UPPSC Syllabus 2019: UPPCS Syllabus 2019 (Pre & Main) Exam

By | December 27, 2019

UPPSC Syllabus 2019: UPPCS Syllabus 2019 (New Pattern)— Onwards 2018 the UPPSC Prelims, exam pattern of PCS has been changed. The exam syllabus for PCS Mains 2018 is based on the new pattern. Pre and Mains exam of PCS is also conducted as per the new pattern.

According to the new pattern, the salient points of UPPSC 2018 new pattern are:

  • In Prelims 0.33% negative marking takes place.
  • There are 4 GS papers in UPPSC mains and only optional subjects (2 papers) along with the Essay and General Hindi paper.
  • There are 100 marks in the interview.

UPPSC Syllabus 2019: UPPCS Syllabus 2019

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission will take the examination for the year 2019 in three phases: –


UPPSC Syllabus 2019: UPPCS Syllabus 2019 —Uttar Pradesh Civil Services Preliminary Examination will be of 200 + 200 = 400 marks in which there are two compulsory papers of General Studies paper first and General Studies paper second. This exam will be of objective type and will be taken on the same day. Keep in mind, prelims are only a trimmed test, its marks are not added to the overall all over marks of the entire exam.

If you cross the cut-off marks for that year based on the evaluation of the first paper, then you will get admission in Uttar Pradesh Civil Services Mains Exam (UPPSC Mains exam).

UPPSC Syllabus 2019: UPPCS Syllabus 2019 (PAPER 1)

Total Marks = 200, Total Time = 2 Hours, Total Question = 150

  • Current events of national and international importance

Candidates will have to keep information on current events of national and international importance.

  • History of India and Indian National Movement

Under history, special attention will have to be paid to the comprehensive information of social, economic and political aspects of Indian history. On the Indian National Movement, general information is required from the candidates about the nature and characteristics of the freedom movement, the rise of nationalism and the attainment of freedom.

  • Geography of India and the world

Only general information about the subject will be examined in world geography. Under the Geography of India, there will be questions related to the physical, social and economic geography of the country.

  • Indian politics and governance

Under the Indian state system, economy and culture, there will be questions on the knowledge of the political system including the Panchayati raj and community development of the country, and the broad features of the economic policy of India and the information of Indian culture.

  • Economic and social development

There will be questions on sustainable development, poverty, demographic, social sector initiatives, etc. The information of the candidates will be tested in the context of problems of population, environment and urbanization and their relationship.

  • Environment and Ecology

Subject specialization is not required in this subject. General information about the environment and ecology, biodiversity and climate change is expected from the candidates.

  • General Science

General science questions will be based on general understanding and knowledge of science, including topics related to daily experience and observation, which can be expected from any well-educated person who has not done a special study of scientific subjects.

Note: Candidates will be required to have a general introduction to the above subjects in the Uttar Pradesh perspective.

UPPSC Syllabus 2019: UPPCS Syllabus 2019 (PAPER 2)

Total Marks = 200, Total Time = 2 Hours, Total Questions = 100

  • Comprehension Skills
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision making and problem-solving
  • General Mental Ability
  • Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics of Elementary Mathematics (class 10 level)
  • General English (class 10 level)
  • General Hindi (class 10 level)

Elementary Mathematics (up to High School level)

  • Number system – natural, integer, rational – irrational and real numbers, divisors of integer numbers and inseparable integer numbers. The least common multiple and the greatest common multiple of integers and their relation.
  • Average
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percent
  • Profit and loss
  • Interest – Simple and Compound
  • Work and time
  • Speed, Time and Distance
  • Algebra
  • Factors of polynomials, least common multiple and greatest common polynomials of polynomials and their relation, remainder theorem, simple simultaneous equation, quadratic equation.
  • Set-theory- set, sub-set, proper subset, empty set, operations between sets (union, intersection, difference, implicit difference), diagram
  • Geometry

(i) Theorems and perimeters and their areas of triangle, rectangle, square, trapezium and circle, and their properties; (ii) Circles, right-angled circular cylinders, right-angled circular cones and the volume and surface area of paddy.

  • Statistics

Frequency, frequency distribution, cumulative frequency, tabulation, data collection, data classification, representation of data, penal chart, pie chart, rectangle diagram, frequency polygon, cumulative frequency curve, measurement of central tendency – parallel mode, median, and polymer.

