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UPPSC PCS 2024: Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation, Books & Result

The UPPSC PCS prelims exam 2024 will be held on October 27. The exam was earlier postponed due to unforseen reasons. Meanwhile, the re-examination for RO/ARO posts will be conducted on December 22, 2024.
UPPSC Exam 2024

UPPSC Exam 2024

UPPSC PCS 2024: The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) is going to conduct the UPPSC PCS preliminary exam on October 27, 2024. Candidates interested in appearing for the UPPSC exams may check the official exam calendar published on the website. In order to appear for UPPSC examination, candidates must have their copy of hall tickets. Candidates will be able to download the UPPSC admit card for the exam from the official website.

Latest Updates:

  • UPPSC revised exam calendar has been released online at the official website. 
  • As per the calendar, UPPSC prelims examination will be held on October 27, 2024. 
  • Meanwhile, UPPSC RO/ARO re-examination will take place on December 22, 2024. 

Candidates who are successful in clearing the UPPSC PCS prelims will move forward with the UPPSC Mains examination. After that, the candidate has to appear in the interview round as well. 

Also check: UPPSC Application Form 2024

UPPSC Exam 2024

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission conducts the UPPSC exam, a state-level examination to select applicants for various positions within the state government of Uttar Pradesh. The examination is divided into three parts of the selection process, which are: preliminary exam, mains exam, and the interview.

The preliminary exam of UPPSC includes two papers which are the General Studies paper 1 and a UPPSC CSAT paper. Whereas, the mains test is more challenging as it includes a total of 8 papers comprising General Hindi, General English, and General Studies papers. This round also used to have tests on optional subjects but from 2023 onwards, the papers on the optional subject have been replaced by additional general studies exams. Continue reading to know more about the UPPSC exam such as the exam pattern, syllabus, prep tips, registration process, admit card, etc.

UPPSC PCS Exam 2024: Highlights

Candidates who are preparing to take the UPPSC PCS exam should review the important information presented in the table below-



Name of Exam

Uttar Pradesh Combined State/ Upper Subordinate Exam (UPPSC)

Test Conducting Body

Uttar Pradesh Provincial Civil Service Commission (UPPSC)

UPPSC registration date

January 1, 2024

Late Date to Fill Application Form

February 2, 2024

UPPSC Prelims Admit Card 2024


UPPSC Prelims Result 2024


UPPSC Vacancies 2024


Application Form Mode


Exam Mode


Type of Exam

State-level, Public

Total Stages

Prelims, Mains, Interview

Official Website


UPPSC Exam Calendar 2024

UPPSC has released the revised exam calendar for the upcoming examinations. Candidates can download the UPPSC calendar from the link provided below. 

UPPSC revised exam calendar 2024 PDF - Download

UPPSC Previous Year's Highlights

A total of 12,501 recruitments were completed in the previous exam session. Check the table below for similar details-

Particulars  Details
Total Applications 15,29,728
Registered Candidates  13,29,728
Candidates called for Interview  14,173
Total Recruitment 12,501

UPPSC Eligibility 2024

It is crucial to understand the eligibility requirements established by the exam conducting body. The age, education, nationality, and physical standards of candidates will all be taken into consideration when determining eligibility for the UPPSC exam. Students who fail to meet these standards will be declared ineligible and they will be unable to attempt UPPSC. The table below highlights the UPPSC exam eligibility criteria-


UPPSC Eligibility 2024

Age Limit

Upper Age Limit: 40 years old

Lower Age Limit: 21 years old


Indian citizen


bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. For certain posts, additional qualifications may be required. 

Physical Standards


Male: 163 cm

Female: 150 cm

Note: For certain categories of candidates such as ST/SC, PwD, Ex-servicemen, etc- age relaxation benefits may prevail. Similarly, physical criteria are subjective and may vary according to different job roles and categories.

UPPSC Registration 2024

The UPPSC PCS registration is conducted on the commision's official website, uppsc.up.nic.in. Further, the UPPSC application form is required to be filled out by enrolled applicants, who are required to submit scanned copies of their identification documents with their signatures and photos, and personal and educational information.

