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UPPSC PCS Exam 2020: Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission 2020 invites applicants for recruitment for the post of Group A officer and Group B Officer in the administrative services of the Uttar Pradesh state Government.Candidates who are interested to join the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission 2020 can apply by 21/May/2020.

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UPPSC PCS 2020 New Exam Pattern

The UP PCS conducts the Uttar Pradesh Combined State/ Upper Subordinate Exam every year for the post of civil services officers.

In this article, we will update candidates to the new exam pattern of UPPCS Pre and PCS Mains exam pattern and syllabus. For the preparation of competitive exams, the 2020 syllabus of the exam is very important, it decides the path of preparation and the depth of UPPSC PCS Exam 2020.

UPPSC PCS 2020 Exam Pattern       

The UPPSC  conducts the exam in 3 stages:

  • Prelims – 2 Papers (Multiple Choice Questions)
  • Mains – 8 Papers (Essay / Descriptive Type)
  • Interview

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UPPCS Prelims 2020 Exam Pattern

  • Exam Name: Combined State/ Upper subordinate Services Preliminary Examination 2020
  • Papers: Paper I – General Studies, Paper 2 – General Studies CSAT
  • UPPCS Prelims Exam Date: 21 June 2020
  • Time Duration: 2 Hour each
  • Exam Duration: Paper I – 9:30 AM – 11:30 Am, Paper-II- 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Maximum Marks: 200 marks Each
  • Number of Questions: Paper I – 150 Questions, Paper-II- 100 Questions
  • Type of Exam: Offline Mode
  • Questions Nature: Multiple Choice Questions
  • Negative Marking: 0.33%

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UPPSC PCS 2020 Mains Exam Pattern

  • Exam Name: Combined State/ Upper subordinate Services Mains Examination 2020
  • Number of Papers: 8 Papers
    • General Hindi,
    • Essay,
    • General Studies I, II, III, IV,
    • Optional Subject Paper I,
    • Optional Subject paper II
  • UPPCS Exam Date 2020: Announced Soon
  • Exam Duration: 3 Hours each
  • Maximum Marks:  Total: 1500 Marks
    1. General Hindi: 150 marks,
    2. Essay: 150 Marks,
    3. All General Studies paper: 200 marks each
    4. Optional Papers: 200 marks each
  • Exam Type: Offline Mode
  • Nature of Questions: Essay/ Descriptive Type
  • Optional Subjects: 34 Optional Subjects
    1. Agriculture & Veterinary Science
    2. Arabic Lit.
    3. Agricultural Engineering
    4. Anthropology
    5. Animal Husbandry
    6. Botany
    7. Chemistry
    8. Civil Engineering
    9. Commerce & Accountancy
    10. Defense Studies
    11. Electrical Engineering
    12. Economics
    13. English Lit.
    14. Geography
    15. Geology
    16. History
    17. Hindi Lit.
    18. Law
    19. Management
    20. Medical Science
    21. Mathematics
    22. Mechanical Engineering
    23. Political Science & International Relations
    24. Persian Lit.
    25. Psychology
    26. Philosophy
    27. Physics
    28. Public Administration
    29. Social Work
    30. Sanskrit Lit.
    31. Statistics
    32. Sociology
    33. Urdu Lit
    34. Zoology

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UPPCS Interview 2020

  • UPPSC Interview 2020 held for the candidates who clear the Main Examination of the PCS 2020 Exam.
  • Maximum Marks: 100 Marks

UPPSC PCS Prelims Syllabus 2020 General Studies Paper I

Current Events Of National And International Importance

  • National and International

History of India

  • Social, Economic and Political  History of India

Indian National Movement

  • Freedom Movement,
  • Growth Of Nationalism
  • Attainment Of Independence.

India and World Geography

  • Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.

Indian Governance 

  • Constitution,
  • Political System,
  • Panchayati Raj,
  • Public Policy,
  • Rights Issues, etc.

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Indian Polity

  • Economic and Culture,
  • Community Development,
  • Economic policy in India and
  • Indian Culture.

