Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Recruitment for Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Posts 2019



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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has published an Advertisement for below mentioned Posts 2019. Other details like age limit, educational qualification, selection process, application fee and how to apply are given below in the advertisement.


Posts: Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’

Educational Qualification: Please read Official Notification for Educational Qualification details.

Selection Process: Candidates will be selected based on an interview.

How to Apply: Interested Candidates may Apply Online Through official Website.


Important Dates:
  • Starting Date of Online Application: 17-09-2019
  • Last Date to Apply Online:

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SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Dates

SSC has released New Exam Dates for SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam. The Computer Based Examination for SSC Stenographer 2018 Grade C and D was condcuted from 05-02-2019 to 08-02-2019.

Serial NumberActivityDates
1Availability of Application Form22nd Oct 2018
2Last date for registration19th Nov 2018
3Commencement of SSC Stenographer Grade C and D exam05-02-2019 to 08-02-2019
3SSC Stenographer Result15th April 2019

SSC Stenographer Result Out

SSC Stenographer Result has been announced for the CBT Exam that was condcuted from 5th February to 8th February 2019. Candidates can check the SSC Stenographer Result & Cut-Off by clicking on the link mentioned below.

Click Here to Check SSC Stenographer Result, Marks & Cut-Off

SSC Stenographer Admit Card Out

SSC has released SC Stenographer 2018-19 admit card. All candidates can download the admit card for SSC Stenographer Exam by clicking on the link provided below:

Click Here to Download SSC Stenographer 2018-19 Admit Card

SSC Stenographer Online Application

SSC has activated Online Application Link for SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam on 22nd October 2018. The Last date to apply online is 19th November 2018. All candidates can apply online for SSC Stenographer 2018-19 Grade C and D Exam by clicking on the link provided below:

Click Here to Apply Online for SSC Stenographer 2018-19 Grade C and D Exam

SSC Stenographer Vacancy

SSC will be releasing SSC Stenographer Vacancy 2018 soon. If we look into the last years' vacancy for SSC Stenographer Exam, we see that for Stenographer Grade D, the total number of vacancy announced is 1276. For Stenographer Grade C the total number of vacancy announced is 429. The Vacancy is expected to be same as of this year as well.

Post NameInitial VacancyUpdated vacancy
Stenographer Grade 'D'3231276
Stenographer Grade 'C'31429

SSC Stenographer Application Fee

The Application Fee for SSC Stenographer 2018 is Rs. 100/-(for General and OBC). Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD/Ex-servicemen category as well as female candidates are exempted from paying the application fee for SSC Stenographer 2018.

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern

The SSC Stenographer 2018 examination will be conducted in 2 different levels. The first level is Grade C and D exam that comprises of MCQs and is conducted online. After this exam has been conducted, an exam to test your skill sets in various domains is conducted by SSC.

a) The details of Computer Based Examination for SSC Stenographer 2018 Grade C and D are mentioned below:

Section AskedNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Allotted
General Awareness50502 Hours
English Language and Comprehension100100
General Intelligence and Reasoning5050
Total Marks200200

Important Points:

  • Question paper will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice. Questions will be set in Hindi and English except for Part-III.
  • 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.
  • 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.

b) Skill Test in Stenography:

  • 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.
  • 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 computer. The transcription time is as follows:
PostLanguage of Skill TestTime Duration (in minutes)Time Duration (in minutes) for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe in the CBE (Para-7)
Stenographer Grade ‘D’English5070
Stenographer Grade ‘D’Hindi6590
Stenographer Grade ‘C’English4055
Stenographer Grade ‘C’Hindi5575
  • 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 candidate during the examination.
  • 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.
  • 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.

SSC Stenographer Syllabus

The revised syllabus for SSC Stenographer 2018 was released by SSC in its notification. The syllabus for SSC Stenographer is different for both the stages of examination and it is mandatory for students to know the entire syllabus in order to prepare effectively for SSC Stenographer 2018. General Awareness, General Intelligence/Reasoning and English Language are the three major sections a candidate need to proficient in for Paper-1 of SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam.

