SSC Stenographer is organized by SSC or Staff Selection Commission to select candidates for the post of Stenographer Grade C and D. The candidates are selected on the basis of Computer Based Test and Skill Test. The computer-based examination takes place in the month of September, and the Skill Test takes place after the conduction of the CBT. Get here complete details of SSC Stenographer Recruitment including dates, eligibility, Previous year question papers, cut off etc.

SSC Stenographer 2017 SSC Stenographer 2018 

SSC Stenographer

Every year huge no of candidates participates in the SSC Stenographer Exam by applying for the examination. 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 centers. It is a 200 marks paper of 2 hours duration. Questions are asked of General Intelligence and Reasoning (part I), General Awareness (part II), English language and comprehension (part III). The result will be announced, after examination, on

Event Dates
SSC Steno 2017 Computer based examination dates 11 to 14 Sep 2017
SSC Steno 2017 Skill Test dates 09 Apr to 08 May 2018
20 Aug to 19 Sep for NWR, NR, WR, SR, MPR
SSC Steno 2017 Skill Final Result 29 Mar 2019
SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Dates
SSC Steno 2018 Computer based examination dates  04 to 08 Sep 2018
SSC Steno 2018 Written exam result 15 Apr 2019
SSC Steno 2018 Skill Test dates  Apr, May 2019

The schedule of the SSC Stenographer exam is given here. You can check it for 2017, 2018 years.

SSC Stenographer Eligibility

Age limit
18 – 27 years as on 01 Aug 2018.

  • 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 are there.

Educational Qualification
Class 12 or equivalent passed from recognized board/university, as on 01 Aug 2018.

SSC Stenographer 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

SSC Stenographer Syllabus

A syllabus is prescribed by Staff Selection Commission for SSC Stenographer. 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, 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, judgment, 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 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

SSC Stenographer Grade C and D Cut Off

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 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


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