SSC Grade ‘C’ Stenographers Limited Departmental Competitive Examination 2014
Grade ‘C’ Stenographer Ltd. Deptt. Compt. Exam - 2014
Grade ‘C’ Steno LDC Exam 2014 Date: 11th May, 2014 (Sunday)
STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION
GRADE ‘C’ STENOGRAPHERS LIMITED DEPARTMENTAL COMPETITIVE EXAM 2014
Date of Advertisement: 08.03.2014
Closing Date: 04.04.2014
Date of Examination: 11.05.2014
The Staff Selection Commission will hold a Limited Departmental Competitive Examination on 11.05.2014 at DELHI, ALLAHABAD, MUMBAI, BANGALORE, KOLKATA, GUWAHATI, CHENNAI, CHANDIGARH AND RAIPUR in accordance with the enclosed rules framed and already notified in the Gazette of India by the Department of Personnel and Training vide notification dated 11.05.1971 for making additions to the Select List for Grade ‘C’ Stenographers of the following Services/Cadres, subject to availability of confirmed number of vacancies:-
(i) Central Secretariat Stenographers Service Grade ‘C’;
(ii) Stenographers Cadre of Indian Foreign Service (B) Grade-II;
(iii) Armed Forces Headquarters Stenographers Service Grade ‘C’;
(iv) Railway Board Secretariat Stenographers Service Grade ‘C’;
(v) Election Commission of India Stenographers Service Grade ‘C’;
(vi) Central Vigilance Commission Stenographers service Grade ‘C’;
In addition to Departmental candidates from the above mentioned Services/Cadres, eligible Departmental candidates from Central Administrative Tribunal are also eligible to apply for this examination subject to fulfilling the conditions as laid down under “Rules” of the Notice. Such candidates will be considered for allocation in the offices of CAT only as per vacancies available and will not be allocated to other Cadre Authorities participating in the examination.
THE CENTRES AND THE DATE OF THE EXAMINATION MENTIONED ABOVE ARE LIABLE TO BE CHANGED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COMMISSION. CANDIDATES ACCEPTED FOR ADMISSION TO THE EXAMINATION WILL BE INFORMED OF THE PLACE, TIME AND DATES THEY SHOULD PRESENT THEMSELVES FOR TAKING THE EXAMINATION.
2. (i) Number of vacancies in the Services mentioned above shall be as per vacancy to be ascertained from the indenting Cadres/Regional Offices of the Commission.
(ii) Reservation for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes candidates shall be as per vacancy position reported by the indenting Cadres/Regional Offices of the Commission.
(iii) Physically Handicapped/Challenged candidates having physical disabilities in one Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL), Blind (B) and Partially Blind (PB) are eligible for the post.
3. A candidate seeking admission to the examination must apply to the Regional Director (NR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No.12, C.G.O. Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110504 in the prescribed application form.
4. Complete application form must reach the Regional Director (NR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No.12, C.G.O. Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110504, on or before 04.04.2014 and in case of Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, Lahaul and Spiti District and Pangi Sub-Division of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and candidates residing abroad before 01.06.2012 accompanied in the Annexure. Application received after that date will not be considered.
Note: 1. Candidates must submit their application in the form prescribed for the Grade ‘C’ Stenographers Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2014. Application submitted on any format, different from the format published in the advertisement for the Grade ‘C’ Stenographers Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2014, will not be entertained.
Note: 2. Cadre Authorities of the applicant must send/forward the application form to the Commission before the closing date/last date.
Note: 3. Applications received after the closing date will not be entertained.
Note: 4. Commission will not be responsible for postal delay.
5. All communications in respect of an application should be addressed to the Regional Director (NR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No.12, C.G.O. Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110504 and should contain the following particulars:-
(i) NAME OF EXAMINATION.
(ii) MONTH AND YEAR OF EXAMINATION.
(iii) ROLL NUMBER OR DATE OF BIRTH IF ROLL NUMBER NOT COMMUNICATED TO CANDIDATE.
(iv) NAME OF CANDIDATE (IN FULL AND IN BLOCK LETTERS).
(v) POSTAL ADDRESS AS GIVEN IN APPLICATION.
Communication not giving these particulars will not be attended to. In all correspondence with the Staff Selection Commission concerning this examination, candidates should invariably superscribe their envelopes and correspondence with the words and figures, “Grade ‘C’ Stenographers Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2014.
6. MINISTRY/DEPARTMENTS WHILE FORWARDING THE APPLICATION SHOULD CERTIFY THAT VACANCY IN RELEVANT CATEGORY TO WHICH THE CANDIDATE BELONGS IS/ARE AVAILABLE.
7. INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
A. The candidate must carefully go through the Notice, the Rules, application form and other papers related to the examination, to verify his/her eligibility before filling up the application form. The conditions prescribed can in no case be relaxed.
THE CANDIDATE MUST SELECT, FROM AMONG THE CENTRES GIVEN IN PARAGRAPH 1 OF THE NOTICE, THE CENTRE AT WHICH HE/SHE WISHES TO APPEAR FOR THE EXAMINATION AND INDICATE THE SAME IN HIS APPLICATION. NO REQUEST FOR A CHANGE IN THE CENTRE WILL BE ENTERTAINED. THE COMMISSION MAY DIRECT THE CANDIDATE TO APPEAR IN ANY OTHER CENTRE, AT ITS OPTION.
THERE WILL BE NO CENTRE AT ANY INDIAN MISSION ABROAD. A CANDIDATE SERVING AT AN INDIAN MISSION ABROAD WILL HAVE TO APPEAR FOR THIS EXAMINATION IN INDIA AT HIS/HER OWN EXPENSE.
B. Application form and the sheet comprising two slips showing the name, address of the candidate must be completed in the candidate’s own handwriting. All entries/answers should be in words and not by dashes or dots. Complete application form should be sent to the Regional Director (NR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No.12, C.G.O. Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110504, so as to reach him/her by the last date prescribed in the Notice.
Note: CANDIDATES SHOULD CLEARLY SPECIFY IN COLUMN 6 OF THE APPLICATION FORM THE LANGUAGE IN WHICH THEY WISH TO TAKE THE STENOGRAPHY TEST. PARAGRAPH 9(iii) MAY ALSO BE REFERRED TO. OPTION ONCE EXERCISED SHALL BE FINAL AND NO REQUEST FOR ALTERATION SHALL BE ENTERTAINED. IF NO ENTRY IS MADE IN THE SAID COLUMN,THE MEDIUM OF STENOGRAPHY TEST SHALL BE TAKEN AS ENGLISH.
A candidate residing abroad or in the far off areas such as Andaman & Nicobar Islands or in Lakshadweep may at the direction of the Commission, be required to furnish documentary evidence to show that he/she was residing abroad or in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands or in Lakshadweep from a date prior to the date specified in the first Sub-Para of Para 4 of the Notice.
A candidate must submit his/her application through the Head of his/her Department or Office concerned who will complete the endorsement at the end of application form and forward it to the Commission.
C. Candidates are warned that they should not furnish any particulars that are false or suppress any material information in filling in the application form.
D. Details of the documents to be sent with the application.
(i) (a) Certified true copy of the first page of the service Book attested by the Head of Department or Office in which the candidate is employed at the time of making the application should show the name of the candidate in full, his/her father’s name (Husband’s name in the case of a married women) nationality, name of the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes in the case of candidates belonging to such caste or tribe, date of birth by the Christian Era (both in figures and words), educational qualification and specimen signature of the candidate.
(b) Certified true copy of the particulars of service since 01.08.2009 attested by the Head of Department or Office in which he/she is working at the time of making the application should show the posts held alongwith scale of pay and the capacity i.e. substantive, officiating, permanent or temporary in which the post is held.
(ii) Three copies of recent good quality passport size (5 cm. X 7 cm. approx) photograph of the candidate out of which one should be pasted on the application form.
Note: Photograph pasted on the application form must have been signed by the forwarding authority and his/her seal affixed on it.
Note: The Commission may, if it considers necessary, call for the Service Book or other documentary evidence.
(ii) The documents required in support of claim for relaxation of age must be submitted alongwith the application failing which no relaxation in age will be allowed.
E. Candidates are warned that if an application is incomplete or wrongly filled in or is not accompanied by any one of the documents mentioned under paragraph 4 above the application is liable to be rejected and no appeal against its rejection will be entertained. In case of specified valid reasons the document (s) not submitted with the application, without a reasonable explanation for its absence having been given, should be sent soon after the submission of the application and in any case they must reach the office of the Commission within 07 days from the closing date of the receipt of application failing which, the application is liable to be rejected.
Candidates are warned that they should in no case correct or alter or otherwise tamper with any entry in the documents submitted by them, nor should they submit tempered documents. If there is any inaccuracy or any discrepancy between two or more such documents, an explanation regarding the discrepancy may be submitted separately.
Conditions of Eligibility: Any regularly appointed Grade ‘D’ or Grade-III employee of the Central Secretariat Stenographers Service/ Stenographers Cadre of Indian Foreign Service (B)/ Armed Forces Headquarters Stenographers Service/Railway Board Secretariat Stenographers Service/Election Commission of India Stenographers Service/Central Vigilance Commission Stenographers Service and Central Administrative Tribunal Stenographers Service/Court Master who satisfies the following conditions shall be eligible to appear at the examination and will be considered for vacancies in his/her service only. For example, Grade ‘D’ Stenographers of the Railway Board Stenographers service will be eligible only for vacancies in Grade ‘C’ of the Railway Board Secretariat Stenographers Service.
