UPPSC PCS Recruitment 2020: 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 go through the complete post to know the number of vacancies, syllabus, exam pattern, how to fill the application form without errors, and more.

  • The commission will fill around 200 vacancies this year, through UPPSC PCS Recruitment 2020.
  • Candidates have to fill the UPPSC PCS Application form on or before 21 May 2020.
  • Before processing the application form, candidates must make sure that they meet the eligibility criteria.
  • The salary of the UPPSC PCS post ranges between Rs. 9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs 4600/-.

UPPSC PCS Notification Highlights

Exam Name UPPSC PCS
Conducting Body Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission(UPPSC)
Exam Level State Government Job
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Offline
Selection Process Prelims
Mains
Interview
Language English and Hindi
Vacancy 200
Age Limit 21 years to 40 years
Exam Cities Across Uttarpradesh
Official Website http://uppsc.up.nic.in/
Exam Helpdesk Number 0532 – 2407547
+91 – 8765973668

UPPSC PCS Exam Dates 2020

The commission released the UPPSC PCS official notification on 21 April 2020. Go through all the important events related to the UPPSC PCS Exam 2020.

Events Dates
UPPSC PCS 2020 Notification released on 21 April 2020
Starting date of UPPSC PCS Application Form  21 April 2020
Last date to fill UPPSC PCS Application Form 21 May 2020
Last date for making fee payment 18 May 2020
UPPSC PCS Prelims Admit Card  June 2020
UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam Date June 2020(Tentative)
UPPSC PCS Prelims Result August 2020(Tentative)
UPPSC PCS Mains Admit Card November 2020(Tentative)
UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Date November 2020(Tentative)
UPPSC PCS Main Result  January 2021 (Tentative)
UPPSC PCS Interview March 2021(Tentative)
UPPSC PCS Result May 2021(Tentative)

UPPSC PCS Recruitment Notification PDF

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission had published an online notice on the official website. Candidates awaiting to know more about the exam can go through the detailed Notification PDF here.

  • UPPSC PCS Notification PDF mentions details like exam pattern, eligibility, application dates, vacancies, and important details related to the recruitment.

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UPPSC PCS Vacancy 2020

As per the notification, the total number of vacancies is 200. However, it will increase because the requisition from the various department is not received yet. The post-wise vacancies are notified only after the UPPSC PCSMains Exam. Go through the list of posts included under the UPPSC PCS 2020 Exam.

  • Deputy Collector
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • Block Development Officer
  • Assistant Regional Transport Officer
  • Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Tax)
  • District CommandantTreasury Officer/Accounts Officer (Treasury) Homeguards
  • Cane Inspector and Assistant Sugar Commissioner
  • Superintendent Jail
  • Manager Credit (Small Industries), Manager Marketing and Economic Survey (Small Industries)
  • Executive Officer Grade-I/Assistant Nagar Ayukta
  • District Basic Education Officer/Associate DIOS & Other equivalent Administrative Posts
  • Assistant Director of Industries (Marketing)
  • Assistant Labour Commissioner
  • Senior Lecturer DIET, etc.

UPPSC PCS Salary 2020

The notification states that the salary or pay scale under the combined state services exam is the same for all the posts except Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) and Range Forest Officer Services Examination (RFO) posts. The Salary of PCS is given below in two stages.

  • Junior Scale Pay Band: Rs. 9300-34800 with Rs 4600 as grade pay.
  • Senior Time Scale Pay Band: Rs.15600-39100 with 5400 as grade pay.

Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) and Range Forest Officer Services Examination (RFO) are categorized as  Group “B” Gazetted posts. The pay scale of Assistant Conservator of Forest ranges between Rs.15600/- to Rs.39100/- whereas Range Forest Officer Services Examination salary ranges between Rs.9300/- to Rs.34800/-.

UPPSC PCS Eligibility Criteria 2020

Interested candidates should check the UPPSC PCS Eligibility Criteria 2020 before filling the application form. If candidates do not meet the eligibility, the commission may cancel the candidature at any stage of recruitment. Check the post-wise eligibility criteria mentioned below:

Educational Qualification

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 appearing in their final graduation exam can also apply for the exam. However, they have to submit their final year mark sheet at the time of the Detailed Application Form (DAF) submission. 

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

Age Limit

The minimum age limit of the candidate should be 21 years and the maximum age limit is 40 years as on 01 July 2020.

Minimum age 21 years
Maximum Age 40 years

Age Relaxation

The upper age limit is relaxed for reserved category candidates. Let us have a look at the table below.

Category    Age relaxation provided Maximum Age Limit
OBC 5 years 43 years
SC 5 years 45 years
ST 5 years 45 years
PwD 15 years 55 years

UPPSC PCS Application Form 2020

It is advised for candidates to read the instructions and procedures carefully before they start filling the UPPSC PCS Online Form 2020. Candidates can fill the application form by visiting the official website. Candidates must fill the UPPSC PCS 2020 Application Form on or before the last date i.e., 21 May 2020.

