SSC Stenographers (Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’) Exam Pattern 2017

Staff Selection Commission Stenographers (Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’) Syllabus Exam Pattern 2017 2018 | Download SSC Stenographers (Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’) Syllabus Exam Pattern 2017 2018 through official Website Here we are updating all the SSC Stenographers (Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’) Old Previous Year Question Papers, Model Question Paper, Exam Pattern, and Syllabus.

SSC Stenographers (Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’) Selection Procedure/Scheme:
The Selection Procedure/Scheme of the Exam will be as follows: Computer Based Mode Examination, Skill Test

SSC Stenographers (Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’) Exam:
Candidates will be shortlisted for the skill test on the basis of their performance in the Computer Based Examination. Candidates who qualify in the skill test will be recommended for appointment by the Commission on the basis of total marks in the Computer Based Examination. Allocation of candidates will be made to User Departments depending upon their merit position and the option exercised by them.


SSC Stenographers (Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’) Exam Pattern:
The details of computer based examination are mentioned below
Date of Exam
No. of Questions
Total Duration
4.9.2017 to 7.9.2017
General Intelligence & Reasoning
2 Hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for VH/OH (afflicted by Cerebral Palsy and locomotor disability wherein the dominant writing extremity is affected to the extent of slowing down the performance of the candidates)
General Awareness
English Language and Comprehension

Question paper will be of Objective Multiple choice type. Questions will be set in Hindi and English except Part-III.
There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the question.

Canvassing in any form will disqualifying the candidates

Note:-I The Commission reserves the right to add an additional Tier in the scheme of Examination.
NOTE:-II: Candidates are not permitted to use Mobile Phone, Calculator, bluetooth device or any other electronic/electrical device for answering any paper. Candidates must not, therefore, bring Mobile Phone, Calculator or any other electronic/ electrical device inside the Examination premises. Possession of these items, whether in use or not, will be considered as “use of unfair means” in the Examination and candidature of such candidates will be cancelled forthwith. Such candidates are also liable for debarment upto a period of 3 (three) years.


SSC Stenographers (Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’) Syllabus:
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, judgement, 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 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.

For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability /afflicted by cerebral palsy and locomotor disability candidates 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.
(2) Skill test in Stenography: Candidates who obtain the qualifying marks in the Examination as may be prescribed by the Commission will only be called for the Skill Test. Commission may also prescribe qualifying marks in each part of Examination. The skill test will be of qualifying nature and the Commission will fix the qualifying standards in the skill test for different categories of candidates.


The candidates 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 compute. 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)

(i) If the candidates do not indicate the medium of stenography test in Column No. 18 of the Application Form, the Commission will consider English as the medium of stenography test for such candidates.
(ii) The compensatory time for „Skill Test‟ in Stenography will be allowed as follows - Visually Handicapped, Orthopedically Handicapped (OH) candidates & afflicted by Cerebral Palsy and the candidates who have a locomotor disability (40% or more) wherein the dominant writing extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of the candidates are required to transcribed the matter in 75 minutes for English Shorthand or in 100 minutes for Hindi Shorthand for the post of Stenographer Grade – „D‟ and in 70 minutes for English Shorthand test and in 95 minutes for Hindi Shorthand test for the post of Stenographer Grade – „C‟
(3) Candidates who opt to take the Stenography Test in Hindi will be required to learn English Stenography and vice versa after their appointment, failing which their probation may not be cleared by appointing departments or authority. Candidates have to work as English/Hindi stenographers as per the functional requirement of the User Office irrespective of the medium of Skill Test of candidate during the examination.
(4) The skill test will be held at the Commission‟s Regional/Sub Regional Offices or at other Centre(s) as may be decided by the Commission.
(5) Detailed instructions regarding Skill Test will be sent by the concerned Regional/Sub Regional Offices of the Commission to the candidates called for the Skill Test.


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