UPPSC PCS 2021: Exam Date, Prelims, Mains, Interview Call Letter, Notification, Result

UPPSC PCS 2021: Exam Date, Prelims, Mains, Interview Call Letter, Notification, Result

ByArpit Kumar Jain  |  Updated on: Jul 17, 2021Candidates applying for UPPSC 2021 recruitment, can check the UPPSC PCS 2021 notification PDF, exam date, vacancy, salary, eligibility, selection process, and other important details here.
Candidates applying for UPPSC 2021 recruitment, can check the UPPSC PCS 2021 notification PDF, exam date, vacancy, salary, eligibility, selection process, and other important details here.
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Important Dates
UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam Date 2021  -Oct 24, 2021UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Date 2021  -Jan 28, 2022

UPPSC PCS Exam Latest News

The UPPSC PCS 2019 and 2020 cutoffs have been issued by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission for  Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services. The UP PCS cutoff marks released are as per different posts and vacancies. The UPSSC cutoff marks include both maximum marks and minimum marks. 

Check the UPPSC Cutoff Marks 2019 & 2020

The marks of all compulsory and optional subjects/papers of candidates related to both the examination and the interview, and their aggregate (as applicable), as well as the cut-off of the last selected candidates after selection on all the posts included in the examination, will be available on the website until July 23.

UPPSC Prelims Exam 2021

Candidates preparing for the UPPSC Prelims Exam 2021 must continue their preparation and go through the current affairs every day. Also, ensure that you practice several UPPSC Mock Test and solve previous year papers. 

Check - Allahabad High Court RO ARO Vacancy Notification 2021

UPPSC has announced the Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) Examination, 2021 details including exam date, total vacancy, application form and more. UPPSC has released a total vacancy of 400 posts along with 16 vacancies for forest services. The application form for UPPSC Exam 2021 is now over. 

Latest Updates about UPPSC PCS Exam 2021

10 June 2021: UPPSC Calendar 2020-21 released. Prelims Exam to be held on 24 October 2021. 

12 May 2021: UPPSC PCS Exam 2021 postponed. Read More. 

05 February 2021: UPPSC Notification 2021 for Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) Examination, 2021 released. Read More. 

Latest Updates about UPPSC PCS Exam 2020

  • 12 April 2021: UPPSC PCS Final Result 2020 announced. Read More. 
  • 23 March 2021: UPPSC PCS Interview Call Letter 2020 Released.  Check Here
  • 20 March 2021: UPPSC Mains Result Declared. Interview to begin from 01 April 2021. Check Now
  • UPPSC Mains Admit Card 2020-21 released.  Download Now
  • UPPSC Mains Exam Dates 2020 Announced. Exams from 21 January 2021 to 25 January 2021
  • 21st November 2020:UPPSC Prelims Result out!
  • 13 October 2020: UPPSC has released the official answer for the Prelims 2020 exam. Read More
  • The UPPSC PCS Prelims Paper 2020 was conducted today. Check the detailed exam analysis and download d the UPPSC Prelims question paper.

UPPSC PCS Notification 2021, Download PDF

UPPSC PCS 2021 Notification PDF released on the official website http://uppsc.up.nic.in/. UPPSC has published the official recruitment notification for Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) Examination, 2021 and Assistant Conservator of Forest (A.C.F.) / Range Forest Officer (R.F.O.) Services Examination - 2021

The UPPSC notification contains all the essential information regarding the exam like the exam pattern, eligibility, application form details, UPPSC vacancies, etc. Applicants must download the UPPSC Notification 2021 pdf from the direct link mentioned below.

UPPSC Notification 2021, Download pdf

What is UP PCS Exam? What is the UPPSC Full Form?

