Uttar Pradesh Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services Exam (UP PCS) Eligibility, Pattern, Structure, Syllabus, Results Analysis
Plan of UP PSC Combined State Upper Subordinate Services Examination 2012 :
The competitive examination comprise three successive stages viz :
- Preliminary Examination ( Objective Type & Multiple choice ).
- Main Examination ( Conventional Type, i.e. Written examination ).
- Viva – Voice ( Personality Test ).
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Eligibility UP PCS Exam:
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION :The candidates must possess Bachelors Degree of any recognized University or equivalent qualification up to the last date for receipt of application.
AGE LIMIT : (i)Candidates must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have crossed the age of 35 years on July 1, 2012i.e. they must have not been born earlier than 2nd July, 1977 and not later than July 1, 1991.(ii) Relaxation in Upper Age Limit : (a) Upper age limit shall be greater by five years for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes of U.P., Scheduled Tribes of U.P., Other Backward Classes and Dependents of Freedom Fighters of U.P. (only domiciled person in U.P. are entitled for such age relaxation) (b)Upper age limit shall be greater by fifteen years for physically handicapped person of U.P. if identified post available. Candidates of this category who are applicant for the post of Deputy Collector in U.P. Civil Service (Executive Branch) shall be required to submit a certificate issued by the Chief Medical Officer of their District to the effect that physical disability is not of such kind which may effect the proper discharge of the duties of the post (c) Upper age limit shall also be greater by five years in Group ‘B’ posts for the Emergency Commissioned Officers / Short Service Commissioned Officers / Ex-Army Personnel who have rendered at least five years service in Army, but there shall be no reservation for Group ‘B’ posts. In case of availability of Group ‘C’ posts in the Examination, the age relaxation and reservation shall be given according to Rule. (d) Upper age limit shall be greater by five years also for the skilled players of classified Games of National and International level in accordance with G.O. No. 22/21/1983-’’Karmik-2 dated 28.11.1985.
SYLLABUS FOR UP PCS PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION
PAPER -I (200 marks) Duration:Two hours
- Current events of national and international importance.
- History of India and Indian National Movement.
- Indian 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
PAPER-II (200 marks) Duration:Two hours
- 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 and Statistics.
- General English upto Class X level.
- General Hindi upto Class X level.
Current events of national and international importance:-On Current Events of National and International importance, candidates will be expected to have knowledge about them.
History of India and 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 synoptic view of nature and character of the freedom movement, growth of nationalism and attainment of Independence.
Indian 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, Enviornment 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:- Candidate are expected to have general awareness about the above subjects with special reference to
ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS ( UPTO CLASS X LEVEL)
(1) 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 integrs 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
(2) 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-dia-gram.
(3) 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.
(4) 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 ENGLISH UPTO CLASS X LEVEL
(2) Active Voice and Passive Voice.
(3) Parts of Speech.
(4) Transformation of Sentences.
(5) Direct and Indirect Speech.
(6) Punctuation and Spellings.
(7) Words Meanings.
(8) Vocabulary & usage.
(9) Idioms and Phrases.
(10) Fill in the Blanks.
UPPSC Combined State Upper Subordinate Services Preliminary Examination 2012
The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission Preliminary examination will consist of two compulsory papers of which answer sheet be on OMR sheets. The syllabus is mentioned in UP PSC Combined State Upper Subordinate Services Exam advertisement 2012. The papers shall be 200 marks each and of two hours durations. Both the papers shall be objective Type & multiple choice in which there shall be 150 – 150 questions.
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.
Subjects for the UPPSC Combined State Upper Subordinate Services Main ( Written ) Examination 2012 :
The UPPSC Combined State Upper Subordinate Services Written examination will consist of the following compulsory and optional subjects. The syllabus whereof is mentioned Uttar Pradesh PSC Combined State Upper Subordinate Services Exam advertisement 2012.The candidates have to select any two subjects from the list of optional subjects for UP Public Service Commission Main Examination 2012. Each optional subject will consist of two papers.
(A) Compulsory Subjects :
1. General Hindi – 150 marks
2. Essay – 150 marks
3. General Studies ( I – Paper ) – 200 marks
4. General Studies ( II – Paper ) – 200 marks
UPPSC General Studies Paper – I & Paper – II :
Shall be objective type containing 150 questions and for solving the questions two hours time is allowed. For other compulsory and optional papers three hours time is allowed. Two hundred maximum marks has been allotted for each optional question paper.
1. Timing of UPPSC examination paper of 2 hours will be 9.30 am to 11.30 am and 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm.
2. Timing of UP PSC examination paper of 3 hours is 9.30 am to 12.30 am & 2 pm to 5 pm.
3. A candidate shall be required to obtain such minimum marks in the compulsory paper of General Hindi, as may be determined by the Government or the Commission, as the case may be. There shall be two sections in all the question papers of all optional subjects and each section will include four questions. Candidates are required to answer only five questions while they must select minimum, Two question from each section.
