The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB), ICAR has released the notification for the recruitment to the post of Stenographer and LDC Grade III. The online applications had been invited for the online computer based examination for the concerned posts. The candidates had applied for the same as per the 95 posts of Stenographer Grade III and 78 posts of Lower Division Clerk (LDC). The application forms were available through the online medium on the official website i.e. asrb.org.in and icar.org.in. For all the relevant information regarding the ASRB Stenographer and LDC Grade III Recruitment 2017 such as eligibility criteria, pay scale, important dates etc, the candidate can refer to the information on this page or the above-mentioned websites. The candidates willing to apply for the Recruitment 2017 to the mentioned posts must have ensured that they fulfil the eligibility criteria provided by the board. The candidates had kept in mind that they fill the online application form within the given time period. After the successful application, the candidates got the Admission Certificate/Admit Card for the examination.

Latest: The Result for Stenographer Gr-III Recruitment 2017 has been released, check it from the “Result” page link given in quick links.

ASRB Stenographer and LDC Grade III Recruitment 2017

The candidates are required to go through the important dates regarding the various stages of the recruitment process as given in the table below:

Events Dates
Last Date for Online Registration of Application 25 Sep 2017
Editing of Application Form 26 to 28 Sep 2017
For LDC & Stenographer Recruitment 2017-18 Process
Issue of Admit Card 14 Oct 2017
Date of Examination for LDC 29 Oct 2017 (10:00 am to 12:30 pm) – Postponed!
Date of Examination Stenographer Grade III 29 Oct 2017 (10:00 to 12:00 & 14:30 to 16:30)
Stenographer Grade III Result 08 Jun 2018
For LDC (DR) Recruitment 2016-18 Process
Issue of Admit Card 30 Jan 2018
Date of Examination for LDC 24 Feb 2018
Date of Answer Key for LDC 16 Mar 2018
Releasing of Result 30 Jul 2018

Vacancies and Payscale

The candidates will be selected for the posts of Stenographer Grade III and LDC on the basis of the available number of vacancies. The total number of vacancies are 173 out of which 95 vacancies are for Stenographer Grade III and 78 vacancies for the LDC. Detailed list of category-wise vacancies for both the posts is as given in the images below:

For StenographerASRB Stenographer and LDC Grade III Recruitment 2017

For Lower Division Clerk (LDC)
ASRB Stenographer and LDC Grade III Recruitment 2017For Stenographer Grade III post, the pay band is Rs. 5200 – 20200 plus Grade Pay of Rs. 2400 and the pay scale for LDC is Rs. 5200 – 20200 plus Grade Pay of Rs. 1900.

Eligibility Criteria

Interested candidates need to be eligibility as per the norms of the board for the concerned posts. The eligibility criteria consist of the age limit, prescribed qualifications etc. The candidates must go through the criteria as provided below:

Age Limit – The candidates must be minimum 18 years of age and maximum 27 years of age as on the closing date for the submission of online applications (Relaxation as per the rules stipulated in the Notification for prescribed Reserved categories/ Departmental candidates).

Prescribed QualificationsThe candidates must possess the following educational and professional qualifications to be eligible for both the posts as mentioned below:

For Stenographer Grade III

Educational Qualification – The candidates must be passed in 12th standard or equivalent from a recognised board/university, completed on or before the last date for submission of online applications.

Professional Qualification – THe candidates will be given one dictation test in English or in Hindi at 80 w.p.m for 10 minutes. The candidates who will opt for English test will have to transcribe the matter in 50 minutes on the computer and the candidates who opt to take the test in Hindi will be provided with 65 minutes to complete it on the computer.

For Lower Division Clerk (LDC)

Educational Qualification – The candidates must be passed in 12th standard or equivalent from a recognised board/university, completed on or before the last date for submission of online applications.

Professional Qualification – A typing speed of 30 w.p.m in English or 30 w.p.m in Hindi on the computer. (35 w.p.m and 30 w.p.m correspond to 10500 Key Depression per hour on an average of 5 key depressions for each word).

Selection Process for Recruitment of Stenographer and LDC Grade III

The candidates applying for the offered posts by the ICAR will be selected on the basis of the Computer Based Test (CBT) and Skill Test in English/Hindi. The candidates, who qualify the CBT as per prescribed standards, will be shortlisted for Skill Test in Stenography/Typing in the ratio of 1:20 i.e. 20 candidates for one post, in order of merit in the CBT for the Institute’s opted by the candidates and depending upon the available number of vacancies.

