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UPPSC Exam Pattern 2024, Check Prelims and Mains Exam Patten

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has recently announced the UPPSC Exam Pattern 2024 through its official notification for the recruitment of 220 PCS positions. UPPSC conducts the PCS examination annually to select Group A and Group B Officers for the state government’s administrative services. The examination process consists of three stages, with the UPPSC Prelims Exam scheduled for June 2024. This article provides detailed information on the updated UPPSC Exam Pattern 2024 for the Prelims, Mains, and Interview stages, along with access to the UPPSC Exam Pattern.

UPPSC Exam Pattern 2024

The UPPSC Exam Pattern 2024 encompasses three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Interviews. It is crucial for candidates to thoroughly comprehend the UPPSC Paper Pattern to excel in the UPPSC exam. This article provides a detailed overview of the UPPSC Exam Pattern for the UP PCS Exam 2024. By understanding the UPPSC Pattern, candidates can organize their study materials effectively and prepare more efficiently for the exam.

Name of the Exam Type of the Exam/Time Marks
UPPSC Prelims Exam Paper 1: General Studies I 150 marks
Paper 2: General Studies II (CSAT) 100 marks
UPPSC Mains Exam General Hindi 150 marks
Essay 150 marks
General Studies I 200 marks
General Studies II 200 marks
General Studies III 200 marks
General Studies IV 200 marks
General Studies V 200 marks
General Studies VI 200 marks
UPPSC Interview Personality Test/Interview 100 marks

UPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2024

The UPPSC Prelims Exam pattern is the initial phase of the UPPSC Exam 2024. Its main purpose is to act as a qualifying stage, filtering out candidates who are not genuinely dedicated to the selection process. The UPPSC PCS Preliminary examination consists of two papers: Paper I and Paper II. Each paper is worth 200 marks and includes Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The table below provides a comprehensive overview of the UPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2024:

UPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2024
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 were conducted on the same day, they were 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
Negative Marking Paper 1- 0.44 Paper 2- 0.66
Nature of Questions All questions will be of Objective type (MCQs)

UPPSC PCS Marking Scheme for Prelims

  • Paper I determines the exam cutoff.
  • Paper II is qualifying, with a requirement of 33% marks.
  • A negative marking of 0.33% applies to every incorrect answer.
  • For instance, an incorrect answer on a 2-mark question will deduct 0.66 marks.
  • Marking multiple answers for one question on the OMR sheet counts as incorrect and incurs negative markings.
  • No negative markings for questions left blank.

UPPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2024

Once candidates successfully clear the PCS preliminary examinations, they advance to the main examination. Here is an overview of the UPPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2024. It’s important to highlight that the scores obtained in the main exam hold substantial weightage for the final selection process. The main examination comprises eight descriptive papers, making it a crucial phase in the selection process as it carries a significant weightage of 1500 marks, thereby playing a pivotal role in determining the merit. Noteworthy revisions have been made to the UPPSC main exam pattern:

  1. The commission has eliminated objective-type questions, reverting to the descriptive-type questions format that was used previously, albeit with an increased number of papers.
  2. Additionally, an ‘Ethics’ paper has been introduced to the main exam, which was not part of the exam structure in the past.
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. General Studies V
  • 8. General Studies VI
Duration of Exam Papers will be conducted over a week’s duration;
Sessions Morning Session – 9.30 AM – 12.30 AM

Afternoon Session – 2 PM – 5 PM

Maximum Marks
  1. General Hindi – 150 marks
  2. Essay – 150 marks
  3. All General Studies papers will be of 200 marks each
  4. Total – 1500 marks
Type of Exam Offline (Pen-paper)
Nature of Questions Essay/descriptive type
Negative Marking NIL
Optional Subjects As per the new UPPSC exam pattern, in UPPSC Examination there is no optional subject.

UPPSC Interview Exam Pattern 2024

Candidates who qualify in the UPPSC Mains Exam, are called for the UPPSC Interview Exam (Personality Test). In the UPPSC PCS Interview Exam, panelists taking interviews generally ask questions about current events, optional subjects, graduation subjects, home district and individual interests and hobbies. So UPPSC Interview is about understanding the personality of a candidate and determining whether they fit in the overall state civil services’ ethos and values.

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What is UPPSC Exam Pattern 2024?

UPPSC Exam Pattern consists three stages- Prelims, Mains and Interview. A detailed UPPSC Pre Exam Pattern is discussed in the above article.

Is UPPSC Optional Subject removed from UPPSC Syllabus?

Yes, State government has recently decided to remove optional papers from the UPPSC Mains Exam. Instead, now there will two state specific GS Papers in the UPPSC PCS Exam.

Who removed the UPPSC Optional Papers from UPPSC Mains Exam?

The State Cabinet headed by CM Yogi Adityanath has recently decided to remove the Optional Papers from the UPPSC Exam and UPPSC syllabus.

What is the UPPSC Exam Date 2024?

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission will conduct the UPPSC prelims exam 2024 on 17 March across various centers in the state.

How can I apply for UPPSC 2024?

Candidates interested for appearing in the UPPSC 2024 Exam should go the official UPPSC Website- uppsc.up.nic.in. Under the heading Activity Dashboard, search for the Uttar Pradesh Combined State/Upper Subordinate 2024 apply link. Click on the Apply Online link for applying for the UPPSC Exam 2024. A new window will be opened on the screen, there select the UPPSC PCS 2024 exam and press the Apply button. Note that UPPSC Apply Online Link is soon going to be activated.

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