SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam – Staff Selection Commision (SSC) is going to start the Recruitment of Stenographer form September 29, 2018, for Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’. It will release the application form for SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam on September 29, 2018, They can fill the form till October 22, 2018, at The candidates with minimum educational qualification of Senior Secondary and are under the prescribed Age limit 18 – 27 years, is eligible for filling the application form. Those who will apply before the last date with appropriate fee will get the SSC Stenographer 2018 Admit Card. They have to appear for the Computer Based Test followed by Skill Test. Both Tests are qualifying in nature. At last the selected candidates will get the confirmation of the post for which they will apply. Get here complete details of SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam like application form, eligibility criteria, paper pattern etc.

SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam

Every year lakhs of candidates apply for the SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam. If we analyze last year data 2,24,618 candidates appeared for the exam and at last  8469 candidates were qualified for Grade C while 15004 candidates were qualified for Grade D. This year Computer Based Examination will hold on September 04 to 08, 2018. For applying on time you should check for the SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Schedule.

SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Important Dates
Commencement of online application 29 Sep 2018
Last date to submit the application form and fee 22 Oct 2018
Issuance of the admit card for CBT To be announced
Computer Based Examination To be announced
Answer Key For CBT To be announced
Declaration of Result for CBT To be announced
Admit card issuing for Skill Test To be announced
Result declaration for Skill Test To be announced

The schedule is for SSC Stenographer 2018 recruitment process. This is for those candidates who want to appear in the examination can check it.

Eligibility Criteria of SSC Stenographer 2018

Nationality: The candidate must be an Indian Citizen.

  • a subject of Nepal,
  • Or the subject of Bhutan, Or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before January 01, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India,
  • or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika 2 and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Educational qualification

The candidate must have passed Senior Secondary Examination or equivalent from a recognized Board or University.

Age Limit: The candidates must be between 18-27 years as on August 01, 2018.

Age Relaxation: There is some sort of age relaxation policy which is applied to this post.

  • For SC/ST candidates the age relaxation is up to maximum 5 years.
  • For OBC candidates the age relaxation is up to 3 years.
  • In this context, the Physically Handicapped candidates, (OBC 13 years, SC/ST 15 years, General 10 years).

A candidate with Hearing Impairment is not eligible for SSC Stenographer 2018.

Check more about eligibility on “Eligibility page“.

SSC Stenographer Application Form

The application form for SSC Stenographer 2018 examination will be released online on the official website of Commission i. e. The candidates can fill the application form by visiting the official website or by clicking on the link given on the “Application Form” page. The application form has some steps. Step 1 is Registration, Step 2 is the Application form filling & Payment of Fee, Step -3 is final which is printing application form. After attempting all the steps the Application process will complete. Skipping any step can cause Application Rejection. Try to fill application form accurately, as SSC will not provide any chance to modify details on the application form.

Admit Card for SSC Stenographer 2018

Staff selection commission is going to conduct examination for recruitment to government Stenographer posts. The admit card for the SSC Stenographer 2018 will be updated on the official website of SSC. The candidate who will apply for the post will able to download the admit card for the Computer Based Examination, and those who will clear the CBT will be assigned the Admit Card for Skill Test. The candidates can download the admit card on the commission’s website, or they can download the same on the “Admit card” page. The Admit Card will be released region wise, so the candidates have to click on the region wise link in order to download the admit card.

Exam Pattern of SSC Stenographer 2018

+1 for Correct Answer, -1/4 for Incorrect one

There will be a computer-based examination.

  • Questions asked would be multiple choice questions.
  • Except for Part III, questions will be in English and Hindi.
  • There will also be negative marking of 0.25 marks for the wrong answer.
Part Subject Number of questions Maximum marks
I General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50
II General Awareness 50 50
III English Language and Comprehension 100 100

Stenography test will be of qualifying in nature. Only those candidates will appear in Steno Skill Test 2018, who will get qualifying marks in the computer-based examination.

Candidates will sit for a skill test.

  • wherein they will be given a dictation for 10 minutes in English / Hindi at 100 wpm (for Grade C) and 80 wpm (for Grade D).
  • The dictated matter will have to be typed on the computer.
  • Transcription time will follow.
Grade  English Hindi
For Stenographer Grade C 40 minutes 55 minutes
For Stenographer Grade D 50 minutes 65 minutes

Answer Key of SSC Stenographer 2018

The Answer Key of SSC Stenographer 2018  examination will be available on this website as well as an official website. Answer Key is very important for candidates. SSC upload answer key after the few weeks of examination. As there will be a Computer Based Examination and Skill Test. So the answer key will be released only for the Computer-based examination. Because it will be multiple choice questions based examination. SSC will not release any answer key for Skill Test. The candidates can evaluate their marked answers with Answer key. They can estimate the chances of selection with the help of Answer Key.

Result of SSC Stenographer 2018

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) publishes the result for Stenographer recruitment test online at its official website. The final result consists of scores and rankings in the descending order of ranking. The result of SSC Stenographer 2018 examination will consist of the name and roll number of those candidates who have qualified the Test. The result will be published by the Commission after releasing the answer key. The Final result will be based on the overall performance of the applicants in the exam. The candidates can check the result on the “Result” page as the direct link will be updated here at the time of releasing the result. The candidates who will be selected in the Computer Based Test will have to appear in the Skill Test.

Selection Proces of SSC Stenographer 2018

The selection process comprises two steps, the First step is Computer Based Test and the Second one is the Skill Test. CBT is consisting of objective type question. Commission set the provision for negative marking in CBT. The candidate who will appear for the CBT and obtain minimum qualifying marks will have to appear for the next step Skill Test.

Skill test is the next step of the selection process, in which the candidates have to type the dictated matter on the computer. The candidates have to type the dictated matter in a given time frame. At last, those who will clear both of the rounds will get the confirmation letter. SSC will put them for a probation period of two years. On completion of probation period, candidates will get the permanent appointment.

Compilation of Merit List for SSC Stenographer

SSC will compile the Final merit list after the declaration of Result. SSC will prepare the merit list on the basis of candidate’s performance in Computer Based Test and Skill Test. The candidates have to perform well in both of the Tests. SSC will appoint the candidates on different departments according to their position in the merit list.

Resolution of Tie Cases

While compiling the merit list SCC will resolve the tie if two or more candidates will obtain the same marks. SSC will opt these methods to resolve the tie

  • If tie found then the candidate with more Marks in a Computer Based Examination will get preference.
  • If a tie still persists the older candidate will get the preference.
  • At last, if the tie remains same then SSC will follow the Alphabetical order.

For more information download 2017’s advertisement

Official website:

In so far only dates for SSC Stenographer 2018 has been released by the SSC. Rest of the details on the pages are as per the last year advertisement. The candidates can refer to this information. Details on this page will be updated soon.

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