SSC Stenographer Exam 2021 – Notification Exam Date, Syllabus, Admit Card

SSC Stenographer 2021: SSC Stenographer Recruitment 2021 Notification Released!!! Details regarding the SSC Stenographer Vacancy, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Date, Pattern Syllabus, Admit Card, Result. SSC Steno aspirants shall refer to this article completely.

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is one of the most trusted and transparent recruitment boards in our country. Every Year SSC has released numerous vacancies in various departments in many ministries of the Indian government. SSC has provided an attractive pay scale and other allowances applicable to the post so all aspirants are eagerly applied for all the SSC Post. SSC has now released the SSC Stenographer notification PDF for 2021 recruitment. So candidates are ready for the upcoming notifications and start to prepare for the upcoming recruitment drive. For that here we will give you the complete details regarding the SSC Stenographer Recruitment Notification 2020-21, start your online application process, and should submit within the last date.

SSC Stenographer Notification PDF 

SSC Stenographer 2021 exam dates have been announced. The SSC Stenographer 2021 exam will be conducted from 2021 to 31.03.2021.

SSC Stenographer Grade C & D 2021 Highlights

Exam name SSC Stenographer 2021
Conducted by  Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Exam level National
Mode of exam  Online 
Exam category Class 12
Exam purpose Recruitment of Stenographer Grade C (Group  B Non-Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade D (Group C) for various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations in the Government of India
Eligibility requirement Only those candidates who have required skills in stenography are eligible to apply
Exam stages Computer Based Test and Skill Test
Exam duration  Computer Based Test: 2 hours 
Negative marking  Computer Based Test: 0.25
Official website

SSC Stenographer Exam Dates 2021 

The New Exam Dates for SSC Stenographer 2021 exam has been released with the SSC Stenographer Notification. As per SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Official Notification, the 2021 exam will be conducted in March 2021. Let’s look at all the important SSC Stenographer dates:

Serial Number Activity Dates
1 SSC Stenographer Notification Release Date 10.10.2020
2 Availability of Application Form 10.10.2020
3 Last date for registration 04.11.2020
3 Last date for making an online/offline fee payment 10.11.2020 (Offline)
06.11.2020 (Online)
4 SSC Stenographer Admit Card March 2021
5 Commencement of SSC Stenographer Grade C and D Date To be Notified

SSC Stenographer New Exam Date Notice

SSC Stenographer Application Form 2021

SSC releases online applications for SSC Stenographer 2021. Candidates can fill the application form by following the below-given steps:

Step 1: SSC Registration

  • Visit the official website of SSC and navigate to click on “Apply”
  • Click on the “Steno C & D” tab and click on the “Apply now” link.
  • Enter the details (name, father’s name, date of birth, gender) to register for the SSC Stenographer.
  • Enter text or captcha in the field provided.
  • The new window to enter the personal, basic, and contact details in the SSC Stenographer Application Form
  • Enter the captcha at the end and click on ‘Submit’
  • You will receive an SMS and an Email stating your registration number and password.

Step 2: Upload Photo and Signature

Candidates have to upload scanned images of their color passport size photograph and signature in described specifications:

Document Dimension (W X H) Size Format
Photograph 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm 20 – 50 KBs jpg
Signature 4.0 cm X 3 cm 10 – 20 KBs jpg

Step 3: Fill the Application Form

  • Select the desired SSC Stenographer Exam Center along with the applicable code
  • Indicate category code and the post you are applying for.
  • Select the academic qualification details along with the generic details in the application form
  • Enter the contact details correctly for further correspondence.
  • Preview and submit the form

Step 4: Fee Payment

There is an option to pay the application fee both in offline and online mode:

Online Mode

  • Choose the payment gateway among Net banking/ Debit/ Credit Card or BHIM UPI
  • Enter the details and pay the fees. 

Offline Mode

  • Download e-challan from the official website.
  • Submit the cash to the nearest SBI Bank branch along with this challan.

SSC Stenographer Application Fee 

Category Application Fee
General/ OBC/ EWS candidates INR 100
SC/ ST/ PwD/ Ex-servicemen and Female candidates No Application Fee

SSC Stenographer Vacancy 2021

SSC Stenographer 2021 vacancies will be released along with the notification. In 2021, total number of vacancies announced for the SSC Stenographer Grade C & D exam is 1464, out of which 473 are for Stenographer Grade C and 991 for Stenographer Grade D. 

