UPPSC PCS 2024 Notification Out – Apply Online : Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) Conducts the Provincial Civil Service (PCS) annually to recruit eligible and dynamic candidates to the UPPSC PCS. The UPPSC PCS will hold the post of the government of Uttar Pradesh for the post of assistant forest conservator (A.C.F.), range forestry officer (R.F.O.) as well as combined state / subordinate superior services (PCS).

UPPSC PCS 2020 Important Dates

EventsImportant Dates
UPPSC PCS 2020 Notification21 April 2020
UPPSC PCS Last Date Pay Fee18 May 2020
UPPSC PCS application closes21 May 2020
UPPSC PCS prelims exam21 June 2020
UPPSC PCS prelims resultOctober 2020 (Tentative)
UPPSC PCS main examNovember 2020 (Tentative)
UPPSC PCS main exam resultJanuary 2021 (Tentative)
UPPSC PCS InterviewMarch 2021 (Tentative)
UPPSC PCS ResultMay 2021 (Tentative)
UPPSC PCS cut-offJune 2021 (Tentative)
UPPSC PCS mark sheetJuly 2021 (Tentative)

UPPSC PCS Recruitment Notification 2020: Overview

Exam NameUttar Pradesh Combined/Upper Subordinate Exam(UPPCS)
Conducting BodyUttar Pradesh Public Service Commission(UPPSC)
Exam LevelState Govt Job
Exam ModeOffline
LanguageEnglish and Hindi
Selection ProcessPrelimsMainsInterview
Age Limit21 years to 40 years
Official Websitehttp://uppsc.up.nic.in/

Download UPPSC PCS Notification PDFEnglish

Download UPPSC PCS Notification PDFHindi

UPPSC PCS 2020 Notification: Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

  • Graduation in the relevant discipline to appear in the UPPSC PCS exam 2020.
  • Candidates in their final year of graduation can also appear in the examination but they need to submit their final year mark sheet at the time of UPPCS main examination while submitting detailed Application Form (DAF).

Educational Qualification For ACF/RFO

  • Assistant Conservator of Forest: Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subject namely Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Geology, Forestry, Statistics or a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Range Forest Officer:  Bachelor’s Degree with two or more of the subjects, namely Mathematics, Physics,
    Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Forestry, Geology, Agriculture, Statistics, Horticulture and Environment
    Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science from a University established by Law in India or possess a qualification recognized by the Government as equivalent thereto.

The Educational Qualification For UPPSC PCS POST

PostEducational Qualification
Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport), Law officer, Law Officer (Mandi Parishad)Graduation (Law)
District Basic Shiksha Adhikari/ Associate DIOS & Other equivalent administrative posts, District Administrative OfficerPG Degree
District Cane OfficerGraduation (Agriculture)
District Audit OfficerGraduation (Commerce)
Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-I)/Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-II)Degree in Science with Physics or Mechanical Engineering as one subject.
Assistant Labour CommissionerDegree (Arts) with Sociology or Economics as a subject or Commerce/ Law
District Programme OfficerDegree (Sociology/ Social Science/ Home Science/ Social Work)
Senior Lecturer, DIETPG Degree with B.Ed.
District Probation OfficerPG Degree (Relevant Disciplines)
Designated Officer/ Food Safety OfficerPG (Chemistry)
Statistical officerPG (Mathematics/ Mathematical Statistics/ Statistics/ Agricultural Statistics)
Labour Enforcement Officer Bachelor’s Degree/ PG (Relevant Disciplines)
Distt. Horticulture officer Group-2 Grade-1B.Sc (Agriculture / B.Sc (Horticulture)
Extension Service Officer Group-2B.Sc or B.Sc. (Ag.) followed by a 15-month Post-graduate Diploma Course
Tax assessment officerBachelor’s degree (Commerce or Economics)
Marketing officer/ Secretary Group-II (Mandi Parishad)Graduation (Relevant Disciplines)
Account and Audit Officer (Mandi Parishad)Graduation (Commerce) with Accountancy
Senior Sugarcane Development InspectorPG (Agriculture Science) and CCC Certificate
Veterinary and Welfare officerB.V.Sc. and A.H or equivalent

Age Limit

The Minimum age limit is 21 years and the upper age limit is 40 years ss on July 1, 2020. The Upper age limit is relaxed for category candidates. Age Relaxation is also there for the eligible candidates as per Govt. regulations.

UPPSC PCS Selection Process

The UPPSC  PCS Examination has three stages. The candidate will have to clear each of the stages successfully to be appointed as UPPSC Officer.

  1. Prelims – 2 papers – objective type questions (MCQs)
  2. Mains – 8 papers – essay/descriptive type
  3. Interview

UPPSC PCS Application Fee

CategoryUPPSC PCS Application Fee
For UR/OBCExam fee Rs. 100/- + On-line processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 125/-
For SC/ STExam fee Rs. 40/- + On-line processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 65/-
For Physically HandicappedExam fee NIL+ On-line processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 25/-
Dependents of the FreedomAccording to their original category Fighters/Ex-Serviceman/Women

How To Apply For UPPSC PCS 2020?


