SSC Stenographer 2023 - Stenographer Grade C & Grade D Exam

SSC Stenographer 2023: The SSC Stenographer Notification for 2023 will be out on 2nd August 2023 for the post of Stenographer Grade C & Grade D. SSC Stenographer 2023 application dates are from 2nd August to 23rd August 2023. The exam will be conducted in Oct-Nov 2023.

SSC Stenographer 2022 –

  • The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination, 2022 Result for CBT Exam on 9th January 2023. SSC Stenographer Result 2022 has been declared for the Written exam in PDF format along with category-wise SSC Stenographer Cut-Off.
  • SSC Stenographer Skill Test will be now be re-conducted again on 25th April, 2023 for Stenographer Grade C & D (Hindi) and on 26th for Stenographer Grade C & D (English). This is for the candidates who appeared in the Skill Test on 10th March, 2023.
  • SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D exam notice is released by the commission on August 20th 2022. Commission will hold an open competitive computer-based examination on 18th November 2022 for recruitment to the posts of Stenographer Grade C (Group B, Non-Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade D (Group C) for various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations in the Government of India.

Only candidates skilled in Stenography are invited to fill out the application form before September 5th 2022. Detailed information regarding SSC Stenographer 2022 exam can be checked on the notification pdf given below –

SSC Stenographer Exam 2022 Notification PDF  – Download Here.

SSC Stenographer 2020:

SSC released SSC Stenographer notification 2020 on October 10th to conduct Stenographer CBE from March 29th 2021 onwards. The last date to apply for SSC Stenographer 2020 Grade C and Grade D exam is November 4th 2020. Later, the exam has been postponed to be conducted from 11th November 2021 to 15th November 2021.

Candidates can go through the detailed SSC Stenographer Notification 2020 as released by the commission below-

SSC Stenographer Notification 2020-21 PDF- Download PDF Here

SSC Stenographer 2019 – Latest updates- 

The Staff Selection Commission has released the final result of the SSC Stenographer 2019 exam on 25th May 2022. Check the SSC Stenographer Result and Cut Off on the linked page.

For information regarding recruitment for other exams by the commission, check the SSC Notification page.

This article will talk about various aspects of SSC Stenographer exam 2023, such as SSC Stenographer recruitment, vacancy, eligibility, SSC stenographer exam dates and notification details and more.

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SSC Stenographer Recruitment

SSC conducts the Stenographer exam annually. It is an All India level examination that recruits candidates for Stenographer Grade C (non-gazetted post) and Grade D posts in various departments, ministries and organisations of the Government of India.

Like the SSC Stenographer exam, there are various other SSC exams conducted by the Selection Commission. Candidates can know the details of the same in the link provided above.

The Staff Selection Commission holds recruitment of the SSC Stenographer exam to select eligible candidates for the Grade C and Grade D post of Stenographer.

Candidates can check the following Links for their SSC Preparation of Stenographer exam.

SSC Stenographer Exam related links
SSC Mock Tests SSC Question Papers SSC Syllabus
Static GK Current Affairs Daily News

To simplify the recruitment process, an independent body, the National Recruitment Agency has been set up by the Government. This body will be responsible for conducting a Common Eligibility Test to appoint candidates at Group B and Group C posts in SSC, RRB and IBPS. Aspirants can visit the linked article for more information.

Below given are the details regarding SSC Stenographer Vacancy and Salary for latest Stenographer recruitment.

SSC Stenographer Salary

The commission sets the salary for SSC Stenographers. SSC Stenographers being a government job have good salary structure with the possibility of increment.

SSC Stenographers salary varies as per the Grades. Apart from the salaries for both the grades, SSC Stenographers are entitled to the following allowances:

  • House Rent Allowance
  • Dearness Allowance
  • Transport Allowance

The grade-wise salary structure for Stenographers Grade C and Grade D is discussed in the SSC Stenographer Salary page.

Candidates can also know the SSC Salary structure and basic-pay of other examinations and posts under SSC on the given link.

SSC Stenographer Vacancy

The commission releases SSC Stenographer vacancies through separate notification. The final SSC Stenographer vacancy is announced after the release of the final SSC Stenographer result.

The SSC Stenographer vacancy for the year 2023 is expected to be released soon. Meanwhile candidates can go through the tentative vacancies for Stenographer 2020 exam.

