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EMPLOYEES STATE INSURANCE CORPORATION (ESIC) STENOGRAPHER RECRUITMENT Exam Pattern

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Scheme of Examination for the post of Stenographer
The examination consisting of three parts as under:
PART - I WRITTEN TEST
The written test will consist of one paper containing 02 subjects/sections :-
Type of Examination :
Objective Type

Duration of Examination :  02 Hours (10.00 AM to 12 Noon)

Note - In case of Visually Handicapped candidates 02 Hours 40 Minutes (10.00 AM to 12.40 PM)

Subject/Sections :
(i)  General English
(ii) General Awareness

Number of questions : 100 in each
Note:- The questions will be set in English and Hindi Language for Subject/Section (ii) i.e. General Awareness. The maximum marks will be 200. The level of difficulty will be as the educational qualification prescribed for the post.

There will be negative marking at the rate of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
PART - II STENOGRAPHY TEST
• Stenography test of Qualifying Nature for 10 minutes with a speed of 80 words per minute in English or Hindi and transcription of the same on computer for one hour. If the candidates do not indicate the medium of Stenography Test in the application form, ESIC will consider English as the medium of Stenography Test for such candidates. There is no exemption from Skill Test in Stenography for any category of candidates.
Note- VH candidate will be required to transcribe the matter in 85 minutes for English Shorthand or in 95 minutes for Hindi Shorthand for the post of Stenographer.

PART - III COMPUTER SKILL TEST/OBJECTIVE TYPE TEST TO ASSESS WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF COMPUTERS IN CASE OF CANDIDATES UNABLE TO TYPE DUE TO THEIR PHYSICAL DISABILITY
The candidates will have to appear for Computer Skill Test of Qualifying Nature either in English or in Hindi language as such they are advised to opt for the medium of examination carefully for Computer Skill Test in the application form. The Computer Skill Test shall comprise of following three parts:
Part A
Preparation of two Power Point Presentations/Slides on MS-Power Point - 10 Marks.
Part B
Typing a letter/passage/paragraph of about 150-200 words in MS-Word - 20 Marks.
Part C
Preparation of Table/Database in MS-Excel - 20 Marks.
The total marks of the Computer Skill Test shall be 50 (fifty) with duration of 30 minutes for completing all the three parts. The candidates shall be given the text/matter in the Question Paper which they have to type/reproduce in the Answer Sheet including formatting of text and use of formulae etc. as per instruction given in the Question Paper.
This Test conducted is to assess the Essential Qualification of having working knowledge of Computer including use of office suites and databases. Hence, there will be no exemption from it for any category of candidates (including PWD).
However, the working knowledge of computers in respect of PWD candidates, who are unable to type due to their disability, may be assessed by holding a written examination (objective type) comprising of questions related to computer. Such candidates who are unable to type due to their disability must mention in the relevant column of the application form appended below.
Note:- The Corporation reserves the right to admit only such number of candidates to Part-II & III of Stenographer recruitment as are considered necessary by it for Stenography Test/ Computer Skill Test, based on the performance of candidates in Part-I examination.

MODE OF SELECTION FOR THE POST OF STENOGRAPHER


(a) The Final Selection for the post of Stenographer will be made on the basis of
(i) Part – I Written Test (Objective Type),
(ii) Part- II Stenography test for 10 minutes with a speed of 80 words per minute in English or Hindi and transcription of the same on computer for one hour &
(iii) Part-III Computer Skill Test/Objective Type Test to assess working knowledge of Computers in case of candidates unable to type due to their disability.
Note: The candidates for Part-II and III shall be shortlisted on the basis of their performance in Part-I Written Examination

The Qualifying Marks will be as under :-

Part of Exam. UR SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EXSM
Part -1 (Written Exam.) 33% 30%
Part-II (Stenography Test) Pass Pass
Part-III (Computer Skill Test) 17 out of 50 marks  17 marks of 50 marks


The Qualifying Marks in PART-III i.e. ‘Computer Skill Test/Objective Type Test to assess working knowledge of Computers in case of candidates unable to type due to their disability’ will be 17 Marks out of Total 50 Marks irrespective of marks obtained in each part.