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UKPSC 2021 eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, study plan, vacancies, salary, and more


UKPSC or Uttarakhand Public Service Commission is the public service commission of the state of Uttarakhand. The organization is responsible for conducting the state level civil services examinations to recruit different aspirants to esteemed posts in various government departments.

UKPSC 2021 Notification will be released soon. Check the official website of UKPSC (provided below) regularly to stay updated.


Conducting BodyUttarakhand Public Services Commission (UKPSC)
Level of examState-level
VacancyTo be notified
Notification DateTo be notified
Application ModeOnline
Mode of examinationOffline
Language of examinationEnglish/ Hindi


Notification DatesTo be announced
Online Application Start DateTo be announced
Last Date to ApplyTo be announced
Last Date to submit Application FeeTo be announced
Prelims Admit Card DateTo be announced
Prelims Examination DateTo be announced
Prelims Result DateTo be announced
Mains Examination DateTo be announced
Mains Result DateTo be announced


Age limit-

Minimum Age21 years
Maximum Age35 years

Age relaxations-

SC/ ST candidates5 years
OBC candidates3 years

Educational Qualification-

  • The applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from any well-recognized university.
  • Applicants who have a post-graduation diploma in Town and Architect planning/ associate membership of American Institute of planner/ Institute of town/ Institute of town planner/ institute of town planner India are fitting for the post of Sahayak Nagar Niyojak.
  • Applicants who are graduates of Hindi are allowed for the position of District information officer / Feature writer.

Physical Standard-

The Superintendent of Police & District Commandant of Home Guard needs to fulfill the following physical standard.

For Superintendent of Police-


CategoryFemale CandidatesMale Candidates
General & all other category Candidates152 cm167.7 cm
ST candidates147 cm160 cm
Mountainous region candidates147 cm162.60 cm

Chest Measurement (only for Male Candidates)-

ST & Mountainous region candidates76.5 cm81.5 cm
General and other candidates78.8 cm83.8 cm

District Commandant Home Guard-

CandidatesChest (Normal)Chest (Inflated)Height
Male84 cm89 cm165 cm
Female79 cm84 cm150 cm
Male candidate (From Gadwal, Kumaun & ST)84 cm89 cm160 cm


General/ OBC/ Other StateINR 150
Uttarakhand SC/STINR 60


  • Visit the official website
  • Fill in all the required details like mobile number, father name, name, address, Aadhaar number, mail ID, and other information.
  • After filling up all the details & completing the registration process, log in again using your registration credentials.
  • Then, start filling up the application form with your education qualification, gender, caste, and other details.
  • Upload the required documents.
  • Select the language for the examination and centre preferences.
  • Pay the application fee.


Candidates applying for the UKPSC examination can download the admit card from the official website provided above. The admit card for the preliminary exam is expected to be available for download ten days before the exam.


The commission shall release the number of vacancies with the notification :

Deputy CollectorTo be announced
EditorTo be announced
Superintendent of PrisonTo be announced
District Commandant Home-guardTo be announced
District Saving OfficerTo be announced
Superintendent of PoliceTo be announced
Sales Tax OfficerTo be announced
Feature WriterTo be announced
Assistant CommissionerTo be announced
Post Name Deputy CollectorTo be announced
Assistant Town Commissioner 2To be announced
Finance OfficerTo be announced
District Minority Welfare OfficerTo be announced
Assistant Registrar (Co-operative department)To be announced
District Information OfficerTo be announced
Assistant Town PlannerTo be announced


The UKPSC selection process rests on 3 stages. The selection process is similar to the diverse state PSC & UPSC exams. The exam stages are:

  • Preliminary examination
  • Mains Examination
  • Interview


Preliminary examination scheme-

SubjectNumber of QuestionsNumber of MarksTime Duration
General Studies1501502 hours
General Aptitude1001502 hours
Total2503004 hours

Mains examination scheme-

After clearing the prelims exam cut-off, aspirants shall be called for the mains exam. 2 papers are qualifying in nature, whereas the other 5 are general studies, and the remaining 2 are optional subjects/ sections. The mains exam is a traditional descriptive exam. UKPSC State Civil Services Main Exam shall be conducted in Haldwani and Haridwar centres only.

