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UPPSC UPPCS Eligibility Criteria

09 Feb 2021 15:53:06 PM

UPPSC Eligibility Criteria 2021 is shared here for PCS Exam per UPPSC PCS Notification 2021. Check detailed UPPSC eligibility criteria along with Age Limit, Educational Qualification, and Physical Standards for all categories.

UPPSC Eligibility Criteria 2021: UPPSC PCS/ACF/RFO Notification 2021 has been released at uppsc.up.nic.in for the Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Exam 2021. The Uttar Pradesh Public Services Commission has announced a total of 400 vacancies to be filled through the UPPSC PCS 2021 exam. Interested and only eligible candidates can apply for the recruitment to fetch job in the UP Services as Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF), Range Forest Officer (RFO), Assistant Labour Commissioner, Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer, Child Development Project Officer, Statistical Officer, Assistant Controller Legal Measurement, District Audit Officer (Revenue Audit), District Programme Officer, Labour Enforcement Officer and others.

UPPSC PCS Registration 2021

In this article, we have shared the detailed UPPSC Eligibility Criteria for PCS ACF RFO Exam 2021 including the Educational Qualification, Age Limit and Physical Standards for all categories such as GEN, OBC, EWS, SC, ST, PwD and Ex-servicemen. The UPPSC has listed out the detailed eligibility criteria for all the posts separately. Aspirants must check below the complete eligibility before applying for the UPPSC PCS 2021. Also know the relaxations provided for the reserved category candidates in age limit, physical standards and education.

Let's now have a look at the important dates first before scrolling below for the eligibility criteria:

UPPSC PCS Important Dates 2021



UPPSC PCS Notification 2021

5 February 2021

Start of Online Application

5 February 2021

Last Date of Fee Payment

2 March 2021

Last Date of Application

5 March 2021

UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam Date 

13 June 2021

UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Date 

3 October 2021

UPPSC PCS/ACF/RFO Eligibility Criteria 2021

Marital Status

Married male candidates who have more than one wife living and female candidates who are married to a person already having another wife will not be eligible for the recruitment, unless granted an exemption by the Governor.

Educational Qualification for UPPSC PCS

Sub. Registrar, Asst. Prosecuting Officer (Transport)

 Law Graduate

District Administrative Officer

 Post Graduate Degree

District Audit Officer (Revenue Audit)

 Commerce Graduate

Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade I) / Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade II)

Degree in Science with Physics or Mechanical Engg. As one subject

Assistant Labour Commissioner

Degree in Arts with Sociology or Economics as a subject or Commerce/Law.   

District Programme Officer

Degree in Sociology or Social Science or Home Science or Social Work.

Senior Lecturer, DIET

Post Graduate Degree with B.Ed.

District Probation Officer

Post Graduate Degree in Psychology or Sociology or Social Work or any qualification equivalent thereto or Post Graduate Diploma in any Branch of Social Work from any recognised Institute of Social Work.

Child Development Project Officer

Graduate Degree in Sociology or Social Work or Home Science or any qualification equivalent thereto recognised by the Government.

Designated Officer / Food Safety Officer

Post Graduate Degree in Chemistry as one of the subjects from a University established by law in India or a qualification recognised by the Government as equivalent thereto


At least one of qualification prescribed for Direct Recruitment to the post of Food Safety Officer.

Statistical officer

Post Graduate Degree in mathematics or Mathematical Statistics or Statistics or Agricultural Statistics from a university recognized by Law in India or equivalent qualification recognised by the Government.

Labour Enforcement Officer

Bachelor's degree with Economics or Sociology or commerce and Post Graduate Diploma or Postgraduate Degree in Law / Labour relation / Labour welfare / Labour Law / Commerce / Sociology / Social work / Social welfare / Trade Management / Personnel Management.

District Cane Officer, U.P. Agriculture Service Group "B" (Development Branch)

 Agriculture Graduate.

Principals, Government Intermediate Colleges (For Boys or Girls)

A Post Graduate Degree from a University established by law in India or a degree recognised by the Government as equivalent thereto. L.T. Diploma of the Department of Education, Uttar Pradesh, or B.T. or B.Ed. or an equivalent Degree of a University.

Assistant Research Officer (ARO)

A Post Graduate Degree in Chemistry from a University established by law in India or a degree recognised by the Government as equivalent thereto.

Assistant Director (Horticulture)

 Agriculture Graduate.

Manager (Administration/ General)

 M.B.A. or Equivalent Degree.

Assistant Store Purchase Officer


Technical Assistant (Chemistry) (Only through written exam)

 Post graduate Degree in Chemistry with minimum 50 per cent marks from a University established by law in India.

UPPSC PCS/ACF/RFO Age Limit 2021

Minimum Age Limit: 21 Years

Upper Age Limit: 40 Years

This limit is application as on July 1, 2021. However, there is some relaxation in age limit for reserved categories. Have a look:

Age Relaxation




15 years

SC/ST/OBC/Skilled players of Classified Games in UP/State Government Employees/Staff of Basic Shiksha Parishad and Teachers/Staff of Madhyamik Vidyalayas

5 Years

Group- ’B’ posts - Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers/Ex-Servicemen

5 Years

Group-’C’ posts

As per the Rules

Physical Standards for ACF & RFO



Chest girth (Fully Expanded)



163 CM

84 CM

5 CM


150 CM

79 CM

5 CM

However, there is relaxation for Scheduled Tribes (ST), Gorkhas, Assamese, Meghalayan Tribal, Ladakhese Nepalis, , Bhutanese, Sikkimiese, Kumaunies, Garhwalies, Nagas and Arunachal Pradesh candidates. The relaxation is in Height:

Male: 152.5 CM

Female: 145 CM

Physical Fitness Test:

Male: Walking test of 25 kms in Four hours

Female: Walking test of 14 kms in Four hours

Candidates need to mentally and physically fit and should be free from physical defect that hamper their duties and responsibilities.

Female candidates, if pregnant for over Twelve weeks duration, will be declared as temporarily unfit.


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