UPPSC APS Recruitment 2023 Notification Out For 328 Posts

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UPPSC APS Recruitment 2023 Notification Out For 328 Posts

The UPPSC APS Notification 2023 is now available! The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission published the complete notification on 19 September, after the release of the brief notification on 15 September 2023.

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission has advertised 328 posts for Additional Private Secretary. Check out the article below for more information on the eligibility requirements, selection process, application deadlines, etc.  

UPPSC Additional Private Secretary Notification 2023

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) is the state institution in charge of all entry-level appointments to the various Group A and Group B Civil Services in Uttar Pradesh. The UPPSC APS Notification PDF for UPPSC Additional Private Secretary (APS) vacancies is now available on the official website (www.uppsc.up.nic.in). The Additional Private Secretary's primary responsibilities include drafting and reporting, coordination, research and analysis, liaison work, administrative assistance, and documentation. 

UPPSC APS Recruitment 2023: Overview

The table below contains important details about the UPPSC Additional Private Secretary (APS) 2023 recruitment. This examination, conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC), offers 328 opportunities for the position of Additional Private Secretary. The online registration process begins on September 19, 2023, and candidates must apply by October 19, 2023, through the official website https://uppsc.up.nic.in/.

UPPSC APS Recruitment 2023

Exam Conducting Organisation

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission

Exam Name

Additional Private Secretary Examination 2023

Vacancy

328

Application Dates

19 September to 26 October 2023

Application Mode

Online

Examination Mode

Offline

Frequency of Exam

Annually

Job Location

Uttar Pradesh

Selection Process

  • Written Test
  • Stenography Test, Typing Test
  • Computer Practical Test

UPPSC APS Recruitment – Important Dates 2023

Candidates preparing for the Additional Private Secretary (APS) position must apply online by October 26, 2023 (the last date to apply has been extended from 19 October to 26 October). This position is open to both male and female candidates.

Candidates will be chosen for this position based on the written examination, stenography test, typing test, and a computer practical test. The following table lists all the important dates for UPPSC APS Recruitment 2023 as provided in the notification:

Events

Dates

Notification Release Date

19 September 2023

Application Start Date

19 September 2023 

Last Date to Apply

26 October 2023 (Extended Date)

Exam Date

07 January 2024

Admit Card Release Date

22 December 2023

Answer Key

To be Released

Result

To be released

Important Links for UPPSC APS Recruitment 2023

All important links relevant to the UP Additional Private Secretary 2023 have been provided in the table given below:

Official Website

uppsc.up.nic.in 

Official Notification

Click Here

Apply Link

Click here

Application Date Extension Notice Click Here

Admit Card

Click here

Answer Key

Click here (link inactive)

Result

Click here (link inactive)

UPPSC APS Vacancy 2023

As of present, there are 328 vacancies available for the UPPSC APS Recruitment 2023. The category-specific UPPSC APS Vacancy data will be updated here if the vacancies are increased or decreased, based on the commission’s discretion.

UPPSC APS Recruitment 2023 - Eligibility Criteria

To apply for the UPPSC APS Exam, candidates must meet the eligibility requirements. There are age, educational qualification, experience, certification, number of attempts, and nationality restrictions. This section goes through the UPPSC APS Eligibility Criteria in depth.

(a) Nationality

Applicants for the UPPSC APS exam must be Indian citizens. Candidates should be able to show documentation relating to their nationality during the document check. A Voter ID card, an AADHAAR card, or a passport are all acceptable forms of identification.

(b) Age Limit & Relaxation

Candidates applying for UPPSC APS Recruitment 2023 must be between the ages of 21 and 40. The age limit will be calculated on July 1, 2023.

Relaxation in the upper age limit for candidates belonging to different categories is mentioned in the table below:

Category

Upper age relaxation

Scheduled castes and Scheduled Tribes of U.P. 

5 years

Other Backward Classes of U.P. 

5 years

Skilled players of U.P. of Classified Games

5 years

State Govt. Employees of U.P. 

