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UPPSC PCS Exam 2022: Mains Date Announced


UPPSC PCS Exam 2022: The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has announced the PCS Mains exam date on its official website. As per the official announcement, The UPPSC PCS Mains exam will be conducted in two sessions from September 27 to October 1, 2022. Candidates who will qualify in the UPPSC PCS Prelims exam held on June 12, 2022, will be eligible for the Mains exam.

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A total of 250 PCS positions, including SDM and Deputy SP, will be filled through the Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services recruitment. This article has provided all the details related to the UP PCS exam 2022, such as important dates, admit card details, vacancies, and so on. Read on to know more about the UPPSC PCS exam 2022.

Latest: The UPPSC PCS Mains exam 2022 will be conducted in two sessions from September 27 to October 1, 2022.

What is UPPSC PCS Exam?

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) is in charge of the administration of various Uttar Pradesh Combined State/Upper Subordinate Exams. The UPPSC PCS recruitment exam is held for the roles of Upper Subordinate Services (P.C.S.), A.C.F., and R.F.O.

What is the UPPSC Full Form?

The full form of the UP PCS exam is the Uttar Pradesh Provincial Civil Services exam. The Combined State Upper Subordinate Services exam is another name for the P.C.S. exam.

UPPSC PCS Notification 2022

The official notification of the Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (P.C.S.) and Assistant Conservator of Forest (A.C.F.) Range Forest Officer (R.F.O.) Services Examination – 2022 was released by UPPSC on March 16, 2022, to fill 250 UP PCS vacancies. Click on the following link to download the official UPPSC 2022 notification PDFs:

UP PCS 2022 Highlights

Candidates who are about to appear for UPPSC PCS should check the necessary information in the table below:

Full Exam NameUPPSC Commission Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Exam
Short Exam NameUP PCS
Conducting BodyUttar Pradesh Public Service Commission
Frequency of ConductVacancy Based
LanguagesEnglish, Hindi
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Application Fee (General)125 Rs [Online]
Mode of CounsellingUP PCS Preliminary Exam offline
Job LocationUttar Pradesh
UPPSC official websiteuppsc.up.nic.in
Helpdesk No.0532 – 2407547; +91 – 8765973668

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UPPSC 2022 Exam Dates

UPPSC issued the UPPSC PCS and ACF/ RFO 2022 Notification on March 16, 2022. The UPPSC PCS Online Application was open from March 16 to April 16, 2022. Other important dates for online applications are listed below. However, the following are the dates for the UPPSC 2022 P.C.S. and ACF/ RFO exams:

EventsImportant dates
UPPSC PCS notification 2022March 16, 2022
UPPSC PCS 2022 apply onlineMarch 16, 2022
UPPSC PCS application form 2022 Last dateApril 16, 2022
Last date for fee paymentApril 12, 2022
UPPSC PCS 2022 prelims examJune 12, 2022
Mains examSeptember 27 to October 1, 2022

UPPSC PCS 2021 Important Dates

Candidates can keep track of all exam-related events by checking the UPPSC PCS 2021-22 important dates from the table below:

UPPSC notification 2021February 5, 2021 (Released)
UPPSC PCS application form 2021February 5, 2021
UPPSC PCS application form 2021 last dateMarch 5, 2021
UPPSC PCS 2021 admit card (Prelims)October 8, 2021
UPPSC PCS Prelims examOctober 24, 2021
UPPSC PCS 2021 answer key (Provisional)October 27 to November 2, 2021
Last date to raise objection against UPPSC PCS answer key 2021November 3, 2021 (5 PM)
Final UPPSC PCS answer keyTo be announced
Prelims resultDecember 1, 2021
UPPSC PCS Mains examJanuary 28, 2022, March 23 to 27, 2022
UP PCS Mains resultTo be announced

UPPSC PCS Vacancy 2022

The official notification for UPPSC PCS and ACF/RFO vacancies has been released. The total number of vacancies for the Combined State Services Examination is 250, and the requisition for the position of ACF/RFO has yet to be received.

