UPPCS Syllabus

Uttar Pradesh Service Commission (UPPSC) has released the official recruitment notification for Combined Joint Preliminary and Mains Examination 2017. Uttar Pradesh PSC invites online application form from students and well-defined personnel for engagement. Applicants who apply for the Uttar Pradesh Civil services (pcs), i.e. Pre-examination (objective) and primary exam (Written) will have new UPPSC Syllabus & Exam Pattern.

UPPSC Syllabus knowledge is very important for preparation. Often, lack of knowledge of syllabus is the main cause to face failure in Examination. Applicants may start their preparations with the help of UPPSC Exam Syllabus 2017 and score good marks.

For UPPSC Syllabus, one needs to know stay updated with UPPSC Exam Pattern. To get recruited through Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission, candidates need to clear the three most essential sections which are as follows:

  • UPPSC Pre Exam
  • UPPSC Main Exam
  • Interview

UPPSC Syllabus, therefore, can be broadly divided into two parts; UPPSC Prelims Syllabus for UPPSC Prelims Exam and UPPSC Mains Syllabus for UPPSC Mains Exam.

Phase I: UPPSC Syllabus for Preliminary Exam

The preliminary examination of UPPSC will comprise of objective type questions. UPPSC Prelims Prelims Exam will be qualifying in nature. The applicants will be given multiple choices for each question. Total marks assigned for each paper is 200. The duration of the examination will be two hours i.e. 120 minutes for each paper. This Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only and the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the Candidates, who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination, will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.

UPPSC Exam Syllabus for Prelims:

Paper 1- General Studies

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World geography – Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights issues etc.
  • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development Poverty Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.General Issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity, and Climate Change- that do not require subject specialization.
  • General Issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity, and Climate Change- that do not require subject specialization.General Science
  • General Science

Paper 2- General Studies

  • Comprehension Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
  • Decision-making and problem-solving.
  • General mental ability.
  • Elementary Mathematics up to Class X level- Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics.
  • General English up to Class X level.
  • General Hindi up to Class X level.
Phase II: UPPSC Syllabus for Mains Exam

UPPSC Main Examination will consist of a written test and an interview. The written test shall consist of question papers of descriptive type.

UPPSC Exam Syllabus for Mains:

Compulsory Paper

Essay

There will be three sections in the question paper of Candidates will have to select one topic Essay. from each section and they are required to write an essay in 700 words on each topic. In the three sections, topics of the essay will be based on the following spheres:

Section A:(1) Literature and Culture. (2) Social sphere. (3) Political sphere.

Section B:(1) Science, Environment, and Technology. (2) Economic Sphere (3) Agriculture, Industry, and Trade.

Section C:(1) National and International Events. (2) Natural Calamities, Landslide, Earthquake, Deluge, Drought etc. (3) National Development programs and projects.

General Studies is divided into 4 papers. Each section having 200 marks.

GENERAL STUDIES-I

  1. History of Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  2. Modern Indian history (from A.D.1757 to A.D. 1947): Significant events, personalities and issues, etc.
  3. The Freedom Struggle- its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.
  4. Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country (till 1965A.D.).
  5. History of the world will include events from 18th century to middle of the 20th century such as French revolution of 1789, industrial revolution, World Wars, redraw of national boundaries, Socialism, Nazism, Fascism etc-their forms and effect on the society.
  6. Salient features of Indian Society and culture.
  7. Role of Women in society and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and
  8. Meaning of liberalization, privatization and globalization and their effects on economy, polity and social structure.
  9. Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
  10. Distribution of major natural resources of World- Water, Soils, Forests in reference to South and South-East Asia with special reference to India. Factors responsible for the location of industries (with special reference to India).
  11. Salient features of Physical Geography- Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, Cyclone, Ocean Currents, winds and glaciers.
  12. Oceanic resources of India and their potential.
  13. Human migration-refugee problem of the World with focus on India.
  14. Frontiers and boundaries with reference to Indian sub-continent.
  15. Population and Settlements- Types and Patterns, Urbanization, Smart Cities and Smart Villages.
  16. Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh – History, Culture, Art, Architecture, Festival, Folk-Dance, Literature, Regional Languages, Heritage, Social Customs and Tourism.
  17. Specific knowledge of U.P.- Geography- Human and Natural Resources, Climate, Soils, Forest, Wild-Life, Mines and Minerals, Sources of Irrigation.

