UPPSC APO 2018-2020: Main Exam Conducted, Result Soon, Upcoming Personality Test


UPPSC APO is a state-level examination conducted by Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission. The entrance test is organised to recruit Assistant Prosecution Officers. UP PSC has released 17 APO posts in the year 2018 and the recruitment process is still going on. Interested and eligible candidates were required to visit the official website and apply for the UPPSC APO 2018 recruitment examination before the deadline. The article here will provide timely updates about the recruitment process.

UPPSC APO 2018 Latest Notification The Uttar Pradesh Public Services Commission (UPPSC) has declared the final result for Assistant Prosecution Officer (APO) recruitment exam 2018 on its official website. Candidates who were waiting for their APO results are requested to visit uppsc.up.nic.in and check their respective results. It is to be noted that a total of 17 candidates have qualified against the 17 vacancies.

UPPSC APO 2018 Overview/ Highlights

Exam Name


Conducting Authority

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission







Post Name

Assistant Prosecution Officer

Nature of Post


Pay Level

₹ 47,600  –  1,51,100/-

Last Date to Fill Application

28 January 2019

Official Website


Exam to be Commenced

Prelims – 16th February 2020

Mains – 29th and 30th July 2020

Interview – 04th December 2020


Available Application Forms

UPPSC APO 2018-2020 Important Dates

The UPPSC APO recruitment 2018 is going on till 2020. Dates for important exam events are as under:

UPPSC APO 2018 Exam Events

UPPSC APO 2018 Dates (Announced)

Registration process begins

28 December 2018

Last date to complete registration

25 January 2019

Fee deposit

28 December 2018 to 25 January 2019

Last date to submit the application form

28 January 2019

Availability of admit card (Preliminary)

03rd February 2020 (Released)

Date of examination (Preliminary)

16th February 2020

Declaration of result

11th May 2020

Availability of admit card (Main)

9th July 2020

Date of examination (Main)

29th and 30th July 2020

Announcement of the final result

08th December 2020

Main Exam Schedule

The UPPSC APO Main exam was held at UPPSC Shivir Karyalaya Sector D Office, Aliganj, Exam Hall, Lucknow. A total of 260 candidates were declared qualified in the Preliminary phase examination and the same number are eligible for the Main exam. The Preliminary phase exam was conducted at 95 centres in Lucknow and Prayagraj. The exam schedule is as under:

Main Exam Dates



29th July 2020 (Saturday)

First Session

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Second Session

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

30th July 2020 (Sunday)

First Session

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Second Session

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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UPPSC APO 2018-2020 Pattern & Syllabus

To become Assistant Prosecution Officer, candidates have to appear in both Prelims and Main examinations. After clearing the UPPSC APO Preliminary examination, candidates will be able to appear in the Main (written test). The exam pattern of the preliminary and main examinations is as follows –

Preliminary Exam Pattern (Objective Type)





Exam Duration

Part 1

General Knowledge



120 minutes

Part 2



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Main Exam Pattern (Subjective Type)



Exam Duration

General Hindi


180 minutes

General Knowledge


Criminal Law & Procedure


Law of Evidence




180 minutes

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Personality Test/ Interview

After qualifying the Main examination, candidates have to appear for the personality test. The personality test/ interview will test the candidate’s character, capacity, personality, and physical fitness.

UPPSC APO 2018 Syllabus

Preliminary Phase Syllabus

The preliminary phase comprises two parts. Syllabus for both parts are as under:

Part-1 General Knowledge


Number of Questions

Current Events of National and International Importance


History of India


General Science


Indian Polity and Economy


Indian National Movement


World Geography and Population




Part-2 Law


Number of Questions

Indian Penal Code


Criminal Procedure Code


Indian Evidence Act


U.P. Police Act and Regulations under this Act




Main Phase Syllabus

Go through the syllabus of UPPSC APO 2018 main examination below –

General Hindi

General Science


General Knowledge

Spotting Errors

Indian National Movement

Indian Penal Code



Indian Polity & Economy

Indian Evidence Act

Basic GK

Para Completion

History of India

Criminal Procedure Code

Indian Culture

Passage Completion

World Geography and Population

U.P. Police Act And Regulations under this Act

Inventions in the World


Current Events of National and International Importance



Error Correction (Underlined Part)








Active and Passive Voice



Indian Economy

Sentence Arrangement



Famous Books & Authors




Indian Politics

Sentence Improvement




Idioms and Phrases




Fill in the blanks



Indian Parliament

Joining Sentences



Famous Days & Dates

Error Correction (Phrase in Bold)




Spelling Test



Basic Computer

Sentence Completion



Indian History





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UPPSC APO 2018-2020 Eligibility

Nationality –

  • Must be Indian citizens

Educational Requirements –

  • Candidates should possess a Law Degree from a recognised university

Preference will be given to those who:

  • Has served for a minimum of two years in Territorial Army
  • Has obtained ‘B’ certificate of N.C.C.