UPPSC Vacancy 2021

According to the UPPSC 2021 notification, the recruitment exam will be held for 400 vacancies and 16 for the forest services exam. The number of UPPSC PCS vacancies may increase in response to additional requisition requests. 

UPPSC PCS PostVacancies
P.C.S. (Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services)400
Assistant Conservator of Forest (A.C.F.)01
Range Forest Officer (R.F.O.) 15


The following are the positions available in the UPPSC PCS 2022 examination.

  • Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport)
  • District Basik Shiksha Adhikari / Associate DIOS and Other equivalent administrative posts, District Administrative Office
  • District Audit Officer (Revenue Audit)
  • Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-I) / Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-II)
  • Senior Lecturer, DIET
  • Chemist
  • Officer on Special Duty (Computer)
  • District Can Officer, UP Agriculture Service Group B (Development Branch)
  • Labour Enforcement Officer
  • Management Officer/Manager (Estate Department)
  • Technical Assistant
  • Tax Assessment Officer

UPPSC PCS Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who have planned to attempt the UP PCS exam 2022 must meet the eligibility requirements. The eligibility requirements for the UP PCS exam are outlined below:


Candidates must be at least 21 years old and not older than 40 years.

Minimum Age21 years
Maximum Age40 years
UPPSC PCS Age Relaxation

The age relaxation for reserved category candidates is as follows:

CategoryAge relaxation providedMaximum Age Limit
O.B.C.5 years43 years
SC5 years45 years
S.T.5 years45 years
PwD15 years55 years

UPPSC PCS Educational Qualification

The candidate must be a graduate to appear for the UPPSC PCS exam 2022. Aspirants taking their graduation degree exam can also register for the exam. Still, they must submit their final year mark sheet at the time of submitting their UPPCS main exam Detailed Application Form (D.A.F.).

Furthermore, certain educational qualifications are required for specific positions. The exact details are provided below:

