UPPSC PCS/ACF/RFO 2018 Notification, Vacancies, Apply Online, Application Form

UPPSC PCS, ACF, RFO 2018 Apply Online, Application Form :

UPPSC Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) & Range Forest Officer (R.F.O.) / Assistant Conservator of Forest (A.C.F.) Services Examination 2018 is going to be held very soon. It will be a combined examination for Range Forest Officer (R.F.O.) / Assistant Conservator of Forest (A.C.F.) services & several vacancies under Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (PCS).

This recruitment event would be a great opportunity for all Government job seekers out there. Interested & eligible candidates are recommended to submit an on-line application on the website www.uppsc.up.nic.in before last date which is 6th of August, 2018. But before that, they are recommended to know few important things such as advertisement no. & date of release, posts names & no. of vacancies, eligibility conditions, on-line application process, application fee, dates of availability of admit card / call letter for all stages’ examination, dates of examination (prelim, main & interview), results etc.

UPPSC Notification

UPPSC PCS & A.C.F. / R.F.O. Services Examination 2018 Advertisement & Vacancies

This year, UPPSC will organize and conduct a combined examination for posts under Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) & Range Forest Officer (R.F.O.) / Assistant Conservator of Forest (A.C.F.) services.

The Commission has already published a combined official advertisement on its website. Official advertisement is available in both languages i.e. Hindi & English. To read or download it now, click any of the below given links-

  • UPPSC P.C.S. exam 2018 official notification in Hindi 
  • UPPSC P.C.S. exam 2018 official notification in English 

With the release of official advertisement, everything is clear now such as no. of vacancies, posts names under Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) etc. As per official advertisement, total no. of vacancies is 924. For more details, please have a look at below given table:

Posts namesNo. of vacancies
Range Forest Officer76
Assistant conservator of Forest16
Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services / Posts832

In special circumstances, above mentioned no. of vacancies may decrease or increase. The names of approximate / expected posts to be included in Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services are as follows:-

  • Regional Employment Officer
  • Assistant Employment Officer
  • Passenger/Goods Tax Officer
  • District Supply Officer Grade-2
  • Executive Officer (Nagar Vikas)
  • District Social Welfare Officer
  • Naib Tehsildar
  • Area Rationing Officer
  • District Food Marketing Officer
  • Commercial Tax Officer
  • Statistical Officer
  • Executive Officer Grade-I/Assistant Nagar Ayukta
  • Manager Marketing and Economic Survey (Small Industries)
  • Assistant Regional Transport Officer
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • Deputy Collector

Note: For complete details of posts, please refer to official advertisement.


Name of the examinationUPPSC Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services Preliminary Examination 2018
Also known asUPPSC P.C.S. exam 2018
Conducted byUttar Pradesh Public Service Commission
Advt. no.A-2/E-1/2018
Advertisement released on6th of July, 2018
Post nameDeputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Assistant conservator of forest, Range Forest Officer etc.
Total no. of vacancies924
Apply modeOnline
Date of commencement of on-line application6th of July, 2018
Last date for submission of on-line application6th of August, 2018
Last date for receipt of examination fee on-line in the bank2nd of August, 2018
Admit cards for prelim exam-
Date of preliminary examinationYet to be announced
Prelim exam results-
Admit cards for main exam-
Date of main examinationYet to be announced
Main exam results-
Call letters for viva-voce (Personality Test)-
Date of viva-voce (Personality Test)Yet to be announced
Final results shall be declared on-
Apply online @www.uppsc.up.nic.in

UPPSC PCS & A.C.F. / R.F.O. Services Examination 2018 Eligibility criteria

Age limit (As on July 1st, 2018)

Post nameMinimum ageMaximum age
Principal, Government Intermediate College (Girls or Boys)30 years40 years
For other posts / vacancies21 years40 years

Relaxation in Upper Age Limit

ParticularsUpper age limit shall be relaxed by
For SCs / STs / OBCs applicants of Uttar Pradesh5 years
For Skilled players of U.P. of Classified Games5 years
For State Govt. employees of U.P.5 years
For PH applicants of U.P.15 years
For group- ‘B’ posts for the Short Service Commissioned Officers / Emergency Commissioned Officers / Ex-Army Personnel’s (who have served in Army for 5 or more years) of U.P.5 years

