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Best Posts in UPPSC PCS Exam

Best Posts in UPPSC

All the posts notified in the UPPSC notification are important because they touch the lives of common citizens in all aspects of their lives. The best posts in the UPPSC PCS exam can be classified as those posts which have the power to change the lives of the common people. The higher powers associated with the posts are placed at a higher position in the state hierarchy. The other way to classify the best posts in the UPPSC exam is the salary, responsibility and powers of the posts.


Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) conducts the Combined State/Upper Subordinate Exam, commonly referred to as the PCS exam by aspirants. The eligibility criteria for various positions vary and are clearly outlined in the official notification. Before proceeding with the online application, candidates are required to ensure that they meet the UPPSC’s eligibility standards.

Annually, UPPSC issues the PCS exam notification, furnishing essential information such as eligibility requirements, dates, vacancy numbers, and vacancy specifics. The application process for UPPSC is exclusively online, with no provision for submitting physical forms. The UPPSC notification acts as a comprehensive guide, offering insights into the examination and the available positions. It highlights the position titles, their respective eligibility prerequisites, and the corresponding salary scales. The notification further showcases select positions that tend to be popular among applicants.

Posts in UPPSC Exam

There are the following posts in the UPPSC exam. 

Deputy Collector (DC)/Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM)Deputy Superintendent of PoliceBlock Development Officer
Assistant Regional Transport OfficerAssistant Commissioner (Commercial Tax)District Commandant Homeguards
Treasury Officer/Accounts Officer (Treasury)Cane Inspector and Assistant Sugar CommissionerDistrict Cane Officer U.P. Agriculture Service Group
“B” (Development Branch)
Superintendent JailManager Credit (Small Industries)Manager Marketing and Economic Survey (Small Industries)
Executive Officer Grade- I/Assistant Nagar AyuktaDistrict Programme OfficerAssistant Director Industries (Marketing)
Assistant Labour CommissionerSenior Lecturer DIETAssistant Commissioner Industries
Statistical OfficerAssistant Accounts Officer (Treasury)Commercial Tax Officer
District Minority Welfare OfficerDistrict Food Marketing OfficerExecutive Officer (Panchayati Raj)
Deputy Secretary (Housing and Urban Planning)Area Rationing OfficerDistrict Backward Welfare Officer
Naib TehsildarDistrict Saving OfficerDistrict Panchayat Raj Officer
District Social Welfare OfficerAccounts Officer (Nagar Vikas)District Supply Officer Grade-2
Additional District Development Officer (Social Welfare)Passenger/Goods Tax OfficerDistrict Handicapped Welfare Officer
Assistant District Employment Assistance OfficerAccounts Officer (Local Bodies)Regional Employment Officer
Assistant Registrar (Cooperative)Sub RegistrarAssistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport)
District Probation OfficerDistrict Administrative OfficerDistrict Audit Officer (Revenue Audit)
Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-1 and Grade-2)District Basic Education Officer/Associate DIOS & other
equivalent Administrative Posts
District Youth Welfare and Pradeshik Vikas Dal Officer
Labour Enforcement OfficerChild Development Project OfficerFood safety Officer
Excise InspectorTechnical Assistant (Geophysics)Technical Assistant (Geology)
Deputy JailorInformation Officer/District Information officerManager (Khadi and Village Industries)
Management Officer/Manager (Estate Department)ChemistOfficer on Special Duty (Computer)

Special Eligibility for Some UPPSC Posts

The Commission recruits candidates for some of the specialist posts. For these posts, UPPSC mention special eligibility conditions for these specialised positions. The special eligibility conditions as given in the official notification are summarised below:

Sl. NoName of PostQualification
1Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer(Transport)Law Graduate
2District Basik Shiksha Adhikari / Associate DIOS and Other equivalent administrative posts,  District Administrative OfficerPost Graduate Degree
3District Audit Officer (Revenue Audit) Commerce Graduate
4Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-I) / Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-II)Degree in Science with Physics or Mechanical Engg. as one subject.
5Senior Lecturer,  DIETPost Graduate Degree with B.Ed.
6Chemist1. M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry.
2. At least three years experience in Chemical
analysis of edible products like Honey, Oil Spices
1. Special training in quality control.
2. Experience of five years of more in chemical
7Officer on Special Duty (Computer)Graduation degree in computer Engineering from recognised Government Institute.
1. First Class Post Graduate Degree in Math and one year Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science from a recognised institute. 
2. One Year Experience in Computer Work.
8District Cane Officer, U.P. Agriculture Service Group “B” (Development Branch)Agriculture Graduate
9Labour Enforcement OfficerBachelor’s degree with Economics or Sociology or
commerce and Post Graduate Diploma or Post graduate
Degree in Law / Labour relation / Labour welfare / Labour
Law / Commerce / Sociology / Social work / Social
welfare / Trade Management / Personnel Management.
10Management Officer/ Manager (Estate Department)(i) A bachelor’s degree from a University established by
law in India; (ii) Diploma in Hotel Management and
Catering Technology from an Institution recognized by
the Government.
OrA bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management and Catering
Technology from a University established by law in India.

Posts of Specific qualification only through written examination

11Technical Assistant (Geophysics)Post graduate degree with atleast 50 percent marks in
Geophysics, Applied Geophysics, Geology or applied
Geology (with Physics, Mathematics at the B.Sc. level)
from a university established by law in India.
12Tax Assessment OfficerBachelor’s degree in commerce or economics with 55%

 Post in UPPSC PCS Exam

The Commission mention the detail of all the posts in the official advertisements. There are some posts which are very popular among the candidates due to the powers associated with the posts, pay level and sometimes the scope of responsibilities. Some of the popular posts in the UPPSC exam are given below:

  • Deputy Collector
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • Assistant Regional Transport Officer
  • Child Development Project Officer
  • Assistant Registrar (Cooperative)
  • Additional District Development Officer (Social Welfare)
  • Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Tax)
  • District Basik Shiksha Adhikari
  • District Audit Officer (Revenue Audit)
  • Registrar
  • Assistant Collector
  • Block Development Officer
  • Cane Inspector and Assistant Sugar Commissioner
  • Assistant Labour Commissioner
  • Assistant Commissioner Industries
  • Commercial Tax Officer
  • Deputy Jailor
  • District Supply Officer Grade-2

Let us see the details about some posts which made them popular among candidates.

Best Post In UPPSC: Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM)

Sub Divisional Magistrate or SDM as it is called popularly can be said as the highest post in the UPPSC PCS exam. This post can be said as among the best posts in the UPPCS Exam. SDM is eligible to be promoted to IAS after a certain period of service. SDM is the most powerful person in the district after the DM and SSP. There are various SDMs in the district and each is assigned to a department. For example, SDM Law and Order is responsible for the Police order in the district. He is only second to the DM in the district for the police administration. He directly interacts with the Superintendent of Police for Law and Order purposes. This post is synonymous with the IAS at the central level.

This is considered the best post in UPPSC because all the developmental work, services and other amenities lie within the jurisdiction of SDM. He works as the pivot for the district administration and ensures better administration in the district.

Best Post In UPPSC: Superintendent of Police

Superintendent of Police (SP) can be said as the second most popular post on the UPPSC exam. It is the uniform service and the second most influential person in the district police after the IPS officers and Senior State Police Service Officers. The district is divided into various areas such as north, south, east, west, central and sometimes the names areas such as Sadar area, City area and Rural Area. The officers associated with such areas are called SP city, SP rural and the like. These officers work with IPS officers and the lower police force to maintain the Law and Order of the district.

The State Police Service Officer (as it is called in various other states) is an important person in the police hierarchy. SP has various police stations under his jurisdiction. SP works with additional SPs, Police Inspectors and Sub-Inspectors to maintain Law and Order and investigation purposes. This is very popular because of the Police powers associated with the post.

Best Post In UPPSC: Commercial Tax Officer (CTO)

Commercial Tax Officer (CTO) is the pivot of tax machinery in the district. He deals in the taxation of the commercial entities in the district and is responsible for the tax laws administration and implementation in the area. He has the power to dispatch the challan to the erring entities to comply with the tax laws prevailing in the state.

This is one of the most popular posts because of the powers associated with it.

Best Post In UPPSC: Block Development Officer (BDO)

Block Development Officer (BDO) is also very popular among candidates. BDO work in the rural and semi-urban areas where the Block exists. All the development work in the Block is rooted through BDO only. He is the administrative head of the block. BDO is the kingpin of various state and central government schemes running in the state.

