ESIC Stenographer Recruitment Notification 2023 Out – Check Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Cut-offs And Other Details Here

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The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) will release the notification for ESIC Stenographer Recruitment 2023 to recruit candidates for the post of stenographer. A total number of 165 vacancies were released for 2022, the vacancies for ESIC Stenographer Recruitment 2023 will be released via an official notification. Candidates will be selected through a direct recruitment process on a full-time basis for offices across India. The application process for the ESIC Stenographer Recruitment 2023 is yet to start, candidates will be able to apply for more than one position by filling out separate application forms for each post.

  • The ESIC Stenographer selection process comprises two phases: Phase-I & Phase-II. Phase-I is the Main exam and Phase-II is a Stenography Test.
  • Candidates applying for the post of ESIC Stenographer must be well versed in shorthand typing either in English or Hindi. 
  • The ESIC Stenographer salary is under the Level-4 Pay Matrix with an entry pay of Rs. 25,500/- to 81,100/- as per the 7th Central Pay Commission. 

Read more to find everything about the ESIC Stenographer Recruitment 2023- exam information, eligibility criteria, selection process, exam pattern, syllabus, pay scale etc.

ESIC Stenographer Recruitment 2023 Overview




Exam Conducting Authority

Employees’ State Insurance Corporation of India (ESIC)

Official Website


Name of the Post


Total Vacancies

165 (2022)

To be announced (2023)

Pay Scale

Rs. 25500-81100

Notification Release Date

28th December 2021

To be announced (2023)

Application Start Date

15th January 2022

To be announced (2023)

Last Date to Apply

15th February 2022

To be announced (2023)

Last Date to pay Application fee

15th February 2022

To be announced (2023)

Selection Process

Main Exam

Stenography test

Release of Admit Card 

9th March 2022 (Written Exam)

18th August 2022 (Stenography Test)

To be announced (2023)

Exam Dates

20th March 2022 (Phase I)

27th August 2022 (Phase II)

To be announced (2023)

Exam Centre Location

Across India

Exam Mode

Online / Offline 

Marking Scheme

Correct Response: +1

Incorrect response: -0.25

ESIC Stenographer Updates

18th August 2022: ESIC Stenographer Phase II Admit Card Out!

The ESIC has released the admit card for skill test (Phase II) for Stenographer Recruitment. The skill test will be conducted on 27th August 2022. The direct link to download the skill test admit card is given below.

Direct Link to Download ESIC Stenographer Phase II Admit Card

5th August 2022: ESIC Stenographer Phase II Date Out!

The ESIC Stenographer Phase II Exam Date has been released. The Phase II Exam will be held on 27th August 2022. The admit card for the same will be released soon. If the candidate wants to change the language in the stenography test, they must send the mail to Check the official notice below.

Check ESIC Stenographer Phase II Date Notice

18th May 2022: ESIC Stenographer Phase I Cut Off, Result Out!

The ESIC Stenographer Result and Cut Off has been released. The exam was held on 20th May 2022. Below is the direct link to download the result and cut off.

Direct Link to Download ESIC Stenographer Phase I Result

Direct Link to Download ESIC Stenographer Phase I Cut Off

Direct Link to Check ESIC Stenographer Phase I Marks

9th March 2022: ESIC Stenographer Admit Card Out!

ESIC Stenographer Admit Card 2022 has been issued to the candidates who have applied for ESIC Stenographer Recruitment 2022. The direct link has been provided below to download the ESIC Steno Admit Card 2022.

Download ESIC Stenographer Admit Card

3rd March 2022: ESIC Stenographer Exam Date Out!

The ESIC Stenographer Exam Date has been released. The exam will be held on 20th March 2022. Check the official notice below.

Check ESIC Stenographer Exam Date Notice

ESIC Stenographer Zone-wise notification 2023

The zone wise notification for ESIC Stenographer 2023 will be released via an official notification by the comission. Given below is the zone wise notification for ESIC Stenographer 2022. Interested candidates can check the zone-wise ESIC Stenographer recruitment notifications through the direct links given below and apply accordingly: 


