Rajya Sabha has notified the registration dates for the Rajya Sabha Secretariat Recruitment 2017. Rajya Sabha is the upper house of Parliament of India. Every year it hires the staff for the various posts through the examination. The notice for Secretariat Recruitment 2017 has been released on the official website, which is rajyasabha.nic.in. The Rajya Sabha will recruit the eligible candidates for the post of Parliamentary Interpreter (English/Hindi/ Odia), Assistant Executive Officer, Stenographer (English), Security Assistant Grade-II, Secretariat Assistant(English/ Hindi), Translator and Proof Reader. The posts have been offered with a good Grade pay and remuneration. An examination including Preliminary Test, Skill Test and Interview will be conducted for the applying candidates. The online registration dates of  Rajya Sabha Secretariat Recruitment 2017 are given in the table below:

Rajya Sabha Secretariat Recruitment 2017

Candidates who are interested in applying for the  Rajya Sabha Secretariat Recruitment 2017 can apply online from July 25, 2017. The application form for the same is available on the official website of Rajya Sabha. The dates for the examination has not yet announced by the Rajya Sabha. The Dates of the Examination will be announced soon and will be updated here after the release of the official notification.

Online applications can be submitted by the graduates and postgraduates in the relevant field. Candidates must fill the application form before the last date of registration that is August 18, 2017. The vacancies for various posts is mentioned below. Candidates are advised to check the posts released by the Rajya Sabha for recruitment.

Events Important Dates
Online registration started on July 25, 2017
Last date to register August 18, 2017
Exam will be held on To be announced soon

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Posts in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat 2017

The posts given below in the table are tentative and may vary. If in case the number of vacancy changes, the same would be notified by the Rajya Sabha on its official website before the conduction of Preliminary Test, Written/ Skill Test.

POST- (Group Code – Post Code) SC (Scheduled Caste) ST (Scheduled Tribe) OBC (Other Backward Classes) UR (Unreserved)
Parliamentary Interpreter  for English/Hindi –

(I-1)

1 0 0 0
Parliamentary Interpreter for Odia (II-2) 0 0 0 1
Assistant Legislative/Committee/Protocol/ Executive Officer (III-3) 3 2 5 10
Stenographer for English (III-4) NIL 1 4 6
Security Assistant Grade-II (III-5) 4 2 2 13
Secretariat Assistant for:
English (III-6)
Hindi (III-7)
Urdu (III-8)
5 2 10 22
Translator (IV-9) 9 4 1 11
Proofreader (IV-10) NIL 1 NIL 2

Reservation Criteria

The Rajya Sabha has also reserved the vacancies for some selected posts for the Persons with Disabilities. The reservation is as follows:

Posts No. of Posts Reserved Group of Service Categories for persons with disabilities
Assistant Legislative/Committee/ Protocol/ Executive Officer 1 Group “B” Orthopedically Handicapped (OL/BL)
Translator 1 Hearing Handicapped (HH)
Secretariat Assistant 1 Group “C” Orthopedically Handicapped (OL/BL), Hearing Handicapped (HH)

Who are Eligible for the Rajya Sabha Secretariat Recruitment 2017?

The Rajya Sabha has set the eligibility criteria on the basis of Qualifications and Experience and Age limits for each post. The eligibility Norms are given below.

  • For the post of Parliamentary Interpreter (English/Hindi/Odia), candidate must have completed the Master’s Degree in Hindi/ English or Odia from a recognised University.
  • For Assistant Legislative/ Committee/ Protocol/Executive Officer, a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from the recognised University is mandatory for the candidates who will apply for this post .
  • A Bachelor’s Degree is needed in any discipline from a recognized university along with minimum Shorthand speed of 80 w.p.m. in English for the recruitment of Stenographer (English) post.
  • For the post of Security Assistant Gr. II, candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from recognised University. The applicant for this post must meet the  minimum physical standards as required.
  • Candidates applying for the post of Secretariat Assistant (English/ Hindi / Urdu) should have a Bachelor’s Degree from recognised University and must have a minimum typing speed of 40 words per minute in Hindi/ English/ Urdu on computer.
  • For the post of Translator Master’s degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree level is required and Vice- versa. Along with this candidates must hold Diploma/ Certificate Course in Translation from Hindi to English and vice-versa from a recognised university.  OR should have atleast 2 years experience in Translation.
  • Bachelor’s degree in English or Hindi from a recognised University will be needed for the post of the Proof Reader along with the Diploma in Printing Technology or P.G. Diploma in Book Publishing and 3 years experience of working in any Printing Press/Publishing House.

