SSC Stenographer Exam: Frequently Asked Questions

Safalta Expert Published by: Himani Mehra Updated Sun, 13 Feb 2022 10:48 AM IST

The Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC Stenographer exam annually. It is an All India level examination for the post of Stenographer Grade C (non-gazetted post) and Grade D posts in various departments, ministries and organizations of the Government of India. There are two stages in the selection process of SSC Stenographer Exam- Computer Based Examination (Tier-I) and Skill Test (Tier-II)- skills in stenography. Candidates who are aspiring to appear for this exam should ensure that they have knowledge about important details regarding the exam such as eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, salary, cut off and so on. You can refer to this article to clear you doubts and know answers to the frequently asked questions about SSC Stenographer Exam. In addition, you can also check out our free General Awareness E-book- Download now for all competitive exams. 

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SSC Stenographer Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for SSC Stenographer Exam is as given below.

Parameter

Details

Nationality

·        Indian

·        A person of Indian origin,

·        A subject of Nepal/Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee

Age Limit

·        Should be aged between 18 and 27 for Grade D

·        Should be aged between 18 and 30 for Grade C

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University


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SSC Stenographer Syllabus

The SSC Stenographer Exam Syllabus is mentioned below:
 

Sections

Topics

General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Spatial Visualization
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Visual Memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship Concepts
  • Arithmetical Reasoning and Figural Classification
  • Arithmetic Number Series
  • Non-Verbal Series
  • Coding and Decoding

General Awareness

  • Sports
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Scientific Research
  • Current Events

 General English

  • Spot the Error
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms/Homonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • One Word Substitution
  • Improvement of Sentences
  • Active/Passive Voice of Verbs
  • Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
  • Shuffling of Sentence parts
  • Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
  • Cloze Passage
  • Comprehension Passage
  • English Language & Comprehension: In addition to the testing of candidates' understanding of the English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. his/ her writing ability, would also be tested.
 

SSC Stenographer Salary

 
  1. Salary of stenographer is as per 7th pay commission now.
  2. Group 'C' stenographers are recruited at a grade pay of Rs. 2400.
  3. The basic pay scale is between Rs.5200 to Rs.20,200.
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Also Read:
SSC Stenographer Cut Off
SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern


For more clarity and understanding of the exam, read the below given Frequently Asked Questions on SSC Stenographer Exam.

SSC Stenographer Exam: Frequently Asked Questions

How many times is SSC Stenographer Exam conducted?

SSC Stenographer Exam is conducted once every year.

What is the age limit to be eligible for SSC Stenographer Exam?

The age limit to be eligible for SSC Stenographer Exam is 18 to 27 years for Grade D and 18 to 30 years for Grade C.

Is there upper age limit relaxation provided to candidates belonging to reserved categories applying for SSC Stenographer Exam?

Yes, there is relaxation in upper age limit provided to candidates belonging to reserved categories applying for SSC Stenographer Exam.

Can I apply for SSC Stenographer Exam after passing class 12?

Yes, you are eligible to apply for SSC Stenographer Exam after passing class 12 from a recognised board or university.

What is the application fee for SSC Stenographer Exam?

The application fee for SSC Stenographer Exam is Rs. 100 at the same time women of all categories and SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen candidates are exempted from the application fee.

How many stages are there in SSC Stenographer Exam?

There are two stages in SSC Stenographer Exam- Computer Based Examination (Tier-I) and Skill Test (Tier-II)- skills in stenography.

What are the subjects from which questions are asked in SSC Stenographer Exam?

The subjects from which questions are asked in SSC Stenographer Exam are General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and English Language and Comprehension.

What is asked in the Skill Test for SSC Stenographer Exam?

The candidates will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English or they must have a speed of 100 word per minute (w.p.m) for the post of Stenographer Grade „C‟ and 80 w.p.m. for the post of Stenographer Grade D‟.

Is there negative marking in SSC Stenographer CBT Exam?

Yes, there is negative marking in SSC Stenographer Tier I Exam. 0.5 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.

What is the duration of SSC Stenographer Exam?

The duration of SSC Stenographer Exam is 2 hours.

What is the salary for those recruited under SSC Stenographer Exam?

The details of Group C Salary are as follows:

SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' Salary

Pay Band PB1
Pay Scale Rs. 5200/- to Rs. 20200/- per month
Grade Pay Rs 2400/-.
Gross Salary Rs. 37,839
In-Hand Salary Rs. 34,779 approx.


The details of Group C Salary are as follows:

SSC Stenographer Grade 'D' Salary

Pay Band PB1
Pay Scale Rs. 5200/- to Rs. 20200/- per month
Grade Pay Rs 2400/-.
Gross Salary Rs. 33,839
In-Hand Salary Rs. 30,779 approx.

What are the allowances that those recruited under SSC Stenographer Exam receive?

Those recruited under SSC Stenographer Exam receive the following allowances:
  1. Dearness Allowance 
  2. House Rent Allowance 
  3. Travelling Allowance 
  4. Medical Allowance 

In which language is SSC Stenographer Tier I Exam conducted?

SSC Stenographer Tier I Exam is conducted in both Hindi and English.

How many questions are asked in SSC Stenographer Exam?

A  total of 100 questions are asked in SSC Stenographer Exam.

What are the minimum qualifying marks for SSC Stenographer Exam?

The minimum qualifying marks for SSC Stenographer Exam are:

Category

Minimum Qualifying marks

SC/ST/PwD/ESM

20%

OBC/EWS

25%

General 

30%

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