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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    ESIC Stenographer Recruitment
  • Mode of Conduction
  • Official Website
  • Total Marks
  • Total No. of Questions
  • Medium of the exam
    English, Hindi
  • Marking Scheme
    0.25 marks are deducted for every incorrect or unanswered question.
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    December 28, 2021
  • Start of Registration Process
    January 15, 2022
  • End of Registration Process
    February 15, 2022
  • Admit Card Release Date
    March 9, 2022
  • Declaration of Result
    to be announced
  • Exam Date
    March 20, 2022
Eligibilty Criteria

ESIC Stenographer Educational Qualifications

The candidate should have the following educational qualifications to be eligible for the vacancies-

Name of the Post Educational Qualification
Stenographer Passed class 12 or intermediate from a recognized Board of Education or university The candidate must type at a speed of 80 words per minute in Stenography in English or Hindi. Candidates must possess the working knowledge of Computers, including various Office Suites and Databases.

ESIC Stenographer Age Limit

The candidates can apply for the position of stenographer till they attain 27 years of age. The candidate should have completed the following age to be eligible for the vacancies-

Category of candidates Age Limit
O.B.C. Three years
ST/SC Five years
  • General- 10 Years
  • ST/SC- 15 Years
  • O.B.C- 13 Years
  • Armed forces- Additional Relaxation
  • ST/SC-8 years
  • OBC-6 years
  • General-3 years
Government servants and employees of ESIC
  • General- Upto 40 years
  • ST/SC- Upto 45 years
  • O.B.C- up to 43 years
Other categories of person In accordance with the rules and regulations given by the Government of India

Citizenship/ Nationality

Candidates can check the necessary and essential eligibility criteria relating to their citizenship and nationality from the points given below-

A candidate must be either:

(a) A citizen of India

(b) A subject of Nepal or

(c) A subject of Bhutan or

(d) A refugee of Tibet who came to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanent settlement in India,

(e) A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar ), Malawi, Zambia, Ethiopia, Zaire, and Vietnam with the intention of permanent settlement in India.

Provided that the candidate belongs to categories (b), (c), (d), and (e) above shall be a person in favour of whom the Indian Government has issued the certificate of eligibility.

A candidate whose certificate of eligibility is required can be allowed to the Examination Hall. Still, the offer of appointment will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Indian Government.

Exam Pattern

The written exam pattern for the ESIC Stenographer is as provided below:

  • The questions are objective (MCQ) type for sections A and B.
  • Each question carries one mark; it will be a 200 marks exam.
  • All the questions will be available in both English and Hindi languages.
  • 0.25 marks are deducted for every incorrect or unanswered question.
  • Two hours are given to attempt the entire exam.
  • The exam will be conducted online.
  • There are sectional timings for each part of the exam.
Part Subject Number of Questions Marks Time duration
Part A English Language and comprehension 100 100 70 minutes
Part B Reasoning Ability 50 50 35 minutes
Part C General Awareness 50 50 25 minutes
Total - 200 200 130 Minutes

ESIC Stenographer Stage 2 Exam Pattern 2022

Candidates who qualify for the main test will have to appear for the skill test. Candidates must have short-hand typing skills either in English or Hindi language. The candidates will be given a dictation for 10 minutes and at the speed of 80 words per minute.

The following table is the qualifying criteria for the ESIC recruitment of stenographer written test-

Medium of language for the skill test Time duration Time duration for the P.W.D. candidates eligible for scribe
English 50 minutes 70 minutes
Hindi 65 minutes 90 minutes
Section Syllabus
Part A - English language and comprehension
  • Basic English grammar and sentence structure
  • Direct and indirect speech
  • Articles, spellings
  • Phrases and idioms
  • Phrase replacement
  • Active and passive voice
  • Parts of speech
  • Cloze test
  • Sentence correction
  • Spotting errors
  • Comprehension reading
  • Antonyms and synonyms
Part B - Reasoning Ability
  • Analogies
  • Arithmetical reasoning
  • Analysis
  • Non-verbal series
  • Decision making
  • Discriminating observation
  • Verbal and figure classification
  • Similarities and differences
  • Space visualization
  • Judgement
  • Alphanumeric series
  • Visual memory
  • Blood relations
  • Problem-solving
Part C - General Awareness
  • Indian history
  • Indian polity
  • Countries, currencies, and capitals
  • Government schemes and policies
  • National and internationally essential events
  • Science and technology
  • Indian geography
  • Indian constitution
  • Scientific research
  • Art and culture
  • Awards
  • Books
  • Indian economy
  • Days and events

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