PostAcademic Qualification
Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport)Law Graduate
District Basik Shiksha Adhikari / Associate DIOS and Other equivalent administrative posts, District Administrative OfficerPost Graduate Degree
District Cane Officer, U.P. Agriculture Service Group “B” (Development Branch)Agriculture Graduate
District Audit Officer (Revenue Audit)Commerce Graduate
Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-I) / Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-II)Degree in Science with Physics or Mechanical Engg. as a subject
Assistant Labour CommissionerDegree in Arts with Sociology or Economics as a subject or Commerce/Law
District Programme OfficerDegree in Sociology or Social Science or Home Science or Social Work
Senior Lecturer, DIETPost Graduate Degree with B.Ed
District Probation OfficerPost Graduate Degree in Psychology or Sociology or Social Work or any qualification equivalent to it or Post Graduate Diploma in any Branch of Social Work from any recognised Institute of social work
Designated Officer / Food Safety Officer(1) Post Graduate Degree in Chemistry as one of the subjects from a University established by law in India or a qualification recognised by the Government as equivalent to it OR (2) At least one of the qualifications prescribed for Direct Recruitment to the post of Food Safety Officer given as below: A Bachelor’s Degree in Food Technology or Dairy Technology or Biotechnology or Oil Technology or Agricultural Science or Veterinary Sciences or Bio-Chemistry or Microbiology or Post Graduate Degree in Chemistry or Degree in Medicine from a recognised University, or any other equivalent/recognised qualification notified by the Central Government, Provided that no person who has any financial interest in the manufacture, import or sale of any article of food shall be appointed to be a Food Safety Officer
Statistical officerPost Graduate Degree in mathematics or Mathematical Statistics or Statistics or Agricultural Statistics from a university recognised by Law in India or equivalent qualification recognised by the Government.
Labour Enforcement OfficerBachelor’s degree with Economics or Sociology or commerce and Post Graduate Diploma or Postgraduate Degree in Law / Labour relation / Labour welfare / Labour Law / Commerce / Sociology / Social work / Social welfare / Trade Management / Personnel Management.
Distt. Horticulture officer Group-2 Grade-1B.Sc (Agriculture / B.Sc (Horticulture) Degree from a recognised University or Institute.
Extension Service officer Group-2B.Sc or B.Sc. (Ag.) followed by 15-month Post-graduate Diploma Course from Govt. Fruit Preservation and Canning Institute, Lucknow or any other recognised Institute, OR 3 years diploma in Hotel Management and Catering from a recognised Institute, or M.Sc. in Food Technology. Or M.Sc. Degree in Horticulture, with special paper in Food Processing
Assistant Conservator of ForestA Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subjects namely Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Geology, Forestry, Statistics or a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from a University established by Law in India or a Foreign University approved by the Central Government from time to time, or a qualification recognised by the Government as equivalent to it. A candidate who has (1) served in the Territorial Army for a minimum period of two years, OR (2) obtained a “B” certificate of N.C.C. shall other things being equal, be given preference in the matter of direct recruitment.
Range Forest OfficerBachelor’s degree with two or more of the subjects, namely Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Forestry, Geology, Agriculture, Statistics, Horticulture and Environment or Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science from a University established by Law in India or possess a qualification recognised by the Government as equivalent to it. A candidate who has: (I) Served in the Territorial Army for a minimum period of two years, OR (II) Obtained a ‘B’ Certificate of National Cadet Corps, OR (III) Represented the state in any game, shall, other things being equal, be given preference in the matter of direct recruitment.
Tax assessment officerBachelor’s degree in Commerce or Economics with 55% marks
Law officer (Public Works Department, Geology and Mining Department)Bachelor’s degree in law from a university established by law in India. And Registration in the concerned Bar council or the affiliated Bar Association. Recognised by the Bar Council of India and two years practice experience certificates issued/certified by Bar Council/Bar Association
Law Officer (Mandi Parisad)Graduate in Law with Registered in Bar Counsel Recognised by Bar Council of India and Certificate of 5-year Practice given by Bar Counsel /Bar Association.
Marketing Officer/ Secretary Group-II (Mandi Parisad)Graduate in Agriculture, Agriculture Marketing, Science, Commerce, Economics or Agriculture Economics from a recognised university
Account and Audit Officer (Mandi Parisad)Graduate in Commerce with Accountancy as one of the subjects and having at least five years experience in Accounts work in a responsible capacity
Senior Sugarcane Development InspectorPost Graduate degree in Agriculture Science and “CCC” Certificate in Computer Operation
Veterinary and Welfare officerGraduate in Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc. and A.H.) or equivalent degree recognised by the Government.

Physical Standard

According to the official notification, the following physical standards are required for the following positions:

  • The Assistant Conservator of Forest
  • Range Forest Officer
SexHeightChest Girth (Fully Expanded)Expansion
Male163 Cm84 Cm5 Cm
Female150 Cm79 Cm5 Cm

Walking Test

  • Test Takers/ Candidates – Male: Finish walking 25 Km (4 hours)
  • Test Takers/ Candidates – Female: Finish walking 15 Km (4 hours)

UPPSC PCS Application Form 2022

The online application process for the UPPSC PCS and ACF/ RFO 2022 exams will be online. There will be no offline applications this time. The registration period began on March 16, 2022, and will end on April 16, 2022. All candidates can apply for this exam online by clicking on the link provided below:

How to fill UPPSC PCS 2022 Online Application form?

Follow the steps mentioned below:

  • 1st Step: Visit to the official website uppsc.up.nic.in.
  • 2nd Step: Now, on the website’s home page, navigate to the link for the Activity Dashboard.
  • 3rd Step: Click on the link that says, “Click Here to Apply for Various Post Under, UPPSC Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Examination 2022.”
  • 4th Step: Register by filling in the required details.
  • 5th Step: Log in with the provided registration number and password.
  • 6th Step: Fill out the remaining details in UPPSC 2022 application form.
  • 7th Step: Following completion of all details, candidates must pay the application fee via Debit card/Credit card/Net banking and
  • 8th Step: Take a printout of the UPPSC Registration Form 2022. For future reference, candidates must carefully save the registration number and password.

