UPPSC GIC Lecturer Syllabus 2021 - Prelims & Mains PDF

UPPSC GIC Lecturer Syllabus 2021 - Prelims & Mains PDF

ByNeha Joshi  |  Updated on: May 26, 2021
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UPPSC GIC Lecturer Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021

UPPSC GIC Lecturer syllabus 2021 is released by the UPPSC in its official notification at the official site. Moreover, the UPPSC Exam date has also been released by the UPPSC. Hence, you need to get acquainted with the UPPSC Lecturer exam pattern and syllabus according to the latest notification.

A large number of candidates will be applying for the UPPSC Lecturer post, hence it is crucial to have prior knowledge of the syllabus. This article provides you with the UPPSC GIC Lecturer syllabus and exam pattern for every subject and stage of the exam. You also can download the UPPSC GIC Lecturer Syllabus 2021 PDF at the end of this article.  

UPPSC GIC Lecturer Exam Pattern 2021

The UPPSC Lecturer syllabus comprises a different syllabus for the two stages of the examination which is the Prelims and the Mains exam. The candidates who will secure the cutoff prescribed by the Commission will appear for the Mains exam. Before we move further into the syllabus, let us first look at the UPPSC Lecturer exam pattern for the same.

Here is the UPPSC GIC Lecturer exam pattern for the Prelims and the Mains examination.

1. UPPSC GIC Lecturer Prelims Exam Pattern 

  • All the questions in the UPPSC GIC Lecturer Prelims are objective in nature.
  • There are two parts in this section: General Studies and Optional subjects.
  • The total number of questions is 120 for a duration of 2 Hours.
  • The General studies or GS comprises 40 questions while the optional subject carries 80 questions.
  • The maximum marks in the UPPSC Prelims exam is 300.

Number of Parts

Name of Subjects

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Duration


General Studies



2 Hours


Optional Subjects




2. UPPSC GIC Lecturer Mains Exam Pattern 

  • The UPPSC GIC Lecturer Mains exam is of a total of 300 marks.
  • The prelims exam for UPPSC Lecturer will have General Hindi and Nibandh and an optional subject. 
  •  General Hindi and Nibandh sections will be 100 marks while the optional subject paper will carry 300 marks.
  • The duration of Part I is 2 hours while that of Part II is 3 hours.

Number of Parts

Name of Subjects

Maximum Marks

Time Duration


General Hindi


2 Hours

Hindi Nibandh


Optional Subjects


3 Hours

UPPSC GIC Lecturer Syllabus 2021 Highlights

The major highlights of the UPPSC GIC Lecturer Syllabus is given below in the table.



Organization Name

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC)

Post Name

Lecturer (Male/ Female) Government Inter College (GIC)

Selection Process for UPPSC Lecturer

  • Prelims
  • Mains 
  • Interview

Total Marks

  • Prelims: 300 Marks
  • Mains:  400 Marks

Total Questions

  • Prelims: 120 Questions
  • Mains: Depends upon the marks distribution

Exam Duration

  • Prelims: 2 Hours
  • Mains: 5 Hours

Official Site


UPPSC GIC Lecturer Syllabus 2021

1. UPPSC GIC Lecturer Prelims Syllabus

Now let us explain the UPPSC GIC Lecturer syllabus 2021.



General Studies

  • General Science (High School Standard)
  •  History of India 
  • Indian National Movement 
  • Indian Polity, Economy & Culture 
  • IndianAgriculture, Commerce & Trade 
  • World Geography & Indian Geography & Natural resources of India 
  • Current National and International Important events 
  •  Logic & Reasoning based on General Intelligence. 
  • Specific knowledge regarding Education, Culture, Agriculture, Industry Trade, Living & Social Traditions of Uttar Pradesh. 
  • Elementary Mathematics up to 8th level:-Arithmetic,Algebra and Geometry. 
  •  Ecology and Environment

Optional Paper

The syllabus is similar to the UPPSC GIC Lecturer Mains syllabus.

