SSC Stenographer Exam

SSC Stenographer Exam

Staff Selection Commission has conducted the SSC Stenographer examination for the recruitment of various posts for Grade’C’ (Group “B‟ Non-Gazetted) & Grade’D’ (Group “C‟ Non-Gazetted).

 SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern:

SSC Stenographer Examination will consist of Tier – I- Objective Multiple Choice and Tier – II       – Skill Test.

SSC Stenographer Tier-I Exam:

This is an online examination comprising of four sections having 200 questions (50 questions in each section) which will account for a total of 200 marks (maximum 50 marks in each section). The time duration for this exam will be 2 hours.

Details are below:


S.NO. Name of the Tests  No. of questions  Maximum Marks Time allotted
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50  


120 minutes

2  General Awareness 50 50
3  English Language & Comprehension




 Total 200 200



  • Question paper will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice only.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.


Skill Test in Stenography:

The candidates who are shortlisted in the Computer Based Examination for the next stage will have to appear for the Skill Test in Stenography. The candidates will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English or Hindi (as opted by the candidates in the online Application Form) at the speed of 100 words 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:


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.

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