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SSC Stenographer 2018

Last Updated - July 20, 2017

SSC or Staff Selection Commission organizes all India Competitive examination for the recruitment of Stenographers 2018 Grade ‘C’ (Group ‘B’ Non- Gazetted) & Stenographers Grade ‘D’ (Group ‘C’ Non- Gazetted). This examination will be conducted in August 2018 (Tentative) and Online Application form will be released in June 2018.

The application form will be available via online mode and candidates can collect it from the official website. Candidates who are eligible and interested to apply for this post need, to begin with, the application form. Candidates will be selected on the basis of the performance made in the written exam and typing test.

SSC Stenographer 2018 in Brief:

  • Organization’s name: Staff Selection Commission
  • Name of the Posts: Stenographer for Grade C and D posts
  • Application form Released: June 2018
  • Date of Examination: August 2018

SSC Stenographer 2018 Highlights

Exam Highlights
Exam NameStaff Selection Commission Stenographer
Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission (SSC)
Exam TypeNational Level Test
Exam DateAugust 2018
Eligibility CriteriaMust have cleared 10+2 board from a recognized university
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Exam ModeWritten Exam and Skill Test
DurationWritten Test: 2 hours
Skill Test: 10 minutes

SSC Stenographer 2018 Important Dates

SSC Stenographer 2018 Grade C & D Exam Dates (Tentative)

S. No.EventsDates (Tentative)
1.Submission of online application form StartsJune 2018
2.Cut-off date for making application online/offlineJuly 2018
3.Admit Card will be issuedAugust 2018
4.Examination dateAugust 2018
5.Result declarationOctober 2018
6.Skill TestDecember 2018
7.Final resultMarch 2019

All the above-mentioned dates are tentative. Actual dates will be updated after release of official notification.

SSC Stenographer 2018 Eligibility

Candidates, who are fulfilling the minimum basic eligibility criteria and having required skills in stenography, can apply for SSC Stenographer 2018 Grade C & D Exam. The required eligibility criteria are as below:

  • First of all, Candidates should be an Indian citizen or a subject to Bhutan or Nepal or Tibetan/ Burma /Sri Lanka/ Pakistan/East African Countries, who relocate to India with the intension of permanently settling in India before 1st January, 1962.
  • Candidate age must be between 18-27yrs as on 1st of August 2018. Date of birth mentioned in the High School (10th) certificate or equivalent exam will be taken into consideration for age count. Candidates, who are belonging to reserved categories, will benefit age relaxation as per the Government’s Rule and Regulations.
  • Candidates must have completed their 12th class exam or its equivalent degree from a recognized institute/ board/university.

SSC Stenographer 2018 Application Form

SSC Stenographer 2018 Application form will be available via Online mode. Candidates, who are looking forward to apply for the SSC Stenographer 2018 Grade C and D examination, need to register at the official website. Candidates can go through the step by step process in this regard:

  • Go to the official website of SSC
  • Click the Registration Part Section.
  • After that, fill OTR (One Time Registration) Form.
  • Candidates make sure to enter personal, professional, and basic information in the form and press submit button.
  • Candidates need to upload the latest scanned photo, their signature as well as the certificate in the form.
  • Once the registration gets over, candidates will be provided with the registration ID as well as the password on their phone or else to an email address (as provided by candidates while filling up the form).
  • Once the registration is done, then there is no need for OTR form. Candidates can simply sign in and enter the registration address as well as password.
  • After that, candidates needs to press apply button. Candidates can now download SSC Stenographer 2018 Recruitment official notification page.
  • Candidates are advised to read it carefully and collect complete details.
  • Candidates must make sure to fill the application form with complete details along with attaching scanned photo and sign.
  • Candidates are required to pay application form fees.
  • Before submitting the form, candidates are advised to check all details carefully and then submit the form.
  • Candidates must take the print out of the application form for further reference.

SSC Stenographer 2018 Admit Card

Staff Selection Commission will issue Steno Admit Cards to eligible candidates only after successful registration. Candidates can get their Admit card through online mode, by accessing the official website of SSC, in which the direct link is provided to download the admit card. It can be done before 15 days of the examination only. The Commission will not send any hard copy of the admit card by post or any other mode. Admit card will provide the time schedule and venues of examination for each candidate.  Along with the SSC Stenographer Admit Card 2018, Candidates must bring one photo ID card, issued by the government or other offices and 3 passport size photographs.