2. UPPSC GIC Lecturer Mains Syllabus

Here are the mains syllabus of UPPSC GIC Lecturer post for Part I and Part II

2.1 UPPSC Lecturer Syllabus Part I



Samanya Hindi सामान्य हिंदी

  • अनेकार्थी शब्द
  • विलोम शब्द
  • पर्यायवाची शब्द
  • तत्सम एवं तद्भव, क्षेत्रीय, विदेशी (शब्द भण्डार)
  • वर्तनी
  • अर्थबोध
  •  शब्द-रूप
  • सन्धि
  • समास
  •  क्रियायें
  •  हिन्दी वर्णमाला
  • विराम चिन्ह
  •  शब्द रचना
  • वाक्य रचना
  • अर्थ
  • मुहावरे एवं लोकोक्तियाँ
  •  उत्तर प्रदेश की मुख्य बोलियाँ तथा हिन्दी भाषा के प्रयोग में होने वाली अशुद्धियाँ।
  • अपठित गद्यांश का संक्षेपण
  • उससे सम्बन्धित प्रश्न
  • रेखांकित अंशों की व्याख्या एवं उसका उपयुक्त शीर्षक

Hindi Nibandh हिन्दी निबन्ध

  1. साहित्य, संस्कृति
  2. राष्ट्रीय विकास योजनायें/क्रियान्वयन
  3. राष्ट्रीय-अन्तर्राष्ट्रीय, सामयिक सामाजिक समस्यायें/निदान
  4. विज्ञान तथा पर्यावरण
  5. प्राकृतिक आपदायें एवं उनके निवारण
  6. कृषि, उद्योग एवं व्यापार

2.2 UPPSC GIC Lecturer Syllabus Part II

Part II of the UPPSC GIC Lecturer will comprise of the optional subject where you have to select the subject for which you have applied in the exam.

UPPSC GIC Lecturer Hindi Syllabus




  • हिन्दी साहित्य का इतिहास
  • गद्य-साहित्य का उद्भव और विकास:
  • पत्रकारिता
  • काव्यशास्त्र
  • भाषाविज्ञान
  • हिन्दी-व्याकरण
  •  संस्कृत-साहित्य के प्रमुख रचनाकारों के नाम एवं उनकी प्रमुख कृतियाँ
  • संस्कृत-व्याकरण

UPPSC GIC Lecturer English Syllabus



English Literature

  • Authors and works
  • Literary terms, Movements, Forms, Literary criticism 

English Language

  • A short unseen passage for comprehension
  • Correction of sentences
  • Direct and Indirect narration
  • Transformation of sentences including Active & Passive Voice
  • Synonyms,
  • Antonyms,
  • Homonyms
  • Rearranging the Jumbled sentences
  • Fill in the blanks with appropriate Prepositions.
  • Idioms & phrases
  • One word substitution
  • Figure of speeches
  • Prefixes & Suffixes

UPPSC GIC Lecturer Physics Syllabus




  • Mechanic 
  • Thermal Physics 
  • Waves And Oscillation
  • Optics
  • Lesers
  • Electricity  And  Magnetism
  •  Modern Physics

UPPSC GIC Lecturer Chemistry Syllabus




  • Physical chemistry Gaseous-state
  • Liquid state
  • Solid State
  • Thermodynamics
  • Dilute solution
  • Surfacephenomenon
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Chemical equilibrium
  • Electrochemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

  • Atomic structure
  • S-block elements
  • P-block elements
  •   d-block elements
  • coordination compounds
  • Organometallic chemistry
  • Bioinorganic chemistry
  •  f-block elements

Organic Chemistry

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Isomerism
  • Hydrocarbon
  • Aromatic Hydrocarbon
  • Haloalkanes
  • Alcohols
  • Aldehyde & Ketones
  • Carboxylic acid and its Derivatives
  • Organic compounds containing nitrogen
  •  Bio-molecules
  • Polymers
  • Chemistry in everyday life

