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

September 7, 2022

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With the world recovering from the impact of Covid-19, the government job aspirants are more agile and aware, looking of the uncertainty of jobs in the private sector. Consequently, the competition for government posts has increased. The UPPSC Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services or the PCS Examination 2022 and Assistant Conservator of Forests (A.C.F.)/Range Forest Officer (R.F.O.) Services Examination 2022 will take place on April 03, 2022. Uttar Pradesh is the largest state in India in terms of population. And UPPSC PCS Exam is the apex exam in the state to get into lucrative posts in the state administration. Hence, one can imagine the competition.

Moreover, the exam is held to fill the top posts. And the aspirants wait eagerly for UPPSC PCS Exam to make their dream come true. Though the pandemic has badly affected the schedule, the exam will occur this year.

UPPSC will release a short notice on its website regarding the Combined State Engineering Services (General/ Special Recruitment) Exam 2022. The exam will be held at various UPPSC exam centres. The admit card will also be released soon on the UPPSC official website. The detailed rundown of the dates is given below in the table. The recruitment exam will be conducted to fill in 281 expected vacancies for the posts of Assistant Engineer, Manager, Chief Fire Operator, and others.

UPPSC is a state-level organization that conducts recruitment Exams in Uttar Pradesh. The conducting body of UPPSC conducts the list of examinations throughout the year to find the most eligible candidates for different departments of the public sector in the state. 

Here in this article, we have provided every detail about the examination. The notification, syllabus, vacancies, salary, application fee, eligibility, everything is discussed in detail.

About UPPSC Exam

The UPPSC, or the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission, is a constitutional government body. And it is responsible for conducting exams and recruiting the Grade A and Grade B officers in the state. UPPSC conducts exams for different departments. It is also consulted on different matters of appointment and recruitment by the state government. It was formed in 1937 and had its headquarters at Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. The UPPSC will conduct the exam this year for 400 vacancies.

TypeConstitutional Government Recruitment Body
PurposeRecruitment of Officers in the Government of Uttar Pradesh
LocationPrayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
ChairmanShri Sanjay Shrinet (I.R.S. Officer)

About UPPSC PCS and ACF/RFO Exam

The UPPSC PCS and ACF/RFO examinations take place every year to recruit the officers in the UP state. And this exam tests the capabilities of aspirants through a three-stage exam process. This exam is held in three successive stages—preliminary, Main, and Interview. So, different types of subjects and topics are there in the syllabus of UPPSC. As with any other Civil Services Exam in the country, the UPPSC PCS Exam also has a personality test round: the Interview. Firstly, the commission releases the notification. Then, invites applications. After that, release the admit cards for the preliminary exam. Next, it conducts the exam.

Similarly, it conducts the main exam. And in the last stage, it conducts the Personality Test Rounds. Finally, the UPPSC draws the final merit list. The successful candidates are given the posts as per their ranks, preferences, and reservations applicable.

UPPSC Notification and News

The process of the UPPSC Exam starts with the release of the official notification of the exam. It is out on the official website. Since the notification contains all the details about the exam, it may be referred to as the guiding light for aspirants to prepare. Eligibility, vacancies, salary, application fee, admit card, result, pattern, syllabus, everything is in the UPPSC Notification. This year, the UPPSC PCS and ACF/RFO Exam 2022 notifications were out on March 05, 2022. There are four hundred vacancies. Though the exam schedule had to be changed on account of the pandemic, the preliminary exam will occur.

The UPPSC PCS Exam is the most sought-after exam in the state and one of the most popular exams in the country. Therefore, aspirants wait eagerly for it. Also, the prestigious posts and the opportunity to serve at the highest level motivate the candidates to prepare for the exam. However, this year the schedule has got disturbed. Due to the pandemic, the commission postponed the exam. So, now the exam, as well as the whole process, is delayed. However, the UPPSC will inform the candidates about new updates on the commission’s website. Therefore, the aspirants should regularly be in touch with the official website.


The UPPSC Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) Examination 2021 and Assistant Conservator of Forests (A.C.F.)/Range Forest Officer (R.F.O.) Services Examination 2021 will take place on 24 October 2021. Though, earlier the exam was scheduled for 13th June 2021. But due to Covid 19 pandemic, the UPPSC had to postpone it. Also, the main exam will be on 28/01/2022 and the main exam for ACF and RFO Exam will be on 07/03/2022. The UPPSC shall announce the Interview dates later.

