Check all details about the SSC Stenographer exam 2020 on this page. We will share all important information such as exam date, eligibility criteria, number of vacancies, the online application process, syllabus, and other important details.
What is the SSC Stenographer exam?
Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC Stenographer exam every year to recruit candidates for the Group C and Group D posts in central government organizations. All candidates who have cleared their 12th exams and have typing experience can apply for this exam.
Candidates will get a chance to work in the different ministries/ departments of the central government.
Currently, the SSC is managing the complete recruitment process of the Stenographer exam. From 2022 the Tier-1 exam which is a Computer Based Test will be managed by the National Recruitment Agency through the NRA CET exam. National Recruitment Agency was supposed to conduct a Common Eligibility Test this year but it was postponed due to the second wave of Covid-19 coronavirus.
|Name of the exam||SSC Stenographer Grade C & D|
|Conducted by||Staff Selection Commission|
|Exam mode||Online CBT|
|Frequency||Once in a year|
|Duration of exam||2 Hours|
Salary structure according to the 7th Pay commission is given below.
|Grade||Pay Scale||Grade Pay||Approx take-home salary|
|Stenographer Grade C||5,200 – 20,200 /-||1800||Rs 35000/-|
|Stenographer Grade D||9,300 – 34,800 /-||4200||Rs 50000/-|
SSC Stenographer Notification
SSC Stenographer official notification was issued on 10th October 2020. It’s been a long time since the notification was issued and candidates are waiting to attend the exam. All important information was made available by the Staff Selection Commission along with the official notification such as exam date, eligibility criteria, etc.
The number of vacancies:
The number of vacancies has also been shared on the official website. Candidates can check the total number of vacancies given in the below table.
|S. No.||Name of Organization||Stenographer Grade ‘D’||Stenographer Grade ‘C’|
|1||Border Road Organization (BRO)||4|
|2||Central Vigilance Commission||1||2|
|3||Controller General of Defence Account||19|
|4||Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG)||50|
|5||Central Board Direct Taxes (CBDT)||219|
|6||Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (D/o Revenue)||75||1|
|7||Customs, Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT)||4|
|8||Central Administrative Tribunal||3|
|9||D/o Water Resources, RD & Ganga Rejuvenation (M/o Jal Shakti)||1|
|10||D/o Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (M/o Agriculture)||5|
|11||Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance (M/o Defence)||6||8|
|12||Dte. General Defence Estates (M/o Defence)||7|
|13||Department of Personnel & Training (CSSS)||132|
|14||India Meteorological Department (IMD)||7|
|15||Indian Coast Guard||14|
|17||M/o Communications (D/o Posts)-SPN||40|
|18||M/o Communications (D/o Posts)-Admn.||6|
|19||M/o Environment, Forest & Climate Change||11|
|20||M/o Defence (O/O THE JS (TRG) & CAO)AFHQ||4||7|
|21||M/o Health & Family Welfare (DGHS)||19||1|
|23||M/o Labour & Employment||43|
|24||M/o Statistics & Prog Implementation||10|
|25||M/o Housing and Urban Affairs||10|
|26||M/o External Affairs||10||20|
|27||M/o Electronics and Information Technology||1|
|28||M/o Information & Broadcasting||12|
|29||National Investigation Agency||2|
|30||O/o Development Commissioner (MSME)||0|
|31||Registrar General of India||9|
|33||Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D)||1|
The official exam date was issued along with the official notification which was issued in October 2020. Since then exam date has been rescheduled many times due to the Covid-19 second outbreak in the country. Now the exam is scheduled to be conducted from 11th November to 15th November 2021. More information about the SSC Stenographer exam date can be found in the linked article.
Candidates must check their eligibility in order to apply for the exam. Eligibility criteria are the most important part of the recruitment process and candidates must check all requirements such as Educational qualification, Age limit, Relaxations, reservation benefits, etc.
Complete Eligibility criteria, qualifications, age limits are available in the linked article which you may easily check by clicking the link.
Exam pattern and selection process
Candidates must check the selection process and the pattern of the different stages of the Stenographer exam 2020. It will help candidates to prepare for the exam in a better way. The official exam pattern was issued in the notification released in October 2020 month.
The selection process will be completed in a three-stage process.
- Computer based test
- Skill test
- Document verification
Full information regarding the SSC Stenographer exam pattern can be found in the linked article. Please check.
SSC Stenographer syllabus
Candidates can check the complete syllabus in the official notification. The link for the notification is available in the important link section. We have also shared the syllabus in the below table. Please have a look.
|General Intelligence & reasoning||General awareness||English language & comprehension|
Similarities and differences
Judgment, decision making
Verbal and figure Classification
Arithmetical number series
Non-verbal series etc
India and its neighboring countries
General Polity including Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research, etc
Antonyms, and their correct usage
Writing ability, etc.
Online application process
Candidates can fill their online applications with the help of this application process information. The online form filling will be completed with the help of a two-stage process.
- Registration on the SSC website
- Online application form filling
|First-time registration||Candidates will have to register on the SSC website. After the registration candidates will receive an application number and a password on their mobile phone and email id.|
|Online form submission||Candidates will apply online for the SSC Stenographer exam. Candidates will upload their photograph and signature and after that fee can be paid online or offline.|
A detailed application form filling process is available in the linked article. With the help of the step-by-step information given in this article, all candidates can easily fill their SSC Stenographer online form on the official website.
Exam centers: Candidates can choose the nearest examination centers according to their SSC region. A list of all exam centers is also available in the official notification.
- Notification regarding the upcoming examination in November and December. 7th September 2021. https://ssc.nic.in/SSCFileServer/PortalManagement/UploadedFiles/Examinations_Skill_Tests_in_the_months_of_November_and_December,2021_07092021.pdf
- Official SSC Stenographer notification – 10th October 2020. https://ssc.nic.in/SSCFileServer/PortalManagement/UploadedFiles/notice_Steno_10102020.pdf