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UPPSC PCS Eligibility 2021 - Age, Education

The Public Services Commission of Uttar Pradesh has released a fresh examination calendar for 2021. The UPPSC is a state agency that conducts the Civil Services examinations. The commission conducts the examinations for the entry-level posts to various Group A and Group B Civil Services of the State. The commission conducts the PCS and ACF/ RFO Examination to fill in the vacancies of Group A and Group B officers in the administrative services of the state government. The examination for these recruitments is conducted in three stages:

  • Preliminary examination
  • Mains examination
  • Interview

The UPPSC PCS is conducted yearly. The mode of examination is offline and is conducted in both English and Hindi. Continue reading further to know about the UPPSC PCS Eligibility.

UPPSC PCS Eligibility Criteria

The UPPSC PCS examination eligibility criteria for age limits, relaxations qualifications, and other requirements are given below:

UPPSC PCS Eligibility: Age Limit

The PCS examination (Combined State/ Upper Subordinate Services Examination ) age limit is:

  • The Minimum age required is 21 years
  • The Maximum age permissible is 40 years

According to the notification, the age relaxations for different categories and posts for the UPPSC PCS examination are mentioned below:

Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste 5 years age limit relaxation
Scheduled Tribes 5 years age limit relaxation
Other Backward Classes 5 years age limit relaxation
Skilled players of Uttar Pradesh of Classified Games5 years age limit relaxation
State Govt. Employees of Uttar Pradesh (including Teachers or Staff of Basic Shiksha Parishad and Government aided MadhyamikVidyalayas)5 years age limit relaxation
Physically Handicapped (PwD)15 years age limit relaxation
Group- ‘B' posts for the Emergency Commissioned Officers or Short Service Commissioned Officers / Ex-Army Personnel with 5 years experience5 years age limit relaxation

In cases of Emergency Commissioned/Short Service Commissioned Officers, the age relaxation is as mentioned below:

  • According to the new notification, the emergency commissioned/short service commissioned officers who have not been released by the Army and are on the extended rehabilitation need to produce a certificate of the Navy, Army, or Air Force authority and another certificate affirming that no case of disciplinary action is continuing against them. Also, a written undertaking must be released from the army service as soon as they are recruited in the PCS services.

Candidates willing to claim benefits of age relaxation or reservation must have:

  • A category certificate issued by a competent authority.
  • Should be a domicile of UP
  • In the case of female candidates, the domicile or caste certificate issued from the paternal side will be considered valid.
  • Male candidates having more than one wife (alive) will not be eligible unless granted exemption by the Governor of the State.
  • Female candidates who are married to an already married man whose wife is alive will not be eligible unless the Governor of the state grants exemption.
  • Pregnant Female candidates (12weeks or more) will be considered temporarily unfit.
  • Candidates claiming reservations and age relaxation in more than one category will be entitled to only one concession, whichever is more beneficial.

UPPSC PCS Eligibility: Educational Qualification

To be eligible for the  UPPSC PCS examination 2021, the candidate must graduate from a recognized University. The candidates writing their graduation examination can also appear for the UPPSC PCS examination. But, they must submit the final year marks when submitting the UPPCS main exam Detailed Application Form (DAF) submission. 

The commission does not specify any required percentage to be scored by a candidate in their degree course. Candidates having any percentage in the degree can apply and appear for the UPPSC PCS examination. 

The detailed Educational Qualification required for different posts is given below:

PostsEducational Qualification required
Sl Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport), sub- Registrar, Law officer, and Law Officer (MandiParishad)Graduation (Law)
District Basic Shiksha-Adhikari/ Associate DIOS, and Other equivalent administrative posts, District Administrative Officer.PG Degree
District Cane OfficerGraduation in Agriculture
District Audit OfficerGraduation in Commerce
Assistant Controller Legal Measurement Grade-I/ Assistant Controller Legal Measurement Grade-IIDegree in Science with Physics or Mechanical Engineering as one subject.
Assistant Labour CommissionerDegree- Arts with Sociology or Economics as a subject or Commerce/ Law
District Programme OfficerDegree (Sociology/ Home Science/ Social Science/ Social Work)
Senior Lecturer, DIETPG Degree with B.Ed.
District Probation OfficerPG Degree (Relevant Disciplines)
Designated Officer/ Food Safety OfficerPG (Chemistry)
Statistical officerPG (Mathematics/ Mathematical Statistics/ Statistics/ Agricultural Statistics)
Labour Enforcement Officer Bachelor’s Degree/ PG (Relevant Disciplines)
Distt. Horticulture officer Group-2 Grade-1B.Sc (Agriculture / B.Sc (Horticulture)
Extension Service Officer Group-2B.Sc or B.Sc. (Ag.) followed by a 15-month Post-graduate Diploma Course
Tax assessment officerBachelor’s degree (Commerce or Economics)
Marketing Officer/ Secretary Group-II (MandiParishad)Graduation (Relevant Disciplines)
Account and Audit Officer (MandiParishad)Graduation (Commerce) with Accountancy
Senior Sugarcane Development InspectorPG (Agriculture Science) and CCC Certificate
Veterinary and Welfare officerB.V.Sc. and A.H or equivalent

UPPSC PCS Eligibility: Physical Measurements

The PCS examination eligibility also includes Physical Measurements/Fitness for various posts. Candidates need to undergo a medical test after the interview to be considered eligible.

