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SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern

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Understanding the exam pattern and syllabus will help the candidates in devising effective preparation strategies. Speed/Time management is vital in obtaining a good score in any competitive exam and hence, analysis of SSC Stenographer exam pattern and syllabus is very crucial to be able to complete the exams in the stipulated time.
The SSC Stenographer Selection Process involves: Computer based examination and followed by a Skill Test in Stenography.

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

  • Examination has 3 parts as shown in table below.

  • Exam has a duration of 2 hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe) for each part and Maximum Marks: 200.

  • SSC Stenographer Computer Based Examination is a qualifying exam for Skill Test.

  • 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.

Date of Exam Part Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Duration
1-2-2019 to 6-2-2019 I General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe)
II General Awareness 50 50
III English Language and Comprehension 100 100
(i) 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.
(ii) 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:
S. No Post Language of Skill Test Time Duration (in minutes) Time Duration (in minutes) for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe in the CBE
1 Stenographer Grade ‘D’ English 50 70
2 Stenographer Grade ‘D’ Hindi 65 90
3 Stenographer Grade ‘C’ English 40 55
4 Stenographer Grade ‘C’ Hindi 55 75

(iii) 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.
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