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UPPSC PCS Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2022: Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) conducts the UPPSC PCS Recruitment to hire candidates for UPPSC PCS and ACF / RFO Group A and Group B Officers posts. Candidates who successfully clear the UPPSC PCS Recruitment will work in the administrative services of the state government. The selection of candidates will be done based on three stages. The detailed UPPSC PCS Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2022 is provided here in this article for the reference of the candidates.

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UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern 2022

Candidates can check the detailed complete exam pattern of UPPSC PCS Exam 2022 covering all the stages of the selection process with the maximum marks for each stage.

 

Name of the Exam Type of the Exam/Time Marks
UPPSC Prelims Exam Paper 1: General Studies I 150 marks
Paper 2: General Studies II (CSAT) 100 marks
UPPSC Mains Exam General Hindi 150 marks
Essay 150 marks
General Studies I 200 marks
General Studies II 200 marks
General Studies III 200 marks
General Studies IV 200 marks
Optional Subject – Paper 1 200 marks
Optional Subject – Paper 2 200 marks
UPPSC Interview Personality Test/Interview 100 marks

 

UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

The UPPSC PCS Prelims exam is only qualifying in nature. Candidates can check the detailed prelims exam pattern discussed below for reference. Paper 1 of the UPPSC PCS Prelims exam will decide the cutoff marks. Paper 2 will be qualifying in nature. For unattempted questions, no marks will be deducted. For each wrong answer, 0.33% marks will be deducted. 

 

Name of Exam UPPSC PCS Preliminary Exam
No. of Papers (2)
  1. Paper 1 – General Studies I
  2. Paper 2 – General Studies II (CSAT)
Duration of Exam Both papers were conducted on the same day, they are for two hours each
Maximum Marks Both Papers will be of 200 marks each.
Number of Questions
  • *Paper-I: 150 questions
  • *Paper-II: 100 questions
Type of Exam Offline (Pen-paper) OMR sheets
Negative Marking NIL
Nature of Questions All questions will be of Objective type (MCQs)

 

UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Pattern 2022

UPPSC PCS Mains Exam pattern 2022 is tabulated below.  For the UPPSC PCS Mains Exam, 

 

UPPSC Mains Exam General Hindi 150 marks
Essay 150 marks
General Studies I 200 marks
General Studies II 200 marks
General Studies III 200 marks
General Studies IV 200 marks
Optional Subject – Paper 1 200 marks
Optional Subject – Paper 2 200 marks

 

Given below are the 34 optional PCS exam subjects for UPPSC Mains 2022 per the latest exam pattern.

 

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

 

UPPSC PCS Syllabus 2022

The prelims and mains examination syllabus is provided below for the UPPSC PCS Exam 2022.

 

UPPSC PCS Prelims Syllabus 2022 - Paper 1

  1. Current events of National and International importance: On Current Events of National and International Importance, candidates will be expected to have knowledge about them.
  2. Indian History: Ancient, Medieval, Modern: In History emphasis should be on a broad understanding of social, economic, and political aspects of Indian History. In the Indian National Movement, the candidates are expected to have a synoptic view of the nature and character of the freedom movement, growth of nationalism, and attainment of Independence
  3. Indian and World Geography- Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World: In World Geography only a general understanding of the subject will be expected. Questions on the Geography of India will relate to the Physical, Social & Economic Geography of India.
  4. Indian Governance and Polity: It covers details of 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 CulturePolitical System, Constitution, Public Policy, Panchayati Raj, Rights issues, etc.
  5. Social and Economic 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.
  6. Environmental Ecology, Climate Change, and Biodiversity – general issues that do not require subject specialization: The questions will be in respect to problems and relationship between Population, Environment, 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.

 

UPPSC PCS Prelims Syllabus 2022 - Paper 2

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills (including communication skills)
  • Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • General Mental Ability
  • Elementary Mathematics (class X level – Algebra, Statistics, Geometry, and Arithmetic):
  • General English (class X level)
  • General Hindi (class X level)

 

UPPSC PCS Prelims Syllabus 2022

The UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Syllabus for Paper 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 are provided below.

 

UPPSC PCS Syllabus 2022: Mains Paper II

There will be three sections in the question paper of Candidates who will have to select an Essay. One topic from each section and they are required to write an essay in 700 words on each topic. In the three sections, the topics of the essay will be based on the following sphere :

  • Section A: Literature and Culture, Social sphere, Political sphere.
  • Section B: Science, Environment and Technology, Economic Sphere Agriculture, Industry, and Trade.
  • Section C: National and International Events, Natural Calamities, Land slide, Earthquake, Deluge, Drought, etc. National Development programs and projects.

 

UPPSC PCS Syllabus 2022: Mains Paper III

  • History of Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature, and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  • Modern Indian history (from A.D.1757 to A.D. 1947): Significant events, personalities, issues, etc.
  • The Freedom Struggle- its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country (till 1965A.D.).
  • The history of the world will include events from 18 century to the middle of the 20 century such as the French revolution of 1789, the industrial revolution, the World Wars, the redraw of national boundaries, Socialism, Nazism, Fascism etc-their forms and effect on the society.
  • Salient features of Indian Society and culture.
  • Role of Women in society and women's organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems, and their remedies.
  • Meaning of liberalization, privatization, and globalization and their effects on the economy, polity, and social structure.
  • Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
  • Distribution of major natural resources of World- Water, Soils, Forests in reference to South and South-East Asia with special reference to India. Factors responsible for the location of industries (with special reference to India).
  • Salient features of Physical Geography- Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, Cyclone, Ocean Currents, winds, and glaciers.
  • Oceanic resources of India and their potential.
  • The human migration-refugee problem of the World with a focus on India.
  • Frontiers and boundaries with reference to the Indian sub-continent.
  • Population and Settlements- Types and Patterns, Urbanization, Smart Cities and Smart Villages.

