The competitive examination for the Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services
(General Recruitment / Physically Handicapped Backlog / Special Recruitment)
Examination, 2018 and Assistant Conservator of Forest / Range Forest Officer Services
Examination, 2018 comprise three successive stages viz :-
(1) Preliminary Examination (Objective Type & Multiple choice). 2- Main Examination
(Conventional Type, i.e. Written examination). 3- Viva- Voce (Personality Test).
The Preliminary examination for the Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services
(General Recruitment / Physically Handicapped – Backlog / Special Recruitment)
Examination and Assistant Conservator of Forest / Range Forest Officer Services
Examination will consist of two compulsory papers of which answer sheet be on OMR
sheets. The syllabus for Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (General
Recruitment / Physically Handicapped – Backlog / Special Recruitment) Examination and
Assistant Conservator of Forest / Range Forest Officer Services Examination is mentioned
in Appendix-5 of this advertisement. The papers shall be 200 marks each and of two hours
durations. Both the papers shall be objective Type & multiple choice in which there shall be
150-100 questions Respectively. The timing of paper I will be from 9.30 to 11.30 A.M. and
paper II from 2.30 to 4.30 P.M.
Note : (1) Paper-II of the Preliminary Examination will be a qualifying paper with
minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%. (2) It is mandatory for the Candidates to
appear in both the papers of Preliminary Examination for the purpose of evaluation.
Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he does not appear in both in
papers. (3) The merit of the Candidates will be determined on the basis of marks
obtained in Paper-I of the Preliminary Examination.
RECRUITMENT) MAIN (WRITTEN) EXAMINATION : The Written examination will consist
of the following compulsory and optional subjects. The syllabus whereof is mentioned in
Appendix-6 of this advertisement. The candidates have to select any one subject from the list
1. General Hindi 150 marks
2. Essay 150 marks
3. General Studies (First Paper) 200 marks
4. General Studies (Second Paper) 200 marks
5. General Studies (Third Paper) 200 marks
6. General Studies (Fourth Paper) 200 marks


Compulsory Subject viz: General Hindi, Essay and General Studies (First, Second,
Third and Fourth papers) Papers Shall be Conventional type and for solving the questions
three hours time is allowed. For optional Question papers three hours time is allowed. Two
hundred maximum marks has been allotted for each optional question paper.
Note : 1. Timing of examination paper of 3 hours i.e. 9.30 am to 12.30 pm & 2 pm to 5
pm. 2. A candidate shall be required to obtain such minimum marks in the
compulsory paper of General Hindi, as may be determined by the Government or
the Commission, as the case may be. There shall be Two sections in all the question
papers of Optional subject and each section will include Four questions.
Candidates are required to answer only Five questions while they must select
minimum Two questions from each section.
1. 27. Agriculture & Veterinary Science Arabic Lit.
2. 15. 28. Zoology Statistics Hindi Lit.
3. 16. 29. Chemistry Defence Studies Persian Lit.
4. 17. 30. Physics Management Sanskrit Lit.
5. 18. 31. Mathematics Political Science & Commerce &
6. Geography International Relations Accountancy
7. 19. 32. Economics History Public Administration
8. 20. 33. Sociology Social Work Agricultural Engineering
9. 21. 34. Philiosophy Anthropology Medical Science
10. 22. Geology Civil Engineering
11. 23. Psychology Mechanical Engineering
12. 24. Botany Electrical Engineering
13. 25. Law English Lit.
14. 26. Animal Husbandry Urdu Lit.

The test will relate to the matter of general interest keeping the matter of academic interest
in view and for general awareness, intelligence, character, expression power/personality
and general suitability for the service.
Syllabus for Preliminary Examination Pertaining to the Combined State / Upper
Subordinate Services (General Recruitment / Physically Handicapped-Backlog /
Special Recruitment) Examination and Assistant Conservator of Forest / Range
Forest Officer Services Examination both.
General Studies-I
Duration: Two hours
Marks – 200
* Current events of national and international importance.
* History of India and Indian National Movement.
* India and World geography – Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the
* Indian Polity and governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public
Policy, Rights Issues etc.
* Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty Inclusion,
Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
* General Issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change- that do not
require subject specialization.
* General Science
Current events of national and international Importance:- On Current Events of
National and International Importance, candidates will be expected to have knowledge
about them.
History of India & Indian National Movement:- In History emphasis should be on broad
understanding social, economic and political aspects of Indian History. In the Indian
National Movement, the candidates are expected to have synoptic view of nature and
character of the freedom movement, growth of nationalism and attainment of
India and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the
World: In World Geography only general understanding of the subject will be expected.
Questions on the Geography of India will relate to Physical, Social & Economic Geography
of India.
Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj,
Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.:- In Indian Polity, Economic and Culture, questions will
test knowledge of country’s political system including Panchayati Raj and Community
Development, broad features of Economic policy in India and Indian Culture.
Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion,
Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.:- The candidates will be tested with
respect to problems and relationship between Population, Environment and Urbanisation.
General Issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not
require subject specialization, General awareness of the subject is expected from
General Science:- Questions on General Science will cover general appreciation and
understanding of Science including matters of every day observation and experience, as
may be expected of a well educated person, who has not made a special study of any
scientific discipline.
Note:- Candidates are expected to have general awareness about the above subjects with
special reference to Uttar Pradesh.
General Studies-II
Duration : Two hours
Marks – 200
 Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
 Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
 Decision making and problem solving.
 General mental ability
 General English upto Class X level.
 General Hindi upto Class X level.
Elementary Mathematics (Upto Class X Level)
1. Arithmetic:- (i) Number systems: Natural Numbers, Integers, Rational and Irrational
numbers, Real numbers, Divisors of an Ineger, prime Integers, L.C.M. and H.C.F. of
integers and their Interrelationship.
(ii) Average (iii) Ratio and proportion (iv) Percentage (v) Profit and Loss (vi) Simple and
Compound Interests (vii) Work and Time (viii) Speed, Time and Distance  

