UPPSC PCS Syllabus 2018 Pre and Mains Upper Subordinate Exam Pattern

UPPSC PCS Syllabus 2018 Pre and Main Exam :
Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) will conduct a preliminary written exam for Provincial Civil Service (PCS). The main exam will be held for qualifieds in Pre exam. Every year, UPPSC conducts this exam for various posts. Those candidates who want to get selected for these posts should prepared hard as the competition is tough. Candidates should know complete details regarding the particular exam they are preparing. Syllabus and exam pattern is one of the main things they should be aware of. So, here we are providing the syllabus of UPPSC PCS Pre and Main exam.

UPPSC PCS Syllabus 2018 Pre Exam pattern

UPPSC Upper Subordinate Service / Provincial Civil Service (PCS) Pre Exam Pattern

The Preliminary examination will consist of two compulsory papers of which answer sheet be on OMR sheets. The papers shall be 200 marks each and of two hours durations. Both the papers shall be objective Type & multiple choice in which there shall be 150-100 questions Respectively. The timing of paper I will be from 9.30 to 11.30 A.M. and paper II from 2.30 to 4.30 P.M.
Note : (1) Paper-II of the Preliminary Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimun qualifying marks
fixed at 33%. (2) It is mendatory for the Candidates to appear in both the papers of Preliminary Examination
for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he does not appear in both
in papers. (3) The merit of the Candidates will be determined on the basis of marks obtained in Paper-I of the Preliminary Examination.

UPPSC PCS Syllabus 2018 - Upper Subordinate Services Pre Exam Syllabus

PAPER - I General Studies-I (200 marks) Duration:Two hours
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- that do not require
subject specialization.
General Science

PAPER- II General Studies-II (200 marks) Duration:Two hours
Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
Decision making and problem solving.
General mental ability
Elementary Mathematics upto Class X level- Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Statistics.
General English upto Class X level.
General Hindi upto Class X level.

Current events of national and international importance:- On Current Events of National and International importance,
candidates will be expected to have knowledge about them.

History of India and Indian National Movement:- In History emphasis should be on broad understanding social,
economic and political aspects of Indian history. In the Indian National Movement, the candidates are expected to
have synoptic view of nature and character of the freedom movement, growth of nationalism and attainment of

Indian and world Geography - Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World:- In World Geography
only general understanding of the subject will be expected. Questions on the Geography of India will relate to
Physical, Social & Economic Geography of India.
Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues,
etc:- In Indian Polity, Economic and Culture, questions will test knowledge of country’s political system including
Panchayati Raj and Community Development, broad features of Economic policy in India and Indian Culture.

Economic and Social Development - Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector
initiatives, etc:- The candidates will be tested with respect to problems and relationship between Population,
Enviornment and Urbanisation.
General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.
General awareness of the subject is expected from candidates.

General Science:- Questions on General Science will cover general appreciation and understanding of Science
including matters of every day observation and experience, as may be expected of a well educated person, who has
not made a special study of any scientific discipline.
Note:- Candidate are expected to have general awareness about the above subjects with special reference to Uttar
(1) Arithmetic:- (i) Number systems: Natural Numbers, Integers, Rational and irrational numbers, Real numbers,
Divisors of an Integer, prime integers, L.C.M. and H.C.F. of integrs and their interrelationship.
(ii) Average (iii) Ratio and proportion (iv) Percentage (v) Profit and Loss (vi) Simple and Compound interests (vii)
Work and Time. (viii) Speed, Time and Distance
(2) Algebra:- (i) Factors of polynomials, L.C.M. and H.C.F. of polynomials and their interrelationship, Remainder
theorem, simultaneous linear equations, quadratic equations. (ii) Set Theory: Set null set, subsets and proper
subsets of a set, operations (Union, Intersections, difference, symmetric difference) between sets, Venn diagram.
(3) Geometry:- (i) Constructions and theorems regarding triangle, rectangle, square, trapezium and circles, their
perimeter and area. (ii) Volume and surface area of sphere, right circular cylinder, right circular Cone and Cube.
(4) Statistics:- Collection of data, Classification of data, frequency, frequency distribution, tabulation, cumulative
frequency. Representation of data - Bar diagram, Pie chart, histogram, frequency polygon, comulative frequency curves (ogives), Measures of Central tendency: Arithmetic mean, Median and Mode.
(1) Comprehension.
(2) Active Voice and Passive Voice.
(3) Parts of Speech.
(4) Transformation of Sentences.
(5) Direct and Indirect Speech.
(6) Punctuation and Spellings.
(7) Words Meanings.
(8) Vocabulary & usage.
(9) Idioms and Phrases.
(10) Fill in the Blanks.
सामान्य हिंदी (हाईस्कूल स्तर तक) के पाठ्यक्रम में सम्मिलित किए जाने वाले विषय