GENERAL STUDIES-II

  1. Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basis structure, Role of Supreme Court in evolution of basic provisions of Constitution.
  2. Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States: issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
  3. Role of Finance Commission in Centre- State financial relations.
  4. Separation of powers, dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Emergence and use of alternative dispute redressal mechanisms.
  5. Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other major democratic countries.
  6. Parliament and State legislatures- structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers and privileges and concerned issues.
  7. Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary: Ministries and Departments of the Government, Pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. Public Interest Litigation (PIL).
  8. Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
  9. Appointment to various Constitutional posts, Powers, functions and their responsibilities.
  10. Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies including NITI Aayog, their features and functioning.
  11. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design, implementation and Information Communication Technology (ICT).
  12. Development processes- the role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Self Help Groups (SHGs), various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
  13. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes, mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
  14. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
  15. Issues relating to poverty and hunger, their implication on body politic.
  16. Important aspects of governance. Transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential, citizens, charters and institutional measures.
  17. Role of Civil Services in a democracy in the context of emerging trends.
  18. India and its relationship with neighbouring Countries.
  19. Bilateral, Regional and Global groupings and agreements involving India and/ or affecting India’s interest.
  20. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests- Indian diaspora.
  21. Important International Institutions, Agencies their structure, mandate and functioning.
  22. Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh regarding Political, Administrative, Revenue and Judicial System.
  23. Current affairs and events of Regional, State, National and International importance.

GENERAL STUDIES-III

  1. Economic planning in India, objectives and achievements. Role of NITI Aayog, Pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).
  2. Issues of Poverty, Unemployment, Social justice and inclusive growth.
  3. Components of Government Budgets and Financial System.
  4. Major Crops, Different types of irrigation and irrigation systems, storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce, e-technology in the aid of farmers.
  5. Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices, Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, Limitations, revamping, issues of buffer stocks and food security, Technology missions in agriculture.
  6. Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
  7. Land reforms in India since independence.
  8. Effects of liberalization and globalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
  9. Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
  10. Science and Technology-developments and applications in everyday life and in National Security, India’s Science and Technology policy.
  11. Achievements of Indians in science & technology, indigenization of technology. Developments of New technologies, transfer of technology, dual and critical use technologies.
  12. Awareness in the fields of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Space Technology, Computers, Energy resources, nano- technology, microbiology, biotechnology. Issues relating to intellectual property rights (IPR) and digital rights.
  13. Environmental security and Ecosystems, Conservation of Wild life, Biodiversity, Environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment,
  14. Disaster as a Non-traditional security and safety challenge, disaster mitigation and management.
  15. Challenges of International Security: Issues of Nuclear proliferation, Causes and spread of extremism, Communication networks, role of media and social networking, Basics of cyber security, money laundering and human trafficking.
  16. India’s internal security challenges: Terrorism, corruption, insurgency and organized crimes.
  17. Role, kind and mandate of security forces, Higher defense organizations in India
  18. Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh Economy:-Overview of UP Economy: State Budgets. Importance of Agriculture, Industry, Infrastructure and physical resources. Human Resources and Skill development. Government Programmes and Welfare Schemes.
  19. Issues in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry and Animal Husbandry.
  20. Law and Order and Civil Defence with special reference to U.P.

GENERAL STUDIES-IV

  1. Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human action, dimensions of ethics, ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values, lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators, role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
  2. Attitude: Content, structure, function, its influence and relation with thought and behaviour, moral and political attitudes, social influence and persuasion.
  3. Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship, objectivity, dedication to public services, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections.
  4. Emotional Intelligence- concept and dimensions, its utility and application in administration and governance.
  5. Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
  6. Public/Civil Service values and ethics in Public Administration: status and problems, ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions, laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance, accountability and ethical governance, strengthening of moral values in governance, ethical issues in international relations and funding, corporate governance.
  7. Probity in Governance: concept of public service, philosophical basis of governance and probity, information sharing and transparency in government. Right to Information, codes of ethics, codes of conduct, citizen’s charter, work culture, quality of service delivery, utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
  8. Case studies on above issues.

Optional Paper

A candidate has to select one optional subject from the list of optional subjects. There will be two paper in an optional subject and each paper will consist of 200 marks.

AgricultureAnimal Husbandry 
& Veterinary Science
Civil Engineering
ZoologyBotanyAgricultural Engineering
ChemistryLawUrdu Lit.
PhysicsStatisticsCivil Engineering
MathematicsAnthropologyCommerce & Accountancy
GeographyElectrical EngineeringMechanical Engineering
EconomicsManagement
SociologyHistory
PhilosophyPolitical Science & & International Relations
GeologySanskrit Lit.
PsychologyPublic Administration

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