SSC Stenographer

application process - SSC Stenographer

SSC Stenographer 2019 Application Form has been made available since September 20, 2019. Candidates can register for the exam in online mode only at the official website – ssc.nic.in. The last day to fill SSC Stenographer Application Form 2019 is October 18, 2019.

Direct link to SSC Stenographer 2019 Application Form

  • SSC Stenographer 2019 exam will be held on May 5 – 7, 2019.
  • SSC Stenographer Eligibility requires a candidate to possess class 12 or equivalent qualification and stenography skills.
  • The application process involves online registration, uploading scanned documents, filling up application form and pay registration fees.
  • The registration fees is INR 100. Women, SC, ST, PwD and Ex-servicemen candidates are exempted from fee payment. 
  • Payment can be done in offline mode through SBI challan or in online mode through Debit/ Credit card/ Net banking and BHIM UPI.
  • Successfully registered candidates will be issued SSC Stenographer Admit card in the month of April, 2020.

SSC Stenographer Application 2019 Highlights

The key features about SSC Stenographer Application Process are highlighted below:

Exam NameSSC Stenographer
Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission
Post offeredGrade C and D Stenographers
Application ModeOnline
Fee Payment ModeOffline and Online
Application FeesINR 100  
Application Form Websitessc.nic.in

SSC Stenographer 2019 Official Notification

SSC Stenographer 2019 Registration Dates

SSC has announced the complete exam schedule along with registration dates:

EventsDates
SSC Stenographer Registration Began onSeptember 20, 2019
Last day to submit SSC Stenographer Application Form 2019October 18, 2019 (5:00 PM)
Last day to pay SSC Stenographer Application Fee (Online mode)October 20, 2019 (5:00 PM)
Last day to generate offline challanOctober 20, 2019 (5:00 PM)
Last day to pay SSC Stenographer Registration Fee in CashOctober 22, 2019 (during banking hours)
Issue of SSC Stenographer 2019 Admit CardApril, 2020
SSC Stenographer Exam 2019May 5 – 7, 2020

SSC Stenographer 2019 Eligibility

Candidates must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria laid down by SSC before applying for the exam. As if it is found that the candidate does not satisfy any of the eligibility conditions at any stage of the exam, his/her candidature will be cancelled. 

SSC Stenographer Age Limit

The minimum age limit for all the candidates as on January 1, 2020 is 18 years. Given below is the upper age limit for Grade C and D steno: However, relaxation is given to candidates from OBC and SC/ST category

  • Upper Age Limit for Grade C stenographer – 30 years
  • Upper Age Limit for Grade D stenographer – 27 years

Candidates belonging to reserved categories are given upper age relaxation as per government of India norms.

SSC Steno Qualifications Requirement

  • Candidates should have completed class 12 or equivalent from a recognized Board as on January 1, 2020.
  • They must possess stenography skills as a skill test will be held before final allotment.

Pre-requisites for SSC Steno 2019 Registration

Candidates will require the following documents and details during the application process:

  • A valid Mobile Number (to be verified through OTP)
  • An active Email ID (to be verified through OTP).
  • Aadhaar Number/ Voter ID Card/ PAN/ Passport/ Driving License/ School or College ID or Employer ID (Govt./ PSU/ Private)
  • Class 10, 12 and other qualifications Marksheets
  • Scanned image of candidate’s colour passport size photograph (20 KB to 50 KB)
  • Scanned image of candidate’s signature (10 to 20 KB)
  • Category certificate, if any

Note:These original documents will have to be produced at the time of document verification.

How to Fill SSC Stenographer 2019 Application Form?

SSC Stenographer Application Form can be filled by online mode only and candidates are advised to have necessary documents in hand prior to filling the application form. Candidates applying for the first time have to register in the website before applying for the exam.

