SSC Stenographer Notification 2020: The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release the notification for Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Post after the lock down. The minimum qualification for SSC Stenographer is 12th Pass.
This year the Exam was scheduled to be conducted on 05th to 07th May, 2020 which was postponed due to COVID-19 Outbreak. The new date for the SSC Stenographer Exam 2019-20 is released on 21st July 2020 (Revised)
Latest Update: The SSC Steno 2019-20 Exam will be conducted from 16.11.2020 to 18.11.2020.
SSC Stenographer 2020 Exam: Check New Exam Date
In view of the Coronavirus Outbreak and to ensure the safety of the people, SSC has called off the Stenographer Exam 2019 which was scheduled from 5th to 7th May 2020. SSC has released the new dates of SSC Stenographer Exam after the meeting.
SSC had again postponed the exam date for SSC Stenographer 2020. Earlier the exam date was 10 to 12 September 2020. But, as per the revised calendar released by SSC on 21st July 2020, the new exam date for SSC Stenographer is 16th November to 18th November 2020.
SSC Stenographer 2019-20: Exam Date
|SSC Stenographer Notification to release date||September 20, 2019|
|SSC Stenographer 2019-20 Registration begins from||September 20, 2019|
|Last Date to submit SSC Stenographer Application Form 2019||October 18, 2019|
|SSC Stenographer 2019-20 Exam Date (Revised)||
16th Nov to 18th Nov 2020.
|SSC Stenographer Result 2019-20 Declaration Date||To be announced|
SSC Stenographer 2020-21: Important Dates
|SSC Stenographer Online Application Start Date||04th August 2020|
|SSC Stenographer Online Application Last Date||03rd September 2020|
|SSC Stenographer Online Application Fee Payment Last Date||To be notified|
|SSC Stenographer Exam Date||1st to 3rd December 2020|
SSC Stenographer 2020 Online Application Fee
- The Online Application Fee for SSC Stenographer 2020 is Rs. 100/- for the GENERAL category of candidates.
- Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD/Ex-servicemen category as well as female candidates are exempted from paying the application fee for SSC Stenographer 2020.
SSC Stenographer 2020 Vacancy Distribution
The vacancy for SSC Stenographer 2020 will be released only after the release of the notification. Till then you may have a look at the vacancy distribution for the previous years.
As per SSC Stenographer Notification, Vacancy 2019-20 for Grade C and D has been tabulated:
|Stenographer Grade ‘D’||1276|
|Stenographer Grade ‘C’||429|
As per SSC New Notice, Revised Tentative Vacancy 2018-19 for Grade C and D has been tabulated:
|Stenographer Grade ‘D’||991|
|Stenographer Grade ‘C’||473|
SSC Stenographer Notification 2020: Eligibility Criteria
As per SSC Stenographer Notification 2020, the following eligibility criteria needs to be fulfilled:
- Education Qualification: A candidate is required 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 2019-20 Exam.
- Age Limit :
A candidate must lie in the age domain of 18-30 years to be eligible for SSC Stenographer Grade C 2019-20 exam.
A candidate must lie in the age domain of 18-27 years to be eligible for SSC Stenographer Grade D 2019-20 exam.
|Category||Upper Age Limit/Age Relaxation|
|PwD (unreserved)||10 years|
|PwD (OBC)||13 years|
|Pwd (SC/ST)||15 years|
|Ex-Servicemen||03 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 1989||5 years|
|Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof||3 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 2020: Application Form
Staff Selection Commission of India will start the Online Application for the SSC Stenographer 2020 Exam for the Grade C & D Posts. Candidates can apply online for the exam by clicking on the link mentioned below.
Click to apply online for SSC Stenographer 2020- LINK INACTIVE
The link to apply will be activated with the release of the SSC Stenographer Notification 2020.
How to Apply Online for SSC Stenographer 2020?
Follow the given steps to submit SSC Stenographer Application form 2020
Step 1: Click on the official link, provided above.
Step 2: Click on link of Apply Link given on the page. A registration link will open up in the new window.
Step 3: Click on New Registration in SSC Stenographer 2019 application window. Then click on the register button.
Step 4: Candidates need to provide personal credentials like name, parents’ name, date of birth, email id, mobile number etc.
Step 5: Click on submit button to completed online registration form of SSC Stenographer. All the candidates will be issued Registration ID for SSC Stenographer Grade C & D exam. Then, login with the provided Registration ID, date of birth and password to complete registration for SSC Stenographer 2019.
Step 6: In the next step, upload photograph and signature following the requisites mentioned by SSC.
Step 7: Login with registered ID and password to fill up the Part-2 of the application form of SSC Stenographer.
Step 8: After filling up the application form, candidates need to preview the application form of SSC Stenographer once to verify the entire data entered
Step 9: Click on Final Submit button after verifying the entire online SSC Stenographer application form 2019. Candidates can download and get print copies of submitted application form of SSC Stenographer 2019. Finally, submit the application fee for SSC Stenographer 2019 either via online mode or offline mode of fee payment. A candidate must pay Rs. 100/- as SSC Stenographer 2019 Online Application Fee.
- Candidates must complete the SSC Stenographer Application Form in all aspects.Valid credentials must be submitted to avoid cancellation of registration.
SSC Stenographer Admit Card
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will be releasing the schedule & Admit Card of Written exam for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ 2020. Click on the link below to download Call Letter. Admit Card will be first released for the Written Exam. Candidates who qualify the Written Exam will be allowed to appear for the Skill Test. Admit Card for Skill Test will be released by SSC only for those candidates who have successfully qualified the Written Exam.