UPPSC Examination Application Fee

The application fee for UPPSC Exam is relatively less compared to other exams. So it is quite feasible for the candidates to appear for it. Also, there are reservations applicable for eligible categories. The application fee for the exam is given below for all categories.

Category Exam Fee
Unreserved, EWS, OBC  Exam fee Rs. 100/- + Online processing fee Rs. 25/-, Total = Rs. 125/-
Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Exam fee Rs. 40/- + On-line processing fee Rs. 25/-, Total = Rs. 65/-
Handicapped (Divyang) Exam fee NIL On-line processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 25/-
Ex-Serviceman  Exam fee Rs. 40/- + On-line processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 65/-
Freedom Fighter families/Women According to their original category/details

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications

The UPPSC has specified the minimum educational qualification for the exam. Accordingly, the candidates should possess a minimum of a graduate degree from any recognized University or equivalent examination until the last date of receipt of examination forms. However, there are certain additional qualifications required for some posts. The candidates can refer to the notification given above for details regarding it.


The candidates need to be Indian Citizens for appearing in the UPPSC Exam. This is mandatory. So those aspirants who have issues regarding citizenship on account of their stay outside India for any period can contact the commission for any clarification.

Age Limit

Candidates should have completed the age of 21 years and should not have crossed the age of 40
years on June 1, 2022, i.e. they should not have been born earlier than 2nd July 1981 and not later than June 1, 2000. For PH Category candidates, there is a relaxation of fifteen years. Thus, they should not have been born before 02 June 1966.

Relaxation in Upper Age Limit –

  • Five years for SC/ST/OBC
  • Fifteen Years for Differently Abled


The total number of vacancies for the PCS Exam is four hundred. The vacancy for Assistant Conservator of Forests (A.C.F.) is one. And the total number of posts of Range Forest Officer (R.F.O.) is fifteen. However, these vacancies can increase or decrease according to the requirements.

UPPSC is inviting applications for the post of Medical Officer, Microbiologist, and Reader for 2022. This recruitment drive will fill in a total of 900 vacancies. 

Post Vacancies
PCS Posts 400
A.C.F 1
R.F.O 15

UPPSC will release a short notice on its website regarding the Combined State Engineering Services (General/ Special Recruitment) Exam 2022. The exam will be held at various UPPSC exam centres. The admit card will also be released soon on the UPPSC official website. The detailed rundown of the dates is given below in the table. The recruitment exam will be conducted to fill in 281 expected vacancies for the posts of Assistant Engineer, Manager, Chief Fire Operator, and others.

The PCS posts consist of vacancies from different departments. Posts like Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, and other posts as given in the notification.


The salary given to the newly recruited officers is amongst the highest. This is in line with the prestige and responsibility these posts carry. Below, we have provided the details about the salary which the successful candidates will draw while joining.

  1. Junior Scale is paid Rs. 38,000 – Rs. 44,000/-

      2. Senior Scale is paid Rs.55,000 – Rs. 60,000/-

For PCS Posts

The salary for UPPSC Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) Examination carries the pay scale as per the 6th pay commission.

A Pay Scale of Rs. 9300-34800 and Grade Pay Rs 4600 (except the Naib Tehsildar, whose grade pay is Rs. 4200) to Rs. 15600-39100 and Grade Pay Rs. 5400.

For A.C.F. and R.F.O. Posts

Sr. No. Name of The Post Pay Scale and Grade Pay / Status of Post
1 Assistant Conservator of Forest Rs. 15600 to Rs. 39100 and Grade Pay 5400/(Level 10 in the pay matrix group) Group “B”, Gazetted
2 Range Forest Officer of Forest Rs. 9300 to Rs. 34800 and Grade Pay 4800/(Level 8 pay matrix 47600 – 151100) Group “B”, Gazetted

UPPSC Syllabus

The syllabus for UPPSC Exam is somewhat similar to most of the other State PSC Exams. Considering the high stature and dynamic roles in state administration, the commission has designed a comprehensive syllabus for the exam. A Brief Overview is given below.


The first paper contains the following topics :

History of India and Indian National Movement. Geography of India and World. Indian Polity and Constitution. Economy. Environmental Science. Biodiversity. Climate Change. General Science and Technology. Important Current Affairs.

