UPPSC Recruitment 2020: Check UPPSC PCS Exam Dates

UPPSC Recruitment 2020: Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission has released the official notification to recruit the 200 vacancies through Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services and Assistant Conservator of Forest / Range Forest Officer Services Examination-2020. UPPSC PCS prelims exam will be conducted on 11th October 2020. UPPCS is the exam conducting body of UP Government which conducts different examinations in the state. In this post, we have tried to answer all the frequently asked questions and provided important links that aspirants might find helpful.

Important Dates for UPPSC Recruitment 2020

Event Date
Date of Commencement of Online Application 21/04/2020
Last Date for Receipt of Examination Fee 2/06/2020
Last Date for Submission of Online Application 4/06/2020
Date of Preliminary exam 11th October 2020
    • Below are the important links to everything about UPPSC Recruitment 2020

UPPSC PCS Exam: Posts

The total number of vacancies for the Combined State Services Examination is about 200. The list of posts under UPPSC PCS 2020 examination is given below:

  • Deputy Collector,
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police,
  • Block Development Officer,
  • Assistant Regional Transport Officer,
  • Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Tax),
  • District Commandent Homeguards,
  • Treasury Officer/Accounts Officer (Treasury),
  • Cane Inspector and Assistant Sugar Commissioner,
  • Superintendent Jail,
  • Executive Officer Grade-I/Assistant Nagar Ayukta,
  • District Basic Education Officer/Associate DIOS & other equivalent Administrative Posts,
  • Assistant Director Industries (Marketing),
  • Assistant Labour Commissioner,
  • Senior Lecturer DIET,
  • Designated Officer,
  • Assistant Commissioner Industries, Statistical Officer,
  • Assistant Accounts Officer, (Treasury), Commercial Tax Officer, District Minority Welfare Officer,
  • District Food Marketing Officer, Executive Officer (Panchayati Raj), Deputy Secretary
    (Housing and Urban Planning),
  • Area Rationing Officer, District Backward Welfare Officer,
  • Naib Tehsildar, District Saving Officer, District Panchayat Raj Officer, District Social
    Welfare Officer, Accounts Officer (Nagar Vikas),
  • District Supply Officer Grade-2, Additional District Development Officer (Social Welfare), Passenger/Goods Tax Officer,
  • District Handicapped Welfare Officer,
  • Assistant District Employment Assistance Officer,
  • Accounts Officer (Local Bodies),
  • Regional Employment Officer,
  • Assistant Registrar (Cooperative),
  • Sub Registrar,
  • Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport),
  • District Probation Officer,
  • District Administrative Officer,
  • District Audit Officer (Revenue Audit),
  • Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-1 and Grade-2),
  • District Programme Officer,
  • District Youth Welfare and Pradeshik Vikas Dal Officer,
  • Labour Enforcement Officer,
  • Excise Inspector,
  • Child Development Project Officer,
  • Food safety Officer and Deputy Jailor.

UPPSC PCS Exam: Educational Qualifications

The candidates must possess Bachelors Degree of any recognised University or equivalent qualification. The post wise educational qualification is given below:

S. No Name of the Post Essential Qualification
1 Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport) Law Graduate
2 District Basik Shiksha Adhikari / Associate DIOS and Other equivalent administrative posts, District Administrative Office Post Graduate Degree
3 District Audit Officer (Revenue Audit) Commerce Graduate
4 Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-I) / Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-II) Degree in Science with Physics or Mechanical Engg. As one subject.
5 Assistant conservator of Forest A Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subject namely Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Geology, Forestry, Statistics or a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from a University established by Law in India or a Foreign University approved by the Central Government from time to time, or a qualification recognised by the Government as equivalent thereto.
6 Range Forest Officer of Forest A Bachelor’s Degree with two or more of the subjects, namely Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Forestry, Geology, Agriculture, Statistics, Horticulture and Environment or Bechelor’s Degree in Agriculture or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science from a University established by Law in India or possess a qualification recognized by the Government as equivalent thereto.
7 Assistant Labour Commissioner Degree in Arts with Sociology or Economics as a subject or Commerce/Law.
8 District Programme Officer Degree in Sociology or Social Science or Home Science or Social Work.
9 Senior Lecturer, DIET Post Graduate Degree with B.Ed.
10 District Probation Officer Post Graduate Degree in Psychology or Sociology or Social Work or any qualification equivalent thereto or Post Graduate Diploma in any Branch of Social Work from any recognised Institute of Social Work.
11. Designated Officer / Food Safety Officer (1) Post Graduate Degree in Chemistry as one of the subjects from a University established by law in India or a qualification recognised by the Government as equivalent thereto, or
(2) Atleast one of qualification prescribed for Direct Recruitment to the post of Food Safety Officer given as below:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Food Technology or Dairy Technology or Biotechnology or Oil Technology or Agricultural Science or Veterinary Sciences or Bio-Chemistry or Microbiology or Post Graduate Degree in Chemistry or Degree in Medicine from a recognised University, or any other equivalent/recognised qualification notified by the Central Government, Provided that no person who has any financial Interest in the manufacture, import or sale of any article of food shall be appointed to be a Food Safety Officer.
12. Statistical officer Post Graduate Degree in mathematics or Mathematical Statistics or Statistics or Agricultural Statistics from an university recognized by Law in India or equivalent qualification recognised by the Government.
13. Labour Enforcement Officer Bachelor’s degree with Economics or Sociology or commerce and Post Graduate Diploma or Post graduate Degree in Law / Labour relation / Labour welfare / Labour Law / Commerce / Sociology / Social work / Social welfare / Trade Management / Personnel Management.
14. Child Development Project Officer Graduate Degree in Sociology or Social Work or Home Science or any qualification equivalent thereto recognised by the Government.

