SSC Stenographer 2019 | SSC Steno Recruitment 2019

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The SSC Stenographer Exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commision (SSC) to recruit Stenographers in various government departments in Delhi and across the country. The job gives you everything that you might wish for.

You would get a decent salary, a secure job, and your job can even take you to foreign shores! There are many more reasons why you should apply for SSC Stenographer exam. In the following article, we would be talking about all the details that you should know about the SSC Stenographer 2019 exam. So, let us take a look at the details of SSC Stenographer Notification.

SSC Stenographer 2019 – The Important Dates

When you are applying for SSC Stenographer 2019, the first thing that you should know about are the dates for the examination. For example, you need to know about the dates for the Computer Based Test as well as the SSC Steno Skill Test Date in order to develop a strategy for the exam. The official SSC Stenographer Notification 2019 is not declared yet. So, the exact dates are not known. However, the tentative dates are available with Topprnotes. The following table gives you the details of the important events and their probable dates.

Submission of online application form StartsJune 2019
Last date for making an application online/offlineJuly 2019
Admit Card will be issuedAugust 2019
Examination dateAugust 2019
Result declarationOctober 2019
Skill TestDecember 2019
Final resultMarch 2020

As you can see, the last date for filling up the application form would be in July 2019. The SSC Steno Skill Test Date would in the latter part of the year, in December 2019. However, these are only the probable dates.

To get the latest updates on dates for SSC Stenographer Skill Test and other events, click on the button below:

SSC Steno Exam Date 2019

SSC Stenographer 2019 – The Expected Vacancies

The next thing that you should know about the SSC Stenographer Recruitment is the number of vacancies that you would be competing for. The official notification for SSC Stenographer 2019 is not declared. The information about the SSC Steno Vacancy 2019 would be available when the official notification is declared. However, we believe the expected SSC Steno Vacancies 2019 would be around 1000 in both SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D. However, this is just the tentative SSC Steno 2019 Vacancy. We would be updating the information here as soon as we get the official information.

To get more details about SSC Steno 2019 Vacancies, click on the link below:

SSC Steno Vacancies 2019

SSC Stenographer 2019 – The Eligibility Criteria

When you are applying for SSC Steno Recruitment 2019, you should first know about the SSC Stenographer Eligibility Criteria. You need to fulfill certain criteria to appear for the Computer Based Test and SSC Stenographer Skill Test. The details are given below:

SSC Stenographer Eligibility for Nationality

A candidate must be either:
(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962, with the
intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

SSC Stenographer Age Limit

Let us now take a look at the SSC Steno Age Limit. According to the rules, candidates age limit should be between 18-27 years as on 01/08/2019.

Candidates belonging to the reserved category are eligible for relaxation in SSC Stenographer Age Limit. The following table gives the details:

Sr.No                                           CategoryAge-Relaxation permissible beyond the Upper age limit
01SC/ ST 5 years
02OBC 3 years
03PH 10 years
04PH + OBC  13 years
05PH + SC/ST 15 years
06Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved / General) 03 years
07Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 06 years
08Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) 08 years
09For Stenographer Grade -’C‘:Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General/ Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date. Up to 5 years
10Central Govt. Civilian Employees ( OBC ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date. Up to 08(5+3) years
11Central Govt. Civilian Employees ( SC/ST ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date.Up to 10 (5+5) years of age
12For Stenographer Grade -D‘: Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General/ Unreserved ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing dateUp to 40 years of age
 13Central Govt. Civilian Employees ( OBC ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing date Up to 43 years of age
 14Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing dateUp to 45 years of age
15Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( Unreserved/General )   5 years
16Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( OBC ) 8 years
17Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( SC/ST) 10 years
18Stenographer Grade -C: Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried ( Unreserved/General ) Up to 35 years of age
19Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried( OBC ) Up to 38 years of age
20 Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried( SC/ST ) Up to 40 years of age
21Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (Unreserved/General ) 05 years
22 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (OBC ) 8 (3+5) years
23 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed  area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ST) 10 (5+5) years
24Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces ( Unreserved/General ) Up to 45 years of age
25Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces ( OBC ) Up to 48 years of age
26Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces ( SC/ST ) Up to 50 years of age
27For Stenographer Grade -D: Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India (Unreserved/General ) (They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies ) 3 years plus the length of service rendered by them in connection with
census, before retrenchment, and Weightage of past service.
28Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India ( OBC )
( They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies )
 Do + 3 years
29Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India ( SC/ST ) ( They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of
vacancies )
 Do + 5 years

SSC Stenographer 2019 – Educational Qualification

You also need to fulfill the minimum educational qualification to apply for SSC Stenographer 2019. All Candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent from a recognized Board or University. The candidates who are able to prove by documentary evidence that the result of the qualifying examination was declared on or before the cut off date and he/she has been declared passed, will also be considered to have the required Educational Qualification.

