UPPSC Syllabus for Preliminary and Main exams. For complete details about UPPSC, please click here

UPPSC Preliminary examination syllabus

PAPER -I (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World: Geography-Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights issues, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development Poverty Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  • General Issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change- that do not require subject specialization.
  • General Science

PAPER-II (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
  • Decision-making and problem-solving.
  • General mental ability
  • Elementary Mathematics up to Class X level- Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics.
  • General English up to Class X level.
  • General Hindi up to Class X level

UPPSC Main Exam Syllabus


  • History of India-Ancient, Mediaeval, Modern
  • Indian National Movement and Indian Culture
  • Population, Environment, and Urbanization in Indian Context
  • World Geography, Geography of India and its natural resources.
  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • Indian Agriculture, Trade, and Commerce.
  • Specific knowledge of U.P. regarding education, culture Agriculture, Trade Commerce, The methods of living and Social Customs. History of India and Indian culture will cover the broad history of the country from about the middle of the nineteenth century and would also include questions on Gandhi, Tagore, and Nehru. The part on current events of national and international importance will include items also on sports and games.


  • Indian Polity,
  • Indian Economy
  • General Science (Role of Science and Technology in the development of India including science in everyday life)
  • General Mental ability. 5. Statistical Analysis, Graphs, and Diagrams.
  • The part relating to the Indian polity will include questions on the political system in India and Indian constitution. The Indian economy will cover full features of economic policy in India. The part relating to role and impact of science and technology in the development of India, questions will be asked to test the candidate’s awareness in this field Emphasis will be on the applied aspects. The part relating to statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams will include exercise to test the candidate’s ability to draw common sense conclusions from information presented in statistical graphical or diagrammatical form and to point out deficiencies limitation or inconsistencies therein.


  • NonChordate, Chordate, Ecology, Ethology, Biostatistics and Economic Zoology.
  • General Survey: Classification and Interrelationship of various Phyla.
  • Protozoa: Locomotion, Nutrition, Reproduction and Human Parasite.
  • Proofers: Canal system; Skeleton and Reproduction
  • Cridaris: Polymorphism; Coral reels Mutagenesis.
  • Helminthiases: Parasitic adaptation and host-parasite relationships.
  • Annelida: Adaptive radiation in Polychaeta.
  • Arthropoda: Larval forms and parasitism in Crustacea. Appendages of prawn: Vision and respiration in Arthropod, Social life and metamorphosis in insects.
  • Mollusca: Respiration, Pearl formation.
  • Echinodermata: General organization, larval forms, and affinities.
  • Chordate: Origin: Lungfishes; Origin Of tetrapods.
  • Amphibious: Neoteny and parental care.

SECTION-B: Ecology, Ethology, Biostatics and Economic Zoology.

  • Ecology: Abiotic and biotic factors; Inter and intraspecific relations, ecological succession; Different types of biomes; biogeochemical cycles. Food web; Ozone layer and Biosphere; Pollution of air, water, and land.
  • Ethology: Types of animal behaviour, Role of hormones and pheromones in behaviour; Methods of studying animal behaviour, Biological rhythms
  • Biostatistics: Sampling methods, frequency distribution, and measures of central tendency, standard deviation, standard error correlation and regression chi-square and t-test.
  • Economic Zoology: Insect pests of crops (Paddy, Gram, and Sugarcane) and stored grains, Agriculture, Sericulture, Lac culture, pisciculture and Oyster culture

Paper II

  • Cell Biology Genetics, Evolution, and Systematics, Bio-Chemistry, Physiology and Development Biology.


  • Atomic Structure
  • Nuclear and Radiation Chemistry
  • Molecular Spectra
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Surface Chemistry


  • General Organic Chemistry
  • Aliphatic Compounds
  • Carbohydrates
  • Stereochemistry and conformations
  • Aromatic Compounds
  • Naphthalene & Pyridine
  • Chemistry of Living Cells
  • NMR Spectroscopy
  • Chromatography
  • Environmental Chemistry

PAPER – I: Mechanics, Thermal Physics and Waves & Oscillations

  • Mechanics
  • Thermal Physics
  • Waves of Oscillations

PAPER – II: Electricity and Magnetism, Modern Physics and Electronics

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Modern Physics
  • Electronics


  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions
  • Differential Equations
  • Vector Analysis
  • Tensor Analysis
  • Dynamics
  • Hydrostatics


  • Algebra
  • Real Analysis
  • Complex Analysis
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Mechanics
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Numerical Integration of Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Operational Research


  • Geomorphology
  • Climatology
  • Oceanography
  • Soil and Vegetation
  • Ecosystem


  • Evolution of Geography Thought
  • Human Geography
  • Settlement Geography
  • Economic Geography

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