Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Commission (UPSSSC) conducts an exam for recruitment of eligible candidates to UP Lekhpal Post. Unlike other competitive exams, this is not held every year. It was last conducted in 2015, and hence more vacancies are expected in 2021. Aspirants need to keep an eye on the official website and check for all the eligibility criteria for UP Lekhpal post. Let’s see these criteria in detail in the next sections.

Eligibility Criteria For UP Lekhpal Bharti

Just like various state-level examinations, this exam too allows certain candidates to apply for the vacancies. Only those fulfilling the eligibility criteria can apply for the UP Lekhpal post, so it is important to check all the requirements to avoid rejection of the application.

  1. Age

The candidate has to be between 18 and 40 years. The birth date of the applicant must be between 2nd July 1980 and 1st July 2002 while applying for the exam. The rules and regulations of the UP Government decide the relaxation for the upper age limit of applicants. For different categories of candidates, the relaxation for the upper age limit is as below:

  • 5 years for Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes.
  • 5 years for candidates belonging to other backward classes.
  • 5 years for the physically handicapped candidates.
  1. Educational qualification

Those who have completed higher secondary education, intermediary, or equivalent qualification from any recognized university or board, can apply for the post. Those who have served in the Territorial Army for a minimum of 2 years are preferred candidates. Apart from this, those having a National Cadet Corps B certificate have an advantage over others not having it.

Iii. Nationality

The nationality criteria are used to check the origin of candidates. Those of Indian origin can only apply for the UP Lekhpal recruitment, which is a state-level examination.

  1. Experience

The UP Lekhpal post doesn’t ask for any previous experience; hence freshers with interest in the particular job are also eligible. This criterion might not always be the same, so it is better to go through the official page for updates, if any.

  1. Previous exam attempts

Some state and national level exams have restrictions on the number of attempts. But in the case of UP Lekhpal, candidates can apply for more than one time. There is no official notification released regarding a restriction on the number of attempts. So anyone fulfilling all the eligibility criteria can attempt as many times as they want. Applicants can attempt the UP Lekhpal mock test series available on BYJU’S Exam Prep to prepare for this exam.

UP Lekhpal exam syllabus and pattern

Once aspirants are sure of their eligibility for the UP Lekhpal exam, they need to check the syllabus for thorough preparation for the exam. It is a written test of 100 marks and has four sections. These are General Knowledge, General Hindi, Maths,  and Rural Development & Rural Society. Different sub-topics have to be studied in each of these sections to ensure that the candidates exceed the cut-off marks in the test.

Here is the syllabus for each section, with 25 marks each.

  1. General Hindi

Topics to focus on this section include – रस, विलोम, पर्यायवाची, अलंकार, समास, सन्धियां, लिंग, वचन, कारक, तत्सम एवं तदभव, वर्तनी, वाक्य संशोधन, वाक्यांशों के लिए शब्द निर्माण, लोकोक्तियाँ एवं मुहावरे,  त्रुटि से संबंधित अनेकार्थी शब्द.

  1. General  knowledge

This  includes questions from;

  • General science
  • Finance, social, political sectors, religious organizations
  • National and international current affairs
  • World geography and population
  • Indian History
  • Economical, Social, and Demographic Issues
  • Freedom movement
  • Indian politics and economics
  • Physical or ecology of India

iii. Maths syllabus

This includes the following topics:

  • Number System
  • LCM & HCF
  • The relation between LCM & HCF
  • Simultaneous equations
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Factors
  • Percentage
  • Profit Loss
  • Formulation of Facts
  • Bar Chart
  • Pie Chart
  • Histogram
  • Frequency Polygon
  • Central measurement: Parallel Mean, Median & Mode
  • Statistics
  • Classification of Facts
  • Frequency
  • Frequency Distribution
  • tabulation
  • Cumulative Frequency
  • Area theorem
  • Triangle & Pythagoras Theorem
  • The perimeter & Area of the parallelogram
  • The perimeter & Area of Circle
  • Rectangle and Square
  • Trapezium
  1. Rural Development and Rural Society syllabus

This syllabus has a lot of things to cover, as mentioned below:

  • Rural Administration
  • Revenue Administration
  • Planning for Rural Development
  • Post-1992 Reforms in District Planning Machinery
  • People’s Participation and the role of NGO’s
  • Indian Rural Society
  • Factors of Indian Society
  • Problems of Weaker Sections
  • Rural Institutional Systems
  • Rural Social Change – Sanskritization, Westernization, Modernization
  • Sources of Rural Employment
  • Central Government Schemes for Village Development
  • State Government Schemes for Village Development

Since the UP Lekhpal exam has a vast syllabus, aspirants need to refer to reliable sources to succeed in the exam. Besides referring to books for all the sections, online sources like BYJU’S Exam Prep app and website is quite helpful because it provides study material for the important topics. Besides this, the practice sets and mock tests available at BYJU’S Exam Prep help candidates to gauge their preparation level and focus on the topics that they find difficult to attempt. Thus their preparation level is geared up and significantly enhances their chances of clearing it.

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