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UPPSC Exam Syllabus

UPPSC Exam Syllabus 2024

The UPSSC Exam is also known as the UPPSC PCS Exam. It is conducted to recruit the candidates who wish to occupy the various posts among the Officers of State Civil Services, etc. The exam pattern for the UPPSC has changed recently.

The UPPSC Exam Syllabus 2024 was first initiated with objective-based questions, however, now it has been changed to descriptive-based questions.

UPPSC Exam Syllabus 2024

Apart from that, a new sub-topic was also introduced named “Ethics”, in the UPPSC Syllabus Mains. The UPPSC Exam Syllabus 2024 is available online and students are intimated the same through a notification on their registered EMail-ID or Mobile number.

UPPSC Exam Syllabus 2024: Prelims Exam

Subject Name Total Questions Total Marks
General Studies I 150 Questions 200 marks
General Studies II (Aptitude-based) 150 Questions 200 marks

The detailed UPPSC Exam Syllabus 2024 for General Studies I is as follows:

The marks which the candidate scores in the General Studies I paper will be added to the UPPSC Exam Prelims Result.

Concurrent Events (National and International) History of India and the Indian National Movement
Physical, Social, and Economic Geography of India and the World Indian Polity and Governance
Economic and Social Development General Science

The UPPSC Exam Syllabus 2024 for General Studies II is as follows:

Comprehension Interpersonal Skills (Including communication skills)
Logical Reasoning Analytical Ability
Decision Making Problem Solving
General Mental Ability Mathematics (Class 10 standard)
Arithmetic and Algebra Geometry and Statistics
General English (Class 10 standard) General Hindi (Class 10 standard)

UPPSC Syllabus 2024: Mains

The UPPSC Main Exam is, as evident by the name, the most important examination as the marks secured by the candidate are the deciding marker for the selection. The UPPSC Exam Syllabus for Mains has recently changed and the updated syllabus is available for students on the online website. 

There are mainly two changes in the UPPSC Syllabus 2024 for Mains, which are:

  • The objective-type paper has been discredited and instead descriptive-type papers are introduced. The students are required to write descriptive answers for the questions rather than ticking the correct answer, as was the case in the objective-type. 
  • The second change in the UPPSC Syllabus 2024 for Mains is the introduction of a new topic called “Ethics”.
Essay Paper Syllabus

Section A: Literature and Culture, Social Sphere and Political Sphere
Section B: Science, Environment and Technology, Economic Sphere, Agriculture, Industry and Trade.
Section C: National and International Events, Natural Calamities, Landslides, Earthquakes, Deluge, Drought, Flood, Natural Programmes and Projects, etc.

General Studies I History of Indian Culture
Modern Indian History
The Freedom Struggle
History of the World
Indian Society and Culture
Role of Women
Meaning of Liberalization, Privatization, Globalization
Social Empowerment
Regionalism and Secularism
Distribution of Major Natural Resources of the World
Salient Features of Physical Geography
Oceanic Resources of India
Human Migration, Refugee, and Third World Problems
Frontiers and Boundaries
Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh (History, Social, Culture, Festivals, Folk dance, Natural Resources, Customs, Heritage, Regional Languages, Soils, Forest, Wild-Life, Sources of Irrigation,  etc.
General Studies II Indian Constitution
Functions and Responsibilities
Role of Finance Commission
Separation of Power in the Indian System of Governance
Comparison of the Indian Constitution with other democratic countries and their constitutions
Indian Constitutional Scheme
Parliament and other State Legislatures
Structure, Organization, and Functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary.
Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act
Constitutional Powers, Functions, and Responsibilities
Statutory, Regulatory, and various Quasi-Judicial bodies
Government Policies and Interventions for Development
Development Processes
Welfare schemes, Laws, Mechanisms, Institutions, and bodies for the Weaker sections
Issues relating to the Development and Management of Social Sector or Services
Poverty and Hunger
Governance, Transparency and Accountability, PDS, functions, etc.
Role of Civil Services
India and its Relationship
Bilateral, Regional, and Global Groupings
Effects of Policies
Specific Knowledge of Uttar Pradesh
Current Affairs and Events
General Studies III Economic Planning in India
Issues of Poverty, Unemployment, Injustice, Inclusive Growth
Components of Government Budgets and Financial System
Major Crops, Irrigation, Systems, Storage, Transport, Marketing of Agriculture, E-Technology, etc.
Direct and Indirect farm subsidies and Minimum Support Prices, functions, buffer stocks, food security, technology missions, etc.
Food Processing and Related Industries in India
Land Reforms in India
Effects of Liberalization, Globalization, changes in industrial policy, effects, etc.
Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, etc.
Science and Technology, Developments and Applications, etc.
Achievements in Science and Technology by India
Awareness of Technology and Science, Communication Technology, Space Technology, etc.
Environmental Security and Ecosystems, Conservation and Biodiversity of Wildlife, Pollution, degradation, Environmental Impact, etc.
Disasters as non-traditional security, safety challenges, etc.
Challenges of International Security
Nuclear Proliferation, Causes, and Spread
Basics of Cybersecurity, Money Laundering, Trafficking, etc.
Terrorism, Corruption, Insurgency, Organized crimes
Role and Kind of Security Forces, Higher Defence Organizations in India.
Specific Knowledge of Uttar Pradesh
Issues of Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry
Law and Order and Civil Of Uttar Pradesh
General Studies IV (Ethics) Ethics and Human Interface
Emotional Intelligence
Contributions of Moral Thinkers
Public or Civil Service Values and Ethics In Public Administration
Probity in Governance
Case Studies

For detailed UPPSC Exam Syllabus 2024 regarding the post the candidate has applied for, they can visit the official website of the UPPSC.

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