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29th November 2018

SSC Stenographer 2017 Document Verification Dates Released (Northern Region)

Staff selection commission has released the dates for document verification 2017. All the candidates who have been shortlisted for the document verification on the basis of the result declared on November 28th are hearby informed that the document verification of SSC (NR) will commence from 7th December 2018. 

28th November 2018

SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' & 'D' Skill Test Result Declared

The Staff Selection Commission had declared the result of the Written Examination of the Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination 2017 on 21.11.2017. In the said result 8469 candidates were declared qualified to be called for Skill Test for the post of Stenographer ‘C’ and 15004 candidates were declared qualified to be called for Skill Test for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘D

SSC candidates can visit the direct links below to check if they have been called for a further round.

Click here to check SSC Stenographer Final Result

SSC Steno Garde C Exam Result 2017 PDF

SSC Steno Grade D Result 2017 PDF

19th November 2018

SSC Stenographer Onlne Application Date Extended

Staff Selection Commission released an important notice regarding the online application of stenographer. according to the official notification, candidates faced technical issues in filling up online applications for stenographer exam. Hence, in the interest of the candidates, it has been decided by the Commission to extend the closing date for receipt of online applications for the said examinations by one day i.e. up to 20-11-2018 (5.00 PM)

Check Here official Notification

22nd October 2018

SSC Stenographer 2018 Notification Released: Complete Information

The Staff Selection Commission has officially released the exam notification for the recruitment of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ (Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade ‘D’(Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted) posts. The Official Notification for Stenographer Recruitment 2018 will provide all the essential details regarding eligibility criteria, selection procedure as well as educational qualifications.

Click Here to download official notification

12th September 2018

SSC Stenographer vacancies Increased upto 1473: Check official Notice

Staff Selection Commission released an important notice regarding the revised vacancies of SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' &'D' Examination. Earlier the vacancies were 1705 which has been increased to 1473. Click on the below given link to view the official notice stating the no. of vacancies.

Click Here

22nd May 2018

SSC Stenographer Skill Test: Exam date Announced!

The Skill Test for Stenographers Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination 2017, which was earlier postponed, will now be held between 20.08.2018 and 19.9.2018.The detailed programme for the aforesaid Skill Test will be announced by the concerned Regional / Sub-Regional Offices of the Commission, separately. Click here


About Exam

The Staff Selection Commission(SSC), one of the most prestigious government recruitment body in India has released recruitment notifications for stenographer. Candidates who have higher secondary education now have a chance to be a part of Government of India.

Basically, the job profile of a stenographer includes

  • Speech writing,
  • Press conference briefing,
  • Providing minister/office assistance &
  • Helping in building public relations.

Click here to know more about job profile of SSC Stenographer.


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Exam Dates/Notifications

  • The date for submission of online applications: 22-10-2018 to 19-11-2018
  • Last date for receipt of application: 19-11-2018 (up to 5.00 P.M.)
  • Date of Computer Based Examination: 01-02-2019 to 06-02-2019

Study Plan

To effectively clear the SSC Stenographer, candidates can include the following steps in their study plans:

  • Spend an adequate amount of time on each exam section.
  • Build a daily routine for each section of the exam
  • Attempt online mock tests
  • Attempt “All India Tests” to know your score and ranks
  • Practice previous year exam papers if the pattern hasn’t changed

Application Process

The application process for SSC Stenographer is online. The application fee is non-refundable and must be paid through online mode only using Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Net Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards or Mobile Wallets. The application fee for SSC Steno is

  • Rs 100/- for General Category
  • NO FEE is to be paid by SC/ST/OBC/PwD/Ex-Servicemen and women candidates.

Follow these steps to submit SSC Stenographer Application Form 2018.

  • Visit SSC Official Website: Click here
  • Select New Registration and enter all the basic details.
  • Enter all the Basic Information in SSC Application Form Part 1.
  • A Registration ID will be provided after completion of Part 1.
  • Use that to Enter Part 2 and pay the fee online.
  • Upload Photograph and Signature and ensure that you have read all the details before clicking on Submit.
  • Take a Print for Future Reference.



(a) Vacancies will be determined in due course.
(b) Vacancies of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and Stenographers Grade ‘D’ are in Ministries/Departments/ Organizations of Central Government, including their Attached and Subordinate offices located in various States and Union Territories all over the

Selection Process

The selection process of SSC Stenographer for Group “C” & Group “D” involves the following steps:

Step 1:

Computer Based Test or CBT

This is the primary paper for all candidates applying for the post of SSC Stenographer. All aspirants need to get adequate number of marks in three sections namely, General Awareness, English Language & Comprehension and General Intelligence & Reasoning in order to clear the exam.

The question paper will include 200 questions worth 200 marks. Candidates would be given a total time 2 hours to read, write, check and correct their answers before the final submission.

Step 2:

Skill or Computer Proficiency Test

Candidates who have clear Paper-1- CBT would be called/notified about Skill/Computer Proficiency Test.

Important Note:

*SSC will declare the minimum number of marks required to clear Paper-1 of SSC Stenographer exam.

*¼ marks of total marks assigned to a question would be deducted for selecting each wrong answer.

Step 3

Candidates who clear Paper-2 would be notified by email or can check their result on the official website of SSC.

Eligibility Criteria

SSC Stenographer Grade C and D Eligibility Criteria 2018 consists of a set of requirements and clauses in terms of age, educational qualification and nationality.

