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All you need to know about UKPSC preparation – The Complete Guide

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UKPSC exam preparation requires hard work and the correct guidance which will be provided by online or offline UKPSC coaching classes. Let us tell you everything about the UKPSC exam preparation.


Table of Contents

  1. About UKPSC Examination
  2. Role of Coaching in UKPSC Preparation
  3. Reasons to join Online Coaching for UKPSC - Online UKPSC Course
  4. Why one should join Chahal Academy for UKPSC ?
  5. Stages of Uttarakhand Public Service Commission Examination
      • Preliminary Examination
      • Mains Examination
      • Interview
  6. Eligibility Criteria
      • Educational Qualification
      • Age Limit
  7. Cut-off Marks
  8. How to prepare for Uttarakhand Public Service Commission ?
      • For Prelims
      • For Mains
      • For Interview
  9. Booklist for UKPSC preparation

About UKPSC Examination

Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (UKPSC) is a recruitment body for the vacancies in State Services in the state of Uttarakhand through the most prestigious exam of the state, the UKPSC examination. UKPSC releases notification and invites applications to this examination every year for recruitment into various posts in departments/ministries under the government of Uttarakhand. So, eligible candidates can apply for this examination online after the release of notification. The purpose of this article is to give complete information about the UKPSC examination and guidance for UKPSC exam preparation. You can prepare for the UKPSC exam either through offline or UKPSC online coaching classes.

Role of Coaching in UKPSC Preparation

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Coaching plays an important role in the preparation for State Public Service Exams. Furthermore, coaching acts as a catalyst in the preparation process and increases the chances of success. It solely depends on the candidate whether to choose it or not. In addition to increasing chances, coaching can reduce the workload of the candidate by guiding the student to study what is exactly needed. Coaching also provides an overview of the examination pattern and changing dynamics of the exam. However, it is to be noted that UKPSC coaching is not a guarantee of your success. It will provide an environment for overall development which is essential for success in any exam.

Reasons to join Online Coaching for UKPSC – Online UKPSC course

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  • Your time, Your Place: While offline UKPSC coaching has a fixed schedule, online coaching is flexible. Aspirants can save time from traveling between home, college, and other places.
  • Rescheduling: One of the biggest advantages of online UKPSC coaching is that no lecture or topic will be missed as you can watch it anytime and anywhere on your laptop or mobile. Online coaching is the only and best way to prepare for UKPSC, especially for those who are working or are housewives as they can watch online classes any time when free.
  • Super Affordable Fees: Usually, the cost of coaching for UKPSC exam preparation is approximately between Rs.50,000/- to Rs.75,000/- whereas online coaching costs very less.

Why one should join Chahal Academy for UKPSC

Chahal Academy is like the panacea to all your queries in the field of Civil services. Along with a quality faculty team, we also ensure that high-quality study material is provided and students do not have to hustle for collecting the same. Candidates can rely on Chahal Academy for their UKPSC exam preparation as this academy provides facilities for the overall development of candidates through a learning environment.

Chahal Academy is providing a Specialized Online Course for UKPSC which includes –
  • 400+ hours of UKPSC Complete Foundation Course lecture series. This course includes detailed Topic-wise Coverage of the UKPSC Syllabus. This course is taught by most competent, reliable, and senior faculty and subject matter experts supported by a dynamic and up-to-date content team. Personalized attention is provided by mentors.
  • 24 x 7 availability of best quality UKPSC video lectures- watches from the comfort of any of your devices. It includes specialized & Digitized Classes focused on building a conceptual knowledge base of Students. Technological support and Feedback is provided by Subject Matter Experts.
  • You may learn anytime anywhere as per your time convenience.
  • This course is available at Super Affordable, Cost-Effective and Cheaper fee structure.
  • Regular tests are conducted to improve accuracy and time management.
  • Complete study material is available in soft copy which covers static as well as updated daily & monthly Current Affairs.

Stages of Uttarakhand Public Service Commission Examination

Uttarakhand Public Service Commission conducts the examination in three stages – Prelims, Mains, and Interview.

