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UKPSC Syllabus 2024, Exam Pattern for Prelims and Mains

UKPSC Syllabus and Exam pattern is crucial for aspirants preparing for the Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (UKPSC) examinations. The UKPSC conducts various recruitment exams for Group A and Group B positions, including the prestigious Civil Services Exam. For the UKPSC Exam 2024, the commission released the notification on 14th March 2024. The syllabus and exam pattern serve as guiding frameworks, providing candidates with insights into the topics covered, marking schemes, and the overall structure of the examination process.

All interested candidates who plan to sit for the UKPCS Exam 2024 must review the PDF of the exam’s UK PCS Syllabus 2024. By familiarizing themselves with these essential aspects, candidates can strategize their preparation effectively and increase their chances of success in the competitive UKPSC examinations.

UKPSC Syllabus 2024

Uttarakhand PCS Syllabus is consist of  two sections which is Prelims and Mains that correspond to the exam’s selection procedure. The exam’s first phase, the UKPSC Prelims, is qualifying in character. Only those applicants who pass the UKPSC Preliminary exam will be permitted to take the Mains exam. The candidates must show up for the interview after successfully passing the Mains. The sections of the UKPCS syllabus are:

  • UKPSC Preliminary Examination
  • UKPSC Mains Examination
  • UKPSC Interview
Uttarakhand PCS Syllabus 2024 Overview
Organization Name Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (UKPSC)
Exam Name Uttarakhand Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Examination-2024
UKPSC Notification 2024 Release Date 13th March 2024
UKPSC Application Form 2024 Start Date 14th March 2024
UKPSC 2024 Selection Process
  • Prelims,
  • Mains and
  • Interview
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UKPSC Exam Pattern 2024

Preliminary Examination (Objective type) 

S. No. Question Paper Subject No. of Questions Marks Time Allowed
1. First Paper General Studies 150 150 2 hours
2. Second Paper General Aptitude Test 100 150 2 hours
  • The preliminary examination is objective type with negative marking (1/4th mark deducted for each wrong answer).
  • Merit list is based on marks obtained in the General Studies paper.
  • The General Aptitude Test is qualifying (33% marks required).

Main Examination (Written type) 

Question Paper Subject Time Marks
1 General Hindi 3 hours 150
2 Essay 3 hours 150
3 General Studies-I (Indian Heritage, Culture, History, Geography, and Society) 3 hours 200
4 General Studies-II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice, and International Relations) 3 hours 200
5 General Studies-III (Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security, and Disaster Management) 3 hours 200
6 General Studies-IV (Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude) 3 hours 200
7 General Studies-V (Knowledge of State of Uttarakhand) 3 hours 200
8 General Studies-VI (Knowledge of State of Uttarakhand) 3 hours 200
Total marks for Main Examination 1500

Interview/Personality Test 

  • Marks: 150

UKPSC Prelims Syllabus 2024

The General Studies and General Aptitude questions make up the UKPSC Prelims syllabus 2024. Each exam carries 150 marks. Hence, the Prelims exam now carries 300 total marks. Here, we offer the UK PCS syllabus for the two papers’ preliminary exams. Check the important facts about the Prelims exam.

Paper I: General Studies

  • Indian Polity and Governance
  • Current Events of National and International Importance
  • Indian and World Geography
  • Economic and Social Development
  • Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity, and Climate
  • Questions from the above-mentioned topics from Uttarakhand’s perspective will form a major part of the Paper.

Paper II: Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT)

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision-making and problem-solving
  • General mental ability

UKPSC Mains Syllabus 2024

Paper 1: History of India, National Movement, Society, and Culture

  • Art Forms, Literature, and Architecture from ancient to modern times
  • The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country
  • Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present
  • Salient Features of Indian Society
  • Diversity of India: Role of women and women’s organizations, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems, and remedies
  • Effects of globalization on Indian society: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism
  • The history of the world will include events from the 18th century such as the Industrial Revolution, world wars, redrawing of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism, etc., their forms, and effect on society