UPPSC GIC Lecturer Biology Syllabus




  • Plant Diversity
  • Angiosperms
  • Plant Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Economic Botany
  • Plant Pathology
  • Ecology and Environment-


  • Animal Diversity
  • Non-Chordates
  • Chordates
  • Anatomy of – Frog, Pigeon and Rabbit.
  • Animal Histology
  • Animal Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Animal Embryology
  • Cell Biology (Cytology and Molecular Biology)
  •  Genetics
  • Biotechnology
  • Organic Evolution

UPPSC GIC Lecturer Mathematics Syllabus




  • Relations and Functions
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Co-oridnate geometry of two dimensions
  •  Vectors and three dimensional geometry
  • Group
  • Linear Algebra
  • Vector integration
  • Rieman integration
  • Statices
  • Dynamics
  • Trigonometry

UPPSC GIC Lecturer Sanskrit Syllabus




वैदिक साहित्य

  • ऋग्वेद – अग्नि सूक्त (1.1.1), विश्वेदेवा सूक्त (1.89), विष्णु सूक्त (1.154), प्रजापति सूक्त (10.121)।
  • यजुर्वेद – शिव संकल्प सूक्त (34.1-6)।
  • कठोपनिषद् – प्रथम अध्याय (1-3 वल्ली)
  • ईशावास्योपनिषद – (सम्पूर्ण)
  • वैदिक वाड़्मय का संक्षिप्त इतिहास (काल निर्धारण, प्रतिपाद्य विषय)
  • वेदांग का संक्षिप्त परिचय (शिक्षा, निरुक्त, छन्द)
  • दार्शनिक चिन्तन
  • सांख्य दर्शन – सृष्टि प्रक्रिया, प्रमाण, सत्कार्यवाद, त्रिगुण का स्वरूप, पुरुष का स्वरूप (ग्रन्थ- सांख्यकारिका)
  • वेदान्त दर्शन – अनुबन्ध चतुष्टय, साधन चतुष्टय, माया का स्वरूप, ब्रम का स्वरूप (ग्रन्थ- वेदान्तसार)
  • न्याय/वैशेषिक दर्शन – प्रमाण (प्रत्यक्ष, अनुमान, उपमान, शब्द) (गन्थ- तर्कभाषा, तर्कसंग्रह)
  • गीता दर्शन – निष्काम कर्म योग, स्थितप्रज्ञ का स्वरूप (गीता : द्वितीय अध्याय)
  • जैन दर्शन एवं बौद्ध दर्शन का सामान्य परिचय (ग्रन्थ- भारतीय दर्शन -बलदेव उपाध्याय)
  • व्याकरण
  • 1. लघुसिद्धान्त कौमुदी – संज्ञा प्रकरण, सन्धि प्रकरण, कृदन्त प्रकरण, तद्धित प्रकरण, स्त्री, प्रत्यय, समास।
  • 2. सिद्धान्तकौमुदी – कारक प्रकरण।
  • 3. वाच्य परिवर्तन (कर्तृवाच्य, कर्मवाच्य, भाववाच्य)।
  • 4. शब्द रूप (परस्मैपदी, आत्मनेपदी) – भू, एध, अद्, हु, दा, दिव्, सु, तुद्, रुध्, तन्, की, चुर।
  • भाषा विज्ञान

