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SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern

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SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Stenographers (Grade C& D) Examination Pattern & Scheme of examination are given below…..

Scheme of Examination: The details of the Computer Based Examination arementioned below: 

Details of Examination are given below:

Part Subject No of
Total Duration 
I General Intelligence &
50 50 2 Hours
(2 hours and 40
minutes for the
candidates eligible for
scribe as per Para-6(a),
6(b) and 6(c) of this
Notice of examination
II General Awareness 50 50
III English Language and
100 100

Note-I: There will be negative marking equal to one-third of the marks allotted to the question for each wrong answer in Computer Based Examination. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind
while answering the questions.

2. Skill Test in Stenography: The candidates who are shortlisted in the Computer Based Examination will be required to appear in the Skill Test for Stenography. The candidates will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English or Hindi (as opted by the candidates in the online Application Form) at the speed of 100 words per minute (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

The transcription time is as follows:

Post Language
of Skill
Time Duration
(in minutes)
Time Duration (in minutes)
for the
candidates eligible for
scribe as per Para-6 (a),
6(b) and 6 (c) above
1 Stenographer
Grade ‘D’
English 50 70
2 Stenographer
Grade ‘D’
Hindi 65 90
3 Stenographer
Grade ‘C’
English 40 55
4 Stenographer
Grade ‘C’
Hindi 55 75

i) 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 / Organizations. 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.
(iii) The Skill Test will be held at the Commission’s Regional Offices or at other Centre(s) as may be decided by the Commission.
(iv) Detailed instructions, if any, regarding Skill Test will be provided by the concerned Regional Offices of the Commission to the candidates called for the Skill Test.
(v) Standard instructions regarding modality of evaluation of Skill Test is available at the Candidate’s Corner Section on the Commission’s website

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