Age Limit (as on 1st July 2018)

  • The minimum age should be at least 21 years.
  • The maximum age should be 40 years.

In other words, candidates must not have been born earlier than 2nd July 1978 and not after 1st July 1997.

For Physical Handicapped, the maximum age limit is 55 years. In other words, candidates must not be born before 2nd July 1963.

Relaxation in Upper Age Limit –


Age Limit Relaxation


By 5 years

Ex-Army/ Short Service Commissioned Officers/ Emergency Commissioned Officers of UP

By 5 years

Marital Status

Married male candidates who have more than one wife living and female candidates who have married a man who already has a wife are not eligible unless Hon’ble Governor has granted an exemption from this condition.

UPPSC APO 2018-2020 Application Process

Registration for UPPSC APO 2018 has started online. Candidates have to complete the process before January 28, 2019. Applicants need to follow the 2-step UPPSC application process 2018 given below and submit the application form with correct details. Take a sneak peek of the application process.

Documents Required for Filling the Application Form

  • Image of passport-size photograph of dimension 3.5cm x 4.5cm and image of signature of dimension 3.5cm x 1.5cm. Paste the photo on white paper and draw a box of 3.5cm x 1.5cm. Sign inside the box. Now scan the image and signature together (total size - 3.5cm x 6.0 cm). The scanned image must be in .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png, or .tif format.
  • The size of the scanned image must not be more than 50 KB.
  • The signature must not be in CAPITAL LETTERS.

UPPSC APO Application Process -

  • Visit the official website of Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission.
  • Choose the ‘Click here to Apply Online’ link
  • On the next page, select the ‘Apply’ link and click on ‘Registration’
  • Here, candidates have to go through ‘Online Application Filling Instructions’ –
    • Process flow of filling Registration Form
    • Process flow of filling Detailed Application Form
    • Complete Process flow of filling Registration Form and Detailed Application Form
  • Now click on Part-1, i.e. ‘Candidate Registration’ where applicants are required to provide basic details including Name of the candidate, UP Domicile, Type of Recruitment, Contact Number, Parents’ Names, DOB, Marital Status, Qualification Details, Gender, Email ID, etc.
  • Click on ‘Submit’
  • The ‘Registration Slip’ will be displayed online (11 digit registration number)
  • Download the slip and take a print of it for future use
  • After completion of the registration process, candidates need to release the payment
  • Click on ‘Fee Deposition/ Reconciliation
  • Provide details such as Registration Number, Date of Birth and Gender and ‘Click here to proceed for payment
  • Get ‘Payment Acknowledgement Receipt (PAR)’ after payment
  • Candidates can take a print of the receipt by selecting ‘Print Payment Receipt
  • Now, complete Part-2
  • Access ‘Submit Application Form’ and fill information such as Candidate Registration Number, Personal Details, Fee Details and Upload the Digital Images of Signature and Photograph (in right size and format)
  • Lastly, candidates have to select the ‘I Agree’ or ‘I do not agree’ button to either agree or disagree with the contents of Declaration

Application Fee –

The application fee should be paid through Credit/ Debit Cards, Net Banking and Other Payment options.


Application Fee Amount

General/ other candidates

₹ 125/- (application fee ₹ 100/- and online processing fee ₹ 25/-)


₹ 25/- (zero application fee and online processing fee ₹ 25/-)

SC candidates

₹ 65/- (application fee ₹ 40/- and online processing ST fee ₹ 25/-)

Modification of Submitted Application Form

Modifications can be made in the UPPSC APO application form after submission but before the last date of application submission. Errors can be modified in the various field except in the following:

  • Exam Name and Recruitment Type
  • Email-ID
  • Registered Mobile Number
  • Aadhaar Number
  • If the application fee for the modified category is higher

In any of the above scenarios, candidates are required to submit a fresh application. Also, it must be noted that the previously paid fee will neither be adjusted nor refunded.

