On 11th October 2020, Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) conducted PCS prelims. The UPPSC PCS prelims have two Papers, General  Studies (GS) Paper-I and Paper-II. The number of candidates appeared in this was in lakhs. According to them the difficulty of the papers was moderate. If you want to know UPPSC expected cut-off 2020 as well as UPPSC previous year cut-off then read this article till the end.

UPPSC Cut-off 2020 Prelims

The UPPSC PCS prelims exam has multiple-choice questions (MCQs).

Category  Expected Cut-off
General 121-126
Schedule Caste (SC) 102-108
Schedule Tribe (ST) 93-98
Other Backward Class (OBC) 118-123
Person with Disability (PwD) 99-105
Females                               118-123

UPPSC Previous Years Cut-off

UPPSC previous years cut-offs were:


Category  Cut-off
General 126
Schedule Caste (SC) 112
Schedule Tribe (ST) 90
Other Backward Class (OBC) 126
Females 116


Category  Cut-off
General 128
Schedule Caste (SC) 117
Schedule Tribe (ST) 98
Other Backward Class (OBC) 128
Females 121

UPPSC Exam Pattern

The UPPSC Exam Consist of three phases similar to the UPSC Civil Service Exam. These phases are:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Interview Exam

The Preliminary Exam consist of two paper:

  • Paper-I (General Studies One)
  • Paper-II ( General Studies two)

The questions in the Preliminary Exam are Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Both the paper have a weightage of 200 marks with an exam duration of 2 hours each. 0.33% of negative marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. If the questions are unattempted then there will be a deduction.

The Mains exam consists of eight papers. The questions in this exam will be descriptive type. The paper is:

  • General Hindi
  • Essay
  • General Studies I
  • General Studies II
  • General Studies III
  • General Studies IV
  • Optional Subject – Paper 1
  • Optional Subject – Paper 2
UPPSC Exam Syllabus

The Syllabus for Preliminary Paper-I is:

  • Current events of National & International importance
  • Indian History and National Movement
  • Indian and World Geography – Socio-economic, Physical geography
  • Indian Governance and Polity – Political System, Constitution, Public Policy, Panchayati Raj, Rights issues, etc.
  • Social and Economic Development – Demographics, Sustainable Development, Poverty Inclusion, Social Sector initiatives etc.
  • Environmental Ecology, Climate Change, and Biodiversity – general issues that do not require subject specialization
  • General Science

For Paper-II

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills (including communication skills)
  • Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • General Mental Ability
  • Elementary Mathematics (class X level – Algebra, Statistics, Geometry and Arithmetic)
  • General English (class X level)
  • General Hindi (class X level)

Also Read: UPSC Mains Syllabus in Hindi: How To Prepare for Hindi Mains Exam

UPPSC Exam Optional Subjects

The optional subject for the UPPSC exam are:

  • Agriculture & Veterinary Science
  • Arabic Lit.
  • Zoology
  • Chemistry
  • Hindi Lit.
  • Statistics
  • Defence Studies
  • Persian Lit.
  • Physics
  • Management
  • Sanskrit Lit.
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science & International Relations
  • Geology
  • Commerce & Accountancy
  • Geography
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • History of Civil Engineering
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work
  • Medical Science
  • Sociology
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Anthropology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Botany
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Law
  • English Lit.
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Urdu Lit

Also Read: A Detailed Guide to Choosing the Best Optional Subject for UPSC Exam


The UPPSC prelims 2020 cut-off for the general category is expected to be in the range of  121-126. The prelims cuff-off for the general category is usually in the range of 120 to130.

The UPPSC exam pattern is similar to the  UPSC Civil Service Examination (CSE). The exam takes place in three stages.  The Preliminary Exam has Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The Mains Exam has descriptive type questions.

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