Age Limit

Age Limit

  • Stenographer Grade ‘C’: 18 to 30 years as on 01-01-2019 (i.e. candidates born on or after 02-01-1989 and born before or on 01-01-2001)
  • Stenographer Grade ‘D’: 18-27 years as on 01-01-2019 (i.e. candidates born on or after 02-01-1992 and born before or on 01-01-2001)


  • SC/ ST: 5 Years
  • OBC: 3 Years
  • PH: 10 Years
  • PH + OBC: 13 Years
  • PH + SC/ST: 15 Years
  • J&K Domicile: 5 Years
  • Ex-Servicemen: the Actual period of service rendered in Defense Services + 3 Years

Educational Qualification

The applicant must have qualified 12th Class or equivalent Qualification from a recognized Central Board of Secondary Education. You need to produce relevant documents for the same.


The syllabus for SSC Stenographer 2018 would include:

English Language & Comprehension

This paper will test candidates English through questions based on:

  • Language,
  • Grammar,
  • Vocabulary,
  • Synonyms,
  • Antonyms,
  • Sentence structure,
  • Reading comprehension
  • Para jumble
  • Writing Ability

General Intelligence & Reasoning:

This paper would include questions based on:

  • Decision making,
  • Problem solving analysis,
  • Arithmetical reasoning,
  • Syllogism,
  • Blood relationship concept,
  • Number series,
  • Visual memory,
  • Arithmetical computation & other functions.

General Awareness(GA):

The GA section of exam would broad cover:

  • Current events,
  • Important dates of celebration,
  • Book author name, etc

The sub-categories of these would include questions based on:

  • Important sports days,
  • Economy of India,
  • History,
  • General polity,
  • Scientific research,
  • Economic sense,
  • Indian constitution, and many more topics.

Click here to know more about syllabus for SSC Stenographer 2018 exam

Exam Pattern

The pattern for SSC Stenographer is in the following pattern:


No.of Questions

No.of Marks

Time Duration (in hours)

General Intelligence




General Awareness



English Language & Comprehension







Click here to Download SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2018

Job Profile

Like mentioned above, Stenographers are broadly divided into two categories, namely, Grade “C” and Grade “D”.

Candidates recruited as “Stenographers” in Grade “C” are mostly placed in the national capital of India-Delhi. Also, they are either part of Ministries or Departments of Central Government.

However, candidates recruited as “Stenographers” in Grade “D” are further grouped in Group “X” and Group “Y”. All Group “X” candidates are assigned work under the Department of Central Government located at Delhi. Group “Y” candidates are assigned to work Department of Central Government and are placed across PAN India.

Duties assigned to SSC Stenographers are as following:

  • Speech Writing: The primary work of any SSC Stenographer recruited under any Department of Central Government to write speech. By that as it may, stenographers working with their assigned seniors note down any speech given by the officer. Stenographers need to note down details of speech carefully as such speeches are part of important government records.
  • Briefing for Press Conference: The second most important job of an SSC Stenographer is to note down all details given by their minister/officer during press conference(s). These briefings are used by government for giving out press releases.
  • Providing Assistance To Minister/Officer: Another major job responsibility of an SSC Stenographer is to help minister/officer for preparing public speeches. They are assigned this task because they are already involved in various government proceeding. Therefore, they know the relevant information important for various ministers or officers of government departments.
  • Providing Assistance To PRO’s: A major job responsibility of SSC Stenographer is to make notes of government departments, and their stand on issues on a daily basis. But, with this responsibility stenographers need to reach out the public too. They do so by providing relevant information to relevant Public Relationship Officer(PRO).

Click here to know more about job role of SSC Stenographer.


The result for SSC Stenographer 2018 would be announced in or around the month of November. The result for SSC Stenographer would be released in PDF format by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). The result of SSC Stenographer can be viewed on the official website of SSC. Click here to visit the official website.


Cutoff 2016 was as following:

Stenographer Grade ‘C’: Inclusive of candidates qualified in Skill Test for appearing in Document Verification:









Cut off on % of mistakes








No. of candidates available








Steno Grade ‘D’: Candidates qualified in Skill Test for appearing in Document Verification:










Cut off on % of mistakes









No. of candidates available









Click here to know more about SSC Stenographer cutoff. 


FAQ Steno

Q1.In the Skill Test whether candidates will be asked for Shorthand or normal typing?

Ans. The candidates will have to appear for the Shorthand(English/Hindi) in Stenography. The Skill Test

will be of qualifying nature.

Q2.What is the last date of Form filling?

Ans. The date for submission of online applications: 22-10-2018 to 19-11-2018

Last date for receipt of application: 19-11-2018 (up to 5.00 P.M.)

Q3.What is the Speed required for Shorthand?

Ans. The candidates will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English/ Hindi at the speed of 100 words per minute (w.p.m) for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and

80 w.p.m. for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘D’.

The time for shorthand typing will be 40-55 min for Grade C and 50-65 min for Grade D.

Q4.Which books will be enough for SSC stenographer Tier I?

Ans. English

MB Publication and SP Bakshi for Vocab

Plinth to Paramount/ Christopher Phoenix for grammar.


History/ Geo - NCERT

Polity/ Science - Lucent

Current Affairs - Online Tyari Platform


Q5. Can Polytechnic Candidates apply for this exam?

Ans: Yes

Q6.What is the number of vacancies?

Ans: SSC will release it soon.

Q7. What is the Age limit for Steno 2018?

Ans: Stenographer Grade ‘C’: 18 to 30 years

    Stenographer Grade ‘D’: 18-27 years

Q8.What is the Syllabus for SSC Stenographer exam?

Ans: 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

Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s

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


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



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