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UPPSC Syllabus 2021: The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission release the UPPSC Syllabus along with its official notification on the official website. Candidates who are preparing for the UPPSC Prelims exam must have a thorough understanding of the UPPSC Syllabus 2021 so that they only study the relevant topics. As per the official notification, the UPPSC Combined State/ Upper Subordinate Services (Prelims) Examination 2021 is scheduled to be conducted on October 24, 2021, at the designated exam centres. Scroll down to read more on UPPSC Syllabus 2021!

UPPSC Syllabus 2021: An Overview

Before getting into the details of UPPSC Syllabus 2021, candidates must go through the exam overview for a better understanding.

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Exam NameUPPSC Recruitment 2021
Conducting BodyUttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC)
PostAdv 2/2021: Assistant Chemist, Soil Chemist, Director General, Research Assistant, Economic and Statistical Officer, and more
Medical Officer: Gynecologist, Pediatrician, Pathologist, General Surgeon, Psychiatrist, Dermatologist, and more.
VacancyAdv 02/2021: 130
Medical Officer: 3620
EligibilityAdv 02/2021: Educational Qualification varies as per the posts.
Medical Officer: MBBS + Post Graduate Degree/Diploma + 21 to 40 Years
Application ModeOnline (from official website)
Selection ProcessAdv 02/2021: Depends on the posts
Medical Officer: Screening Test + Personal Interview
Official Websiteuppsc.up.nic.in
Official NotificationAdv 02/2021: Download PDF
Medical Officer: Download PDF

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UPPSC Syllabus 2021

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission prescribes the syllabus for various exams conducted by the commission. Candidates who will be taking the test must be familiar with the syllabus of the respective exam. The officials provide the complete subject-wise syllabus for the preparation of the candidates. Check below the UPPSC syllabus of various exams-

Syllabus of UPPSC 

Name of the ExamLinks 
PCS Examination Syllabus
Assistant Prosecutor Officer ExamSyllabus
Combined State Engineering Service ExamSyllabus`
UP Judicial Service ExamSyllabus
UP Palika Health Service ExamSyllabus
Combined Junior Engineering ExamSyllabus
Assistant Forest Conservator/Range Forest Officer ExamSyllabus
Additional Private Secretary ExamSyllabus
Additional Registrar Exam Syllabus
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UPPSC Syllabus 2021: Subjects

The officials provide the syllabus for both prelims and mains examination. Candidates must check the topics given in the syllabus and prepare accordingly to score well in the exam. Aspirants should cover all the subjects and related topics. Check below the subjects in UPPSC exams-

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 Subjects in PCS Examination

Agriculture & Veterinary ScienceArabic Lit.Zoology
ChemistryHindi Lit.Statistics
Defence StudiesPersian Lit.Physics
ManagementSanskrit Lit.Mathematics
Political Science & International RelationsGeologyCommerce & Accountancy
HistoryCivil EngineeringPublic Administration
Social WorkMedical ScienceSociology
Agricultural EngineeringPhilosophyAnthropology
Mechanical EngineeringBotanyElectrical Engineering
LawEnglish Lit.Animal Husbandry

Assistant Professor Exam Subjects

English General Aptitude General Knowledge 
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Combined State Engineering Service Exam Subjects 

General HindiCivil Engineering
Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

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UP Judicial Service Exam Subjects/Sections

LawGeneral Knowledge 

Combined Junior Engineering Exam Subjects

General HindiCivil Engineering
Electrical EngineeringMechanical Engineering

Assistant Forest Conservator Exam Subjects

General HindiGeneral Studies 

Additional Private Secretary Exam Syllabus

General HindiGeneral Knowledge
General EnglishComputer Knowledge

Additional Registrar Exam Syllabus

General StudiesCurrent Affairs
University and Education Administration

UPPSC PSC Syllabus 2021

Aspirants, preparing for the UPPSC PSC Prelims and Mains examinations, must go through the detailed syllabus for a better understanding. Here, we have enlisted the UPPSC PSC syllabus for bothe the stages. Candidate should check the pointers given below to know more about the same.