General AwarenessEnglish Language and ComprehensionGeneral Intelligence and Reasoning
SportsGrammarArithmetic Computation
EconomyVocabularyNumber Series
Current AffairsSynonyms-AntonymsVisual Memory
Awards and HonoursSentence StructureBlood Relation
Scientific ResearchReading ComprehensionSyllogism
HistoryPara JumblesDecision making
Important Dates Problem Solving Skills

SSC Stenographer 2018 Eligibility Criteria

  • The minimum Educational Qualification required by a candidate is to be at least 12th pass from a recognized Board or University. He/She must be able to produce the required documents when asked for verification after qualifying SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam.
  • A candidate must lie in the age domain of 18-30 years to be eligible for SSC Stenographer 2018 Grade C Exam.
  • A candidate must lie in the age domain of 18-27 years to be eligible for SSC Stenographer 2018 Grade D Exam.

Age Relaxation

CategoryUpper Age Limit/Age Relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
PwD (unreserved)10 years
PwD (OBC)13 years
Pwd (SC/ST)15 years
Ex-Servicemen03 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 19895 years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof3 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)8 years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications.40 years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications. (SC/ ST)45 years
Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried.35 years
Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST )40 years
Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces.45 years
Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces (SC/ ST)50 years
Retrenched census employees of the office of Registrar General of India (They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies )3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment and weightage of past service

SSC Stenographer Exam Centre

Candidates have an option to select Exam Centres for SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam. Though the centres might be changed by SSC if there is unavailability of seat in the selected location. Let’s have a look at the Exam Centres mentioned by SSC for SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam:

Agra (3001)Allahabad (3003)Kanpur (3009)Guna(6004)
Lucknow (3010)Varanasi (3013)BhagalpurRaipur(6204)
Bhagalpur(3201)Patna(3206)Mumbai(7204)Jalandhar(1402)
Gangtok (4001)Ranchi(4205)Jalpaiguri (4408)Kolkata (4410)
Sambalpur (4609)Port Blair (4802)Surat(7007)Leh(1005)
Bengaluru (9001)Thiruvananthapuram(9211)Kochi(9204)Thrissur(9212)
Delhi(2201)Aurangabad(7202)Ambikapur(6201)Chandigarh(1601)
Guwahati (Dispur)(5105)Jaipur(2405)Jodhpur(2406)Kota(2407)
Imphal(5501)Kolhapur(7203)Chindwara(6003)Nagpur(7205)
Hyderabad (8002)Itanagar(5001)Dibrugarh(5102)Jorhat(5107)
Chennai(8201)Shillong(5401)Aizwal(5701)Kohima(5302)
Almora(2001)Guntur (8001)ChennaiRajkot(7006)
Srinagar(2004) (Uttarakhand)Madurai (8204)Visakhapatnam (8007)Indore(6006)
Rewa(6012)Hamirpur (1202)Alwar(2402)Dehradun(2002)
Bhatinda (1401)Kozhikode (Calicut) (9206)Ajmer(2401)Haldwani(2003)
Raipur (6204)Dharwad (9004)Sriganganagar(2408)Jammu(1004)
Jagdalpur(6203)Shimla(1203)Khandwa(6009)Churachandpur-5502
Mangaluru (9008)Udaipur(2409)Bilaspur (6202)Ahmedabad(7001)

SSC Stenographer Cut-Off

The Cut-Off for SSC Stenographer 2018-19 will be declared once the result for the same has been announced by Staff Selection Commission of India. To get an insight into the upcoming SSC Stenographer Cut-Off 2018-19, let's have a look at the previous year cut-off for the exam.

Click Here to Check SSC Stenographer 2017 CBT Cut-Off

SSC Stenographer Preparation Tips

It is really important to prepare effectively for SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam if you want to scale this paper with flying colours. Prepare from Offline Classroom Program or chose from our Correspondence Course or E-Books. Give as many Mock Test Series as you can to score high in this paper. Believe in yourself and learn the major two mantras to crack the exam: Speed and Accuracy. Solve Past Year Question Papers to know the pattern and level of difficulty of questions being asked in SSC Stenographer Exam.