Central Reserve Police Force has released notification of CRPF ASI Steno Recruitment 2017 (Online recruitment drive to fill up Reserved / Backlog / Current Vacancies for the post of Assistant Sub-Inspector (Steno) in CRPF for the year 2016-17). The vacancies notified are purely tentative and may increase/decrease at any time of recruitment process due to administrative reasons. Candidates who want to join CRPF can check the eligibility criteria first before filling the Application Form. Candidates who are eligible to apply can fill the Application Form online as per schedule date. All the candidates who are going to participate in the CRPF ASI Steno Recruitment 2017 process can check all the details like application process, eligibility criteria, and other selection criteria through this page below.

Latest: The List of qualified and unqualified candidates for CPRF ASI Steno Recruitment has been declared. Check it through the “Result” page link provided below.

CRPF ASI Steno Recruitment 2017

Important Dates

Event Dates
Opening date of Online Application 27 Mar 2017
Closing date of Online Application 25 Apr 2017
Date of Written Examination 16 Jul 2017
Admit card for Medical Exam 20 Sep 2017
Final Result 19 Jan 2018

Vacancy Details

Total No. of Vacancies – 219

Post Name – Assistant Sub-Inspector (Steno)

Category Open Market Ex-Ser Total
Gen 70* 05 75
OBC 78** 02 80
SC 41*** 01 42
ST 22**** 22
Total 211 08 219

Age Limit – Between 18 to 25 years

Educational Qualification – Candidates have passed Intermediate or equivalent.

Selection Process – The recruitment process will consist of Physical Standard Test (PST) and Documentation, Written Examination, Skill Test and Medical Examination.

Application Fee – Application fee @ 100/- from General and OBC candidates will be charged. Women candidates and candidates belonging to Schedule Caste, Schedule Tribe and Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation are exempted from paying fee.

How to Apply – Application Form for CRPF ASI Steno Recruitment 2017 can be filled online at www.crpfindia.com. Application fee can be paid as per the category.

CRPF ASI Steno Recruitment 2017 – Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must have passed Intermediate (Class 12th) ( under 10+2 system) or equivalent examination from a board or university recognized by Central or State Government.

Note: The equivalency of another board shall be on similar line and recognized from Central Govt. and cannot be replaced by other board exam or technical exam undertaken after class 10th i.e. technical education or other stream are not equivalent. Two or Three year Diploma certificate in technical education done after 10th class is not equivalent to intermediate (10+2).

Physical Standard


Chest (For male candidates only)

  • With minimum 05 Cms expansion


Proportionate/Corresponding to height and age as per medical standards (For males and females). Over/under weight will be disqualification at the stage of medical examination only.

Medical Standard

  • Medical procedure will be conducted as per guidelines lay down in MHA UO No.A.VI.1/2014-Rectt(SSB) dated 20/05/2015 and any other instructions issued by GOI from time to time.

Age Limit

Between 18 to 25 years. (The crucial date for determining the age will be 25/04/2017, which is the closing date of application. Candidate should not have been born earlier than 26/04/1992 and not later than 25/04/1999 ).

CRPF ASI Steno Recruitment 2017 – Selection Process

The recruitment process shall be as under:

  • Physical Standard Test (PST)/Documentation
  • Written examination – 16/07/2017 (SUNDAY)
    The date of written exam is fixed and final. However, the date can be changed due to unavoidable administrative constraints. Candidates are advised to regularly visit website www.crpfindia.com & www.crpf.nic.in for latest updation about examination schedule and for conducting the exam. The uploading of admit card will be done accordingly.
  • (Skill test ( i.e. Stenography/shorthand test)
    Dictation : 10 minutes @ 80 words per minute
    Transcription time: 50 minutes in English or 65 minutes in Hindi on the computer.
    Note:- Mode/Procedure/Method for conducting skill test will be decided by the department.
  • Medical examination and Review Medical Examination
  • Mode of selection/drawal of final merit list


  • The candidate will be allowed to appear in next phase of recruitment subject to qualify/ pass the first/previous phase of the recruitment process.
  • The Schedule of recruitment for each event of recruitment is tentative.
  • The tentative schedule of phase wise recruitment process shall be uploaded on CRPF website. Candidates are advised to visit CRPF website (www.crpfindia.com) and (www.crpf.nic.in ) to know the exact schedule.

