Updated On : 04 Mar, 2023
Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission has issued an official notification for the Provincial Civil Services (PCS) examination on 3rd of March 2023. Have you heard that the commission has changed the examination pattern for the Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services this year?
The commission has made significant changes, including the addition of six GS Papers to the UPPSC mains, in addition to the Essay and General Hindi Paper. The UPPSC Optional Subject has been removed from the Main Exam 2023. The choice was made during a recent state cabinet meeting presided over by chief minister Yogi Adityanath.
Instead of the optional exams, the commission has added two new general studies papers. As per the notification, the UP PCS Prelims test will be held on May 14 in accordance with the UPPSC exam calendar, and the main exams will start on September 23.
The number of subjects will remain the same for the UPPSC Mains 2023 exam despite the removal of the optional subjects. The Commission also stated that the syllabus and distribution of points for each topic would be introduced later.
The UPPSC PCS exam consists of three stages, and candidates must appear in the preliminary exam which is followed by the mains exam and interview (Personality Test).
The UPPSC PCS 2023 Prelims exam is an offline format test with two papers administered in various shifts.
The total number of points awarded for each paper is 200, and each Prelims test Paper has a 2-hour completion time limit.
There are 150 total questions in Paper 1 (General Studies I), while Paper 2 carries 100 marks..
Paper-1 – General Studies I
Paper-2 – General Studies II (CSAT)
Qualifying in Nature
1. The qualifying paper for Paper II of the preliminary examination will have a minimum qualifying mark of 33%.
2. The Candidates must show up for both of the preliminary examination papers.
3. The marks attained in Paper I of the Preliminary Examination will be used to calculate the merit of the Candidates.
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:
Number of Questions
General Studies (First Paper)
General Studies (Second Paper)
General Studies (Third Paper)
General Studies (Fourth Paper) (Ethics)
General Studies (Fifth Paper)
General Studies (Sixth Paper)
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.
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