General English up to class 10 (UPPSC Syllabus 2019: UPPCS Syllabus 2019)

  • Comprehension
  • Active voice and passive voice
  • Parts of speech
  • Transformation of sentences
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Punctuation and Spellings
  • Word meanings
  • Vocabulary and usage
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Fill in the blanks

General Hindi up to class 10

  • Hindi alphabet, punctuation marks
  • Treaty, compound
  • actions
  • ambiguous words
  • Antonyms
  • Synonym
  • Idioms and Proverbs
  • Indian and foreign indigenous (word store)
  • Spelling
  • Meaning
  • Inaccuracies in the use of Hindi language
  • Main dialects of Uttar Pradesh
  • Word composition, syntax, meaning


There will be 6 papers compulsorily in the Mains exam: –

  1. General Studies Paper 1 – 200 Marks
  2. General Studies Paper 2 – 200 Marks
  3. General Studies Paper 3- 200 Marks
  4. General Studies Paper 4 – 200 Marks
  5. General Hindi – 150 Marks
  6. Essay – 150 Marks


  • The history of Indian culture will include important aspects of art form, literature and architecture from ancient times to modern times.
  • Modern Indian History (1757 AD – 1947 AD) – Important events, personalities, and problems, etc.
  • Freedom Struggle – its important phase / its important person/contribution from different parts of the country.
  • Integration and reorganization within the country after independence (till 1965 AD).
  • Events in the history of the world from the 18th century to the middle of the 20th century such as the French Revolution 1789, the industrial revolution, world war, re-demarcation of national boundaries, the end of colonialism, political philosophies such as communism, capitalism, socialism, Nazism, fascism Etc. forms and their impact on society, etc. will be included.
  • Salient features of Indian society and culture.
  • Role of women and women’s organizations in society, population and related problems, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems, and their safeguards.
  • Liberalization, privatization and globalization mean and their impact on the economy, polity and social structure of Indian society.
  • Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism and secularism.
  • Distribution of major natural resources of the world – water, soils, and forests, in South and Southeast Asia (with special reference to India).
  • Major features of Physical Geography – Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanic actions, Cyclones, Seawater streams, Wind and Snow Entities.

  • Maritime resources of India and their potential.
  • Human effort – the world’s refugee problem (in the context of India-subcontinent).
  • Frontiers and Borders – In the context of the Indian subcontinent.
  • Population and domicile – types and models, urbanization, smart cities, and smart villages.
  • Special knowledge of Uttar Pradesh – History, culture, art, literature, architecture, festivals, folk dance literature, regional languages, heritage, social customs, and tourism.
  • Special knowledge of Uttar Pradesh – geography, human and natural resources, climate, soils, forests, wildlife, mines and minerals, sources of irrigation.


  • Indian Constitution – historical basis, development, features, amendments, important provisions and infrastructure. Role of the Supreme Court in the development of basic provisions of the constitution.
  • Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, the world and challenges related to the federal structure, transfer of powers and finance at the local level and its challenges.
  • Role of Finance Commission in Center-State financial relations.
  • Separation of powers, dispute redressal mechanisms, and institutions. The rise and use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.
  • Comparison of Indian constitutional plan with other major democratic countries.
  • Parliament and State Legislature – structure, organization and functioning, powers and privileges and related matters.

  • Executive structure and organization, organization and functions – Ministry and Department of Government, influential groups and role in formal/informal union and governance system. Public Interest Litigation (PIL).
  • Salient features of the Public Representation Act.
  • Appointment, powers, functions and their responsibilities on various constitutional posts.
  • Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies, including NITI Aayog – their specialties and functions.
  • Subjects and Information Communication Technology (ICT) arising out of government policies and interventions for development in various fields, their design, and implementation.
  • Development Processes – Role of NGOs, Self Help Groups (SHGs), various groups and associations, subscribers, charitable organizations, institutional and other stakeholders.

  • Welfare schemes for the ultra-sensitive sections of the population by the Center and the states and the mechanisms, laws, institutions, and bodies set up to protect and improve these super-sensitive sections.
  • Subjects related to the development and management of social sector/services related to health, education, human resources.
  • Subjects related to poverty and hunger and their implications for the political system.
  • Important aspects about successes, model limitations and prospects, citizen charter, transparency and accountability, governance, e-governance applications, successes, model limitations and prospects, citizen charter, and institutional and other measures.
  • The role of civil services in the context of emerging trends in democracy.
  • India and its relations with its neighboring countries.
  • Bilateral, regional and global groups and agreements related to India and/or affecting India’s interests.
  • Effect of India’s interests and the policies and politics of developed and developing countries on NRIs.
  • Important International Institutions, Institutions and Forums – their structure, mandate and their working part.
  • U.P. Specific knowledge of political, administrative, revenue and judicial systems.
  • Current events of regional, provincial, national and international importance.


  • Economic planning, objectives, and achievements in India, the role of NITI Aayog.
  • Poverty issues, social justice and inclusive growth, unemployment, social justice, and inclusive growth.
  • Components and financial system of the government budget.
  • Major crops, different types of irrigation method and irrigation system, storage, transportation and marketing of agricultural produce, e-technology to help farmers.
  • Issues related to indirect and direct agricultural subsidy and minimum support price, Public Distribution System – Objectives, Implementation, Limitations, Strengthening Food Security and Buffer Repository,
  • Agriculture-related technical campaign Technology Mission.
  • Food Processing and Related Industries in India – Scope and Importance, Location Determination, Upward and Overflow Requirements, Supply Chain Management.
  • Land reform in India after independence.
  • Impact of globalization and liberalization in India, changes in industrial policy and their impact on industrial growth.
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, and Railways, etc.

