UPPSC 2023: Notification, Application, UPPSC Exam Date

UPPSC 2023: Notification, Application, UPPSC Exam Date

BySATISH KUMAR GUPTA  |  Updated on: Jan 3, 2023
UPPSC exam dates 2023 for the PCS prelims, and mains exam are released. The notification shall be released soon. Candidates can check the latest updates such as application forms, vacancies, eligibility, question papers, news, etc.
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UPPSC Exam Date 2023 is notified in the UPPSC calendar for the PCS prelims and mains exams. The UP PCS prelims exam will be conducted on May 14, 2023, and mains exam will be held in September - October 2023. The PCS notification is expected to be released in February 2023. UPPSC is a premier exam held annually for the State Civil Services and Provincial Police Service (PPS). Candidates can apply for the PCS posts of SDM, BDO, DSP, Assistant Commissioner and similar gazetted officers.

UPPSC PCS selection of candidates is done through a three-stage exam similar to UPSC. The prelims exam is an objective test while Mains is conventional in nature, and lastly, an interview is followed. Thus, candidates need to have strategic planning to qualify for the upcoming exam. Get the latest updates on the UPPSC exam 2023 here, such as exam date, admit card, vacancy, eligibility criteria, selection process, question paper, notification pdf, syllabus, cut off and more!

Important Dates
UPPSC PCS Exam Date 2023 (Prelims):  -May 14, 2023UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Date 2023:  -Sep 23, 2023- Oct 1, 2023

UPPSC 2023

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission has released the UPPSC exam date 2023 of prelims and mains exams. Candidates waiting for the exam update must note the dates and make a robust study plan to outrank the competitors in the exam. UPPSC will release UPPSC 2023 notification on this website soon. The notification is expected to be released in February 2023. In the meantime, aspirants can go through the important details of the UPPSC exam.


UPPSC has released a notification for the candidates who participated in the UPPSC exam who wish to withdraw their candidature in case they have been appointed for other posts. The Commission has asked the candidates to send an application stating the reason for not joining the post for UPPSC examination at notintforpcs2022@gmail.com. The application form must be sent from the candidates' registered UPPSC email Id.

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UPPSC Latest Updates

  • 02 January 2023: UPPSC has released the PCS exam dates for the prelims and mains exams.
  • 05 November 2022: UPPSC has released a notice for candidates willing to cancel their candidature for UPPSC exam. 
  • 19 September 2022: UPPSC Mains admit card has been released by UPPSC on its website.
  • 24 August 2022: UPPSC Mains exam date has been released and is scheduled from 27 September.

UPPSC Exam Date 2023

UPPSC has released the UPPSC 2023 exam date along with the calendar. Check the prelims and mains exam dates in the table. Candidates must note the tentative dates for the notification and application, which shall provide candidates with an idea of the UPPSC PCS exam schedule.

UPPSC 2023 Events

Important Dates

UPPSC 2023 notification release date

February 2023 (Tentative)

UPPSC PCS 2023 apply online begins on

February 2023 (Tentative)

UPPSC admit card for Prelims releases on

May 2023

UPPSC Exam Date 2023

14 May 2023

Answer key release date 

June 2023 (Tentative)

UPPSC 2023 result

July 2023 (Tentative)

UPPSC admit card for Mains releases on

23 September - 01 October 2023

UPPSC main exam date

December 2023 (Tentative)

PCS Interview

January/February 2024 (Tentative)

UPPSC PCS Final Result

February/March 2024 (Tentative)

UPPSC 2022 Exam Date

UPPSC exam date 2022 has been disclosed by UPPSC in the official notification for the PCS Mains exam. UPPSC has completed conducting the Prelims and Mains exam. 

UPPSC 2022 Events


UPPSC Official Notification Release Date

16 March 2022 

UPPSC Application Form starts from

16 March 2022 

Last Date for Receipt of Fee Online in the Bank

12 April 2022 

UPPSC Application Form Last Date

16 April 2022 

UPPSC Admit Card

1 June 2022

UPPSC Exam center change

To be Notified

UPPSC Pre Exam Date

12 June 2022, Sunday

UPPCS Answer Key

16 June 2022

Last date to view the UPPSC answer key

22 June 2022
Date to Raise Objection Against Prelims answer key23 June 2022

UPPSC Prelims Result

27 July 2022

UPPSC PCS Mains Online Form Fill date

11 August to 25 August 2022

UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Date

27 September to 1 October 2022

UPPSC Interview Date

To be declared

UPPSC 2023 Notification

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) shall release UPPSC 2023 Notification on its website in February 2023 (tentative). UPPSC is the Uttar Pradesh Combined State/Upper Subordinate exam to appoint candidates for Group B services. Through the UPPSC PCS exam, candidates are appointed to the posts of gazetted PCS officers in the state. Graduate candidates between 21 to 40 years can apply for this exam.

