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UPPSC PCS - Notification, eligibility, Important Dates, Admit Card and more 2021


Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission or UPPSC serves as the civil service commission handling the recruitment of several state government officials. UPPSC PCS oversees the state government employees operating under its scrutiny.

Due to the pandemic, many of the previously announced dates stand altered, but here are the details you might need:

UPPSC PCS 2021 At A Glance

OrganizationUttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC)
Vacant PostsState Services
Total Vacancies416
LanguageEnglish, Hindi
Application ModeOnline
Selection ProcessUPPSC PCS Prelims Exam, UPPSC PCS Mains Exam, Interview
LocationUttar Pradesh
Official Website
Helpdesk Number (10AM to 5PM)0532 2407547/+91 8765973668/+91 8765973766 (Lucknow)

UPPSC PCS 2021 Notification

As per the notification dated 5 February 2021, the Prelims and Mains dates have been announced. While the dates have been postponed from the initial schedule, you can view them here.

UPPSC PCS Exam Date 2021

The online application for UPPSC PCS 2021 has already closed. You can find all the important notifications here in the table below:

UPPSC PCS Notification Date5 February 2021
Start Date for Online Application5 February 2021
Last Date for Online Application5 March 2021
UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam24 October 2021
UPPSC PCS Prelims ResultNovember (tentative)
UPPSC PCS Mains Exam28 January 2022
UPPSC PCS InterviewTo be notified
Result DeclarationTo be notified

Eligibility Criteria for UPPSC PCS Posts

Here’s how the educational qualification for different courses looks like:

PostEducational 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 OfficerPG Degree
District Cane OfficerGraduation (Agriculture)
District Audit OfficerGraduation (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 Labor CommissionerDegree (Arts) with Sociology or Economics as a subject or Commerce/ Law
District Program OfficerDegree (Sociology/ Social Science/ Home Science/ Social Work)
Senior Lecturer, DIETPG Degree with B.Ed.
District Probation OfficerPG Degree (Relevant Disciplines)
Designated Officer/ Food Safety OfficerPG (Chemistry)
Statistical officerPG (Mathematics/ Mathematical Statistics/ Statistics/ Agricultural Statistics)
Labor Enforcement OfficerBachelor’s Degree/ PG (Relevant Disciplines)
Distt. Horticulture officer Group-2 Grade-1B.Sc (Agriculture / B.Sc (Horticulture)
Extension Service Officer Group-2B.Sc or B.Sc. (Ag.) followed by a 15-month Post-graduate Diploma Course
Tax assessment officerBachelor’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 InspectorPG (Agriculture Science) and CCC Certificate
Veterinary and Welfare officerB.V.Sc. and A.H or equivalent

To be eligible for UPPSC PCS 2021, you must adhere to the age limits of a minimum of 21 years and a maximum of 40 years unless you fit the age relaxation criteria.

Age Limit

Here is a list of the age limits you have to adhere to for applying for the vacant posts:

  • Minimum Age: 21 years
  • Maximum Age: 40 years

Note: The calculations are to be done as of July 1, 2021

There are quite a few age relaxations in place. This is what it looks like:

CategoryAge relaxationMaximum Age
OBC5 years43 years
SC5 years45 years
ST5 years45 years
PwD15 years55 years

UPPSC PCS Exam Application Fee

GeneralINR 125
HandicappedINR 25
Ex-ServicemanINR 65

UPPSC PCS 2021 Application Form

It had been notified that the UPPSC PCS online applications were available from the following dates:

5 February 2021 to 5 March 2021

You can apply for UPPSC PCS recruitment 2021 here.

Steps to Apply for UPPSC PCS Recruitment 2021

If you are planning to sit for the UPPSC PCS exam of 2021, here’s the application procedure you need to follow diligently:

  • Go to the official website and register yourself with your personal and contact details.
  • Fill out the UPPSC PCS application form 2021.
  • Upload the required scanned photographs and documents.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Keep a copy of the submitted form for future reference.

Admit Card

The admit cards for the UPPSC PCS exam 2021 are yet to be released by the officials. Keep checking the official website to get access to the admit cards.

List of Vacancies

You can find more about the list of vacancies below:

PCS: Combined State or Upper Subordinate Services400
Assistant Conservator of Forest (A.C.F.)01
Range Forest Officer (R.F.O.)15

The Combined State or Upper Subordinate Services include:

  • Deputy Collector
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • Block Development Officer
  • Assistant Regional Transport Officer
  • Assistant Commissioner of Commercial Tax
  • District Commandant Home guards,
  • Treasury Officer/Accounts Officer of treasury
  • Cane Inspector/ Assistant Sugar Commissioner

UPPSC PCS 2021 Reservation List

The reservation list for UPPSC PCS entails reserving seats for the different categories of candidates appearing for the exam. UPPSC PCS 2021 follows the same reservation rules as mandated by the Government of India.

To know more about the vacant seats and reservation guidelines, visit the official site.

UPPSC PCS Selection Process

The UPPSC PCS 2021 recruitment takes place in the following steps:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview

UPPSC PCS Exam 2021 Exam Pattern

Here's the marks break-up for the PCS Prelims 2021:

Paper NameNo. of QuestionsMarks
General Studies – I150200
General Studies– II(Aptitude)100200

Check out the question pattern for PCS Mains 2021 in the table below:

1General Hindi150
3General Studies-I200
4General Studies –II200
5General Studies –III200
6General Studies –IV200
7Optional Subject - Paper 1200
8Optional Subject - Paper 2200
Sub-Total (Written Test)1500

You will have to appear for an additional personality test. Here's how that should be marked:

Personality Test (Viva-Voce)100

So, the total for the Mains 2021 is 1600.

