UPPSC Provincial Civil Services Exam 2022 Pattern

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UPPSC stands for Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission. UPPSC is the state agency authorized to conduct the Civil Services Examination for entry-level appointments in various civil services of Uttar Pradesh.

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UPPSC Provincial Civil Services Exam 2022

UPPSC conducts the state service exam to recruit candidates for Group A and Group B services. The Charter of the Agency is provided by the Constitution of India. Articles 315 to 323 of Part XIV of the Constitution, titled Services under the Union and the States, provide for a Public Service Commission for the Union and each State.

UPPSC 2022 – Important Details

Name of ExamProvincial Civil Service Exam or PCS Exam
Conducted ByUttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC)
Purpose of PCS ExamFor the recruitment of Group A and Group B officers in the executive branch of the State Government of Uttar Pradesh
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UPPSC Provincial Civil Services Exam 2022 – Brief information about Exam

UPPSC PCS Exam details are mentioned below:

  • On April 1, 1937, the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) came into existence with its headquarters at Prayagraj (then Allahabad).
  • The recent change in the UP PCS exam pattern has made it similar to the UPSC exam pattern. Now, like in the IAS exam, there are 4 GS papers and there is only one optional subject option in PCS Mains.
  • Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) conducts the Provincial Civil Services Examination (PCS Exam) for recruitment to state-level services. Selected PCS officers can be promoted to IAS officers later in their careers.
  • The current UPPSC Chairman (2022), is Dr. Manoj Soni. His term will end on June 27, 2023. Prior to this, Shri Sanjay Shrinet, a 1993 batch IAS officer, was the Chairman of UPPSC. Apart from the UPPSC chairman, there are five other members.

The current UPPSC members (2022) are:

  1. Ms. Smita Nagaraj
  2. Mr. T. C. A. Anant
  3. Mr. Rajiv Nayan Choubey
  4. Mr. Bharat Bhushan Vyas
  5. Mr. M. Sathiyavathy

The functioning of UPPSC is regulated by:

  1. The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (Regulation), 1976
  2. The Uttar Pradesh State Public Service Commission (Regulation of Procedure Act, 1985)
  3. The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (Procedure and Conduct of Business) Rules 2011.

Given below is the list of UPPSC exams:

  1. PCS Exam (Combined State/Upper Subordinate Examination – Prelims, Mains)
  2. Review Officer (RO)/Assistant Review Officer (ARO) Examination (Prelims, Mains)
  3. Combined State Engineering Examination
  4. Assistant Registrar Examination
  5. Assistant Prosecuting Officer Examination
  6. UP Nyayic Seva (Junior Division) Examination
  7. Additional Private Secretary (APS) Examination

UPPSC Provincial Civil Services Exam 2022 Exam Pattern

UP PCS Exam is conducted in three stages:

  • Prelims – 2 papers – multiple-choice questions (MCQ)
  • Mains – 8 paper – essay/descriptive type
  • Personality Test

UPPCS 2022 Important Dates Timetable

The schedule is:

  • Release of 2022 Notification: 16th March 2022
  • Last Date of Fee Deposit: 12th April 2022
  • Last Date of Submission of Application: 16th April 2022
  • Date of UPPSC Pre: June 12, 2022
  • Date of UPPSC Mains: September 27th, 2022 onwards.

UPPSC 2022 Eligibility Criteria

UPPSC Qualification

The educational qualification for PCS exam is:

  • Candidates should possess Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification from any recognized university

There are also some post-specific PCS exam qualifications which are given below-:

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PCS exam eligibility also includes physical measurement/fitness for certain posts. To be considered eligible, candidates have to undergo a medical test followed by an interview.

Physical Measurements

  • Assistant Conservator of Forest
  • Range Forest Officer
  • Dy. Superintendent of Police
  • Superintendent of Jail
  • District Commandant Home Guards
  • Excise Inspector etc.

Physical Measurement for Assistant Conservator of Forests

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Physical Measurement for Range Forest Officer for UPPSC PSC:

No candidates for direct recruitment shall be appointed to the service unless he/she possesses the minimum standard for the height and chest girth as specific below-:

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Physical Measurement for other UPPSC posts are given below:

  • Dy. Superintendent of Police
  • District Commandant Home Guards
  • Superintendent of Jail
  • Excise Inspector etc.
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UPPSC Age Limit

PCS Exam age limit (as on 1st July of the exam year) is:

  • Minimum age – 21 years
  • Maximum age – 40 years

The UPPSC notification also listed age relaxation for various categories/posts in PCS exam eligibility:

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC5 years age limit relaxation
S.T.5 years age limit relaxation
OBC5 years age limit relaxation
Physically Handicapped (PwD)15 years age limit relaxation
Skilled players of U.P. of Classified Games5 years age limit relaxation
State Govt. Employees of U.P. (including Teachers/Staff of Basic Shiksha Parishad and Govt. aided Madhyamik Vidyalayas)5 years age limit relaxation
Group- ‘B’ posts for the Emergency Commissioned Officers / Short Service Commissioned Officers / Ex-Army Personnel with experience of 5 years5 years age limit relaxation

To claim the benefit of reservation for age relaxation, candidates should have:

  • Domicile of UP
  • Category A Certificate from Competent Authority
  • In case of female candidates, the caste/ domicile certificate issued by the father will be considered valid.
  • Male candidates with more than one wife (living) are not eligible. (Unless the governor of the state gives exemption.)
  • Female candidates who are already married to a person having a wife (living) are not eligible. (Unless the governor of the state gives exemption.)
  • Pregnant (12 weeks or more) female candidates will be provisionally disqualified.
  • Candidates claiming age relaxation/reservation in more than one category for UP PCS exam will be entitled to only one concession, whichever is more beneficial.

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