SSC Stenographer Vacancy 2020
Post Number of Vacancies – Steno 2020
SSC Stenographer Grade ‘D’ vacancy  757
SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ Vacancy  85

As per SSC Stenographer Notification, Vacancy 2019 for Grade C and D has been given below – 

SSC Stenographer Vacancy 2019
Post Name Steno Vacancy (2019)
SSC Stenographer Grade ‘D’ vacancy 1276
SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ vacancy  429
Total 1705

The commission announced the SSC Stenographer vacancy 2018 on March 19th, 2020. The SSC Stenographer vacancy Grade C counts to 473 while that of Grade D posts the number of SSC Stenographer vacancies was 991. The Vacancy is expected to be the same for this year as well. The detailed SSC Stenographer vacancy is given below.

SSC Stenographer Vacancy 2018 Grade C
Organizations Total Stenographer Vacancy
M/o Defence (O/O THE JS (TRG) & CAO) AFHQ 9
M/o External Affairs 5
Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC), D/o Revenue 414
Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) -Only English Stenographer 25
M/o Corporate Affairs 8
Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) 4
Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (M/o Agriculture) 1
M/o Culture 2
Election Commission of India 2
M/o Water Resources 3
Total Stenographer Grade C Vacancy 473

The SSC Stenographer Vacancy for Grade D Posts is as mentioned in the table below:

SSC Stenographer Vacancy Grade D
Organisation Total Stenographer Vacancy
M/o External Affairs 3
Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) 50
Rajbhasha Vibhag (MHA), CHTI 2
National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) 1
Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) 20
National Investigation Agency 2
National Informatics Centre 1
Election Commission of India 3
Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC), D/o Revenue 80
Rajbhasha Vibhag(MHA) Deptt. of official language 2
D/o Electronics and Information Technology 5
D/o Personnel & Training, DoP&T (CSSS) 272
Dte. Border Road Organization – Only for Male candidates 24
M/o Defence (O/O THE JS (TRG) & CAO) AFHQ 35
Intelligence Bureau 64 + 7
M/o Communication (D/o Post) – SPN 59
M/o Communication (D/o Post) – PA Admn 15
M/o Civil Aviation 38
M/o Environment & Forests & Climate Change 6
Indian Coast Guard 11
M/o Defence (DGOF) 25
M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation 4
M/o Textiles 11
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) (D/o Revenue) 138
Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare

(M/o Agriculture)

Central Information Commission 4
Income Tax Settlement Commission (D/o Revenue) 2
Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) Only English Stenographer 12
D/o Telecommunication (O/o Controller General of Communication Accounts) 10
D/o Animal Husbandry, Dairying 1
M/o Culture 2
Controller General of Defence Account 12
M/o Parliamentary Affairs 2
D/o Food & Public Distribution 4
M/o Railway 17
D/o Consumer Affairs 6
Office of Development Commissioner (MSME) 29
M/o Labour & Employment 10
Total SSC Stenographer Grade D Vacancy 991

For information on the recruitment detail of examinations conducted by the Staff Selection Commission, visit the SSC Recruitment page in the given link.

SSC Stenographer Notification

The Staff Selection Commission announces the SSC Stenographer exam recruitment through an official notification. Candidates can check the SSC Notification page for the latest updates on various other exams held by SSC.

SSC Stenographer Exam Date 2023

The SSC Stenographer 2023 is not yet released. The tentative exam dates for the SSC Stenographer 2023 is given below:

SSC Stenographer Result 2023
Exam Events SSC Stenographer Result 2023 Dates 
SSC Stenographer Notification  02 August 2023
SSC Stenographer CBT October-November 2023
SSC Stenographer CBT Result  To be notified

The notification of the SSC Stenographer 2022 was released on 20th August 2022 as per the latest exam calendar. Check the table below for important dates related to SSC Stenographer Exam 2022.

SSC Stenographer Exam Dates 2022
Exam Events Important Dates [Tentative]
Name of the Exam Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination, 2022
SSC Stenographer 2022 Notification/Advertisement Date 20th August 2022
Online Application Submission Starts on 20th August 2022
Closing Date for Online Application Submission 5th September 2022
Number of Vacancies To be notified
SSC Stenographer 2022 CBT 17th and 18th November 2022

SSC Stenographer Exam Date 2020

The SSC Stenographer exam date 2020 is scheduled from March 2021 onwards as per the latest exam calendar. However, confirmed SSC Stenographer exam date 2020 will be announced along with the notification. Candidates willing to appear for SSC Stenographer 2020 can check the important information for the same given below.