(1) हिंदी वर्णमाला, विराम चिन्ह
(2) शब्द रचना, वाक्य रचना, अर्थ,
(3) शब्द-रूप,
(4) संधि, समास,
(5) क्रियाएँ,
(6) अनेकार्थी शब्द,
(7) विलोम शब्द,
(8) पर्यायवाची शब्द,
(9) मुहावरे एवं लोकोक्तियाँ
(10) तत्सम एवं तद्भव, देशज, विदेशी (शब्द भंडार)
(11) वर्तनी
(12) अर्थबोध
(13) हिंदी भाषा के प्रयोग में होने वाली अशुद्धियाँ
(14) उ.प्र. की मुख्य बोलियाँ

The test is held for following posts.
Deputy Collector (DC), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Treasury Officer/Accounts Officer (Treasury), Cane Inspector and Assistant Sugar
Commissioner, Superintendent Jail, Manager Credit (Small Industries), Manager Marketing and
Economic Survey (Small Industries), Naib Tehsildar, District Saving Officer, District Panchayat Raj
Officer, District Social Welfare Officer, Block Development Officer, Assistant
Regional Transport Officer, Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Tax), District Commandent
Homeguards, Executive Officer (Nagar Vikas), Accounts Officer (Nagar
Vikas), District Supply Officer Grade-2, Additional District Development Officer (Social Welfare),Executive Officer Grade-I/Assistant Nagar Ayukta, District Basic
Education Officer/Associate DIOS & other equivalent Administrative Posts, Assistant Director
Industries (Marketing), Assistant Labour Commissioner (ALO), Senior Lecturer DIET, Designated Officer,
Assistant Commissioner Industries, U.P. Agriculture Service Group-”B” (Development Branch), District
Administrative Officer, District Audit Officer (Revenue Audit), Assistant Controller Legal Measurement
(Grade-1), District Programme Officer, District Youth Welfare and Pradeshik Vikas Dal OfficerStatistical 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,
Passenger/Goods Tax Officer, District Handicapped Welfare Officer, Assistant Employment Officer,
Accounts Officer (Local Bodies), Regional Employment Officer, Assistant Registrar (Cooperative),
Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport), District Probation Officer, District Horticulture
Officer Grade-2, District Horticulture Officer Grade-1 and Superintendent Govt. Garden, District Horticulture
Officer, District Cane Officer.

UPPSC PCS Main Exam Syllabus and Pattern

UPPSC PCS Main Exam Pattern

SUBJECTS FOR THE MAIN (WRITTEN) EXAMINIATION :The Written examiniation will consist of the following
compulsory and optional subjects.The syllabus whereof is mentioned in Appendix-6 of this advertisment.The
candidates have to select any two subjects from the list of optional subjects for main examination. Each
optional subject will consist of two papers.
1. Gereral Hindi - 150 marks
2. Essay - 150 marks
3. General Studies (i-Paper) - 200 marks
4. General Studies (ii-Paper) - 200 marks

