July 18, 2024

UPPSC 2021 All Details On Syllabus, Dates, Eligibility & Age Limit


UPPSC is a state level organization that conducts recruitment exams in Uttar Pradesh. The UPPSC management body conducts a list of examinations throughout the year to find the most qualified candidates for the various public sector departments in the state.

The UPPCS exam is conducted for the employment of state government officials in regional civil and other state services. These officials get their positions in various important departments like land records, land receipts, public administration, and the like.

UPPSC PCS 2021 Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must check all eligibility requirements before completing the UPPSC PCS 2021 Application Form. The Commission may cancel the nomination of any candidate at any stage of recruitment. Below are the details of the eligibility criteria for the UPPCS exam.


Candidate must be a Graduate to appear in the UPPSC PCS 2021 Examination. Candidates who appear in the Graduation Examination can also appear in the exam, but they must submit their top score paper at the time of the UPPCS Main Examination Detailed Application Form (DAF).

Candidates with some percentage in the profession can complete the UPPCS application and can take the PCS exam. In addition, there are some specific educational qualifications that are required for some positions. Details are given below.

UPPSC Age Limit

The common age limit for all positions is:

  • Minimum age: 21 years
  • Maximum age: 40 years on July 1
  • Candidates born before July 2, 1981 and after July 1, 2000 are not eligible to sit for the UPPSC 2021 examination.

Age reduction for candidates in the reserved category is:

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

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UPPSC Exam Dates

EventsImportant DatesSalient Features 
prelims exam
13 Jun 2021  24-Oct-2021The UPPSC UPPCS 2021
Prelims exam will be
conducted offline across
the state 
prelims result
November 2021
The UPPSC UPPCS prelims
2021 result was declared
main exam
28-01-2022The UPPSC UPPCS main
exam 2021 will be conducted
at three exam centres
-Prayagraj, Lucknow and
exam result
March 2022
The UPPSC UPPCS result
2021 will be declared online
for the mains exam
April-May 2022
interview round will be
conducted at Prayagraj
UPPSC PCS ResultJune 2022
 UPPSC 2021 RESULT will
be declared after the
completion of the interview
UPPSC PCS cut-offJune 2022
The commission will release
the UPPSC UPPCS cut-off
2021 for all the phases
of the exam.
mark sheet
July 2022
The commission will release
the mark sheets of the
candidates in the login

UPPSC Syllabus

The UPPSC program is the most important component of a PCS preparation. Like the IAS syllabus, the PCS syllabus is very broad in its horizontal breadth, but in addition to all that, candidates must also prepare current affairs and news in Uttar Pradesh. This makes the UPPSC program more comprehensive. The UPPSC PCS syllabus is defined in the UPPSC Notice, but candidates must read, learn and explore the UPPCS syllabus to prepare for topics not mentioned in the UPPSC syllabus.

UPPSC PCS Syllabus – Prelims

Paper NameNo. of QuestionsMarks
General Studies Program – I150200
General Studies Program – II(Aptitude)100200

General Studies Program 1

  • Current events of national and international importance

In current events of national and international importance, candidates are expected to know about them.

  • History of India and the Indian National Movement

In history, the focus should be on a broad understanding of the social, economic and political aspects of Indian history. In the Indian national movement, candidates are expected to have a comprehensive view of the nature and character of the movement for freedom, growth of nationalism, and achievement of independence.

  • India and World Geography: The Physical, Social, and Economic Geography of India and the World.

In world geography, only a general understanding of the subject is expected. The questions about the geography of India will relate to the physical, social and economic geography of India.

  • Government and Government of India

Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues etc.: In Indian Politics, Economy and Culture, the questions will assess knowledge of the country’s political system including Panchayati Raj and development of society, and general characteristics of economic policy in India and India. civilization.

  • Economic And Social Development

Sustainable development, poverty, inclusion, demography, social sector initiatives, etc.: – Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of problems and the relationship between population, environment and urbanization.

  • General Science

General science questions will cover the general appreciation and understanding of science, including aspects of daily observation and experience, as would be expected of a well-educated person, who has not undertaken private study of any scientific discipline.

General topics of environmental ecology, biodiversity and climate change that do not require a subject specialization. Students are expected to know the topic in general.

General Studies Work Study Program 2

It is only qualification work and candidates must have minimum qualifications to pass this work. The minimum score is 66 points out of 200. The list of subjects is as follows.

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills, including communication skills
  • Logical thinking and analytical ability
  • Decision making and problem solving.
  • General mental ability
  • Elementary Mathematics up to Level X – Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Statistics.
  • General English up to Class X level.
  • General Hindi up to Class X level.

