UPPSC PCS Notification 2024 Out For 220 Vacancies: Check Exam Updates

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UPPSC PCS Notification 2024 Out For 220 Vacancies: Check Exam Updates

UP PCS Exam Notification 2024 has been issued by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) on 1 January 2024 for the Uttar Pradesh Combined State/ Upper Subordinate Service (PCS) Examination 2024. Online applications for the UP PCS 2024 Recruitment can be accepted from 1 January 2024 to 2 February 2024. Interested candidates meeting the eligibility criteria are required to finalize and submit their application forms before the deadline. It's essential for all interested individuals to carefully examine the eligibility criteria.

The UPPSC has announced 220 vacancies for the Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) Examination 2024. The notification provides detailed exam information, including important dates, registration guidelines, exam pattern, syllabus, and more. To stay updated on the UPPSC PCS 2024 Recruitment, candidates are advised to scroll down this page.

UPPSC PCS Recruitment 2024  

UP PCS Notification 2024 has been published, and candidates can submit the online application by 2 February 2024. Candidates will be shortlisted based on the Preliminary Exam, Main Exam and Personality Test for various administrative positions. Candidates must complete the One Time Registration (O.T.R.) process and acquire their unique O.T.R. Number prior to applying online. Individuals who haven't secured an O.T.R. Number should obtain it from the commission's website, https://otr.pariksha.nic.in, at least 72 hours before submitting their online application.

UPPSC PCS Examination 2024

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) administers the Uttar Pradesh Combined State/Upper Subordinate Exam annually. The Uttar Pradesh Provincial Civil Services exam, abbreviated as UP PCS, is conducted to hire state government employees in provincial civil services and other state positions. These employees are assigned to various vital departments, such as land records, revenue, general administration and others. 

UPPSC PCS 2024: Overview

All the recommended candidates, after the completion of the selection process, will be assigned to important divisions such as general administration, land records, land income, and so on. The table below contains important information about the UPPSC 2024 Exam.

UP PCS Exam - Important Updates

Exam Conducting Organization

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC)

Exam Name

Uttar Pradesh Combined State/Upper Subordinate Exam 2024

Vacancies/Posts

220

Application Dates

1 January to 2 February 2024

Application Mode

Online 

Examination Mode

Offline (Pen & Paper - OMR Based)

Exam Level 

State Level

Job Location

Uttar Pradesh 

Selection Process

Three Stages:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Examination
  • Personality Test

Important Dates of UPPSC PCS 2024

The notification of UP PCS 2024 has been released by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission. The table below will contain all crucial dates for the UP PCS 2024 Exam:-

Event

Date

Notification Release Date

1 January 2024

Application Start Date

1 January 2024

Last Date to Apply

2 February 2024 

Deadline for submitting the examination fee online to the bank.

29 January 2024 

Deadline for Correction/Modification in submitted On-line Application

9 February 2024

Prelim Exam Date

24 March 2024 

Admit Card Release Date

To Be Announced

Answer Key

To Be Announced

Result/Final Selection

To Be Announced

Important Links for UPPSC PCS 2024

UP PCS 2024 Online Application Links has been activated, and candidates will get the opportunity to apply online by 2 February 2024. Below we are providing direct links in a table for UP PCS Recruitment 2024:-

Official Website

UPPSC PCS Notification PDF 2024

UPPSC PCS Apply Link

UP PCS Admit Card 2024 

UPPSC PCS 2024 Answer Key

UP PCS Result 2024

UPPSC PCS 2024 Vacancy

A total of 220 vacancies are announced by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission for the Combined State /Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) Examination 2024. The number of vacancies may increase or decrease depending on the circumstances/ requirements. 

UPPSC PCS Eligibility Criteria 2024 

Before applying for the UPPSC PCS Exam 2024, it's essential for candidates to review the UPPSC eligibility criteria. We've outlined a concise summary of the UPPSC Exam Eligibility Criteria about educational qualifications and age limits, as per the 2024 notification.

Nationality

All Indian Citizens are eligible to apply for this recruitment process.

Age Limit

Candidates should fall within the age range of 21 to 40 years as of 1 July 2024 meaning they should have been born between 2 July 2 1984, and 1 July 2003. There are specific relaxations in the upper age limit for candidates belonging to reserved categories. Refer to the table below to understand the extent of upper-age relaxations.

