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UPPSC RO-ARO Exam Date - Prelims, Mains & Interview

The UPPSC announces the UPPSC RO ARO Exam Date. UPPSC has announced the new exam date for RO ARO Prelims Exam 2021 scheduled to be conducted on the 5th of December, 2021. The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has released the short notification for conducting exams for the employment of Samiksha Adhikari (Review Officer) and Sahayak Samiksha Adhikari (Assistant Review Officer) in multiple departments of the Uttar Pradesh Government.


Name of the exam conducting bodyUttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC)
Exam NameUPPSC RO ARO Exam
Vacancy 337
Official Website
Posts Review Officer & Assistant Review Officer
Date to Apply (from)05th March 2021
Last Date to Apply08th April 2021
Admit card release dateTo be Announced
Prelims Exam Date05th December 2021
Application modeOnline 

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UPPSC RO ARO notification was issued on the 5th of March, 2021. The online application had commenced on the 5th of March, 2021, and ended on the 5th of April, 2021. 

The preliminary exams are held in various Districts centers to select appropriate candidates for UPPSC RO ARO Recruitment 2021Once the candidate clears the preliminary exam, they will be selected for Samiksha Adhikari/Sahayak Samiksha Adhikari Written (Main) Examination 2021. The selection is based on merit prepared based on marks obtained by the candidates in Mains Written exams. 

The candidates are communicated the date and examination center through the e-Admission certificate. The RO/ ARO vacancies available for General recruitment are 228 and 109 for Special Recruitment. The special recruitment includes 04 vacancies for the Samiksha Adhikari Account post and 105 vacancies for Sahayak Samiksha Adhikari, Uttar Pradesh Secretariat post. The different post-classification as per department is provided below: 

Sl. NoName of the Department Position
1U.P. SecretariatSamiksha Adhikari
2U.P. Public Service CommissionSamiksha Adhikari
3Board of Revenue, U.PSamiksha Adhikari
4Office of Chief Election Officer, U.PSamiksha Adhikari
5U.P. SecretariatSamiksha Adhikari (Account)
6U.P. SecretariatSamiksha Adhikari (Hindi)
7U.P. SecretariatSamiksha Adhikari (Urdu)
8U.P. SecretariatSahayak Samiksha Adhikari (Account)
9U.P. Public Service CommissionSahayak Samiksha Adhikari (Account)
10U.P. SecretariatSahayak Samiksha Adhikari
11Board of Revenue, U.PSahayak Samiksha Adhikari
12Office of Chief Election Officer, U.PSahayak Samiksha Adhikari
13U.P. Public Service CommissionSahayak Samiksha Adhikari

If the requisition of various other posts of identical nature or requiring similar qualification is received before the result declaration of the preliminary examinations, then the UPPSC will include such posts in addition to the above-mentioned posts. 


The UPPSC releases the UPPSC RO ARO Admit Card for the UPPSC RO ARO Examination. The UPPSC RO ARO Admit Card soon and the candidates can download it from the website. Candidates must check and verify the admit card after downloading the same. If they find any discrepancies, they must immediately contact the concerned authorities and rectify the same to prevent any issues on the exam day. Check out our UPPSC RO ARO Admit Card blog for more details. 

UPPSC RO ARO Exam Pattern

Preliminary Exam Pattern

S.noSubjectTotal number of questionsTotal MarksDuration of paper
Paper-1General studies1401402 hours
Paper-2General Hindi60601 hour

Mains Exam Pattern

S.noSubjectTotal number of questionsTotal marksDuration of paper
Paper-1General studies 1201202 hours
Paper-2General Hindi and drafting(Part-1) – Subjective paper1001002.5 hours
Paper-2General Hindi and Drafting – General vocabulary (Part-2) – Objective type60600.5 hour
Paper-3Hindi essay1201203 hours

Information About Prelims Examination

  • The preliminary exam is a multiple choice objective type test consisting of 200 marks.
  • There are 2 papers – General Studies and General Hindi.
  • Incorrect answers carry negative marks of 0.33 for every wrong answer.
  • Candidates are required to meet the minimum cut off to advance to the mains exam.
  • Candidates from SC/ST must achieve at least 35% and candidates from other categories must achieve at least 40% to qualify for the Mains examination.

