UPPSC Exam 2023, Notification, Eligibility, Syllabus and Application Process

UPPSC PCS is one of the prestigious examination conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) for the recruitment of various Civil Services positions in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The exam is conducted annually to fill the vacancies in various departments such as Administrative Services, Police Services, Treasury and Account Services, Food & Supply Services, Excise Services, and others.

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission

The Prelims exam, Mains exam and the Interview make up the UPPSC selection process.

Read out the below sections for complete information on the UPPSC 2023 exam.

UPPSC Overview 2023

The following table lists the key UPPSC exam highlights 

Particulars Details
Conducting Body

Uttar Pradesh Public Service

Commission (UPPSC)

Exam Level State Level
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Mode Offline
Exam Date May 14, 2023
Vacancies 200+ (Expected)
Language English and Hindi
Selection Process
  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
  3. Interview
Age Limit 21 years to 40 years
Test Cities Across the Uttar Pradesh

0532 – 2407547

+91 – 8765973766

Official Website https://uppsc.up.nic.in/

UPPSC Notification 2023

The UPPSC Notification 2023 will be released by the commission tentatively in the third week of February. It is advised to check out the Physics Wallah website regularly to download the official notification.

UPPSC Exam Date 2023

The important dates associated with the UPPSC PCS 2023 Exam are mentioned in the below table -

UPPSC PCS 2023 Events Date

UPPSC PCS 2023 Notification

Release Date

February 2023

UPPSC PCS 2023 Application

Start Date

February 2023

UPPSC PCS 2023 Application

End Date

To be notified
Last Date for Fee Payment To be notified

UPPSC PCS 2023 Prelims

Admit Card Release Date

To be notified

UPPSC PCS 2023 Prelims

Exam Date

To be notified

UPPSC PCS 2023 Mains

Exam Date

To be notified

UPPSC Eligibility 2023

The candidates must fulfill the UPPSC eligibility criteria in order to apply for the examination as well as to avoid disqualification. The complete eligibility criteria for the PCS 2023 exam is given below -

  1. Educational Qualification

The basic educational qualification to appear in the UPPSC PCS 2023 exam is Graduation. Candidates in the final year of the examination may also apply, but they must submit their final mark sheet at the time of the UPPSC Mains Detailed Application Form (DAF) submission.

Besides, there are some posts that require specific educational qualifications. Check them out in the below table -

Posts Educational Qualification

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 (Science) with Physics /

Mechanical Engineering as a subject.

Assistant Labour Commissioner

Degree (Arts) with Sociology /

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)
District 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 / 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
  1. UPPSC Age-Limit

The prescribed age-limit by the UPPSC to apply for the examination is given below -

Particulars Details
Minimum Age 21 years
Maximum Age 40 years

However, there is also a provision of age-relaxation for some of the categories. Check them out in the below table

Category Age Relaxation


Age Limit

OBC 5 years 43 years
SC 5 years 45 years
ST 5 years 45 years
PwD 15 years 55 years

UPPSC Selection Process

The selection process for the UPPSC PCS exam includes the following stages:

  1. Prelims Exam: The prelims exam is the first stage of the UPPSC selection process. It is a screening test to shortlist candidates for the Mains exam. Moreover, the prelims exam consists of multiple-choice questions and tests the candidate's general knowledge and aptitude.
  2. Mains Exam: The Mains exam is the second stage of the UPPSC selection process. Moreover, it is a written test consisting of descriptive-type questions. Furthermore, the Mains exam tests the candidate's knowledge and understanding of various subjects such as history, geography, economics, and more.
  3. Interview: The interview is the final stage of the selection process. Moreover, the interview tests the candidate's communication skills, problem-solving ability, and overall personality.

The final selection of the candidates is based on their combined performance in the Prelims exam, Mains exam, and Interview. The UPPSC also gives weightage to the candidate's educational qualifications, work experience, and other relevant factors during the final selection process.

UPPSC Exam Pattern

Candidates must be aware of the latest UPPSC exam pattern to qualify for the examination. The exam pattern of all three stages of the UPPSC - 2023 exam is given below -

  1. UPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern
Particulars Details
  • Paper I - General Studies I
  • Paper II - General Studies II (CSAT)
Duration of Exam 2 hours each
Maximum Marks 200 marks each
Total Questions
  • Paper I - 150 questions
  • Paper II - 100 questions
Exam Mode Offline (Pen-paper)
Negative Marking
  • Paper I - 0.44
  • Paper II - 0.66
Type of Questions Objective type (MCQs)
  1. UPPSC Mains Exam Pattern
Particulars Details
  • General Hindi
  • Essay
  • General Studies I
  • General Studies II
  • General Studies III
  • General Studies IV
  • Optional Subject - Paper 1
  • Optional Subject - Paper 2
Duration of Exam Over a Week
  • Morning Session - 9:30 AM - 12:30 AM
  • Afternoon Session - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Maximum Marks
  • General Hindi - 150 marks
  • Essay - 150 marks
  • All General Studies Papers

& - 200 Marks Optional subject Papers

Total - 1500 marks

Exam Mode Offline (Pen-paper)
Type of Questions Essay/descriptive type
Negative Marking NIL
  1. Interview (Personality Test)

Interview is the final stage of the examination to assess the candidate's overall personality, intellectual level, and suitability for the job. Most importantly, it holds a weightage of 100 marks.