Physical Measurements for the following posts for UPPSC PCS 2021 are :

  1. Assistant Conservator of Forest
  2. Range Forest Officer
  3. Dy. Superintendent of Police
  4. Superintendent of Jail
  5. District Commandant Home Guards
  6. Excise Inspector etc.

Physical Measurements Qualifications for the Assistant Conservator of Forest for UPPSC:

For Male category: 

  • Height: 163 centimetres
  • Chest girth: 84 centimetres
  • Expansion: 5 centimetres

For Female category:

  • Height: 150 centimetres
  • Chest girth: 79 centimetres
  • Expansion: 5 centimetres

The minimum standard of height in the case of candidates belonging to the scheduled tribes’ category and those to races like Gardhwalis, Gorkhas, Nepalese, Meghalayan Tribes, Assamese, Laddakhese, Bhutanese, Sikkimese, Kuamaunies, Nagas & Arunachal Pradesh, is mentioned below:

Height for Male category: 152.5 centimetres 

Height for Female Category: 145 centimetres

Physical Measurements for Range Forest Officer for UPPSC PSC

For Male category: 

  • Height: 163 centimetres
  • Chest girth: 84 centimetres
  • Expansion: 5 centimetres

For Female category:

  • Height: 150 centimetres
  • Chest girth: 79 centimetres
  • Expansion: 5 centimetres

The minimum standard of height in the case of candidates belonging to the scheduled tribes’ category and those to races like Gardhwalis, Gorkhas, Nepali, and Kumaonis is mentioned below:

Height for Male category: 152.5 centimetres 

Height for Female Category: 145 centimetres

Physical Measurements for Dy. Superintendent of Police

Sl. No. Category of candidateHeight in centimetres 
1For Male candidates, only General category, other Backward Classes, and scheduled castes165 
2For Scheduled tribes160 
3For Female candidates only General category, other Backward Classes, and scheduled  castes152 
4For Scheduled tribes147

Chest measurements for Male candidates

Sl. No.CategoryChest unexpanded in centimetres Chest expanded in centimetres 
1For Male candidates, only General category, other Backward Classes, and scheduled castes8489
2For Scheduled tribes7984

Chest measurement for Female candidates is not applicable.

The minimum weight for the female candidates of all categories is 40 kg.

Physical Measurements for Superintendent of Jail

  • Height- 168 centimetres and for candidates of Kumayun and Gadhwal Division not less than 163 centimetres
  • Unexpanded chest- 81.3 centimetres
  • Expanded chest: 86.3 centimetres
  • Vision: 6/6

Physical Measurements for District Commandant Home Guards

Sl. No.Category of candidatesHeight in centimetres Chest unexpanded in centimetres Chest expanded in centimetres 
1Male candidates1658489
2Female candidates 1507984
3For the candidates of scheduled tribes and male candidates of Kumayun and Gadhwal Division 1608489

Physical Measurements for Excise Inspector

Sl. No.Category of candidatesHeight in centimetres Chest unexpanded in centimetres Chest expanded in centimetres 
1Male candidates16581.286.2
2Female candidates- scheduled caste and scheduled tribe147Not applicableNot applicable
3For other Female candidates 152Not applicableNot applicable

Physical Measurements for Deputy Jailor

Sl. No.Category of candidatesHeight in centimetres Chest unexpanded in centimetrescentimetres The minimum expansion of the chest in centimeters 
1Male candidates16881.30.3
2Male candidates- scheduled tribes160  
3For Female candidates 152Not applicableNot applicable
4Female candidates- scheduled tribes147Not applicableNot applicable
  • Weight for Female candidates-45-58 kg.

Conclusion

The UPPSC has released the revised examination calendar for 2021-2022. You must already be well prepared for the examination since it has been a long wait for the fresh dates of the Examinations to be announced. Revise diligently and give your 100 per cent. You will certainly succeed.

FAQs

What is the selection process for UPPSC PCS Exam – 2021?

The UPPSC PCS Exam – 2021 comprises three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Interview. Prelims exam comprises two papers, and Mains exam comprises 8 papers. Applicants who will clear Prelims will qualify for the Mains Exam. Those who will clear Mains will go for the Interview Round. The final result will be based on the applicant’s performance in all three stages.

What is the salary of a UPPSC PCS Officer? +

The updated salary of UPPSC PCS officers is different for different categories:
The pay grade scale for the junior category officer is Rs. 9300 to 34800 (with Rs 4600 as grade pay)
The pay grade scale for the senior category officer is Rs.15600 to 39100 (with Rs 5400 as grade pay)

Do UPPSC PCS Prelims carry negative marking? +

Yes, there is a negative marking in UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam. For every wrong answer, the exam authority deducts 0.33 marks.

In how many languages are UPPSC PCS Mock Tests available? +

You can attempt the UPPSC PCS Exam Mock Test in two languages - English & Hindi.

What are the special features of Oliveboard’s UPPSC PCS Mock Tests? +

The special features of Oliveboard’s UPPSC PCS Mock Tests are as follows:
1. All Mock tests are based on the latest UPPSC PCS exam pattern.
2. It has special Memory-based mock tests based on the actual exam paper.
3. You can attempt these UPPSC PCS mock tests from anywhere, any time, any day.
4. All Uttar Pradesh Civil Services tests are created by exam toppers, experts and top faculty.
5. The tests provide you with all-India ranking & helps in analysing your performance and improve your weak areas.
6. The entire syllabus of the UPPSC PCS Exam is covered in the mock tests.

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