UP Lekhpal Exam 2022 Expected Cutoff, All Details On Recent Cheating Case

New Delhi, 2 August 2022 – In yet another major case of academic dishonesty , 21 people, including three teachers and seven students have been charged by the Uttar Pradesh Police for allegedly using unfair means during the UP Lekhpal exam 2022, conducted on Sunday, 31 July.  

The UP Lekhpal Recruitment Main examination 2022 was conducted on Sunday at 501 centres across 12 districts of the UP state, in which nearly 2.50 lakh candidates appeared. 

As per news reports, 21 persons including ‘solvers’, gang leaders, students and teachers hailing from different districts of UP and Bihar, have been taken into custody after a raid conducted by the Special Task Force of the state.

UP Lekhpal Exam 2022 – All You Need To Know About The Cheating Case

The UP Lekhpal Exam 2022, conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Commission (UPSSSC), was held on 31 July 2022 for filling up a total of 8085 posts as Rajyaseva Lekhpal in the UP Board of Revenue, Lucknow. The admit card for the examination was released on 25 July, 2022. Centres for the single-shift examination were Ayodhya, Aligarh, Agra, Bareilly, Meerut, Gorakhpur, Gorakhpur, Prayagraj, Moradabad, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow and Varanasi.

Strict guidelines were issued against the use of unfair means including the ban on carrying any electronic device. However, the suspects managed to sneak bluetooth devices into examination centres which were used for cheating. While speaking to the Times of India (TOI), Amitabh Yash, ADG, STF said that 15 bluetooth earbuds, 6 sim cards, 6 cells, 9 bluetooth devices card, 10 mobile phones, a PAN card, driving license and Rs 620 cash, have been recovered through the raid. The bluetooth device’s mic was reportedly embedded in an ATM card-like chip. Small clips of examination centres featuring the cheating process have also been released. 

The snubbed gang leaders and candidates had reportedly taken help from the solvers to crack the UP Lekhpal exam (Main). Following a tip-off, the STF arrested two suspects – Narendra Kumar Patel and Sandeep Patel from Prayagraj, who were found solving the paper while seated in a car. The duo further provided information leading to other arrests which also included seven candidates. 

Gang leader VijayKant, who was paid Rs 10 lakh by each student, provided them bluetooth devices and earbuds. Further, cheating mafia Pushpendra (arrested in Varanasi) and Jaisingh Patel (arrested in Kanpur) were instructed by Kant to keep the device on and dictate the answers to the candidates.

The solvers arrested hail from both UP and the state of Bihar. Other mafias reportedly include Kant’s assistant Dinesh Kumar Yadav and Sonu Kumar. The Police arrested candidates Dinesh Kumar Sah from Prayagraj, Dilip Gupta from Varanasi, Karan Kumar from Kanpur and solvers Sanjay Kumar Yadav (resident of Bihar), Ravinder from Moradabad, Mohit  from Meerut and Raju Kumar was snubbed at Lucknow.

Interestingly, suspects VijayKant, Dinesh and Sonu, are teachers by profession. 

UP Lekhpal Exam 2022 – Is it cheating or paper leak?

Leader of opposition in UP and Samajwadi Party head, Akhilesh Yadav, has demanded Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s resignation alleging a paper leak in the UP Lekhpal exam 2022 Recruitment. Contradictory to the cheating claims made by state government officials, Yadav on 31 July 2022, posted a video of entrance paper leak from his official twitter handle and accused the ruling party of plotting against recruitments, causing people to remain unemployed.  He also said that the CM must resign since he is incapable of conducting a fair examination in the state.

However, in a report published by TOI, UPSSSC Chairman Praveer Kumar refuted the opposition’s claim. He said that there is nothing as a question paper leak since it happens before the examination and that these are “individual cases of impersonation”.

About UP Lekhpal Exam 2022

The UP Lekhpal exam is conducted by UPSSSC as a part of the recruitment drive for filling up a total of 8085 posts as Rajyaseva Lekhpal in the UP Board of Revenue, Lucknow. Candidates who have qualified UP PET exam are eligible to apply for the entrance test for UP Lekhpal recruitment. 