Step 1: New Registration

  • Candidates can register in the Staff Selection Commission website, www.ssc.nic.in
  • The home page will contain three columns, one for registration and edit options , one for details of the exam and application form and one for printing the application and admit card
  • Candidates have to go to the New Registration column and click on Register option
  • A new page will open and the details for registration will be displayed
  • The page will contain details like Name, Father’s Name, Secondary Board Exam Roll number, Date of Birth and Gender
  • Candidates might have to fill all information twice for verification Process
  • Enter the Captcha and click enter

Step 2: Form Filling

  • The personal details form will contain questions like Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name , Date of Birth, Gender
  • Enter the details as per the 10th certificate. The name, father’s name and mother’s name should be as per the Government certificates
  • The date of birth should be as the 10th
  • The Basic Details form will have questions like Aadhar Card Number, Category, Religion, Nationality, Disability details (if any) and Certificate Number
  • The Contact Details Form will contain questions like Address, State, Pincode, Mobile Number and Email
  • Click on the submit option and
  • Candidates should upload their photograph and signature
  • The photograph should be more than 20 kb and the signature should be more than 50 kb. 
  • The candidates should complete all mandatory columns to go to complete the registration process
  • The examination Centre and code details will be available in the prospectus. We would strongly advise you select a centre near your location for accessibility
  • The basic details will include details like Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality
  • Staff selection commission allow fees exemption and Age Relaxation for Ex Serviceman, Physically Handicapped Candidates 

Step 3: Post Preference

  • The next column will ask details about preference for posts
  • The details and codes of the post will be available in the exam notification
  • Enter qualification details in the ascending order, Starting from the highest degree
  • The work experience should be entered from recent to last order. Proper experience and reliving letter is mandatory for the work to be considered valid
  • The contact details should be your permanent address and valid contact details

Step 4: SSC Stenographer Application Fee Payment

  • The exam fees can be paid by online and offline mode.
  • Candidates can download the challan, make payment in SBI bank branches and enter the acknowledgement number.
  • Candidates can make online payment through net banking/ debit card/ credit card or BHIM UPI. Candidates can also claim for Fee exemption if they are an Ex Servicemen, Specially Challenged Person, etc.

Candidates must upload the photo and signature in the required size and format. You can preview the file before final submission of the application form.

Details in Application Form

SSC Stenographer 2019 Application Form should be filled with care and the below details will clarify all doubts. Most data will be replicated from the registration form:

Details AskedFilling Criteria
Examination Centre & codeThe details will be given in the notification and can be selected as per convenience Check SSC Stenographer Exam Centers
NameCandidate’s name
Father’s NameCandidate’s father’s name
Mother’s NameCandidate’s mother’s name
Date of BirthAs on the registration form
GenderMale/female
NationalityWill be replicated from the registration form
Fee exemption claimedIf yes, candidates will have to select the category under which the fees exemption is applied, Ex-Servicemen, Specially Talented, etc.
Age as onThis is a mandatory column and it will be replication from the registration form as per the Date of Birth given
PreferencesThe candidate should enter the code of the applied post. Additional questions on the candidate’s interest on specialised posts like Statistical Investigator, AAO will be asked
Whether you belong to Religious Minority CommunitiesKindly go through the list of minority communities before answering the question
MediumCandidates can select English or Hindi based on their comfort
Educational QualificationCandidates should enter details from the highest degree
Work ExperienceCandidates should enter details from the latest job
Contact DetailsWill be replicated from the registration form

Application Form Correction

In case of any corrections or changes, candidates can enter their registration number and date of birth in the application page and make necessary changes. However, if candidates are unable to make the necessary corrections online, they can contact the nearest Staff Selection Commission office or write an email to them regarding the same. Major changes like Examination centre, Application to specific Posts, 10th certificate number will not be entertained. Kindly recheck the data before submission of SSC Stenographer Application form to avoid unnecessary stress. 

For any assistance, candidates can seek help from the following address:

Staff Selection Commission
Block No.-12
CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi,
Phone: +91 11 – 24363343

exam pattern - SSC Stenographer

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern is released for ‘Grade C & Grade D’ posts conducted by Staff Selection Commission. It is a common exam for candidates who have successfully completed their Intermediate from a recognized board of university.

  • The exam consists of a written test and a SSC Stenographer Skill Test
  • Written test consists of 200 objective type questions for 200 marks to be finished in 2 hours. 
  • Only candidates qualifying the written test will be called for the skill test. Check SSC Stenographer Result
  • The exam will be conducted in the online mode
  • In pre-exam questions from Reasoning, General awareness and English sections will be asked. Check SSC Stenographer Syllabus
  • The difficulty of questions is expected to be of secondary level but considering the number of applicants, there will be a tough competition as usual.

