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SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern

The SSC Stenographer 2018 examination will be conducted in 2 different levels. The first level is Grade C and D exam that comprises of MCQs and is conducted online. After this exam has been conducted, an exam to test your skill sets in various domains is conducted by SSC.

a) The details of Computer Based Examination for SSC Stenographer 2018 Grade C and D are mentioned below:

Section AskedNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Allotted
General Awareness 50 50 2 Hours
English Language and Comprehension 100 100
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50
Total Marks 200 200

Important Points:

Question paper will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice. Questions will be set in Hindi and English except for 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.

Marks scored by candidates in the Computer Based Examinations, if conducted in multiple shifts, will be normalized and such normalized scores will be used to determine final merit.

b) Skill Test in Stenography:

Candidates who obtain the qualifying marks in the Examination as may be prescribed by the Commission will be called for the Skill Test. Commission may also prescribe qualifying marks in each part of the 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 have to appear for the Skill Test in Stenography. The candidates will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English/ Hindi at the speed of 100 word 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 computer. The transcription time is as follows:

PostLanguage of Skill TestTime Duration (in minutes)Time Duration (in minutes) for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe in the CBE (Para-7)
Stenographer Grade ‘D’ English 50 70
Stenographer Grade ‘D’ Hindi 65 90
Stenographer Grade ‘C’ English 40 55
Stenographer Grade ‘C’ Hindi 55 75

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.

The skill test will be held at the Commission’s Regional/ Sub Regional Offices or at other Centre(s) as may be decided by the Commission.

Detailed instructions regarding Skill Test will be sent by the concerned Regional/ Sub Regional Offices of the Commission to the candidates called for the Skill Test.

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