SSC Stenographers Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Exam Question Bank CD

SSC Stenographer Entrance Exam 2017

Staff Selection Commission ( SSC ) invites applications for the post of Stenographer Grade C & D Examination 2017 for the recruitment of Stenographer.

SSC Stenographer 2017 Eligibility

Educational Qualification

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

As per Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification, all the degrees / diplomas / certificates including technical education degree / diploma awarded through Open and Distance Learning mode of education by the Universities established by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature, Institutions Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the University Grant Commission Act 1956 and Institutions of National Importance declared under an Act of Parliament stand automatically recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government provided they have been approved by the Distance Education Bureau, University Grant Commission.

All candidates who are declared qualified by the Commission for appearing in the Skill Test will be required to produce the relevant Certificates such as Mark sheets, Provisional Certificates etc. for completion of Intermediate / Higher Secondary / 10+2 / Senior Secondary in original as proof of having acquired the minimum educational qualification on or before 1st August, 2017, failing which the candidature of such candidates will be cancelled by the Commission. The candidates who are able to prove, by documentary evidence, that the result of the qualifying examination was declared on or before the cut-off date and he/ she has been declared passed, will also be considered to meet the educational qualification.

Age Limit

Minimum & Maximum age limit is 18 to 27 years as on 1st August, 2017. Age of Relaxation : SC & ST Category 5 years, OBC-NCL Category 3 years & PH Category 10 years.

Note-I : The upper age limit for the post of Stenographer Grade “C‟&‟D‟ is relaxable for Central Government Civilian Employees as per extant Government order.

Note-II : The crucial date of age limit is reckoned with reference to 01-08-2017. Candidates should note that the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation / Secondary Examination certificate or an equivalent certificate only, will be accepted by the Commission for determining the Age eligibility and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.

SSC Stenographer 2017 Exam Pattern

The details of computer based examination are mentioned below

Date of ExamPartSubjectNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTotal Duration
04th September, 2017 to 07th September, 2017IGeneral Intelligence & Reasoning50502 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 )
IIGeneral Awareness5050
IIIEnglish Language and Comprehension100100

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 Stenographer 2017 Application form

Applications must be submitted only in online mode. Detailed instructions as in Annexure – I and Annexure – II, may be referred to. Candidate may note that only online application will be accepted at only.

Procedure for Online Submission of Application

The Commission has devised a simplified format for the online application procedure. In the process candidates may register once and may apply for any examination conducted by SSC.

One-time registration is the permanent database of candidates. The Registration ID and password provided by the system should be noted and kept safely so that it can be used for applying to any examination conducted by SSC. The registration facility is available to the candidates throughout the year on website The registered candidates may log into the system and can proceed for application filling. The facility of online application ( including payment of fees through SBI net banking / Credit or debit cards of any banks ) will be available from 17th June, 2017 to 15th July, 2017 ( upto 5:00 PM ). However, candidates who wish to make the payment through challan of SBI, may make the payment to designated branches of SBI within the working hours of bank upto 18th July, 2017 provided the challan has been generated by them before 5.00 PM on 15.07.2017.

The online submission of the application may be made at website Candidate should read the instructions in this Notice carefully before making any entry. Candidate should provide all the required details while filling up the online form. Mandatory fields are marked with * ( asterisk ) sign. The filling of online application contains two parts: Registration Part ( In case not registered earlier ) and Application Part.

In Registration Part, candidates will have to provide their basic information and upload their photograph and signature. On submission of these details, candidates shall be prompted to check the details and make any correction in the registration.

In case, there is any discrepancy in „one-time registration‟ data filled by the candidate, photograph / signature etc, „one-time registration‟ data may be suitably edited before proceeding to fill online application form. The Commission allows editing of information like name, father‟s name, mother‟s name, date of birth, gender and matriculation, roll number only once after registration. Therefore, these fields MUST BE ENTERED / EDITED VERY CAREFULLY. Other fields in the „one-time registration‟ can be edited once before every exam but prior to submission of application for examination. SUCH EDITING IS ALLOWED BEFORE SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION. ONCE THE APPLICATION HAS BEEN SUBMITTED, NO CHANGE IN „One-time Registration‟ and Application data will be allowed.

Then a candidate can proceed to fill online application with Registration ID and password provided in the one-time registration process. The application procedure is incomplete without application part. Application part requires filling of information about choice of centres, education qualification, post preference, making payment of examination fee, etc.

To pay fee in cash, candidates should take print-out of the challan generated online after completion of Application Part and deposit the requisite fee in designated branch of State Bank of India and then continue within the stipulated date and time.

Request for change / correction in any particulars in the Application Form shall not be entertained under any circumstances. The Staff Selection Commission will not be responsible for any consequences arising out of non acceptance of any correction / addition / deletion in any particular filled in application form whatever the reasons may be.

The application form without photograph / signature or with Blurred photograph / signature or incomplete in any manner will be rejected summarily

Application Fee

Application Fee Rs. 100/-( Rupees One Hundred only )

Mode of payment : Fee can be paid through SBI Challan / SBI Net banking or through credit / debit cards of any bank.

Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Persons with disability and Ex-servicemen eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee. Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.

SSC Stenographer 2017 Exam Centres

Details of Regional / Sub-Regional Offices : Correspondence relating to non-receipt of Admission Certificate etc and other grievances should be sent to concerned Regional / Sub Regional Offices, details of which are as under

Examination Centres & Centre CodeAddress of Regional / Sub Regional Offices.
Agra ( 3001 ), Allahabad ( 3003 ), Kanpur ( 3009 ), Lucknow ( 3010 ), Varanasi ( 3013 ), Bhagalpur ( 3201 ), Patna ( 3206 )Regional Director ( CR ),
Staff Selection Commission,
21-23, Lowther Road, Allahabad,
Uttar Pradesh - 211 002.
Gangtok ( 4001 ), Ranchi ( 4205 ), Jalpaiguri ( 4408 ), Kolkata ( 4410 ), Bhubaneshwar ( 4604 ), Sambalpur ( 4609 ), Port Blair ( 4802 )Regional Director ( ER ),
Staff Selection Commission,
1st MSO Building, ( 8th Floor ), 234/4,
Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose
Road, Kolkata, West Bengal - 700020
Bengaluru ( 9001 ), Thiruvananthapuram ( 9211 ), Kochi ( 9204 ), Thrissur ( 9212 ), Gulbarga ( 9005 ), Mangaluru ( 9008 ), Dharwad ( 9004 ), Kozhikode ( Calicut ) ( 9206 ), Mysore ( 9009 ).Regional Director ( KKR ),
Staff Selection Commission, 1st Floor, “E”
Wing, Kendriya Sadan, Koramangala,
Bangalore, Karnataka - 560034
Delhi ( 2201 ), Jaipur ( 2405 ), Jodhpur ( 2406 ), Kota ( 2407 ), Bikaner ( 2404 ), Udaipur ( 2409 ), Ajmer ( 2401 ), Alwar ( 2402 ), Sriganganagar ( 2408 ), Dehradun ( 2002 ), Haldwani ( 2003 ), Almora ( 2001 ), Srinagar ( 2004 ) ( Uttarakhand ), Haridwar ( 2005 ).Regional Director ( NR ),
Staff Selection Commission,
Block No. 12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi - 110504
Guwahati ( Dispur ) ( 5105 ), Itanagar ( 5001 ), Dibrugarh ( 5102 ), Jorhat ( 5107 ), Silchar ( 5111 ), Imphal ( 5501 ), Shillong ( 5401 ), Aizwal ( 5701 ), Kohima ( 5302 ), Agartala ( 5601 ), Churachandpur ( 5502 )Regional Director ( NER ),
Staff Selection Commission,
Housefed Complex, West End Block, Last
Gate, Beltola Basistha Road, Dispur
Guwahati, Assam - 781006
Hyderabad ( 8601 ), Guntur ( 8001 ), Chennai ( 8201 ), Madurai ( 8204 ), Visakhapatnam ( 8007 ) Vijayawada ( 8008 )Regional Director ( SR ),
Staff Selection Commission,
EVK Sampath Building, 2nd Floor, College
Road, Chennai,Tamil Nadu - 600006
Aurangabad ( 7202 ), Mumbai ( 7204 ), Kolhapur ( 7203 ), Nagpur ( 7205 ), Panaji ( 7801 ), Pune ( 7208 ), Ahmedabad ( 7001 ), Vadodara ( 7002 ), Rajkot ( 7006 ), Nashik ( 7207 ), Amravati ( 7201 ), Surat ( 7007 )Regional Director ( WR ),
Staff Selection Commission,
1st Floor, South Wing, PratishtaBhawan,
101 M.K. Road, Mumbai,
Maharashtra - 400020
Ambikapur ( 6201 ), Indore ( 6006 ), Jabalpur ( 6007 ), Jagdalpur ( 6203 ), Chindwara ( 6003 ), Chattarpur ( 6002 ), Guna ( 6004 ), Mandsaur ( 6010 ), Jhabua ( 6008 ), Khandwa ( 6009 ), Rewa ( 6012 ), Raipur ( 6204 ), Bhopal ( 6001 ), Gwalior ( 6005 ), Bilaspur ( 6202 )Dy. Director ( MPR ),
Staff Selection Commission,
J-5 AnupamNagar, Raipur ( CG ) - 492001
Jalandhar ( 1402 ), Leh ( 1005 ), Chandigarh ( 1601 ), Jammu ( 1004 ), Srinagar ( 1007 ), Shimla ( 1203 ), Bhatinda ( 1401 ), Hamirpur ( 1202 )Dy. Director ( NWR ),
Staff Selection Commission,
Block No. 3, Gr. Floor, Kendriya Sadan,
Sector-9, Chandigarh - 160017

NOTE I : No change of Centre of Examination will normally be allowed. Hence, the candidates should select the centers, carefully and indicate the same correctly in their applications. The Commission considers applications supported by documentary evidence from those serving in Armed Forces or Central Armed Police Forces for change of centre, if they are posted out due to operational reasons.

