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SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2019 Highlights

SSC (Staff Selection Commission) is counted as one of the most reputed government organizations in our country. Every year SSC releases vacancies to fill for the posts of SSC CGL, SSC MTS, SSC CHSL along with other recruitments. SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam is one of the recruitments which recruits young aspirants for various ministries and organizations in the government. This exam is conducted every year to fill in the posts of Group C and Group D. Young graduates who want to make their career in government sector can apply for these posts. Only the candidates who have skills of stenography are required to apply.

Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ Exam Highlights

Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission (SSC)
Exam Name SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’2019
Official Website https//ssc.nic.in
Exam Type Central Level
Mode Of Exam Online                    
Number Of Questions 200 MCQs (Paper 1)
Type Of Questions Paper 1 Objective (Multiple Choice Questions), Paper 2 Skill Test in Stenography
Eligibility Criteria Passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2019 Notification

Candidates who want to become a part of government sector wait for this notification to come every year. SSC has recently released its notification SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam for stenographer posts in various ministries and departments. Candidates can go through the official notification for complete details related to the exam like Eligibility criteria, Educational Qualification, Exam dates etc. to avoid any kind of misunderstanding related to the SSC Stenographer Group C and Group D Exam.

SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2019 Pattern

While looking at the notification candidates generally look out for the examination pattern because the exam pattern defines the whole exam. While looking at the SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2019 candidate will understand the format of the exam and the sections that are involved in it. SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2019 exam pattern involves three sections named as English Language and Composition, General Intelligence & Reasoning and General Awareness. Two hours will be given for the examination. General Intelligence & Reasoning and General Awareness contains equal weightage in the exam. Complete details about the exam pattern is provided below

  • SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D exam will be Objective type multiple choice only.
  • The examination is Computer Based test.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.
PartSubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
I General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe
II General Awareness 50 50
III English Language and Comprehension 50 50

Skill Test in Stenography

The candidates who qualify the written examination, will be called out for the Skill test in stenography. A total of ten minutes will be given to the candidate for dictation in English or Hindi as opted by candidates while filling out the application form

  • Speed for the post of Stenographer Grade C is 100 words per minute.
  • Speed for the post of Stenographer Grade D is 80 words per minute.

Complete details related to the Skill test is given in tabular form below

S. No.PostLanguage of Skill TestTime Duration (in minutes)Time Duration (in minutes) for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe in the CBE
1 Stenographer Grade D English 50 70
2 Stenographer Grade D Hindi 65 90
3 Stenographer Grade C English 40 55
4 Stenographer Grade C Hindi 55 75

SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam Syllabus

Before starting preparation for the examination, it is very important for a candidate to look at the SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2019 syllabus. A candidate will become aware of the subjects involved in the exam. The sections that are involved in the SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam are English Language and Composition, General Intelligence & Reasoning and General Awareness. Candidates are advised to go through the syllabus once in order to have a complete information and also to able to frame a preparation strategy for the exam. Complete details about the syllabus is given below

Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ Exam Syllabus

To prepare in the best way the candidates should take note of the Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ Syllabus. Refer in the table below to note down the syllabus

General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Verbal
  • Non-verbal
  • Analogies
  • Similarities and differences
  • Space visualization
  • Problem solving
  • Analysis
  • Judgment
  • Decision making
  • Visual memory
  • Discriminating observation
  • Relationship concepts
  • Arithmetical
  • Reasoning
  • Verbal and figure classification
  • Arithmetical number series
  • Non-verbal relationship
  • Arithmetical computation
  • Analytical functions
General Knowledge and General Awareness
  • Current events
  • India and its neighboring countries
  • Sports
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic scene
  • General polity
  • Indian constitution
  • Scientific research etc.
English Language & Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Sentence structure
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Writing ability

SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2019 Eligibility Criteria

There is certain eligibility criteria required by SSC for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D posts. Candidates who are willing to apply for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2019 are advised to first check the eligibility criteria to avoid any kind of disqualification from the exam. The eligibility criteria for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2019 includes age limit, educational qualification, skills test etc.

