SSC Stenographer 2023

SSC Stenographer 2023 Notification (Out), Exam Date, Pattern, Syllabus for Grade C & D

Online applications are invited from Indian nationals for direct recruitment to the post of Staff Selection Commission released notification of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ for various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations in the Government of India. SSC Stenographer 2020 Exam Pattern is organized by SSC or Staff Selection Commission to select candidates for the post of Stenographer Grade C and the D.Staff Selection Commission of India (SSC) has been released the stenographer 2020 Official Notification for Grade C and D on 02nd  August 2023. 

Click here to download SSC Stenographer 2023 Official Notification

SSC Stenographer Online Application 2023 for Grade C & D 

SSC has activated Online Application Link for SSC Stenographer 2020 Exam on 02nd to 23rd August 2023The Last date to apply online is 23rd  August 2023. All candidates can apply online for SSC Stenographer 2023 Grade C and D Exam by clicking on the link provided below:

Click Here to Apply Online for SSC Stenographer 2023 Exam

SSC Stenographer 2020 Exam Dates:

SSC has released Exam Dates for SSC Stenographer 2023 Exam. The Computer Based Examination for SSC Stenographer 2020 Grade C and D was conducted from 12-10-2023 to 13-10-2023.

Event Important Dates
SSC Stenographer Notification Release Date 02-08-2023
Apply Online 02-08-2023
Last Date to Apply 23-08-2023
Commencement of SSC Stenographer Grade C and D exam 12-10-2023 to 13-10-2023
SSC Stenographer Result 24th November 2023
SSC Steno Grade C & D Skill Test Date 03rd to 04th January 2024
SSC Stenographer Final Result Date 08th february 2024

SSC Stenographer 2023 Vacancy:

SSC will be releasing SSC Stenographer Vacancy 2023 soon. Vacancies will be determined in due course. Updated vacancy position will be uploaded on the website of the Commission from time to time ( >Candidate‟s Corner > Tentative Vacancy). Vacancies of Stenographer Grade „C‟ and Stenographers Grade "D" are in Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of Central Government, including their Attached and Subordinate offices located in various States and Union Territories all over the country.

Tentative vacancy of Stenographer Grade 'C' & 'D' Examination, 2023 (For Stenographer Grade 'D' only)

 S. No.

Name of Organization Name of Post
1 Canteen, Stores Department (M/o Defence) Stenographer Grade D
2 Rajbhasha Vibhag (MHA), CHTI Stenographer Grade D
4 Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Stenographer Grade D
5 M/o External Affairs Stenographer Grade D Stenographer Grade D
6 D/o Electronics and Information Technology Stenographer Grade D
7 National Investigation Agency Stenographer Grade D
8 National Technical Reasearch Organisation (NTRO) Stenographer Grade D
9 Election Commission of India Stenographer Grade D
10 Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) Stenographer Grade D
11 Controller General of Account Stenographer Grade D
12 Rajbhasha Vibhag(MHA) Deptt. of official language Stenographer Grade D
13 National Informatics Centre Stenographer Grade D
14 Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC), D/o Revenue Stenographer Grade D
15 Dte. Border Road Organization Stenographer Grade D
16 Intelligence Bureau Stenographer Grade D
17 M/o Defence (O/O THE JS (TRG) & CAO) AFHQ Stenographer Grade D
18 M/o Water Resources Stenographer Grade D
19 M/o Communication (D/o Post) - PA Admn Stenographer Grade D
20 M/o Communication (D/o Post) - SPN Stenographer Grade D
21 M/o Environment & Forests & Climate Change Stenographer Grade D
22 M/o Civil Aviation Stenographer Grade D
23 Indian Coast Guard Stenographer Grade D
24 Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) Stenographer Grade D
25 M/o Labour & Employment Stenographer Grade D
26 M/o Communications (D/o Telecommunications) Admn. Stenographer Grade D
27 M/o Statistics & Prog Implementation Stenographer Grade D
28 M/o Health and Family Welfare (DGHS) Stenographer Grade D
29 M/o Textiles Stenographer Grade D
30 D/o Personnel & Training, DoP&T (CSSS) Stenographer Grade D
31 Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (M/o Agriculture) Stenographer Grade D
32 D/o Industrial policy and Promotion Stenographer Grade D
33 Central Information Commission Stenographer Grade D
34 Directorate of Enforcement Stenographer Grade D
35 Customs, Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) Stenographer Grade D
36 M/o Development of North Eastern Region Stenographer Grade D
37 Bureau of Police Research & Development Stenographer Grade D

