Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Many of the Electrical Engineers dream of becoming a SDO ( Sub Divisional Officer) at Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited as its a gateway to core of Energy Sector and 5400 Grade Pay makes you Officer. So here are some must know tips on how to crack the exam! But before that lets have an eagle eye on the Organisation-

The Hierarchy Here Goes Like this for Engineers/Diploma holders -


In UPPCL as an AE you can get the following posts- 

1.SDO Sahab (Distribution): A Sub Divisional Officer is a purely distribution post where the officer a.k.a SDO sahab is responsible for proper Operation , Maintenance , Revenue Realization  for his sub division. A SDO is a Nodal Officer of a Sub Division and responsible for resolving all the Public Grievances and Complaints. Full Public Dealing is involved. He can head many 33/11 KV Substations. Involves field visits.

2.SDO (Transmission): A SDO in Transmission is responsible for one or two 132KV & Above SS Operation and Maintenance. No Public Dealing is involved. A peaceful Post.

3.SDO (Secondary Works) : Mainly for installation of equipment at a new sub station before handling to Distribution. No public dealing. A lot of travelling is involved due to frequent field visits.

4.AE(Meter) : AE Meter  is a technical post in DISCOM who is responsible for Metering and testing related work in a divsion. Involves public dealing and Field Visits for important Consumers.

5.AE(Store) : Maintaing Store department. 

6.AE(Protection) : For Testing and Protection of SS, Switch Gears. No public Dealing . Involves field visits.

7.AE(Revenue) : For Assessment and financial assignments. No filed visits.

Working at UPPCL especially in DISCOOMS is very challenging and will bring outa real Officer in you!!!



The test is Objective type and  shall comprise of total
200 questions, out of which 
150 questions shall be from the Bachelor level Engg. 
20 questions of General Knowledge/Awareness, 
20 questions of Reasoning and 
10 questions of General Hindi. 

Each correct answer shall carry one mark each and each wrong answer shall carry negative mark of 0.25.  Candidates who obtain less than 33% marks will be rejected for further process of selection. 

On merit maximum numbers of candidates to be shortlisted for interview will be equal 2 to 3 times the number of vacancies. Finally, the merit list shall be prepared on the basis of the combined marks obtained in the CBT and interview , branch wise category wise.

150 Questions From Electrical Engineering : 

- Average Difficulty.
-Accuracy and Speed is very important.
-Prepare from reference books and practice from a good Objective bank.
-Weightage is uniform for all the subjects. 

20 questions of General Knowledge/Awareness :

-Prepare from all the fields 
-Less from current affairs

20 questions of Reasoning :

-Prepare from a good reasoning book like RS Agarwal

10 questions of General Hindi :

-Dont bother much about this if you are from UP or UP Board as the level of these questions is very familiar to hindi speaking people. Just devote your time to all the above sections.

While attempting the questions the most important thing is TIME MANAGEMENT.
Just be smart enough to attempt atleast easy and average questions.

More insights on Preparation and other facts soon.


  1. Sir, on what basis are the candidates posted in TRANMISSION?
    Is it dependent on the rank in UPPCL exam?

  2. What do you mean by suffix sahab only in sdo distribution? Are other sdo not as much important and powerful as sdo distribution?

  3. UPPCL assistant engineer comes in group A or group B please tell me.

  4. Uttar Pradesh State Government releases all the recruitment notifications of the various posts. Lakhs of people are in search of the UP Government Jobs of 2018-19.