SSC Stenographer 2020 Exam Pattern


SSC Stenographer 2020 Exam Pattern

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the notification for the Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Post Through SSC Stenographer the selected candidate is placed in the Group C and Group D non gazetted posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India. 
Mode of Application : Online
Exam Mode : Online (Computer- Based Test) and Skill Test
Posts offered : Group C and D 
SSC Stenographer Syllabus: Exam Pattern
SSC Stenographer Comprises of Two Tiers.
 Type of Examination  
Mode of examination
Objective Multiple Choice 
CBT (Online)
Shorthand Skill Test 
Transcription is to be
done on computer and
shorthand notes to be
taken in shorthand
SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern For Tier I
SSC Stenographer Tier I comprises 200 questions in total with the maximum marks being 200. The duration of Tier I is 2 hours. SSC Stenographer Tier I is divided into three sections namely General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, and English Language.
The Scheme of SSC Stenographer Tier I is explained in Table given below:
No. of Questions
Total Marks
Time Allotted
General Intelligence and Reasoning
A cumulative time of two hours
(200 minutes for disable/Physically
handicapped Candidates)
General Awareness 
English Language
Marking Scheme For SSC Stenographer Exam: CBT
  • The time duration for SSC Stenographer Exam is 2 hours.
  • All the questions will be Objective in nature.
  • The total no. of questions will be 200 of 200 marks.
  • 1 mark will be given for every correct answer.
  • 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect response by the candidate.
  • No marks will be awarded/deducted for unattempted questions.
SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern For Tier II
SSC Stenographer Skill Test is done on both Paper and Computer. The shorthand Test will have to be done on the Shorthand Notepad and the same has to be transcribed on a computer. The skill test language can be either English or Hindi. The SSC Stenographer Tier-2 Exam Pattern is explained in the table below:
The candidates will be dictated a passage at the following speed.
For Stenographer Group ‘D’: 80 words per minute (w.p.m) for 8 Minutes
For Stenographer Group ‘C’: 100 words per minute (w.p.m) for 10 Minutes
After taking down the shorthand notes the candidates will have to transcribe the same on the computer. The Skill Test will be qualifying in nature.
Language of Skill Test 
Time Duration  
Time Duration for candidates who are allowed the scribe
Stenographer Grade D 
50 Minutes 
70 Minutes
Stenographer Grade C
65 Minutes
90 Minutes
Stenographer Grade C
40 Minutes
55 Minutes
Stenographer Grade D 
55 Minutes 
75 Minutes
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