Note-I: As per Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification No. 44 dated 01-03-1995 published in Gazette of India edition dated 10-06-2015, the Degree obtained through open Universities/ Distance Education Mode needs to be recognized by Distance Education Council, IGNOU. Accordingly, unless such Degrees had been recognized for the period when the candidates acquired the relevant qualification, they will not be accepted for the purpose of Educational Qualification.

You also need to possess a specific speed in shorthand (Pitman method) in order to be eligible to appear for SSC Steno Recruitment 2019. Let us take a look at the details for  the required speed for different grades

  • 80 w.p.m. for the post of Stenographer Grade “D”.
  • 100 w.p.m. for the post of Stenographer Grade “C”

To get complete details about the SSC Stenographer 2019 Eligibility, click on the link below:

SSC Stenographer Eligibility 2019

SSC Stenographer 2019 – Application Process

If you find yourself eligible to apply for SSC Stenographer 2019, the next thing that you should know about is the application process for SSC Stenographer Exam. The entire process can be completed online. You just need to follow these simple steps.

STEP 1: Login to the official website of SSC with your SSC online registration ID and password

STEP 2: Click on the link that says ‘Apply for SSC Stenographer 2019’

STEP 3:  You would get the online application. Fill in your details like name, father’s name, educational qualification etc.

STEP 4: Once you have completed filling up the form, you need to upload your scanned photo and the scanned signature. The images should meet the following criteria:

FileFormatSize
Colored PhotographJPEG/JPGBetween 4 KB and 12 KB
Scanned SignatureJPEG/JPGBetween 1 KB and 12 KB

STEP 5: Next, you need to pay your SSC Stenographer Application Fee.

STEP 6: After everything is done, click on submit.

STEP 7: You would get your Registration Number and Password. You would be using this to download your SSC Stenographer Admit Card.

SSC Stenographer Application Fee

You would need to pay the application fee when you are filling your SSC Steno Form 2019. The following table gives the details of the application fee.

CategoryApplication Fee
Male candidates belonging to the unreserved categoryRs. 100
Women/SC/ST/OBC/PwD/Ex-ServicemanExempted

You can pay the application fee in any of the following modes:

  • Online Mode – Where you can pay through credit/debit card, net banking etc.
  • Offline Mode – Through SBI Bank Challan

If you still confused about how to fill up your online application for SSC Stenographer 2019, you can get more details by clicking on the button below:

SSC Stenographer 2019 Application Process

SSC Stenographer Recruitment – Downloading Your Admit Card

You need to download your SSC Steno Admit Card to appear for SSC Stenographer 2019 exam. Your Admit card can only be downloaded online. It would not be sent by mail to anyone. To download the admit card for SSC Stenographer Grade C and D, you need to follow these steps:

Instructions to Download SSC Stenographer Admit Card

  • STEP 1:  You need to click on the link on this page.
  • STEP 2: Ensure that you are on the regional website of SSC. The region of the website should be the same as the region for where you are applying.
  • STEP 3: Enter your registration number
  • STEP 4: Enter your date of birth and then click on ‘submit’
  • STEP 5:  You would get your admit card. Take a print out of the same.

To know more about the details of SSC Steno Admit Card, click on the link below:

SSC Stenographer 2019 Admit Card

SSC Stenographer 2019 – The Selection Process

The selection process for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D includes two stages. These are:

  • Stage 1: Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Stage 2: Skill Test

As you can see, the first stage of the exam is the Computer Based Test (CBT). The CBT is a Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type tests. You would have to sit a computer at the exam venue and you would have to write the exam on that computer. If you pass this stage, then you would have to appear for the next stage which is the Skill Test.

The second test is the skill test. You would be tested for your shorthand speed, your typewriting speed and your ability to transcribe text on a computer. This exam would only be of qualifying nature. This means that you would only have to score the qualifying marks. The final selection would be made on the marks that you get in the CBT.

SSC Stenographer 2019 – The Exam Pattern

We would need to take a look the exam pattern for SSC Stenographer Exam. This would tell you about the subjects that are there in the syllabus, the marks and the time allotted to each of the subjects in the exam. Let us start by looking at the exam pattern for the first stage, i.e. the Computer Based Test (CBT).