UP PCS 2012 PRELIMINARY EXAM ANALYSIS
Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission has followed the lead of the UPSC and has included CSAT in its preliminary examination. First such paper was conducted on 10th June 2012 for the PCS 2012 examination.
Paper-1 (General Studies)
The General Studies paper had 150 questions (200 marks) and the time for completing the paper was two hours. Total marks of the paper were 200. The paper had a mix of questions from all the topics mentioned in the syllabus. Geography along with environment and ecology was the most recurring topic in the paper (44 questions). There were close to 24 questions from Indian history. The distribution of questions from history is: 1. Ancient (9 questions) 2. Medieval (4 questions) and 3. Modern history (11 questions).
There were 22 questions from polity and 21 questions from science and technology. There were 10 to 12 questions from current affairs and about 12 questions from miscellaneous topics. The paper was factual in nature and was tough. The paper had questions from vast and diverse fields (similar to the Civil Services Pre examination pattern). High number of questions from miscellaneous topics made the paper a little tough. A good candidate should get 130-140 marks in this paper.
The Aptitude Test of UP PCS 2012 followed the syllabus mentioned in letter and spirit. The paper had 100 questions of 200 marks. There were 34 questions from quantitative aptitude, 12 questions from English Comprehension, 9 questions from English Grammar, 12 questions from Hindi comprehension and 12 questions from Hindi grammar, 19 questions from reasoning (this includes analytical and verbal reasoning), 11 questions from decision making and interpersonal communication. One important feature of the paper was that in the questions asked from the topics decision making and interpersonal communication required good knowledge about thinkers of public administration as well as communication.
UP PCS MAINS EXAM
(B) Optional Subject are as below :
|1. Agriculture||2. Zoology||3. Chemistry||4. Physics||5. Mathematics Geography|
|6. Economics||7. Sociology||8. Philosophy||9. Geology||10. Psychology|
|11. Botany||12. Law||13. Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science||14. Statistics Management||15. Political Science & International Relations|
|16. History||17. Social Work||18. Anthropology||19. Civil Engineering||20. Mechanical Engineering|
|21. Electrical Engineering||22. English Literature||23. Urdu Literature||24. Arabic Literature||25. Hindi Literature|
|26. Persian Literature||27. Sanskrit Literature||28. Commerce & Accountancy||29. Public Administration||30. Agricultural Engineering|
|31. Defence Studies|
Note : A candidate will not be allowed to offer more than one subject from the following :
|Group ‘A’||Group ‘B’||Group ‘C’||Group ‘D’|
|1. Social Work||1. Mathematics||1. Agriculture||1. Civil Engineering|
|2. Anthropology||2. Statistics||2. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science||2. Mechanical Engineering|
|3. Sociology||3. Electrical Engineering|
|4. Agriculture Engineering|
|Group ‘E’||Group ‘F’||Group ‘G’|
|1. English Literature||1. Political Science and International Relations||1. Management|
|2. Hindi Literature||2. Public Administration||2. Public Administration|
|3. Urdu Literature|
|4. Arabic Literature|
|5. Persian Literature|
|6. Sanskrit Literature|
(C) Personality Test ( VIVA – VOICE ) Total Marks 200 :
The Combined State Upper Subordinate Services test will relate to the matter of general interest keeping the matter of academic interest in view and for general awareness, intelligence, character, expression power / personality and general suitability for the service.
Some Information about UPPSC Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services Main Examination and Interview 2012 :
(i) Only such candidates will be admitted to the main ( written examination ) who are declared successful in the UP PSC Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services preliminary examination 2012.
(ii) Candidates should carefully note that they will appear for the UP PSC Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services main examination against the same Roll No. allotted for the UPPSC preliminary examination 2012.
(iii) The centres and the dates for the Uttar Pradesh Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services main examination shall be fixed by the Commission later on.
(iv) Only such candidates will be called for UP PSC Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services Exam interview who are declared successful on the basis of the main ( written ) examination.
(v) Candidates will have to fill up the prescribed UP Public Service Commission Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services Exam application form before the interview ( viva – voice test ).
(vi) Preferences for different posts will be asked at the time of Uttar Pradesh PSC Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services Exam interview which will be treated final and no change therein will be worthy of being admitted.
(vii) All original certificates shall be certified at the time of UPPSC interview 2012. Candidates will also be required to furnish four passport size Photographs. Two plain and two attested by their Head of Department or Head of the Institution where they received education or by a Gazetted Officer at the time of Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission interview 2012.
(viii) Candidates serving under the Central or State Government will have to produce ‘ No objection Certificate ’ from their employer at the time of UPPSC Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services Exam interview 2012.
(ix) It is essential for the candidates to appear in the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission interview who qualify on the basis of main examination under the provisions laid down in Service Rules for service of recruitment where UPPSC Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services written examination and interview are indicated.
Note : The candidates must enclose all certificates in support of their claims rendered in the application form for UP PSC Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services Exam main examination 2012. If they do not enclose all certificates in support of their all claims, their candidature shall be cancelled.