UKPSC Study Material PDF Download | Syllabus | Eligibility | Book List

UKPSC Study Material PDF Download | Syllabus | Eligibility | Booklist – Uttarakhand Public Service Commission, Haridwar has released new syllabus and examination pattern for forthcoming Pre and Main Exam of Uttarakhand PCS Examination. Candidates aspiring for the Uttarakhand Civil Services/ Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) Pre Exam (Objective) and Main Exam (Written) will have new examination pattern and syllabus.

Uttarakhand Public Service examination (UKPSC) conducts the UKPSC Exam every year, and following study material is essential to crack the examination. Candidates need good guidance and, more importantly, good books to clear the exams with high marks. The exam is conducted in three stages: the preliminary/screening exam, the main exam, and the personal interview.

Many aspirants are always looking for a place where they can get all the UKPSC study notes for Gujarat Public Service examination in one place. Here you Will get All Previous years Questions Papers, Syllabus, Cut Off, Important Books and How To Prepare For UKPSC Exam. You Will Get Study Material In Both English And Hindi medium .

UKPSC Study Material PDF Download | Syllabus | Eligibility | Booklist

UKPSC Study Material PDF Download | Syllabus | Eligibility | Booklist

Conducting Body Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (UKPSC)
Level of the Exam State Level
Frequency of the Exam Once in a Year
Mode of Application Online
Mode of the Exam Offline
Number of Stages
  • Prelims Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview
Job Location All over Uttarakhand
Application Fees General Category: Rs. 150
SC/ ST and PwD Category: Rs. 60
Official Website

Eligibility Criteria

Nationality The candidates applying for the examination must be citizens of India.
Educational Qualifications The candidates who wish to apply for the UKPSC Examination must hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognized University.
Age Limit In order to be eligible to sit for the examination, the age of the candidates must be in between 21 to 42 years
Age Relaxation The students belonging to OBC Categories get a relaxation of 3 years age and those from SC/ ST Category get 5 years relaxation.
Physical Standards There are some specific physical standards that must be fulfilled by the candidates for the specific posts in order to be eligible to apply for that particular post.
Application Fees
  • The application fee for the candidates belonging to General Category is Rs. 150.
  • For those candidates who belong to the SC/ ST and PwD category have to pay the application fees of Rs. 60.
Mode Of Payment
  • The application fees can be paid using Debit and Credit cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile wallets etc.
  • The mode of submitting the application fees is online only.

UKPSC Exam Application Process

  • Visit the official website of the examination and click on the application link. Start filling up the form for Stage- 1 examination.
  • Fill in all the required details like date of birth, name, parents’ name, address, Aadhaar Number, mobile number, e-mail ID, class X and XII result, and other information.
  • After successfully filling up all the details and completing the registration process, candidates will receive their login credentials on their registered mobile number and e-mail ID along with an OTP. Keep the login credentials safely as they will be required in future.
  • Now, Start filling up the second stage of the form by logging into your profile again. Fill in the details like educational qualification, gender, caste, category and all that is related to the eligibility criteria.
  • After filling up the forms of both the stages, candidates are required to upload all the relevant documents like photograph, signature, caste certificate (if applicable). Make sure that all these documents are ready beforehand.
  • Carefully select the language for the examination and the center or zone preference.
  • After uploading all the required documents, Go to the payment page of the form and submit the application fees.
  • Candidates will receive a confirmation page of the payment of application. Students are advised to save it or get its print out for future reference.

UKPSC Exam Selection Process

Stage 1- Preliminary Examination:

  •  The first stage of the UKPSC Exam is the Preliminary Examination.
  • There are 2 examinations conducted in this stage which are qualifying in nature.
  • The types of questions in the paper are objective in nature.
  • The marks scored in Preliminary examination are not counted in merit.

Stage 2- Mains Examination:

  • The second stage of the UKPSC exam is the Mains Examination.
  • Only those candidates who clear the preliminary stage are eligible to appear for the mains examination.
  • There are 9 papers in total which are of descriptive type.

Stage 3- Personal Interview: 

  • The final stage of the UKPSC paper is the Interview round.
  • Only those candidates who clear both Preliminary and Mains examinations are called for the final Interview round.

Physical Standards

The candidate looking for the post of Superintendent of police or district commandant home guard through the Uttarakhand PCS exam needs to fulfill the following physical parameters.