          1. भाषा की उत्पत्ति और परिभाषा

          2. भाषाओं का वर्गीकरण

          3. ध्वनि परिवर्तन, अर्थ परिवर्तन

साहित्य शास्त्र

  • काव्य प्रकाश/साहित्य दर्पण- काव्य प्रयोजन, काव्य लक्षण, काव्यहेतु, काव्यभेद। शब्द-शक्ति (अभिधा, लक्षणा, व्यंजना)। रस का स्वरूप, रस भेद, विभाव-अनुभाव-सुचारी भाव, स्थायी भाव, भाव का स्वरूप। गुण का स्वरूप एवं भेद। रीति का स्वरूप एवं भेद। अधोलिखित अलंकार का सामान्य परिचय-शब्दालंकार- अनुप्रास, यमक, श्लेष। अर्थालंकार- उपमा, रूपक, उत्पे्रक्षा अतिशयोक्ति, अर्थान्तरन्यास।
  • दशरूपक- नाट्य लक्षण, नाट्य भेद, अर्थप्रकृति, अवस्था, सन्धि, नायक का स्वरूप एवं भेद। पारिभाषिक शब्द- नान्दी, प्रस्तावना, सूत्रधार, कंचुकी, प्रवेशक, विष्कम्भक, प्रकाश, आकाशभाषित, जनान्तिक, अपवारित, स्वगत, भरतवाक्य।
  • ध्वन्यालोक (प्रथम उद्योत) – ध्वनि का स्वरूप।

लौकिक साहित्य

  • रामायण एवं महाभारत: काल निर्धारण, उपजीव्यता, महत्व।
  • प्रमुख काव्य- किरातार्जुनीयप(प्रथम सर्ग), शिशुपालवधा(प्रथम सर्ग), नैषधीयचरिता (प्रथम सर्ग), रघुवंशम् (द्वितीय सर्ग), कुमार सम्भव (प्रथम सर्ग)।
  • प्रमुख खण्ड काव्य- मेघदूतम् नीतिशतक।
  • प्रमुख गद्य काव्य- कादम्बरी (कथामुख), शिवराजविजयम्(प्रथम नि:श्वास)।
  • कथा साहित्य- पंचतंत्र, हितोपदेश:।
  • नाटक- अभिज्ञानशाकुन्तलम् (1-4 अंक), उत्तररामचरिम् (1-3 अंक), मृच्छकटिकम् (प्रथम अंक), रत्नावली, प्रतिमा नाटकम्
  • चम्पू काव्य- नलचम्पू (आर्यावर्त वर्णन)।
  • महाकाव्य, खण्डकाव्य, गद्यकाव्य, चम्पू काव्य एवं नाट्य-काव्य की उत्पत्ति एवं विकास।

UPPSC GIC Lecturer Economics Syllabus




  • Micro Economics
  • Macro Economic
  • Money and Banking
  • Public Finance
  • International Trade and Foreign Exchange
  •  Indian Economy
  • Elementary Statistics

UPPSC GIC Lecturer Civics Syllabus



  • Civics, Section A
  • Political Science- Meaning, definitions, nature and scope.
  • Difference among Politics, Political Science, Political Theory, and Political-Philosophy.
  • Relationship of Political Science with Science, Sociology, Economics, History, Geography, Psychology and Ethics.
  • Definition of Civics, its nature and scope. 
  • Citizenship
  • Concept of state, elements and Theories of origin-Social Contract, Evolutionary and Marxist. 
  • Theories of the functions of state- Liberal, Socialist, and Welfare,
  • Sovereignty- Power, authority and influence.
  • Law, Liberty and Equality and Justice.
  • Constitution Meaning, finds and classification
  • Concept of Government.
  • Modern Governments- Federal and Unitary, Parliament and Presidential.
  • Organs of government
  • Concept of democracy 
  • Party system, Pressure Groups, Public opinion,
  • Methods of election and Franchise.
  • Concept of Nation, Nationality,  Internationality  and Non  Alignment.
  • Factional elements of Political System Caste, Language, Communalism and Region.
  • Recent trends in Political Science
  • Indian Political Thinkers 