2. Algebra :- (i) Factors of polynomials, L.C.M. and H.C.F. of polynomials and their
Interrelationship, Remainder theorem, simultaneous linear equations, quadratic
equations. (ii) Set Theory:- Set, null set, subsets and proper subsets of a set, operations
(Union, Intersections, difference, symmetric difference) between sets, venn diagram.
3. Geometry:- (i) Constructions and theorems regarding triangle, rectangle, square,
trapezium and circles, their perimeter and area. (ii) Volume and surface area of sphere,
right circular cylinder, right circular Cone and Cube.
4. Statistics:- Collection of data, Classification of data, frequency, frequency distribution,
tabulation, cumulative frequency. Representation of data – Bar diagram, Pie chart,
histogram, frequency polygon, cumulative frequency curves (ogives), Measures of
Central tendency:Arithmetic Mean, Median and Mode.
General English Upto Class X Level
1. Comprehension
2. Active Voice and Passive Voice
3. Parts of Speech
4. Transformation of Sentences
5. Direct and Indirect Speech
6. Punctuation and Spellings
7. Words meanings
8. Vocabulary & Usage
9. Idioms and Phrases
10. Fill in the Blanks 


कक्षा 10 तक की सामान्य हिंदी

  • हिंदी वर्णमाला, विराम चिन्ह
  • संधि, समास
  • क्रियाएं
  • अनेकार्थी शब्द
  • विलोम शब्द
  • पर्यायवाची
  • मुहावरे एवं लोकोक्तियां
  • त्तसम एवं तद्भव देशज विदेशी (शब्द भंडार)
  • वर्तनी
  • अर्थबोध
  • हिंदी भाषा के प्रयोग में होने वाली अशुद्धियां
  • उत्तर प्रदेश की मुख्य बोलियां
  • शब्द रचना, वाक्य रचना, अर्थ 



1. No candidate shall be admitted to the examination unless he holds a certificate of
admission from the Commission. The decision of the Commission as to the eligibility or
otherwise of a candidate for admission to the examination shall be final. 2. CANDIDATES
THEY MAY BE DISQUALIFIED. 3. If a Candidate’s handwriting is not easily legible,
deduction may be made from the total marks. A candidate may answer question papers in 4.
English Roman Script or Hindi in Devnagri Script or in Urdu in Persian script provided that the
language papers as a whole must be answered in any of the above script unless it is otherwise
indicated in question paper. The question papers shall be in English in Roman Script and 5.
Hindi in Devnagri Script. The standard of knowledge required of candidates in compulsory 6.
and optional subjects will be such as a young man holding a Bachelor’s Degree of a University



1. दिए हुए गद्य खंड का अवबोध (Comprehension) और प्रश्नोत्तर

2. संक्षेपण (Precise Writing)

3. सरकारी एवं अर्धसरकारी पत्र लेखन, तार लेखन, कार्यालय आदेश, अधिसूचना, परिपत्र

4. शब्द ज्ञान एवं प्रयोग —>> i) उपसर्ग एवं प्रत्यय प्रयोग ii) विलोम शब्द iii) वाक्यांश के लिए एकशब्द iv) वर्तनी एवं वाक्य शुद्धि  v) लोकोक्ति एवं मुहावरे


