The full form of UPPSC is Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission. It is basically a state agency under the state government of UP. It is authorized to conduct the Civil services examinations for entry-level appointments to the various Civil services of UP.

In 2018, the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) had changed the PCS Exam Pattern. UPPSC syllabus 2020 is also based on the new PCS exam pattern. In this article, naukripakad.com will provide you with the latest UPPSC syllabus for Prelims and Mains.

The UPPSC syllabus overlaps significantly with the UPSC Syllabus for the IAS Exam. With the new UPPSC PCS syllabus, candidates preparing simultaneously for the Civil Services Exam (UPSC) and the state civil services exam will have a slightly easier task.

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The Prelims has two papers:

  1. Paper 1
  2. Paper 2


  • Current events of National & International importance:
    • On current events of national, and international importance, candidates will be expected to have knowledge about them.
  • Indian History and National Movement:
    • In history, emphasis should be on a broad understanding of the social, economic, and political aspects of Indian history.
    • In the Indian national movement, the candidate is expected to have a synoptic view of nature and character of the freedom movement, growth, nationalism, and attainment of independence.
  • Indian and World Geography – Socio-economic, Physical geography of India and the world:
    • In World Geography, only a general understanding of the subject will be expected.
    • Questions on the geography of India will relate to the Physical, Social & Economic Geography of India.
  • Indian Governance and Polity – Political System, Public Policy, Constitution, Panchayati Raj, Rights issues, etc.:
    • In Indian Polity, economics, and culture, questions will test knowledge of the country’s political system including Panchayati Raj and Community Development, broad features of Economic policy in India, and Indian culture.
  • Social and Economic Development – Demographics, Sustainable Development, Social Sector initiatives, Poverty Inclusion, etc.:
    • The candidates will be tested with respect to problems, and the relationship between Population, Environment, and Urbanization.
    • General issues on Environment ecology, Bio-diversity, and climate change- that do not require subject specialization, General awareness of the subject is expected from candidates.
  • Environmental Ecology, Climate Change, and Biodiversity – general issues which not requires subject specialization.
  • General Science:
    • Questions on General Science will cover general appreciation, and understanding of Science including matters of everyday observation, and experience, as may be expected of a well-educated person, who has not made a special study of any specific discipline.


  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills (including communication skills)
  • Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning
  • General English (class X level)
  • General Hindi (class X level)
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • General Mental Ability
  • Elementary Mathematics (class X level – Algebra, Statistics, Geometry, and Arithmetic)
  1. Algebra:
    1. Factors of Polynomial, L.C.M., and H.C.F. of polynomials and their interrelationship, Remainder theorem, simultaneous linear equations, quadratic equations.
    2. Set Theory- Set, null set, subsets, and proper subsets of a set, operations (Union, Intersection, difference, symmetric difference) between sets, Venn diagrams.
    1. Constructions, and theorems regarding triangle, rectangle, square, trapezium, and circles. their perimeter, and area.
    2. Volume, and surface area of a sphere, right circular cylinder, right circular cone, and Cube.
    1. Collection of data, Classification of data, frequency, frequency distribution, tabulation, cumulative frequency.
    2. Representation of data- Bar diagram, Pie chart, histograms, frequency polygon, cumulative frequency curves (ogives), Measures of Central tendency, Arithmetic Mean, Median, and Moe.
    1. Comprehension
    2. Active, and Passive voice
    3. Parts of Speech
    4. Transformation of Sentences
    5. Direct, and Indirect speech
    6. Punctuations, and Spellings
    7. Word meanings
    8. Vocabulary, and Usage
    9. Idioms, and Phrases
    10. Fill in the Blanks


As per the latest syllabus updates of UPPSC, the mains exam consists of 8 theory papers. They are:

  1. General Hindi
  2. Essay
  3. GS I
  4. GS II
  5. GS III
  6. GS IV
  7. Optional paper I
  8. Optional paper II

Below mentioned is the syllabus of all these exams:

    • There will be three sections in the question paper of the Essay.
    • Candidates will have to select one topic from each section, and they are required to write essays in 700 words on each topic.
    • SECTION 1: (A) Literature, and culture (B) Social Sphere (C) Political Sphere
    • SECTION 2: (A) Science, Environment, and Technology (B) Economic Sphere (C) Agriculture, Industry, and Trade.
    • SECTION 3: (A) National and International Events (B) Natural Calamities, Landslide, Earthquake, Deluge, Drought, etc. (C) National Development of programs, and projects.
  1. History of Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature, and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  2. Modern Indian history (from A.D. 1757 to A.D. 1947): Significant events, personalities, and issues, etc.
  3. The Freedom Struggle- its various stages, and important contributors/ contributions from different parts of the country.
  4. Post- Independence consolidation and reorganization within the country (till A.D. 1965).
  5. History of the world will include events from the 18th century to the middle of the 20th century such as the French revolution of 1789, the industrial revolution, World wars, redraw of national boundaries, Socialism, Nazism, Fascism, etc.- their forms, and effect on the society.
  6. Salient features of Indian Society, and culture.
  7. Role of Women in society, and women’s organization, population, and associated issues, poverty, and development issues, urbanization. their problems, and their remedies.
  8. Meaning of liberalization, privatization, and globalization, and their effects on the economy, polity, and social structure.
  9. Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism, and secularism.
  10. Distribution of major natural resources of World- Water, Soils, Forests in reference to South, and South-East Asia with reference to India. Factors responsible for the location of industries (with special reference to India).
  11. Salient features of Physical Geography- Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, Cyclone, Ocean Currents, winds, and glaciers.
  12. Oceanic resources of India and their potential.
  13. Human migration- refugee problem of the World with a focus on India.
  14. Frontiers, and boundaries with reference to the Indian sub-continent.
  15. Population, and Settlements- Types, and Patterns, Urbanization, Smart cities, and Smart villages.
  16. Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh- History, Culture, Art, Architecture, Festival, Folk-Dance, Literature, regional Languages, Heritage, Social Customs, and Tourism.
  17. Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh- Geography- HN=uman, and Natural Resources, Climate Soils, Forest, Wild-Life, Mines, and Minerals, Sources of Irrigation.
  1. Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure, Role of Supreme Court in the evolution of basic provisions of Constitution.
  2. Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States: issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
  3. Role of Finance Commission in center-state financial relations.
  4. Separation of powers, dispute redressal mechanisms, and institutions. Emergence and use of alternative dispute redressal mechanisms.
  5. Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other major democratic countries.
  6. Parliament and State legislatures- structure, functioning, the conduct of business, powers and privileges, and concerning issues.
  7. Structure, organization, and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary: Ministries and Departments of the Government, Pressure groups, and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. Public Interest Litigation (PIL).
  8. Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
  9. Appointment to various Constitutional posts, Powers, functions, and their responsibilities.
  10. Statutory, regulatory, and various quasi-judicial bodies including NITI Aayog, their features, and functioning.
  11. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design, implementation, and Information Communication Technology (ICT).
  12. Development processes- the role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Self Help Groups (SHGs), various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
  13. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes, mechanisms, laws, institutions, and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
  14. Issues relating to the development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
  15. Issues relating to poverty and hunger, their implication on the body politic.
  16. Important aspects of governance. Transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential, citizens, charters, and institutional measures.
  17. Role of Civil Services in a democracy in the context of emerging trends.
  18. India and its relationship with neighboring countries.
  19. Bilateral, Regional, and Global groupings and agreements involving India and/ or affecting India’s interest.
  20. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests- Indian diaspora.
  21. Important International Institutions, Agencies their structure, mandate, and functioning.
  22.  Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh regarding Political, Administrative, Revenue, and Judicial System.
  23. Current affairs and events of Regional, State, National, and International importance.
  1. Economic planning in India, objectives, and achievements. Role of NITI Aayog, Pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  2. Issues of Poverty, Unemployment, Social justice, and inclusive growth.
  3. Components of Government Budgets and Financial System.
  4. Major Crops, Different types of irrigation and irrigation systems, storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce, e-technology in the aid of farmers.
  5. Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices, Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping, issues of buffer stocks and food security, Technology missions in agriculture.
  6. Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
  7. Land reforms in India since independence.
  8. Effects of liberalization and globalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy, and their effects on industrial growth.
  9. Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, etc.
  10. Science and Technology-developments and applications in everyday life and in National Security, India’s Science and Technology Policy.
  11. Achievements of Indians in science & technology, indigenization of technology. Developments of New technologies, transfer of technology, dual and critical use technologies.
  12. Awareness in the fields of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Space Technology, Computers, Energy resources, nanotechnology, microbiology, biotechnology. Issues relating to intellectual property rights (IPR), and digital rights.
  13. Environmental security and Ecosystems, Conservation of Wildlife, Biodiversity, Environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment,
  14. Disaster as a Non-traditional security and safety challenge, disaster mitigation, and management.
  15. Challenges of International Security: Issues of Nuclear proliferation, Causes and spread of extremism, Communication networks, the role of media and social networking, Basics of cybersecurity, money laundering, and human trafficking.
  16. India’s internal security challenges: Terrorism, corruption, insurgency, and organized crimes.
  17. The role, kind, and mandate of security forces, Higher defense organizations in India18- Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh Economy:- Overview of UP Economy: State Budgets. Importance of Agriculture, Industry, Infrastructure, and physical resources. Human Resources and Skill development. Government Programs and Welfare Schemes.
  18. Issues in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, and Animal Husbandry.
  19. Law and Order and Civil Defense with special reference to U.P.
  1. Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants, and consequences of Ethics in human action, dimensions of ethics, ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values-lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers, and administrators, the role of family, society, and educational institutions in inculcating values.
  2. Attitude: Content, structure, function, its influence and relation with thought and behavior, moral and political attitudes, social influence, and persuasion.
  3. Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public services, empathy, tolerance, and compassion towards the weaker sections.
  4. Emotional Intelligence- concept and dimensions, its utility, and application in administration and governance.
  5. Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world.
  6. Public/Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration: status and problems, ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions, laws, rules, regulations, and conscience as sources of ethical guidance, accountability, and ethical governance, strengthening of moral values in governance, ethical issues in international relations and funding, corporate governance.
  7. Probity in Governance: the concept of public service, the philosophical basis of governance and probity, information sharing, and transparency in government. Right to Information, codes of ethics, codes of conduct, citizen’s charter, work culture, quality of service delivery, utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
  8. Case studies on the above issues.

There are 34 Optional subjects whose syllabus is covered in other articles.

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