Civics, Section B

  • History of National Movement in India and the Constituent Assembly;
  • Indian Constitution and  the Preamble; Salient features of Indian constitution, Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy, Constitutional Amendment Procedure and Main Constitutional Amendments, Article 370. 
  • Indian Federal System and the Centre State Relations;
  • Composition of Federal Government and its functioning. Federal Executive: President- Election, Powers and function’s, Emergency-powers.
  • Vice-President-Election and functions
  • Federal Council of Ministers and the Cabinet: Composition and functioning; Appointment of Prime Minister-Functions and importance;
  • Federal Legislature: Parliament-Composition, Powers and importance of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha; Relationship between Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha.
  • Federal Judiciary: Supreme Court; Composition and Jurisdiction; Judicial Review; Public Interest Litigation Cases
  • Composition and functioning of State Government with special. reference to UP.
  • State Executive: Governor- Appointment, Powers, Function  Privileged and Roles.
  • Council of Ministers-Composition and functions
  • Chief Minister
  • State Judiciary
  • Local Government and Local Self-government
  • Powers, Functions, and Role of District Magistrate
  • District Courts: Composition and Functions; Lok  Adalat Concept of Local Self-government with special reference the 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Act
  • Public Corporations and Commissions, in India: Planning Commission, Election Commission, Union Public Service Commission, Inter-state Council, Lok Pal and  LokAyukta.
  • Foreign Policy of India; Regional Organizations and the United Nations Organization, Human Rights and Non Alignment Movement.

UPPSC GIC Lecturer Geography Syllabus




  • Meaning and scope of Geography, Approaches and methods to the study of geography, Major Geographical thoughts- Environmental Determinism, Possibilism, Probabilism, Regionalism, Logical Positivism and Behaviorism.
  • Structure of atmosphere, insolation and heat budget, horizontal and vertical distribution of temperature, inversion of temperature, air pressure belts wind system, movement of wind belt, local winds, humidity and precipitation, rainfall type, cyclone and anticyclone, classification of climates by Koeppen and Thornthwaite, Major climate regions of world.
  • International structure of earth rock types, Plate Tectonic Theory, Volcanoes and earthquakes folds, faults, and resultant topography, WM Davis’s concept of cycle of erosion, works of river, underground water, sea and glaciers.
  • Ocean deposits, temperature and salinity of oceanic water, ocean currents, tides and waves, coral islands and coral reefs origin, distribution and environmental importance.
  • Concept of ecosystem, terrestrial ecosystems types and their distribution, deforestation – problems and conservation, disaster types and management.
  •  Man- environmental interrelationship impact of technology agriculture, industrial and information revolution, population growth and distributional pattern, Demographic Transition Theory, rural and urban settlements.
  • Concept and classification of resources, Principles of resource conservation, Water, soil mineral and energy, uses, problems and their conservation. Geographical conditions, world distribution, production and trade, major crops – rice, wheat, cotton sugarcane, tea, coffee and rubber major agricultural regions of world, major industrial regions of world, factors of location of industries, major theories of industrial location, international trade, Major trade, blocks, major international transportation routes and harbors.
  •  Culture elements, major cultural realms. races and tribes.
  •  Concept and types of regions salient features of developed and developing countries of word study of some select, regions of world – Anglo, America, European community, Russia, China, Japan, South-east Asian and South west Asia.
  •  India’s geographical features – relief drainage system, climate, natural vegetation and soil. 
  • Major mineral resources- iron – ore. mica. bauxite atomic minerals and energy resources, 
  • Major agriculture crops of food grains and each crop, recent trends in agriculture, irrigation and multipurpose projects. industrial development, industrial region, industrial policy, location distribution, production and problems of major industries iron and steel, cotton textile, cement, sugar and paper 
  • Regional patterns of population growth and distribution, related problems and their solutions, regional development disparity – causes and remedial measures, reorganization states –  problems and their solution.