Exam Pattern for CBT

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern For CBT
SectionsNumber of Questions/Maximum Marks
General Awareness50/50
General Intelligence & Reasoning50/50
English Language & Comprehension100/100
Total200/200

The next stage of the process is the SSC Stenographer Skill Test. Let us look at the pattern for the skill test for SSC Stenographer Exam

Exam Pattern for SSC Stenographer Skill Test

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern For Skill Test
TaskExpected Speed
10 minutes dictation in English / HindiFor Grade C – 100 words per minute

For Grade D – 80 words per minute

Transcription of the dictation on a computerFor Grade C – 50 min (English), 65 min (Hindi)

For Grade D – 40 min (English), 55 min (Hindi)

Needless to say, you must have knowledge of shorthand and good typing speed (in both English and Hindi) in order to secure this job.

Admissible Error Limit in Skill Test

The qualifying marks for the skill test would be decided by the SSC for every year, depending on factors like the total number of vacancies and the number of candidates. However, there is a set limit for the number of errors that are permitted in the skill test. The permissible errors are measured as a percentage of the total paragraph. The details of the permissible errors are given below:

  • UR(General): 5-7%
  • OBC: 6-8%
  • SC/ST: 7-10 %

Type of Errors in Skill Test

Errors are  classified into two types:

Full Errors in SSC Steno Skill Test:

  • An omission of a word or figure
  • Substitution of a wrong word or figure
  • Addition of a word or figure not occurring in the passage
  • Handwritten additions/corrections/insertions

Half Errors in SSC Steno Skill Test:

  • Spelling mistake
  • Using singular for plural noun and vice versa
  • Transposition of words/group of words in a sentence
  • Improper use of capital letters at the beginning of the sentence
  • Improper placement of the apostrophe in a word
  • Improper spacing between the words or in middle of a single words
  • Ambiguous over typing
  • Arbitrary and unfamiliar abbreviations.

To get more details about the SSC Steno Exam Pattern, click on the button below:

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2019

SSC Stenographer 2019 – Syllabus

Let us now take a look at the SSC Stenographer 2019 Syllabus. There are three subjects in the Computer Based Test. They are:

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • English

So, let us take a look at the SSC Steno Syllabus for each of the subjects

SSC Stenographer Reasoning Syllabus

Let us first take a look at the SSC Stenographer Reasoning Syllabus. The following topics are included in the syllabus:

  • Syllogism
  • Order and Ranking
  • Number Series
  • Alphabet Series
  • Mixed Series
  • Blood Relations
  •  Distance and Directions
  • Venn Diagram
  • Mathematical and Code-Based Puzzles
  • Circular Seating Arrangements
  • Linear Seating Arrangements
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Word Formation
  • Matrix
  • Hidden Image
  • Mirror Image
  • Paper Cutting and Folding
  • Cubes and Dices
  • Assertion and Reasoning
  • Statements and Conclusion
  • Statements and Arguments
  • Statements and Assumptions
  • Course of Action

SSC Stenographer Syllabus For General Awareness

General Awareness, also known as General Knowledge or G.K., is another subject that is there in the SSC Steno Syllabus. It includes the following topics:

  • Indian History – Indian Independence Movement, Mughal Empire, etc.
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Geography – Soil in India, Indian Crops, Farming and Irrigation in India, Indian Rivers, etc.
  • Indian Constitution
  • Art and Culture
  • India and World
  • Awards and Honours
  • Countries, Currencies, and Capitals
  • Indian Economy
  • Government Policies and Schemes
  • Events and affairs of National and International Importance
  • Days and Events
  • Sports
  • Books and Authors
  • Science and Technology

SSC Stenographer English Syllabus

The following topics are there in the SSC Stenographer English Syllabus:

  • Basic English Grammar
  • Parts of Speech – Noun, Pronoun, Verb, Preposition, Conjunction, etc.
  • Articles
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Cloze Test
  • Sentence Correction
  • Spellings
  • Phrases and Idioms
  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Spotting Errors
  • Parajumbles
  • Phrase Replacement
  • Comprehension Reading

To get the complete details for the syllabus for SSC Stenographer 2019, click on the button below:

SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2019

SSC Stenographer 2019 – Downloading Your Result

To download your SSC Stenographer 2019, click on the link below:

SSC Steno Result 2019

Please note that the link given above is not active, as the SSC Steno Result is not declared yet. We would update the link as soon as the SSC Steno Result is officially declared.

Instructions to Download Your SSC Steno Result 2019

Downloading the SSC Stenographer Result 2019 is really simple. You can check your result by following the simple steps:

  • Step 1: Click on the link above.
  • Step 2: Check out the link provided for SSC Stenographer Result.
  • Step 3: Click on the link.
  • Step 4: Click on the link for SSC Group C Result or SSC Group D Result and download the PDF file.
  • Step 5: Click on ‘Ctrl + F’ and search for your Roll Number or Name. If your name is there in the list, you have cleared the exam.

