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UPPSC PCS Exam: If you are preparing for PCS exam, then understand the exam pattern and syllabus


  • UPPSC PCS Main Exam is on 28th January.
  • Will help in exam preparation
  • Each paper of Mains exam is of 3 hours duration.

UPPSC PCS (UPPSC PCS 2021) Mains exam is to be conducted by UPPSC on 28 January. Now about one month is left for this exam. The candidates who have cracked the Preliminary exam are busy preparing for the Mains exam with full enthusiasm. If you are also preparing for its mains exam, then it is important for you to know its exam pattern and syllabus correctly and accurately. Here we will give you complete information about the pattern and syllabus of this exam, with the help of which you can complete your preparation.

UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Pattern

The Mains exam of UPPSC consists of eight descriptive papers. In which, General Hindi, Essay, General Studies I, General Studies II, General Studies III, General Studies IV, Optional Subject – Paper 1, Optional Subject – Paper 2 are included. The duration of the exam for each paper is 3 hours. While General Hindi and Essay paper is of 150 marks, the rest of the paper is of 200 marks. The UPPSC Mains exam will be of total 1500 marks.

UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Syllabus

general Hindi-

Word knowledge and usage, Prefix and suffix usage, Antonyms, One word for phrase, Spelling and sentence correction, Official and semi-official letter writing, Comprehension of given prose and Q&A, Abbreviation, Telegraph writing, Office order, Notification, Circular , proverbs and idioms etc.



Section B- Science, Environment and Technology, Economics, Agriculture, Industry and Trade

Section C – National and International events, natural calamities, droughts, landslides, earthquakes, floods etc.


History of Indian culture, major aspects of art forms, literature and architecture from ancient times to modern times.

– Freedom Struggle, Empowerment and Reorganization in the country after independence (till the year 1965).

– Modern Indian History (from 1757 to 1947).

– World history and knowledge.

Salient features of Indian society and culture.

Role of women in society and women’s organizations.

Meaning of liberalisation, privatization and globalization and their effects on economy, politics and social structure.

Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism and secularism.

– Distribution of the world’s major natural resources

– Salient Features of Physical Geography

India’s marine resources and their potential

– Human migration, population and settlements

– Special knowledge of Uttar Pradesh

GS 2-

Constitution of India – Historical basis, development, features, amendments, basic structure, role of Supreme Court.

Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States.

– Role of Finance Commission at Center – State Financial Relations.

– Division of powers.

– The emergence and use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

– Comparison of Indian Constitutional Plan with other major democracies

– Parliament and State Legislatures.

Structure, organization and functioning of executive and judiciary.

Salient features of the Representation of the People Act.

– Appointments to various constitutional posts, powers, functions and their 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.

– The process of development, welfare schemes by the Center and the states for the weaker sections of the population.

Issues related to poverty and hunger, their implications for the country.

Important aspects of governance, role of civil services in democracy.

India and its relations with neighboring countries, bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements.

– Policies and political influence of developed and developing countries, important international institutions.

– Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh, current events and matters of regional, state, national and international importance.

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GS 3-

Economic planning, objectives and achievements in India.

Role of NITI Aayog, Objectives of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

issues of poverty, unemployment, social justice and inclusive development.

– Components of the government budget and financial system.

– Major crops, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems, storage, transportation and marketing of agricultural produce, e-technology in helping farmers.

Issues related to direct and indirect agricultural subsidies and minimum support prices.

– Public Distribution System, food processing and related industries in India.

Land reforms in India since independence.

Effects of liberalization and globalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial development.

– Infrastructure, Science and Technology, Achievements of Indians in Science and Technology, Indigenization of technology.

– Awareness in the field of ICT and space technology, computers, energy resources, nanotechnology, microbiology, biotechnology. Issues related to IPR and digital rights.

– Environmental protection and ecosystem.

Disaster, disaster mitigation and management as an unconventional safety and security challenge.

– Challenges of international security: basics of nuclear proliferation, extremism, communication networks, the role of media and social networking, issues of cyber security, money laundering and human trafficking.

India’s internal security challenges, issues of agriculture, horticulture, forestry and animal husbandry.

Law & Order and Civil Defense with special reference to UP.


– Ethics and human interaction, attitude.

– Aptitude and core values ​​for civil service.

– Emotional intelligence.

Contribution of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world.

– Public/Civil Service Values ​​and Ethics in Public Administration.

– Possibilities in Governance, Case studies on the above issues.


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