For the posts included in the Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services (General Recruitment / Physically Handicapped – Backlog / Special Recruitment) Examination:- The candidates must possess Bachelors Degree of any recognised University or equivalent qualification upto the last date for receipt of application. This should be mentioned by the candidate in the relevant column of their application form but for some posts specific qualifications have been prescribed of which the details are given below:-

UPPSC Eligibility 2023

UPPSC PCS Eligibility 2023 is clearly specified in the official notification published by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission on 3rd March 2023. The UP Commission will conduct the Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) Examination for various vacancies, including those for forest services. Candidates must check all the eligibility details before applying online for the exam. 

Lakhs of students appear for the UP PCS exam every year with a dream of joining Uttar Pradesh State Services. Being a prestigious examination UP PCS holds extreme importance. Therefore, it becomes even more important for the candidates to know all the required eligibility norms so that they do not waste an attempt after extreme hard work. The basic eligibility criteria include: 

  • UPPSC Age limit
  • Education qualification
  • Physical Fitness

Apart from the above-mentioned requirements, a candidate’s nationality will also hold equal importance while applying for UPPSC 2023.

UPPSC Age Limit

The UPPSC age limit is one of the most important eligibility guidelines that need to be followed by every applicant. The UP PCS Exam (Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services) is counted among the most prestigious state-level examinations. A number of candidates are in line to appear for this exam as the Prelims is set to be conducted on 14th May 2023. It is advised that the candidates fill out the application form only after confirming the upper UPPSC age limit as per the latest notice released by the commission in 2023:

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

The above-mentioned UPPSC age limit is applicable to the candidates belonging to the General category. The age criteria differ for various categories of applicants. Candidates who belong to certain reserved categories are allowed some relaxation in the upper age limit.

UPPSC Age Relaxation

According to the latest UPPSC eligibility details, the reserved categories have been provided with the facility of age relaxation.

SC5 Years
ST5 Years
OBC5 Years
Sports Person5 Years
State Govt. Employees of Uttar Pradesh5 Years
Physically Handicapped15 Years
Ex. Servicemen5 Years

UPPSC has given certain prerequisites to claim the benefit of age relaxation or reservation, as given below:

  • Candidate must have a Domicile of Uttar Pradesh.
  • A candidate claiming a seat reservation must produce the category certificate from the competent authority.
  • For women candidates, the caste/domicile certificate issued from the father’s side shall be considered valid.
  • Candidates claiming reservation/age relaxation in multiple categories for the UPPSC PCS Exam shall be entitled to only one concession, whichever is more beneficial.

UPPSC PCS Educational Qualification

As per the UPPSC eligibility mentioned in the notification, educational qualifications for the UP PCS Combined State and Upper subordinate services exam is a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification up to the last date for receipt of application from any recognized University. Commission has further given qualification criteria for various posts.

Sub Registrar, Assistant Bachelor’s Degree in Law
Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade 2)Science Degree with Physics or Mechanical Eng. as a subject. 
Tax Assessment OfficerBachelor’s degree in commerce or economics with 55% marks
Assistant Labour CommissionerMaster’s Degree in Economics / Sociology / Commerce/ Law / Labour relation / Labour welfare / Labour Law / Social work / Social welfare / Trade Management / Personnel Management.
Law OfficerBachelor’s Degree in Law

Registration in the concerned Bar Council or the
affiliated Bar Association recognized by the Bar Council of India
Two years practice experience certificate issued/Certified by Bar Council/Bar Association.
Technical Assistant(Geophysics)PG degree with min 50 % mark in Geophysics, Applied Geophysics, Geology, or
Applied Geology (with Physics, Mathematics at the UG level) from a university established by law in India.
Technical Assistant(Geology)(PG degree with min 50 % mark in Geology or Applied Geology or Diploma in Applied Geology from the Indian School of Mines and Applied Geology, Dhanbad.

Educational Qualification for the UPPSC Assistant Conservator of Forest and Range Forest Officer exam:

Bachelor’s degree in at least one of the subjects like Zoology, Botany, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, etc is required for the post of Assistant Conservator of Forest and Range Forest Officer. Candidates should therefore be careful enough while applying for any one of these posts.

UPPSC Physical Eligibility

The UP PCS exam is one of the state-level examinations that have various types of positions in the higher bureaucracy as well. As per the UPPSC eligibility, some of these posts also require the candidates to be physically fit and healthy. These are mostly field jobs such as the police departments.

The minimum physical measurements are required for various UPPSC posts like D.S.P, District Commandant Home Guard, Superintendent of Jail, Excise Inspector, Deputy Jailor, and other similar gazetted posts. Aspirants who aim for physically active posts need to check the physical requirements to clear the physical standard test including height and other things.

UPPSC Eligibility: Physical Standards for D.S.P

CategoryHeight (Cm.)Chest (Cm.)
Male candidates only General, Other Backward Classes of Citizens, and Schedule Castes.1658489
Scheduled Tribes1607984
Female candidates only General, Other Backward Classes of Citizens, and Schedule Castes.152Not applicable
Scheduled Tribes147Not applicable
Minimum Weight for female candidates of all categories40 Kg.Not applicable

Post-District Commandant Home Guards

Category Height (Cm.)Chest (Cm.)
Male candidates1658489
Female candidates1507984
For the candidates of Scheduled Tribes and Male Candidates of Kumayun and Gadhwal Divisions1608489

Post- Superintendent of Jail

  • Height 168 cm. (In the case of candidates of Kumaun and Garhwal Divisions not less than 163 cm).
  • Chest 81.3 cm (unexpanded) and 86.3 cm (expanded)
  • Vision – 6/6

Post-Excise Inspector

CategoryHeight (Cm.)Chest (Cm.)
Male candidates16781.2 86.2
Female candidates (SC/ST)147 
Other Female Candidates152

Post-Deputy Jailor

CategoryHeight (C.M.)Chest Measurement
  Unexpanded (C.M.)Expanded (Minimum) (C.M.)
Male Candidates16881.305
Female Candidates152Weight: 45 – 58 kg.

Minimum Physical Standard For the Other Posts

There are certain other posts in the UPPSC exam such as the Assistant Conservator of Forest(ACF) and Range Forest Officer (RFO) that require physical guidelines to be met perfectly. Commission has given separate Minimum physical requirements for them, which are as given below:

SexHeightChest GirthExpansion
Male163 cms84 cms5 cms
Female150 cms79 cms5 cms

However, for the post of RFO, Commission has given some relaxation in height for the candidates belonging to ST and to races such as Gorkhas, Nepalis, Kumaonis, and Gardhwalis. The relaxation in Height as:

  • Male: 152.5 cm
  • Female: 145 cm

UPPSC PCS Number of Attempts

No criterion has been mentioned in the notification related to the number of attempts for the UPPSC exam. Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criterion can apply for the exam without worrying about the number of attempts. However, candidates should note that they will only be able to appear for the exam until their maximum UPPSC age limit is reached.

Important Points to Note for UPPSC Eligibility 2023

To avoid having their applications rejected, candidates should make sure they meet all of the UPPSC eligibility requirements before submitting their applications for the UP PCS exam. Here are a few important details regarding the PCS exam eligibility.

  • Only people with an Uttar Pradesh domicile can avail of the relaxation under the reservation policy.
  • For Female aspirants, the domicile from the father’s side will be considered.
  • Only non-creamy layer candidates of the OBC category are eligible for the reservation.
  • The minimum age requirement is 21 years. Candidates should therefore properly check the UPPSC age limit criteria before applying for the exam.
  • Candidates must have passed or obtained their graduation degree by the date mentioned in the notification.