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) administers various Uttar Pradesh Combined State/Upper Subordinate Exams. The UPPSC PCS recruitment exam has been conducted for the post of Upper Subordinate Services (P.C.S.), ACF, and RFO vacancies. UPPSC PCS 2021 Notification PDF has been released by the officials of UPPSC. The UPPSC PCS 2021 notification releases all the UPPSC 2021 exam dates. The UPPSC notification contains all the essential information regarding the exam like the exam pattern, eligibility, application form details, UPPSC vacancies, etc. The UPPSC PCS Exam details are mentioned here:

UPPSC PCS Exam 2021Details
Exam NameUttar Pradesh Combined State/Upper Subordinate Exam
Conducting BodyUttar Pradesh Public Service Commission
Mode of the examinationOnline
Exam StagesThree stages :
UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam
UPPSC PCS Mains Exam
UPPSC PCS Personality Test
Exam Frequencyonce a year
Eligibility Criteriagraduate degree required
Language of the examEnglish & Hindi
Helpdesk Exam No.0532 – 2407547;
+91 – 8765973668

UPPSC PCS Exam Dates 2021

The UPPSC PCS exam dates 2021 announced along with the official UPPSC Calendar 2020-21. UPPSC has earlier released the UPPSC Calendar 2021 announcing the UPPSC Prelims 2021 dates and UPPSC Mains Exam Dates 2021. Check all the exam dates fr UPPSC 2021 exam in the calendar. UPPSC Calendar 2021

UPPSC PCS Exam Dates 2021



UPPSC PCS 2021 Official Notification Release Date

05 February 2021

UPPSC PCS 2021 Online Application starts from

05 February 2021

Last Date for Receipt of Fee On-line in the Bank

02 March 2021

Last Date to Apply for UPPSC PCS 2021

05 March 2021

UPPSC PCS Prelims Admit Card 2021

October 2021

UPPSC PCS Exam centre change

to be announced

UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam Date 2021

24 October 2021

UPPSC PCS Prelims Result 2021

to be announced

UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Date 2021

From 28 January 2022

UPPSC PCS Exam Dates 2020



UPPSC PCS 2020 Official Notification Release Date

20 April 2020

UPPSC PCS 2020 Online Application starts from

20 April 2020

Last Date to Apply for UPPSC PCS 2020

04th June 2020 (extended)

UPPSC PCS Prelims Admit Card 2020

15 days prior to the exam

UPPSC PCS Exam centre change

01 September-10 September 2020

UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam Date 2020

11th October 2020 (revised)

UPPSC PCS Prelims Result 2020

21st November 2020

UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Date 2020

21 January 2021 to 25 January 2021

UPPSC Mains Result 2020

20 March 2021

UPPSC Interview 2020

01 April to 8th April 2021

UPPSC PCS Final Result 2021

12 April 2021

Candidates can download the UPPSC 2021-22 Calendar PDF from the link mentioned below. 

UPPSC Calendar 2020-21


UPPSC PCS Vacancy and Salary 2021

Check all the details about UPPSC PCS Vacancy and Salary here

UPPSC PCS Vacancy and Recruitment 2020-21

The total UPPSC PCS Vacancy 2021 released with the official recruitment notification is 400. As per the UPPSC 2021 notification, the recruitment exam will be held for 400 vacancies along with 16 vacancies for forest services exam. The UPPSC PCS vacancies may increase as per further requisition request. The number of selected candidates in Mains and interview is as per the vacancies.

UPPSC PCS 2021 Post


PCS (Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services)


Assistant Conservator of Forest (A.C.F.)


Range Forest Officer (R.F.O.) 




The UP PCS (Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services) include the post of

  • Deputy Collector,
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police,
  • Block Development Officer,
  • Assistant Regional Transport Officer,
  • Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Tax),
  • District Commandant Homeguards,
  • Treasury Officer/Accounts Officer (Treasury),
  • Cane Inspector and Assistant Sugar Commissioner etc.

UPPSC PCS Salary 2021

The UPPSC PCS salary 2021 structure has been changed this year. Check the latest UPPSC salary structure details below.

The salary of PCS (Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services) is given below in two stages:

  • Junior Scale Pay Band: Rs. 9300-34800 with Rs 4600 as grade pay.
  • Senior Time Scale Pay Band: Rs.15600-39100 with 5400 as grade pay.

