SSC Stenographer

Staff Selection Commission(SSC) is the recruitment organization, commissioned to recruit employees for the Central Government departments in the grade “B,” “C” & “D.” Out of Various exams, one of the exams conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Exam.

Registration for SSC Stenographer Grade C & D 2019 was closed on 18th October 2019 with the exam scheduled to be conducted from 5th May to 7th May 2020 in online mode. The exam is conducted through 2 stages, Written exam, and Skill Test. Written exam syllabus included 3 subjects, General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness & English Language & Comprehension. 

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Mark these important dates of SSC Stenographer 2019-20 exams and prepare accordingly:



SSC Stenographer Notification

20 September 2019

SSC Stenographer Registration starts on

20 September 2019

SSC Stenographer Registration Closing date

18 October 2019 (up to 5:00 PM)

SSC Stenographer Exam Date

5th May to 7th May 2020

SSC Stenographer Result date

—-to be notified later—-

SSC  Stenographer 2019-20 Skill Test Date

—-to be notified later—-

SSC Stenographer 2019-20 Final Result Date

—-to be notified later—-


  1. Visit the official SSC website at
  2. Click New registration and enter all the Valid Basic Information like Name, address, Father name, Mother name, matriculation Roll no., phone no. and active Email id. 
  3. Re-verify all the details and then click on Submit button.
  4. Registration Id and password will be received on your registered email id and phone no.
  5. Re-enter your Registration id and password within 14 days to complete the registration process.
  6. Successful login, all the basic details filled so far, will be displayed. You may edit it if required, or proceed further by clicking the “NEXT” button to complete your One –time registration. 
  7. Now enter your Category, Nationality, Identification mark & permanent and present address and click save and proceed further for the last part of the registration. 
  8. In the last section, candidates need to upload a recent colored photograph with white background and Signature on white paper with only Black or Blue pen.
  9. Save the information provided and take out the draft printout to check all the information thoroughly before the final Submit.
  10. Upon clicking “Final Submit,‟ different OTPs will be sent on your mobile number and Email ID. You need to enter one of the two OTPs at the designated field to complete the Registration Process.
  11. Read the “Declaration‟ carefully. If you agree with the declaration, click, “I Agree.” 
  12. Now, pay the desired fee if applicable, within 14 days of one-time registration or your registered application will be deleted.

SSC Stenographer 2019 Application Form FEE



UR/ OBC (Male)

Rs 100

UR/OBC (Female)




SSC Stenographer 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility to apply for the SSC CHSL is divided into 3 Categories:

  1. Nationality/ Citizenship of the Candidates
  2. Education Qualification
  3. Age Limit

Nationality/ Citizenship –

  1. Candidate must be a Citizen on India 
  2. A Subject of Nepal, or
  3. A subject of Bhutan, or
  4. A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 for settling permanently in India.
  5. A person of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam, with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  6. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d), and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour the Government of India has issued a certificate of eligibility

Education Qualification:

  • Candidate must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent from a recognized board or university. 
  • Stenography skill is mandatory to get eligible for the exam. 

Age Limit:

For Stenographer Grade “C”: Minimum Age -18 years, Maximum Age-30 years.
For Stenographer Grade “D” :Minimum Age- 18 years, Maximum Age- 27 years 


Age Relaxation


5 Years


3 Years

PwD (Unreserved)

10 years


13 years 

PwD (SC/ ST)

15 years 

Ex-Servicemen (ESM)

03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of receipt of online application

Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989

05 years

Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof

03 years

Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST)

08 years

Central Government Civilian Employees:  Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications.   

Up to 40 years of age

Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications. (SC/ ST)  

Up to 45 years of age

Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried.

Up to 35 years of age

Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST)

Up to 40 years of age


Staff Selection Commission (SSC) do screening of the candidates for SSC Stenographer Grade “C” & “D” job with an All India Open Competitive Examination comprised of 2 different Stages as described below:




Exam Duration

Tier – I

Objective Multiple Choice

Computer Based (online)

120 min (2 hours)

Tier – II

Skill Test

Pen and Paper mode

10 mins Dictation

SSC Stenographer 2019-20 Tier-I Pattern (Computer-Based- Test)

Tier-I of the SSC Stenographer Grade “C” & “D” is an online objective exam conducted All India to qualify the candidates for the Tier-II stage i.e., Skill Test. The Objective exam contains 3 sections, General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness & English language, and Comprehension. 

 Date of Commencement of SSC Stenographer 2019 Tier-1 (5th May to 7th May 2020)



No of Questions


Exam Duration


General Intelligence and Reasoning



120 Minutes

(2 hours)


General Awareness




English Language & Comprehension






2 hours

  • SSC Stenographer 2019-20 will be a computer-based exam having multiple-choice questions.
  • There is negative marketing of .25 marks or ¼ for each wrong marking of an answer.
  • The final merit list for selection for SSC Stenographer is based on Online Objective Exam. 
  • Section I & II will be bilingual i.e., English & Hindi both, and Section III will only be in the English language. 
  • 2 hours 40 minutes will be provided to candidates who are visually handicapped. 
  • The commission will normalize the marks before determining the final merit list.

