UPSSC is one of the prior gateways to get a government job in different official sectors of the utter Pradesh. A large number of different posts are indicted into the UPSSSC in recent years. Those candidates who clear both the phases of the examination get interviewed for the posts for which they had applied. After the Group discussion stage, a Personal Interviews/viva follows. Once you clear these hurdles, you will be shortlisted and your details will be sent to the Police for verification of character and antecedents. At this point, the top rankers get the choice of career; others will be forced to take up what opportunities remain, yet these are among the cream of jobs available in public service. You get to make a distinguished career, if you are studious and persevering, or might routinely go through life, resting on your laurels.
You get an opportunity to make a little different from what India is today. The State Subordinate Services Selection Commission had approved a big change in the recruitment process last year, for the recruitment of the Commission, the candidates do not need to take the preliminary examination again and again. Candidates have now the option to give the exam once in three years because the scorecard of a pre-exam of UPSSSC is valid for three years. It will help the preparing students to focus more on the mains exam. The recruitment board of the Uttar Pradesh Subordinate service selection commission has finally released the dates of the pre-exam. The exam dates are released after a long halt owing to the coronavirus pandemic. The recruitment committee of UPSSC has informed that the preliminary eligibility test will be going to take place on 20th august 2021.
Furthermore, the statement released by the recruitment board also stated that the exam will be conducted in seventy-five districts of Uttar Pradesh. UPSSSC is one of the biggest recruitment board in Uttar Pradesh. There are various notable posts included in the UPSSSC. UPSSSC is comprised of a chairman along with eight other members of the board. The chairman of the UPSSC, Mr. Pravir Kumar has told that the conduction of the PET exam of UPSSC came after the confirmation of the UP’s CM Yogi Adityanath. The chairman of the UPSSC also told that 20,73,540 will be going to appear for the PET exam of UPSSC on August 20. Yogi Adityanath conducted a meeting with all the DM’s and commissioner of the districts of the examination centers for the proper conductance of the examination.
The recruitment board of the UPSSC has stated that the exam will be conducted in total transparency and no discrepancy will be tolerated from either the exam conducting authority as well the candidates. The recruitment committee also inferred that the mains exam of the UPSSC will be held in October 2021. But it is not the exact date because some of the prior scientists and analysts have stated that in the coming month India will face the third wave of the coronavirus. Some more posts have been added to the UPSSSC, these posts are UP Village Development Officer, UP Assistant Statistical Officer, UP Lekhpal, etc. Earlier candidates had to give separate pre-exam for these posts. Now, these are included in the UPSSC. As it becomes difficult to set the same difficulty level in all the papers when conducted in multiple shifts.
Therefore, through normalization, the marks scored by the candidates are level up. Somehow, normalization is good as well as bad. It scales up the marks of those students who got a hard question in the exam. The release of the examination dates has ignited the fire of hope in the candidates. The written exam can be in one shift or more than one shift depends upon the selection post. Also, the exam is conducted in the conventional way, which is offline mode. The date of the examination has been notified through the Commission’s website. The date when the candidate’s score is declared on the Commission’s website, until one year from the date of declaration of the score, the candidate can appear for the UPSSSC Mains exam. Extra information regarding the UPSSSC exam can be obtained from the official website.
Students can also go through the notification of the exam to have a viewpoint. There are a hundred questions asked in the pre-exam. The exam duration will be of 2 hours, and there will 1/4th, i.e., 025 marks will be deducted for every wrong attempt. As highlighted by the official notification, it will be of the moderate type, i.e., the difficulty level of the exam is of secondary or senior secondary level of NCERTs will be there. It is a screening test for the UPSSSC mains exam. Therefore, those who have done systematic and comprehensive studies would be able to crack the exam. Apart from the section-wise tips and strategies, the candidates must also focus on the following common examination tips for UPSSSC and its various posts. These tips are general and hence very much obligatory in nature:
- Get updated with the recent happenings of the state, nation as well as world. For that purpose, keep a notebook and write everything you read which you believe can be important.
- General knowledge plays a vital role in the UPSSSC exam. It is the key factor that decides the future of the candidate in clearing the examination. This section must be considered in a rightful manner and preparation of GK should be done as a prior part.
- The candidate must Schedule a precise timetable for the preparation of the exam and follow the timetable properly. Proper attachment with the timetable will help the candidate crack the exam.
- Another important factor in cracking the UPSSSC exam is time management. The strategy to tackle the maximum question with accuracy in a limited time is the key to clear any exam. Candidates must cope the Time management and prepare according to that only.
- Mock tests helps the students to generalize the questions in a precise manner. Students must stick to the Mock test from the first day of their preparation.
- Going through the texts and notebooks, again and again, can help the candidate to grasp the syllabus thoroughly. Revision must be prioritized first in the strategy of the preparation of UPSSSC.
An important point to note here is that the syllabus does not mention UP Specified GK anywhere, which is a little surprising. This does not mean that the preparing candidates should skip UP GK. It is advisable to cover them too. Cover the syllabus in-depth. Although the syllabus is limited, Qs standard will of PET type, meaning thereby it is a screening test, so less likely direct Qs would be asked.
Important Sources to be referred for the preparation of UPSSSC
- NCERTs must be thoroughly covered.
- Proficiency in General Knowledge can be ascertained by going through any efficient General Knowledge Book. Students mostly prefer Lucent GK to cover the current affairs and GK section of UPSSSC.
- General Hindi by Hardev Bahri.
- General English by Lucent and any standard grammar book.
- Maths and Reasoning can be done by R.S. Agarwal.
- Current Affairs can be ascertained by any reputed magazine. Minimum 10 months of current affairs should be known, and the last 6 months should be revised thoroughly.
The pandemic has made the process of examination conduction complex. For more than a year, hardly any exam has been conducted. But as the cases of the coronavirus are dipping down and life is returning on the track. The process of examination also started. CM of UP has strictly instructed the officials of the examination board that the examination centers must have a clean premise and a good back record. Covid protocols must be followed by the students as well as the exam center authority.