Exam Details

Exam Name : UPSC SO/Steno

Exam Mode : Offline

Number of Questions Asked : 250

Negative Marking : 0.33

Last date to fill application form : 30/09/2021

Admit Card release date : yet to be notified

Age Limit : Not Applicable

Exam Duration : Paper 1 : 120 Minutes Paper 2: 120 Minutes Paper 3: 03 Hours

Total Marks : 500

Application fee : Rs 100/-

Application form release date : 15/09/2021

Last date to pay fee : 30/09/2021

Exam date : 05-10-2021

Declaration of result : yet to be notified

Eligibility :

  • "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: Category Eligibility 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."


Description :
"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. "

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