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SSC Stenographer 2023 Eligibility Criteria:

SSC Stenographer 2023 Age Limit 

Age Eligibility
SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’
18 to 30 years as on 01.08.2023
SSC Stenographer Grade ‘D’
18 to 27 years as on 01.08.2023

Relaxation in upper age limit
There are various age relaxations provided by the exam conducting authority to the candidates belonging to the reserved category. The table below contains details about the age relaxations provided by SSC.

Category Age relaxation
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PwD (Unreserved) 10 years
PwD (OBC) 13 years
PwD (SC/ ST) 15 years
Ex-Servicemen (ESM) 03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of receipt of online application
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 05 years

Educational Qualification( As on 23.08.2023):-

The candidates should be passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

SSC Stenographer Selection Process

  1. SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Tier I: Objective type MCQs
  2. SSC Stenographer Grade C & D  Tier II: Skill Test in Stenography

SSC Stenographer 2023 Exam Pattern:

The SSC Stenographer Grade C & D 2019 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.

1. SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Tier I Examination

The details of computer based examination are mentioned below:

Part Subject Questions/Marks Time
1 General Awareness 50  
2 General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 2 Hours
3 English Language and Comprehension 100  

Question paper will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice only.There will be negative marking of the ¼ mark for each wrong answer. No marks would be awarded for an un-attempted question.

2. SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Tier II Examination

Skill Test in Stenography:

1. Based on the marks scored in the Computer Based Examination, candidates will be shortlisted, category-wise, to appear in the Skill Test for the post they have applied for.

2. 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 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 given below:

S. No. Post Language of Skill Test Time Duration (in minutes)
1 StenographerGrade ‘D’ English 50
2 StenographerGrade ‘D’ Hindi 65
3 StenographerGrade ‘C’ English 40
4 StenographerGrade ‘C’ Hindi 55

(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/ Sub Regional Offices or at other Centre(s) as may be decided by the Commission.
(iv) Detailed instructions, if any, regarding Skill Test will be sent by the concerned Regional/ Sub Regional Offices of the Commission to the candidates called for the Skill Test.
(v) Standard instructions regarding modality of evaluation of Skill Test is available at the Candidate‟s Corner Section on the Commission‟s website.

SSC Stenographer 2023 Syllabus:

The revised syllabus for SSC Stenographer 2019 has released by SSC in its notification. The syllabus for SSC Stenographer is different for both the stages of examination and it is mandatory for students to know the entire syllabus in order to prepare effectively for SSC Stenographer 2019. General Awareness, General Intelligence/Reasoning and English Language are the three major sections a candidate need to proficient in for Paper-1 of SSC Stenographer 2019 Exam.

Syllabus of SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Written Exam

SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Syllabus of General Intelligence & Reasoning

  1. Similarities and differences
  2. Space Visualization
  3. Analysis
  4. Problem Solving
  5. Judgement
  6. Discriminating observation
  7. Decision Making
  8. Relationship concepts
  9. Visual Memory
  10. Arithmetic reasoning
  11. Verbal & Figure Classification
  12. Arithmetical number series
  13. Non-verbal series
  14. Abstract ideas & symbols
  15. Relationship, arithmetic computation, analytical functions of abstract ideas & symbols

SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Syllabus of General Awareness