UPPSC GIC Lecturer History Syllabus



Archeological, Literary foreign Accounts

  • Prehistory
  • Proto
  • Vedic Culture
  • Early Vedic Culture-
  • Later Vedic Culture
  • Rise of Magadh Empire
  • North India from 500 AD to 650 AD.
  • Art and Architecture

Sectional Mughal Sultanate 

  • Mohd. Ghori inventions of slave dynasty
  • Administration
  • Land Revenue System
  • Religions Policy of Mugha
  • Deccan Policy of Mughal
  • Mughal's Culture and Civilization Education
  • Organisation of Army
  • Society of Mughal

Modern History

  • Mercantilism, European Traders in India in the Seventeenth & eighteenth centuries Arrival of Dutch, French, Portuguese and British East India Company in india.
  • Rise of the English Power in Bengal
  • Clive's Second
  • Warren Hasting
  • Administrative Reforms of Cornwallis. (1786-93)
  • Revenue
  • Mysore Under Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan 
  • Lord Hastings and Establishment of British Paramountcy in India 
  • William Bentinck (1825-35) 
  • Ranjeet Singh Achievement: 
  • Lord Dalhousie (1848-56) 
  • Revolt 1857- 
  • Land Revenue system: 
  • Lord Curzon (1899-1905) Partition of Bengal 
  • Religious and Social Reforms (Cultural awakening) 
  • Rise and Growth of Indian National Movement

Eminent National Leader-of India 

  • Ram Mohan Roy- Role in Modernization of India, Dadabhai Naoroji 1825-1917, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Lala Lajpat Rai, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru
  • Rise Muslim CommissionAct
  • First Phase of Independence 

UPPSC GIC Lecturer Sociology Syllabus



Basic Sociological Concepts 

  • Sociology 
  • Society 
  • Other Related Concepts

Social Processes 

  • Cooperation, Competition, Conflict, Acculturation, Socialization, Stratification and Differentiation

Classical and Contemporary

  • Social Thinkers Western Thinkers : Auguste Comte, Karl Marx, Herbert Spencer, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber
  • Indian Thinkers: 
  • Contemporary Sociological Theories Phenomenology and Ethnomethodology, Functionalism, Structuralism, Marxism, Conflict Theory, Exchange Theory and Symbolic Interactionism
  • Social Change and Social Control Social Change : Concept, Factors and Theories. Social Control : Concept means andAgencies Social Change Processes : Industrialization, Urbanization; Modernizations, Westernization and Globalisation. Role of Media in Social change and Social control
  • Indian Society and Culture
  • Indian Rural Social Systems
  • Caste System, Jajmani System, Kinship
  • Contemporary Indian Social Problems
  • Social Research: 

UPPSC GIC Lecturer Education Syllabus



  • Meaning and scope of education
  • Relationship between Education and Philosophy
  • Education Psychology 
  • Educational Research
  • Measurement and Evaluation in education
  • Distances education

UPPSC GIC Lecturer Commerce Syllabus




  • Accounting
  • Business Organization and Management
  • Business Environment
  • Business Economics
  • Business Statistics
  • Money and Banking
  • Auditing and Insurance
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business

UPPSC GIC Lecturer Home Science Syllabus



Home Science

  • Human Physiology
  • Health and Hygiene 
  • Human Development & Family Relation 
  • Family & Relation 
  • Food & Nutrition 
  • Home Management 
  • Textile and clothing 
  • Extension Education 

UPPSC GIC Lecturer Exam Syllabus and Exam Pattern FAQs

  • The UPPSC Lecturer selection is a thee tier exam comprising of Prelims, Mains and Interview.

  • The UPPSC Lecturer syllabus for the Prelims exam consists of General Hindi and Essay as one subject and an optional paper.

  • The UPPSC Lecturer exam will be of 500 marks for the Mains Exam.

  • Yes, Urdu language is included in the optional paper for the UPPSC GIC Lecturer Exam.

  • Yes, the UPPSC Lecturer Prelims Exam will have objective multiple-choice questions.

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