For Superintendent of police


Category Male Candidates Female Candidates
General and all other Candidates 167.7 CM 152 CM
ST candidates 160 CM 147 CM
Mountainous region candidates 162.60 CM 147 CM

Chest Measurement (For Male Candidates only)

Category Normal Inflated
ST and Mountainous region candidates 76.5 CM 81.5 CM
General and other candidates 78.8 CM 83.8 CM

For District Commandant Home Guard

Candidates Height Chest (Normal) Chest (Inflated)
Male candidates 165 CM 84 CM 89 CM
Female candidates 150 CM 79 CM 84 CM
Male candidate (From Kumaun, Gadwal, and ST candidates) 160 CM 84 CM 89 CM

UKPSC Salary

Post Name Salary
Deputy Collector ₹15600- ₹39100 Grade Pay-₹5400
Deputy superintendent of police ₹15600- ₹39100 Grade Pay-₹5400
Jail superintendent ₹15600- ₹39100 Grade Pay-₹5400
Others ₹15600- ₹39100 Grade Pay-₹5400

UKPSC Exam Pattern | UKPSC Study Material PDF

UKPSC (Uttarakhand Public Service Commission) exam is conducted in different stages. There are three phases of the examination

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Personal Interview.

Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)

  • The preliminary examination of UKPSC consists of two papers.
  • Each paper of the UKPSC examination consists of Objective type questions.
  • The duration of each paper will be of 2 hours only.
  • Each paper carries 150 marks.
  • Marks scored in prelims are qualifying in nature, They are counted in final merit.
  • The paper will be in both the languages, i.e., English and Hindi.
  • Paper I will be of General Studies which consist of 150 questions each carrying one mark. So, the total marks of GS paper will be 150 and the duration of the paper will be 2 hours.
  • Paper-II is of General Knowledge which has 100 questions in which each question carries 1.5 marks. Paper will be of 2 hours and carries total marks of 150.
Papers Subject Total Questions Duration of Paper Maximum Marks
Paper- I General Studies 150 2 Hours 150
Paper- II General Aptitude and English 100 2 Hours 150

Mains Examination (Descriptive Type Questions)

  • The written test consists of questions that are descriptive in nature and the paper will be of three hours.
  • Those candidates who clear the Mains examination are called for Final Personal Interview.
  • The language of the question papers in English.
  • The language papers will be set in regional languages.
  • UKPSC Mains has 9 papers: 2 qualifying papers and 4 general studies papers and 2 optional papers.
Paper Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Paper- I Language 3 hours 200
Paper-II Indian History & National Movement, Social & Culture 3 hours 200
Paper- III Indian Administration, Social Justice & International Relations 3 hours 200
Paper- IV India Geography & World Geography 3 hours 200
Paper- V Economic & Social Development 3 hours 200
Paper- VI General Science and Technology 3 hours 200
Paper- VII General Interest and Science 3 hours 200


  • The main purpose of conducting interviews is to judge the mental caliber of the applicants.
  • Interviews test the basic intellectual qualities and the social traits of the individuals applying for the post.
  • The questions asked in the interview are basically related to the current events that are of national and international importance.
  • Those candidates who fail to clear the interview or fail to secure minimum marks or cut- off as set by the commission in the first two stages, i.e., Preliminary and Mains examinations are not called for the final interview.

UKPSC Exam Syllabus

Uttarakhand PCS Prelims Syllabus 2020



General Studies 1

  • Indian history, culture & national movement – Pre-Historic Period, Mauryan Empire, Gupta Empire, Post-Gupta Period, Advent of Islam in India, Mughal Empire, Advent of Europeans, Indian National Congress, First World War & Indian National Movement, Government of India Act 1935, etc.

  • History & culture of Uttarakhand – Pre-historic Period, Proto-historic period, Ancient tribes of Uttarakhand, Kuninda and Yaudheya, Kartikpur dynasty, Katyuri dynasty, Parmar dynasty of Garhwal, Chand dynasty of Kumaon, Gorkha Invasion and their rule in Uttarakhand, British Rule, Tehri Estate, Freedom Movement in Uttarakhand- First war of Independence (1857) & Uttarakhand, Role of Uttarakhand in India’s national movement, People’s movements of Uttarakhand, etc.

  • Indian and World Geography – Geography of world, Important Branches, Earth and Solar System, Lithosphere, Latitudes, Longitudes, Time, Rotation, Revolution, Eclipses, Continents, Mountains, Plateaus, Planes, Hydrosphere, Lakes & Rocks, Atmospheric layers, Composition, Isolation, Humidity, Geographic Introduction, Relief & Structure, Climate, Drainage system, Vegetation, Plants, Insect, Livestock breeding, Irrigation, Power, Soils, Water Resources, etc.