There will be three sections in the question paper of Candidates will have to select Essay.
one topic from each section and they are required to write essay in 700 words on each
topic. In the three sections, topics of essay will be based on following sphere :
Section A : (1) (2) (3) Literature and Culture. Social sphere. Political sphere.
Section B: (1) (2) (3) Science, Environment and Technology. Economic Sphere
Agriculture, Industry and Trade.
Section C: (1) (2) National and International Events. Natural Calamities, Land slide,
Earthquake, Deluge, Drought etc. National Development programmes and projects. (3)
1- History of Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and
Architecture from ancient to modern times.
2- Modern Indian history (from A.D.1757 to A.D. 1947): Significant events, personalities
and issues, etc.
3- The Freedom Struggle- its various stages and important contributors/contributions from
different parts of the country.
4- Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country (till 1965A.D.).
5- History of the world will include events from 18 century to middle of the 20 century such
th th
as French revolution of 1789, industrial revolution, World Wars, redraw of national
boundaries, Socialism, Nazism, Fascism etc-their forms and effect on the society.
6- Salient features of Indian Society and culture.
7- Role of Women in society and women’s organization, population and associated issues,
poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
8- Meaning of liberalization, privatization and globalization and their effects on economy,
polity and social structure.
9- Social empowernment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
10- Distribution of major natural resources of World- Water, Soils, Forests in reference to
South and South-East Asia with special reference to India. Factors responsible for the
location of industries (with special reference to India).
11- Salient features of Physical Geography- Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcanic activity,
Cyclone, Ocean Currents, winds and glaciers.
12- Oceanic resources of India and their potential.
13- Human migration-refugee problem of the World with focus on India.
14- Frontiers and boundaries with reference to Indian sub-continent.
15- Population and Settlements- Types and Patterns, Urbanization, Smart Cities and
Smart Villages.


16- Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh – History, Culture, Art, Architecture, Festival,
Folk-Dance, Literature, Regional Languages, Heritage, Social Customs and Tourism.
17- Specific knowledge of U.P.- Geography- Human and Natural Resources, Climate,
Soils, Forest, Wild-Life, Mines and Minerals, Sources of Irrigation.
1- Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments,
significant provisions and basis structure, Role of Supreme Court in evolution of basic
provisions of Constitution.
2- Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States: issues and challenges
pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and
challenges therein .
3- Role of Finance Commission in Centre- State financial relations.
4- Separation of powers, dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Emergence and
use of alternative dispute redressal mechanisms.
5- Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other major democratic
6- Parliament and State legislatures- structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers
and privileges and concerned issues.
7- Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary: Ministries
and Departments of the Government, Pressure groups and formal/informal associations
and their role in the Polity. Public Interest Litigation (PIL).
8- Salient features of the Reperesentation of People’sAct.
9- Appointment to various Constitutional posts, Powers, functions and their
10- Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies including NITI Aayog, their
features and functioning.
11- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues
arising out of their design, implementation and Information Communication Technology
12- Development processes- the role of Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Self
Help Groups (SHGs), various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and
other stakeholders.
13- Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States
and the performance of these schemes, mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies
constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
14- Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to
Health, Education , Human Resources.
15- Issues relating to poverty and hunger, their implication on body politic.
16- Important aspects of governance. Transparency and accountability, e-governance
applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential, citizens, charters and
institutional measures.
17- Role of Civil Services in a democracy in the context of emerging trends.
18- India and its relationship with neighbouring Countries.
19- Bilateral, Regional and Global groupings and agreements involving India and/ or
affecting India’s interest.
20- Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s
interests- Indian diaspora.
21- Important International Institutions,Agencies their structure, mandate and functioning.
22- Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh regarding Political, Administrative, Revenue and
Judicial System.
23- Current affairs and events of Regional, State, National and International importance.
1- Economic planning in India, objectives and achievements. Role of NITI Aayog, Pursuit
of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).
2- Issues of Poverty, Unemployment, Social justice and inclusive growth.
3- Components of Government Budgets and Financial System.
4- Major Crops, Different types of irrigation and irrigation systems, storage, transport and
marketing of agricultural produce, e-technology in the aid of farmers.
5- Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices, Public
Distribution System- objectives, functioning, Limitations, revamping, issues of buffer
stocks and food security, Technology missions in agriculture.
6- Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location,
upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
7- Land reforms in India since independence.
8- Effects of liberalization and globalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy
and their effects on industrial growth.
9- Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads,Airports, Railways etc.
10- Science and Technology-developments and applications in everyday life and in
National Security, India’s Science and Technology policy.
11- Achievements of Indians in science & technology, indigenization of technology.
Developments of New technologies, transfer of technology, dual and critical use
12- Awareness in the fields of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and
Space Technology, Computers, Energy resources, nano- technology, microbiology, bio-
technology. Issues relating to intellectual property rights (IPR), and digital rights.
13- Environmental security and Ecosystems, Conservation of Wild life, Biodiversity,
Environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment,
14- Disaster as a Non-traditional security and safety challenge, disaster mitigation and
15- Challenges of International Security: Issues of Nuclear proliferation, Causes and
spread of extremism, Communication networks, role of media and social networking,
Basics of cyber security, money laundering and human trafficking.
16- India’s internal security challenges: Terrorism, corruption, insurgency and organized
17- Role, kind and mandate of security forces, Higher defense organizations in India
18- Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh Economy:-
Overview of UP Economy: State Budgets. Importance of Agriculture, Industry,
Infrastructure and physical resources. Human Resources and Skill development.
Government Programmes and Welfare Schemes.
19- Issues inAgriculture, Horticulture, Forestry andAnimal Husbandry.
20- Law and Order and Civil Defence with special reference to U.P.
 Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in
human action, dimensions of ethics, ethics in private and public relationships. Human
Values-lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and
administrators, role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
 Attitude: Content, structure, function, its influence and relation with thought and behavior, moral and political attitudes, social influence and persuasion.
 Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-
partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public services, empathy, tolerance and
compassion towards the weaker-sections.
 Emotional Intelligence- concept and dimensions, its utility and application in
administration and governance.
 Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
 Public/Civil Service values and ethics in Public Administration: status and problems,
ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions, laws, rules,
regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance, accountability and ethical
governance, strengthening of moral values in governance, ethical issues in international
relations and funding, corporate governance.
 Probity in Governance: concept of public service, philosophical basis of governance and
probity, information sharing and transparency in government. Right to Information, codes
of ethics, codes of conduct, citizen’s charter, work culture, quality of service delivery,
utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
 Case studies on above issues.



