UPPSC Syllabus 2020: Subject Wise UP PCS Syllabus & Exam Pattern

UPPSC Syllabus 2020: Subject Wise UP PCS Syllabus & Exam Pattern

UPPSC Syllabus 2020: Subject Wise UP PCS Syllabus & Exam Pattern: UPPSC Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission, Prayagraj Are Invited to Online Application Form for the Combined Upper Subordinate Service UPPSC Pre 2020, ACF, RFO Recruitment 2020.

UPPSC (Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission) has extended the last date to apply online application till 02nd June 2020. Interested candidates who missed to apply online for the UPPSC recruitment due to any reason can apply now. To keep the difficulty faced by the candidates due to the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19 Nobel coronavirus.

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission PCS has released vacancy for the post of Assistant Conservator of Forest (A.C.F.), Range Forest Officer (R.F.O.) along with the Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) Post under the Uttar Pradesh Government.

In these articles, we are discussing UPPSC Syllabus 2020: Subject Wise UP PCS Syllabus & Exam Pattern

UPPSC Pre / ACF / RFO Recruitment 2020 Notification Overview

Organization NameUttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC)
Post NameAssistant Conservator of Forest (A.C.F.)
Range Forest Officer (R.F.O.) Services Examination
Starting date21st April 2020
Closing Date02nd June 2020
Advt. No.A-1/E-1/2020
Selection ProcessWritten Test/ Interview
Job LocationUttar Pradesh
Official Websiteuppsc.up.nic.in

UPPSC Pre / ACF / RFO Online Form 2020: Important Dates

Application Start Date21st April 2020
Last Date to Apply02nd June 2020
Last Date of Fee Payment02nd June 2020
Last Date To complete Application From04th June 2020
Admit Card Available15-20 days before the exam
Written Pre Exam DateTo Be Announced Later
Result DateTo Be Announced Later

UPPSC Recruitment 2020: Educational Qualification

Post NameEducational Qualification
Sub Registrar,
Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport)
Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB)
District Basik Shiksha Adhikari / Associate DIOS
and Other equivalent administrative posts,
District Administrative Officer
Master’s Degree in Any Subject in Any Recognized University in India.
District Audit Officer (Revenue Audit)Bachelor Degree in Commerce
OR B.Com Degree in Any Recognized University in India.
Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-I) /
Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-II)
Bachelor Degree in Science (Physics) OR 
Mechanical Engineer Degree.
Assistant Labour CommissionerBachelor Degree in Arts with Sociology or Economics as a subject or Commerce/Law.
District Programme OfficerBachelor’s Degree in Sociology OR Social Science OR Home Science or Social Work.
Senior Lecturer, DIETMaster Degree in Any Subject with 
B. Ed Exam Passed in Any Recognized University in India.
District Probation OfficerMaster Degree Degree in Psychology OR
Sociology OR Social Work OR any qualification equivalent to 
OR PG Diploma in any branch of Social Work
from any recognized Institute of Social Work.
Designated Officer / Food Safety OfficerMaster Degree in Chemistry as one of the subjects OR 
At least one of qualification prescribed for direct recruitment to
the Post of Food Safety Officer given as below:
Bachelor Degree in Food Technology or Dairy Technology or Biotechnology 
OR Oil Technology or Agricultural Science OR 
Veterinary Sciences or Bio-Chemistry OR 
Microbiology OR Post Graduate Degree in Chemistry 
OR Degree in Medicine from a recognized University,
 OR any other equivalent/recognized
Statistical OfficerMaster Degree in Mathematics OR
Mathematical Statistics OR
Statistics or Agricultural Statistics.
Labour Enforcement OfficerBachelor Degree with Economics OR
Sociology or commerce and Post Graduate Diploma OR
Postgraduate Degree in Law / Labour relation / Labour welfare
/ Labour Law / Commerce / Sociology / Social work / Social welfare /
Trade Management / Personnel Management.
Child Development Project OfficerBachelor Degree Sociology OR Social Work OR
Home Science ORany qualification in Any Recognized University in India.