Age relaxation:

Candidates from different categories are eligible for specific upper-age relaxations for the UPPCS 2023 examination. 

Category 

UPPCS Age Relaxation

SC/ ST/ OBC of Uttar Pradesh

5 years

Skilled players of classified games (domicile of Uttar Pradesh)

5 years

State Govt. employees of Uttar Pradesh

5 years

Emergency Commissioned Officers of Uttar Pradesh

5 years

Short Service Commissioned Officers of Uttar Pradesh

5 years

Ex-Army Personnel of U.P. (who have rendered at least five years of service in the Army)

5 years

Physically Challenged Candidates of Uttar Pradesh

15 years

Educational Qualification

Candidates applying for this examination are also required to possess a bachelor's degree in a relevant field from a university recognized by the state or equivalent. 

Additionally, individuals in their final semester of study or awaiting the final results of their degree program are also eligible to apply for the exam.

The post-specific educational qualification is tabulated below:

                                UP PCS Educational Qualification 2023 

Post 

Educational Qualification 

Statistical Officer, (Statistics Branch) under U.P. Agriculture service grade- 2 section-C 

Possession of a Master's Degree in Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, Statistics, or Agricultural Statistics from a university recognized by Indian law or an equivalent qualification acknowledged by the Government is required.

Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-II)

(1) The candidate should possess a degree from either 

(A) a University established by Indian law, 

(B) an institution that is not a University but recognized and declared as a University under any law, or 

(C) a science degree with physics or mechanical engineering from a foreign university recognized by the Central Government; and 

(2) Proficiency in written Hindi using the Devanagari Script is necessary.

Management Officer /Manager (Estate Department)

(i) Possession of a bachelor’s degree from a university established by Indian law; 

(ii) Completion of a Diploma in Hotel Management and Catering Technology from a Government-recognized Institution;

or 

alternatively, a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management and Catering Technology from a university established by Indian law.

Sub Registrar

Law Graduate 

Asstt. Director of Industries (Handloom)

Possession of a postgraduate degree in Arts, Science, Commerce, or Technology from an accredited institution or university, or at least a bachelor's degree in Textile, is required.

Physical Measurement

Physical measurements will be applicable based on Service Rules or specific requisitions for positions such as Deputy Superintendent of Police, Superintendent of Jail, District Commandant Home Guards, Excise Inspector, and Deputy Jailor, subject to post availability. Refer to the table below for a clear picture of physical requirements:-

                                                UP PCS Physical Measurement

Category of Candidates 

Height / Weight

Chest

For the post of D.S.P.

For Male candidates belonging from General, Other Backward Classes of Citizens and Scheduled Castes

165 cm

84-89

For Scheduled Tribes 

160 cm

79-84

For female candidates belonging to the General category, Other Backward Classes of Citizens, and Scheduled Castes.

152 cm 

Not Applicable

For Scheduled Tribes 

147 cm 

Not Applicable

Minimum weight requirement for female candidates across all categories.

40 Kg. 

Not Applicable

UP District Commandant Home Guards Post

Male Candidates

165 cm 

84-89

Female Candidates

150 cm

79-84

For the Candidates of Scheduled Tribes and Candidates of Kumayun and Gadhwal Division. 

160 cm 

84-89

For the post of Superintendent of Jail

Others

168 cm

81.3-86.3

Candidates of kumayun and Gadhwal Divisions

163 cm

81.3-86.3

For the post of Excise Inspector

Male Candidates

167 cm

81.2-86.2

Female Candidates (SC./ST.)

147 cm

Not Applicable

For other Female Candidates 

152 cm

Not Applicable

For the post of Deputy Jailor

For Male Candidates

168 cm

81.3 -86.3 

For Female Candidates

Height: 152 cm

Weight: 45 to 58 k.g.

Not Applicable

UPPSC PCS Application Process 2024

Aspirants must submit their UPPSC Application Form 2024 carefully to be eligible for the UPPCS 2024 Exam. Fill out your application form by following the steps outlined below.

  • Visit the UPPSC's official website.
  • Under the heading Activity Dashboard, look for the Uttar Pradesh Combined State/Upper Subordinate 2024 apply link.
  • A new window opens; select the UPPSC PCS 2024 exam and then click the Apply button.
  • Fill out all the required information for the UPPSC PCS registration process.
  • Pay the online application fees according to your category.
  • Upload the scanned copies of required documents, such as photographs, signatures, and educational certificates, in the prescribed format.
  • To complete the UPPSC PCS application form 2023, click submit.
  • Print the same page for your records.

