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June 23, 2014

SSC Stenographers (Grade C & D) Exam 2014 Pattern and Syllabus


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Friends, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) recruits various posts in the central government. It has recently released the notification for the recruitment of 534 Stenographers (Grade C and Grade D). For this recruitment, it is going to conduct a national level exam called "SSC Stenographers Examination 2014". You can check the detailed notification of the exam from here. In this post we shall discuss about the syllabus and exam pattern.
Before going into details, let's have a look at the notification details...

SSC Stenographers (Grade C & D) Recruitment Notification details :

  • Grade C :
    • 38 Posts 
      • Unreserved - 27 Posts
      • SC - 1 Post
      • ST - Posts
      • OBC - 4 Posts
      • OH - 1 Post
  • Grade D : 
    • 496 Posts
      • Unreserved - 300 Posts
      • SC - 62 Posts
      • ST - 33 Posts
      • OBC - 101 Posts
      • VH - 2 Posts
      • OH - 11 Posts
      • Ex-Service Men - 19 Posts
  • Eligibility : 12th Pass / Equivalent
  • Age : 18 to 27 years (as on 1st August 2014)
  • Exam Fee : Rs. 100 (No application fee for Women, SC, ST, PH and Ex-Servicemen) 
  • Application Process : Online and Offline
  • Last Date for Application : 27th June 2014 
  • Exam date :  14th September 2014

Selection Process :

The selection process is based on two stages. 1st stage is objective test. If you qualify in this test, there will be skill test.

Objective Test Details :
There will be three parts in objective test. Those are, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness , English Language and Comprehension. Below are the section wise questions and marks details.

Name of the Section
General Intelligence and Reasoning
50 Questions
50 Marks
General Awareness
50 Questions
50 Marks
English Language and Comprehension
100 Questions
100 Marks
200 Questions
200 Marks
Time  : 120 Minutes

Important points to Note :
  • The question paper will be in English and Hindi languages (except English and comprehension section)
  • Negative marking is there (0.25 mark for every wrong answer)

Now let's have a look at the detailed syllabus of SSC Stenographers Exam 2014


General Intelligence and Reasoning :

This section consists of verbal and non verbal reasoning questions. The difficulty level will be little lower than bank clerical reasoning section. You should prepare basics of reasoning including directions, analogies,  ranking, coding and decoding, blood relations, Venn diagrams etc. As we have mentioned earlier, the difficulty level will be moderate, you can easily solve this section with logical thinking.

English :

If you got selected as a stenographer in SSC, all your duties will be dependent on English language. So good knowledge in English is must for this job. That's the reason why they gave maximum weightage for this section. This is the scoring section too. In simple words, this section will be the fate changer. So you have to focus more on this section. You can except questions from basic grammar, passages, common errors, cloze tests, antonyms and synonyms. You should work with your vocabulary (learn at least 5 new English words per day), read English news paper daily. This reading habit will help you getting good marks in general awareness section too.

General Awareness :

The questions will be based on both national and international current affairs. So you should prepare current affairs of last 6 months including social, economical and political issues. At the same time you can expect questions from the standard GK too. So you have to prepare History, General Science, Economy, Geography, Polity, Inventions etc. With basic knowledge, all aspirants can score minimum 15 marks in this section. So you should get at least 25 to 30 marks in this section.

Skill Test :

In skill test they will check your typing skills. At first they will dictate you a topic for 10 minutes (either English or Hindi based on your preference). Some times they will give you a printed article. Based on your category you have to type that.
  • Grade C aspirants should type that in 100 words per minute and Grade D aspirants should type that in 80 words per minute on Computer.
  • Grade C aspirants should complete that in 
    • 40 minutes for English
    • 50 minutes for Hindi
  • Grade D aspirants should complete that in 
    • 50 minutes for English
    • 65 minutes for Hindi
Now let's have a look at the notification details....

Reference Books :

We will try our best to provide you with complete set of study materials. But, if you feel uncomfortable reading online, then you can go for the following books.
  • Quicker Maths by M. Thyra
  • Objective Maths by R. S. Agrawal
  • Reasoning : R. S. Agrawal / Kiran Prakashan
  • Objective General English : S. Chand Publications / Word Power Made Easy
  • GK : Any gk book of your choice and daily news papers
That's all for now friends. Hope we have cleared all your doubts. All the best :)
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  1. I hv clrd the writtnn exam of ssc steno- 2013, bt i don't know about short hand typng.. please suggst me. thanx..

  2. it is very difficult to attend skill test without shorthand. i was attended skill test on 19-06-2014.

  3. Have you done the course of short hand?? How was ur intrview??

    1. there is no interview for stenographer

  4. Please explain "what will be the job profile ? " and where we wanna work if we got selected ?

    i wanna apply... the last date is going to end.. please reply me soon

  5. is it neccesary to have stenographer certificate to appear the xam

  6. no need of any stenography certificate

  7. what topic they have given you for dictation ? who has already given skill test. plz reply

  8. sexual assault and juvenile delinquency.

  9. what type of job profile is it? please tell anyone.

  10. what type of job profile is it? please tell someone.


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