UPPSC 2020 - Mains Exam Date, Admit Card, Result, Cut off, and Selection Process

UPPSC 2020 - UP Public Service Commission has released the exam date of UP PCS Mains exam on December 23, 2020. The exam will be conducted from January 21 - 25, 2021 in two shifts. Candidates who were qualified in the UPPSC Prelims exam will be eligible to appear in the Mains exam. The commission will release UPPSC Admit Card for mains exam soon at its official website. 

UPPSC Prelims 2020 exam was successfully conducted on October 11, 2020 in offline mode. The commission has released UPPSC prelims result in online mode on November 22, 2020 in online mode. Among the candidates appeared in the UPPSC Prelims exam, 5393 candidates are eligible to appear in the UPPSC Mains exam. 

UPPSC conducts Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Provincial Civil Services (P.C.S) and Assistant Conservator of Forest (A.C.F.)/Range Forest Officer (R.F.O.) services examination for recruitment to various posts like Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Block Development Officer, Statistical Officer, etc in Uttar Pradesh. A total of 200 vacancies will be filled through UPPSC 2020 exam.


UP Public Service Commission has released UP PCS Mains 2019 result on December 23, 2020. The mains exam was conducted from September 22-26, 2020. Candidates qualifying in the mains test will appear in the final personality test. The total number of vacancies released for the year 2019 is 353 for various posts.

UPPSC 2020 - Highlights

Conducting Body Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission
Official Website http://UPPSC.up.nic.in
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Offline 
Periodicity Once in a Year
Number of Vacancies 200
Helpline Number 0532 - 2407547

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UPPSC 2020 Important Dates 

Candidates can check below the exam dates and other important dates of UPPSC 2020.


Important Dates

UPPSC PCS Notification 

April 21, 2020

UPPSC Application Form

April 21, 2020

Last date to register for UPPSC 

June 4, 2020

Last date to pay the application fee

June 2, 2020

UPPSC Prelims admit card

To Be Notified

UPPSC Prelims Exam Date

June 21, 2020 October 11, 2020

UPPSC Prelims result

November 21, 2020

UPPSC Mains admit card

To be Notified

UPPSC Mains 2020

October 15, 2020 January 21-25, 2021

Result (Mains)

To be notified

Personality Test

To be notified

UPPSC 2020 Application Form 

All the eligible candidates can fill the UPPSC PCS Application Form in online mode till June 4, 2020. To fill the online UPPSC form candidates will have to complete the registration, pay the application fee, fill in the basic details and upload the required documents. After the final submission of the UPPSC PCS application form, candidates must take a printout of the application form. Also, before filling the application form, they must check the eligibility criteria in order to avoid rejection at any later stage. Candidates can check the steps below: 

  • Registration
  • Payment of application fee
  • Filling up of other details
  • Uploading of scanned images 

UPPSC 2020 Eligibility Criteria 

Candidates will have to meet the following eligibility criteria of UPPSC 2020 in order to fill the application form. The eligibility criteria are based on age and educational qualifications. Candidates can check below the prescribed UPPSC eligibility criteria by the exam conducting body. 

Educational Qualification

For Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services (General Recruitment/Special Recruitment): Candidates must have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Institution by the Government of India. Apart from that, if any candidate is applying for any specific post then they must hold a degree as specified by the exam conducting body. 


Candidates who are between 21 to 40 years of age can apply for UPPSC 2020. Also, candidates belonging to the reserved category will be given upper age relaxation as per the norms of the Government.  

UPPSC 2020 Admit Card 

The exam conducting body will release the admit card of Uttar Pradesh PSC for all the three stages separately in online mode. Candidates can download UPPSC 2020 Admit Card by using the required login credentials in the login window. Those who have successfully filled and submitted the application form will only be able to download the admit card of UPPSC 2020.

The admit card will likely contain information about the roll number, name, time of the exam, address of the centre, exam day instructions, etc. Also, on the day of the examination, candidates have to carry anyone photo identity card. 

UPPSC 2020 Exam Centres

Candidates appearing for the exam must know the exam centres of UPPSC 2020. The details regarding the UPPSC exam centres will be given on the admit card. All three phases will have different centres. Candidates can check below the centres of prelims exam from the table below:

Agra Lucknow
Ayodhya Mathura
Azamgarh Meerut
Barabanki Mirzapur
Bareilly Moradabad
Ghaziabad Prayagraj
Gorakhpur Rae Bareilly
Jaunpur Sitapur
Jhansi Varanasi
Kanpur -

UPPSC 2020 Exam Pattern 

UPPSC prescribes the exam pattern of UPPSC 2020 for Prelims and Mains. With the help of the UPPSC exam pattern, candidates will be able to know the type of questions, the number of questions, total time allotted, marking scheme, mode of exam, etc. Candidates can check below the exam pattern for prelims and mains. 

