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SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern:

The Staff Selection Commission conducts the recruitment exam for selecting eligible candidates to Grade C and D stenographers in the various government departments and offices. The SSC Stenographer exam pattern will help candidates prepare for the exam in a systematic manner.

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern
SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern

Date of start of registration of application: 20th September 2019

Last date to submit completed application: 18th October 2019

Date of SSC Stenographer exam: 10th to 12th September 2020

Application fee:

Category Fees
Male (General/ OBC) 100/-
Female (All Category) No Fees
SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen/ Persons with Disability No Fees
  • The application fee must be paid online through credit or debit card or other net banking options.
  • The application fee can be also paid through bank challan of SBI.

The SSC Stenographer exam comprises of 2 phases. These include the following:

  • Written exam
  • Skill test

SSC Stenographer written exam pattern:

  • The exam is a computer based online examination.
  • The exam consists of multiple choice objective questions. 
  • The medium of the exam is English.
  • The exam consists of 3 sections which includes the following:
  • English language and comprehension
  • General awareness
  • Reasoning and mental ability
  • The total number of questions asked are 200.
  • The total duration of the exam is 2 hours/ 120 minutes.
  • The total weightage of the exam is 200 marks.
  • The marking scheme is as follows:
  • For Every Correct answer: + 1 mark
  • For Every Incorrect answer: – 0.25 marks will be deducted
S. No. Subject Details Number of Questions Number of Marks Time Duration
1 General Intelligence (Reasoning Questions) 50 50 2 Hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for VH/OH)
2 General Awareness 50 50
3 English Language and Comprehension 100 100
Total 200 200  

SSC Stenographer Skill Test pattern:

  • Candidates who secure the minimum merit cutoff in the written exam are shortlisted for the skill test.
Skill Test Stenographer Grade C Stenographer Grade D
Speed 100 words per minute 80 words per minute
Time to transcribe the dictation 50 min (English) 40 min (English)
65 min (Hindi) 55 min (Hindi)

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