SSC Stenographer Result
SSC will release the date for the Result of SSC Stenographer Exam on its official site. The details Steno Result Date can be checked from link.
- SSC Stenographer Result will be first declared for the Written Test which comprises of the objective test.
- Candidates who clear the written exam will be eligible to appear for the shorthand skill test which will be qualifying in nature.
- The Result for Skill Test will be declared after the same has been conducted by the Staff Selection Commission of India.
Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ Cut Offs
The cut-off for SSC Stenographer is given along with the result. You may have a look at the cut-off for the past years.
Candidates shortlisted for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ 2017: 8469
Stenographer Grade ‘C’ 2016 Cut Off (Written Exam)
SSC Stenographer Selection Process
SSC or Staff Selection Commission conducts a Stenographer exam every year in 2 different stages, || Written Test and Shorthand Skill Test ||
- It is mandatory for the candidate to qualify both the stages of examination in order to receive the appointment letter for the post of Stenographer Grade C and D.
- Candidates qualifying the written test will have to appear for the shorthand test which is qualifying in nature.
- The entire recruitment process explained through SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2020.
SSC Stenographer Salary
SSC Stenographer Notification states the pay scale of 9300-34800 (for Grade C) and the pay scale of 5200-20200 (for Grade D).
The following allowances are included in the SSC Stenographer Salary:
- House Rent Allowance (HRA)
- Dearness Allowance (DA)
- Transport Allowance
SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern
SSC Stenographer Exam will be conducted in 2 different stages to select eligible candidates. The first level is the Grade C and D written exam that consists of MCQs and is conducted online. Post this exam, an exam to test your shorthand skill sets in various domains.
The various sections in the SSC Stenographer Grade C and D Written Exams are:
|Section||No. of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||50||50||2 hours|
Shorthand Skill Test
SSC Stenographer Skill Test Syllabus is given below. The SSC Stenographer Skill Test is done on both Computer and Paper. The candidates will be dictated a passage of 800 and 1000 wpm for Group D and C respectively, depending upon the marks obtained by the candidate.
- For Stenographer Group ‘D’: 800 words @80 words per minute (w.p.m).
- For Stenographer Group ‘C’: 1000 words @100 words per minute (w.p.m).
The shorthand passage will then have to be transcribed on a computer in 50 minutes for Grade D and 40 minutes for Grade C.
Qualifying Criteria For SSC Stenographer
The candidates will first have to secure a cut-off set by the SSC to qualify for the shorthand stage.
- The qualifying marks are different for the written test of Stenographer Grade C and Grade D.
- The candidates qualifying the written test will be eligible to appear for the shorthand skill test.
- The shorthand skill test is qualifying in nature.
- The merit list will be prepared on the basis of the marks secured by the candidates in the written test.
The Qualifying criteria for the shorthand skill test is given below for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D.
|Permissible Mistake out of total words|
|Category||Grade C||Grade D|
Marking Scheme For SSC Stenographer Exam
- The time duration for SSC Stenographer Exam is 2 hours.
- The total no. of questions will be 200 of 200 marks.
- 1 mark will be given for every correct answer.
- 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect response by the candidate.
- No marks will be awarded/deducted for unattempted questions.
- There will be negative marking in the shorthand skill test for use of every incorrect word.
SSC Stenographer Syllabus
To qualify SSC Stenographer, it is important to know the detailed Syllabus of SSC Stenographer. The major topics are General Awareness, General Intelligence/Reasoning and English Language, at which a candidate needs to score well in for Paper-1 of SSC Stenographer 2019-20 Exam. For Paper-2, i.e. Skill sets, dictated words are to written by the candidates:
The topics in each Section are:
|General Awareness||English Language and Comprehension||General Intelligence and Reasoning|
|Current Affairs||Synonyms-Antonyms||Visual Memory|
|Awards and Honours||Sentence Structure||Blood Relation|
SSC Stenographer Exam Center
SSC Stenographer 2020 will be conducted at various centers all across the country. The Exam centers is allotted as per the choice filled up by a candidate while filling out his/her SSC Stenographer form. The Skill Test will also be conducted at the various center all across the country.
SSC Stenographer Preparation Tips
General Awareness Section: Learn from Static GK, awards and monuments, history etc. Refer to GK Capsules to get acquainted with recent updates.
English Language and Comprehension: Learn from our specially designed study notes for Comprehension and Vocabulary. Focus on error correction and reading comprehension to clear this section.
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SSC Stenographer FAQ’s
Q 1. What is the syllabus for SSC Stenographer?
Ans. The written exam will have three sections, English (100 marks), Reasoning (50 marks) and General Awareness (50 marks)
Q 2. How many stages are there in SSC Stenographer Exam?
Ans. There are two stages for SSC Stenographer Exam. The 1st is the Computer-based test (CBT) and the 2nd is the shorthand skill test.
Q 3. What is the Selection Process For SSC Stenographer?
Ans. The candidate’s final selection will be on the basis of the marks secured by him/her in the written test. However, he/she will have to qualify the written test and the shorthand skill test.
Q 4. Is SSC Stenographer Exam conducted online or offline?
Ans. The Exam will be conducted in online mode only.
Q 5. Is there any negative marking on the SSC Stenographer examination?
Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for wrong answers.
Q 6. What if I pass the CBT but do not qualify for the shorthand test? Will I be considered for the appointment?
Ans. No, you will have to qualify the shorthand skill test to be eligible for the final appointment.
Q7. What is the exam date for SSC Steno 2019-20 Exam?
Ans. The SSC Steno 2019-20 Exam will be conducted from September 10 to 12, 2020.