The above are some of the posts, which are popular among the candidates. The basic criterion of popularity is the powers associated with the post. UPPSC preparation is synonymous with the IAS preparation and the candidates must prepare in a planned manner to score better and get the UPPSC post of their choice.

Salary Associated with the UPPSC Posts

Most of the UPPSC posts are gazetted posts. The Salary and Perks of the UPPSC Posts can be summarised below:

Post NamePay ScaleIn-hand Salary for New Recruits (Approx.)
Deputy CollectorINR 9,300-34,800 Grade Pay INR 4,600/-toINR 15,600-39,100/- and Grade Pay INR 5,400/-Salary ranges from INR 63,000-72,000 per month to Rs. 78,000-88,000 per month(Salary differs from post to post due to the additional allowances provided to some of the posts.
Assistant Regional Transport Officer
Treasury Officer/Accounts Officer (Treasury)
Superintendent Jail
Executive Officer Grade- I/Assistant Nagar Ayukta
Assistant Labour Commissioner
Statistical Officer
District Minority Welfare Officer
Deputy Secretary (Housing and Urban Planning)
District Social Welfare Officer
Additional District Development Officer (Social Welfare)
Assistant District Employment Assistance Officer
Assistant Registrar (Cooperative)
District Probation Officer
Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-1 and Grade-2)
Labour Enforcement Officer
Excise Inspector
Deputy Jailor
Management Officer/Manager (Estate Department)
Deputy Superintendent of Police
Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Tax)
Cane Inspector and Assistant Sugar Commissioner
Manager Credit (Small Industries)
District Programme Officer
Senior Lecturer DIET
Assistant Accounts Officer (Treasury)
District Food Marketing Officer
Area Rationing Officer
District Saving Officer
Accounts Officer (Nagar Vikas)
Passenger/Goods Tax Officer
Accounts Officer (Local Bodies)
Sub Registrar
District Administrative Officer
District Basic Education Officer/Associate DIOS & other
equivalent Administrative Posts
Child Development Project Officer
Technical Assistant (Geophysics)
Information Officer/District Information officer
Block Development Officer
District Commandant Homeguards
District Cane Officer U.P. Agriculture Service Group
“B” (Development Branch)
Manager Marketing and Economic Survey (Small Industries)
Assistant Director Industries (Marketing)
Assistant Commissioner Industries
Commercial Tax Officer
Executive Officer (Panchayati Raj)
District Backward Welfare Officer
District Panchayat Raj Officer
District Supply Officer Grade-2
District Handicapped Welfare Officer
Regional Employment Officer
Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport)
District Audit Officer (Revenue Audit)
District Youth Welfare and Pradeshik Vikas Dal Officer
Food safety Officer
Technical Assistant (Geology)
Manager (Khadi and Village Industries)
Officer on Special Duty (Computer)
Naib TehsildarINR 9,300/- to Rs.34,800/-, Grade Pay – Rs.4,200/-INR 50,000-58,000 per month.

The salary for the UPPSC posts given above are only indicative and differs from post to post and place to place.

Best Post in UPPSC PCS FAQs

Which is the lowest post in PCS?

There is no post in the UPPSC exam which can be termed as the lowest post in the UPPSC. There are some post which can be termed lowest when compared with the salary associated with other posts. Some post which are the part of the operations only can be termed as the lowest post in the UPPSC PCS exam.

Can a PCS officer become SDM?

Yes, there are limited SDM posts notified each year in the UPPSC exam. The candidates securing highest ranks are assigned to the SDM posts in the state. In some states, these posts are synonymous with Deputy Collector. He is only second to the District Magistrate in the district. 

Which post is powerful in PCS?

Sub-Divisional Magistrate/Deputy Collector is the most powerful post in the UPPSC exam. These posts are further divided based on the scope of work such as SDM law and order who is responsible for the law and order situation in the area, SDM – Land Revenue who is responsible for the revenue coming from the stamp duties and the likes.

Do PCS officers get bungalow?

Yes, most of the PCS in the Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities get the bungalow in the most important area of the city. But in the Tier 1 cities, it is very difficult to get the official residence because of the seniority level and the order of applications pending for the residence. In addition to the bungalow, he is also entitled for the driver, a steno, domestic help.

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