What is Skill Test: SSC Stenographer Grade-C & Grade-D 2017

Dear Students, The Staff Selection Commission will hold an open competitive Computer Based Examination for Recruitment of Stenographer Grade-C (Group-B Non-Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade-D (Group-C Non-Gazetted) in the month of September 2017. Admission Certificates for the computer based examination will be issued to the candidates only who declare in their Application that they possess skills in Stenography. Today In this article, we will discuss Skill tests for
Stenographer Exam.

SSC Stenographer 2017 Important Dates :

  • SSC Steno Grade C & D Notification Declaration Date: 17th June 2017
  • Starting Date to Submit SSC Steno 2017 Application: 17th June 2017
  • Last Date To Apply For SSC Stenographer 2017 Recruitment: 15th July 2017
  • SSC Stenographer Admit Card 2017 Release Date: August 2017
  • SSC Stenographer Exam Date 2017: 4th Sep to 7th Sep 2017 
  • SSC Stenographer Result 2017 Declaration Date: October 2017
  • SSC Stenographer 2017 Skill Test Date: April to May 2018
  • Final Result Declaration Date: will be updated later 
Skill test in Stenography

Dear Students, According to the SSC Official Notification, The 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 the computer. 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 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.
(iii) 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 the candidate during the examination.
(iv) 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.
(v) 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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