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SSC Stenographer 2018: Vacancy, Dates, Admit Card & Syllabus

Updated On - March 15th 2018

SSC Stenographer is organized by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to recruit eligible candidates for the post of Grade C and D stenographer in central government organizations. SSC Stenographer 2018 is an online exam organized at 60 different locations across India. After qualifying the written test, shortlisted candidates are called for a skill test (typing test) held in offline mode. 

Skill Test for SSC Stenographer 2017 will be conducted from April 9, 2018 to May 5, 2018. SSC Stenographer Skill Test is conducted for candidates who qualify Written Test. Candidates will be given a dictation for 10 minutes which must be transcribed on the computer with a speed of 80 w/m (Grade C) and 100 w/m (Grade D). Download Admit Card for SSC Stenographer 2018 Skill Test from the regional websites of SSC.

Some quick facts about SSC Stenographer 2018 are as follows:

  • Salary offered for the post of Grade C Stenographer is INR 9300 -  INR 34800. (Grade Pay- INR 4200)
  • Salary offered to Grade D Stenographer by SSC is INR 5200- INR 20200 (Grade Pay- 2400). Check Detailed SSC Stenographer Eligibility
  • There expected vacancies for Grade C and Grade D for general candidates are 30 and 385 respectively.

SSC Stenographer 2018 Highlights

Exam Highlights
Exam NameStaff Selection Commission Stenographer
Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission (SSC)
Official Websitewww.ssc.nic.in
Exam TypeNational Level Test
Exam DateAugust 2018
Eligibility CriteriaMust have cleared 10+2 board from a recognized university
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Exam ModeWritten Exam and Skill Test
DurationWritten Test: 2 hours
Skill Test: 10 minutes

SSC Stenographer 2018 Latest Updates

January 15, 2018 – SSC Stenographer Result 2016 Out,Check Steno Grade C & D Written Exam Result

December 13, 2017 –  SSC Stenographer Grade C and D final question paper 1 and answer key are available on the official website till January 13, 2018. Check Here

November 29, 2017 – SSC Stenographer 2017 Grade C and D officer marks are out on official Website. Check Here

November 21, 2017  SSC Stenographer 2017 Results announced on ssc.nic.in. 8469 candidates in Grade C and 15004 candidates in Grade D have qualified SSC Stenographer Skill Test.

November 10, 2017– SSC has released SSC Stenographer 2016 Skill Test Result. Download List of Candidates called for Document Verification

October 5, 2017 SSC will release Grade ’C’ & ‘D’ tentative answer keys. Check Here SSC Stenographer 2017 Answer Key, Question Paper & Cut off 

September 05, 2017 – SSC Stenographer 2017 Admit Card is Now available for 6 regions –  Click Here


SSC Stenographer Exam Dates 2018

SSC Stenographer 2018 Notification is expected to be out on July 7, 2018.  The computer based test will be conducted on multiple dates in September 2018. Given below is the complete schedule of SSC Stenographer 2018:

EventDate
SSC Notification for Stenographer will be released onJuly 7, 2018
SSC Stenographer Application Form will be available fromJuly 7, 2018
Last Date to submit SSC Stenographer Application FormJuly 30, 2018
SSC Stenographer Admit Card will be issued onAugust 2018
SSC Stenographer Exam is scheduled forSeptember 04- September 08, 2018
SSC Stenographer Result 2018 Declaration DateNovember 2018
SSC Stenographer 2018 Skill Test DateDecember 2018
Final Result Declaration DateMarch 2019

Expected Vacancies for SSC Stenographer 2018

SSC Stenographers 2018 (expected) Vacancies for Grade D posts

Name of OrganizationURSCSTOBCTotalGrade Pay
CAG14428282400
Central Vigilance Commission100122400
Department of Electronics and Information Technology200132400
Department of Forensic Science Services (M/O Home Affairs)200132400
Directorate of Enforcement Department of Revenue9024152400
DOPT (CSSS)4910632972400
Election Commission201142400
Intelligence Bureau70010172400
Indian Coast Guard17529332400
LBSNAA (DOPT)301042400
M/O Labor & Employment25236362400
Ministry of Coal300032400
M/O Shipping700072400
Ministry of External Affairs13011152400
Ministry of Defence [O/O THE JS (TRG) & CAO] AFHQ6112102400
M/ Statistics & Prog Implementation200242400
Ministry of Communication & IT (Dept. of POST)11311162400
M/O Development of North Eastern Region311052400
M/O Environment, Forests & Climate Change600172400
National Investigation Agency001012400
National Technical Research Organization000222400
O/O THE DG Archaeological Survey of India (M/O Culture)601182400
Rajbhasha Vibhag (MHA)001012400
Registrar General of India101022400
TOTAL189262583323