Preliminary Examination

  • It comprises of two papers of 150 marks and 100 marks of two hours each. It is important to remember that, marks of both paper of Preliminary examination will be counted in preparing merit list of Preliminary examination only and these marks will not be counted in final selection of the candidate. Hence, only marks of mains examination and interview will be counted in preparing cutoff of Uttarakhand Public service Commission Examination.
  • Both papers of Preliminary examination will counted in making cutoff of the preliminary examination.
Paper I : General Studies
Paper II : General Knowledge

Paper Subject Total Questions Duration of Exam Max Marks
Paper 1 General Studies 150 (1 mark/question) 2 hours 150 Marks
Paper 2 General Knowledge Exam 100 (1.5 mark/question) 2 hours 150 Marks
Total 4 hours 300 Marks

Syllabus of Preliminary Examination:

General Studies - UNIT I

Indian History, Culture and National Movement Pre-Historic Period
Mauryan Empire
Gupta Empire
Post-Gupta Period
Indian History, Culture and National Movement Advent of Islam in India
Mughal Empire
Advent of Europeans
Indian National Congress
First World War & Indian National Movement
Government of India Act 1935
History and Culture of Uttarakhand Pre-Historic Period
Proto-historic period
Ancient tribes of Uttarakhand
Kuninda and Yaudheya
Kartikepur dynasty
Kattyuri dynasty
Parmar dynasty of Garhwal
Chand dynasty of Kumaon
Gorkha Invasion and their rule in Uttarakhand
British Rule
Tehri Estate
Freedom Movement in Uttarakhand- First war of Independence (1857) and Uttarakhand
Role of Uttarakhand in India s national movement
People's movements of Uttarakhand

General Studies - UNIT II

Indian and World Geography Geography of world
Important Branches
Earth and Solar System
Lithosphere
Latitudes
Longitudes
Time
Rotation
Revolution
Eclipses
Continents
Mountains
Plateaus
Planes
Hydrosphere
Lakes and Rocks
Atmospheric layers
Composition
Isolation
Humidity
Geography of India Geographic Introduction
Relief and Structure
Climate
Drainage system
Vegetation
Plants
Insect
Livestock breeding
Irrigation
Power
Soils
Water Resources
Geography of Uttarakhand Geographical location
Relief and Structure
Climate
Drainage system
Vegetation
Wild life
Minerals
Agriculture
Irrigation
Major Cities and Tourist Places
Populations

General Studies - UNIT III

Indian & World Polity Indian Polity National & International
Constitution of India
Panchayti Raj
Public Policy
Issues Concerning Rights
Political System of Uttarakhand

General Studies - UNIT IV

General Science and Technology
Science and Technology in India
Current Affairs
Ecology and Environment
Physical Science/Awareness
Life Science
Scientific Glossary

General Studies - UNIT V

Current events of State, National and International Importance

UKPSC Syllabus of General Aptitude for Prelims Exam:

General Aptitude - Unit I

Reasoning & Mental Ability Aptitude
Logical & Analytical Ability
Decision
General Mental Ability
Numerical Identifications
Statistics Analysis

General Aptitude - Unit II

General English & Hindi Language Proficiency Vocabulary
Antonyms
Synonyms
One-word substituion
Phrases/phrasal verbs
Transformation of sentences

Eligibility Criteria – Important for UKPSC preparation

In mains examination, you will have total of seven papers:
  1. Paper I: Language Paper (300 marks, 3 hours)
  2. Paper II: Indian & National Movement, Social & Culture (300 marks, 2 hours)
  3. Paper III: Indian Administration, Social Justice & International Relations (300 marks, 2 hours)
  4. Paper IV: India Geography & World Geography (300 marks, 2 hours)
  5. Paper V: Economic & Social Development (300 marks, 2 hours)
  6. Paper VI: General Science & Technology (300 marks, 2 hours)
  7. Paper VII: General Interest & Science (300 marks, 2 hours)

Total Marks of Mains Examination - 1500 marks.