Economic and Social Development

  • Sustainable Development,
  • Poverty,
  • Inclusion,
  • Demographics,
  • Social Sector Initiatives,
  • Population,
  • Environment
  • Urbanization

General Science

  • General Science related questions,
  • Observation and experience,
  • General Issues on Environmental Ecology,
  • Bio-diversity and
  • Climate Change

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UPPSC PCS Prelims General Studies Paper-II Syllabus 2020

  • General Studies Paper-II is qualifying in nature.
  • Candidate needs to secure minimum passing marks to qualify.
  • Minimum Marks is 66 out of 200.
  • Topics are:
    1. Comprehension
    2. Interpersonal skills
    3. communication skills
    4. Decision making
    5. problem-solving.
    6. Logical reasoning
    7. analytical ability
    8. General Mental Ability
    9. Mathematics  up to Class X level
    10. General English up to class X level
    11. General Hindi up to class X level

Detail Syllabus for Math and English  Sections of Paper-II UPPSC PCS 2020 Prelims

Mathematics detail syllabus prelims

Arithmetic Mathematics
  • 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 Integers and their interrelationship
  • Algebra Mathematics
  • Factors of Polynomials
  • L.C.M and H.C.F of polynomials and their interrelationship
  • Remainder Theorem
  • Simultaneous Linear Equations
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Set Theory: Set, null Set, Subsets, and proper sets of a set
  • Operations: Union, Intersections, Difference, Symmetric Difference
  • Venn Diagram
  • Geometry mathematics
  • Constructions and Theorems regarding Triangle, Rectangle, Square, Trapezium, and Circles
  • Their Parameter and area
  • Volume and surface area of a sphere
  • Right circular cylinder
  • Right circular cone and cube
  • Statistics
  • Collection of data
  • Classification of data
  • Frequency
  • Frequency distribution
  • Tabulation
  • Cumulative frequency
  • Representation of data – Bar diagram, pie chart, histogram, frequency polygon, cumulative frequency curves
  • Measures of central tendency: Arithmetic Mean, Median, and Mode

General English detail syllabus prelims

  • Comprehension
  • Active Voice and Passive Voice
  • Parts of Speech
  • Transformation of Speech
  • Punctuation and Spellings
  • Words meaning
  • Vocabulary & Usage
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Fill in the Blanks

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UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Syllabus 2020

Essay Paper Syllabus 2020 –  Mains

  • Number of Essays: 3, in about 700 words
  • Time Duration: 3 hours
  • There will be 3 sections in the PCS Essay question paper and candidates have to choose 1 topic from each section.
  • The section-wise syllabus is as follows:
    • A: Literature and Culture, Social sphere, Political sphere.
    • B: Science, Environment and Technology, Economic Sphere, Agriculture, Industry, and Trade.
    • C: National and International Events, Natural Calamities, Landslide, Earthquake, Deluge, Drought, etc, National Development programs and projects.

General Studies Paper I Syllabus 2020 – Mains

  • History of Indian Culture
  • Modern Indian History
    • Significant events,
    • personalities and issues, etc.
  • The Freedom Struggle
    •  Stages
    •  Contributors/Contributions from different parts of the country. 
  • Post-independence consolidation & reorganization
  • History of the world
    • French Revolution,
    •  Industrial Revolution,
    • World War,
    • National Boundaries,
    • Socialism,
    • Nazism,
    • Fascism
  • Indian Society And Culture.
  • Role of Women In Society 
  • Women’s Organization,
  • Population And Associated Issues,
  • Poverty And Developmental Issues,
  • Urbanization.
  •  Liberalization,
  • Privatization And Globalization
  • Polity And Social Structure.
  • Social Empowerment,
  • Communalism,
  •  Regionalism & Secularism.
  • Major Natural Resources Of World
  • Physical Geography
    1. Earthquake,
    2. Tsunami,
    3. Volcanic Activity,
    4. Cyclone,
    5. Ocean Currents,
    6. Winds And Glaciers.
  • Oceanic Resources
  • Human Migration-Refugee Problem
  • Frontiers And Boundaries
  • Population And Settlements-
    1.  Types And Patterns,
    2. Urbanization,
    3. Smart Cities
    4. Smart Villages.
  • Specific Knowledge Of Uttar Pradesh 
    1. History,
    2. Culture,
    3. Art,
    4. Architecture,
    5. Festival,
    6. Folk-Dance,
    7. Literature,
    8. Regional Languages,
    9. Heritage,
    10. Social Customs
    11. Tourism.
    12. Geography
    13.  Human and Natural Resources,
    14. Climate,
    15. Soils,
    16. Forest,
    17. Wild-Life,
    18. Mines and Minerals,
    19. Sources of Irrigation.

