UPPSC Exam Pattern 2022: Prelims & Mains Paper Pattern in Hindi/English

UPPSC Exam Pattern 2022: Prelims & Mains Paper Pattern in Hindi/English

ByArpit Kumar Jain  |  Updated on: Mar 22, 2022
Check here the latest UPPSC Exam Pattern 2022. As we know, UPPSC PCS 2022 is a highly competitive exam. Thus, you must be aware of the UPPSC Exam Pattern for Prelims & Mains exams.
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UPPSC Exam Pattern 2022 is prescribed by Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) along with the official notification. All aspirants applying for UPPSC Exam 2022 must be thoroughly aware of the UPPSC Exam Pattern so that they can devise a study plan for the exam. UPPSC Exam is a highly competitive exam conducted to select suitable candidates for provincial civil service. UPPSC Exam consists of three stages, Prelims, Mains and Interview. The exam pattern for each stage is different from each other, hence, it is important to first understand the exam pattern and marking scheme to plan your preparation. 

To begin with, the UPPSC Exam Pattern for Prelims shall be objective in nature while for Mains exam, it shall be subjective in nature. The UPPSC PCS exam pattern is modelled on the UPSC exam pattern. Hence, you will similarities between the two. However, there is one stark difference between 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 papers. Here, in this post, we have discussed the UPPSC exam pattern on the latest pattern below. Check the latest UPPSC Exam Pattern 2022 for the Prelims & Mains exam including paper-wise marks and questions! Knowing the UPPSC PCS paper pattern in advance will enable you to set your strategies in the right direction.

UPPSC Exam Pattern 2022

UPPSC Exam Pattern 2022 is notified by the exam conducting body which is the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) along with the notification. UPPSC exam pattern is notified for UPPSC PCS posts so that the candidates can plan their strategy to qualify the exam. UPPSC exam consists of three stages as mentioned below and is modelled on UPSC exam pattern

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

UPPSC prelims exam 2022 shall be conducted on 12 June 2022, and  Mains from 27th September 2022 as per the UPPSC Calendar 2022. Below you will get all details associated with UPPSC new exam pattern 2022 for your ready reference. It is very important to understand the latest exam pattern of the UPPSC examination for the students who are preparing for UPPSC 2022. The latest UPPSC PCS exam pattern will help you 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 questions.
  • The total mark for the UPPSC PCS Prelims is 400 marks.
  • General Studies 2 Paper is qualifying in nature. There are 33% of marks are 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 Main Exam Pattern

UPPSC Mains exam is the 2nd stage of the UPPSC PCS selection process. Candidates who will qualify the Prelims exam shall be called to appear for the UPPSC Mains exam which is 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 UPPSC PCS mains exam while there shall be 4 GS 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 one subject from the below list of subjects for papers 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

After the completion of 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. Apart from this, the candidates' general awareness, character, expression 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 final merit list will be released by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission on the basis of the marks scored by the candidates in UPPSC PCS Mains and Interview.

UPPSC Preparation Tips

UPPSC is a PCS exam that tests the candidate's knowledge and skills that are 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 important tips that you should know while preparing for the UPPSC exam 2022

  • Make sure that you are aware of UPPSC syllabus and exam pattern. 
  • Practice previous year question papers and analyse your performance. 
  • Take frequent mock tests so that your practice is consistent. 
  • Read newspapers and make notes of the current affairs that are important 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 2022 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 Interview. Candidates are required to qualify each stage to be eligible for final selection for UPPSC exam. UPPSC PCS exam pattern is crucial for all the candidates who wish to join the UPPSC as Civil Servants in the State.

  • The officials of the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) releases the UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern. You can check the UPPSC exam pattern here so that you can download it and save it in your device so that you can access it.

  • Knowing the UPPSC PCS exam pattern will enable you to get aware of the subjects asked along with the marking scheme, no. of questions asked from each subject, and time duration. Further, with the help of the UPPSC Exam pattern for Prelims, Mains and Interview you can devise a study plan to qualify the exam.

  • UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern PDF can be downloaded from the official website of UPPSC or the link that is provided here. By downloading the UPPSC exam pattern and saving it offline, you can access it at any time. It will consist of the paper pattern and marking scheme for Prelims, Mains and Interview.

  • 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 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 General Hindi paper. Besides this, there shall be four General Studies papers and two optional papers. All the papers shall lay emphasis on the Uttar Pradesh GK. 

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