“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:
|Exam Name||UPPSC PCS and ACF/RFO|
|Conducting Body||Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission(UPPSC)|
|Exam Level||State Government Job|
|Language||English & Hindi|
|Age Limit||21 to 40 years|
|Exam Cities||Across the Uttar Pradesh|
|Notification Link||Online Application Link|
|Helpdesk Exam No.||0532 – 2407547;
+91 – 8765973668
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:
|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” (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.
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
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|
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
|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|
It mentions certain physical standard requirements for below posts:
|Sex||Height||Chest Girth (Fully Expanded)||Expansion|
|Male||163 Cm||84 Cm||5 Cm|
|Female||150 Cm||79 Cm||5 Cm|
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).
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/-|
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)||
|Duration of Exam||Exams will be scheduled over a seven days duration
|Maximum Marks||All General Studies papers & Optional subject papers will be of 200 marks each
|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|
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:
“Exam Pattern” of UPPSC PCS & ACF/ RFO. Plus the UPPSC PCS Exam includes 3 stages UPPSC PCS 2020 Notification are mentioned hereunder
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)|
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.
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.
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.