The tentative SSC Stenographer 2020 exam schedule is as mentioned below.

SSC Stenographer Exam Dates 2020
SSC Stenographer Exam Events SSC Stenographer 2020 Exam Dates (tentative)
SSC Stenographer Notification 2020 10th October 2020
SSC Stenographer Online Application 10th October 2020 to 4th November 2020
SSC Stenographer CBT 29th March 2021 to 31st March 2021 [Postponed]

11th November 2021 to 15th November 2021 [Revised Dates]

SSC Stenographer CBT Admit Card November 2021
SSC Stenographer CBT Result To be notified

SSC Stenographer Exam 2019

The commission released SSC Stenographer 2019 notification on September 20th, 2019. The Stenographer exam 2019 was scheduled from May 5th 2020 to May 7th 2020 but due to COVIDS-19 pandemic, the exam is postponed to an undisclosed date.

The new exam date will be released after the lockdown ends. The SSC Stenographer Exam date for the year 2019 as given in the notification is mentioned below.

SSC Stenographer Exam 2019
Exam Events SSC Stenographer Exam Dates
SSC Stenographer Exam Notification September 20th, 2019
SSC Stenographer Application Form September 20th, 2019
SSC Stenographer Registration last date October 18th 2019
SSC Stenographer 2019 Admit Card December 2020
SSC Stenographer Exam Grade C & Grade D May 5th 2020 (Postponed)

September 10th – September 12th 2020 (New Date)

November 16th 2020 – November 18th 2020 (postponed)

December 24th 2020 – December 39th 2020 (New Dates)

SSC Stenographer 2019 Skill Test Dates 21st October 2021,

22nd October 2021

SSC Stenographer Eligibility

The Staff selection commissions decide the minimum requirements or the Stenographer eligibility criteria that the candidates have to fulfil if they wish to appear for the exam.

The SSC Stenographer Eligibility criteria are as follows:

  1. Nationality
  2. Educational Qualification
  3. SSC Stenographer Age Limit

SSC Stenographer Eligibility – Nationality

Candidates who want to write SSC Stenographer exam must fulfil the following criteria of nationality to be eligible:

Any candidates who are a

  • Citizen of India/subject of Nepal/ Citizen of Bhutan
  • Tibetan refugee who came and settled in India before January 1, 1962
  • A person of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zaire, Malawi, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Provided that any candidate apart for the Indian citizens have to present a certificate of eligibility issued by the Indian Government.

SSC Stenographer Eligibility- Educational Qualification

Candidates who have completed or passed class 12th or equivalent examination from a government recognized board or university are eligible to apply for the SSC Stenographer Exam.

SSC Stenographer Age Limit

Candidates fulfilling the below-mentioned age limits can appear for SSC Stenographer examination.

As per the notification released the SSC stenographer Age Limit as on January 1, 2023, should be:

SSC Stenographer Age Limit
Stenographer Posts SSC Stenographer Age limit Years
Stenographer Grade C SSC Stenographer Lower age limit

SSC Stenographer Upper age limit

18 Years

30 Years

Stenographer Grade D SSC Stenographer Lower age limit

SSC Stenographer Upper age limit

18 Years

27 Years

The upper age limit mentioned above for different posts of SSC Stenographer exam have certain relaxations for reserved categories candidates. The details for the same is given below:

SSC Stenographer Age Limit Relaxation
Candidates Category Age Limit Relaxation (In years)
OBC 3 years
Ex-Servicemen (ESM) 3 Years
SC/ ST 5
PwD (General) General-10 Years, OBC – 13 years, SC/ST – 15 Years

Detailed SSC Stenographer eligibility conditions are mentioned in the official notification of SSC Stenographer exam.

Candidates willing to appears for other examinations held by the commission can go through the SSC Eligibility for detailed information.

Online Quiz 2023

SSC Stenographer Application Form and Registration

The details of SSC Stenographer application and registration are given in the notification. Candidates willing to appear for the stenographer exam have to apply online for the same.

