SSC Stenographer Recruitment 2020 – The Staff Selection Commission has released a notification for recruiting Stenographer Grade C and D in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices. According to the official notification, the filling up of the online application has started from 10-10-2020 and the last date for online application submission is 04 November 2020. The candidates who haven’t filled up the form should start registration immediately.

SSC Stenographer Grade C and D Examination 2020 – Detailed Notification

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SSC Steno Grade Notification 2020: Important Dates
The date for Submission of Online Application04-11-2020 (05:00 PM)
Last Date for Making Online Fee Payment06-11-2020 (05:00 PM)
Last Date for Generation of Offline Challan08-11-2020
Last Date for Payment through Challan (during working hrs of the bank)10-11-2020
Date of Computer Based Examination29-03-2021 to 31-03-2021

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern, Eligibility and Syllabus

One of the most demanding Central Government jobs in India, SSC Stenographer enjoys a number of perks and benefits along with the handsome salary. Since the minimum eligibility to sit in this exam is 12th class pass. The minimum Educational Qualification required by a candidate is to be at least 12th pass from a recognized Board or University. Only those candidates who have the required skills in stenography are eligible to apply. 

ALSO CHECK: Other 12th Pass Govt Jobs

The first step in your preparation should be getting familiar with the Eligibility Criteria in detail. Candidates who wish to apply for this check paper can check the required age limit and educational qualification here.

Nationality/ Citizenship:
A candidate must be either

A citizen of India or
A subject of Nepal or
A subject of Bhutan or
A Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India or
A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

Except for Citizen of India, the candidate belonging to other categories shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age Limit:
(a) Stenographer Grade ‘C’: 18 to 30 years as on 01-08-2020 i.e. candidates born not before 02-08-1990 and not later than 01-08-2002 are eligible to apply.

(b) Stenographer Grade ‘D’: 18-27 years as on 01-08-2020 i.e. candidates born not before 02-08-1993 and not later than 01-08-2002 are eligible to apply.

Relaxation in Upper Age Limit
SC/ ST5 years
OBC3 years
PwD (Unreserved)10 years
PwD (OBC)13 years
PwD (SC/ ST)15 years
Ex-Servicemen (ESM)03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of receipt of online application.
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 198905 years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof03 years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST)08 years

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern

Willing candidates who are looking forward to working as SSC Stenographer must have a clear idea about the SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern and SSC Stenographer Syllabus. Without proper knowledge of these two, you cannot plan your SSC Stenographer preparation. Here, we will provide you with all the information regarding SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern. Before discussing the detailed syllabus, let’s first look at the exam pattern.

The exam will take place on two levels – Computer Based exam and Skill Test. To know more about both these levels, the weightage of various topics, selection procedure and time duration, read this article.


Computer-Based Examination – Time Allotted: 2 hrs
SectionNo of Questions and Max. Marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning50 Questions, 50 Marks
General Awareness50 Questions, 50 Marks
English Language and Comprehension100 Questions, 100 Marks
Total200 Questions, 200 Marks

Important Points:
1. Question paper will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice. Questions will be set in Hindi and English except for English Language and Comprehension.

2. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the question.

3. Marks scored by candidates in the Computer Based Examinations, if conducted in multiple shifts, will be normalized and such normalized scores will be used to determine final merit.


1. Candidates who obtain the qualifying marks in the Examination as may be prescribed by the Commission will be called for the Skill Test. Commission may also prescribe qualifying marks in each part of the Examination. The Skill Test will be of qualifying nature and the Commission will fix the qualifying standards in the Skill Test for different categories of candidates.

2. The candidates will have to appear for the Skill Test in Stenography. The candidates will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English/ Hindi 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’. The matter will have to be transcribed on the computer. The transcription time is as follows:

PostLanguage of Skill TestTime Duration (in minutes)
Stenographer Grade ‘D’English50
Stenographer Grade ‘D’Hindi65
Stenographer Grade ‘C’English40
Stenographer Grade ‘C’Hindi55

3. Candidates who opt to take the Stenography Test in Hindi will be required to learn English Stenography and vice versa after their appointment, failing which their probation may not be cleared by appointing departments. Candidates have to work as English/ Hindi stenographers as per the functional requirement of the User Office irrespective of the medium of Skill Test of the candidate during the examination.

4. The skill test will be held at the Commission’s Regional/ Sub Regional Offices or at other Centre(s) as may be decided by the Commission.

5. Detailed instructions regarding Skill Test will be sent by the concerned Regional/ Sub Regional Offices of the Commission to the candidates called for the Skill Test.

Qualifying candidates are required to come for the document verification. Those who fail to do so will not be considered for any post at the time of final selection. Candidates will have to submit copies of various documents like Matriculation Certificate, educational qualification, caste certificate, relevant document, if any relaxation is taken, etc. Candidates will be required to produce all documents in original for verification at the time of document verification.

SSC Stenographer Syllabus

Here, we are providing you with the detailed SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2020 which will help you in your SSC Stenographer preparation & provide you with the guidelines and tips to prepare for the topics. To perform well in the exam we recommend you to go through all the topics and prepare accordingly. Please note the provided syllabus is only for reference purpose, we may not guarantee that same topic are asked in the paper. Some of the topics that aspirants can cover are listed below.

General AwarenessEnglish Language and ComprehensionGeneral Intelligence & Reasoning
SportsSynonyms-AntonymsArithmetic Computation
EconomyGrammarNumber Series
Current AffairsVocabularyVisual Memory
HistorySentence StructureDecision Making
Important EventsReading ComprehensionBlood Relation
Scientific ResearchPara JumblesProblem Solving Skills
Awards and HonoursSpellingSyllogism

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Posted on October 10, 2020 by vandana doll