The UPPSC salary of Assistant conservator of Forest is given below:

  • Rs. 15600/- to Rs. 39100/-, Grade Pay- Rs. 5400/-, Group "B", Gazetted.

The UPPSC salary of the Range Forest Officer is given below:

  • Rs. 9300/- to Rs. 34800/-, Grade Pay – Rs. 4800/-, Group "B", Gazetted.

The UPPSC PCS salary structure 2021 also includes other components like DA, HRA, etc. the UPPSC salary 2021 is based on the accepted pay commission.

UPPSC PCS Eligibility Criteria 2021

Uttar Pradesh PSC releases the eligibility criteria for PCS examination in the official notification. The applicants must check and confirm that they comply with the UPPSC eligibility 2021 before applying for the exam. The UPPSC eligibility 2021 contains a limitation on age limit and educational qualification. There are certain posts which require specialized eligibility criteria. The complete details about the UPPSC eligibility is mentioned below.


The UPPSC PCS age limit 2021 mentioned in the official notification is calculated as on July 1, 2021. To apply for UPPSC PCS 2021 you need to be a minimum 21 years old and the maximum age limit is 40 years old. Candidates fulfilling the age limit criteria can apply for UPPSC recruitment 2021. The above prescribed UPPSC age limit for general is for the Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Examination 2021.

For the age-relaxation of the various category, please check out the information below.

UPPSC PCS Age Relaxation

Candidates can claim reservation/Age relaxation in one category. Applicants must note that ) The SC, ST, OBC, EWS, Dependents of Freedom Fighter, PH. and Ex-Serviceman candidates who are not the permanent residents of U.P. shall not be given the benefit of reservation/age relaxation.

UPPSC PCS 2021 Age Limit

Age Relaxation

UPPSC PCS age limit for SC

5 Years

UPPSC PCS age limit for ST

5 Years

UPPSC PCS age limit for OBC

5 Years

UPPSC PCS age limit for Sports Person

5 Years

UPPSC PCS age limit for State Govt. Employees

5 Years

UPPSC PCS age limit for Physical Handicapped

15 Years

UPPSC PCS age limit for Ex. Servicemen

5 Years

UPPSC PCS Educational Qualification 2021

UPPSC PCS educational qualification is the minimum education requirement to apply for the Combined State Service exam 2021. The general UPPSC educational eligibility criteria are that candidates should have a Bachelor's Degree from recognized University or equivalent qualification. there is no mention of UPPSC educational qualification percentage.

There are certain specific post-wise educational qualification requirements which are mentioned below.

UP Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Post Name

UPPSC PCS 2021 Educational Qualification

Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport)

Law Graduate

District Basic Shiksha Adhikari / Associate DIOS and Other equivalent administrative posts, District Administrative Officer

Post Graduate Degree

District Cane Officer, U.P. Agriculture Service

Group “B” (Development Branch)

Agriculture Graduate

District Audit Officer (Revenue Audit)

Commerce Graduate

Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-I) / Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-II)

Degree in Science with Physics or Mechanical Engineering as one subject

Assistant Director of Industries (Marketing),

Assistant Director Industries (Handloom)

Post Graduate Degree

Assistant Labour Commissioner

Degree in Arts with Sociology or Economics as a subject or Commerce/Law

District Programme Officer

Degree in Sociology or Social Science or Home Science or 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

Bachelor's Degree in Food Technology or Dairy Technology or Biotechnology

Statistical officer

Post Graduate Degree in mathematics

Information Officer/District Information Officer/Script Writer/Feature Writers/In Charge, English

Bachelor's degree

Principals, Government

Intermediate Colleges

(For Boys or Girls)

Post-graduate degree

Labour Enforcement Officer

Bachelor's degree with Economics or Sociology or commerce

and Post Graduate Diploma or Postgraduate Degree

UPPSC PCS Application Form Online 2021

The UPPSC PCS application form 2021 has been released on the official website. The applicants can check the UPPSC PCS apply online link 2021 mentioned here. The UPPSC PCS Apply Online 2021 is open from 05 February 2021 to 05 March 2021. The applicants must check their eligibility before filling the UPPSC PCS application form 2021.

