PCS Pre Syllabus

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Name of the Department: Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission

Information About: PCS Pre Syllabus 2020

PCS 2020 Exam Pattern

Preliminary Exam

  • The Preliminary examination will constitute of two question papers.
  • The question paper will be of the objective in nature.
  • There will be negative marking i.e. 1/3rd marks will be deducted for every wrong response Preliminary examination.
Name of the Question Paper Number of questions Total marks Total time
CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test): Qualifying in Nature 80 questions 200 (2.5 marks for each question) 2 Hours
General Study 100 questions 200 (2 marks for each question) 2       Hour

PCS 2020 Exam Syllabus

PAPER – I General Studies-I (200 marks); Duration: 2hrs

  • 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.
  • General Issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity, and Climate Change- that do not require subject spec
  • 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 Science

PAPER- II General Studies-II (200 marks); Duration: 2 hrs

  • General English upto Class X level.
  • General Hindi upto Class X level.
  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
  • Decision making and problem solving.
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
  • General mental ability
  • Elementary Mathematics up to Class X level- Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics.



  • Number systems: Natural Numbers, Integers, L.C.M. and H.C.F. of integers and their interrelationship Rational and irrational numbers, Real numbers, Divisors of an Integer, prime integers, etc.
  • Average
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Profit and Loss
  • Speed, Time and Distance
  • Simple and Compound interests
  • Work and Time.


  • Factors of polynomials, L.C.M., and H.C.F. of polynomials and their interrelationship, simultaneous linear equations, quadratic equations & Remainder theorem.
  • Set Theory: Set null set, subsets and proper subsets of a set, operations (Union, Intersections, difference, symmetric difference) between sets, Venn diagram.


  • Constructions and theorems, rectangle, square, trapezium and circles, their perimeter and area, regarding the triangle
  • Volume and surface area of the sphere, right circular cylinder, right circular Cone and Cube.
  • Statistics:- Collection of data, Classification of data, tabulation, cumulative frequency, frequency distribution.Representation of data – Measures of Central tendency: Arithmetic mean, Median and Mode, Pie chart, Bar diagram, histogram, frequency polygon, cumulative frequency curves (ogives)


  • Active Voice and Passive Voice.
  • Parts of Speech.
  • Vocabulary & usage.
  • Idioms and Phrases.
  • Transformation of Sentences.
  • Direct and Indirect Speech.
  • Punctuation and Spellings.
  • Words Meanings.
  • Fill in the Blanks.

सामान्य हिंदी (हाईस्कूल स्तर तक) के पाठ्यक्रम में सम्मिलित किए जाने वाले विषय

  • हिंदी वर्णमाला, विराम चिन्ह
  • शब्द-रूप,
  • शब्द रचना, वाक्य रचना, अर्थ,
  • क्रियाएँ,
  • संधि, समास,
  • विलोम शब्द,
  • अनेकार्थी शब्द,
  • पर्यायवाची शब्द
  • मुहावरे एवं लोकोक्तियाँ
  • तत्सम एवं तद्भव, देशज, विदेशी (शब्द भंडार)
  • हिंदी भाषा के प्रयोग में होने वाली अशुद्धियाँ
  • वर्तनी
  • अर्थबोध
  • उ.प्र. की मुख्य बोलियाँ