You need to follow the same procedure to check your SSC Steno Result for the written result and SSC Steno 2019 Final Result. We would keep updating the link at every stage of the exam.

To get more details about the SSC Stenographer Result, click on the link below:

SSC Stenographer Result 2019

SSC Stenographer 2019 – Knowing the Cut Off

You need to know about the cut off as that would tell you about the minimum marks that you need to score to get selected. As the final selection is dependent on the marks you score in the CBT. The expected cut off for SSC Stenographer 2019 would look something like this:

Expected SSC Stenographer Cut Off 2019 for Grade C

CategoryCut Off
General145
SC130
ST105
OBC140
OH120
VH105

Expected SSC Stenographer Cut Off 2019 For Grade D

Now, let us take a look at the SSC Stenographer Cut Off 2019 for Grade D. Usually, the cutoff for grade D are lower than Grade C. Here is our prediction for SSC Stenographer Cut Off 2019 for Grade D

CategoryCut Off
General137
SC125
ST107
OBC126
OH107
VH68

To know about the previous yeat SSC Steno Cut Off, click on the link below:

SSC Stenographer Cut Off 2019

SSC Stenographer 2019 – Job Profile

Let us now take a detailed look at the duties and responsibilities of an SSC Stenographer. The job duties can be divided into the following categories:

  • Writing/transcribing speeches: Stenographers work under the Minister or Senior Officer of the Ministry/Department they are posted in. They have to note down the speeches of Minister/Senior Officer.
  • Providing assistance to the Minister or Officer they are working for: Stenographers have to help and assist the Minister/Senior Officer in preparing speeches for them as well as in other works in their office.
  • Helping in public relations:  Since SSC Stenographers note down everything, they have proper knowledge of the various activities and processes. This expertise is then used by Public Relations officers.
  • Press conference briefings:  Stenographers have to attend various press conferences and meetings and make notes of the speeches of the Minister or Officer they are working for.

SSC Stenographer 2019 – Posts

Once you crack the SSC Stenograph 2019 Exam, you can be recruited for various posts. As you might know, the recruitment is done is for two grades – Grade C and Grade D. Grade C is higher than Grade D. In Grade D, you have two groups – Group X and Group Y. If you are recruited in Grade C and Grade D (Group X), then you would a good chance of getting posted in Delhi.  For Grade D (Group Y), you can be posted anywhere across the country. The following table gives the departments where you can be posted:

 SSC Stenographers Posts
Grade CGrade D – Group XGrade D – Group Y
Headquarters of Armed ForcesMinistry of Parliamentary AffairsSubordinate Government Offices
President’s SecretariatIFSController General of Defence Accounts
Election Commission of India (ECI)ECIComptroller and Auditor General of India
Indian Foreign Service (IFS)Headquarters of Armed Forces
Central Vigilance CommissionRailway Board Secretariat
Other Government Offices and DepartmentsCentral Secretariat
Directorate of Forensic Science
Central Vigilance Commission
Other Government Offices and Departments

To know about the SSC Stenographer Job Profile, click on the link below:

SSC Stenographer Vacancies 2019

SSC Stenographer 2019 – Salary Details

Now, let us know a bit about the Salary Details of SSC Stenographer 2019. The following table gives the details of the SSC Stenographer Pay Scale for Grade C.

SSC Stenographer 2019 -Salary for Grade C

SSC Stenographer Salary For Grade C
Pay Scale9300-34800
Grade Pay4200
Initial Pay5200
Total Pay14000

As you can see the SSC Stenographer Grade C Salary in hand is around Rs. 14000. Of course, this would increase as you get promoted to higher posts

SSC Stenographer 2019 – Grade D Salary

Let us now take a look at the SSC Stenographer Grade D Salary. The following table gives the details of the SSC Steno Salary for Grade D.

SSC Stenographer Salary For Grade D
Pay Scale5200-20200
Grade Pay2400
Initial Pay5200
Total Pay7600

SSC Stenographer Salary – Allowances

Apart from the SSC Stenographer grade pay, you would also get other allowances as well. You would get the following allowances as a part of the SSC Stenographer Salary

  1. House Rent Allowance (HRA)
  2. Dearness Allowance (DA)
  3. Transport Allowance

To get more details about the salary for SSC Stenographer,  click on the link below:

SSC Stenographer 2019 Salary

These were some of the details about the SSC Stenographer 2019. We hope that you found the answers that you were looking for and this article would help you in your SSC Stenographer Preparation. We wish you all the best!

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