UPSSSC PET 2021: Notification, Syllabus, Online Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

UPSSSC PET 2021: Notification, Syllabus, Online Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

What is full form of UPSSSC PET exam?

The full form is Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Commission (Preliminary Eligibility Test).

UPSSSC PET Notification :

Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Service Selection Commission (UPSSSC) is going to conduct the Preliminary Eligibility Test (PET) in the year 2021.UPSSSC PET 2021 is being conducted as an Eligibility Test for the recruitment of Group “B” and “C” posts. All the application and registration processes have to do only online mode. Now onwards it has been made mandatory to register and apply through PET for various Examinations and posts under the purview of UPSSSC like the posts of the secretariat etc.

Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Staff Commission (UPSSC) announced notification for UPSSSC PET 2021 (preliminary eligibility test)  on the official website under  Advertisement Number 01-Exam/2021 on 25 May 2021. Candidates can fill the UPSSSC PET Application form online. There will be no provision for an offline method of filling up the UPSSSC PET Application form 2021.


UPSSSC PET 2021: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who want to appear for UPSSSC PET 2021 must fulfil the following eligibility criteria.

1. Minimum Educational Qualification: Only the candidates who have passed High school/ class 10th or any other equivalent exam can apply for UPSSSC PET 2021. Those who have not passed High school cannot apply.

2. Nationality: Applying candidates must be of Indian nationality. Although it is not specifically stated that the candidate must be a domicile of Uttar Pradesh. Students looking to find placements in Uttar Pradesh can apply for the job since the state is the only location for the job placement.

3. Age Limit: The candidate must be aged between 18 to 40 years as of 1st July 2021. The age relaxations shall be applicable to the following categories:

Category Age Relaxations
SC/ST/OBC 5 years
Meritorious Sportsperson 5 years

15 years


UPSSSC PET 2021 Online Application

Application forms cannot be submitted offline / printed copy by post. Submission of the application form for appearing in the UPSSSC PET 2021 is to be undertaken online at the website

UPSSSC PET 2021: Application Fee

The application fee can be paid through debit/credit card, internet banking and SBI e-challan.

Category Application Fee Online Processing Fee Total Amount


160 25 185


70 25


PH Nill 25


UPSSSC PET 2021: Important Dates

Events Dates
Release of Official Notification 25th May 2021
Online submission of the Application Form 25th May 2021
Last Date for Online Application 21st June 2021
Correction window closed 28th June 2021
Admit card To be announced
Date of Examination To be announced
Declaration of the Result

To be announced


UPSSSC PET 2021 Notification

The Official Notification for UPSSSC PET 2021 has been released on 25th May 2021 by UPSSSC to recruit Group “B” and “C” posts in Uttar Pradesh state government. The specifications in tabular form are given below:

Purpose of Examination For Recruitment on Group “B” and “C” posts
Pattern of examination MCQ based with a single correct response
Time Allocated 2 hours
No. of items (questions) 100
Total Marks allocated 100
Negative marking

Yes, ¼ mark will be deducted for incorrect response and 1 mark will be awarded for correct response.


UPSSSC PET 2021: Selection Process

After the implementation of UPSSSC PET 2021 scores, only those candidates who score well in UPSSSC PET 2021 will be called for the upcoming Group ‘B & C’ main examinations for the particular posts. If anyone has not enrolled themselves for the UPSSSC PET 2021 then they will not be able to appear in the main Exams against any vacancies and hence it is mandatory to appear for UPSSSC PET 2021. The selection process for any UPSSSC recruitment will be as follows:

  • Scoring minimum qualifying marks in PET written exam
  • Main Exam of the concerned post
  • Interview/Skill Test (if applicable)
  • Document Verification


UPSSSC PET 2021: Exam Pattern

The exam pattern as per the recent notice released for the PET is as follows:

  1. The exam will consist of objective type multiple choice questions
  2. A total of 100 such questions will be asked.
  3. The duration of the exam shall be 2 hours.
  4. Wrong answers will result in a negative marking of 1/4th mark.
  5. The difficulty of questions for topics from sr. no. 1 to 9 shall be as per NCERT Secondary/Senior Secondary level.
Sr. No. Subject Marks
1 India History 5
2 Indian National Movement 5
3 Geography 5
4 Indian Economy 5
5 Indian Constitution & Public Administration 5
6 General Science 5
7 Elementary Arithmetic 5
8 General Hindi 5
9 General English 5
10 Logic & Reasoning 5
11 Current Affairs 10
12 General Awareness 10
13 Analysis of Hindi Unread Passage – 2 Passages 10
14 Graph Interpretation – 2 Graphs 10
15 Table Interpretation & Analysis – 2 Tables 10



UPSSSC PET 2021: Syllabus

The UPSSSC PET 2021 Exam does not have a very wide syllabus. It has only a general Syllabus and Topics of High School level that any candidate would have as basic education. The subjects and topics that are included in UPSSSC PET 2021 syllabus are mentioned below. Anyone can easily find the study material for these topics and prepare well.

A. Indian History

  • Indus valley civilization
  • Vedic civilization
  • Buddhism
  • Jainism
  • Mauryan empire
  • Gupta empire
  • Harshavardhan
  • Rajput era
  • Sultanate era
  • Mughal Empire
  • Maratha empire
  • British Rule and 1st war of independence
  • The social and economic impact of British rule

B.     Indian National Movement

  • The initial stage of the freedom movement
  • Swadeshi and civil disobedience movement – Mahatma Gandhi and other leaders role
  • Revolutionary movement and rise of militant nationalism
  • Farewell amendment and British India Act 1935
  • Quit India movement, Azad Hind Fauj and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

C. Geography

  • Indian and World Geography
    • Rivers
    • Water resources
    • Mountains & glaciers
    • Desert & dry areas
    • Forest
    • Mineral resources
  • Political geography of Indian & world
  • Climate
  • Time zone
  • Demographics & migrations

D. Indian Economy

  • Indian Economy (1947 to 1991)
    • The planning commission and 5-year plans
    • Development of mixed economy: Private & Public
    • Green revolution
    • White revolution & operation flood
    • Banking nationalization
  • LPG reforms of 1991
  • Economic reforms post 2014
    • Farm reforms
    • Structural reforms
    • Labor reforms
    • Economic reforms
    • GST

E. Indian Constitution & Public Administration

  • Indian Constitution
    • Salient Features
    • Directive principles
    • Fundamental rights & duties
    • Parliamentary system
    • Federal system, Union Govt & UR, Union Govt & States
    • Judicial Framework
  • District administration
  • Local bodies and Panchayat Raj

F. General Science

  • Basic Physics
  • Basic Chemistry
  • Basic Biology

G. Elementary Arithmetic

  • Whole numbers, fractions and decimals
  • Percentage
  • Simple arithmetic equations
  • Square & square roots
  • Exponent and powers
  • Average


H. General Hindi

  • संधि
  • विलोमशब्द
  • पर्यायवाचीवाक्यांशोंकेलिएएकशब्द
  • लिंग
  • समश्रुतभिन्नार्थकशब्द
  • मुहावरे-लोकोक्तियां
  • सामान्यअशुद्धियां
  • लेखकऔररचनाएं (Prose & Poetry)

I. General English

  • English Grammar
  • Questions on passages

J. Logic & Reasoning

  • Order & ranking
  • Blood relations
  • Calendar & watch
  • Cause & effect
  • Coding decoding
  • Conclusive reasoning, etc.

K. Current Affairs

  • National current affairs
  • International current affairs

L. General Awareness

  • India’s neighbors
  • Countries, Capitals & Currencies
  • The Indian States & UTs
  • Indian Parliament
  • Days National & International importance
  • World organizations & HQs
  • Indian tourism destinations
  • Indian art & culture
  • Indian & International Sports
  • Indian research institutes
  • Books & authors
  • Awards & honors
  • Climate change & environment

UPSSSC PET Salary, PayScale, Perks, Benefits

In the official notification, it has been mentioned that PET exam will be conducted for the posts which have their salary above Pay Scale 1 (5200-20200) Grade pay 1900/- and below Pay Scale 2 (9300-34800) Grade Pay 4600/-.

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