UPPCS new exam pattern : How to prepare as per new pattern
UPPCS new exam pattern
From UPPCS Prelims 2018 onwards Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) had changed the PCS Exam Pattern. The UPPCS syllabus 2020 given by the Commission is based on the new PCS exam pattern. This article is highly beneficial for those students who are preparing for the exam. The article will help you to understand the latest UPPCS syllabus and exam pattern for Prelims and Mains 2020.
UPPCS Syllabus 2020 (New Pattern):-
UPPCS Syllabus 2020 – Main Points of UPPCS New Exam Pattern 2018
Group A and Group B officers in the administrative services of the state government are recruited by UPPCS. UPPCS Prelims 2018 onwards, the PCS exam pattern has been changed. The UPPCS Exam syllabus for Mains 2018 is based on the new pattern. Also, UPPCS Pre 2019 and Mains are as per the new PCS exam pattern
What is new in the UPPCS new exam pattern 2018?
- Most Important- Introduction of 0.33% negative marking in the UPPCS Prelims Exam
- The UPPCS mains will have 4 GS papers and
- The UPPCS mains will have only one optional subject (2 papers)
- The UPPCS mains will have one Essay and one General Hindi paper.
The interview will be for 100 marks
By introducing the new pattern UPPCS has tried to make the exam as closely as possible to the UPSC IAS Exam.
The UPPSC conducts the UPPCS Exam in three stages:
1) UPPCS Prelims – 2 papers – objective type questions (MCQs)
2) UPPCS Mains – 8 papers – essay/descriptive type
The exam pattern for UPPCS Prelims 2020 is given in table below
|1||Number of Papers||Two Papers will be conducted for the UPPCS Preliminary Examination.
Paper 1:General Studies 1
Paper 2:General Studies 2 (CSAT)
|2||Duration of Exam||Each exam is for 2 hrs.
Both the papers will be held on the same day.
Paper 1:General Studies 1(9.30 to 11.30 AM)
Paper 2:General Studies 2 (CSAT) (2.30 PM to 4.30PM)
|3||Maximum Marks||Both Papers will be of equal marks that is 200 marks each.
Only Paper 1 will be considered for merit ranking and Paper 2 has no role in Merit Ranking. It has only qualifying criteria and 33% is the qualifying criteria
|4||Number of Questions||Paper-I: 150 questions
Paper-2: 100 questions
|5||Exam Mode||Offline – Pen and Paper Mode (OMR Sheets)|
|6||Pattern Of Questions||All questions will be objective types(MCQ)|
|7||Date||Prelims 2020 was to be conducted on 21st June 2020 but due to the corona crisis, there is a high probability that the exam will be postponed.|
Students are advised to keep the following points in mind about negative marking while appearing for the UPPCS Preliminary exam.
- There will be 0.33% negative marking for every incorrect answer in the UPPCS Preliminary exam.
For e.g., if the maximum marks allotted for a question is 2, then 0.66 marks will be deducted if it is answered incorrectly.
- Multiple circles on the OMR sheet for the same question would be treated as an incorrect answer
- If a question is left blank there is no negative marking for such a blank question.
Having discussed all the important points about UPPCS Prelims 2020 now let us discuss UPPCS Mains 2020
|1||Number of Papers||Eight Papers will be conducted for UPPCS Mains-
|2||UPPCS Exam Date||Mains 2019 – Postponed
[Original Date – 20th April 2020 onward; Revised Date – To be announced]
|3||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
|4||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
|5||Type of Exam||Offline (Pen-paper)|
|6||Nature of Questions||Essay/descriptive type|
Information about Optional Subjects
As per the new UPPCS exam pattern, candidates have to select only one optional subject (2 papers) now, from the list given by the commission.
The total number of questions in the question papers of optional subjects will be eight. All questions will carry equal marks. Each paper will be divided into two parts, viz.Part A and Part B, each part containing four questions. Out of eight questions, five questions are to be attempted. One question in each part will be compulsory. Candidates will be required to answer three more questions out of the remaining six questions, taking at least one question from each part. In this way, at least two questions will be attempted from each Part i.e. one compulsory question plus one more.