SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Examination 2013 Notification

Nidhi updated on : 11 Feb 2016

Hurry! The last date for application is 7th June, 2013

SSC, Stenographer, Grade C & D

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is inviting applications for the Stenographer Grade C & D exam 2013 on 11th August, 2013.

The examination is conducted for recruitment of various Indian candidates for Stenographer Grade C & D posts. These posts are various departments and ministries of Government of India.


Scheme of Examination: The examination will consist of a written examination and skill test in stenography.

(A) Scheme of the Written Examination and Syllabus

The written examination will consist of one objective type paper as shown below:







Duration /

Timing for



Total Duration/

Timing for





General Intelligence &

Reasoning ( 50 questions )





General Awareness

( 50 questions)





English Language and

Comprehension ( 100 questions )







2 Hours

10.00 A.M. to



2 Hours 20 mins

10.00 A.M. to


NOTE-I: The Paper will consist of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only. The questions except in Part III will be set both in English & Hindi.

NOTE-II: Candidates are not permitted to use Mobile Phone, Calculators or any other electronic/electrical device for answering any paper (Test Booklets). Candidates must not, therefore, bring Mobile Phone, Calculators or any other electronic/electrical device inside the Examination premises. Possession of these items, whether in use or not, will be considered as “use of unfair means” in the Examination and appropriate action will be taken by the Commission against such candidates, as per extant policy of the Commission.

NOTE-III: There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.


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, judgement, 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 neighbouring 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.

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

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.


(B) Skill Test in Stenography:

Candidates who obtain the qualifying marks in the Written Examination as may be prescribed by the Commission will only be called for the Skill Test. However, depending on the number of candidates, the Commission may decide to call all the candidates for the skill test. It may also prescribe qualifying marks in each part of the Written Examination. THE SKILL TEST WILL BE OF QUALIFYING NATURE and the Commission will fix the qualifying standards in the skill test for different categories of candidates.

The candidates will have to appear for the stenography test. The candidates will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English / Hindi at the speed of 100 w.p.m. for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and 80 w.p.m. for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘D’. The matter will have to be transcribed on computer only. The transcription time is as follows:-

For Stenographer Grade ‘D’ 50 minutes (English)
                                       65 minutes (Hindi)

For Stenographer Grade ‘C’ 40 minutes (English)
                                       55 Minutes (Hindi)


Important Dates

Last Date for Application: 7th June, 2013

Examination Date: 11th August, 2013


For further details, visit the official site of SSC.

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