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UPPSC Combined Lower Subordinate Services

Introduction

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission announces notifications pertaining to Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) Lower Subordinate Services Exam on need basis. Other important PSCs in the country are APPSC, TSPSC, KSPSC, TNPSC, etc. Aspirants, who wish to work at such positions are highly encouraged to apply. Mentioned below are the details pertaining to positions, eligibility, pay scale, relaxations etc. We also intend to guide the aspirants throughout their journey starting from the application to interview. To qualify this exam one needs good knowledge on current affairs and Standard GK and Drona provides all the required study materials to the aspirants.

Positions

S.No Post Name Age Limit Educational Qualification
1 Legal Assistant 21-40 Law Graduate
2 Asst Estate Superintendent (Housing & Urban Planning) 21-40 Law Graduate
3 Child Development Project Officer 21-40 Social work or Sociology or Home Science Graduate
4 Auditor (Local Fund Accounts) 21-40 Commerce Graduate and must have working knowledge of Hindi in Devnagari Script
5 Jr Auditor (National Savings Directorate) 21-40 Commerce Graduate with Audit and Accountancy.
6 Asst Controller (Legal Measurement), Grade II 21-40 Science Degree with one subject as Physics or Mechanical Engineering
7 Investigator cum Computer (Cooperative Societies) 21-40 Mathematics or Statistics Graduate
8 Computer/ Junior Statistical Inspector/ Field Investigator (Agri.Sta & Crop.Ins) 21-40 Mathematics or Statistics or Statistical Mathematics Graduate
9 Jr Research Assistant Gr II/ Hort Inspector Gr II/ Hort Inspector 21-40 B.Sc Agriculture or B.Sc Biology Group preferential  M.Sc Agriculture or M.Sc Botany or M.Sc Agriculture with Entomology Viknitivigyan.
10 Sr. Sugarcane Development Inspector/ Sugarcane Development Inspector 21-40
  1. Agriculture Graduate
  2. Candidates who possess P.G. Degree in Agriculture finding similarities in other things, in the matter of direct recruitment of Group 1 and Group 2 post they shall be given preference
11 Investigator cum Computer (Family Welfare) 21-40 Mathematics or Statistics P.G.
12 Cooperative Inspector Gr I Asst Development Officer (Cooperative) 21-40 1. Graduate in Arts (Economics) or Commerce or B.Sc Agriculture
2. Those Candidates will be given preference who possess M.Sc Agriculture, M.Sc, M.Com or M.A. (Economics) which includes cooperative and related subjects, who have degree in Commerce and Economics with optional subject of Cooperative and have Post Graduate diploma in Cooperative from B.N. Mehta Institute of Cooperative Management Pune
13 Auditor (Local Bodies) 21-40 Commerce Degree or Intermediate in Chartered Accountancy or Degree in Arts or Science or Agriculture
14 Asst Auditor (Local Bodies) 21-40 Commerce Degree or Intermediate in Chartered Accountancy or Degree in Arts or Science or Agriculture.
15 Fisheries Inspector 21-40 A Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries Science or a Bachelor’s Degree with Zoology, Botany and Chemistry subjects from a University established by law in India or a Degree recognised by the Government as equivalent thereto.

Prefered Qualification: –
Certificate of Inland Fisheries Training Course from the Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute or Diploma from Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Bombay.

16 Auditor (Firms Society & Chits) 21-40
  1. Bachelor’s Degree in commerce from a University established by law in India or a qualification recognised by the government as equivalent thereto or P.G. Diploma in Accountancy from a University or Institute recognised by the government.
  2. O Level certificate in Computer operation from an institute recognised by the government.

Relaxation

  • For candidates belong to SC/ST/OBC, Dependents of Freedom Fighters of U.P. and skilled player of U.P., the upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years. Such candidates must have not been born before 2nd July 1968.
  • For Physically Handicapped candidates, the upper age limit is 55 years which means that they must have not been born before 02 July 1958.
  • For Emergency Commissioned Officers, Short Service Commissioned Officers, Ex-Army Personnels of U.P., the upper age limit shall be greater by three years.

Note:

For the positions of Executive Officer-Local Bodies, Group 2, 3 & 4, candidates who have completed their services one year or more in centralised or Palika service, the maximum age limit is relaxable up to a period of their continuous service or 7 years whichever is less.

Notifications

Given the requirements of junior scale administrative officers, the notifications related to exams, vacancies, dates, etc. are updated from time to time. UPPSC Combined Upper Subordinate,  Uttar Pradesh Police Constable, UP TET, etc., are some of the other government job recruitment notifications released in the state. The aspirants should keep visiting ‘Drona’ to keep a track of all the notifications that are updated on the website in a timely manner.

