How to prepare for Uttarakhand UKPCS Exam ?

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Uttarakhand Public Civil Services is the dreams of many aspirants in the state. Thousands of young and experience candidates apply for UKPCS to get the top administrative positions in various departments of Uttarakhand. Civil Service Exam is known to be toughest selection exam which can only be cracked through well preparation and studies.

Role of UKPSC in PCS Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (UKPSC) is the state agency to conduct Civil Service Examination in Uttarakhand. UKPSC issue advertisement, conduct pre & main exam and interview for the selection of qualified candidates for top notch positions in State Govt Departments. Uttarakhand Public Service Commission conducts Uttarakhand Public Civil Service Exam every year and recruit candidates to serve Uttarakhand State.

What is Uttarakhand PCS Exam ?

UKPCS is an examination that is conduct for the selection of Public Civil Service officers for the state level. This recruitment is based on two exams (Pre and Mains) and one interview procedure. In pre examination there are two exams conducts first is General Studies and Second is CSAT. In Main exam there are total 7 papers are included which is based on different subjects.

How to prepare for Uttarakhand UKPCS Exam ?

To start preparation for any exam the first thing should have to do is to be focus for that particular exam and aim. Then get all the information about Uttarakhand PCS Exam. Candidates should remember these following key points about the exam preparation –

  • Be focused and collect all the information about related exam.
  • According to the pattern ok UK PCS, there are two exam will be conducted. So check the syllabus of both the exams, that will be easily available on official website of UKPSC.
  • Set a time table chart according to the subjects. When you are dividing the time slot kindly judge your sitting capability in hours. Try to give minimum 2 hours for one subject.
  • For PCS exam three important points which candidates should keep in mind are : 1- Hard work 2- Daily Study 3- Concentration.
  • Study material will play an important role to get selection. Always prefer smart study and never mug up your notes. Because in civil services preparation the connectivity with all subjects is most important thing.
  • Always prefer famous writer’s book and try to avoid local books.
  • For any examination, good health matters a lot. So take care of health and avoid everything that will leads you towards sickness. Drink lot and lots of water.
  • Try to save your time for study.

Examination Pattern and Syllabus For Uttarakhand PCS

Uttarakhand Public service commission has recently change the examination pattern. Now days competition is going tougher. Students are very familier with each and every subject and topics related to the examination. Coaching institutions are providing quality notes and each information is relates with the current activity or affairs. UK PCS is now more difficult and based on very deep and lengthy syllabus. So now it is very important to study deep and clear all doubts of each subjects. Students can check the UK PCS syllabus and examination pattern.

Is it Possible to become a PCS Officer within One Year?

This question is hitting every student’s mind and diverting their minds. Students are affraid to start their preparation for PCS because they thoughts it is a very time taking examination. But it is not true and answer of this question is "YES" one can become a PCS officer within one year. Every exam is tough but a good and smart study will help to achive any goal. To clear a PCS exam in one year it is very important to have a clear vision about goal and a good planning for study. It’s all depends on one’s study and study matterial to achive any goal. Some important books are given below.

Important Books for UKPCS Preparation

For basic knowledge always prefer NCERT books for all subjects like History, Geography, Political science.

1) For History :

Ancient History
Ancient India – (NCERT) – (Prof. R.S. Sharma)
Ancient India – An Introductory Outline (D.N. Jha)
History of India – Vol. I (Romila Thapar)
Material culture & Social Formation in Ancient India – (R.S. Sharma)
Indian Feudalism – (R.S. Sharma)
Ancient India – (L.Mukherjee)

Medieval History
Medieval India – (NCERT) – (Satish Chandra)
Medieval India (Macmillan) – (Satish Chandra)
Medival India – Volume I & Volume II – (Satish Chandra)
The Advanced History of India – (Majumdar, Raychaudhuri & Datta)