UPPSC PCS notification is yet to be released on the UPPSC website. The notification consists of all the information that is needed to be known by any UPPSC aspirant. UPPSC exam is one the most sought-after exams for which candidates from all over India apply to become PCS officers. The candidates for UPPSC PCS officers will be selected through a three-stage exam process, Prelims, Mains and Interviews. In addition, the UPPSC exam date shall also be mentioned in the notification.

In the meantime, aspirants can download the previous year's UPPSC notification for reference:

Candidates can check out further information on the UPPSC exam 2023, such as vacancies, apply online link, application fee, eligibility, syllabus, pattern, salary, and selection process. Check all the latest updates and news here for full-fledged exam preparation.

What is the Full Form of UPPSC?

Many aspirants wonder, "What is UPPSC full form?". The full form of UPPSC is the “Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission”. UPPSC is responsible for administering various Uttar Pradesh Combined State/Upper Subordinate Exams, out of which UPPSC PCS is one of the top exams. The UPPSC PCS is one of the most lucrative and sought-after exams for the post of Upper Subordinate Services (P.C.S.), ACF, and RFO vacancies.

UPPSC Exam Overview

Before we begin to share further details on UPPSC 2023, let us first look at the basic information on UPPSC. With the help of the UPPSC exam, candidates are appointed to serve as civil servants in the Uttar Pradesh state. 

UPPSC 2023 Overview

UPPSC Exam Particulars


Exam Name

Uttar Pradesh Combined State/Upper Subordinate Exam

Conducting Body

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC)

Exam Stages

Three stages:

UPPSC Prelims Exam

UPPSC Mains Exam

UPPSC Personality Test

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Eligibility Criteria


Language of the exam

English & Hindi

Helpdesk Exam No.

0532 – 2407547, +91 – 8765973668

UPPSC 2023 Eligibility Criteria - PCS Age Limit, Qualification

The candidates applying for UPPSC 2023 exam must ensure they fulfill the eligibility criteria stated in the notification pdf. UPPSC Eligibility consists of the fulfillment of the age limit and educational qualification. Candidates belonging to Uttar Pradesh State will only be eligible for age relaxation.


A candidate must be at least 21 years old to apply for the UPPSC PCS exam. While the upper age limit is 40 years. Candidates who belong to the reserved category are eligible to avail of age relaxation.

UPPSC PCS Qualification

UPPSC PCS educational qualification is the minimum education requirement to apply for the Combined State Service exam 2023. A candidate has to be at least a graduate or equivalent from a recognized university in any discipline to apply for the PCS exam. Candidates with B. Tech/B. E. are also eligible to apply for it.

UPPSC PCS 2023 Salary

Salary of UPPSC PCS officers is lucrative, with several perks and allowances. The job profile is one the most distinguished ones for the UPPSC PCS officers appointed in the state. UPPSC PCS salary is given below:

  • Junior Scale Pay Band: Rs. 9,300-34,800 with Rs. 4,600 as grade pay.
  • Senior Time Scale Pay Band: Rs. 15,600-39,100 with Rs. 5,400 as grade pay.

UPPSC 2023 Vacancy

UPPSC will notify the UPPSC vacancy 2023 along with the notification. It is expected that UPPSC will release more vacancies than the previous year. Here is the table given below to know about the UPPSC vacancy. We shall update the table once the official vacancies have been announced.



UPPSC 2023

To be notified

UPPSC 2022


UPPSC 2021


UPPSC PCS 2023 Selection Process

The candidates willing to work in the UPPSC shall undergo the UPPSC PCS selection process for PCS (Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services), Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF), and Range Forest Officer (RFO) will be based on the following three stages:

  • UPPSC Prelims Exam: Only objective questions will be asked
  • UPPSC PCS Mains Exam: All the questions will demand a descriptive answer.
  • UPPSC Interview: The candidates who have qualified Mains shall be called for the UPPSC interview.

