CoachUp IAS - UPPSC Syllabus

UPPSC Exam IAS Syllabus

The UPPCS Prelims syllabus focuses on general and societal awareness which is tested by objective-type (MCQ) questions. The UPPCS Mains syllabus is much more comprehensive as this stage comprises eight theory papers.
The UPPCS exam is conducted in three phases:
Phase 1: UPPCS (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type)
Phase 2: UPPCS (Mains) Examination (Descriptive Type)
Phase 3: Personal Interview (Personality Test) .

Phase 1: UPPCS Prelims Exam

Paper Subject No. of Questions Total Marks Durations
I General Studies I (GS) 150 200 2 hours (9:30 AM to 11:30 AM)
II CSAT 100 200 2 hours (2:30 PM to 4:30 PM)

UPPCS Prelims Syllabus

Syllabus for GS Paper (Prelims Paper I)

◐ History of India & Indian National Movement
◐ India and World Geography
◐ Indian Polity and Governance
◐ Economic and Social Development
◐ General Issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change -
◐ General Science
◐ Current events of national and international Importance
Note: - Candidates are expected to have general awareness about the above subjects with special reference to Uttar Pradesh.

Syllabus for CSAT Paper (Prelims Paper II)

◐ Comprehension.
◐ Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
◐ Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
◐ Decision making and problem solving.
◐ General mental ability
◐ Elementary Mathematics upto Class X level- Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Statistics.
◐ General English upto Class X level.

Phase 2: UPPCS IAS Mains Exam

Paper Subject Durations Total Marks
Paper I General Hindi 3 hours 150
Paper II Essay 3 hours 200
Paper III General Studies I Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society 3 hours 300
Paper IV General Studies II Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations 3 hours 200
Paper V General Studies Technology, Economic Development, Bio- diversity, Environment, Security & Disaster Management 3 hours 200
Paper VI General Studies VI Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude 3 hours 200
Paper VII Optional Paper I 3 hours 200
Paper VIII Optional Paper II 3 hours 200

Phase 3: UPPCS Interview/Personality Test (100 Marks)

◐ Candidates who qualify the UPPCS Mains Exam will be called for the 'Personality Test/Interview'. These candidates will be interviewed by a Board appointed by the UPPSC.
◐ The objective of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in the state civil services by a board of competent and unbiased observers.
◐ The interview is more of purposive conversation intended to explore the mental qualities and analytical ability of the candidate.
◐ The Interview test will be of 100 marks and the total marks for written examination is 1500. This sums up to a Grand Total of 1600 Marks based on which the final merit list will be prepared.