UPPSC Exam Pattern 2021: Marking Scheme, Negative Marking, Total Marks

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Oct 11, 2021

Apr 7, 2021

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The UPPSC has changed the exam pattern from 2018 with introducing a new exam pattern of UPPSC PCS. This exam pattern is now followed with few additions. The UPPSC PCS exam is conducted in three stages, which is given below:

  1. UPPSC 2021 Prelims
  2. UPPSC 2021 Mains Exam
  3. UPPSC 2021 Personal Interview

Hence, the candidates are expected to follow the new exam pattern for UPPSC PCS 2021 as prescribed. 

UPPSC or Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission conducts the PCS exam to recruit candidates under Group A and Group B officer in the administrative services of the state government. Since the UPPSC exam pattern has changed, below are the new add ons to the exam pattern:

  • There will be a 0.33% negative marking in the prelims exam
  • The UPPSC Main exam will contain 4 GS papers and along with Essay and General Hindi Paper, candidates can opt for only one optional subject.
  • The interview will carry a total of 100 Marks.

Below is a detailed breakdown of the UPPSC 2021 exam pattern; The UPPSC PCS exam is conducted in three stages, which is given below:

  1. UPPSC 2021 Prelims - will consist of 2 papers, objective type of questions
  2. UPPSC 2021 Mains Exam - Will have 8 papers, essay/ descriptive type of questions
  3. UPPSC 2021 Personal Interview

Candidates can also refer to the UPPSC 2021 Syllabus to get more detailed information which will help in the preparation process.

UPPSC 2021 Prelims Exam Pattern

The UPPSC Prelim exam for both papers will carry a total of 200 marks each. As per the new rules, each wrong answer will carry a negative mark and the type of questions will be objective or MCQs.

UPPSC PCS Prelim Paper

Timings

Number of Questions

Marks

Paper I

9.30 AM – 11.30 AM

150 questions

200

Paper 2

2.30 PM – 4.30 PM

100 questions

200

Negative Marking

Each wrong answer will carry a negative marking of 0.33%. If any questions are left blank, there will be no negative marking

UPPSC 2021 Main Exam Pattern

The UPPSC 2021 main exam will consist of topics as given below. The paper will carry a total of 1500 marks. The questions will be of essay / descriptive type.

UPPSC PSC Main Exam

Marks

Hindi

150

Essay

150

General Studies First Paper

200

General Studies Second Paper

200

General Studies Third Paper

200

General Studies Fourth Paper

200

Optional Paper I

200

Optional Paper-II

200

Total Marks 

1500

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