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BIS Recruitment 2021: Eligibility, Application Form, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Admit Card and Result

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Jan 20, 2021

All the candidates who are eagerly waiting to join a government department can apply for the several posts offered by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). The authority has announced a notification regarding the recruitment for Group A, Group, and Group C Posts. The total vacancies announced are 171. Only the eligible candidates who meet the minimum eligibility criteria are advised to apply. The interested candidates can refer to the official website and are suggested to apply not later than September 26. 2020.

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BIS Recruitment 2021 Highlights

Conducting body Organization Name Bureau of Indian Standards, BIS
Vacancies details
  • Assistant Director, Assistant Section Officer,
  • Library Assistant, Personal Assistant
  • Junior Translator, Stenographer, Senior, and Junior Secretariat Assistant
Total Vacancies 171
Starting of the registration September 5th, 2020
Last date to submit the applications September 26, 2020
Selection Criteria Online Written Test
​Interview/Skill Test
Official Site

BIS Recruitment 2021 Notification PDF

The Bureau of Indian Standards will appoint the deserving candidates for Group A, B, C Posts. The notification for BIS Recruitment 2020 is announced on the official site. The deadline to apply is September 26, 2020, since the starting application date was September 5, 2020, so all the candidates who meet the minimum eligibility criteria must apply now to avoid last-minute stress.

BIS Recruitment Important Dates

BIS Recruitment 2020-21 Important Dates

BIS Recruitment 2020 Main Dates
Starting Date To Apply September 5, 2020
Last Date To Apply September 26,
Last Date To Application fee September 26th, 2020
Issue of Admit Card for on-line exam October 20th, 2020 [expected]
Date of Online Exam November 08, 2020 [Sunday] [expected]
Result Date Will be announced later

Details related to BIS Recruitment 2020

The total number of candidates who will be appointed through the exam is 171. The details related to different vacancies are given below.

BIS Vacancy Details For Group A, B, C Posts
S.No Post name Total vacancies
1 Assistant Director (Administration & Finance) 02
2 Assistant Director (Marketing & Consumer Affairs) 01
3 Assistant Director (Library) 01
4 Assistant Section Officer 17
5 Personal Assistant 16
6 Junior Translator (Hindi) 01
7 Library Assistant 01
8 Stenographer 17
9 Senior Secretariat Assistant 79
10 Junior Secretariat Assistant 36
Total Vacancies (Group A+B+C) 171
BIS Recruitment Eligibility

BIS Recruitment 2021: Eligibility Criteria for Different Posts

Educational Qualification

  • Assistant Director (Administration) for Legal
    • Degree in law
    • Relevant experience in the State/ Central/ Union Territory Government or Statutory/ Autonomous Body/ Public Sector Undertaking/ reputed Government agency.
  • Assistant Director (Finance)
    • Must be a Chartered Accountant/ Cost and Works Accountant/ Subordinate Accounts Service Accountant/ Master of Business Administration (with finance specialization). They must have completed studies from a well-known university.
    • Minimum of three years of experience working in any Central/ State/ Union Territory Government or Statutory/ Autonomous Body or institution.
  • Assistant Director (Marketing & Consumer Affairs)
    • Completed MBA, Or
    • Master‘s Degree or PG in journalism, Or
    • Master‘s Degree or PG Diploma in Social Work from a recognized University/Institution.
  • Assistant Director (Library)
    • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, or Library Science, or
    • PG Diploma in Library Science or Library and Information Science from a well-known university or college.
  • Assistant Section Officer
    • Graduation from a recognized University or equivalent
    • Computer Proficiency Test
  • Personal Assistant
    • Graduation from a recognized University;
    • Need to clear Computer Proficiency Test
    • The candidate must be an expert up to Level-6 of the National Skill Qualification Framework.
    • must have Knowledge of Shorthand test in English or Hindi comprising dictation test at 100 words per minute for 7 minutes
  • Junior Translator (Hindi)
    • PG Degree from any renowned University in Hindi with English, Or
    • PG Degree
    • Two years’ experience related to terminological work in Hindi or translation work from English to Hindi or vice-versa
  • Library Assistant
    • Graduation with recognized Diploma in Library Science. Also, a minimum of three years’ experience is needed.
  • Stenographer
    • Graduation
    • Should be efficient at least up to Level-6 of the National Skill Qualification Framework.
  • Senior Secretariat Assistant
    • Bachelor‘s Degree
    • Need to pass the Skill Test in Computer Proficiency
  • Junior Secretariat Assistant
    • Graduation
    • Will be judged based on the Computer Proficiency Test and Typing Speed Test

