UPPCS Preliminary Exam

In Uttar Pradesh PCS the preliminary exam is the first stage of the whole examination process. The very nature of the exam is to screen to select the next level of exam that is mains. The introduction of the Preliminary Examination was introduced to weed out non-serious candidates and select those who deserve. Preliminary Examination is objective type (four alternatives for every question) exercises meant to serve as a screening test/qualifying paper only.
UPPCS Preliminary examination will consist of two compulsory papers of which answer sheet be on OMR sheets. The papers shall be 200 marks each and of two hours durations. Both the papers shall be objective Type & multiple choice in which there shall be 150-100 questions. The timing of paper I will be from 9.30 to 11.30 A.M. and paper II from 2.30 to 4.30 P.M. Preliminary Exam is meant to serve as the screening stage/qualifying round only. The marks obtained in the preliminary examination by candidates, who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination, will not be counted for determining their place in the final order of merit. It consists of two objective type papers which carry a maximum of 400 marks in the following manner :

Paper No. of Questions Marks Duration
General Studies 150 200 2 hours
CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test) 100 200 2 hours
Total 250 400


All the questions both papers had NO NEGATIVE MARKING in UPPCS. Here we are showing you UPPCS Preliminary Exam pattern, the prelims exam patter will be different in other States.