SSC Stenographer Eligibility 2021

Aspirants of SSC Stenographer 2021 will have to fulfill certain eligibility requirements to successfully fill the application form.

Academic Qualification

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 or any equivalent exam from a recognized board or university as of January 1, 2021.
  • Candidates who have not acquired the essential qualification as of 01.08.2021 will not be eligible and need not apply


A candidate must be either:

  1. A citizen of India, or 
  2. A subject of Nepal, or 
  3. A subject of Bhutan, or
  4. A Tibetan refugee who sought asylum in India before January 1, 1962. 
  5. A person with Indian origins who have transferred from one of the following countries: Myanmar, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, etc.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (2), (3), (4), and (5) have to produce a certificate of eligibility at the time of offer of appointment.

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the
Examination but the offer of appointment will be given only after the necessary eligibility
the certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

Age Limit (as of August 1, 2021)

  • Stenographer Grade-C: 18 to 30 years as of 01.08.2021  i.e. candidates born not before 02-08-1990 and not later than 01-08-2002 are eligible to apply.
  • Stenographer Grade-D: 18 to 27 years as of 01.08.2021 i.e. candidates born not before 02-08-1993 and not later than 01-08-2002 are eligible to apply
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC/ PH/ Ex-Servicemen, Central Government Employees, and J&K domiciled category can avail of age relaxation as per the Government of India norms.

Age Relaxation:

Category Age Relaxation
PwD (Unreserved) 10 
PwD (OBC)  13 
PwD (SC/ ST) 15
Ex-Servicemen (ESM)
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during
hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed
area and released as a consequence thereof
03 years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during
hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed
area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST)
08 years
Central Government Civilian Employees:
Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and
continuous service as on closing date for receipt of
online applications.
Up to 40 years of age
Central Government Civilian Employees:
Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and
continuous service as on closing date for receipt of
online applications (SC/ ST)?
Up to 45 years of age
Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially
separated and who are not remarried
Up to 35 years of age
Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially
separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST )
Up to 40 years of age

SSC Stenographer Reservation 2021

Candidates belonging to the SC/ EWS/ ST/ OBC/ Ex-servicemen/ Physically Disabled categories can claim reservations during SSC Stenographer 2020 Selection Process.

  • Persons with One Arm (OA)/One Leg (OL)/Both Legs (BL)/Blind (B) or Low Vision (LV) disabilities can apply for Grade C as per the guidelines of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • While for Grade D post can be filled by candidates suffering from One Arm (OA)/One Leg (OL)/One Arm and Leg (OAL)/Both Legs (BL)/Blind (B) or Low Vision (LV) disabilities.
  • Individuals who have adequate Hearing Impairment (HI) are not eligible for the position of SSC Stenographer.

SSC Stenographer 2021 Salary / Pay Scale:

  • Grade C salary generally ranges between INR 9300 –  INR 34800.
  • Grade D salary generally ranges between INR 5200- INR 20200. 
Specifications Grade C Grade D
Pay Scale 9,300-34,800 5,200-20,200
Pay Band 4,200 or 4,600 (Pay Grade 2) 2,400 (Pay grade 1)
Initial Salary 5,200 5,200
Basic salary 14,500 7,600

SSC Stenographer Selection Process:

The board will conduct the selection process based on

(i) Online Computer Based Test(CBT)

(ii) Skill Test

(iii) Document Verification

  • Based on the marks scored in the Computer Based Examination, candidates will be shortlisted, category-wise, to appear in the Skill Test(s) for the post(s) they have applied for.
  • Skill Test is mandatory but qualifying in nature. The Commission will fix the category-wise qualifying standard in the Skill Test for each post. The candidates who qualify from the Skill The test will be considered for final selection on basis of their merit in the Computer Based Examination.
  • Final selection and allocation of Ministries/ Departments will be made on the basis of the
    performance of candidates in the Computer Based Examination and the preference of Posts/ Departments exercised by them at the time of Document Verification.

