The UKPSC Lower PCS Prelims comprises only one paper. The syllabus is pretty vast, and candidates need to prepare for each topic to score higher marks. Check out the exam syllabus below.
General Science and Knowledge of Computer Operation
General understating and application of science and computers, including matters of day-to-day observation and experience.
History of India and Indian National Movement
Questions based on a broad understanding of ancient, medieval, and modern India’s political, social, economic, and cultural aspects and India’s Freedom movement, growth of nationalism, and attainment of Independence.
Indian polity and Economy
Questions based on Indian polity, Constitution, Panchayati raj and Community development, broad features of Indian economy and planning.
Geography and Demography of India
Questions will be based on a broad understanding of India’s geographical, ecological and socio-economic aspects and demography.
Questions will be based on important Uttarakhand State, National, and current International events, including games.
History of Uttarakhand
Ancient period (from earliest to 1200 AD); Medieval period (from 1200 to 1815 AD): Important dynasties and their achievements; Gorkha invasion and administration, British rule, Tehri State and its administration, the role of Uttarakhand in the Freedom Movement of India and related eminent personalities, historical sites, and monuments; movements for the formation of Uttarakhand, the contribution of people of Uttarakhand in National and International fields, especially in Armed forces; different social reform movements, and different welfare programs of Uttarakhand for SC, ST, children, minorities, and women.
Culture of Uttarakhand
Castes and tribes, religious and folk beliefs, literature and folk literature, traditions and customs, costumes and ornaments; Fairs and Festivals, food habits, art and Crafts, dances, songs, musical instruments, prominent tourist places, important sports, tournaments, and awards, famous authors and poets of Uttarakhand and their contribution in the field of Hindi literature and folk literature, State steps taken by Uttarakhand for the development of culture.
Geography and Demography of Uttarakhand
Geographical Setup. Salient features of Uttarakhand Himalaya. Rivers and streams, mountains, climate, forest resources, and horticulture. Major crops and crop rotation. Means of irrigation. Agricultural holdings. Natural and man-made calamities and Disaster management. Water crises and watershed management. Problems of remote areas. Environment and environmental movements. Biodiversity and its preservation. The population of Uttarakhand: Classification, density, sex ratio, literacy, and out-migration.
Economic, Political and Administrative Background of Uttarakhand
- Political and Administrative Background– Elected governments in Uttarakhand and their policies, different services in the State, the political and administrative systems, Panchayati raj, Community development, and Co-operatives.
- The Historical Background of the Administrative System in Uttarakhand– Land management system under Gorkhas rule and British rule, district land management (Thokdari, van panchayat, civil and some forest, Kesar-i-hind(benap land)Nazul, nayabad settlements) Modern period Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand-Kumaun land reforms, changes in land tenures and collection of land revenue after the enforcement of Zamindari Abolition Act, revenue police system.
Economic and Natural Resources
- Human resources, Education system of the State and essential educational institutes; forest, water, herbs, agriculture, animals, hydroelectricity, minerals, tourism, industries (Small and Village), the position of the utilization of resources.
- Various schemes are being implemented in Uttarakhand for the eradication of poverty and unemployment and economic development. Economic activities and their contribution to the State GDP. The priorities of development in Uttarakhand and new strategies of planning and its problems. Marketing facilities in Uttarakhand and agriculture mandis. The salient features of the budget of Uttarakhand State.
The questions on general intelligence will cover both verbal and non-verbal type questions on analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem-solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, and arithmetical number series. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate’s ability to deal with abstract ideas, symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computations, and other analytical functions.