SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D Recruitment-2019 | Last Date:18.10.2019| Syllabus

Staff Selection Commission(SSC),
Government of India,
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions,
Department of Personnel and Training,
 Block No. 12, CGO Complex, Lodhi
Road, New Delhi - 110003.

Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ Examination, 2019

F.No.3/5/2019-P&P-II
Date for submission of online applications: 20.09.2019 to 18.10.2019
Last date for receipt of application: 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
Date of Computer Based Examination: 05.05.2020 to 07.05.2020

The Staff Selection Commission will hold an Open Competitive Computer Based Examination for recruitment of Stenographer Grade „C‟ (Group „B‟, Non-Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade „D‟ (Group „C‟) for various Ministries/ Departments/Organizations in the Government of India. Only those candidates who have required skills in stenography are eligible to apply.

Name of the Post:
Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ 

Educational Qualifications (As on 01.01.2020): 
Passed 12th Standard or equivalent

Age Limit: 
Stenographer Grade „C‟: 18 to 30 years as on 01.01.2020
Stenographer Grade „D‟: 18 to 27 years as on 01.01.2020

Age Relaxation:
  • SC/ ST 5 years
  • OBC 3 years
  • PwD (Unreserved) 10 years
  • PwD (OBC) 13 years
  • PwD (SC/ ST) 15 years

Application Fee:
  • Fee payable: Rs 100/- (Rs one hundred only)
  • No fees for SC/ST/PWD/ESM
Scheme of Examination:

  • Question paper will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice only. 
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer

How to apply:
Applications are required to be submitted in online mode only at the official website of SSC Headquarters i.e. https://ssc.nic.in. For detailed instructions, please refer to Annexure-III and Annexure-IV of this Notice.

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Online application:


Indicative Syllabus for Computer Based Mode Examination:
(a) 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, judgment, 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.

(b) General Awareness: Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate‟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.

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

(d) 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.

(e) Skill Test in Stenography:
(i) The candidates who are shortlisted in the Computer Based Examination for the ext stage will have to appear for the Skill Test in Stenography. The candidates will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English or Hindi (as opted by the candidates in the online Application Form) at the speed of 100 word per minute (w.p.m) for the post of Stenographer Grade „C‟ and 80 w.p.m. for the post of
Stenographer Grade „D‟.


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