Stenographer Grade-III

ASRB Recruitment 2017 for Stenographer Grade-III

The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) will hold computer Based Test (CBT) in Online mode for Recruitment to the Posts. ASRB

95 Posts of Stenographer Grade-III for ICAR HQ, New Delhi and its Research Institutes, including vacancies in the Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) located all over the country in the Pay Band-I, 5200-20200 + Grade Pay of 2400 [Since revised to Level 4 as per 7th CPC]

For Stenographer Grade-III Posts :

Candidates who qualify in the Skill Test will be recommended for appointment as Stenographer Grade-III at ICAR HQ, New Delhi & its various Institutes including vacancies in the Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) located all over the country, on the basis of their merit in the CBT for the Institute(s) opted by the candidates and depending upon available number of vacancies. Select list will be prepared separately for ICAR HQ and each Research Institute / KVKs as the cadre of each Unit / Institute is separate. A candidate may therefore, exercise his/her option, in order of priority, for ICAR HQ / each Institute / KVK while filling up Online application.

ASRB Stenographer Grade-III Examination Date : 29th October, 2017 ( 02:30 P.M. to 04:30 P.M. )

Educational and Other Qualifications for ASRB Post of Stenographer Grade-III

Educational : 12th class pass or equivalent from a recognized Board or University, completed on or before the closing date for submission of application.

Professional Efficiency : The candidates will be given one dictation test in English or in Hindi at 80 w.p.m. for 10 minutes. The candidates who opt to take the test in English will be required to transcribe the matter in 50 minutes on computer and the candidates who opt to take the test in Hindi will be required to transcribe the matter in 65 minutes on computer.

ASRB Age Limit for Stenographer Grade-III

A candidate must have attained the age of 18 years but not have attained the age of 27 years as on the closing date of online applications.

ASRB Registration Fee 2017

Details of Registration fee to be paid :

  • Unreserved (UR) / Other Backward Class (OBC) : 200/-
  • Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) / Divyang / Ex-Serviceman / Women Candidate : Nil

Transaction charges for Debit Card / Credit Card / Net Banking payment, as the case may be, have to be borne by the candidate.

The fee must be paid online through the online application form available on the ASRB’s website http://www.asrb.org.in and ICAR’s website http://www.icar.org.in. Payment must be made through Debit Card / Credit Card / Net Banking upto closing time of online applications.

Note : A candidate may apply for both the posts by submitting separate applications along with prescribed fee.

How to Apply for ASRB Recruitment 2017

A candidate seeking admission to the Examination must apply online in the prescribed Application Form available on the website http://www.asrb.org.in.

ASRB Important Dates 2017

  1. Start of ASRB Online Registration of Application : 31.08.2017 (10.00 A.M. Onwards)
  2. Closing of ASRB Online Registration of Application : 25.09.2017 (Upto 05.00 P.M.)
  3. Editing of ASRB Application Form : 26 - 28.09.2017 (Upto 05.00 P.M.)
  4. Downloading of ASRB Admission Certificate : 14.10.2017 (10.00 A.M. Onwards)
  5. Examination for ASRB Stenographer Grade-III : 29.10.2017 (02:30 P.M. to 04:30 P.M.)

Centres of ASRB Online Examination 2017

Centre Code Centre State
01 Ahmedabad Gujarat
02 Bengaluru Karnataka
03 Bhopal Madhya Pradesh
04 Bhubaneswar Odisha
05 Chandigarh U.T.
06 Chennai Tamil Nadu
07 Cochin Kerala
08 Dehradun Uttarakhand
09 Delhi / NCR Delhi / NCR
10 Guwahati Assam
11 Hyderabad Telangana
12 Jodhpur Rajasthan
13 Kolkata West Bengal
14 Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
15 Mumbai Maharashtra
16 Nagpur Maharashtra
17 Patna Bihar
18 Port Blair Andaman & Nicobar Islands
19 Shimla Himachal Pradesh
20 Srinagar Jammu & Kashmir
21 Varanasi Uttar Pradesh

The candidates will be required to indicate the choice of the centres for Skill Test from amongst following centres in the Application Form :