The second paper contains the following topics :

Comprehension. General Mental Ability. Logical Reasoning. Decision Making. Problem Solving. Elementary Mathematics up to class 10. General Hindi and General English up to class 10.


Paper 1 is of General Hindi

Next is Paper 2. It is of Essay. The Essay paper has three sections. Candidates have to write one essay from each section.

Paper 3 – General Studies 1

Topics from History and Geography.

Paper 4 – General Studies 2

Topics like Indian Polity, Constitution, Administration, Panchayati Raj, etc.

Paper 5 – General Studies 3

Topics like Economy, Environment, Security, etc.

Paper 6 – General Studies 4

Ethics and related topics. Case Studies.

Paper 7 – Optional Subject first paper

Paper 8 – Optional Subject second paper

The detailed syllabus for preliminary papers and all the written papers in the main is given in the notification. Also, it is provided in our other article about UPPSC Exam Pattern and Syllabus. Candidates may refer to these for a detailed description of the syllabus.

UPPSC Exam Pattern

The pattern of the UPPSC PCS Exam is similar to other Civil Services Examinations to a great extent. It has three successive stages: preliminary, main, and personality test or the Interview. There are two papers of two hundred marks at the preliminary stage. And these are papers with objective-type questions. Also, both are of two hours duration. The first paper has 100 questions, and the second one has 150 questions.

Notably, the second paper is a qualifying paper. The minimum qualifying marks are fixed at 33%. So, the merit list will be made based on the first paper. It is important to note that candidates must appear in both papers to be considered for evaluation.

The Pattern of Preliminary Exam

S. No.PaperNumber of QuestionsDuration of ExamMaximum MarksType of paper
1General Studies 11502 Hours200Objective Type
2General Studies 21002 Hours200Objective Type

Candidates about thirteen times the total number of vacancies make it to the main stage. In the main stage, there is a total of eight papers. And all the papers are subjective type questions. Below, the pattern is given for the main exam. The candidates have to choose one optional subject from a list of optional subjects. Also, the list of optional subjects available is given below.

Agriculture. Zoology. Chemistry. Physics. Mathematics. Economics. Geography. Sociology. Philosophy. Geology. Psychology. Botany. Law. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science. Statistics. Management. Political Science and International Relations. History. Anthropology. Civil Engineering. Mechanical Engineering. Electrical Engineering. English Literature. Hindi Literature. Urdu Literature. Sanskrit Literature. Commerce and Accountancy. Public Administration. Medical Science.

The Pattern of the Main Exam

S. No.PaperDuration of ExamMaximum MarksType of paper
1General Hindi3 Hours150Descriptive
2Essay3 Hours150Descriptive
3General Studies 13 Hours200Descriptive
4General Studies 23 Hours200Descriptive
5General Studies 33 Hours200Descriptive
6General Studies 43 Hours200Descriptive
7Optional Subject Paper 13 Hours200Descriptive
8Optional Subject Paper 23 Hours200Descriptive

About two times the total number of vacancies, candidates make it to the Personality Test or the Interview stage.

Personality Test/Viva-Voce/ Interview

This is of 100 marks. The Interview will evaluate the matter of general interest keeping academic interest. It will test for general awareness, intelligence, character, expression of power/personality, and general suitability for the service.

Finally, after the three stages are over, the UPPSC draws a final merit list combining the marks scored in the main exam and Personality Test.

Admit Card

The admit cards for UPPSC PCS Exam are available two to three weeks before the exam. Since the preliminary exam is on 24/10/2022, the candidates can expect the admit cards to be out in the last week of September. Or the first week of October. After that, the commission will release the admit cards on the official website. Therefore, the aspirants will be required to go to the official website of UPPSC. And download the admit card from there. It will contain important details like name, registration number, date of birth, father name, exam centre name and code, exam centre address, roll number of candidates, exam date and time, and other important instructions for the examination. Also, the candidates will have to carry anyone photo identity proof along with the admit card on the date of examination.

UPPSC Result

After the exam is over, there is a sense of anxiety and eagerness among the candidates about the result. The result for prelims is declared after about one or two months of the exam in normal cases. And the candidates have to visit the official website to check and download the results. After clicking on the relevant section for the result on the website, the result opens up in pdf format. The roll number of successful candidates is given in it. Candidates about thirteen times the total number of posts make it to the main stage.

