UPSC So Steno LDCE 2019: Application form, Dates, Eligibility Criteria

UPSC So Steno LDCE 2019 recruitment: UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) is India’s central recruiting agency. It is responsible for conducting examinations for All India Services and administrative exam. UPSC conducts SO (Section Officer) STENO LDCE (Limited Departmental Competitive Examination) exam every year. This is a great deal of opportunity for the eligible candidates who want to make their career as a section officer.

Candidates clearing this exam are appointed as Section Officer Grade of Intelligence Officer, Armed forces Head quarter civil services, Railway, Central Secretariat Stenographer and many more. This is one of the most sought out exam. This article will guide your way throughout the scenario of the recruitment. Kindly go through the complete article for the thorough detail:

UPSC SO STENO LDCE 2019 Application form

UPSC SO STENO LDCE Notification comes in the month of September and last date to fill the application form is in the month of October. Candidates can apply through online mode only through the official website of UPSC. The mode of payment is online only. Candidates willing to pay online must pay through net banking of SBI branches throughout the country or by visa card/ credit card or debit card. The fee structure for male General and OBC candidates is 100/- whereas SC/ST/PWD/female candidates are exempted from paying the application fee.

UPSC SO STENO LDCE 2019 Exam Schedule

UPSC SO & STENO exam dates and complete recruitment schedule is given below:

Event Dates (Tentative)
Date of notification  13 September 2019
Start of online registration September 2019
Last Date of Application Fees/Intimation Charges Payments (Online/Offline 6 October 2019
Admit card November 2019
Date of exam 16 and 17 December 2019
Result First week of January

UPSC SO STENO LDCE 2019 Eligibility criteria

As to fill any form there must be some criteria to be fulfilled by the candidates as is set by any exam conducting organisation and therefore as per the norms of UPSC the mandatory eligibility criteria is as follows:

  • Only serving central government employees working as assistant can apply .
  • No prescribed age limit.
  • No particular educational qualification is mentioned.

UPSC SO STENO LDCE 2019 Exam pattern

As it is said that half knowledge is harmful and in this competitive era before preparing for an exam one must be completely aware of the exam pattern to be successful and to have the complete knowledge of the respective subjects, so below is the thorough detail of UPSC SO STENO LDCE Exam Pattern.

Subject (Paper Type ) Max. Marks Duration
General Studies & General Knowledge of Constitution of India and Machinery of Government, Practice and Procedures in Parliament and Knowledge of RTI Act, 2005.

( Objective)

150 2 Hours
Procedure and Practice in the Govt. of India Secretariat and attached offices and General Financial and Service Rules duly taking into account the requirement of relevant categories of services.

( Objective)

150 2 Hours
Noting and Drafting, Precise writing (Subjective) 200 3 Hours
Evaluation of record of Service 100
Total Marks 600

UPSC SO STENO LDCE 2019 Syllabus

After completing the registration it is must for the candidate to have the complete idea of the syllabus and accordingly start their preparation. Candidate must have the knowledge of their respective subject and for complete detail kindly visit the official website.

UPSC SO/Steno Salary Structure

Candidates who are looking for UPSC SO & Steno salary structure can get the complete salary structure here. The salary for SO & Steno posts are applicable as per the central government norms.  The salary for these posts comes under grade “B” structure which is equivalent to grade pay of Rs 4800. The complete salary structure is given below:

Salary Structure for Section Officer (SO)

Basic pay- 52000

DA (5% currently)-2600

HRA (24% of basic pay)-12480



Total: Rs 71080.

Salary Structure for Stenographer

The Stenographer comes under grade “C”, the pay & allowances is equivalent to around Rs. 28 to 34 thousand.

UPSC SO STENO LDCE 2019 Question paper/ Mock paper

UPSC is known for repeating its questions unlike other exam conducting bodies. So previous year question paper can give us an idea about what the pattern of exam is likely to be. Before appearing for any exam solving a previous year question paper gives us the clue about our preparation and what are the necessary changes we must make to improve ourselves. Below is the link of some previous year question papers kindly make use of them.

UPSC SO STENO LDCE 2019 Admit Card

Admit card is the important ticket for entering the examination hall. It is must to carry with the necessary documents. The admit card for UPSC SO STENO LDCE 2019 comes in the month of November . Candidates can download it through the online mode from the official website of. to download the admit card candidate requires the registration no./ roll no.(the one generated while filling the form) and password/ date of birth.


Result is the important part of the examination. It is the authentic step for the next level of examination. UPSC announces the result in the month of first week of January (tentative). To check the result go through the official website. to check the result the registration no./ roll no.(the one generated while filling the form) and password/ date of birth are required.

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