5 years

Persons with disabilities (PH) of U.P

15 years

Ex-Servicemen

3 years + Period of service 

(c) UPPSC APS Marital Status

Male candidates who have more than one wife living, and female candidates who have married someone who already has a wife, are ineligible unless the Hon'ble Governor grants an exemption from this criterion.

(d) UPPSC APS Educational Qualification 

Candidates must have acquired the necessary qualifications as on the closing date for online applications. Candidates should provide this in the relevant column of their online application. The following are the departmental educational requirements for the APS position:

Post

Department

Educational Qualification

Preferential Qualification

Additional Private Secretary

U.P. Secretariat

(i) must hold a Bachelor's degree from an Indian university established by law, or a certificate recognised by the government as equivalent; 

(ii) must have a minimum speed of eighty words per minute in Hindi shorthand and a minimum speed of twenty-five words per minute in Hindi typewriting on Computer

(iii) must possess the knowledge of Computer in accordance with - Certificate Course in Computing (CCC) from NIELIT/Certificate Course in Computing (CCC) or equivalent course from Government Institution/ Government recognised university/Institution

(i) Served in the Territorial Army for a minimum period of two years, or 

(ii) obtained a 'B' certificate of National Cadet Corps, other thing being equal

Additional Private Secretary

U.P. Public Service Commission

(i) Bachelor's degree from a University established by law in India or a qualification recognised by the Government as equivalent thereto.

(ii) Must have a minimum speed of eighty words per minute in Hindi Shorthand and twenty-five words per minute in Hindi typewriting.

(iii) Must be familiar with computers in accordance with - 

(a) the course provided by the DOEACC Society's - Certificate Course in Computing (CCC). Or (b) the course offered by the Uttar Pradesh Board of High School and Intermediate Education or a programme certified by the government as equivalent.

(i) Served in the Territorial Army for a minimum period of two years, or 

(ii) obtained a 'B' certificate of National Cadet Corps, other thing being equal

Additional Private Secretary

Board of Revenue U.P.

(i) A Bachelor's Degree from a University established by law in India or a Qualification recognised by the Government as equivalent thereto.

(ii) Must have a minimum speed of eighty words per minute and 25 words per minute in Hindi shorthand and Hindi typewriting, respectively. 

(iii) Computer competency is required in accordance with— 

(a) The course prescribed for the certificate course in computing (CCC) conducted by DOEACC Society. Or 

(b) The course offered by the Uttar Pradesh Board of High School and Intermediate Education or a course approved by the government as equivalent. 

Note: Preference shall be given to a candidate who knows English shorthand and English typewriting.

(i) Served in the Territorial Army for a minimum period of two years, or 

(ii) obtained a 'B' certificate of the National Cadet Corps, shall, other thing being equal, be given preference in the matter of direct recruitment

UPPSC APS Recruitment Application Process 2023

Candidates must go to the UPPSC’s official website to apply online. All qualified applicants who wish to serve in the Uttar Pradesh Government as APS should apply online through the direct URL provided above. The following are the procedures for completing and submitting the application form:

'Online Application' will be completed in three stages:- 

Step 1: Navigate to the UPPSC website. 

Step 2: Select 'Apply' for the UPPSC APS Vacancy. 

Step 3: Complete the first stage by registering yourself to the portal by clicking on the OTR Link.

Step 4: In the second stage, you have to enter your qualification details prescribed for the post.

Step 5: Fill in the other details required in the UPPSC APS Application Form.

Step 6: Upload the required documents in support of your eligibility.

Step 7: In the third stage, pay the application fees through the SBI Multi Option Payment System (MOPS).

Step 8: Now submit the application form and save and download a copy of the submitted application form for future reference.

