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UPSC SO/Steno Exam 2017–2018 Notification upsc.gov.in Apply Online Date

UPSC SO/Steno Exam

UPSC SO/Steno ExamUnion Public Service Commission has issued a notification regarding UPSC SO/Steno Exam . UPSC is going to conduct the Combined Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for the post of S.O. (Section Officer)/Steno (GD-B/GD-I). Candidates, who find themselves eligible, can apply online for Combined Limited Departmental Competitive Examination by filling the UPSC application form on or before the closing the date. Contenders may get other details about UPSC SO/Steno Exam 2017 by visiting continue through this page.

Qualified and meritorious candidates may get full details about qualification, age restrictions, salary structure, mode of selection, way to apply, important dates, etc. from the below section of this page which is well created by the dedicated team of www.recruitmentinboxx.com. Candidates must read this page carefully before appearing in UPSC SO/Steno Exam.

UPSC SO/Steno Exam

Services/Post under S.O./Steno (GD-B/GD-I) Ltd. Depttl. Competitive:

S.NO.Category Name
Category ISection Officers’ Grade of the Central Secretariat Service
Category IISections Officers’ Grade (Integrated Grade II & III) of the General Cadre of the Indian Foreign Service, Branch ‘B’
Category IIISection Officers’ Grade of the Railway Board Secretariat Service
Category IVPrivate Secretary Grade of the Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service
Category VGrade I of the Stenographers’ Cadre of the Indian Foreign Service, Branch ‘B’
Category VIGrade ‘A & ‘B’ merged of the Armed Forces Headquarters Stenographers’ Service
Category VIIGrade ‘B’ of the Railway Board Secretariat Stenographer’s Service
Category VIIISection Officers’ Grade of the Intelligence Bureau
Category IXPrivate Secretary Grade in Employees’ State Insurance Corporation

Check Here: UPSC Notification

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants, who are applying for SO /Steno (GD-B/GD-I) LTD. DEPTTL Competitive Exam 2015, must be working in certain categories of the departmental candidates, working as Grade II or grade C stenographers and assistants or Cypher Assistants can quickly apply.

Application Fee:

Aspirants who wish to apply for this Exam, they have to pay the application fee of Rs. 100/- through online or offline mode.

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Salary Details:

Selected contenders will be paid with an attractive amount of salary as per rules of government of India. Selected candidates will also be paid all other benefits that are admissible.

Manner of Selection:

Selection of the applicants will be based on basis of their performance in written Examination followed by Personal Interview for SO/Steno Exam. No TA/DA will be given to the aspirants for appearing in test or interview.

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Examination Pattern:

SubjectType of PaperMax. MarksDuration
General Studies & General Knowledge of Constitution of India and Machinery of Government, Practice and Procedures in Parliament and Knowledge of RTI Act, 2005.Objective1502 Hours
Procedure and Practice in the Govt. of India Secretariat and attached offices and General Financial and Service Rules duly taking into account the requirement of relevant categories of services.Objective1502 Hours
Noting and Drafting, Precise writingSubjective2003 Hours
Evaluation of record of Service100
Total Marks600

Applying Procedure for UPSC SO/Steno Exam:

  • Participating candidates can apply online by going through official website of organization that is www.upsc.gov.in.
  • Now, hit on “UPSC ONLINE APPLICATIONS” link which is given at the left side of the homepage.
  • Then, press on “Online Recruitment Application (ORA) For Various Recruitment Posts” link.
  • Make the registration with the necessary details and note your unique registration number.
  • Login with your valid user name and password and fill the online application form.
  • Now submit the form and take a hard copy of filled in application form.
  • Send this hard copy with essential documents to the postal address which is mentioned in the official notification.

Check Here: Process to Fill Online Application Form

Important Dates:

Last date to apply online07th October 2017
Date of examination16th December 2017


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  1. I am slected in cbi steno gropu-D can in 2015 exam so can i eligible for upsc so(steno) grade-A, grade-B exam
    Agar eligible n hu to kitne time baad eligible rhuga plz explain in detaiils

    • Hii sawan sehara,
      For this post, the eligibility is that the candidate must be working as Grade II or grade C stenographers & and assistants or Cypher Assistants in certain departments

  2. I have completed diploma commercial practice english i will elligibale are not elligibale

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