The candidates will have to qualify for each stage of the UPPSC exam to be called to be appointed as PCS officers in UPPSC.

UPPSC 2023 Exam Pattern

UPPSC releases the UPPSC Exam Pattern along with the official notification. Over the years, the paper pattern has been the same. However, it underwent some minor changes in 2018. UPPSC exam pattern includes the paper pattern and marking scheme for the Prelims and Mains exam. The complete details are mentioned below.

UPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern

UPPSC Prelims shall have only two papers that will be objective in nature. Each paper is for 200 marks. UPPSC GS Paper 2 is qualifying in nature, with 33% being the qualifying mark.

UPPSC Exam Pattern for Prelims

UPPSC PCS Prelims Paper

No. of Questions


General Studies Paper-1


200 marks

General Studies Paper-2 (Qualifying in Nature)


200 marks

UPPSC Mains Exam Pattern

The Mains exam pattern differs from the Prelims for the UPPSC exam. UPPSC PCS Mains exam has 8 papers in total, of which 2 are Essay and General Hindi papers, 4 shall be General Studies papers, and 2 are optional. All the questions in the Mains exam of UPPSC shall have to be answered descriptively.

UPPSC Exam Pattern for Mains

UPPSC PCS Mains Papers



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 1

200 marks

Optional Paper 2

200 marks

UPPSC 2023 Syllabus

The UPPSC prescribes UPPSC 2023 syllabus in the notification. The UPPSC syllabus for PCS exams includes the syllabus for the Prelims Exam and Mains examination. To prepare for the exam, candidates must thoroughly know UPPSC Syllabus.

UPPSC Syllabus for Prelims

The UPPSC Prelims is the first stage of the selection process for the PCS exam. All registered candidates must answer two papers in the Prelims exam, General Studies Paper 1 and General Studies Paper 2. All the questions are objective in nature. Here are the important topics covered in it.

UPPSC Syllabus - Prelims

General Studies Paper 1

General Studies Paper 2

Current events of national & international importance

History of India and the Indian National Movement

Indian Polity and governance

India and World Geography

Economic and Social Development

Environment & Ecology

General Science

Interpersonal skills, including communication skills


General mental ability

Logical reasoning and analytical ability

Decision-making and problem-solving

Elementary Mathematics, General Hindi, and General English up to Class X level

UPPSC Syllabus for Mains

UPPSC Mains Syllabus exam is vast and needs a great amount of effort to prepare for it. As UPPSC is a State PCS exam of Uttar Pradesh, questions will be related to testing the candidates' knowledge of Uttar Pradesh.

UPPSC PCS 2023 Question Papers

For test preparation, UPPSC 2023 question papers are crucial. To improve their preparation, aspirants should consult the UPPSC past years' question papers. For exam preparation, UPPSC Prelims question papers are crucial. In order to evaluate their performance in exam-like circumstances, applicants should attempt the question paper from the previous year under time constraints. Since the UPPSC question papers adhere to the same criteria, they are beneficial for general preparation.

UPPSC 2023 Preparation Tips

Every year lakhs of candidates apply for the UPPSC exam. Hence, the competition gets tougher each year. Therefore, aspirants must devise a good strategy to qualify for the exam with good marks. Here are some of the best UPPSC 2023 preparation tips adopted by toppers to excel in the UPPSC exam.

  • Begin by knowing the detailed UPPSC syllabus and exam pattern. Thereafter, make a good study plan that covers all the chapters.
  • While completing the syllabus, solve the UPPSC mock test after every topic. Attempt full-length mock tests for regular assessment and improvement.
  • Candidates must ensure that they get access to good UPPSC study material for holistic preparation.
  • Solve UPPSC question papers so that they know what questions were asked in the exam, and they may know the difficulty level of the exam.
  • Make sure they attempt the UPPSC quiz and UPPSC practice papers daily to maintain consistency.

UPPSC 2023 Admit Card

UPPSC will release the UPPSC Admit Card on its website a few days before the exam. It is yet to conduct the UPPSC PCS interview, for which the date is yet to be released. Once the Commission releases it on its website, we shall notify the UPPSC PCS interview call letter link. Aspirants must log in using their registration number and date of birth to download the hall ticket.

