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Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission Upper Subordinate Services Exam

Introduction

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission announces notifications pertaining to Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Exam on need basis. 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. APPSC, KSPSC, TNPSC, TSPSC, etc. are other important PSCs in the state government jobs to the eligible candidates. country that provide Drona intend to guide the aspirants throughout their preparation journey, starting from the application to interview.

Positions

S.No Post Name Age Limit (In Years) Educational Qualification
1 Sub Registrar, Asstt. P.O. (Transport) Sub Registrar, Asstt. P.O. (Transport) 21-40 Graduate in Law
2 Distt. Horticulture Officer Grade-2, Distt Horticulture Officer Grade-1/ Supdt. Govt Garden 21-40 Science Graduate in Horticulture (Agriculture) Equivalent Degree in B.Sc. Agriculture or Horticulture
3 Distt. B.S.A./ Associate DIOS and Other equivalent administrative posts, Distt. Administrative Officer 21-40 Post Graduate Degree
4 Distt. Cane Officer, U.P. Ag. Service Group “B” (Dev. Branch) 21-40 Graduate in Agriculture
5 Distt. Audit Officer (Rev. Audit) 21-40 Graduate in Commerce
6 Asstt. Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-I) 21-40 Science Degree with Physics or Mechanical Engineering as one subject
7 Assistant Director Industries (Marketing) 21-40 P.G. Degree in Arts, Science or Commerce or Technology

OR

P.G. Degree in Textile Industries of any recognised institute or minimum Graduate degree in textile technology.

8 Assistant Labour Commissioner 21-40 Degree in Arts with Sociology or Economics as a subject

OR

Degree in Commerce or Law.

9 Distt. Programme Officer 21-40 Degree in Sociology or Social Science or Home Science or Social Work.
10 Sr. Lecturer, DIET 21-40 Post graduate degree with B.Ed.
11 Distt. Probation Officer 21-40 Post graduate degree in Psychology or Sociology or Social work or any qualification equivalent thereto or postgraduate diploma in any branch of social work from any recognised Institute of Social work.
12 Statistical officer 21-40 Post Graduate degree in mathematics or Mathematical Statistics or Statistics or Agricultural Statistics from an University recognized by Law in India or equivalent qualification recognized by the Government.

Relaxation

  • For candidates who belong to SC/ST/OBC/ Skilled players of classified Games and State Government employees, there is a relaxation of 5 years on the upper age limit. Hence, it entails that they must have not been born before 2 July 1971.
  • For Physically Handicapped Candidates, there is a relaxation of 15 years on the upper age limit. The condition is subject to the availability of the identified posts. Candidates who belong to this category and apply for the post of Deputy Collector in U.P. Civil Services Executive Branch are supposed to produce a certificate duly issued by the Chief Medical Officer of their respective districts to the effect that ‘Physical Disability’ is not of any kind that may affect the proper discharge of the duties of the post.
  • The Group B posts which include Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers/Ex-Army Personnels of U.P. Who have rendered at least 5 years service in Army, the upper age limit shall be greater by 5 years, yet there is no reservation for such posts. In case of availability of Group ‘C’ posts in the Examination, the age relaxation and reservation, in case of availability of the Group C posts, shall be given according to the rule. However, there is no relaxation admissible in the upper age limit for D.F.F. Candidates.

Marital Status

Married male candidates who have more than one wife living and female candidates who are married to a person having a wife already may not be eligible unless the Governor of the State has granted them an exemption from this condition.

Notifications

Given the requirements of junior scale administrative officers, the notifications related to exams, vacancies, dates, etc. are updated from time to time. Other important government job recruitment notifications are UP TETUttar Pradesh Lower Subordinate Service, Uttar Pradesh Police Constable, etc. Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission is responsible for all notifications pertaining to the jobs posted. The aspirants should keep visiting ‘Drona’ to keep a track of all the notifications that are updated on the website in a timely manner.

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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 Combined State/Upper 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 State/Upper 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 two compulsory papers in the Preliminary examination. The papers shall be 200 marks each having a time duration of 2 hours. Both the papers will have 150-100 multiple choice questions. 

Main Examination

Candidates who qualify the Preliminary test will be allowed to appear in the Main exam which is descriptive type. There will be both compulsory and optional subjects in the Main exam. From the list of optional subjects, candidates are required to select any 2 subjects. for the Main examination. Each optional subject will have 2 papers.

There will be total 2 sections in all the question papers of all optional subjects. Each section will include 4 questions. Candidates are supposed to answer only 5 questions while they should select at least 2 questions from each section.

Candidates are required to study the following subjects:

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 the time allotted to finish the paper is 2 hours.

Total time allotted is 3 hours for other compulsory and optional papers. Maximum marks allotted for each optional question paper is 200.

  1. Optional Subjects:

Candidates will not be allowed to take more than one subject from the

  1. Group A
    1. Social Work
    2. Anthropology
    3. Sociology
  2. Group B
    1.Mathematics
    2.Statistics

III. Group C
1. Agriculture
2. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

  1. Group D
    1. Civil Engineering
    2. Mechanical Engineering
    3. Electrical Engineering
    4. Agriculture Engineering
  2. Group E
    1. English Literature
    2. Hindi Literature
    3. Urdu Literature
    4. Arabic Literature
    5. Persian Literature
    6. Sanskrit Literature

Vi. Group F
1. Political Science and International Relations
2. Public Administration

vii. Group G
1. Management
2. Public Administration

Viva-voce/Personality Test

The candidates who are declared successful in the Main exam will be called for the interview which is the last stage of the induction.Maximum marks for the Personality test are 200. The test will relate to the matter of general interest keeping the matter of academic interest in cognizance too. During the interview, the panel intends to check the general awareness, intelligence, decision making capability, expression power/personality and general suitability for the service, in the candidate.

Syllabus

Preliminary
Paper – I

  1. Current events of national and international importance.
  2. History of India and Indian National Movement.
  3. Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World.
  4. Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution , Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights issues etc.
  5. Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development Poverty Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  6. General Issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change- that do not require subject specialization.
  7. General Science

Paper – II

  1. Comprehension
  2. Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
  3. Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
  4. Decision making and problem solving.
  5. General mental ability
  6. Elementary Mathematics upto Class X level- Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Statistics.
  7. General English upto Class X level.
  8. General Hindi upto Class X level.

Main Exam

Paper – I General Studies

  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

Paper – II General Studies

  1. Indian Polity,
  2. Indian Economy
  3. General Science (Role of Science and technology in the development of India including science in everyday life)  
  4. General Mental ability.  
  5. Statistical Analysis, Graphs and Diagrams

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,  Landslide,  Earthquake,  Deluge, Drought etc.
(3) National Development programmes and projects

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

  • Try to get as much updated as you can about general knowledge and current affairs.
  • Use Newspapers and competitive and other Magazines as they are a very good source of knowledge especially for this exam.
  • Aspirants must develop a habit of reading Newspapers on daily basis

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

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