UPPSC PCS 2023: Latest Notification, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

UPPSC PCS 2023 Notification will come out soon! The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission announcement will release UPPSC PCS 2023 official notification on it’s official website soon. UPPSC PCS exam will take place in the month of June 2023 across various districts in Uttar Pradesh. UPPSC PCS exam is organized in three phases i.e. Preliminary, Mains and Interview. The exam is held to fill positions such as Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Commerce Tax Officer, Revenue Officer, and Welfare Officer in the Uttar Pradesh government’s departments and ministries.

UPPSC PCS: Number of Students appeared in the previous exams

Year Prelims Mains Interview
2022 N/A N/A N/A
2021 3,21,273 N/A N/A 
2020 3,14,699 5,393 845
2019 3,18,147 6,320 811
2018 3,98,630 19,096 2,669
2017 2,46,654 14,032 2,029

Exam overview:

Exam Information Details
Name of Examination UPPSC PCS
Body Conducting the examination Uttar Public Service Commission
Exam Frequency Every Year
Number of Stages in the Examination Three (Prelims + Main + Interview)
Language of Exam Question Paper English & Hindi
Age Criterion Minimum Age: 21 Years
Maximum Age: 40 Years
Number of Papers in the Preliminary Exam Two
1. General Studies Paper-1 (Questions 150, Total Marks-200)
2. General Studies Paper-2 (CSAT) (Qualifying in nature)
Prelims Exam Time Duration 2 hours
Number of Papers in the Mains Exam 8 Papers (General Hindi, Essay, 4 GS, 2 Optional)
Final Merit List Mains Marks + Interview Marks

UPPSC PCS Notification 2023

In Feb, 2022, UPPSC will issue an official notification for the Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) and Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) Range Forest Officer (RFO) Services Examination – 2023, which would fill 300-400 UP PCS vacancies. The following are the official UPPSC 2023 notification PDFs:

UPPSC PCS 2023 Official Notification, Download PDF [Available Soon]

Previous Year Notification

UPPSC PCS 2022 Official Notification, Download PDF Now

UPPSC PCS 2023: Important Dates:

Exam Events Important Dates
UPPSC PCS Notification Release Date February 2023
UPPSC PCS Apply Online Start Date February 2023
UPPSC PCS Apply Online Closing Date March 2023
UPPSC PCS Prelims Admit Card 15 Days Prior to the Prelims Exam
UPPSC PCS Prelims (PT) Exam Date June, 2022
UPPSC PCS Mains Admit Card 10 Days Prior to the Mains Exam
UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Date September 2022
UPPSC PCS Mains Result to be announced

UPPSC PCS 2023: Vacancy, Posts & Salary


The number of vacancies will be available after official notification release only.

Salary & Pay Scale

The pay scale for posts in the Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services Examination ranges from Rs. 9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs 4600/- to Rs. 15600-39100 Grade Pay Rs. 5400/- (excluding Naib Tehsildar, whose grade pay is Rs. 4200/-).

UPPSC PCS 2023: Eligibility

Age Limit

On July 1, 2023, students must be at least 21 years old and not older than 40 years old.

Age Relaxation

Category Age Relaxation (Years)
SC 5 years
ST 5 years
OBC 5 years
Physically Handicapped 15 years
Sports Person 5 years
State Government Employees 5 years

Educational Qualification

The UPPSC PCS Examination requires a graduation or equivalent degree from a government-recognized university. The candidate must be graduate till last date of apply online. Some posts have specific educational qualification, please follow official notification pdf to know about them.

UPPSC PCS: Exam Pattern

UPPSC PCS Preliminary Exam Pattern

Subject Name  Total Questions Total Marks Per Question Correct Marks Per Question negative Marks Time Duration
General Studies Paper-1 150 200 1.33 0.44 2 hours
General Studies Paper-2 (CSAT) 100 200 2 0.66 2 hours


1. The Preliminary Examination CSAT Paper will be a qualifying paper with a minimum qualifying marks of 33%.

2. Candidates are required to attempt the both preliminary exam papers.

3. Candidates’ merit will be evaluated based on their performance in GS Paper I of the Preliminary Examination.

UPPSC PCS Main Exam Pattern

Paper Total Marks Time Duration
Paper 1: Essay 150 3 hours
Paper 2: General Hindi 150 3 hours
Paper 3: General Studies Paper 1 200 3 hours
Paper 4: General Studies Paper 2 200 3 hours
Paper 5: General Studies Paper 3 200 3 hours
Paper 6: General Studies Paper 4 200 3 hours
Paper 7: Optional Paper-1 200 3 hours
Paper 8: Optional Paper-2 200 3 hours
UPPCS Mains Exams (Total Marks) 1500

Optional Subjects List:

There will be two 200 marks each question papers for the selected optional subject. Here is the complete list of optional subjects available in UPPCS:
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 PCS Interview

This is the final phase for “PCS Exam” test-takers who clear the “Main exam” will be called for the Personnel Interview with 100 marks. The interview takes place in the UPPSC’s “Prayagraj” headquarters.

UPPSC PCS Final Merit List

Mains Exam Marks + Interview Marks= 1500 + 100= 1600 Marks

UPPSC PCS: Syllabus

Preliminary exam Syllabus

General Studies Paper

UPPCS Pre GS Paper-1 Syllabus

UPPCS Pre GS Paper-1 Syllabus

CSAT Paper

UPPCS Pre CSAT Syllabus

UPPCS Pre CSAT Syllabus

Mains exam Syllabus

General Hindi Paper Syllabus

UPPCS Mains Hindi Syllabus

Essay Paper Syllabus

UPPCS Mains Essay Syllabus

General Studies Paper-1 Syllabus

UPPCS Mains GS Paper-1 Syllabus

UPPCS Mains GS Paper-1 Syllabus
General Studies Paper-2 Syllabus

UPPCS Mains GS Paper-2 Syllabus

UPPCS Mains GS Paper-2 Syllabus

General Studies Paper-3 Syllabus

UPPCS Mains GS Paper-3 Syllabus

UPPCS Mains GS Paper-3 Syllabus
General Studies Paper-4 Syllabus

UPPCS Mains GS Paper-4 Syllabus

UPPSC PCS 2023: Apply Online

Students must complete the following steps to apply for the UPPSC PCS 2023 Exam:

Step 1: Go to the official website at https://uppsc.up.nic.in or click on the provided link.
Step 2: Go to “Online Registration” and fill out UPPSC PCS Application Form 2023.
Step 3: After completing the UPPSC registration process, log in with your registered email address and pay the application fee.
Step 4: After submission of UPPCS application fee,  log in again and fill all of the required fields.
Step 5: After uploading all of the required documents, submit the application form.
Step 6: Print and save the UPPSC PCS 2023 Application Form as a soft copy for future use.

UPPSC PCS: Previous Years’ Cut off

Exam Vacancies No. of students appeared Cut off 
UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam 2022 ~3.5-4 Lakh N/A
UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam 2021 678 3,21,273 N/A
UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam 2020 487 5,95,696 110
UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam 2019 364 3,18,624 117
UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam 2018 831 3,98,630  126
UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam 2017 677 2,46,654  128




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