Modern History
Modern India (NCERT) – (Bipan Chandra)
India’s Struggle For Independence – (Bipan Chandra) 
Gandhi – (B.R. Nanda)
Freedom Struggle (NBT) – (Bipan Chandra & others) 
Modern India – (Sumit Sarkar)

World History
The story of Civilization – Vol. 2 (NCERT) – (Arjun Dev)
Contemporary World History – (NCERT) – (Arjun Dev & others)
The Mainstream of Civilization – (Strayer, Gatzke & Harbison)
Europe Since Napoleon – (David Thompson)

2) For Geography :
Indian and World Geography – (Hussain)
Geography of India – (Majid Hussain)
Geography – (Surender Singh)
Physical Geography – (Savindra Singh)
Environmental Awareness – (R.C.Chandna)
Indian Economy – (Dutt and Sundaram)
India Year Book, published by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

3) For Political Science :
Indian Constitution – Bare Act – Ministry of Law and Justice
An Introduction to the Constitution of India – (D.D. Basu)
Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations – (M. Laxmikanth)
A History of Political thought – (J.P. Suda)
A History of Political thought – (Subrata Mukherjee, Susheela Ramaswamy)

4) For Indian Economy :
An Evolution of Indian Economy – (I.C. Dhingra)
Economic Survey of India by Govt. of India
Indian Economy – (Dutta and Sundara)
Indian Economy – (Mishra and Puri)

5) For Current Affair :
Hindu and Economic Times Newspapers
Frontline, Political & Economic Weeks Periodicals
India Year Book

For apptitude and english student can follow any book like Quicker Mathematics, R.S. Agrawal for Reasoning, Math & Objective General English. In UK PCS, it is very important to have a complete knowledge of Uttarakhand. There are many local books available in market but student can prefer Pariksha Vani. This information is just for creating a background for those candidates who are willing to become a PCS Officer.

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20 Responses to “How to prepare for Uttarakhand UKPCS Exam ?”

    Azad Singh

    How Can I prepare for examination or can preparation, whereas I am working with somewhere.


    How many days of course for ukpcs

    Hari Prasad

    In UKPSC, They Mentioned Paper 1 of Mains as “Language Paper”

    Is there any option to choose “Tamil” to write that “Language Paper” ————— [or its only available in “Hindi”]

    Hari Prasad

    Can Tamil Nadu state candidate give UKPSC exam?

    Hari Prasad

    Respected Sir/Mam,
    In UKPSC exam, In Mains Pattern, They mentioned Paper-1 as a “Language Paper”, It means Can I choose any other language like “Tamil” or only Hindi is available


    How can i start preparation after 12 th??

    saddam kumar

    Sir i am persuing my graduation . I m waiting my result so i can apply for ukpcs exam?


    please any one tell of book which contain previous year question of 10 yrs of uk pcs..i did’nt get previous year questions

    Amit Gusain

    hey is not possible for the other state aspirants to participate in uttrakhand state PCS exam as employment office registration is mandatory for it.
    thanks you


    Can up state candidate give ukpsc exam …..if yes then what was the age limit for other state candidate students……



    harish chandra singh

    select material,use net,regular study alongside notes discuss with senior use mind power,yoga &prayer &have faith in self


    Any tips or focus piont to crack naib tehsildar exam 2016

    shashank shekhar

    I want to ask if you compare the exam pattern,difficulty level and syllabus of upsc and ukpcs then how both are different in terms of all the factors


    Computer knowledge is also a part of this exam. can anyone tell which book i should prefer?
    PS- thanks for the above given information.


    Use your mobile phone and PC to study as and when you get time at your office. DO not waste a single minute in office for non-work purposes. Make a habit to study anywhere like travelling etc. make an organised effort. The syllabus and the best sources must be kept i mind. Take help of online mrunal/BYJU/UGC CEC videos


    How to manage study time after 9AM to 6PM private sector working hours to cover the vast syllabus.




    thnq for ur best compliment


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