A good news for all government job aspirants who belongs to Uttar Pradesh (UP). The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission has released the official notification pdf for UPPSC PCS 2020 exma to recruit the 200 vacancies through Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services and Assistant Conservator of Forest / Range Forest Officer Services Examination-2020. The commission had resumed working on April 20, 2020 and released the UPPSC PCS notification as the the schedule of its calendar. UPPCS is the exam conducting body of UP Government which conducts different examination in the state.
As per the scheduled plan the official notification of Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) and Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) Range Forest Officer (RFO) Services Examination - 2020 has been released by UPSC on 21st April, 2020 to recruit 200 vacancies. The official UPPSC PCS notification PDF is given below:
The exam date for UPPSC PCS and ACF/ RFO 2020 exam has been released by UPPSC along with its official calendar but due to uncertainties in the execution of the plan because of the coronavirus pandemic and the consequent lockdown it can be delayed. The Prelims exam is tentatively scheduled to be held on 11th October 2020 while the mains exam will he held on 22nd January 2021. The other important dates related to Online Application are given below. However, given below are tentative dates for UPPSC 2020 PCS and ACF/ RFO exam:
|UPPSC PCS 2020 Events||Date|
|UPPSC Advt. Number||A-1/E-1/2020|
|UPPSC PCS 2020 Notification released on||21st April 2020|
|UPPSC PCS 2020 Application Form starts on||21st April 2020|
|UPPSC PCS 2020 Application Form ends on||4th June 2020|
|Last Date for Making Fee Payment||2nd June 2020|
|UPPSC PCS 2020 Prelims Admit Card||September-October 2020|
|UPPSC PCS 2020 Prelims Exam Date||11th October 2020|
|UPPSC PCS 2020 Prelims Result||October 2020(Tentative)|
|UPPSC PCS 2020 Mains Exam Date||22nd January 2021(Tentative)|
|UPPSC PCS 2020 Mains Result||March 2021(Tentative)|
|UPPSC PCS Personality Test||April 2021(Tentative)|
|Exam Name||UPPCS PCS and ACF/RFO|
|Conducting Body||Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission(UPPSC)|
|Exam Level||State Govt Job|
|Online Application Mode||Online Only|
|Language||English and Hindi|
|Age Limit||21 years to 40 years|
|Exam Cities||Across the Uttar Pradesh|
|Notification Link||Online Application Link|
|Exam Helpdesk No.||0532 – 2407547
+91 – 8765973668
In the ON-LINE Application process, after completing the procedure of first stage, Category wise prescribed examination fee is to be deposited as per instructions provided in second stage. The category wise online application fee for UPPSC PCS and Assistant Conservator of Forest (A.C.F.) / Range Forest Officer (R.F.O.) Services Examination - 2020 is mentioned below:
|General/ OBC / Economically weaker sections||Exam fee Rs. 100/- + On-line processing fee Rs. 25/-, Total = Rs. 125/-|
|SC/ST||Exam fee Rs. 40/- + On-line processing fee Rs. 25/-, Total = Rs. 65/-|
|Differently Abled Person||Exam fee NIL+ On-line processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 25/-|
|Ex-Serviceman||Exam fee Rs. 40/- + On-line processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 65/-|
|Dependents of the Freedom Fighters/Women||According to their original category|
Candidates must apply after reading the eligibility criteria to appear in the UPPCS PCS and ACF/RFO 2020 exam: Here are the broad pointers:
For the posts included in the Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Examination, the candidates must possess Bachelors Degree of any recognised University or equivalent qualification up to the last date for receipt of application. The post wise educational qualification is given below:
|S. No||Name of the Post||Essential Qualification|
|1||Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport)||Law Graduate|
|2||District Basik Shiksha Adhikari / Associate DIOS and Other equivalent administrative posts, District Administrative Office||Post Graduate Degree|
|3||District Audit Officer (Revenue Audit)||Commerce Graduate|
|4||Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-I) / Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-II)||Degree in Science with Physics or Mechanical Engg. As one subject.|
|5||Assistant conservator of Forest||
A Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subject 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 thereto.
