UPPSC PCS 2022: Salary & Qualification

UPPSC and PCS exam

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) conducts the Provincial Civil Services (PCS) exam every year to recruit state government functionaries in provincial civil services in the state. The exam is very popular in the state, with a large number of candidates appearing for it every year. The term ‘UPPCS’ is derived from Uttar Pradesh Provincial Civil Services. 

The selection of the candidates is done through three phases of the examination. These are called the prelims, mains, and then the interview. After successfully passing all three, the candidates receive their postings according to merit in various important departments such as land records, land revenue, general administration, etc.

Requirement for the exam

For most positions, a bachelor’s degree is enough. It has to be from a recognised university and can be in any discipline with any percentage of marks. 

The candidates who are in the final year of their graduation are also eligible to fill the examination form, but they have to submit a self-attested certificate at the time of filling the Detail Application Form for the UPPPSC main exam.

There are also a number of specialised positions and these require special educational qualifications. The following are the positions that require a special educational qualifications:

* The posts of Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport), Law officer, Law Officer (Mandi Parishad) require graduation in law.

* The posts of District Basic Shiksha Adhikari/Associate DIOS, other equivalent administrative posts, and District Administrative Officer require post-graduation.

* The post of District Cane Officer requires graduation in agriculture.

* The post of District Audit Officer requires graduation in commerce.

* The posts of Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-I)/Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-II) require a degree in science with physics or mechanical engineering as one subject.

* The post of Assistant Labour Commissioner requires a degree in arts with sociology or economics as a subject or a degree in commerce/law

* The post of District Programme Officer requires a degree in sociology/social science/home science/social work

* The posts of Senior Lecturer, DIET require a post-graduate degree with B.Ed

* The post of Account and Audit Officer (Mandi Parishad) requires graduation in commerce with accountancy

* The post of Senior Sugarcane Development Inspector requires a post-graduate degree in agriculture science and a CCC certificate

There are many such posts that need distinctive educational qualifications.


The salary is one of the main reasons a large number of candidates sit for the Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) Examination and the Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF)/Range Forest Officer (RFO) Services Examination. There are other perks and allowances as well. 

There are different pay scales for different posts, but generally, salaries start from Rs 35,000-Rs 60,000, depending on the post. There is also a provision for promotion which comes with increments.

Salaries usually fall into two categories, namely junior and senior payscales. The junior payscale range is around Rs 38,000-Rs 44,000. The senior pay scale ranges from Rs 55,000-Rs 60,000. 

For example, an entry-level officer would get Rs 56,100 a month. After five years of experience, he would get Rs 67,700.

Know more about notification, syllabus, admit card and other information about UPPSC PCS Exam at https://www.shiksha.com/exams/uppsc-uppcs-exam

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