The online application SSC Stenographer exam 2019 started from September 20th 2019. Candidates are given a one month time period to apply or register for Stenographer examination.

The last date to fill the SSC Stenographer online application form 2019 was October 18th 2019.

Candidates can fill the application form for SSC Stenographer 2023 exam on the SSC Official Website. For successful submission of the Stenographer application form, candidates have to go through the below-mentioned steps.

SSC Stenographer Registration

  1. Visit the SSC Official website.
  2. Search for Application Form and read the instructions carefully before filling the application form.
  3. Provide the necessary details such as Name, Date of Birth, mail ID, Phone number etc. these details to complete the registration process and generate Id and Password for further processing.

SSC Stenographer Application

  1. With the Registration Id and Password provided, login to the registered account
  2. Provide Personal and education details asked
  3. Upload the education certificates, coloured photograph and signature.
  4. Move to the payment page to pay the SSC Stenographer application fee.

SSC Stenographer Application Fees

  1. The SSC Stenographer application fees are paid as per the category given in the application form. Payment of the SSC Stenographer registration fee can be done both online and offline.
  2. Once the payment is done, a confirmation mail is received on the registered mail ID.
SSC Stenographer Registration Fee
Category Application Fee
UR/OBC/EWS 100/-
SC/ST/PwD/Ex-Serviceman Exempted
Women of all Category Exempted

The registration, online application form filling procedure for all SSC examination are the same. Candidates can go through the detailed procedure on the SSC Online Form page linked here.

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of SSC Stenographer exam is decided by the commission itself. The SSC Stenographer selection process is divided into two stages.

  1. Computer-based Test
  2. Skill Test For Stenography

The exam pattern for SSC Stenographer CBT test is as given below:

Scheme of Examination for SSC Stenographer 2023

The details of the Computer Based Examination are mentioned below:

Part Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks
I General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50
II General Awareness 50 50
III English Language and Comprehension 100 100

Total Duration of the Exam: 2 Hours (2 Hours and 40 Minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe)

The Pattern of the second stage of the SSC Stenographer exam i.e. the SSC Stenographer Skill Test is discussed in detail in the syllabus page, the link for the same is given below.

Check SSC Exam pattern to know the latest topic-wise syllabus and examination pattern of all other exams.

SSC Stenographer Syllabus

Like the exam pattern, the Syllabus for SSC Stenographer exam is also decided by the Selection Commission only.

The Staff selection commission releases the SSC Stenographer syllabus along with the notification every year. The Syllabus of SSC Stenographer exam for both CBT and Skill test remains largely the same every year.

The Syllabus for SSC Stenographer Computer-based exam as prescribed in the notification is given below.

Indicative Syllabus for Computer Based Mode Examination

  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, judgment, 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 candidates’ general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test the 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 neighboring countries especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.
  3. For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability, there will be no component of Maps/Graphs/Diagrams/Statistical Data in the General Intelligence & Reasoning/ General Awareness Paper.
  4. 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.

For detailed exam pattern and topic-wise SSC Stenographer Syllabus check the link given here.

Candidates can check the links of important articles given below for preparation of SSC Stenographer exams.

Important Articles For SSC Stenographer Exam preparation
Letter Writing Format Idioms & Phrases
Unemployment In India Famous Books and Authors
Tenses rules Prepositions Rules
SSC General Awareness Country, Capital & Currency

SSC Stenographer Admit Card

Admit card for SSC Stenographer Exam 2022 was released on 9th November 2022 on the official regional websites of SSC.

The Staff Selection Commission releases the SSC Stenographer Admit Card one week before the SSC Stenographer examination.

The admit card for SSC Stenographer exam is released region-wise on the SSC regions official websites. Candidates, in order to download the SSC Stenographer Admit Card, have to log in to their registered account on the official website.

Candidates appearing for SSC Stenographer 203 examination have to follow the given steps to download the SSC Stenographer admit card.

Steps to download SSC Stenographer admit card

  1. On the SSC Official Website select the tab, ‘Admit Card’.
  2. You will be redirected to the page that hosts respective SSC regional websites links.
  3. Select the region filled during the SSC Stenographer registration process.
  4. Key in the roll number/ registration ID or candidate’s name and password
  5. The admit card for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D appears on the screen
  6. Save and download the admit card SSC stenographer exam.