Highlights Table for SSC Stenographer 2018

Exam ModeOnline Mode
Number of Papers1 Paper and 1 Skill Test.
Number of sectionsExam: General Intelligence/Reasoning, General Awareness and English. Skill Test: Typing ability exam
Question paper typeObjective type questions
Number of questions200
Total Marks200
Exam duration2 hours
Exam LanguageReasoning & General awareness: Bilingual & English comprehension

SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Pattern

SSC conducts this exam in two stages; Preliminary exam and after qualifying this, applicants need to go through a skill test.  Pre-exam comprises of 3 sections i.e., Reasoning, English Comprehension and General awareness. The questions will be classified as per the table given below:

SectionNumber of questions
General Intelligence/Reasoning50
General Awareness50
English100
Total200

SSC Stenographer 2018 Marking Scheme

SSC Stenographer 2018 Preliminary exam comprises of 200 objective type questions with weightage of 200 marks carrying 1 mark each. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each negative response. The competition level is quite tough considering the number of applicants. The merit list of the students will be based upon the marks scored by the students in preliminary exam. Marking scheme for the exam is given below.

 
  • Total Questions asked: 200
  • Marks allotted for correct response: 1
  • Marks deducted for incorrect response: 0.25-mark deduction
  • Marks deduction for not attempted: NIL Marking.

Exam Pattern for General Intelligence (Reasoning)

General Intelligence test is a form of psychometric testing that is widely used by corporate employers & Government to help assess candidates during the recruitment process. ‘Psychometric’ is just a fancy way of saying ‘measuring mental ability’ and logical reasoning tests are designed measure your non-verbal skills. This section comprises of 50 questions and marks allotted to this section is 50, hence giving equal importance to each question with 1 mark .

 

Take a quick look at SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Pattern for General Intelligence.

  • Total Questions asked: 50
  • Maximum marks: 50
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark per correct response.
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 marks deduction per negative response.
  • Difficulty level: Secondary
  • Time to be invested: 35 – 45 minutes advisable.

Syllabus for General Intelligence

Since SSC Stenographer exam is conducted for recruitment process for the candidates who have completed intermediate exam. Hence, syllabus for section is upto 10th level. It is also similar to the major recruitment exams conducted at national and state level. The questions will be asked from the syllabus mentioned in notification.

Here is a list of some importance topics that could come in the SSC Stenographer exam:

Important Topics
Arithmetical ReasoningAnalytical reasoning
SyllogismMissing character
Number SeriesPuzzle test
Blood Relationship conceptVenn diagram
Number seriesSeries test
Problem solving analysisDirection test

 

Exam Pattern for General Awareness

This section is basically included to check the general knowledge of candidates. To know the concept, they need to have an in-depth understanding with regard to the different subjects covered by these recruitments. General awareness is the aptitude to discover or to self-conscious of objects things or sensorial systems. Candidates need to have a deep understanding of the topics covered in this portion. This section comprises of 50 questions with weightage of 50 marks carrying 1 mark each.

SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Pattern for General Awareness:

  • Total Questions asked: 50
  • Maximum marks:50
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark per correct response.
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 marks deduction per negative response.
  • Difficulty level: Secondary
  • Time to be invested: 25- 30 minutes advisable.

Syllabus for General Awareness

There is no limit as such for the syllabus of General awareness but one can prepare for this section by going through the topics and understanding the pattern of questions asked in previous years exams.

Some of the important portion to prepare the general awareness section is mentioned here.

Important Topics
Based on important dates of celebrationGeneral polity
The economy of IndiaBook author’s Name
Scientific researchImportant sports days
 HistoryEconomic sense
The ConstitutionNewspapers
Current affairs

Exam Pattern for General Awareness

This section is basically included to check the general knowledge of candidates. To know the concept, they need to have an in-depth understanding with regard to the different subjects covered by these recruitments. General awareness is the aptitude to discover or to self-conscious of objects things or sensorial systems. Candidates need to have a deep understanding of the topics covered in this portion. This section comprises of 50 questions with weightage of 50 marks carrying 1 mark each.

SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Pattern for General Awareness:

  • Total Questions asked: 50
  • Maximum marks:50
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark per correct response.
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 marks deduction per negative response.
  • Difficulty level: Secondary
  • Time to be invested: 25- 30 minutes advisable.

Syllabus for General Awareness

There is no limit as such for the syllabus of General awareness but one can prepare for this section by going through the topics and understanding the pattern of questions asked in previous years exams.

Some of the important portion to prepare the general awareness section is mentioned here.

 

Exam Pattern for English language and Comprehension

English comprehension plays vital role in the selection of a candidate in any competitive exam. This is the most important section of the exam which checks the grammar ability and basic understanding of concepts related to English.

SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Pattern for English is given below:

  • Total Questions asked: 100
  • Maximum marks:100
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark per correct response.
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 marks deduction per negative response.
  • Difficulty level: Secondary
  • Time to be invested: 50-55 minutes advisable.

Syllabus for English Language and Comprehension

This section consists 100 questions in the exam and checks the general English of the candidate. A wide portion based on the comprehension, spotting errors, fill in the blanks and questions related to vocabulary will be asked in the exam.

Some of the important portion candidates need to cover to prepare well for the exam is mentioned in the table below.

Important Topics
 English Language based questionsSpotting errors
SynonymsReading comprehension
AntonymsSentence structure
One word substitutionGrammar
Vocabulary

Skill Test

After qualifying the Preliminary examination, candidates need to go through skill test to get selected for the post. The skill test/stenography test will be organized at various sub-regional offices or at some other centers. Candidates who qualifies the preliminary exam and eligible for the skill test, will be given one dictation for the time period of 10 minutes in Hindi as well as English with minimum speed of 100 words per minute for the stenographer grade C posts while for Grade D the minimum speed would be 80 words per minute.

results - SSC Stenographer

SSC Stenographer 2018 Result for the written test held from February 5 – 8, 2019 has been declared on April 15, 2019. Result is uploaded on the official website – ssc.nic.in. Candidates who have qualified the written test will have to appear for SSC Stenographer skill test.

  • Skill test is expected to take place in the month of May, 2019.
  • The final result will be announced after the conclusion of the skill test.
  • The candidates will be able to check both their Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) and result of SSC Stenographer 2018 online.
  • Two separate results will be uploaded as per the posts applied for. Check SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern
  • Candidates need to log on to the site, click on the “Results” tab, click on the relevant notification and the result will be displayed in the screen with their name, roll numbers, categories and marks.
  • They need to take a print out of the result sheet and display the same during counselling and admission.

Highlights of SSC Stenographer 2018 Result

Name of the ExamSSC Stenographer Exam
Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission (SSC)
Official Websitewww.ssc.nic.in
Exam dateFebruary 5-8, 2019
SSC Stenographer Result 2018 DateApril 15, 2019 
Skill TestTo be available soon 
Final SSC Stenographer Result 2018 dateTo be available soon 
Result Declaration ModeOnline

Dates for SSC Stenographer 2018 Result

The first level of the SSC stenographer entrance test, which is a written test, conducted from February 5 – 9, 2019, and results of the same will be declared on April 15, 2019. Only those candidates who qualify the first level need to appear for the second level of test, which will be a skill test to be conducted soon after the result declaration. Below are the dates of the events related to the exam:

 
EventDate
Availability of SSC Stenographer Application formOctober 22, 2018
Application form Submission DateNovember 19, 2018
Application fee Remittance Date (Both online and offline)November 26, 2019
Admit Card will be issued onJanuary 29, 2019
SSC Stenographer ExamFebruary 5-8, 2019
SSC Stenographer Exam ResultApril 15, 2019 
SSC Stenographer Skill TestTo be available soon 
Final SSC Stenographer Result 2018To be available soon

How to Check SSC Stenographer 2018 Result?

SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Final Exam Result 2018 will be announced by March 2018, after one or two months of completion of skill test. In October 2018, the roll numbers of successful candidates of SSC Stenographer Grade C & D written test will be uploaded in the official website.

