New UPPSC Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2023

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission has officially updated the UPPSC Syllabus and Test Pattern for Mains (UPPSC). Optional subjects have been eliminated in accordance with the new exam format. Eight required papers will now be included in the main test, while the optional subjects have been dropped. The Uttar Pradesh Combined State/Upper Subordinate (UPPSC) Test is administered by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) in order to select candidates for various positions within the Uttar Pradesh government. In order to properly prepare, candidates must be familiar with the UPPSC Syllabus and Exam Format. Understanding the UPPSC Syllabus can give you information on the courses and topics that will be covered in the exam.

You can better grasp the types of questions, marking methodology (UPPSC Negative Marking), and exam pattern for each stage of the selection process by getting familiar yourself with the UPPSC revised Syllabus & Exam Pattern. Read this post on the UPPSC Syllabus and Exam Format for more information.


UPPSC Syllabus New Exam Pattern for Mains 2023

The UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Pattern has been updated in accordance with the most recent official UPPSC notification. Significant modifications to the exam format include:

There will now be 8 mandatory Papers for the UPPSC Mains.
There is no longer an option for optional subjects.

The two optional subject peppers have been replaced with two required papers. These tests will cover Uttar Pradesh general knowledge.
The amended UPPCS Mains Syllabus has also been made available online; see the table below for further information.

1. General Hindi150 marks
2. Essay150 marks
3. General Studies (First Paper)200 marks
4. General Studies (Second Paper)200 marks
5. General Studies (Third Paper)200 marks
6. General Studies (Fourth Paper)200 marks
7. General Studies (Fifth Paper)200 marks
8. General Studies (Sixth Paper)200 marks

UPPSC Syllabus with Exam Pattern 2023 

UPPSC Preliminary Syllabus for Examination 2023

The UPPSC prelims syllabus consist of two papers, the details of both the papers are given below.

UPPSC Pre Exam Paper 1 Syllabus

General Studies -1 (GS 1 Syllabus)

UPPSC Exam Total Marks: 200 marks

1.Current events of national and international importance

2.History of India and Indian National Movement

3.India and World Geography

4.Indian Polity and Governance

5.Economic and Social Development

6.General Issues on Environmental ecology, Biodiversity, and Climate Change

7.General Science

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UPPSC Pre Exam Paper 2 Syllabus:

General Studies (CSAT) – II Total Marks: 200 marks

  1. Comprehension.
  2. Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
  3. Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
  4. Decision making and problem-solving.
  5. General mental ability
  6. Elementary Mathematics upto Class X level-Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics.
  7. General English upto Class X level.
  8. General Hindi upto Class X level.

Elementary Mathematics (Up to Class X Level)

  1. Arithmetic:- (i) Number systems: Natural Numbers, Integers, Rational and Irrational numbers, Real numbers, Divisors of an Integer, prime integers, L.C.M. and H.C.F. of integers and their Interrelationship. (ii) Average (iii) Ratio and proportion (iv) Percentage (v) Profit and Loss (vi) Simple and Compound Interests (vii) Work and Time (viii) Speed, Time, and Distance.
  2. Algebra:- (i) Factors of polynomials, L.C.M. and H.C.F. of polynomials and their Interrelationship, Remainder theorem, simultaneous linear equations, quadratic equations. (ii) Set Theory:- Set, null set, subsets, and proper subsets of a set, operations (Union, Intersections, difference, symmetric difference) between sets, Venn diagram.
  3. Geometry:- (i) Constructions and theorems regarding triangle, rectangle, square, trapezium, and circles, their perimeter, and area. (ii) Volume and surface area of a sphere, right circular cylinder, right circular Cone, and Cube.
  4. Statistics:- Collection of data, Classification of data, frequency, frequency distribution, tabulation, cumulative frequency. Representation of data – Bar diagram, Pie chart, histogram, frequency polygon, cumulative frequency curves (ogives), Measures of Central tendency: Arithmetic Mean, Median, and Mode.

General Studies – II

  • Indian Constitution– historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure, Role of Supreme Court in evolution of basic provisions of Constitution.
  • Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States: issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein .
  • Role of Finance Commission in Centre- State financial relations.
  • Separation of powers, dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Emergence and use of alternative dispute redressal mechanisms.
  • Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other major democratic countries.
  • Parliament and State legislatures– structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers and privileges and concerned issues.
  • Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary: Ministries and Departments of the Government, Pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. Public Interest Litigation (PIL).
  • Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, Powers, functions and responsibilities.
  • Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies including NITI Aayog, their features and functioning.
  • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design, implementation and Information Communication Technology (ICT).
  • Development processes– the role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Self Help Groups (SHGs), various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
  • Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes, mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
  • Issues relating to the development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, and Human Resources.
  • Issues relating to poverty and hunger, and their implication on politics.
  • Important aspects of governance. Transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations and potential, citizens, charters and institutional measures.
  • Role of Civil Services in a democracy in the context of emerging trends.
  • India and its relationship with neighbouring Countries.
  • Bilateral, Regional and Global groupings and agreements involving India and/ or affecting India’s interest.
  • Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests- Indian diaspora.
  • Important International Institutions, Agencies their structure, mandate and functioning.
  • Current affairs and events of Regional, National and International importance.