UPPSC PSC Prelims Syllabus 2021

For Paper I

  1. Current events of national and international importance: On Current Events of National and International Importance, candidates will be expected to have knowledge about them. 
  2. History of India & Indian National Movement: In History emphasis should be on a broad understanding of social, economic and political aspects of Indian History. In the Indian National Movement, the candidates are expected to have a synoptic view of the nature and character of the freedom movement, growth of nationalism and attainment of Independence. 
  3. India and World Geography: Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World: In World Geography only a general understanding of the subject will be expected. Questions on the Geography of India will relate to the Physical, Social & Economic Geography of India.
  4. Indian Polity and Governance: Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.:- In Indian Polity, Economic and Culture, questions will test knowledge of the country’s political system including Panchayati Raj and Community Development, broad features of Economic policy in India and Indian Culture.
  5. Economic and Social Development: Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.:- The candidates will be tested with respect to problems and relationships between Population, Environment and Urbanisation. General Issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization, General awareness of the subject is expected from candidates. 
  6. General Science: Questions on General Science will cover general appreciation and understanding of Science including matters of everyday observation and experience, as may be expected of a well-educated person, who has not made a special study of any scientific discipline.

For Paper II

  1. Comprehension 
  2. Interpersonal skills including communication skills 
  3. Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  4. Decision making and problem-solving
  5. General mental ability 
  6. Elementary Mathematics up to Class X level- Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Statistics
  7. General English up to Class X level
  8. General Hindi up to Class X level

Elementary Mathematics (Up to Class X Level) 

  1. Arithmetic: (i) Number systems: Natural Numbers, Integers, Rational and Irrational numbers, Real numbers, Divisors of an Integer, prime integers, L.C.M. and H.C.F. of integers and their Interrelationship. (ii) Average (iii) Ratio and proportion (iv) Percentage (v) Profit and Loss (vi) Simple and Compound Interests (vii) Work and Time (viii) Speed, Time and Distance 
  2. Algebra: (i) Factors of polynomials, L.C.M. and H.C.F. of polynomials and their Interrelationship, Remainder theorem, simultaneous linear equations, quadratic equations. (ii) Set Theory:- Set, null set, subsets and proper subsets of a set, operations (Union, Intersections, difference, symmetric difference) between sets, Venn diagram. 
  3. Geometry: (i) Constructions and theorems regarding triangle, rectangle, square, trapezium and circles, their perimeter and area. (ii) Volume and surface area of a sphere, right circular cylinder, right circular Cone and Cube.
  4. Statistics: Collection of data, Classification of data, frequency, frequency distribution, tabulation, cumulative frequency. Representation of data – Bar diagram, Pie chart, histogram, frequency polygon, cumulative frequency curves (ogives), Measures of Central tendency: Arithmetic Mean, Median and Mode.

General English Up to Class X Level

  1. Comprehension
  2. Active Voice and Passive Voice
  3. Parts of Speech
  4. Transformation of Sentences
  5. Direct and Indirect Speech 
  6. Punctuation and Spellings
  7. Words meanings
  8. Vocabulary & Usage 
  9. Idioms and Phrases
  10. Fill in the Blanks

UPPSC PSC Mains Syllabus 2021

For General Studies I

  1. History of Indian culture, salient aspects of art forms, literature & architecture from ancient to modern times.
  2. The Freedom Struggle
  3. Post-independence consolidation & reorganization within the country (till 1965A.D.)
  4. Modern Indian history (from A.D.1757 to A.D. 1947)
  5. History of the world
  6. Salient features of Indian Society & Culture
  7. Role of women in society & women’s organization
  8. Meaning of liberalization, privatization & globalization and their effects on economy, polity & social structure
  9. Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
  10. Distribution of major natural resources of the world
  11. Salient features of Physical Geography
  12. Oceanic resources of India & their potential
  13. The human migration
  14. Population & Settlements
  15. Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh
  16. Specific knowledge of U.P

For General Studies II

  1. Indian constitution – historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, basic structure, the role of the Supreme Court
  2. Functions & responsibilities of the Union and the States
  3. Role of finance commission in centre-state financial relations
  4. Separation of powers
  5. Emergence and use of alternative dispute redressal mechanisms.
  6. Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other major democratic countries
  7. Parliament and State legislatures
  8. Structure, organization, and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary
  9. Salient features of the Representation of the People’s Act.
  10. Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and their responsibilities.
  11. Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies including NITI Aayog, their features and functioning
  12. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues
  13. Development processes
  14. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States
  15. Issues relating to poverty and hunger, their implication on the body politic.
  16. Important aspects of governance
  17. Role of Civil Services in a democracy
  18. India and its relationship with neighbouring countries
  19. Bilateral, Regional and Global groupings and agreements
  20. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries
  21. Important International Institutions
  22. Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh
  23. Current affairs and events of Regional, State, National and International importance