UPPSC PCS Exam 2021 Syllabus

The Prelims syllabus consists of the following:

Paper I:

  • National and international current affairs
  • Indian History and Indian National Movement
  • Indian/World Geography
  • Indian Polity and Governance
  • Economic and Social Development
  • General Issues: Bio-diversity, Environmental ecology, Climate Change
  • General Science


  • Comprehension
  • Mathematics up to Class X level
  • Communication skills
  • Decision making/ problem-solving
  • Logical reasoning/ analytical ability
  • General mental ability
  • Hindi (up to Class X level)
  • English (up to Class X level)

The syllabus for Mains and the Interview haven't been announced yet.

UPPSC PCS 2021 Interview

The dates for the UPPSC PCS interview are yet to be released by the officials. Keep checking the official website to know the interview dates when they are uploaded.

UPPSC PCS 2021 Result

The dates for the declaration of results of the UPPSC PCS exam 2021 is yet to be released by the officials. Keep checking the official website to know the result dates when they are uploaded.

UPPSC PCS Exam 2021 Cut-offs

The cut-offs for UPPSC PCS 2021 Prelims and Mains are yet to be released following the respective exams. Keep checking the official website to know the interview dates when they are uploaded.

UPPSC PCS Job Profile

Here’s what the UPPSC PCS recruitment posts primarily include:

  • Maintaining law and order.
  • Collecting land revenue and dealing with revenue-related court matters
  • Implementing Union and State Government policies and schemes
  • Working at the State, Divisional, and District levels

UPPSC PCS Recruitment Salary Details

Position NameSalary
Junior Scale PayINR 9300-34800 with INR 4600 as grade pay
Senior Scale PayINR 15600-39100 with INR 5400 as grade pay
A.C.FINR 15600-39100 with INR 5400 as grade pay
R.F.OINR **** 9300-34800 with INR 4800 as grade pay

UPPSC PCS 2021 Exam Analysis

These are the key topics that were noticed frequenting the UPPSC PCS exam papers:

  • Information Technology and its applications
  • General Knowledge/Awareness on current National issues
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Mathematical ability
  • Numerical Aptitude
  • General Mental ability
  • Analytical ability
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Basic Numeracy and Data Interpretation
  • Comprehension

Be thorough with each of these topics, and keep track of time.

UPPSC PCS Preparation Tips

Here are a few tips to help you prepare for the UPPSC PCS 2021 Exam:

  • Make sure you have prepared a fixed schedule for your daily preparation.
  • Be thorough with Chhattisgarh State-board books.
  • Develop reading habits that enhance your knowledge in history, geography, polity, and sciences.
  • Practice last years' question papers and sample papers.
  • Practice your speaking skills for the interview.
  • Read State-specific newspapers.
  • Sit for numerous mock tests.

UPPSC PCS Question Papers

Here are a few previous years question papers for UPPSC PCS:

- [UPPSC PCS Prelims]( (2020) General Studies
- [UPPSC PCS Prelims]( (2020) CSAT
- [UPPSC PCS Prelims]( (2019) GS
- [UPPSC PCS Prelims]( (2019) CSAT

For the UPPSC PCS Mains exam, be thorough with the topics of Indian and Bengal economy, polity, and society in general.

UPPSC PCS 2021 Books


  • NCERTs
  • Ancient India: RS Sharma
  • Medieval history of India: Satish Chandra
  • Modern History of India: BL Grover

UPPSC PCS Science, Technology and Environment

  • Environment: Competition Community
  • Encyclopedia of General Science: Arihant
  • Technology: Competition Community
  • Physics, Chemistry, and Biology: NCERT books from 6th-12th grade

UPPSC PCS Geography

  • NCERT Class 11
  • Certificate Physical and Human Geography: G C Leong
  • Geography - A Comprehensive Study: Mahesh Kumar Barnwal
  • Geography of India: Mazid Hussain
  • Census (Uttar Pradesh)

UPPSC PCS Economics

  • Indian Economic Development NCERT
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics NCERT
  • Introduction to Microeconomics NCERT
  • Economic Survey
  • Indian Economy: Lal and Lal
  • Indian Economy: Ramesh Singh


  • Constitution of India Bare Act
  • Indian polity: Laxmikant
  • Indian Constitution: P.M. Bakshi

UPPSC PCS Environment and Ecology

  • Environmental Studies Books (IGNOU and NOS)
  • Environment Book: Shankar IAS Academy

UPPSC PCS Science and Technology

  • Science and Technology: Ravi Agrahari

UPPSC PCS Current Affairs

  • Newspapers: Indian Express
  • Press Information Bureau (PIB) website
  • Current Affairs magazine
  • Yojana and Kurukshetra magazines

UPPSC PCS Study Plan

Here's how you should plan your study hours to make to most out of them:

  • Keep a fresh mind when you sit down to study. Make sure there are few distractions. It is essential to have a calm mind to retain the information you study.
  • Divide your focus on your speaking skills and your theoretical knowledge.
  • Make sure you have the previous years' papers and a few mock test centres around, to sit for practice tests.
  • Keep your eyes and ears open so that you are always up to date with current affairs. This is one of the best ways to learn. Watch news channels, read newspapers and magazines.
  • If reading too many books gets exhausting, switch to alternative modes of learning that are more interesting: watch videos related to your study topics, find out movies and literary works pertaining to the core themes that will help you learn without sitting down and burying your head in a book.

Keeping track of the UPPSC PCS exam 2021 details will help you inch closer to your dream job at UPPSC. Take a note of your application fee and the last date of submission for the fee and the application form.

Prepare well before the exams and practice instilling confidence within yourself. Go through the syllabi and exam patterns carefully to ace the UPPSC PCS 2021 exam with ease!