UPPSC is the popular name of the exam- Uttar Pradesh Combined State/Upper Subordinate Exam conducted by Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC). The UPPCS is the name derived from Uttar Pradesh Provincial Civil Services. The UPPCS exam is conducted to recruit state government functionaries in provincial civil services and other state services. These functionaries get their posting in various important departments such as land records, land revenue, general administration.


UPPSC PCS Selection Process

The UPPSC conducts the exam on the pattern of UPSC IAS Exam. The UPPCS exam has a three stages selection process and the candidates must pass all three stages of the UPPCS exam to qualify the exam. The stages of the selection process are given below.

1. Prelims Exam

2. Main Exam (written)

3. Interview

The commission issues the UPPSC PCS answer key for the prelims exam. The candidates can check their answers and can raise objections on wrong answers in the provisional answer key.


UPPSC PCS exam pattern – Prelims

The UPPSC has continued with the existing UPPSC prelims exam pattern. There are two papers in the prelims exam. The time allotted for each paper is two hours. The details are as follows

Paper NameNo. of QuestionsMarks
General Studies – I150200
General Studies– II(Aptitude)100200

The General Studies paper–II (Aptitude) is only qualifying in nature and the candidates need to score only 33% (66 marks) in it to qualify the paper.

The UPPSC PCS prelims exam is a screening exam only. It filters out the candidates and reduces the number of candidates for the main exam. The marks secured by the candidates in the UPPSC PCS prelims exam are not counted for the final merit. But it is a very important stage of the exam as the candidates need to qualify in the prelims exam to appear in the main exam.


UPPSC PCS exam pattern – Main exam

1General Hindi150
3General Studies-I200
4General Studies –II200
5General Studies –III200
6General Studies –IV200
7Optional Subject – Paper 1200
8Optional Subject – Paper 2200
Sub-Total (Written Test)1500
Personality Test (Viva-Voce)100
Grand Total1600



UPPSC PCS exam pattern – Interview

There is no set pattern for the UPPSC PCS interview and it differs from candidate to candidate and board to board. The interview is conducted on the office premises of the UPPSC in Prayagraj. The candidates need to report at the office on the assigned date.

In the interview process, all the original documents related to the academic records and professional experience are verified by the office staff and the candidates are assigned to a particular interview board. Each board is chaired by a member of the commission.