UPPSC Recruitment vacancy 2020:  Total: 200 Posts

In the UPPSC PCS Recruitment 2020 notification, the number of vacancies is 200. It is likely that the number of vacancies for the UPPSC PCS Recruitment 2020 will increase as the requisition from the various departments is not received yet.

UPPSC 2020: Selection Procedure

Uttar Pradesh UPPSC Exam comprises of three stages. Appearing candidate will have to clear each of the rounds 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 Syllabus 2020: UPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern

Name of the ExamType of the ExamNo. Of Questions
UPPSC PrelimsPaper 1 – General Studies I
Paper 2 – General Studies II (CSAT)
Paper 1: 150 questions
Paper 2: 100 questions

UPPSC Syllabus 2020: UPPSC Mains Exam Pattern

Name of the ExamType of the ExamNo. of Questions
UPPSC MainsGeneral Hindi
General Studies I
General Studies II
General Studies III
General Studies IV
Optional Subject – Paper 1
Optional Subject – Paper 2
General Hindi – 150 marks
Essay – 150 marks
All General Studies papers will be of 200 marks each.
Both Optional subject papers will be of 200 marks each.
Total – 1500 marks

UPPSC Syllabus 2020: UPPSC Interview Pattern

Name of the ExamType of the ExamMarks
UPPSC InterviewPersonality Test/Interview100 marks

UPPSC Syllabus 2020: UPPSC Prelims Exam Overview

Name of ExamUPPSC PCS Preliminary Exam
Type of the PapersPaper 1 – General Studies I
Paper 2 – General Studies II (CSAT)
Duration of Exam Both papers conducted on the same day;
Paper 1 – 9.30 AM – 11.30 AM
Paper 2 – 2.30 PM – 4.30 PM
Maximum MarksBoth Papers will be of 200 marks each.
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)
  • Uttar Pradesh UPPSC PCS Preliminary exam will have two question papers.
  • The UPPSC PSC question paper will be of the objective in nature.
  • There will be 1/3rd negative marking
  • 1/3rd marks will be deducted for every wrong response in the UP PSC Preliminary examination.
  • No negative will be deducted for leaving a question Unanswered.
  • However, only Paper 1 will be considered for merit ranking and Paper 2 is a qualifying paper same as the IAS Prelims (33% qualifying criteria)

UPPSC Syllabus 2020: UP PSC Prelims Subject Wise Syllabus

PaperDetailed Syllabus
Syllabus For Paper II. Current events of National & International importance
II. Indian History: Ancient, Medieval, Modern
III. National Movement
IV. Indian and World Geography – Social economic, Physical geography
V. Indian Governance and Polity – Political System, Constitution,
Public Policy, Panchayati Raj, Rights issues, etc.
VI. Social and Economic Development – Demographics,
Sustainable Development, Poverty Inclusion, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
VII. Environmental Ecology, Climate Change, and
Biodiversity general issues that do not require subject specialization.
VIII. General Science
Syllabus For Paper III. Comprehension
II. Interpersonal skills (including communication skills)
III. Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning
IV. Problem Solving & Decision Making
V. General Mental Ability
VI. Elementary Mathematics
(class X level – Algebra, Statistics, Geometry, and Arithmetic)
VII. General English (class X level)
VIII. General Hindi (class X level)

UPPSC Syllabus 2020: UPPSC Mains Exam Overview

Name of ExamUPPSC PCS Mains Examination (Written)
Type of Papers I. General Hindi
II. Essay
III. General Studies I
IV. General Studies II
V. General Studies III
VI. General Studies IV
VII. Optional Subject – Paper 1
VIII. Optional Subject – Paper 2
Time Papers will be conducted over a week’s duration;
Morning Session – 9.30 AM – 12.30 AM
Afternoon Session – 2 PM – 5 PM
Maximum MarksGeneral Hindi – 150 marks
Essay – 150 marks
All General Studies papers will be of 200 marks each Paper.
Both Optional papers will be of 200 marks each.
Total – 1500 marks
Type of ExamOffline (Pen-paper)
Nature of PaperEssay/descriptive type
Optional SubjectsAs per the new UPPSC exam pattern, Interested candidates have to select only one optional subject having 2 papers now, from the list given by UPPSC.