NoteUPSSSC conducts a Preliminary Eligibility Test (PET) to recruit group ‘C’ and ‘B’ posts.  After qualifying for the UP PET Exam, the candidates are eligible to sit for Group ‘B’ & ‘C’ main examinations which are conducted later. UP Lekhpal exam is a group C exam.

 UP LEKHPAL EXAM 2022 – IMPORTANT DETAILS

Name of the exam UP Lekhpal Recruitment examination
Conducting body  Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Commission (UPSSSC)
Name of the post for which the exam is conducted  Rajyaseva Lekhpal
Release date of answer key  1 August 2022
Last date for raising objection (i any) against answer key 7 August 2022
No of Vacancies  Total no of vacancies- 8085
Division of vacancies 
General  3271
SC 1690
ST 152
OBC 2174
EWS 798
TOTAL  8085
Application fee Rs 25 per application for all the categories 
Mode of payment for UP Lekhpal exam Only debit/credit/net banking or SBI e-challan may be used to pay the charge online.
Job location  Uttar Pradesh
Nature of job  Government Job 
Educational Requirement  Candidate must have completed 12th standard

Should have basic computer literacy

Age Limit  Minimum – 18 years 

Maximum – 40 years 

Online Registration Process  7th to 28th January every year (may vary as per government guidelines)
Date of UP Lekhpal Exam  The exam was conducted on 31 July for the year 2022. But the dates may vary as per government guidelines for every year.
Official Website  http://upsssc.gov.in/
Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Commission

(UPSSSC) Notification 2022

Notification for  UPSSSC 2022

UP Lekhpal Exam 2022 – How to Download the Answer Key for UP Lekhpal Recruitment Main Examination?

The UPSSSC has released the answer key for the UP Lekhpal Recruitment Main Examination on 1 August 2022. Here is how the answer key can be downloaded- 

  • Visit the official website of UPSSSC or click on this link 
  • Enter the login credentials such as registration number and roll number
  • Click Login
  • Your UP Lekhpal Answer Key 2022 will be displayed on the screen
  • Download the answer key and take a printout of it for future reference

Note: Candidates have been allowed to raise objections if any against the answer key till 7 August 2022.

How to Download the Answer Key for UP Lekhpal Recruitment Main Examination

UP Lekhpal Exam 2022 – What is the Cut-Off for UP Lekhpal Recruitment Main Examination 2022 ?

Although UPSSSC is expected to release the cut-off list for marks for the UP Lekhpal Recruitment Main Examination in the early month of August 2022, there have been speculations about the list. Here is the expected cutoff list for the UP Lekhpal Recruitment Main Examination, 2022- 

EXPECTED CUTOFF LIST FOR UP LEKHPAL RECRUITMENT MAIN EXAMINATION 2022

Category Expected cut-off merit (out of 100 marks)
General 82-88 marks 
EWS 76-80 marks
OBC 73-78 marks
SC 70- 75 marks
ST 64-69 marks

Note: This is an expected list of UP Lekhpal exam cut-off marks and not a declaration of cut-off marks by the UPSSSC. The candidates should keep checking the website for the final cut-off list.

UP Lekhpal Exam 2022 – What is the Salary of Rajyaseva Lekhpal in Uttar Pradesh?

As a Rajyaseva Lekhpal, the recruit is bound to receive a considerable salary package from UPSSSC. As per the board, various other benefits including a medical allowance are also provided along with the salary. Find the details of the salary (as per the 7th pay commission) break up of a Rajyaseva Lekhpal in Uttar Pradesh, here- 

BREAK UP OF RAJYASEVA LEKHPAL’S SALARY IN UTTAR PRADESH 

Allowances Amount

Pay Band (7th CPC)
1S – 1 to 8 Rs 15,000 – Rs 60,000
2S – 9 to 15 Rs 30,000 – Rs 1,00,000
3S – 16 to 23 Rs 50,000 – Rs 1,50,000
4S – 24 to 30 Rs 1,00,000 – Rs 2,00,000
Salary in-hand Rs 15,000 – Rs 60,000 + Grade Pay Rs. 2000/-
DA(Dearness Allowance) Rs.6,076 (28% of Basic pay)
HRA(House Rent Allowance) RS. 2000-4000
TA(Travelling Allowance) Rs.1500-Rs.3000
PF Deduction(10% of basic) 2170

UP Lekhpal Exam 2022 – What is the Eligibility Criteria for UP Lekhpal Recruitment Main Examination?

