UPPSC Exam Pattern 2018: Check UPPSC PCS Pre & Mains Exam Pattern and Syllabus

UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern 2018 should be known to all candidates desiring to appear in the examination. The examination is scheduled to be held on 19th August 2018 (tentative) and candidates do not have much time for preparation. UPPSC PCS Pre Exam Pattern can be helpful for a candidate as it informs about total number or questions, total time, sections etc. UPPSC PCS 2018 Exam Pattern is a structure according to which the question paper is designed. A candidate will be able to check the exam pattern of UPPSC PCS 2018 on this page.

UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern 2018

The notification of Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has been released in the month of July 2018 to recruit 924 candidates on the various posts. The recruitment will be made on the basis of Preliminary Examination, Main Examination and Interview. UPPSC PCS Pre Exam Pattern 2018, as well as UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Pattern 2018, is important for a candidate to get an idea about the duration, total questions, sections, mode of exam etc. Many candidates prepare for examination but they do not have idea of UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern 2018 which is a negative point.

Important Dates of UPPSC PCS Exam 2018



UPPSC PCS Pre Exam Date


UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Date

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UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern 2018: Preliminary & Mains Examination

UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern 2018 for Preliminary & Mains Examination is different. The experts have designed the UPPSC 2018 Exam Pattern to conduct the examination. A candidate who does not follow UPPCS Exam Pattern will not get the idea of the structure of question paper of UPPSC Exam. UPPSC PCS 2018 Exam Pattern can be checked by the interested candidates on this page in the other section.

UPPSC Exam Pattern 2018: Preliminary Examination

At first, candidates have to appear in the Preliminary Examination as it the first stage of the recruitment process. Candidates who are going to take the examination, UPPCS Pre 2018 Exam Pattern is an important aspect for qualifying the examination. The question paper will comprise of Objective type of questions. A candidate has to mark the answers in the OMR sheet. In UPPSC Pre examination their will be two papers General Studies-I and General Studies-II. A candidate should appear in both the examination because both the papers are compulsory. There are essential points which a candidate should know about UPPCS Pre Exam which are given below.

  • The Paper 2 of UPPSC Preliminary Examination will be of qualifying nature with minimum qualifying marks 33%.

  • The merit listwill be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in Paper 1 of the Preliminary Examination.

  • It is compulsory for the candidates to appear in both the papers of Preliminary Examination for evaluation purpose.

Candidates can check the UPPSC Pre Exam Pattern 2018 from the table given below.


Total Questions

Total Marks



General Studies-I



2 Hours

9.30 A.M to 11.30 A.M

General Studies-II



2 Hours

2.30 P.M to 4.30 P.M

As mentioned above in UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern 2018 paper of General Studies-I will have 100-150 questions. The name of the subjects for General Studies-I which is mentioned in the UPPSC advertisement are as follows.

  1. General Science

  2. General Issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change.

  3. Economic and Social Development.

  4. Indian Polity and Governance.

  5. India and World Geography.

  6. History of India and Indian National Movement.

  7. National and International Current Events.

UPPCS Exam Pattern 2018: Mains Examination

A candidate who will pass the UPPCS Preliminary Examination shall get the chance to appear in UPPSC PCS Mains Examination. UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern 2018 for Mains is completely different from UPPCS Pre Exam Pattern. Mains examination will comprise of Conventional type questions. UPPSC Mains exam pattern will play an important role as a candidate will get to know about the timing, mode of examination, exam type etc. Candidates who qualify Pre Exam will look for exam pattern of UPPSC PCS Mains exam.

According to the UPPCS Main Exam pattern, there will be two papers which shall be conducted on same day. UPPSC Mains Exam will consist of the compulsory and optional subjects and a candidate has to choose subjects from the options given below.

  • Medical Science

  • Agricultural Engineering

  • Public Administration

  • Commerce & Accountancy

  • Sanskrit Literature

  • Persian Literature

  • Hindi Literature

  • English Literature

  • Urdu Literature

  • Arabic Literature

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • Anthropology

  • Social Work

  • History

  • Political Science & International Relations

  • Management

  • Defence Studies

  • Statistics

  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science

  • Law

  • Botany

  • Psychology

  • Geology

  • Philiosophy

  • Sociology

  • Economics

  • Geography

  • Mathematics

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Zoology

  • Agriculture

The Paper 1 will comprise of the compulsory subjects means all candidates have to take the exam of these subjects. A candidate can check the name of compulsory subjects from the table given below.



General Hindi

150 Marks


150 Marks

General Studies (First Paper)

200 Marks

General Studies (Second Paper)

200 Marks

General Studies (Third Paper)

200 Marks

General Studies (Fourth Paper)

200 Marks

Candidates should prepare the subjects in a well manner so that they can attempt maximum number of questions in the examination. A candidate who will qualify the Mains Examination will be eligible for appearing in the next stage. As we have mentioned above there will be two papers in UPPSC Mains Examination and we have provided the UPPCS PSC Exam Pattern 2018 below.


Total Marks



Paper 1 (Compulsory)


3 Hours

9.30 A.M to 12.30 A.M

Paper 2 (Optional)

200 (each)

2 Hours

2.00 P.M to 5.00 P.M

Updated: July 21, 2018 — 12:38 pm

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