UPPSC Mains Syllabus 2023 – 2024 (Latest Pattern)

UPPSC PCS Mains Syllabus 2023 – 2024

UPPSC Mains Syllabus 2023

UPPCS PCS Mains Syllabus Patterns are mentioned below:


  1. General Hindi 150 marks
  2. Essay 150 marks
  3. General Studies (First Paper) 200 marks
  4. General Studies (Second Paper) 200 marks
  5. General Studies (Third Paper) 200 marks
  6. General Studies (Fourth Paper) 200 marks
  7. General Studies (Fifth Paper) 200 marks
  8. General Studies (Sixth Paper) 200 marks

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UPPSC Mains Test Series 2024


Name of Exam   Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission: Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services (General Recruitment/Physically Handicapped – Backlog/Special Recruitment) Main (Written) Examination
Number of Papers Eight;

  1. General Hindi
  2. Essay
  3. General Studies I
  4. General Studies II
  5. General Studies III
  6. General Studies IV
  7. General Studies V
  8. General Studies VI
UPPSC Exam Date
  • 23th September, 2023
Duration of Exam 3 hours each;

  • Papers will be conducted over a week’s duration;
  • Morning Session – 9.30 AM – 12.30 AM
  • Afternoon Session – 2 PM – 5 PM
Maximum Marks
  • General Hindi – 150 marks
  • Essay – 150 marks
  • All General Studies papers and Optional subject papers will be of 200 marks each
  • Total – 1500 marks
Type of Exam Offline (Pen-paper)
Nature of Questions Essay/descriptive type
Optional Subjects As per the new UPPSC exam pattern, candidates have to select only one optional subject (2 papers) now, from the list given.

UPPSC Mains Syllabus 2023 & 2024: The UP PCS Exam Pattern

UPPCS PCS Mains Syllabus for General Studies papers are:


1- History of Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

2- Modern Indian history (from A.D.1757 to A.D. 1947): Significant events, personalities, and issues, etc.

3- The Freedom Struggle- its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.

4- And, Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country (till 1965A.D.)

5- Also, History of the world will include events from 18 century to the middle of the 20 century such as the French revolution of 1789, the industrial revolution, World Wars, redraw of national boundaries, Socialism, Nazism, Fascism, etc. their forms and effect on the society.

6- Salient features of Indian Society and culture.

7- Role of Women in society and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems, and their remedies.

8- Meaning of liberalization, privatization, and globalization and their effects on the economy, polity, and social structure.

9- Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism &secularism.

10- Distribution of major natural resources of World- Water, Soils, Forests in reference to South and South-East Asia with special reference to India. Factors responsible for the location of industries (with special reference to India)

11- Salient features of Physical Geography- Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, Cyclone, Ocean Currents, winds, and glaciers.

12- Oceanic resources of India and their potential.

13- Human migration-refugee problem of the World with a focus on India.

14- Frontiers and boundaries with reference to the Indian sub-continent.

15- Population and Settlements- Types and Patterns, Urbanization, Smart Cities, and Smart Villages.


1- Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure, Role of Supreme Court in the evolution of basic provisions of Constitution.

2- Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States: issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers, and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.

3- Role of the Finance Commission in Centre-State financial relations.

4- Separation of powers, dispute redressal mechanisms, and institutions. Emergence and use of alternative dispute redressal mechanisms.

5- Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other major democratic countries.

6- Parliament and State legislatures- structure, functioning, the conduct of business, powers and privileges, and concerning issues.

7- Structure, organization, and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary: Ministries and Departments of the Government, Pressure groups, and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. Public Interest Litigation (PIL)

8- Salient features of the Representation of People’sAct.

9- Appointment to various Constitutional posts, Powers, functions, and their responsibilities.

10- Statutory, regulatory, and various quasi-judicial bodies including NITI Aayog, their features, and functioning.

11- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design, implementation, and Information Communication Technology (ICT).

12- Development processes- the role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Self Help Groups (SHGs), various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.

13- Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes, mechanisms, laws, institutions, and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

14- Issues relating to the development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

15- Issues relating to poverty and hunger, their implication on the body politic.

16- Important aspects of governance. Transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential, citizens, charters and institutional measures.

17- Role of Civil Services in a democracy in the context of emerging trends.

18- India and its relationship with neighbouring countries.

19- Bilateral, Regional, and Global groupings and agreements involving India and/ or affecting India’s interest.

20- Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests- Indian diaspora.

21- Important International Institutions, Agencies their structure, mandate and functioning.


1- Economic planning in India, objectives, and achievements. Role of NITI Aayog,  Pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).

2- Issues of Poverty, Unemployment, Social justice and inclusive growth.

3- Components of Government Budgets and Financial System.

4- Major Crops, Different types of irrigation and irrigation systems, storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce, e-technology in the aid of farmers.

5- Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices, Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping, issues of buffer stocks and food security, Technology missions in agriculture.

6- Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.

7- Land reforms in India since, independence.

8- Effects of liberalization and globalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

9- Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

10- Science and Technology-developments and applications in everyday life and in National Security, India’s Science and Technology Policy.

11- Achievements of Indians in science & technology, indigenization of technology. Developments of New technologies, transfer of technology, dual and critical use technologies.