How to download SSC Stenographer 2018 admit card?

Candidates must know the region / sub-region of SSC where they will get their SSC Stenographer admit card from. To download SSC Stenographer Admit Card 2018, the login credentials such as RID and DOB will be needed. The procedure to download Admit card for the SSC Stenographer (Grade C and D) exam 2018 is quite simple, though may vary slightly from each region. All the regions may not issue the hall tickets at once. Mentioned below are the general steps required to download the hall ticket (admit card):

  • Candidates need to go to the official website of Staff Selection Commission of their zone or region.
  • Navigate to the admit card download page or know roll number page.
  • Enter the details asked in the form such as registration ID, date of birth.
  • Submit all the required details and get the admit card.

If any candidates will not be able to download admit card for the examination one week before the date of examination, he/she must immediately contact the concerned regional / sub-regional office of the commission with details such as registration id, transaction id of SBI, a copy of challan etc. for obtaining the Admit card.

SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Pattern

SSC Stenographer 2018 Grade C & D Exam will be done in two stages i.e. Written Examination followed by Skill Test/Stenography Test. Written exam will be divided into three parts as namely,

Part 1 - General Intelligence & Reasoning,

Part 2 - General Awareness and

Part 3 - English Language and Comprehension

Part 1 and Part 2 will contain 50 questions each while Part 3 will contain 100 questions. All questions will be of objective type.  Altogether there will be 200 questions. Each question will carry 1 mark. There will be negative marking also and 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. The duration of the written exam will be of 2 hours for all category candidates but for visually handicapped candidates, it is of 2 hours and 40 minutes. Written test question paper will be set in both Hindi and English language except Part 3. Candidates who will qualify the written test will be called for Skill Test/Stenography Test. Candidates will have to report at least 30 minutes before the exams or else they will not be allowed to enter the examination hall for both shifts.

SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Pattern

S.NOSubject DetailsNumber of QuestionsNumber of Marks
1General Intelligence (Reasoning Questions)5050
2General Awareness5050
3English Language and Comprehension100100

SSC Stenographer 2018 Skill Test:

The Skill Test/Stenography Test will be organized at various sub-regional offices or to some various other centers. Candidates, who will be eligible for stenography skill test, will be given one dictation for the time period of 10 minutes in Hindi as well as English at the speed of 100 words per minute. This criterion is for stenographer grade ‘C’ posts and for grade D it is 80 words per minute.

SSC Stenographer 2018 Syllabus

General Intelligence (Reasoning Questions)Verbal and nonverbal type questions, problem- solving analysis, arithmetical reasoning, syllogism, number series, blood relationship concept, visual memory, and much more.
General AwarenessBased on important dates of celebration, current events, book’s author name, important sports days, history, general polity, the economy of India, scientific research, economic sense and Indian constitution, current affairs, newspapers etc.
English Language and ComprehensionEnglish language, synonyms, antonyms, grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, reading comprehension etc. In the English language sections, writing ability also will be checked.

SSC Stenographer 2018 Result

The result of SSC Stenographer 2018 Grade C & D Exam will be declared after one or two months from completion of Skill Test. List of the entire successful candidate will be uploaded on the official website, in the PDF format. Candidates can check it on the official website:  Candidates can see their result by entering their name along with the roll no.

SSC Stenographer 2018 Counseling

The minimum qualifying exam marks for SSC Stenographer 2018 Grade C & D, will be decided by SSC only. Selection of candidates will be done on the basis of their performance in written examination. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of merit list and called for appearing in Skill Test/Stenography Test. Candidates, who qualify the skill test, will be considered for final selection. Selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of the performance attained in the written examination as well as the typing test.

In case of Tie-breaking

  • If candidates get equal marks then the date of a birth certificate will be checked and priority will be given to the older candidates. If tie-breaking still there, then
  • Candidates, who secure more marks in written test, will get the preference.



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