Educational criteria

Candidates who are willing to fill out the application from of SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2019 is advised to check the educational criteria first. There is a separate educational criteria for different posts in of SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2019 . Complete information about it is provided in the table below. A minimum educational qualification for these posts is 10+2 or equivalent examination. Additional educational qualification related information is provided in tabular form. Candidate must take a look at the educational criteria before filling the application form.

PostEducational Criteria
SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

Age Limit Criteria

SSC is inviting young aspirants to become the part of SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D posts who further will be posted into different ministries and departments. SSC has prescribed different age limit for both the posts i.e. Group C and Group D. For Group C posts 18 to 30 years of age is required as on 01.01.2020. For group D posts 18 to 27 years of age is required.

PostAge Criteria
SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ 18 to 30 years as on 01.01.2020
SSC Stenographer Grade  ‘D’ 18 to 27 years as on 01.01.2020

Age relaxation

Government has given certain age relaxation to reserved category candidates like SC/ST/OBC/EX servicemen etc. These reserved candidates other than general candidates enjoy age relaxation. Complete details related to age relaxation are provided in tabular form below

Code NoCategoryAge relaxation
01 SC/ ST 5 years
02 OBC 3 years
03 PwD (Unreserved) 10 years
04 PwD (OBC) 13 years
05 PwD (SC/ ST) 15 years
06 Ex-Servicemen (ESM) 3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of receipt of online application.
07 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989. 5 years
08 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof 3 years
09 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST) 8 years

Age relaxation for Group C posts

Permissible relaxation in upper age limit is given to the candidates belonging to central gift civilian employees, widows/ divorcees etc. These candidates are eligible to certain age relaxation. For complete details on age relaxation section please refer the table below

Code NoCategoryAge relaxation
10 Central Govt. Civilian Employees Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications. Up to 40 years of age
11 Central Govt. Civilian Employees Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications. (SC/ ST) Up to 45 years of age
12 Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried. Up to 35 years of age
13 Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST ) Up to 40 years of age
14 Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces. Up to 45 years of age
15 Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces (SC/ ST). Up to 50 years of age
16 Retrenched census employees of the office of Registrar General of India (They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies ) 3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment and weightage of past service.

SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2019 Exam Dates

SSC has recently released its official notification in which they released the exam dates for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D posts to invite applications from aspirants who want to make their career in SSC as a stenographer. The exam dates for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D 2019 posts are from 05.05.2020 to 07.05.2020. This is a one-day computer-based exam followed by Skill test of Stenography.

Complete details about the exam dates please refer to the table below

Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ Exam Dates

ActivityTentative Dates
Dates
Release of SSC CPO Recruitment Application Form 20-09-2019
Last Date to Apply Online 18-10-2019
Last date for making online fee payment 20-10-2019
Last date for generation of offline Challan 20-10-2019
Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank) 22-10-2019
Tier-I Admit Card To be notified
SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ Paper-I Exam Date 05.05.2020 to 07.05.2020
SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ Paper-1 Result Date To be notified
SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ Paper-II Exam Date To be notified

SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Salary

The reason why SSC is still preferred by a lot of young aspirants who are looking to make a career in government sector is that along with handsome salary it also provides job security to its employees. Along with the salary SSC Stenographer posts provide various allowances. Let’s look at the salary structure of SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D posts

POSTGrade Pay
SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ 4600
SSC Stenographer Grade ‘D’ 2400

SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2019 Vacancy

SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2019 has not yet released its vacancies for any post for the year 2019 however a total of 1200 approx. vacancies were released by SSC for the posts of Group C and Group D Stenographer. The vacancies of SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D posts will be updated here once the official notification regarding the vacancy details get released. Until the notification regarding the vacancy details will be released, it is advised to candidates to start preparing for the exam as not much days are left for the SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam.