How to apply online for the UPPSC PCS 2021

The step to apply online for the UPPSC PCS 2021 is given below:

  • The first step to for UPPSC apply online 2021 is to candidate registration for Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (Preliminary) Examination 2021.
  • Fill in the required details for UPPSC application form and click on ”Print Registration Slip”. Keep the slip for future reference.
  • Proceed to submit the UPPSC application fee by choosing one of the three modes available.
  • Lastly, click on ”Proceed for final submission of application form”.
  • Upload the scanned photograph and signature as per the instructions.

UPPSC PCS Application Fees 2021

The UPPSC PCS Application Fees 2021 will be paid online after filling of the registration form. The category wise UPPSC application fee 2021 is mentioned below.




Rs. 125


Rs. 65


Rs. 25


Rs. 65

UPPSC PCS Selection Process

The UPPSC PCS 2021 selection process for PCS (Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services), Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) and Range Forest Officer (RFO) will be based on Preliminary Examination (Objective Type & Multiple choices), Main Examination (Conventional Type, i.e. Written examination) and then Viva- Voice (Personality Test).

UPPSC prescribes a three-stage selection procedure for Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services Examination 2021. The UPPSC Prelims 2021 exam is qualifying the nature to shortlist candidates for UPPSC Mains 2021 Exam.

UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2021

Candidates must be well versed with the latest UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern and syllabus before the preparation. Complete details are mentioned below. 

UPPSC Exam Pattern 2021

The UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern 2021 was also released along with the official notification. The UPPSC exam pattern includes 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

Check the detailed UPPSC Exam Pattern.

UPPSC PCS Syllabus 2021

UPPSC PCS syllabus is mentioned in the detailed notification. The UPPSC syllabus for PCS exams includes the syllabus for Prelims Exam and Mains examination. The UPPSC Prelims syllabus is mentioned below. To know about the detailed syllabus, Click Here: ->UPPSC PCS Syllabus

UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam Syllabus

Paper-1 General Studies-I

  • Current events of national and international Importance
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Indian Polity and governance
  • India and World Geography
  • Economic and Social Development
  • Environment & Ecology
  • General Science

Paper-2 General Studies-II

  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Comprehension
  • General mental ability
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision making and problem-solving
  • Elementary Mathematics up to Class X level- Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Statistics.
  • General Hindi up to Class X level
  • General English up to Class X level

UPPSC PCS Admit Card 2021

The UPPSC Admit card 2020 for Interview is now available on the official website. Candidates who successfully filled the UPPSC PCS Mains application form will be able to download the UPPSC admit card 2021 from the official site. Applicant must check the UPPSC admit card date and also ensure that information given in the admit card is accurate. UPPSC admit card download link will be live after the release of the admit card.

UPPSC PCS Interview Admit Card 2020-21

Note: Make sure you bring all the required documents and UPPSC admit card while going for the examination.

How to prepare for UPPSC PCS Exam 2021?

UPPSC PCS Examination requires a thorough coverage & understanding of the syllabus along with the practice of multiple test papers. To prepare for the exam in a targetted manner, choose your study material and classes wisely to ensure timely completion of the syllabus. While completing the syllabus, solve mock test after every topic. Attempt full-length mock test for regular assessment and improvement.

UPPSC PCS Study Material

Check here the list of all UPPSC study material. The previous year UPPSC PCS question papers, practise set, and detailed topic-wise study material will help you in cracking the UPPSC PCS 2021 exam.

UPPSC PCS Previous Years Question Papers

The students must solve the previous year UPPSC PCS question papers in a regular manner to understand the exam pattern, question trend and the weightage of topics in a comprehensive manner. The UPPSC PCS Previous Years Question Papers also act as a reliable self-assessment tool and gives way to make improvements.

Also check: UPPSC Exam Previous Year's Prelims Questions Analysis (Topic Wise)


Solve the UPPSC PCS quiz to practice all kinds of questions and improve your score. the practice of UPPSC quiz question also enhances your pace of solving questions and reduces mistakes. Gain better conceptual clarity using the UPPSC quiz and beat the competition.