  1.  Click on the official link, click on the Apply link given on the page.
  2. Click on New Registration.
  3. Provide personal details like name, parents’ name, date of birth, email id, mobile number etc.
  4. Submit the completed online registration form of UPPSC PCS.
  5. After the Registration, a Registration ID and a password will be sent to your mobile no. and email id.


  1. Login with the provided Registration ID, date of birth and password to complete registration for UPPSC PCS 2020.
  2. Upload your photograph and signature (scanned image of passport size photo (size-20 to 50 Kb) and signature (10 to 20 Kb) in JPEG format.)
  3. Verify the details. Preview and verify the application form carefully.
  4. At-last, pay the required application fee online.

Apply Online For UPPSC PCS Exam 2020

The online apply link is given below.

Click Here to Apply Online For UPPSC PCS Recruitment 2020

UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern 2020

There will be three stages of UPPSC Exam 2020.

  • Preliminary
  • Mains
  • Interview

UPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern

  • Preliminary exam will have two question papers.
  • The question paper will be of the objective in nature.
  • There will be negative marking i.e. 1/3rd marks will be deducted for every wrong response Preliminary examination.
  • There is no negative marking for leaving a question blank.
Name of ExamUPPSC PCS Preliminary Exam
No. of Papers (2)Paper 1 – General Studies IPaper 2 – General Studies II (CSAT)
Duration of ExamBoth papers conducted on the same day;Paper 1 – 9.30 AM – 11.30 AMPaper 2 – 2.30 PM – 4.30 PM
Maximum MarksBoth Papers carry 200 marks each. However, only Paper 1 will be considered for merit ranking. Paper 2 is a qualifying paper on the lines of IAS Prelims (33% qualifying criteria)
Number of QuestionsPaper-I: 150 questions
Paper-II: 100 questions
Type of ExamOffline (Pen-paper)
OMR sheets
Nature of QuestionsAll questions will be of Objective type (MCQs)

UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Pattern

  • The total marks including Interview will be 1500 + 100 = 1600 Marks.
  • Papers will be conducted over a week’s duration.
  • Each paper is of 3 hours duration
Name of ExamUPPSC PCS Mains (Written) Examination
Number of Papers (8)General HindiEssayGeneral Studies IGeneral Studies IIGeneral Studies IIIGeneral Studies IVOptional Subject – Paper 1Optional Subject – Paper 2
Duration of ExamPapers will be conducted over a week’s duration;Morning Session – 9.30 AM – 12.30 AMAfternoon Session – 2 PM – 5 PM
Maximum MarksGeneral Hindi – 150 marksEssay – 150 marksAll General Studies papers and Optional subject papers will be of 200 marks eachTotal – 1500 marks
Type of ExamOffline (Pen-paper)
Nature of QuestionsEssay/descriptive type
Optional SubjectsAs per the new UPPSC exam pattern, candidates have to select only one optional subject (2 papers) now, from the list given.

Detailed UPPSC PCS Syllabus 2020

Click here to get the complete syllabus of UPPSC


The candidates who will clear the UPPSC PCS Mains Exam will be eligible to appear for the Interview.

The Interview will be of 100 marks.

The test will focus on the question of general interest, keeping in mind the question of academic interest and for general awareness, intelligence, character, expressive power / personality and general aptitude in the service.

The final merit of the candidates will be made on the basis of the UPPSC PCS Mains and Interview scores.

UPPCS Pay Scale For All Posts

The pay scale of all posts under the combined state services exam is Rs. 9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs 4600/- (except Naib Tehsildar whose grade pay is Rs. 4200/-) to Rs. 15600-39100/- Grade Pay Rs. 5400/-

Under the Assistant Conservator of Forest / Range Forest Officer Services Examination the Pay-Scale, grade pay and status of Post are given as below:

  • Assistant Conservator of Forest- Rs.15600/- to Rs.39100/-, Grade Pay- Rs.5400/-, (Level 10 in the pay matrix Group) Group “B”, Gazetted.
  • Range Forest Officer Services Examination- Rs.9300/- to Rs.34800/-, Grade Pay – Rs.4800/-, (Level 8 pay matrix 47600 – 151100) Group “B”, Gazetted.

UPPSC PCS 2020 Admit Card

All applicants who successfully apply to UPPSC PCS Recruitment 2020 will be able to download the admission card. The UPPSC PCS admission card is 10 days before the exam date.

The admission card for the preliminaries will be published first, followed by the admission card for the Mains. The admission card will contain all the details about the exam, the date and place of the exam, the time of the report, etc.

UPPSC PCS 2020 Result

  • The UPPSC PCS Result 2020 will get released after the the exam.
  • After passing the preliminary examination candidates can apply and appear in the UPPSC 2020 Main examination.
  • Candidates will get the final result of the Main examination (written) and interview.
  • The result will publish on the official site of UPPSC.
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