SSC Stenographers 2018 Vacancies for Grade C posts

Name of OrganizationURSCSTOBCTotalGrade Pay
Department of Forensic Science Services (M/O Home Affairs)100014200
Election Commission100014600
Ministry of External Affairs11050164600
Ministry of Defence [O/O THE JS (TRG) & CAO] AFHQ7213134600
TOTAL2026331

Who can apply for SSC Stenographer 2018?

Aspirants of SSC Stenographer 2018 will have to fulfill certain eligibility requirements to successfully fill the application form.

Academic Qualification

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 or any equivalent exam from a recognized board or university.
  • Candidates appearing in the final year from the Board/University to prove the same can also apply for the SSC Stenographer exam.

Nationality

Candidates belonging to any of the following nationalities can apply for SSC Stenographer 2018:

  • Indian citizen
  • Citizen of Nepal
  • Citizen of Bhutan
  • Tibetan refugee, only if they come with the intention to stay in India
  • People born in India but migrated to Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries

Age Limit

  • The age of the candidate must be between 18 to 27 years.
  • Candidates belonging to the reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC/PH/Ex-Servicemen, Central Government Employees, and J&K domiciled candidates) can avail age relaxation as per the Government of India.

SSC Stenographer Reservation 2018

Candidates belonging to the SC/ST/OBC/Ex-servicemen/Physically Disabled categories can claim reservation during SSC Stenographer 2018 Selection Process.

  • Persons with One Arm (OA)/One Leg (OL)/Both Legs (BL)/Blind (B) or Low Vision (LV) disabilities can apply for Grade C as per the guidelines of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • While for Grade D post can be filled by candidates suffering from One Arm (OA)/One Leg (OL)/One Arm and Leg (OAL)/Both Legs (BL)/Blind (B) or Low Vision (LV) disabilities.
  • The people who suffer from Hearing Impairment (HI) cannot apply for SSC Stenographer.

CHECK SSC Stenographer 2018 Vacancy


Apply Online for SSC Stenographer 2018

SSC will release online applications for SSC Stenographer 2018. The notification is expected on July 7, 2018. The online SSC Stenographer 2018 Application Form will be available as soon as the notification is released on the official website of SSC.

SSC Stenographer Application Form

Step 1 Registration

  • Visit the official website of SSC and navigate to click on “Apply”
  • Click on “Steno C & D” tab and click on Apply now link.
  • Enter the details (name, father’s name, date of birth, gender) to register for the SSC Stenographer.
  • Enter text or captcha in the field provided.
  • The new window to enter the personal, basic and contact details in the SSC Stenographer Application Form
  • Enter the captcha at the end and click on ‘Submit’

Step 2 Uploading Images

  • Click on the link ‘Choose File’ to upload passport size photograph in given specifications.
  • Browse and select the appropriate image (JPEG file), click on Open/upload
  • Click on Submit Photo/Signature post uploading it

Note: Size of the photo must lie between 4 Kb to12 Kb with a resolution of 100 x 120 pixels. The size of signature must be more than 1 Kb but less than 20 Kb with resolution 40 x 60 pixels.