Educational Qualification

For posts under Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) examination:

Posts namesEducational Qualification
Labour Enforcement OfficerGraduation with commerce or Sociology or Economics and PG degree or diploma in Personnel Management / Trade Management / Social welfare / Social work / Sociology / Commerce / Labour Law / Labour welfare / Labour relation / Law
Principals, Government
Intermediate Colleges
(For Girls or Boys)
Graduation or PG degree from a recognized University
B.T. or B.Ed. or L.T. Diploma of the Department of Education, U.P. or an equivalent degree along with 3 years’ experience in teaching high school or intermediate or any higher class in any government recognized college or University
Information Officer /
District Information
Officer / Script Writer /
Feature Writers /
Incharge, English
Preferential qualification
A bachelor’s degree in Journalism from any Government recognized University / Institution
Experience of writing features, scripts & articles in the magazines & newspapers.

Essential qualification
5 years’ experience in Journalism or diploma in Journalism
A bachelor’s degree with Hindi from any government recognized University
Statistical officerPG degree in Agricultural Statistics or Statistics or Mathematical Statistics from any government recognized University or its equivalent qualification
Designated Officer / Food Safety OfficerPG degree in Chemistry from any government recognized University
A Bachelor’s degree in medicine or microbiology or bio-chemistry or veterinary sciences or agricultural sciences or oil technology or Biology from any government recognized University
District Probation
PG degree in Social Work or Sociology or Psychology or any equivalent qualification or PG diploma in any branch of Social work from any recognized institute
Senior Lecturer, DIETPG degree with B.Ed.
District Programme
Degree in Social Work or Home Science or Social Science or Sociology
Assistant Labour
Degree in Arts with Economics or Sociology as a subject or Law / Commerce
Assistant Director
Industries (Marketing), Assistant Director
Industries (Handloom)
Minimum graduation degree in Textile technology or PG degree in textile industries or PG degree in Technology or Commerce or Science or Arts
Assistant Controller
Legal Measurement
(Grade-I) / Assistant
Controller Legal
Measurement (Grade-II)
Degree in Science with Mechanical Eng. Or Physics as one subject
District Audit Officer
(Revenue Audit)
Commerce Graduate
District Cane Officer,
U.P. Agriculture Service
Group “B”
(Development Branch)
Agriculture Graduate
District Basik Shiksha
Adhikari / Associate
DIOS and other
equivalent administrative
posts, District
Administrative Officer
PG degree
Sub Registrar,
Assistant Prosecuting
Officer (Transport)
Degree in Law
For rest posts / servicesBachelor’s degree from any government recognized college / University or an equivalent qualification

For the Post of Range Forest Officer (R.F.O.) & Assistant Conservator of Forest (A.C.F.):

Post nameEssential QualificationPreferential Qualification
A.C.F.A bachelor’s degree in Engineering OR Agriculture OR a bachelor’s with any one of the subject- Forestry, Physics, Statistics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geology, Botany, Zoology from any recognized UniversityPreference will be given to a candidate who has
a) Obtained a NCC ‘B’ certificate
b) Serviced in the Territorial army for at least 2 years
R.F.O.A bachelor’s degree in Engineering OR Veterinary Science OR a bachelor’s with any two or more of the subjects - Forestry, Physics, Zoology, Agriculture, Statistics, Statistics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geology, Botany, Horticulture and Environment from any recognized UniversityPreference will be given to a candidate who has
a) Obtained a NCC ‘B’ certificate
b) Serviced in the Territorial army for at least 2 years
c) Represented the state in any game

Minimum Physical Standard

For the post of R.F.O. & A.C.F.:

GenderChest girth (Fully expanded)
(in cms.)
(in cms.)
(in cms.)
Minimum standard of height for applicants belonging to STs & races like Kumaonis, Gardhwalis, Nepalis & Gorkhas

UPPSC PCS & A.C.F. / R.F.O. Services Exam 2018 Application Form & Process

Candidates who want to apply for UPPSC PCS & A.C.F. / R.F.O. services examination 2018 are required to fill and submit a common online application form before the last date i.e. 6th of August, 2018. On-line application process includes 3 stages:

Stage I

  • Open UPPSC’s website
  • On homepage, you will several tabs, sections, links etc.
  • Find and click on ‘Click here to Apply Online’ link
  • A new page will be opened having main heading as ‘*** All Notifications/Advertisements Details ***’  and ‘Apply Online’ tab for ‘Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Preliminary Examination’
  • Click on ‘Apply Online’ tab
  • Click on ‘Registration’ tab
  • Read the question and select the appropriate answer
  • If you will select ‘Yes’ then a box will be pop-up where you have to enter ‘Your previous / old Registration Number’ & click on ‘Proceed’ tab to fill & submit an online application form
  • If you don’t know ‘Your previous / old Registration Number’ or if you are a new user on UPPSC’s website then select ‘No’ option
  • On selecting ‘No’ option, you will a new page having ‘Candidate Basic Registration Form’
  • Select choice of examination & type of recruitment
  • Enter your personal information like name, father’s name, mobile number & email ID
  • Select your category, date of birth, gender & marital status
  • Provide your educational details such as ‘Board name’, ‘year of passing’ & ‘roll no.’
  • Provide your essential qualification details
  • Enter verification code
  • Click on tab ‘Validate & Preview’ tab and make changes (if required) by clicking on ‘Click here to modify’ tab
  • After making corrections (if needed), click on ‘Submit Application’ tab
  • Don’t forget to print your registration slip
  • Here your first stage shall be completed
  • Now, move on to next stage

Stage II

  • After attempting registration, you will see a link ‘Click here to proceed for payment’
  • Click it
  • On clicking the said link, you will multiple payment options like ‘Net banking’, ‘Card Payments’ etc.
  • Select any payment option and make payment
  • After submitting the required fee through any of the given options now you will see a ‘Payment Acknowledgement Receipt (PAR)’
  • Print it by clicking on ‘Print Payment Receipt’ link
  • Now, move on to next stage of your online application process

Stage III

  • After making payment & printing payment receipt, you will see a link ‘Proceed for final Submission of Application form’
  • Click it
  • Now, enter all the required information
  • Upload scanned copies of your photo & signature
  • Fill all the entries
  • Then click on ‘Preview’ tab
  • Now, click ‘Submit’ button
  • Don’t forget to take a print of the application

Application Fee

Category wise prescribed examination fee of preliminary examination:

CategoryOn-line processing feeExam feeTotal fee
SC / STRs. 25/-Rs. 40/-Rs. 65/-
OBC / UnreservedRs. 25/-Rs. 100/-Rs. 125/-
HandicappedRs. 25/-NilRs. 25/-
Dependents of the freedom fighters / Ex-servicemen / WomenAs per their original category

Category wise prescribed examination fee of main examination:

CategoryOn-line processing feeExam feeTotal fee
SC / ST of U.P.Rs. 25/-Rs. 80/-Rs. 105/-
OBC / Unreserved / Candidates of Other
Rs. 25/-Rs. 200/-Rs. 250/-
HandicappedRs. 25/-NilRs. 25/-
Dependents of the freedom fighters / Ex-servicemen / Women of U.P.As per their original category

Mode Of Payment

There are 3 modes of payment are available :

  1. Internet Banking
  2. Card Payments (debit / credit card)
  3. Other Payment Modes

UPPSC PCS & A.C.F. / R.F.O. Services Examination 2018 Plan of examination

UPPSC PCS & A.C.F. / R.F.O. services examination 2018 will consist three stages of examination:

  1. Preliminary examination
  2. Main examination
  3. Viva – voce (Personality test)

Stage 1 Preliminary Examination 

Stage 1 or prelim exam will consist of two mandatory papers having objective type questions. Each paper shall be of 2 hours duration and for 200 marks. Further details are given below:

Paper no.Paper nameNo. of MCQsTimingSyllabus / Topics
IGeneral Studies-I150from 9.30 to 11.30 A.M.Current events of national & international Importance, History of India & Indian National Movement, Current events of national & international Importance, Indian Polity & Governance, Economic & Social Development, General Science etc.
IIGeneral Studies-II100from 2.30 to 4.30 P.MGeneral mental ability, Decision making & problem solving, Logical reasoning & analytical ability, Interpersonal skills including communication skills, Comprehension, Elementary Mathematics upto Class X level (Arithmatic, Algebra, Geometry & Statistics), General Hindi upto Class X level & General English upto Class X level etc.