(a) Crucial Date:
(i) Armed Forces Headquarters Stenographers Service, Central Secretariat Stenographer Service and Railway Board Secretariat Stenographer Service - 01-07-2012.
(ii) Indian Foreign Service (B), Election Commission of India Stenographer Service, Central Vigilance Commission Stenographer Service and Central Administrative Tribunal Stenographer Service - 01-08-2012.
(b) Length of Service:
(i) An official belonging to the CSSS and RBSSS should have on crucial date, rendered not less than six years approved service as Stenographer Grade ‘D’. Stenographers Grade ‘D’ of CSSS and Railway Board Sectt.
Provided that if the official had been appointed to Stenographer Grade ‘D’ of CSSS and RBSSS on the result of the Competitive Examination, including a Limited Departmental Competitive Examination the results of such examination should have been announced not less than six years before the crucial date and the official should have rendered not less than five years approved and continuous service in that grade.
(ii) The length of approved service is 5 years regular service on the crucial date in the grade of Stenographer Grade ‘D’ for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ in Central Vigilance Commission.
(iii) 3 years approved and continuous service on the crucial date in Grade ‘D’ or Grade III Stenogrphers of AFHQ/IFS(B)/Election Commission/CAT.
Provided that if he/she had been appointed to Grade ‘D’ of the Armed Forces Headquarters Stenographers Service/Grade-III of the Stenographers Cadre of the Indian Foreign Service (B)/ Grade ‘D’ of Election Commission of India Stenographers Service and Grade ‘D’ of the Central Administrative Tribunal on the results of the competitive examination, including Limited Departmental Competitive Examination result of such examination should have been announced not less than three years (3 years) before the crucial date and the candidate should have rendered not less than two years (2 years) approved and continuous service in the Grade as on crucial date.
Note: Grade ‘D’ Stenographers who are on deputation to ex-cadre post with the approval of the competent authority and those having lien in Grade ‘D’ or Grade-III of the Stenographers Cadre of the CSSS,RBSSS Indian Foreign Service (B)/Armed Forces Headquarters Stenographers Service/Election Commission of India Stenographers Service/Central Vigilance Commission Stenographers Service/Central Administrative Tribunal will be eligible to be admitted to the examination, if otherwise eligible.
This, however, does not apply to a Grade ‘D’/Grade-III Stenographers who have been appointed to an ex-cadre posts or to another service on ‘transfer’ and does not have a lien in Grade ‘D’/Grade-III of the Central Secretariat Stenographers Service/Stenographers Cadre of the Indian Foreign Service (B)/Armed Forces Headquarters Stenographers Service/Railway Board Secretariat Stenographers Service/ Election Commission of India Stenographers Service /Central Vigilance Commission Stenographers Service and Central Administrative Tribunal Stenographers Service/Court Master.
(c) Age: Candidates should not be more than 50 years of age on the crucial date.
(d ) The upper age limit prescribed above will be further relaxable:-
(i) Upto maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Castes or a Scheduled Tribes;
(ii) Upto a maximum of three years (eight years for SC/ST) in case of Defence Service Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof;
(iii) Upto a maximum of three years (eight years for SC/ST) in case of Border security Force personnel disabled in operation during the Indo-Pakistan hostilities of 1971 and released as a consequence thereof;
SAVE AS PROVIDED ABOVE THE AGE LIMITS PRESCRIBED SHALL IN NO CASE BE RELAXED.
(e) Stenography Skill Test:-Unless exempted from passing the Stenography test, for the purpose of confirmation or continuance in Grade ‘D’/Grade-III of the Central Secretariat Stenographers Service/Stenographer’s Cadre of Indian Foreign service (B)/ Armed Forces Headquarters Stenographers Service/Railway Board Secretariat Stenographers Service/Election Commission of India Stenographers Service/Central Vigilance Commission Stenographers Service and Stenographers Grade ‘D’ of the Central Administrative Tribunal Stenographers/Court Master should have passed the test on or before the date of notification of the examination.
(E) The decision of the Commission as to the eligibility or otherwise of candidate for admission to the examination shall be final.
(F) No candidate will be admitted to the examination unless he/she holds a Certificate of Admission from the Commission.
Scheme of Examination:
i) The subjects of the written examination and the maximum marks for each subject will be as follows:-
PART-A: WRITTEN EXAMINATION
|Subject||Maximum Marks||Time for General Candidates||Time for VH Candidates
|Paper: (Objective Type)
(a) General Awareness
(b) Comprehension and writing ability of English Language
|2 hours 40 minutes
Wherever, necessary the written examination may be held in two shifts.
