UPPSC Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Exam Notification 2023

Updated On : 06 Mar, 2023


The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) released the notification 2023 for the Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services and Assistant Conservator of Forest / Range Forest Officer Services Examination (PCS) 2023 on its official website on March 03, 2023. The online application process began concurrently with the release of the notification, and applicants may apply until April 6, 2023. 

The two optional papers were removed from the main exams this year, in a major change made by the commission. Candidates are advised to read the entire article to learn more about the UPPSC 2023 Examination, UPPSC Vacancy 2023, UPPSC Syllabus, and so on.

UPPSC PCS 2023 - Important Updates

Organization Name

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission

Exam Name

Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) Examination

Application Dates

March 03 to April 06, 2023

Vacancy Details


Application Mode


Examination Mode


Selection Process

Written Examinations & Interview

State of Job

Uttar Pradesh




Notification released on


Application Started


Last Date for Receipt of Examination Fee On-line in the Bank


Last Date To Apply


Exam Date


Official Website


Official Notification

Click here

Apply Link

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(a) Nationality

All Indian citizens are eligible to apply for this examination.

(b) Age Limits

The candidate's age must be between 21 to 40 years on July 1, 2023, i.e. they must have not been born earlier than 2nd July 1983 and not later than July 1, 2002. For Pwds candidates, the maximum age limit is 55 years i.e. they must have not been born before 02 July 1968. 


Relaxation in Upper Age

SC/ST/OBC/Skilled Player/Employees of State Government (citizen of Up only)

5 years

Physically Handicapped Persons of U.P

15 years

Emergency Commissioned Officers / Short Service Commissioned Officers / Ex-Army personnel of U.P

3 years+ rendered years in service

(c) Educational Qualification

Candidates must hold a Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university as of the application deadline, i.e. April 06, 2023. However, specific qualifications have been prescribed for some positions, the details of which are provided below:

Posts of Specific Qualification Through Written Examination and Interview

Name of Post


Sub Registrar
Law Graduate

Assistant Labour Commissioner

Post Graduate Degree in Economics / Sociology / Commerce / Law / Labour relation / Labour welfare / Labour Law / Social work / Social welfare / Trade Management / Personnel Management.

Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-II)

(1) (A) From a University established by law in India, or (B) From any institution other than a University recognized or declared to be a University under any law, or (C) Degree in science with physics or mechanical engineering as one of the subjects from a foreign university recognized by the Central Government ; and (2) Working knowledge of Hindi written in Devanagiri Script.

Posts of Specific qualification only through written examination 

Law Officer

A Candidate for direct recruitment to the post of Law Officer must possess the following qualifications:- (i) Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a University established by law in India. (ii) Registration in the concerned Bar Council or the affiliated Bar Association recognised by the Bar Council of India and two years practice experience certificate issued/Certified by Bar Council/Bar Association

Technical Assistant (Geology)

Essential Qualification:- (I) A master's degree with at least 50 percent mark’s in Geology or Applied Geology or Diploma in Applied Geology from Indian School of Mines and Applied Geology, Dhanbad. (ii) Preferential :- Research experience or field training conducted by Geological Survey of India.

Technical Assistant (Geophysics)

Post graduate degree with at least 50 percent mark’s in Geophysics, Applied Geophysics, Geology or applied Geology (with physics, Mathematics at the B.Sc. level) from a university established by law in India.

Tax Assessment Officer

Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or economics with 55% mark’s.

(d) Physical Standard

In the event that positions such as Dy. Superintendent of Police, Superintendent of Jail, District Commandant Home Guards, Excise Inspector, and Deputy Jailor become available, physical measurements will be applied in accordance with the Service Rules/requisitions as follows:-

For the post of D.S.P.


Height (cm)

                    Chest (cm)



General/OBC/SC (Males)








General/OBC/SC (Females)


Not applicable.

Not applicable.

ST (Females)


Not applicable.

Not applicable.

Minimum weight for female candidates of all categories

40 kg.

Not applicable.

Not applicable.

For the post of District Commandant Home Guards









For the candidates of Scheduled Tribes

 and Male Candidates of Kumayun and

 Garhwal Divisions.




For the post of Superintendent of Jail

(i) Height 168 cm and in the condition of candidates of Kumayun and Garhwal Divisions 

not less than 163 cm. 

(ii) Chest 81.3 cm. (unexpanded) and 86.3 cm. (expanded) 

(iii)Vision - 6/6

For the post of Excise Inspector





Female (SC/ST)




For other Female Candidates




For the post of Deputy Jailor







Weight 45 to 58 kgs


  • Visit the official website of the UPPSC.

  • Under the heading UPPSC Activity Dashboard, look for the Uttar Pradesh Combined State/Upper Subordinate 2023 apply link (UPPSC Apply Online Link 2023).

  • Click the link to apply online for UPPSC Recruitment 2023.

  • A new window will open, select the UPPSC PCS 2023 exam, and then click the UPPSC Apply button.

  • Fill out the required information for the UPPSC PCS registration process.