Age Limit for BIS Recruitment 2021

Post Maximum age limit
Assistant Director (Administration & Finance and Marketing ) 35 Years
Assistant Director (Library)
Assistant Section Officer 30 Years
Personal Assistant
Junior Translator (Hindi) 27 Years
Library Assistant
Senior Secretariat Assistant
Junior Secretariat Assistant
BIS Recruitment Application Form

Steps to Fill Application Form

  • Make sure that you refer to the official site.
  • Tap on the register option there.
  • Mention your complete name, phone number, and Email address for doing the registration.
  • You will get a provisional Registration Number and user Password
  • Use that to log in.
  • Start filling the application form by mentioning all the details including Personal Details, Education qualifications, and other important details mentioned over there.
  • Now upload your signature, photo, mandatory documents, and required certificates
  • Now pay the application fees and submit the same.

Documents that must be uploaded at the time of applying

  • The Photograph must be 200 x 230 pixels of 20KB to 50KB
  • Signature: 140 x 60 pixels of 10KB to 20KB
  • The needed proof related to educational details, caste certificate, total experience, etc. needs to be uploaded.
  • For Stenographer and Junior Secretariat Assistant posts, candidates must not forget to upload Computer Proficiency proof.
  • While applying for Personal Assistant and Assistant Section Officer, make sure that you upload proof of Computer Proficiency up to Level- 6 of the National Skill Qualification Framework at the time of filling online application

Application Fee for applying to these posts

Post Application Fee
Assistant Director INR 800
For other posts INR 500
SC/ST/PWD/Women Candidates Zero Fees
BIS Recruitment Selection Process

Selection Process For BIS Recruitment 2020

Candidates will be considered for the job in case they clear all the stages of the selection round.

based on the following parameters.

Name of the post Selection Process
Assistant Director (All Posts) Two stages including Online Exam and Interview
Assistant Section Officer Online Exam and Typing Speed Test
Personal Assistant Online Exam; Shorthand Test (candidates must have a speed of writing 100 within 7 Minutes
Junior Translator (Hindi) Two stages including online test and Practical Skill Test for Translator
Library Assistant Online test and Practical Skill on Library Science
Stenographer Online test and Shorthand Test (speed must be 80 words per minute)
Senior Secretariat Assistant Online Test, and Skill Test in Computer Proficiency
Junior Secretariat Assistant On-line Exam; and Typing Speed Test
BIS Recruitment Admit Card

Admit card

The BIS Technical Assistant Admit Card can be downloaded in October 2020 (expected). The candidates can check the official website to download their admit card.

  • Candidate’s name
  • Hall Ticket Number
  • Registration Number
  • Timings of the exam
  • Exam Timings
  • Address of the Exam Center
  • Gender
  • Name of the exam
  • Time to report
  • Date of Birth
  • Photo and sign
  • Important instructions
  • Exam taking Board Name
  • ST/ SC/ OBC (if applicable)
BIS Recruitment Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

Detailed exam pattern for different posts

All the candidates must remember that anyone scoring less than 50% marks in aggregate (out of overall maximum marks) in the online test will not be considered for further selection rounds.

Assistant Director’s posts related exam pattern

Candidates applying for the post of Assistant Director (Administration & Finance), Assistant Director

(Marketing & Consumer Affairs) and Assistant Director (Library) must check out the exam pattern mentioned underneath:

Sections Total Questions Maximum Marks Duration of CBT
General Intelligence & Reasoning 40 40 2 hours
English 40 40
Quant 20 20
A separate section for Assistant Director (candidates Domain Knowledge in Finance will be checked); Assistant Director (Knowledge in Law will be checked); for Assistant Director (questions related to Marketing & Consumer Affairs); For Assistant Director (questions related to Library Science) 50 50
Total 150 150

Exam Pattern of Junior Translator (Hindi) and Library Assistant Post

Candidates applying for the BIS Junior Translator (Hindi) and Library Assistant must check the exam pattern which is mentioned below:

Sections Total Questions Total Marks Duration of CBT
General Intelligence & Reasoning: 50 50 2 Hours
General Awareness 25 25
Quantitative Aptitude 25 25
  • For Junior Translator (Hindi): Domain knowledge on General Hindi &
  • For Library Assistant: Domain knowledge on Library Science
50 50
Total 200 200

Exam Pattern needs to be followed while applying for the Post of Assistant Section Officer, Personal Assistant & Other Posts

Candidates applying for BIS Assistant Section Officer, Personal Assistant, Stenographer, Senior Secretariat Assistant, and Junior Secretariat Assistant posts must check out the following syllabus.

