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About Staff Selection Commission Stenographer (SSC Stenographer)

 SSC Stenographer is a national-level competitive examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to recruit candidates for the post of stenographer Grades ‘C’ and ‘D’ in various ministries, departments, and organizations of the Government of India. A stenographer’s job involves taking dictations in shorthand and transcribing the same into a written or electronic format. Some of the popular posts for which candidates are recruited through the SSC STENOGRAPHER exam are:

  1. Stenographer Grade ‘C’
  2. Stenographer Grade ‘D’
  3. Personal Assistant (PA)
  4. Private Secretary (PS)


        Parameter                                           SSC Stenographer
Full form Staff Selection Commission Stenographer
Conducted by Staff Selection Commission
Level of exam National level
Frequency of exam Once a year
Mode of exam Online
Exam stages Computer-based test, skill test
Eligibility 10+2 or equivalent
Age limit 18-30 years
Application period Usually in September-October
Exam date Usually in December
Exam duration 2 hours
Total marks 200
Negative marking 0.25 marks deducted for each wrong answer
Sections General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, English Language and Comprehension
Skill test Dictation and transcription
Language options Hindi and English
Salary Rs. 25,500 – Rs. 81,100 (approx.)
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Eligibility criteria for SSC Stenographer-

         Parameter                                              Eligibility Criteria
Nationality Indian, Nepalese, Bhutanese, or Tibetan refugee settled in India before 1st January 1962
Age Limit 18-30 years as on 1st August of the exam year
Educational Qualification Passed 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized board or university
Skill Test Possess stenography skill of 80 wpm in English or Hindi


Note: The eligibility criteria are subject to change as per the latest notification issued by the Staff Selection Commission.


Exam pattern for SSC Stenographer-

  1. Computer-Based Test:
 Section  No. of Questions  Max. Marks  Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50 2 hours
General Awareness 50 50
English Language and Comprehension 100 100
Total 200 200

The exam will be conducted in online mode.

The questions will be objective type (multiple choice questions). There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. The exam duration is 2 hours.

  1. Skill Test:

Candidates who qualify in the CBT will be called for the Skill Test. The details of the Skill Test are as follows:

 Language  Shorthand Speed  Transcription Time
English 80 wpm 50 min.
Hindi 80 wpm 65 min.


The skill test will be conducted to test the stenography skill of candidates. The test will be conducted on a computer.

The shorthand speed required for the test is 80 words per minute (wpm).

The transcription time allowed for English is 50 minutes and for Hindi, it is 65 minutes.

Note: The exam pattern is subject to change as per the latest notification issued by the Staff Selection Commission.


 Stage  Mode of Examination  Description
Stage 1:

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Online 200 multiple-choice questions from General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, and English Language &


Stage 2: Skill Test Computer-based Candidates who qualify in the CBT will be called for the skill

test. The test will be conducted to test the stenography skills of the candidates. The shorthand speed required for the test is 80 words per minute (wpm) for both English and Hindi, and

the transcription time allowed is 50 minutes for English and 65 minutes for Hindi.

Stage 3: Merit List A merit list will be prepared based on the marks obtained by candidates in the CBT. Candidates who clear the skill test will be considered for the final selection.
Stage 4:

Document Verification

Candidates who are shortlisted for the final selection will have to produce the necessary documents to prove their eligibility.
Stage 5: Final Selection The final selection will be made based on the merit list and document verification.


Note: The selection process is subject to change as per the latest notification issued by the Staff Selection Commission.



 Section  Subject                                            Topics
General Intelligence & Reasoning Verbal


Analogies, Similarities, and Differences, Space Visualization, Spatial Orientation, Problem-Solving, Analysis, Judgment, Decision Making, Visual Memory, Discrimination,

Observation, Relationship Concepts, Arithmetical Reasoning, Verbal and Figure Classification, Arithmetical Number Series, Non-Verbal Series, etc.

Non-Verbal Reasoning Non-Verbal Series, Mirror Images, Cubes and Dice, Grouping Identical Figures, Embedded Figures, etc.
General Awareness Current Events National and International News, Sports News, Important Dates, Awards and Honors, Science and Technology, Indian Polity, Indian Economy, etc.



Indian History, Geography, Culture, Environment, Basic Computer Knowledge, etc.
English Language & Comprehension Vocabulary Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms, One Word Substitution, Spellings, Idioms, and Phrases etc.
Grammar Parts of Speech, Tenses, Voice, Narration, Sentence Structure, Articles, Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks, Error Detection, Sentence Rearrangement etc.


SSC Stenographer General Intelligence and Reasoning Topic-Wise Syllabus

 Subject  Chapter  Topics                        Sub-Topics
General Intelligence & Reasoning Verbal


Analogies Semantic Analogy   Symbolic/Number Analogy   Figural Analogy
Similarities and Differences Semantic Similarity

Symbolic/Number Similarity   Figural Similarity   Differences

Space Visualization Spatial Orientation   Spatial Visualization   Spatial Relations
Spatial Orientation Awareness of location   Direction Sense   Sense of Distance
Problem Solving Word Building   Coding and Decoding

Numerical Operations

Symbolic Operations   Trends and Patterns   Space Orientation and Visualization   Venn Diagrams   Drawing Inferences

Analysis Analysis of trends and patterns

Comparison and Ranking   Coding and Decoding   Classification   Series   Analytical Reasoning

