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UKPSC Exam 2022: Latest News, Date, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

September 8, 2022

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Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (UKPSC) is the Public Service Commission for the state of Uttarakhand. UKPSC is responsible for organizing state-level civil service exams for the recruitment of different governmental posts in the state. UKPSC conducts several competitive exams every year in Uttarakhand and all the official notifications and necessary announcements are made available on the official website of the commission. All the announcements related to the Uttarakhand Administrative Services Exam will be updated here as well and candidates can keep coming to this article to stay up-to-date.

When the notification would be released, we would provide prospective candidates with direct links for your easy access. The UKPSC recruitment notification for all positions will be made available on the organization’s official website. Candidates who wish to work for Uttarakhand  Government can appear for the exam. Once the commission has released the exam dates, applicants can start with the application process. Candidates are again advised to constantly keep checking the official website for more information. Candidates also need to ensure that before applying for various positions, they are meeting all of the UKPSC’s basic eligibility requirements.

UKPSC 2022: Overview

ParticularsDetails
Name of the ExamUttarakhand Administrative Services(UAS)
Governing bodyUttarakhand Public Service Commission(UKPSC)
Exam frequencyOnce every year
Exam LevelState
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of examOffline
Stages of the examThere are three stages:
 Prelims
 Mains
 Interview
Job LocationAnywhere in Uttarakhand
Application FeeGeneral Category: Rs 176.55
 SC/ST and PwD Category: Rs 86.55
Official Websitehttps://ukpsc.gov.in/

The Uttarakhand Public Service Commission was constituted under Article 315 of the Constitution of India by the Governor of Uttarakhand vide Notification No. 247/1 Karmik 2001 dated 14th March 2001. The Commission came into existence on 15 May 2001. The Uttarakhand Public Service Commission consists of Chairman and five other members whose names and designations have been tabulated below:

NameDesignation
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Chairman
Prof(Dr.) Jagmohan Singh RanaMember
Shri Pramod Kumar JoshiMember
 Dr. Ravi Dutt GoyalMember
Shri Anil Kumar RanaMember

More facts to know

Candidates need to be aware that UKPSC conducts a range of recruitment exams for various government departments as well as for State Civil Services posts. Every year a good number of posts are released by the Commission for the enrollment of candidates to the Civil Services. However, applicants need to understand the depth of the exam along with the vastness of the subjects.

The UKPSC recruitment notification for these posts gets released on its official website. Candidates who wish to appear for the exam need to apply for the exam once the dates have been released by the Commission. For more updates, candidates need to keep an eye on the official website. Candidates applying for different posts need to satisfy all the basic eligibility requirements set by the Uttarakhand Public Service Commission.

Students planning to appear for the aforementioned posts conducted by UKPSC must be aware that the competition is highly competitive and a  good preparation strategy is key to cracking the exam. Dividing the study plan strategically is an important step in the preparation process. Create a study plan based on your weak and strong areas of the syllabus and make notes as much as possible, to facilitate your learning and revision process. Keep yourself updated with all the current events and the latest updates on the exam. Mock Tests are the golden key to cracking competitive exams so try attempting as many mock tests as possible. Remember to be disciplined and determined in your studies. It would help you in preparing you for your goal.

UKPSC 2022: Official Notification 

Uttarakhand Public Service Commission has officially announced the UKPSC PCS exam. Interested applicants can apply online latest by 2nd February 2022. UKPSC releases the Admit Card 7-10 days before the UKPSC scheduled exam. As per the official schedule, the Prelims exam is supposed to take place on 3rd April 2022. Any announcement or notification released moving forward would be conveyed through this article. Applicants need to know about the different positions that are filled through this exam. For instance, it includes Group A and Group B cadre in the state bureaucracy.

A few other posts have been mentioned below: 

  1. Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF)
  2. Assistant Review Officer
  3. Deputy Collector
  4. Deputy Superintendent of Police
  5. Jail superintendent
  6. Sales Tax Officer
  7. Finance Officer
  8. District Minority Welfare Officer etc.

In addition to this, there are several other posts that are mentioned in the latter part of the article.

More facts

Aspirants need to keep an eye on any updates regarding the UKPSC PCS Admit Card for the Prelims exam for now. After the UKPSC PCS Prelims exam, the applicants who have been declared qualified in the Prelims exam will be called for the next round (Mains Exam) of the recruitment process. The Admit Card for the Mains Exam would be released after the Prelims exam result is released which the applicants can download from the official website. Candidates willing to appear for UKPSC must follow this article closely for all the regular updates on the Admit Card. Always remember practice is the key to your success. Practicing from previous year’s question papers as much as possible. 

