About UPPSC Exam 2022
UPPSC Exam 2022: The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) is the state agency authorized to conduct the Civil Services Examination for entry-level appointments to the various Group A and Group B Civil Services of Uttar Pradesh. The agency’s charter is granted by the Constitution of India. Articles 315 to 323 of Part XIV of the constitution, titled Services Under the Union and the States, provide for a Public Service Commission for the Union and for each state.
In this article, we have discussed UPPSC 2022 Exam in great detail. Interested candidates are suggested to have a nice look at it.
UPPSC Exam 2022 Exam Basic Info
The table below lists the basic details of UPPSC 2022 Exam.
|Exam Name||Uttar Pradesh Combined/Upper Subordinate Exam UPPCS)|
|Conducting Body||Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC)|
|Exam Level||State Level|
|Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|Language||English and Hindi|
|Exam Purpose||To select the candidates for the state services|
|No. of Test Cities||Across the state|
|Exam Helpdesk No.10:00 AM to 05:00 PM||0532 – 2407547+91 – 8765973668+91 – 8765973766 (Lucknow)|
UPPSC Exam 2022 Dates
Candidates who are willing to take part in UPPSC 2022 can check the table below for all the important dates. UPPSC Exam 2022 Date provided below are tentative and subject to change.
Tentative Exam Schedule
|Issue of Notification||1st week of February 2022|
|Application form availability||1st week of February 2022|
|Last date to submit the application fee||2nd week of March 2022|
|Last date for Application Submission||2nd week of March 2022|
|Prelims Admit card||1st week of June 2022|
|Preliminary Exam date||2nd week of June 2022|
|Prelims Exam result||1st week of September 2022|
|Main Exam Admit Card||2nd week of September 2022|
|Main Exam Date||1st week of October 2022|
|Declaration of the final result||To be notified|
UPPSC Exam 2022 Exam Eligibility Criteria
The common age limit for all the positions is:
Minimum Age limit- 21 years
Maximum Age Limit – 40 years on July 1
The candidates born before July 2, 1982 and after July 1, 2001 are not eligible to appear in the UPPSC 2022 exam.
The age relaxation provided for the reserved category candidates is:
|Category||Age relaxation provided||Maximum Age Limit|
|OBC||5 years||43 years|
|SC||5 years||45 years|
|ST||5 years||45 years|
|PwD||15 years||55 years|
Important Note: Skilled players of U.P. of Classified Games, State Govt. Employees of U.P. including Teachers/Staff of the Basic Shiksha Parishad of U.P. and Teachers / Staff of the Government Aided Madhyamik Vidyalayas of U.P. i.e. they must have not been born before 2nd July 1977.
The lower and upper age limit for UPPSC Exams is 20 years and 30 years respectively.
However, relaxation is provided to candidates with reservations. A candidate must have been born on or later than August 02, 1993, and on or earlier than August 1, 2003.
Age Relaxations of Upper Age Limit
|SC/ ST (Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe)||5 years|
|OBC (Other Backward Classes – Non-Creamy Layer)||3 years|
|PwD (Persons With Disabilities)||10 years|
|Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers which includes Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs). These candidates must have gained at least 5 years of military service and have been released on completion of the assignment (including those whose assignment is due within a year)||5 years|
|Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 years|
The candidate must be a graduate to appear in the UPPSC PCS exam 2022. The candidates who are appearing in their graduation degree exam can also appear in the exam but they need to submit their final year mark sheet at the time of UPPCS main exam Detailed Application Form (DAF) submission.
The candidates having any percentage in the degree course can fill the UPPCS application and can appear in the PCS exam. Besides, there are some specific educational qualifications required for some posts. The details are given below.
