ASRB LDC Stenographer Syllabus
ASRB LDC Stenographer Syllabus


ASRB Syllabus

Contenders who are going to participate in the LDC, Stenographer (Grade 3) Exam, are advice to get prepare according to latest updated ASRB Syllabus and ASRB Exam Pattern. It is essential for all applicants to get familiarized with each important topics and sections of ASRB Syllabus

ASRB Syllabus

Organization NameAgricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB)
Post Name(s)Lower Division Clerk (LDC) and Stenographer Vacancies
Total VacanciesVarious
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CategoryASRB Syllabus

ASRB Stenographer Syllabus

ASRB Stenographer (Grade 3) Syllabus – General IntelligenceIt 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.
ASRB Stenographer Syllabus – English Language 
and Comprehension
In addition to the testing candidate’s understanding of the English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms, and correct usage, etc. his/her writing ability would also be tested.
ASRB Syllabus for Stenographer (Grade 3)  – General AwarenessQuestions 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 neighboring countries, especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution and Scientific Research, etc.

ASRB Stenographer (Grade 3) Exam Pattern

SubjectNo. of QsMax. MarksDuration
All Candidates except for VDVisually Divyang Candidates
50502 Hours
Language and


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- III50 Minutes (English)
65 Minutes (Hindi)

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 Syllabus for Lower Division Clerk

ASRB Lower Division Clerk Syllabus – General IntelligenceSame as Stenographer Syllabus 
ASRB LDC Syllabus – English Language
ASRB Syllabus for Lower Division Clerk – General Awareness
ASRB Syllabus for LDC – Numerical AptitudeThis paper will include questions on problems relating to Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions and the 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.
SubjectNo. of QsMax. MarksDuration
All Candidates except for VDVisually Divyang candidates
General Intelligence5050
English Language (Basic Knowledge)5050 2 Hours
Numerical Aptitude (Basic
Arithmetic Skill)
General Awareness5050

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.


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)

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