UPPCS Practice Set Papers, Model Sample Papers

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UPPCS Previous year question papers are very helpful in giving clarity about what might be asked in the exam. Candidates can refer to the UPPC practice papers for understanding the exam trend that has been followed. The previous year solved papers for UPPCS will guide you thoroughly so that you can have a better comprehension of the topics. It will also enhance your performance.

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Benefits of taking UPPCS Previous Year Question Papers

  • With more and more practice of the UPPCS, you will eventually become perfect and competent in attempting various questions of variable difficulty.
  • Previous year solved papers for the UPPCS exam will be a source of constant guidance so that you can cover up all the loopholes in the preparation.
  • Evaluate the time taken to attempt the questions by practising the previous year questions papers for the UPPCS exam.
  • You will be more confident in the exam as you will be aware of the exam pattern and the exam trend. 
  • You can easily decide which section to attempt first followed by subsequent sections as you will be well aware of the marking scheme.
  • Candidates can effectively self assess themselves by attempting the previous year question papers with solutions for the UPPCS exam.

What is UPPCS Exam?

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) supervises various Uttar Pradesh Combined State/Upper Subordinate Exams. The UPPSC PCS recruitment exam is conducted for the post of Upper Subordinate Services (P.C.S.), ACF, and RFO vacancies. Thousands of candidates appear for the UPPCS exam every year. 

UPPSC Exam Pattern 2021

The UPPSC exam pattern consists of UPPSC PCS exam pattern Prelims and UPPSC PCS exam pattern Mains 2021. The complete details are mentioned below.

UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

UPPSC PCS Prelims Paper


No. of Questions



9.30-11.30 am


200 marks

Paper-2 (Qualifying in Nature)

2.30- 4.30 pm


200 marks

UPPSC PCS Main Exam Pattern 2021

UPPSC PCS Mains Sections



150 marks


150 marks

General Studies First Paper

200 marks

General Studies Second Paper

200 marks

General Studies Third Paper

200 marks

General Studies Fourth Paper

200 marks

Optional Paper-I

200 marks

Optional Paper-II

200 marks

UPPCS Syllabus

Candidates can refer to the UPPCS Syllabus in the table given below:



Prelims Paper 1 Syllabus -General Studies 1

  • National and International Current Affairs
  • Physical, Social and Economic Geography- India and the World.
  • Ancient, Medieval and Modern Indian History
  • Indian Governance- Polity, Economy and Culture
  • General Science
  • Biodiversity, Climate Change and Environmental Ecology
  • Social and Economic Development

Prelims Paper 2 Syllabus – General Studies 2

  • Comprehension
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skill
  • Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability
  • Elementary Mathematics (up to Class-X)
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • General English (up to Class-X)
  • General Mental Ability
  • General Hindi (up to Class-X)

Mains Paper 1 Syllabus- Hindi

  • दिये हुए गद्य खण्ड का अवबोध एवं प्रश्नोत्तर।
  • संक्षेपण।
  • सरकारी एवं अर्धसरकारी पत्र लेखन, तार लेखन, कार्यालय आदेश, अधिसूचना, परिपत्र।
  • शब्द ज्ञान एवं प्रयोग।
  • उपसर्ग एवं प्रत्यय प्रयोग,
  • विलोम शब्द,
  • वाक्यांश के लिए एकशब्द,
  • वर्तनी एवं वाक्य शुद्धि,
  • अनेकार्थी शब्द
  • लोकोक्ति एवं मुहावरे।
  •  हिंदी वर्णमाला, विराम चिन्ह
  • संधि, समास
  • क्रियाएं
  • अर्थबोध
  •  पर्यायवाची
  • मुहावरे एवं लोकोक्तियां
  • त्तसम एवं तद्भव देशज विदेशी (शब्द भंडार)
  • हिंदी भाषा के प्रयोग में होने वाली अशुद्धियां
  • उत्तर प्रदेश की मुख्य बोलियां शब्द रचना, वाक्य रचना, अर्थ

Mains Paper 2 Syllabus- Essay

Essay- In this paper, students must write three essays of about 700 words each, one for each of the three sections.

Section-A: Literature and Culture, Political Sphere and Social Sphere.

Section-B: Science, Economic Sphere/ Environment, and Technology, Agriculture, Industry, and Trade.

Section-C: National and International Events Landslide, National Calamities, Earthquake, Deluge, Drought, National Development Programs and Projects.

