UPPSC Selection Process 2022 for Prelims and Mains Exam: All Stages

UPPSC Selection Process 2022 for Prelims and Mains Exam: All Stages

ByArpit Kumar Jain  |  Updated on: Jan 21, 2022
The UPPSC PCS selection stages are defined by the officials of the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission. Know here the detailed UPPSC PCS Selection Procedure 2022 in order to strategize the exam preparation accordingly.
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The UPPSC Selection Process 2022 has already been published by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) in its official notification. The UPPSC Exam 2022 shall be conducted to recruit Provincial Civil Service (PCS) officers and the selection process must be thoroughly understood.

The UPPSC Selection Process 2022 is a 3 stage process. Each stage is different from the other. The results and cut off for each stage are released separately. Candidates who clear all the stages of the UPPSC Recruitment Process 2022 shall be appointed for the vacancies to be announced this year.

UPPSC Recruitment Stages: Stage-Wise Details

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission will conduct the UPPSC Preliminary Exam 2022 in June 2022, tentatively as per the latest UPPSC Calendar PDF 2022. Thus, only the candidates fulfilling the UPPSC PCS eligibility criteria will be allowed to appear for the PCS selection process.

The UPPSC PCS Selection criteria begin with the UPPSC application after the release of the UPPSC Notification every year. The candidates get about 20 days to fill out the UPPSC Application form and pay the application fees. Below you will find all details related to The UPPSC Recruitment Process 2022 and all its significant stages. 

UPPSC Preliminary Exam Selection 2022: Stage 1

The preliminary exam for the UPPSC state service exam 2022 is the first step in the selection process. All applicants are required to take the Prelims. In the preliminary round, applicants must meet the UPPSC Prelims cut-off set by the exam conducting authorities to make it to the next stage of the selection process-the Mains Exam.

Below is the UPPSC Preliminary Exam Pattern 2022 for your reference.

Paper Name

No Of Questions 


General Studies-I



General Studies-II



Note that the marks obtained in Paper-II are just qualifying in nature, and the marks scored in Paper 1 are considered for UPPSC Prelims Merit List. 

UPPSC Mains Exam Selection 2022: Stage 2

The UPPSC Mains Exam 2022 is the second level of the UPPSC Selection Process 2022. Only the candidates who have been shortlisted for the Mains exam based on their Prelims exam results are allowed to appear for the Mains exam.

UPPSC will set a cut off for the Mains exam. Candidates who meet or exceed the cut-off marks will be shortlisted for the selection process's interview stage.

Below is the UPPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2022 for your reference.





General Hindi






General Studies-I



General Studies-II



General Studies-III



General Studies-IV



Optional Subject – Paper 1



Optional Subject – Paper 2




Note that the applicants double the number of vacancies is selected for the Interview round.

UPPSC Interview Selection 2022: Stage 3

The candidates who qualify the UPPSC prelims and the mains are selected to participate in the Interview stage of the UPPSC Selection Process 2022. The UPPSC interview is the final stage of the selection process, and candidates who are called for the interview have a high chance of being selected because the number of candidates is so small

At the time of the interview, applicants must bring all original certificates. At the interview time, all credentials are checked, as are all statements made by the applicants. l. The UPPSC interview is undertaken by the interview boards that have been created specifically for this purpose.

Following the UPPSC interview, a final merit list is generated by combining the main exam scores and the interview score. As a result, the final merit list is created, with the last candidate's marks serving as the cut-off for all other candidates.


UPPSC PCS Selection Process FAQs

  • The UPPSC PCS selection process is divided into 3 different stages which are as follows: -

    • Prelims
    • Mains
    • Interview
  • Following are the list of posts under the UPPSC PCS recruitment:

    • PCS (Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services)
    • Assistant Conservator of Forest (A.C.F.)
    • Range Forest Officer (R.F.O.)
  • Candidates cracking all the stages of the UPPSC PCS selection process will finally be admitted for the recruitment.

  • When compared to the IAS exam, the state PSC exam is less hard.


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