Following are the steps to complete the UPPSC registration:

Step 1: The first step would require candidates to go to the official website of UPPSC

Step 2: The application link will be available on the homepage and it must be selected

Step 3: Candidates will be asked to specify if they have previously filled out an application form.  If so, the information from the prior year's form will be recovered. If the form has not been filled up previously then candidates will need to fill it up again.

Step 4: If filling out the form for the first time, applicants must submit the required information such as personal and educational details.

Step 5: Next, students will be asked to submit the required documents which are updated and valid.

Step 6: Candidates must verify the accuracy of the information they have submitted. They must then proceed to pay the registration fee.

Step 7: Candidates must write down their registration number and password for future use after making the payment.

UPPSC Application Fee 2024

Paying the registration fee is an important step without which the registration will stand cancelled. The table below shows the detailed fee structure for UPPSC and applicants must check it for their reference-

Category of Candidate

Application Fee

Online Processing Fee

Fee (Total)


Rs 40

Rs 25

INR 65



Rs 25

INR 25


Rs 100

Rs 25

INR 125


Rs 40

Rs 25

INR 65

UPPSC Admit Card 2024

The UPPSC admit card is expected to be released soon after the registration is completed. An admit card, often referred to as a hall ticket, is required for candidates sitting the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) exams. The UPPSC admit card must be brought to the exam centre by the candidates. Without this crucial document, students will not be allowed to enter the test centre. The information on the admit card must be accurate and match the information provided during registration. Candidates must notify the organization in charge of administering the exam right away if any information is incorrect or if the admit card contains any errors. The exam administrators can be contacted through the details given below-

  • General inquiries line- 0532-2407547.
  • Online Contact- +91 - 8765973668.
  • Email address- online.uppsc@nic.in

UPPSC Exam Pattern 2024

As stated earlier in the article, the exam is conducted in three stages namely the Prelims, Mains, and Interview rounds. The test format for each round is different from the others. Applicants are encouraged to understand the key differences between the structure of each stage and section as this would enable them to perform better on the exam. The Prelims pattern is unchanged whereas there have been modifications in the UPPSC mains pattern. Read below to know the detailed pattern of each round of the UPPSC selection process.

UPPSC Prelims Pattern 2024

The following table highlights the exam pattern for UPPSC prelims-


UPPSC Prelims Pattern

Exam Duration

2 hours for each exam

Paper 1: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Paper 2: 2.30–4.30 p.m.

Marking Scheme

Every wrong answer will result in a negative marking of 0.33%.

Leaving a question blank will not result in a negative marking

Maximum Marks

200 for each paper

Exam Type

Offline and Objective

Total Number of Papers

Paper 1: General Studies 1

Paper 2: UPPSC CSAT- General Studies 2

Number of Questions

150 questions in Paper 1

100 questions in paper 2

UPPSC Mains Pattern 2024

The table below highlights the exam format for the UPPSC mains exam-


UPPSC Mains Pattern

Total Number of Papers

There will be a total of 8 papers in this section-

General Hindi


General Studies I

General Studies II

General Studies III

General Studies IV

General Studies V

General Studies VI

Total Questions

150 questions in Paper 1

100 questions in paper 2

Type of Exam

Offline and descriptive

Marking Scheme

General Hindi will be 150 marks

The essay will be 150 marks

Optional subjects and general studies papers (all) will be of 200 marks each

Total: 1500 marks

Duration of Exam

3 hours for each paper; the exams will be completed over the course of a week;

9.30 AM to 12.30 AM: Morning Session

2 PM to 5 PM: Afternoon Session

UPPSC Interview Pattern 2024

Applicants are invited to the UPPSC Viva/Personality Test/Interview if they clear the Mains round of the PCS Exam. According to the new PCS exam format, the interview, worth 100 marks, evaluates candidates' general knowledge, sense of morality, ability to communicate their strengths, intelligence, and overall aptitude.

Read More: UPPSC Pattern 2024

UPPSC Syllabus 2024

The UPPSC syllabus for each exam round will vary from the other. The entire syllabus for the various exam rounds and sections must be understood and known by all interested applicants. Candidates will be able to perform to the best of their abilities if they are aware of this, which will ultimately lead to the desired score.

