SSC Stenographer Syllabus and Exam Pattern Updated

SSC Steno Grade C D Exam Syllabus and Exam Pattern

From 1st February 2019 to 6th February 2019, SSC will organize Computer Based Examination of the SSC Stenographer Recruitment 2018. Anticipated vacancies will be more than 1000, hence Non Graduates or even graduates who have skill knowledge of Stenography have submitted their application for this popular yearly SSC Exam. The Last date of application was 19 November 2018. Therefore, candidates of this Recruitment have two and half months to prepare for the Computer Based Test. So get the SSC Stenographer Exam Syllabus and Exam Pattern Details to appear for that scheduled test.

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SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2018

Selection Process of SSC Steno Examination is through Computer Based Test and Skill Test. Therefore the Computer Based Test will be given much priority in selecting the right candidate. Skill Test will be qualifying in nature and marks in this test will be decided by SSC. Here we are also detailing the Skill Test details which we hope shall benefit the applicant to prepare for the Computer Based Test. The CBT / CBE will have objective type multiple choice question. Questions in the CBT will be set in Hindi and English. However, the English part of the examination will be in English itself. The total time duration of the examination will be 2 (two) hours. Total there will be 200 questions each carrying 1 marks. But candidates should be very cautious in answering the question as there will be negative marks of .25 for each wrong answer. Computer Based Test tabular view is furnished below for the interested aspirants.

Tabular View of Computer Based Exam

PartSubjects / TopicsNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks
IGeneral Intelligence & Reasoning5050
IIGeneral Awareness5050
IIIEnglish Language & Comprehension100100

Skill Test of SSC Stenographer Examination

CBT qualified candidates shall have to appear for skill test. The skill test will be of qualifying nature and SSC will fix the minimum qualifying marks according to the categories of the applicant. For Stenographer grade C posts, candidates will be given one Dictation for 10 minutes in English or Hindi at the speed of 100WPM. And for Stenographer Grade D post, the dictation will be at 80 WPM (Words per Minute). The transcription time according to post is given below –


Language of Skill Test

Time Duration

Stenographer Grade ‘D’


50 minutes

Stenographer Grade ‘D’


65 minutes

Stenographer Grade ‘C’


40 minutes

Stenographer Grade ‘C’


55 minutes

SSC Steno Syllabus for Computer Based Examination ( CBE)

Prepare for the Computer-Based Examination with the up to date syllabus according to the SSC Official Notification. Candidate while preparing can refer to the syllabus details as furnished below which is given as per the official syllabus announcement by Staff Selection Commission. SSC Stenographer Exam Syllabus furnished here is according to the topics of the CBT. Computer Based Examination Syllabus will be helpful fo the aspirants in preparation for the test. SSC Stenographer CBT Exam Components is as under –

General Intelligence & Reasoning

Questions will be on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, problem-solving, analysis, judgment, 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 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.

English Language & Comprehension

Basics of English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms, and its correct usage,

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