PCS stands for Provincial Civil Services. PCS exam is held for the recruitment of candidates for the civil service posts of that particular state. These posts are under the control of the State government and one can not be transferred to another state once recruited in PCS.
Since the exam is conducted by UPSC the pattern remains the same, i.e. prelims first, then mains and then the interview. But the small states go for the mains directly.
It is advisable for the students to appear for both the PCS and IAS exams simultaneously because the syllabus is almost same with a slight difference.
At present the Union Public Service Commission conduct their examinations at numerous venues spread over 42 regular centers throughout the country. There are several other Public Service Commission i.e. Uttar Pradesh (UPPSC), Bihar (BPSC), Jharkhand (JPSC), Madhya Pradesh (MPPSC), Rajasthan (RPSC), etc. public service commission.
(a) Since these exams are the state exams one should be well aware of the history and geography of the particular state.
(b) Since PCS is a civil service exam the candidates should be ready for a high difficulty level and mentally prepared for putting in a good amount of hard work.
(c) Though the exam is a state exam one must have basic knowledge of the country, the latest happenings in the country too. For that the candidates must start following one national newspaper in order to keep themselves well acquainted of the the happenings in and around the world.
(d) The candidates should pay special attention in enhancing there general knowledge. They should be ready to learn new things every moment.
(e) For the interview the candidates should be well prepared with the regional language, culture and custom. This adds to your credit.
(f) Also, the candidates should pick up last few years question papers and try and solve them. This will give them an idea of the pattern and make them comfortable with it.
(g) It is a plus point to be guided by an experienced candidate or a good teacher who can direct your efforts correctly.
(h) Candidates must keep appearing for the mock paper and should keep a check on the time because with a good preparation it is very important to attempt all questions in time.
Selection of the candidates would be depends on their performance in competitive examination, which comprises of three successive states viz.
1. Preliminary Examination (Objective Type & Multiple choice).
2. Main Examination (Conventional Type, i.e. Written examination).
3. Viva- Voce (Personality Test).
Only such candidates will be admitted to the main (written examination) who are declared successful in the preliminary examination. The Written examination will consist of the compulsory and optional subjects.The candidates have to select any two subjects from the list of optional subjects for main examination. Each optional subject will consist of two papers. There shall be Two sections in all the question papers of all Optional subjects and each section will include Four questions. Candidates are required to answer only Five questions while they must select minimum, Two question from each section.
Only such candidates will be called for interview who are declared successful on the basis of the main (written) examination. Personality test will be conducted for 200 Marks.
|Asst Accounts Officer (Treasury)||Commercial Tax Officer||Treasury officer/ Account officer (Treasury)|
|Commercial Tax Officer||District Minority Welfare Officer
||District Food Marketing Officer|
|Asst Commissioner (Commercial Tax)||Executive Officer (Panchayati Raj)||Dy. Secretary (Housing and Urban Planning)|
|Area Rationing Officer||District Backward Class Welfare Officer||Naib Tehsildar|
|District Commandent Homeguards||Dy. Supdt. of Police||Dy. Collector|
|District Savings Officer||District Panchayat Raj Officer||Asst Regional Transport Officer|
|District Social welfare Officer||Cane Inspector and Asst Sugar Commissione||Executive Officer (Nagar Vikas)|
|Block Development Officer||Accounts Officer (Nagar Vikas)||Dist Supply Officer Grade-2|
|Addl. Dist Development Officer (Sw)||Superintendent Jail. Passenger/ Goods Tax Office||Manager (Credit) Small Industries|
|Manager (Marketing and Economic Survey) Small Industries||Dist Handicapped Welfare Officer||Asst Employment Officer|
|Executive Officer Grade-l/ Asst Nagar Ayukta||Accounts Officer (Local Bodies)||Regional Employment Officer|
|Asst Registrar (Cooperative)||Sub Registrar||Asst Prosecuting Officer (Transport)|
|Dist Probation Officer||Dist Horticulture Officer Grade-1/ Supdt. Govt. Garden||Dist Cane Officer|
|U.P. Ag. Service Group B (Dev. Branch)||Dist Administrative Officer||Dist Audit Officer (Rev. Audit)|
In Uttar Pradesh PCS the preliminary exam is the first stage of the whole examination process. The very nature of the exam is to screen to select the next level of exam that is mains. The introduction of the Preliminary Examination was introduced to weed out non-serious candidates and select those who deserve. Preliminary Examination is objective type (four alternatives for every question) exercises meant to serve as a screening test/qualifying paper only.
UPPCS Preliminary examination will consist of two compulsory papers of which answer sheet be on OMR sheets. The papers shall be 200 marks each and of two hours durations. Both the papers shall be objective Type & multiple choice in which there shall be 150-100 questions. The timing of paper I will be from 9.30 to 11.30 A.M. and paper II from 2.30 to 4.30 P.M. Preliminary Exam is meant to serve as the screening stage/qualifying round only. The marks obtained in the preliminary examination by candidates, who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination, will not be counted for determining their place in the final order of merit. It consists of two objective type papers which carry a maximum of 400 marks in the following manner :
|Paper||No. of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|General Studies||150||200||2 hours|
|CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test)||100||200||2 hours|
All the questions both papers had NO NEGATIVE MARKING in UPPCS. Here we are showing you UPPCS Preliminary Exam pattern, the prelims exam patter will be different in other States.
UPPCS the Written examination will consist of the following compulsory and optional subjects. The candidates have to select any two subjects from the list of optional subjects for main examination. Each optional subject will consist of two papers.
|Paper I||General Hindi||150 marks||3 hours|
|Paper II||Essay||150 marks||3 hours|
|Paper III||General Studies I (objective type)||200 marks||2 hours|
|Paper IV||General Studies II (objective type)||200 marks||2 hours|
|Paper V||1st Optional Subject Paper I||200 marks||3 hours|
|Paper VI||1st Optional Subject Paper II||200 marks||3 hours|
|Paper VII||2nd Optional Subject Paper I||200 marks||3 hours|
|Paper VIII||2nd Optional Subject Paper II||200 marks||3 hours|
General studies paper : I & Paper : II shall be objective type containing 150 questions and for solving the questions two hours time is allowed. For other compulsory and optional papers three hours time is allowed. Two hundred maximum marks has been allotted for each optional question paper.
Personality Test (Viva-voce) or Interview Test is the last level of the selection process. Only such candidates will be called for interview who are declared successful on the basis of the main (written) examination. Personality test will be codnucted for 200 Marks. The test will relate to the matter of general interest keeping the matter of academic interest in view and for general awareness, intelligence, character, expression power/personality and general suitability for the service. It is essential for the candidates to appear in the interview who qualify on the basis of main examination under the provisions laid down in Service Rules for service of recruitment where written examination and interview are indicated.