Application Fee and Payment Mode

The application fee for the UPPSC PCS 2024 Exam varies based on the candidate's category. The application fee fixed by the commission for different categories is as follows:

Category

Application Fees

General/OBC/ EWS 

Rs 125

SC/ ST

Rs 65

Physically Disabled

Rs 25

UPPSC PCS Selection Process 2024

The selection process of the Combined State/Upper Subordinate Service examination consists of the following three stages:

  • Preliminary Examination

The preliminary exam will be objective in nature, including multiple-choice questions. There will be two papers worth 200 marks each.

  • Mains Examination

Only such candidates will be eligible for the Main (written) examination who are declared successful in the Preliminary Examination. The nature of the main exam will be descriptive. In this phase, the candidates have to write answers/responses in answer sheets provided to them (pen and paper based exam). 

Note:

Successful candidates must fill out another application form for the Main Examination, following the Commission's instructions.

  • Personality Test:

The Personality Test (Personality Test) will be the final round of the selection process. The candidates who clear the final phase of the examination will be appointed to the positions after all their documents have been verified. Following the conclusion of the Selection Process, the final merit list will be released.

UPPSC PCS 2024 Exam Pattern

The UPPSC Exam Pattern has changed since the UPPCS Prelims in 2018. The new UPPSC Exam Pattern, the optional paper has been revamped and two papers (paper 5 and paper 6) based on Uttar Pradesh Special Knowledge have been introduced.

Preliminary Examination

The Preliminary Examination, i.e. the first stage of the UPPSC exam, consists of two papers: Paper I (General Studies-I) and Paper II (General Studies-II or CSAT).

  • The UPPSC PCS preliminary examination is conducted in offline mode, where candidates are required to fill the OMR sheets to answer any question. 
  • The exam will be of 400 marks and each paper carries a maximum of 200 marks.
  • The duration of the examination is 120 minutes (2 hours).
  • Both papers consist of objective-type multiple-choice questions.

Check the details of the UPPSC PCS prelims exam in the table below:

Paper

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Duration

G.S. Paper - I

150

200

2 hours

G.S. Paper - II

(Qualifying)

100

200

2 hours

Total

250

400

4 hours

Note:

For each incorrect answer given by the candidate, one-third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty.

Main Examination

The UPPCS Mains Exam Pattern has been updated as well. The two optional subjects have been eliminated, and the exam will now consist of eight compulsory papers.  The specifics of this are provided below.

Subject

Type of Paper

Max. Marks

Duration

General Hindi

Conventional

150 



 

3 hours for each paper

Essay

Conventional

150

General Studies (First Paper)

Conventional

200

General Studies (Second Paper)

Conventional

200

General Studies (Third Paper)

Conventional

200

General Studies (Fourth Paper)

Conventional

200

General Studies (Fifth Paper)

Conventional

200

General Studies (Sixth Paper)

Conventional

200

Note:

  • No candidate shall be admitted to the examination unless he or she possesses the admit card issued by the Commission.
  • If a candidate's handwriting is difficult to read, marks may be deducted from the total. 
  • A candidate may answer question papers in English Roman Script, Hindi Devnagri Script, or Urdu Persian Script, but the language papers as a whole must be answered in any of the above scripts unless otherwise specified in the question paper.
  • The question papers will be written in English (Roman Script) and Hindi (Devnagri Script). 
  • The standard of knowledge required of candidates in compulsory papers will be that of a young man with a Bachelor's Degree from a university.

Personality Test (Viva-Voce)

The Personality Test will be the final stage of the selection process. It has a weightage of 100 marks. The test will cover topics of general interest while keeping academic interests in mind, as well as general awareness, intelligence, character, expression of power/personality, and general suitability for the service. 

The UPPSC PCS Syllabus 2024

The UPPSC PCS (Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission Provincial Civil Services) 2024 syllabus covers various subjects and topics. Check out the subjects and topics we have provided here based on the 2023 notification for both the Prelims and Main exams.

Preliminary Examination:

Subject

Topics

General Studies Paper - I 

Current Affairs

Current Events of National and International Importance

History 

History of India - Social, economic, and political aspects of Indian History.

