SSC Stenographer 2018 - Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the revised notification for SSC Stenographer 2018 on December 14. The exam of SSC Stenographer 2018 for Grade C (Group B - Non-Gazetted) and D (Group C – Non-Gazetted) is scheduled to be held from February 5 to 7 across 134 exam cities. The commission had also released the online application form along with the notification. Candidates could fill SSC Stenographer 2018 application form till November 20. While filling the application form, candidates had to provide details of Aadhaar Number/ Aadhaar Enrollment Number. Applicants without Aadhaar Card had to enter ID number of Voter Card, PAN, Passport, Driving License, School/College ID, Employer ID or left thumb impression.
To be eligible for the exam, candidates should be at least 18 years and have completed Class 12. The selection process of SSC Stenographer comprises two-stage – Computer Based Test (CBT) and Skill Test. SSC Stenographer exam is conducted for recruitment of candidates to the post of Stenographer Grade C (Group B - Non-Gazetted) and D (Group C – Non-Gazetted).
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SSC Stenographer 2018 – Overview
Name of the exam
SSC Stenographer Recruitment
Staff Selection Commission
Name of posts
Stenographer in Grade C & D
Ministries/Departments of Central Government including their Attached/Subordinate offices located in States and Union Territories all over the country
Total number of vacancies
To be notified later
18 to 27 Years
9300 – 34800
SSC Stenographer 2018 Vacancy Details
SSC will announce the number of vacancies in due course of time. However, it can be expected that approximately 1700 vacancies will be filled through SSC Stenographer recruitment.
The dates related to application form, admit card, exam, and a result of SSC Stenographer are given below. Candidates should keep these dates handy as it will help them to track events related to the exam.
SSC Stenographer Important Dates
SSC Stenographer notification 2018 release date
October 22, 2018
SSC Stenographer 2018 apply online starting date
October 22, 2018
SSC Stenographer application form 2018 last date (extended)
November 20, 2018 (till 5 pm)
SSC Stenographer admit card 2018 release date
SSC Stenographer 2018 exam date
February 5 to 7, 2019 (revised)
SSC Stenographer result date
SSC Stenographer Grade C & D skill test date
SSC Stenographer final result date
SSC has prescribed the eligibility criteria of SSC Stenographer 2018 detailing the parameters like age, nationality and educational qualification. Candidates to be eligible for the recruitment process of SSC Stenographer 2018 have to fulfil the following eligibility criteria prescribed by the exam conducting authority, Staff Selection Commission.
SSC 2018 Stenographer Eligibility Criteria
Nationality: Candidates must be the Indian citizen
Age limit: The age of candidates applying for SSC Stenographer Grade C must be between 18 to 30 years while it is 18 to 27 years for Grade D posts as on January 1, 2019
Age Relaxation for various categories:
Educational Qualification: The candidate must have passed Class 12/HSC or equivalent from a recognized Board or University.
The online application form of SSC stenographer 2018 was available from October 22 to November 20. The last date of fee payment online was November 21, 2018. Candidates opting for offline fee payment were required to generate the challan on or before November 21. Candidates can deposit their examination fees at any of the branch of SBI till November 26, 2018. Application fee for SSC stenographer 2018 was Rs. 100 (for general and OBC). Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD/Ex-servicemen category as well as female candidates were exempted from paying the application fee for SSC Stenographer. Fee can be paid through SBI Challan/SBI net banking or through credit/debit cards of any bank. SSC Stenographer 2018 application form could be filled in two parts. In Part I, candidates can fill their basic information. In Part II, candidates have to pay application fee, upload photograph and signature.
General and OBC
SSC Stenographer Exam Centres 2018
The exam centres of SSC Stenographer provides the names of cities where the Computer Based test will be conducted. Each city might have multiple centres. SSC has released the list of SSC Stenographer exam centres. As per notification, the exam will be conducted across 134 cities. This year, the number of exam cities have increased compared to last year. Applicants are required to enter their choices of exam centres while filling the application form. Candidates are not allowed to change the exam centre once they submit their application. SSC Stenographer exam centres 2018 will be allotted to candidates by the examination authority. The details of exam centres like name, address, code and city will be mentioned on the admit card. Candidates can check below the list of few SSC Stenographer exam centres.
