UPPSC PCS 2020 Selection Process - UPPSC PCS 2020 Selection Process

The UPPSC conducts the exam on the pattern of UPSC IAS Exam. The UPPCS exam has three stages selection process and the candidates must pass all the three stages of the UPPCS exam to qualify the exam. The stages of the selection process are given below.

1. Prelims Exam

2. Main Exam (written)

3. Interview

The commission issues UPPSC PCS answer key for the prelims exam. The candidates can check their answers and can raise objections on wrong answers in the provisional answer key.

1. UPPCS Prelims Exam
Prelims exam is the first stage of the UPPCS selection process. UPPSC conducts the prelims exam across the state in offline mode and around eight lakh candidates appear in this exam. This year, the UPPSC UPPCS prelims question paper was not in consonance with the previous year papers. The UPPSC UPPCS prelims 2019 has set a new trend of General Knowledge-based questions. 

2. UPPCS Main (written) Exam

UPPSC conducts the UPPCS main exam on the pattern of UPSC Main (written) exam. The UPPSC UPPCS main exam pattern can be summarised as follows:

Paper Name


General Hindi




General Studies - I


General Studies - II


General Studies - III


General Studies - IV


Optional Subject – Paper I


Optional Subject – Paper II




UPPSC PCS Personality Test (Viva Voce)

The personality test is the last stage of the UPPSC UPPCS exam. The commission has assigned 100 marks to the personality test, which makes it an important factor in deciding the final rank. The personality test revolves around the current events and the Detail Application Form (DAF) filled at the time of the main exam. 

The UPPSC conducts the personality test in the commission’s office premises and the candidates need to go to Prayagraj for the personality test. 

After the personality test, the UPPSC results will be declared. It will pave the way for the selection.