General Studies Paper-II  Syllabus 2020

  • Indian Constitution
    1. Historical Underpinnings,
    2. Evolution,
    3. Features,
    4. Amendments,
    5. Significant Provisions And Basic Structure,
    6. Role Of Supreme Court
  • The Union & States Functions And Responsibilities:
    1. Federal Structure Issues And Challenges,
    2. Devolution Of Powers And Finances Up To Local Levels And Challenges Therein.
  • Role Of Finance Commission In Centre
    1. State Financial Relations. 
  • Separation Of Powers,
  • Dispute Redressed Mechanisms And Institutions.
  • Emergence And Use Of Alternative Dispute Redressed Mechanisms.
  • Comparison – Indian Constitutional Scheme & Other Major Democratic Countries.
  • Parliament And State Legislatures-
    1.  Structure,
    2. Functioning,
    3. Conduct Of Business,
    4. Powers And Privileges
    5. Concerned Issues.
  • The Executive And The Judiciary Structure, Organization & Functions :
    1. Ministries And Departments Of The Government,
    2. Pressure Groups
    3.  Formal/Informal Associations And Their Role In The Polity.
    4. Public Interest Litigation (PIL).
  •  People’s Act Features
  • Constitutional Posts, Powers, Functions & Responsibilities.
  • Statutory, Regulatory And Various Quasi-Judicial Bodies, Features And Functions
  • Government Policies And Interventions
  • Implementation And Information Communication Technology (ICT).
  • Development Processes-
    1. The Role Of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs),
    2. Self Help Groups (SHGs),
    3.  Various Groups And Associations,
    4. Donors,
    5.  Charities,
    6. Institutional And Other Stakeholders.
  • The Centre And States  Welfare Schemes
    1. Performance Of These Schemes,
    2. Mechanisms,
    3. Laws,
    4. Institutions And Bodies Constituted
  • Issues Relating To The Development And Management Of Social Sector
  • Services Relating To Health, Education, Human Resources.
  • Issues Relating To Poverty And Hunger
  • Important Aspects Of Governance.
    1. Transparency And Accountability,
    2. E-Governance Applications,
    3. Models, Successes,
    4. Limitations,
    5. Potential,
    6. Citizens,
    7. Charters And Institutional Measures.
  • Role Of Civil Services
  • India And Its Relationship With Neighboring Countries.
  • Bilateral, Regional And Global Groupings And Agreements Involving India
  • Effect Of Policies And Politics Of Developed And Developing Countries On India’s Interests- Indian Diaspora.
  • Important International Institutions,
    1. Agencies Their Structure,
    2. Mandate And Functioning.
  • Specific Knowledge Of Uttar Pradesh Regarding
    1.  Political,
    2. Administrative,
    3. Revenue And
    4. Judicial System.
  • Current Affairs And Events Of
    1. Regional,
    2. State,
    3. National And
    4.  International Importance.