  1. Indian Geography – Soil in India, Indian Crops, Farming and Irrigation in India, Indian Rivers, etc
  2. Indian History – Indian Independence Movement, Mughal Empire, etc
  3. Indian Constitution & Scientific Research
  4. Indian Polity
  5. Art and Culture
  6. India and World Economics Scenes
  7. Awards and Honours
  8. Countries, Currencies, and Capitals
  9. Government Policies and Schemes
  10. Indian Economy
  11. Events and affairs of National and International Importance
  12. Indian Neighboring countries Sports
  13. Science and Technology
  14. Books & Authors

SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Syllabus of English Language

  1. Basic English Grammar & sentence structure
  2. Parts of Speech – Noun, Pronoun, Verb, Preposition, Conjunction
  3. Active and Passive Voice
  4. Articles
  5. Direct and Indirect Speech
  6. Fill in the Blanks
  7. Sentence Correction
  8. Cloze Test
  9. Spellings
  10. Phrases and Idioms
  11. Antonyms and Synonyms
  12. Spotting errors
  13. Parajumbles
  14. Phrase Replacement
  15. Comprehension Reading

SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Skill Test

  • 80 words per minute (w.p.m.) for the post of SSC Stenographer Grade D and
  • 100 w.p.m. for the post of SSC Stenographer Grade C.

This is to be done both on computer and on paper.

Resolution of Tie Cases:

In case where more than one candidate secures the equal aggregate marks in the Computer Based Examination, 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 older candidate placed higher.
d.    Alphabetical order in which names of the candidates appear.

SSC Stenographer Grade C & D : Pre - Exam Training

There is no Pre - Exam Training  conducted for SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Exam.

SSC Stenographer Grade C & D : interview Detail

There is no Pre - Exam Training  conducted for SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Exam.

SSC Stenographer 2020 Salary Structure for Grade C & D:  

SSC Stenographer salary and allowances for Grade C

(i) Pay Scale 9300-34800
(ii) Grade Pay 4200/- (Pay Band 2)
(iii) Initial Pay 5200
(iv) Total Pay (i) + (ii ) 14500

SSC Stenographer salary and allowances for Grade D

(i) Pay Scale 5200-20200
(ii) Grade Pay 2400/- (Pay Band 1)
(iii) Initial Pay 5200
(iv) Total Pay (i) + (ii ) 7600

SSC Stenographer Grade C & D: Application Fee

For Others: Rs.100/-
For SC/ST/PWD/ Women/ ESM candidates: Nill
Payment Mode (Online/ Offline): SBI Challan/ SBI Net Banking by using Visa, Master Card, Maestro, RuPay Credit/ Debit Card.

SSC Stenographer 2023 Admit Card

How To Download SSC Stenographer Admit Card?

The Admit card is released only for the North Western Region and other regions will be updated soon. Below are the steps to download the SSC Stenographer Admit Card:

Step 1: Visit the official website of SSC – or
Step 2: Click on the link on the website to download the SSC Stenographer Admit Card for your region.
Step 3: Now select Application Status from Select Status drop-down menu.
Step 4: In Select Exam Box, select “Stenographer Grade C & Grade D“.
Step 5: Now click on the “yes” button.
Step 6: Enter your Registered ID  & Roll No.
Step 7: Enter your Date Of Birth.
Step 8: Click on Search Status.
Step 9: Your Admit Card status will be displayed on the screen.

SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Result:

The aspirants those are waiting for the SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Exam Result they can check their SSC Stenographer Result and obtained marks in the exam from the official website by entering their exam Roll No and the DOB. You can follow the below mentions steps for check Online SSC Stenographer Result  –

  1. Go to official website of SSC i.e.
  2. Click on the result link and open the SSC Stenographer Result page.
  3. Search the SSC Stenographer Result link and open it.
  4. Fill the Roll No and DOB in the provided check boxes and hit the submit key.
  5. The result will appear on your system screen.
  6. Download SSC Stenographer Result  and take a hard copy.

