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SSC Stenographer Skill Test

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Candidates who will clear the Computer based examination will proceed to the Skill Test in Stenography. Based on the marks scored in the Computer Based Examination, candidates will be shortlisted, category-wise, to appear in the SSC Stenographer Skill Test for the post they have applied for.

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(i) Candidates who obtain the qualifying marks in the Examination as may be prescribed by the Commission will be called for the SSC Stenographer 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/ Hind 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.
(iv) 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.
(v) 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.