UKPSC 2022: Exam Date

Applicants need to know that the Uttarakhand Commission has not released the exam dates officially. This article will update you with the dates as soon as they are released. The applicants can also check the official website for all the official notifications. For now, all the important exam dates have been tabulated below. If any changes do occur every detail would be updated here. Candidates can also download the pdf of the official notification from the website as well.

The following table details the dates that have been announced. Keep checking the article as well as the official website regularly.

UKPSC EventsUKPSC Exam Dates
Release of UKPSC Official Notification13th January 2022
Starting for UKPSC Applying Online13th January 2022
Last Date for UKPSC Applying Online2nd February 2022
Admit Card 2022 Release Date16th March 2022
UKPSC 2022 Examination3rd April 2022
UKPSC 2022 Results Announcement26th May 2022

UKPSC 2022: Application Fee

After applying successfully for UKPSC one needs to proceed towards depositing the application fee. The application fees can be deposited only through online mode. The application fees can be paid using the Debit/Credit cards, Net banking option. Applicants need to make sure that they save and download the e-receipt of the payment for future reference. The application fee of UKPSC is differentiated based on the reservation categories. 

The Application Fees for each category have been mentioned below:

CategoryOnline application chargeSum amount (including tax)
General/OBC/Other State Applicants     150  176.55
Uttarakhand SC/ST       60   86.55
PwD       60   86.55

UKPSC 2022: Eligibility Criteria

The candidates appearing for the UKPSC need to be aware of the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. Candidates should not be less than 21 years and not more than 42 years of age. This age limit should be fulfilled on the date prescribed in the notification.

Educational Qualification

  1. The candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in any domain from a recognized institute/university.
  2. For two specific posts i.e., the Sahayak Nagar Niyojak post and the District Information Officer/Feature writer, the educational qualification varies.
  3. For, the Sahayak Nagar Niyojak post, candidates who have a post-graduation diploma in Town Planning/Architecture can apply.
  4. Hindi graduate students can also apply for the post of District Information Officer.

Nationality

In terms of nationality, there’s nothing specifically mentioned in the notification. The candidate needs to be a citizen of India but other physical standards are a mandate for different posts. Applicants need to fulfill those standards to be eligible for applying.

Age Limit

The minimum age limit as specified officially is 21 years. The maximum age limit is 35 years. However, there is relaxation is provided for different groups as well.

The age relaxations given by the government for different categories are:

CategoryAge relaxation
SC/ST candidates5 years
OBC Candidates3 years

Age relaxation is not provided for all categories. So applicants willing to sit for the exam need to be thorough with the same. 

UKPSC 2022: Vacancies

UKPSC is a state-level examination organized by the Uttarakhand State government. By means of this article, candidates would get to know about different posts and the number of vacancies released. Applicants should know that these exams are conducted to fill various vacancies in the state of Uttarakhand only. The departmental positions that are filled through this exam come under Group A and Group B cadre in the state bureaucracy. The number of vacancies is one of the most motivating factors for the applicants. The UKPSC has released the number of vacancies with the notification. The post-wise number of vacancies will be updated after the release of notification.

The posts and the number of vacancies have been posted below. Not all the posts and their vacancies have been mentioned since the notification for various posts hasn’t been released by the commission.

Name Of The PostNo of Vacancies
Assistant Conservator Of Forest(ACF)45
Review Officer(Assistant)56
Assistant Librarian06
Translator01
Police Sub-Inspector10
Finance Officer18
Assistant Divisional Transport Officer11
District Supply Officer4
Sub Divisional Marketing Officer03
Block Development Officer28
Assistant Registrar07
Labor Commissioner(Assistant)02
Assistant Cane Commissioner01
Deputy Education Officer31
District Tourism Development Officer01
Publicity Officer01
Food Processing Officer03
Horticulture Development Officer20
Plant Protection Officer03
Statistics Officer01
Information Officer12
Transport Tax Officer05
Child Development Project Officer19

UKPSC 2022: Salary

Applicants need to know that all the posts under UKPSC belong to Grade Pay Rs.54000/-. Applicants can check the post-wise salary from the given table:

Name of the PostPay Scale
Deputy Superintendent of PoliceRs. 56100/- – Rs. 177500/-
Level -10
Finance OfficerRs. 56100/- – Rs. 177500/-
Level -10
Assistant Divisional Transport OfficerRs. 56100/- – Rs. 177500/-
Level -10
District Supply OfficerRs. 56100/- – Rs. 177500/- 
Level -10
Sub-Divisional MarketingRs. 56100/- – Rs. 177500/- 
Level -10
Assistant Director-Industry ManagerRs. 56100/- – Rs. 177500/- 
Level -10
Block Development OfficerRs. 56100/- – Rs. 177500/- 
Level -10
Assistant RegistrarRs. 56100/- – Rs. 177500/- 
Level -10
Deputy Educational Officer-Staff OfficerRs. 56100/- – Rs. 177500/- 
Level -10
Assistant Labour CommissionerRs. 56100/- – Rs. 177500/- 
Level -10
District Tourism Development OfficerRs. 56100/- – Rs. 177500/- 
Level -10
Assistant Director-FisheriesRs. 56100/- – Rs. 177500/- 
Level -10
Publicity OfficerRs. 56100/- – Rs. 177500/- 
Level -10
Assistant Cane OfficerRs. 56100/- – Rs. 177500/- 
Level -10
Food Processing OfficerRs. 56100/- – Rs. 177500/- 
Level -10
Horticulture Development OfficerRs. 56100/- – Rs. 177500/- 
Level -10
Plant Protection OfficerRs. 56100/- – Rs. 177500/- 
Level -10
Mushroom Development OfficerRs. 56100/- – Rs. 177500/- 
Level -10
Statistical OfficerRs. 56100/- – Rs. 177500/- 
Level -10
Information Officer/District Information OfficerRs. 44900/- – Rs. 142400/- 
Level -7
Child Development Project OfficerRs. 35400/- – Rs. 112400/- 
Level – 7
Transport Tax OfficerRs. 44900/- – Rs. 142400/- 
Level -6

UKPSC 2022: Syllabus

For a better hold on the exam, candidates need to know the exam’s depth and the syllabus’s vastness. Candidates need to be aware that Prelims are just a screening test, so invest your time accordingly. Strategize and give importance to papers in a way it helps you for Mains as well.

Candidates intending to appear for UKPSC 2022 Examination have to qualify through 2 papers in the Preliminary round. In the Mains round, they need to qualify through 5 papers. After qualifying both these levels, the candidate will move forward to the interview round. The written papers analyze your overall analytical and educational forte in various domains. Make sure to give importance to every section and every paper, especially when preparing for the Mains Examination, and accordingly set your goals. Dedicate your time to your weaknesses and work on them. Always remember that practice is the key to mastering anything so take initiative and ensure your time and hard work are distributed in a way that every subject gets justice.

Prelims Examination

Paper I – General Studies

  1. Indian History, Culture & National Movement
  2. History and culture of Uttarakhand
  3. India and World Geography
  4. Indian polity
  5. Economics and Social Development
  6. General Science and Technology
  7. Current events of National, State, and International importance

Paper II – General Aptitude 

  1. Aptitude
  2. Communication and Inter-Personal skills
  3. Logical & Analytical Ability
  4. Statistical Analysis
  5. Hindi & English

Mains Examination

Paper I – General Studies 

  1. Indian Heritage and Culture
  2. History and Geography of the World and Society

Paper II – General Studies 

  1. Governance
  2. Constitution
  3. Polity
  4. Social Justice
  5. International Relations

Paper III – General Studies 

  1. Technology
  2. Economic Development
  3. Boo-Diversity
  4. Environment
  5. Security
  6. Disaster Management

Paper IV – General Studies 

  1. Ethics
  2. Integrity
  3. Aptitude

Candidates must have a good grasp of the syllabus and strong foundations. Focus on scheduling and managing your timetable according to your focus areas. 

UKPSC 2022: Exam Pattern

Understanding the exam pattern is a crucial part of the preparation strategy and helps candidates familiarize themselves with the structure of the paper.

The  UKPSC PCS is categorized into three exams:

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Mains Examination
  3. Personal Interview

The exam pattern of UKPSC is similar to UPSC and all other administrative examinations. The UKPSC Prelims consists of two papers, both with objective-type questions each of 300 marks. The Prelims examination, on the other hand, is just a screening test. After qualifying for the Prelims, the applicants can sit for the Mains exam which is a 1500 marks paper. The Mains paper consists of a total of 9 papers. After clearing the Mains examination, if the applicant meets the other eligibility criteria he/she is invited to appear for the Personal Interview. The Personal Interview carries 200 marks. No candidate would be allowed to appear for the interview if they don’t have a 45% average (For the General category and 35% for Others) on all of the papers. Candidates need to keep this particular information in their minds while sitting for any of the three stages of the exam.