UPPSC Syllabus

A brief summary of the latest UPPSC Syllabus of both the stages is given below -

  1. UPPSC Prelims Syllabus
  • General Studies Paper I: Current events of National and International importance, Indian history, culture and Heritage, Indian and World Geography, Indian Polity and Governance, Economic and Social Development, Environmental Ecology and Biodiversity, and General Science and Technology.
  • General Studies Paper II: Comprehension, Interpersonal skills including Communication skills, Logical reasoning and Analytical Ability, Decision making and Problem-solving, General Mental Ability, Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc. - Class X level).
  1. UPPSC Mains Syllabus
  • Essay Paper: The candidate is expected to write two essays on topics of National and International importance.
  • General Studies Paper I: Indian culture, Indian and World Geography, Natural resources in India and their distribution, Physical and Economic Geography of India, Natural calamities and Disaster Management, Environmental Ecology and Biodiversity.
  • General Studies Paper II: Indian Polity and Governance, International relations, India and its neighborhood relations, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public policy, Rights issues, and e-Governance initiatives.
  • General Studies Paper III: Indian economy, Agricultural development, Land reforms in India, Indian industrial development, Infrastructure, Energy and Communication and transportation, Science and Technology, and Space and Nuclear Program.
  • General Studies Paper IV: Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude, Emotional Intelligence, and Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the World.
  • Optional Subject Paper (I and II): The candidate needs to choose one subject from the list of UPPSC optional subjects. Moreover, there will be two papers of the chosen optional subject.

UPPSC Previous Year Questions (PYQs)

The previous year question papers play an important role in the preparation process of the exam. It gives an insight into the UPPSC exam pattern, type of questions asked, and the exam's difficulty level. It also helps to improve the time management skills and identify the candidates' strengths and weaknesses.

With this in mind, we have provided a selection of UPPSC Previous Year Question Papers and their detailed solutions to assist you in all sections of the UPPSC Exam - 2023.

How To Apply For UPPSC Exam 2023?

Candidates can apply for the UPPSC PCS 2023 exam through the official website of UPPSC.

The online application process involves the following simple steps:

  1. Registration: Fill in the basic details and create a login ID and password.
  2. Filling Application form: Fill in the personal details as per the instructions given in the application form.
  3. Uploading Documents: Upload the required documents such as photograph and signature as per the specifications.
  4. Payment of Application fee: Pay the application fee through online mode.
  5. Final submission of Form: Submit the application form after verifying all the details.

UPPSC Application Fee

The category-wise UPPSC Application fee is given below -

Particulars Details
General / OBC Candidates ₹125/-
SC / ST Candidates ₹65/-
PH Candidates ₹25/-
Ex-Serviceman ₹65/-

UPPSC Admit Card

  • The admit card for the UPPSC PCS exam will be released a few weeks before the examination.
  • Candidates can download the admit card by visiting the direct link provided at PhysicsWallah or from the official website of UPPSC.
  • Admit card contains details such as the name of the candidate, examination center, date, and time of the examination.

UPPSC Qualifying Marks

Check out the qualifying marks of the UPPSC Prelims and Mains exam in the below table -


UPPSC Prelims

Qualifying Marks


Qualifying Marks

SC/ST 35% 35%
Other Categories 40% 40%

UPPSC Result

The commission will announce the UPPSC Prelims Result in the month of June (Tentative). Moreover, the UPPSC cut Off will be released by the commission just after the completion of the exam process.

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UPPSC Exam Related FAQs

Q1. Is UPPSC tough or UPSC?

Ans. UPSC is considered to be one of the toughest exam in India. On the other hand, the UPPSC Provincial Civil Services (PCS) Examination is also a competitive exam, but the level of competition and the difficulty of the exam may be lower than that of the UPSC Civil Services Examination.

Q2. Who is eligible for UPPSC exam?

Ans. To be eligible for the UPPSC exam, a candidate must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Must be a citizen of India.
  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Must possess a bachelor's degree from a Govt. recognized university.
  • Must not have exceeded the upper age limit as prescribed by the UPPSC.

Q3. How many attempts are allowed for UPPSC PCS?

Ans. There is no specific limit on the number of attempts allowed for UPPSC PCS. However, the age limit for the exam may restrict the number of attempts for some candidates.

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