UPPSC Mains Test Series 2020

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission is the state agency authorized to conduct the Civil Services Examination for entry-level appointments to the various Civil Services of Uttar Pradesh. The agency's charter is granted by the Constitution of India.


  • General Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Essay Test

1. General Studies

Sr. No.PaperSyllabusDateDay
Test 1GS IHistory of Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern. Modern Indian history (from 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.). 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.24-02-2020Monday
Test 2GS IMeaning of liberalization, privatization and globalization and their effects on economy, polity and social structure. Social empowerment, 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 Oceanic resources of India and their 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.28-02-2020Friday
Test 3GS IIIndian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basis structure, Role of Supreme Court in evolution of basic provisions of 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. Role of Finance Commission in Centre- State financial Separation of powers, dispute redressal mechanisms and Emergence and use of alternative dispute redressal mechanisms. Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other major democratic Parliament and State legislatures- structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers and privileges and concerned 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). Salient features of the Reperesentation of People’s Act. Appointment to various Constitutional posts, Powers, functions and their . Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies including NITI Aayog, their features and . Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design, implementation and Information Communication Technology (ICT).04-03-2020Wednesday
Test 4GS IIDevelopment processes- the role of Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Self Help Groups (SHGs), various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other 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 Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Issues relating to poverty and hunger, their implication on body Important aspects of Transparency and accountability, e- governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential, citizens, charters and institutional measures. Role of Civil Services in a democracy in the context of emerging India and its relationship with neighbouring Bilateral, Regional and Global groupings and agreements involving India and/ or affecting India’s Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests- Indian . Important International Institutions, Agencies their structure, mandate and . Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh regarding Political, Administrative, Revenue and Judicial . Current affairs and events of Regional, State, National and International importance.08-03-2020Sunday
Test 5GS IIIEconomic 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.12-03-2020Thursday
Test 6GS IIIScience and Technology- developments and applications in everyday life and in National Security, India’s Science and Technology policy. Achievements of Indians in science & technology, in digenization 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 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. Issues in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry and Animal Husbandry. . Law and Order and Civil Defence with special reference to U.P.16-03-2020Monday
Test 7GS 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 and compassion towards the weaker-sections.  Emotional Intelligence- concept and dimensions, its utility and application in administration and governance.  Case studies on above issues.18-03-2020
Test 8GS IVContributions 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 above issues.20-03-2020Friday
Test 9GS IFull Syllabus28-03-2020Saturday
Test 10GS IIFull Syllabus28-03-2020Saturday
Test 11GS IIIFull Syllabus14-04-2020Tuesday
Test 12GS IVFull Syllabus14-04-2020Tuesday

3. Essay Test

Sr. No.SyllabusDateDay
Essay 1(1) Literature and Culture. (2) Social sphere. (3) Political sphere. Section29-02-2020Saturday
Essay 2(1) Science, Environment and Technology. (2) Economic Sphere (3) Agriculture, Industry and Trade.07-03-2020Saturday
Essay 3(1) National and International Events. (2) Natural Calamities, Land slide, Earthquake, Deluge, Drought etc. (3) National Development programmes and projects.15-03-2020Sunday
Essay 4Full Syllabus21-03-2020Saturday
Essay 5Full Syllabus30-03-2020Monday
Essay 6Full syllabus15-04-2020Wednesday