Staff Selection Commission (SSC) organised an All India Open Competitive Examination (SSC Stenographer) for recruitment to the posts of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ (Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted ) and Stenographer Grade ‘D'(Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted).
Posts and Vacancies for SSC Stenographer :
Vacancies of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and Stenographers Grade ‘D’ are in Ministries/Departments of Central Government, including their Attached/Subordinate offices located in States and Union Territories all over the country.
The posts of Stenographers are not identified suitable for Hearing Impaired persons.
Nationality / Citizenship:
A candidate must be either:
(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Age Limit for SSC Stenographer:
18-27 years as on 01.08.2016 (Candidates born not before 02-08-1989 and not later than 01-08-1998).
Permissible relaxations of Upper age limit for different categories are as under:-
Educational Qualifications for SSC Stenographer:
Candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent from a recognized Board or University.
Application for SSC Stenographer:
Applications must be submitted only in online mode.
Mode of payment of fee payable Rs. 100/-(Rupees One Hundred only).
Candidates may note that online application will be accepted at http://ssconline.nic.in only. Fee paid in respect of online application through SBI Challan/Net banking and any credit and debit cards will be accepted.
Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Persons with disability and Ex-servicemen eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee.
Scheme of Examination for SSC Stenographer:
The examination will consist of a written examination and skill test in stenography.
(A) Scheme of the written examination and syllabus:
The written examination will consist of one objective type paper as shown below:
The questions except in Part III will be set both in English & Hindi.
There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
- Indicative Syllabus for written examination SSC-Stenographer:
General Intelligence & Reasoning: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series etc. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate‟s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.
General Awareness: 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. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.
(B) Skill test in Stenography:
Candidates who obtain the qualifying marks in the Written Examination as may be prescribed by the Commission will only be called for the Skill. THE SKILL TEST WILL BE OF QUALIFYING NATURE.
The candidates will have to appear for the stenography test. The candidates will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English / Hindi at the speed of 100 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 only. The evaluation of transcription will be done electronically only. The transcription time is as follows:-
For Stenographer Grade ‘D’: 50 minutes (English)
65 minutes (Hindi)
For Stenographer Grade ‘C’: 40 minutes ( English )
55 Minutes ( Hindi )
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.