UPPSC Syllabus 2020: UP PSC Mains Subject Wise Syllabus

UP PSC Mains Exam comprises eight papers including optional papers. The total marks secured in the UPPSC main exam are the deciding factor in the final selection in UPPSC recruitment. There are two major changes in the UP PSC main exam pattern.

  • UPPSC re-introduced the descriptive type of papers but an increase in the total number of papers.
  • UP PSC introduced the ‘Ethics’ paper which was not in the UPPSC Mains Examination earlier.
Name Of PaperDetailed Syllabus
Paper-II: EssaySection 1: Literature and Culture, Social sphere, Political sphere.
Section 2: Science, Environment and Technology,
Economic Sphere Agriculture, Industry, and Trade.
Section 3: National and International Events, Natural Calamities, Land slide,
Earthquake, Deluge, Drought, etc. National Development programs and projects.
Note: Candidates are required to write an essay in 700 words on each topic from each section.
Paper-III: General Studies II. History of Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature,
and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
II. Modern Indian history (from A.D.1757 to A.D. 1947): Significant events, personalities, and issues, etc.
III. The Freedom Struggle- its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.
IV. Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country (till 1965A.D.).
V. History of the world will include events from 18 century to the middle of the 20 century such the
as French revolution of 1789, the industrial revolution, World Wars, redraw of national boundaries, Socialism, Nazism, Fascism etc-their forms and effect on the society.
VI. Salient features of Indian Society and culture.
VII. Role of Women in society and women’s organization, population and associated issues,
poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems, and their remedies.
VIII. Meaning of liberalization, privatization, and globalization
and their effects on the economy, polity, and social structure.
IX. Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
X. 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).
XI. Salient features of Physical Geography- Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, Cyclone, Ocean Currents, winds, and glaciers.
XII. Oceanic resources of India and their potential.
XIII. The human migration-refugee problem of the World with a focus on India.
XIV. Frontiers and boundaries with reference to the Indian sub-continent.
XV. Population and Settlements- Types and Patterns, Urbanization, Smart Cities and Smart Villages
Paper-IV: General Studies III. Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure, Role of Supreme Court in the evolution of basic provisions of Constitution.
II. 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.
III. Role of Finance Commission in Centre-State financial relations.
IV. Separation of powers, dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Emergence and use of alternative dispute redressal mechanisms.
V. Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other major democratic countries.
VI. Parliament and State legislatures- structure, functioning, the conduct of business, powers and privileges and concerned issues.
VII. 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).
VIII. Salient features of the Representation of People’sAct.
IX. Appointment to various Constitutional posts, Powers, functions and their responsibilities.
X. Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies including NITI Aayog, their features and functioning.
XI. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design, implementation and Information Communication Technology (ICT).
XII. Development processes- the role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Self Help Groups (SHGs), various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
XIII. 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.
XIV. Issues relating to the development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
XV. Issues relating to poverty and hunger, their implication on the body politic.
XVI. Important aspects of governance. Transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential, citizens, charters and institutional measures.
XVII. Role of Civil Services in a democracy in the context of emerging trends.
XVIII. India and its relationship with neighbouring countries.
XIX. Bilateral, Regional and Global groupings and agreements involving India and/ or affecting India’s interest.
XX. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests- Indian diaspora.
XXI. Important International Institutions, Agencies their structure, mandate and functioning.
XXII. Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh regarding Political, Administrative, Revenue and Judicial System.
XXIII. Current affairs and events of Regional, State, National and International importance.
Paper-V: General Studies IIII. Economic planning in India, objectives, and achievements. Role of NITI Aayog, Pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
II. Issues of Poverty, Unemployment, Social justice, and inclusive growth.
III. Components of Government Budgets and Financial System.
IV. Major Crops, Different types of irrigation and irrigation systems, storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce, e-technology in the aid of farmers.
V. 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.
VI. Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
VII. Land reforms in India since independence.
VIII. Effects of liberalization and globalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy, and their effects on industrial growth.
IX. Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, etc.
X. Science and Technology-developments and applications in everyday life and in National Security, India’s Science and Technology Policy.
XI. Achievements of Indians in science & technology, indigenization of technology. Developments of New technologies, transfer of technology, dual and critical use technologies.
XII. Awareness in the fields of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Space Technology, Computers, Energy resources, nanotechnology, microbiology, biotechnology. Issues relating to intellectual property rights (IPR), and digital rights.
XIII. 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.
XIV. Challenges of International Security: Issues of Nuclear proliferation, Causes and spread of extremism, Communication networks, the role of media and social networking, Basics of cybersecurity, money laundering, and human trafficking.
XV. India’s internal security challenges: Terrorism, corruption, insurgency, and organized crimes.
XVI. The role, kind and mandate of security forces, Higher defense organizations in India18- 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.
XVII. Issues in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, and Animal Husbandry.
XVIII. Law and Order and Civil Defence with special reference to U.P.
Paper-VI: General Studies IVI. 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, the role of family, society, and educational institutions in inculcating values.
II. Attitude: Content, structure, function, its influence, and relation with thought and behavior, moral and political attitudes, social influence, and persuasion.
III. 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.
IV. Emotional Intelligence- concept and dimensions, its utility, and application in administration and governance.
V. Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world.
VI. 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.
VII. Probity in Governance: the 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, challenges of corruption.
VIII. Case studies on the above issues
Optional PaperCandidates must choose one subject out of 34 lists of subjects. Questions asked in both optional paper exams will be from a same subject which is selected by candidates.