Age Limit- Candidates must not be less than 18 years of Age and should not more than 35 years of age for the posts of Parliamentary Interpreter (English/Hindi/ Odia), Translator and Proof Reader. For the rest of the posts the upper age limit is 30 years.

For the reserved categories (ST/SC) 5 years of relaxation has been granted by the Rajya Sabha and 3 years of relaxations to the candidates belonging to the OBC category. Maximum 10 years of relaxation given to Persons with Disabilities.

Note – For the detailed information about the eligibility norms, candidate can go through the official notice. Its link will be provided in the end of the article.

Exam Pattern of Rajya Sabha Recruitment 2017

The selection process involves various stages such as Preliminary Examination followed by Written Test Skill Test and Interview Round. Each post has different examination scheme pattern. The selection of the candidate will be based on the marks obtained by the candidate in each level of the Test. The scheme of the examination for each post is given below. CAndidates are advised to check the examination pattern of the post they’re interested in.

For the Post of Parliamentary Interpreter (English/Hindi)

The examination scheme of the Parliamentary Interpreter (English/Hindi/ Odia) shall contain the following test:

Oration Test will be of 3 minutes for Hindi and English Language. Total marks 100, 50 for each language. Or regional language test of 100 marks.

Written Test shall contain Paper I (MCQ) and Paper II (Descriptive). Candidates have to complete paper I in 2 Hours 30 Minutes and paper II in 2 Hours. The paper I will be of 160 marks and paper II of total 100 marks.

Paper I
Subjects Marks No. of Questions
General Awareness 40 40
General Intelligence 40 40
English Language 40 40
English Language 40 40
Paper II
Translation (English to Hindi) 50 50
Translation (Hindi to English) 50 50

Simultaneous Interpretation Test is of 5 minutes. For English to Hindi 50 marks and English to Hindi will also be of 50 marks. The performance of the candidate will be calculated on the basis of Coverage; Accuracy; Style and Diction; Continuity of Interpretation; and Voice, Pronunciation and Accent.

Interview of 40 marks will be conducted of the qualified candidates to check their knowledge, skill attitude etc.

For the Post of Parliamentary Interpreter (Regional Language)

The examination scheme of the  Parliamentary Interpreter (Regional Language) is same as the Parliamentary Interpreter (English/Hindi) examination pattern. Only the Hindi language will be replaced by the Odia language. The oration test will be conducted in English language only.

For the Post of Assistant Legislative/Committee/Protocol/Executive Officer

The scheme for this examination is given below:

Preliminary Examination will be the screening test of total 180 marks with 3 hours duration containing Multiple choice questions from  General Intelligence, General Awareness and English Language.

Main Examination will be of Descriptive Type which will include two papers as mentioned below in the table:

Paper Subject Marks Duration
Paper I English Language 80 2 Hours
Paper II Constitution of India 100 3 Hours

Interview will be conducted of 20 marks to evaluate knowledge and skills of the selected candidate.

For the Post of Stenographer

The selection for the post of Stenographer will be done through 4 stages that are mentioned below:

Preliminary Examination will be done of 180 marks which will contain the Objective Type Questions. The duration to complete the examination will be 3 Hours.

Paper Subject Marks No. of Questions
Part I General Intelligence 60 60
Part II General Awareness 60 60
Part III English Language 60 60

Skill test of Shorthand Test will be conducted to test the shorthand speed at 80 W.P.M. in English/Hindi in 10 minutes dictation duration and 50 minutes (English)/ 65 minutes (Hindi). The test will be of 100 marks.

Main Examination (Descriptive Type) will be conducted for the English Language only of 80 marks which has to be completed in 2 Hours duration.

