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SSC Stenographer Preparation 2020 | Tips and Strategies

SSC Stenographer Preparation 2020: SSC Stenographer exam is conducted to recruit eligible candidates for the post of Stenographer Grade C and Stenographer Grade D. There are two tests in the recruitment process, a Computer-based test and a skill test. Candidates who qualify for the CBT are selected for the skill test. The final selection is based on both the tests. Candidates should prepare well in order to clear the SSC stenographer exam easily in the first attempt. They should have complete knowledge of the syllabus and pattern and should take several mock tests before writing the main exam. This blog deals with the best books, tips, and strategies to clear the SSC Stenographer exam easily

SSC Stenographer  Preparation 2020:  Exam Pattern

Candidates should be familiar with the exam pattern before they start their preparation process 

SubjectsTotal questionsTotal marksDuration
General Intelligence (Reasoning Questions)50502 Hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for VH/OH)
General Awareness5050
English Language and Comprehension100100
Total200200

 

SSC Stenographer Syllabus:

Check below the topics asked in each section in detail: 

General Intelligence and Reasoning:

  • Blood Relations
  • Cubes and Dice
  • Decision making
  • Embedded figures
  • RBling-DeRBling
  • Alphabet series
  • Number series
  • Non-verbal series
  • Number ranking
  • Clocks and calendars
  • Mirror images
  • Arithmetic reasoning
  • Directions
  • Analogy

General Awareness

  • India and its neighboring countries
  • Current events- National and International
  • Geography of India
  • Culture and Heritage of India
  • History of India
  • Indian Constitution
  • Social events related to India
  • General Politics
  • Science and Technology
  • Sports
  • The economic scenario of India

English language and Comprehension: 

  • Comprehension Passage
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Active & Passive Voice
  • Homonyms
  • Direct & Indirect Speech
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Spellings
  • Parts of speech
  • Vocabulary
  • Detection of miss-spelled words

Best books for SSC Stenographer preparation:

You should be careful while choosing the study material when you are going to prepare for any competitive exam. Our IBPS Guide masterminds have created a list of section-wise books that would provide a helping hand to boost your bank exam preparation. You can learn all the basic and advanced concepts from these books and use the previous year’s questions to analyze where you are standing. Take a regular mock test to examine your weaker and stronger sections.

English Language:

Name of the BookAuthor
High School English Grammar and CompositionWren and Martin
Objective General EnglishSP Bakshi
Descriptive General EnglishSP Bakshi
Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis

 

Reasoning Ability books:

Name of the Book Publisher
Test of ReasoningEdgar Thorpe / Pearson
A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non Verbal ReasoningR.S Aggarwal/ S. Chand Publisher
Analytical Reasoning by MK PandeyMK Pandey / Magical book series

 

General Awareness Books:

Name of the Book Author 
General Knowledge Lucent
Banking Awareness handbook of Banking informationN.S Toor
Static General KnowledgeArihant Publication
Banking AwarenessArihant Publication

 

Preparation strategy for SSC Stenographer Exam 2020.

  • Aspirants should have a thorough knowledge of the SSC Stenographer Exam pattern and syllabus before they start the preparation.
  • They should be careful in selecting the books, study materials, and their coaching centers.
  • They should make a detailed study plan and work without compromising.
  • Aspirants should prepare clear notes while preparing so that they can easily revise later.
  • Practice tests and quizzes should be taken regularly to identify the weaker section. After analyzing the weaker section they should work on it regularly.
  • Previous year question papers should be checked to get familiar with the question pattern and the frequently asked questions.
  • Take mock tests regularly to get on with the flow as the mock test is the replica of the main exam.

Frequently asked questions:

Q. What is the total weightage of the General awareness section in the SSC Stenographer Exam 2020?

A. General awareness section comprises 50 questions for a total of 50 marks.

Q. Is there negative marking in the SSC Stenographer exam?

A. Yes, there is negative marking in the SSC Stenographer examination.

Q. How many questions are asked in the SSC stenographer exam?

A. A total of 200 questions will be asked in the SSC Stenographer exam.

Q. Suggest some best books to prepare for the General Reasoning section.

A. 

Name of the Book Publisher
Test of ReasoningEdgar Thorpe / Pearson
A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non Verbal ReasoningR.S Aggarwal/ S. Chand Publisher
Analytical Reasoning by MK PandeyMK Pandey / Magical book series

Q. What are the topics asked in the English language and comprehension section?

A. 

  • Comprehension Passage
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Active & Passive Voice
  • Homonyms
  • Direct & Indirect Speech
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Spellings
  • Parts of speech
  • Vocabulary
  • Detection of miss-spelt words

 

 

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