The UPSSSC (Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Commission) has issued a PET (Preliminary Eligibility Test) examination advertisement for the first time position for different Group C recruitments in Uttar Pradesh, and these exams are conducted by the UPSSSC. The objective of PET is to repl...(Read More)

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The UPSSSC (Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Commission) has issued a PET (Preliminary Eligibility Test) examination advertisement for the first time position for different Group C recruitments in Uttar Pradesh, and these exams are conducted by the UPSSSC. The objective of PET is to replace the preliminary exam for all Group C recruitments. A Group C recruitments were announced in various departments under the control of Uttar Pradesh. To be eligible for this UPSSSC PET 2021 examination, candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 40 and have passed the matriculation examination/ intermediate examination or any examination recognised as equal thereto. Candidates who apply for the UPSSSC PET examination will have to go through only a written examination. The UPSSSC PET written examination will consist of 15 different topics: Indian History, Indian National Movement, Geography, Indian Economy, Indian Constitution and Public Administration, General Science, Elementary arithmetic, General Hindi,General English, Logic & Reasoning,Current affairs, General awareness,Hindi unseen passage Explanation and analysis, Graph Interpretation & Analysis and Table Interpretation and Analysis. Applicants must complete the application form online. Candidates applying for the post of UPSSSC PET examination recruitment must pay an application fee. The fee for GEN/ OBC candidates will be Rs. 185/-, for SC/ST candidates will be Rs. 95 and for PWD candidates will be Rs. 25 to fill out the application form for the UPSSSC PET examination. On the below section of the page, you will get all the information on the UPSSSC PET such as exam pattern, total number of vacancies, exam eligibility criteria, how to apply for UPSSSC PET, detailed syllabus, and other details.

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  • Exam Pattern

    Total Marks : 100
    Total Time : 120 Min
    -ve marking : 0.25 (For each wrong answer)
    Subject Qns. Marks
    General Knowledge 50 50
    Logic & Reasoning 5 5
    Elementary Mathematics 25 25
    English 5 5
    Hindi 15 15
    Total 100 100

    Eligibility Criteria

    Educational Qualification for UPSSSC PET (Preliminary Eligibility Test):

    • Candidates who have completed their 10th grade/ equivalent or higher educational qualification are eligible to apply for the UPSSSC PET 2021.


    Important Note: 

    Those posts of compulsory qualification less than the High School or its equivalent that fall within the purview of the Commission, if their requisition is obtained, a separate examination/ skill test/ physical examination shall be conducted by the Commission's decision in respect of them, the information of which will be provided on the Commission's website in due course.


    Age Limit (as of 1st July 2021) for UPSSSC PET: 

    The age limit of the applicants should be between 18 years to 40 years.

    *Candidates should be born between 30 June 1981 and 01 July 2003. (both date inclusive)*


    The permitted upper age limit relaxations are as follows:

    Sl. No


    Age Relaxation 



    3 years


    Sports Category (Skilled Players)

    5 years 



    15 years

    **The upper age limit for candidates belonging to the Other Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and other categories of Uttar Pradesh should be as many years as prescribed by the Government.**


    • The candidates shortlisted on the basis of the score of the preliminary qualifying examination will be requisitioned for various types of relevant posts from different departments for the main examination and the minimum / maximum age will be allowed as per the service rules.

    Sl. No.


    Age Relaxations



    5 years


    Sports Category (Skilled Players)

    5 years



    3 years



    15 years


    UPSSC PET Score Card Validity:


    • The scorecard of the candidates participating in the Preliminary Eligibility Test will be valid for 01 year from the date of uploading of the result on the Commission's website.

    Exam Pattern

    Schemes of the UPSSSC PET (Preliminary Eligibility Test) Selection Procedure:

    • Written Examination


    UPSSSC PET (Preliminary Eligibility Test): Written Examination

    Subject name

    Total Questions 

    Total Marks


    Indian History



    2 Hours 

    Indian National Movement






    Indian Economy



    Indian Constitution and Public Administration



    General Science



    Elementary arithmetic



    General Hindi



    General English



    Logic & Reasoning



    Current affairs



    General awareness



    Hindi unseen passage Explanation and analysis



    Graph Interpretation and Analysis



    Table Interpretation and Analysis






    02 hours

    Important Note:

    I. This exam will consist of multiple-choice questions, and the question paper will be bilingual, written in both Hindi and English.

