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SSC Stenographer is all India Open Competitive Examination for recruitment to the posts of Stenographer Grade “C” (Group “B” Non-Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade “D” (Group “C” Non-Gazetted). 

Selection process includes two steps

  • Written Examination: The Paper will have objective type questions.

  • Skill Test: The candidates who qualify the written examination will be called for typing test.

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern

  • The written examination will have objective type question.

  • The questions will be set also in Hindi for only Part 1 & Part 2.

  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.




No of Questions

Exam Duration

Exam Duration for Visually Handicapped


General Intelligence & Reasoning



2 Hours

2 Hours 40 mins


General Awareness




English Language and Comprehension



SSC Stenographer Exam Syllabus

Part 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.

Part 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. 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 Neighbouring countries especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research etc.

Part 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

Candidates who qualify in the written examination will have to appear for the stenography test. Candidates will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English/Hindi with 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 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)

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