UPPSC Exam Pattern 2021

UPPSC Exam Pattern 2021

ByArpit Kumar Jain  |  Updated on: Mar 31, 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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Detailed UPPSC Exam Pattern 2021

All aspirants applying for UPPSC Exam 2021 must be thoroughly aware of the UPPSC Exam Pattern 2021. The UPPSC Exam 2021 is a highly competitive exam conducted to select suitable candidates for provincial civil service. Check the latest UPPSC Exam Pattern 2021 for Prelims & Mains exam including paper-wise marks and questions! UPPSC recently released the official notification for UPPSC PCS 2021 exam. So, candidates must first understand the latest exam pattern in order to prepare for the UPPSC PCS exam effectively. 

The UPPSC Preliminary Exam 2021 shall be conducted on 13th June 2021, and UPPSC Mains Exam 2021 shall be conducted on 3rd October 2021 as per the UPPSC Calendar 2021. Below you will get all details associated with UPPSC New Exam Pattern 2021 for your ready reference. 

The UPPSC PCS recruitment process includes the three phases i.e.

  • Preliminary Exam - 2 papers (objective type)
  • Mains Exam - 8 papers (essay/ descriptive type)
  • Interview

It is very important to understand the latest exam pattern of the UPPSC examination for the students who are preparing for UPPSC Combined Subordinate Services (UPPSC PCS) 2021.

This latest UPPSC PCS exam pattern will help them in the right planning for the exam preparation. For your convenience, we have shared the UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern PDF in Hindi and English at the end of the post.

The candidates can refer to the below table for the detailed UPPSC Preliminary Exam Pattern 2021 and UPPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2021

Name of the Exam

Type of the Exam/Time

Marks

UPPSC Prelims

  • Paper 1: General Studies I
  • Paper 2: General Studies II (CSAT)
  • Paper 1: 150 questions
  • Paper 2: 100 questions

UPPSC Mains

  • General Hindi
  • Essay
  • General Studies I
  • General Studies II
  • General Studies III
  • General Studies IV
  • Optional Subject – Paper 1
  • Optional Subject – Paper 2
  • General Hindi – 150 marks
  • Essay – 150 marks
  • All General Studies papers and Optional subject papers will be of 200 marks each
  • Total – 1500 marks

UPPSC Interview

Personality Test/Interview

100 marks

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UPPSC Preliminary Exam Pattern 2021

  • The nature of the UPPSC prelims exam is Objective Type.
  • The UPPSC PCS Prelims exam consists of two papers i.e. (a) General Studies-I (b) General Studies-II

Paper

Duration

No. of Questions

Marks

General Studies-I

2 hrs

150

200 marks

General Studies-II (Aptitude, Hindi, English)

2 hrs

100

200 marks

Note:

  • General Studies-II Paper is qualifying in nature. There are 33 % marks are required to qualify for the exam.
  • General Studies-I Paper is considered for screening mains stage candidates. Its marks are required to get a hall ticket of the mains exam, from there onwards it does not play any role in determining the final merit of the candidate.
  • Negative marking is applied to Preliminary Exam Papers 1 and 2. For every wrong answer, 33% of the marks allotted to the question shall be deducted. However, there is no negative marking for unattempted questions. 

UPPSC Main Exam Pattern

  • The nature of the UPPSC Main exam is Subjective Type.
  • The UPPSC Main exam consists of Eight (Six+ Two) papers.

S. No.

Paper

Duration

Marks

1.

Hindi

3 hrs

150 marks

2.

Essay

3 hrs

150 marks

3.

General Studies Paper-1

3 hrs

200 marks

4.

General Studies Paper-2

3 hrs

200 marks

5.

General Studies Paper-3

3 hrs

200 marks

6

General Studies Paper-4

3 hrs

200 marks

7.

Optional Paper-1

3 hrs

200 marks

8.

Optional Paper-2

3 hrs200 marks
Total Marks1500 Marks

Note:

The optional subject will have two question papers of 200 marks each.

UPPSC Mains Optional Subject List

As per UPPSC norms, the candidates are required to choose any two subjects from the below list of subjects for paper 7 and Paper 8.

  1. Law
  2. Agriculture
  3. Botany
  4. Mechanical Engineering
  5. Civil Engineering
  6. Animal Husbandry
  7. Electrical Engineering
  8. Chemistry
  9. Psychology
  10. Zoology
  11. Medical Science
  12. Physics and Veterinary Science
  13. Statistics
  14. Urdu Literature
  15. Mathematics
  16. Hindi Literature
  17. English Literature
  18. Management
  19. Sanskrit Literature
  20. Geography
  21. Economics
  22. Sociology
  23. Philosophy
  24. History
  25. Political Science
  26. Public Administration
  27. Anthropology
  28. Commerce
  29. Geology
  30. Anthropology
  31. Commerce and Accounts
  32. Geology
  33. Defence Studies
  34. Social work

UPPSC Interview Exam Pattern

  • The Interview will consist of 100 Marks.

After completion of all phases, the final merit list will be released by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission.

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