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)
◐ 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 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.