SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam – Staff Selection Commision conducts the Stenographer Examination for recruiting the candidates on the Stenographer post every year. The official dates SSC Stenographer 2018 Examination for Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ is out now. The recruitment process will start from July 07, 2018 for the recruitment of the interested candidates. The recruitment will be done by two phases of the examination, First is Computer Based Examination, Second is Skill Test. Both are qualifying in nature. The candidate who will clear the CBT will allow appearing in Skill Test. Get here complete details of SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam like application form, eligibility criteria, paper pattern etc.

SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam

As the application process will start from July 07, 2018, the recruitment process will commence from this day. The candidates must be prepared for the examination as well as the application process. The necessary documents should be prepared for the application process, this task could save them from last minute rush. So the schedule for this year is given here check it from below.

Event Dates
Commencement of online application 07 Jul 2018
Last date to submit the application form and fee 30 Jul 2018
Issuance of the admit card for CBT To be announced
Computer Based Examination 04 to 08 Sep 2018
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.

Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: The candidate must be an Indian Citizen.

  • a subject of Nepal,
  • or  a 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).

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. 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.

Admit Card

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 candidtes ahve to click on the region wise link in order to download the admit card.

Exam Pattern

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

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.


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 of 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.

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 this information. Details on this page will be updated soon.

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