UPPSC PCS Exam Eligibility 2021

UPPSC PCS Exam Eligibility 2021

ByArpit Kumar Jain  |  Updated on: Feb 5, 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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UPPSC PCS Exam Eligibility 2021 Overview

UPPSC PCS Eligibility Criteria 2021 is released and set by Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC). The UPPSC Eligibility 2021 is released along with the official notification. UPPSC will conduct the Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) Examination, 2021 for 400 vacancies along with 16 vacancies for forest services. Candidates must check all the eligibility details before applying for the exam. 

The UPPSC Application form 2021 is available from 05 February 2021 to 05 March 2021. Check UPPSC PCS 2021 Notification in detail 

Lakhs of students appear for the UPPSC PCS exam every year with a dream to join Uttar Pradesh State Services. It becomes important for them to know all the required eligibility criteria for the UPPCS Exam. In this article, we are sharing you with UPPSC PCS Eligibility criteria include

  • Age limit
  • Education qualification
  • Physical Criteria.


UPPCS Exam (Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services) age limit as per the latest notification released by the commission in 2021 is as:

  • Minimum Age: 21 years
  • Maximum Age: 40 years

Note: Age to be calculated as on 1st July 2020. They must have not been born earlier than 2nd July, 1980 and not later than July 1, 1999. 

UPPSC Age Relaxation

UPPSC has provided age relaxation for various categories which are given below:




5 Years


5 Years


5 Years

Sports Person

5 Years

State Govt. Employees of Uttar Pradesh

5 Years

Physically Handicapped

15 Years

Ex. Servicemen

5 Years

UPPSC has given certain prerequisite in order to claim the benefit of age relaxation or reservation as given below:

  • Candidate must have a Domicile of Uttar Pradesh.
  • A candidate claiming for the reservation of seat must produce the category certificate from the competent authority
  • For women candidates, the caste/domicile certificate issued from father’s side shall be considered valid
  • Candidates claiming reservation/age relaxation in multiple categories for the UPPSC PCS Exam shall be entitled for only one concession, whichever is more beneficial.

UPPSC PCS  Number of Attempts

There is no criterion related to the number of attempts given in the official notification.

UPPSC PCS Educational Qualification

As per the official notification, educational qualification for the UPPSC PCS Combined state and Upper subordinate services exam are as given:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification upto the last date for receipt of application from any recognized University.

Commission has further given a qualification criteria for various posts.

qualification criteria

educational qualification

Educational Qualification for the UPPSC PCS Assistant Conservator of Forest and Range Forest Officer exam:

A bachelor's degree with at least one of the subjects like Zoology Botany, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, etc. Detailed qualification is as given below

UPPSC qualification criteria

UPPSC Minimum Physical Standards

Minimum Physical Measurements required for various UPPSC posts like:

  1. Deputy Superintendent of Police (D.S.P)
  2. District Commandant Home Guards
  3. Superintendent of Jail
  4. Excise Inspector 
  5. Deputy Jailor

UPPSC PCS Physical Standards

Minimum Physical StandardsMinimum Physical Standard For the other Posts like

  • Assistant Conservator of Forest(ACF) 
  • Range Forest Officer (RFO)

Commission has given separate Minimum physical requirements for them which are as given below:

SexHeightChest Girth (Fully ExpandedExpansion
Male163 cms84 cms5 cms
Female150 cms79 cms5 cms

However, For the post of RFO, Commission has given some relaxation in height for the candidates belonging to ST and to races such as Gorkhas, Nepalis, Kumaonis, Gardhwalis. The relaxation in Height as: 

  • Male: 152.5 cm
  • Female: 145 cm

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