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UPSC SO/Steno Exam 2017–2018 Departmental Exam Notification

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UPSC SO/Steno Exam

This year UPSC SO/Steno Exam is scheduled to be held on 16/12/2017!!!! Candidates, who want to participate for Combined Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, must read complete UPSC SO/Steno Exam 2017 Notification now. Candidates need to submit UPSC Online Application Form on or before the last date that is 06/10/2017. As per the performance in this test, candidates will be appointed for post of Section Officers/ Stenographers (Grade-‘B’/ Grade-1).

This Page Includes:

  • Category Wise Post
  • UPSC SO/Steno Eligibility
  • Application Fee
  • Selection Process
  • Pattern of SO/Steno Exam
  • How to Apply
  • Important Date

For getting latest information about UPSC SO/Steno Exam 2017 – 2018, you may scroll down this page. Departmental Competitive Examination is conducted for filling up the Section Officers’ Grade and Stenographers’ Grade I/Grade ‘B’ positions. Rest of the essential details in regard of the UPSC SO/Steno Exam Notification like last date, exam name, qualification required, selection process, how to apply and many more are well framed by the group of

UPSC SO/Steno Exam

Name of OrganizationUnion Public Service Commission
Announcement TypeUPSC SO/Steno Exam
Notification Will Be Available From13/09/2017
Last Date To Submit Application Form06/10/2017 (Friday)
Combined Limited Departmental Competitive Exam Date16/12/2017 (Saturday)

Details about Category and Post Name:

CategoryPost 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

Must Check: UPSC Eligibility Criteria

UPSC SO/Steno Eligibility Criteria:

For above stated posts, there is no specific educational qualification is required but appliers may serving Central Government Employees working as Assistant in the Assistant Grade of the Central Secretariat Service etc, are eligible to apply for this exam.

Application Fee:

Aspirants are required to pay Rs. 100/- as the application fee. Fee can be paid either through online mode or by offline mode.

Selection Process:

Assortment of appropriate posts will be done through their performance in Written Examination, Shorthand Test followed by interview process which will be conducted by selection panel of Union Public Service Commission.

Must Go Through These Articles:

UPSC SO/Steno Exam Pattern 2017:

Name of SubjectType of PaperMaximum MarksDuration of Exam
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

How to Apply For UPSC SO/Steno Exam?

  • For UPSC SO/Steno Exam 2017 – 2018, first of all applicants will have to visit the official site of the UPSC which is
  • Go to the ‘UPSC Online Applications’, situated at the left side on the home page of the site.
  • Select the ‘Online Recruitment Application (ORA) For Various Recruitment Posts’ link.
  • Now must fill the form with correct information, note down the unique registration number.
  • Upload all the requisite scanned copies of documents in support of qualification and submit it.
  • Pay your application fee through proper channel as mentioned above.
  • Take a hardcopy of completed UPSC SO/Steno Application Form and send it with essential enclosures to address mention in official notification.

Check Here: How to Fill Online Application Form

Important Dates:

Notification Will Be Available From13/09/2017
Last Date To Submit Application Form06/10/2017 (Friday)
UPSC SO/Steno 2017 Exam Date16/12/2017 (Saturday)

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