SSC Stenographer

SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2020 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 B and Group C. 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’2020
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 2020 Notification

Candidates who want to become a part of government sector wait for this notification to come every year. SSC will release its notification  for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam for stenographer posts in various ministries and departments soon. 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 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 2020 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

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

SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2020 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 2020 candidate will understand the format of the exam and the sections that are involved in it. SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2020 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 100 100

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 2020 Exam Dates

SSC will release its official notification in which the exam dates for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D exam will be mentioned. Application will be invited  from aspirants who want to make their career in SSC as a stenographer. The exam dates for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D 2020 posts will be updated once the notification is out. This is a one-day computer-based exam followed by Skill test of Stenography.

Complete details about the exam dates is given in the table below

Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ Exam Dates

ActivityTentative Dates
Release of SSC Stenographer Recruitment Application Form To be notified later
Last Date to Apply Online To be notified later
Last date for making online fee payment To be notified later
Last date for generation of offline Challan To be notified later
Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank) To be notified later
Tier-I Admit Card To be notified later
SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ Paper-I Exam Date November 16, 2020 to November 18, 2020
SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ Paper-1 Result Date To be notified later
SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ Paper-II Exam Date To be notified later

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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 . 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 and for group D posts 18 to 27 years of age is required as on the date mentioned in the official notification.

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

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 government 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 Group C and Group D How to Apply

 Candidates who are interested in applying for the SSC Stenographer will have to follow certain procedure. 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 2020.
  • 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 2020.
  • 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 2020. 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 2020 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 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 2020 Exam Centres

SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2020 will be 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/her 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)

SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2020 Admit card

Once the application process for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2020 is complete, 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 2020 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 will be a golden opportunity for the candidates who all are looking to make a career in the government sector. SSC will release the notification according to the different posts under  Group C and Group D. SSC will also prescribed some minimum qualifying marks known as cut off for the SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam. 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

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

SSC Stenographer Grade ‘D’ Previous Years 2018 Cut Off

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1:   Can I apply for SSC Stenographer Exam if I am not a graduate?

  Yes, you can apply for SSC Stenographer Exam if you have passed 12th standard.


Q2:   What kind of posts have been announced in SSC Stenographer recruitment?

  SSC has released the Stenographer vacancies for Grade C (Group B,Non Gazetted) & Grade D (Group C) posts.


Q3:   Is the age criteria similar for both SSC Stenographer Grade C & Grade D posts?

  No. The age criteria is different for Grade C & Grade D posts.


Q4: Can I pay the application fee through offline mode ?

Yes. Those who can not pay the application fee through online mode, can do so by generating an offline challan and can submit the application fee in the specified bank.


Q5: Is SSC Stenographer Exam in online or offline mode?

The SSC Stenographer Exam is online, containing a computer based examination.


Q6:   Can I choose Hindi as the medium of SSC Stenographer Exam?

  Yes. The SSC Stenographer Exam will be bilingual and therefore you can choose either Hindi or English except in test of English Language.


Q7:   Can I choose Hindi as the language for Skill Test?

Yes, you can choose to give the SSC Stenographer Skill Test either in Hindi or English.