Provincial Civil Services
State Services (Group B) The Provincial Civil Services (also known as State Civil Services) examinations and recruitment are conducted by the individual states of India. The state civil services deal with subjects such as land revenue, agriculture, forests, education etc.
Civil Services became one of the major demands of the political movement compelling the British Indian Government to consider setting up of a Public Service Commission for recruitment to its services in the territory. The first Public Service Commission was set up on October 1st, 1926. However, its limited advisory functions failed to satisfy the people’s aspirations and the continued stress on this aspect by the leaders of our freedom movement resulted in the setting up of the Federal Public Service Commission under the Government of India Act, 1935. Under this Act, for the first time, provision was also made for the formation of Public Service Commissions at the provincial level.
As a consequence the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission was constituted on the 1st of April 1937 with its headquarters at Allahabadand has a glorious past of more than 60 years. At the time of its inception The UP Public Service Commission was situated in a few rooms in the then Secretariat, but now apart from a lavish campus at Allahabad , it has a Camp Office in the state capital Lucknow as well. In 1937 only 9,811 applications were disposed and over the years the quantum of work has increased manifold with the disposal of a few lakh applications every year now.
The UP Public service Commission has modernized itself with the times and massive computerization is being undertaken presently. The examination system has been partly computerized and the process is still under progress.
It has two spacious Examination Centers in Allahabad and Lucknow and they can cater to the needs of 3000 candidates at the same time.
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JOINT PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, THE PRECURSOR OF THE PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, WITH ITS WRIT RUNNING FROM THE KHYBER PASS TO THE JAMUNA NEAR DELHI, WAS BORN AT LAHORE ON MAY 1,1937. IN THE WAKE OF THE PARTITION, THE PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION RESURGED IN FEBRUARY, 1948, AT SHIMLA WITH ITS REVISED JURISDICTION EXTENDING OVER THE THEN PROVINCE OF EAST PUNJAB. FOLLOWING THE MERGER OF THE STATES OF PUNJAB AND PEPSU, IT SHIFTED TO PATIALA ON NOV.1ST,1956. ON 1STNOV1966, ITS TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION AGAIN DECREASED DUE TO THE FORMATION OF THE STATES OF HARYANA AND HIMACHAL PRADESH
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Senior Time Scale 15,600 – 39,100 6,600
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Pcs Exam Pattern
Exam Pattern : Exam Pattern for the Provincial Civil Service (PCS) Pre written
Exam is as Follows :-
The Written test will be multiple choice objective type.
The Preliminary examination will consist of two compulsory papers.
The papers shall be of 200 marks each and of two hours duration.
Exam Syllabus : Exam Syllabus for UPPSC Provincial Civil Service written Exam is given below:-
PAPER – I General Studies-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.
PAPER- II General Studies-II (200 marks); Duration:Two hours
Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
Decision making and problem solving.
General mental ability
Elementary Mathematics upto Class X level- Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Statistics.
General English upto Class X level.
General Hindi upto Class X level.
GENERAL ENGLISH (UPTO CLASS X LEVEL)
(2) Active Voice and Passive Voice.
(3) Parts of Speech.
(4) Transformation of Sentences.
(5) Direct and Indirect Speech.
(6) Punctuation and Spellings.
(7) Words Meanings.
(8) Vocabulary & usage.
(9) Idioms and Phrases.
(10) Fill in the Blanks.