UPPSC PCS Exam: Age Limit

Minimun Age 21 years
Maximum Age 40 years

The age relaxation for the reserved category candidates is provided below:

Category Age Relaxation Maximum Age Limit
OBC 5 years 43 years
SC 5 years 45 years
ST 5 years 45 years
PwD 15 years 55 years

UPPCS PCS Exam: Exam Pattern

The UPPSC PCS exam is a three-stage exam and the candidates need to appear in the UPPSC PCS prelims exam followed by mains exam & Interview (Personality Test). The prelims exam is an objective type exam comprising two question papers.

UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam Pattern

The Prelims exam of UPPSC PCS 2020 will be conducted in offline mode. There will be 2 papers conducted in different shift. The total marks allotted to each paper is 200 and the time allotted for each Paper is 2 hours. The total number of questions in Paper-1 (General Studies I) are 150 while Paper-2 is of 100 marks.

Paper Total Questions Marks Duration
Paper-1 – General Studies I 150 200 marks 2 Hours
Paper-2 – General Studies II (CSAT)
Qualifying in Nature
100 200 marks 2 Hours

Important Points:

  • Paper-II of the Preliminary Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
  • It is mandatory for the Candidates to appear in both the papers of Preliminary Examination.
  • The merit of the Candidates will be determined on the basis of marks obtained in Paper-I of the Preliminary Examination.

Mains Exam Pattern

The UPPSC PCS mains written examination will consist of six compulsory and two optional Papers. The time allotted for each paper is 3 hours. The Exam Pattern for mains examination is provided below:

Paper Name Marks Time Duration
General Hindi 150 3 Hours
Essay 150 3 Hours
General Studies – I 200 3 Hours
General Studies – II 200 3 Hours
General Studies – III 200 3 Hours
General Studies – IV 200 3 Hours
Optional Subject – Paper I 200 3 Hours
Optional Subject – Paper II 200 3 Hours
  • Personality Test (Interview)

The Personality Test (VIVA-VOCE) will constitute of 100 marks. The test will relate to the matter of general interest keeping the matter of academic interest in view and for general awareness, intelligence, character, expression power/personality, general suitability.

UPPCS PCS Exam: Exam Pattern

Prelims Syllabus

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • India and World geography
  • Indian Polity and Governance
  • Economic and Social Development
  • General Issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change- that do not require subject specialization.
  • General Science

Mains Syllabus

  • Comprehension.
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
  • Decision making and problem-solving.
  • General mental ability
  • ElementaryMathematicsuptoClass-X level Arithmatic, Algebra, Geometry and Statistics.
  • General English upto Class X level.
  • General Hindi upto Class X level.

Check Detailed UPPSC PCS 2020 Syllabus

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is there negative marking in the UPPSC Recruitment exam?

Yes. For every wrong answer, there is 1/3 negative marking in the Prelims Exam. Candidates must take extra care while answering.

Q. I was born in the state of Uttar Pradesh and later on moved to other state. Will I be eligible for Uttar Pradesh Provincial Civil Services?

You can sit for the exam if you can produce the domicile of Uttar Pradesh state.

Q. Can candidates from other states also apply for the UPPSC exam?

Yes, the candidates from other states can also apply. However, they will not get age relaxation based on state domicile.

Q. When is the last date to apply online for UPPSC PCS 2020 exam?

Application fee for the recruitment exam can be submitted by the candidates up to 2nd June, 2020 and the application form can then be submitted up to 4th June, 2020.

Q. What is the Age Limit for UPPSC Exam?

For appearing for UPPSC 2020 exam Candidates must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have crossed the age of 40 years on July 1, 2020

Q. What is the Minimum Physical Standards for ACF/RFO?

The Minimum Physical standards for the recruitment of ACF/RFO post for Male and female are as follows:

Sex Height Chest girth (Fully expanded)
Male 163 cms (152.5 cms*) 84 cms (5 cm expansion)
Female 150 cms (145.0 cms*) 79 cms (5 cm expansion)

Q. What is the UPPSC PCS Selection Procedure?

The selection procedure of UPPSC PCS consists of 3 stages: Prelims, Mains and Interview.

Q. Is Hindi language must at secondary level to be eligible for UPPSC state and upper subordinate services examination?

Yes, Hindi at the higher secondary level is a must to have essential qualifications.

Q. What is the educational qualification required to be eligible for UPPSC state and upper subordinate services examination?

Any graduate from a recognized university is eligible for UPPSC. However, some posts require some special qualifications.

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