Application Fee

After completing the First and Second Stages of the online application process, deposit the fee category-wise as directed in the Third Stage. The application fee for different categories is as follows:

Category

Application Fee

Unreserved/ - Economically Weaker Sections/Other Backward Classes

Exam fee Rs. 160/- + Online processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 185/-

SC/ST

Exam fee Rs. 70/- + Online processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 95/- 

PwDs (Person with Disabilities)

Exam fee NIL/- + Online processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 25/-

Ex-Servicemen

- Exam fee Rs. 70/- + Online processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 95/- 

Dependents of the - Freedom Fighters/ Women/Skilled Player

According to their original category 

UPPSC APS Selection Process 2023

The eligible candidates for the post of Additional Private Secretary will be selected by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission through the following stages:

Stage-I: Written Test

In this stage of UPPSC APS 2023, there will be a 150-mark written test which will include three papers. The duration of the exam will be three hours. Candidates who pass this level will be shortlisted to take the second stage of the examination.

Stage-II: Stenography Test & Computer Typing Test

There will be a Hindi Shorthand and a Computer Typing test. Candidates who are successful in the minimum standards of this stage of the examination will be shortlisted to appear in the third stage of UP APs 2023.

Stage-III: Computer Practical

There will be a computer practical test of 50 marks; the duration of this test will be one hour. 

Final Selection will be made on the basis of merit by adding the marks obtained by the candidate in all three stages of the examination mentioned above.

UPPSC APS Exam Pattern 2023

Check the detailed exam pattern of all three stages of UPPSC APS Recruitment 2023.

(a) Written exam

Subject

No. of questions

Max. Marks

Duration

General Knowledge

50

50

3 hours

General Hindi

50

50

Computer Knowledge

50

50

Total

150

150

  • The nature of the question will be multiple choice type questions (MCQs).
  • There will be a negative marking of one-third (0.33) marks for each wrong answer given by the candidate.
  • If any question is left unattempted, no marks will be deducted for that question. 

Minimum qualifying marks

The minimum efficiency standard (qualifying marks) for candidates belonging to the below-mentioned categories is as follows:

Category

Minimum Efficiency Standard

S.C. & S.T.

35% 

Others

40%

Note: Candidates will not be placed on the merit/select list if they receive less than the minimum efficiency standard in the examination. All such candidates shall be treated as disqualified by the commission. 

(b) Stenography Test & Computer Typing Test

This test will be conducted for 90 minutes (1 hour 30 minutes). The details of the same are as follows:

Test

Marks

Stenography Test in Hindi

75

Computer typing

25

Total

100

(c) Computer Practical Test

This test is to be conducted for 60 minutes (1 hour), and the details are as follows:

Test

Marks

Computer Practical Test

50

Total

50

UPPSC APS Exam Syllabus 2023

To help you organise your studies, we've provided a subject-wise syllabus for each stage of the examination. Read the detailed syllabus of UPPSC APS to be aware of the subjects and topics important for this exam. 

Written Exam Syllabus

The written exam syllabus for the APS 2023 Recruitment has been provided in the table below: 

UPPSC APS Written Exam Syllabus 

Section

Subject

Topics

A

General Knowledge

  • Abbreviations
  • Books and Authors
  • History (Ancient, Medieval and Modern India)
  • Science
  • Geography (India and Uttar Pradesh)
  • Constitution of India
  • Sports
  • Important city monuments and buildings (India and Uttar Pradesh)
  • Important National and International Monuments
  • Arithmetic (class-8 level)

B

General Hindi

  • अपठित गद्यांश और प्रश्नोत्तर तथा अपठित गद्यांश शीर्षक
  • पत्र एवं कार्यालयीय विभिन्न पत्रों का आलेखन
  • मुहावरे, लाकोक्तियाँ तथा उनका प्रयोग
  • अनेक शब्दों के लिए एक शब्द
  • वाक्यों का शुद्धिकरण
  • पर्यायवाची तथा विलोम शब्द
  • शब्दों के अर्थ- हिन्दी से अंग्रेजी एवं अंग्रेजी से हिन्दी (कक्षा- 10 स्तरीय)

C

Computer Knowledge

  • Basic knowledge of working on Windows System Platforms on desktops and laptops with peripherals like Printer, Scanner, Microphone and Speaker.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office package
  • Conversant in the use of World Wide Web and popular websites (for Railway/Air Reservation, search engines like Google, information websites like wikipedia etc.) 
  • Working Knowledge of E-mailing (sending, sending with attachment, reading, saving, printing, maintaining address book etc.) 
  • Working Knowledge of preparation of presentations (PowerPoint, PDF etc.) with different animations and styles.

