State PSC - Exam Information

The competitive examination comprises of three successive stages viz :
(1) Preliminary Examination (Objective Type & Multiple choice).
(2) Main Examination (Descriptive Written examination).
(3) Viva-Voice (Personality Test).

Preliminary Examination :

The Preliminary examination will consist of two compulsory papers of which answer sheet be on OMR sheets. The papers shall be 200 marks each and of two hours duration each. Both the papers shall be objective Type & multiple choice in which there shall be 150 and 100 questions respectively.

Main (Written) Examination :

The Main Written Examination is only for candidates who have been short listed through the Preliminary Examination.


Compulsory Papers - General Hindi (150 marks), Essay (150 marks), General Studies (i-Paper) 200 marks and General Studies (ii-Paper) 200 marks

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.


Optional Papers - Candidates have to select any two subjects from the list of optional subjects for main examination. Each optional subject will consist of two papers. Two hundred maximum marks have been allotted for each optional question paper.

Personality Test (Viva-Voice): (Marks 200)

The candidate will be evaluated on the parameters of academic interest, general awareness, intelligence, character, expression power, personality and general suitability for the service.

Pattern of UP PSC