UKPSC PCS Exam Date 2024 Out, Check Prelims Revised Exam Schedule

The Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (UKPSC) published a UKPSC PCS Notification PDF for recruiting candidates for 189 vacancies for the civil service exam. UKPSC has released the UKPSC PCS Exam Date 2024 through UKPSC Exam Calendar 2024. UKPSC has released the notice regarding the UKPSC Prelims new exam date. Uttarakhand Combined State (Civil) Senior Subordinate Services Preliminary Examination 2024 will be held on 14th July 2024. Candidates can check the complete exam schedule from the article.

UKPSC PCS Recruitment 2024- Exam Highlights

The civil services examination is conducted in offline mode, the exam is mainly conducted for the civil services posts in Uttarakhand. Candidates who are interested in the released vacancies can visit the official website to fill out the application form for UKPSC PCS Vacancy 2024. A glimpse of the recruitment drive is provided here in the table below.

UKPSC PCS Recruitment 2024- Overview
Organization Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (UKPSC)
Posts Civil Services (Group A & B posts)
Exam Name Uttarakhand Combined State (Civil) Senior Subordinate Services Examination
Vacancies 189
Category Government Jobs
Mode of Application Online
UKPSC PCS Exam Date 2024 14th July 2024
Selection Process Prelims
Mains
Interview
Document Verification
Job Location Uttarakhand
Official Website www.psc.uk.gov.in

UKPSC PCS Exam Date 2024 Out

The  Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (UKPSC) has made announcement regarding the new exam date for the Uttarakhand Combined State (Civil) Senior Subordinate Services Examination 2024. Due to unavoidable reasons, the UKPSC PCS Preliminary exam has been changed. Before the exam was scheduled for 07th July 2024, now the UKPSC Prelims Exam will be held on 14th July 2024. The UKPSC PCS Mains exam will held from 16th to 19th November 2024 for the prelims-qualified candidates. Candidates can check complete exam details including exam date, exam timing, exam venue etc from their respective admit card.

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UKPSC Notification 2024- Important Dates

The UKPSC 2024 Notification has specified various dates for the important events of the Uttarakhand civil service examination. As per the UKPSC Exam Calendar 2024, the UKPSC PCS Prelims Exam 2024 is going to be held on 14th July 2024. Candidates can check the complete exam schedule from the below table.

UKPSC PCS Notification 2024- Important Dates
Events Dates
Short Notification Release Date 13th March 2024
Official Detailed Notification Release Date 14th March 2024
Online Registration Start Date 14th March 2024
Online Registration End Date 3rd April 2024 (11:59 pm)
Last Date to Pay Application Fee 3rd April 2024 (11:59 pm)
Application Form Correction Window 9th to 18th April 2024 (11:59 pm)
UKPSC Prelims Admit Card 2024 First week of July 2024
UKPSC PCS Prelims Exam 2024 14th July 2024 (Sunday)
UKPSC PCS Mains Exam 2024 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th November 2024

UKPSC PCS Notification 2024 PDF

To fill out various Group A and Group B posts through the civil services examination, an official advertisement was published on 14th March 2024 on the official website of Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (UKPSC). The candidates will get information regarding eligibility requirements, online registration dates, pay scale, application fees, and more details in the official notification pdf. For the convenience of candidates, the direct link to download the UKPSC PCS Notification 2024 is shared here after this paragraph.

UKPSC PCS 2024 Notification-Download PDF

UKPSC PSC Vacancy 2024

A total of 189 vacancies for various departments are released through the UKPSC 2024 Notification, out of which 53 vacancies are for State Tax Officers and 58 for Deputy Educational Officers/Staff Officers/Law Officers.

UKPSC PSC Vacancy 2024
Serial No.  Posts  No. of Vacancies
1.  Executive Officer, District Panchayat 1
2.  Assistant Divisional Transport Officer 1
3.  Deputy Collector 9
4.  Deputy Superintendent of Police 17
5.  District Village Industries Officer 7 6
6.  District Panchayat Raj Officer 1
7.  District Commandant, Home Guards 58
8.  Deputy Educational Officer/Staff Officer/Law Officer 5
9.  Probation Officer 1
10.  State Tax Officer 53
11.  Finance Officer/ Treasury Officer 14
12.  Assistant Commissioner, State Tax 16
13.  Assistant Municipal Commissioner/ Executive Officer 7
Total 189

UKPSC PCS 2024 Apply Online

The Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (UKPSC) started accepting the online application form for the civil services examination on 14th March 2024. The candidates will only be able to fill out the application form through online mode which is available at the official website of the exam conducting authorities. The candidates must carefully read the guidelines mentioned in the advertisement notification and on the application form before starting to fill out the online form. The candidates must complete the application form by filling out the relevant information before 3rd April 2024 (11:59 pm). The direct link to apply easily for the UKPSC PCS Recruitment 2024 is shared here with candidates.