Step 3 Filling the SSC Stenographer Application Form

  • Enter the choice of SSC Stenographer Exam Center along with the code
  • Indicate category code and the post you are applying for.
  • Enter the academic qualification details along with few general details in the SSC Stenographer Application Form
  • Enter the contact details correctly for further correspondence.
  • Preview and submit the form

Step 4 Fee Payment

Online Mode

  • Choose the payment gateway among Net banking or Card payment (Credit/Debit)
  • If you choose Debit Card (Any bank or SBI), enter the Card number, validity and CVV number
  • If you choose Credit Card, enter the Card Number and PIN
  • If you choose Net banking, enter the account details

Offline Mode

  • Download the copy of e-challan from the official website.
  • Write the details in the blank fields provided
  • Deposit the fee in the nearest branch of SBI
  • Print the application form after depositing the fee. 
CategoryApplication Fee
General and OBC candidatesINR 100
Reserved Category and Female candidatesNo Application Fee

SSC Stenographer 2018 Admit Card/ Hall Ticket

Candidates will be issued the SSC Stenographer Admit Card after submission of the application form. They can download the SSC Stenographer Admit card from the official website of SSC. The steps to download SSC Stenographer 2018 Admit card are given below:

  • Visit the official website of SSC
  • Follow the link ‘download SSC Stenographer Admit Card 2018’
  • Enter the details asked such as roll number, date of birth, candidate’s name etc.
  • Post verification of the entered details, click on Submit
  • Download the SSC Stenographer Admit Card if the information mentioned on it is correct.
  • Print the SSC Stenographer Admit card for further use

SSC Stenographer Admit card will be available on the website 2 weeks prior to the date of the exam. There is different SSC Stenographer Admit card for both written examination and skill test. The discrepancies related to the SSC Stenographer Admit card are entertained at the Regional centers for different states.


SSC Stenographer Exam Centers 2018

Candidates have to mention the center code along with the preferred choice of SSC Stenographer Exam Center while filling up the application form. 

  • The allocated SSC Stenographer Exam Center is mentioned on the SSC Stenographer Admit Card.
  • Candidates must enter the choice of exam center wisely.
  • No request for change of the allotted SSC Stenographer Exam center will be entertained by the Commission.


SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2018

SSC Stenographer Question paper is held in both English and Hindi (except for English language section) languages. As per the SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern, the exam has three sections- General Intelligence and Reasoning (Part I), General Awareness (Part II) and English Language and Comprehension (Part III). 

  • SSC Stenographer 2018 will be conducted in 2 shifts i.e. morning shift and afternoon shift on the same day due to a large number of applications.
  • The timing for the morning shift is from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for general candidates, extra 40 minutes for disabled candidates.
  • The afternoon shift begins from 02:00 p.m. to 04:00 p.m. for, general candidates, however, it is 02:00 p.m. to 04:40 p.m. for disabled candidates.
  • Thus, the duration of the SSC Stenographer exam is 2 hours (2 hours 40 minutes for disabled candidates).
  • They are awarded 1 mark for every correct response marked in the OMR Sheet.
  • The total weightage for SSC Stenographer 2018 is 200 marks.
  •  0.25 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.
JEE MAIN EXAM PATTERN

60 x 3, 

Duration

Exam duration is 3 hours

JEE MAIN EXAM PATTERN

Each of 1

Score

Each Correct Answer will be awarded 1 mark 

JEE MAIN EXAM PATTERN

-1/4 mark

-ve Score

¼ mark is deducted for every wrong answer. 

JEE MAIN EXAM PATTERN

Online 

Exam type

SSC Stenographer is computer based test

JEE MAIN EXAM PATTERN

Objective

Question type

Questions will be of objective type

JEE MAIN EXAM PATTERN

200

Total questions

There are 200 questions in SSC Stenographer


SSC Stenographer Syllabus

  • The Part I of SSC Stenographer 2018 comprises 50 multiple choice questions carrying 50 marks.
  • The questions asked in the Part I are both verbal and non-verbal type.
  • The questions are designed to examine candidate’s ability to deal with abstract ideas, arithmetical computation, and analytical functions.
  • The Part II of the SSC Stenographer exam includes 50 objective type questions holding a weightage of 50 marks.
  • Candidates are tested on their knowledge of the environment and its applications, current affairs and experience in scientific aspects.
  • For Visually Handicapped candidates who opt for a scribe, the questions including pictorial description are avoided.
  • The Part III of SSC Stenographer exam comprises of 100 multiple choice questions in only English language.
  • Candidates are tested on their knowledge and understanding of English grammar, vocabulary, synonyms, antonyms etc. Candidates are tested on their proficiency in the English language in this section of the SSC Stenographer 2018.

