, Economic Sphere, Trade, Industry & Agriculture,
  • Section C: Natural Calamities, Landslide, Earthquake, National Development programs and projects, National & International Events, Deluge, Drought etc
UPPSC Exam Pattern

UPPSC Exam Pattern 2020

“Exam Pattern” of UPPSC PCS & ACF/ RFO. Plus the UPPSC PCS Exam includes 3 stages UPPSC PCS 2020 Notification are mentioned hereunder

  1. Prelims: 2 Papers ( Objective )
  2. Mains: 8 papers (essay/ descriptive type)
  3. Interview

Prelims Exam Pattern (PCS & ACF/ RFO)

This exam pattern is used as a filtering agent to find the most eligible candidates/ aspirants. Prelims comprises two papers i.e., Paper I & Paper II, with MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) both the papers are of 200 marks.

Name of Exam UPPSC (PCS & ACF/ RFO) Preliminary Exam
No. of Papers (2) Paper 1 – General Studies I
Paper 2 – General Studies II (CSAT)
Duration of Exam Two hours for each paper
Maximum Marks 200 marks each
Number of Questions Paper I: 150 questions
Paper II: 100 questions
Nature of Questions MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)
Exam Type Offline using OMR sheets (Pen-paper)

Scheme for marking UPPSC Prelims Exam

  1. Initially “Paper I” will decide the cut-off of the exam and in “Paper II” candidates/ aspirants need to score 33% marks.
  2. In addition 0.33% negative marking/ minus marking will be given for each & every incorrect/ wrong answer,
  3. Exemplar, if the maximum marks allotted for a question is 2 marks means, then answering it wrong would incur 0.66 marks of penalty
  4. Inside the “OMR sheet” filling multiple circles on for the same question would be treated as an incorrect/ wrong answer and it would lead to negative mark/ minus mark, too there is no negative marking for blank/ leaving questions

UPPSC Mains Exam Pattern

Further aspirants/ candidates who qualified for the PCS & ACF/ RFO prelims exam are called for the mains exam and the marks of mains exam will be considered for the final selection of the candidates/ aspirants/ test takers. It comprises 8 papers which are descriptive in nature. It is a merit deciding round, it holds as it is of 1500 marks a great weight age. Yet two major changes in the UPPSC main exam pattern are as follows.

  1. At first “UPPSC” did away with the objective type papers and re-introduced the descriptive type papers as in the past but with the increase in the number of papers.
  2. At present “UPPSC” introduced the ‘Ethics’ paper which was not there in earlier/ past days

Interview for UPPSC

Ultimately this is the last round of UPPSC Exam, test takers/ candidates who qualify the Mains exam will be called for the Personnel Interview, it will be of 100 Marks. A Board appointed by the UPPSC conducted the interview for test takers/ candidates.

  1. In this the objective of the interview is to check the personal suitability of the candidate for the career in the state services by an unbiased observers & board of competent.
  2. Next in the personality test apart from their academic study, candidates/ test takers must be aware of the affairs happening in & around the state/ country
  3. At last the interview is more of a purposeful conversation intended to explore the analytical ability & mental qualities of the candidate/ test takers.

In the final analysis, the “UPPSC PCS” 2021 Result of the preliminary exam will be published after a few days of examination, after qualifying in the preliminary exam, an individual will be able to appear in the main exam at last.



Ques. What is the UPPSC age eligibility for PCS?

Ans. For the candidates who belong to the General or OBC Categories, the age limit is 21 to 40 years, on the other hand the age is relaxed by five years for the students belonging to the categories like SC/ST.

Ques. Who is a PCS officer?

Ans. PCS officers are the civil servants of Uttar Pradesh (UP) government and are engaged in the administration of the state.

Ques. What are the UPPSC exam eligibility criteria?

Ans. The UPPSC eligibility criteria 2020 is mainly based on age and educational qualifications

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