|Post||Educational Qualification required|
|Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport), Law officer, Law Officer (Mandi Parishad)||Graduation (Law)|
|District Basic Shiksha Adhikari/ Associate DIOS & Other equivalent administrative posts, District Administrative Officer||PG Degree|
|District Cane Officer||Graduation (Agriculture)|
|District Audit Officer||Graduation (Commerce)|
|Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-I)/Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-II)||Degree in Science with Physics or Mechanical Engineering as one subject.|
|Assistant Labour Commissioner||Degree (Arts) with Sociology or Economics as a subject or Commerce/ Law|
|District Programme Officer||Degree (Sociology/ Social Science/ Home Science/ Social Work)|
|Senior Lecturer, DIET||PG Degree with B.Ed.|
|District Probation Officer||PG Degree (Relevant Disciplines)|
|Designated Officer/ Food Safety Officer||PG (Chemistry)|
|Statistical officer||PG (Mathematics/ Mathematical Statistics/ Statistics/ Agricultural Statistics)|
|Labour Enforcement Officer||Bachelor’s Degree/ PG (Relevant Disciplines)|
|Distt. Horticulture officer Group-2 Grade-1||B.Sc (Agriculture / B.Sc (Horticulture)|
|Extension Service Officer Group-2||B.Sc or B.Sc. (Ag.) followed by a 15-month Post-graduate Diploma Course|
|Tax assessment officer||Bachelor’s degree (Commerce or Economics)|
|Marketing officer/ Secretary Group-II (Mandi Parishad)||Graduation (Relevant Disciplines)|
|Account and Audit Officer (Mandi Parishad)||Graduation (Commerce) with Accountancy|
|Senior Sugarcane Development Inspector||PG (Agriculture Science) and CCC Certificate|
|Veterinary and Welfare officer||B.V.Sc. and A.H or equivalent|
The board also follows rigorous physical body measurements of the candidates applying for the exam.
The posts for which physical appearances are measured:
- Assistant Conservator of Forest
- Range Forest Officer
- Dy. Superintendent of Police
- Superintendent of Jail
- District Commandant Home Guards
- Excise Inspector
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UPPSC PCS Selection Process
The UPPSC conducts the exam on the pattern of UPSC IAS Exam. The UPPCS exam has 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)
The commission issues 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 Exam 2022 Exam Pattern
1. UPPCS Prelims Exam
Prelims Exam is the first stage of the UPPCS selection process. UPPSC conducts the prelims exam across the state in offline mode and around eight lakh candidates appear in this exam. This year, the UPPSC UPPCS prelims question paper was not in consonance with the previous year papers.
2. UPPCS Main (written) Exam
UPPSC conducts the UPPCS main exam on the pattern of UPSC Main (written) exam. The UPPSC UPPCS main exam pattern can be summarised as follows:
|General Studies – I||200|
|General Studies – II||200|
|General Studies – III||200|
|General Studies – IV||200|
|Optional Subject – Paper I||200|
|Optional Subject – Paper II||200|
UPPSC Exam 2022 Syllabus
UPPSC PCS Syllabus- Prelims Exam
General Studies Paper I Syllabus
The UPPSC notification defines the UPPSC prelims syllabus in detail. The list of the topics given in the official notification is given below.
- Current events of national and international importance
- History of India & Indian National Movement
- India and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World.
- Indian Polity and Governance
- Economic and Social Development
- General Science
General Studies Paper-II Syllabus
It is the qualifying paper only and the candidates need to secure minimum passing marks to qualify this paper. The minimum qualifying marks is 66 marks out of 200. The list of topics is as follows.
- 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.
UPPSC PCS Syllabus- Main exam
The main exam is the main part of the UPPSC exam in real terms. The marks secured in the UPPSC PCS main exam are the deciding factor in the final selection. With the change in UPPCS exam pattern, new syllabus of the UPPSC main exam came into force.
There are two major changes in the main exam pattern. Firstly, UPPSC does away with the objective type papers and re-introduced the descriptive type papers as in the past but with the increase in the number of papers. Secondly, UPPSC introduced the ‘Ethics’ paper which was not there earlier.
The paper-wise official UPPSC syllabus is given below
Essay Paper Syllabus
The candidates need to write three essays (in about 700 word) in three hours. There will be three sections in the UPPSC Essay question paper and the candidates need to choose one topic from each section. The section-wise syllabus is as follows
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, Landslide, Earthquake, Deluge, Drought etc. (3) National Development programmes and projects.