Name of Office

Direct Link to Download Stenographer Notification


RO Vijayawada

Download ESIC RO Vijayawada Notification


RO Patna

Download ESIC RO Patna Notification


RO Raipur

Download ESIC RO Raipur Notification


ESIC Hqrs, New Delhi

Download ESIC Hqrs, New Delhi Notification


Directorate Medical Delhi

Download Directorate Medical Delhi Notification


RO Panji

Download ESIC RO Panji Notification


RO Ahmedabad

Download ESIC RO Ahmedabad Notification


RO Faridabad

Download ESIC RO Faridabad Notification


RO Jammu

Download ESIC RO Jammu Notification


RO Bengaluru

Download ESIC RO Bengaluru Notification


RO Thrissur

Download ESIC RO Thrissur Notification


RO Indore

Download ESIC RO Indore Notification


RO Mumbai

Download ESIC RO Mumbai Notification


RO Bhubaneswar

Download ESIC RO Bhubaneswar Notification


RO Puducherry

Download ESIC RO Puducherry Notification


RO Chandigarh

Download ESIC RO Chandigarh Notification


RO Jaipur

Download ESIC RO Jaipur Notification


RO Delhi

Download ESIC RO Delhi Notification


RO Chennai

Download RO Chennai Notification


RO Hyderabad

Download RO Hyderabad Notification


RO Kanpur

Download ESIC RO Kanpur Notification


RO Dehradun

Download ESIC RO Dehradun Notification


RO Kolkata

Download ESIC RO Kolkata Notification

ESIC Stenographer Vacancy 2023

ESIC had released a total of 165 vacancies under the ESIC Stenographer 2022 recruitment notification. The vacancies for ESIC 2023 will be released after the successful completion of the exam. The zone-wise ESIC Stenographer vacancy as released by the authorities across India have been listed below.


Stenographer Recruitment 2022

Stenographer Recruitment 2023

Andhra Pradesh


To be announced



To be announced



To be announced



To be announced



To be announced



To be announced

Jammu Kashmir


To be announced



To be announced



To be announced



To be announced

Madhya Pradesh


To be announced



To be announced



To be announced



To be announced



To be announced



To be announced

Tamil Nadu


To be announced



To be announced

Uttar Pradesh


To be announced



To be announced

West Bengal & Sikkim


To be announced

Total Vacancies


To be announced

ESIC Stenographer Recruitment 2023: Steps to apply online

The ESIC invites applications for the ESIC Stenographer recruitment process 2023 through online mode. The link to apply for the ESIC Stenographer Exam 2023 will be activated on the official website of ESIC. Make sure you have a stable internet connection while filling the form. Interested candidates can use the direct link provided below to start their application:


Follow the steps given below to apply online for the ESIC Stenographer Exam 2023. It is advised to keep scanned copies of your documents such as signature, photograph, thumbprint, and other necessary educational documents handy before starting the application process. 

Step 1: Visit the official website of ESIC and go to the ‘Recruitment’ section. There will be an active link for submitting online applications. Click and open the link.

Step 2: Click on the message that says “New Registration” and fill in your credentials like name, mobile number and email ID. 

Step 3: After registering, move forward with the application process using the provisional registration ID allotted to you. Fill in the required fields of information such as your name, contact details, educational qualifications etc. and attach all the necessary documents. Additionally, candidates can use the free resizing and cropping tool available on the Textbook's website to resize their files according to the given specifications. 

Step 4: Pay the application fee. The application fee is only acceptable through online modes such as Debit Card/Credit Card/Internet Banking/Cash Cards/Wallets or any other online payment options.

Step 5: Submit the application form.

Step 6: Download the application for and keep a print-out of the confirmation page for future reference.

ESIC Stenographer Application Fee 2023 (Expected)

Every candidate needs to pay a certain application fee to complete the ESIC Stenographer application process. Along with the mentioned application fee, one might have to pay the minimal add-on processing charges. The application fee is expected to remain the same as the previous year. The application fee for 2023 is given below for a general idea for the candidates. The Corporation has mandated the online payment of the ESIC Stenographer application fee. Payments can be made via credit card, debit card, or net banking. Make sure to download or print your payment receipt once the payment is successfully completed for future references.


ESIC Stenographer Application Fee

SC, ST, PwD, Departmental candidates, Ex-servicemen, and female candidates 

INR 250

(will be refunded when the candidate appears for the written exam)

General and others

INR 500

ESIC Stenographer Selection Process 2023 (Expected)

The ESIC Stenographer selection process 2023 includes two phases. These phases are described in detail below.

Phase – I: Main Exam

The first phase of the ESIC Stenographer selection process is the main exam. It is conducted in an online mode and contains 200 objective-type questions. The final merit list is to be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained by candidates in the Phase-I examination.

Phase – II: Stenography Test

The second phase includes a Computer Skill Test and a Stenography Test. The Stenography Test is conducted to test the shorthand typing skills of candidates either in English or Hindi. Candidates are given a dictation for 10 minutes at the speed of 80 words per minute. This stage is qualifying in nature,

Document Verification

The candidates who clear all the stages of the ESIC Stenographer selection process are called for a document verification stage. The candidates will have to present the original copies of the following documents to the Corporation. Additionally, candidates should carry a set of photocopies with them in case they are asked to submit one.

  • Community, nativity, and Birth Certificate.
  • Declaration of Unemployment
  • School Certificate
  • Medical certificate
  • Creamy layer certificate
  • Domicile certificate
  • No objection certificate

ESIC Stenographer Eligibility Criteria 2023

The ESIC Stenographer eligibility criteria 2023 like age limit, educational qualification and nationality are explained below. One must satisfy all the criteria so that their application is accepted.