Note: Paper II (General Studies-II) will be a qualifying paper and minimum qualifying marks will be 33%. Preliminary Examination merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained by candidates in Paper-I.

Stage 2 Main examination

Candidates who will qualify prelim exam will be eligible for UPPSC PCS & A.C.F. / R.F.O. services main examination 2018. Main examination consists of several question papers from optional as well as compulsory subjects.

Compulsory Subjects

Name of subjectsMarksSyllabus / topics
General Hindi150Please refer official notification or click here
Essay150Select one topic from each section and write essay in 700 words
Section A:- (1) Literature & Culture. (2) Social sphere. (3) Political sphere.

Section B:- 1) Agriculture, Industry & Trade 2) Economic Sphere 3) Agriculture, Industry & Trade

Section C:- 1) National Development programmes & projects 2) National & International Events 3) Earthquake, Deluge, Natural Calamities, Land slide, Drought etc.
General Studies (First Paper)200History of Indian Culture, Modern Indian history (from A.D.1757 to A.D. 1947), The Freedom Struggle, History of the world, Salient features of Indian Society & culture, Role of women in society & women's organization,Meaning of privatization, globalization & liberalization, Salient features of Physical Geography, Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh, Oceanic resources of India etc.
General Studies (Second Paper)200Indian Constitution, Role of Finance Commission in Centre- State financial relations, Functions and responsibilities of the Union & the States, Current affairs and events of Regional, Parliament & State legislatures etc.
General Studies (Third Paper)200Economic planning in India, Achievements of Indians in science & technology, Indian Infrastructure, Food processing & related industries in India, Issues related to direct & indirect farm subsidies, Components of Government Budgets & Financial System, Issues of Poverty, Unemployment, Social justice & inclusive growth, Role, kind & mandate of security forces etc.
General Studies (Fourth Paper)200Ethics and Human Interface, Probity in Governance, Public/Civil Service values & ethics in Public Administration, Emotional Intelligence, Aptitude & foundational values for Civil Service etc.

Optional Subjects

Few optional subjects are given below. A candidate has to select any one. There will be two papers for each optional subject and each paper shall be divided into 2 sections. In each section, there will be 4 questions. Overall, there will be 8 questions in each paper out of which, a candidate has to solve 5 questions while selecting 2 questions from each section.

Animal Husbandry & Veterinary ScienceLawBotanyPsychologyGeology
PhysicsChemistryZoologyAgricultureArabic Lit.
Urdu Lit.English Lit.Electrical EngineeringMechanical EngineeringCivil Engineering
AnthropologySocial WorkHistoryPolitical Science & International RelationsManagement
Defence StudiesStatisticsMedical ScienceAgricultural EngineeringPublic Administration
Commerce & AccountancySanskrit LitPersian Lit.Hindi Lit.-

Stage 3 Viva – voce (Personality test)

It will be of total 100 marks.Through this test the board will test candidate’s following skills- intelligence, character, general awareness, expression power / personality & general suitability for the post / service.

Post-wise Salary

  • Range Forest Officer – Rs. 9300/- to Rs. 34800/-, GP – Rs. 4800/-, Group “B”, Gazetted.
  • Assistant conservator of forest – Rs. 15600/- to Rs. 39100/-, GP- Rs. 5400/-, Group “B”, Gazetted.

UPPSC PCS & A.C.F. / R.F.O. Services Examination 2018 Admit card / call letters

Admit cards of UPPSC PSC exam will be released few days before the examination. Candidates can download admit cards to attend the examination from the official website.

UPPSC PCS & A.C.F. / R.F.O. Services Examination 2018 Result

Results will be declared by the commission after successfully conducting each stage of examination. Candidates can check and download their results from official website.


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