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UPSC SO/Steno - Eligibility Criteria

COMBINED SECTION OFFICERS/STENOGRAPHERS

Form Date: 15 Sep - 05 Oct 2021

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Form Date: 15 Sep - 05 Oct 2021

UPSC SO/Steno 2021 Eligibility Criteria: Category wise eligibility

Updated On - August 02 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

UPSC SO/Steno 2021 or UPSC Section Officers/ Stenographers Grade B/Grade 1 which is conducted by Union Public Service Commission(UPSC). The examination date has been announced and will be conducted on 5 October 2021 tentatively. This exam conducts once a year to recruit for Section Officier (SO) and Stenographers Grade B/Grade 1. SO/Steno (GD-B/GD-I) LDCE. Candidates must go through the given mentioned article concern with all important details of UPSC SO/Steno 2021 exam. 

UPSC SO/Steno 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are advised to ensure their UPSC SO/Steno 2021 Eligibility Criteria before applying for the exam. Given below are the all-important of eligibility: 

  • Category 1: Section Officers Grade of the Central Secretariat Service.
  • Category 2: Section Officers Grade (Integrated Grade II & III) of the General Cadre of the Indian Foreign Service, Branch ‘B’
  • Category 3: Section Officers Grade of the Railway Board Secretariat Service 
  • Category 4: Private Secretary Grade of the Central Secretariat Stenographers Service. 
  • Category 5: Grade I of the Stenographers’ Cadre of the Indian Foreign Service, Branch B
  • Category 6: Grade ‘A’ & ‘B’ merged of the Armed Forces Headquarters Stenographers Service
  • Category 7: Grade ‘B’ of the Railway Board Secretariat Stenographers Service.
  • Category 8: Section Officers Grade of the Intelligence Bureau.  
  • Category 9: Private Secretary Grade in Employees’ State Insurance Corporation.
Check the category wise UPSC SO/Steno exam eligibility from the given below table:
CategoryEligibility Criteria
Section Officers’ Grade of the Central Secretariat Service  
  • Candidates must have 5 years of working experience and have at least four annual performance appraisals in the assistant's grade of the Central Secretariat Service Personal Assistants’ Grade of the Central Secretariat Stenographers Service.
  • Must possess the degree of bachelor from any recognized university.
Section Officers’ Grade (Integrated Grade II & III) of the General Cadre of the Indian Foreign Service, Branch ‘B’
  • Applicants must have not less than five years of experience in Grade 4 of the general cadre or Grade 2 of the stenographer's cadre or Grade 2 of the Cypher sub-cadre of the Indian Foreign Service or branch B of IFS or all the mentioned criteria.
Section Officers’ Grade of the Railway Board Secretariat Service 
  • Must have at least five years experience in service in the assistant's grade of the Railway Board Secretariat Service or Grade 2/Grade C of the Railway Board Secretariat Stenographers’ Service or both.
Private Secretary Grade of the Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service
  • Must have not less than 3 years of work experience in service in Personal Assistant Grade of the Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service.
  • Candidates should have a bachelor's degree from any recognized university or any equivalent.
Grade I of the Stenographers’ Cadre of the Indian Foreign Service, Branch B
  • Should have at least five years of work experience in service of Grade 2 of the Stenographers cadre of the Indian Foreign Service, Branch B.
Grade ‘A’ & ‘B’ merged of the Armed Forces Headquarters Stenographers’ Service
  • Candidates require to have at least three years of experience in service of Grade 2/Grade C of the Armed Forces Headquater Stenographer's Service
Grade ‘B’ of the Railway Board Secretariat Stenographers Service
  • Applicants should have 5 years of experience in service of Grade 2/Grade C of the Railway Board Secretariat Stenographer's Service.
Section Officers’ Grade of the Intelligence Bureau. 
  • Candidates who are permanent or regularly appointed Assistants/ Stenos Grade 2(PAs) of the IB with not less than 4 years of experience.
  • If candidates are selected through LDCE, the exam must not be held 5 years before the crucial date. 
Private Secretary Grade in Employees’ State Insurance Corporation 
  • Applicants need to have 3 years of approved and continuous work experience in Personal Assistant Grade in employees State Insurance Corporation.

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15 Sep 2021

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