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UPPSC Plan of Examination

Updated on: Feb 11, 2013
The examination comprises three successive stages viz : -
1. Preliminary Examination (Objective Type).
2. Main Examination (Conventional Type, i.e. Written examination).
3. Viva-Voce (Personality Test).
Subjects For The Preliminary Examination

The preliminary examination will consist of the following two objective type papers of which answer sheet shall be on OMR sheets. The syllabus is mentioned in appendix-IV of this advertisement. The prescribed time for each paper is two hours and prescribed maximum marks for compulsory paper is 150 and for optional paper is 300.

PAPERS
Paper -1 (Optional) The candidates must select any one of the following subjects as optional subject :
Subject Code

01 Agriculture
02 Zoology
03 Commerce
04 Chemistry
05 Physics
06 Mathematics
07 Indian History
08 Geography
09 Economics
10 Political Science
11 Sociology
12 Philosophy
13 Geology
14 Psychology
15 Botany
16 Law
17 Animal Husbandry
18 Statistics
19 Public Administration
20 Veterinary Science Electrical Engineering
21 Mechanical Engineering
22 Civil Engineering


Paper-II (Compulsory): General Studies (Subject Code - 23 )
Timing of examination 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Plan For The Main (Written) Examination

The written examination will consist of the following compulsory and optional subjects. The syllabus whereof is mentioned in Appendix-V of this advertisement. The candidates have to select any two subjects from the list of optional subjects for main examination. Each optional subject will consist of two papers.

(A) COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

1. General Hindi 150 marks
2. Essay 150 marks
3. General Studies (I-Paper) 200 marks
4. General Studies (II-Paper) 200 marks
General Studies Paper - I & Paper - II : Shall be objective type containing 150 questions and for solving the questions two hours time is allowed. For other compulsory and optional papers three hours time is allowed. Two hundred maximum marks have been allotted for each optional question paper.
Note :
1. Timing of Examination Paper of 2 hours will be 9.30 am to 11.30 am and 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm. 2. Timing of Examination Paper of 3 hours is 9.30 to 12.30 am & 2 pm to 5 pm.
3. A candidate shall be required to obtain such minimum marks in the compulsory paper of General Hindi, as may be determined by the Government or the Commission, as the case my be. There shall be Two sections in all the question papers of all Optional subjects and each section will include Four questions. Candidates are required to answer only Five questions while they must select minimum Two questions from each section.

GENERAL STUDIES, PAPER - I

1. History of India-Ancient, Mediaeval, Modern
2. Indian National Movement and Indian Culture.
3. Population, Environment and Urbanization in Indian Context
4. World Geography, Geography of India and its natural resources.
5. Current events of national and International importance.
6. Indian Agriculture, Trade and Commerce.
7. Specific knowledge of U.P. regarding education, culture Agriculture, Trade Commerce, the methods of living and Social Customs. History of India and Indian culture will cover the broad history of the country from about the middle of the nineteenth century and would also include questions on Gandhi, Tagore and Nehru. The part on current events of national and international importance will include questions also on sports and games.

GENERAL STUDIES, PAPER - II
1. Indian Polity
2. Indian Economy
3. General Science (Role of Science and technology in the development of India
including science in every day life)
4. General Mental ability.
5. Statistical Analysis, Graphs and Diagrams. The part relating to Indian polity will include questions on the political system in India and Indian constitution. The Indian economy will cover broad features of economic policy in India. The part relating to role and impact of science and
technology in the development of India, questions will be asked to test the candidates awareness in this field Emphasis will be on the applied aspects. The part relating to statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams will include exercise to test the candidates ability to draw common sense conclusions from information presented in statistical graphical or diagrammatical form and to point out deficiencies limitation or inconsistencies there in.

ESSAY
There will be three sections In the question paper of Essay. Candidates will have to select one topic from each section and they are required to write essay in 700 words on each topic. In the three sections, topics of essay will be based on 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 programmes and projects.

(B) OPTIONAL SUBJECTS (Mains)

Agriculture
Zology
Chemistry
Physics
Mathematics
Geography
Economics
Sociology
Philosophy
Geology
Psychology
Botany
Law
Animal
Husbandry
Statistics & Veterinary Science

Management
Political Science & International Relations
HIstory
Social Work
Anthropology
Civil
Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Commerce
Public
Administration
Agricultural
Engineering
Defence Studies
Accountancy
English Lit.
Urdu Lit.
Arabic Lit.
Hindi Lit.
Persian Lit.
Sanskrit Lit.


Only one Subject can be selected from the group

Group 'A'
1. Social Work
2. Anthropology
3. Sociology

Group 'D'
1. Civil Engineering
2. Mechanical Engineering
3. Electrical Engineering
4. Agricultural Engineering

Group 'G'
1. Manageme
2. Public Administration
Group 'B'
1. Mathematics
2. Statistics

Group 'E'
1. English Literature
2. Hindi Literature
3. Urdu Literature
4. Arabic Literature
5. Persian Literature
6. Sanskrit Literature
Group 'C'
1. Agriculture
2. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

Group 'F'
1. Political Science and Int. Relations
2.

Rules For The Main Examination


1. No candidate shall be admitted to the examination unless he holds a certificate of admission from the Commission. The decision of the Commission as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the examination shall be final.

2. CANDIDATES ARE WARNED THAT THEY SHOULD NOT WRITE THEIR ROLL-NUMBERS ANYWHERE EXCEPT IN THE SPACE PROVIDED ON THE COVER OF THEIR ANSWER BOOK/BOOKS OTHERWISE THEY WILL BE PENALISED BY A DEDUCTION OF MARKS. ALSO THEY SHOULD NOT WRITE, THEIR NAMES ANY -WHERE OTHERWISE THEY MAY BE DISQUALIFIED.

3. If a Candidate’s handwriting is not easily legible, deduction may be made from the total marks.
4. A candidate may answer question papers in English Roman Script or Hindi in Devnagri Script or in Urdu in Persian script provided that the language papers as a whole must be answered in any of the above script unless it is otherwise indicated in question paper.

5. The question papers shall be in English in Roman Script and Hindi in Devnagri Script. 6. The standard of knowledge required of candidates in compulsory and optional subjects will be such as a young man holding a Bachelor’s Degree of a University is expected to have except where the syllabus indicating otherwise.

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