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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

UPPSC PCS Prelims Syllabus 2019 LOOK

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  1. Thanx…
    And its helpful for us

  2. dileep verma says:

    lots of thanks for this knowledge

  3. Pankaj kumar says:

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

  4. cant we salect history or geography for mains exam

    1. Yes, if they belong to same category in the notification released by UPPSC you can select them.

      1. plz mujhe mains ki teyari k liye history ki book btaiye

        1. Akash Mishra says:

          there are three different books for history,,,,for ancient it is Jha & Sri maali, for midwel -Harischandra Verma both parts and for modern- B.L.Grover and Bipin chandra.
          S.K.Pandey is also helpful for all,,,,but the above books are of different standard.

      2. neha shukla says:

        sir can you plz provide fr uppcs anthro paper of last year

  5. Vibha dwivedi says:

    Thnxs for getting important ideas for pcs exam syllabus….

  6. Uppsc m optional subject graduation m Jo subject h unhi m she fill karna compulsory h kya pls reply

    1. No Kusum,
      It is not so, based on your interest and skill in the subject, you can select the same.

    2. brajesh mathur says:

      ap two optional chose kat sakte ho kahi se bhi jo syllabus m optional h

    3. raj kumar says:

      Uppsc m optional subject graduation m Jo subject h unhi m she fill karna compulsory h kya pls reply

      1. Akash Mishra says:

        no not at all,,,u can choose any subject that are given in the notification of uppsc,,,with in the given category

  7. Prashsant says:


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

    1. 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.

  8. Gautam Patel says:

    Please let me know ..wheather History is in mains optional subject or nor..please some one answer me.

    1. HI Gautam,

      It can be only be checked from the advertisement released by UPPSC.

  9. hello m from commerce background want to take philosophy and sociology or social work tell me the pattern and syllabus stategy

    1. Hi Teresa,
      The subjects can be selected once you have checked them in the advertisement PDF of UPPSC PCS.

  10. Divyansh singh says:

    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 .

    1. It can be both ways in same paper. Optional subjects are compulsory but you can choose them from the categories by UPPSC officials.

  11. Thakur Aman Deep Singh says:

    thanks …it is really helpfull

  12. it does not include economics as a optional subject?

    1. Hi Rajat,
      It includes the same as optional subject.

  13. ayush tiwari says:

    Please tell me literature of hindi language syllabus for uppsc mains

  14. neha tripathi says:

    thnku sir….. vry helpful for us.

  15. Ajay amoli says:

    Please someone provided gegoraphy privious year q* paper

  16. pls tell m that can we take sociology along with social work as two optionals for uppcs

    1. Hi Vandana,
      If you have found the above combination for the exam in the notification released by the UPPSC Officials then you can choose the same.

  17. sachin bansal says:

    can i take computer engineering subject for uppcs main

    1. Hi Sachin,
      You can select the optional subject if it is part of advertisement which is being displayed by the officials.

  18. pls share last year qc paper

  19. ranjana singh says:

    Sir plese given knowledge social work and diffence optional subj exit for uppsc

    1. Hi Ranjana,
      For each subject, you need to clear with the basics of all topics and you should practice questions of all type for the exam.

  20. shravan yadav says:

    thanks for this knowlage

  21. Its really good awarnes for us & Thank u so much

  22. Shubham Srivastava Rebel says:

    Thanks a lot sir for giving me this precious and most beneficial learning.

  23. Imran khan says:

    Please send me pcs main exam question paper


  24. Ramduvesh singh yadav says:

    Great thanks.
    To given this knowledge.

  25. SHANI CHANDRA says:


  26. siddharth says:

    Can I opt for geology and geography as optional in uppsc mains?

    1. 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.

  27. Kindly help to know that wheather defence study and analysis subject is included in uppsc mains exam or not ?

  28. Sumit Ranjan Mishra says:

    I have one question. Can anyone clearout to me please. Can i take geology with geography as optional in UPSC PCS exams???

  29. ujjwal singh says:

    sir, in mains exam choice subject 1 or 2

  30. Hello sir,can you please provide me optional paper of geography

  31. sir optional paper multiple hoga or discriptive

  32. manish kumar verma says:

    peovide me previous paper for uppcs

  33. How many optional subject in uppcs sir

  34. Manish kumar says:

    Main uppsc karna chatta hu optional subject main indian polity main tayari kar sakta hu ya nahi

  35. pls send me physics question paper

  36. Please tell me the pattern for optional subject. Is it objective or subjective

  37. Nikhil Kesharwani says:

    Please can I have UP PCS mechanical engineering optional previous years papers?

  38. Manish Mishra says:

    Please let me know, can I select economics and defence as a optional subject

  39. vinay pandey says:

    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

  40. ANKIT KUMAR says:

    I am not getting an option to chose for botany how to choose for it do it need to select other sunjects.

  41. what subject should i take for mains , i m a student of maths stream..

  42. what subjects should i select in mains. i m a student of maths stream..

  43. 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??

  44. shubham choudhary says:

    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

  45. optional subject physics in uppsc is or not?

    1. Hi Mukesh,
      The list of optional subjects is given above.

  46. shubham gupta says:

    Sir I want …… Sociology,deffence studies mains exam syllabus….plz send me

  47. vivek Kumar says:

    up pcs ki preparation ke liye asan tips dijiye please….

  48. vivek Kumar says:

    up pcs entrance exam ke liye optional subject I mean math kis level ka hoga

    1. Hi Vivek,
      The level will be of Class 12th level or more.

  49. Mohd.jawwad Haide says:

    Is hindi is mendatary medium for this exam ??

    1. Hi Mohd,
      The questions can be translated to Hindi as well in exam paper.

  50. Please .,provide me uppsc mains electrical engineering(optional) previous years papers… Thank you

  51. Sir mene graduation math se kiya hai to kya me optional subject me history le sakta hun

      1. sir when optional is choosen for mains exam

  52. Why there is no optional subject in cgpsc mains exam.

  53. when optional is choosen for uppcs mains exam while filling pre form or mains form

  54. Sir can you please send the PDF for optionals

  55. Sir I can’t find English literature previous yr questions for up psc nd syllabus is also not detailed plz help

  56. Mains Paper objective or subjective?
    Please clear that.
    Thanks you

  57. hello sir
    mere pre exam me 100 q. sahi he
    mera no. ane ka chance he kya sie plz tell me

  58. hello sir
    mere pre exam me 100 q. sahi he
    mera no. ane ka chance he kya sir plz tell me

    1. Abhigyan mishra says:

      100 % you will qualify

  59. JyOti siNgH says:

    Mujhe information chahiye can you tell me about PCS…….

  60. shailesh trivedi says:

    Please provide previous years papers of English literature of uppsc (u.p.)mains optional

  61. shailesh trivedi says:

    Please provide English literature study material for uppsc mains optional

  62. 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

  63. Ankita singh says:

    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

    1. 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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