Important Information about Mains Examination

Examination form fee: Once the Candidates have cleared the preliminary examination, they will be admitted to Mains Written examination. They will be required to make another application as per the instructions of the Commission. The examination fees for this application for Unreserved, E.W.S of U.P, OBC of U.P, and for candidates of states other than U.P is Rs. 160/- and Rs. 25/- for Online processing free. However, for Scheduled caste and Scheduled Tribe Candidates, the total fee is Rs.95/- (Examination fee Online processing fee). Physically Handicapped Candidates are not required to pay an examination fee, but they are required to pay an online processing fee of Rs.25/-. 

Key points to be noted

  • It is pertinent to note that the candidates appearing for the Mains examination will take the exam against the same roll number allocated for the preliminary examination.
  • The date and exam centre for the Mains examination will be communicated to the candidate by the Commission later using e-Admit cards.
  • Candidates will be required to convey the preferences for several posts to the commission at the relevant time. Such preferences will be treated final, and there will be no scope for change in this regard. Candidates should also note that no error correction/modified application will be accepted by the Commission later.
  • After the declaration of the final result, the UPPSC shall verify all the original certificates. Candidates will also be required to submit four passport size photographs while they come for verification. Out of four, two photographs need to be attested by their Head of Department or Head of the Institution where they received their educational qualification or by a Gazetted Officer.
  • Candidates are also required to furnish a ‘No Objection Certificate’ from their employer if they are serving under the State or Central Government.
  • It is crucial to note that all the candidates that appear at the stage of Mains examination are required to send the hard copies of the application form, self-attested copies of all certificates that support their claims submitted in the online UPPSC RO ARO application formfailing which the UPPSC will cancel the candidature of the candidate.
  • A candidate will be debarred from the present examination and all the other future selections and exams up to a maximum period of five years for providing any wrong information in their online application form that relevant documents could not substantiate.
  • For further instructions, candidates should refer to the official notification.

Also, Read for more details: UPPSC RO ARO Vacancy

UPPSC RO ARO Result 2021

The final result of the exams will be displayed on the official website, showing the merit list of the candidates selected for recruitment after completion of the Mains Examination.

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Is the official notification for UPPSC RO ARO Recruitment 2021 released?

The official notification for UPPSC RO ARO Recruitment 2021 was released on 5th March 2021.

What is the total number of vacancies for UPPSC RO ARO Recruitment 2021? +

A total vacancy of 337 has been announced for recruitment.

How many written papers are there in the UPPSC RO ARO exam 2021? +

The UPPSC RO ARO Prelims exam will consist of two papers, whereas the UPPSC RO ARO Mains exam will consist of three papers. In the Mains test, there is an additional paper for Samiksha Adhikari (Hindi & Urdu).

What is the total number of marks for the UPPSC RO ARO Exam 2021? +

The UPPSC RO ARO preliminary test carries a total of 200 marks (Paper 1-140 marks and Paper 2-60 marks). The UPPSC RO ARO mains exam is worth 400 points (Paper 1 – 120 points, Paper 2 – 160 points, Paper 3 – 120 points) and an additional 100-point paper for Samiksha Adhikari (Hindi & Urdu).

Can candidates from other States apply for UPPSC RO ARO Recruitment? +

Yes, any Indian Citizen from any state can apply for UPPSC RO ARO Recruitment 2021. However, people with a U.P. domicile shall have reservations for the reserved categories.

What is the time duration for the UPPSC RO ARO Exam 2021? +

The UPPSC RO ARO Prelims exam lasts three hours in total (Paper 1 – 2 hours and Paper 2 – 1 hour). Paper 1 is 2 hours long, Paper 2 is 3 hours long, Paper 3 is 3 hours long for the UPPSC RO ARO Mains exam. Each Samiksha Adhikari (Hindi & Urdu) paper has a time limit of 3 hours.

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