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2021

  • SSC Stenographer 2021 will be a computer-based exam having multiple-choice questions.
  • The question papers will be set in both English and Hindi (except for the English language section).
  • Each question carries 1 mark and 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
Subjects No. of Questions Max Marks Duration
General English and Intelligence 50 50 The cumulative time duration of 2 Hours
General Awareness 50 50
English Language and Comprehension 100 100
Total 200 Questions 200 Marks 120 Minutes

Know the detailed Exam Pattern for SSC Stenographer

SSC Steno Skill Test:

(i) The candidates who are shortlisted in the Computer Based Examination will be required to appear in the Skill Test for Stenography. The candidates will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English or Hindi (as opted by the candidates in the online Application Form) at the speed of 100 words per minute (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 a computer.

The transcription time is as follows:

Post Language
of Skill
Time Duration
(in minutes)
Time Duration (in
minutes) for the
candidates eligible for
scribe as per Para-7 (a)
and 7 (b) above
Grade – D
English 50 70
Grade – D
Hindi 65 90
Grade – C
English 40 55
Grade – C
Hindi 55 75


(ii) 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. 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.

(iii) The Skill Test will be held at the Commission‟s Regional Offices or at other Centre(s) as may be decided by the Commission.

(iv) Detailed instructions, if any, regarding Skill Test will be provided by the concerned
Regional Offices of the Commission to the candidates called for the Skill Test.

(v) Standard instructions regarding the modality of evaluation of Skil

SSC Stenographer Minimum Qualifying Marks:

Minimum qualifying marks in Computer Based Examination, are as follows:

S.No Category Minimum Qualifying Marks
1 UR 30%
2 OBC/ EWS 25%
3 All other categories (SC, ST, PwD, ESM, etc) 20%


SSC Stenographer Syllabus

General Intelligence & Reasoning General Awareness English Language & Comprehension
There are verbal and non-verbal questions included in this segment. The test will include questions based on:

  • similarities and differences
  • judgement
  • discriminating observation
  • analogies
  • space visualization
  • problem-solving
  • analysis 
  • decision making 
  • arithmetical reasoning
  • verbal and figure classification
  • arithmetical number series
  • visual memory
  • non-verbal series etc. 

The test will also include questions that aim to test the candidate’s abstract abilities and their understanding of symbols, as well as analytical functions and other arithmetical computation.

Questions in this segment are created in an attempt to understand the candidate’s awareness of the environment that surrounds him/her.

  • current events
  • daily observations and experiments
  • India and its neighboring countries
  • topics related to national sports, history, geography, culture, national economics, and general polity i.e. the Indian constitution, etc.
  • no special study of any discipline required
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.

Know complete SSC Stenographer Syllabus details

SSC Stenographer Books 2021

Candidates are required to prepare for SSC Stenographer 2020 according to the official Syllabus. Candidates can refer to the books mentioned in the table below to prepare for the exam:

Subject Book Author
Quantitative Aptitude Quantitative Aptitude  RS Agarwal
Quicker Mathematics M Tyra
English Language English Grammar Wren and Martin
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
Essential English Grammar Raymond Murphy
Objective General English SP Bakshi
Objective General English Dr. RS Aggarwal & Shri Vikas Aggarwal
Logical Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning  RS Agarwal
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning Kiran Publication
Analytical Reasoning  MK Pandey
Non-Verbal Reasoning BS Sijwali & Indu Sijwali
General Awareness Lucent General Knowledge (available both in Hindi and English but English edition gives better coverage)
Any monthly magazine, such as Pratiyogita Darpan, Wizard, or Chronicle
One newspaper such as Hindu, Times of India, Hindustan times etc
One yearbook, for reference, Manorama yearbook Any Budget special magazine

SSC Stenographer 2021 Admit Card/ Hall Ticket

SSC will issue SSC Stenographer Admit Card. They can download the SSC Stenographer Call Letter from the official website of SSC. The steps to download the Admit card are given below:

  • Visit the official website of SSC
  • Follow the link ‘download SSC Stenographer Admit Card 2020’
  • Enter the details asked such as roll number, date of birth, candidate’s name, etc.
  • Post verification of the entered details, click on Submit
  • Download the Admit Card if the information mentioned on it is correct.
  • Print admit card for further necessary application. 

