SSC Stenographer Exam – 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.
This article will talk about various aspects of SSC Stenographer exam 2020, such as SSC Stenographer recruitment, vacancy, eligibility, SSC stenographer exam dates and notification details and more.
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.
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|SSC Stenographer Notification|
SSC Stenographer Recruitment
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.
SSC Stenographer 2020 – The Staff Selection Commission will announce the exam date for SSC Stenographer exam 2020 after the release of official notification for 2020 recruitment.
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|
SSC Stenographer 2019 New Dates For CBT –
The Staff Selection Commission has announced the revised dates of SSC Stenographer Exam 2019. The exam for SSC Stenographer is now scheduled to be conducted from November 16th 2020 onwards. Aspirants can check the exam rescheduling notification released by SSC on July 21st below:
Along with the SSC Stenographer exam, SSC has revised the dates of other examinations as well. Candidates can check SSC Exam Date page for revised dates of all SSC exams.
Earlier, on June 1st 2020, the commission announced new dates for SSC Stenographer 2019 Computer Based Test and scheduled the Stenographer exam from September 10th which now stands postponed due to prevailing conditions of COVID-19 pandemic.
SSC postponed the SSC Stenographer CBT 2019 exam due to coronavirus pandemic which was originally scheduled to commence from May 5th 2020 onwards.
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 2019 is expected to be released soon. 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|
|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
|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|
|Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) (D/o
|Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare
|Central Information Commission||4|
|Income Tax Settlement Commission (D/o
|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|
|Controller General of Defence Account||12|
|M/o Parliamentary Affairs||2|
|D/o Food & Public Distribution||4|
|D/o Consumer Affairs||6|
|Office of Development Commissioner
|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. The notification for SSC Stenographer 2020 exam is yet to be announced, therefore this article will be brief about the contents of the SSC Stenographer exam notification with reference to the notification released in the year 2019.
Candidates can check the SSC Notification page for latest updates on various other exams held by SSC.
SSC Stenographer Exam Date
The SSC Stenographer exam date 2020 will be announced along with the official notification of the same. Candidates willing to appear for SSC Stenographer 2020 can check the SSC Stenographer Notification page for detailed information.
The tentative SSC Stenographer 2020 exam schedule is given below.
|SSC Stenographer Exam Dates 2020|
|SSC Stenographer Exam Events||SSC Stenographer 2020 Exam Dates (tentative)|
|SSC Stenographer Notification 2020||September 2020|
|SSC Stenographer Online Application||October 2020|
|SSC Stenographer CBT||November 2020|
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 2019-2020|
|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||To be notified|
|SSC Stenographer Exam Grade C & Grade D||May 5th 2020 (Postponed)
September 10th – September 12th 2020 (New Date)
November 16th 2020 – November 18th 2020 (Revised Dates)
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:
- Educational Qualification
- 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
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, 2020, 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
|Stenographer Grade D||SSC Stenographer Lower age limit
SSC Stenographer Upper age limit
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)|
|Ex-Servicemen (ESM)||3 Years|
|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.
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 2020 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
- Visit the SSC Official website.
- Search for Application Form and read the instructions carefully before filling the application form.
- 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
- With the Registration Id and Password provided, login to the registered account
- Provide Personal and education details asked
- Upload the education certificates, coloured photograph and signature.
- Move to the payment page to pay the SSC Stenographer application fee.
SSC Stenographer Application Fees
- 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.
- Once the payment is done, a confirmation mail is received on the registered mail ID.
|SSC Stenographer Registration Fee|
|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.
- Computer-based Test
- Skill Test For Stenography
The exam pattern for SSC Stenographer CBT test is as given below:
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.
For detailed exam pattern and topic-wise SSC Stenographer Syllabus check the link given here.
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SSC Stenographer Admit Card
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 2019-2020 examination have to follow the given steps to download the SSC Stenographer admit card.
Steps to download SSC Stenographer admit card
- On the SSC Official Website select the tab, ‘Admit Card’.
- You will be redirected to the page that hosts respective SSC regional websites links.
- Select the region filled during the SSC Stenographer registration process.
- Key in the roll number/ registration ID or candidate’s name and password
- The admit card for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D appears on the screen
- 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 2019-2020 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:
- Name and Stage of the Examination
- Name and roll number of qualified candidates, and,
- 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 2020 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 – 2020 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 page.
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-
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