  • Science and Technology – Development and Applications (In Daily Life and National Security, Science and Technology Policy of India).
  • Achievements of Indians in science and technology, naturalization of technology. Development of new technologies, transfer of technology, bi-use, and critical application technologies.
  • Awareness in Information and Communication Technology, Space Technology, Computers, Energy Sources, Nanotechnology, Microbiology, Biotechnology.
  • Issues related to intellectual property rights and digital rights.
  • Environmental protection and ecosystem, wildlife protection, biodiversity, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
  • Disaster: Disaster Mitigation and Management as a Non-Conventional Safety and Security Challenge.

  • International security challenges: causes and spread of extremism, communication mechanisms, Issues of nuclear proliferation, the role of media and social mechanisms, the basis of cybersecurity, money laundering and human trafficking.
  • India’s internal security challenges: terrorism, corruption, rebellion, and organized crime.
  • The role, type, and authority of security forces, High Defense Organization of India.
  • Specific knowledge of the economic scenario of Uttar Pradesh: General description of Uttar Pradesh’s economy, the state budget. Importance of agriculture, industry, infrastructure and physical resources.
  • Human resources and skill development, government programs and welfare schemes.
  • Issues of agriculture, horticulture, forestry and animal husbandry.
  • Law and order and civil security with special reference to Uttar Pradesh.


Ethics and human end Relationship

  • The essence of ethics in human activities, its determinants, and consequences: dimensions of ethics, ethics in private and public relations.
  • Human Values – The role of family, society and educational institutions in developing education, values from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators.


  • To create its influence and relation, moral and political interest, social influence and consensus in the context of content, structure, function, thought and conduct.
  • Interest and basic values for civil service, integrity, fairness and non-partisanship, objectivity, devotion to public service, sympathy, tolerance, and compassion for weaker sections.

Emotional intelligence

  • Concepts and dimensions, their utility and use in governance and governance. Contribution of moral thinkers and philosophers of India and the world.

Values of Public/Civil services and ethics in public administration

  • Concerns of ethical and dilemmas in government and private institutions, law, rules, Situations and situations related problems, regulation and conscience as sources of moral guidance, strengthening of moral values in accountability and moral governance, ethics in international relations and funding Issues, Corporate Governance.

Honesty in governance

Public service concepts, the philosophical basis of governance and honesty, information exchange and transparency in government, right to information, ethical code of conduct, code of conduct, citizen manifesto, work culture, quality of service, public fund Use, challenges of corruption.

Case Study on the above-mentioned topics.


In the essay paper, there will be three sections. Applicants have to choose one topic from each section. He has to write an essay in 700 words on each topic. Each section will be 50 – 50 digits. The topics that will be in the three sections will be related to the following areas: –

Section A: (1) Literature and Culture (2) Social Sector (3) Political Sector

Section B: (1) Science, Environment and Technology (2) Economic Zones (3) Agriculture, Industry and Trade.

Section C: (1) Events of National and International (2) Natural calamities -> Landslides, earthquakes, floods, droughts, etc. (3) National development programs and projects

UP PSC General Hindi-3 HOURS

  1. Comprehension and Q&A of the given prose section
  2. Precise Writing
  3. Government and Semi-Government letter writing, telegraph writing, office order, notification, circular
  4. Word knowledge and usage – >> i) Prefix and suffix usage ii) Antonyms iii) One word for phrase iv) Spelling and sentence purification v) Proverbs and idioms

List of optional subjects (UPPSC Syllabus 2019: UPPCS Syllabus 2019)

You have to take 1 paper as an optional subject in the UP PSC Mains exam.

The list of those optional subjects (UP PSC Optional Subjects List) is >>>

  • Agriculture
  • Biology / Zoology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Social Science
  • Philosophy
  • Geology
  • Psychology
  • Botany
  • Law
  • Animal Husbandry & Science of Veterinary
  • Statistics
  • Management
  • Polity & International Relations
  • History
  • Social Work
  • Anthropology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Commerce & Accountancy
  • Public Administration
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Defense Studies
  • Medical Science

Literary Subjects (UPPSC Syllabus 2019: UPPCS Syllabus 2019)

  • English Lit.
  • Urdu Lit.
  • Arabic Lit.
  • Hindi lit.
  • Persian Lit.
  • Sanskrit Lit.

Note: Two papers will take place in the optional subject (200 + 200 = 400 Marks).

UPPSC Interview

  1. The total mark of the interview is 100.
  2. Your interest can be asked about the academic background.
  3. Often general awareness, intelligence, eloquence, character, expressive power/personality are checked.

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