SSC Stenographer Admit card is available on the website 2 weeks prior to the date of the exam. There is a different SSC Stenographer Admit card for both written examination and skill test. The discrepancies related to the SSC Stenographer Admit card are entertained at the Regional centers for different states.

Documents Needed Along with the SSC Stenographer Admit Card:

  • In addition to the Admission Certificate, it is mandatory to carry at least two passport size recent colour photographs, Original valid Photo-ID proof having the Date of Birth as printed on the Admission Certificate, such as:

i. Aadhaar Card/ Printout of E-Aadhaar,
ii. Voter‟s ID Card,
iii. Driving License,
iv. PAN Card,
v. Passport,
vi. School/ College ID Card,
vii. Employer ID Card (Govt./ PSU/ Private), etc
viii. Ex-serviceman Discharge Book issued by Ministry of Defence,
ix. Any other photo-bearing ID Card issued by the Central/ State Government

  • If Photo Identity Card does not have the date of birth printed on it then the candidate must carry an additional original certificate in proof of their date of birth. In case of mismatch in the date of birth mentioned in the Admission Certificate and photo ID/ Certificate brought in support of date of birth, the candidate will not be allowed to appear in the examination

SSC Stenographer Exam Centres 2021

Candidates have to mention the center code along with the preferred choice of SSC Stenographer Exam Center while filling up the application form. 

  • The allocated Exam Center is mentioned on the admit card.
  • Candidates must enter the choice of exam center wisely.
  • Once selected, the commission will not approve any changes to the location of the exam center. 

SSC Stenographer Cutoff

The previous year cut off is listed below for both Grade C and Grade D.

 List I: Candidates qualified for Skill Test (Stenographer Grade ‘C’)

Category Cutoff
SC 127.00
ST 101.00
OBC 138.00
OH 100.00
VH 100.00
UR 141.00


List II: Candidates qualified for Skill Test (Stenographer Grade ‘D’)

Category Cutoff
SC 123.50
ST 106.00
OBC 124.50
Ex. S 40.00
OH 106.00
VH 66.00
UR 134.50

Resolution of Tie Cases:

In the case where more than one candidate secures equal aggregate marks in the Computer Based on Examination, the tie will be resolved by applying the following methods one after another:

a. Marks in Part-I (i.e. General Intelligence & Reasoning)
b. Marks in Part-II (i.e. General Awareness)
c. Date of birth, with an older candidate, placed higher.
d. Alphabetical order in which names of the candidates appear

SSC Stenographer Answer Key 2021

SSC Stenographer Answer Key will be published on the official website of SSC.

  • The correct answers to every question will be mentioned in it.
  • Candidates can check and mark the number of correct and incorrect answers, to sum up, and predict the scores obtained by them.
  • The official Answer Key will be published on the official website after approximately 4 weeks after the exam

The steps followed to download the SSC Stenographer Answer Key are given below:

  • Visit the official website of SSC
  • Click on the link to ‘Download Answer Key 2020 for Grade C and Grade D’
  • SSC Stenographer Answer Key for Grade C and Grade D is displayed in PDF format on the screen
  • Download the SSC Stenographer Answer Key of your set and check the answers.

SSC Stenographer Result 2021

SSC Stenographer 2021 Result has a separate declaration for the written test and the skill test. SSC Stenographer Result for written test will be declared in May 2021 (tentatively)

  • Candidates who pass the written test are eligible to sit for the skill test in SSC Stenographer 2021.
  • Post skill test, the Commission releases a Final Merit List or Allotment List on the official website.
  • Candidates included in the merit list are recommended for an appointment by the commission.
  • They are allocated to User Departments depending upon the merit position and options exercised by them.

How to Check SSC Stenographer Result? 

  • Visit the official website of SSC
  • Follow the link for “ Grade C and Grade D

SSC Stenographer Tie Breaker

Candidates might obtain equal aggregate marks in the written test of the SSC Stenographer exam. The tie is resolved by considering the following criteria:

  • Candidate with higher marks in Part I of the written exam is given higher marks if the tie persists then;
  • Candidate’s date of birth is considered i.e. older candidate is preferred first, but if the tie still exists;
  • Alphabetical order of the name of a candidate is the final decisive criteria.