UPPSC APS Stenography and Typing Test

Test

Details

Stenography Test (Hindi)

80 words per minute dictation is 5 minutes and for transcription is 60 minutes

Computer Typing

Typing for 5 minutes only

UPPSC APS Computer Practical Test

The details of the computer practical test is as follows:

  • Working Knowledge of E-mailing (sending, sending with attachment, reading, saving, printing, maintaining address book etc.)
  • Conversant in the use of World Wide Web and popular websites (for Railway/Air Reservation, search engines like Google, information websites like wikipedia etc.)
  • Hands on Microsoft office. 

(1) Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

(i) Document writing, (ii) for mailing, (iii) punctuation insertion of table diagrams.

(2) Making of PowerPoint Presentation.

  • Use of formulae and calculations on Excel sheets.

UPPSC APS 2023 Admit Card 

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission's official website will host the UPPSC APS Admit Card 2023. Candidates can obtain their admit cards from the official website or using the URL mentioned in this post. Candidates must download their Admit Cards in advance to avoid last-minute technical issues.

  • Visit the website of the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission.
  • Under the Admit Card part of the Candidate's Help Desk section, look for a link that says “UPPSC APS Admit Card 2023.”
  • You can access your admission card by entering your roll number or registration number.
  • Enter the needed information, including the date of birth and password.
  • After entering the captcha code, click “Login” to proceed.
  • UPPSC APS Admit Card may be displayed on the screen.
  • Download and take a printout of your admit card for future use.

Candidates must ensure that all the information on their UPPSC APS Admit Card is correct, including their name, photo, exam centre, exam date, etc.

UPPSC APS 2023 Answer Key

UPPSC APS Answer key is a document that candidates can use to compare their chances of being selected for the post of APS. The UPPSC APS Provisional Answer key will be available on the UPPSC official website 5–7 days after the written exam is conducted. 

Candidates can download the UPPSC APS Answer Key from the commission's official website only. The UPPSC APS Final Answer Key will be available in due course after reviewing all the objections and challenges raised by the candidates against the provisional answer key. 

UPPSC APS Result 2023

The commission publishes the results of the UPPSC APS exam on its website after the exam and evaluation process are completed. The results provide a comprehensive list of all candidates who passed the exam and have advanced to the next step of the selection process. The UPPSC APS results are usually released as a merit list or a PDF document with the names or roll numbers of the candidates qualified for the next phase. The commission may also release the cut-off marks for each category. 

Follow the procedures below to view your UPPSC APS exam results after each stage.

  • Visit the website of the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC).
  • On the homepage, click the “Results” tab.
  • Choose the link ADDITIONAL PRIVATE SECRETARY EXAM-2023 RESULT link.
  • On your screen, a Result PDF file will appear. Use CTRL+F to find the roll number.
  • Save or take a printout of the result PDF for future reference.

UPPSC APS Salary 2023

The basic pay for UPPSC APS will be Rs. 47600/- (under Matrix Level-8), i.e. in the pay scale of 9300-34800 with a grade pay of 4800. The average salary for the month will be between Rs. 47600 to Rs. 151100/-. In addition to the salary, the Additional Private Secretary in the Uttar Pradesh Government will be eligible for other Allowance based on the nature of their duties/place of assignment, per the prevailing regulations

FAQ

The notification was released on September 19, 2023.

Under the UPPSC APS Notification 2023, a total of 328 posts of Additional Private Secretary have been announced.

Candidates with a bachelor's degree from any recognised institute are eligible to apply for UPPSC APS Recruitment 2023.

According to the UPPSC APS Notification PDF, online registration can be done from 19 September to 19 October 2023.

According to the notice, the pay scale for Additional Private Secretary is Rs. 47600-151100/- under Matrix Level-8. (in the basic pay scale 9300-34800 with G.P. 4800).

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