Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission popularly known as the UPPSC exam is the state-level administrative exam for Uttar Pradesh. It conducts the combined state or upper subordinate Exams for PCS.
Since you are going to prepare for the Prelims in 6 months, you are expected to be highly familiar with the UPPSC Syllabus. The exam is highly competitive in nature as every year about 4 to 5 lakh candidates appear for UP PCS exams but only some thousand candidates are able to qualify for it. Therefore it becomes the toughest and most important administrative exam for UP state that opens the gateways for eligible candidates to enter the bureaucracy of state government.
Preparing for the UPPSC exam is no less than the UPSC exam. It requires an equal amount of hard work and dedication to clear the exam for the first time. Therefore there is no shortcut to achieving success in such exams. But better late than never. Candidates can boost their preparation strategies in 6 months also and perform very nicely. The only condition is that the aspirants have to forget everything in the surrounding area for the next 6 months to concentrate solely on the preparation for the exam.
UPPSC PCS Preparation
As for the UPSC exam, the UPPSC exam is considered to be the most prestigious and eminent exam in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The exam is conducted to find the best candidates the analytical and conceptual abilities and who have the best administrator skills in them. Therefore all the topics that are included in the syllabus of the UPPSC exam are of equal importance. Additionally, the State Administrative examinations also include the history, geography, and polity of the state as well. The best and most efficient manner to prepare for the UPPSC PCS exam is to follow the syllabus along with solving the previous year’s question papers.
Syllabus of UPPSC and Sources of Material
The UPPSC Syllabus is given in a tabular format below-
|UPPSC Syllabus Subjects||References|
|Current Affairs for National and International Importance||Newspapers, Magazines, Government Websites, and Channels.|
|Indian History and National Movements||Ancient History- NCERT Books, R.S. SharmaMedival History- NCERT Books, Satish ChandraModern History- NCERT Books, Bipin Chandra, Spectrum- Rajiv Ahir|
|India and World Geography||NCERT Books, class 6-12Certificate Physical and Human Geography-G.C.LeongMaps and Atlas|
|Indian Governance and Polity||NCERT Books, class 6-12Indian Polity- M.Laxmikanth|
|Social and Economic Development||NCERT Books, class 6-12Current Affairs|
|Environment, Ecology, Climate Change, and Biodiversity||NCERT Books, class 6-12Current AffairsEcology and Environment- P.D. Sharma|
|General Science||NCERT Books, class 6-12Reference Books and Current Affairs|
Also there is a section of CSAT Paper 2. Candidates can also take reference to books like Arihant, R.S. Aggrawal, and M.K. Pandey for Quantitative Aptitude and Logical reasoning.
Strategy to Prepare the UPPSC Syllabus
- The focus of Current Affairs:
- Current affairs hold a major portion of the UPPSC exams. The current affairs section is dynamic in nature and there are chances of questions being asked in all three stages of the exam.
- Any civil service aspirant is expected to be a friend of newspapers as they are really helpful in providing the best of the current affairs on a daily basis. The best-recommended newspapers for civil services aspirants are- ‘The Hindu’ and ‘The Indian Express. For Hindi medium students, Jansatta is the highly recommended newspaper to prepare for current affairs.
- NCERT Books:
- NCERT books are the government-prescribed books for students which are similar on all the boards across the country. That is why the information provided in NCERT books is considered authentic for the government exams and highly recommended. Subjects like polity history geography and science should be read thoroughly from class 6th to 12th.
- Previous Years’ Question Papers:
- The previous year’s question papers are an important help to the aspirants as they facilitate the candidates with the nature of questions being asked in the paper and prepare them for Prelims and Mains exams.