  • Pay the mandatory UPPSC application fee.

  • Fill out all of the required information.

  • Upload UPPSC PCS scans such as photos, certificates, and so on.

  • To finish filling out the UPPSC PCS application form 2023, click the submit button.

  • Print the finally submitted UPPSC Application Form as a PDF for future reference.

Application Fee

Candidates can fill their application charges through net banking. Application fee details according to the category are tabulated below:


Application Fee + (Rs. 25 Online Processing fee)

Unreserved / Economically Weaker Sections/Other Backward Class

Rs. 125

Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe

Rs. 65

Person with Disability

Rs. 25


Rs. 65

Dependents of the Freedom Fighters/  Women/Skilled/Outstanding Sports Person

According to their original category


The selection process of the combined state/upper subordinate examination consists following stages:

  • Stage-I: Preliminary Examination

  • Stage-II; Mains Examination

  • Stage-III: Interview


Your admit card will be updated on the authorities' official website 10 or 15 days prior to the examination.

Follow the steps mentioned below to download your admit card (when available):

  1. Visit the commission's official website.

  2. Now, in the recruitment dashboard, click the exam admit card link.

  3. Enter your registration information, such as your registration ID or password, now.

  4. Your admit card will be displayed on the screen.

  5. Download your admit card and print it for future reference.


(a) Preliminary Examination

  • The prelims examination will be of objective type.

  • There will be two papers of 200 marks each and of two hours duration. Both papers will be objective type and multiple choice, with 150 and 100 questions, respectively.

  • The timing of paper I will be from 9.30 to 11.30 A.M. and paper II from 2.30 to 4.30 P.M.

(b) Mains examination

  • All Papers of the mains examination shall be “Conventional type” and for solving the questions three hours time is allowed. 

  • Two hundred maximum marks have been allotted for each General Studies question paper.

  • Duration for each examination will be of 3 hours i.e. 9.30 am to 12.30 pm & 2 pm to 5 pm. 

The pattern is as follows:


Maximum Marks

General Hindi

150 marks


150 marks

General Studies (First Paper)

200 marks

General Studies (Second Paper)

200 marks

General Studies (Third Paper)

200 marks

General Studies (Fourth Paper) (Ethics)

200 marks

General Studies (Fifth Paper)

200 marks

General Studies (Sixth Paper)

200 marks

Note: A candidate shall be required to obtain such minimum marks in the paper of General Hindi, as may be determined by the Government or the Commission, as the case may be


(a) Syllabus for Preliminary Examination Pertaining to the Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services Examination



General Studies-I

  •  Current events of national and international importance. 

  • History of India and Indian National Movement. 

  • India and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World.

  • Indian Polity and governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues etc.

  • Economic and Social Development - Sustainable Development, Poverty Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.

  • General Issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change- that do not require subject specialization. 

  • General Science Current events of national and international Importance

  • History of India & Indian National Movement:- In History emphasis should be on broad understanding social, economic and political aspects of Indian History. In the Indian National Movement, the candidates are expected to have a synoptic view of nature and character of the freedom movement, growth of nationalism and attainment of Independence. 

  • India and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World: In World Geography only general understanding of the subject will be expected. Questions on the Geography of India will relate to Physical, Social & Economic Geography of India.

  • Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.:- In Indian Polity, Economic and Culture, questions will test knowledge of country's political system including Panchayati Raj and Community Development, broad features of Economic policy in India and Indian Culture.

  • Economic and Social Development - Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.:- The candidates will be tested with respect to problems and relationship between Population, Environment and Urbanisation. General Issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization, General awareness of the subject is expected from candidates. 

  • General Science:- Questions on General Science will cover general appreciation and understanding of Science including matters of every day observation and experience, as may be expected of a well educated person, who has not made a special study of any scientific discipline. 

Note:- Candidates are expected to have general awareness about the above subjects with special reference to Uttar Pradesh.

General Studies-II

  • Comprehension.

    Interpersonal skills including communication skills.

    Logical reasoning and analytical ability.

    Decision making and problem solving.

    General mental ability

    Elementary Mathematics upto Class X level- Arithmatic, Algebra, Geometry ano


    General English upto Class X level.

    General Hindi upto Class X level.

Elementary Maethametics

  • Arithmetic:- (i) Number systems: Natural Numbers, Integers, Rational and Irrational numbers, Real numbers, Divisors of an Integer, prime Integers, L.C.M. and H.C.F. of integers and their Interrelationship. (ii) Average (iii) Ratio and proportion (iv) Percentage (v) Profit and Loss (vi) Simple and Compound Interests (vii) Work and Time (viii) Speed, Time and Distance

  • Algebra :- (i) Factors of polynomials, L.C.M. and H.C.F. of polynomials and their Interrelationship, Remainder theorem, simultaneous linear equations, quadratic equations. (ii) Set Theory:- Set, null set, subsets and proper subsets of a set, operations (Union, Intersections, difference, symmetric difference) between sets, venn diagram.