Check complete SSC Stenographer Syllabus


SSC Stenographer Preparation Books 2018

Candidates are required to prepare for SSC Stenographer 2018 according to the SSC Stenographer Syllabus. Candidates can refer to the books mentioned in the table below to prepare for the exam:

Subjects NameName of the bookAuthor Name
Quantitative AptitudeQuantitative Aptitude RS Agarwal
Quicker MathematicsM Tyra
English LanguageEnglish GrammarWren and Martin
Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis
Essential English GrammarRaymond Murphy
Objective General EnglishSP Bakshi
Objective General EnglishDr. RS Aggarwal & Shri Vikas Aggarwal
Logical ReasoningVerbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning RS Agarwal
Verbal and Non-Verbal ReasoninKiran Publication
Analytical Reasoning MK Pandey
Non-Verbal ReasoningBS Sijwali & Indu Sijwali
General AwarenessLucent General Knowledge (available both in Hindi and English but English edition gives better coverage)-
Any monthly magazine, such as Pratiyogita Darpan, Wizard or Chronicle-
One newspaper such as Hindu, Times of India, Hindustan times etc-
One yearbook, for reference, Manorama year book Any Budget special magazine-

Read More About SSC Stenographer Preparation Tips


SSC Stenographer Answer Key 2018

SSC Stenographer Answer Key will be published on the official website of SSC.

  • The correct answers to every question will be mentioned in it.
  • Candidates can check and mark the number of correct and incorrect answers, to sum up, and predict the scores obtained by them.
  • The official SSC Stenographer Answer Key will be published on the official website after approximately 4 weeks after the exam

The steps followed to download the SSC Stenographer Answer Key are given below:

  • Visit the official website of SSC
  • Click on the link to ‘Download Answer Key 2018 for Grade C and Grade D’
  • SSC Stenographer Answer Key for Grade C and Grade D is displayed in PDF format on the screen
  • Download the SSC Stenographer Answer Key of your set and check the answers.

How to Check Result for SSC Stenographer 2018

SSC Stenographer 2018 Result is declared separately for the written test and skill test. SSC Stenographer Result for written test will be declared in November 2018.

  • Candidates who qualify the written test will appear for skill test of SSC Stenographer 2018.
  • Post skill test, the Commission releases a Final Merit List or Allotment List on the official website.
  • Candidates included in the merit list are recommended for an appointment by the commission.
  • They are allocated to User Departments depending upon the merit position and options exercised by them.

The steps to check the SSC Stenographer Result for the written examination is given below:

  • Visit the official website of SSC
  • Follow the link for “SSC Stenographer Result 2018 for Grade C and Grade D”
  • Search for your Roll Number in the given list of roll numbers in pdf format.
  • Download the SSC Stenographer Result for further correspondence.

Note: In case, if a candidate cannot find his name in the SSC Stenographer Result, then it can be checked in the non-evaluated answer sheet list.

Tie Breaker

Candidates might obtain equal aggregate marks in the written test of SSC Stenographer exam. The tie is resolved by considering the following criteria:

  • Candidate with higher marks in Part I of written exam is given higher marks if the tie persists then;
  • Candidate’s date of birth is considered i.e. older candidate is preferred first, but if the tie still exists;
  • Alphabetical order of the name of a candidate is the final decisive criteria.

Read More About SSC Stenographer Result


SSC Stenographer Skill Test 2018

Candidates who qualify the written examination of SSC Stenographer 2018 are shortlisted for the skill test.

  • A dictation will be given to them for 10 minutes in English/Hindi.
  • They are required to type the same on a computer at a speed of 100 w.p.m. to be recruited for the post of a Grade C Stenographer, while for Grade D, he/she must type at a speed of 80 w.p.m.
  • Candidates with Visual Impairment have to transcribe the matter in 75 minutes for English or 100 minutes for Hindi Shorthand if they are applying for Grade D Stenographer.
  • For Grade C, the Visually Handicapped candidates have to transcribe the matter in 75 minutes for English or 95 minutes for Hindi shorthand test. The skill test for SSC Stenographer will be held at Regional or Sub-Regional Offices or other centers as decided by the Commission. The transcription is evaluated electronically post submission.
  • The skill test for SSC Stenographer will be held at Regional or Sub-Regional Offices or other centers as decided by the Commission. The transcription is evaluated electronically post submission.