  • Current Notifications           click here
  • Upcoming Notifications       click here
  • Previous Notifications         click here

Application Procedure

Selection Procedure

The selection process is done in 3 successive steps. Candidates need to pass all the three stages to qualify for the civil services. The three stages of the induction are as follows:

Stage-1 (Prelims)

The Preliminary Examination is the first stage of the UPPSC Lower Subordinate Services. This exam is conducted to screen the candidates who can then be shortlisted for the next level, i.e. the Main Exam. This exam requires one to have profound knowledge of the general knowledge and current affairs. Newspapers and magazines are a very good source of knowledge especially for this exam. Aspirants must develop a habit of reading them on daily basis.

Stage-2 (Main)

As the name itself suggests, the Main Examination is one of the important parts of the UPPSC Combined Lower Subordinate Services. It constitutes the second stage of the selection procedure. The exam maintains the standard of Bachelor’s level studies. The aspirants should be properly prepared in all the areas, and, must have consistency in their approach towards time management, as it’s one of the primary requirements.

Stage 3 (Viva-Voce/Personality Test)

After successfully qualifying the Prelims and Main exams, the candidates are then shortlisted for the viva-voce/personality test which is the last stage of the selection procedure.

Exam Pattern

Preliminary Examination

There will be one paper (General Studies) in the Preliminary Examination. The time allotted for this paper is 2 hours and maximum marks will be 300. The total number of questions will be 150.

Paper Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
Paper-I General Studies (Objective) 150 300 2 Hours

Main Examination

There will be two compulsory papers in the Main Examination. The first paper consists of General Studies (multiple choice). The maximum marks will be 200. The total time allotted for this paper is 2 hours and the number of questions will be 120. The Second question paper which is Conventional will consist of General Hindi and Hindi essay. The total marks for this paper will be 200. Time duration will be 3 hours. This question paper contains two parts having 100 marks each. The first part will be General Hindi and the second part is Hindi Essay.

Paper Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
Paper-I General Studies (Objective) 120 200 2 Hours
Paper-II Part-I: General Hindi -100

Part-II: Hindi Essay -100 (Conventional)

200 3 Hour

Interview

The candidates who are declared successful in the Main exam will be called for an interview. All the candidates are required to fill up the prescribed application forms before they appear in the interview/viva voce test. Preferences for different posts will be taken from the candidates at the time of interview which will be treated final and unchangeable. Thus, the candidates will be worthy of being admitted.

Syllabus

UPSSSC Combined Lower Subordinate-Service Competitive-Exam Syllabus

Preliminary Exam
1. History of India and Indian National Movement:
2. Indian and World Geography
3. Indian Polity and Governance, Constitution, Political System, Panchayat Raj & Public Policy, rights -issues etc..
4. Indian Economy and Social Development
5. Current Events of National and International Importance
6. Indian Agriculture
7. General Science
8. Elementary Mathematics up to Class 10th level

Main Examination
Paper-I

  1. Current Affairs of National and International Importance-
  2. Logical and Critical Reasoning and Analytical Ability.
  3. General Mental Ability
  4. General Awareness and Knowledge of Indian Constitution and Panchayat Raj System
  5. Computer Knowledge
  6. U.P Specific questions.
  7. U.P specific questions
  8. Interpersonal Skills including Communication Skills, Decision making and Problem-solving.
  9. General Human behaviors
  10. General Science

Paper-II
General Hindi & Hindi Essay (Conventional)

Preparation Strategy

The syllabus is very vast and the competition is cutthroat. To succeed, you need to study smart and hard as well. If you employ smart strategies to prepare for the exam, the journey becomes much easier.

Tips and Tricks

  • Prelims
  • Aspirants must develop a habit of reading Newspapers on daily basis
  • Use Newspapers and competitive and other Magazines as they are a very good source of knowledge especially for this exam.
  • Try to get as much updated as you can about general knowledge and current affairs.
  •  Mains
  • Prepare all the areas of the syllabus thoroughly.
  • Bring consistency in approach especially towards time management.
  • Manage your time efficiently while preparing for the exam.
  • Give attention to detail to comprehend the topics well.
  •  Interview
  • Arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the scheduled time
  • Wear only formal outfits (girls to put on moderate or no make-up. No jewellery)
  • Greet the panel warmly and confidently
  • Maintain the body language, gestures and postures appropriately
  • Understand the questions properly
  • Be very confident while answering the questions
  • Pay proper and equal attention towards all the interviewers
  • Say ‘Thank you’ at the end and leave the room confidently

Exam Resources

  • Previous Papers
  • Solved Papers
  • Books