  • Geometry:- (i) Constructions and theorems regarding triangle, rectangle, square, trapezium and circles, their perimeter and area. (ii) Volume and surface area of sphere, right circular cylinder, right circular Cone and Cube. 

  • Statistics:- Collection of data, Classification of data, frequency, frequency distribution, tabulation, cumulative frequency. Representation of data - Bar diagram, Pie chart, histogram, frequency polygon, cumulative frequency curves (ogives), Measures of Central tendency: Arithmetic Mean, Median and Mode.

General Hindi

सामान्य हिन्दी (हाईस्कूल स्तर तक) के पाठ्यक्रम में सम्मिलित किये जाने वाले विषय

  • हिन्दी वर्णमाला, विराम चिन्ह

  • पर्यायवाची शब्द

  • शब्द रचना, वाक्य रचना, अर्थ

  • मुहावरे एवं लोकोक्तियां

  • शब्द-रूप

  • तत्सम एवं तद्भव, देशज, विदेशी (शब्द भंडार)

  • संधि, समास

  • वर्तनी

  • क्रियायें

  • अर्थबोध

  • अनेकार्थी शब्द

  • हिन्दी भाषा के प्रयोग में होने वाली अशुद्धियाँ

  • विलोम शब्द

  • उत्तर प्रदेश की मुख्य बोलियाँ

General English

  • Comprehension 

  • Active Voice and Passive Voice

  • Parts of Speech 

  • Transformation of Sentences

  • Direct and Indirect Speech 

  • Punctuation and Spellings 

  • Words meanings 

  • Vocabulary & Usage

  • Idioms and Phrases 

  • Fill in the Blanks

(b) Syllabus for Mains Examination Pertaining to the Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services Examination



General Hindi

(1) दिये हुए गद्य खण्ड का अवबोध एवं प्रश्नोत्तर। (2) संक्षेपण। (3) सरकारी एवं अर्धसरकारी पत्र लेखन, तार लेखन, कार्यालय आदेश, अधिसूचना, परिपत्र। (4) शब्द ज्ञान एवं प्रयोग। (अ) उपसर्ग एवं प्रत्यय प्रयोग, (ब) विलोम शब्द, (स) वाक्यांश के लिए एकशब्द, (द) वर्तनी एवं वाक्य शुद्धि, (5) लोकोक्ति एवं मुहावरे।

General English

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

The commission will soon provide the syllabus for General studies Paper-I to VI. (for more information, refer to the official notification)


(1) Agra, 

(2) Ayodhya,

 (3) Azamgarh, 

(4) Barabanki, 

(5) Bareilly,

6) Ghaziabad,.

(7) Gorakhpur,

 (8) Jaunpur, 

(9) Jhansi, 

(10) Kanpur Nagar, 

(11) Lucknow, 

(12) Mathura, 

(13) Meerut, 

(14) Mirzapur, 

(15) Moradabad, 

(16) Prayagraj, 

(17) Raebareli, 

(18) Sitapur, 

(19) Varanasi, 

(20) Aligarh,

 (21) Basti, 

(22) Bulandshahr, 

(23) Etawah, 

(24) Ghazipur,

(25) Hardoi, 

(26) Jyotibaphule Nagar, 

(27) Maharajganj, 

(28) Mainpuri, 

(29) Muzaffarnagar  

(30) Saharanpur, 

(31) Shahjahanpur, 

(32) Deoria, 

(33) Mau, 

(34) Banda, 

(35) Sultanpur, 

(36) Fatehpur, 

(37) Ballia, 

(38) Greater Noida (Gautam Buddha Nagar), 

(39) Rampur

(40) Gonda


The posts entitled to the UPPSC combine state/upper subordinate examination are entitled to the pay scale as per 6th pay commission of Rs. 9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs 4600/- (except Naib Tehsildar whose grade pay is Rs. 4200/-) to Rs. 15600-39100/- Grade Pay Rs. 5400/-.


Currently, there are approximately 173 vacancies for the Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) Examination. Depending on the circumstances/requirements, the number of vacancies may increase or decrease.


Q. Has UPPSC released the PCS Notification 2023?

A. Yes, UPPSC PCS Notification 2023 was released on March 03, 2023.

Q. How many vacancies will be advertised through the UPPSC PCS exam 2023?

A. UPPSC announced that there will be 173 UPPSC vacancies in 2023 through the UPPSC PCS Notification 2023 exam.

Q. When is the UPPSC PCS (Prelim.) 2023 exam?

A. The UPPSC PCS Prelims are scheduled to take place on May 14, 2023, according to the UPPSC calendar.

Q. What does the new UPPSC Exam Pattern entail?

A. The commission has changed the UPPCS exam pattern for the mains exam, but the prelims exam pattern has not changed. The UPPSC mains exam's optional subjects have been replaced by two Uttar Pradesh general studies papers.

Q. What are the eligibility requirements for UPPSC PCS?

A. Candidates must be between the ages of 21 and 40 and graduates of a recognised university.

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