Indian National Movement - The nature and character of the freedom movement, the rise of nationalism, and the attainment of independence.

Geography

Geography of India and the World (Physical, Social, and Economic)

Indian Polity and Governance

  • Constitution, Political System, Public Policy, Rights Issues
  • Economic and Culture
  • Panchayati Raj and Community Development
  • Features of Economic Policy in India and Indian Culture.

Economic and Social Development

  • Sustainable Development
  • Poverty
  • Inclusion
  • Demographics
  • Social Sector Initiatives

The candidates will be tested concerning problems and relationships of:

  • Population
  • Environment and Urbanisation
  • Environmental Ecology
  • Bio-diversity 
  • Climate Change.

General Science

  • General appreciation and understanding of Science
  • Matters of everyday observation and experience

General Studies Paper - II

Mathematics

  • Algebra
  • Arithmetic
  • Geometry
  • Statistics

General English

  • Comprehension
  • Active Voice and Passive Voice
  • Parts of Speech
  • Transformation of Sentences
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Punctuation and Spelling
  • Words meanings
  • Vocabulary & Usage
  • Idioms and Phrases

Reasoning

  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
  • Decision-making and problem-solving.
  • General mental ability

सामान्य हिंदी

  • हिंदी वर्णमाला, विराम चिन्ह
  • शब्द रचना, वाक्य रचना, अर्थ
  • शब्द रूप
  • संधि, समास
  • क्रियायें
  • अनेकार्थी शब्द
  • विलोम शब्द
  • पर्यायवाची शब्द
  • मुहावरे एवं लाकोक्तियाँ
  • तत्समएवं तद्भव, (शब्द भंडार)
  • वर्तनी
  • अर्थबोध
  • हिंदी भाषा में होने वाली अशुद्धियाँ
  • उत्तर प्रदेश की मुख्य बोलियाँ

Note:- Candidates are expected to have a general understanding of the subjects listed above, with a focus on Uttar Pradesh.

Main Examination

The main examination consists of eight compulsory papers. The most recent and comprehensive UPPCS Mains Syllabus for each paper is provided below.

Subject

Topics

General Hindi

दिये हुए गद्य खण्ड का अवबोध एवं प्रश्नोत्तर, संक्षेपण

सरकारी एवं अर्धसरकारी पत्र लेखन, तार लेखन, कार्यालय आदेश, अधिसूचना, परिपत्र

शब्द ज्ञान एवं प्रयोग

रस उपसर्ग एवं प्रत्यय प्रयोग

विलोम शब्द

वाक्यांश के लिए एक शब्द

वर्तनी एवं वाक्य शुद्धि, मुहावरे

Essay

The Essay question paper will be divided into three sections. Candidates will be required to choose one topic from each section and write an essay of 700 words on each topic.

Section A:

(1) Literature and Culture. (2) Social sphere. (3) Political sphere.

Section B:

(1) Science, Environment and Technology. (2) Economic Sphere (3) Agriculture, Industry and Trade.

Section C:

(1) National and International Events. (2) Natural Calamities, Land slide, Earthquake, Deluge, Drought, etc. (3) National Development programmes and projects.

GENERAL STUDIES-I

History and Culture 

Modern Indian History 

The Freedom Struggle

Post-independence India 

History of the world 

Indian Society and Culture

Role of Women 

liberalization, privatization and globalization 

Social empowerment

Natural Resources of World/India

Physical Geography

Oceanic resources of India 

Population and Settlements

GENERAL STUDIES-II

Indian Constitution

Role of Finance Commission 

Parliament and State legislatures

Executive and the Judiciary

Representation of the People's Act

NITI Aayog

Government policies 

Role of Civil Services 

India's relationship (with neighbouring Countries)

Current affairs 

GENERAL STUDIES-III

Economics 

Budgets 

Major Crops and subsidies 

Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, etc.

Science and Technology

Disaster Management

International Security

GENERAL STUDIES-IV

Ethics 

Attitude

Aptitude 

Emotional Intelligence

Thinkers and philosophers (India and the world)

Probity in Governance

Case studies

Paper 5 & 6, GENERAL STUDIES- V & VI (Based on Uttar Pradesh Special)

Syllabus for G.S. Paper 5 and 6 will be issued separately on the official website of the commission

UPPSC PCS Admit Card 2024

The UPPCS Admit Card for separate examination dates will be generally available one week before the exam. Follow the steps outlined below to obtain your UPPCS admit card once available.