Paper 2: Indian Polity, Social Justice, and International Relations

  • Indian Constitution’s historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions, and basic structure
  • Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues, and challenges on the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels, and challenges therein
  • Important aspects of governance, transparency, and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability, institutional and other measures
  • Role of civil services in a democracy
  • 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
  • Separation of powers between various organs, dispute redressal mechanisms, and institutions
  • Development processes and the development industry: the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
  • 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
  • Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
  • Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges, and issues arising out of these
  • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation
  • Issues relating to the development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, and Human Resources
  • Issues relating to poverty and hunger
  • Important International institutions, agencies, and fora, their structure, mandate
  • India and its neighborhood relations: Bilateral, regional, and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests; Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests; Indian diaspora

Paper 3: India and World Geography

  • Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, tsunamis, Volcanic activity, cyclones, etc.
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country
  • Salient features of the world’s physical geography: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent)
  • Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
  • Geographical features and their location: Changes in critical geographical features (including water bodies and icecaps) and flora and fauna and the effects of such changes

Paper 4: Economic and Social Development

  • Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport, and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; technology in the aid of farmers Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices
  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development, and employment
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it
  • Government Budgeting
  • Food processing and related industries in India: scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management. Land reforms in India
  • Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy, and their effects on industrial growth
  • Public Distribution System: objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security
  • Challenges to internal security through communication networks, the role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cybersecurity; money laundering and its prevention
  • Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

Paper 5: General Science and Technology

  • Technology missions; economics of animal rearing.
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, etc. Investment models. Science and technology developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
  • Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and development of new technology
  • Conservation, environmental pollution, and degradation, environmental impact assessment
  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nanotechnology, biotechnology, and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
  • Disaster and disaster management

Paper 6: General Aptitude and Ethics

  • Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants, and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships.
  • Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers, and administrators; the role of family, society, and educational institutions in inculcating values.
  • Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behavior; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
  • Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption Case Studies on above issues.
  • Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world.
  • 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 ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
  • Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance, and compassion towards the weaker sections.
  • Emotional intelligence concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.

UKPSC Syllabus 2024 PDF

General Studies and General Aptitude are the two papers that make up the UKPSC Prelims syllabus 2024. Nonetheless, the UKPSC Mains syllabus is extensive, therefore candidates must have a thorough understanding of each of the subjects listed below. The most recent UKPSC curriculum PDF is also available below.

Uttarakhand PCS Syllabus 2024 PDF English/Hindi – Download Link

UKPSC Interview 2024

The UKPSC interview for 2024 assesses candidates’ suitability for administrative roles. It evaluates their personality, communication skills, decision-making abilities, and knowledge of current affairs, governance, and ethics. Candidates are expected to demonstrate integrity, empathy, and a commitment to public service. The interview panel seeks to understand candidates’ perspectives on societal issues, their approach to problem-solving, and their readiness to handle the responsibilities of civil service. It’s an opportunity for candidates to showcase their readiness to serve the state of Uttarakhand effectively.

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UKPSC Syllabus FAQs

Who can apply for the UKPSC Examination?

Candidates who has done graduation from the recognized University and meets the age limit criteria can apply for the UKPSC Examination.

How many selection stages are there in UKPSC Exam?

Candidates giving the UKPSC exam are supposed to clear all the selection stages including UKPSC Prelims Exam, UKPSC Mains Exam, and Interview.

What is the UKPSC Exam Pattern for the Prelims?

The prelims exam consists of two papers of objective-type questions. The examination is a screening exam only.

Does UKPSC has negative marking?

Yes, there is a negative marking for wrong answers in the UKPSC Prelims. For every wrong answer in the UKPSC Prelims, 0.25 marks get deducted.

Is CSAT qualifying in UKPSC?

CSAT was made qualifying in nature this year, So, marks obtained in this paper is not much significance as far as you have cleared the minimum qualifying marks.

Is there any optional in UKPSC?

There are a total of 7 papers in the UKPSC 2022 exam. All the papers are of graduation level. There is no optional paper in the UKPSC PCS exam.

What does the UKPSC Syllabus cover?

UKPSC syllabus covers a wide range of subjects depending on the specific examination. It typically includes topics related to general knowledge, English language, mathematics, reasoning ability, and subject-specific knowledge for certain positions.

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