UP PCS Application Fee

Category Fee
General/O.B.C. / Economically weaker sectionsExam fee Rs. 100/- + Online processing fee Rs. 25/-, Total = Rs. 125/-
SC/STExam fee Rs. 40/- + Online processing fee Rs. 25/-, Total = Rs. 65/-
Differently Abled Person Exam fee NIL+ On-line processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 25/-
Ex-ServicemanExam fee Rs. 40/- + Online processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 65/- 
Dependents of the Freedom Fighters/WomenAccording to their original category

UPPSC PCS Selection Process

The UPPSC PCS selection procedure is divided into three stages:

  1. Prelims (objective & MCQ)
  2. Mains (Written)
  3. Personality Test (Interview)

UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern

The UPPSC PCS exam is a three-stage exam, with candidates first appearing in the UPPSC PCS prelims exam, the mains exam, and finally the interview (Personality Test).

No of PapersTwo – Paper 1 and Paper 2
Mode of ExamPen and Paper
DurationPaper 1 – 2 hours Paper 2 – 2 hours
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Objective type
No. of questions100 to 150
Marks per paper200 marks
Negative MarkingNo

UPPSC PCS Prelims Pattern

UPPSC PCS Prelims PaperNo. of QuestionsMarks
Paper-1150200 marks
Paper-2 (Qualifying in Nature)100200 marks

UPPSC PCS Mains Pattern

Paper NameMarksTime Duration
General Hindi1503 Hours
Essay1503 Hours
General Studies – I2003 Hours
General Studies – II2003 Hours
General Studies – III2003 Hours
General Studies – IV2003 Hours
Optional Subject – Paper I2003 Hours
Optional Subject – Paper II2003 Hours

Personality Test (Interview)

The Personality Test (VIVA-VOCE) will be worth 100 points. The test will cover general topics while keeping academic interests in mind and general awareness, intelligence, and current topics.

UPPSC PCS Syllabus

The syllabus summary for the preliminary and main examinations is provided below.

UPPSC PCS Prelims Syllabus

* Current events of national and international importance.

* History of India and Indian National Movement.

* India 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 do not require subject specialisation.

* General Science

UPPSC PCS Mains Syllabus

* 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.

UPPSC PCS Admit Card

On October 8, 2021, UPPSC released the prelims UPPSC PCS admit card 2021-22. The hall ticket for P.C.S. Mains 2021 exam, on the other hand, is expected to be released soon. Candidates can access their UPPSC PCS 2021-22 call letter by logging in with their registration number, date of birth, and gender.

UPPSC PCS Preparation Tips

Candidates planning to register for the UPPSC PCS 2022 should check the preparation strategies provided below:

  • Make a study schedule before you begin your preparations.
  • Analyze the UPPSC PCS syllabus and exam pattern carefully.
  • Refer to the best books for the PCS exam 2022.
  • Practice UPPSC PCS previous year’s question papers.
  • Make a quick note for last-minute revision.
  • Attempt mock tests on a regular basis

UPPCS PCS Answer Key

On October 27, 2021, UPPSC released the provisional preliminary answer key for the UP PCS exam 2021. The deadline for challenging the provisional key was November 3, 2021. The UP PCS exam response key includes the question number and the appropriate answer. Candidates can use the answer key to estimate their expected score in the exam.

How to Download UP PCS Answer Key?

Check out the steps below to download the UP PCS 2022 response key:

  • 1st Step – Visit the official website – uppsc.up.nic.in.
  • 2nd Step – On the web page, click the link to the PCS response key.
  • 3rd Step – Visit the official website – uppsc.up.nic.in.
  • 4th Step – On the web page, click the link to the PCS response key.