  • To obtain the UPPCS 2024 Admit Card, visit the commission’s official website.
  • Click on the admit card link given under the Candidate’s Help Desk section.
  • Login to the portal with your registration number and password/date of birth.
  • Check all the details carefully once your admit card is displayed on the screen.
  • Download and take a printout of the admit card for future reference. 

Note: 

The UPPCS Admit Card will include your name, exam centre, photograph, and signature. Print multiple copies of the UPPCS Admit card to avoid any last-minute hassles. To appear in the UP PCS exam, candidates must bring the original and valid photo ID proof along with the UPPSC PCS admit card 2023 to the exam centre.

UPPSC PCS 2024 Expected Cut-Off

The UPPSC PCS Cut-off is the lowest possible score required for candidates to participate in the next round of selection process. The anticipated UPPSC PCS cut-off 2024 will indicate whether candidates passed the preliminary stage of the PCS exam or not. Applicants who took the UPPSC Prelims 2023, which were held on May 14th, 2023, can use the table below to have an idea of the UPPSC Prelims Expected Cut Off 2024.

Category

Cut-Off (Out of 200 Marks)

General

115-120

EWS

114-118

OBC

113-118

SC

96-100

ST

85-90

PwD

92-106

Female Candidates

112-117

UPPSC PCS Previous Year Cut-off Marks 2022

Category

Cut-Off (Out of 200 Marks)

General

120-131

EWS

105 -115

OBC

95 -105

SC

85 -95

ST

80 -90

When calculating the UPPCS cut-off for any examination, the following factors are considered by the commission:

  • The total number of vacancies
  • The total number of candidates appeared in the exam
  • The difficulty of the question in General Studies Paper-I

UPPSC PCS Salary and Allowance 2024

Candidates selected for the Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services Examination will be paid in the range of Rs. 9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs 4600/- (except Naib Tehsildar, whose grade pay is Rs. 4200/-) to Rs. 15600-39100 Grade Pay Rs 5400/-. Candidates receive additional perks and benefits in addition to a competitive salary package, such as study leave, government housing, transport allowances, and so on. 

UPPSC PCS Preparation Tips 2024

Preparing for the UPPSC PCS (Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission Provincial Civil Services) examination requires a strategic approach and effective study techniques. Here are some preparation tips that will help you in your UPPSC PCS exam preparation:

  • Understand the Exam Pattern and Syllabus
  • Create a Study Plan
  • Refer to Reliable Study Material
  • Practice Previous Year's Question Papers
  • Develop Answer Writing Skills

UPPSC PCS Previous Year Question Papers

Another best way to prepare is to practice with the previous year question paper. To access official UPPSC PCS (Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission Provincial Civil Services) question papers, you can visit the official website of UPPSC at www.uppsc.up.nic.in.

  • Look for the “Previous Papers” or “Question Paper” section on the website. It is located under the “Downloads” or “Examination” tab.
  • Once you access the question paper section, you may find a list of previous years' question papers. Choose the year and paper of your choice (e.g., UPPSC PCS Prelims, UPPSC PCS Mains) that you want to download.
  • Click on the download link or the PDF icon associated with the desired question paper. The previous year question paper will be downloaded to your device.

The detailed solutions for this previous year's papers are available on our website.

FAQ

The UPPSC has issued the UPPCS Notification 2024 on 1 January 2024.

A total of 220 vacancies have been announced by the UPPSC for PCS Exam 2024.

The selection process of UPPCS consists of three stages: preliminary examination, main examination, and Personality Test (viva-voce).

Candidates between the age group of 21 to 40 years can apply for the UPPSC PCS exam. However, candidates belonging to some categories are eligible for upper-age relaxation.

Candidates can download the UPPSC PCS Question Paper from the official website.

For the UPPSC PCS 2024 Exam, the application fee is Rs. 125/- for general category candidates, while reserved category candidates have to pay Rs. 65/- as an application fee.

The pattern of the Main examination has been revised by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission; now there are 8 compulsory papers in the exam. The optional/elective subjects have been removed and two new papers have been introduced which are based on Uttar Pradesh Special Knowledge.

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