SSC Stenographer Exam Centres 2018
State/ Union Territory
National Capital Territory of Delhi
SSC Stenographer admit card 2018 will be released separately for Computer Based Test and Skill Test. The admit card of SSC Stenographer Computer Based Test will be released in January. The admit card for Computer Based Test will be issued to all candidates who will successfully register for the exam. Candidates have to download SSC stenographer 2018 admit card online by login with their roll number/registration number/name and date of birth. The admit card will include details like name, date, time and address of exam centres. Candidates qualifying the Computer Based Test will be issued admit card for appearing in the skill test.
The exam pattern of SSC Stenographer exam pattern 2018 provides details like marking scheme, number of papers, time duration, qualifying marks and number of question. The recruitment exam comprises two stages – CBT and Skill Test. The question paper of CBT will consists of three sections - General Intelligence, General Awareness, English Language and Comprehension. There will be 200 questions and candidates will be allotted 2 hours to answer the same. Total marks of CBT is 200. There is negative marks of 0.25 for each wrong answer. The standard of questions in CBT will be of Class 12/HSC level. Candidates who qualify CBT of SSC Stenographer 2018 will be called for skill test. The detailed exam pattern is given below.
Structure of Online exam
Number of Question
Number of Marks
General Intelligence (Reasoning Questions)
English Language and comprehension
Candidates will be given one dictation which they have to type at the speed of 100 w.p.m for stenographer grade 'C' posts while it is 80 w.p.m speed for stenographer grade 'D' posts. Total time allotted for this test is 10 minutes.
The syllabus of SSC Stenographer 2018 has been prescribed by the examination authority. SSC Stenographer 2018 syllabus contains the topic from General Intelligence, General Awareness and English Language and Comprehension. The details of the topics are given below.
English Language and Comprehension
General Intelligence and Reasoning
Awards and honours
Problem solving skills
The answer key of SSC Stenographer will be released after completion of the exam. The answer key will be available online. Using the answer key of SSC Stenographer 2018, candidates can check correct answers of questions asked in the exam. They can also calculate the probable score based on the number of correct and incorrect answers. Candidates can challenge SSC Stenographer answer key online within the prescribed dates.
SSC Stenographer Result 2018
SSC Stenographer result will be declared in two stages - CBT and final. A merit list will be prepared based on candidate’s marks in CBT. On the basis of the merit list candidates will be called for skill test in a stenographer. SSC Stenographer result 2018 for CBT will be made available in PDF file mentioning the names, roll numbers and categories of qualified candidates. The computer-based marks of candidates will be calculated out of 200 marks. Candidates need to qualify in all the subjects - General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, and English Comprehension. The marks of CBT will be normalised to announce SSC Stenographer result 2018. Final result will be announced based on the marks obtained by candidates in CBT provided they qualify the skill test.
The cutoff of SSC Stenographer is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates have to score to get selected for the next round of selection process. SSC Stenographer Cutoff marks will be released along with the result. Candidates securing equal to or more than SSC Stenographer cutoff in CBT as per their category will be selected for the merit list. On the basis of merit list, candidates will be selected for Skill Test. Given below are the previous year’s SSC Stenographer cutoff.
SSC Stenographer Cutoff Grade C 2017
SSC Stenographer Cutoff grade D 2017
SSC Stenographer Selection Process 2018
Candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in the CBT and skill test. First candidates have to appear for CBT. Candidates qualifying the CBT will be eligible for Skill Test. SSC will decide minimum qualifying marks for CBT to select candidates for Skill Test. Candidates who qualify Skill Test will be recommended for appointment by the commission on the basis of total marks in the CBT.