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UPPSC 2020 Exam Pattern - Prelims 

The prelims exam of UPPSC will have objective-type questions. There will be two papers, each will be conducted for two hours and have 200 multiple-type questions. Candidates are required to appear in both the papers or else they will not be shortlisted for Mains exam. However, paper II will be qualifying in nature and the candidates will have to secure at 33 per cent marks. The final merit list for Mains will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in Paper I. 

UPPSC 2020 Exam Pattern - Mains

Candidates qualifying in the prelims exam will only be selected for the mains exam. The mains exam will have two sections - compulsory and optional. Candidates will have to write both the sections. For both the papers, candidates will be given three hours to finish the exam. Candidates  can check below the pattern for the compulsory paper:


Marks Allotted

General Studies (First Paper)

200 marks

General Studies (Second Paper)

200 marks

General Studies (Third Paper)

200 marks

General Studies (Fourth Paper)

200 marks

General Hindi

150 marks


150 marks

Optional Subject 

There will be two sections in each optional paper and each paper will have four questions. Candidates are required to answer any five questions while they need to select any two questions from each section.  Candidates can check below the optional subjects:

Optional Subjects

Optional Subjects




Political Science & International Relations






Civil Engineering


Mechanical Engineering


Electrical Engineering


English Literature


Urdu Literature


Hindi Literature


Sanskrit Literature


Commerce & Accountancy


Public Administration

Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science

Medical Science


UPPSC 2020 - Personality Test

Candidates who will qualify the mains exam will have to appear for the Personality Test. The test will be based on questions from general awareness, intelligence, character, expression power/personality. This stage will be conducted for 100 marks. 

UPPSC 2020 Syllabus 

The exam conducting body has released the syllabus of UPPSC 2020 along with the notification for all the stages - prelims and mains. UPPSC syllabus contains the topics from different sections from where the questions are asked in the prelims and mains exam. By going through the syllabus, candidates can prepare well for the examination. Candidates can check below the syllabus of some of the subjects of the prelims exam of UPPSC.

General Studies I

General Studies II

General Studies III

General Studies IV

History of India & Indian National Movement

Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability

Law & Order with reference to Uttar Pradesh

Ethics and Human Interface

Indian Polity & Governance

General Mental Ability

Economic Planning 

Attitude - Social influence & persuasion 

Economic & Social Development

General English (Class X)

Issues of Poverty, Unemployment

Emotional Intelligence

General Science

Elementary Mathematics

Major crops, different types of irrigation

Public/Civil Service Value

Current Affairs/Events

General Hindi (Class X)

Land reforms in India 

Concept of public service

Specific knowledge of U.P’s History, Culture, Geography

Issues in agriculture, forestry & Animal Husbandry

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UPPSC 2020 Answer Key 

The answer key of UPPSC contains all the correct answers to the questions asked in the exam. The UPPSC 2020 answer key will be released for all the sets in the form of pdf. With the help of answer key, candidates can calculate their probable score. In case of any discrepancy UPPSC Prelims answer key, candidates can raise objections. To raise objections, candidates are required to submit the objections in the format prescribed by the examination authority along with the documentary proof to the authorities. 

The objections raised will be reviewed and if the objections are found to be correct, the examination authority will release the final answer key. 

UPPSC 2020 Result 

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has announced the result of the prelims exam 2020 at its official website. The candidates who have appeared in the examination on October 11, 2020, can check their result which is available in PDF format. 

On the basis of the result of the prelims exam, thirteen times the number of vacancies, candidates will be selected for the mains exam which will be conducted on January 22, 2021. However, the final result will be declared on the basis of marks obtained in the mains exam and personality test. 

UPPSC 2020 Cut off 

The cutoff of UPPSC is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates are required to secure in order to qualify in the exam. The exam conducting authority has released the qualifying cutoff for all the categories along with the notification. Some of the factors that are considered while deciding the UPPSC cut off are - difficulty level of the exam, vacancies, and a number of candidates appeared for the exam. Candidates can check below the qualifying cutoff for UPPSC 2020. 

UPPSC Qualifying Cut off 2020


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