 

UPPSC PCS Syllabus 2022: Mains Paper IV

  • Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure, Role of Supreme Court in the evolution of basic provisions of Constitution.
  • Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States: issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels, and challenges therein.
  • Role of Finance Commission in Centre-State financial relations.
  • Separation of powers, dispute redressal mechanisms, and institutions. Emergence and use of alternative dispute redressal mechanisms.
  • Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other major democratic countries.
  • Parliament and State legislatures- structure, functioning, the conduct of business, powers and privileges, and concerning issues.
  • Structure, organization, and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary: Ministries and Departments of the Government, Pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. Public Interest Litigation (PIL).
  • Salient features of the Representation of People's Act.
  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, Powers, functions, and their responsibilities.
  • Statutory, regulatory, and various quasi-judicial bodies including NITI Aayog, their features, and functioning.
  • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design, implementation, and Information Communication Technology (ICT).
  • Development processes- the role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Self Help Groups (SHGs), various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
  • Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes, mechanisms, laws, institutions, and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
  • Issues relating to the development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
  • Issues relating to poverty and hunger, their implication on the body politic.
  • Important aspects of governance. Transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential, citizens, charters, and institutional measures.
  • Role of Civil Services in a democracy in the context of emerging trends.
  • India and its relationship with neighboring countries.
  • Bilateral, Regional, and Global groupings and agreements involving India and/ or affecting India's interest.
  • Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India's interests- Indian diaspora.
  • Important International Institutions, Agencies their structure, mandate, and functioning.
  • Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh regarding Political, Administrative, Revenue and Judicial System
  • Current affairs and events of Regional, State, National, and International importance.

 

UPPSC PCS Syllabus 2022: Mains Paper V

  • Economic planning in India, objectives, and achievements. Role of NITI Aayog, Pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Issues of Poverty, Unemployment, Social justice and inclusive growth.
  • Components of Government Budgets and Financial System.
  • Major Crops, Different types of irrigation and irrigation systems, storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce, e-technology in the aid of farmers.
  • Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices, Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping, issues of buffer stocks and food security, Technology missions in agriculture.
  • Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
  • Land reforms in India since independence.
  • Effects of liberalization and globalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy, and their effects on industrial growth.
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, etc.
  • Science and Technology-developments and applications in everyday life and in National Security, India’s Science and Technology Policy.
  • Achievements of Indians in science & technology, indigenization of technology. Developments of New technologies, transfer of technology, dual and critical use technologies.
  • Awareness in the fields of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Space Technology, Computers, Energy resources, nanotechnology, microbiology, biotechnology. Issues relating to intellectual property rights (IPR), and digital rights.
  • Environmental security and Ecosystems, Conservation of Wildlife, Biodiversity, Environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment,
  • Disaster as a Non-traditional security and safety challenge, disaster mitigation and management.
  • Challenges of International Security: Issues of Nuclear proliferation, Causes and spread of extremism, Communication networks, the role of media and social networking, Basics of cyber security, money laundering and human trafficking.
  • India’s internal security challenges: Terrorism, corruption, insurgency, and organized crimes.
  • The role, kind, and mandate of security forces, Higher defense organizations in India18- Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh Economy:- Overview of UP Economy: State Budgets. Importance of Agriculture, 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 with special reference to U.P.

 

UPPSC PCS Syllabus 2022: Mains Paper VI

  • Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants, and consequences of Ethics in human action, dimensions of ethics, ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values-lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers, and administrators, the role of family, society, and educational institutions in inculcating values.
  • Attitude: Content, structure, function, its influence, and relation with thought and behavior, moral and political attitudes, social influence, and persuasion.
  • Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public services, empathy, tolerance, and compassion towards the weaker sections.
  • Emotional Intelligence- concept and dimensions, its utility and application in administration and governance.
  • Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world.
  • Public/Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration: status and problems, ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions, laws, rules, regulations, and conscience as sources of ethical guidance, accountability, and ethical governance, strengthening of moral values in governance, ethical issues in international relations and funding, corporate governance.
  • Probity in Governance: the concept of public service, the philosophical basis of governance and probity, information sharing and transparency in government. Right to Information, codes of ethics, codes of conduct, citizen’s charter, work culture, quality of service delivery, utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
  • Case studies on the above issues.

 

FAQs - UPPSC PCS Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2022

Q. Is there any negative marking in UPPSC PCS Exam 2022?

A. Yes. There is a negative marking in the paper 1 prelims exam of the UPPSC PCS Exam 2022.

 

Q. How many stages are there in the UPPCS PCS Selection process?

There are 3 stages namely Prelims, Mains, and Interview.

 

Q. How many subjects are in the UPPSC syllabus for PCS Exam (Mains)?

A. As per the new PCS Exam Pattern, there are 4 GS papers, 2 Optional Papers (1 subject), Essay, and a General Hindi paper.

 

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