Main Result

Similarly, after the main papers are over, usually after two months, the result for written papers are declared. And candidates about two times the total number of vacancies reach the Personality Test Round. Finally, after the interviews are over, the final result is declared. It is declared as combining the marks in written papers and interviews. After that, the final merit list contains the names and roll number of candidates in order of their ranks. UPPSC then allocates various posts to recommended candidates according to their ranks, preferences, and reservations.

How to Apply?

Only the online applications are allowed for UPPSC PCS and ACF/RFO Examination. The dates for applying were from 05/02/2022 to 05/03/2022. The Online Application for UPSC Exam is made in three stages:

First Stage

Firstly, the candidates register themselves by providing basic details such as name, email, mobile number, and date of birth. To start applying, the candidates need to go to the website. Click on “ALL NOTIFICATIONS/ADVERTISEMENTS”. The online advertisement shall be available there.

There will be three parts, as given below:

  • User instructions
  • View Advertisement
  • Apply

All the advertisements will be there in which Online Applications are open. And the Instructions for filling Online form will be there in User Instruction. Choose the UPPSC PCS and ACF/RFO Exam option. Click on “Apply”. After entering the basic details in the first stage, the candidates are registered. They must print or download the registration slip. It is important to edit all the details and ensure that everything is correct before entering the Submit button.

Second Stage

In the second stage, online payment is made through Multi option Payment System. After the registration is done in the first stage, click “Click here to proceed for payment”. So, three payment modes are available. You may choose anyone. These will be Net Banking, Payment through Cards, and Other Payment Mode. After the fee is deposited by any one of the modes, the ‘Payment Acknowledgment Receipt (PAR)’ will open up along with detail of the fee deposition. Take a printout by clicking on ”Print Payment Receipt”.

Third Stage

The candidates will have to fill in all the required information in the final stage. After it is done, candidates will have to upload the photograph and signature in the prescribed format. Notably, the photos or signatures, if not uploaded in the required format, may lead to the rejection of the applications. Therefore, the candidates must abide by the instructions very carefully. Finally, after this, the candidates should Preview the details by clicking on “PREVIEW” very carefully. Also, make changes if there are corrections. And then, in the end, press “Submit”. Finally, take a printout or download the application form in pdf. Importantly, no certificates or documents will be uploaded at the time of the Online Application.

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Q.1 What are the different posts in UPPSC?

Ans. Following are the different posts announced by the UPPSC for the 2022 term:
• Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport).
• District Basik Shiksha Adhikari DIOS and Other equivalent administrative posts, District Administrative Officer.
• District Audit Officer (Revenue Audit).
• Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-I) / (Grade-II).
• Senior Lecturer, DIET.
• Chemist.
• Officer on Special Duty Computer.
• District Cane Officer, U.P. Agriculture Service Group “B” (Development Branch).
• Labour Enforcement Officer.
• Management Officer / Manager Estate Department.
• Technical Assistant Geophysics.
• Tax Assessment Officer.

Q.2 What is the UPPSC qualification?

Ans. Utter Pradesh Public Service Commission asks for different qualification criteria under different roles. Following are the different qualifications along with the post:
S. No. Post Name Qualification
1 Tax Assessment Officer Bachelor’s Degree in Economics OR Commerce with 55% Marks
2 Technical Assistant Geophysics Master’s degree with 50% Marks Geophysics, Applied Geophysics, Geology or applied Geology (with Physics, Mathematics at the B.Sc. Level.
3 Management Officer / Manager Estate Department Bachelor’s Degree in Any Stream with Degree / Diploma in Hotel Management and Catering Technology.
4 Labour Enforcement Officer (LEO) Bachelor’s degree with Economics OR Sociology or commerce and Post Graduate Diploma OR Postgraduate Degree in Law / Commerce / Sociology / Social work / Social welfare / Trade Management / Personnel Management / Labour relation / Labor welfare / Labor Law.
5 District Officer, U.P. Agriculture Service Group B (Development Branch) Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture
6 Officer on Special Duty (Computer) Computer Engineering Degree OR First Class Master Degree with PG Diploma in Computer and 1 Year Experience.
7 Chemist Master Degree M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry with 3 Year Experience.
8 Senior Lecturer, DIET Master’s Degree with B.Ed.
9 Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-I) / (Grade-II) Bachelor’s Degree in Science with Physics OR Mechanical Engineering. As one subject.
10 District Audit Officer (Revenue Audit Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce B.Com in Any Recognized University in India.
11 District Basik Shiksha Adhikari / Associate DIOS and Other equivalent administrative posts, District Administrative Officer Master’s Degree in Any Stream.
12 Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport) Bachelor’s Degree in Law

Q.3 What is the salary of UPPSC?

