UPPSC Exam Pattern 2023: Prelims & Mains Paper Pattern in Hindi/English

UPPSC Exam Pattern 2023: Prelims & Mains Paper Pattern in Hindi/English

BySATISH KUMAR GUPTA  |  Updated on: Jan 13, 2023
Check here the latest UPPSC Exam Pattern 2023. As we know, UPPSC PCS is a highly competitive exam which require good preparation. Thus, aspirants must be aware of the UPPSC Exam Pattern for Prelims & Mains exams.
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UPPSC Exam Pattern 2023 is prescribed by Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) along with the official notification. All aspirants applying for UPPSC Exam 2023 must be thoroughly aware of the UPPSC Exam Pattern to devise a study plan. UPPSC Exam is a highly competitive exam to select suitable candidates for provincial civil service. UPPSC exam consists of three stages, Prelims, Mains and Interviews. The exam pattern for each stage is different from the others. Hence, it is important to first understand the exam pattern and marking scheme to plan the preparation.

To begin with, the UPPSC Exam Pattern for Prelims shall be objective in nature, while the Mains exam shall be subjective in nature. The UPPSC PCS exam pattern is modelled on the UPSC exam pattern. Hence, aspirants will find similarities between the two. However, one stark difference between the UPPSC exam pattern and UPSC is that the UPPSC PCS exam pattern focuses on Uttar Pradesh while UPSC focuses on India and the World. Besides this, The UPPSC PCS Prelims shall have two papers while Mains shall have 8. In this post, we have discussed the UPPSC exam pattern on the latest pattern below. Check the latest UPPSC Exam Pattern for the Prelims & Mains exam, including paper-wise marks and questions! Knowing the UPPSC PCS paper pattern in advance will enable aspirants to set their strategies in the right direction.

UPPSC Exam Pattern 2023

UPPSC Exam Pattern 2023 is notified by the exam conducting body, the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC), and the notification. UPPSC exam pattern is notified for UPPSC PCS posts so that the candidates can plan their strategy to qualify for the exam. UPPSC exam consists of three stages, as mentioned below, and is modelled on the UPSC exam pattern:

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

Below, aspirants get all details associated with the new UPPSC Exam Pattern for aspirants' ready reference. It is very important to understand the latest exam pattern of the UPPSC examination for the students preparing for the UPPSC PSC exam. The latest UPPSC PCS exam pattern will help aspirants in the right planning for the exam preparation. 

UPPSC Exam Pattern for Prelims

The first stage of the UPPSC exam is the UPPSC Prelims exam. This exam is conducted to screen the best candidates to appear for the Mains exam. UPPSC Prelims exam pattern shall have two papers, General Studies 1 and General Studies 2. Candidates are to appear in both papers for the purpose of evaluation.

  • All the questions in the UPPSC Prelims exam shall be objective.
  • The total mark for the UPPSC PCS Prelims is 400 marks.
  • General Studies 2 Paper is qualifying in nature. 33% of marks required to qualify for the exam.
  • General Studies 1 Paper is considered for screening mains stage candidates. Its marks are required to get a hall ticket for 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.

Paper

Duration

No. of Questions

Marks

General Studies 1

2 hrs

150

200 marks

General Studies 2(Aptitude, Hindi, English)

2 hrs

100

200 marks

UPPSC Exam Pattern for Mains

The UPPSC Mains exam is the 2nd stage of the UPPSC PCS selection process. Candidates who clear the Prelims exam shall be called to appear for the UPPSC Mains, the most important exam. There shall be 8 papers as per the UPPSC Mains exam pattern.

  • The nature of the UPPSC Main exam is Subjective Type.
  • There shall be a Hindi paper and an essay writing paper.
  • There shall be 2 optional papers for the UPPSC PCS mains exam and 4 GS papers.
PaperDurationMarks
Hindi3 hrs150 marks
Essay3 hrs150 marks
General Studies Paper-13 hrs200 marks
General Studies Paper-23 hrs200 marks
General Studies Paper-33 hrs200 marks
General Studies Paper-43 hrs200 marks
Optional Paper-13 hrs200 marks
Optional Paper-23 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 must choose any subject from the below list of subjects for papers 7 and 8.

  • Law
  • Agriculture
  • Botany
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Zoology
  • Medical Science
  • Physics and Veterinary Science
  • Statistics
  • Urdu Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Hindi Literature
  • English Literature
  • Management
  • Sanskrit Literature
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Anthropology
  • Commerce
  • Geology
  • Anthropology
  • Commerce and Accounts
  • Geology
  • Defence Studies
  • Social work

UPPSC Interview

After completing the UPPSC PCS Prelims and Mains exam, the Commission shall call the selected candidates to appear for the UPPSC Interview/ Personality Test. The candidates' analytical abilities will be tested in this phase. The candidates' general awareness, character, expression of power/personality, intelligence and general suitability will also be tested. Candidates who do not appear for the UPPSC Interview shall be rejected from the merit list.

  • The UPPSC Interview will consist of 100 Marks.

After completion of all phases, the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission will release the final merit list based on the marks scored by the candidates in UPPSC PCS Mains and Interviews.

UPPSC Preparation Tips

UPPSC is a PCS exam that tests the candidate's knowledge and skills required to perform the duties. Hence, it is equally important to have a good preparation strategy to crack the exam with good marks. Here are the tips you should know while preparing for the UPPSC exam. 

  • Make sure that you are aware of the UPPSC syllabus and exam pattern. 
  • Practice previous year's question papers and analyse your performance. 
  • Take frequent mock tests so that your practice is consistent. 
  • Read newspapers and make notes of the important current affairs from the exam point of view.
  • Be consistent with your studies, and do not miss making notes.

UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern FAQs

  • UPPSC Exam Pattern 2023 is notified by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) along with the official notification. The UPPSC exam pattern consists of three stages, Prelims, Mains and Interviews. Candidates must qualify for each stage for final selection for the UPPSC exam. The UPPSC PCS exam pattern is crucial for all the candidates who wish to join the UPPSC as Civil Servants in the State.

  • The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) officials release the UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern. Aspirants can check the UPPSC exam pattern here so that they can download it and save it on their devices so that aspirants can access it.

  • Knowing the UPPSC PCS exam pattern makes aspirants aware of the subjects asked, along with the marking scheme, the number of questions asked from each subject, and the time duration. Further, with the help of the UPPSC Exam pattern for Prelims, Mains and Interviews, aspirants can devise a study plan to qualify for the exam.

  • UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern PDF can be downloaded from the official website of UPPSC or the link provided here. Aspirants can access it anytime by downloading the UPPSC exam pattern and saving it offline. It will consist of the paper pattern and marking scheme for Prelims, Mains and Interviews.

  • UPPSC Prelims exam pattern is the first stage of the UPPSC exam. All the candidates appearing for the Prelims shall have to answer two papers that are objective in nature. The exam pattern for UPPSC Prelims shall have General Studies 1 and General Studies 2 papers.

  • UPPSC Mains Exam Pattern is specified by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC). The exam pattern of the UPPSC PCS Mains exam is modelled on UPSC Exam Pattern. The UPPSC Mains exam pattern consists of 8 papers in total that are conventional in nature. There shall be an essay and a General Hindi paper. Besides this, there shall be four General Studies papers and two optional papers. All the papers shall emphasize the Uttar Pradesh GK.

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