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The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission / उत्तर प्रदेश लोक सेवा आयोग,  is the government body, which is authorized to conduct the Civil Services Examination for entry-level appointments to the various Civil Services of Uttar Pradesh state.

UPPSC charter is granted by the Constitution of India.

Articles 315 to 323 of Part XIV of the Constitution of India, titled Services Under the Union and the States, provide for a Public Service Commission for the Union and for each state in India.

The list of posts included in the Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Examination are given below:

1. Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport)

2. District Basik Shiksha Adhikari

3. Associate DIOS and Other equivalent administrative posts, District Administrative Office

4. District Audit Officer (Revenue Audit)

5. Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-I)

6. Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-II)

7. Assistant conservator of Forest (ACF)

8. Range Forest Officer of Forest

9. Assistant Labour Commissioner

10. District Programme Officer

11. Senior Lecturer, DIET

12. District Probation Officer

13. Designated Officer / Food Safety Officer

14. Statistical officer

15. Labour Enforcement Officer

16. Child Development Project Officer

There is No Attempt Limit for the Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Examination and Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF)/ Range Forest Officer (RFO) Services Examination.
But there is Age Limit for the Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Examination and Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF)/ Range Forest Officer (RFO) Services Examination, candidates must have attained the age of 21 yrs and must not have crossed the age of 40 years.
For Physically Handicapped candidates, the maximum age limit is 55 years.

Age Relaxation Limit:
(a) Upper age limit relaxed by 5 years for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes of U.P., Scheduled Tribes of U.P., Other Backward Classes of U.P., Skilled players of U.P. of Classified Games, State Govt. Employees of U.P. Also, Teachers / Staff of the Basic Shiksha Parishad of Uttar Pradesh and Teachers/ Staff of the Government Aided Madhyamik Vidyalayas of Uttar Pradesh.
(b) Upper age limit relaxed by 15 for physically handicapped persons of U.P.
(c) Upper age limit relaxed by 5 years, for Group- 'B' posts for the Emergency Commissioned Officers / Short Service Commissioned Officers / Ex-Army Personnel's of U.P. those who have rendered 5 years’ service in Indian Army, but there shall be no reservation for Group- 'B' posts.
In case of availability of Group-'C' posts, the Age relaxation and reservation shall be given according to Rule.

UPPSC PCS Preparation Tips:
The civil services examination question papers are designed, such that it tests analytical and conceptual clarity of the examinee.


Here are few tips that can help candidates track their preparation:
Each topic that is mentioned in UPPSC syllabus is important and candidate should never skip any of them.
For State Service Exams, a candidate should read the state board textbooks as they give relevant information on various topics mentioned in the syllabus.
Each topic like History, Geography, Polity, economy etc. should also be studied keeping in mind the state’s aspects.
A candidate can find source of practice in past years’ question papers and Test Series from good coaching institute.


UPPSC PCS Prelims has the following topics:
Current events of National & International importance
Indian History and National Movement
Indian and World Geography
Indian Governance and Polity
Social and Economic Development
Environmental Ecology, Climate Change, and Biodiversity
General Science


For CSAT exam, i.e. UPPSC PCS Prelims Paper-II, candidates should practise reading comprehensions, logical reasoning and English grammar more as questions from these sections are asked in aptitude exam in large number.

For other section, Reading Comprehensions, follow previous year question papers.

In order to appear for the UPPSC Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) Examination, candidates should fulfil these basic criterias.

1. Nationality: A Candidate must be the citizen of India.

2. Educational Qualification: For the posts included in the Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services Examination - The candidates must possess Bachelors Degree of any recognised University or equivalent qualification upto the end date for receipt of application.

This should be mentioned by the candidate in the relevant column of their application form and for some specific posts, specific qualifications have been prescribed.


3. Age Limit: For the Combined State/Upper Sub-ordinate Services Examination, candidates must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have crossed the age of 40 years.


To avail the benefits of reservation or age relaxation, candidates must:

  1. Have a domicile of UP

  2. A category certificate from the competent authority

  3. In the case of women candidates, the caste/domicile certificate issued from father’s side shall be considered valid

  4. Male candidates with more than one wife (living) are not eligible

  5. Female candidates who have married someone already having a wife (living) are not eligible.

  6. Candidates claiming Age relaxation/reservation in more than one category for the UPPSC PCS Exam shall be entitled to only one relaxation, whichever is more beneficial.


4. Physical Measurement: Physical Measurements will be applicable as per Service Rules/requisitions, in a case of availability of posts e.g. Dy. Superintendent of Police, Superintendent of Jail, District Commandant Home Guards, etc

Yes, Civil Services Aspirant from other State can also apply for UPPSC Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) Examination. 

But, candidate can't avail the reservation or age relaxation benefits, which are provided to the domiciled candidates of Uttar Pradesh.

Candidates are eligible through general category, reserve categories apply on reserved candidates of UP.