CSIR-CECRI Karaikudi Recruitment 2022 for Jr. Secretariat Assistants

CSIR-CECRI Karaikudi Recruitment 2022: CSIR – Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu has invited applications for the appointment of administrative staff on a direct recruitment basis.

There are 14 vacancies to be filled in positions, such as Junior Secretariat Assistant, Junior Stenographer and Receptionist.

The Institute is looking for candidates with 10+2/XII or its equivalent and having proficiency in computer typing, dictation skills etc., for these posts. The details of required qualifications, skill level, experience etc., are explained in the following paragraphs.

These positions carry a monthly salary of up to Rs.50802/-

You can check all these as well as details of how to apply, the selection process, the exam syllabus, exam pattern etc., here and satisfy that you fulfil the eligibility criteria before applying.

CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CSIR-CECRI) Karaikudi is a unit of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) devoted solely to research works on electrochemical and related areas. The centre was founded at Karaikudi on 25 July 1948.

If you are interested in CSIR-CECRI Karaikudi Recruitment 2022, please apply online before the last date.

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CSIR-CECRI Karaikudi Recruitment 2022 Notification

OrganizationCSIR – Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, Tamilnadu
Official Website Official Website
Advertisement NoAdvertisement No.01/2022
Name of the PostsSecretariate Assistants, Steno & Others
Application ModeOnline
Commencement of Registration14.01.2022
Last date to Apply14.02.2022
Last Date to receive the hard copy25.02.2022

Vacancy Details

The University requires candidates for the following post:

Name of the postNo. of vacancies
Junior Secretariat Assistant ( General)05
Junior Secretariat Assistant ( F&A)02
Junior Secretariat Assistant ( S&P)02
Junior Stenographer04

CSIR-CECRI Karaikudi Recruitment 2022 Eligibility Criteria

You may also note the essential minimum eligibility criteria as on 14.02.2022

Age limits

  • Maxiumum Age for:
  • Junior Secretariat Assistants and Resceptionist: 28 years
  • Junior Stenographer: 27 years
  • Upper age releaxation is avilable to reserved category candidates as per Gov rules.

CSIR-CECRI Recruitment 2022 Qualification

The minimum educational qualification and experience are given below. Qualifications must be from recognized institutes/ Universities – full-time courses.

Name of the postQualifications
Junior Secretariat Assistant ( General)10+2/XII or it’s equivalent
Proficiency in computer
Minimum Speed in Computer: 35 wpm in English (on computer correspond to10500 KDPH on an average of 5 key dep)
Junior Secretariat Assistant ( F&A)10+2/XII or it’s equivalent with Accountancy
Proficiency in computer
Minimum Speed in Computer: 35 wpm in English (on computer correspond to10500 KDPH on an average of 5 key dep)
Junior Secretariat Assistant ( S&P)10+2/XII or it’s equivalent
Proficiency in computer
Minimum Speed in Computer: 35 wpm in English (on computer correspond to10500 KDPH on an average of 5 key dep)
Junior Stenographer10+2/XII or it’s equivalent and
Shorthand Speed of 80 w.p.m in English.
(Dictation:10 min and Transcription:50 min)
ReceptionistA Bachelors Degree
At least 02 years Post-qualification experience as Receptionist in a Govt./ Autonomous Body/ Public Sector Undertaking.

CSIR-CECRI Administrative Staff Salary

Name of the postPay MatrixGross salary
Junior Secretariat AssistantRs.19900-63200- Level-2Rs.28,415/-
Junior StenographerRs.25500-81100- Level-4Rs. 37,239/-
ReceptionistRs.35400- 112400- Level-6Rs. 50,802/-


  • These posts carry usual allowances i.e. Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA),Transport Allowance (TA) etc.
  • Accommodation as per entitlement depending upon the availability
  • Reimbursement of Medical Expenses, Leave Travel Concession (LTC), Conveyance Advance and House Building Advance are available as per CSIR rules.
  • New Pension Scheme applicable w.e.f. 01.01.2004
  • Opportunities for advancement under Administrative Services

Application Fee:

SC/ST/PwBD/Women/CSIR EmployeesNil
All OthersRs.500/-
Mode of PaymentOnline – Net Banking Only
Account details:
Name of Account Holder: Director, CSIR–CECRI, Karaikudi
Account Number: 737253625
Bank Name: Indian Bank, A.C. Campus Branch, Karaikudi
IFS Code: IDIB000A008
MICR No.: 630019203

Selection Process

  • The selection process will consist of written test, skill test and Personality depending on the posts
  • There will be shortlisting of candidates on the basis of essential qualifications
  • Call letters to attend the selection process will be send to the shortlisted candidates
Name of the PostProcess-1Process-2
Junior Secretariat AssistantsCompetitive written examinationTypewriting Test on computer
Junior StenographerCompetitive written examinationStenography Test
ReceptionistCompetitive written examinationPersonality Test

Typing tests and stenography tests are qualifying in nature. The final selection will be based on your performance in the written examination

CSIR-CECRI Karaikudi Recruitment 2022 Exam Syllabus & Exam Pattern- Junior Secretariat Assistants

There will be two papers. Paper -I will for Mental ability test covering areas of General Intelligence, Quantitative aptitude, Reasoning, Problem Solving and situational judgement.