12- Awareness in the fields of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Space Technology, Computers, Energy resources, nanotechnology, microbiology, biotechnology. Issues relating to intellectual property rights (IPR), and digital rights.

13- Environmental security and Ecosystems, Conservation of Wildlife, Biodiversity, Environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment,

14- Disaster as a Non-traditional security and safety challenge, disaster mitigation, and management.

15- Challenges of International Security: Issues of Nuclear proliferation, Causes and spread of extremism, Communication networks, the role of media and social networking, Basics of cybersecurity, money laundering, and human trafficking.

16- India’s internal security challenges: Terrorism, corruption, insurgency and organized crimes.

17- Role, kind and mandate of security forces, higher defense organizations in India

18- Issues in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry and Animal Husbandry


1- Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human action, dimensions of ethics, ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values-lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators, role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

2- Attitude: Content, structure, function, its influence and relation with thought and behaviour, moral and political attitudes, social influence and persuasion.

3- Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public services, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections.

4- Emotional Intelligence- concept and dimensions, its utility and application in administration and governance.

5- Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world.

6- Public/Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration: status and problems, ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions, laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance, accountability and ethical governance, strengthening of moral values in governance, ethical issues in international relations and funding, corporate governance.

7- Probity in Governance: the concept of public service, the philosophical basis of governance and probity, information sharing and transparency in government. Right to Information, codes of ethics, codes of conduct, citizen’s charter, work culture, quality of service delivery, utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.

8- Case studies on the above issues.


1- History, Civilization, Culture and Ancient Cities of UP.
2- Architecture, their significance and maintainability, museum, archive and archaeology of UP.
3- Contributions of UP in Pre and post 1857 freedom struggles of India.
4- Eminent freedom fighters and personalities of UP.
5- Rural, Urban and Tribal issues: social structure, festivals, fairs, music, folk dances,
literature and languages/dialects, social customs of UP.
6- Political System of UP: Governance, Governor, Chief Minister, Council of Ministers,
State Assembly and State Council, Center-State Relation.

7- Public Service, Public Service Commission, Auditing, Advocate General, High Court and its jurisdiction in UP.
8- Special State Selection Criteria, Official Language, Consolidated Fund and Contingency fund, Political Parties and State Election Commission of UP.
9- Local Self Government: Urban and Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Right related issues in U P.
10- Good Governance, Eradication of Corruption, Lokayukta, Citizen Charters, EGovernance, Right to Information, Redressal Policy.
11- Land Reforms and its impact in UP.
12- Issues Related to Security in UP.
(i) Linkage between development and spread of extremism.
(ii) Role of External, State and Interstate actors in creating challenges to internal
security through communication networks, media and social networking sites.
(iii) Basic rules of cyber security, money- laundering and its prevention.
(iv) Various security forces and agencies and their mandate.
(v) Security challenges and their management in border areas, linkage of organized
crimes with terrorism.
13- Law and Order and Civil Defense in UP.
14- Medical and Health issues in UP
15- State Education System of UP.
16- Contribution of U P in development of India.
17- Current Affairs of UP.
18- Implementation of Jal Shakti Mission and other central welfare scheme in UP.
19- NGOs in UP: Issues, Contribution and Impact.
20- Tourism in U P: Issues and prospects.
21- Emphasis on Innovation in various fields in UP: Issues and it’s impact on employement
and socio-economic development of the society.


1- Overview of Economy of UP: Main features of economy and State Budgets,
Infrastructure and importance of Physical Resources.

2- Trade, Commerce and industries of UP.
3- UP Government Schemes, Projects and Planned Development for welfare of People,
Human Resources and Skill Development.
4- Investment in U P: Issues and Impact
5- Public Finance and Fiscal Policy, Tax and Economic Reforms, One District One Product
Policy of UP Government.
6- Planning and management of renewable and non-renewable energy resources of UP.
7- Demography, Population and Censuses of UP.
8- Commercialization of agriculture and production of agricultural crops in UP.
9- UP New Forest Policy.
10- Agro and Social Forestry in U.P
11- Agricultural Diversity, Problems of agriculture and their solutions in UP.
12- Developmental Indices of U P in various fields.
13- Geography of UP: Geographical Location, Relief and Structure, Climate, Irrigation,
Minerals, Drainage System and Vegetation.
14- National Parks and Wild Life Sanctuaries in UP.
15- Transport Network in UP.
16- Power Resources, Infrastructure and Industrial Development of UP.
17- Pollution and Environmental Issues in U P, Pollution Control Board and its functions.
18- Natural Resources of UP- Soil, Water, Air, Forests, Grasslands, Wetlands.
19- Climate Change and Weather Forecasting issues in UP.
20- Habitat and Ecosystem, structure and function, adjustment; Flora and Fauna with
reference to UP.
21- Science and Technology: Its issues, advancements and efforts in U P.
22- Aquaculture, Viticulture, Sericulture, Floriculture, Horticulture, Arboric culture in up
and its impact on development of UP.
23- Evolvement of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for development of UP.

UPPCS / PCS mains Syllabus is based on latest pattern decided by UPPSC recently.

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