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration of CBT
General Intelligence & Reasoning: 50 50 2 Hours
General Awareness 25 25
Quantitative Aptitude 25 25
English Language 50 50
Total 200 200

Salary foxed For BIS Group A, B, C Posts

Name of the Post Salary
Assistant Director INR 56,100- INR 1,77,500
Assist SO, JT & Personal Assistant INR 35,400- 1,12,400
Library Assistant INR 29,200- 92,300
Stenographer INR 25,500- 81,100
Jr Secretariat Assistant INR 19,900- 63,200
BIS Recruitment FAQs


Ques. What all the options available in the BIS Recruitment 2020?

Ans. Candidates planning to get appointed can apply for any post based on his/her educational qualification. The posts which are made available include Assistant Director, Assistant Section Officer, Library Assistant, Personal Assistant, Junior Translator, Stenographer, Senior, and Junior Secretariat Assistant.

Ques. In total, how many candidates will get the job?

Ans. There are 171 vacancies under the Bureau of Indian Standards Recruitment 2020.

Ques. Can you throw some light on the selection process?

Ans. The candidates will be judged the way they have given the written exam, also they will get scores based on their performance in Skill Test or Interview.

Ques. How much do I need to pay as the application fee?

Ans. The application fee for the candidates applying for Assistant Director (Group A) post is INR 800 while for all other posts, they need to pay INR 500. SC/ST/PWD/Women Candidates don’t have to pay any application fee while the Ex-servicemen are exempted from paying the fee-only for Group C posts.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


koyena biswas
What is the syllabus and paper level of scientist B in BIS for an electrical engineer?
kavita rani

Hi Koyena. Bureau of Indian Standards takes the Written Exam for the Scientist B Vacancy. This exam is of objective type, consisting of 4 sections including Reasoning, English, Aptitude, Technical Knowledge of Concerned Discipline. Each section consists of 50 questions for 50 marks and a total of 200 questions for 200 marks are asked in the exam. For details, candidates are advised to refer to the official website.

kavita rani

Hi Koyena. The questions asked in the technical section of the exam is easy to moderate like other PSUs exams. You can answer all these questions, in case you are preparing for some other competitive exams. The trick to do these questions is time management. Candidates need to attempt 50 Questions from the Technical Knowledge of Concerned Discipline in the BIS Scientist B exam.

As a private employee, how do you apply to a BIS scientist job?
kavita rani

Hi Neha. All the candidates who meet the minimum eligibility criteria can apply online. The detailed process to apply online is mentioned here.

Approximately how many candidates appear for the BIS Scientist B exam?
kavita rani

Hi Neha. For a total 150 vacancies, thousands of candidates appear for the BIS Scientist B exam.

divakar sharma
What is the syllabus of the BIS Scientist B exam?
kavita rani

Hi Divalar. Candidates giving this exam have to prepare English, Aptitude, Techical Knowledge, and Reasoning sections. Some of the important topics in English section include Synonyms, Antonyms, Prepositions, Sentence Completion, Active and Passive Voice, etc. For more details, refer here.

utkarsha khatri
What are the important competitive exams for mechanical engineers during and after final year?
kavita rani

Hi Utkarsha. CDS, CAT/MAT/XAT, ESE, AFCAT, SSC-CGL, GATE, UPSC, etc. are some exams that can be given during and after final years.

utkarsha khatri
What are the PSUs that does not require gate marks to enter them?
kavita rani

Hi Utkarsha. Some of the PSUs that offer admission without considering GATE scores include National Fertilizers Limited, MSTC Limited, MMTC Limited, PEC Limited, etc.

fauzia shahid
What is the syllabus of the BIS Scientist B exam?
kavita rani

Hi Fauzia. You need to prepare for several subjects like General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language. Some of the important reasoning topics include puzzles, Verbal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Data Sufficiency, etc.

yash raj singh
Which PSUs offer recruitment without GATE score?
kavita rani

Hi Yash. Railway Recruitment Boards, Reserve Bank of India, Steel Authority of India Limited, Shipping Corporation of India Limited, etc. offer recruitment without GATE scores.

tanishka shah
Can a final year engineering student apply for the post of BIS Scientist B?
kavita rani

Hi Tanishka. Candidates who have educational qualification of Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technology or an equivalent degree in Food Technology discipline can apply. Also it is important to get at least 60% marks in aggregate (50% for SC/ST) with a valid GATE Score.

vishal sharma
Was the BIS scientist-B (2020) exam cancelled or postponed? Any chance of new recruitment very soon?
kavita rani

Hi vIshal. As per the latest information provided by the Bureau of Indian Standard, the last date to apply for the exam has been extended. Candidates were allowed to apply till 9th October 2020. You can refer to the official website to get the accurate information.