Judgment and Decision


Decision Making   Problem Solving


Visual Memory Memory of figures   Images   Structure   Classification

Relationship   Visualization Memory

Discrimination Discrimination between objects   Discrimination between concepts

Discrimination between similar and dissimilar figures

Observation Observation and Relationship

Concepts involving relationships   Space Orientation   Visualization


 Subject  Chapter         Topics                       Sub-Topics
Relationship Concepts Analogies   Semantic Relationships

Symbolic/Number Relationships

Figural Relationships

Arithmetical Reasoning Number series   Coding and Decoding

Simple Arithmetic



Semantic Classification

Symbolic/Number Classification   Figural Classification



Semantic Series   Symbolic/Number Series   Figural Series

Number Series

Addition   Subtraction

Multiplication   Division   Missing Term

General Intelligence & Reasoning Non-Verbal Reasoning Mirror Images Identifying Mirror Images   Mirror Images of Dotted Lines
Cubes and Dice Identifying the Pattern of Cubes   Identifying the Pattern of Dice
Grouping Identical Figures Identifying Identical Figures   Identifying Similar Figures   Identifying Odd Figures
Embedded Figures Identifying Embedded Figures   Identifying Hidden Figures   Identifying Complete Figures


Identifying Geometrical Shapes   Identifying Odd Pair Out   Identifying Series of Figures
Drawing Inferences Analyzing the Given Information
General Intelligence & Reasoning Coding- Decoding Coding and Decoding Coding in Fictitious Language   Decoding of the Fictitious Language
General Intelligence & Reasoning Miscellaneous Paper Folding and Cutting Paper Folding   Paper Cutting


 Subject  Chapter          Topics                       Sub-Topics
Rule Detection Identifying the Pattern and Rules
Series Completing the Given Series
Completion of Series Identifying the Next Figure in the Series
Embedded Figures Identifying the Embedded Figures
Critical Thinking Analyzing the Given Information




 Subject  Chapter        Topics                       Sub-Topics
General Awareness History Ancient History Indus Valley Civilization   Vedic Period   Buddhism and Jainism   Mauryan Empire

Gupta Empire

Medieval History Delhi Sultanate   Mughal Empire

Maratha Empire   Vijayanagar Empire   Bhakti Movement

Modern History British Rule in India   Revolt of 1857   Indian National Movement   Partition of India   Formation of the Constitution
General Awareness Geography Physical


Earth and its composition   Atmosphere

Hydrosphere   Lithosphere   Biosphere



Physiographic Divisions   Rivers   Soils

Climate   Natural Vegetation



Continents and Oceans   Mountains   Plateaus   Deserts   Islands
General Awareness Polity Indian


Preamble   Fundamental Rights

Directive Principles of State Policy   Union and its Territories   Emergency Provisions

Government Parliament   President   Prime Minister

Cabinet Ministers   Chief Ministers

Judiciary Supreme Court   High Courts   District Courts   Judicial Activism   Judicial


General Awareness Economics Indian


Planning Commission   Five Year Plans   National Income   Poverty and

Unemployment   Agriculture and Rural Development

World Economy World Bank   International Monetary Fund

World Trade Organization   Foreign Trade   Globalization

General Awareness Science Physics Laws of Motion   Work, Energy, and Power

Gravitation   Thermodynamics


 Subject  Chapter       Topics                       Sub-Topics
Electricity and Magnetism
Chemistry Periodic Table   Chemical Bonding   Acids and Bases   Organic Chemistry   Environmental Chemistry
Biology Cell Theory   Genetics   Human Anatomy   Diseases and their Causes   Evolution
General Awareness Static GK Books and Authors Famous Books and their Authors
Awards and Honours National and International Awards and their Winners
Sports National and International Sports   Famous Sports Personalities
Miscellaneous Indian Culture   Indian Art and Architecture

National and International Days   Current Affairs





Subject Chapter Topics Sub-Topics
English Language & Comprehension Vocabulary Synonyms and Antonyms Words and their Synonyms   Words and their Antonyms
Homonyms Words with multiple meanings

Confusing Words

One-word Substitution Sentences with One-word meanings
Idioms and Phrases Expressions with figurative meanings
English Language & Comprehension Grammar Parts of Speech Noun   Pronoun   Verb

Adjective   Adverb


Conjunction   Interjection

Tenses Present Tense   Past Tense

Future Tense

Active and Passive Voice Active Voice   Passive Voice
Direct and Indirect Speech Direct Speech   Indirect Speech
Sentence Structure Subject-verb agreement   Sentence Types   Sentence Correction
English Language & Comprehension Reading


Passage Short Passages   Long Passages
Question Types Main Idea   Inference   Vocabulary   Tone   Author’s Purpose
Techniques Skimming   Scanning   Critical Reading
English Language & Comprehension Writing Ability Essay Writing Introduction   Body   Conclusion
Letter Writing Formal Letters   Informal Letters


Subject Chapter Topics Sub-Topics
Precis Writing Writing the essence of a passage in a concise manner
Paragraph Writing Writing coherent and well- structured paragraphs
English Language & Comprehension Spelling Spellings of Commonly

Misspelled Words

Words with silent letters   Words with double letters   Confusing Spellings
Spelling Rules Rules for Adding Suffixes   Rules for Doubling Letters   Rules for Changing y to i
Spelling Practice Spelling Worksheets   Spelling Games