SSC Stenographer Group C and Group D How to Apply

As the notification of SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam has been released, candidates who are interested can start applying for the same. The online application process has already started from 20th September 2019 and the last to fill the online application form is 18th October 2019. Candidates are supposed to apply online for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam. We have provided step by step process to help candidates in filling the online application form

  • Step 1 A candidate needs to visit the official website https//ssc.nic.in/ to fill the application form for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2019.
  • Step 2 Click on the APPLY ONLINE link given in the official page. A new window will open after that.
  • Step 3 Click on the New Registration link for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2019.
  • Step 4 Fill in all the required details like name, DOB, email id, Mobile number etc.
  • Step 5 Click on Submit button after completing all the details required to fill in the application form.
  • Step 6 A Registration ID will be generated for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2019. Candidates are advised to save that number for future use.
    • Candidate needs to login with the login id (registration ID) and password to complete the registration process.
  • Step 7 Now, a candidate needs to upload a photograph and signature as prescribed by SSC.
    • Upload photograph 1. A photograph must be between 4kb and 12 kb in size. The resolution of photograph must be 100*120 pixels in width and height. The background must be white in colour or light colour.
    • Signature Signature size must be between 1kb and 12kb. The resolution should be between 40*60 pixels in width and height. The ink used must be either blue or black.
  • Step 8 Login again with ID And password.
  • Step 9 Preview the application form before submitting the form.
  • Step 10 Click on Final submit button to complete the registration process.

SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D exam Application Fee

Online application process of SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2019 will remain incomplete unless the application fee for the same got submitted. A candidate should take care of this as without paying the application fee the application process for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D posts is incomplete. Candidates those are exempted from paying the application fee is given in tabular form below.

CategoryApplication Fee
General and OBC Rs. 100
SC/ ST/Women/Ex-S/PwD No Fee

SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2019 Admit card

Once the application process for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2019 is completed, SSC will release admit card for the same. The link will be live soon after the closure of the application process. Candidates are advised to keep visiting the website related to admit card notification. The SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2019 admit card will consist of examination centre, examination date along with the examination time.

SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam Previous Year Cut-off

SSC is counted as one of the most important exams among Government examinations. Aspirants wait every year for this exam notification to release. SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2019 came after a year with unreleased no of vacancies, and it is a golden opportunity for the candidates who all are looking to make a career in the government sector. SSC has released the notification according to the different posts named as Group C and Group D. SSC has also prescribed the minimum qualifying marks known as cut off for the SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam posts. The cut off will vary according to the no of vacancies and difficulty level of the exam.

SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ Previous Years 2018 Cut Off Of

CategoryGENERALOBCSCSTEx-ServicemenOHVHOthers
Cut Off Marks 138 133 119 105 - 90 88 40

SSC Stenographer Grade ‘D’ Previous Years 2018 Cut Off Of

CategoryGENERALOBCSCSTEx-ServicemenOHVHOthers
Cut Off Marks 134 130 113 97 - 90 56 40

SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2019 Exam Centers

SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2019 will be going to held all over India. A candidate will be given a choice to opt for any examination centre of his/her choice. Three examination centres in priority can be marked by a candidate as a centre of examination and one of them will be allotted to him as an examination centre. For complete details about the centre of examination candidate can look at the table below