Interview Stage

UKPSC Mock Interview

  • The interview is of 200 marks. Basically, it is a viva type Q & A type series where questions pertaining to current affairs and educational background are being asked from candidates.
  • The Viva-voce will be to test the personality of the candidates. This test will be in matters of general interest and is intended to test the candidate’s alertness. For instance, Intelligence and general outlook will be tested. For BPSC exam preparation, consideration will also be paid to the bearing and physique of the candidate. It will be conducted either in Hindi or in English depending upon the option selected by the candidate.

Eligibility Criteria – Important for UKPSC preparation

There are certain requirements to appear for the State Services Examination. We will lay down the important criteria required for appearing in the UKPSC exam.

Educational Qualification

  • In order sit in Uttarakhand Public Service Commission, candidate must have degree of recognized university equivalent to the degree of Bachelor of Science, arts .Bachelor of commerce or of any technical subject.
  • Aspiring candidate, who is in the last year of graduation, can also sit in this examination.

Age Limit

  • The candidates should not be less than 21 years and not more than 42 years (on 1st January of the year of examination).

Cut-Off Marks

Examination of 2016 of Uttarakhand Public Service commission, which was announced in July 2019:
  • For General Category cutoff of mains examination was: 792 marks.
  • For schedule caste cutoff of Uttarakhand mains examination was: 637 marks.

How to Prepare for Uttarakhand Public Service commission

For Prelims

  • For prelims practicing and giving mock test is the key as this stage is for screening purpose of good student only. So, give mock test and prepare your mind accordingly to eliminate the wrong answer.
  • You should prepare for preliminary examination based upon the syllabus given above. Some of the basic trend of Preliminary examination is given below:

For Paper I:
Subject Expected number of questions as Per the current trends
Ancient History + Medieval History + Culture + Modern History 10-20
Indian Polity + International Relations 10-12
Geography 10-15
Economic & Social Development 12-18
Science + Tech 12-20
Environment + Biodiversity 10-12
Uttarakhand General Knowledge 25-30
Current Events [National + International] 5-10
Misc (Awards, Organisations, etc) 4-5
For Paper II
Subject Expected number of questions as Per the current trends
Logical Reasoning 30-35
Mathematical Ability 30-35
Behavioral Psychology + Interpersonal Skills + Decision Making & Problem Solving 20-25
English (Comprehension, blanks) 15

For Mains

  • For mains examination your approach should not be based only on information collecting strategy but you should also have an overview of the answer writing practice. Just go through once or twice of mains question paper to understand the pattern and ways of question asking in this examination.
  • As, far as source of preparation is concerned, you should first finish NCERT books, then you can switch on to standard books for more information.

For Interview

  • For personality test/interview, you have to sit for mock interviews. This will help you to experience Q and A round with an interviewer panel which will prepare your body and mind for the final day. So, enhance your personality through Mock Interviews. Furthermore, go through your application form from tip to toe and keep yourself updated with the latest current issues so that you are able to talk about it.

Booklist for UKPSC preparation

Booklist

  1. History: Spectrum for Modern India and NCERT books for Ancient and Medieval India.
  2. Geography: NCERT books of class XI and XII along with the G.C Leong book. While studying Geography, you should always have Orient Blakswan Atlas to mark the place, mountains, and rivers on the Atlas.
  3. Indian Economy: Read Chahal Academy Economy booklet. Further, a large number of economy questions come from Current affairs also.
  4. General Science: NCERT books from 6th to 12th books, you can also read Tata McGraw Hill book.
  5. Environment: Chahal Academy Environment booklet or IGNOU material is more than enough.
  6. Polity: Go for M. Laxmikant. There is no substitute for this book.
  7. Uttarakhand Special: You can pick any book for Uttarakhand special preparation book. For example, Upkar publication book for Uttarakhand special, yearbook of PD, Ghatna Chakra yearly compilation for state special.

At last, you must have faith in yourself and prepare for this battle by giving everything by making a good strategy. This examination is not about how hard you have worked, rather it is about how smart you have worked. We wish you Good luck!! You can visit the official website of BPSC for further details.