Centre Code Centre* State
01 Bengaluru Karnataka
02 Barapani (Shillong) Meghalaya
03 Bhubaneswar Odisha
04 Cochin Kerala
05 Delhi / NCR Delhi / NCR
06 Hyderabad Telangana
07 Jammu Jammu & Kashmir
08 Kolkata West Bengal
09 Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
10 Mumbai Maharashtra

Scheme of ASRB Examination 2017

The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board examination will consist of written examination and Skill Test in Stenography

ASRB written examination will consist of one objective type paper as shown below :

Part Subject Max. Marks Total Duration / Timing
For all Candidates Except VD For Visually Divyang Candidates
I General Intelligence (50 Questions) 50 2 Hours 2 Hours 40 Mins
II General Awareness (50 Questions) 50
III English Language and Comprehension (100 Questions) 100

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

Note-II : There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.

ASRB Syllabus 2017 for Stenographer Grade-III

General Intelligence : It would include questions of both verbal and non verbal type. The test will include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, relationship concepts, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series etc. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.

English Language and Comprehension : In addition to the testing candidate’s understanding of the English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage etc. his/her writing ability would also be tested.

General Awareness : Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries, especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution and Scientific Research etc.

Note : For VD candidates of 40 % and above visual disability and opting for Scribe there will be no component of Maps / Graphs / Diagrams / Statistical data in the General Intelligence & Reasoning / General Awareness Paper.

Skill Test in Stenography : Candidates who obtain the qualifying marks in the written examination as prescribed in the examination notification will only be called for Skill Test in the notified ratio of 1:20. Skill Test will be of Qualifying in nature. 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)

ASRB Mode of Selection 2017

The minimum qualifying marks for the written examination (CBT) are as follows :

Category - Minimum Qualifying Marks

  • Unreserved (UR) : 45%
  • Other Backward Class (OBC) : 40 %
  • Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) / Divyang / Ex-Serviceman : 35%

(i) Candidates who qualify the written examination (CBT) as per prescribed standards will be shortlisted for the Skill Test in the ratio of 20 candidates for each post i.e. 1:20 Ratio.

(ii) The Board may change these qualifying marks as well as the prescribed ratio for all or any of the category at its sole discretion.

Lower Division Clerk

ASRB Recruitment 2017 for Lower Division Clerk

The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) will hold computer Based Test (CBT) in Online mode for Recruitment to the Posts.

78 Posts of Lower Division Clerk (LDC) at ICAR HQ, New Delhi in the Pay Band-I, 5200-20200 + Grade Pay of 1900. [Since revised to Level 2 as per 7th CPC]

For LDC Posts : Candidates who qualify in the Skill Test will be recommended for appointment as Lower Division Clerk at ICAR HQ, New Delhi, on the basis of their merit in the CBT.

ASRB Lower Division Clerk Examination Date : 29th October, 2017 ( 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon )

Educational and Other Qualifications for ASRB Post of Lower Division Clerk

Educational : A candidate must be 12th class pass or equivalent from a recognised Board / University, completed on or before the closing date for submission of online application.

Professional Efficiency : A typing speed of 35 w.p.m. in English or 30 w.p.m. in Hindi on 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).

ASRB Age Limit for Lower Division Clerk

A candidate must have attained the age of 18 years but not have attained the age of 27 years as on the closing date of online applications.

ASRB Registration Fee 2017

Details of Registration fee to be paid :

  • Unreserved (UR) / Other Backward Class (OBC) : 200/-
  • Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) / Divyang / Ex-Serviceman / Women Candidate : Nil

Transaction charges for Debit Card / Credit Card / Net Banking payment, as the case may be, have to be borne by the candidate.

The fee must be paid online through the online application form available on the ASRB’s website http://www.asrb.org.in and ICAR’s website http://www.icar.org.in. Payment must be made through Debit Card / Credit Card / Net Banking upto closing time of online applications.

Note : A candidate may apply for both the posts by submitting separate applications along with prescribed fee.

How to Apply for ASRB Recruitment 2017

A candidate seeking admission to the Examination must apply online in the prescribed Application Form available on the website http://www.asrb.org.in.