Sl. No.Examination Centers & Centre CodeSSC Region and States/ UTs under the jurisdiction of the RegionAddress of the Regional Offices/ website
1 Agra (3001), Prayagraj (3003), Bareilly (3005), Gorakhpur (3007), Kanpur (3009), Lucknow (3010), Meerut (3011), Varanasi (3013), Bhagalpur (3201), Muzaffarpur (3205), Patna (3206) Central Region (CR)/ Bihar and Uttar Pradesh Regional Director (CR), Staff Selection Commission, 34-A, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Civil lines, Kendriya Sadan, Prayagraj – 211001. (http//www.ssc-cr.org)
2 Gangtok (4001), Ranchi (4205), Kolkata (4410), Siliguri (4415), Bhubaneshwar (4604), Cuttack (4605), Sambalpur (4609), Port Blair (4802) Eastern Region (ER)/ Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim and West Bengal Regional Director (ER), Staff Selection Commission, 1st MSO Building, (8th Floor), 234/4, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, Kolkata, West Bengal-700020 (www.sscer.org)
3 Bengaluru (9001), Belagavi (9002), Hubballi (9011), Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) (9005), Mangaluru (9008), Mysuru (9009), Shivamogga (9010), Udupi (9012), Thiruvananthapuram (9211), Ernakulam (9213), Kannur (9202), Kollam (9210), Kottayam (9205), Kozhikode (9206), Thrissur (9212) Karnataka, Kerala Region (KKR)/ Lakshadweep, Karnataka and Kerala Regional Director (KKR), Staff Selection Commission, 1st Floor, “E” Wing, Kendriya Sadan, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka-560034 (www.ssckkr.kar.nic.in)
4 Bhopal (6001), Gwalior (6005), Indore (6006), Jabalpur (6007), Satna (6014), Sagar (6015), Ujjain (6016), Bilaspur (6202), Raipur (6204), Durg-Bhilai (6205) Madhya Pradesh Sub-Region (MPR)/ Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh Dy. Director (MPR), Staff Selection Commission, J-5, Anupam Nagar, Raipur, Chhattisgarh-492007 (www.sscmpr.org)
5 Itanagar (5001), Dibrugarh (5102), Guwahati(Dispur) (5105), Jorhat (5107), Silchar (5111), Kohima (5302), Shillong (5401), Imphal (5501), Churachandpur (5502), Ukhrul (5503), Agartala (5601), Aizwal (5701) North Eastern Region (NER)/ Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura. Regional Director (NER), Staff Selection Commission, Housefed Complex, Last Gate, Beltola-Basistha Road, P. O. Assam Sachivalaya, Dispur, Guwahati, Assam-781006 (www.sscner.org.in)
6 Dehradun (2002), Haldwani (2003), Haridwar (2005), Roorkee (2006), Delhi (2201), Ajmer (2401), Alwar (2402), Bikaner (2404), Jaipur (2405), Jodhpur (2406), Kota (2407), Sriganganagar (2408), Udaipur (2409), Sikar (2411) Northern Region (NR)/ NCT of Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand Regional Director (NR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 (www.sscnr.net.in)
7 Jammu (1004), Leh (1005), Srinagar (1007), Samba (1010), Hamirpur (1202), Shimla (1203), Jalandhar (1402), Amritsar (1404), Mohali (1406), Chandigarh (1601) North Western Sub-Region (NWR)/ Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab Dy. Director (NWR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 3, Ground Floor, Kendriya Sadan, Sector-9, Chandigarh-160009 (www.sscnwr.org)
8 Guntur (8001), Kurnool (8003), Rajahmundry (8004), Tirupati (8006), Vishakhapatnam (8007), Vijaywada (8008), Chennai (8201), Coimbatore (8202), Madurai (8204), Tiruchirapalli (8206), Tirunelveli (8207), Puducherry (8401), Hyderabad (8601), Warangal (8603) Southern Region (SR)/ Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. Regional Director (SR), Staff Selection Commission, 2nd Floor, EVK Sampath Building, DPI Campus, College Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-600006 (www.sscsr.gov.in)
9 Ahmedabad (7001), Vadodara (7002), Rajkot (7006), Surat (7007), Amravati (7201), Aurangabad (7202), Kolhapur (7203), Mumbai (7204), Nagpur (7205), Nashik (7207), Pune (7208), Panaji (7801) Western Region (WR)/ Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra Regional Director (WR), Staff Selection Commission, 1st Floor, South Wing, Pratishtha Bhawan, 101, Maharshi Karve Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra-400020 (www.sscwr.net)

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