UPPSC PCS Syllabus – Core Exam

The main exam is the main part of the UPPSC exam in real terms. The results on the UPPSC PCS main exam are the deciding factor in the final selection. With the change in UPPCS exam pattern, the new UPPSC major exam syllabus has come into effect.

There are two main changes to the main test pattern. First, the UPPSC eliminates articles of objective type and reintroduces articles of descriptive type as in the past but with an increase in the number of articles. Secondly, the UPPSC introduced the “Ethics” document which did not exist before.

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Pilot work program

Candidates must write three articles (about 700 words) in three hours. There will be three sections in the UPPSC Essay Questions document and candidates must choose a topic from each section. The study program by departments is as follows

Section A: (1) Literature and Culture. (2) Social scope. (3) the political sphere.

Section B: (1) Science, Environment and Technology. (2) Economic field (3) Agriculture, industry and commerce.

Section C: (1) National and International Events. (2) Natural disasters, landslides, earthquakes, floods, droughts, etc. (3) National development programs and projects

General Studies Program 1

General Studies Document 1 is the most reliable document in the UPPSC PCS major exam. This work has minimal current orientation and candidates should prepare it bearing in mind that its topics will also be useful in other examinations. The list of topics is as follows

1- The history of Indian culture will cover the most prominent forms of art, literature and architecture from antiquity to modern times.

2- Modern History of India (1757 AD to 1947 AD): Important events, personalities, problems, etc.

3- The struggle for freedom – its various stages and important contributions from different parts of the country.

4- Consolidation and reorganization after independence inside the country (until 1965 AD).

5- World history will include events from the eighteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century, such as the French Revolution of 1789, the Industrial Revolution, world wars, the redesign of national borders, socialism, Nazism, fascism, etc. .. Society.

6- Outstanding characteristics of Indian culture and society.

7- The role of women in society, the organization of women and the population and the problems associated with them, poverty, problems of development and urbanization, and their problems and solutions.

8- The meaning of liberation, privatization and globalization and their impact on the economy, politics and social structure.

9- Social empowerment, sectarianism, regionalism and secularism.

10. Distribution of the world’s major natural resources: water, soil and forests with reference to South and Southeast Asia, with particular reference to India. Factors responsible for the location of industries (with special reference to India).

11- Salient features of physical geography – earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic activity, hurricanes, ocean currents, winds and glaciers.

12- India’s ocean resources and potential.

13- The global problem of refugees and human migration with a focus on India.

14- Boundaries and boundaries for the Indian subcontinent.

15- Population and settlements – their types and patterns, urbanization, smart cities and smart villages.

16- Special knowledge of Uttar Pradesh – history, culture, art, architecture, festivals, folk dance, literature, regional languages, heritage, social customs and tourism.

17- Special knowledge of the university – geography – human and natural resources, climate, soil, forests, wildlife, mines and minerals, irrigation sources.

General Studies Program 2

This article requires knowledge of the Constitution of India, important laws passed by Parliament and important historical provisions relating to the basic structure of the Constitution of India. The list of topics is as follows

1- The Constitution of India: Historical Foundations, Evolution, Characteristics, Amendments, Significant Provisions, Infrastructure and Role of the Supreme Court in the Evolution of Fundamental Provisions of the Constitution.

2- Roles and responsibilities of the Federation and the States: issues and challenges of the federal structure, and the transfer of powers and funds to local levels, and the challenges in that.

3- The role of the Finance Committee in the financial relations of the central state.

4- Separation of authorities, mechanisms and institutions to resolve disputes. Emergence and use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

5- Comparing India’s constitutional scheme with that of other democratic countries

6- Parliament and state legislatures: structure, operation, business administration, powers, privileges and related issues.

7- Structure, organization and operation of the executive branch and the judiciary: ministries and government departments, pressure groups, formal/informal associations and their role in politics. Public interest litigation (PIL).

8- The most prominent features of the Representation of the People Law.

9- Appointment to various positions, powers, tasks and competencies.

10- Various legislative, regulatory and quasi-judicial bodies including NITI Aayog, their characteristics and functioning.

11- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and the problems arising from their design and implementation and information and communication technology.

12- Development processes: the role of NGOs, self-help groups, various groups and associations, donors, charities, foundations and other stakeholders.

13- Social assistance schemes for vulnerable groups of the population by the center and the states, and the implementation of these schemes, mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies established to protect and improve these vulnerable sectors.

14- Issues related to the development and management of the social sector / services related to health, education and human resources.

15- Issues related to poverty and hunger and their involvement in the body politic.

16- Important aspects of governance. Transparency and accountability, e-government applications, models, successes, limitations and capabilities, citizens, laws, and institutional measures.