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UPPSC Syllabus 2020: Optional Subjects List

Agriculture & Veterinary ScienceArabic Lit.Zoology
ChemistryHindi Lit.Statistics
Defence StudiesPersian Lit.Physics
ManagementSanskrit Lit.Mathematics
Political Science & International RelationsGeologyCommerce & Accountancy
HistoryCivil EngineeringPublic Administration
Social WorkMedical ScienceSociology
Agricultural EngineeringPhilosophyAnthropology
Mechanical EngineeringBotanyElectrical Engineering
LawEnglish Lit.Animal Husbandry
Urdu Literature

Important FAQ: UPPSC Syllabus 2020

Q. How many papers are in UPPSC Prelims Exam 2020?

Ans: There are two papers in UPPSC Prelims Exam. These paper are the following:
Paper-I (General Studies) and
Paper-II (CSAT)

Q. How many papers are in UPPSC Mains Exam 2020?

Ans: There are eight papers in UPPSC Mains Exam. These paper are the following:
Paper-I. General Hindi
Paper-II. Essay
Paper-III. General Studies I
Paper-IV. General Studies II
Paper-V. General Studies III
Paper-VI. General Studies IV
Paper-VII. Optional Subject – Paper 1
Paper-VIII. Optional Subject – Paper 2

Q. Is knowledge of Hindi required for the UP PSC Exam?

Ans: Knowledge of Hindi Is necessary for UPPSC Exam Because one paper of Hindi will be held and candidates must be qualified in this paper.

Q. What is the salary for the UPPSC recruitment 2020?

Ans: Candidates who will get selected for Pay-Scale, grade pay, and status of Post are given as below:
Salary for the UPPCS Recruitment 2020 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/-
For Assistant Conservator of Forest- Rs.15600/- to Rs.39100/-, Grade Pay- Rs.5400/-, (Level 10 in the pay matrix Group) Group “B”, Gazetted.
For Range Forest Officer Services Examination- Rs.9300/- to Rs.34800/-, Grade Pay – Rs.4800/-, (Level 8 pay matrix 47600 – 151100) Group “B”, Gazetted.

Q. What is the educational qualification for UPPSC Pre ACF/RFO?

Ans: Following are the Educational Qualification
For Assistant Conservator of Forest: Candidates must have 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
For Range Forest Officer: Candidates must have Bachelor’s Degree with two or more of the subjects, namely Mathematics, Physics,
Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Forestry, Geology, Agriculture, Statistics, Horticulture, and Environment
Candidates must have 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.

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