SubjectMaximum number of MarksDuration
Language300180 minutes
History of India/ National Movement/ Society & Culture200180 minutes
Indian Polity/ Social Justice & International Relation200180 minutes
Geography of India & World200180 minutes
Economic & Social Development200180 minutes
General Science & Technology200180 minutes
General Aptitude & Ethics200180 minutes
Optional Paper I200180 minutes
Optional Paper II200180 minutes
Total1900 Marks

Interview scheme-

Candidates who are selected for the mains exam will be called for the interview. The interview consists of 200 marks. The interview shall be conducted in the UKPSC office. The final merit list will be based upon the marks obtained in mains and interviews.


Preliminary examination syllabus-

General Studies PaperGeneral Science & Technology, Culture & National Movement, History & Culture of Uttarakhand, Indian History, India & World Geography, Indian Polity, Economic & Social Development, Current Events of National, State & International Importance.
General Aptitude PaperAptitude, Communication & Inter-Personal Skills, Logical & Analytical Ability, Statistics Analysis, Hindi & English.

Mains examination syllabus-

Paper-I (Language)Hindi- Shabd Rachna, Shabd Vivek, Sentence Formation, Standardization of Hindi Language, Idioms & Phrases, Unseen Passage, Format of official letters. English- Comprehension, Translation from Hindi into English/ English into Hindi, Common errors in English.
Paper-II (History of India, National Movement, Society & Culture)Proto-Historic Period, Copper Age, Pre- Historic Period, Mauryan Empire, Tughlaq Dynasty, Gorkha Invasion & Rule in Uttarakhand, Socio-Religious Movement, Society And Economy During 18th Century, Colonization, Opposition to British Rule, Growth of Education in Uttarakhand, Advent & Expansion Of European Powers In India, Southern India, First World War & National Movement, British Rule In Uttarakhand, National Movement During Second World War, Nationalist Polities, Indian States & The British, India After Independence, Structure Of Government & Economic Policies Of British Empire In India, History & Culture Of Uttarakhand, Popular Movements of Uttarakhand, Congress & World Affairs, Prominent Freedom Fighters of Uttarakhand etc.
Paper-III (Indian Polity, Social Justice & International Relation)Administrative System In India, Indian Polity, Public Management In India, Constitutional Framework Of Indian Polity, Panchayati Raj, Human Resource And Community Development, Education, Employment And Development, Social Welfare And Social Legislation, Health, Social Welfare & Social Legislation, Uttarakhand State Political, Social & Administrate Context, Growth of Administrative System In India, Political System, United Nations & Its Specialized Agencies, Administrative System, Protection Of Civil Rights Act 1955, Right To Information, Budgetary Reforms, Union & State Executive, Current Events, Framing of Indian Constitution, Preamble & its significance, Salient Features of Indian Constitution, Fundamental Rights & Duties, Central Secretariat, PMO, Local Governance, Cabinet Secretariat, Decentralized Planning, etc.
Paper-IV (India and World Geography)Geography of the world- Atmosphere, Geographical Phenomena, Population, Main Tribes, Lithosphere, Distribution Of Natural Resources, Environment, Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS), Major Concepts Of Geography, Solar System, World Trade, Concept Of Ecology & Ecosystem, Global Warming & Ozone Depletion, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, European Economic Community (EEC), Earthquakes, South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) etc. Geography of India- Minerals, Tribes, Trends Of Transformation Of Tribes, Population, Industry, Agriculture, Environmental Degradation & Conservation, Transport, Literacy, Sex Ratio, Rural-Urban Structure, Economy and Society of Gonds, Bhils, Santhals & Nagas, Regional Pattern of Growth, etc. Geography of Uttarakhand- Location, Extent And Strategic Importance, Structure And Relief, Climatic Characteristics, Drainage System, Natural Vegetation, Mining And Quarrying, Soils, Agriculture & Irrigation, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Storage & Marketing Of Farm Products, Tourism, Chipko Movement & Maiti Movement, Urbanization/ Urban Centers, Mining & Quarrying, etc.
