• UPPSC Exam Date 2023: Check Mains Exam Schedule

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26 Sep 2023to29 Sep 2023
Update on: 26 Sep 2023 13:56:13 PM

UPPSC PCS Exam Date 2023: UPPSC Mains exam date 2023 has been released by UPPSC on its website. The UPPSC PCS Mains exam will be held from 26 to 29 September 2023. Candidates who will be appearing for the PCS Mains exam can check the exam schedule that is shared here. 

UPPSC PCS Exam Date 2023

 The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has released the new exam date for UPPSC PCS Mains exam. The candidates who have qualified the Prelims exam will be able to appear for the PCS Mains exam from 26th to 29th September 2023. The UPPSC Mains exam is being held in three cities, Lucknow, Ghaziabad and Prayagraj. All the candidates who will be taking the UPPSC exam 2023 for Mains can check the detailed exam date, schedule, timing for each paper in this post. 

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UPPSC PCS Exam Schedule 2023

The UPPSC PCS Mains exam will be held from 26th to 39th September 2023 in offline mode. The exam shall be held in two shifts, morning and afternoon shifts. The Mains exam has four papers that will be held consecutively for four days. Check the following table to know about the UPPSC Mains exam schedule. 

Exam Date


Morning shift (9.30 am to 12.30 pm)

Afternoon shift (2.00 pm to 5 pm)

September 26, 2023

General Hindi


September 27, 2023

General Studies - I

General Studies - II

September 28, 2023

General Studies - III

General Studies - IV

September 29, 2023

General Studies -V

General Studies - VI

UPPSC Mains Exam Pattern 

The candidates who have qualified the UPPSC PCS Prelims exam will be eligible to appear for the Mains exam. The Mains exam has a total of 8 papers where each paper is descriptive in nature. Candidates should also check the UPPSC syllabus to know the important topics asked in the exam. The total marks for the Mains exam is 1500.

Name of Exam UPPSC PCS Mains (Written) Examination
Number of Papers (8)

1. General Hindi

2. Essay

3. General Studies I

4. General Studies II

5. General Studies III

6. General Studies IV

7. General Studies (Fifth Paper)

8. General Studies (Sixth Paper)

Duration of Exam Papers will be conducted over a week’s duration;

Morning Session – 9.30 AM – 12.30 AM

Afternoon Session – 2 PM – 5 PM

Maximum Marks
  1. General Hindi – 150 marks
  2. Essay – 150 marks
  3. All General Studies papers and Optional subject papers will be of 200 marks each
  4. Total – 1500 marks
Type of Exam Offline (Pen-paper)
Nature of Questions Essay/descriptive type
Negative Marking NIL
Optional Subjects As per the new UPPSC exam pattern, candidates have to select only one optional subject (2 papers) now, from the list given.



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