Read More About SSC Stenographer Skill Test


SSC Stenographer 2018 Cut Off

The previous year cut off for SSC Stenographer is listed below for both Grade C and Grade D.

 List I: Candidates qualified for Skill Test (Stenographer Grade ‘C’)

CategoryCUT-OFF MARKSCANDIDATES AVAILABLE
SC127.001419
ST101.001454
OBC138.002485
OH100.00369
VH100.0079
UR141.002663
Total-8469

List II: Candidates qualified for Skill Test (Stenographer Grade ‘D’)

CategoryCUT OFF MARKSCANDIDATE AVAILABE
SC123.501836
ST106.001107
OBC124.506788
Ex. S40.00393
OH106.00268
VH66.00249
UR134.504363
Total-15004

SSC Stenographer 2018 Overview FAQs

Ques. When will SSC Stenographer 2018 conducted?

Ans. SSC Stenographer 2018 will be conducted in August 2018.

Ques. What is the date of SSC Stenographer Skill Test 2017?

Ans. The skill test for SSC Stenographer 2017 will be conducted soon. The date has not been revealed yet.

Ques. I belong to Bhutan, can I apply for this exam?

Ans. Yes, following cases are applicable to sit for SSC Stenographer 2018:

  • Citizen of Nepal
  • Citizen of Bhutan
  • Tibetan refugee, only if they come with the intention to stay in India
  • People born in India but migrated to Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries

Ques. I have low vision in my right eye, can I apply for Grade D post?

Ans. Yes, you can apply for Both the posts, i.e., Grade C and Grade D posts even if you have low vision. However, you need to state proof of it in the prescribed format.

Ques. Why cannot I upload my signatures? There is a message depicting error, how should I fix it?

Ans. Make sure you are uploading your scanned images in the sizes and dimensions as specified. Failure in abiding by these guidelines can create this problem.

Ques. Can I change my exam center other than the preference I filled in SSC Stenographer 2018 Application Form?

Ans. This facility is not available for any of the candidates. You will be allocated the centers as per the preference filled in the application form. No request for change in exam center will be entertained.

Ques. Is there any negative marking in SSC Stenographer 2018 exam?

Ans. Yes, every incorrect answer will be penalized with 0.25 marks, i.e., 1/4th of the marks allocated to each question.

Ques. How much marks will I get for every correct answer?

Ans. 1 mark will be awarded for every correct answer.

Ques. What is the Tie Breaking criteria, in case I have the same marks as some other candidate?

Ans. The following scheme will be applicable in case of any clash:

  • Candidate with higher marks in Part I of written exam is given higher marks if the tie persists then;
  • Candidate’s date of birth is considered i.e. older candidate is preferred first, but if the tie still exists;
  • Alphabetical order of the name of a candidate is the final decisive criteria.

Ques. In how many shifts is SSC Stenographer 2018 conducted?

Ans. SSC Stenographer 2018 will be conducted in two shifts- Morning and Evening Shift.

Ques. Can I change my shift from morning to evening?

Ans. No, candidates cannot change the shift they have been allocated by themselves. They will have to appear within the timings as mentioned in SSC Stenographer hall ticket.

Ques. I belong to PwD category, will I get extra time to complete the exam?

Ans. Yes, candidates with any kind of disability will be given extra 40 minutes to complete the exam.

Ques. I have some issues in visibility, Can I opt for scribe?

Ans. Yes, there is a provision of opting for a scribe. You will have to put a request for scribe prior to the commencement of the exam.

Ques. What books should I refer to for Logical Reasoning Section in SSC Stenographer 2018?

Ans. You can refer to the following books to prepare for logical reasoning section of SSC Stenographer 2018:

  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning by BS Sijwali & Indu Sijwali

Ques. How is the evaluation of Transcript done after the skill test?

Ans. The transcript after skill test are evaluated via computerized process.

Ques. What was the cut off for general candidates for Grade C in 2017?

Ans. Cut off for General and OBC candidates was same in the year 2017, i.e., 138 for Grade C post.


*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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hello can anybody suggest me some jobs after just 12 which I can pursue with handsome salary ?

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