CRPF ASI Steno Recruitment Examination Details

Physical Standard Test (PST): The candidates will be screened for height, chest and weight by the Board of Officers. The candidates who meet the requirements of physical standard will be allowed to participate in the documentation. The candidates who do not fulfill the laid down physical standards will be eliminated from recruitment process by giving rejection slip, thereof, by Presiding Officer.

Documentation: Following Original testimonial/documents of the candidates during PST will be scrutinized. Candidates who fail to produce requisite original testimonials/ certificates will be eliminated from the recruitment process and no candidates will be allowed provisionally.

  • Education certificate of 10th Class/Matriculation from the board or university recognized by Central or State Government, for recognition of his DOB.
  • Education certificate regarding the passing of Intermediate (10+2) or equivalent issued by a board or university recognized by Central or State Government.
  • Caste certificate, issued by the Revenue Officer, not below the rank of Tahsildar, if the candidate belongs to SC/ST/OBC.
  • If candidates apply in the reserved category (SC/ST/OBC), but failed to produce valid caste certificate at the time of documentation, his/her candidature will be cancelled forthright.
  • Candidates falling in the categories of Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to the States of Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Gorkha Territorial Administration(GTA) requesting for relaxation in height and chest should produce certificate.
  • Discharge certificate in case of Ex-servicemen candidates.
  • No Objection Certificate in case of persons serving in Govt./Semi-Govt. departments from their Heads of Office.
  • Four passport size recent photographs of the candidates.
  • In addition to the original certificates, the candidates will also bring Xerox/photocopy of educational, caste etc.
  • Certificate from District Magistrate for claiming relaxation in age.

Written Examination: The candidates who qualify in PST & Documentation will appear in written examination and informed in writing on the day of PST & Documentation. Admit card to the candidates, who qualify PST & Documentation will be uploaded in the website i.e. www.crpfindia.com by mentioning date & venue on which they are required to appear for written examination. Qualified candidates may download their call letter/admit card through said website i.e. www.crpf.india.com. The written examination will be as under :

  • The written examination will be conducted on OMR basis at designated centre’s.
  • The written examination will be of one paper only carrying 225 marks consisting of following two parts.

Part I

Section-A = Hindi Language Or English Language (Optional)
Section-B = General Intelligence.
Section-C = Numerical Aptitude.
Section-D = Clerical Aptitude

Part II

Descriptive paper:

Note: Section B, C, D of Part-I will be set as bilingual. Paper -II descriptive will also be set as bilingual

Essay Writing ( 15 marks)
Content – 05 marks
Coherence/Relevancy- 05 marks
Accuracy – 05 marks
Letter writing (10 marks)
Format- 03 marks
Content- 04 marks
Accuracy- 03 marks

Skill Test

  • The candidates, who qualify written examination stage, will be called to appear for the Skill test. The candidate should bring call letter & photo-bearing identity proof alongwith them to prove their identity.
  • They will be tested in stenography/short hand test as mentioned in Para-4 (Skill Test) above. Skill test will be of qualifying nature and no marks will be awarded for skill test.
  • The transcription of shorthand notes will have to be done on computers and keyboards provided by the Department and in no case use of other typing mode shall be allowed.
  • The dictation will have to be noted/taken by the candidates in shorthand strokes and same will also be evaluated. Noting/taking of dictation in long hand (i.e. other than standard shorthand strokes) will not be accepted and such candidates will be declared failed in skill test even if they transcribe correctly in given time.
  • No request for re-test of skill test will be accepted /entertained.
  • Beyond 40 mistakes, which is 5% of 800 words in 10 minutes dictation @ 80 words per minute, the candidate will be declared “Failed”.

Medical Examination: Skill test qualified candidates only will be required to appear for Medical Examination. The details/list of candidates qualified in skill test and selected for detailed medical examination will be uploaded in website i.e www.crpfindia.com. Candidates selected for detailed medical examination may download their call letters/admit card through said website i.e. www.crpfindia.com. In addition, the list of candidates called for medical examination and date/venue of their medical examination will also be displayed at the recruitment centers and available in CRPF website (www.crpf.nic.in) after reasonable time from the date of completion of skill test. The visual standards for the candidates will be as under :

The PST stage, documentation, written examination, Skill test and conduct of medical examination are closely knit and conducted in succession. The candidates who cleared PST, documentation, written examination and Skill test will be put to Detailed Medical in procedure. The entire procedure including Medical examination is collective responsibility of BOO. The Medical will be conducted by the authorized doctor on board and the entire BOO including PO and members will remain present and ensure action in accordance of latest circulated instructions of the ADG Medical CAPF, MHA. The proceedings will be signed by PO and all members.

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