Carefully check the admit card for any discrepancies before downloading. If there is any error immediately contact the commission regarding the same. Detailed information on SSC Stenographer Admit card is given in the link.

Check the SSC Admit Card page on the given link to go through the details regarding hall ticket of other SSC exams.

SSC Stenographer Result

The result for SSC Stenographer Exam is published on the SSC official website and notified through an official notification.

SSC will release the SSC Stenographer exam result for the 2023 exam after the exam is successfully conducted.

The Commission releases separate results for SSC Stenographer exam for each stage. The SSC Stenographer merit list or result contains the following details:

  1. Name and Stage of the Examination
  2. Name and roll number of qualified candidates, and,
  3. Categories of qualifying candidates

Check SSC Result page for similar information on various exams fro which the commission announces the result.

Recently, the commission released the result of SSC Stenographer 2018 for skill test on March 18th, 2020. A total number of candidates who qualified the Stenographer skill test 2018 Grade C post is 1,158 and for Grade D post the number is 2,786.

Further details on the result of the SSC Stenographer exam is given on the SSC Stenographer result page.

SSC Stenographer Cut Off

The Staff Selection Commission decides the minimum SSC Stenographer cut off marks that candidates have to obtain in order to be called for the next stage of the selection process.

The cut off marks for SSC Stenographer exam are released in a PDF format along with the declaration of the result. Candidates willing to appear for the SSC Stenographer exam 2023 must go through the detailed cut off marks and previous years trend. The minimum marks trends help candidates get an estimation of the minimum qualifying marks and the number of questions needs to be attempted in the exam.

Candidates can refer the expected cut off for SSC Stenographer Exam that is based on the trends of previous years cut off marks.  The table below highlights the Stenographer Grade C and Grade D CBT cut off –

SSC Stenographer Exam – 2023 expected cut off
Category  Cut Off Marks For – Grade C  Cut Off Marks For Grade D 
UR 136 – 141 134 – 140
OBC 134 – 137 133 – 136
SC 119 – 124 116 – 128
ST 105 – 108 100 – 104

For detailed expected and previous year cut off trends check the SSC Stenographer Cut Off on the link provided.

Candidates willing to know the SSC Cut Off marks for different examinations conducted by SSC can check the link provided.

Candidates preparing for any examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission can check the following links for assistance in preparation-

Keep checking the page for regular news and updates regarding SSC Stenographer examination.

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Frequently Asked Question – SSC Stenographer Exam 2023


Q.1. When will the SSC Stenographer Exam 2023 be conducted?

Ans. The SSC Stenographer 2023 exam will be conducted in Oct-Nov 2023.As per the notification released by SSC the SSC Stenographer 2022 exam was scheduled to conduct on 17th and 18th November 2022.

Q.2. What are the posts in SSC Stenographer exam?

Ans. SSC Stenographer exam is conducted for non-gazetted, non-ministerial Grade C and Grade B posts in various ministries and department of the government of India.

Q.3. What is the job profile of SSC Stenographer?

Ans. The SSC Stenographer job profile includes writing press releases, conference briefing, speech writing, helping the officers in the Public Relation, etc.

Q.4. How many stages are there in the SSC Stenographer examination?

Ans. Candidates willing to appear for SSC Stenographer exam have to clear 2 stages i.e. SSC Stenographer Computer-based test, SSC Stenographer skill test (typing test) to get selected for the post.

Q 5. What is the minimum age to apply for SSC Stenographer exam?

Ans. candidates who are not less than 18 years of age can apply for SSC Stenographer exam. The upper age limit for SSC Stenographer Grade C post is 30 years while that of SSC Stenographer Grade D post the max-age is 27 years.

Q 6. How much is the application fees to apply for SSC Steno exam?

Ans. Candidates willing to apply for SSC Stenographer exam are required to pay 100 rupees. however, the application fee is exempted for some of the reserved category candidates.

Q 7. Is there a scheme of negative marking in SSC Stenographer exam?

Ans. Yes, as mentioned in the notification for each wrong answer candidates will lose 0.25 marks in the SSC Stenographer computer-based examination.

Q 8. Is SSC Stenographer examination conducted every year?

Ans. Yes, SSC Stenographer exam is an annual process. The commission releases SSC Stenographer Recruitment vacancy for Grade C and Grade D posts every year.


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