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.
The eligibility criteria of SSC Stenographer is prescribed by the exam conducting authority, SSC. Candidates must check SSC Stenographer eligibility criteria before applying.
Class 12 or equivalent degree from a recognized Board or University
18 to 27 years (as on August 1, 2019)
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
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.
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
Number of questions
General Intelligence (Reasoning Questions)
English Language and comprehension
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
Group D candidates
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.
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 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
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 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.
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.
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.
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