Note I : Questions relating to General awareness will be set both in Hindi and English. There will be no Question Paper in Braille for Visually Handicapped candidates.
Note II : The Commission reserves the right to conduct written examination on-line.
Note.III: There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in written examination.
Provision for Visually handicapped (VH) candidate:
(a) All the visually handicapped (VH) candidate with visual disabilities not less than forty percent(40%) including blind and partially blind persons who applied for the examination can avail the assistance of a Scribe. Scribe will be provided by the Commission only to such candidates who have sought a SCRIBE in the application form. Medium in which the candidate will take the examination will be taken into account providing the SCRIBE. No attendant will be allowed with such VH candidates inside the examination premises.
(b) Candidates who are able to read to question paper and to write/indicate the answer with the help of magnifying glass shall be allowed to use the magnifying glass in the examination hall. Such candidates will not be treated as visually handicapped candidate for the purpose of availing the assistance of scribe. Such candidates will have to bring their own magnifying glass in the examination hall and shall not be provided with a Scribe.
(c) “one eyed” and Visually Handicapped candidate whose degree of visual disability is less than forty percent(40%) shall not be provided a scribe.
SHORTHAND SKILL TEST IN HINDI OR IN ENGLISH (FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY IN THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION)- 200 MARKS.
Note: Candidates will be required to transcribe their Shorthand Notes on Computer only provided by the Commission.
Passage Dictators will be provided to each of the Visually Handicapped candidates who will read out the transcribed materials to the visually handicapped candidates at the time of transcription.
The Commission may at its discretion hold the Shorthand Skill Test along with the Written Examination.
EVALUATION OF RECORD OF SERVICE OF SUCH OF THE CANDIDATES, AS MAY BE DECIDED BY THE COMMISSION IN THEIR DISCRETION ON THE BASIS OF PERFORMANCE IN WRITTEN EXAMINATION AND STENOGRAPHY SKILL TEST CARRYING A MAXIMUM OF 100 MARKS.
ii). The syllabus for the written Examination and the scheme of the Stenography Skill Test will be as shown in para(vii) below.
iii). Candidates qualified in the written examination are required to appear in Shorthand test either in English or in Hindi which will be of 200 marks.
Note-1:- Candidates must indicate their medium for taking Stenography Test in column 6 of the application form. The option once exercised shall be treated as final and no requests for alteration in the said column shall ordinarily be entertained. If the requisite column of option is left blank by any candidate, his/her candidature is liable to be rejected.
Note-2:- Candidates who opt to take the Stenography test in Hindi will be required to learn English Stenography and vice versa after their appointment.
Note-3:- No credit will be given for Shorthand test taken in language other than the one opted by the candidate and indicated in the application form.
Note-4:- Candidates must not write/indicate answers partly in Hindi and partly in English as such an act will lead to summary rejection of the Answer Scripts. In such cases, the candidates will be awarded ZERO marks.
iv). Candidates must write the papers in their own handwriting.
v). The Commission has discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all subjects of the examination.
vi) Only those candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the Written Examination as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion will be called for Stenography test.
vii) Standards and Syllabus of the Written Test.
The standard of the question papers in Part-A will be approximately that of the matriculation examination.
(a) General Awareness: - Question will be aimed at testing the candidates General Awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economics, Science, General Politic and Scientific research.
(b) Comprehension and Writing Ability of English Language:-
Questions will be designed to test the candidates understanding and knowledge of English language, Vocabulary, spelling, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion, phrases and idiomatic use of words etc. There will be question on comprehension of a passage also.
SCHEME OF SHORTHAND TEST
(i) For General Candidates: The Stenography/Shorthand test in English will comprise Dictation Test at 100 words per minutes for 10 minutes which the candidates will be required to transcribe in 40 minutes on the Computer.
The Stenography/Shorthand Test in Hindi will comprise Dictation test at 100 words per minutes for 10 minutes which the candidates will be required to transcribe in 55 minutes on the Computer.
(ii) For VH Candidates (with visual disability of 40 percent and above).
Visually Handicapped candidates with visual disability for forty percent (40%) and above will be required to transcribe the matter in 70 minutes for English Shorthand test and in 95 minutes for Hindi Shorthand Test.
Passage Dictators will be provided to each of the Visually Handicapped candidates who will read out the materials transcribed on the computer to the Visually Handicapped candidates.
Note: No exemption from Stenography test will be granted to any category of candidates on any condition/circumstance.
Staff Selection Commission
Block No. - 12
Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
Phone: 011 - 24363343