    II. Duration of Examination is 120 minutes.

    III. For each correct answer candidate will get 1 mark.

    IV. Each incorrect answer will 1/4 marks deduction.

    V. The examination will take place offline.


    Syllabus for UPSSSC PET (Preliminary Eligibility Test) Written Examinations:

    (A) Indian History

    Indus Valley Potential

    Vedic Culture

    Buddhism: Gautam Buddha/Biography and Teachings)

    Jainism: Mahavira (Biography and Teachings)

    Maurya Bansha: Emperor Ashoka

    Gupta Dynasty: Samudra Gupta, Chandra Gupta II

    Harsh Vardhan

    Rajput period

    Sultanate period

    Mughal Empire


    Rise of British Raj and First War of Independence

    Socio-Economic Impact of the British Raj


    (B) Indian National Movement

    Early Years of the Freedom Movement

    Swadeshi and Civil Disobedience Movement: Role of Mahatma Gandhi and Other Leaders

    Revolutionary Movement and Age of Rise of Nationalism

    Legislative Amendments and the British India Act, 1935

    Quit India Movement, Azad Hind Fauj and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bom


    (C) Geography

    Physical Geography of India and the World

    Rivers and Centuries Cree Valley

    Ground water resources

    Mountains, hills and glaciers

    Desert and arid regions


    Mineral Processed (especially in India)

    Political Geography of India and the World

    Climate and weather

    Time zone

    Demographic Change and Migration


    (D) Indian Economy

    Indian Economy (from 1947 to 1991)

    Planning Commission and Five Year Plans

    Development of Mixed Economy: Private and Public Sectors

    Green revolution

    Milk Development and Operation Flood

    Nationalization and Reform of Banks

    Economic Reforms in 1991 and the Economy After

    Economic Reforms after 2014

    Kind improvement

    Structural reforms

    Labor reform

    Economic recovery



    (E) Indian Constitution and Public Administration

    Indian Constitution

    Main features of the Indian Constitution

    Directive Principles of State Policy

    Fundamental Rights and Duties

    Parliamentary system

    Federal System, Union and Union Territories, Centre-State Relations

    Judicial Structure-Supreme Court, High Court

    District administration

    Local Bodies and Panchayati Raj Institutions


    (F) General Science

    Elementary physics

    Elementary chemistry

    Early biology


    (G) Elementary Arithmetic

    whole numbers, fractions and decimals


    Simple Arithmetic Equation

    Square and Square Root

    Exponent and Power



    (H) General Hindi


    विलोम शब्द

    पर्यायवाची शब्द

    वाक़्यांशों के लिए एक शब्द


    समश्रुत भिन्नार्थक शब्द


    सामान्य अशुद्धियां

    लेखक और रचनाएँ (गद्य एवं पद्म)


    (I) General English

    English Grammar

    Question based on Unseen Passage


    (J) Logic and Reasoning

    LCM and HCF

    Sequence and Ranking


    Odd one out

    Calendar & Clock

    Cause and Effect

    Coding-Decoding (numbers and letters)

    Deductive reasoning/statement analysis and judgment


    (K) Current Affairs

    Indian and Global


    (L) General Awareness

    Neighboring Countries of India

    Country, Capital and Currency

    States and Union Territories of India

    Indian Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha and Legislative Assembly, Legislative Council

    National and International day

    World Organizations and their Headquarters

    Indian tourist places

    Art and Culture of India

    India and world sports

    Indian Research Organization

    Famous Books and Authors

    Awards & Winners

    Climate Change and Environment


    (M) Hindi unseen passage Explanation and analysis

    02 passages - (05 questions each)


    (N) Graph Interpretation and Analysis

    02 Graph - (05 questions each)


    (O) Table Interpretation and Analysis


    02 Table  - (05 questions each)


    Application Fee

    Fee Payable by Candidates for UPSSC PET (Preliminary Eligibility Test) Exam:

    GEN/ OBC candidates: Rs. 185/-

    SC/ST/ candidates: Rs.95/-

    PWBD candidates: Rs.25/-     


    Mode of Payment:

    • Pay the Examination Fee Through E-Challan or Online mode (Internet Banking/Cards) by visiting State Bank Collect.

    • SBI Internet Banking / Debit Card / Credit Card / Other Bank Internet Banking, or select SBI branch for e-challan for cash payment at any SBI branch.

    • E-Challan can be deposited at any branch of the State Bank of India. 

    How to Apply

    For further information on how to fill out the online application form, see the instructions below.

    Step 1: Go to the official website of UPSSSC @ or click on the direct link provided above.

    Step 2: Click on "notification/advertisements," and the online advertisement will open, with the list of vacancies.

    Step 3: Carefully read the user instructions before clicking "view advertisement" and then "apply."

    Step 4: If you are a new user, complete your registration, provide your personal information, your qualification credentials, and so on. After that registration number will be generated and noted down for future use.

    Step 5: In the next step applicants upload all of the necessary documents like photos, signatures, and so on. The photos and signature must be in (.jpe/jpeg/jpg, 5kb to 30kb). format

    Step 6: Now applicants fill the remaining part of the form, read all of the information, and sign the declaration.

    Step 7: After that applicants pay the application fee to complete their application process.

    Step 8: Save or Print the application form for future use.

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