UPPSC Eligibility Criteria 2022: Age Limit, Qualification and More

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (Uttar Pradesh Lōk Sēvā Āyōg), generally abbreviated as UPPSC, is the state organisation responsible for the recruitment of all entry-level appointments to Uttar Pradesh’s different Group A and Group B Civil Services positions.

To successfully apply for the PCS written examination in 2022, you must first understand the comprehensive UPPSC PCS eligibility criteria. Candidates who do not meet the UPPSC PCS eligibility requirements would be barred from participating in the recruitment process.

On that note, Let’s learn about the latest and detailed UPPSC PCS eligibility criteria in detail.

UPPSC PCS Exam Eligibility 2022: Overview

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission has issued and established the UPPSC PCS Eligibility Criteria 2022. (UPPSC). Along with the official notification, the UPPSC Eligibility 2022 has been released. UPPSC will hold the Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) Examination in 2022 for a variety of positions, including those in forest services.

The UPPSC Application form 2022 will be made available on the official website of UPPSC tentatively in February 2022 as per the UPPSC calendar 2022. Besides the application form, subsequently, candidates can also access their UPPSC admit cards, exam pattern, syllabus, marking scheme, cut off as well as UPSC answer key and result on the same website.

Every year, thousands of students take the UPPSC PCS test in the hopes of joining Uttar Pradesh State Services. It is critical that they know all of the eligibility requirements for the UPPCS Exam.

Let’s discuss the UPPSC PCS Eligibility criteria including

  • Age limit
  • Education qualification
  • Physical Criteria.


According to the most recent notification issued by the commission in 2022, the age restriction for the UPPCS Exam (Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services) is as follows:

  • Minimum Age: 21 years
  • Maximum Age: 40 years

UPPSC Age Relaxation

The UPPSC has provided age relaxation for the following categories:

CategoryAge Relaxation
State Govt. Employees of Uttar Pradesh5 Years
SC/ST/OBC5 Years
Sports Person5 Years
Ex. Servicemen5 Years
Physically Handicapped15 Years

The UPPSC has set forth the following requirements for claiming the benefit of age relaxation or reservation:

  • The aspirant must be an Uttar Pradesh resident.
  • A candidate claiming a reserved seat must present a category certificate from the appropriate authority.
  • For female candidates, the caste/domicile certificate produced by the father’s side will be accepted.
  • Candidates seeking reservation/age relaxation in more than one category for the UPPSC PCS Exam will be eligible for only one concession, whichever is more beneficial.

UPPSC PCS  Number of Attempts

The number of attempts specified in the official notification for the UPPSC PCS test is not a criterion. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria may apply for the exam without regard to the number of attempts.

UPPSC PCS Educational Qualification

According to the official notification, the educational requirements for the UPPSC PCS Combined state and Upper subordinate services test are as follows:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification up to the last date of submitting the application form from any recognized University.

Commission has further given qualification criteria for various posts, which they can go through in the official UPPSC Notification 2022 released by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission.

UPPSC Minimum Physical Standards

Minimum physical measurements are necessary for many UPPSC positions, such as

  • Deputy Superintendent of Police (D.S.P)
  • District Commandant Home Guards
  • Superintendent of Jail
  • Excise Inspector
  • Deputy Jailor

Minimum Physical Requirements for Other Positions like

  • Assistant Conservator of Forest(ACF)
  • Range Forest Officer (RFO)

The Commission has established different minimum physical requirements for them, which are as follows:

SexHeightChest Girth(Fully Expanded)Expansion
Male163 cm84 cm5 cm
Female150 cm79 cm5cm

However, for the post of RFO, the Commission has granted certain height relaxation to applicants belonging to ST and races like as Gorkhas, Nepalis, Kumaonis, and Gardhwalis. Height relaxation is defined as:

  • Male: 152.5 cm
  • Female: 145 cm

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