UPSC SO/Steno 2019 Registration/Application Process

UPSC SO/Steno Registration

Union Public Service Commission Section Officer exam is limited departmental competitive examination so as to recruit the eligible applicants for the various posts. UPSC holds a combined departmental competitive examination. The selection of the candidates is totally on the basis of their marks in the written examination. Those who will clear the written examination will appear for the personal interview round. Candidates would need to clear the personal interview round to be selected for the post of UPSC SO Stenographer.

Application Process

Before the applicants start filling the form, they should check the eligibility criteria thoroughly. There is no age limit specified by the authority to apply for the SO/Steno department and also there is no specific educational qualification required. Candidates from the central government working as assistant in the Assistant grade of the central secretariat Service are eligible to apply for the examination. It is also recommended that the applicants read the proper instructions to accurately fill the application form. Applicants should follow the below steps to apply for the UPSC SO/Steno Examination:-

  1. Applicants should visit the official website of UPSC
  2. Click on the application form of UPSC SO/Steno Exam 2018
  3. Applicants can register now and fill in all the necessary details.
  4. Applicants would then need to submit the application fee online for the examination.
  5. Applicants would then finally submit the application form and take the print out of the same for future reference.
  6. It is required that the applicants double check the information filled in the application form before they click on the submit button. This is because they would not be able to change the details once they have submitted the form. Incorrect forms or incomplete forms might be rejected by the authority.
  7. Applicants should keep the necessary documents handy when they are filling up the application form as they would need to fill the accurate details in the form. They would need all the documents to fill different categories like service preferences, employment information, parental information, educational information and personal details.
  8. Applicants should remember that there will be document verification stage once they clear the written examination. Therefore application form should be submitted with utmost honesty.

Application fee and Important Dates

The application fee for the general category candidates is Rs 100 and there is no fees for the reserved category and female candidates.

The interested applicants should note the important date for 2019 Union Public Service Commission Section Officer / Stenographer examination, which are as follows:-

Event Date
Notification Date 13th September 2019
Beginning of Online Application 13th September 2019
Last Date to submit the application form 6th October 2019
Examination Date 16th and 17th December 2019
Admit Card November 2019
Result First week of January 2020
Answer Key Within a week after the test