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SSC Stenographer Exam 2016 (Grade C & D)


Staff Selection Commission exam 2016: SSC conducted an All India Open Competitive Examination on 31 July 2016 for recruitment to the posts of Stenographer Grade C ( Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade D (Group ‘C’ Non-Technical). SSC Stenographer Exam is conducted for recruitment in various Ministries / Departments of Central Government, including their Attached / Subordinate offices located in States and Union Territories all over the country.

Candidates who are 12 pass from a recognized board / university are qualified for SSC Stenographer 2016. SSC Steno exam comprise of a Written Objective Type Examination followed by Skill Test in Stenography at 100 wpm for Stenographer Grade C and 80 wpm for Stenographer Grade D.

Latest – SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination, 2016 (Final Result) will be declared on 15 Aug 2017.

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SSC Stenographer Exam 2016

The candidates are advised to go through the requirements of educational qualification, age etc. and satisfy themselves that they are eligible before applying.

SSC will not undertake detailed scrutiny of applications for the eligibility and other aspects at the time of written examination and, therefore, the candidature is accepted only provisionally. Copies of supporting documents will be sought only from those candidates who qualify for the skill test.

Schedule for SSC Stenographer Exam 2016 (Grade C & D) is given below.

Events Dates
Availability of online application form 07 May 2016
Last date for submission of online application form 03 Jun 2016
Availability of hall tickets for download 04 Jul 2016
Date of entrance examination 31 Jul 2016
Release of SSC Stenographer 2016 official answer key 06 Sep 2016
Result 01 Dec 2016
Date of Skill Test (MPR Region) 17 to 19 Apr 2017
Final Result 15 Aug 2017

SSC Stenographer Application Form

Only a single application will be entertained. In case of multiple SSC Stenographer online application, the last application completed will be accepted. Candidates can apply online on the official website of SSC.

SSC Stenographer Eligibility

  • Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent.
  • Age Limit: 18-27 years as on 01 August 2016.

SSC Stenographer Vacancy

Tentative Vacancies for post of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination 2016 has been uploaded on the website of the Commission. The same of vacancies details are given on this page. Vacancies of Stenographer Grade C and Stenographers Grade C are in Ministries / Departments of Central Government, including their Attached / Subordinate offices located in States and Union Territories all over the country.

Tentative Vacancy for the post Stenographer Grade ‘D’ only

Tentative Vacancy for the post Stenographer Grade ‘C’ only

SSC Stenographer Admit Card

SSC Stenographers Exam Admit Card 2016 for written test & skill test are made available around two weeks before the test date. SSC Stenographer Call Letter 2016 is made available on the website. Candidates can download their SSC Stenographer Hall Ticket for respective exam as soon as it becomes available for download.

SSC Stenographer Result

SSC Stenographers Exam Result 2016 is announced after the successful conduction of exam. Candidates can check their result from the “Result” link given above as and when it is announced by the SSC.

SSC Stenographer Selection Procedure

Candidates will be shortlisted for the skill test on the basis of their performance in the Written Examination. Candidates who qualify in the skill test will be recommended for appointment by the Commission on the basis of total marks in the Written Examination. Allocation of candidates will be made to User Departments depending upon their merit position and the option exercised by them.

Candidates, who are appointed on the basis of this examination, shall be on probation for a period of two years and during the period of probation, the candidates would be required to undergo such training or pass such examinations as prescribed by the Controlling Authority. On successful completion of the period of probation, the candidates shall, if considered fit for permanent appointment, be confirmed to their post by the Controlling Authority.

SSC Stenographers Examination Scheme 2016

The examination will consist of a written examination and skill test in stenography. The written examination will consist of one objective type paper as shown below:

SSC Stenographers Examination Scheme 2016

The questions except in Part III will be set both in English & Hindi.

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

Note: The Commission reserves the right to conduct the examination in computer based mode. The Commission also reserves the right to add an additional Tier in the scheme of Examination

SSC Stenographer Syllabus

General Intelligence & Reasoning: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series etc. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate‟s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.

General Awareness: Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate‟s 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.

Note: For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability /cerebral palsy affected candidates and opting for scribe there will be no component of Maps/Graphs/Diagrams/Statistical Data in the General Intelligence & Reasoning / General Awareness Paper.

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.

Skill Test

Candidates who obtain the qualifying marks in the Written Examination as may be prescribed by the Commission will only be called for the Skill Test. It may also prescribe qualifying marks in each part of the Written Examination. The skill test will be of qualifying nature and the Commission will fix the qualifying standards in the skill test for different categories of candidates.

The candidates will have to appear for the stenography test. The candidates will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English / Hindi at the speed of 100 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 only. The evaluation of transcription will be done electronically only. The transcription time is as follows:-

  • For Stenographer Grade ‘D’: 50 minutes ( English ) 65 minutes ( Hindi )
  • For Stenographer Grade ‘C’: 40 minutes ( English ) 55 Minutes ( Hindi )

For more details read SSC Stenographer Exam 2016 (Grade C & D) Notification

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