UPPSC Provincial Civil Services Mains Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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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  1. Thanx…
    And its helpful for us

  2. lots of thanks for this knowledge

  3. 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

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

  7. Dear,

    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. 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. 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

    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. Please tell me literature of hindi language syllabus for uppsc mains

  14. thnku sir….. vry helpful for us.

  15. Thanks a lot

  16. Please someone provided gegoraphy privious year q* paper

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. pls share last year qc paper

  20. 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.

  21. thanks for this knowlage

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

  23. Shubham Srivastava Rebel

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

  24. Please send me pcs main exam question paper


  25. Ramduvesh singh yadav

    Great thanks.
    To given this knowledge.

  26. Thank you


  28. 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.

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

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

  31. hi,
    sir, in mains exam choice subject 1 or 2

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

  33. sir optional paper multiple hoga or discriptive

  34. peovide me previous paper for uppcs

  35. How many optional subject in uppcs sir

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

  37. pls send me physics question paper

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

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

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

  41. 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

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

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

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

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

  46. shubham choudhary

    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

  47. optional subject physics in uppsc is or not?

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

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

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

  50. 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.

  51. Mohd.jawwad Haide

    Is hindi is mendatary medium for this exam ??

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

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