Paper-V (Economic and Social Development)Human Development Index (HDI) & Human Poverty Index (HPI), Meaning Of Economic & Social Development, Indian Planning Since 1951, Industrial Growth & Structure- Public, Private & Joint Sectors, Role Of Agriculture In Indian Economic Development, Commercial Banks in Indian Economy, National Bank For Agricultural & Rural Development (NABARD), Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Exports Promotion & Imports Substitution, Sources of Income of State & Central Government, Women's Empowerment, MNREGA, Industrial Development, Soil fertility, New Economic Policy (NEP), Land Reform, Public Distribution System, World Trade Organization, World Bank, India's Foreign Trade, Monetary Management, Monetary Management, Economic Planning, Major Economic Problems Of The State, Economy Of Uttarakhand etc.
Paper-VI (General Science & Technology)Physical & Chemical science- LASER, Holography, Radio-Activity, Motion, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, Energy Sources, Acids, Bases, Buffers And Salts, Alkaloids, Carbohydrates & Steroids, etc. Space technology- Space Programme in India & Its Applications in Different Fields, Remote Sensing, Global Positioning System, Geographical Information System & Its Applications in Different Fields, Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) Satellites System, etc. Life science- Plants And Mankind, In Vitro Fertilization, Bio-Molecules, Ethical, Social, Legal & IPR (Intellectual Property Rights), Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Microbial Infection, Tissue Culture, Production Of Hybrid Seeds, Sex-Linked Inheritance & Sex Determination, Economic Botany, Efforts of Government In Promoting Biotechnology, DNA & RNA etc. Computer, Information & Communication Technology and Cyber Security- Definition of Digital Computer, Primary & Secondary Memory, Processing Unit, Input & Output Unit, Basic Element Of Communication Systems, Basics Of Cyber Security, Role Of Biometric Devices In Security, Data Transmission Mode, Knowledge of Word Processing, Spreadsheets & Power Point Presentation etc. Environmental problems & disaster management- Types of Pollution & Their Management, United Nations Environmental Conservation Programme (UNEP), Sanctuaries, Global Environmental Issues, National parks, Disaster Management Act (2005), Kyoto Protocol, Carbon Credits & Carbon Footprint, Seismic Activity Zones, Climate Change, Watershed Management, Acid Rain, etc. Uttarakhand Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority- Disasters in the Uttarakhand Himalayan region, Need of Eco-Sensitive Zones (ESZ's) in Uttarakhand, NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) & SDRF (State Disaster Response Force), Case Studies Of Various Natural & Man-Made Hazards, Factors Affecting Mitigation Measures, etc.
Paper-VII (General Aptitude and Ethics)General Aptitude- Numbers, Ratio, Simple Interest, Elementary Knowledge Of Triangle, Rectangle, Square, Rhombus And Circle, Cartesian System, Classification Of Data, Frequency, Cumulative Frequency, Probability, Work And Time, Analogies, Arrangement, Causes And Effects, Family Tree, Puzzles, Arithmetic Mean, Geometric Mean, Harmonic Mean, Median, Mode, Sets, subsets, proper subsets, compound interest, events, sample space, etc. Ethics- Ethics And Human Interface, Human Values, Foundational Values For Civil Service, Need Of Public Service, Probity In Governance, Quality Of Service Delivery, Contributions Of Moral Thinkers And Philosophers, Emotional/ Psychological/ Humanistic Intelligence, Integrity, Impartiality And Nonpartisanship, Disaster and Disaster Management, Role Of Public Servants In Disaster Management, etc.


The Uttarakhand Public Service Commission shall release the results of shortlisted candidates after completing the selection process of all three stages, i.e. Prelims, Main & Interview.


The UKPSC releases the cut-off marks right after the release of the final result on their official website. Below is the cut-off of the UKPSC exam for the year 2019.

General Male794
General Female760
OBC Male730
OBC Female724
SC Male640
SC Female642
ST Male700
ST Female620



  • To maintain file records like the diary and related documents & prepares the demand letters and pending file records in the allotted sections.
  • To help the AROs in differentiating/ comparing the fresh copies etc.
  • To keep and maintain the privacy of manual and documents related to the particular department/ sections.
  • To deposit the files & present them to the associated office after shortlisting.
  • ARO needs to be a clerical officer/Typist in an office if no clerk/ Typist is recruited.
  • ARO has to monitor the operation of manuals, documents, prepare new copies & detailed letters.
  • ARO assists the Review Officer in managing manuals & other related jobs in the section.
  • To maintain waiting registrations & presenting the waiting files on the assigned date to the associated assistants.