Candidates who pass the UPPSC PCS prelims exam will be invited to take the mains exam. Along with the announcement of the final result, the UPPSC also publishes the UPPSC PCS cut-off 2022.

How to Check UP PCS Result?

Candidates can check the result of the UP PCS exam by following the steps outlined below:

  • 1st Step – Visit the official website – uppsc.up.nic.in.
  • 2nd Step – Search & click on the UPPSC PCS result link.
  • 3rd Step – A PDF file containing the merit list will open in a new window.
  • 4th Step – Download it.
  • 5th Step – Enter Roll Number by pressing CTRL+F.
  • 6th Step – If your number is discovered, then you are qualified or else not qualified.


The UP PCS exam cut-off will be released following the announcement of the final result. The cut-off will be made available online in a PDF file. The preliminary exam cut-off marks for UPPSC PCS will be determined based on the first paper’s 200 marks. 

Similarly, the UPPSC PCS mains exam cut-off marks will be calculated from a total of 1500 marks. UPPSC will issue the final UP PSC cut-off based on the marks obtained by candidates in the mains and the interview process.

UPPSC PCS Expected Cut-off Marks



Except for the ACF/RFO, the pay scale for all posts in the combined state services exam ranges from Rs. 9300-34800 with grade pay of Rs. 4600/- (except for Naib Tehsildar, who has a grade pay of Rs. 4200/-) to Rs. 15600-39100 with grade pay of Rs. 5400/-.

The UP PCS salary of the Assistant conservator of Forest is given below:

  •  Rs.15600/- to Rs. 39100/-, Grade Pay- Rs.5400/-, (Level 10 in the pay matrix Group) Group “B”, Gazetted.

The UP PCS salary of the Range Forest Officer is given below

  • Rs. 9300/- to Rs. 34800/-, Grade Pay – Rs.4800/-, (Level 8 pay matrix 47600 – 151100) Group “B”, Gazetted.

Note- Other components of the UPPSC PCS salary structure 2022 include DA, H.R.A., etc. The accepted pay commission is used to calculate the UPPSC salary 2022.


Candidates must go through the frequently asked questions related to UP PCS Exam 2022-23 given below:

Q.1: When will the UPPSC PCS Mains exam 2022 be conducted?

Ans: The UPPSC PCS Mains exam is scheduled to be conducted from September 27 to October 1, 2022.

Q.2: Does the exam authorities send the UP PCS 2022 admit card by post?

Ans: No, candidates can get their UP PCS Admit Card 2022 online.

Q.3: Who is a P.C.S. officer?

Ans: P.C.S. officers are civil servants in the Uttar Pradesh (UP) government who work in state administration.

Q.4: How many optional subjects are there in UPPSC PCS?

Ans: According to the official syllabus, the optional subject list includes 29 subjects in total. For the UPPSC PCS Examination, you must select one optional subject.

Q.5: I am 25 years old and have an IGNOU degree. Can I give UPPSC PCS Exam 2022?

Ans: Yes, you are eligible to appear for the UP PSC Exam. For the General category, the age limit is 40 years old. Please see the above article for more details.

Q.6: Is the UP PCS exam conducted in online mode?

Ans: No, the UPPSC PCS exam is held in offline (pen-and-paper based test) mode.

Q.7: Who is the Cadre Controlling Authority of P.C.S.?

Ans: Every state has a Personnel department that oversees the transfer and posting of state P.C.S. officers. The state’s Chief Minister is in charge of the state personnel department.

Q.8: Can State P.C.S. Officers be promoted to I.A.S.?

Ans: Yes, State P.C.S. Officers can be promoted to I.A.S. under certain conditions imposed by UPSC. Every year, 33 per cent of all I.A.S. vacancies are filled through promotion.

Q.9: How many vacancies are there in UP PCS 2022-23 recruitment?

Ans: UPPSC will recruit 250 vacancies through UPPSC PCS 2022-23 exam.

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