UPPSC PCS Main 2023 – Exam Date Announced, Check Detailed Exam Procedure

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has announced the dates for the UPPSC PCS Main exam 2022 on the official website- uppsc.up.nic.in. The UPPSC PCS Preliminary exam 2022 was held on June 12th. All the candidates who have qualified the Prelims examination are now eligible to appear for the UPPSC PCS Main 2022 from September 27th, 2022 onwards. Candidates must note that the Main PCS (Provincial Civil Service) exam of Uttar Pradesh shall be conducted in two shifts of three hours each. 

UPPSC PCS Main 2022 – Schedule 

The UPPSC PCS Main 20022 exam schedule has been updated by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission. Candidates can check out the complete schedule for the UPPSC PCS 2022 Mains exam in the table given below. 

Date Session 1 – 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Session 2 – 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
September 27, 2022 General Hindi Essay
September 28, 2022 General Studies- 1 General Studies- 2
September 29, 2022 General Studies- 3 General Studies- 4
October 1, 2022 Optional Subject Paper-1  Optional Subject Paper- 2

UPPSC PCS Main 2022 – Exam Pattern

Only candidates who passed the PCS and ACF/RFO Preliminary tests are eligible to take the UPPSC PCS Main 2022 exam. The final selection of the candidates for the post of PCS Officer will take into account the candidates’ performance in the Main exam. 

Please note:

  1. There will be no negative marking in the UPPSC PCS Main exam. 
  2. The UPPSC PCS Main 2022 exam is a merit-based exam round due to the weightage of a 1500-mark format. Time duration for each paper will be three hours

Please note: According to the new UPPSC PCS 2022 exam pattern, candidates are only required to choose one optional subject from the provided list that will be of 200 marks. The qualifying percentage for the preliminary examination, Paper II, will be 33%. 


Type of Paper Subjects Marks Duration
Paper 1 General Hindi 150 3 hrs
Paper 2 Essay 150 3 hrs
Paper 3 General Studies 1 200 3 hrs
Paper 4 General Studies 2 200 3 hrs
Paper 5 General Studies 3 200 3 hrs
Paper 6 General Studies 4 200 3 hrs
Paper 7 Optional Subject- Paper 1 200 3 hrs
Paper 8 Optional Subject- Paper 2  200 3 hrs

UPPSC PCS Main 2022 – Syllabus

Type of Paper Syllabus
Paper 1 Literature and Culture.

Social sphere.

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Political sphere.

Science, Environment and Technology. 

Economic Sphere.

Agriculture, Industry and Trade.

National and International Events. 

Natural Calamities.

National Development programmes and projects.

Paper 2 Vilom Shabd


Anek ke Ek Shabd

Patra Lekhan

Taar Lekhan



Paper 3 History of Indian Culture

Vedic India


Buddhism and Related Topics

Mauryan Empire, Administrative Structure, Rulers and Legacy

Gupta Empire, Rulers and Legacy

Invasions from Central Asia

North Indian Kingdoms

Kingdoms of the Deccan

Delhi Sultanate

Islamic Kingdoms in India

Vijayanagara Empire

Bhakti and Other Cultural & Religious Movements

Paper 4 Indian constitution 

Functions & responsibilities of the Union and the States

Role of finance commission

Separation of powers

Emergence and use of alternative dispute redressal mechanisms.

Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme

Parliament and State legislatures

Executive and the Judiciary

Representation of the People’s Act

NITI Aayog, features and functioning

Government policies

Development processes

Welfare schemes

Issues relating to poverty and hunger

Important aspects of governance

Role of Civil Services in a democracy

Paper 5 Economic planning in India

Role of NITI Aayog

Pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Social justice and inclusive growth

Components of Government Budgets

Major Crops, 

Types of irrigation and irrigation systems

Issues related to direct and indirect farm Public Distribution System

Paper 6 Ethics and Human Interface


Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service

Emotional Intelligence

Contributions of moral thinkers

Public/ Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration

Probity in Governance

Case studies on the above issues

Paper 7 Law




Political Science




Public Administration

Paper 8 Mechanical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Physics and Veterinary Science



Urdu Literature

Hindi Literature

UPPSC PCS Main 2022 – Selection Process

The UPPSC PCS 2022 selection procedure consists of three stages. To advance to the next exam level, the candidate must pass each stage. 

a) UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam – Stage I – The UPPCS Prelims exam is an offline objective test that is conducted throughout the state. It comprises 400 marks in total. General Studies 1 consists of 150 questions and General Studies 2 consists of 200 questions in total.

b) UPPSC PCS Main Exam – Stage 2 – The UPPSC PCS main exam is an essay type test that is conducted offline throughout the states. According to the performance in the UPPCS main exam, the candidates are ranked in a merit list and are eligible for the interview round.

c) Interview Round – The UPPSC PCS  interview is the final phase of the test, and because there are so few applicants, there is a significant possibility that the candidate will be chosen in the interview. 

UPPSC PCS 2022 – Pay Scale

UPPSC PCS wage for junior scale goes from Rs. 38,000 to Rs. 44,000 per month. The senior scale wage varies from Rs. 55,000 to Rs. 60,000 per month. PCS Officers are entitled to a number of benefits, including medical care, travel expenses, and dearness allowance.

UPPSC PCS Main 2022 – FAQs

What are the locations for the UPPSC PCS Main 2022 Exam?

UPPSC PCS Main 2022 exams will be conducted in Ghaziabad, Lucknow, and Prayagraj centers.

How many candidates are qualified to take the main UPPSC PCS main 2022 exams?

For the UPPSC PCS 2022 test, more than 3.29 lakh applicants registered, and 5964 of them passed the UPPSC PCS main 2022 exam.

How many papers will be there in UPPSC PCS mains 2022?

The UPPSC PCS mains 2022 written test will have six mandatory and two optional papers, each for 150 marks.

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