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CRPF ASI Steno Syllabus and Pattern 2016 for CRPF Steno/ASI Examination:

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION/SELECTION PROCESS :- The recruitment shall be held in two phases as under:-

A. FIRST PHASE:- Written examination.


(a) Physical Standard Test (PST)/Scrutiny of documents

(b) Skill test ( i.e. Stenography/short hand test) (On computers only and regulated through software)

Dictation : 10 minutes @ 80 words per minute.

Transcription time : 50 minutes in English or 65 minutes in Hindi on computer.

Note:- Mode/Procedure/Method for conducting skill test will be decided by the department.

(c) Medical examination

Note:- The candidate will be allowed to appear in Second phase test subject to qualifying/ passing the first phase of this recruitment process.

Note:- The schedule of first phase and written examination shall be uploaded in CRPF website. Candidates are advised to visit CRPF website direct to (www.crpfindia.com) and (www.crpf.nic.in ) through link with following procedure :-

i) Open www.crpf.nic.in than,
ii) Click on – Application form registration.

-:Written Examination:-

(a) The written examination will be conducted at designated centre’s.

(b) The written examination will be of 225 marks consisting of following two parts:-

Part-I :- 

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

Note:- Candidates will be at the discretion to attempt the language paper consisting of comprehension either in Hindi or English. The exam text will be different for Hindi language and English language.

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.

Note:-1 There will be only one question paper for two and half hours (2 ½ hrs) duration consisting of above two parts. The question in all the part-I ( Section-A to D) will be “OBJECTIVE TYPE WITH MULTIPLE CHOICE”. Each section will be consisting of 50 questions carrying one mark each for right answer. A candidate obtaining qualifying percentage out of total 200 marks shall be considered as qualified for next stage. The aggregate qualifying marks will be 40% for General/OBC categories and 35% for SC/ST candidates i.e. 80 Marks for General/OBC Candidates and 70 Marks for SC/ST out of 200 marks in part-I of written test.

Note:-2 Part-II will consist of descriptive manner consisting of two questions i.e Essay writing of 15 marks and letter writing of 10 marks ( Total 25 marks). Marks obtained by candidates in Part-II will be added in final merit list. Part-II will not have minimum qualifying marks.

Note:-3 Final merit list will be drawn on the basis of marks obtained in Part-I and Part-II which is of 225 marks.

CRPF Syllabus and Exam pattern for Steno/ASI Competitive Exam @ crpf.gov.in

  1. Written exam will conduct for 225 marks.
  2. Exam paper consists of two parts.
  3. In part-I there are four sections.
  4. Part-II is a vivid paper.

CRPF ASI Steno Exam Pattern 2016

Exam Paper Section Marks  Time


Written exam

Paper-I A-Hindi/English language  


200 marks




2 and ½ hours

B- General Intelligence
C- numerical aptitude
D- Clerical aptitude
Part-II Descriptive paper consists Essay writing and letter writing 15+10=25 marks

Minimum pass mark for Gen/OBC is 80 marks and SC/ST is 70 marks.

Physical Standard TEST PST: In this PST test officials will check Height and Chest expansion only for mens.

Height: – Male -165cms and Female 155 cms

Candidates belongs to north east stae , garwalies, gorkhas,Marathas

Male-162.5 cms and Female-150 cms

Chest Expansion:

GEN/OBC/SC=77cms to 82 cms

Scheduled tribes= 76 cms to 81 cms

Medical standard test:- For this test details please refer notification.


i) The candidates, who qualify PST and Scrutiny of documents stage, will be called to appear for the Skill test. The candidate should bring call letter alongwith photo-bearing identity proof alongwith them to prove their identity.

ii) 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.

iii) The transcription of shorthand notes will have to be done on computers and keyboards provided by the Department and in no case use of typewriters shall be allowed.

iv) 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.

v) No request for re-test of skill test will be accepted/entertained.

vi) Beyond 40 mistakes, which is 5% of 800 words in 10 minutes dictation @ 80 words per minute, the candidate will be declared “Failed”.

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