Age Limit

The age limit for candidates applying for the ESIC Stenographer Recruitment 2023 must be between 18 to 27 years on the closing date of the application form.

The age relaxations provided to various categories of candidates are detailed in the table here:


Age Relaxation


3 Years


5 Years


  • UR: 10 Years
  • SC/ST: 15 Years
  • OBC: 13 Years


  • UR: 3 Years
  • SC/ST: 8 Years
  • OBS: 6 Years

Government Servants who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date of the application/ESIC Employees

  • UR: Up to 40 Years
  • SC/ST: Up to 45 Years
  • OBC: Up to 43 Years


As per the rules and regulations of ESIC from time to time.

Educational Qualification

In order to be eligible to apply for the ESIC Stenographer Recruitment process 2023, candidates must possess the following educational qualifications: 


Educational Qualification

ESIC Stenographer

  • Must be 12th Class passed or Equivalent from a recognised Board or University.
  • Must have a typing speed of 80 words per minute in Stenography in English or Hindi.
  • Must possess working knowledge of Computers including Office Suites and Databases.


Citizens of the following countries are permitted to apply for the ESIC Stenographer Recruitment 2023:

  • A citizen of India
  • A subject of Nepal
  • A subject of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, for settling in India permanently
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated to Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, And Vietnam, intending to stay in India permanently.

ESIC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2023

The ESIC Stenographer exam pattern 2023 includes a main exam, computer skill test, as well as stenography test. The complete details of each of these is provided below. One must prepare according to the ESIC Stenographer syllabus and marking scheme given in the exam pattern.

Phase – I: Main Exam

  • The examination will be held in online mode.
  • All questions will be objective- type.
  • It will be a 2-hour long examination for a total of 200 marks.
  • Each question carries 1 mark.
  • 1/4th of the prescribed marks per question will be penalized in case of wrong answers.
  • There is sectional timing for the 3 parts individually.



Number of Questions



Part A

English language and comprehension



70 minutes

Part B

Reasoning Ability



35 minutes

Part C

General Awareness



25 minutes


200 Questions

200 Marks

130 Mins

Note: Marks obtained by candidates in Phase-I of the ESIC Stenographer Exam 2023 will be the parameter for final selection. Candidates will be shortlisted for the ESIC Stenographer Exam Phase-II in the ratio of 1:10 which is around 10 times the number of vacancies in each category, based on their performance in Phase-I.

Phase – II: Stenography Test

Candidates qualifying the main test will have to appear for the skill test. Candidates must have short-hand typing skills either in English or Hindi. They are given dictation for 10 minutes at the speed of 80 words per minute.

The qualifying criteria are different for different categories of candidates, as explained in the table below.

Language of Skill Test

Time Duration

Time Duration for PWD candidates eligible for scribe


50 Minutes

70 Minutes


65 Minutes

90 Minutes

Note: Working knowledge of PwD candidates who are unable to type will be assessed through an objective type Computer Test of 50 marks having 50 questions and no negative marking. Both the Computer Test and the Stenography Test for such candidates will be of qualifying nature and marks obtained will not be considered for the merit list.

ESIC Stenographer Examination 2023 Syllabus (Expected)

The Corporation has provided a detailed syllabus for the ESIC Stenographer Recruitment 2023 exam. One must refer to the ESIC Stenographer syllabus and understand it before beginning to prepare for it. This way, maximum marks can be ensured by the candidate. The ESIC Stenographer syllabus 2022 for Phase-I and Phase-II has been provided in the tables ahead.

Phase – I: Main Exam

S. No.


ESIC Stenographer Syllabus


English language and comprehension

  • Basic English grammar and sentence structure
  • Direct and indirect speech
  • Articles, spellings
  • Phrases and idioms
  • Phrase replacement
  • Active and passive voice
  • Parts of speech
  • Cloze test
  • Sentence correction
  • Spotting errors
  • Comprehension reading
  • Antonyms and synonyms


Reasoning Ability

  • Analogies
  • Arithmetical reasoning
  • Analysis
  • Non-verbal series
  • Decision making
  • Discriminating observation
  • Verbal and figure classification
  • Similarities and differences
  • Space visualization
  • Judgement
  • Alphanumeric series
  • Visual memory
  • Blood relations
  • Problem-solving


General Awareness

  • Indian history
  • Indian polity
  • Countries, currencies, and capitals
  • Government schemes and policies
  • National and international important events
  • Science and technology
  • Indian geography
  • Indian constitution
  • Scientific research
  • Art and culture
  • Awards
  • Books
  • Indian economy
  • Days and events

Phase – II: Stenography Test

There is no set syllabus for the Stenography Test, however, candidates must be proficient in shorthand typing either in English or Hindi. 

