SSC STENOGRAPHER 2017

SSC(Staff Selection Commission) released SSC Stenographer Notification for Grade'C' (Group "B‟ Non-Gazetted) & Grade'D' (Group "C‟ Non-Gazetted) 2017 on 17th June 2017. SSC Stenographer 2017 Exam was conducted from 11th September to 14th September 2017. Final allotment will be made after the candidates clear the skill test to be held in March-April 2018.

SSC STENOGRAPHER Notification 2017

The SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' and 'D' notification for 2017 was published on June 17th, 2017 by the governing body. Keep checking this page for more information.

SSC STENOGRAPHER Vacancy 2017

The SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' and 'D' Exam 2016 had an initial count of approx 773 vacancies. For 2017 Stenographer Exam, the expected number of vacancies may be more. Vacancies of Stenographer Grade "C‟ and Stenographers Grade "D‟ are in Ministries/Departments of Central Government, including their Attached/Subordinate offices located in States and Union Territories all over the country.
Vacancies will be determined in due course.Keep checking this page for more latest updates.

SSC STENOGRAPHER 2017 Exam Dates

SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' and 'D' skill test 2016 Exams was he in the month of April and May 2017.
The tentative schedule for the SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' and 'D' 2017 exam is as follows:

Activity Dates
Application form will be available from 19th June 2017
Last date for registration 15th July 2017(till 5:00pm)
SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' and 'D' Exam 11th September to 14th September 2017
Skill Test Exam -


These dates are tentative, they might get changed.Keep checking this page for latest updates.

SSC STENOGRAPHER Exam Centre

SSC provides the details of exam centres in admission certificate issued 2-3 weeks before the actual SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' and 'D' exam dates.

SSC Stenographer 2017 Exam Analysis All Shifts


SSC Stenographer Exam Analysis: 11th September
2nd Shift [2:45-4:15]
Memory Based QuestionsMemory Based Questions
SSC Stenographer Exam Analysis: 12th September
1st Shift [10:00-12:00]2nd Shift [2:45-4:15]
Memory Based QuestionsMemory Based Questions
SSC Stenographer Exam Analysis: 13th September
1st Shift [10:00-12:00]2nd Shift [2:45-4:15]
Memory Based QuestionsMemory Based Questions
SSC Stenographer Exam Analysis: 14th September
1st Shift [10:00-12:00]2nd Shift [2:45-4:15]
Memory Based QuestionsMemory Based Questions


SSC STENOGRAPHER Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit: 

Minimum Age: 18yrs
Maximum Age: 27 yrs

Age limit will be calculated as on 1st Augus 2017

Age Relaxation:

S.NoCategoryAge Relaxation
1
      ST/SC  
5 years
   2OBC3 years
3PH + Gen
10 years
4PH + OBC13 years
5PH + SC/ST15 years
6Ex-Servicemen (Gen)3 years

7Ex-Servicemen (OBC)6 years
8Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)8 years


Educational Qualification: 

Candidate must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent from a recognized Board or University.

SSC STENOGRAPHER Exam Pattern 2017

Staff Selection Commission conduct an All India Open Competitive Examination for recruitment to the posts of Stenographer Grade ‘C’(Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade ‘D’(Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted). Since the SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' and 'D' is comprised of 2 different levels, we must deal with their syllabus independently.
Tier Type Mode
Tier – I Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
Tier – II Skill Test Pen and Paper mode

SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' and 'D' Tier-1 Pattern

This is an objective exam which will be conducted online. There are 3 sections in the Tier 1 exam of SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' and 'D' 2017.

Date of Computer Based Examination: 04-09-2017 to 07-09-2017

The subject-wise details are given below:
PartSubjectNo of QuestionsMarksExam Duration
I.General Intelligence and Reasoning50502 hours
II.General Awareness5050
III.English Language & Comprehension100100
Total200200


Important Points:

  • There is negative marking in SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' and 'D' 2017 Tier 1 Exam. 
  • Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to a penalty of 0.25 marks in all sections
  • The exam duration is 2 hours 40 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.
  • The questions except in Part III will be set both in English & Hindi.

Skill Test in Stenography for Stenographer Grade 'C' and 'D' 2017

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. It may also prescribe qualifying marks in each part of the Written Examination.

The skill test will be of qualifying nature.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 computer only. The evaluation of transcription will be done electronically 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 )

Important Points:
  • If the candidates do not indicate the medium of stenography test in the Application Form, the Commission will consider English as the medium of stenography test for such candidates.
  • There is no exemption from skill test for any category of candidates.
  • Candidates who opt to take the Stenography Test in Hindi will be required to learn English Stenography and vice versa after their appointment.
  • VH candidates will be required to transcribe 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’.
  • 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.
  • 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.

SSC STENOGRAPHER Syllabus 2017

Since the SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' and 'D' is comprised of 2 different levels, we must deal with SSC Stenographer Syllabus independently.

SSC Stenographer Syllabus for written examination:

Tier 1 exam of SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' and 'D' 2017

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 /cerebral palsy affected 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, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. his/her writing ability, would also be tested.

Stenographer Grade 'C' and 'D' Cut Offs

Stenographer Grade 'C' 2016 Cut Off (Written Exam)

Category Cut-Off
SC 107.50
ST 90.25
OBC 111.50
VT 89.50
OH 90.00
UR 120.00

Stenographer Grade 'D' 2016 Cut Off (Written Exam)

Category Cut-Off
GEN 107.25
SC 94.25
ST 75.25
OBC 99.90
Ex.S 20.00
VH 74.00
OH 58.75

Check Official Notification of SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' & Grade 'D' 2017