SSC Stenographer Grade C & D 2023:  Exam Analysis 

As the 1st Shift of SSC Stenographer examination is over, This complete exam review of SSC Stenographer (12th october 2023) Shift I & Shift 2 will give you clear insights into the pattern asked in the exam as well as the difficulty level. The examination for SSC Stenographer is being conducted in online mode. Without much ado, let us move on to SSC Stenographer analysis part.

  • First shift of SSC Stenographer exam has been canceled due to inadvertent enabling of E-calculator on candidate’s console.
  • The English Language was Easy to Moderate.
  • General Intelligence section was Easy.
  • General Awareness was Easy to Moderate.
  • Overall, the examination for SSC Stenographer conducted on 12th october 2023 was Easy to Moderate

SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Exam Analysis 2023 – Over All Analysis

Section Level Good Attempts
English Language Easy to Moderate 72-73
General Intelligence Easy 40-41
General Awareness Easy to Moderate 39-40
Overall Easy to Moderate 151-154

SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Exam Analysis – 12th October 2023 (Slot/ Shift 1- Section Wise)

SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Exam Analysis: English Language

The difficulty level of this section was Moderate-Difficult. We have mentioned the various topics covered in SSC Stenographer exam on 12th october 2023 in the table below;

Topics No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Sentence Improvement 10 Easy
Error Detection 06-07 Moderate
Idioms/Phrases 01-02 Difficult
Para jumbles 02-03 Easy to Moderate
Antonym/ Synonym 01-02 Difficult
Direct Indirect 10 Difficult
Active/Passive 06-07 Easy
Fillers 05 Easy
3 RC 15 Easy
2 Cloze test 15 Moderate
Total 100 Easy to Moderate

SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Exam Analysis: General Intelligence

The difficulty level of this section was easy. We have mentioned the topics asked in the 1st Shift of SSC Stenographer exam in the table below;

Topics No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Syllogism 04-05 Easy to Moderate
Matrix - -
Blood Relation 02 Easy
Non-Verbal (Image) 10-12 Easy
Odd one out 3-4 Easy
Direction Sense Test 04 Easy to Moderate
Analogy 4-5 Moderate
Series 4-5 Easy to Moderate
Miscellaneous 10-12 Easy to Moderate
Total 50 Easy

SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Exam Analysis: General Awareness

In this section, General Awareness questions were asked from Current Affairs(12-15 questions). You can easily score well in the GA section if you have sound knowledge in the science section. We have mentioned all the topics asked in the 1st Shift of SSC Stenographer exam on 5th February 2019;

Topics No. of Questions Difficulty Level
History 3-4 Moderate
Geography 4-5 Easy to Moderate
Polity 2-3 Difficult
Economics 4-5 Moderate
Biology 7-8 Easy to Moderate
Physics 5-6 Easy to Moderate
Chemistry 5-6 Easy to Moderate
Current Affairs 12-15 Easy to Moderate
Misc.(Award, Tribes, committees,etc.) 7-8 Moderate
Total 50 Easy to Moderate

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SSC Stenographer 2023 Cut Off: SSC Stenographer 2023 Year Exam Cut offs

Official SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Cut Off 2023

The SSC Stenographer Cut Off 2019 will depend upon a lot of factors, such as:

Number of candidates appearing for the SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Exam,Difficulty level of the exam,Number of vacancies available for SSC Stenogrrapher Grade C and Grade D,Previous year cutoff trends, etc.

So, having knowledge of the SSC Stenographer Grade C & D previous year cutoff will give you an idea about the minimum marks you must score in the exam. You can then plan your preparation accordingly.

SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Cutoff 2023

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination, 2018-19 Result & Cut-Off for CBT Exam on 15th April 2019. SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination 2018-19 was conducted from 5th Feb to 8th Feb 2019. All candidates can check SSC Stenographer Result and Cut-Off for 2018-19 Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ CBT exam by clicking on the links mentioned below.

