Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission has released the official UPPSC PCS Notification 2020 on 21 April 2020 to recruit eligible candidates for the post of Provincial Civil Service (PCS). Interested candidates can check the complete post to know the UPPSC PCS Eligibility Criteria 2020 before applying for the post.

  • The Candidates who are willing to apply for the UPPSC PCS post must meet the eligibility criteria set by the commission.
  • The main eligibility required for UPPSC PCS is that a candidate must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized University.
  • Go through the eligibility parameters provided here and fill the UPPSC PCS Application Form on or before the 21 May 2020.

UPPSC PCS Eligibility Criteria 2020

The commission has listed out the detailed eligibility criteria for all posts separately in the UPPSC PCS Notification 2020. Candidates must check the notification to know the required criteria to apply for the UPPSC PCS 2020 Exam.

  • This year around 200 UPPSC PSC Vacancy has been released by the UPPSC.
  • Aspirants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be able to fill the application form.
  • Candidates must go through the eligibility criteria thoroughly so that this does not lead to cancellation of candidature.
  • Age relaxation of the UPPSC PCS exam varies for each category. here we have provided age relaxation for different categories.
  • In this post, candidates can find complete details about UPPSC PCS Eligibility Criteria like Age Limit, Educational Qualification, and Nationality.

UPPSC PCS Age Limit 2020

Before applying for any exam, aspirants must check the age limit of a particular exam they are applying for because each exam has different age limit criteria. Here is a glimpse of an age limit for the UPPSC PCS exam.

  • Minimum age - 21 years.
  • Maximum age - 40 years

As per the notification, Candidates' maximum age should not exceed 40 years as on 01 July 2020.

Age Relaxation

The commission has provided some relaxation in the age limit for reserved categories. Let us have a look at the table below to know the age relaxation of different categories.

Category Age Relaxation
SC 5 years 
ST 5 years 
OBC 5 years 
Skilled players of U.P. of Classified Games 5 years 
State Govt. Employees of U.P. (including Teachers/Staff of Basic Shiksha Parishad and Govt. aided Madhyamik Vidyalayas) 5 years 
Physically Handicapped 15 years 
Group- ‘B’ posts for the Emergency Commissioned Officers / Short Service Commissioned Officers / Ex-Army Personnel with experience of 5 years 5 years 

UPPSC PCS Educational Qualification 2020

It is stated that a candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree from any recognized university or equivalent qualification to apply for UPPSC PCS Exam 2020. 

  • Candidates who are in the final year can also fill the application form. However, they have to submit their final year mark sheet at the time of the Detailed Application Form (DAF) submission. 
  • There are various other posts that require special educational qualifications.
  • Check the table below to know the post-wise educational qualification required.
Post Educational Qualification required
Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport), Law officer, Law Officer (Mandi Parishad) Graduation (Law)
District Basic Shiksha Adhikari/ Associate DIOS & Other equivalent administrative posts, District Administrative Officer  PG Degree
District Cane Officer Graduation (Agriculture)
District Audit Officer Graduation (Commerce)
Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-I)/Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-II) Degree in Science with Physics or Mechanical Engineering as one subject.
Assistant Labour Commissioner Degree (Arts) with Sociology or Economics as a subject or Commerce/ Law
District Programme Officer Degree (Sociology/ Social Science/ Home Science/ Social Work)
Senior Lecturer, DIET PG Degree with B.Ed.
District Probation Officer PG Degree (Relevant Disciplines)
Designated Officer/ Food Safety Officer PG (Chemistry)
Statistical officer PG (Mathematics/ Mathematical Statistics/ Statistics/ Agricultural Statistics)
Labour Enforcement Officer  Bachelor’s Degree/ PG (Relevant Disciplines)
Distt. Horticulture officer Group-2 Grade-1 B.Sc (Agriculture / B.Sc (Horticulture)
Extension Service Officer Group-2 B.Sc or B.Sc. (Ag.) followed by a 15-month Post-graduate Diploma Course
Tax assessment officer Bachelor’s degree (Commerce or Economics)
Marketing Officer/ Secretary Group-II (Mandi Parishad) Graduation (Relevant Disciplines)
Account and Audit Officer (Mandi Parishad) Graduation (Commerce) with Accountancy
Senior Sugarcane Development Inspector PG (Agriculture Science) and CCC Certificate
Veterinary and Welfare officer B.V.Sc. and A.H or equivalent

UPPSC PCS Nationality 2020

A candidate is eligible to apply for the UPPSC PCS  2020 Exam only if he is a citizen of India. Candidates from other countries are not eligible to fill the application form.

UPPSC PCS Marital status 2020

A person having more than one wife/husband shall not be eligible to apply for the exam unless they have exemption certification from the Honourable Governor.

  • Female candidates who are pregnant over 12 weeks or more will be declared temporarily unfit for the exam.

UPPSC PCS Physical Measurements 2020

Candidates also must meet the eligibility criteria of physical measurements or Fitness in order to qualify in UPPSC PCS Exam. They must undergo a medical test after the completion of the interview.

Here we have provided the lists of posts that required eligibility of physical fitness.

  • Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF)
  • Range Forest Officer (RFO)
  • Dy. Superintendent of Police
  • Superintendent of Jail
  • District Commandant Home Guards
  • Excise Inspector 

Physical Measurements for ACF & RFO Posts

Go through the following table to know the physical standards of ACF and RFO posts.

Sex Height Chest Girth(Fully Expanded) Expansion
Male 163 cms 84 cms 5 cms
Female 150 cms 79 cms 5 cms

However, candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes (ST), Gorkhas, Assamese, Meghalayan Tribal, Ladakhese Nepalis, Bhutanese, Sikkimese, Kumaunies, Garhwalies, Nagas, and Arunachal Pradesh are provided a minimum standard height relaxation.

Sex Height
Male 152.5cms
Female 145.0 cms

UPPSC PCS Eligibility Criteria: Important Points

  • Candidates uploading the documents while filling the application form should have recent information.
  • Aspirants must meet the eligibility criteria. Otherwise, the candidature will be canceled by the commission.
  • It is mandatory to carry the Aadhaar card or any other government Id proof to the examination hall.
  • Candidates who fail to carry the government ID proof shall not be allowed to the examination center.

FAQ's

What is the age limit for UPPSC PCS Exam 2020?

As per the notification, the minimum age limit of the candidate should be 21 years and the maximum age limit is 40 years. The candidates' age should not exceed 40 years as on 01 July 2020.

What is the Educational qualification required for UPPSC PCS Exam 2020?

The main eligibility required for UPPSC PCS is that a candidate must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized University. However, the criteria for educational qualification varies for different posts. Candidates who are in the final year can also fill the application form. However, they have to submit their final year mark sheet at the time of the Detailed Application Form (DAF) submission. Candidates must check the criteria before applying for the post.

What is the exam pattern of the UPPSC PCS Exam?

The UPPSC PCS Exam 2020 involves three stages where all the stages of the exam are qualifying in nature. 

  • Prelims Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview

When will the UPPSC PCS Prelims exam start?

As per the notification, the UPPSC PCS exam will be held tentatively in the month of June 2020. Before starting preparation, Candidates must go through the latest syllabus and plan their preparation accordingly.

What is the age relaxation for reserved candidates to apply for UPPSC PCS 2020 Exam?

The upper age limit is relaxed for reserved category candidates and it varies for each category. have a look at the table below.

Category   Age relaxation providedMaximum Age Limit
OBC5 years43 years
SC5 years45 years
ST5 years45 years
PwD15 years55 years