General Studies Paper I Syllabus
The General Studies Paper I is the most static paper of the UPPSC PCS main exam. This paper has the least current orientation and the candidates should prepare it keeping in mind that its topics will be useful in other exams as well. The list of the topics is as follows
- 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.).
- History of the world will include events from 18th century to the middle of the 20th century such
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.
- 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.
General Studies II Syllabus
This paper demands the knowledge of the Indian Constitution, the important Acts passed by the Parliament and important historical judgements related to the basic structure of the constitution of India. The list of the topics are as follows
- Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure, Role of Supreme Court in the evolution of basic provisions of Constitution.
- 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 relations.
- Separation of powers, dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Emergence and use of alternative dispute redressal mechanisms.
- Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other major democratic countries.
- Parliament and State legislatures- structure, functioning, the conduct of business, powers and privileges and concerned issues.
- 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).
General Studies III Syllabus
This is the most dynamic paper of UPPSC PCS main exam. This paper’s topics run in consonance with the current events all the time. The candidates need to update the textbooks for the new data and figures released by the government from time to time. The list of the topics are as follows
- 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 (PDS)- 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.
General Studies IV- Ethics Syllabus
Ethics paper is introduced recently and the teachers are in the process to devise a strategy for the candidates. This paper was introduced to check the moral orientation of the candidates.
The list of the topics are as follows.
Ethics and Human Interface
Contributions of moral thinkers
Public/Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration
Probity in Governance
UPPSC Optional Subject List
The UPPSC syllabus prescribes a list of 29 optional subjects and the candidates can choose their optional subject from this list. The lst includes four literature subjects as well. The list of optional subjects in the UPPSC PCS syllabus is given below.
|1. Agriculture||2. Zoology||3. Chemistry|
|4. Physics||5. Mathematics||6. Geography|
|7. Economics||8. Sociology||9. Philosophy|
|10. Geology||11. Psychology||12. Botany|
|13. Law||14. Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science||15. Statistics|
|16. Management||17. Political Science & International Relations||18. History|
|19. Anthropology||20. Civil Engineering||21. Mechanical Engineering|
|22. Electrical Engineering||23. English Lit.||24. Urdu Lit.|
|25. Hindi Lit.||26. Sanskrit Lit.||27. Commerce & Accountancy|
|28. Public Administration||29. Medical Science|| ———|
UPPSC Exam 2022 Application Process
Candidates can apply for the UPPSC Exam 2022 by following the given steps:
Step 1. Go to the official website of UPPSC – uppsc.up.nic.in
Step 2. Go to the ‘Latest Advertisement’ tab given at the left corner of the home page
Step 3. Click on the ‘Apply’ tab given at the right corner of the UPPSC 2022 Advertisement table
Step 4. The UPPSC 2022 Application is a three-stage process
- Candidate Registration (First Stage)
- Fee Deposit/Reconciliation (Second Stage)
- Submit Application Form (Third Stage)
Step 5. Fill the required personal details and the exam centre
Step 6. Submit the prescribed fees as per the category
Step 7. Upload the scanned copy of photo and signature
Step 8. Submit the UPPSC PCS 2022 application
Step 9. Take a printout of the UPPSC 2022 application for future reference
Size and Dimension of the Photo and Signature
The candidates need to fix the photograph of the size Width = 3.5 cm and Height= 4.5 cm on the white blank paper. Also, just below the photograph, the candidate needs to sign on the paper. The height of the signature should not be over 1.5 cm. Now scan this photo with signature. The Size of this scanned image should not be over 50 Kb.
Scan the image in the JPG or JPEG format only to upload it with the application.
|Size||Dimension||Type of File|
|50 Kb||width = 3.5 Height =6.00 cm||JPEG or JPG|
|General/ OBC / Economically weaker sections||Exam fee Rs. 100/- + On-line processing fee Rs. 25/-, Total = Rs. 125/-|
|SC/ST||Exam fee Rs. 40/- + On-line processing fee Rs. 25/-, Total = Rs. 65/-|
|Differently Abled Person||Exam fee NIL+ On-line processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 25/-|
|Ex-Serviceman||Exam fee Rs. 40/- + On-line processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 65/-|
|Dependents of the Freedom Fighters/Women||According to their original category|
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