UPPSC PCS 2020 Notification Out: Application Form, Eligibility, Vacancies, Exam Date, Syllabus PDF, Pattern

UPPSC PCS 2020 Notification out for recruitment of 200 vacancies of PCS/ACF/RFO. Uttar Pradesh Commission will conduct UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam 2020 on 21 June 2020. Check UPPSC PCS  Application Process, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Date, Selection Process, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Cut Off, Result & Answer Key. 

May 5, 2020 12:17 IST
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UPPSC PCS 2020: Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has released the UPPSC PCS/RFO/ACF/ Notification 2020 at for the recruitment of 200 vacancies in the state civil services. The UPPSC PCS Application Process is underway and will continue till 21 May 2020. The last date of UPPSC PCS Registration is 18 May 2020. On the other hand, UPPSC PCS Mains Exam 2019 exam for the recruitment of 300 vacancies has been postponed as of now. In this article, we have shared the complete details of UPPSC PCS Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Exam that will help you in your preparation for UPPSC PCS Prelims and Mains exam. Check here the UPPSC PCS Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Qualifying Marks, Cut off, Answer Key and Result details.

As per the UPPSC 2020 Notification, the UPPSC PCS Prelims exam will be held on 21 June 2020 and the UPPSC PCS Mains will be on 15 October 2020. The UPPSC PCS Prelims 2019 exam was held on 15th December 2019, wherein a total of 6320 candidates were declared as passed and were shortlisted for the UPPSC PCS Mains Exam 2019. The Mains exam will be conducted in written format. Candidates will be required to qualify the UPPSC Mains exam with expected cut off marks. For the ease of candidates, we have shared below the complete exam details which will help them to score high marks in the exam. Go through the details mentioned below and start your preparations now.

Lets first have a look at the important dates of the UPPSC PCS 2019-2020 Exam:

UPPSC PCS 2020: Important Dates



Release of UPPSC Notification 2020

21 April 2020

Start Date of Online Registration & Application

21 April 2020

Last Date of Registration & Fee Payment

18 May 2020

Last Date of Application

21 May 2020

UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam Date 2020

21 June 2020

UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Date 2020

15 October 2020

UPPSC PCS 2019: Important Dates



UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam Date 2019

15 December 2019

UPPSC Prelims Result 2019

17 February 2020

UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Date 2019


UPPSC PCS Mains Result 2019

June 2020 (Tentative)

UPPSC PCS Vacancies to be filled through Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Exam 2020

  • Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport)
  • District Basik Shiksha Adhikari / Associate DIOS
  • District Audit Officer (Revenue Audit)
  • Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-I)/(Grade-II)
  • Assistant Labour Commissioner
  • District Programme Officer
  • Senior Lecturer, DIET
  • District Probation Officer
  • Child Development Project Officer
  • Designated Officer /Food Safety Officer
  • Statistical Officer
  • Labour Enforcement Officer

UPPSC PCS 2020: Eligibility Criteria

It is compulsory for the candidates to fulfill the UPPSC PCS Eligibility Criteria including the educational qualification and age limit. Have a look at the detailed eligibility criteria mentioned below as notified by the UPPSC:

Age Limit: The Minimum age limit is 21 years and the upper age limit is 40 years. The Upper age limit is relaxed for category candidates. Have a look:

SC/ST/OBC/Sports Person/UP Govt Employee: 5 Years

Ex Servicemen: 10 Years

PwD: 15 Years

Educational Qualification: Candidates should be Graduate with a Bachelors Degree from a recognized University. Have a look at post-wise educational qualification to be fulfilled:

Post Name

Educational Qualification

Sub Registrar, Law officer, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport)

Graduation in Law

District Basic Shiksha Adhikari, Associate DIOS, District Administrative Officer

Post Graduate Degree

District Cane Officer, UP Agriculture Service

Group B (Development Branch)

Graduation in Agriculture

District Audit Officer

Graduation in Commerce

Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-I & II)

Degree in Science with subjects - Physics or Mechanical Engineering

Assistant Director Industries (Marketing)/ (Handloom)

Post Graduate Degree

Assistant Labour Commissioner

Degree in Arts with Sociology/Economics/Commerce/Law subject

District Programme Officer

Degree in Sociology/Social Science/Home Science/Social Work

Senior Lecturer, DIET

Post Graduate Degree with B.Ed.

District Probation Officer

Post Graduate Degree

Designated Officer/Food Safety Officer

Post Graduate Degree in Chemistry

Statistical officer

Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics/Statistics/Agricultural Statistics

Labour Enforcement Officer

Bachelor's degree/Post Graduate Degree

UPPSC PCS 2020: Selection Process

UPPSC Civil Services exam is conducted in line with the UPSC IAS Civil Services Exam. Uttar Pradesh Commission conducts three successive phases for the recruitment in state services. These stages are :

- Prelims Exam

- Mains Exam

- Interview

UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern 2020

Have a look at the detailed exam pattern of UPPSC Prelims and Mains Exam below and know the marking scheme and subjects of both the examination.

UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam Pattern


Total Questions


Time Duration

Paper-1 - General Studies I


200 marks

2 Hours

(9.30-11.30 am)

Paper-2 - General Studies II (CSAT)- Qualifying in Nature


200 marks

2 Hours

(2.30- 4.30 pm)

- UPPSC PCS Prelims exam is conducted offline in pen and paper mode

- Questions are asked in objective multiple choice questions (MCQs) format

- Prelims exam is held in two sessions for Paper 1 and Paper 2

- Both the papers are of 200 marks each

- Time duration of both the papers is 2 hours each

- There is negative marking of 1/3rd marks for every wrong answer

UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Pattern

Paper Name


Time Duration

General Hindi


3 Hours



3 Hours

General Studies - I


3 Hours

General Studies - II


3 Hours

General Studies - III


3 Hours

General Studies - IV


3 Hours

Optional Subject – Paper I


3 Hours

Optional Subject – Paper II


3 Hours




- The UPPSC PCS Mains exam is descriptive in nature; candidates need to write answers in essay form

- The paper is conducted offline in written format

- The Mains exam is held over a duration of one week; all the Papers are conducted in Morning (9:30 to 12:30) and Afternoon (2 to 5 PM) sessions

- Each paper is of 3 hours duration

UPPSC PCS Syllabus 2020: Prelims & Mains

Have a look at the detailed syllabus below:

UPPSC PCS Prelims Syllabus

Paper 1

Current events of National & International importance

Indian History and National Movement

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






General English


Active & Passive Voice

Parts of Speech

Direct & Indirect speech

Punctuations & Spellings


Fill in the blanks

Idioms & phrases

General Hindi

Hindi Grammar

UPPSC PCS Mains Syllabus

 UPPSC PCS Mains Syllabus

UPPSC PCS Mains Syllabus 1

UPPSC PCS Mains Syllabus 2

UPPSC PCS Mains Syllabus 3

UPPSC PCS Interview 2020

Candidates who are able to qualify the Prelims and Mains exam will get shortlisted for the final stage- UPPSC PCS Interview round. The marks allotted to the Interview round are 100. This round tests the candidate's general awareness, intelligence and suitability for the job.

UPPSC PCS Answer Key. Result & Cut off Marks 

The UPPSC PCS Answer Key, Result and Cut off Marks are released after the declaration of results on the official website of the Uttar Pradesh Commission.

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