UPPSC PCS 2020: Admit Card (Out), Exam Date, Selection, Syllabus, Question Paper, Notification-Download PDF

UPPSC PCS 2020: Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has released UPPSC PCS Admit Card at uppsc.up.nic.in for the prelims exam under recruitment of 200 vacancies in the state civil services. The UPPSC PCS Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services 2020 Prelims exam will be held offline in written mode on 11 October 2020. Check here the UPPSC PCS Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Qualifying Marks, Cut off, Answer Key and Result details.

As per the UPPSC 2020 Notification, UPPSC Prelims will be held on 11 October 2020 and UPPSC PCS Mains 2020 will be held on 22 January 2021. Candidates will be required to qualify the UPPSC Prelims exam with the expected cut off marks to get shortlisted for the Mains exam. For the ease of candidates, we have shared below the complete exam details which will help them to score high marks in the exam. Go through the details mentioned below and start your preparations now.

Lets first have a look at the important dates of the UPPSC PCS 2020 Exam:

UPPSC PCS 2020: Important Dates



Release of UPPSC Notification 2020

21 April 2020

Start Date of Online Registration & Application

21 April 2020

Last Date of Registration & Fee Payment

2 June 2020

Last Date of Application

4 June 2020

UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam Date 2020

11 October 2020

UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Date 2020

22 January 2021

UPPSC PCS Vacancies to be filled through Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Exam 2020

UPPSC PCS 2020: Eligibility Criteria

It is compulsory for the candidates to fulfill the UPPSC PCS Eligibility Criteria including the educational qualification and age limit. Have a look at the detailed eligibility criteria mentioned below as notified by the UPPSC:

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Age Limit: The Minimum age limit is 21 years and the upper age limit is 40 years. The Upper age limit is relaxed for category candidates. Have a look:

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

Ex Servicemen: 10 Years

PwD: 15 Years

Educational Qualification: Candidates should be Graduate with a Bachelors Degree from a recognized University. Have a look at post-wise educational qualification to be fulfilled:

Post Name

Educational Qualification

Sub Registrar, Law officer, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport)

Graduation in Law

District Basic Shiksha Adhikari, Associate DIOS, District Administrative Officer

Post Graduate Degree

District Cane Officer, UP Agriculture Service

Group B (Development Branch)

Graduation in Agriculture

District Audit Officer

Graduation 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 Commissioner

Degree in Arts with Sociology/Economics/Commerce/Law subject

District Programme Officer

Degree in Sociology/Social Science/Home Science/Social Work

Senior Lecturer, DIET

Post Graduate Degree with B.Ed.

District Probation Officer

Post Graduate Degree

Designated Officer/Food Safety Officer

Post Graduate Degree in Chemistry

Statistical officer

Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics/Statistics/Agricultural Statistics

Labour Enforcement Officer

Bachelor's degree/Post Graduate Degree

UPPSC PCS 2020: Selection Process

UPPSC Civil Services exam is conducted in line with the UPSC IAS Civil Services Exam. Uttar Pradesh Commission conducts three successive phases for the recruitment in state services. These stages are :

- Prelims Exam

- Mains Exam

- Interview

UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern 2020

Have a look at the detailed exam pattern of UPPSC Prelims and Mains Exam below and know the marking scheme and subjects of both the examination.

UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam Pattern


Total Questions


Time Duration

Paper-1 - General Studies I


200 marks

2 Hours

(9.30-11.30 am)

Paper-2 - General Studies II (CSAT)- Qualifying in Nature


200 marks

2 Hours

(2.30- 4.30 pm)

- UPPSC PCS Prelims exam is conducted offline in pen and paper mode

- Questions are asked in objective multiple choice questions (MCQs) format

- Prelims exam is held in two sessions for Paper 1 and Paper 2

- Both the papers are of 200 marks each

- Time duration of both the papers is 2 hours each

- There is negative marking of 1/3rd marks for every wrong answer

UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Pattern

Paper Name


Time Duration

General Hindi


3 Hours



3 Hours

General Studies - I


3 Hours

General Studies - II


3 Hours

General Studies - III


3 Hours

General Studies - IV


3 Hours

Optional Subject – Paper I


3 Hours

Optional Subject – Paper II


3 Hours




- The UPPSC PCS Mains exam is descriptive in nature; candidates need to write answers in essay form

- The paper is conducted offline in written format

- The Mains exam is held over a duration of one week; all the Papers are conducted in Morning (9:30 to 12:30) and Afternoon (2 to 5 PM) sessions

- Each paper is of 3 hours duration

UPPSC PCS Syllabus 2020: Prelims & Mains

Have a look at the detailed syllabus below:

UPPSC PCS Prelims Syllabus

Paper 1

Current events of National & International importance

Indian History and National Movement

Indian Geography and World Geography – Physical geography, Socio-economic Geography

Indian Polity & Governance – Constitution, Political System, Public Policy, Rights issues, Panchayati Raj, etc.

Social and Economic Development – Sustainable Development, Demographics, Poverty Inclusion, Social Sector initiatives, etc.

Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change – general issues

General Science

Paper 2






General English


Active & Passive Voice

Parts of Speech

Direct & Indirect speech

Punctuations & Spellings


Fill in the blanks

Idioms & phrases

General Hindi

Hindi Grammar

UPPSC PCS Mains Syllabus


UPPSC PCS Interview 2020

Candidates who are able to qualify the Prelims and Mains exam will get shortlisted for the final stage- UPPSC PCS Interview round. The marks allotted to the Interview round are 100. This round tests the candidate's general awareness, intelligence and suitability for the job.

UPPSC PCS Answer Key. Result & Cut off Marks 

The UPPSC PCS Answer Key, Result and Cut off Marks are released after the declaration of results on the official website of the Uttar Pradesh Commission.


What is UPPSC PCS 2020 Exam Date?

UPPSC PCS Prelims 2020 exam will be held on October 11, 2020.

What is salary offered to officers recruited by UPPSC PCS exam?

Candidates recruited through UPPSC PCS Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services PCS exam are paid in scale of Rs 9300-34800 for Junior category and in scale of Rs 15600-39100 for Senior category.

Who can apply for UPPSC PCS 2020 Exam?

Candidates will Bachelors Degree with age limit of 21-40 years are eligible to appear for UPPSC PCS 2020 exam.

How many vacancies will be filled through UPPSC PCS 2020 Exam?

UPPSC will fill a total of 200 vacancies through UPPSC PCS Recruitment 2020 exam.

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