UPPSC Syllabus 2021: Prelims & Mains

UPPSC Syllabus 2021: Prelims & Mains

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.
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UPPSC Syllabus 2021: Prelims & Mains

All candidates who want to crack the UPPSC Exam 2021 must be thorough with the UPPSC Exam Pattern 2021 and the UPPSC Syllabus 2021. You must have the knowledge of the complete subject-wise UPPSC Syllabus 2021 to ensure you cover all corners of the syllabus.

UPPSC Notification 2021, Download PDF

Moreover, Knowing the syllabus helps you prepare for the exam efficiently. You can use the UPPSC Syllabus 2021 PDF Download option to download the full and detailed Syllabus for your reference. All syllabus related information has been collated and presented below for your convenience. You will find all details of the Prelims syllabus and Mains syllabus. 

Download UPPSC PCS Syllabus pdf 2021

To assist students in their exam preparation and to encourage better marks, we are providing UPPSC Syllabus 2021 for Prelims and Mains. Download PDF in Hindi and English and focus on important topics of the UPPSC exam.

Download UPPSC Syllabus 2021 PDF in Hindi (हिंदी)

Download UPPSC Syllabus 2021 PDF in English (Prelims + Mains)

UPPSC Exam Pattern 2021

The below table will give you all details regarding UPPSC Preliminary Exam Pattern 2021 and UPPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2021. Check detailed UPPSC Exam Pattern

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

UPPSC Prelims Paper-Wise Syllabus

The UPPSC Paper-Wise Syllabus has been given hereunder. 

Prelims Paper 1 Syllabus -General Studies 1

  • National and International Current Affairs
  • Physical, Social and Economic Geography- India and the World.
  • Ancient, Medieval and Modern Indian History
  • Indian Governance- Polity, Economy and Culture
  • General Science
  • Biodiversity, Climate Change and Environmental Ecology
  • Social and Economic Development

Prelims Paper 2 Syllabus – General Studies 2

  • Comprehension
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skill
  • Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability
  • Elementary Mathematics (up to Class-X)
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • General English (up to Class-X)
  • General Mental Ability
  • General Hindi (up to Class-X)

UPPSC Mains Syllabus 2021

Check the detailed UPPSC PCS Mains Syllabus below. 

Mains Paper 1 Syllabus- Hindi

  • दिये हुए गद्य खण्ड का अवबोध एवं प्रश्नोत्तर।
  • संक्षेपण।
  • सरकारी एवं अर्धसरकारी पत्र लेखन, तार लेखन, कार्यालय आदेश, अधिसूचना, परिपत्र।
  • शब्द ज्ञान एवं प्रयोग।
  • उपसर्ग एवं प्रत्यय प्रयोग,
  • विलोम शब्द,
  • वाक्यांश के लिए एकशब्द,
  • वर्तनी एवं वाक्य शुद्धि,
  • अनेकार्थी शब्द
  • लोकोक्ति एवं मुहावरे।
  •  हिंदी वर्णमाला, विराम चिन्ह
  • संधि, समास
  • क्रियाएं
  • अर्थबोध
  •  पर्यायवाची
  • मुहावरे एवं लोकोक्तियां
  • त्तसम एवं तद्भव देशज विदेशी (शब्द भंडार)
  • हिंदी भाषा के प्रयोग में होने वाली अशुद्धियां
  • उत्तर प्रदेश की मुख्य बोलियां शब्द रचना, वाक्य रचना, अर्थ

Mains Paper 2 Syllabus- Essay

Essay- In this paper, students must write three essays of about 700 words each, one for each of the three sections.

Section-A: Literature and Culture, Political Sphere and Social Sphere.

Section-B: Science, Economic Sphere/ Environment, and Technology, Agriculture, Industry, and Trade.

Section-C: National and International Events Landslide, National Calamities, Earthquake, Deluge, Drought, National Development Programs and Projects.

Mains Paper 3 Syllabus- General Studies I

  • Modern Indian History
  • Salient Features of Indian Culture and Society
  • Indian Freedom Struggle
  • Ancient, Modern History of Indian Culture and Medieval.
  • Post-Independence consolidation and reorganisation of India (till 1965)
  • Role of Women in Society and their populations, organisation, and related issues, poverty, development, urbanisation
  • World History from 18th Century to mid 20th Century
  • Liberalisation, Globalisation, and Privatisation
  • Distribution of critical natural resources of the world and factors responsible for the location of the industries with special reference to India
  • Social empowerment, Secularism, Regionalism and Communalism
  • Salient Features of Physical Geography
  • The human migration-refugee problem in the world with a special focus on India
  • Oceanic Resources of India
  • Boundaries and frontiers of the Indian sub-continent
  • Historical knowledge of Uttar Pradesh
  • Population and Settlement
  • Geographical Knowledge of Uttar Pradesh

Mains Paper 4 Syllabus - General Studies II

  • Responsibilities and functions of the Unions and the States
  • Role of the Finance Commission in the Centre-State financial relations
  • Indian Constitution, with the role of the Supreme Court in the evolution of basic provisions of the Constitution
  • Separation of powers, dispute redressal mechanisms (with the emergence of alternate dispute redressal mechanisms), and institutes
  • The Executive and the Judiciary, and Public Interest Litigation (PIL)
  • Salient features of the Representation of People's Act
  • Parliament and State Legislatures
  • Indian Constitutional schemes in comparison to that of other major democratic countries
  • Constitutional Posts
  • Governmental Policies and Interventions for development, and Indian Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Statutory, regulatory, and quasi-Judicial bodies, including NITI Aayog
  • Developmental processes with the roles of NGOs, Self-Help Groups, others
  • Issues related to Health, Education, Poverty and Human Resources
  • Welfare Schemes for the vulnerable of the population
  • Role of Civil Services
  • Global, Bilateral and Regional Groupings
  • India's relations with the neighbouring countries
  • International Institutes and Agencies
  • Current Affairs
  • Political knowledge of Uttar Pradesh

Mains Paper 5 Syllabus- General Studies III

  • Economic Planning in India
  • Poverty, Unemployment, Social Justice and Inclusive Growth
  • Food Processing and related industries of India
  • Government Budgets and Financial System
  • Farm Subsidies
  • Land Reforms since Independence
  • Major Crops, Irrigation, and Agriculture
  • Liberalisation and Globalisation
  • Science and Technology including ICT
  • Environment and Ecosystem
  • Infrastructure
  • Disaster mitigation and management
  • International and Internal Security
  • The Economy of Uttar Pradesh
  • Horticulture, Forestry, and Animal Husbandry
  • Security forces and organisations of India
  • Law and Order (special reference to UP)

Mains Paper 6 Syllabus - General Studies IV (Ethics)

The ethics paper has recently been introduced. This paper was created to assess the candidates' moral character. The list of the topics to be covered for this paper as follows.

  • Ethics and Human Interface
  • Attitude
  • Emotional Intelligence 
  • Public/Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration
  • Probity in Governance

Mains Paper 7 and 8 Syllabus Optional Papers (I-II)

For Papers 7 and 8, candidates are required to choose two relevant subjects in tune with their field of study. The list of subjects that they can choose from is as follows. 

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

For any of these subjects, graduation level knowledge is required to crack the exam.

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  • There are a total of 29 subjects from which the candidates can choose. 

     
  • There would be a total of 150 questions in the general studies paper of the prelims exam. 

     
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