PLAN OF EXAMINATION AND SYLLABUS for Main (Written) Examination of
Assistant Conservator of Forest / Range Forest Officer Services Examination.
Plan of Main (Written) Examination
S.N. Question Paper Time Period Marks
01 Paper-I General Hindi and Essay (Conventional Type) 3 hours 200
02 Paper-II General Studies-Ist Paper (Objective Type) 2 hours 200
03 Paper-III General Studies-IInd Paper (Objective Type) 2 hours 200
04 Paper-IV Optional Subject-I (First 3 hours 200
Question Paper) (Conventional Type)
Paper-V Optional Subject-I (Second 3 hours 200
Question Paper) (Conventional Type)
05 Paper-VI Optional Subject-II (First 3 hours 200
Question Paper) (Conventional Type)
Paper-VII Optional Subject-II (Second 3 hours 200
Question Paper) (Conventional Type)
Total Marks of all the question papers 1400
Personality Test (Interview) – 150 Marks
Grand Total – 1400 + 150 = 1550 Marks
Any two subjects to be selected from the following list of the optional subjects-
1. Agriculture
2. Agriculture Engineering
3. Botany
4. Chemistry
5. Chemical Engineering
6. Civil Engineering
7. Forestry
8. Geology
9. Mathematics
10. Mechanical Engineering
11. Physics
12. Statistics
13. Zoology
14. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
15. Horticulture
16. Environmental Science.
Provided that the candidates will not be allowed to offer the following combination of
(a) Agriculture,Agriculture Engineering and Horticulture
(b) Mathematics and Statistics
(c) Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
(d) of the Engineering Subjects viz. Agriculture Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil
Engineering and mechanical Engineering not more than one subject.
Note- The standard and syllabus of the subjects mentioned above are given in this
advertisement under schedule to the . appendix-8
General Instructions and Syllabus for Main (Written) Examination of Assistant
Conservator of Forest / Range Forest Officer Services Examination
1. All the question papers for the examination will be of conventional (essay) type but
general studies will be objective type.
2. All question papers must be answered in Hindi or English. Question papers will be set in
Hindi and English.
3. The duration of each of the papers referred to above will be three hours but general
studies will be two hours.
Personality Test
The candidate will be interviewed by a board of competent and unbased observers.
Personality test will be 150 Marks.
The standard of papers in General Hindi and General Studies will be such as may
expected of a Science or Engineering Graduate of an Indian University.
The Scope of the Syllabus for optional subject papers for the examination is
broadily of the Honour’s Degree level i.e. available higher than the Bachelor’s Degree
and lower than the Master’s Degree. In the case of Engineering subject, the level
corresponds to the Bachelor’s Degree. There shall be no practical exam. in any subject.
Total number of questions in the question papers of optional subjects will be eight.
All questions will carry equal marks. Each paper will be divided into two parts, viz. Part A
and Part B, each part containing four questions. Out of eight questions, five questions are
to be attempted. One question in each part will be compulsory. Candidates will be required
to answer three more questions out of the remaining six questions, taking at least one
question from each part. In this way, at least two questions will be attempted from each part
i.e. one compulsory question plus one more.




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