NOTE-II : The Commission reserves the right to cancel any Centre and ask the candidates of that centre to appear from another centre. Commission also reserves the right to divert candidates of any centre to some other Centre to take the examination.

SSC Stenographer 2017 Selection Process

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

Provided that SC, ST, OBC, ExS and PH ( PWD ) candidates, who are selected on their own merit without relaxed standards, along with candidates belonging to other communities, will not be adjusted against the reserved share of vacancies. Such SC, ST, OBC and PH (PWD) candidates will be accommodated against the general / unreserved vacancies as per their position in the overall Merit List. The reserved vacancies will be filled up separately from amongst the eligible SCs, STs, OBCs and PH candidates which will thus comprise of SC, ST, OBC and PH ( PWD ) candidates who are otherwise found suitable for appointment even by relaxed standard.

Reserved category candidate who qualifies on the basis of relaxed standards viz. age limit, experience or qualifications, permitted number of chances in computer based examination, extended zone of consideration, etc. is to be counted against reserved vacancies and not against general vacancies subject to fitness of such candidate for selection. Such candidates may also be recommended at the relaxed standards to the extent number of vacancies reserved for them, to make up for the deficiency in the reserved quota, irrespective of their rank in the order of merit. Deduction of the military service rendered from the age of Ex-Servicemen and relaxation of age to PH candidates are permissible against the reserved or unreserved posts and such exemption cannot be termed as relaxed standards in regard to age.

Success in the examination confers no right of appointment unless Government is satisfied after such enquiry as may be considered necessary that the candidate is suitable in all respects of appointment to the service / post.

The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination. Their admission at all the stages of examination will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If, on verification, at any time, it is found that they do not fulfill any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature for the examination will be cancelled by the Commission.

Candidates, who are appointed on the basis of this examination, shall be on probation for a period of two years and during the period of probation, the candidates would be required to undergo such training or pass such examinations as prescribed by the Controlling Authority. On successful completion of the period of probation, the candidates shall, if considered fit for permanent appointment, be confirmed to their post by the Controlling Authority.

Admission to the Examination

All candidates who apply in response to this advertisement by the closing date will be assigned Roll numbers which will be placed on the website of the concerned Regional Office about two weeks before the date of the examination. A candidate must write his/ her Roll number and Registration ID along with his/ her name, date of birth and name of the examination while addressing any communication to the concerned regional office of the Commission. Communication from the candidate not furnishing these particulars shall not be entertained.

Admission certificates ( ACs ) for the examination indicating the time table and also venues of examination for each candidate will be placed on the website of the concerned Regional Office about two weeks before the date of examination. It will not be sent by post. If any candidate is unable to download his admission certificate for the examination one week before the date of examination, he/she must immediately contact the concerned regional / sub regional office of the commission with details such as Registration Id, Transaction Id of SBI, copy of challan etc for obtaining the Admission Certificates. Failure to do so will deprive him/her of any claim for consideration.

The photographs used by the candidates must be a recent, relaxed face, colour picture and the picture should be in colour, against a light-coloured, preferably white, background. If flash is used then ensure that there should be no red-eye and, in case of glasses, your eyes should be visible. The face should not cover less than 80 % of the entire photo. Photograph should be of JPG format and its size should be between 4kB to 20 kB.

It is compulsory to carry at least one original Photo ID such as Voter‟s ID, Aadhaar Card, Driving License, ID Cards issued by Government or other Offices where the candidates may be working. Candidates without such ID cards will not be allowed entry into the Examination Halls / Skill Test venues.

Candidates must bring 3 passport size photographs for affixing it in the Commission‟s copy of Admission Certificate in the presence of Invigilator, if required. Candidates not carrying photographs will not be allowed to appear in the examination. Candidate are advised to keep 10 copies of the same photograph, which was uploaded / affixed in the application form, with them till the completion of entire examination process. Application with illegible / blurred photograph and/or signature will be rejected.

SSC Stenographer 2017 Syllabus

Indicative Syllabus for Computer Based Mode Examination

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.

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 )

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

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”.

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.

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.

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 Results 2017

SSC Exam Date

SSC Stenographer Exam was conducted on 4th to 7th September, 2017.

SSC Result Date

SSC Stenographer Results likely to be declared in the month of October, 2017.

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SSC Stenographer 2017 Important dates

1Starting Date For Submission Of Online Application17th June, 2017
2Last Date For Submission of Online Application15th July, 2017 ( upto 5.00 P.M. )
3Last Date for Submission of Application Fee by Challan18th July, 2017
4Date of Computer Based Examination04th September, 2017 to 07th September, 2017

Contact Details

Staff Selection Commission,
Block No-12, CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road,
New Delhi – 110091.
Website :

SSC Stenographers Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Exam Question Bank CD

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