UPPSC Prelims Paper 1 Syllabus

The following topics will be covered in the General Studies Paper 1 of UPPSC Prelims-

  • Current events (International and National Importance)
  • Current events based on the state of Uttar Pradesh
  • Indian History: Economic, Social, and Political Aspects of the History of India
  • The Indian National Movement and the Struggle for Indian Independence
  • National and International Geography -  Social, Physical and Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Governance and Polity
  • Social Development and movements 
  • Issues on Environmental, Biodiversity, Climate, and Ecological concepts 
  • General Science: basic understanding of Science, including topics from chemistry, physics, and biology

UPPSC CSAT Syllabus (Prelims paper 2)

The following topics and subjects will be included in the CSAT paper of the UPPSC exam-

  • Mental Ability of candidates
  • Class 10 level Elementary Maths
  • General Hindi
  • General English
  • Comprehension and Composition
  • Interpersonal skills of candidates
  • Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability
  • Decision Making and Problem-Solving

UPPSC Preparation 2024

As the exam is highly competitive it is crucial for applicants to prepare well for it to stand out from the others. The following prep tips can help students lead an efficient UPPSC preparation-

  • Solve Mock Tests
  • Practice Previous Year’s Papers and Questions
  • Align preparation with the UPPSC syllabus and exam pattern
  • Revise consistently 
  • Make Notes
  • Purchase the suitable study materials
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses
  • Build a study plan
  • Learn time management skills

Also Check: UPPSC Books

UPPSC Result 2024

The UPPSC result is announced at the website uppsc.up.nic.in. The scorecard can be checked by visiting the official website and logging in with the provided credentials. 

For determining the final UPPSC result, the performance of the candidates in the mains exam and the interview phase of the selection process is taken into consideration. Those who are qualified to take the mains exam are selected based on their achieved Prelims score.

The UPPSC uses a normalization mechanism to ensure that each applicant's performance is fairly evaluated, accounting for variations in the difficulty of the exam questions among various candidate batches.

Below are the steps to successfully check the UPPSC result and merit list once they have been made live-

Step 1: Visit the official website of UPPSC

Step 2: The “UPPSC Result 2024” link would be provided on the homepage and it should be selected

Step 3: Candidates must enter their login details to access the result

Step 4: Once logged in, applicants may check the status of their results 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the UPPSC full form?

The full form of UPPSC is Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission. It is an exam-conducting body that holds state-level PCS exams every year.

What is the purpose of the UPPSC exam?

The UPPSC PCS exams are conducted to recruit students who are qualified and suitable to work in the UP government for various job posts.

Can students in school register for UPPSC?

No, to be eligible for UPPSC, applicants must at least be 21 years of age and must have completed their bachelor's from a recognized university.

What is the registration fee for UPPSC?

Students belonging to the general category will need to pay the registration fee of INR 125. Other applicants from different categories will have the advantage of paying a lesser amount.

How many rounds will the UPPSC selection process include?

In the UPPSC selection process, there are three rounds that candidates will need to prepare for and clear in order to be selected. These are UPPSC Prelims, Mains, and Interviews.

When was the UPPSC PCS Result 2023 declared?

The UPPSC PCS result 2023 was declared on January 23, 2024. 

When was the UPPSC Mains 2023 be conducted?

The UPPSC Mains exam was conducted on 26th September 2023.

When will the UPPSC PCS Prelims take place?

The UPPSC PCS prelims are scheduled to be held on March 17, 2024.

When will the UPPSC PCS Mains take place?

The UPPSC PCS Mains are going to be held on July 7, 2024. Candidates can check the official schedule on the website uppsc.up.nic.in.

Where can I download the UPPSC exam calendar?

The exam calendar for UPPSC examination 2024 has been released on the official website, uppsc.up.nic.in. Candidates can visit the website and download the PDF file. 

How many candidates were selected in UPPSC PCS 2023 exam?

A total of 251 candidates were selected in UPPSC PCS final interview round. Out of these, 167 were male candidates and 84 were female candidates. 

When will the preliminary exam for UPPSC RO/ARO posts be held?

The UPPSC prelims for RO/ARO vacancies will take place on February 11, 2024.