(Notification) UPSC : SOs/Stenos LDC Exam 2009, 2010 & 2011

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UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

COMBINED SECTION OFFICERS/STENOGRAPHERS’ (GRADE-‘B’/GRADE-I) LIMITED
DEPARTMENTAL COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION, 2009, 2010 AND 2011

THE CENTRES AND THE DATES OF HOLDING THE EXAMINATION AS MENTIONED ABOVE ARE LIABLE TO BE CHANGED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COMMISSION. WHILE EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO ALLOT THE CANDIDATES TO THE CENTRE OF THEIR CHOICE FOR THE EXAMINATION, THE COMMISSION MAY AT THEIR DISCRETION, ALLOT A DIFFERENT CENTRE TO A CANDIDATE WHEN CIRCUMSTANCES SO WARRANT. CANDIDATES ADMITTED TO THE EXAMINATION WILL BE INFORMED OF THE TIME TABLE AND PLACE OR PLACES OF EXAMINATION. IT MAY BE NOTED THAT CANDIDATES APPLYING FOR STENOGRAPHERS (GRADE-B/GRADE-I) CATEGORIES ARE TO TAKE THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION AND SHORTHAND TEST FROM DELHI CENTRE ONLY.

2. The services to which recruitment is to be made on the results of the examination are given below. However, since the number of vacancies to be filled in various categories has not yet been finalized by the concerned cadre controlling authorities, no indication can be made in this notice at this stage.

  • Category I Section Officers’ Grade of the Central Secretariat Service
  • Category II Sections Officers’ Grade (Integrated Grade II & III) of the General Cadre of the Indian Foreign Service, Branch ‘B’
  • Category III Section Officers’ Grade of the Railway Board Secretariat Service
  • Category IV Grade ‘A’ &’B’ merged of the Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service
  • Category V Grade I of the Stenographers’ Cadre of the Indian Foreign Service, Branch ‘B’
  • Category VI Grade ‘A & ‘B’ merged of the Armed Forces Headquarters Stenographers’ Service (Not participating for the year 2009)
  • Category VII Grade ‘B’ of the Railway Board Secretariat Stenographer’s Service
  • Category VIII Section Officers’ Grade of the Intelligence Bureau
  • Category IX Section Officers’ Grade of the Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (Not participating for the years 2010 and 2011)

Syllabi for examination

WHERE KHOWLEDGE OF THE RULES, ORDERS, INSTRUCTIONS ETC. IS REQUIRED CANDIDATES WILL BE EXPECTED TO BE CONVERSANT WITH AMENDMENTS ISSUED UP TO THE DATE OF NOTIFICATION OF THIS EXAMINATION.

PAPER – I

The paper will cover subjects of interest and importance in the present day. Questions will be set to test knowledge of the broad salient features of the Five Year Plans, Indian Economy and major Developmental Schemes as also intelligence awareness of current affairs both national and international. A broad knowledge of the following aspects will also be expected :

(i) The principles of the Constitution of India
(ii) Rules of procedure and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
(iii) The organization of the machinery of the Govt. of India, Designation and allocation of subjects between Ministries, Departments and Attached & Subordinate Offices and their relation inter se.
(iv) RTI Act, 2005.

PAPER - II

This paper is intended to be intensive and detailed test in methods and procedure of work in the Government of India Secretariat and attached offices. Detailed knowledge of General Financial and Service Rules viz., Conduct Rules, Leave Rules, TA Rules etc. will be tested. A list of Reference Books (which are however not exhaustive) are recommended -

(for Category I, IV & VIII)

1. Manual of office procedure (latest edition)
2. Notes on office procedure issued by the Institute of
Secretarial Training and Management.
3. Handbook of orders regarding use of Hindi for official purpose of the Union issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs.  (for Category I & IV only)
4. Fundamental and Supplementary Rules (A.G.P.&T’s compilation, Chaudhury’s compilation, Swamy’s compilation).
5. The Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules.
6. The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules.
7. The Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules.
8. Central Civil Service (Leave) Rules.
9. Compilation of the General Financial Rules, (Revised and Enlarged).
10. Delegation of Financial Power Rules.
11. Intelligence Bureau Standing Orders (for Category VIII only)

(for Category II & V)

1. Manual of office procedure (latest edition).
2. Notes on office procedure issued by the Institute of Secretarial Training and Management.
3. Handbook of orders regarding use of Hindi for official purpose of the Union issued by the Min. of Home Affairs.
4. Fundamental and Supplementary Rules (A.G.P. & T’s compilation, Chaudhury’s compilation, Swamy’s compilation).
5. The Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules.
6. The Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules.
7. Compilation of the General Financial Rules, (Revised and Enlarged).
8. Delegation of financial Power Rules.
9. Indian Foreign Service (PLCA) Rules.
10. Financial Powers of Government of India’s Representatives abroad.
11. Assisted Medical Attendance Schemes.
12. Indian Foreign Service (Conduct and Discipline) Rules.

(for Category III & VII)

1. Manual of Office Procedure issued by the Min. of Railways (Railway Board).
2. Handbook of orders regarding use of Hindi for official purpose of the Union issued by the Min. of Home Affairs.
3. Indian Railways Admn. and Finance (excluding Chapters V, VI, VIII &IX).
4. Financial Code Vol. I (excluding Chapter II and VI).
5. Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol. I
6. The Railway Service (Conduct) Rule.
7. The Railway Servants (discipline and Appeal) Rule.

(for Category VI & IX)

1. Manual of office procedure (latest edition).
2. Notes on office procedure issued by the Institute of
Secretarial Training and Management.
3. Handbook of orders regarding use of Hindi for official purpose of the Union issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
4. Fundamental and Supplementary Rules (A.G.P.&T’s compilation, Chaudhury’s compilation, Swamy’s compilation).
5. The Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules.
6. The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules.
7. The Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules.
8. Central Civil Service ( Leave) Rules.
9. Financial Regulations Part I (Revised Edition).

PAPER – III

Candidates are required to prepare notes and drafts on specific problems and précis from a passage.

How To Apply

The candidates will have to fill in their application form online on UPSC website (www.upsc.gov.in). Detailed instructions to fill up the online application will be available on UPSC website. A printed copy of the submitted online application is required to be routed through their Head of Department/Head of Office to the Commission. The online applications can be filled by the applicants from 15th September, 2012 to 15th October, 2012 (till 11.59 p.m.), after which the link will be disabled. The last date for receipt of printed copy of the application in the Commission through proper channel is 29th October, 2012. The completed printed copy of the application form duly verified/certified by concerned Head of Department/Office must reach the Under Secretary (E-VI), Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069 on or before the prescribed date.

Important Dates:

  • The online applications can be filled by the applicants from 15th September, 2012 to 15th October, 2012 (till 11.59 p.m.), after which the link will be disabled.
  • The last date for receipt of printed copy of the application in the Commission through proper channel is 29th October, 2012.

Courtesy: upsc.gov.in


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