Click Here to Check SSC Stenographer 2023 Final Results for Grade "C" & "D"

Stenographer Grade ‘C’ 2023 Final Cut Off:

Cut off  136.068122 128.04746 145.03097 147.45086 - 103.89802 115.92474
No. of candidates available 650 174 1156 975 3596 156 57

Stenographer Grade ‘D’:

Cut off  109.41004 88.71217 125.02167 131.32184 - 40.04736 85.85777 40.04736
No. of candidates available 3807 1887 5939 3130 18299 220 385 220

SSC Stenographer Grade C 2023 CBT Cut off

The official SSC Stenographer Cutoff 2023 for Grade C is tabulated below:

Category Cut Off Number of Candidates Qualified
General 147.45086 975
SC 136.08122 650
ST 128.04746 174
OBC 145.03097 1156
OH 103.89802 156
VH 115.92474 57
Total   3168

SSC Stenographer Grade D 2023 CBT Cut off

The official cut off for Grade D is tabulated below:

Category Cut Off Number of Candidates Qualified
General 131.32184 3130
SC 109.41004 3807
ST 88.71217 1887
OBC 125.02167 5939
OH 85.85777 385
VH 40.04736 220
Ex-Serviceman 40.04736 220
Total   15588

As you can see, 3168 candidates qualified in SSC Stenographer Grade C exam and 15,588 candidatesqualified in the Grade D exam.

You should, therefore, remember that clearing the SSC Stenographer Cut Off alone doesn’t guarantee the recruitment. You must prepare in a way so that you score as high as possible.

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SSC Stenographer Grade C & D 2023 Exam Pattern
SSC Stenographer Grade C & D 2023 Exam Syllabus 
SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Previous Year Cut Off 

SSC Stenographer 2023 Grade C & D Exam FAQ’s

Q. When will be the exam conducted?
Ans: SSC Stenographer 2023 Computer Based Exam will be conducted from 12-10-2023 To 13-10-2023

Q. Will the exam conducted online or offline (OMR Based)?
Ans: Computer Based Exam for SSC Stenographer will be conducted online.

Q. What ID proofs am I supposed to carry along with SSC Stenographer Admit Card?
Ans: With SSC Stenographer Admit Card 2023, you can carry any one of your ID proof such as Passport, Aadhar card, Driving license, PAN card with a photo attested.

Q. Is the SSC Stenographer call Letter issued region-wise?
Ans: The SSC Stenographer Admit Card is released region-wise and can be downloaded by the candidates based on their region from the official website of SSC.

Q. How to download the SSC Stenographer Admit Card if the registration/roll number is lost?
Ans: In case of losing the registration/roll number, a candidate can download the SSC Stenographer Admit Card by entering his / her name, father’s name and date of birth and retrieve the registration/roll number.

Q. Which are the regions for which the SSC Stenographer Hall Ticket/ Admit Card is available?
Ans: The SSC Stenographer Admit Card is available for the below-mentioned regions:

  • Karnataka – Kerela Region
  • North- Western Region
  • North – Eastern Region
  • Southern Region
  • Central Region
  • Eastern Region
  • Western Region
  • Madhya Pradesh Region

Q. Is it necessary to carry certain documents to the exam center along with the SSC Stenographer Call Letter/ Admit Card?
Ans: It is absolutely necessary for you to carry 2 passport size photos of yours and a valid government ID proof such as Voter ID Card or Aadhar Card. Without these documents, your SSC Stenographer Admit Card stands void in the exam center.

Q. What are the Fee Details of SSC Stenographer Grade C & D?
Ans: Fee payable: Rs 100/- (Rs. one hundred only)

Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Persons with disability (PwD) and Ex-servicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee.
Fee can be paid through SBI Challan/ SBI Net Banking or by using Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, RuPay Credit or Debit card.