Check out the ESIC Stenographer Mock Test here!

ESIC Stenographer Exam Dates 2023

Have a look at the table below to know about the important dates for the ESIC Stenographer Exam 2023.


DATES of 2023

Application start date

To be announced

Last date to Apply

To be announced

Last Date to pay Application Fee

To be announced

Date of Exam

To be announced

ESIC Stenographer Admit Card 2023

The Corporation will release the ESIC Stenographer admit card for the Stenography Test via an official notification. An admit card contains important details like your name, DOB, exam date, exam center, roll number etc. It is a crucial document as it allows you to enter the exam hall. Candidates can download their ESIC Stenographer admit card from the official website of the Corporation once they are released. It is advised to have your unique registration ID with you while downloading the admit card. One must have the hard copy of the admit card on the day of examination as soft copies are not accepted.

Mentioned below are the steps to download your ESIC Stenographer admit cards when they are released. Check this article for the direct link to download the ESIC Stenographer admit cards.

Step 1: On the Corporation’s website, you will find the link for the ESIC Stenographer Admit Card 2023 on the Recruitment’s page.

Step 2: Once you click on the link, you will be asked to provide your credentials. Enter your login or registration ID and password and proceed.

Step 3: Your admit card will now be displayed on your screen. Check all the details mentioned in it. Download and print it.

Step 4: In case of any errors or discrepancies, contact the Corporation.

Make sure that your hard copy of the ESIC Stenographer Admit Card is well kept and readable

ESIC Stenographer Job Profile and Salary 2023

A Stenographer is a shorthand writer who transcribes the spoken words by typing them into a steno machine. The necessary qualifications for this post are –

  • Typing skills and a fast-typing speed.
  • Certification and license in typing and clearing the exam.
  • Good command over English.
  • A stenographer is attached to a senior officer, and their responsibility is to copy what the senior person says.

The Stenographer is offered a handsome salary and the pay scale is of Level 4 Pay Matrix as mentioned in the official notification. Salaries can range from Rs. 25,500 to Rs. 81,100 apart from the DA, HRA and Transport allowances as per the rules.

ESIC Stenographer Recruitment Examination 2023 Minimum Qualifying Marks

The Corporation will provide the cut off marks for the ESIC Stenographer 2023 recruitment exam at least a month after the examination process ends. Candidates can download it from the Corporation’s website or look out for the direct links to the same in this article later.

The ESIC Stenographer cut off marks are decided according to the ratio of the number of applicants to that of the available vacancies. Along with it, the cut off also depends on the difficulty level of the paper, the overall performance of the candidates, etc. Hence, cut-offs can differ from the previous year cut-off trends.

However, as mentioned under, candidates need to score more than the minimum qualifying marks as prescribed by the Corporation. The category-wise minimum qualifying marks are mentioned in the table below:


Qualifying Marks









ESIC Stenographer Answer Key 2023

The Corporation provides the ESIC Stenographer answer key on its website 2-3 weeks after the exam process concludes. Candidates can also use the direct links from this article to download their transcripts once they are released. Answer keys help you calculate your score obtained in the ESIC Stenographer Recruitment exam.

General Tips to prepare for the ESIC Stenographer Exam 2023

It is important for candidates to have a proper strategy in place while preparing for the ESIC Stenographer Main exam in order to stand out from the crowd. Mentioned below are some general tips to make your preparation process effective:

  • Candidates should go through the syllabus thoroughly and know their areas of strengths and weaknesses.
  • Manage your time effectively. Make sure you divide your preparation time in a way that all sections and topics are covered.
  • Make short notes during preparation that will later help you during revision.
  • Refer to newspapers for GK & Current Affair articles to stay updated.
  • Keep revising and practice daily mock tests before the exam.
  • Candidates should practice their short-hand typing skills before the skill test.

Recommended Books to prepare for the ESIC Stenographer Exam 2023

Candidates preparing for the ESIC Stenographer Exam can refer to the following list of books to prepare for General Awareness, English and Reasoning Ability.






Quick learning Objective General English 


S Chand's

RS Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal

NCERT IX & X Books

(History, Civics, Geography)

General Awareness


A New Approach to REASONING Verbal & Non-Verbal

Reasoning Ability


by B.S. Sijwali & Indu Sijwali

ESIC Stenographer Result 2023

The ESIC Stenographer Result will be released after the successful completion of the exam. These candidates have scored more than the cut off marks and will be called for the next stage.

Step 1: Head to the Recruitment section on the official website of the Corporation.

Step 2: From the list of notifications, find ESIC Stenographer Result 2023. Click on the link once you find it.

Step 3: Enter your credentials if asked. You will find your ESIC Stenographer result on your screen.

Step 4: Download and print it for your reference.

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