ASRB Important Dates 2017

  1. Start of ASRB Online Registration of Application : 31.08.2017 (10.00 A.M. Onwards)
  2. Closing of ASRB Online Registration of Application : 25.09.2017 (Upto 05.00 P.M.)
  3. Editing of ASRB Application Form : 26 - 28.09.2017 (Upto 05.00 P.M.)
  4. Downloading of ASRB Admission Certificate : 14.10.2017 (10.00 A.M. Onwards)
  5. Examination for ASRB Lower Division Clerk : 29.10.2017 (10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon)

Centres of ASRB Online Examination 2017

Centre Code Centre State
01 Ahmedabad Gujarat
02 Bengaluru Karnataka
03 Bhopal Madhya Pradesh
04 Bhubaneswar Odisha
05 Chandigarh U.T.
06 Chennai Tamil Nadu
07 Cochin Kerala
08 Dehradun Uttarakhand
09 Delhi / NCR Delhi / NCR
10 Guwahati Assam
11 Hyderabad Telangana
12 Jodhpur Rajasthan
13 Kolkata West Bengal
14 Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
15 Mumbai Maharashtra
16 Nagpur Maharashtra
17 Patna Bihar
18 Port Blair Andaman & Nicobar Islands
19 Shimla Himachal Pradesh
20 Srinagar Jammu & Kashmir
21 Varanasi Uttar Pradesh

The candidates will be required to indicate the choice of the centres for Skill Test from amongst following centres in the Application Form :

Centre Code Centre* State
01 Bengaluru Karnataka
02 Barapani (Shillong) Meghalaya
03 Bhubaneswar Odisha
04 Cochin Kerala
05 Delhi / NCR Delhi / NCR
06 Hyderabad Telangana
07 Jammu Jammu & Kashmir
08 Kolkata West Bengal
09 Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
10 Mumbai Maharashtra

Scheme of ASRB Examination 2017

The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board examination will consist of written examination and Typing Test

ASRB written examination will consist of one objective type paper as shown below :

Part Subject Max. Marks Total Duration / Timing
For all Candidates Except VD For Visually Divyang Candidates
I General Intelligence (50 Questions) 50 2 Hours 2 Hours 40 Mins
II English Language (Basic Knowledge) (50 Questions) 50
III Numerical Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) (50 Questions) 50
IV General Awareness (50 Questions) 50

Note-I : The paper will consist of Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions only. The questions except in Part-II will be set both in English & Hindi.

Note-II : There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.

ASRB Syllabus 2017 for Lower Division Clerk

General Intelligence : It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on analysis, similarities and differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, relationship concepts, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series etc. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidates abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.

English Language : In addition to testing candidate’s understanding of the English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage etc. his/her writing ability would also be tested.

Numerical Aptitude : This paper will include questions on problems relating to Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Interest, Profit & Loss, Discount, use of Tables and Graphs, Mensuration, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time, Time and Work, etc.

General Awareness : Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries, especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution and Scientific Research etc.

Note : For VD candidates of 40 % and above visual disability and opting for SCRIBE, there will be no component of Maps / Graphs / Diagrams / Statistical data in the General Intelligence & Reasoning / General Awareness Paper.

Skill Test in Typing : Candidates who obtain the qualifying marks in the written examination as prescribed in the examination notification will only be called for Typing Test in the notified ratio of 1:20. Typing Test will be of Qualifying in nature and will be taken on Computer.

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)

Note :

  1. The Typing Test will be conducted in English and Hindi only.
  2. The candidates will have to indicate their medium of Typing Test ( in English or Hindi ) in the online application form. The candidates will not be allowed to change the medium at a subsequent stage.
  3. There is no exemption from Typing Test for any category of candidates.

ASRB Mode of Selection 2017

The minimum qualifying marks for the written examination (CBT) are as follows :

Category – Minimum Qualifying Marks

  • Unreserved (UR) : 45%
  • Other Backward Class (OBC) : 40 %
  • Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) / Divyang / Ex-Serviceman : 35%

(i) Candidates who qualify the written examination (CBT) as per prescribed standards will be shortlisted for the Skill Test in the ratio of 20 candidates for each post i.e. 1:20 Ratio.

(ii) The Board may change these qualifying marks as well as the prescribed ratio for all or any of the category at its sole discretion.