UPPSC Full Form – यूपीपीएससी फुल फॉर्म, UP PCS Full Information

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 13th, 2023

UPPSC Full Form: UPPSC stands for Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission, it is the Uttar Pradesh state-level agency established to conduct the PCS exam for recruiting and appointing candidates to the various State Civil Services of Uttar Pradesh. UPPSC is the government body responsible for conducting several examinations for state-level appointments in various Group A and Group B posts in government departments.

One of the most anticipated exams by UPPSC is the UPPSC PCS exam which is called the “State Civil Services Recruitment Examination”. The PCS exam is also known as the Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Examination, through which candidates are appointed to SDM, DM, and other distinguished posts.


UPPSC Full Form: Exam Overview

UPPSC is a highly prestigious examination that provides successful candidates a chance to work in the public sector and an opportunity to impact society. The UPPSC exam is conducted in an offline mode and has three stages in the selection process.

Particulars Details
UPPSC Full Form Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission
Mode of Exam Offline
Exam Level State Level
Stages 3
Selection Procedure Prelims, Mains, and Interview
Total Papers Prelims have 2 Papers. Mains has 8 Papers
Total Marks Prelims- 400 Marks Mains- 1500 Marks Interview- 100 Marks

UPPSC Full Form in Hindi – UPPSC का फुल फॉर्म क्या है?

उत्तर प्रदेश लोक सेवा आयोग (यूपीपीएससी) उत्तर प्रदेश सरकार के अंतर्गत एक अधिकृत राज्य एजेंसी है। वर्तमान समय में उत्तर प्रदेश लोक सेवा आयोग के द्वारा सरकारी विभागों में विभिन्न ग्रुप ए और ग्रुप बी में प्रदेश स्तर की नियुक्तियों के लिए जो कई चरणों की परीक्षा होती है उसे कहा जाता है “स्टेट सिविल सर्विसेस भर्ती परीक्षा” इन परीक्षाओं को पास करने के बाद उम्मींदवार का चयन एसडीएम, समीक्षा अधिकारी, तहसीलदार, पटवारी जैसे पदों के लिए होता है।

UPPSC Exam Pattern

UPPSC stands for Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission. Furthermore, it is very important to understand the latest exam pattern of the UP PCS examination for the students who are preparing for the exam for a long time. The latest UPPSC PCS exam pattern will help them in proper planning for their exam preparation.

UPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern

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 and (b) General Studies-II. General Studies-II is qualifying in nature. There are 33 % of marks required to qualify for the exam.

  • General Studies-I Paper is considered for screening Mains level candidates, and 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: 1/3rd of the marks allotted to a question will be deducted as a penalty for each wrong answer.
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

UPPSC Mains Exam Pattern

The nature of the UPPSC Main exam is Subjective/Descriptive Type. Here, the candidates are supposed to write detailed answers to all the questions. The UPPSC Mains 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. General Studies Paper-5 3 hrs 200 marks
8. General Studies Paper-6 3 hrs 200 marks
Total Marks 1500 Marks

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

UPPSC Interview Pattern

The UPPSC exam pattern mentions that the Interview stage will carry 100 Marks. It is very essential for the candidates to score good marks in the Interview as the final merit will only be prepared by combining the Mains & Interview marks.

UPPCS Eligibility Criteria

Check the detailed UPPSC PCS eligibility criteria before filling out the application for the PCS written exam. The components of UPPSC eligibility are:


Commission has released the updated UPPCS Exam (Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services) age limit. The age limit for the UPPSC PCS is as follows:

  • Minimum: 21 years
  • Maximum: 40 years

Number of Attempts

No criterion is related to the number of attempts given in the official notification for the UPPSC PCS exam. Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criterion can apply for the exam without worrying about the number of attempts.

UPPSC Salary Details 2023

Group ‘B’ Gazetted Officers include the Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) and the Range Forest Officer (RFO). The following is the UPPSC PCS pay scale for these Officers, including the pay matrix and grade pay:

Post Name UPPSC Pay Scale UPPSC Pay Matrix UPPSC Grade Pay
PCS (Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services) Junior Scale Pay Band: Rs. 9300-34800
Senior Time Scale Pay Band: Rs.15600-39100 
₹ 4600
₹ 5400
Assistant Conservator of Forest ₹ 15600/- to ₹ 39100/- Level 10 ₹ 5400/-
Range Forest Officer  ₹ 9300/- to ₹ 34800/- Level 8  ₹ 4800/-

UP PCS Officer Salary Structure

Candidates are given their pay scale according to the 7th Commission. Their salaries also include other incentives and perks. The UP PCS Payscale has a variety of pay levels depending on the post and Group. The 7th Commission’s UPPSC PCS Salary Structure is shown below at different stages and promotions.

Level Pay Scale/ Salary
At Entry ₹ 56100-132000 (Pay Level 10)
After 5 years of satisfactory service ₹ 67700-160000 (Pay Level 11)
Completed a minimum of 5 years of service in the previous Pay Level and based on seniority ₹ 182200-224100 (Pay Level 15)
After 12 years of service ₹ 78800-191500 (Pay Level 12)
Completed minimum 1 year of service in previous Pay level and also based on seniority ₹ 144200-218200 (Pay Level 14)
Completed a minimum of 5 years of service in the previous Pay Level and also based on seniority ₹ 131100-216600 (Pay Level 13A)
After 16 years of service and based on seniority ₹ 118500-214100 (Pay Level 13)


UPPSC Full Form: What is the Difference Between UPPSC and UPSC?

UPSC full-form is Union Public Service Commission which conducts exams at National Level, while UPPSC full-form is Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission and it conducts exams at State Level. The major difference between UPPSC and UPSC are given below-

Particulars UPSC UPPSC
Conducting Authority Union Public Service Commission Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission
Age limit 21-32 years 21-40 years
Stages Prelims, Mains & Interview Prelims, Mains & Interview
Syllabus Diverse Limited
Number of Papers in Prelims Exam 02 02
Number of Papers in Mains Exam 09 08
Total Marks in Prelims 180 Marks 400 Marks
Total Marks in Mains 1700(02 paper 600 Marks Qualifying in Nature) 1500 Marks
Total Marks in Interview 275 Marks 100 Marks


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