UKPSC 2022: Admit Card

The admit card for the exam is usually released fifteen days before the exam. Candidates can download their admit cards from the official website. We would also be uploading the direct links so that you can easily access your admit cards from here. For things to work smoothly, the candidate needs to intimate the proper authorities if the data is mentioned incorrectly.  He/she would also then have to send the correct information to the concerned authorities. It is expected that students have a hard copy of their admit cards for the day of the examination and for future reference. If the issue is not resolved try to contact them using the toll-free numbers/emails provided on the website. To avoid any conflict try reaching the concerned authorities as soon as possible. Below are the details applicants can reach out to: 

SHRI KARMENDRA SINGH

Uttarakhand Public Service Commission,

Haridwar (Uttarakhand) -249404

Ph. No. ☎: 91-01334-244143

Toll-Free No. ☎ : 18001804143 & 07060002410

E-mail: ukpschdr@gmail.com

Website http://ukpsc.gov.in/

Besides this, remember to bring the admit card to the exam center with the necessary proofs and photographs.

UKPSC 2022: Result

In order to acquire a seat on the final merit list, it is mandatory to qualify all the papers. Soon after the UKPSC Prelims gets over, the Commission announces the result on the official website. The list contains the name and roll numbers of the students who qualify for UKPSC Mains. Similarly, after UKPSC Mains the Commission announces the result of the selected candidates. These candidates would then move on to be the ones sitting for the final round -the Personal Interview.

The final list of the students is announced after all the three rounds are completed and contain the list of all students who have cleared the entire three rounds. These students are eligible to be appointed to different departments of the Uttarakhand Government. All the details pertaining to the same would be updated here as well, along with the official website.  Applicants are kindly requested to keep an eye on the official website for all updates related to their results.

Candidates who failed to clear the exam this year need not be demotivated. Candidates need to be clear on the fact that this exam tests their patience, perseverance, dedication, and hard work. Hard work and smart work are the only two ingredients that will help you succeed, so remember, a good strategy and dedication would help in mastering your skills. The steps to check the results have been shared in detail in the latter part of the article.

How To Apply?

For applying to various posts released by the Uttarakhand Public Service Commission applicants need to follow these steps:

  1. Visit the official website of the Uttarakhand Public Service Commission.
  2. Click on the “Register Now” option displayed on the page. 
  3. A form will open on a new page. Fill in the details like name, date of birth, parent’s name, Aadhar number, email-id, class X &XII results, and other information.
  4. Candidates would receive their login details on their registered email id after a successful registration.
  5. Candidates would also be receiving a notification about successfully registering for the exam on their registered mobile number along with an OTP.
  6. Save these details for future reference. 
  7. Again login to your student portal and fill in the rest of the application form like educational details, gender, and other details.
  8. Select the language for the examination and the exam center preferences.  Applicants need to be careful while filling the zone preferences.
  9. Candidates would be required to upload all the required documents like photos, signatures, etc. Candidates are advised to keep all the documents ready beforehand for a hassle-free experience.
  10. After uploading all the necessary documents, the candidate would be directed to pay the application fees. 
  11. In the end, the applicants would receive a copy of the confirmation slip. Save it for future records. 

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FAQs

Q.1 Who can apply for UKPSC?

Ans. The candidates who possess a bachelor’s degree from any recognized board can apply for Uttarakhand Public Service Commission. He/she must be an Indian citizen and 21 years old to apply for UKPSC.

Q.2 What are the posts in UKPSC?

Ans. There are various posts after clearing UKPSC, such as:

  • Typist
  • Assistant Review Officer
  • Translator
  • Assistant Conservator of Forest
  • Civil Judge
  • Assistant Librarian
  • Economical Statistical Officer
  • Uttarakhand Judicial Service Civil Judge
  • Assistant Conservator
  • Personal Assistant and many more.

Q.3 What is the syllabus of UKPSC?

Ans. The detailed syllabus of UKPSC is available at the official website of UKPSC, i.e. ukpsc.gov.in.

The exam takes place in two steps:

  • Preliminary
  • Main

Syllabus of UKPSC:

  • General Studies and General Aptitude Test
  • History of India, National Movement, Society and Culture
  • General Science and Technology
  • Language
  • General Ethics
  • Economic and Social Development
  • Geography of India and the World
  • Indian Politics, International Relations, and Social Justice.

Q.4 How do I study for UKPSC?

Ans. The Uttarakhand Government conducts the UKPSC examination to recruit candidates for various posts. Following are some tips to prepare for UKPSC:

  • Analyze the previous year’s question paper
  • Go through the syllabus and examination pattern.
  • Check the syllabus and question paper concerning the timing and marking
  • Draft a timetable for preparation
  • Practice mock test paper.

Q.5 When will the UKPSC PCS notification be released?

Ans. The UKPSC PCS has released its notification for the conduct of the exam on 28th January 2022. You can visit the official website of UKPSC and check the examination dates.

Q.6 How many stages are there in the UKPSC paper?

Ans. The UKPSC paper is segregated into three stages. They are:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Examination
  • Interview

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