UPPSC 2023 Answer Key

UPPSC 2023 answer key (tentative) can be used by candidates to verify their responses and determine their results. Before the conclusion of the exam process, the commission does not issue the definitive answer key. After the final outcome, the last answer key was made public. The Commission publishes the provisional answer key following the preliminary exam. The candidates were allowed to object and offer corrections (if any) to the question or the Commission's response. The Commission creates a committee to look through the candidate's objections. It suggests making the necessary adjustments to the provisional UPPSC 2023 answer key.

UPPSC 2023 Result

After successfully completing the UPPSC PCS Exam, UPPSC shall declare the UPPSC Result on its website for each stage. The candidates need to download the result pdf to check whether they have qualified for the exam. The direct link to download the UPPSC PCS Result shall be updated once it is released on the UPPSC website.


  • UPPSC is a state-level PCS exam conducted by Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission annually to recruit civil servants through a competitive exam. UPPSC exam is a gazetted post where candidates are appointed to Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Block Development Officer (BDO) and other Group A posts. The UPPSC selection is a three-stage exam done through Prelims, Mains and Interviews to be appointed as PCS officers.

  • UPPSC 2023 exam dates are notified in the UPPSC calendar. The Prelims are to be held on 14 May 2023. The mains exam of PCS will be conducted from 23 September 2023 to 01 October 2023.

  • Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) defines the UPPSC eligibility criteria specified in the notification. The candidates must fulfill the age limit, qualification, and nationality to be appointed to the post of UPPSC PCS officer. The eligibility is as follows:

    • Educational Qualification: Candidates must be a Graduate in any discipline.
    • Age Limit: Candidates must be between 21 years to 40 years of age. Age relaxation shall apply only to those who are domiciles in Uttar Pradesh.
  • To complete the UPPSC Application Form 2023, aspirants must visit the official website of UPPSC.

    • Click on the registration tab that appears on the homepage.
    • Register themselves and then complete the application form.
    • Upload all the documents as per specifications.
    • Pay the application fee and take a printout of the UPPSC PCS 2023 application form.
  • UPPSC 2023 Syllabus is released by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC). The syllabus of UPPSC PCS consists of three stages, Prelims, Mains and Interviews. The prelims exam is objective in nature, while the Mains is a descriptive paper. Important topics and subjects for the UPPSC syllabus are Polity, Geography, Reasoning, Economy, Current Affairs, Indian History and National Movement, Nationalism, etc.

  • The age limit for UPPSC 2023 exam is from 21 years to 40 years. Candidates who belong to Uttar Pradesh will only be allowed to avail of age relaxation benefits for the UPPSC exam.

  • To prepare for the UPPSC 2023 exam, aspirants must have a good approach to completing the syllabus. Here are some of the preparation tips to crack the UPPSC exam:

    • Get acquainted with the UPPSC syllabus and exam pattern.
    • Take regular UPPSC mock tests and analyze the performance so that it helps in rectifying the errors.
    • Read newspapers to work on current affairs and make notes for them.
  • There is no upper limit to the number of attempts allowed for the UPPSC 2023 exam. However, there is an upper age limit for different categories. Aspirants can refer to the eligibility section of the above article for complete information.

  • There is a subtle difference between UPSC and UPPSC PCS exams. UPPSC PCS is a state-level PCS exam, while UPSC is a national-level exam. The competition is more fierce in UPSC as compared to UPPSC. If we consider the syllabus of UPPSC and UPSC, then the UPPSC syllabus focuses more on the Uttar Pradesh state-related questions while UPSC focuses on events of national and international affairs.

  • The vacancy for UPPSC 2023 exam shall be notified along with the notification. The vacancies for the UPPSC exam may be increased or decreased as per availability. The UPPSC notification PDF shall have post-wise and category-wise vacancy distribution that shall be updated.

  • To prepare for the UPPSC 2023 exam, it is important to have the best books to provide candidates with the best information from the exam point of view. Given below are the important UPPSC Books that toppers have recommended.

    • Indian Polity and Governance: Laxmikanth
    • Analytical Reasoning: M.K Pandey
    • Economy: Ramesh Singh
    • Geography: Majid Hussain
  • UPPSC 2023 admit card will be released for Prelims, Mains and Interviews. Candidates can download the call letter for each stage a week before the exam date. UPPSC admit card can be downloaded from the UPPSC website to appear for the exam. UPPSC is yet to release UPPSC admit card for interview.

  • UPPSC releases the UPPSC result 2023 on its website. UPPSC result is released stage-wise, i.e. firstly for Prelims, followed by Mains and lastly, the final result. The UPPSC Mains result is yet to be released by the authorities.


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