|6||Range Forest Officer of Forest||A Bachelor’s Degree with two or more of the subjects, namely Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Forestry, Geology, Agriculture, Statistics, Horticulture and Environment or Bechelor’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 recognized by the Government as equivalent thereto.|
|7||Assistant Labour Commissioner||Degree in Arts with Sociology or Economics as a subject or Commerce/Law.|
|8||District Programme Officer||Degree in Sociology or Social Science or Home Science or Social Work.|
|9||Senior Lecturer, DIET||Post Graduate Degree with B.Ed.|
|10||District Probation Officer||Post Graduate Degree in Psychology or Sociology or Social Work or any qualification equivalent thereto or Post Graduate Diploma in any Branch of Social Work from any recognised Institute of Social Work.|
|11.||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 thereto, or
(2) Atleast one of qualification 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.
|12.||Statistical officer||Post Graduate Degree in mathematics or Mathematical Statistics or Statistics or Agricultural Statistics from an university recognized by Law in India or equivalent qualification recognised by the Government.|
|13.||Labour Enforcement Officer||Bachelor’s degree with Economics or Sociology or commerce and Post Graduate Diploma or Post graduate Degree in Law / Labour relation / Labour welfare / Labour Law / Commerce / Sociology / Social work / Social welfare / Trade Management / Personnel Management.|
|14.||Child Development Project Officer||Graduate Degree in Sociology or Social Work or Home Science or any qualification equivalent thereto recognised by the Government.|
Candidates must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have crossed the age of 40 years on July 1, 2020
|Minimun Age||21 years|
|Maximum Age||40 years|
The age relaxation for the reserved category candidates is provided below:
|Category||Age Relaxation||Maximum Age Limit|
|OBC||5 years||43 years|
|SC||5 years||45 years|
|ST||5 years||45 years|
|PwD||15 years||55 years|
(2) The male candidates will be required to qualify a walking test of 25 kms. to be completed in Four hours and female candidates of 14 kms. to be completed in 4 hours. The arrangement for conducting this test will be made by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Uttar Pradesh so as to synchronise with the sittings of the Medical Board.
UPPSC PCS and ACF/RFO vacancies has been released along with its official notification. The total number of vacancies for the Combined State Services Examination is about 200 and the requisition for the post of ACF/RFO has not yet been received. The list of posts under UPPSC PCS 2020 examination is given below:
Deputy Superintendent of Police,
Block Development Officer,
Assistant Regional Transport Officer,
Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Tax),
District Commandent Homeguards,
Treasury Officer/Accounts Officer (Treasury),
Cane Inspector and Assistant Sugar Commissioner,
Manager Credit (Small Industries), Manager Marketing and Economic Survey (Small Industries),
Executive Officer Grade-I/Assistant Nagar Ayukta,
District Basic Education Officer/Associate DIOS & other equivalent Administrative Posts,
Assistant Director Industries (Marketing),
Assistant Labour Commissioner,
Senior Lecturer DIET,
Assistant Commissioner Industries, Statistical Officer,
Assistant Accounts Officer, (Treasury), Commercial Tax Officer, District Minority Welfare Officer,
District Food Marketing Officer, Executive Officer (Panchayati Raj), Deputy Secretary
(Housing and Urban Planning),
Area Rationing Officer, District Backward Welfare Officer,
Naib Tehsildar, District Saving Officer, District Panchayat Raj Officer, District Social
Welfare Officer, Accounts Officer (Nagar Vikas),
District Supply Officer Grade-2, Additional District Development Officer (Social Welfare), Passenger/Goods Tax Officer,
District Handicapped Welfare Officer,
Assistant District Employment Assistance Officer,
Accounts Officer (Local Bodies),
Regional Employment Officer,
Assistant Registrar (Cooperative),
Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport),
District Probation Officer,
District Administrative Officer,
District Audit Officer (Revenue Audit),
Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-1 and Grade-2),
District Programme Officer,
District Youth Welfare and Pradeshik Vikas Dal Officer,
Labour Enforcement Officer,
Child Development Project Officer,
Food safety Officer and Deputy Jailor.
The pay scale of all posts under the combined state services exam except the ACF/RFO is Rs. 9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs 4600/- (except Naib Tehsildar whose grade pay is Rs. 4200/-) to Rs. 15600-39100/- Grade Pay Rs. 5400/-
Under the Assistant Conservator of Forest / Range Forest Officer Services Examination the Pay-Scale, grade pay and status of Post are given as below:
Assistant Conservator of Forest- Rs.15600/- to Rs.39100/-, Grade Pay- Rs.5400/-, (Level 10 in the pay matrix Group) Group “B”, Gazetted.
