UPPSC PCS Pre Exam 2021: About 6.88 lakh candidates have applied for the Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services Examination 2021 i.e. PCS 2021 and Assistant Forest Inspector / Ranger Recruitment Exam 2021 of Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC). Public Service Commission officials have given this information to our colleague Hindustan Times. This year a total of 453 vacancies are to be filled under UPPSC PCS 2021. That is, around seven lakh candidates have applied for 453 posts.
As per the Annual Examination Calendar 2021 released by UPPSC, PCS (Preliminary) Examination is proposed to be held on 13 June 2021. Pushkar Srivastava, media incharge of UPPSC, told that online applications for this examination were invited from 5 February to 5 March 2021.
According to the candidates and subject experts preparing for competitive examinations, this is the first time such a large number of candidates have applied for the PCS exam. Last year, 5.95 lakh people applied for 487 posts of PCS-2020. At the same time, 5.44 lakh candidates applied for 453 posts in PCS-2019. Apart from this, more than 6 lakh 35 thousand students applied for 988 posts in 2018.
This year there are 400 posts for PCS out of which 16 posts are of DSP and 292 posts of Principal in Government Inter Colleges which are the highest. Similarly 4 posts are posts of ARTO, 30 Block Development Officers and 6 posts of Finance and Accounts Department of Industrial Development.
According to officials, however, the number of vacancies in PCS 2021 has been made available by the government to UPPSC. This number can also decrease or increase.
The UPPSC PCS 2021 preliminary examination will be conducted in Prayagraj, Lucknow, Agra, Ayodhya, Azamgarh, Barabanki, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Jaunpur, Jhansi, Kanpur Nagar, Mathura, Meerut, Mirzapur, Moradabad, Rae Bareli, Sitapur and Varanasi districts.
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