The application process is carried in three stages:

  1. Candidate Registration
  2. Fee Deposit/Reconciliation
  3. Submitting Application Form 

How to apply UPPSC PCS Recruitment 2020

Follow the simple steps provided below to fill the UPPSC PCS 2020 Application Form without any errors.

  • Visit the UPPSC official website - uppsc.up.nic.in
  • Look for the Latest Advertisement’ tab on the Home page and then click on it
  • Click on the 'Apply' tab
  • Enter all the required details like name, father's name, educational qualification, date of birth, etc
  • Upload scanned copy of photo and signature
  • Pay the application fee online as per the category
  • Submit the UPPSC PCS Application form
  • Take a print out for future reference

UPPSC PCS Application Fee

Check the details of UPPSC PCS Application fee as per the category-wise mentioned in the table below:

Category UPPSC 2020 Application Fee (Rs)
Unreserved/Economically Weaker Section/OBC 125
SC/ST 65
Handicapped 25
Ex-Servicemen 65

UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern 2020

The UPPSC PCS Exam 2020 involves three stages where candidates need to qualify in all the stages of the exam. Let us have a look at the detailed UPPSC PCS exam pattern below.

  • Prelims Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview

UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam

The prelims exam is the first stage of the UPPSC PCS Exam. The UPPSC PCS Prelims exam is conducted in offline mode (pen & paper mode). 

  • The prelims exam consists of two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • The question asked in the exam are of objective multiple-choice questions (MCQs).
  • The duration of the exam is 2 hours.
  • Both Paper 1 and Paper 2 are conducted for 200 marks each.
  • There is a negative marking of 1/3 marks for every wrong answer.
  • It is mandatory for the Candidates to appear in both the papers of Preliminary Examination. 
Paper Total Questions Marks Duration
Paper-1 – General Studies I 150 200 marks 2 Hours
Paper-2 – General Studies II (CSAT)
Qualifying in Nature
100 200 marks 2 Hours

UPPSC PCS Mains Exam

candidates will be selected for UPPSC PCS 2020 Mains Exam based on the marks scored in the prelims exam. The Mains paper comprises six compulsory and two optional Papers.

  • The time duration of each paper is 3 hours.
  • UPPSC PCS Mains exam is a descriptive type of paper.
  • The exam is conducted in offline mode.
Paper Name Marks Time Duration
General Hindi 150 3 Hours
Essay 150 3 Hours
General Studies – I 200 3 Hours
General Studies – II 200 3 Hours
General Studies – III 200 3 Hours
General Studies – IV 200 3 Hours
Optional Subject – Paper I 200 3 Hours
Optional Subject – Paper II 200 3 Hours

UPPSC PCS Interview (Personality Test)

The UPPSC PCS Personality Test is conducted for 100 marks. The final selection of the candidates is based on the marks scored in the personality test. The test will relate to the current events and the matter of general interest keeping the matter of academic interest in view and for general awareness, intelligence, character, expression power/personality, general suitability for the service, and general knowledge questions.

UPPSC PCS Syllabus 2020

The commission released the UPPSC PCS Syllabus on the official website. Candidates can download the syllabus by clicking on the direct link provided in this post. Go through the syllabus of both Prelims and Mains listed below.

UPPSC PCS Prelims Syllabus

Before starting with preparation, it is important for candidates to know the complete syllabus of the UPPSC PCS exam. Here is the list of topics of Paper 1 and Paper 2 under UPPSC PCS Prelims Syllabus:

Paper 1 Syllabus

Let us have a look at the topics of paper 1 UPPSC PCS Syllabus 2020.

  • Current events of National & International importance
  • Indian Geography and World Geography – Physical geography, Socio-economic Geography
  • Indian Polity & Governance – Constitution, Political System, Public Policy, Rights issues, Panchayati Raj, etc.
  • Social and Economic Development – Sustainable Development, Demographics, Poverty Inclusion, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
  • Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity, and Climate Change – general issues
  • General Science

Paper 2 Syllabus

Go through the list of topics under UPPSC PCS Paper 2 Syllabus 2020.

  • Mathematics - Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics
  • General English - Comprehension, Active & Passive Voice, Parts of Speech, Direct & Indirect speech, Punctuations & Spellings, Vocabulary, Fill in the blanks, Idioms & phrases
  • General Hindi - Hindi Grammar

UPPSC PCS Mains Syllabus

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision making and problem-solving
  • General mental ability
  • ElementaryMathematics up to ClassX level Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics
  • General English up to Class X level
  • General Hindi up to Class X level

UPPSC PCS Admit Card 2020

Those who have filled the application form correctly will receive the UPPSC PCS Admit Card 2020. The commission will release the admit card 10 to 15 days prior to the exam. Candidates can download the UPPSC PCS Admit Card from the official website.