  • Geography of Uttarakhand – Geographical location, Relief & Structure, Climate, Drainage system, Vegetation, Wild life, Minerals, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Irrigation, Major Cities & Tourist Places, Populations, etc.

  • Indian & World Polity – Indian Polity National & International, Constitution of India, Panchayti Raj, Public Policy, Issues Concerning Rights, Political System of Uttarakhand, etc.

  • General Science & Technology – Science & Technology in India, Current Affairs, Ecology & Environment, Physical Science/Awareness, Life Science, Scientific Glossary, etc.

  • Current events (State, National & International Importance)

General aptitude test

  • General English & Hindi Language – Vocabulary, Antonyms, Synonyms, One-word substitution, Phrases/phrasal verbs, etc.

  • Aptitude

  • Logical & analytical ability

  • Communication

  • Decision

  • Mental ability

  • Numerical Identification

  • Statistical analysis

Uttarakhand PCS Mains Syllabus | UKPSC Study Material PDF




  • General English & Hindi – Comprehension, Translation, Error spotting, Essay, Sentence formation, etc.

History of India, National Movement, Society & Culture

  • Pre & Proto historic period

  • Copper age

  • Vedic civilization

  • Mahajanapadas

  • Mauryans Empire

  • Post Mauryans period

  • Gupta Dynasty

  • Khalji Dynasty

  • Tughlaq Dynasty

  • Socio Religious Movement

  • Southern India

  • Mughal Empire

  • Maratha Power

  • Colonization

  • Indian states & the British

  • Indian National Movement

  • National Movement, etc.

Indian Polity, Social Justice & International Relations

  • Constitutional framework of Indian polity

  • Indian polity

  • Administrative system in India

  • Panchayati Raj

  • Public management in India

  • Human resource & development in India

  • Employment & development

  • Education

  • Health

  • Social welfare & legislation

  • International relations

  • Uttarakhand state polity

  • Current events

Indian & World Geography

  • World Geography

  • Hydrosphere

  • Lithosphere

  • Atmosphere

  • Agriculture

  • Industries

  • Population

  • Main Tribes

  • Natural resources

  • Environment

  • Minerals

  • Geographical phenomena

  • Transportation

  • World trade

  • Indian geography

  • Geography of Uttarakhand

Economic & Social Development

  • Economic development

  • Social development

  • India agriculture

  • Indian industry

  • Planning & foreign trade

  • Monetary system

  • Public finance

  • Economy of Uttarakhand, etc

General Science & Technology

  • Physical & chemical sciences

  • Motion

  • Energy

  • Space technology

  • Life science

  • Computer technology

  • Information technology

  • Communication technology

  • Cyber security

  • Environmental problems

  • Disaster management

  • Uttarakhand rehabilitation & reconstruction authority, etc.

General Aptitude & Ethics

  • General aptitude – Real number, Integers, Prime numbers, LCM, HCF, Ratio, SI, CI, Power root method, Sets, Shapes, Cartesian system, Data collection & interpretation, etc.

  • Ethics – Ethics & Human Interface, Attitude, Aptitude & foundational values for Civil Service, Emotional Intelligence, Contributions of moral thinkers & philosophers from India & the world, Public/Civil Service Values & Ethics in Public Administration, Probity in Governance, Case studies on the above issues, etc.

