UPPSC PCS Exam Syllabus
UPPSC PCS Exam Syllabus


UP PCS Syllabus

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission conducts Prelims and Mains Exam for Provincial Civil Services (PCS). UP PCS Syllabus has been presented on this page for the candidates who are going to apply for UPPSC PCS Notification. Download UP PCS Exam Syllabus PDF in Hindi from here.

UP PCS Notification

  • Name of the Organization: Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC)
  • Name of the Services: Provincial Civil Services (PCS)
  • UP PCS Selection Procedure: Prelims, Mains and Interview
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UPPSC Exam Pattern

UPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern :

General Studies (GS) 1st Paper 2002hrs
General Studies (GS)2nd Paper 2002hrs
Total Marks 400

Uttar Pradesh PCS Mains Exam Pattern :

Name of PaperTotal Marks
1st Paper300
2nd Paper300
3rd Paper200
4th & 5th Paper600
6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Paper1200

UP PCS Interview:

The interview would be of 100 marks in place of 200. Thus, the total marks of PCS exams would be 1,500 in place of 1,600.

UP PCS Exam Syllabus

UP PCS Pre Syllabus

PAPER- 1st (First) General Studies (GS) UP PCS Syllabus:

Topics covered in UP PCS Syllabus are as follows:

  • Current Affairs 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- 2nd (Second) General Studies UP PCS Pre Syllabus:

Topics covered in UP PCS Exam Syllabus are as follows:

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

Current events of national and international importance:- Topics covered in Syllabus of UP PCS are as follows: On Current Events of National and International importance, candidates will be expected to have knowledge about them.

UP PCS Syllabus: 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 Independence.

Indian and world Geography: – Topics covered in UP Lower PCS Syllabus are as follows: 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.

UP PCS Syllabus: 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: – UP PCS Pre Syllabus Topics: Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc:- The candidates will be tested with respect to problems and relationship between Population, Environment and Urbanization. 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.

UP PCS Syllabus: General Science: – Topics covered in UP Lower PCS Syllabus are as follows: 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.

Elementary Mathematics (Up to Class X Level):

1) UP PCS Syllabus: Arithmetic:

Topics covered in UPPSC PCS Exam Syllabus are as follows:

  • 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.
  • Average
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Percentage
  • Profit and Loss
  • Simple and Compound interests
  • Work and Time.
  • Speed, Time and Distance

(2) UP PCS Syllabus: Algebra:

Topics covered in UP PCS Mains Syllabus are as follows:

  • 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 subsets of set, operations (Union, Intersections, difference, symmetric difference) between sets, Venn diagram.

(3) UP PCS Syllabus: Geometry:

Topics covered in UPPSC Lower PCS Syllabus are as follows:

  • Constructions and theorems regarding triangle, rectangle, square, trapezium and circles, their perimeter and area.
  • Volume and surface area of sphere, right circular cylinder, right circular Cone and Cube.

(4) Statistics:

Topics covered in Uttar Pradesh PCS Syllabus are as follows: 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 (Up to Class X Level):

Topics covered in UPPSC PCS Pre Syllabus are as follows:

  • UP PCS Syllabus: Comprehension
  • Active Voice and Passive Voice.
  • Parts of Speech.
  • Transformation of Sentences.
  • Direct and Indirect Speech.
  • Punctuation and Spellings.
  • Words Meanings.
  • Vocabulary & usage.
  • Idioms and Phrases.
  • Fill in the Blanks.

सामान्य हिंदी (हाईस्कूल स्तर तक) के पाठ्यक्रम में सम्मिलित किए जाने वाले विषय:

Topics covered in UP PCS Syllabus in Hindi are as follows:

  • हिंदी वर्णमाला, विराम चिन्ह
  • शब्द रचना, वाक्य रचना, अर्थ,
  • शब्द-रूप,
  • संधि, समास,
  • क्रियाएँ,
  • अनेकार्थी शब्द,
  • विलोम शब्द,
  • पर्यायवाची शब्द,
  • मुहावरे एवं लोकोक्तियाँ
  • तत्सम एवं तद्भव, देशज, विदेशी (शब्द भंडार)
  • वर्तनी
  • अर्थबोध
  • हिंदी भाषा के प्रयोग में होने वाली अशुद्धियाँ
  • उ.प्र. की मुख्य बोलियाँ

UP PCS Mains Syllabus

General Studies, UP PCS Syllabus of Paper- I:

Topics covered in UPPSC PCS Mains Syllabus are as follows:

  • UP PCS Syllabus: History of India-Ancient, Mediaeval, Modern
  • Indian National Movement and Indian Culture
  • Population, Environment and Urbanization in Indian Context
  • World Geography, Geography of India and its natural resources.
  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • Indian Agriculture, Trade and Commerce.
  • Specific knowledge of U.P. regarding education, culture Agriculture, Trade Commerce, The methods of living and Social
  • Customs
  • History of India and Indian culture will cover the broad history of the country from about the middle of the nineteenth

General Studies, UP PCS Syllabus of Paper – II:

Topics covered in UP Provincial Civil services Syllabus are as follows:

  • UP PCS Syllabus: Indian Polity
  • Indian Economy
  • General Science (Role of Science and technology in the development of India including science in everyday life)
  • General Mental ability.
  • 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 candidate’s 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.

UP PCS Syllabus Essay:

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. Check UP PCS Syllabus topics here:

  • Hindi
  • Question answer from Unseen passage
  • Abstraction
  • Government and Semi-government letter, telegram, official orders, notification, circular writing

Knowledge of words and uses

  • Uses of Prefix and Suffix
  • Antonyms
  • One word substitution
  • Spelling and Sentence correction
  • Idioms and Phrases

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