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About SSC Stenographer Exam

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) was established in 1975. It conducts exams like SSC Stenographer, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, etc for recruitment of Officers in Group B & Group C.

The Staff Selection Commission will hold an Open Competitive Computer Based Examination for recruitment to the posts of Stenographer Grade "C‟ (Group "B‟, Non-Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade "D‟ (Group "C‟) for various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations in the Government of India.

SSC Stenographer Notification & Important Dates

Exam Notification

The Staff Selection Commission has released the recruitment notification for SSC Stenographer "C" & "D" and will hold an Open Competitive Computer Based Examination for the various posts for various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations in the Government of India. You can read all the details of SSC Stenographer Recruitment Notification 2020 Here.

Important Dates

StagesExam Dates
Dates for submission of online applications10.10.2020 to 04.11.2020
Last date and time for receipt of applications04.11.2020 
Last date and time for making online fee payment06.11.2020
Dates of the Computer Based Examination29.03.2021 to 31.03.2021

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Exam Pattern

The SSC Stenographer 2020 Recruitment Examinations will have 2 stages -: Online Computer Based Exam & Skill Test.

Online Computer Based Exam Pattern

PartSubjectNo.  of QuestionsMaximum MarksTotal Duration
1General  Intelligence & Reasoning50502 Hours
2General Awareness5050
3English Language and Comprehension100100

Note -: (Total time will be 2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe)

There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Skill Test – Pattern

The candidates who are shortlisted in the Computer Based Examination will be required to appear in the Skill Test for Stenography, which includes –

Dictation for 10 minutes in English or Hindi (as opted by the candidates in the online Application Form) at the speed of 100 word per minute (w.p.m) for the post of Stenographer Grade “C” and 80 w.p.m. for the post of Stenographer Grade “D”.

The matter will have to be transcribed on computer. The transcription time is as follows:

S. No.PostLanguage of Skill TestTime  Duration (in minutes)Time Duration (in minutes) for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe in the CBE 
1Stenographer Grade “D”English5070
2Stenographer Grade “D”Hindi6590
3Stenographer Grade “C”English4055
4Stenographer Grade “C”Hindi5575


General Intelligence & Reasoning

Analogies, Similarities and Differences, Space Visualization, Problem Solving, Analysis & Judgment, Decision Making,, Visual Memory, Discriminating Observation, Relationship Concepts, Arithmetical Reasoning, Verbal and Figure classification, Arithmetical Number Series, Non-Verbal Series and more.

General Awareness

Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidates general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person.

The test will also include questions relating to India and its Neighboring countries especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

English Language & Comprehension

In addition to the testing of candidates’ understanding of the English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. his/ her writing ability, would also be tested.

SSC Stenographer Eligibility

Age Requirement

(a) Stenographer Grade C: 18 to 30 years as on 01.08.2020 i.e. candidates born not before 02-08-1990 and not later than 01-08-2002 are eligible to apply.

(b) Stenographer Grade D: 18 to 27 years as on 01.08.2020 i.e. candidates born not before 02-08-1993 and not later than 01-08-2002 are eligible to apply.

Educational Requirements

Minimum Education Qualification -: Candidate must have cleared the 12th (HSC) Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University. Candidates who have not acquired the essential qualification as on 01.08.2020 will not be eligible and need not apply.


SSC Stenographer Vacancy Details

The actual SSC Stenographer Vacancy numbers have not been announced by SSC yet. They will released in due course of time. Once the Stenographer Grade & Grade D vacancies are declared by SSC, we will update the same here.

SSC Stenographer Application Process

The application process for SSC Stenographer 2020 Recruitment has started from 10.10.2020 & will end on 04.11.2020.

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges

  • Fee payable: Rs 100/- (Rs one hundred only)
  • Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Persons with disability (PwD) and Ex-servicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee.

Fee can be paid through BHIM UPI, Net Banking or by using Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, RuPay Credit or Debit card or in cash at SBI Branches by generating SBI Challan.

How To Apply For SSC Stenographer Exam

  • Step 1: Visit and click on “Apply” Tab.
  • Step 2: Click on Stenographer 'C' & 'D' Tab under
  • Step 3: Complete Registration by entering the requested information like name, contact details, parents details, Date of Birth, etc.
  • Step 4: Log-in by entering the OTP received on given contact details
  • Step 5: Note down the Registration number and Password sent to your mobile number.
  • Step 6: Fill all the personal, educational, work experience & any other details requested in the SSC Stenographer Online Application form.
  • Step 7: Submit the SSC Stenographer Apply Online Form
  • Step 8: Make the Payment - Online or Offline.

SSC Stenographer Mock Tests Series

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SSC Stenographer Mock Tests FAQs

Q. How Many Mock Tests do we get for SSC Stenographer Exam?

Ans: You will get 5 full length mock tests for practice. Along with these, you will also get access to all our sectional tests, topic tests, etc.

Q. Can I Attempt a Mock Test more than once?

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Q. In how many languages are SSC Stenographer Mock Tests available to access?

Ans: You can access the SSC Stenographer Mock Test in two languages - English & Hindi.

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Ans: Yes, the first mock test in the SSC Stenographer Online Mock test series is completely free. You just need to register with a valid email id and phone number.

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