SSC Stenographer exam 2020, notification, vacancies, selection process

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.

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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 for 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 examSSC Stenographer Grade C & D
Conducted byStaff Selection Commission
Exam modeOnline CBT
FrequencyOnce a year
Duration of exam2 Hours


Salary structure according to the 7th Pay commission is given below.

GradePay ScaleGrade PayApprox take-home salary
Stenographer Grade C5,200 – 20,200 /-1800Rs 35000/-
Stenographer Grade D9,300 – 34,800 /-4200Rs 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 OrganizationStenographer Grade ‘D’Stenographer Grade ‘C’
1Border Road Organization (BRO)4 
2Central Vigilance Commission12
3Controller General of Defence Account19 
4Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG)50 
5Central Board Direct Taxes (CBDT)219 
6Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (D/o Revenue)751
7Customs, Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT)4 
8Central Administrative Tribunal3 
9D/o Water Resources, RD & Ganga Rejuvenation (M/o  Jal  Shakti)1 
10D/o Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (M/o  Agriculture)5 
11Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance (M/o Defence)68
12Dte. General Defence Estates (M/o Defence)7 
13Department of Personnel & Training (CSSS)132 
14India Meteorological Department (IMD)7 
15Indian Coast Guard14 
16Intelligence Bureau29 
17M/o Communications (D/o Posts)-SPN40 
18M/o Communications (D/o Posts)-Admn.6 
19M/o Environment, Forest & Climate Change11 
20M/o Defence (O/O THE JS (TRG) & CAO)AFHQ47
21M/o Health & Family  Welfare (DGHS)191
22M/o Textiles1 
23M/o Labour & Employment43 
24M/o Statistics & Prog Implementation10 
25M/o Housing and  Urban Affairs10 
26M/o External Affairs1020
27M/o Electronics and  Information Technology1 
28M/o Information & Broadcasting12 
29National Investigation Agency2 
30O/o Development Commissioner (MSME)0 
31Registrar General of India9 
32M/o Mines 45
33Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D) 1
  Total  757 85

Exam date

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.

Eligibility Criteria

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, Relaxation, 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 & reasoningGeneral awarenessEnglish language & comprehension
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
Current events
India and its neighboring countries
Economic scene
General Polity including Indian Constitution, Scientific Research, etc
English Language
Sentence structure
Antonyms, and their correct usage
Writing ability, etc.

Online application process

Candidates can fill out 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.

  1. Registration on the SSC website
  2. Online application form filling
First-time registrationCandidates 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 submissionCandidates 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 out 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.

Official websiteClick here
Official notificationClick here


  1. Notification regarding the upcoming examination in November and December. 7th September 2021.,2021_07092021.pdf
  2. Official SSC Stenographer notification – 10th October 2020.

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