All candidates need to check regularly the official website  www.ssconline.nic.in for any updates and results notifications. Only those candidates who qualify the written test will be eligible for the skill test which will be of qualifying in nature, the results of which will be uploaded in March 2018 and this will be considered as the Final SSC Stenographer 2018 Result.

 

The results will be declared in two phases:

First phase: Written Test Results

  • Visit the official website www.ssconline.nic.in
  • Click on “Results” Tab on the home page.
  • Click on “Steno C and D”
  • You will see many new notifications.
  • Click on the appropriate link as per the post applied for or as per your requirement.
  • You will be redirected to a new page in a pdf form displaying SSC Stenographer Grade C and D results
  • The pdf file will show the Roll numbers and names of candidates who have qualified the written test and can appear for the skill test. Their categories will also be displayed.
  • Candidates need to download the result sheet, take a print out for further use in the skill test and subsequent admission process.

Second Phase: Skill Test & Final Result

  • For checking the final result, candidates need to keep visiting the website regularly for new notifications.
  • The final SSC stenographer result will be declared by March 2019.
  • Candidates need to check their roll numbers and names in the same process as given above

Note: Each of these links will have separate result sheet on the basis of Write Up, Result and Marks.

Details on Score Card

SSC Stenographer 2018 Result will be available in a pdf form where the names, roll numbers and categories of successful candidates will be displayed. Also, candidates can check the cut-off marks in a separate list. There is also the provision of checking the percentage obtained in the written test.

The final SSC Stenographer Result 2018 will display the

  • Record number
  • Roll Number
  • Name
  • Category 1
  • Category 2
  • Category 3
  • Preference Post
  • Total Marks

SSC Stenographer 2018 Answer Key

Staff Selection Commission will release SSC Stenographer Grade C & D exam answer key at its official website few days after the exam. All candidates who have appeared in the SSC Stenographer exam should check their answer key on the official website to get an idea as to how they have fared in the exam.

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on Answer Key
  • Check the new notifications
  • Click on SSC Stenographer Grade- C& D Answer Key
  • You will be redirected to a new page
  • You Answer Key will open in PDF format.
  • Save that file
  • Check your answer with the answer key

SSC Stenographer 2018 Merit List

SSC Stenographer 2018 Merit List will include the names and roll numbers of those candidates who meet the required cut-off of SSC Stenographer exam.

Cut off 

The cut-off marks of SSC Stenographer exam will be fixed by SSC. This will be the minimum marks required by candidates to qualify out of a total of 200 marks. The cut-off marks of the various categories will be different and every year the cut-off marks change depending on number of candidates, number of vacancies, level of difficulty of the exam, previous years’ trends and so on.

Tie Breaker method:

In cases of more than one candidate getting the same aggregate marks, tie-breaking methodology will be applied:

  • Marks obtained in written examination
  • Date of birth of candidates, with older candidates given more preference
  • Alphabetical order in which the first name of candidate appear

In 2017, the cut off marks for Grade C and D were as follows:

CategoryGrade CGrade D
UR120
General107.25
OH9074.00
OBC111.5099.90
SC107.5094.25
ST90.2575.25
VT89.50
EXS20.00
VH58.75

SSC Stenographer Exam Counselling

The minimum qualifying exam marks for SSC Stenographer 2018 exam will be fixed by SSC only. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in written examination and qualifying candidates will be called for appearing in skill test.

The final selection will be made on the basis of overall performance in both the written examination as well as the typing test. The final SSC Stenographer 2018 is expected to  be declared in June, 2019, and immediately after this, the successful candidates will be called for counseling and admission. Candidates should be on time for counseling on the designated date and center, with all necessary documents, photo id proof and admit card.

Practice papers - SSC stenographer

Staff Selection Commission conducts SSC Stenographer recruitment exam to shortlist suitable candidates for the post of Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ stenographers in various central government departments and ministers.

  • The questions in the entrance test will be based on General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and English. Check Syllabus
  • Lakhs of candidates appear for the SSC Stenographer exam and to outpass the competition candidates have to solve maximum number of problems accurately in the given time.
  • SSC Stenographer previous years’ question papers help to train the candidates to increase their pace and accuracy for the exam. Check Exam Pattern

 

Candidates can download free SSC Stenographer practice papers pdfs from below links:

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