SSC Stenographer Skill Test 2021

Candidates who qualify from the written examination of Stenographer 2021 are shortlisted for the skill test.

  • Dictation will be given to them for 10 minutes in English/Hindi.
  • They are required to type the same on a computer at a speed of 100 w.p.m. to be recruited for the post of a Grade C Stenographer, while for Grade D, he/she must type at a speed of 80 w.p.m.
  • Candidates with Visual Impairment have to transcribe the matter in 75 minutes for English or 100 minutes for Hindi Shorthand if they are applying for Grade D Stenographer.
  • For Grade C, the Visually Handicapped candidates have to transcribe the matter in 75 minutes for English or 95 minutes for the Hindi shorthand test. The skill test for SSC Stenographer will be held at Regional or Sub-Regional Offices or other centers as decided by the Commission. The transcription is evaluated electronically post submission.
  • The skill test will be held at Regional or Sub-Regional Offices or other centers as decided by the Commission. The transcription is evaluated electronically post submission.
  • Search for your Roll Number in the given list of roll numbers in pdf format.
  • Download the Result for further correspondence.

Note: In case, if a candidate cannot find his name in the SSC Stenographer Result, then it can be checked in the non-evaluated answer sheet list.

Important Instructions for the SSC Steno exam

  • Candidates need to carry Aadhaar Card, Passport, Driving License, PAN Card, Voter’s ID Card along with the admit card.
  • Electronic items like mobile phones, calculators, pagers, etc are not allowed inside the exam centre.
  • Candidates are advised to reach the exam centre one hour early to complete the verification process
  • Candidates will not be allowed to leave the exam hall till the completion of the test.

Procedure to Fill the Stenographer Application Form:

The process of filling online application for the examination consists of two parts:

I. One Time Registration

II. Filling of online Application for the Examination

Part-I (One-Time Registration)

1. Read the instructions given in the Notice of Examination carefully before filling up the online ‘Registration Form’ and „Application Form‟.

2. Before proceeding with One-Time Registration, keep the following information/ documents ready:

a. Mobile Number (to be verified through OTP)
b. Email ID (to be verified through OTP)
c. Aadhaar Number. If the Aadhaar Number is not available, please give one of the following ID Numbers. (You will be required to show the original document at a later stage):
i. Voter ID Card
ii. PAN
iii. Passport
iv. Driving License
v. School/ College ID
vi. Employer ID (Govt./ PSU/ Private)
d. Information about the Board, Roll Number, and Year of Passing the Matriculation (10th) Examination.
e. Disability Certificate Number, if you are a person with a benchmark disability.

3. For One-Time Registration, click on the “Register Now‟ link provided in the “Login‟ section on the official site.

4. One-Time Registration process requires filling up of the following information:

a. Basic details
b. Additional and contact details
c. Declaration.

5. For filling up the ‘One-Time Registration Form’, please follow the following steps:

a. Few critical details (e.g. Aadhaar Number, name, father‟s name, mother‟s name, date of birth, etc) are required to be entered twice, in the relevant columns of the Registration Form to avoid any inadvertent mistakes in filling up of the form. If there is the mismatch between the original and verify data columns, it will not be accepted and an indication to this effect will be given in the red text.

b. S No-1, provide information about Aadhaar Number/ Identity Card and its Number. Anyone of these Numbers is required to be given.

c. S No-2: Fill your name exactly as given in the Matriculation (10th Class) Certificate. In case, you have made any changes in your name after matriculation, indicate the same at S No-2c and 2d.

d. S No-3: Fill your father‟s name exactly as given in Matriculation (10th Class) Certificate.

e. S No-4: Fill your mother‟s name exactly as given in Matriculation (10th Class) Certificate.

f. S No-5: Fill your date of birth exactly as given in Matriculation (10th Class) Certificate.

g. S No-6: Matriculation (10th Class) Examination Details which include:
i. Name of Education Board
ii. Roll Number
iii. Year of passing

h. S No-7: Gender

i. S No-8: Level of Educational Qualification (highest).

j. S No-9: Your Mobile Number. This must be a working mobile number as it will be verified through „One Time Password‟ (OTP). It may be noted that any information which the Commission may like to communicate with you, will be sent on this mobile number only. Your mobile number will also be used for retrieval of a password if required.

