The competitive examination comprise three successive stages viz :
(1) Preliminary Examination (Objective Type & Multiple choice).
2- Main Examination (Conventional Type, i.e. Written examination).
3- Viva- Voce (Personality Test).

Preliminary Test: Two papers of 200 marks

    1. Paper I: General Studies: 2 hours : 150 questions
    1. Paper II: General Studies: 2 hours : 100 questions

Paper-II of the Preliminary Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.

UPPSC Mains: 4 compulsory papers and 4 optional papers

    1. General Hindi : 150 marks
    1. Essay : 150 marks
    1. General Studies (i-Paper) : 200 marks
    1. General Studies (ii-Paper) : 200 marks
    1. Optional – I: Paper I and II
    1. Optional – II: Paper I and II

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.

Optional Subjects

Animal Husbandry
Statistics & Veterinary Science
Defence Studies
Political Science
Social Work &International Relations
Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
English Lit.
Urdu Lit.
Arabic Lit.
Hindi Lit.
Persian Lit.
Sanskrit Lit.
Public Agricultural Engineering & Accountancy Administration


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.


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
Manager Credit (Small Industries) Manager Marketing
Economic Survey (Small Industries)
Executive Officer Grade-I/Assistant Nagar Ayukta
District Basic Education Officer/Associate DIOS
Assistant Director Industries (Marketing)
Assistant Labour Commissioner
Senior Lecturer
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
Executive Officer (Nagar Vikas)
Accounts Officer (Nagar Vikas)

District Supply Officerfcer Grade-2
Additional District Development Officer (Social Welfare)
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
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 Officer.

Preliminary Exam: PAPER-I General Studies-I

Syllabus Where to study from
Current events of national and international importance. Current affairs
History of India and Indian National Movement. History
Indian and World geography – Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World. Geography
Indian Polity and governance – Constitution , Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights issues etc. Polity
Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development Poverty Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc. Economy & India yearbook
General Issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change- that do not require subject specialization. Environment

Preliminary Exam: PAPER-II General Studies-II

Syllabus Where to study from
Comprehension Interpersonal skills including communication skills. Numerical Aptitude and Verbal Aptitude
Decision making and problem solving.
General mental ability
Elementary Mathematics up to Class X level- Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Statistics.
General English up to Class X level.
General Hindi upto Class X level.
    1. Candidates must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have crossed the age of 40 years
    1. Last Date for Submission of Application: March end
    1. Exam fee: Rs 125
    1. Male candidates who are married and have more than one wife living and female candidates who have married a person already having a wife, shall not be eligible unless the Hon’ble. Governor has granted an exemption from this condition.
    1. The candidates must possess Bachelors Degree of any recognised University or equivalent qualification.
  1. Can other state candidates apply for UPPSC? Yes

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