For General Studies III

  1. Economic planning in India, objectives and achievements
  2. Role of NITI Aayog
  3. Pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  4. Issues of Poverty, Unemployment
  5. Social justice and inclusive growth
  6. Components of Government Budgets and Financial System
  7. Major Crops, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems, storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce, e-technology in the aid of farmers.
  8. Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices
  9. Public Distribution System
  10. Food processing and related industries in India
  11. Land reforms in India since independence.
  12. Effects of liberalization and globalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
  13. Infrastructure
  14. Science and Technology
  15. Achievements of Indians in science & technology, indigenization of technology
  16. Awareness in the fields of ICT and Space Technology, Computers, Energy resources, nanotechnology, microbiology, biotechnology. Issues relating to IPR, and digital rights
  17. Environmental security and ecosystems
  18. Disaster as a non-traditional security and safety challenge, disaster mitigation and management.
  19. Challenges of international security: issues of nuclear proliferation, causes and spread of extremism, communication networks, the role of media and social networking, basics of cybersecurity, money laundering and human trafficking.
  20. India’s internal security challenges
  21. Issues in agriculture, horticulture, forestry and animal husbandry
  22. Law and Order and Civil Defence with special reference to U.P.

For General Studies IV

  1. Ethics and Human Interface
  2. Attitude
  3. Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service
  4. Emotional Intelligence
  5. Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world
  6. Public/ Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration
  7. Probity in Governance
  8. Case studies on the above issues

UPPSC Exam Pattern 2021

The officials not only provide the UPPSC syllabus but also prescribes the exam pattern. The purpose of providing the exam pattern is to familiarize the candidates with the various details of the examination such as marking scheme, duration, mode of exam, the total number of questions etc. Candidates must strategize the preparation as per the pattern of the test to score well. There are some common particulars that apply to all of the exams. Check below the exam pattern of UPPSC-

Exam Pattern of UPPSC

Name of the ExamMode of ExamTotal DurationMaximum Marks 
PCS Examination Offline 3 hours1500
Combined State Engineering Service ExamOffline2 hours 30 minutes375
UP Judicial Service ExamOffline2 hours for each paper450
Combined Junior Engineering ExamOffline3 hours1250
Assistant Forest Conservator/Range Forest Officer ExamOffline4 hours1400
Additional Private Secretary ExamOffline7 hours650
Additional Registrar Exam Offline4 hours450

UPPSC Books 2021 

Candidates can use the various books available in the market for the preparation of the UPPSC exam. There are some common subjects such as general awareness, current affairs in all the examinations. Aspirants must be well-prepared and can use the books for the same. Check below some of the preparation books available to cover UPPSC syllabus-

Preparation Books

Geography of India by Majid HusainIndian Polity by M LaxminathModern India History by B.L. Grover
General Science-LucentIndian Economy by Ramesh SinghMedieval History by Satish Chandra

UPPSC Preparation Tips 2021 

It is very important for all the appearing candidates to have a proper study plan in order to clear the UPPSC exam in one go. And the same can be made only by following accurate preparation tips and tricks. Here, we have enlisted the tips for better preparation. Candidates must go through these pointers to know more about the same.

  1. Aspirants must refer to the UPPSC syllabus to prepare for the exams.
  2. Candidates can use the previous year question papers and sample questions to check the progress. It also helps them to know their weak and strong areas.
  3. Aspirants can refer to the preparation books available for the examination.
  4. Prepare a time-table and stick to it to cover all the topics of the syllabus efficiently.
  5. Make short notes for last-minute revision.
  6. Aspirants can attempt a mock test to analyze the performance and improve on the areas that are weak.

UPPSC Syllabus 2021: Frequently Asked Questions

Here, we have enlisted some of the important frequently asked questions related to the UPPSC Syllabus 2021. Candidates must read these questions and answers to clear out their doubts regarding the same subject.

Q1. What is the mode of the UPPSC exams?
Ans: The officials will conduct the UPPSC exams in offline mode. 

Q2. Do officials conduct prelims and mains for PCS examination?
Ans: Yes, the officials conduct both prelims and mains for the PCS exam.

Q3. Does UPPSC provide the syllabus for the PCS exam?
Ans: Yes, Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission provides the syllabus for all the exams of UPPSC.

Q4. Do the sections vary in each UPPSC exam?
Ans: Yes, the sections differ for each exam of UPPSC.

Q5. What is the use of the UPPSC syllabus?
Ans: The syllabus familiarizes the aspirants with the topics coming in the examination.

Now that you have a clear idea about the UPPSC Syllabus 2021 make the best use of the remaining time. Prepare well and score as high as possible. Take Defence Mock Tests and work on improving on your weak areas. Rectify your mistakes and do not make the same mistakes in the actual exam.

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