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Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI)

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The Central for Drug Research Institute, (CDRI) Lucknow is looking for candidates to fill up 16 vacancies for secretarial staff.

The positions include Junior Secretariat Assistant (General), Junior Secretariat Assistant (F&A), and Junior Secretariat Assistant (S&P) and Junior Stenographer. The candidates must be a 10+2/XII pass and have Proficiency in the use of Computers and typing.

Suitable candidates will be selected through a written examination and interview. The details about the Exam pattern and syllabus are given below.

Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow is a unit of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. The Institute is engaged in research projects in areas of Biochemistry, Botany, Experimental Medicine, Cancer Biology, Endocrinology, Fermentation Technology, Medicinal and Process Chemistry, and more

CDIR is a prominent research centre focused on the knowledge-intensive pursuit of its mission to New Drugs & Technologies and nurturing future leaders for the healthcare sector.

If eligible and interested in an Office Assistant Job in Lucknow, you may apply online before 30-08-2021. We have highlighted the important points of the notification in the following paragraphs to help you to apply for a suitable post.

office assistant job in Lucknow

Recruitment of Secretariat Staff- 16 Vacancies

Notification for office assistant job in Lucknow

Name of the OrganizationCSIR-CDRI Lucknow
Name of the PostSecretariate Staff
Qualification10+2/XII + Proficiency in Computer/ Typing/Accountancy
Age limit27-28 Years
No. Vacancies16
Place of PostingLucknow
Salary₹29000/- (appx)
Selection ProcessWritten Test/ Skill Test
Application FeeRs.100/-
Commencement of Registration12-7-2021
Last Date of Online Application30-08-2021
Last date for receipt of the hard copy application15-09-2021

Vacancy Details of office assistant job in Lucknow

Name of the PostNo. of VacanciesVacancy Distribution
Junior Secretariat Assistant (General)06UR- 03, EWS-01,OBC-01, ST- 01
Junior Secretariat Assistant (F&A)04UR- 02, OBC-01, SC-01
Junior Secretariat Assistant (S&P)04UR- 02, OBC-01, SC-01
Junior Stenographer
02UR- 01, OBC-01

Eligibility Details

Age Limit

(As of 30-08-2021)

  • Upper Age for Junior Secriate Assistants: 28 years
  • Upper age for Junior Stenographer: 27 years
  • Upper Age Relaxation available to reserved categories (See notification for full list) as per Govt. directives

Essential qualification

Name of the PostQualification
Junior Secretariat Assistant (General)10+2/XII and proficiency in computer
typing speed (English-35 w.p.m, Hindi-30 w.p.m)
Junior Secretariat Assistant (F&A)10+2/XII (one subject Accountancy)+ Proficiency in computer typing speed (English-35 w.p.m, Hindi-30 w.p.m)
Junior Secretariat Assistant (S&P)10+2/XII and proficiency in computer
typing speed (English-35 w.p.m, Hindi-30 w.p.m)
Junior Stenographer10+2/XII and proficiency in computer
typing speed (English-35 w.p.m, Hindi-30 w.p.m)

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Selection Process of office assistant job in Lucknow

The screening committee will shortlist the candidates, for the next stage of the process which may include Typing/skill test/written test.

The committee will give priority to candidates with good academic qualifications, higher marks, additional qualifications, etc. while screening. So, candidates with bare minimum qualifications may be omitted in the screening process.

The candidates whose names are cleared in the screening will be called for a typing test. The test is qualifying in nature. Candidates who will qualify in the Typing Test will have to appear for a competitive written examination.

On the basis of performance in the written examination a final merit list will be made.

The merit list will only contain the names of those candidates who have qualified in the proficiency test in computer typing.

office assistant job in Lucknow Exam Syllabus

There will be two papers, ie., Paper-I & Paper-II. You have to score the minimum threshold marks for Paper-I in order to get your Paper-II evaluated. That means if you fail to qualify in the test for paper- 1, you will not proceed to the next stage of the Selection Process.

Call letters for the written examination will be issued only to those candidates who qualify in the typing test/Skill test.

Features of the Exam

Mode of ExaminationOMR Based or Computer Based Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions Examination (MCQs)
Medium of QuestionsThe questions will be bilingual – English and Hindi except for the questions on the English Language.
Standard of examClass XII
Total No. of Questions200
Total Time Allotted2 hours 30 minutes

The examination will cover 03 subjects; Mental Ability Test, General Awareness, and English Language

Mental Ability Test

The question for the Mental Ability Test will cover areas related to the following topics

  • General Intelligence
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning, Problem Solving
  • Situational Judgment

The standard of the exam is 12th class. This covers the following areas:

Mental Ability Test Syllabus
Alphabet and Number TestAnalogy (Verbal)
Calendar, Time, and ClockAnalogy (Non-Verbal)
Embedded FigureMathematical Operations
Ranking and ArrangementsSeries (Verbal)
Water and Mirror ImagesSeries (Non – Verbal)
Coding-DecodingBlood Relations
ClassificationDirection Sense
Figure Partition and Dot SituationMissing Character
Venn DiagramsWord Problems

General Awareness

Since the syllabus for the exam is reported to be 12th class, the following topics are expected to be covered:

  • Inventions & Discoveries
  • Neighboring Countries of India
  • Unemployment in India
  • Indian Financial System
  • Types of Bank in India
  • Types of Bank Accounts
  • Functions of Banks
  • Countries, Capital & Currency
  • Governors in India
  • Members of Parliament
  • Members of Rajya Sabha
  • Members of Lok Sabha
  • Prasad Scheme
  • ICC Cricket World Cup Winners
  • List of IPL Winners
  • List of Indian Navy Chief Admirals
  • List of Highest Mountains in India
  • List of Longest Rivers in the World
  • List of Phobias/Fear
  • List of Sports Term
  • List of Companies Taglines
  • List of Insurance Companies in India
  • Important Principles of Insurance
  • List of Airports in India
  • List of World Largest Libraries
  • List of Longest Bridges in India
  • List of Languages of the World
  • List of Famous Books And Authors
  • List of Arjuna Award Winners
  • Millets in India
  • Aarogya Setu
  • PM CARES Fund

English Language

The English Language test for the 12th Class covers the following topics:

Reading Comprehension

  • Conceptual understanding, decoding, Analyzing, inferring, interpreting, appreciating, literary, conventions and vocabulary, summarizing and using appropriate format/s

Writing Skills

  • Reasoning, appropriacy of style and tone, using appropriate format and fluency, inference, analysis, evaluation and creativity

Literature & Long Reading Text

  • Recalling, reasoning, appreciating literary convention, inference, analysis, creativity with fluency

office assistant job in Lucknow Examination Pattern

Paper I- (Time Allotted-90 minutes)

SubjectNo. of questionsMaximum MarksNegative Marks
Mental Ability

Paper II- (Time Allotted-60 minutes)

SubjectNo. of questionsMaximum MarksNegative Marks
General Awareness5015001 negative mark
for every wrong
English Language5015001 negative mark
for every wrong

Application Fee

SC/ST/PwD/Women/CSIR employeesNil
Mode of paymentThrough SBI Collect
Payment Link
Route pathUttar Pradesh>> Govt. Department >> Center for Drug Research Institute>> Application Fee for Recruitment

Office assistant salary

Name of the Postpay level
Junior Secretariat Assistant02
Junior Stenographer04
  • The employess are entitled to usual allowances such as DA, HRA, TA, etc., as applicable to the central government employees
  • Reimbursement of Medical Expenses, Leave Travel Concession, Conveyance Advance, and House Building Advance are available as per CSIR rules
  • The selected candiadtes will be governed by the New Pension Scheme

How to apply for an Office Assistant Job in Lucknow

Go through the notification in respect and make sure that you fulfil the eligibility. The mode to apply for the post is Online only at CSIR-CDRI’s official website. You must have a valid email ID and mobile number for the post-application communication.

  • Visit CSIR-CDRI Official site
  • In the Notice Section Click the link – Locate advertisement no: 06/2021 for Junior Secretate Assistants
  • Click the link Apply online, under the related post
  • Click the link Weblink for online application form
  • Register with necessary information
  • Login using the generated User name and password
  • Fill in the application
  • Upload the scanned copies of your recent photograph and signature
  • After filling the application form & uploading the files you can preview the application
  • Modify the application if needed and Submit
  • Take a printout of the application and payment details for future reference
  • You must send the printout of the application along with self-attested copies of all your credentials to the following address, by Speed Post.
The Director,
CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute,
Section-10, Jankipuram Extension,
, 226031

Visit the website regularly for updates and the status of your application in respect of the Office Assistant job in Lucknow.

CDRI will send Call letters to the eligible candidates for the type test/proficiency test/written test through speed post/ registered post/courier/ e-mail.

You can also download the Call letter from the GCRI official website when notified later.

List Of Documents To Be forwarded

While forwarding the printout of the application for an office assistant job in Lucknow, attach the self-attested copies of the following certificates/documents in support of the qualifications as mentioned in the application form:

  • Receipt of application fees paid
  • Colored photograph pasted on the form and signed across in full
  • Proof of Date of Birth
  • Certificates of educational qualifications, mark sheets
  • Community, cast certificates in respect of SC/ST candidates
  • Income certificate for EWS candidates
  • Disability certificate for PwD candidates
  • Any one of a valid document for Identification like Aadhar Card, Voter ID Card, etc.
  • Any other documents/certificates/testimonials for any additional qualification
  • You have to produce the originals of all these documents for verification at a later stage


Notification of office assistant job in Lucknow

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