How to Apply

The eligible candidates need to fill the online application form for both the mentioned posts separately. It is available on the official website of the Board i.e. asrb.org.in and icar.org.in as per the scheduled dates. The candidates have to fill the required particulars as well as the requisite application fee i.e. Rs. 200 (for Unreserved/OBC) and there will be no fee for other reserved categories. The fee can be paid online only. The candidates can pay the fees using Net Banking/Credit/Debit Card facility. The candidates have to attach all the required documents such as a photograph, signature as per the prescribed specifications and keep ready the other educational documents/certificates.

ASRB Stenographer and LDC Grade III Admit Card 2017

The admit card will be issued to the candidates who will appear for the computer-based test (CBT) in online mode for the recruitment to the following posts in Indian Council of Agricultural Research. The link to download the admit card will be available on the official website as well as here on this page as soon as it will be uploaded. It will be an important document from the examination point of view. Therefore, the candidates are required to take a printout of the admit card on the scheduled date and also bring it on the day of the examination.

ASRB Stenographer and LDC Grade III Recruitment 2017 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for both the posts includes the written examination and skill test. The scheme of examination for the following posts is as follows:

For Stenographer

Written Examination

The paper will consist of Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions only and the questions except in Part –III will be set both in English & Hindi.

Part Subject Maximum Marks Total Duration/Timing
For all candidates except VD For Visually Divyang candidates
Part I General Intelligence
(50 Questions)
50 2 hours 2 hours 40 minutes
Part II General Awareness
(50 Questions)
50
Part III English Language and Comprehension
(100 Questions)
100

Note – Each correct answer will carry 1 mark and 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Skill Test

The candidates will be given one dictation for 10 Minutes in English/Hindi at the Speed of 80 w.p.m. The matter will have to be transcribed on Computer only. The transcription time is as follows:

For Stenographer Grade- III

  • 50 Minutes (English)
  • 65 Minutes (Hindi)

For Lower Division Clerk (LDC)

Written Examination

The paper will consist of Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions only and the questions except in Part –II will be set both in English & Hindi.

Part Subject Maximum Marks Total Duration/Timing
For all

Candidates except VD

For Visually

Divyang candidates

Part I General Intelligence (50 Questions) 50 2 hours 2 hours 40 minutes
Part II English Language (Basic

Knowledge) (50 Questions)

50
Part III Numerical Aptitude (Basic

Arithmetic Skill) (50 Questions)

50
Part IV General Awareness (50 Questions) 50

 

Note: Each correct answer will carry 1 mark and 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Skill Test

  • The Typing Test will be conducted in English and Hindi only in the following manner:
  • English Typing @ 35 w.p.m. (Time allowed 10 Minutes)(30 Minutes for VD candidates)
  • Hindi Typing @ 30 w.p.m. (Time allowed 10 Minutes) (30 Minutes for VD candidates)

(35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m. corresponds to 10500 Key Depressions per Hour/9000 Key Depressions per Hour on an average to 5 Key Depressions for each word)

ASRB Stenographer and LDC Grade III Recruitment 2017 Answer Key

The Exam held on October 29, 2017, for the post of stenographer grade III. The Tentative Answer Key for the same has been released. Candidates can have the idea of the Marks, they are going to get by checking the answer key. And if anyone wants to challenge the answer key they can submit it with a fee of 100 rupees per question. The link to check the answer key is given below.

  • LDC Answer Key: Click here to check the Answer Key.
  • LDC Answer Key notice: Click here to check the Notice.
  • Tentative Answer Key: Click here to check the Answer key for Stenographer Grade III 2017.
  • Notice Of Objection: Click here to check the notice.

ASRB Stenographer and LDC Grade III Recruitment 2017 Result

The result will be declared for the candidates appeared in the online mode computer based examination and skill test. It will be published on the official website of ASRB and ICAR. The candidates can check the result from the website which will contain the marks obtained in the examination. The candidates who will qualify skill test will be recommended appointment on the basis of their marks obtained in CBT and the available number of vacancies.On the basis of the marks obtained by the candidates, the qualified candidates will be taken into consideration for the recruitment to the concerned posts. The final selection will be based on the candidates qualifying all the stages of the recruitment process as well as fulfilling the eligibility criteria for the applied post.

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