SSC Stenographer 2019-20 Tier-II Pattern (Skill Test)

The Candidates who qualify the Computer Based Test will take part in Tier-II of the exam i.e., Skill Test. This Stage of exam is qualifying in nature to test the candidates’ proficiency in Stenography. At this stage, Candidates will be given dictation for 10 minutes in English/Hindi at the speed of 100 w.p.m  for Grade”C” Stenographer Post and 80 w.p.m for Grade “D” Stenographer Post.

The given dictation matter will have to be transcripted on Computer. The Transcription time provided by the commission is as follows:

S. No.


Language Of Skill Test

Time Duration

(in Minutes)


Stenographer Grade ‘D’


50 min



65 min


Stenographer Grade ‘C’


40 min



55 min

  • It is essential to indicate the medium of the stenography test if the candidate forgets to mention its medium. The commission will consider English as the medium of giving the Stenography test.
  • Skill Test is mandatory for all candidates, without any exemption to any category candidates. 
  • The candidate who opts to take the Stenography Test in Hindi has to learn English Stenography and Vice versa after their appointment, failing which the appointing department may not clear their probation.
  • The user officer may ask the candidates to work in English/ Hindi Stenography as per the functional requirement irrespective of the medium they chosen during the exam.  
  • The skill Test Centre(s) may be decided by the commission whether to conduct the exam at Regional/ Sub-regional or at other Centre(s).
  • The Concerned Regional/Sub Regional Offices of the commission will send the detailed instructions, if any, to the candidates qualified for the Skill Test. 


SSC Stenographer has 2 stages, written and Skill test, which need to qualify with good marks to get into the final merit list. And genuinely speaking to get into the final merit list of selection is not a cakewalk as competition is getting tough day by day. Candidates need to rigorously follow the syllabus in a smart and hardworking way to get the job. The Section-wise segregated syllabus of SSC Stenographer of both the stages is below:

SSC Stenographer 2019-20-Tier I Syllabus

General Intelligence & Reasoning:

It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type.  The test will include questions 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 the ability of the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society.  Questions will also 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. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

English Language & Comprehension:

In addition to the testing of candidates’ understanding of the English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. his/ her writing ability, would also be tested. 

Note: For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability opting for scribe there will be no component of Maps/ Graphs/ Diagrams/ Statistical Data in the General Intelligence & Reasoning/ General Awareness Paper.

SSC Stenographer Exam Centres

Candidates need to mention 3 (Three) centres in their desired Region for taking the online examination at the time of filling online application. Details of the Examination Centres and their Regional offices under whose jurisdiction these examination centres are located are as follows:

S. No.

Examination Centres & Centre Code

Address of the Regional Offices/ Website


Agra, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea

Central Region (CR)/
Regional Director (CR), Staff Selection Commission, 34-A, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Civil lines, Kendriya Sadan, Prayagraj – 211001. (


Port Blair, Ranchi, Balasore, Berhampore(Odisha), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkenal, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Gangtok, Hooghly, Kolkata, Siliguri

Eastern Region (ER)/
Regional Director (ER), Staff Selection Commission, 1 st MSO Building, (8th Floor), 234/4, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, Kolkata, West Bengal-700020 (


Belagavi, Bengaluru, Hubballi, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Mangaluru, Mysuru, Shivamogga, Udupi. Ernakulam, Kannur , Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kavaratti.

Karnataka, Kerala Region (KKR)/
Regional Director (KKR), Staff Selection Commission, 1 st Floor, “E” Wing, Kendriya Sadan, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka-560034 (


Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, Ujjain, Bilaspur, Raipur, Durg-Bhilai

Madhya Pradesh Sub-Region (MPR)/
Dy. Director (MPR), Staff Selection Commission, J-5, Anupam Nagar, Raipur, Chhattisgarh-492007 (


Itanagar, Dibrugarh, Guwahati(Dispur), Jorhat, Silchar, Kohima, Shillong, Imphal, Churachandpur, Ukhrul, Agartala, Aizwal

North Eastern Region (NER)/
Staff Selection Commission, Housefed Complex, Last Gate, Beltola-Basistha Road, P. O. Assam Sachivalaya, Dispur, Guwahati, Assam-781006 (


Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee, Delhi, Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sriganganagar, Udaipur, Sikar

Northern Region (NR)/
Regional Director (NR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 (


Chandigarh/Mohali Hamirpur, Shimla, Jammu, Leh, Samba, Srinagar(J&K), Jalandhar,Ludhiana, Patiala, Amritsar

North Western Sub-Region (NWR)/
Dy. Director (NWR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 3, Ground Floor, Kendriya Sadan, Sector-9, Chandigarh-160009 (


Chirala, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Vizianagaram, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Puducherry, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Warangal

Southern Region (SR)/
Regional Director (SR), Staff Selection Commission, 2 nd Floor, EVK Sampath Building, DPI Campus, College Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-600006 (


Panaji, Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Amravati, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune

Western Region (WR)/
Regional Director (WR), Staff Selection Commission, 1 st Floor, South Wing, Pratishtha Bhawan, 101, Maharshi Karve Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra-400020 (