About SSC Stenographer 2019

SSC Stenographer is a national level competitive exam conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for the recruitment to the post of Stenographer Grade C and D (Non-Gazetted). Candidates selected through SSC Stenographer recruitment exam will be posted to the various central government departments/ministries as well as their subordinate offices in different states and Union Territories. The commission issues the admit card for the online test 7 days prior to the date of exam. However, the exam dates have not been announced by SSC yet. Candidates, at least 18 years of age who have completed Class 12 were able to apply for this recruitment exam. The selection process includes the Computer-based test (CBT) and the Skill test. Candidates will be allotted to the various departments/ministries based on their performance in the CBT and preferences of posts/departments. 

SSC Stenographer 2019 Highlights

Full Exam Name Staff Selection Commission Stenographer Grade C & D Exam
Short Exam Name SSC Stenographer
Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Languages English, Hindi
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 100 Rs [Offline] +1 More
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of Counselling Offline
SSC Stenographer CBT - Duration 2 Hours

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SSC Stenographer 2019 Important Dates

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SSC Stenographer CBT (Session 2019)

Upcoming Dates and Events

05 May, 2020 - 07 May, 2020

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SSC Stenographer (Session 2019)

Past Dates and Events

20 Sep, 2019 - 18 Oct, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

20 Sep, 2019

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The eligibility criteria of SSC Stenographer is prescribed by the exam conducting authority, SSC. Candidates must check SSC Stenographer eligibility criteria before applying.

Eligibility Criteria


Educational Qualification

Class 12 or equivalent degree from a recognized Board or University

Age limit 

18 to 27 years (as on August 1, 2019)


Indian, or 

Tibetan refugee (before January 1962), or Migrants from  Nepal or Bhutan, Pakistan, Burma, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, with the intention of permanently settling in India with the eligibility certificate provided by the Indian Government.

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other

Staff Selection Commission will release SSC Stenographer application form in the online mode. The application form can be filled in two parts – Part A (One- time registration and filling up of basic details) and Part B (filling the application form includes entering education qualification, selection of centres, paying the requisite fee and selection of preferred post etc.)

In Part A of SSC Stenographer application form, candidates will have an option to edit the details entered like date of birth, gender, mother’s name or father’s name etc if they make any mistake. The editing of these details can only be done before final submission hence, it is advised to check the details entered carefully before final submission. 

Steps to fill SSC Stenographer Application form

Candidates will have to fill SSC Stenographer application form in two parts.

SSC Stenographer Application form Registration – Part A

Step 1 – Generation of one time ID and password which can be used while registering for any exam conducted by SSC.

Step 2 – Filling up of basic details including gender, date of birth, name, father’s and mother’s name and uploading of signature and photograph etc.

Step 3 – Checking the details entered and clicking on ‘submit’ button to register the part A  SSC Stenographer application form.

SSC Stenographer Application form Registration – Part B

Step 4 – Login with the registration ID and password generated to part B of the application form.

Step 5 – Candidates can now fill their details like educational qualification, posts they want to apply for SSC Stenographer.

Step 6 – Selection of exam centres as per the choice.

Step 7 – Payment of application fee by selecting the mode of payment like online or offline. Applicants who wish to pay the application fee in cash have to take print-out of the challan generated online after the submission of application part. Fee can be paid in any designated branch of State Bank of India through bank challan within the prescribed date of payment. The online payment can be done through net banking or debit/ credit card.

SSC Stenographer application fee



OBC and General (male)


SC/ ST/Ex-Servicemen, PWD and women of all categories

No fees

Step 7 -   Check the declaration and click on ‘I agree’ check-box.

Step 8 – Submit the application form and take a printout for future references.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC Offline, Online Male ₹ 100

SSC Stenographer 2019 Syllabus

SSC Stenographer CBT Syllabus

General intelligence and reasoning-

General intelligence and reasoning: Unit 01

General awareness+

General awareness: Unit 01

English language and comprehension+

English language and comprehension: Unit 01

SSC Stenographer 2019 Exam Pattern

SSC Stenographer CBT Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of SSC Stenographer is prescribed by Staff Selection Commission (SSC). SSC Stenographer exam is conducted into two stages – Computer based test and Skill test. The Computer Based Test has three sections - General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, English Language and Comprehension. All the questions are set in English/Hindi except part 3 of CBT. The test carries total 200 questions which candidates have to solve within 2 hours. VH/OH candidates will be given 40 minutes extra to answer. Maximum marks allotted to complete the test is 200. 