UPPSC PCS Mock Test 2021

The UPPSC PCS 2021 Exam requires a comprehensive understanding of the syllabus with consistent practice to enhance retention. Solve UPPSC PCS Test series after each topic and also after completion of the syllabus to test where you stand. The UPPSC PCS 2021 mock test is compiled by exam experts and is based on the latest exam pattern and trend.

UPPSC PCS Online Coaching

Prepare with the best faculty and experts of UPPSC PCS Examination to elevate your chances of final selection. The UPPSC PCS online classes 2021 ensures a complete understanding of the syllabus in a timely fashion along with multiple revisions. The BYJU'S Exam Prep UPPSC PCS online classroom also provides study material required for your exam preparation.


The UPPSC PCS cutoff has been released for the Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services 2019 & 2020 exam. Candidates can now download the UPPSC cutoff 2019 and UP PCS cutoff 2020 from the direct link mentioned here. The cutoff marks released are for all the posts and both maximum & minimum marks are mentioned. 

Download UPPSC Cutoff 2019

Download UPPSC Cutoff 2020

The UPPSC PCS Prelims 2018 cut off is mentioned below:


Cut Off For

Executive Group

Cut off For





SC of UP



ST of UP





Women of UP




UPPSC PCS Result 2021

After the successful completion of the selection process, the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission released the UPPSC result of shortlisted candidates. 

UPPSC Result 2020

UPPSC Interview Result 2020 out. UPPSC has released the final result after the PCS 2020 Interview held from 1st April to 8th April 2021. The direct link to download UPPSC PCS Final Result 2020 is mentioned below. A total of 476 candidates have been declared successful against 487 vacancies.

Check UPPSC Final Result 2020

UPPSC Mains Result 2020 announced. UPPSC had conducted the  Combined State / Senior Subordinate Service Examination 2020 from 21 Jan 2021 to 25 Jan 2021. For the total vacancy of 487, 845 candidates have been selected for the interview. Candidates can visit the official website to check the list of selected candidates. The direct link to check the result is also mentioned below. 

Check UPPSC Mains Result 2020

UPPSC had released the final UPPSC PCS Result 2019 on 17 February 2021. A direct link to download the UPPSC Result pdf is given here. UPPSC PCS 2019 Final Result 

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  • The updated salary of UPPSC PCS Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services is in two stages: The pay grade scale for Junior category is Rs. 9300-34800 with Rs 4600 as grade pay and for Senior is  Rs.15600-39100 with 5400 as grade pay.

  • The basic qualification and eligibility required for UPPSC PCS Exam is to have a Bachelors Degree from recognized University or equivalent qualification. For a few selective posts, the detailed eligibility is mention in the above article. 

  • There is no upper limit to the number of attempts allowed. However, there is an upper age limit for different categories. You can refer to the eligibility section of the above article for complete information.

  • You must go through the official notification, exam pattern and the complete syllabus before you begin the exam preparation. The candidates can also opt for coaching classes and UPPSC PCS mock test for better preparation.

  • There are a total of 29 subjects in the optional subject list as per the official syllabus. You must choose one optional subject for the UPPSC PCS Examination.

  • The exam pattern for UPSC and UP PSC is similar. In the UPPSC PCS Exam, there are three stages: 1- Preliminary Exam 2- Mains Exam 3- Interview Exam

  • IAS or UPSC is an all India level exam whereas the UP PSC state PCS Exam is for Uttar Pradesh State only. The posting through the state PCS exam is only done in that state as opposed to UPSC where you choose your cadre.

  • Yes, from this year onwards there is a negative marking of 0.33 marks for every wrong answer.

  • Yes, you are eligible to appear for UP PSC Examination. The age limit is 40 years old for General category. For complete detail, please refer to the above article.

  • The passing marks for UP State PCS Exam vary each year. It depends on the cut-off marks every year, which is published by the UPPSC  for each category.

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