k. S No-10: Your Email ID. This must be a working Email ID as it will be verified through OTP. It may also be noted that any information which the Commission may like to communicate with you, will be sent on this Email ID only. Your Email ID will also be used for retrieval of password/ Registration Number if required.

l. Provide detail of State/ UT of your Permanent Address.

m. When the Basic Details provided at S No-1 to 10 are saved, you will be required to confirm your mobile number and email ID. On confirmation, your data will be saved and your Registration Number will be displayed on the screen. Your Registration Number and Password will be provided to you on your mobile number and Email ID.

n. You have to complete the Registration Process within 14 days failing which your Registration Details saved so far will be deleted.

o. Login using your Registration Number as username and auto-generated password provided to you on your mobile and email. Change your password, when prompted on the first login.

p. After successful password change, you need to log in again using your Registration Number and changed password.

q. On successful login, information about the „Basic Details‟ so far filled by you will be displayed. You may edit it, if required or proceed further by clicking on the “Next‟ button at the bottom to complete your one-time registration.

r. S No-11: Provide information about your Category.

s. S No-12: Provide information about your Nationality

t. S No-13: Provide information about visible Identification Mark. You may be required to show the above Identification Mark at various stages of examination.

u. S No-14: Provide information about benchmark disabilities, if any. If you are suffering from any specific benchmark disability identified suitable for government jobs, then provide Disability Certification Number.

v. S No: 15 to 18: Provide information about your Permanent and Present Address. Save the data and proceed further to the last part of the Registration Process.

w. Save the information provided. Take a draft printout and review the information filled in the Registration Form carefully, before „Final Submit‟.

x. Read the „Declaration‟ carefully, if you agree with the declaration, click „I Agree‟.

y. Upon clicking „Final Submit‟ different OTPs will be sent on your mobile number and Email ID. You need to enter one of the two OTPs at designated fields to complete the Registration Process.

z. After submission of Basic information, if the registration process is not completed within 14 days, your data will be deleted from the system.

6. After completion of the registration process, „Basic Details‟ can be changed only twice.
Therefore be extremely cautious while making one-time registration.

7. You have advised that name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth, matriculation examination datils should be filled exactly as recorded in the matriculation certificate. Your candidature may get canceled in case of incorrect/wrong information.

SSC Stenographer Grade C & D 2021 FAQs 

Q. Is SSC Stenographer Grade C & D exam conducted every year?

A. Yes, SSC conducts the Stenographer exam every year. 

Q. What is the work of SSC Stenographer?

A. The job responsibility of Stenographer in various ministries or departments is speech writing, press conference briefings, helping in public relations, etc. 

Q. How to fill the SSC Stenographer application form 2021?

A. The application form has to be filled online. The steps include registration, uploading of the image, filling the detailed application form, and fee payment. 

Q. What are the application fees?

A. For General/ OBC/ EWS candidates, the application fee is Rs 100. The application fee is exempted for SC/ ST/ PwD/ Ex-servicemen and Female candidates. 

Q. When the admit card is released?

A. The admit card is released two weeks before the exam. The admit card will be available online on the official website. Candidates can download SSC Stenographer 2020 admit card by logging with the required credentials. 

Q. Can I change the Stenographer exam centres?

A. The exam centres cannot be changed after the final submission of the application form. 

Q. What is the exam pattern of SSC Steno Group C & D?

A. The computer-based test as per official notification comprises three sections: General English and Intelligence, General Awareness and English Language and Comprehension. The test paper comprises 200 objective type questions which candidates need to complete within 2 hours. The test carries a total of 200 marks. 

Q. Are there any negative marks in the exam?

A. Yes, there are negative marks in the exam. For each wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted. 

Q. What is the standard of the syllabus?

A. The syllabus comprises the topics that candidates have studied in their class 10 and 12 standards. 

Q. Is there any interview for the SSC Stenographer exam?

A. Candidates qualifying the computer-based test are called for the skill test in stenography. Those who qualify the skill test are called for document verification. 

Q. Is it mandatory to appear in the skill test?

A. Yes, it is mandatory to appear in the skill test.