  • Admit Card is an important document required to be carried to the exam hall without fail.
  • UPPSC PCS 2020 Admit Card includes various details about the candidate, exam venue, and timings.
  • The commission releases the admit card for each phase separately.

How to Download UPPSC PCS Admit Card 2020?

Follow the steps provided below while downloading the UPPSC PCS Admit Card from the official website.

  • Visit the official website of UPPSC
  • Click on the link "UPPSC PCS Admit Card"
  • Enter registration number, date of birth, and given captcha
  • Admit Card is displayed on the window screen
  • Download the admit card
  • Take printout out of the admit card

UPPSC PCS Exam Centers 2020 

The UPPSC PCS Exam is conducted across the state of Uttarpradesh. Candidates must make sure to check their exam centers before going to the examination hall because knowing the exam center well in advance will help candidates to know the distance to the center from their place and also plan for the travel. Go through the details tabulated below to know more information about UPPSC PCS Exam Centers 2020.

UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam Center

Go through the districts in which the UPPSC PCS Preliminary Examination will be held:

Agra Aligarh Ayodhya
Azamgarh Barabanki Bareilly
Gautambuddha Nagar Ghaziabad Gorakhpur
Jaunpur Jhansi Kanpur Nagar
Lucknow Mathura Meerut
Mirzapur Moradabad Prayagraj
Rae Bareli Sitapur Varanasi

UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Center

The UPPSC PCS Mains Exam is held in two centers as follows:

  • Lucknow
  • ayagraj

UPPSC PCS Answer Key 2020

The commission will release the UPPSC PCS Answer Key with a week of the exam. The answer key is a very helpful document that helps candidates to know their mistakes and improve in those areas. 

  • The board releases the official answer key in a PDF format on their official website.
  • Once the commission releases the answer key, candidates can view or download it by visiting the official website.
  • If the answer is wrong in the answer key, candidates can inform to the commission through the official website.

UPPSC PCS Result 2020

After the completion of the UPPSC PCS Exam, the examination conducting authority will release the result. The commission will release the UPPSC PCS Result 2020 after the announcement of the answer key.

  • Candidates can download their scorecards from the official website.
  • The commission will be releasing the UPPSC PCS 2020 Result for each stage of the exam after releasing the answer key. 
  • The result will be released after the completion of the answer key objections process.

How to Download UPPSC PCS Result 2020?

Go through the simple steps provided below while downloading UPPSC PCS Result from the official website.

  • Visit the official website of UPPSC
  • Check for 'UPPSC PCS Result' tab
  • Click on the UPPSC PCS Result link
  • The result will be displayed on the screen
  • Download the result

UPPSC PCS Cut off 2020

The examination Conducting authority decides a cut off mark that filters candidates for the next stage of the exam. Candidates must qualify the UPSC PCS Cut off to get select for the next stage of the exam.

  • The Cut Off marks depend on various factors like the number of vacancies, number of applicants, and difficulty level of the exam. 
  • Candidates who will score minimum cut off marks in the prelims exam are qualified for Mains Exam.
  • Know the cutoff marks and plan your preparation accordingly.

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FAQ's

What is the eligibility criteria for the UPPSC PCS exam?

The minimum age limit of the candidate should be 21 years and the maximum age limit is 40 years as on 01 July 2020 and they must have a Bachelor's degree from any recognized university or equivalent qualification. Age relaxation is provided for reserved category candidates.

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

How many optional subjects are there in UPPSC PCS Exam?

As per the notification, there are a total of 29 optional subjects are there in UPPSC PCS Exam. Out of those, candidates must choose one optional subject for the UPPSC PCS Examination.

What is the salary of a UPPSC PCS officer?

The salary or pay scale under the combined state services exam is the same for all the posts except Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) and Range Forest Officer Services Examination (RFO) posts. The Salary of PCS is given below in two stages.

  • Junior Scale Pay Band: Rs. 9300-34800 with Rs 4600 as grade pay.
  • Senior Time Scale Pay Band: Rs.15600-39100 with 5400 as grade pay.

How to download UPPSC PCS Apply Online Form 2020?

Follow the simple steps provided below to fill the UPPSC PCS 2020 Application Form without any errors.

  • Visit the UPPSC official website - uppsc.up.nic.in
  • Look for the Latest Advertisement’ tab on the Home page and then click on it
  • Click on the 'Apply' tab
  • Enter all the required details like name, father's name, educational qualification, date of birth, etc
  • Upload scanned copy of photo and signature
  • Pay the application fee online as per the category
  • Submit the UPPSC PCS Application form
  • Take a print out for future reference

What is the syllabus for UPPSC Prelims Exam 2020?

Go through the topics of UPPSC Prelims Exam 2020 listed below:

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision making and problem-solving
  • General mental ability
  • ElementaryMathematics up to ClassX level Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics
  • General English up to Class X level
  • General Hindi up to Class X level

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