UKPSC RO/ARO Exam Pattern 2021: Check Section-Wise Paper Pattern And Marking Scheme

Safalta Expert Published by: Deepesh Mehra Updated Mon, 27 Dec 2021 01:06 AM IST


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Are you appearing for the upcoming UKPCS RO/ARO Examination?  Candidates who are aspiring to appear for  UKPCS RO/ARO  Recruitment Exam should know all the details about the exam such as eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, and so on.As pet the official notification released on 15 th of August 2021 the UKPCS RO/ARO Exam pattern is as follows:
  1. The exam comprises of three stages-prelims examinations, main examination, and personal interview.
  2. UKPCS RO/ARO exam pattern for the UKPCS RO/ARO Prelims examination consists of two papers of 140 and 60 marks respectively.
  3. The syllabus for the exam consists of -General Science, History of India and Indian National Movement, General Awareness, General Aptitude, Knowledge of English and Hindi
  4. As per the official notification, the Uttarakhand  Public Service Commission has released the notification and commenced the examination process.
  5. Candidates can check out the UKPCS RO/ARO Exam date here.
Candidates should know the syllabus thoroughly to prepare efficiently for the exam. In this article, we have explained the UKPCS RO/ARO Exam pattern in detail.If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, you can check out our daily FREE Current Affairs. 

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UKPCS RO/ARO Exam Pattern

This exam is a three a stage process. which includes -prelims examinations, main examination. The exam pattern and syllabus for the UKPCS RO/ARO exam for all the stages are mentioned in the official notification. The Exam Pattern is as follows:

UKPCS RO/ARO Prelims Exam Pattern 

The preliminary examination is the first stage for the selection in UKPCS RO/ARO  Recruitment 2021.

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The silent aspects of the pattern are as given below:
  • There is one paper at this stage.
  • The duration of the exam is 120 minutes.
  • The nature of questions is objective type.
UKPCS RO/ARO Samiksha Adhikari/ Sahayak Samiksha Adhikari exam pattern is given below:


Name of Paper 

Total Questions

Total Marks

Total Time Duration

UKPCS RO/ARO Prelims Paper 

General Studies



120 minutes




Check out  UK Lower PCS Eligibility here.

UKPCS RO/ARO Mains Exam Pattern 

Those who are successful in the first stage are called for the main examination. The main examination will be held at a later date. The UKSC RO/ARO Mains exam pattern is as follows:
  • There are three papers.
  • The nature of questions is objective type and subjective type.
The illustration of the exam pattern is given below:



Max. Mark


Paper 1

English Language



Paper 2

Hindi Language



Paper 3

Computer Typing Test (for ARO posts only)


10 mins

Those who are selected based on the main examination are called for the interview round. The final section of candidates is based on the means and interview round.

Get to know  UK Lower PSC Syllabus


The syllabus for the prelims examination is as follows:



UKPCS RO/ARO syllabus

Paper - 1

General Studies

  • History of India
  • Indian National Movement
  • Indian Polity, Economy and Culture
  • Geography and Natural resources of India & World Geography
  • Population, Ecology, and Urbanization (in Indian Context)
  • Indian Agriculture, Commerce and Trade
  • General Science
  • Current Events of National and International importance
  • Knowledge of Uttarakhand (History, Geography, Economy & Polity Based)
  • Specialized Knowledge regarding Education, Culture, Agriculture industry, Trade, Living & Social Traditions of Uttrakhand

Paper - 2

General Hindi

  • Passage Completion
  • Substitution
  • Sentence Arrangement
  • Transformation
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Para Completion
  • Error Correction
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Prepositions
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Spelling Test
Check out UPPSC PCS Salary here.

UKPCS RO/ARO Syllabus: Mains

The syllabus for the mains examination is given below: 
UKPCS RO/ARO Exam Paper  Topics 

Paper 1 - English

  • Word
  • Phrases
  • Synonyms
  • Opposites
  • Essay
  • Precis Writing
  • Grammar
  • Translation from English to Hindi
  •  Letter writing (formal)
  • Summary Writing

Paper 2-  Hindi

  • Passage Completion
  • Substitution
  • Sentence Arrangement
  • Transformation
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Para Completion
  • Error Correction
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Prepositions
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Spelling Test

Paper 3 (Applicable for  Assistant Review Officer Post)

  • Typewriting with a minimum speed of 4000 key depression per hour in Hindi. (667 key depressions in 10 mins)
  • Typewriting with a minimum speed of 9000 key depression per hour in English. (1500 key depression in 10 mins)
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UKPCS RO/ARO Exam Pattern FAQs

Q1. What is the exam date for UKPCS RO/ARO Exam?

A1. The scheduled dates for the UKPCS RO/ARO Exam are January 23, 2022 for the prelims exam.

Q2. What is the UKPCS RO/ARO Exam Pattern?

A2. The UKPCS RO/ARO Exam comprises three stages namely- Prelims, Mains, and Typing test for ARO posts.

Q3. What is the exam pattern for the UKPCS RO/ARO Prelims examination?

A3. The prelims exam consists of one paper - General Studies.

Q4. Is there a negative marking in UKPCS RO/ARO Exam?

A. Yes,  there is a negative marking in UKPCS RO/ARO  Exam.

Q5. What is the duration of the UKPCS RO/ARO Prelims Exam?

A. The total duration of the UKPCS RO/ARO Prelims Exam is 120 minutes..

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