UPPSC Eligibility - PCS Exam Qualification, Age Limit, Physical Fitness

The PCS exam full form is the Provincial Civil Service Examination. In this article, we will list the eligibility criteria for the PCS exam conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC).

The PCS Exam details are as follows:

  • UPPSC official ntifcation for PCS 2020 will be out in April 2020 (tentative.)
  • UPPSC 2020 Prelims will be on June 21,2020. 
  • The latest UPPSC calendar for 2020 has mentioned the dates of PCS 2020 Mains (October 15, 2020, onwards).
  • UPPSC official notification for PCS 2019 exam is out on October 16, 2019.
  • Registration for UPPSC PCS 2019 has started from October 16, 2019, and the last date of application is November 13, 2019.
  • UPPSC calendars for 2019, 2020 exams are out.
  • UPPCS 2019 Prelims took place on December 15, 2019.
  • The latest UPPSC calendar for 2019 has mentioned the dates of PCS 2019 Mains (April 20, 2020, onwards).
  • The PCS exam is conducted in three stages (similar to the IAS exam):
    • Prelims
    • Mains
    • Interview
  • The UP PCS Mains 2018 exam starts from October 18, 2019.

Recent UPPSC news:

  • On September 07, 2019, UPPSC Mains 2017 Result was declared and UPPSC Interview 2017 dates were announced on September 11, 2019
  • In March 2019, the result of UPPSC Prelims 2018 was declared
  • In February 2019, the final UPPSC Result 2016 was declared
  • The UPPSC exam date for Mains 2018 is from June 17, 2019, onwards
  • The upcoming Mains exams will be as per the UPPSC new pattern 2018

To check/download the latest UPPSC results, refer to the linked article.

Regarding the new pattern of UPPSC and the updated PCS Exam syllabus, candidates can view/download the latest UPPSC Syllabus and PCS Exam Pattern from the linked page.

PCS Exam Eligibility 2020

The latest eligibility criteria for PCS EXam 2020 will be updated (if any changes) following the official notification by UPPSC. We are givinig the information on PCS Exam 2020 eligibility taking instance from PCS Exam 2019:

For Age Relaxation  in case of Emergency Commissioned /Short Service Commissioned Officers:

  • The commission has mentioned that all those emergency commissioned or short service commissioned officers who have not been released by the army but their rehabilitation stand extended have to meet following eligibility conditions:
    • Requirement of a certificate of the competent authority of Army, Navy, Air Force and a certificate confirming no disciplinary action is pending against them
    • A written undertaking specifying their exit from army service if and when they are recruited in the PCS servicesUPPSC PCS 2019 - UPPSC PCS Eligibility (Age Relaxation for Emergency Commissioned/Short Service Officers))

For claiming the benefit of reservation or age relaxation, candidates must:

  1. Have a domicile of UP
  2. A category certificate from the competent authority
  3. In the case of women candidates, the caste/domicile certificate issued from father’s side shall be considered valid
  4. Male candidates with more than one wife (living) are not eligible
  5. Female candidates who have married a person already having a wife (living) are not eligible.
  6. Female candidates who are pregnant (12 weeks or more) will be declared temporarily unfit.
  7. Candidates claiming Age relaxation/reservation in more than one category for the UP PCS Exam shall be entitled to only one concession, whichever is more beneficial.

To check the UPPSC PCS Preparation booklist and tips, refer to the linked article.

The UPPSC PCS exam eligibility criteria, qualifications, and conditions are given below:

UPPSC Age Limit

The PCS exam (Combined State/Upper Sub-ordinate Services Exam) age limit is:

  • Minimum age – 21 years
  • Maximum age – 40 years

UPPSC PCS 2019 - PCS Age Limit (Assistant Forest Conservator/Range Forest Officer)

The UPPSC notification also lists the age relaxation for different categories/posts in the PCS exam eligibility:

Category Age Relaxation
SC 5 years age limit relaxation
ST 5 years age limit relaxation
OBC 5 years age limit relaxation
Skilled players of U.P. of Classified Games 5 years age limit relaxation
State Govt. Employees of U.P. (including Teachers/Staff of Basic Shiksha Parishad and Govt. aided Madhyamik Vidyalayas) 5 years age limit relaxation
Physically Handicapped 15 years age limit relaxation
Group- ‘B’ posts for the Emergency Commissioned Officers / Short Service Commissioned Officers / Ex-Army Personnel with experience of 5 years 5 years age limit relaxation

UPPSC Qualification

The educational qualification for the PCS exam is:

  • Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree from any recognised University or equivalent qualification
  • There are also some post-specific PCS Exam qualifications which are given below.

UPPSC PCS 2019 - PCS 2019 Qualifications
UPPSC PCS 2019 - PCS 2019 Qualifications 2

UPPSC PCS 2019 - PCS 2019 Qualifications 3

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

Physical Measurements for  the following posts for UPPSC PCS 2019 are given below:

  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 Assistant Conservator of Forest for UPPSC:

UPPSC PCS 2019 - PCS Eligibility - Physical Measurements Standards - Assistant Conservator of Forest 1

UPPSC PCS 2019 - PCS Eligibility - Physical Measurements Standards - Assistant Conservator of Forest 2

Physical Measurements for Range Forest Officer for UPPSC PSC:

UPPSC PCS 2019 - PCS Eligibility - Physical Measurements Standards - Range Forest Officer

Physical Measurements for other UPPSC posts are given below:

  1. Dy. Superintendent of Police
  2. Superintendent of Jail
  3. District Commandant Home Guards
  4. Excise Inspector etc.

UPPSC PCS 2019 - PCS 2019 Eligibility - Physical Measurements for UPPSC Posts

UPPSC PCS 2019 - PCS 2019 Eligibility - Physical Measurements for UPPSC Posts 2

For the complete PCS Exam eligibility criteria, refer the latest UPPSC notification.


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