SSC Recruitment for 1064 Stenographer Posts | Apply before 7th Sep 2015

SSC Recruitment for Stenographer PostsStaff Selection is going to conduct an exam for Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts on 27th Dec 2015.

The candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria may apply before 7th Sep 2015. Below is the complete details of exam and application process, please have a look.

Job Details

1. Post Name – Stenographer Grade – C & D

2. Vacancies

For Grade ‘C’ – 54

For Grade ‘D’ – 1014

3. Departments

For Grade ‘C’ – Ministries/Departments of Central Government, located mostly in Delhi

For Grade ‘D’ – Ministries/Departments of Central Government including Attached/Subordinate offices located in States and Union Territories all over the country.

Eligibility Criteria

1. Nationality / Citizenship

A candidate must be either:

A citizen of India.


A subject of Nepal


A subject of Bhutan


A Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India.


A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, 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.

2. Age Limit

The applicants should age between 18 to 27 years.

3. Educational Qualification

Applicants must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent from a recognized Board or University.

How to Apply?

The eligible and interested candidates may apply either online or offline.

For offline mode – The candidates may send the application forms to the official address along with required documents.

For online mode – The candidates are required to apply online through the link button given in this post.

Exam Pattern

1. Sections - The exam will be containing three parts of General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness and English Language and Comprehension.

2. Time Duration – 2 Hours.

3. Total Questions – The Reasoning and GK part will have 50 question each and English will have 100 questions.

4. Marking Scheme - each question will be of 1 mark.

5. Negative Marking – 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Exam Syllabus

Here is the syllabus of all the three sections which will be in examination paper.

1. 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.

2. 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.

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.

3. English Language & Comprehension

In addition to the testing of candidates’ understanding of the English, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. his/her writing ability, would also be tested.

Skill Test in Stenography

Those who qualify the written exam will have to also clear skill test in stenography.

1. Time duration - 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.

For Stenographer Grade ‘D’ – 50 minutes (English) 65 minutes (Hindi)

For Stenographer Grade ‘C’ – 40 minutes (English) 55 Minutes (Hindi).

Selection Procedure

Candidates will be shortlisted for the skill test on the basis of their performance in the Written Examination. Candidates who qualifying the skill test will be recommended for appointment by the Commission on the basis of their performance in the Written Examination.

Complete Details about Exam  Download Application Form

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