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PCS Means? Provincial Civil Service Group A and Group B of the state service

What Is PCS Or Provincial Civil Service ?


PCS or Provincial Civil Service, is the administrative civil service under Group A and Group B of the state service of the executive branch of the Government of Uttar Pradesh.

PCS or Provincial Public Service, is the administrative public service under Group A and Group B of the public service of Uttar Pradesh’s executive branch. PCS is also the feed service for the Indian Administrative Service in the state. The recruitment of PCS officials is done by the Public Service Service Examination conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC). The examination is announced as Joint / Subordinated Services Examination.

A PCS officer may hold various posts at subdivision, district, departmental and state level to manage income administration and maintenance of law and order.


According to 2012 data, the strength of the IAS cadres in UP is 537 officials, of whom 374 are directly employed, while the remaining 163 of the executive branch’s public services are introduced.

How to make appointments

The UPPSC will release a notice based on the vacancies available in PCS posts.

The UPPSC will then hold a Preliminary Examination at various centers in the state for admission to the Main (Written) Joint / Subservient Examination. The selection will be based on the total marks achieved by the candidates in Main (Written) Examination and Maintenance.

Only such candidates will be admitted to the Main (Written) Exam which is successfully declared in the Provisional Examination, for which the successful candidates must complete another application form, as instructed by the Commission.


Only such candidates will be called for interview who are declared successful on the basis of the main (written) examination. Candidates will have to (v) fill up a prescribed application form before the Interview (viva-voce test).


The posts carry the pay scale of Rs. 9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs. 4200 to Rs. 15600-39100 Grade Pay 5400.

PCS Positions


In its PCS notification 2017, UPPSC released 251 vacancies – which were increased to 677 posts later — in these posts:

Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Block Development Officer, Assistant Regional Transport Officer, Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Tax), District Commandent Homeguards, Treasury Officer/Accounts Officer (Treasury), Cane Inspector and Assistant Sugar Commissioner, Superintendent Jail, Manager Credit (Small Industries), Manager Marketing and Economic Survey (Small Industries), Executive Officer Grade-I/Assistant Nagar Ayukta, District Basic Education Officer/Associate DIOS & other equivalent Administrative Posts, Assistant Director Industries (Marketing), Assistant Labour Commissioner, Senior Lecturer DIET, Designated Officer, Assistant Commissioner Industries, Statistical Officer, Assistant Accounts Officer (Treasury), Commercial Tax Officer, District Minority Welfare Officer, District Food Marketing Officer, Executive Officer (Panchayati Raj), Deputy Secretary (Housing and Urban Planning), Area Rationing Officer, District Backward Welfare Officer, Naib Tehsildar, District Saving Officer, district Panchayat Raj Officer, District Social Welfare Officer, Executive Officer (Nagar Vikas), Accounts Officer (Nagar Vikas), District Supply Officer Grade-2, Additional District Development Officer (Social Welfare), Passenger/Goods Tax Officer, District Handicapped Welfare Officer, Assistant Employment Officer, Accounts Officer (Local Bodies), Regional Employment Officer, Assistant Registrar (Cooperative), Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport), District Probation Officer, District Horticulture Officer Grade-2, District Horticulture Officer Grade-1 and Superintendent Govt. Garden, District Horticulture Officer, District Cane Officer, U.P. Agriculture Service Group-“B” (Development Branch), District Administrative Officer, District Audit Officer (Revenue Audit), Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-1), District Programme Officer, District Youth Welfare and Pradeshik Vikas Dal Officer.

Academic qualification for PCS

The candidates must possess Bachelors Degree of any recognised University or equivalent qualification upto the last date for receipt of application.

Recent controversy

The Supreme Court of Allahabad ordered the UPPSC last week to revalue the scripts of preliminary investigations for recruitment in upper secondary services for which advertisement was issued on 22 February 2017.

The verdict of a two-judge bank consisting of Justices Pankaj Mithal and Saral Srivastava after a dozen petitions were filed by more than hundreds of candidates who claimed that the answers to several of the questions were wrong.



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