For errors in all the fields (other than those mentioned above), candidates will be given only one opportunity for modification.

Steps for Modifying the Application Form

Following steps are to be completed for modifying the application form before the last date of application submission:

  • Visit the official website and go to the candidate's segment.
  • Under the 'Online Application Process', click the 'Modify Submitted Application' option.
  • Candidate's personal details section will be displayed on the screen.
  • Fill details viz. registration number, date of birth, gender, domicile, category, and verification code.
  • Click the 'Proceed' button.
  • An OTP (One Time Password) will be sent to your registered mobile number for authentication.
  • Enter the OTP in the option-box displayed on the screen and click the 'Proceed' button.
  • Your previously submitted application form will appear on the screen.
  • Make the modifications.
  • Recheck all the details carefully.
  • Submit the application form.

Please Note - The facility for modifying will remain available only one time within the last date of application submission.

Other Details

UPPSC APO 2018 Admit Card –

UPPSC releases admit cards for Preliminary and Main phase examinations separately. The admit cards of UPPSC APO 2018 (preliminary exam) have been issued by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission at the official web portal on 03rd February 2020 while for the Main exam, admit cards were made available from 9th July onwards. Candidates need to open the official website and enter all the asked details in the prompted field to check and download the online UPPSC APO Prelims 2018 admit card. Follow the correct approach to download the UPPSC APO admit card. Admit card is a mandatory document for making entry to the examination hall. Candidates are advised to keep it safe until the recruitment process ends.

UPPSC APO Result 2018 –

The UPPSC final APO result 2018 has been announced finally after the successful completion of the examination i.e. Prelims and Main. Separate results will be released for Preliminary and Main phase. After the Main phase, a Personality Test will be conducted. The final result/ merit-list is prepared based on the marks obtained in the Main exam and Personality test.

UPPSC APO Final Result: Steps to check

  • Step 1: Visit the official website, i.e. uppsc.up.nic.in.
  • Step 2: On the homepage, click on the link that reads APO Result 2018 under the information bulletin.
  • Step 3: A new page will appear on the screen with a pdf file.
  • Step 4: Look for your roll number and name in the merit list.
  • Step 5: Download it for future reference.

Pay Scale of APO

Candidates, if selected, will be given a pay scale of ₹ 47,600/- to ₹ 1,51,100/-. The post is of ‘Gazetted’ nature.

UPPSC APO 2018 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

UPPSC APO exam is conducted for the recruitment of Assistant Prosecution Officer. Here are the FAQs related to the exam.

Q: What is the purpose of the UPPSC APO exam 2018?

A: The examination is conducted to select/ recruit skilled personnel for the posts of Assistant Prosecution Officer.

Q: Who is the conducting body of Assistant Prosecution Officer (APO)?

A: Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission administers the APO exam for the state government jobs.

Q: What is the number of APO posts released this year?

A: UPPSC will conduct the exam for 17 posts.

Q: Has the registration process started for the exam?

A: Yes, it has.

Q: When should candidates submit the application form?

A: The last date to submit the application is 28 January 2019. The application process began on 28 December 2018.

Q: How much should unreserved category candidates pay for the exam?

A: General category candidates must pay ₹ 125/- as the application fee (application fee ₹ 100/- and online processing fee ₹ 25/-).

Q: How much is the application fee for the candidates belonging to reserved categories such as SC, ST, handicapped, etc?



Application Fee Amount


₹ 25/- (zero application fee and online processing fee ₹ 25/-)

SC candidates

₹ 65/- (application fee ₹ 40/- and online processing ST fee ₹ 25/-)

Q: What is the exam pattern of the UPPSC APO exam?

A: There will be a written test. Candidates after clearing the preliminary exam will be called for the Main exam. Check the exam pattern section to know more.

Q: When will the Authority issue the UPPSC APO hall tickets 2018?

A: The official admit card for UPPSC APO 2018 exam is now available at the official website i.e. 03rd February 2020.

Q: Will the exam be held in March?

A: The Commission is going to conduct the preliminary phase of UPPSC APO 2018 on 16th February 2020.

Q: When will be the Main exam admit cards released?

The Main admit cards were released on 9th July 2020.

Q: When will be the Main exam held?

The UPPSC APO Main exam was conducted on 29th and 30th July 2020

Q: When will be the UPPSC APO result announced?

The final results for UPPSC APO 2018 exam was announced on 08th December 2020.