UPSSSC 2022 Exam – Over 30% Candidates Miss PET Exam, Details Here

October 27, 2022, New Delhi – UPSSSC 2022 exam – On October 23, 2022, almost 33% of the candidates missed appearing in the Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Commission (UPSSSC) 2022, Preliminary Entrance Test (PET), due to the terrible rush and mismanagement.

A large number of candidates were not let into the exam centre, as they claimed that the main gates were shut half an hour before the start of the examination. They claimed that this happened during both shifts of the examination.Β 

A candidate, who had come from Balrampur to appear in the UPSSSC exam, told the media present there that the gate was almost closing and they somehow managed to reach the exam centre at the last minute. The student further said that few of his friends were not that lucky and they could not reach on time, thus missing the exam.

Some of them also claimed that they were delayed, as there were not enough vehicles to take them to the exam centres.

When asked, the authorities stated that they could not accommodate those candidates who came late for the exam. The Chairman of UPSSSC, Pravir Kumar, told the media that: β€œWe cannot help if candidates failed to reach the exam centre on time. We do not want to indulge in guess-work on the huge number of absentees. Nothing could be done because the candidates were not punctual. The UPSSSC exam was the biggest ever competitive examination held in Uttar Pradesh and it was carried out successfully.” 

UPSSSC 2022 Exam – 33% Candidates Missed the UPSSSC PET Exam – Details

  • According to estimates, 35 lakh candidates were eligible to appear for the examination, but only 25 lakh students appeared for it.Β 
  • Over 37 lakh students had registered for the UPSSSC exam and out of the total, around 25 lakh candidates could appear for the exam.
  • Over 12 lakh students missed or left the exam, meaning only 67% of registered candidates appeared and 33% of candidates were absent.

UPSSSC 2022 Exam – Important Details About the Exam

  • The Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Commision (UPSSSC) exam is a state level eligibility exam in Uttar Pradesh (UP) to recruit candidates for the posts of Stenographer, Junior Assistant, Conductor, Driver, Pharmacist, Computer Operator and others. The pay scale for selected candidates falls between Grade-1 and Grade-2.
  • Candidates can visit the official website to check the eligibility criteria for the UPSSSC examination. Every year, UPSSSC provides the tentative examination dates. Also, the Commission makes a formal announcement of the same.
  • The information released by the government contains all the necessary details about the UPSSSC exam. Hence, to understand the examination, candidates must carefully read through the notification.
  • The notification contains the application date, exam pattern, process, syllabus, and result details. The information for the UPSSSC exam is released in regional languages as well – in PDF format. Therefore, every candidate can download it.

UPSSSC EXAM 2022 – Category Wise Cut Off Marks

General 72-85
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 65-70
Scheduled Castes (SC) 55-62
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 48-53
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 60-66

UPSSSC 2022 Exam – Steps to Check UPSSSC PET Exam Results

The results of the Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Commission, Preliminary Examination Test (UPSSSC PET) are announced by the commission and can be checked using the following steps:

  • Candidates can visit the official portal of the UPSSSC PET result at
  • Next, they must click on the β€œResult” tab from the UPSSSC homepage.
  • After clicking on the β€œResult” tab, two options will be available to view the result. Candidates can either log in through their PET Registration number or view the result by filling in the required details.
  • By selecting the first option, one can fill in the details asked by the portal like DOB, registration number, Gender and verification code to see if one has passed or not.
  • A screenshot of the result must be taken, and kept safely until the selection process is completed.

UPSSSC 2022 Exam – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How to Download the UPSSSC 2022 PET Answer Key?

The link to download the Preliminary Examination Test (PET) exam answer key has been activated by the department on October 20, 2022. Candidates can download the answer keys by visiting

2. When will the answer key for the UPSSSC PET 2022 exam be released?

The UPSSSC PET 2022 answer key was released in the third week of October 2022.

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3. What will be the UPSSSC PET cut off in the year 2022?

Experts believe that this year the cut-off could be 64 for UR and OBC, 62 for SC and 45 for ST.

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