UPPSC PCS Syllabus 2020: The syllabus for UPSC PCS 2020 exam has been defined by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC). The recruitment process has 2 written exam wich are preliminary exam and the main exam. The preliminary exam has 2 papers of 200 marks each. The candidates get 2 hours for each paper. In the main exam, the cansidates have 6 compulsory paper and 2 optional papers. The compilsory papers are common for everyone. Test takers who wish to know the details PCS Pre Syllabus and Main exam UPPSC PCS Syllabus 2020 must read the article till the end.
UPPSC PCS Syllabus 2020
Organising Body: Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Name of Exam: Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (PCS)
Name of Paper: Preliminary exam and Main exam
UPPSC PCS Syllabus 2020
Paper-1: General Studies-1: Candidates are expected to have general awareness about the above subjects with special reference to Uttar Pradesh.
- Current events of national and international importance.
- History of India and Indian National Movement.
- India and World geography – Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the
- Indian Polity and governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public
Policy, Rights Issues etc.
- Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty Inclusion,
Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
- General Issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change- that do not
require subject specialization.
- General Science
Paper-2: General Studies-II:
- Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
- Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
- Decision making and problem-solving.
- General mental ability
- Elementary Mathematics up to Class X level-Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Statistics.
- General English up to Class X level.
- General Hindi up to Class X level.
(i) Elementary Mathematics (Upto Class X Level):
(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.
(iii) Ratio and proportion
(v) Profit and Loss
(vi) Simple and Compound Interests
(vii) Work and Time
(viii) Speed, Time and Distance
- Algebra :-
(i) Factors of polynomials, L.C.M. and H.C.F. of polynomials and their
Interrelationship, Remainder theorem, simultaneous linear equations, quadratic
(ii) Set Theory:- Set, null set, subsets and proper subsets of a set, operations
(Union, Intersections, difference, symmetric difference) between sets, venn diagram.
(i) Constructions and theorems regarding triangle, rectangle, square,
trapezium and circles, their perimeter and area.
(ii) Volume and surface area of sphere,
right circular cylinder, right circular Cone and Cube.
(i) Collection of data,
(ii) Classification of data, frequency, frequency distribution, tabulation, cumulative frequency.
(ii) Representation of data – Bar diagram, Pie chart, histogram, frequency polygon, cumulative frequency curves (ogives),
(iv) Measures of Central tendency: Arithmetic Mean, Median and Mode.
(ii) General English Upto Class X Level:
- Active Voice and Passive Voice
- Parts of Speech
- Transformation of Sentences
- Direct and Indirect Speech
- Punctuation and Spellings
- Words meanings
- Vocabulary & Usage
- Idioms and Phrases
- Fill in the Blanks
(iii) General Hindi Upto Class 10th:
I. General Hindi: Below is the syllabus for General Hindi as per the notification:
II. Essay: The question paper will have 3 sections. The candidates must select on question from each section and write 700 words on each.
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.
III. General Studies-I:
- History of Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
- Modern Indian history (from A.D.1757 to A.D. 1947): Significant events, personalities and issues, etc.
- The Freedom Struggle- its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.
- Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country (till 1965A.D.). th th 5- History of the world will include events from 18 century to middle of the 20 century such as French revolution of 1789, industrial revolution, World Wars, redraw of national boundaries, Socialism, Nazism, Fascism etc-their forms and effect on the society.
- Salient features of Indian Society and culture.
- Role of Women in society and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
- Meaning of liberalization, privatization and globalization and their effects on economy, polity and social structure.
- Social empowernment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
- Distribution of major natural resources of World- Water, Soils, Forests in reference to South and South-East Asia with special reference to India. Factors responsible for the location of industries (with special reference to India).
- Salient features of Physical Geography- Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, Cyclone, Ocean Currents, winds and glaciers.
- Oceanic resources of India and their potential.
- Human migration-refugee problem of the World with focus on India.
- Frontiers and boundaries with reference to Indian sub-continent.
- Population and Settlements- Types and Patterns, Urbanization, Smart Cities and Smart Villages.
- Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh – History, Culture, Art, Architecture, Festival, Folk-Dance, Literature, Regional Languages, Heritage, Social Customs and Tourism.
- Specific knowledge of U.P.- Geography- Human and Natural Resources, Climate, Soils, Forest, Wild-Life, Mines and Minerals, Sources of Irrigation.
IV. General Studies-II:
V. 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 prices, Public 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 Wild life, 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 defense organizations in Indi
- Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh Economy:- Overview of UP Economy: State Budgets. Importance of Agriculture, Industry, Infrastructure and physical resources. Human Resources and Skill development. Government Programmes and Welfare Schemes.
- Issues in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry and Animal Husbandry.
- Law and Order and Civil Defence with special reference to U.P.
VI. 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 behavior, 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 andcompassion 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, 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, challenges of corruption.
- Case studies on the above issues.
Below are the optional subjects from which the candidates have to choose one. There will be 2 papers conducted from that subject:
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Animal Husbandry
- English Lit.
- Physics & Veterinary Science
- Urdu Lit.
- Hindi Lit.
- Sanskrit Lit.
- Political Science
- Commerce & Accountancy
- Sociology International Relations
- Public Administration
- Medical Science
- Civil Engineering
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UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern 2020
Below is the exam pattern that the candidates must know to prepare for the UPPSC PCS 2020 exam:
(i) Preliminary Exam:
Mode of Exam: Mode of Exam is offline. The candidates have to fill the OMR sheets to give the answer.
Language: The question paper is in bilingual (Hindi and English).
No. of Papers: The exam has 2 papers: paper 1 and paper 2.
Duration: Each of the exams is of 2 hours.
Type of Questions: All the question of the preliminary exam is of objective type only.
Marking Scheme: There is a negative marking of 1/3rd marks of the total marks of the question paper.
Total Marks: The question paper is of 200 marks for every paper in the preliminary exam.
(ii) Main Exam:
Mode of Exam: The exam is conducted in offlie mode pen-paper test of 3 hours each.
Language: The question paper is in Hindi as well as in English in the exam.
Durations: The papers are for 3 hours each for Main exam.
Type of quetions: All the questions is of descriptive essay type only.
Negative Marking: There is no negative marking for the wrong answers.
(i) Compulsory Papers:
|General Hindi||150 marks|
|General Studies (First Paper)||200 marks|
|General Studies (Second Paper)||200 marks|
|General Studies (Third Paper)||200 marks|
|General Studies (Fourth Paper)||200 marks|
About UP PCS
The Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) is conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) in 3 stages. The first stage is the Preliminary exam. There are 2 papers in the prelimiary exam. The candidates have to score marks more than 40% in the Paper-1 and more than 33% in the Paper-2. Merit list of preliminary exam will consist of the number of candidates 13 times the total no. of vacancies. The candidates qualifying the preliminary exam will appear in the main exam. Ratio of qualifying the main exam is just twice of the number of vacancies notified. The candidates clearing the main exam will appear in the interview test.