17- The role of the public office in democracy in the context of emerging trends.

18- India and its relationship with neighboring countries.

19- Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements in which India is involved and/or affect India’s interests.

20- The Impact of Policies and Policies of Developed and Developing Countries on India’s Interests: The Indian Diaspora.

21- Important international institutions and agencies, their structure, mandate and operation.

22- Specific knowledge of the state of Uttar Pradesh in matters of the political, administrative, tax and judicial system.

23- News and events of regional, state, national and international importance.

General Studies Program – |||

This is the most dynamic part of the UPPSC PCS main exam. The topics presented in this document are in line with current events all the time. Candidates must update textbooks of new facts and figures issued by the Government from time to time. The list of topics is as follows

1- Economic planning in India, its objectives and achievements. The role of NITI Aayog, Pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

2- Poverty, unemployment, social justice and inclusive growth issues.

3- Components of government budgets and the financial system.

4- Large crops, irrigation and irrigation systems of all kinds, storage, transportation and marketing of agricultural products and electronic technology to help farmers.

5- Issues related to direct and indirect agricultural support and minimum support prices, Public Distribution System (PDS) – objectives, operation, constraints, modernization, problems of regulatory stock and food safety, technological tasks in agriculture.

6- Food Processing and Related Industries in India: Scope, Importance, Location, Upstream and Downstream Requirements, and Supply Chain Management.

7- Agrarian reforms in India since independence.

8- The effects of liberalization and globalization on the economy and changes in industrial policy and their repercussions on industrial growth.

9- Infrastructure: power, ports, roads, airports, railways, etc.

10- Science and Technology: Developments and Applications in Daily Life, National Security and Science and Technology Policy in India.

11- Indian achievements in science and technology and technology localization. New technological developments, technology transfer, dual and critical use techniques.

12- Awareness in the fields of information and communications technology, space technology, information technology, energy resources, nanotechnology, microbiology and biotechnology. Issues related to intellectual property rights and digital rights.

13- Environmental safety and ecosystems, wildlife conservation, biodiversity, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

14- Disasters as a non-traditional challenge to security, protection, disaster mitigation and management

15- International security challenges: issues of nuclear proliferation, causes and spread of extremism, communication networks, role of media and social networks, basics of cybersecurity, money laundering and human trafficking. 16- India’s Internal Security Challenges: Terrorism, Corruption, Insurgency and Organized Crime.

17- Role, type and mandate of the security forces, the most important defence apparatus in India

18- Special knowledge of the economy of Uttar Pradesh:-

  • An overview of the economy of the union: state budgets. The importance of agriculture and industry
  • Infrastructure and physical resources. Skills development and human resources.
  • Government programs and health plans.

19- Topics of agriculture, horticulture, forestry and livestock.

20- Law, order and civil defense with special reference to the U.P.

General Studies IV – Ethics Program

The ethics document was recently introduced and the professors are working on a strategy for the candidates. This article is provided to check the moral orientation of the candidates.

Ethics and the human interface

The essence, determinants and consequences of ethics in human action, dimensions of ethics, and ethics in public and private relations. Human values: lessons from the lives and teachings of senior leaders, reformers and administrators, and the role of the family, society, and educational institutions in inculcating values.


Content, structure, function, impact, and its relationship to thought, behaviour, moral and political attitudes, social influence, and persuasion. Empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sectors.

Emotional intelligence: concept, dimensions, utility and application in management and governance.
Contributions from Indian and International Moral Thinkers and Philosophers.
Public/civil service values ​​and ethics in public administration

Attitudes, problems, concerns, and ethical dilemmas in governmental and private institutions, laws, norms, regulations, and conscience as sources of moral guidance, accountability, and ethical governance, promoting ethical values ​​in governance, and ethical issues in international relations, finance, and corporate governance.

Integrity in Judgment

The concept of public service and the philosophical basis for governance, integrity, information exchange, and transparency in government. Right to information, codes of conduct, codes of conduct, citizens charter, work culture, quality of service delivery, use of public funds, corruption challenges.

Interview with UPPSC

In the end, this is the last round of the UPPSC examination, the qualified examinees/candidates for the main examination will be called for the personnel interview, and it will be 100 points. The Board of Directors appointed by the UPPSC conducted an interview for the examinees/candidates.

1. In this, the objective of the interview is to ascertain the personal suitability of the candidate for the job in state services through impartial observers and a competent board.

2. Then in the personality test, in addition to their academic studies, the test takers/candidates must be aware of the issues occurring in and around the state/country.

3. Finally, the interview is more than a conversation aimed at exploring the analytical capabilities and mental qualities of the candidate/examiner.