UPSC SO/Steno Exam

UPSC SO/Steno Examination Scheme

Part I

(a) Written examination carrying maximum of 500 marks in the subjects as shown in para 2 below.

(b) A qualifying Shorthand test in Hindi or English at 100 w.p.m.

Please Note:

  • All the candidates competing for Categories IV, V, VI, VII and IX will be required to take qualifying shorthand test at the time of the written examination. However, evaluation of record of service will be done of only those candidates who qualify both in the written examination as well as in the Shorthand Test.
  • Candidates will be required to transcribe their shorthand notes on Computers (PCs) which will be provided at the Examination centre by the Commission.

  • Each correct answer carries 1 mark
  • Negative marking of 0.33 marks will apply as penalty for every incorrectly answered question.

Part II

Evaluation of record of service carrying a maximum of 100 marks of candidates:-

(i) who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion (for categories I, II, III and VIII); and

(ii) who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the written examination and the shorthand test as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion (for Categories IV, V, VI, VII and IX).

Please Note:

  • Marks obtained in evaluation of record of service will be counted for ranking
  • There shall be a minimum of 40% (forty percent) marks in the evaluation of record of service. Therefore, such candidates who obtain less than 40% (forty percent) marks in the evaluation of record of service will not be considered for ranking.