UPPSC Provincial Civil Services PCS Mains Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2019

Uttar Pradesh public Service Commission (UPPSC) Provincial Civil Services- PCS exam every year is conducted in the state. There are large no. of applicants for this examination. The competition is very high as there are many candidates who wish to join the civil services in the state.

UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Pattern 2019

The objective type question paper will be seen. There will be compulsory subjects and optional subjects in the examination.

Compulsory Subjects-

  • General Subject- 150 marks
  • Essay Writing- 150 marks
  • General Studies Part 1- 200 marks
  • General Studies Part 2- 200 marks

For General Hindi and Essay writing, 3 hours time will be allotted to the applicants and for General Studies (Part 1 & 2), 2 Hours will be allotted

For Optional Subjects- The candidates need to select the subject from the given list-

S.No. Groups Subject/ Field
1 A Social Work
2 B Mathematics
3 C Agriculture
Animal Husbandry and veterinary Science
4 D Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Agriculture Engineering
5 E English literature
Hindi literature
Urdu literature
Arabic literature
Persian literature
Sanskrit literature
6 F Political Science & International Relations
Public Administration
7 G Management
Public Administration

UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Syllabus 2019

Hindi Subject- Unseen passages, Abstraction, Government and Semi Government letters,telegram writing, Circular writing, Prefixes & Suffices, Antonyms, Synonyms, idioms & phrases, Spelling & Sentence correction

Essay Writing- There are further 3 sections in this paper-

1st Section- Literature and Culture, Social Sphere, political Sphere

2nd Section- Science & Environment and Technology, Economic Sphere, Agriculture & industry and Trade

3rd Section- National and International affairs, natural calamities, National Development programmes and projects

From above sections, the applicant needs to select 1 topic from each section and write the essay on it.

General Studies I- History of India, Indian National Movement, Population, Environment and Urbanization, World Geography, national & International events, Uttar Pradesh Knowledge

General Studies II- Indian Polity, Indian Economy, general Science, General mental Ability, Statistical Analysis

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95 thoughts on “UPPSC Provincial Civil Services PCS Mains Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2019”

  1. Please someone provide social work, Management and mathematics optional previous year question papers. It’ll be very helpful for us.
    Thanks in advanced.

  2. Dear,

    Can you pls help me to understand, does that mean that a candidate have to (optional) select one subject from each category.

    • Hi Prashant,
      It is not the case that from each category the subject has to be selected; it is optional subjects (1 or 2) needs to be selected for the exam from the full list of categories.

  3. Please tell me sir mains general studies papers are subjective or discriptive …
    And there is compolson 1 obtional or 2 obtional…
    Please ans i am waiting .

    • As per the combinations allotted in the notification, you can select the optional subjects. If you find this combination in the PDF then you can apply for the same.

  4. hey,
    can u please how to take geography as a optional subject in UPPSC pcs exam?..its only showing geology there….please reply as soon as possible

  5. i have given my 12th(PCM) now i want to do BA as well as civil service preparation..so, plz tell me the subjects for BA…nd i want to know dat…is it pcs nd ias xams r different??

  6. sir kya math b optinal subject me milega mujko main exam k liye ar agr milega to vo kis lavel ka milega 10th ya 12th ya b .sc

  7. Hii 👋… Sir…..
    Can I choose zoology n social work…. Tell me plsss….. N from above PDF of optional subjects we can’t choose the both optional subjects from one section… Plsss

  8. Sir kya up pcs 2018 me mains optional subject ke liyy management scoring hoga?kyoki mainy sir MAN kia hai….sir is subject me scaling ka koi harmful issue toh nhi hoga..plz sir help me

    • Hi Ankita,
      If you are confident regarding management subject, then you can choose it because optional subjects are often really scoring and so you should never miss any chance to get maximum out of them.


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