UKPSC PCS Notification 2024 Apply Online Link (Inactive) 

Steps to Apply Online for UKPSC PCS Recruitment 2024

The UKPSC PCS application forms will be accepted online mode through the official website of UKPSC. Candidates can follow the below step-by-step process to apply online for UKPSC PCS Vacancy 2024.

Step 1: Visit the official website of the Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (UKPSC) at www.psc.uk.gov.in / www.ukpsc.net.in.

Step 2: Go to the Announcement Section on the left side of the Homepage then click on the link that reads “Online Application For Uttarakhand Combined State Civil/Upper Subordinate Services Exam-2024”.

Step 3: A new page is displayed on the screen, Fill out the registration form by providing personal details, contact details and creating a password for login, and clicking on the submit button.

Step 4: After completion of the registration process tab on ‘Click here to login’ and enter your mobile number/ email ID and password.

Step 5: On the page of the educational details, fill in the details of your high school, intermediate, graduation, and other education details and click on Continue.

Step 6: Upload your recently scanned colored passport-size photographs and signature in the prescribed format.

Step 7: Pay the application fee as per category through the online payment methods and click on the submit button.

Step 8: Download and take a printout of the UKPSC PCS Application form for future reference.

UKPSC 2024 Notification Application Fees

The candidates who belong to scheduled caste/scheduled tribe or PwBD categories have to pay Rs. 60 while filling out the application form for the Uttarakhand civil service examination as specified in the UKPSC Notification 2024.

UKPSC PCS Notification 2024 Application Fees
Categories Application Fees
Unreserved (UR) Rs. 150/-
Other Backward Classes (OBC)
Other State Candidates
ST Rs. 60/-
SC
PwBD

UKPSC Notification 2024 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates applying for the civil services examination must fulfill certain age limits and educational qualifications criteria. The eligibility requirements are specified in the UKPSC PCS Notification 2024, candidates must check the eligibility criteria from the notification pdf.

UKPSC PCS Educational Qualifications

There are some minimum educational qualifications to appear for the civil service examination and every candidate must fulfill these minimum qualifications before applying.

  • A bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university established by law in India is the minimum educational requirement for serial numbers 1 to 7 and 10, 11, and 12 posts.
  • For the posts of Deputy Education Officer/Staff Officer/Law Officer a master’s degree is required from an institution established by law in India.
  • A post-graduate degree in sociology, applied sociology, or social work from any Indian university established by law, any institution other than one recognized by law as a university, or from any foreign university recognized by the central government, is required for posts as a probation officer.

UKPSC PCS Age Limit (01/07/2024)

The minimum age limit for various UKPSC Group A & Group B posts is 21 years as on 01/07/2024 and must not be born after 1st July 2003, check the upper age limit from the table below.

UKPSC PCS Age Limit
Particulars Age
Minimum Age 21 years
Maximum Age 42 years

UKPSC PCS Nationality

The candidates who wish to appear for the Uttarakhand civil services examination must be citizens of India, other requirements related to the nationality of the candidates are specified below.

  • citizen of India
  • Tibetan refugees arrived in India earlier than 1st January 1962, with the intention of settling there permanently.
  • Individuals of Indian origin who have migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, or any East African nation, including Kenya, Uganda, or the United Republic of Tanzania.

UKPSC PCS Notification 2024 Selection Process

The candidates who want to be appointed for various Group A and Group B posts first have to pass a preliminary examination, selected candidates will appear for the main examination and then an interview will be conducted. After passing all three stages, candidates have to appear for verification of documents in the document verification stage.

UKPSC PCS Notification 2024 Selection Process
Stages Names
Stage I Prelims Exam
Stage II Mains Exam
Stage III Interview
Stage IV Document Verification

UKPSC PCS Exam Pattern 2024

For the UKPSC PCS Recruitment 2024, candidates have to appear for prelims and mains examination, the exam pattern for both the exams are different. Before beginning the preparation, candidates must go through the exam pattern for both exams.

UKPSC PCS Prelims Exam Pattern 2024

The UKPSC PCS prelims exam will include two papers for general studies which will include objective-type questions. In Paper I, candidates are evaluated on topics like geography, politics, economics, history, and the environment. Paper II evaluates the aptitude, comprehension, logical thinking, and interpersonal skills of the candidates.

UKPSC PCS Prelims Exam Pattern
Papers Subjects No. of Questions Marks Duration
Paper I General Studies 150 150 2 hours (120 minutes)
Paper II General Studies 100 150 2 hours (180 minutes)
Total 250 300 4 hours

UKPSC PCS Mains Exam Pattern 2024

The UKPSC PCS mains examination will include different papers and the questions asked in all the papers will be subjective-type. For every incorrect answer, 1.5 marks will be deducted and each paper will be for a duration of 3 hours.

