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ESIC Stenographer 2022 Exam Pattern

ESIC Stenographer Exam-pattern 2022: ESIC Stenographer Recruitment 2022 Notification is Out for 165 Posts. ESIC (Employees State Insurance Corporation) was established in 1952. The ESIC exam is conducted to recruit a number of candidates for various posts such as Clerk, MTS, UDC, Stenographer, Paramedical Posts. ESIC Selection Process includes Prelims, Mains, and Computer Skill Tests. But for the post of Stenographer, there will be the Mains exam & Computer test only. The recruitment process is based on the total number of vacancies per post. In this blog, we will check the ESIC Stenographer Exam pattern in detail.

ESIC Stenographer Exam-pattern 2022

Knowing the ESIC Stenographer exam pattern will help you in the ESIC Steno 2021 exam. It further helps you to classify and streamline your preparation level according to the examination. Before getting into the exam pattern let us know about the ESIC Steno selection process:

ESIC Stenographer 2022-selection process

The ESIC Stenographer selection process has two rounds. The first round is the Main exam and the performance in this round is considered for preparing the final merit list. The second round is the Computer Skill Test (CST). The CST is of a qualifying type. Here are the two phases of the ESIC Steno exam:

  1. Phase I (Main Examination)
  2. Phase II (Computer Skill Test & Steno Test)

ESIC Stenographer Exam-pattern:

Now that we have gone through the ESIC Stenographer Selection process, let us dive deep into the ESIC Stenographer exam pattern.

ESIC Stenographer Phase-I Exam-pattern:

S. NoName of TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDurationMedium of Exam
1.English Language & Comprehension10010070 MinutesEnglish
2.Reasoning Ability505035 MinutesEnglish/Hindi
3.General Awareness505025 MinutesEnglish/Hindi
 Total200200130 Minutes 
  • The marks obtained in Phase-I Main Examination will be considered for final selection.
  • For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of one-fourth of the mark assigned to that question.
  • The candidates will be shortlisted for Phase-II Skill Test in Stenography in the ratio of 1:10 i.e. about 10 times the number of vacancies in each category on the basis of their performance in Phase – I.

ESIC Stenographer Phase-II Exam Pattern:

The candidates who are shortlisted in the Main Examination will be required to appear in the Skill Test of Stenography. The candidates will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English or Hindi (as opted by the candidates in the Online Application Form) at the speed of 80 words per minute. The matter will have to be transcribed on a computer. The Transcription Time is as under:

Language of the skill testTime durationTime duration for PWD candidates
English50 Minutes70 Minutes
Hindi65 Minutes90 Minutes

Qualifying Marks/Standards: The Qualifying Marks in Phase I – Main Examination will be 45% for UR Category, 40% for OBC Category & EWS category, 35% for SC, ST & Ex. Servicemen category and 30% for PWD Category. The Qualifying Standards in Phase –II Stenography Skill Test will be decided at the discretion of ESIC.

ESIC Salary Structure 2021-22

The ESIC salary as per the 7th pay commission is as follows:

Upper Division Clerk/Upper Division Clerk CashierLevel-4(Rs. 25,500-81,100)
StenographerLevel-4(Rs. 25,500-81,100).

ESIC Stenographer 2022 Syllabus:

Here is the complete list of topics included in the ESIC Stenographer syllabus 2022.

SubjectTopics covered
General Intelligence 

Semantic Classification

Figural Analogy

Semantic Analogy

Symbolic Operations

Venn Diagrams

Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding

Space Orientation

Figural Pattern–folding and completion

Number Series

Symbolic/Number Classification

Drawing inferences

Symbolic/Number Analogy Trends

Figural Classification

Embedded figures

Semantic Series

Figural Series

Coding and Decoding & Other Topics

English Language & Comprehension

Spot the error

Fill in the blanks

Synonyms / Homonyms / Antonyms

Spelling Error

Idioms and phrases

One word substitutions

Sentence Improvement

Shuffling of sentence parts

Cloze passage

Comprehension passage

General Awareness

Indian Constitution

Awards and Honours

Books & Authors

Art & Culture

General Politics

Current events

Countries & Capitals




Sports and Games


Inventions & Discoveries

Important Days

Check the detailed syllabus here.

ESIC Stenographer 2022 Important Dates

ESIC Stenographer notification Release Date28th December 2021
Apply Online Starts15th January 2022
Last Date to Apply15th February 2022
ESIC Admit Card 2022
ESIC Exam Date 2022

Also check:

Click here to check the notification for ESIC UDC

Check ESIC steno detailed notification here.


Is ESIC Stenographer a central govt job?

ESIC Stenographer is a central government job and comparatively better than a PSU job like the SBI Clerk. It will have a better salary, more allowances, steady growth, complete job security, lesser workload as compared to a bank clerk/PO.

What is the salary of Stenographer in ESIC? +

The ESIC UDC salary for Upper Division Clerk/Upper Division Clerk Cashier Level-4 is (Rs. 25,500-81,100) and for Stenographer Level-4 is (Rs. 25,500-81,100).

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