Previous Year’s Question Papers | UKPSC Study Material PDF

UKPSC Best Booklist

Subject  Booklist
  • Indian and World Geography – (Hussain)
  • Geography of India – (Majid Hussain)
  • Geography – (Surender Singh)
  • Physical Geography – (Savindra Singh)
  • Environmental Awareness – (R.C.Chandna)
  • Indian Economy – (Dutt and Sundaram)
  • India Year Book, published by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Political Science
  • Indian Constitution – Bare Act – Ministry of Law and Justice
  • An Introduction to the Constitution of India – (D.D. Basu)
  • Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations – (M. Laxmikanth)
  • A History of Political thought – (J.P. Suda)
  • A History of Political thought – (Subrata Mukherjee, Susheela Ramaswamy)
Indian Economy
  • An Evolution of Indian Economy – (I.C. Dhingra)
  • Economic Survey of India by Govt. of India
  • Indian Economy – (Dutta and Sundara)
  • Indian Economy – (Mishra and Puri)
Current Affairs
  • Hindu and Economic Times Newspapers
  • Frontline, Economic & Political Weeks Periodicals
  • India Year Book
Ancient History
  • Ancient India – (NCERT) – (Prof. R.S. Sharma)
  • Ancient India – An Introductory Outline (D.N. Jha)
  • History of India – Vol. I (Romila Thapar)
  • Material culture & Social Formation in Ancient India – (R.S. Sharma)
  • Indian Feudalism – (R.S. Sharma)
  • Ancient India – (L.Mukherjee)
Medieval History
  • Medieval India – (NCERT) – (Satish Chandra)
  • Medieval India (Macmillan) – (Satish Chandra)
  • Medieval India – Volume I & Volume II – (Satish Chandra)
  • The Advanced History of India – (Majumdar, Raychaudhuri & Datta)
Modern History
  • Modern India (NCERT) – (Bipan Chandra)
  • India’s Struggle For Independence – (Bipan Chandra)
  • Gandhi – (B.R. Nanda)
  • Freedom Struggle (NBT) – (Bipan Chandra & others)
  • Modern India – (Sumit Sarkar)
World History
  • The story of Civilization – Vol. 2 (NCERT) – (Arjun Dev)
  • Contemporary World History – (NCERT) – (Arjun Dev & others)
  • The Mainstream of Civilization – (Strayer, Gatzke & Harbison)
  • Europe Since Napoleon – (David Thompson)

Preparation Strategy for UKPSC Exam 

  • Practice the most important and scoring topics perfectly.
  • Attempt mock tests and Solving sample papers & previous year’s papers will help you examine the ongoing trend in the UKPSC exam.
  • The basic concepts of the candidates should be strong, otherwise they will not be able to understand the tougher concepts.
  • Apart from the UKPSC books, candidates should read newspapers daily to stay updated with the latest news and events happening in the world.
  • Make short & precise Notes while you study as it will be helpful during the final revision.

Exam Center

Almora Pithoragarh
Ranikhet Rudrapur
Bageshwar Pantnagar
Champawat Bageshwar
Nainital Dehradun
Haldwani Pauri
Rishikesh Srinagar
Roorkee Kothdwar
New Tehri Rudraprayag

UKPSC Admit Card 2021 : UKPSC Study Material PDF

The admit card of the UKPSC 2021 exam will be issued on the official website. The date of issue of the hall ticket will be updated in the official notification by the authorities. The exam conducting is not responsible to send the admit card to all the registered candidates of UKPSC .

Steps to Download the Admit Card of UKPSC

  • Visit the official website of UKPSC
  • Choose the link to the UKPSC group for which you have applied
  • Enter the registered login ID and password
  •  Now click on the link to download the UKPSC admit card
  • Download the admit card and check all the necessary details as the date of birth, name, gender, roll number, exam date, time, sign, exam center, candidate’s category, etc.
  • Now, take out the print to carry at the exam center of UKPSC . (A valid Id card is mandatory for all the candidates to carry at the exam center along with the admit card of UKPSC 2021)

UKPSC Result 2021 : UKPSC Study Material PDF

The authorities will issue the result of the UKPSC exam on the official website separately for all the groups. To check and download the result of UKPSC candidates can follow the steps provided below:

  • Visit the official website of UKPSC
  • Select the result notification from the notification section
  • Click on the UKPSC result notification
  • Now, select and open the PDF of your group
  • Enter the registration number in the search bar to check your score on the UKPSC exam
  • Download and save a copy of the PDF for future reference.

UKPSC Exam Previous Year Cut Off

  • The official exam conducting authority releases the cut- off of the UKPSC Examination along with the result.
  • The cut- off is the minimum score that the candidates have to qualify in order to be eligible for the next round of selection process.
  • The various factors affecting the UKPSC Cut- off are the number of candidates appearing in the examination, the difficulty level of the paper, number of vacancies, marks scored by the candidates,
Category Cutoff
General Male 794
General Female 760
OBC Male 730
OBC Female 724
SC Male 640
SC Female 642
ST Male 700
ST Female 620

UKPSC FAQs : UKPSC Study Material PDF

Question: Where can I download the Uttarakhand PCS exam syllabus from?

  • The Uttarakhand PCS exam syllabus can be downloaded from the UKPSC website –

Question: Is there any optional subject in Uttarakhand PCS mains exam?

  •  No, there is no optional subject in Uttarakhand PCS mains exam.

Question. What details are required to download the UKPSC result?

  • Candidates are required to enter their username, password, and date of birth to check the UKPSC (Uttarakhand Public Service Commission) results.

You can also check the syllabus of other public service commissions in India here.

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