And paper II has two subjects, General Awareness and English language.

Evaluation of paper II will be done only for those candidates who score the minimum cut-off marks for Paper-I. The minimum cutoff marks will be decided by the selection committee.

Paper- I. Mental Ability Test

  1. General Intelligence
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. Reasoning
  4. Problem Solving
  5. Situational Judgment, etc

Paper- II

  1. General Awareness
  2. English Language

Paper-II will be evaluated only for those candidates who secure the minimum threshold
marks (to be determined by the Selection Committee) in Paper I.


The following are the details of the Syllabus for the subjects in paper-II

1. General Awareness
Current Affairs – National and InternationalScience and Technology
Capitals of Indian StatesInternational and National Organizations
Important DaysAbbreviations
General PolicyIndian History
Indian National MovementSports
Indian EconomyScience – Inventions & Discoveries
Books and AuthorsBudget and Five Year Plans
Countries & CapitalsAwards and Honors
2. English Language
Sentence ArrangementSentence Improvement
Fill in Blanks Substitution
Spotting Errors Error Correction
Completion Passage Completion
Para Completion Unseen Passages
Synonyms Antonyms
Idioms and Phrases Articles
Vocabulary Transformation
Tense Cloze Test

CSIR-CECRI Exam Structure– Paper-1

Duration of the exam2 hours 30 minutes
LanguageHindi and English
Type of QuestionsObjective, Multiple Choice Questions
Standard of Exam12th Standard
Negative marksNo negative marks
Total Marks200
Name of the PaperNo. of QuestionsMax.Marks
Mental Ability Test
( General IntelligenceQuantitative AptitudeReasoningProblem SolvingSituational Judgment, etc)

CSIR-CECRI Exam Structure– Paper-II

Duration of the exam1 hour
LanguageHindi and English except for English comprehension
Type of QuestionsObjective, Multiple Choice Questions
Standard of Exam12th Standard
Negative marksYes- One negative mark for every wrong answer
Total Marks300
SubjectNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
General Awareness50150
English Language50150

CSIR-CECRI Karaikudi Recruitment 2022 Exam Syllabus & Exam Pattern- Junior Stenographer

The Competitive Written Examination for the post of Junior Stenographer will consist of only one paper with three parts:

  • General Intelligence & Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • English language and comprehension


1. General Intelligence and Reasoning
Space VisualizationAnalysis
Visual Memory Decision Making
Figural Classification Problem Solving
Discriminating Observation Similarities and Differences
Relationship Concepts Judgment
Arithmetical Number Series Letter Series
ClocksOdd man out
Symbolic/ Number ClassificationSimilarities
Shapes and MirrorArithmetical Reasoning
Number seriesCoding-Decoding
Analytic ReasoningSemantic Analogy
Venn diagramsNon-Verbal Test

(Syllabus for General Awareness, & English language and comprehension are given above)

Exam Pattern

Duration of the exam2 hours
LanguageHindi and English except for English comprehension
Type of QuestionsObjective, Multiple Choice Questions
Standard of Exam12th Standard
Negative marksYes- 0.25 negative marks for every wrong answer
Total Marks200
SubjectNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning5050
General Awareness5050
English Language and comprehension100100

Proficiency Test for the Post of Stenographer

Language of Skill
Time DurationTime Duration for eligible PwD candidates
English50 minutes70 minutes

How to Apply for CSIR-CECRI Karaikudi Recruitment 2022

Go through the notification and make sure that you fulfil the eligibility. You must have a valid email ID and mobile number. The mode of application is online at https://www.cecri.res.in/Default.aspx

  • Visist the official website
  • Go to “Opportunities”
  • Click Recruitment for Administrative Positions (Advt. No. 01/2022)
  • Read the instructions and procced to apply online
  • First of all, Register your details
  • Login using the username and password
  • Access the application form and submit the completed application form
  • Make the payment of application fee using the payment gateway
  • Download the submitted application form
  • Foward the duly signed application by post to the address given below alongwith the following documents:
  • One colour photograph pasted on the form and signed across by the candidate in full.
  • Self-attested photocopy of Certificate(HS/HSSC/Birth Certificate) proving Date of Birth.
  • Printed copy of the payment reciept
  • Self Attested photocopies of Certificates & Marks Sheets (semester wise / year wise)
  • Attested copy of disability certificate issued by the Competent Authority if applicable
  • NOC in case of employees working in Govt. Departments/Autonomous Bodies/Public Sector Undertakings.
  • The envelope containing these documents must be super scribed “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF ————————-(Post Code)
  • The documents must reach the CSI-SECRI Karaikudi office by 25.02.2022


The Controller of Administration,
CSIR– Central Electrochemical Research Institute,
Karaikudi–630003, Tamil Nadu

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