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SSC Stenographer 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. Last year, SSC Stenographer Recruitment, invited applicants for Grade C & Grade D posts.

Basically, the job profile of a stenographer includes

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

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Latest Update

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

 

Study Plan

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

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

Click here to know more about Study Plan for SSC Stenographer.

Application Process

The selection process of applying for the post of SSC Stenographer involves the following steps:

  • Candidates can know about application dates for SSC Stenographer exam by clicking here.
  • Fill in your details along with supporting documents on the above link.
  • Take a screenshot of your application submission to know your registration number.
  • Registered candidates who want to check their previous year result, can do so by clicking here.

Click here to know more about application updates on SSC Stenographer 2018 exam.

Vacancies

A total of 1000 vacancies would probably be released for the post of SSC Stenographer in Grade “C” and Grade “D”. Candidates can apply for these vacancies through the application which would most probably be open from 7th July 2018.

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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.

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Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for SSC Stenographer involves the following:

  • Nationality: Candidate must be a citizen of India and should have documents supporting his citizenship.
  • Language: Candidate must be well versed in the language he/she has selected for the post.
  • Education: He/She must have passed 12 standard from a recognized university and should have supporting documents for the same.
  • Age Limit: The age limit for general category aspirant applying for the post of SSC Stenographer is between 18 to 27 years. There is also relaxation for upper age of candidates under other categories.

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Age Limit

The minimum age for applying for the post of SSC Stenographer under general category is 18 years. Also, the maximum age for applying for the post of SSC Stenographer under general category is 27 years.

The age relaxation as per data provided for SSC Stenographer 2016 is as following:

Click here to know more about relaxation for SSC Stenographer Exam 2018: 

Category

Age Relaxation(On upper age in years)

SC/ST

5

OBC

3

PH

10

PH+OBC

13

J&K Domicile

5

Ex-Servicemen

Actual Service Period+3 years

Widows/Divorced Women/Judicially Separated

9

Existing Employees of Public Sector General Insurance Companies

8

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Educational Qualification

Applicant must have qualified 12 class/standard or equivalent from a recognized education board of India. All candidates must have documents supporting their qualification.

Syllabus

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.

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Exam Pattern

The pattern for SSC Stenographer is in the following pattern:

Subject

No.of Questions

No.of Marks

Time Duration (in hours)

General Intelligence

50

50

2




General Awareness

50

50

English Language & Comprehension

100

100

Total

200

200

 

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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).

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Result

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

Cutoff 2016 was as following:

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

 

SC

ST

OBC

OH

VH

UR

Total

Cut off on % of mistakes

7%

7%

7%

7%

7%

5%

 

No. of candidates available

54

3

59

0

0

89

205

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

 

SC

ST

OBC

EXS

OH

VH

UR

Total

Cut off on % of mistakes

10%

10%

10%

10%

10%

10%

7%

 

No. of candidates available

368

67

620

1

19

3

635

1713

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FAQs

Ques. What should be the focus areas while preparing for SSC Stenographer 2018 exam?

Ans: Since SSC Stenographer is mostly based on language and general awareness, candidates must prepare for the same. They can do so by viewing daily current affairs in our YouTube channel. They can also give FREE mock tests to practice for SSC Stenographer 2018 exam.

Ques. What was the level of difficulty for SSC Stenographer 2017 exam ?

Ans: The level of difficulty for SSC Stenographer 2017 exam was “Moderate”. Click here understand the basis on which level of difficulty for SSC Stenographer 2017 is made.

Ques. What would be the level of difficulty for SSC Stenographer 2018 exam ?

Ans: Based on previous year paper, the level of difficulty for SSC Stenographer 2018 can be said to be between “Moderate to Highly Difficult”.

Ques. Are there any mock tests or patterns that can be followed to clear SSC Stenographer 2018 exam ?

Ans: There are many mock test or All India Test which can help students in their preparation for SSC Stenographer 2018 exam. Click here to know more about patterns for SSC Stenographer exam.

 

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