Interview will be conducted of 20 marks to evaluate knowledge and skills of the selected candidate.

For the Post of Security Assistant (Grade-II)

The examination for the Security Assistant (Grade-II) will be conducted similar as  Stenographer examination. Only the Physical Fitness Test will be done after the Preliminary examination. Physical measurements for the test are given below in the table:

Particulars Male Female
High Jump 3.5 feet high jump
Race 1 kilometer race in 4 minutes 400 meter race in 2 minutes
Long Jump 13 feet long jump 8 feet long jump

For the Post of Secretariat Assistant

Recruitment to the post of Secretariat Assistant in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat consists of four stages that are as follows:

Preliminary Examination will be same as the examination for the post of the Stenographer.

Skill Test will be conducted for those candidates who will qualify the preliminary examination. The skill test contain Typing Test of 40 W.P.M. in English/Hindi/Urdu of 100 marks within 2 hours Duration.

Main Examination will be the same as conducted for Stenographer post. Candidates can view the scheme of examination mentioned above for the post of Steno.

Interview will be conducted of 20 marks to evaluate knowledge and skills of the selected candidate.

For the Post of Translator

For the post of Translator following tests will be conducted:

Preliminary Test will be a screening test with Objective Type questions of 200 marks which has to be completed in 3 Hours.

Paper Subject Marks No. of Questions
Part I General Intelligence 50 50
Part II General Awareness 50 50
Part III English Language 50 50
Part IV Hindi Language 50 50

The Main Examination will be of Descriptive for the following papers:

Paper Marks Duration
Paper I
English Language 100 3 Hours
Hindi Language
Paper II
Translation (English to Hindi) 120 2 Hours
Translation (Hindi to English)

Interview will be conducted for the selected candidates of 30 marks to evaluate the the interests, knowledge, traits, aptitude, skills of the candidates.

For the Post of Proofreader

The selection of the candidate for the post of Proofreader will be based on the following Test:

Preliminary Examination will be the same as conducted for the post of Translator.

The Main examination will contain the Descriptive type of questions from the following subjects as mentioned below:

Paper Marks Duration
Paper I
English Language 100 3 Hours
Hindi Language
Paper II
Proofreading (English) 120 1 hour 30 minutes
Proofreading (Hindi)

Interview will be conducted for the selected candidates of 30 marks to evaluate the the interests, knowledge, traits, aptitude, skills of the candidates.

Application Form of Rajya Sabha Secretariat Recruitment 2017

  • The Application process for the recruitment has started from July 25, 2017 till August 18, 2017
  • The application form can only be filled through online mode.
  • To apply for the recruitment, candidates need to visit the official website of Rajya Sabha at rajyasabha.nic.in
  • The Application Fee for the General candidates is Rs. 300/- and candidates belonging to the reserved category are exempted to pay application fee.
  • The Application process will be completed in four steps that is Candidate Registration, Personal details, Uploading Photograph and Signature and Payment
  • The photograph and signature must be in JPEG/JPG format with not more than 500kb.
  • Pay the application fee through Net Banking/ Credit/ Debit Card
  • Submit the application form
  • Take a printout if the Registration slip after the submitting the application form.

Rajya Sabha Secretariat Recruitment 2017 Admit Card

  • The Admit card/ Call Letter for the examination (Preliminary Test/ Skill Test/ Main Examination/ Interview) will be published on the official website of the Rajya Sabha at rajyasabha.nic.in
  • The Admit card shall contain the important details regarding the examination such as Date, Venue and Time of the examination.
  • Candidates need to click on the”call letter download” tab to download the call letter for the examination from the official website
  • Candidates must carry the admit card to the examintion hall on the day of the examination.
  • No candidate will be allowed to give the examination without the valid admit card.

Result of Rajya Sabha Secretariat Recruitment 2017

  • The result will be released separately for all the stages of different posts
  • The result shall be announced on the official website of the Rajya Sabha
  • It will be released in the pdf format in which the names of the qualified candidates will be mentioned
  • To check the result candidates need to click on the recruitment section on the official website and then go to the results and look for the appropriate pdf for the result
  • Download the result sand retain it till the selection.

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