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SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2020 - 2021 Highlights

SSC (Staff Selection Commission) is counted as one of the most reputed selection commissions in our country. Every year SSC releases vacancies to fill the posts of SSC CGL, SSC MTS, SSC CHSL along with other recruitments. SSC Stenographer exam is one of the recruitments which recruits young aspirants to various ministries and organizations in the government. Young graduates who want to make their career in the government sector can apply for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D exams. The SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' and 'D' 2019 'Skill Test' was held on October 21 & October 22, 2021. The computer-based exam for Stenographer Grade 'C' & 'D' 2020 will be held from November 11 - November 15, 2021.

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SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ Highlights 2021

Conducting AuthorityStaff Selection Commission (SSC)
Official Website ssc.nic.in
Name of the Posts Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’
Mode of Application Online
Stages of Exam Two Stages-
  • Phase 1- Written Examination (Computer Based)
  • Phase 2- Skill Test in Stenography
Maximum Marks & Time Duration Phase 1- 200 marks, 2 hours
SSC Stenographer Grade C and D
Exam Date
November 11 to November 15, 2021
Number of Vacancies 757
Official Notification PDF Click Here

SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Notification 2020 - 2021

If you want to become a part of the government sector, the SSC exam is a good opportunity for you. SSC releases its notification for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D posts in various ministries and departments every year.  SSC Stenographer official notification will have complete details related to the exam like Eligibility criteria, Educational Qualification, Exam dates, and others. The computer-based exam for Stenographer Grade 'C' & 'D' 2020 will be held from November 11 - November 15, 2021.

SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam Pattern 2020 - 2021

While looking at the notification candidates generally lookout for the examination pattern because the exam pattern defines the whole exam. While looking at the SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D exam you will understand the format of the exam and the sections that are involved in it. SSC Stenographer exam pattern involves three sections - English Language and Comprehension, General Intelligence & Reasoning and General Awareness. Two hours will be given for the SSC Stenographer exam. Complete details about the SSC  Stenographer exam pattern is provided below.

  • SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D exam will be Objective type multiple choice
  • 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

If you qualify the written examination, you will be called out for the Skill test in stenography. A total of ten minutes will be given to you for dictation in English or Hindi as opted by you while filling out the SSC 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 the 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 Syllabus 2020 - 2021

Before starting preparation for any exam, it is very important to look at the SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D exam syllabus. You 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 Comprehension, General Intelligence & Reasoning and General Awareness. You are advised to go through the syllabus once in order to have complete information and frame a preparation strategy for the SSC Stenographer exam. Complete details about the syllabus is given below.

SectionTopics
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.
  • Nature of Matter, Universe (Planets / Earth / Satellites / Sun ), Electricity and its application
  • Force and Gravitation, Newton’s Laws Of Motion, Work, Energy and Power
  • Heat, Temperature, Metals and Non-Metals, Carbon and its Compounds, Measurements in Science, Sound & Wave Motion, Atomic Structure
  • Atomic Structure. Chemical Bonding, Periodic Classification of Element, Acids, Base, and Salts, Metals and Non-metals, Radioactivity, Hydrocarbons, Human Diseases, Human Body, Composition of Blood, Structure of Plant and Animal Cell, Photosynthesis.
English Language & Comprehension Vocabulary, Grammar, Sentence structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Writing ability

SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam Dates 2020 - 2021

SSC had released its official notification for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D. Application are invited from all eligible aspirants who want to make their career in SSC as a stenographer. The exam dates for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D 2021 posts will be updated once the new exam dates are out. This is a one-day computer-based exam followed by a Skill test of Stenography. The SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' and 'D' 2019 'Skill Test' was held on October 21 & October 22, 2021. The computer-based exam for Stenographer Grade 'C' & 'D' 2020 will be held from November 11 - November 15, 2021.

Complete details about the SSC Stenographer exam dates are given in the table below.

Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ Exam Dates

ActivityTentative Dates
Release of SSC Stenographer Recruitment Application Form October 10, 2020
Last Date to Apply Online November 04, 2020
Last date for making online fee payment November 06, 2020
Last date for generation of offline Challan November 08, 2020
Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank) November 10, 2020
Tier-I Admit Card To be notified later
SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D 2019 Exam Date (Skill Test) October 21 to October 22, 2021
SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam Date November 11, to November 15, 2021
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 the government sector is that along with a handsome salary it also provides job security to its employees. Along with the salary, SSC also provides various allowances. Let’s look at the salary structure of SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D posts given below

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

SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Eligibility Criteria 2020 - 2021

There are certain eligibility criteria required by SSC for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D posts. If you are applying for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D exam, you 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 includes age limit, educational qualification, skills test.

SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Educational criteria

The minimum educational qualification for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D  is 10+2 or equivalent examination. Additional educational qualification related information is provided in tabular form below. You must take a look at the educational criteria before filling the SSC application form.

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

SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Age Limit Criteria

SSC invites young aspirants to become part of the organization by inviting application for 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 you must lie between 18 to 30 years and for group D posts 18 to 27 years of age 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 

SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Age relaxation

The government has given certain age relaxation to reserved category candidates like SC/ST/OBC/EX servicemen. Complete details related to SSC Stenographer age relaxation is 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 the upper age limit is given if you are a central government civilian employees, widows/ divorcees. For complete details on the age relaxation section for such category, please refer to 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 2020 - 2021: How to Apply Online

 You need to follow certain steps of a procedure for applying for the SSC Stenographer exam. You can only apply online for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D exam. The procedure to fill the online application form is given below.

  • You need to visit the official website https://ssc.nic.in/ to fill the application form for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam 2020 - 2021
  • Click on the APPLY ONLINE link given on the official page. A new window will open after that
  • Click on the New Registration link for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam
  • Fill in all the required details like name, DOB, email id, Mobile number and others
  • Click on submit button after completing all the details required to fill in the application form
  • A registration ID will be generated for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Exam. Save that number for future use
  • Login with the login id (registration ID) and password to complete the registration process further
  • Upload photograph and signature as prescribed by SSCmentioned below-
    1. Photograph between 4KB and 12 KB with 100*120 pixels in width and height. The background must be white in colour or light colour.
    2. The signature must be between 1KB and 12KB with a resolution between 40*60 pixels in width and height. The ink used must be either blue or black. 
  • Preview the application form before final submit
  • Click on the Final submit button to complete the registration process.
  • Take a print out of the registration form for future use.

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FAQs

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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