General studies paper - I & Paper - II : Shall be objective type containing 150 questions and for solving
the questions two hours time is allowed. For other compulsory and optional papers three hours time is
allowed.Two hundred maximum marks has been allotted for each optional question paper.
Note :1. Timing of Examination Paper of 2 hours will be 9.30 am to 11.30 am and 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm. 2 .
Timing of examination paper of 3 hours is 9.30 am to 12.30 pm & 2 pm to 5 pm. 3 . A candidate shall be
required to obtain such minimum marks in the compulsory paper of General Hindi, as may be determined by
the Government or the Commission, as the case may be. There shall be Two sections in all the question
papers of all Optional subjects and each section will include Four questions. Candidates are required to
answer only Five questions while they must select minimum, Two question from each section.

Agriculture, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Geography, Economics, Sociology, Philiosophy, Geology, Psychology, Botany, Law, Animal Husbandry
& Veterinary Science, Statistics
Defence Studies, Management, History, Social Work, Political Science & International Relations
Anthropology, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, English Literature, Urdu Lit., Arabic Lit., Hindi Lit., Persian Lit., Sanskrit Lit.,
Comerce & Accountancy, Public, Agricultural Eniginnering, Administration

Note: A candidate will not be allowed to offer more than one subject from the -
Group ‘A’ Group ‘B’ Group ‘C’
1. Social Work
2. Anthropology
3. Sociology

Group B

Group C
1. Agriculture
2. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

Group ‘D’
1. Civil Engineering
2. Mechanical Engineering
3. Electrical Engineering
4. Agriculture Engineering
5. Persian Literature
6. Sanskrit Literature

Group ‘E’
1. English Literature
2. Hindi Literature
3. Urdu Literature
4. Arabic Literature

Group ‘F’
1. Political Science and International Relations
2. Public Administration

Group ‘G’
1. Management
2. Public Administration

UPPSC PCS Main Exam Syllabus

1. History of India-Ancient, Mediaeval, Modern 2. Indian National Movement and Indian Culture 3. Population,
Environment and Urbanization in Indian Context 4. World Geography, Geography of India and its natural resources.
5. Current events of national and international importance. 6. Indian Agriculture, Trade and Commerce. 7. Specific
knowledge of U.P. regarding education, culture, Agriculture, Trade Commerce, The methods of living and Social
History of India and Indian culture will cover the broad history of the country from about the middle of the nineteenth
century and would also include questions on Gandhi, Tagore and Nehru. The part on current events of national and
international importance will include questions also on sports and games.
1. Indian Polity, 2. Indian Economy 3. General Science (Role of Science and technology in the development of India
including science in every day life) 4. General Mental ability. 5. Statistical Analysis, Graphs and Diagrams.
The part relating to the Indian polity will include questions on the political system in India and Indian constitution. The
Indian economy will cover broad features of economic policy in India. The part relating to role and impact of science
and technology in the development of India, questions will be asked to test the candidates awareness in this field
Emphasis will be on the applied aspects. The part relating to statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams will include
exercise to test the candidates ability to draw common sense conclusions from information presented in statistical
graphical or diagrammatical form and to point out deficiencies limitation or inconsistencies there in.
There will be three sections in the question paper of Essay. Candidates will have to select one topic from each section
and they are required to write essay in 700 words on each topic. In the three sections, topics of essay will be based
on following sphere :
Section A : (1) Literature and Culture. (2) Social sphere. (3) Political sphere.
Section B: (1) Science, Environment and Technology. (2) Economic Sphere (3) Agriculture, Industry and Trade.
Section C (1) National and International Events. (2) Natural Calamities, Land slide, Earthquake, Deluge, Drought etc.
(3) National Development programmes and projects.

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 and general suitability for the service.

The question papers shall be in English in Roman Script and Hindi in Devnagri Script.
The standard of knowledge required of candidates in compulsory and optional subjects
will be such as a young man holding a Bachelor’s Degree of a University is expected to have except where the syllabus indicating otherwise.

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