Post NameSalary
Deputy CollectorINR 15600 - INR 39100Grade Pay- INR 5400
Deputy superintendent of policeINR 5600 - INR 39100Grade Pay- INR 5400
Jail superintendentINR 15600 - INR 39100Grade Pay-INR 5400
OthersINR 15600 - INR 39100Grade Pay-INR 5400


  1. Candidates must, first of all, analyze the complete syllabus of the UKPSC examination. Understanding the syllabus & dividing the time according to that is the most important step while preparing.
  2. Candidates can download the previous years’ papers of UKPSC available on the official site and practice them thoroughly before appearing for the final examination. This will help the candidates understand the paper pattern and the types of questions asked in the exam.
  3. Students must buy a well-reputed test series and give as many mock tests as they can before appearing for the final examination. This should be done with a proper time limit to give you the feel of the actual examination. This will also help you analyze your preparation level. Also, there are many free mock tests available online to examine your preparation in a timed fashion.


Preliminary question papers-

UKPSC 2016 General Aptitude paperclick here
UKPSC 2016 General Studiesclick here
UKPSC 2012 General Aptitude test paperclick here
UKPSC 2012 General Studies paperclick here

Mains question papers-

UKPSC 2016 Languageclick here
UKPSC 2016 History of India, National movement, society & cultureclick here
UKPSC 2016 Indian polity, social justice & international relationclick here
UKPSC 2016 Economic & social developmentclick here
UKPSC 2016 Geography of India & worldclick here
UKPSC 2016 General science & technologyclick here
UKPSC 2016 General aptitude & ethicsclick here
UKPSC 2012 Languageclick here
UKPSC 2012 History of India, National movement, society & cultureclick here
UKPSC 2012 Indian polity, social justice & international relationclick here
UKPSC 2012 Geography of India & worldclick here
UKPSC 2012 Economic & social developmentclick here
UKPSC 2012 General science & technologyclick here
UKPSC 2012 General aptitude & ethicsclick here


BookAuthor/ Publication
Know Your State – UttarakhandArihant Publications
GeographyMahesh Barnwal
Indian PolityM Laxmikanth
Economy of IndiaRamesh Singh
“Ancient & Medieval History”Lucent publications
Modern historyRajiv Ahir for spectrum series
Uttarakhand specialWinsar


A Time table- Analyze your standard long before the exam. Create a well-structured schedule for each day. To successfully crack the UKSPC, it is advised that the aspirants start preparing ahead of time.

Learn & Revise- The vast syllabus of the examination can get you anxious. Plan your study method in such a way that you get to revise whatever you have learnt the whole day or week.

Focus on basic concepts- Candidates should be mindful of the country and its significant evolution. It is expected of the candidates to know about the country's, and the state's society, culture etc.

Making evident notes- Making quick notes when you're studying helps you the next time you flip your books for revision.

Current Affairs- The examination examines an aspirant's thorough knowledge of the society they reside in. Learning about international events is also essential, but knowing one's district, state, and country should be considered the foundation for preparation. This provides significant help in serving the nation well accordingly.

Read newspapers- The obsolete idea of keeping one updated through newspapers about what's happening in and around has made a remarkable revival through PSC exams; the aspirants are therefore suggested to look at more than one newspaper a day.

Practicing questions- A crucial task to add to your daily life as an aspirant is practicing previous years' question paper. Solving past year questions might sound like a mundane task, but it is worth the pain. It helps provide a clear picture of what you are going to approach.

Personality & Communication skills- The interview phase is a very significant part of the examination. Ensure to address your thoughts transiently to the interviewers. Therefore, it is highly recommended to prepare for the interview several times, polishing your communication skills. However, a candidate has to answer all the questions with honesty.

UKPSC looks for promising personalities with absolute honesty & a great worldview; we hope you draw yourself up like so. Best wishes!