Cheating in Allahabad High Court ARO Exam, 18 Arrested

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The written exam for filling Assistant Review Officer posts in Allahabad High Court was organized across the State today wherein 18 candidates were arrested for malpractice. The Police arrested some candidates found cheating with the help of Bluetooth devices and took them to Colonelganj Police Station where the preliminary investigation in underway. The Police also seized Rs 1 lakh in new currency along with 10 mobile phones, laptops and other equipment.

Allahabad High Court had invited applications for filling ARO (Sahayak Samiksha Adhikari) posts in the Establishment of High Court, Allahabad under The Allahabad High Court Officers and Staff (Conditions of Service and Conduct) Rules, 1976. The applications were submitted from November 11 to December 9 wherein around 24,327 applicants registered for 66 posts. As per the selection process, the written examination was scheduled to be held today on December 18, while the admit cards were issued on December 13. The exam was organized across several test centers in 9 cities – Varanasi, Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra, Meerut, Ghaziabad and Greater Noida.

Allahabad High Court ARO exam is divided in two stages : Stage 1 (OMR based objective type test) and Stage 2 (Computer Knowledge Test). The candidates who will qualify in the Stage 1 exam held today will be called for Stage 2 test. The date for Stage 2 test have not been announced yet.

ARO exam consisted of 200 questions distributed among following sections:

  • General Science
  • History of India
  • Indian National Movement
  • Indian Polity, Economy and Culture
  • Indian Agriculture, Commerce and Trade
  • Population, Ecology Urbanisation
  • World Geography & Geography and Resources of India
  • Current National and International Important Events
  • General Intelligentsia
  • Speical Knowledge regarding Education, Culture, Agriculture, Industry, Trade, Living and Social Traditions of Uttar Pradesh
  • Knowledge of General English and General Hindi of Graduation Level
  • Elementary Knowledge of Computers

The time allotted to the candidates for written exam was 150 minutes. The maximum marks for the ARO written exam are 200 and depending on the cut-off score, around 330 candidates will be called for Computer Knowledge Test (Stage 2 exam) in order of merit. The Stage 2 exam will be of 15 minutes duration with maximum marks being 50. The candidates will have to score minimum 17 marks in Stage 2 exam to qualify.

There will be no negative marking in the written exam and even the answer keys will be released officially to maintain the transparency in the exam process. The candidates will be able to access the answer keys at

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