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SCHEME OF EXAMINATION : The examination will consist of a online examination and skill test on stenography for the post of STENOGRAPHERS (GRADE ‘C’ & ‘D’)

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The online examination will consist of one objective type paper as shown below :

Part Subject Maximum Marks Number of
Total Duration/Timing
I General Intelligence And Reasoning 50 50

2 Hours

(Total Duration/Timing for Visually Handicapped candidates 2hours 40 minutes)

II General Awareness 50 50
III English Language and Comprehension 100 100

 NOTE-I : The Paper will consist of Objective Type Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi except in Part III .

NOTE-II: There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.

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Candidates who obtain the qualifying marks in the Written Examination as may be prescribed by the Commission will only be called for the Skill Test. It may also prescribe qualifying marks in each part of the Written Examination. THE SKILL TEST WILL BE OF QUALIFYING NATURE and the Commission will fix the qualifying standards in the skill test for different categories of candidates.

The candidates will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English / Hindi at the speed of 100 w.p.m. for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and 80 w.p.m. for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘D’. The matter will have to be transcribed on computer only. The transcription time is as follows:-

S. Post Language Time Duration TimeDuration (in
No.   of Skill (in minutes) minutes) for the
    Test     candidates who are
          allowed use of scribe in
          the CBE (Para-7)  
1 Stenographer English 50   70  
  Grade D            
2 Stenographer Hindi   65   90  
  Grade D            
3 Stenographer English 40   55  
  Grade C            
4 Stenographer Hindi   55   75  
  Grade C            

Note :
1. If the candidates do not indicate the medium of STENOGRAPHY TEST in Column No.14 of the Application Form, the Commission will consider ENGLISH as the medium of STENOGRAPHY TEST for such candidates and the candidates will not be allowed to change the medium at a subsequent stage.

2. There is no exemption from skill test for any category of candidates.
3. Candidates who opt to take the Stenography Test in Hindi will be required to learn English Stenography and vice versa after their appointment.
4. VH candidates will be required to transcribe the matter in 75 minutes for English Shorthand or in 100 minutes for Hindi Shorthand for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘D’ and in 70 minutes for English Shorthand test and in 95 minutes for Hindi Shorthand test for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘C’.
5. The SKILL TEST will be held at the Commission’s Regional/Sub Regional Offices or at other Centres as may be decided by the Commission.
6. Detailed instructions regarding Skill Test will be sent by the concerned Regional/Sub Regional Offices of the Commission to the candidates called for the Skill Test.





Exam Type Computer Based Test
Question Type


Subjects  No. of Questions  Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50
General Awarness 50 50
English Language 100 100
Total Questions 200
Maximum Marks 200
Marks for each Correct Answer 1
Negative Marks for Incorrect Answer 0.25
Marks for questions not attempted Nill
Total Time for Exam (in minutes) 120

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