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SSC Stenographer 2017 was due to be held from 04 to 07 Sep 2017. However, in the recently released notice, it has been announced that the exam had been held from 11 to 14 Sep 2017. Staff Selection Commission held computer-based exam for Stenographer (Grade C and D) recruitment 2017. The candidates will be selected on the basis of Computer Based Test and Skill Test. Get here complete details of SSC Stenographer Recruitment 2017 including notification, dates, eligibility, application form, admit card, result.

Latest: Skill Test Call letter for MPR has been released, download it from the “Admit Card” page link given in quick links.

SSC Stenographer Grade C and D Recruitment 2017

Application form can be submitted online before the last date. The process of applying involves one-time-registration and then submitting details and documents at After applying, candidates can download admit card from regional SSC websites, around three weeks before the exam. Computer-based exam will take place at pre-designated centres.

Event Dates
Release of SSC Stenographer notification 2017 for Grade C and Grade D recruitment 17 Jun 2017
Start of online application form submission at 17 Jun 2017
Last date to apply online 15 Jul 2017
SSC Steno 2017 Computer based examination dates 11 to 14 Sep 2017

It is a 200 marks paper of 2 hours duration. Questions are asked on General Intelligence and Reasoning (part I), General Awareness (part II), English language and comprehension (part III). The result will be announced, after examination, on

SSC Stenographer Eligibility 2017

Age limit

18 – 27 years as on 01 Aug 2017.


  • Upper age limit is relaxed for Central Govt Civilian Employees.
  • Age relaxation permissible beyond upper age limit is SC / ST: 5 years, OBC: 3 years, PH: 10 years, OBC PH: 13 years. For more age relaxation norms, read notification.

Educational Qualification

Class 12 or equivalent passed from recognized board/university, as on 01 Aug 2017.

SSC Stenographer Application Form 2017

Application form submission is online. It is important to read notification of SSC Stenographer 2017 before applying. It is also in best interests of applicant to read instructions first. Here are some key details mentioned regarding online application form of SSC Stenographer 2017.

Preference for Posts – Use “C” for Stenographer Grade C and “D” for Stenographer Grade D. wisely select order of preference for post. After exam, you will be given recruitment to post on order of merit. If you do not exercise an option here, you will not be considered for that post.

Medium to appear in Skill Test for Stenography – English or Hindi. You can only opt for this once, during SSC Stenographer Application Form 2017, and have to appear for skill test in that language only after result of exam.

Educational qualification code – Choose code of that educational qualification, of which you have (will have) proof at time of skill test. You must have intermediate / higher secondary / 12th standard qualification as pre-requisite.

Photograph and Signature

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Application End Date
15.07.2017 (upto 05:00 p.m)Offline Challan Generation End Date
15.07.2017 (upto 05:00 p.m)Payment Through SBI Challan
18.07.2017 (upto 05:00 p.m)

Application fee is Rs 100. This can be paid through SBI Challan / SBI Net Banking / credit card / debit card. Women candidates, candidates belonging to reserved category (scheduled caste, scheduled tribe, persons with disability, ex-servicemen) are exempted from fee payment.

Follow steps given below to apply.

Step 1 – Go to Here you will see links / buttons on top, third one of which is “Apply”.

Step 2 – Once you click on Apply, apply dialog opens. Here, you see application form links for CGL, CHSL, Steno, JE, CAPF, GD Constable, JHT. Click third link which is Steno C and D.

Step 3 – Screen shows “STENOGRAPHERS (GRADE ‘C’ & ‘D’) EXAMINATION, 2017. (Please clear browser cache and reload if you face any problem in viewing the page). Apply Link”.

SSC Stenographer Admit Card 2017

It is compulsory for candidates to bring admit card of SSC Stenographer 2017, that was officially issued to them, on day of exam. One original photo ID proof and 3 passport size photographs are also to be brought.

SSC NR, SR, KKR, WR, NER, CR, ER, MPR, NWR will separately issue Stenographer Recruitment Admit Card 2017 at regional office websites. Candidates must look for admit card release notice and download them online. It is also known as hall ticket. Hall ticket will not be sent by post.

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2017

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

SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2017

A syllabus is prescribed by Staff Selection Commission for SSC Stenographer 2017. It comprises of topics from where questions will be asked in the exam. Test takers can practice questions on these topics, from SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2017, to score well in the exam.

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Verbal and Non-Verbal – Abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation, analogies, analysis, arithmetical number series, arithmetical reasoning, decision making, discriminating observation, non-verbal series, problem-solving, relationship concepts, similarities and differences, space visualization, judgement, verbal and figure classification, visual memory.

General Awareness

Awareness of environment around and static GK – Culture, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution, Geography, History, India and its Neighboring countries, Scientific Research, Sports.

