Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission: UPSC Exam Details

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) (Hindi: लोक सेवा आयोग, उत्तर प्रदेश) is the state agency authorized to conduct the Civil Services Examination for entry-level appointments to the various Civil Services of Uttar Pradesh. The agency's charter is granted by the Constitution of India. Articles 315 to 323 of Part XIV of the constitution, titled Services Under the Union and the States, provide for a Public Service Commission for the Union and for each state.

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC)


Key Description:

Abbreviation: UPPSC

Formation: 1 April 1937; 83 years ago

Type: Government of Uttar Pradesh, उत्तर प्रदेश सरकार

Location: 10, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Prayagraj(Allahabad) - 211018
Region served India

Website: www.uppsc.up.nic.in


Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) History

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) came into existence on 1 April 1937, with the main aim of recruiting candidates to various services in the state. The commission is regulated by UPSC Regulation, 1976.


Indian isation of the superior Civil Services became one of the major demands of the political movement compelling the British Indian Government to consider the setting up of a Public Service Commission for recruitment to its services in the territory. Under the Government of India Act 1935, for the first time, provision was made for the formation of Public Service Commissions at the provincial level. UPSC was constituted on 1 April 1937 with its headquarters at Allahabad. The working of UPSC is also regulated by Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission Regulation, 1976.


Functions of Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission

  1. On the basis of Interview only.
  2. On the basis of screening test & Interview.
  3. On the basis of Examination only.
  4. On the basis of Examination & Interview only.
  5. On the basis of Preliminary Examination, Main Examination & Interview.


Disciplinary Actions

Service Rules.

Advice to the U.P. Government


Examination Conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission

List of Examinations Conducted by the U.P. Public Service Commission from time to time. (Direct recruitment through interviews only as per the service):

  • Assistant Forest Conservator(ACF)/Forest range officer(FRO)Examinations
  • R.O/A.R.O Preliminary Examination (Only for the Commission)
  • R.O/A.R.O Main Examination(Only for the Commission)
  • A.P.S. Examination(Only for the Commission and secretariat of U.P. and Revenue)
  • Assistant Registrar Examination
  • Combined State Engineering Examination.
  • U.P. Judicial Services (Junior Division) Examination
  • Assistant Prosecuting Officers Examination
  • U.P. Palika (Centralized) Health Services : Food & Sanitary Inspector Examination.
  • Combined State/Lower Subordinate Examination.
  • Combined Junior Engineer Examination.


Controversies of UPSC

On 26 September 2013, Allahabad High Court ordered UPPSC to cancel the Mains Examination of UP Provincial Civil Services (Judicial) 2013, over alleged irregularities in the Answer Key issued by it. The word key allegedly had incorrect multiple–choice options marked as correct.

On 29 March 2015, the question paper of the UPPSC PCS Preliminary exam was leaked before the exam. It led to a protest and subsequently, the cancellation of the morning shift exam. The police said that they would find the person who had sold the question paper on Whatsapp for Rs.5 Lakh per copy.



Read Also: Bihar Public Service Commission