General Studies Paper III Syllabus 2020

  • Economic Planning In India,
    1. Objectives And Achievements.
    2. Role Of NITI Aayog,
    3. Pursuit Of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Issues Of Poverty,
    1. Unemployment,
    2. Social Justice And
    3. Inclusive Growth.
  • Components Of Government Budgets
  • Financial System.
  • Major Crops,
    1. Irrigation And Irrigation Systems Types,
    2. Storage,
    3. Transport And Marketing Of Agricultural Produce,
    4. E-Technology In The Aid Of Farmers.
  • Farm Subsidies – Direct And Indirect And Minimum Support Prices MSP,
  • Public Distribution System (PDS)-
    1. Objectives,
    2. Functioning,
    3. Limitations,
    4. Revamping,
    5. Issues Of Buffer Stocks And Food Security,
    6. Technology Missions In Agriculture.
  • Food Processing & Industries –
    1. Scope And Significance,
    2. Location,
    3. Upstream And Downstream Requirements,
    4. Supply Chain Management.
  • Land Reforms In India Since Independence.
  • Liberalization And Globalization Effects,
    1. Changes In Industrial Policy
    2. Effects On Industrial Growth.
  • Infrastructure:
    1. Energy,
    2. Ports,
    3. Roads,
    4. Airports,
    5. Railways Etc.
  • Science And Technology-
    1. Developments And Applications,
    2. India’s Science
    3. Technology Policy.
  • Science & Technology Achievements,
    1. Indigenization Of Technology.
    2. Developments Of New Technologies,
    3. Transfer Of Technology,
    4. Dual And Critical Use Technologies.
  • Information And Communication Technology (ICT)
    1. Space Technology,
    2. Computers,
    3. Energy Resources,
    4. Nanotechnology,
    5. Microbiology,
    6. Biotechnology.
    7. Issues Relating To Intellectual Property Rights (IPR),
    8. Digital Rights.
  • Environmental Security And Ecosystems,
    1. Conservation Of Wildlife,
    2. Biodiversity,
    3. Environmental Pollution And Degradation,
    4. Environmental Impact Assessment.
  • Non-Traditional Security And Safety Challenge,
    • Disaster Mitigation And Management.
  • Challenges Of International Security:
    1.  Issues Of Nuclear Proliferation,
    2. Causes And Spread Of Extremism,
    3. Communication Networks,
    4. Role Of Media And Social Networking,
    5. Basics Of Cyber Security,
    6. Money Laundering
    7. Human Trafficking.
  • India’s Internal Security Challenges:
    1. Role,
    2. Kind And Mandate Of Security Forces,
    3. Higher Defense Organizations
    4. Terrorism
    5. Corruption
    6. Insurgency
    7. Organized Crimes
  • Specific Knowledge Of Uttar Pradesh Economy:-
    1. State Budgets.
    2. Importance Of Agriculture,
    3. Industry,
  • Infrastructure And Physical Resources.
    • Human Resources And Skill Development.
  • Government Programmes And Welfare Schemes.
  • Issues In Agriculture, Horticulture,
  • Forestry And Animal Husbandry.
  • Law And Order And Civil Defence

General Studies Paper IV Syllabus 2020

  • Ethics and Human Interface
  • Ethics In Human Action- Essence, Determinants & Consequences,
  • Dimensions Of Ethics,
  • Ethics In Private And Public Relationships.
  • Human Values-
    1. Lessons & Teachings Of Great Leaders,
    2. Reformers And Administrators,
    3. The Role Of Family,
  • Society And Educational Institutions
  • Attitude
    1. Content,
    2. Structure,
    3. Function,
    4. Its Influence And Relation With Thought And Behavior,
    5. Moral And Political Attitudes,
    6. Social Influence
    7. Persuasion.
  • Aptitude And Foundational Values,
    1. Integrity,
    2. Impartiality And Nonpartisanship,
    3. Objectivity,
    4. Dedication To Public Services,
    5. Empathy,
    6. Tolerance And
    7. Compassion Towards The Weaker Sections.
  • Emotional Intelligence 
  • Concept And Dimensions,
  •  It’s Utility And Application In Administration And Governance.
  • Contributions of moral thinkers 
  •    Contributions of moral thinkers & philosophers
  • Values and Ethics in Public Administration service
    1. Status And Problems,
    2. Ethical Concerns And Dilemmas In Government And Private Institutions,
    3. Laws,
    4. Rules,
    5.  Regulations And Conscience As Sources Of Ethical Guidance,
    6. Accountability And Ethical Governance,
    7. Strengthening Of Moral Values In Governance,
    8.  Ethical Issues In International Relations And Funding,
    9. Corporate Governance
  • Probity in Governance          
    1. Concept Of Public Service,
    2. The Philosophical Basis Of Governance And Probity,
    3. Information Sharing And Transparency In Government.
    4. Right To Information,
    5. Codes Of Ethics,
    6. Codes Of Conduct,
    7. Citizen’s Charter,
    8. Work Culture,
    9. Quality Of Service Delivery,
    10. Utilization Of Public Funds,
    11. Challenges Of Corruption.
  • Case studies on the above issues.

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What is the educational qualification required to become a UPPSC PCS 2020?

The candidate must have a Bachelors’s degree to fill the UPPSC PCS exam application form. To know complete details, check UPPSC PCS Official notification.

What is the age limit for UPPSC PCS Exam 2020?

The Age limit for UPPSC PCS 2020 exam is different for the different categories.
The Lower Age limit is 21 years. The Upper Age Limit is 40 years. The age of the candidates is counted as on July 1 of the exam year.

How many papers are there in the UPPSC PCS Main Exam?

There are 8 question papers in the UPPSC PCS main exam. All the papers are compulsory and the marks secured in all the papers are counted for the final merit.

Is the official notification of UPPSC PCS 2020 out?

Yes. the official notification of UPPSC PCS is out on its official website. Check UPPCS official website for complete details regarding exam.

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