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West Bengal Staff Selection Commission (WBSSC), Kolkata has released notification for eligible candidate for recruitment for Stenographer vacancies. Interested persons who meet the eligibility can apply for this WBSSC Recruitment. The candidates are invited for 42 posts of Stenographer in Finance Department & Consumer Affairs Departments. Candidates who are looking for a career in WBSSC, should read the eligibility criteria before applying for the position.

Candidates can check all the details of WBSSC Stenographer Recruitment 2016-17 like Application process, eligibility criteria, selection process and other information through this page below.

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WBSSC Stenographer Recruitment 2016-17

Vacancy Details

Total No. of Vacancies – 42
Name of the Post – Stenographer

Name of the Post Department No. of Posts
Stenographer (Schedule – A) Finance 32
Stenographer (Schedule – B) Consumer Affairs 10

Age Limit (as on 01.01.2016) -Between 18 years to 32 years.

Educational Qualification – A Pass in Madhyamik Examination of the West Bengal board of Secondary Education or its equivalent and Acquisition of knowledge in Computer Literacy.

Selection Process –  Candidates will be selected based on performance in Written Examination and Personal Interview conducted by West Bengal Staff Selection Commission (WBSSC).

Application Fee

  • For all categories – Rs. 220/-
  • For SC/ST categories – Rs. 20/-

Important Dates

Event Dates
Last date for receiving Applications 20 Dec 2016
Date of Written Examination to be announced

WBSSC Stenographer Recruitment 2016-17 – Application Form

West Bengal Staff Selection Commission extends the following facilities to the candidates for submission of online applications –

Online Submission

Candidates will be able to submit application through Commission’s website by filling up their basic information including scanned photograph and signature. Direct link for WBSSC Stenographer Recruitment 2016-17 is posted below.

Payment of Examination fees and Processing fees can be made online through payment gateway using Debit Cards / Credits Cards / Net banking of any bank. An amount of ` 5/- only will be charged by the concerned agency as “Service Charge” for availing Debit Card / Credit Card/ Net Banking facility.

Application Number is automatically generated after successful payment of fees at the payment gateway. In case of linkage problems Application Number may not be generated immediately after payment of fees through payment gateway. In such cases please note down the transaction ID that is generated after successful payment. Application Number will be sent to you by email in the next seven working days. You may send an email to the Commission to [email protected] referring the transaction ID, if you do not receive Application Number even after seven working days of successful payment.

Online Submission through Tathya Mitra Kendras

The Commission extends facility to submit application through about 1800 Tathya Mitra Kendras set up by the Government of West Bengal up to the level of Gram Panchayats in the rural areas of West Bengal.

The Examination fees and/ or Processing fees have to be paid to the Tathya Mitra Kendras. The Kendra will take Service charge of ` 20/- extra for filling up of the form and uploading the same along with Scanned Copies of Candidate’s Photograph and Signature and making online payment of Examination Fees and / or Processing Fees received from the applicant.

All categories of candidates except Scheduled Caste shall pay ` 240/- only [Examination fees – Rs. 200/-, Processing fees – Rs. 20/- and Service Charge – Rs. 20/- ] to the authorized staff of the Tathya Mitra Kendra, while Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste shall pay Rs. 40/- only [Processing fees – Rs. 20/- and Service Charge – Rs. 20/- ] to the authorized staff of the Tathya Mitra Kendra.

After payment of the fees and service charge, the authorized staff of the Kendra will hand over the Applicant a printed receipt with Application Number AS Acknowledgement of successful submission of Application online.

Eligibility Criteria


  • A Pass in Madhyamik Examination of the West Bengal board of Secondary Education or its equivalent and
  • Acquisition of knowledge in Computer Literacy.

Must have the ability to read, write and speak in Bengali (not applicable to those candidates whose mother tongue is Nepali) as per Finance Department (Audit Branch) Notification No. 10725-F dated 13/11/2002 read with Finance Department (Audit Branch) Notification No. 1243-F (P) dated 02/03/2016.

Note : The above noted qualifications must be possessed by the Candidate on or before the date of publication of this advertisement.

WBSSC Stenographer Recruitment 2016-17 – Exam Pattern

The Examination will comprise of the following three Papers:-

  • Paper I :- General English – 100 Marks;
  • Paper II :- Dictation and Transcription – 400 Marks;
  • Paper III:- Computer Typing – 100 Marks

Note : 

  • The candidates who will qualify in Paper – I (General English), shall appear for PaperIII (i.e., Computer Typing) only.
  • Paper-III will be conducted before Paper – II.
  • Those candidates who will qualify in Paper – III, shall appear for Paper-II (i.e., Dictation and Transcription) only.

Mode of Examination

Candidates shall have to appear at an ONLINE Examination for Paper-I. In that case, candidates may not be allotted the same examination centre as chosen by the candidates during submission of application. No prayer for change of examination venue will be entertained

WBSSE Stenographer Recruitment 2016-17 Syllabus

Paper-I: General English

This paper shall consist of spelling of words, correct use of words, correction of sentences, use of common phrases, synonyms and antonyms and punctuations. The time limit for this paper shall be 90 minutes.

Paper-II: Dictation & Transcription

This paper shall consist of Dictation lasting for 10 minutes followed by Transcription of Shorthand notes in Computer in One hour time. The Dictation shall be given through-out at a uniform speed of 80 words per minute. The number of errors admissible shall be fixed by the West Bengal Staff Selection Commission.

Paper-III: Computer Typing

The candidates are required to type from a manuscript accurately in Computer at the rate of not less than 35 words per minute. The time limit for this paper shall be 10 minutes.

General Instruction

Admission to the examination venue will be purely provisional subject to verification of eligibility at a later stage. Therefore, candidature of any candidate shall be rejected straightway if found not eligible at any stage, even after appearance in the examination.

Candidates must bring their photo identity card recognized by the Government In order to get entrance into the examination venue to prove their identity. Any deviation in this regard shall straightway lead to non-admission of him / her into the examination venue and rejection of candidature without giving him / her opportunity of being heard. The photo identity cards to be accepted by the commission for the said purpose are as follows:-

  • Elector’s Photo Identity Card (EPIC)
  • Passport
  • UID (Aadhar Card including E-Aadhar)
  • Admit Card / Certificate of Madhyamik or Equivalent with Photograph
  • Pancard
  • Driving License
  • Bank Pass book containing photograph of the candidates.
  • Any other photo identity card issued by the competent government authority.

Only shortlisted candidates will be asked to produce all relevant original certificates for verification on the scheduled date, failing which their candidature shall be rejected without any further communication.

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