Range Forest Officer Services Examination- Rs.9300/- to Rs.34800/-, Grade Pay – Rs.4800/-, (Level 8 pay matrix 47600 – 151100) Group “B”, Gazetted.
The UPPSC UPPCS prelims and mains exam will be conducted offline across the state. The UPPSC PCS selection procedure has 3 stages:
1. Prelims (objective & MCQ)
2. Mains (Written)
3. Personality Test (Interview)
The UPPSC PCS exam is a three-stage exam and the candidates need to appear in the UPPSC PCS prelims exam followed by mains exam & Interview (Personality Test). The prelims exam is an objective type exam comprising two question papers.
The Prelims exam of UPPSC PCS 2020 is an offline mode of examination having 2 papers in different shift. The total marks allotted for each paper is 200 and the total time allotted for the completion of each Paper of Prelims exam is 2 hours. The total number of questions in Paper-1 (General Studies I) are 150 while Paper-2 is of 100 marks.
|Paper-1 – General Studies I||150||200 marks||2 Hours|
|Paper-2 – General Studies II (CSAT)
Qualifying in Nature
|100||200 marks||2 Hours|
1. Paper-II of the Preliminary Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
2. It is mandatory for the Candidates to appear in both the papers of Preliminary Examination.
3. The merit of the Candidates will be determined on the basis of marks obtained in Paper-I of the Preliminary Examination.
The UPPSC PCS mains written examination will consist of six compulsory and two optional Papers. The time allotted for each paper is 3 hours. The Pattern & and syllabus for mains examination is provided below:
|Paper Name||Marks||Time Duration|
|General Hindi||150||3 Hours|
|General Studies – I||200||3 Hours|
|General Studies – II||200||3 Hours|
|General Studies – III||200||3 Hours|
|General Studies – IV||200||3 Hours|
|Optional Subject – Paper I||200||3 Hours|
|Optional Subject – Paper II||200||3 Hours|
The Personality Test (VIVA-VOCE) will constitute of 100 marks. The test will relate to the matter of general interest keeping the matter of academic interest in view and for general awareness, intelligence, character, expression power/personality, general suitability for the service, some general knowledge questions and current topics.
The syllabus for UPPSC PCS exam has been released along with its official notification. The syllabus summary is given below for Preliminary & mains examination.
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- that do not require subject specialization.
* General Science
UPPSC PCS Mains Syllabus
* Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
* Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
* Decision making and problem solving.
* General mental ability
* General English upto Class X level.
* General Hindi upto Class X level.
The detailed syllabus page link for Prelims and Mains examination is given below:
The online application process for UPPSC PCS and ACF/ RFO 2020 exam will be done online only, no offline mode this time. The registration has started on 21st April 2020 and ends on 4th June 2020. All candidates can apply online for this exam by clicking on the link mentioned below.
The commission will release the result for each and every stage of the exam. The prelims result will be released once the answer key objections process has been done. As per the notification it is expected to be released in the month of October 2020.
Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission also issues UPPSC PCS answer key for the prelims exam within one month of the exam. The candidates can check their answers and can raise objections on wrong answers in the provisional answer key at the official website of UPPCS.
Q1. When was the UPPSC PCS 2020 official notification released?
The official notification for UPPSC 2020 PCS / ACF/RFO exam was released on 21st April 2020 at the official website of UPPSC i.e. http://uppsc.up.nic.in/.
Q2. What is the last date of UPPSC PCS 2020 Online Registration?
The last date to apply online for UPPSC PCS 2020 exam is 4th June 2020.
Q3. When is the UPPSC 2020 PCS exam expected to be conducted?
UPPSC 2020 PCS and ACF/RFO Prelims exam is scheduled to be conducted on 11th October 2020 while the mains examination will be conducted on 22nd January 2021.
Q4. Is UPPSC PCS exam conducted in online mode?
No, UPPSC PCS exam is conducted in offline mode (pen-and-paper based test).
Q5. What is the maximum age limit for UP PCS?
The maximum age limit is 40 years.
Q6. How many vacancies are there in UPPSC PCS exam 2020?
This year, UPPSC will recruit 200+ vacancies through UPPSC PCS 2020 exam.