UPPSC Study Material Pdf In Eng & Hindi | Prelims | Mains | Optional

UPPSC Study Material In Hindi Pdf Download For Prelims | Mains | Optional –  The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) conducts the PCS and ACF / RFO. Through the UPPSC PCS and ACF / RFO Group A and Group B Officers are selected for the administrative services of the state government. The exam is conducted in three stages. The syllabus is little different for the UPPSC Prelims and Mains exam but the candidate should take an integrated approach to the UPPSC PCS and ACF / RFO syllabus as most of the topics are common.

Before going to the UPPSC Syllabus let us give you the idea of the Exam Pattern of UPPSC PCS and ACF/ RFO. The UPPSC PCS Exam comprises of three stages namely.

  1. Prelims: 2 Papers ( Objective )
  2. Mains: 8 papers (essay/ descriptive type)
  3. Interview
UPPSC Study Material Pdf
UPPSC Study Material Pdf

UPPSC Study Material Pdf : UPPSC  Exam Pattern 2021

Name of the Exam Type of the Exam/Time Marks
UPPSC Prelims
  • *Paper 1: General Studies I
  • *Paper 2: General Studies II (CSAT)
  • *Paper 1: 150 questions
  • *Paper 2: 100 questions
  • *General Hindi
  • *Essay
  • *General Studies I
  • *General Studies II
  • *General Studies III
  • *General Studies IV
  • *Optional Subject – Paper 1
  • *Optional Subject – Paper 2
  • *General Hindi – 150 marks
  • *Essay – 150 marks
  • *All General Studies papers and Optional subject papers will be of 200 marks each
  • *Total – 1500 marks
UPPSC Interview Personality Test/Interview 100 marks

UPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern : UPPSC Study Material Pdf

Name of Exam UPPSC PCS Preliminary Exam
No. of Papers (2)
  1. Paper 1 – General Studies I
  2. Paper 2 – General Studies II (CSAT)
Duration of Exam Both papers conducted on the same day, they are of two hours each
Maximum Marks Both Papers will be of 200 marks each.
Number of Questions
  • *Paper-I: 150 questions
  • *Paper-II: 100 questions
Type of Exam Offline (Pen-paper) OMR sheets
Nature of Questions All questions will be of Objective type (MCQs)

Marking Scheme For UPPSC Prelims Exam

  • Paper I will decide the cut off of the exam,
  • Paper II is qualifying in nature, candidates need to score 33% marks in paper II.
  • There will be a 0.33% negative marking for every incorrect answer.
  • For e.g., if the maximum marks allotted for a question is 2, then answering it incorrectly would incur a penalty of 0.66 marks
  • Filling multiple circles on the OMR sheet for the same question would be treated as an incorrect answer and it would lead to negative marking.
  • There is no negative marking for leaving a question blank.

See Also – MCQ On UP Budget 2021-22 For UPPSC & UPPSC Lower PCS

UPPSC Mains Exam Pattern : UPPSC Study Material Pdf

Name of Exam UPPSC PCS Mains (Written) Examination
Number of Papers (8)
  • 1. General Hindi
  • 2. Essay
  • 3. General Studies I
  • 4. General Studies II
  • 5. General Studies III
  • 6. General Studies IV
  • 7. Optional Subject – Paper 1
  • 8. Optional Subject – Paper 2
Duration of Exam
  • *Papers will be conducted over a week’s duration;
  • *Morning Session – 9.30 AM – 12.30 AM
  • *Afternoon Session – 2 PM – 5 PM
Maximum Marks
  • *General Hindi – 150 marks
  • *Essay – 150 marks
  • *All General Studies papers and Optional subject papers will be of 200 marks each
  • *Total – 1500 marks
Type of Exam Offline (Pen-paper)
Nature of Questions Essay/descriptive type
Optional Subjects As per the new UPPSC exam pattern, candidates have to select only one optional subject (2 papers) now, from the list given.
Paper Name Marks
General Hindi 150
Essay 150
General Studies – I 200
General Studies – II 200
General Studies – III 200
General Studies – IV 200
Optional Subject I 200
Optional Subject II 200
Total 1500

UPPSC Exam Pattern : Optional Subjects

Agriculture & Veterinary Science Arabic Lit. Zoology
Chemistry Hindi Lit. Statistics
Defence Studies Persian Lit. Physics
Management Sanskrit Lit. Mathematics
Political Science & International Relations Geology Commerce & Accountancy
Geography Psychology Economics
History Civil Engineering Public Administration
Social Work Medical Science Sociology
Agricultural Engineering Philosophy Anthropology
Mechanical Engineering Botany Electrical Engineering
Law English Lit. Animal Husbandry
Urdu Literature

UPPSC Syllabus | Prelims | Mains | Optional 

Given below is the latest UPPCS Study Material for the preliminary examinations.