English Language and Comprehension

Understanding of English language – antonyms and its correct usage, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, vocabulary.

Skill Test in Stenography

Stenography test will be of qualifying in nature. Only those candidates will appear in Steno Skill Test 2017, who will get qualifying marks in 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

SSC Stenographer Grade C and D Result 2017

After the Commission holds the examination, it initiates the process of evaluation. Papers are checked (in this case there are online / computer-based submitted papers). Answers marked by candidates are marked against official answer key prepared by SSC. Then, for the correct answer, candidates get marks as per marking scheme, and deduction is done wherever there is a wrong answer. On that basis, the result of SSC Stenographer 2017 is announced.

Skill test will be qualifying in nature.

Selected candidates will get allotment / provisional selection to User Departments as per merit and option exercised. Marks obtained in computer-based exam determines merit.

SSC Stenographer Grade C and D Cut Off 2017

Cut off marks are displayed at the time of declaration of result. Factors such as difficulty level of exam, the average performance of candidates in the exam, minimum expectation of Commission, contribute to the decision on cut off.

Those appearing for SSC Stenographer 2017 must aim to achieve as high marks as possible, and not just reach cut off. However, knowing past year cut offs helps get an idea of minimum marks that may be needed to clear recruitment.

Last year SSC Stenographer Recruitment Cut Off is given below.

Category For Stenographer Grade C For Stenographer Grade D
UR 120 107.25
OBC 111.5 99
SC 107.5 94.25
ST 90.25 75.25
OH 90 74
VH 89.5 58.75


In case of any grievance related to exam, contact regional / sub-regional offices. Contact details are given below.

Examination centre and code Address of regional/sub-regional office of SSC
Agra (3001), Allahabad (3003), Kanpur (3009), Lucknow (3010), Varanasi (3013), Bhagalpur (3201), Patna(3206) Regional Director (CR), Staff Selection Commission, 21-23, Lowther Road, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh-211 002.
Gangtok (4001), Ranchi (4205), Jalpaiguri (4408), Kolkata (4410), Bhubaneshwar (4604), Sambalpur (4609), Port Blair (4802) Regional Director (ER), Staff Selection Commission, 1 st MSO Building,(8th Floor), 234/4, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, Kolkata, West Bengal-700020
Bengaluru (9001), Thiruvananthapuram (9211), Kochi (9204), Thrissur (9212), Gulbarga (9005), Mangaluru (9008), Dharwad (9004), Kozhikode (Calicut) (9206), Mysore (9009) Regional Director (KKR), Staff Selection Commission, 1 st Floor, “E” Wing, Kendriya Sadan, Koramangala, Bangalore, Karnataka-560034
Delhi (2201), Jaipur (2405), Jodhpur (2406), Kota (2407), Bikaner (2404), Udaipur (2409), Ajmer (2401), Alwar (2402), Sriganganagar (2408), Dehradun (2002), Haldwani (2003), Almora (2001), Srinagar (2004), (Uttarakhand), Haridwar (2005) Regional Director (NR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110504
Guwahati (Dispur) (5105), Itanagar (5001), Dibrugarh (5102), Jorhat (5107),Silchar (5111), Imphal (5501), Shillong (5401), Aizwal (5701), Kohima (5302), Agartala (5601), Churachandpur (5502) Regional Director(NER), Staff Selection Commission, Housefed Complex, West End Block, Last Gate, Beltola Basistha Road, Dispur Guwahati,Assam-781006
Hyderabad (8601), Guntur (8001), Chennai (8201), Madurai (8204), Visakhapatnam (8007) Vijayawada (8008) Regional Director (SR), Staff Selection Commission, EVK Sampath Building, 2nd Floor, College Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-600006
Aurangabad (7202), Mumbai (7204), Kolhapur (7203), Nagpur (7205), Panaji (7801), Pune (7208), Ahmedabad (7001), Vadodara (7002), Rajkot (7006), Nashik (7207), Amravati (7201), Surat (7007) Regional Director (WR), Staff Selection Commission, 1 st Floor, South Wing, PratishtaBhawan, 101 M.K. Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra-400020
Ambikapur (6201), Indore (6006), Jabalpur (6007), Jagdalpur (6203), Chindwara (6003), Chattarpur (6002), Guna (6004), Mandsaur (6010), Jhabua (6008), Khandwa (6009), Rewa (6012), Raipur (6204), Bhopal (6001), Gwalior (6005), Bilaspur (6202) Dy. Director (MPR), Staff Selection Commission, J-5 Anupam Nagar, Raipur (CG)-492001
Jalandhar (1402), Leh (1005), Chandigarh (1601), Jammu (1004), Srinagar (1007), Shimla (1203), Bhatinda (1401), Hamirpur (1202) Dy. Director (NWR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 3, Gr. Floor, Kendriya Sadan, Sector-9, Chandigarh-160017

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