The written examination for Steno Grade C & Grade D posts will consist of one paper and will include Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only. The questions except in Part III will be set both in English & Hindi. 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.
Date of Exam: 29.12.2013 (Sunday)
Total Duration / Timing for General candidates: 2 Hours 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon
Total Duration/ Timing for Visually Handicapped candidates: 2 Hours 40 mins 10.00 A.M. to 12.40 PM
Part I: General Intelligence & Reasoning (50 questions) – 50 Marks
Part II: General Awareness (50 questions) – 50 Marks
Part III: English Language and Comprehension (100 questions) – 100 Marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series etc. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate‘s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.
General Awareness: Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate‘s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.
English Language & Comprehension: In addition to the testing of candidates’ understanding of the English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. his/her writing ability, would also be tested.
Skill Test in Stenography: Candidates who obtain the qualifying marks in the Written Examination will only be called for the Skill Test of qualifying nature. 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. 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 and the matter will have to be transcribed on computer only. The transcription time is as follows:
For Stenographer Grade D
50 minutes (English)
65 minutes (Hindi)
For Stenographer Grade C
40 minutes (English)
55 Minutes (Hindi)
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