Mains Paper 3 Syllabus- General Studies I

  • Modern Indian History
  • Salient Features of Indian Culture and Society
  • Indian Freedom Struggle
  • Ancient, Modern History of Indian Culture and Medieval.
  • Post-Independence consolidation and reorganisation of India (till 1965)
  • Role of Women in Society and their populations, organisation, and related issues, poverty, development, urbanisation
  • World History from 18th Century to mid 20th Century
  • Liberalisation, Globalisation, and Privatisation
  • Distribution of critical natural resources of the world and factors responsible for the location of the industries with special reference to India
  • Social empowerment, Secularism, Regionalism and Communalism
  • Salient Features of Physical Geography
  • The human migration-refugee problem in the world with a special focus on India
  • Oceanic Resources of India
  • Boundaries and frontiers of the Indian sub-continent
  • Historical knowledge of Uttar Pradesh
  • Population and Settlement
  • Geographical Knowledge of Uttar Pradesh

Mains Paper 4 Syllabus - General Studies II

  • Responsibilities and functions of the Unions and the States
  • Role of the Finance Commission in the Centre-State financial relations
  • Indian Constitution, with the role of the Supreme Court in the evolution of basic provisions of the Constitution
  • Separation of powers, dispute redressal mechanisms (with the emergence of alternate dispute redressal mechanisms), and institutes
  • The Executive and the Judiciary, and Public Interest Litigation (PIL)
  • Salient features of the Representation of People's Act
  • Parliament and State Legislatures
  • Indian Constitutional schemes in comparison to that of other major democratic countries
  • Constitutional Posts
  • Governmental Policies and Interventions for development, and Indian Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Statutory, regulatory, and quasi-Judicial bodies, including NITI Aayog
  • Developmental processes with the roles of NGOs, Self-Help Groups, others
  • Issues related to Health, Education, Poverty and Human Resources
  • Welfare Schemes for the vulnerable of the population
  • Role of Civil Services
  • Global, Bilateral and Regional Groupings
  • India's relations with the neighbouring countries
  • International Institutes and Agencies
  • Current Affairs
  • Political knowledge of Uttar Pradesh

Mains Paper 5 Syllabus- General Studies III

  • Economic Planning in India
  • Poverty, Unemployment, Social Justice and Inclusive Growth
  • Food Processing and related industries of India
  • Government Budgets and Financial System
  • Farm Subsidies
  • Land Reforms since Independence
  • Major Crops, Irrigation, and Agriculture
  • Liberalisation and Globalisation
  • Science and Technology including ICT
  • Environment and Ecosystem
  • Infrastructure
  • Disaster mitigation and management
  • International and Internal Security
  • The Economy of Uttar Pradesh
  • Horticulture, Forestry, and Animal Husbandry
  • Security forces and organisations of India
  • Law and Order (special reference to UP)

Mains Paper 6 Syllabus - General Studies IV (Ethics)

The ethics paper has recently been introduced. This paper was created to assess the candidates' moral character. The list of the topics to be covered for this paper as follows.

  • Ethics and Human Interface
  • Attitude
  • Emotional Intelligence 
  • Public/Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration
  • Probity in Governance

Mains Paper 7 and 8 Syllabus Optional Papers (I-II)

For Papers 7 and 8, candidates are required to choose two relevant subjects in tune with their field of study. The list of subjects that they can choose from is as follows. 

  1. Law
  2. Agriculture
  3. Agricultural Engineering
  4. Botany
  5. Mechanical Engineering
  6. Civil Engineering
  7. Animal Husbandry
  8. Electrical Engineering
  9. Chemistry
  10. Psychology
  11. Zoology
  12. Medical Science
  13. Physics and Veterinary Science
  14. Statistics
  15. Arabic Literature
  16. Urdu Literature
  17. Mathematics
  18. Hindi Literature
  19. English Literature
  20. Management
  21. Sanskrit Literature
  22. Persian Literature
  23. Geography
  24. Economics
  25. Sociology
  26. Philosophy
  27. History
  28. Political Science
  29. Public Administration
  30. Anthropology
  31. Commerce and Accounts
  32. Geology
  33. Defence Studies
  34. Social work

UPPSC PCS Question Papers FAQs

  • Yes, all the UPPSC Previous Year Question Papers are free of cost. You can practice the UPPSC Question Paper for your own convenience and for good results.

  • No, you cannot reattempt the UPPSC Exam Papers of previous years. However, you can view your result, questions, and solutions anytime on your PC or mobile phone.

  • Following are the benefits of attempting UPPSC previous year question paper for paper I & II:

    • All the questions are previous year question paper
    • You will get UPPSC PCS Previous Year Questions with Solutions for every question
    • You will attempt the actual test paper thus giving you a real-time experience
    • You will identify your weak and strong sections and work on them

  • At the end of each UP PCS Paper you will be provided with your performance review with the following details:

    • Your total as well as sectional score out of the total marks
    • Your All India Rank 
    • Your accuracy%
    • Subject wise exam analysis
    • Number of correct, incorrect attempts made by you
  • You can practice the following topics for UPPSC PCS Exam:

    • General Knowledge & General Awareness
    • Elementary Mathematics
    • Reasoning Ability
  • You should practice at least 5 to 10 UPPSC Previous Year Papers to improve your marks. You will get sufficient number of Uttar Pradesh PSC Exam Papers for practice.

  • Yes, you will get complete solution for every question of UPPSC PCS previous year exam paper.