Staff Selection Commission Stenographers Recruitment 2017

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will hold an open competitive Computer Based Examination for Recruitment of Stenographer Grade 'C (Group 'B' Non-Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade 'D' (Group 'C' Non-Gazetted) in the month of September 2017. Admission Certificates for the computer based examination will not be issued to the candidates who declare in their Application that they do not possess skills in Stenography.



Online applications available from
Closing date of online application:15.07.2017 (upto 5.00 pm)


Vacancies will be determined in due course.

The posts of Stenographers are not identified suitable for Hearing Impaired persons.

Age Limit

18-27 years as on 01.08.2017. The crucial date of age-limit is reckoned with reference to 01-08-2017.

Educational Qualifications

Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent from a recognized Board or University.

All candidates who are declared qualified by the Commission for appearing in the Skill Test will be required to produce the relevant Certificates such as Mark sheets, Provisional Certificates etc. for completion of Intermediate/Higher Secondary/10+2/Senior Secondary in original as proof of having acquired the minimum educational qualification on or before 01-08-2017, failing which the candidature of such candidates will be cancelled by the Commission.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted only in online mode. Candidate may note that only online application will be accepted at only.

Application Fee

Rs. 100/-(Rupees One Hundred only). Fee can be paid through SBI Challan / SBI Net banking or through credit/ debit cards of any bank.

Scheme of Examination

The details of computer based examination are mentioned below

Date of ExamPartSubjectNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
04.09.2017 to 07.09.2017IGeneral Intelligence & Reasoning50502 Hours
(2 hours and 40 minutes for VH/OH (afflicted by Cerebral Palsy and locomotor disability wherein the dominant writing extremity is affected to the extent of slowing down the performance of the candidates)
IIGeneral Awareness5050
IIIEnglish Language & Comprehension100100

  • Question paper will be of Objective Multiple choice type. Questions will be set in Hindi and English except Part-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 question.
  • Canvassing in any form will disqualifying the candidates.

Skill Test in Stenography

Candidates who obtain the qualifying marks in the Examination as may be prescribed by the Commission will only be called for the Skill Test. Commission may also prescribe qualifying marks in each part of 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 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. 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)

Candidates who opt to take the Stenography Test in Hindi will be required to learn English Stenography and vice versa after their appointment, failing which their probation may not be cleared by appointing departments or authority. Candidates have to work as English/Hindi Stenographers as per the functional requirement of the User Office irrespective of the medium of Skill Test of candidate during the examination.

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