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UPSC SO/Steno Exam 2018-19 Notification upsc.gov.in Apply Online Date

UPSC SO/Steno Exam

For UPSC SO/Steno Exam, a notification has been released by Union Public Service Commission. The organization is going to conduct Combined Limited Departmental Competitive Examination 15.12.2018.

Those applicants who are interested in UPSC Departmental Competitive exam can apply online through upsc.gov.in or follow the basic steps which are mentioned on this page. Submission of the form after the last date will not be accepted by the organization.

Important Stages:

After conducting UPSC SO/Steno 2018 exam, the organization will conduct personal interview round. On the basis of their performance in test/ interview, candidates will be selected against vacant posts.

Further details about UPSC SO/Steno Exam 2019 are available below by the team of www.recruitmentinboxx.com, check the below section and get full details regarding eligibility criteria, age limit, selection process, applying procedure etc.

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

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Eligibility Criteria Required for UPSC SO/Steno Exam:

Those contenders who may serve Central Government people working as Assistant in the Assistant Grade of the Central Secretariat Service and so forth can apply against Union Public Service Commission Departmental Competitive Exam.

Application Fee:

Candidates who wish to appear in Union Public Service Commission Section Officer/ Stenographer 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. Other benefits/ facilities that are admissible will also be paid to selected aspirants.

Selection Procedure:

  • The complete selection of contenders is depends up on 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.
  • Individuals need to come along with their original documents at the time of personal interview.

Examination Pattern:

General Studies & General Knowledge of Constitution of
India and Machinery of Government, Practice and Procedures in Parliament and Knowledge of RTI Act, 2005.
1502 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.1502 Hours
Noting and Drafting, Precise writing2003 Hours
Evaluation of record of Service100
Total Marks600

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How to Apply for UPSC SO/Steno Exam 2018:

Those applicants who want to apply against UPSC SO/Steno Exam Notification are required to follow the basic steps:

  • First of all, candidates need to visit the official website of organization i.e. www.upsc.gov.in.
  • Then check the right side of the home page and select recruitment advertisements option.
  • Select the appropriate link of UPSC SO/Steno Competitive Exam 2018 Notification.
  • Read the instructions and fill online application form with correct details.
  • Upload scanned copies of required documents, your photograph and signature.
  • Pay the application fee through debit/ credit card or by net banking and hit submit button.
  • Take a print out of the UPSC SO/Steno Application Form and attach self attested copies of required documents with it.
  • Sent it at the postal address which is mentioned in official notification

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UPSC SO/ Steno Exam Date:

Events Date
Notification Will Be Available From12.09.2018
Last Date To Submit Application Form05.10.2018
UPSC SO/Steno 2018 Exam Date15.12.2018

Official Note:

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  1. Sir, I am working as a Sr. Steno in Southern Railway / Accounts Dept. Can I apply for upsc so(steno) grade-B exam

  2. I am working as ldc in bihar govt. am eligible for so ltd. exam.?

  3. I am working as UDC in state govt,(bihar)can I apply for so/steno ltd.exam conducted by upsc

  4. i want to know what is the age limit for general/unreserved female to apply for stenographer

  5. I am working in Ministry of defence for last seven months. As a stenographer grade II or grade C . Am I eligible for this post?

  6. Currently i m working in navodaya vidyalaya under hrd ministry from 6 years as a audit assistant .i want to know that am i eligible for this upsc so departmental exam?plz reply me as soon as possible

  7. I have been selected for the skill test in grade D If I am eligible for the post of so/steno.

  8. sir, I am working as a stenographer grade C in Delhi District Court Rohini, Delhi. Can i eligible for upsc so(steno) grade-A, grade-B exam. plz reply.

  9. Sir, I am chief train clerk in central govt. Can I be eligible for SO exam anyhow

  10. Hi I am Raji…currently working as Steno I in Non Secretariate Office (Regional Office) at Chennai. Got 20 yrs of regular service in central govt. as Steno. Can I apply for SO/PS upsc exam……

  11. I am Final year b.com student can I apply for so/steno which is to be released by UPSC in September 2018

  12. 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

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

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