Short-Hand Training Program

Why to choose OTS for learning Shorthand?
Open Testing Service (OTS) is conducting skill tests of shorthand since year 2012 to provide human resource services to public and private sector. During this recruitment process it has been noticed that a number of talented candidates score good marks in written part of the test but they get failed in shorthand skill tests. This failure is not because the candidates do not have basic skills of shorthand but they are either out of practice or make common mistakes leading to deduction of marks in the skill tests. This training has been designed to equip the candidates with required shorthand skills as per demands of the market.

About the Training
This training has been devised to equip the learners with practical shorthand skills as required in the market especially for Government Sector. Through this training the learner will be enabled to take dictation and give the desired output in his career. Shorthand systems are based on assigning a single word outline and take a very significant amount of time to memorize tens of thousands of outlines. A large number of shorthand sketches require on a daily basis constant practice to recall all of the memorized symbols. It might explain the rules of shorthand to you depending on the shape and thickness of the symbols. This training is designed to enhance the speed and accuracy of those who already possess know-how of the training. Practicing and building up speed is difficult shorthand writing is the abbreviated type of symbolic writing that increases the speed and brevity of writing compared to normal language writing. The shorthand writing method is called stenography. Many short-hand forms exist but typical form use abbreviations or symbols for words and common phrases; But OTS is offering the Pit-man training that is preferred and utilized at official places in Pakistan. 

Features of the Training:

Completely Online
Don’t have time to visit class daily? Open Testing Service is offering learners “Short-Hand Writing training” completely online. All you need is to log-in to learning website of OTS; Watch online lecture and practice.

Self-Paced Learning Option
This training of advance level is limited to seven (07) days. But the learner is provided with twenty one (21) days to complete the training. Failing to do so will automatically expire the subscription of the training. Any query may be reported to the customer services representative.

Brief and Concrete Training
Short train are a great way to fill the gaps in your knowledge and give you a competitive edge when it comes to job acquisition and promotions. The short duration of the training is meant for those who are already familiar with the Pit-man’s Shorthand typing and wants grip over speed and accuracy. Limited short duration will restrict the learner to focus on the desire to acquire a better job in the market place. Training Videos & Readings would be provided.

Graded Assignments with Peer Feedback
The Time has changed; it’s time to learn for correcting mistakes of your peers. Stages would be assigned to every learner each day. Every learner would be handed over the assignment of his comrade or peer to review and give grades. Each learner is supposed to provide bias free grade and remarks to each peer’s assignment.

Practice Quizzes
Every day of the training includes a hands-on assignment. You'll need to successfully finish the assignment(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. Specialization includes a separate training for the hands-on Stage, you'll need to finish each Stage/ test of day to progress into the next day.

Earn a Certificate
Share-able Specialization and training Certificates. When you finish the entire training and complete the hands-on assignments/ Stages, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

Training Content
Stage 01

  • General Revision
  • Consonants strokes
  • Consonants strokes- joined
  • Vowels & Diphthongs
  • Circles & Loops
  • Use of Stroke of S & Z
  • Words signs- Punctuation marks
  • Words signs- consonants/ vowels
  • Methods of expressing W & Y
  • Joining words
  • Omissions of consonants & Words
  • Initial hook L & R
  • Final Hook & words signs
  • Quiz of the day
  • Peer reviews

Stage 02

  • Speed Improvement Techniques
  • Audio Dictation Practice
  • Reproduction of shorthand to Original techniques
  • Result of the test along improvements needed
  • Test of the day
  • Peer reviews

Stage 03

  • Overview of Blind typing
  • Blind typing practice
  • Test of the day
  • Peer reviews 

Stage 04

  • Revision of Phraseography
  • Phraseography errors and practice
  • Test of the day
  • Peer reviews

Stage 05

  • Collection of words
  • Practicing consonants and vowels
  • Test of the day
  • Peer reviews 

Stage 06

  • Dictation exercise from daily routines
  • Official dictation patterns
  • Reproduction of dictation
  • Level A (Novice)
  • Level B (Intermediate)
  • Level C (Expert)
  • Test of the day
  • Peer reviews

Stage 07

  • Training completion overview
  • Completion Assignment
  • Assignment -- J
  • Assignment -- O
  • Assignment -- V
  • Grade & Certificate of training Completion     


How do I have access to the tasks and lectures? 
You will have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable) until you register for the Certificate. Tasks to peer review can only be submitted and reviewed after the session has started. If you choose to explore the training without purchasing, you may not be able to access learning material.

What do I get if I buy a Training subscription?
You get access to all training materials, including graded assignments, when you purchase a Certificate. Upon completing the training, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your Linked-In profile. You can review the training free of charge if you only wish to read and display the training content.

What is the refund policy?
Training fee once deposited is neither refundable nor transferable.

Is financial aid available?
The training is being offered at such minimal charges that no financial aid is required for it.

Short-Hand Training Program
Batch Duration: 21 Days

Fee: 3000 RS

Video Medium: Urdu & English