UPPSC Prelims Examination Syllabus

General Studies Paper I

  • Current events of National & International importance: Questions will be asked from Current Affairs of last 6 months to 1 year
  • Indian History and National Movement: Social, economic & political aspects of the history of India; knowledge of freedom movement, growth of nationalism and Indian Independence
  • Indian Geography and World Geography – Physical geography, Socio-economic Geography & World Geography
  • Indian Polity & Governance – Constitution, Political System, Indian Polity, Economic and Culture, Community Development, Public Policy, Rights issues, Panchayati Raj, etc.
  • Social and Economic Development – Sustainable Development, Demographics, Poverty Inclusion, Social Sector initiatives, Population, Environment, Urbanization
  • Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change – general issues & awareness
  • General Science- Understanding of Basic Science

UP Budget 2021 Highlights Pdf In Hindi & English For UPPSC PCS

General Studies Paper-II

General English (Up to Class 10th)

  • Comprehension
  • Active & Passive Voice
  • Parts of Speech
  • Direct & Indirect speech
  • Punctuations & Spellings
  • Vocabulary
  • Meaning of words
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Idioms & phrases

Mathematics (Up to Class 10th)

  • Arithmetic: Number systems, L.C.M & H.C.F, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound interests and Work and Time, Speed, Time and Distance
  • Algebra: Factors of polynomials, LCM & HCF, Remainder theorem, linear equations, quadratic equations; Set Theory –  null set/subsets/proper subsets, Operations. Venn diagram
  • Geometry: Constructions & theorems of Triangle/rectangle/square/trapezium/circles; Volume & surface area of sphere/cylinder/Cone and Cube
  • Statistics: Collection & Classification of data, frequency, cumulative frequency, frequency distribution, tabulation, representation of data through Bar Graph/Pie chart/histogram/polygon/frequency curves, Measures of Central Tendency: Mean/Median/Mode

General Hindi (Up to Class 10th)

  • शब्द रचना
  • वाक्य रचना
  • अर्थ
  • शब्द-रूप
  • संधि & समास
  • क्रियाएँ
  • अनेकार्थी शब्द
  • विलोम शब्द
  • पर्यायवाची शब्द
  • मुहावरे & लोकोक्तियाँ
  • तत्सम एवं तद्भव
  • देशज, विदेशी (शब्द भंडार)
  • वर्तनी
  • अर्थबोध
  • हिंदी भाषा में होने वाली अशुद्धियाँ
  • मुख्य बोलियाँ

Mains Examinations UPPSC Syllabus

Given below are the details regarding the UPPCS Study Material of different subjects. Check out the list of optional and compulsory subjects of the UPPSC mains examinations. The aspirants must prepare themselves according to the various papers of the UPPSC mains examination.

Compulsory Subjects:

General Hindi

हिंदी वर्णमाला, विराम चिन्ह, क्रियाएं, अनेकार्थी शब्द, हिंदी भाषा के प्रयोग में होने वाली अशुद्धियां, वर्तनी, त्तसम एवं तद्भव देशज विदेशी (शब्द भंडार), विलोम शब्द, पर्यायवाची, अर्थबोध, मुहावरे एवं लोकोक्तियां


There will be three sections in the question paper of the Essay. Candidates will have to select one topic from each section and they are required to write an essay in 700 words on each topic. In the three sections, the UPPCS Study Material of the essay will be based on the following sphere:

  • Section A : (1) Literature and Culture. (2) Social sphere. (3) Political sphere.
  • Section B: (1) Science, Environment and Technology. (2) Economic Sphere (3) Agriculture, Industry and Trade.
  • Section C: (1) National and International Events. (2) Natural Calamities, Land slide, Earthquake, Deluge, Drought, etc. (3) National Development programs and projects

General Studies (First Paper)

  • History of Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  • Modern Indian history (from A.D.1757 to A.D. 1947): Significant events, personalities and issues, etc
  • The Freedom Struggle- its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country (till 1965A.D.)
  • The history of the world will include events from 18 century to the middle of the 20 century such that
    as the French revolution of 1789, the industrial revolution, World Wars, redraw of national boundaries, Socialism, Nazism, Fascism etc-their forms, and effect on society.
  • Salient features of Indian Society and culture
  • Role of Women in society and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems, and their remedies.
  • Meaning of liberalization, privatization, and globalization and their effects on the economy,
    polity and social structure.
  • Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism
  • Distribution of major natural resources of World- Water, Soils, Forests about South and South-East Asia with special reference to India. Factors responsible for the location of industries (with special reference to India).
  • Salient features of Physical Geography- Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, Cyclone, Ocean Currents, winds, and glaciers.
  • Oceanic resources of India and their potential.
  • The human migration-refugee problem of the World with a focus on India.
  • Frontiers and boundaries regarding the Indian sub-continent.
  • Population and Settlements- Types and Patterns, Urbanization, Smart Cities and Smart Villages

General Studies (Second Paper)

  • Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure, Role of Supreme Court in the evolution of basic provisions of Constitution.
  • Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States: issues and challenges about the federal structure, devolution of powers, and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
  • Role of Finance Commission in centre-state financial relations.
  • Separation of powers, dispute redressal mechanisms, and institutions. Emergence and use of alternative dispute redressal mechanisms.
  • Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other major democratic countries.
  • Parliament and State legislatures- structure, functioning, the conduct of business, powers and privileges, and concerning issues.
  • Structure, organization, and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary: Ministries and Departments of the Government, Pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. Public Interest Litigation (PIL).
  • Salient features of the Representation of People’sAct.
  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, Powers, functions, and their responsibilities.
  • Statutory, regulatory, and various quasi-judicial bodies including NITI Aayog, their features, and functioning.
  • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design, implementation, and Information Communication Technology (ICT).
  • Development processes- the role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Self Help Groups (SHGs), various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
  • Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes, mechanisms, laws, institutions, and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
  • Issues relating to the development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
  • Issues relating to poverty and hunger, their implication on the body politic.
  • Important aspects of governance. Transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential, citizens, charters, and institutional measures.
  • Role of Civil Services in a democracy in the context of emerging trends.
  • India and its relationship with neighbouring countries.
  • Bilateral, Regional, and Global groupings and agreements involving India and/ or affecting India’s interest.
  • Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests- Indian diaspora.
  • Important International Institutions, Agencies their structure, mandate, and functioning.
  • Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh regarding Political, Administrative, Revenue, and Judicial System.
  • Current affairs and events of Regional, State, National, and International importance.

General Studies (Third Paper)

  • Economic planning in India, objectives, and achievements. Role of NITI Aayog, Pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Issues of Poverty, Unemployment, Social justice, and inclusive growth.
  • Components of Government Budgets and Financial System.
  • Major Crops, Different types of irrigation and irrigation systems, storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce, e-technology in the aid of farmers.
  • Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices, Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping, issues of buffer stocks and food security, Technology missions in agriculture.
  • Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
  • Land reforms in India since independence.
  • Effects of liberalization and globalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy, and their effects on industrial growth.
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, etc.
  • Science and technology developments and applications in everyday life and National Security, India’s Science and Technology Policy.
  • Achievements of Indians in science & technology, indigenization of technology. Developments of New technologies, transfer of technology, dual and critical use technologies.
  • Awareness in the fields of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Space Technology, Computers, Energy resources, nanotechnology, microbiology, biotechnology. Issues relating to intellectual property rights (IPR), and digital rights.
  • Environmental security and Ecosystems, Conservation of Wildlife, Biodiversity, Environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment,
  • Disaster as a Non-traditional security and safety challenge, disaster mitigation, and management.
  • 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.
  • India’s internal security challenges: Terrorism, corruption, insurgency, and organized crimes.
  • The role, kind, and mandate of security forces, Higher defence organizations in India18- Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh Economy:- Overview of UP Economy: State Budgets. Importance of Agriculture, Industry, Infrastructure, and physical resources. Human Resources and Skill development. Government Programmes and Welfare Schemes.
  • Issues in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, and Animal Husbandry.
  • Law and Order and Civil Defence with special reference to U.P.

General Studies (Fourth Paper)

  • Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants, and consequences of Ethics in human action, dimensions of ethics, ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values-lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers, and administrators, the role of family, society, and educational institutions in inculcating values.
  • Attitude: Content, structure, function, its influence, and relation with thought and behaviour, moral and political attitudes, social influence, and persuasion.
  • Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public services, empathy, tolerance, and compassion towards the weaker sections.
  • Emotional Intelligence- concept and dimensions, its utility and application in administration and governance.
  • Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world.
  • Public/Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration: status and problems, ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions, laws, rules, regulations, and conscience as sources of ethical guidance, accountability, and ethical governance, strengthening of moral values in governance, ethical issues in international relations and funding, corporate governance.
  • Probity in Governance: the concept of public service, the philosophical basis of governance and probity, information sharing, and transparency in government. Right to Information, codes of ethics, codes of conduct, citizen’s charter, work culture, quality of service delivery, utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
  • Case studies

Top 20 Books For UPPSC Preliminary Preparation

UPPSC Study Material Pdf – Here Is The List Of Most Important Book Which you Should Read For UPPSC Exam .

UPPSC Exam: History

  • History of Modern India – Bipan Chandra
  • Spectrum Modern History
  • India’s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra
  • India’s Ancient Past – R.S. Sharma
  • History of Medieval India – Satish Chandra

UPPSC Exam: Geography

  • Certificate Physical and Human Geography – Goh Cheng Leong
  • Geography – A Comprehensive Study – Mahesh Kumar Barnwal
  • Geography NCERT class VI to Class XII
  • Oxford School Atlas – Oxford

UPPSC Exam: Environment

  • Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure – Rajagopalan
  • Shankar IAS Notes on Environment and Ecology

UPPSC Exam: Indian Polity

  • Indian Polity by Laxmikant
  • Constitution of India
  • Governance in India by Lakshmikanth

UPPSC Exam: Indian Economy

  • Indian Economy – Ramesh Singh
  • Economic Survey
  • Uttar Pradesh Year Book

UPPSC Exam: General Science

  • General Science – Lucent Publication
  • Science subject NCERTs

UPPSC Exam: 

  • Monthly Magazines
  • Current Affairs – Arihant Publication

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