July 20, 2024
UPPSC-Syllabus-2024
UPPSC Syllabus 2024: A Complete Guide for Aspirants

UPPSC Syllabus 2024: Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission

UPPSC Syllabus 2024: The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) conducts the Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Examination, also known as the Provincial Civil Services (PCS) Examination, every year to recruit candidates for various posts in the state administration. The UPPSC exam is one of the most competitive and prestigious exams in the state, and requires a thorough preparation and strategy to crack it.

The UPPSC exam 2024 will be conducted in three stages: Preliminary, Mains and Interview. The syllabus for each stage is different and covers a wide range of topics from general studies, current affairs, optional subjects and personality test. In this article, we will provide you with the latest UPPSC syllabus 2024 for both prelims and mains, along with the exam pattern, marking scheme and tips to ace the exam.


UPPSC Exam Pattern 2024

The UPPSC exam pattern 2024 is similar to the UPSC Civil Services exam pattern, with some minor differences. The UPPSC exam pattern consists of three stages: Prelims, Mains and Interview.

UPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2024

The UPPSC prelims exam 2024 will consist of two papers: General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II (also known as CSAT). Both papers will be objective type, with multiple choice questions. Each paper will be of 200 marks and 2 hours duration. The prelims exam will be conducted offline, on OMR sheets.

The UPPSC prelims exam pattern 2024 is given below:

PaperSubjectMarksDuration
Paper IGeneral Studies I2002 hours
Paper IIGeneral Studies II (CSAT)2002 hours

Note:

  • Paper II (CSAT) will be qualifying in nature, with a minimum of 33% marks required to qualify for the mains exam.
  • Paper I will be considered for calculating the cut-off marks for the mains exam.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.33% for each wrong answer.

UPPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2024

The UPPSC mains exam 2024 will consist of eight papers: four General Studies papers, one Essay paper, one Hindi paper and two Optional papers. All papers will be descriptive type, with essay/answer writing. Each paper will be of 200 marks and 3 hours duration. The mains exam will be conducted offline, on answer sheets.

The UPPSC mains exam pattern 2024 is given below:

PaperSubjectMarksDuration
Paper IGeneral Hindi2003 hours
Paper IIEssay2003 hours
Paper IIIGeneral Studies I2003 hours
Paper IVGeneral Studies II2003 hours
Paper VGeneral Studies III2003 hours
Paper VIGeneral Studies IV2003 hours
Paper VIIOptional Subject I2003 hours
Paper VIIIOptional Subject II2003 hours

Note:

  • The optional subjects will be chosen by the candidates from a list of 28 subjects given by the UPPSC.
  • The optional papers will be based on the syllabus of the graduation level of the respective subjects.
  • The candidates will have to answer the questions in the same language as the medium of the paper, except for the Hindi paper, which can be answered in Hindi or English.

UPPSC Interview

The UPPSC interview 2024 will be the final stage of the selection process, and will carry 100 marks. The interview will be conducted by a board of competent and unbiased members, who will test the candidates on their personality, general awareness, communication skills, leadership qualities, decision making ability, etc. The interview will also assess the suitability of the candidates for the posts they have applied for.

The candidates will have to appear for the interview in person, at the designated venue and time. The candidates will have to produce their original documents and certificates for verification, before the interview. The candidates will have to dress formally and behave courteously during the interview.


UPPSC Syllabus 2024

The UPPSC syllabus 2024 is the most important part of the preparation for the exam, as it covers the topics and sub-topics that will be asked in the exam. The UPPSC syllabus 2024 is different for each stage of the exam, and is based on the latest trends and developments in the state, national and international level.

UPPSC-Syllabus-2024

The UPPSC syllabus 2024 for prelims and mains is given below, along with the important books and sources for reference.

UPPSC Syllabus: PCS Prelims Exam

The UPPSC syllabus for the prelims exam 2024 covers two papers: General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II (CSAT). The syllabus for each paper is given below:

UPPSC Syllabus: General Studies Paper I

The UPPSC syllabus for General Studies Paper I covers the following topics:

  • 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, Biodiversity and Climate Change- that do not require subject specialization
  • General Science

The important books and sources for General Studies Paper I are:

  • NCERT books from class 6 to 12 for History, Geography, Polity, Economy, Science and Environment
  • Lucent’s General Knowledge
  • The Hindu, Indian Express, PIB, Yojana, Kurukshetra for Current Affairs
  • Spectrum’s A Brief History of Modern India
  • Ramesh Singh’s Indian Economy
  • M. Laxmikanth’s Indian Polity
  • Majid Husain’s Geography of India
  • Shankar IAS Environment


UPPSC Syllabus: General Studies Paper II (CSAT)

The UPPSC syllabus for General Studies Paper II (CSAT) covers the following topics:

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • General mental ability
  • Elementary Mathematics upto Class X level-Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Statistics
  • General English upto Class X level
  • General Hindi upto Class X level

The important books and sources for General Studies Paper II (CSAT) are:

  • RS Aggarwal’s Quantitative Aptitude
  • RS Aggarwal’s Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • NCERT books from class 6 to 10 for Mathematics, English and Hindi
  • Arihant’s CSAT Paper 2
  • Previous year question papers and mock tests

UPPSC Syllabus: PCS Mains Syllabus

The UPPSC syllabus for the mains exam 2024 covers eight papers: four General Studies papers, one Essay paper, one Hindi paper and two Optional papers. The syllabus for each paper is given below:

UPPSC Syllabus: General Hindi

The UPPSC syllabus for General Hindi covers the following topics:

  • हिंदी वर्णमाला, विराम चिन्ह
  • शब्द-रूप
  • संधि, समास
  • क्रियाएँ
  • अनेकार्थी शब्द
  • विलोम शब्द
  • पर्यायवाची शब्द
  • मुहावरे और लोकोक्तियाँ
  • तत्सम एवं तद्भव, देशज, विदेशी (शब्द भंडार)
  • वर्तनी
  • अर्थबोध
  • हिंदी भाषा के प्रयोग में होने वाली अशुद्धियाँ
  • उ.प्र. की मुख्य बोलियाँ

The important books and sources for General Hindi are:

  • Hardev Bahri’s Hindi Shabd Sagar
  • Raghav Prakash’s Hindi Vyakaran
  • NCERT books from class 6 to 10 for Hindi
  • Previous year question papers and mock tests

UPPSC Syllabus: Essay

The UPPSC syllabus for Essay covers the following topics:

  • The candidates will have to write three essays, one each from the following sections:
    • Section A: Literature and Culture, Social sphere
    • Section B: Political, Economic and Social Issues
    • Section C: Science, Environment and Technology

The candidates will have to write one essay from each section in about 700 words each. The essays will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Relevance of the content
  • Coherence and logical structure
  • Clarity and effectiveness of expression
  • Grammatical correctness and vocabulary

The important books and sources for Essay are:

  • NCERT books from class 9 to 12 for Social Science, Science and Environment
  • The Hindu, Indian Express, Yojana, Kurukshetra, Economic and Political Weekly for Current Affairs
  • Essays for Civil Services by Pulkit Khare
  • 151 Essays by S.C. Gupta
  • Previous year question papers and mock tests

UPPSC Syllabus: General Studies I

The UPPSC syllabus for General Studies I covers the following topics:

  • History of Indian Culture covering the main 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
  • 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.)
  • History of the world from 18th century to mid 20th century: Industrial revolution, World wars, Redrawal of national boundaries, Colonization, Decolonization, Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effects on the society
  • Indian and World Geography- Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World: – Salient features of Physical Geography- Earth and its Solar System, Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, Lithosphere – Demography of India and the World, Human Geography, Migration – Resources and their types- Natural and Human – Agriculture, Industry, Transport, Communication and Trade – Urbanization, Urban settlements and Land use – Regional Development and Planning- Concept, Types, Policies and Problems – Political Geography- Nation, State and UT, International Boundary and disputes
  • Salient features of Indian Society and diversity of India
  • Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies
  • Effects of globalization on Indian society
  • Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism and secularism

The important books and sources for General Studies I are:

  • NCERT books from class 6 to 12 for History, Geography, Art and Culture
  • Spectrum’s Facets of Indian Culture
  • Bipin Chandra’s India’s Struggle for Independence
  • Rajiv Ahir’s A Brief History of Modern India
  • Norman Lowe’s Mastering Modern World History
  • Majid Husain’s Geography of India
  • G.C. Leong’s Certificate Physical and Human Geography
  • Ramesh Singh’s Indian Society
  • The Hindu, Indian Express, PIB, Yojana, Kurukshetra for Current Affairs
  • Previous year question papers and mock tests


UPPSC Syllabus: General Studies II

The UPPSC syllabus for General Studies II covers the following topics:

  • Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure
  • Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein
  • Separation of powers between various organs- dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions
  • Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
  • Parliament and State legislatures– structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers and privileges and issues arising out of these
  • 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
  • Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act
  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies
  • Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies
  • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation
  • Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, 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 development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources
  • Issues relating to poverty and hunger
  • Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency and accountability and institutional and other measures
  • Role of civil services in a democracy
  • India and its neighborhood- relations
  • Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
  • Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora
  • Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate

The important books and sources for General Studies II are:

  • NCERT books from class 9 to 12 for Polity, Economy and International Relations
  • M. Laxmikanth’s Indian Polity
  • Ramesh Singh’s Indian Economy
  • D.R. Khullar’s Indian and World Geography
  • Rajiv Sikri’s Challenge and Strategy: Rethinking India’s Foreign Policy
  • The Hindu, Indian Express, PIB, Yojana, Kurukshetra for Current Affairs
  • Previous year question papers and mock tests

UPPSC Syllabus: General Studies III

The UPPSC syllabus for General Studies III covers the following topics:

  • Economic planning in India, objectives and achievements. Role of NITI Aayog, Pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)
  • 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; Economics of animal-rearing
  • Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management
  • Land reforms in India
  • Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc
  • Investment models
  • Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
  • Achievements of Indians in science and technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology
  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nanotechnology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights
  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
  • Disaster and disaster management
  • Linkages between development and spread of extremism
  • Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security
  • Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention
  • Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism
  • Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

The important books and sources for General Studies III are:

  • NCERT books from class 9 to 12 for Science, Economy and Environment
  • Ramesh Singh’s Indian Economy
  • Sanjiv Verma’s The Indian Economy
  • Shankar IAS Environment
  • Ashok Kumar Singh’s Science and Technology
  • The Hindu, Indian Express, PIB, Yojana, Kurukshetra for Current Affairs
  • Previous year question papers and mock tests

UPPSC Syllabus: General Studies IV

The UPPSC syllabus for General Studies IV covers the following topics:

  • Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships
  • Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 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 service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections
  • Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance
  • Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and 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 ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance
  • Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption
  • Case Studies on above issues

The important books and sources for General Studies IV are:

  • Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude
  • Subbarao and Roy Chowdhury’s Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude in Governance
  • Arihant’s Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude
  • The Hindu, Indian Express, PIB, Yojana, Kurukshetra for Current Affairs
  • Previous year question papers and mock tests

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