UPPSC Syllabus 2021: Exam Pattern and Syllabus

UPPSC Syllabus 2021: Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission has released the notification for UPPSC PCS Group A and Group B Officers in U.P Civil Services. As per the notification, the UPPSC combined state/ upper subordinate services prelims exam will be held in August Month 2021. Candidates who are interested in the UPPCS Exam 2021, can apply online for the prelims exam. Candidates have to need to qualify for prelims, mains & interviews then they become a PCS officer.

Here in this article, we have shared the UPPSC PCS 2021 Exam Syllabus and Exam Pattern for both Preliminary and Mains Examination. The UPPSC Exam calendar states that the PCS prelims exam will be held in August 2021. And the mains exam dates are not yet to released. Both the exams are conducted in the written mode. In the prelims exam, questions are asked in MCQ format, and in the mains exam, questions are asked in a descriptive format. The exam syllabus and pattern of the exams are modified by the U.P Commission from time to time. The latest exam syllabus is provided below along with the detailed topics.

UPPSC Syllabus 2021
UPPSC Syllabus 2021

Exam Pattern

The Uttar Pradesh UPPCS exam has been done through three stages i.e. Prelims, Mains, and Interview.

The exam pattern of both Prelims and Mains Exam is different and Includes a different marking scheme and different exam structure. Check the detailed exam pattern below:

UPPSC Portal Official

UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

PaperNo. of QuestionTotal MarksTime DurationNegative Marking
Paper 1 – General Studies I1502002 Hour
(9:30 – 11:30 am)
1/3 Marks for Wrong Answer
Paper 1 – General Studies II (CSAT)1002002 Hour
(2:30 – 4:30 pm)
1/3 Marks for Wrong Answer

UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Pattern 2021

PaperTotal MarksDuration
Essay1503 Hour
General Hindi1503 Hour
General Studies – I2003 Hour
General Studies – II2003 Hour
General Studies – III2003 Hour
General Studies – IV2003 Hour
Optional Subject – Paper I2003 Hour
Optional Subject – Paper II2003 Hour
Total1500

UPPSC Syllabus 2021

The syllabus is different for both prelims and mains exam. have a look the syllabus below.

UPPSC PCS Prelims Syllabus 2021

Paper I – General Studies

  • Indian History and National Movement
  • Current Events of National & International Importance
  • Indian Geography and World Geography
  • Social and Economic Development
  • Indian Polity & Governance
  • Environment Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change
  • General Science

Paper II – General Studies (CSAT)

  • General English
    • Comprehension
    • Vocabulary
    • Parts of Speech
    • Meaning of Words
    • Fill in the Blanks
    • Idioms & Phrases
    • Punctuations and Spelling
    • Direct & Indirect Speech
    • Active & Passive Voice
    • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
    • Arithmetic
    • Statistics
    • Geometry
  • General Hindi
    • अर्थ
    • शब्द रूप
    • विलोम शब्द
    • शब्द रचना
    • क्रियाएं
    • संधि & समास
    • अनेकार्थी शब्द
    • पर्यायवाची शब्द
    • तत्सम & तद्भव
    • मुहावरे & लकोक्तिया
    • वाक्य रचना
    • देशज & विदेशज
    • वर्तनी
    • मुख्य बोली
    • हिंदी भाषा में होनी वाली अशुद्धिया
    • अर्थबोल

UPPSC PCS Mains Syllabus 2021

In mains examinations, all candidates need to appear for 8 papers. Time duration for each paper is 3 hours. These papers are:

  • General Hindi
  • Essay
  • General Studies – I
  • General Studies – II
  • General Studies – III
  • General Studies – IV
  • Optional Subject – Paper – I
  • Optional Subject – Paper – II

UPPSC Syllabus Optional Paper List

  • Agriculture
  • Anthropology
  • Animal husbandry
  • Botany
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce
  • Chemistry
  • Hindi literature
  • Geography
  • Management
  • Sanskrit literature
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Medical Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Urdu literature
  • Physics and Veterinary Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Law
  • Zoology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Sociology International Relations Accountancy

The PCS Mains exam detailed syllabus of all these subjects is shared in pdf form, download format below:

Download UPPSC Syllabus 2021 PDF

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