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The Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Selection Commission (UPSSSC) conducts recruitment exams for Group C posts on the basis of UPSSSC PET 2022 exam pattern as released in its official notification. It has started in two stages, prelims and mains from 2021. The career aspirants preparing for the preliminary exam must check the UPSSSC PET exam pattern 2022 to focus on subjects of the test. The exam pattern of UPSSSC PET is released with the notification on the official website, upsssc.gov.in. The syllabus released with the PET exam pattern helps the aspirants to cover all the topics of PET exam subjects for quality preparation. The number of sections from which questions are asked will be given in the UPSSSC PET exam pattern 2022. As per previous notification the question paper consists of a total fifteen subjects with 100 questions.

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UPSSSC PET Exam Pattern 2022

Along with the knowledge of application procedure, those who want to make their career in Group C posts of UP government must know about the details of UPSSSC PET exam pattern 2022. This preliminary eligibility test is conducted in offline mode and consists of objective type questions with an option of multiple choice. Each question is assigned one mark for the correct option tick in the OMR sheet while 0.25 is deducted for wrong answer. The time period allotted to the PET exam is 2 hours i.e. 120 minutes. All the UPSSSC PET pattern related details can be seen at the official website.

Highlights of UPSSSC PET Exam Pattern 2022

The candidates who are going to appear in this exam in 2022 can note down the main highlights of UPSSSC PET exam pattern 2022 as given in the table below:



Exam conducting body

Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Commission (USSSC)

Name of exam

Preliminary Eligibility Test (PET)

Type of vacancies/posts

Group C posts

Mode of exam

Offline with OMR sheet to tick option

Type of exam

Objective type with multiple choice questions (MCQs)

Nature of exam

Qualifying for mains exam

What after this pre exam

Mains exam/skill test/physical test

Exam questions standard

Sr. No. 1 to 9 will be based on NCERT books of 10th & 12th standard

Number of questions

100 questions

Total number of marks

100 marks

Number of subjects

15 subjects/sections from which questions are asked

Duration of exam

2 hours (120 minutes)

Negative marking

1/4th (0.25) mark will be deducted for wrong answer

Name of subjects

History, geography, polity, economy, science, arithmetic, Hindi, English, current affairs, GK, reasoning, passage-graph & table analysis.

  • Free download: UPSSSC PET Exam Pattern Official Pdf

UPSSSC PET Exam Pattern 2022: Marks Distribution Details

There are different subjects or sections from which questions are asked in the UPSSSC PET exam. The candidates preparing for 2022 recruitment test must check the UPSSSC PET exam pattern 2022 of subjects and marks allotted to each subject or section. As per previous year official pdf exam pattern, the marks distribution to various subjects are given in the table below:

S. No.





Indian History




Indian National Movement








Indian Economy




Indian Constitution & Public Administration




General Science




Elementary Arithmetic




General Hindi




General English




Logic & Reasoning




Current Affairs




General Awareness




Unread Hindi 2 Passages Analysis & Interpretation




Description & Analysis of 2 Graphs




Description & Analysis of 2 Tables




15 Subjects



Also Practice & Check:

UPSSSC PET Question Paper 2021 Shifts 1& 2

UPSSSC PET Answer Key 2021 Shifts 1 & 2

UPSSSC PET Syllabus 2022

The Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Commission will release UPSSSC PET syllabus pdf in its notification considering the UPSSSC PET exam pattern 2022. The career aspirants who are preparing for PET exam 2022 should see the previous UPSSSC syllabus to cover all the topics for better results. There are 15 subjects given in the syllabus of the PET exam. Each subject as given in the UPSSSC exam pattern consists of many relevant topics from which questions are framed in prelims. The UPSSSC PET syllabus in English is given in brief below:

List of UPSSSC Syllabus Topics Based on UPSSSC PET Exam Pattern 2022

General Awareness: Neighbors of India & their capital and currency; States & Union Territories; Parliament; Lok Sabha; Rajya Sabha; important days; International organizations; sports; tourist places in India; art & culture; research organization; books & authors; awards & winners, etc.

Current Affairs: national and international

Elementary Arithmetic: Numbers; fractions and decimals; percentage; simple equations; square & square roots; average; exponent & powers.

Basic Science: Basic physics; chemistry & biology

Constitution & PA: Features, fundamental rights & duties; DPSP; federal & parliamentary system; Supreme & High courts; district administration; urban & rural local bodies.

Indian Economy: India’s economy (1947-1991); 5 year plans & Planning commission; public & Pvt. sector, mixed economy; green revolution; banks, operation flood; agriculture; economic reforms; GST, etc.

  • Candidates can see syllabus in details: PET Syllabus 2022 in English & Hindi

Question Paper & Mock Test Based on UPSSSC PET Exam Pattern 2022

Anyone who is preparing for the prelims exam must download pdf UPSSSC previous question papers and analyse it for better understanding of topics from exam point of view. A comparative study of the UPSSSC PET exam pattern 2022 and the question paper 2021 can help competitive aspirants in better preparation and scoring good marks to qualify for mains. If they practice all the series A to H of both shifts and tally their answer key it will certainly keep them ahead of others. They should also practice as many PET mock tests or sample papers as possible to evaluate their learning during the exam preparation.

  • Free download: UPSSSC PET Q. Papers Shifts 1 & 2, Series A-H Pdf

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UPSSSC PET Exam Pattern 2022: Questions, Marks, Duration, Selection Process

Question: Is the UPSSSC PET exam bilingual?


Yes, it is bilingual.

Question: Is UPSSSC PET qualifying in nature?


Yes, it is qualifying in nature for shortlisting candidates who appear in mains exam.

Question: Is the UPSSSC PET exam online or offline?


UPSSSC PET exam is offline.

Question: What is the UPSSSC PET pattern?


It consists of 15 subjects and 100 questions are asked from them for 100 marks.

Question: Will the PET exam be held in 2022?


It will be held unless any abrupt situation is not in its way.

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Is the UPSSSC PET exam questions in English or only Hindi?

Sree Student Expert 13th Mar, 2022

Hello Rajan Singh,

**Full form of UPSSSC PET is Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Service Selection Commission and PET is Preliminary Eligibility Test. You can visit their official website i.e www.upsssc.gov.in for more information.

**Registrations of UPSSSC PET 2022 will begin from 20th May, to 15th June, 2022 (Tentative). It is a offline OMR based exam. There will be both English and Hindi Languages in this exam.

**There will be 100 MCQs from 15 different subjects like English, Hindi, General Knowledge, Geography, Economics etc.

**Type of posts filled by this exam are Group C. Total duration of the exam is 120 Minutes. Total Marks are 100 Marks. There is negative marking in the exam, 0.25 March will be deducted for each wrong answer.

***To get more information about UPSSSC PET 2022 exam go through below mentioned link.


I hope this information was helpful to you.

Good Luck!!

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