SSC Stenographer Eligibility Criteria 2021 – Age Limit, Educational Qualification

Check all the latest information related to the SSC Stenographer Eligibility Criteria on this page. Candidates can find important details such as Educational qualification, Age limit, age relaxation for reserved categories, and other criteria. Candidates must check all information related to the eligibility criteria in order to be eligible for the SSC Stenographer recruitment process.

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SSC Stenographer notification

Staff Selection is the official examination controller to manage the entire recruitment process from form release of the notification to the final result and document verification. Staff Selection Commission released the official SSC Stenographer notification on 10th October 2020. All important information related to the Eligibility for the SSC Stenographer exam was also published along with the official notification.

We are sharing the exact official eligibility criteria below which were mentioned in the notification issued by the SSC.

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SSC Stenographer Eligibility Criteria

Staff Selection Commission is responsible to set the eligibility condition for the stenographer failing which candidates will not be able to attend the exam. The official eligibility criteria consist of three parts.

  • Nationality
  • Educational qualification
  • Age limit

All parts are equally important and candidates must have all basic requirements to be eligible for the exam.


The criteria related to nationality are given below.

A candidate must be either:

  1. A citizen of India, or
  2. A subject of Nepal, or
  3. A subject of Bhutan, or
  4. A Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January 1962

ii-Educational qualification:

Candidates must have passed their 12th class examination.

iii-Age limit:

PostAge limit (as of 01.08.2020)Summary
Stenographer Grade ‘C’18 to 30 yearsCandidates born after 02-08-1990 and before 01-08-2002 can apply
Stenographer Grade ‘D’ 18 to 27 yearsCandidates born after 02-08-1993 and before 01-08-2002 can apply

Age benefits for reserved candidates: Reserved candidates will get some relaxation in the Age criteria according to their reserved category. Age relaxation criteria are given below.

Code No.CategoryAge relaxation
01SC/ ST5 years
02OBC3 years
03PwD (Unreserved)10 years
04PwD (OBC)13 years
05PwD (SC/ ST)15 years
06Ex-Servicemen (ESM)03 years after deduction of the military service

Age criteria after adding the reservation benefits:

CategoryStenographer Grade ‘C’Stenographer Grade ‘D’
SC/ ST18 to 35 years18 to 32 years
OBC18 to 33 years18 to 30 years
PwD (Unreserved)18 to 40 years18 to 37 years
PwD (OBC)18 to 43 years18 to 40 years
PwD (SC/ ST)18 to 45 years18 to 42 years
Ex-Servicemen (ESM)18 to 33 years18 to 30 years

Other criteria for the Stenographer Grade ‘D’ post:

If you wish to apply for the Stenographer Grade ‘D’ post in the Border Roads Organization (BRO) then you must fulfill some other requirements mentioned below.

  • Only male candidates are eligible to apply to the Border Roads Organization.
  • Due to the high intensive tasks performed while working in the BRO candidates will go through the Physical Standard, Physical Efficiency Tests, and Medical Standards.
  • The test will be conducted at the GREF center, Pune
  • Physical efficiency test – Candidates must complete a one-mile running test within 10 minutes.
  • Medical standard – All candidates must maintain good physical fitness. Candidates will have to clear the medical test which will be examined by a medical officer. For more details, you may check the official notification link which is available at the reference section below.
  • For more information about the SSC Stenographer 2020 -2021 exam you may check the linked article.


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