The UPPSC Exam Pattern 2020 is based on the pattern of the IAS Exam. There are three stages in the UPPSC Selection process as mentioned in the UPPSC Exam Application Process. The UPPSC Exam Pattern 2020 for all the two stages of the exam, that is UPPSC Exam Prelims and UPPSC Exam Mains is provided below, along with the pattern of the interview.
The Prelims is the first stage of the UPPSC selection process. UPPSC conducts the prelims exam across the State of Uttar Pradesh. The exam is conducted in an offline mode and around eight lakh candidates appear in this exam. The trends of this paper are usually general Knowledge-based questions.
It is a written exam and is conducted in an offline mode. The candidates should know that the new exam pattern of the UPPSC Exam Pattern for the Mains exam is four general studies papers (Previously there were two General Studies Paper), along with an Ethics Paper.
The UPPSC Exam Pattern 2020 Mains are as follows.
General Studies I
General Studies II
General Studies III
General Studies IV
Optional Subject - Paper I
Optional Subject - Paper II
There are no set UPPSC Exam Pattern for the Interview, however, there are certain things the candidate needs to keep in mind.
The PCS exam pattern for UPPSC Prelims 2020 is given in the table below:
Name of Exam
Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services (General Recruitment/Physically Handicapped – Backlog/Special Recruitment) (Preliminary) Examination
Number of Papers
UPPSC Exam Date (Prelims 2020)
December 15, 2020
Duration of Exam
2 hour for both the Paper-I and Paper-II
Number of Questions
Paper-I: 150 questions
Paper-II: 100 questions
Type of Exam
OMR sheets Offline (Pen-paper)
Nature of Questions
Objective type Multiple Choice Question (MCQ’s)
Candidates can also check on the official web portal for details on the UPPSC Exam Pattern 2020.
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