Ans. The pay scale for all the posts (except ACF and RFO) is:
• Junior Pay Scale: INR 9300-34800 (Grade Pay INR 4600)
• Senior Pay Scale: INR INR 15600-39100 (Grade Pay INR 5400)
The pay scale for ACF and RFO is:
• Assistant Conservator of Forest: INR 15600-39100 (Level 10) (Grade pay INR 5400)
• Range Forest Officer: INR 9300-34800 (Level 8) (Grade pay INR 4800)

Q.4 How many vacancies are there in UPPSC 2022?

Ans. UPPSC has announced 250 vacancies under the Combined State Service Examination (UPPSC PCS). However, the number of vacancies for the ACF and RFO posts are announced yet.

Q.5 How many times does the UPPSC PCS and ACF/RFO Exam occur in a year?

Ans. Utter Pradesh Public Service Commission conducts the UPPSC PCS and ACF/RFO exams on an annual basis. Hence, UPPSC PCS and ACF/RFO exams take place only once a year.

Q.6 What are the age criteria to appear for the UPPSC exam?

Category Age Relaxation Upper Age Limit
OBC 03 Years 43 Years
ST 05 Years 45 Years
SC 05 Years 45 Years
PwD 15 Years 55 Years
Ans. The minimum age criteria for the UPPSC exam is 21 years, and the maximum age criteria is 40 years. A candidate should not be less than 21 years and more than 40 on July 1st 2022. However, the commission allows the following relaxation on the upper age criteria for the OBC, ST, SC and PwD category candidates:

Q.7 What is the educational qualification to appear for UPPSC?

Ans. The educational qualification to appear for the UPPSC exam depends on the position that you are applying for. The commission has fixed different qualifications for the different positions. Refer to the above (second) question for the complete detail on educational qualifications for UPPSC.

Q.8 What is the application fee for the UPPSC exam?

Ans. The application fee for the UPPSC exam differs under different categories. Following are application fees under the different categories for the UPPSC exam:
Category Fee
General/ OBC / Economically weaker sections Application fee Rs. 100 + Online processing fee Rs. 25, Total = Rs. 125
SC/ST Application fee Rs. 40 + Online processing fee Rs. 25, Total = Rs. 65
Ex-Serviceman Application fee Rs. 40 + Online processing fee Rs. 25 Total = Rs. 65
Differently Abled Person Application fee NIL+ Online processing fee Rs. 25 Total = Rs. 25
Dependents of the Freedom Fighters/Women According to their original category

Q.9 When will the UPPSC conduct the Preliminary Exam this year?

Ans. UPPSC will conduct the UPPSC PCS Prelims exam this year on 12th June 2022. The dates of the UPPSC Prelims result and the answer key have not been announced yet.

Q.10 When will UPPSC release the Admit Card?

Ans. The release date of the UPPSC admit card has not been declared yet. The commission will release the date of admit card before the 12th of June 2022 (Preliminary exam).

Q.11 When will the result be declared for the UPPSC Prelims exam?

Ans. Utter Pradesh Public Service Commission has not yet declared the date for the result of the UPPSC prelims exam. The commission has declared the date of the UPPSC Prelims examination, however. The preliminary exam will take place on June 12th, 2022.

Q.12 Where can we find the detailed syllabus for UPPSC Exam?

Ans. You can find the detailed syllabus for the UPPSC exam here. Or you can download the brief syllabus for the exam from the official website of UPPSC.

Q.13 Does UPPSC send Admit Cards by post?

Ans. No, the commission does not send the admit cards by post in any case. Candidates have to download their admit cards from the official website of the Utter Pradesh Public Service Commission. They need their login credentials to download the admit card.

Q.14 When is the main exam for UPPSC PCS 2022?

Ans. UPPSC will conduct the UPPSC PCS Mains exam this year on 27th September 2022. The dates of the UPPSC Mains result and the answer key have not been announced yet.