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UPPSC PCS Notification 2020 Out

The UPPSC notification for the PCS Examination 2020 has been released by the commission on 21st April 2020. The last date to submit the application is 21st May 2020. 

The important dates as per the UPPSC PCS Notification 2020 and official calendar are:

  • Last Date for the Payment of Fees – May 18, 2020
  • Last Date for the Submission of Application Online – May 21, 2020
  • UPPSC PCS Prelims 2020 – June 21, 2020
  • UPPSC PCS Mains 2020 – October 15, 2020, onward

UPPSC PCS vacancies to be filled through combined state/upper subordinate services exam

  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • Block Development Officer
  • Deputy Collector
  • Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Tax)
  • Assistant Regional Transport Officer
  • District Commandant Home Guards
  • Treasury Officer
  • Cane Inspector & Assistant Sugar Commissioner

UPPSC PCS 2019-2020: Eligibility criteria

It is compulsory for the candidates to meet the UPPSC PCS Eligibility Criteria including the educational qualification and age limit. Here are the detailed eligibility criteria as per notified by the UPPSC:

Age limit: The minimum age limit is 21 years and the upper age limit is 40 years. The Upper age limit is relaxed for the mentioned category candidates.

SC/ST/OBC/Sports Person/UP Govt Employee: 5 Years

Ex-Servicemen: 10 Years

PwD: 15 Years

Educational Qualification: Candidate should be a graduate with a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.

Here is the post-wise educational qualification :

Post NameEducational Qualification
Sub Registrar, Law officer, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport)Graduation in Law
District Basic Shiksha Adhikari, Associate DIOS, District Administrative OfficerPost Graduate Degree
District Cane Officer, UP Agriculture ServiceGroup B (Development Branch)Graduation in Agriculture
District Audit OfficerGraduation in Commerce
Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-I & II)Degree in Science with subjects – Physics or Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Director Industries (Marketing)/ (Handloom)Post Graduate Degree
Assistant Labour CommissionerDegree in Arts with Sociology/Economics/Commerce/Law subject
District Programme OfficerDegree in Sociology/Social Science/Home Science/Social Work
Senior Lecturer, DIETPost Graduate Degree with B.Ed.
District Probation OfficerPost Graduate Degree
Designated Officer/Food Safety OfficerPost Graduate Degree in Chemistry
Statistical officerPost Graduate Degree in Mathematics/Statistics/Agricultural Statistics
Labour Enforcement OfficerBachelor’s degree/Post Graduate Degree

UPPSC PCS 2019-2020: Selection process

UPPSC Civil Services exam is conducted in three successive phases for the recruitment in state services. The UPPSC PCS exam stages are :

  1. Prelims Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Interview

UPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern

  • The UPPSC PCS Preliminary exam will have two question papers.
  • The question paper will be of the objective in nature.
  • There will be negative marking i.e. 1/3rd marks will be deducted for every wrong response Preliminary examination.
  • There is no negative marking for leaving a question blank.
Name of ExamUPPSC PCS Preliminary Exam
No. of Papers (2)Paper 1 – General Studies I
Paper 2 – General Studies II (CSAT)
Duration of ExamBoth papers conducted on the same day;
Paper 1 – 9.30 AM – 11.30 AM
Paper 2 – 2.30 PM – 4.30 PM
Maximum MarksBoth Papers will be of 200 marks each.
However, only Paper 1 will be considered for merit ranking.
Paper 2 is a qualifying paper on the lines of IAS Prelims (33% qualifying criteria)
Number of QuestionsPaper-I: 150 questions
Paper-II: 100 questions
Type of ExamOffline (Pen-paper) OMR sheets
Nature of QuestionsAll questions will be of Objective type (MCQs)

UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Pattern

  • The total marks including Interview will be 1500 + 100 = 1600 Marks.
  • Papers will be conducted over a week’s duration.
  • Each paper is of 3 hours duration
Name of ExamUPPSC PCS Mains (Written) Examination
Number of Papers (8)General Hindi
General Studies I
General Studies II
General Studies III
General Studies IV
Optional Subject – Paper 1
Optional Subject – Paper 2
Duration of ExamPapers will be conducted over a week’s duration;
Morning Session – 9.30 AM – 12.30 AM
Afternoon Session – 2 PM – 5 PM
Maximum MarksGeneral Hindi – 150 marks
Essay – 150 marks
All General Studies papers and Optional subject papers will be of 200 marks each
Total – 1500 marks
Type of ExamOffline (Pen-paper)
Nature of QuestionsEssay/descriptive type
Optional SubjectsAs per the new UPPSC exam pattern, candidates have to select only one optional subject (2 papers) now, from the list given.


The candidates who will clear the UPPSC PCS Mains Exam will be eligible to appear for the Interview. The UPPSC PCS Interview will hold 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 and general suitability for the service.

The final merit of the candidates will be made on the basis of the UPPSC PCS Mains and Interview scores.

UPPCS Pay Scale For All Posts

The pay scale of all posts under the combined state services exam is Rs. 9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs 4600/- (except Naib Tehsildar whose grade pay is Rs. 4200/-) to Rs. 15600-39100/- Grade Pay Rs. 5400/-

Under the Assistant Conservator of Forest / Range Forest Officer Services Examination the Pay-Scale, grade pay and status of Post are given as below:

  • Assistant Conservator of Forest- Rs.15600/- to Rs.39100/-, Grade Pay- Rs.5400/-, (Level 10 in the pay matrix Group) Group “B”, Gazetted.
  • Range Forest Officer Services Examination- Rs.9300/- to Rs.34800/-, Grade Pay – Rs.4800/-, (Level 8 pay matrix 47600 – 151100) Group “B”, Gazetted.

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All the best!

December 2023