SSC Stenographer 2021-22 - Stenographer Grade C & Grade D Exam

SSC Stenographer Exam 2021-22 – SSC has announced in the recent Exam Calendar 2021-22 that the notification for Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination, 2021 will be released on 5th December 2022. The Computer Based Examination is scheduled to happen in April 2023. 

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 result of the SSC Stenographer 2019 CBE exam on March 19th, 2021. Candidates who wrote the computer-based exam from December 22nd to 24th 2020 can check the SSC Stenographer Result and Cut Off on the linked page. Candidates whose names will be there in the result list are required to appear for the next round i.e. Stenographer Skill Test. The skill test would be conducted from 21st October 2021 to 22nd October 2021.   

The SSC Stenographer 2019 Admit Card is released on December 14th, 2020 to conduct a Computer-based exam from December 22nd 2020. Candidates can download the SSC Stenographer Admit Card on the given link.  

The Staff Selection Commission has revised the exam date of SSC Stenographer CBE 2019. The Stenographer exam date for the computer-based exam is now scheduled to be conducted from 22nd December to 24th December 2020Earlier, the exam of SSC Stenographer was scheduled from December 24th onwards.

Candidates can go through the detailed notices of rescheduling given below-

SSC Stenographer Exam Date – Revised Schedule
Exam Scheduled date Revised Date
SSC Stenographer 2019 November 16th to 18th 2020

December 24th to 30th 2020

December 22nd to 24th 2020

The SSC Stenographer admit card was released to conduct the Stenographer exam from December 2020. Candidates appearing for the stenographer exam can download SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D admit card on the linked page.

To check the revised dates of other SSC exams, check the SSC Notification page.

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.

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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.

SSC Stenographer 2020 – The Staff Selection Commission has announced the exam date for SSC Stenographer exam 2020 with the official notification for 2020 recruitment that is released on October 10 2020. The Staff Selection Commission on its official SSC Exam Calendar 2020-2021 has also released the dates for notification, online application of other SSC exams.

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

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.

SSC Stenographer 2019 New Dates For CBT – 

SSC released a notice stating that candidates of SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D, 2019 examination may modify their examination centres from September 26th to September 29th 2020. Applicants are required to login through their ‘Registration Number and Password on the website of the Commission ( The option for SSC Stenographer Exam Center change will be available in the Candidates’ Dashboard under ‘Latest Notifications’ Tab from 26th September 2020.

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:

ssc stenographer 2019-2020 Exam Date Revised

Along with the 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
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


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


Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare

(M/o Agriculture)

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
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


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 2021 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 years 2019 and 2020.

Candidates can check the SSC Notification page for the latest updates on various other exams held by SSC.

SSC Stenographer Exam Date 2021-22

The notification of the SSC Stenographer 2021 is scheduled to be released on 5th December 2022 as per the latest exam calendar. Check the table below for important dates related to SSC Stenographer Exam 2021.

SSC Stenographer Exam Dates 2021
Exam Events Important Dates [Tentative]
Name of the Exam Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination, 2021
SSC Stenographer 2021 Notification/Advertisement Date 5th December 2022
Online Application Submission Starts on To be notified
Closing Date for Online Application Submission 31st December 2022
Number of Vacancies To be notified
SSC Stenographer 2021 CBT April 2023

SSC Stenographer Exam Date 2020-21

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 2019-2020
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 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, 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

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.

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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

  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:

SSC Stenographer Exam CBT pattern

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.

SSC Stenographer Exam - SSC Stenographer Syllabus

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.

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

  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 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:

  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 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 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 2020

Q.1. When will the SSC Stenographer Exam 2020 be conducted?

Ans. As per the notification released by SSC the SSC Stenographer 2020 exam was scheduled to conduct from March 29th, 2021 onwards. The exam has been conducted from 11th November 2021 to 15th November 2021.

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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