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UK PSC Exam Guide: All you need to know

Updated on 06 October 2020
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Updated on 06 October 2020

If you are looking to join the state services of Uttarakhand, UK PSC is the exam for you! The Uttarakhand Public Service Commission conducts the UK PSC exam. The exam is the gateway to various state posts like Deputy Collector, District Minority Welfare Officer, Jail superintendent, etc.

The exam is supposed to be Uttarakhand’s toughest exam and has more than 80,000 applicants every year! Following are important details related to UK PSC.

UK PSC Exam Date:

Final exam notifications are still pending and will be released on the official site Please follow this page for updates.

UK PSC Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility criteria for the exam is based on educational qualifications and age. Following are details regarding the same:

Educational Qualification:

Graduation or equivalent degree from a university recognized by the government.

Age Limit:

Candidates must be minimum 21 years of age and not more than 42 years of age.

Total Vacancy in UK PSC 2020:

Total vacancy for UK PSC 2020 is yet to be released in the official notification. The information shall be uploaded on this page as soon as it is available.

UK PSC Application Process:

Once the online applications start, applicants are required to follow the following steps:

  1. Visit the official UK PSC website,
  2. Register if you are a first time applicant
  3. Save the registration details and use them to login
  4. Enter relevant details carefully
  5. Upload documents with given specifications
  6. Pay the exam fees. Fees is Rs. 150 for general and OBC candidates, and Rs. 60 for SC/ST belonging to Uttarakhand
  7. Save your details and application form for future reference

UK PSC Admit Card:

Admit cards for the preliminary exams are available on the official website around ten days prior to the exam. Please ensure you are ready for relevant details when the admit card is released.

After downloading the admit card, get a print out and do not forget to carry it to the exam centre!

UK PSC Salary Structure

Salary and pay scale varies with different positions of the UK PSC service. Following are the salary scales for major posts in the service:

Post Name


Deputy Collector

₹15600- ₹39100

Grade Pay-₹5400

Deputy superintendent of police

₹15600- ₹39100

Grade Pay-₹5400

Jail superintendent

₹15600- ₹39100

Grade Pay-₹5400


₹15600- ₹39100

Grade Pay-₹5400

UK PSC Selection Process:

The selection into UK PSC is done through three stages of the UK PSC Combined State Civil Services Exam. These are:

(a) Preliminary Exam which is objective in nature

(b) Main Exam which is subjective in nature

(c) Personality Test or interview

UK PSC Exam Syllabus:

UK PSC Exam Syllabus for Prelims- General Studies:

A. Indian History, Culture, and National Movement

Pre-Historic Period | Mauryan Empire | Gupta Empire | Post-Gupta Period | Indian History, Culture, and National Movement | Advent of Islam in India | Mughal Empire | Advent of Europeans | Indian National Congress | First World War and Indian National Movement | Government of India Act 1935

History and Culture of Uttarakhand

Pre-historic Period | Proto-historic period | Ancient tribes of Uttarakhand | Kuninda and Yaudheya | Kartikepur dynasty | Kattyuri dynasty | Parmar dynasty of Garhwal | Chand dynasty of Kumaon | Gorkha Invasion and their rule in Uttarakhand | British Rule | Tehri Estate | Freedom Movement in Uttarakhand- First war of Independence (1857) and Uttarakhand | Role of Uttarakhand in India s national movement | People’s movements of Uttarakhand

B. Indian and World Geography

Geography of world

Important Branches | Earth and Solar System | Lithosphere | Latitudes | Longitudes | Time | Rotation | Revolution | Eclipses | Continents | Mountains | Plateaus | Planes | Hydrosphere | Lakes and Rocks | Atmospheric layers | Composition | Isolation | humidity

Geography of India

Geographic Introduction | Relief and Structure | Climate | Drainage system | Vegetation | Plants | Insect | Livestock breeding | Irrigation | Power | Soils | Water Resources

Geography of Uttarakhand

Geographical location | Relief and Structure | Climate | Drainage system | Vegetation | Wild life | Minerals | Agriculture | Animal Husbandry | Irrigation | Major Cities and Tourist Places | Populations

C. Indian and World Polity

Indian Polity National and International | Constitution of India | Panchayati Raj | Public Policy | Issues Concerning Rights | Political System of Uttarakhand

D. General Science and Technology

Science and Technology in India | Current Affairs | Ecology and Environment | Physical Science/Awareness | Life Science |Scientific Glossary

E. Current events of State, National and International Importance

UK PSC Exam Syllabus for Prelims- General Aptitude:

A. Reasoning and Mental Ability

Aptitude | Logical and Analytical Ability | Decision | General Mental Ability | Numerical Identifications | Statistics Analysis

B. General English and Hindi Language Proficiency

Vocabulary | Antonyms | Synonyms | One-word substitution | Phrases/phrasal verbs | Transformation of sentences


UK PSC Subjects for Mains Exam:

Language | Indian History, National Movement, Social and Culture | Indian Administration, Social Justice and International Relations | India and World Geography | Economic and Social Development | General Science and Technology | General Interest and Conduct Science

UK PSC Exam Pattern:

Preliminary Exam

The preliminary exam consists of two tests- general studies and general aptitude. Both contain 150 objective type MCQ questions each. Time duration for both exams are 2 hours, respectively. Negative marking is applicable in prelims, with -0.25 for incorrect answers and +1 marks allotted for correct answers. Following table gives these details with more clarity:


Total Questions

Total Marks

Time Duration

General Studies



2 hours

General Aptitude



2 hours

Main Examination

The Main examination consists of seven papers of subjective, written type. Each paper, except for language, carries a maximum of 200 marks. The language paper carries 300 marks. The total marks obtained in the mains, along with minimum 35% in language paper, determine a candidate’s eligibility to give the interview.

Paper No.


Maximum Marks

Time Duration




3 Hours


History of India, National Movement, Society and Culture


3 Hours


Indian Polity, Social Justice and International Relation


3 Hours


Geography of India and World


3 Hours


Economic and Social Development


3 Hours


General Science and Technology


3 Hours


General Aptitude and Ethics


3 Hours


Personality Test

The personality test or interview carries 200 marks. The marks scored in this have a strong bearance on the final merit list.


UK PSC Cut Off:

The cutoff for the UKPSC exam is yet to be released. The authorities released the cutoff score category-wise. Candidates can go through the expected cutoff for the exam given below: 



General Male


General Female


OBC Male


OBC Female


SC Male


SC Female


ST Male


ST Female


Hope this UK PSC Exam Guide was helpful. Best of Luck!





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