General Studies – III

  • Economic planning in India:  Objectives and achievements, Role of NITI Aayog, Pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).
  • Issues of Poverty, Unemployment, Social justice and inclusive growth.
  • Components of Government Budgets and Financial System.
  • Major Crops, Different types of irrigation and irrigation systems, storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce, e-technology in the aid of farmers.
  • Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support pricesPublic Distribution System – objectives, functioning, Limitations, revamping, issues of buffer stocks and food security, Technology missions in agriculture.
  • Food processing and related industries in India– scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
  • Land reforms in India since independence.
  • Effects of liberalization and globalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
  • Science and Technology – Developments and applications in everyday life and in National Security, India’s Science and Technology policy.
  • Achievements of Indians in science & technology, indigenization of technology. Developments of New technologies, transfer of technology, dual and critical use technologies.
  • Awareness in the fields of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Space Technology, Computers, Energy resources, nano- technology, microbiology, bio- technology. Issues relating to intellectual property rights (IPR) and digital rights.
  • Environmental security and Ecosystems, Conservation of Wildlife, Biodiversity, Environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
  • Disaster as a Non-traditional security and safety challenge, disaster mitigation and management.
  • Challenges of International Security: Issues of Nuclear proliferation, Causes and spread of extremism, Communication networks, role of media and social networking, Basics of cyber security, money laundering and human trafficking.
  • India’s internal security challenges: Terrorism, corruption, insurgency and organized crimes.
  • Role, kind and mandate of security forces, Higher defence organizations in India
  • Issues in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry and Animal Husbandry.

General Studies – IV

  • Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human action, dimensions of ethics, ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values-lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators, role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
  • Attitude: Content, structure, function, its influence and relation with thought and behaviour, moral and political attitudes, social influence and persuasion.
  • Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service: Integrity, impartiality and non- partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public services, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections.
  • Emotional Intelligence – Concept and dimensions, its utility and application in administration and governance.
  • Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
  • Public/Civil Service values and ethics in Public Administration – Status and problems, ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions, laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance, accountability and ethical governance, strengthening of moral values in governance, ethical issues in international relations and funding, corporate governance.
  • Probity in Governance: Concept of public service, the philosophical basis of governance and probity, information sharing and transparency in government. Right to Information, codes of ethics, codes of conduct, citizen’s charter, work culture, quality of service delivery, utilization of public funds, and challenges of corruption.
  • Case studies on the aforementioned topics
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UPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2023

PaperNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
Paper-1 – General Studies I150200 marks2 Hours (9.30-11.30 am)
Paper-2 – General Studies II (CSAT)100200 marks2 Hours (2.30- 4.30 pm)

Marking Scheme For UPPCS Prelims Exam 2023

A multiple-choice exam with an objective focus is used for Stage 1, or the Prelims exam.
This is divided into Paper 1 and Paper 2, the information for which is provided in the preceding paragraph.
1/3 of the total points for that question will be deducted for each incorrect response.

Stage-II UPPCS Exam Pattern for Mains 2023

Those who pass the UPPSC PCS preliminary exam are eligible to take the main exam. The most recent UPPCS Mains exam pattern is provided in the table below.

1General Hindi150
3General Studies-I200
4General Studies –II200
5General Studies –III200
6General Studies –IV200
7General Studies – V200
8General Studies – VI200
Total (Written Test)1500

The total marks of the UPPCS Mains exam are 1500 marks, for this candidates have to write detailed answers in the exam.

The total marks of the UPPCS Mains exam are 1500 marks, for this candidates have to write detailed answers in the exam.

Stage III- UPPSC PCS Interview – Personality Test (Viva Voce) 

The test will assess general knowledge, intelligence, character, expressive ability/personality, and general aptitude for the service while also taking academic interest into consideration. The UPPCS interview does not follow a set format. During this round, all of the document verification takes place, and the candidates are matched with a specific interview panel. The choice is made following the interview.


What is the syllabus for the UPPSC PCS Mains examination?

The syllabus of the mains exam includes Essay, General Studies Paper (I, II, III & IV, V, and VI). Paper V & VI contains questions on GK related to Uttar Pradesh.

How many marks does the Personality test (Interview) carry?

The Personality Test also called UPPSC PCS Interview is conducted for 100 marks.

What is the exam pattern for the UPPSC PCS preliminary exam?

The preliminary UPPSC exam has 2 sections each carrying 200 marks. This includes GS Paper I and GS Paper II.

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