SSC Stenographer Exam Syllabus, Eligibility, Selection Procedure & Exam Pattern





SSC Stenographer Syllabus, Eligibility, Selection Procedure & Exam Pattern : The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Stenographers (Grade C & D) Examination’s Syllabus :-


SSC Stenographer Exam Syllabus


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.
General Awareness: Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate‘s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test 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 neighbouring 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.
Note: For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability and opting for SCRIBE there will be no component of Maps/Graphs/Diagrams/Statistical Data in the General Intelligence & Reasoning / General Awareness Paper.
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 Exam Eligibility Critera 



SSC Stenographer Eligibility Details: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Stenographers (Grade C&D) Examination’s eligibility

Eligibility Criteria:

A. Nationality / Citizenship: A candidate must be either: 
(a) a citizen of India, or 
(b) a subject of Nepal, or 
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or 
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962, with the 
intention of permanently settling in India, or 
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

B.Age Limit: Candidates age limit should be between 18-27 years as on 01-08-2017.
Age Limit Relaxation is given below:
Sr.No                                           CategoryAge-Relaxation permissible beyond the Upper age limit
01SC/ ST 5 years
02OBC 3 years
03PH 10 years
04PH + OBC  13 years
05PH + SC/ST 15 years
06Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved / General) 03 years
07Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 06 years
08Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) 08 years
09For Stenographer Grade -’C‘:Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General/ Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date. Upto 5 years
10Central Govt. Civilian Employees ( OBC ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date. Upto 08(5+3) years
11Central Govt. Civilian Employees ( SC/ST ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date.Upto 10 (5+5) years of age
12For Stenographer Grade -D‘: Central Govt. Civilian Employees (general/ Unreserved ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing dateUp to 40 years of age
 13Central Govt. Civilian Employees ( OBC ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing date Up to 43 years of age
 14Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing dateUp to 45 years of age
15Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( Unreserved/General )   5 years
16Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( OBC ) 8 years
17Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( SC/ST) 10 years
18Stenographer Grade -C‘:Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried ( Unreserved/General ) Up to 35 years of age
19Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried( OBC ) Up to 38 years of age
20 Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried( SC/ST ) Up to 40 years of age
21Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (Unreserved/General ) 05 years
22 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (OBC ) 8 (3+5) years
23 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed  area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ST) 10 (5+5) years
24Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces ( Unreserved/General ) Up to 45 years of age
25Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces ( OBC ) Up to 48 years of age
26Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces ( SC/ST ) Up to 50 years of age
27For Stenographer Grade -D‘:Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India (Unreserved/General ) (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.
28Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India ( OBC )
( They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies )
 Do + 3 years
29Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India ( SC/ST ) ( They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of
vacancies )
 Do + 5 years
C. Educational Qualification: Candidates Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent from a recognised Board or University.

SSC Stenographer Examination Selection Procedure




SSC Stenographer Selection: The examination will consist of a Written Examination and Skill Test in stenography.
A. Written Examination: The written examination will consist of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only. The questions except in Part III will be set both in English & Hindi. Time duration for general candidates will be 2 Hours and 2 Hours 40 mins for Visually Handicapped candidates. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.Candidates who obtain the qualifying marks in the Written Examination as may be prescribed by the Commission will only be called for the Skill Test.
B. Skill Test in Stenography: Candidates will be shortlisted for the skill test on the basis of their performance in the Written Examination. The Skill Test will be of qualifying nature and and the Commission will fix the qualifying standards in the skill test for different categories of candidates. The Skill Test will be held at the Commission‘s Regional/Sub Regional Offices or at other Centres as may be decided by the Commission. There is no exemption from skill test for any category of candidates. Candidates who qualify in the skill test will be recommended for appointment by the Commission on the basis of their performance in the Written

Examination.


SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern



Scheme of Examination: The Examination will consists of a Written examination and Skill Test in Stenography.
1.Written Examination Examination: Written examination will consists of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only. The questions except in Part III will be set both in English & Hindi.
Details of Examination are given here
PartSubjectMaximum 
Marks
Total Duration / 
Timing for 
General 
candidates
Total Duration/ 
Timing for Visually 
Handicapped 
candidates
IGeneral Intelligence &
Reasoning ( 50 questions )
502 Hours
10.00AM to
12.00 Noon
OR
2.00PM to
4.00PM
2 hours 40
mins
10.00 AM
to
12.40PM
OR
2.00PM to
4.40PM
IIGeneral Awareness
( 50 questions )
50
IIIEnglish Language and
Comprehension
( 100 questions )
100



2. Skill Test in Stenography: The candidates who qualify in the written examination will have to appear for the stenography test. The candidates will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English / Hindi at the speed of 100 w.p.m. for the post of Stenographer Grade -C‘ and 80 w.p.m. for the post of Stenographer Grade -D‘. The matter will have to be transcribed on computer only.


The transcription time is as follows:
For Stenographer Grade-D : 50 minutes ( English ); 65 minutes ( Hindi ) 
For Stenographer Grade -C: 40 minutes ( English ); 55 Minutes ( Hindi )


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