UKPSC PCS Mains Exam Pattern
Papers  Subjects Marks Duration
1st Language 300 3 hours (180 minutes)
2nd Indian History, National Movement, Social & Culture 200 3 hours (180 minutes)
3rd Indian Administration, Social Justice & International Relations 200 3 hours (180 minutes)
4th India & World Geography 200 3 hours (180 minutes)
5th Economic & Social Development 200 3 hours (180 minutes)
6th General Science & Technology 200 3 hours (180 minutes)
7th General Interest & Conduct Science 200 3 hours (180 minutes)

UKPSC PCS Salary 2024

The candidates who gets selected after the Uttarakhand civil services examination are given a good amount of salary which varies according to posts. The salary of a Deputy Collector and Deputy Superintendent of Police gets a basic pay scale of Rs. Rs. 56,100/- to Rs. 1,77,500/- as per level 10 of pay matrix.

UKPSC PCS Notification 2024 Salary
Posts  Pay Scale Pay Level
Executive Officer, District Panchayat Rs. 56,100/- to Rs. 1,77,500/- Level 10
Assistant Divisional Transport Officer Rs. 56,100/- to Rs. 1,77,500/- Level 10
Deputy Collector Rs. 56,100/- to Rs. 1,77,500/- Level 10
Deputy Superintendent of Police Rs. 56,100/- to Rs. 1,77,500/- Level 10
District Village Industries Officer 7 Rs. 56,100/- to Rs. 1,77,500/- Level 10
District Panchayat Raj Officer Rs. 56,100/- to Rs. 1,77,500/- Level 10
District Commandant, Home Guards Rs. 56,100/- to Rs. 1,77,500/- Level 10
Deputy Education Officer/Staff Officer/Law Officer Rs. 56,100/- to Rs. 1,77,500/- Level 10
Probation Officer Rs. 35,400/- to Rs. 1,12,400/- Level 6
State Tax Officer Rs. 44, 900/- to Rs. 1,42,400/- Level 7
Finance Officer/ Treasury Officer Rs. 56,100/- to Rs. 1,77,500/- Level 10
Assistant Commissioner, State Tax Rs. 56,100/- to Rs. 1,77,500/- Level 10
Assistant Municipal Commissioner/ Executive Officer Rs. 56,100/- to Rs. 1,77,500/- Level 10

UKPSC PCS Notification 2024 Syllabus

The syllabus for the UKPSC civil services examination both for prelims and mains exam is provided in the table below. Candidates are advised to prepare each and every topic to achieve a good score and pass the exam.

Subjects Topics
Prelims Syllabus
General Studies
  • Current events of national and international importance
  • History of India and the Indian National Movement
  • Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, and Economic Geography of India and the World of 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, Biodiversity, and Climate Change
  • General Science
General Aptitude (CSAT)
  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision-making and problem-solving
  • General mental ability
Mains Syllabus
Language General Hindi and English Grammar and Essay.
Indian History, National Movement, Social & Culture
  • Art Forms, Literature, and Architecture from ancient to modern times
  • The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors/ contributions from different parts of the country.
  • Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.
  • Salient features of Indian Society.
  • Diversity of India Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems, and their remedies.
  • Effects of globalization on Indian society Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
  • The history of the world will include events from the 18th century such as the Industrial Revolution, world wars, redrawing of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism, etc.- their forms and effects on society
Indian Administration, Social Justice & International Relations
  • Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions, and basic structure.
  • Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues, and challenges on the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels, and challenges therein.
  • Important aspects of governance, transparency, and accountability, egovernance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability, and institutional and other measures
  • Role of civil services in a democracy
  • Structure, organization, and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary
  • Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity
  • Separation of powers between various organs disputes redressal mechanisms and institutions.
  • Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
  • Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions, and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections
  • Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
  • Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these
  • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation
  • Issues relating to the development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources
  • Issues relating to poverty and hunger
  • Important International institutions, agencies, and fora, their structure, mandate
  • India and its neighborhood- relations Bilateral, regional, and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests Effect of policies and
  • politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
India & World Geography
  • Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, tsunamis, Volcanic activity, cyclones, etc.
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country
  • Salient features of the world’s physical geography Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent).
  • Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
  • Geographical features and their location- Changes in critical geographical features (including water bodies and ice-caps) and flora and fauna and the effects of such changes
Economic & Social Development
  • Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.
  • Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers
  • Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices
  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development, and employment.
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
  • Government Budgeting.
  • Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management. Land reforms in India.
  • Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy, and their effects on industrial growth.
  • Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security
  • Challenges to internal security through communication networks, the role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cybersecurity; money laundering and its prevention Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism Various
  • Security forces and agencies and their mandate
General Science & Technology
  • Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, etc. Investment models.
  • Science and technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
  • Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and development new technology
  • Conservation, environmental pollution, and degradation, environmental impact assessment
  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, biotechnology, and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
  • Disaster and disaster management.
General Interest & Conduct Science
  • Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants, and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships.
  • Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers, and administrators; the role of family, society, and educational institutions in inculcating values.
  • Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behavior; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
  • Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government,
  • Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption Case Studies on the above issues.
  • Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world.
  • Public/Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations, and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
  • Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance, and compassion towards the weaker sections.
  • Emotional intelligence concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.

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