The candidates who pass the UPSSSC PET exam are eligible to take the Uttar Pradesh Lekhpal Mains Examination. 

  • The candidates must have passed 12th Class or any equivalent exam. Graduate candidates from any discipline can also apply for this UP Lekhpal post. 
  • Qualifying UP PET of the previous year is compulsory to apply for UP Rajaseva Lekhpal Recruitment.
  • The age for the candidate to apply for UPSSSC Lekhpal Recruitment is 18 years to 40 years. Age relaxation is provided as per government rules.
Category Upper Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 Years
OBC 3 Years
Physically Handicapped 5 Years

UP Lekhpal Exam 2022 – What is the Exam Pattern for UP Lekhpal Main Examination?

The exam pattern for the UP Lekhpal recruitment examination is discussed below-

Section Number of Questions Total Marks Duration
Mathematics 25 25
2 hours(120 minutes)
General Knowledge 25 25
General Hindi 25 25
Rural Development & Society 25 25
Total 100 100

UP Lekhpal Exam 2022 – FAQs

How to apply for the UP Lekhpal examination?

Eligible candidates and those who have qualified the UP PET exam can open the advertisement regarding the UPSSSC Rajseva Lekhpal examination by clicking on the related advertisement under the ‘Live Advertisement’ segment on the homepage of the UPSSSC's website. The guidelines for filling out the application are also mentioned in the advertisement. The candidate must go to the registration section and click on ‘Apply’. A new user should first finish her/his registration for which the personal information, credentials, and other details are required. Once registered, login through the new registration details and apply. Fill in all the required details and upload essential documents to the online application. Complete the application by submitting the remaining data and paying the fee. For future reference, print the UPSSSC Rajyaseva Lekhpal Online form 2022.

What is the eligibility criteria for UP Lekhpal examination?

Candidates who pass the UPSSSC PET exam are eligible to take the Uttar Pradesh Lekhpal Main Examination. Applicants must have passed 12th Class or any equivalent exam. Graduate candidates from any discipline can also apply for this UP Lekhpal post. The age for the candidate to apply for UPSSSC Lekhpal Recruitment is 18 years to 40 years. Age relaxation is provided as per government rules.

What is the salary of a Rajyaseva Lekhpal in UP?

As a Rajyaseva Lekhpal the recruit is bound to receive a considerable salary package from UPSSSC. As per the board, various other benefits including a medical allowance are also provided along with the salary. The inhand salary drawn by a Rajyaseva Lekhpal is Rs 15,000- Rs 60,000 + Grade Pay Rs. 2000. The various allowances that the Rajyaseva Lekhpal receives include house rent, travel, medical facilities, pension and so on.

How can the answer key for the UP Lekhpal Main examination 2022 be downloaded?

The UPSSSC has released the answer key for the UP Lekhpal Recruitment Main Examination on 1 August 2022. To download the answer key visit the official website of UPSSSC and click on the answer key notification of the UP Lekhpal Main Examination 2022. Enter the login credentials such as registration number and roll number. Click Login and your UP Lekhpal Answer Key 2022 will be displayed on the screen. Download the answer key and take a printout of it for future reference. Candidates have been allowed to raise objections if any against the answer key till 7 August 2022.

How can the cut-off marks list for the UP Lekhpal Main examination 2022 be downloaded?

The UPSSSC is expected to release the cut-off list for marks for the UP Lekhpal Recruitment Main Examination 2022 in the early month of August. The list can be downloaded from the official website of UPSSSC.

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