UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Syllabus 2019 – 2020 UP PCS Mains Exam Pattern. Recruitment exam for 309 posts is going to be conducted by UPPSC that is Uttar Pradesh public service commission. Many candidates applied and will apply for the UPPSC 2019 recruitmnet under the dates 16/10/2019 to 13/11/2019.
In this post, we are going to provide you mains examination syllabus, pattern and other details.
Recruiting body: UPPSC (Uttar Pradesh public service commission)
Post: Upper Subordinate Services Examination 2019
No. Of posts: 309 posts
The selection of candidates for the posts will be done on the basis of following examinations and tests:
Preliminary Examination or ore mains exam which will be Objective Type & Multiple choice
Main Examination which will be Written examination
Viva Personality Test)
The pre mains exam dates are yet to be announced by authorities.
For more details on UPPSC PCS pre mains examination, dates, exam pattern and syllabus, please visit this link.
PCS mains Exam Pattern
The pattern for the mains exam will be as follows:
The subjects would be General Hindi, Essay and General Studies I, II, III, IV
Paper will be written the examination and or three hours time will be given for solving.
For optional Question papers, 03:00 hours time is allowed.
maximum marks for optional question paper has is 200 and 3 hours time will be given.
Candidates can choose their option subjects from this list of subjects:
Physics & Veterinary Science
Sociology International Relations
Commerce & Accountancy
PCS Mains Exam Syllabus
The syllabus for PCS mains examination 2019-20 is as follows:
Government and Semi-government letter, telegram, Uses of Prefix and Suffix, official orders, One-word substitution, notification, circular writing, Abstraction, Unseen passage, Spelling and Sentence correction, Knowledge of words and uses, Antonyms, Idioms and Phrases.
GENERAL STUDIES, PAPER- I
Modern Indian history (from D.1757 to A.D. 1947): Significant events, personalities and issues, etc.
Distribution of major natural resources of World- Water, Soils, Forests in reference to South and South-East Asia with special reference to India. Factors responsible for the location of industries (with special reference to India).
The Freedom Struggle- its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.
History of Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern
History of the world will include events from 18 century to middle of the 20 century such as French revolution of 1789, the industrial revolution, World Wars, redraw of national boundaries, Socialism, Nazism, Fascism etc-their forms and effect on the society.
Role of Women in society and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country (till 1965A D.).
Salient features of Indian Society and culture
Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism
Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh – History, Culture, Art, Architecture, Festival, Folk-Dance, Literature, Regional Languages, Heritage, Social Customs and Tourism.
Population and Settlements- Types and Patterns, Urbanization, Smart Cities and Smart Villages.
Frontiers and boundaries with reference to Indian sub-continent.
Specific knowledge of U.P.- Geography- Human and Natural Resources, Climate, Soils, Forest, Wild-Life, Mines and Minerals, Sources of Irrigation.
Salient features of Physical Geography- Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, Cyclone, Ocean Currents, winds and
Oceanic resources of India and Human migration-refugee problem of the World with a focus on India.
Meaning of liberalization, privatization and globalization and their effects on the economy, polity and social structure
GENERAL STUDIES, PAPER – II
Role of Finance Commission in Centre- State financial
Separation of powers, dispute redressal mechanisms and Emergence and use of alternative dispute redressal mechanisms.
Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other major democratic
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.
Parliament and State legislatures- structure, functioning, the conduct of business, powers and privileges and concerned
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).
Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh regarding Political, Administrative, Revenue and Judicial
Current affairs and events of Regional, State, National and International importance.
Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests- Indian
Important International Institutions, Agencies their structure, mandate
Role of Civil Services in a democracy in the context of emerging
India and its relationship with neighbouring
Bilateral, Regional and Global groupings and agreements involving India and/ or affecting India’s
Issues relating to the development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human
Issues relating to poverty and hunger, their implication on body
Important aspects of Transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential, citizens, charters and institutional measures.
Development processes- the role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Self Help Groups (SHGs), various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other
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
Appointment to various Constitutional posts, Powers, functions and their
Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies including NITI Aayog, their features and
Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design, implementation and Information Communication Technology (ICT).
Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure, Role of Supreme Court in evolution of basic provisions of
Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
Issues of Poverty, Unemployment, Social justice and inclusive growth.
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 in 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.
Components of Government Budgets and Financial System.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Economic planning in India, objectives and achievements. Role of NITI Aayog, Pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).
Land reforms in India since independence.
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.
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.
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 on the above issues.
In the Essay Paper, three sections will be provided. An essay of around 700 words has to be written by the candidate from 1 topic from each section. In the three sections, topics of 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, Landslide, Earthquake, Deluge, Drought
etc. (3) National Development programmes and projects.