SSC Stenographer Exam pattern -  Computer based test



Total marks

Number of questions



General Intelligence (Reasoning Questions)



2 hours


General Awareness




English Language and comprehension






SSC Stenographer Skill Test Exam Pattern

Skill test of SSC Stenographer is conducted for only those candidates who qualify computer-based examination. The qualifying standards of this test are fixed by SSC as per categories. In this stage, candidates are asked to type the dictated matter on computer within the time frame. The time duration of skill test for Grade C and D is different for English and Hindi.

SSC Stenographer Exam pattern – Skill test




Group C candidates

55 minutes

40 minutes

Group D candidates

65 minutes

50 minutes

SSC Stenographer 2019 Admit Card

SSC Stenographer CBT Admit Card

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release the region-wise admit card for CBT and skill test. SSC GD Constable admit of CBT will be issued one week before the exam to candidates who will successfully fill the application form. To download SSC Stenographer admit card, candidates will have to enter roll number/registration ID and date of birth. The admit card include details like roll number, details of exam centre, candidate’s name, venue of exam, time and date etc. Candidate will have to carry 3 passport size photograph, one photo identity proof along with the admit card on the day of examination. 

SSC Stenographer Skill Test Admit Card

The admit card for skill test is only issued to those candidates who qualify the computer-based test. To download the admit card candidates have to enter the roll number/registration ID and date of birth. The admit card carry basic details of the candidates along with the date, time of examination centre.

SSC Stenographer 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Uttar Pradesh Agra
Bihar Bhagalpur
Sikkim Gangtok
Jharkhand Ranchi
West Bengal Jalpaiguri
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Karnataka Bengaluru
Kerala Thiruvananthapuram
Delhi Delhi
Rajasthan Jaipur
Sri Ganganagar
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Assam Guwahati
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Tripura Agartala
Telangana Hyderabad
Andhra Pradesh Guntur
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Maharashtra Aurangabad
Goa Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Chhattisgarh Ambikapur
Madhya Pradesh Indore
Punjab Jalandhar
Jammu and Kashmir Leh
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Himachal Pradesh Shimla

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • Aadhaar card
  • Driving license
  • Voter’s ID card
  • ID cards issued by government or other offices

SSC Stenographer 2019 Answer Key

SSC Stenographer CBT Answer Key

SSC Stenographer answer key for computer-based examination will be released online. Candidates will be able to verify and check the answers from the official answer key. On the basis of SSC Stenographer answer key candidates will be able to calculate their score. In case of any discrepancy in the official answer key candidates will be able to challenge those answers  after which  the commission will release the final answer key

SSC Stenographer 2019 Result

SSC Stenographer CBT Result

The result of SSC Stenographer will be released separately for computer-based examination and skill test or final result separately by the exam conducting authority. SSC Stenographer result of CBT will be released in pdf format. SSC Stenographer result of CBT will be calculated out of 200 marks. Candidates who qualify CBT will be eligible to appear in Skill test.

SSC Stenographer Skill Test Result

SSC Stenographer result for skill test will be evaluated group-wise. Candidates who qualify the skill test will be called for document verification. SSC will then release the final result of the qualified candidates. On the basis of candidates’ performance in CBT and Skill test, the merit list will be prepared and allotment in various departments will be done by SSC. 

SSC Stenographer 2019 Cutoff

SSC Stenographer CBT Cutoff

The cutoff of SSC Stenographer will be fixed by SSC, the exam conducting authority. Candidates will have to score equal and above the minimum qualifying released by the commission.  SSC Stenographer cutoff for CBT will be done through normalization process because the exam is conducted for multiple days and sessions.

SSC Stenographer Skill Test Cutoff

Candidates who qualify the CBT cutoff will be eligible to appear for Skill test. SSC will release the category-wise and post-wise qualifying marks in each part of skill test. SSC Stenographer skill test is qualifying in nature. The final result of the selected candidates will be done on the basis of performance in written exam and skill test. The cutoff will be available in percentage format on the basis of their total marks of last selected candidate.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Date of birth certificate or high school mark sheet with date of birth
  • Mark sheet/certificate of class 10 and 12 examination
  • SC/ST/OBC categories must bring the caste/community certificate issued by the competent authority
  • Medical certificate for physically challenged candidate
  • Aadhaar card/Passport/Pan card/Voter Id card /Driving license /any other photo id card issued by the statutory authorities with affixed photograph

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Questions related to SSC Stenographer

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I want to know about some best coaching institute in delhi and gurgaon for stenographer

shubham gautam 29th Jan, 2020

Hey Anand,

There are lots of institutes which are best for Stenography in Delhi which provides shorthand classes and courses in Delhi. Some of them are

1. Naresh Gupta-Rajesh Gupta, East of Kailash

2. Pitman’s Shorthand Institute, Karol Bagh

3. South Delhi Institute, Sector 12 RK Puram

4. ICSE - Indirapuram

5. Sipvs

Hope this information helps

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