As do other exams “Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) PCS” (Provincial Civil Service) is the arduous exam conducted by UPPSC in the state of Uttar Pradesh for the senior administrative posts in the state and it comes beneath Group A & Group B clearing this exam gives the aspirants/ test takers to have a career in bureaucracy in stateful & they hold numerous posts in the divisional and district. Not only that UPPSC had changed the PCS Exam Pattern from UPPSC Prelims 2018 onward & syllabus is based on the new PCS exam pattern of UPPSC 2020.
|Name of the Exam||PCS (Provincial Civil Service)|
|Conducting Body||Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission(UPPSC)|
|Language||English & Hindi|
|Exam Level||State Government Job (UP)|
|Exam Cities||Across the Uttar Pradesh|
|Helpdesk Exam No.||0532 – 2407547 &
+91 – 8765973668
|Age Limit||21 (Minimum) to 40 years (Maximum)|
Presently “UPPSC” conducts the PCS exams in 3 levels/ stages with slight changes for the “Prelims & Main Exam” of UPPSC. Besides these exams are meant to serve as a screening test only & the scores obtained in the PCS and Preliminary Examination by the test takers qualified for admission to the “Main exam’. The selection process includes
The nature of the PCS preliminary exam is Objective Type/ MCQ & this exam pattern is act as a filtering agent to weed out test-takers/ aspirants. In addition “Preliminary Exam” comprises of two papers i.e., General Studies I & General Studies II, with Objective/ MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions both the papers are of 200 marks.
|Preliminary Exam Paper Pattern (PCS)||Marks||Questions||Duration||Type|
|General Studies-I||200||150||2 hrs||Offline Mode (OMR Sheets)|
Stratagem marking for PCS Prelims Exam
The Main Exam of PCS nature is “Subjective Type” & it consists of 8 papers
|PCS Main Exam Pattern||Duration||Marks/ Scores|
|General Hindi||3 hrs||150|
|General Studies Paper-1||3 hrs||200|
|General Studies Paper-2||3 hrs||200|
|General Studies Paper-3||3 hrs||200|
|General Studies Paper-4||3 hrs||200|
|Optional Paper-1||3 hrs||200|
|Optional Paper-2||3 hrs||200|
As more the optional subject will have two question papers of 200 marks each, it covers
This is the final call/ round for “PCS Exam” test-takers who qualify “Main exam” (PCS) will be called for the Personnel Interview with approximately 100 Marks & there is no set pattern for the PCS “Personal Interview” and it differs from test-takers to test takers. Furthermore, the interview is conducted on the office premises in “Prayagraj” of the UPPSC. Yet the test takers/ candidates need to report at the office on the assigned date, as well in the interview process, all the original documents related to the academic records & professional experience are verified by the office staff and the test takers/ candidates are assigned to a particular interview board of UP. In which each & every board is chaired by the member of the commission of UP (Uttar Pradesh). Beyond the exam pattern, the number of candidates passing the prelims exam was also changed recently right now the number of test-takers passing the Preliminary Exam is restricted to 13 times the number of vacancies, also the number of test-takers passing the PCS main exam will be 2 times the number of vacancies & and this ratio was 18 times sooner. Moreover, the Personal Interview (PCS) is to check the personal suitability, mental and analytical ability of the candidate/ test-takers career in the state services & they must aware of the current affairs all over the globe.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.