There is a great chance to get a govt. job in early stage in Ministries/Departments of Central Government of India as Staff selection commission (SSC) has announced the official recruitment exam via notification no. F.No.3/6/2015-(P&P-II) for the posts of Stenographer Grade C and D with Pay Scale of Grade ‘C’ (Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted) in pay band 2 plus grade pay and Grade ‘D’ (Group ‘C’ Non-technical) in pay band 1 plus grade pay. Apply SSC Stenographer Grade C and D 2015 exam before its Closing Date – 07-09-2015. Candidate age should be between 18 to 27 years to apply for SSC Stenographer Exams.
Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Vacancies
Category wise Tentative vacancies for Stenographer Grade ‘C’ posts
|Category||No. of Vacancies|
|Total No. of Vacancies||50|
|Vacancies of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ are in Ministries/Departments of Central Government, located mostly in Delhi|
Category wise Tentative vacancies for Stenographer Grade ‘D’ posts
|Category||No. of Vacancies|
|Total No. of Vacancies||1014|
|Vacancies of Stenographer Grade ‘D’ are for Ministries/Departments of Central Government including Attached/Subordinate offices located in States and Union Territories all over the country|
The last date to apply for SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Recruitment 2015 is 7th September 2015
Exam Date for SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Recruitment 2015 is scheduled on 27th December 2015
|Name of Organization||Staff Selection Commission|
|Name of the Posts||Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’|
|Academic Qualification||12th pass|
|Selection Process||Written Test/ Skill Test in Stenography|
|Online/Offline Application Start Date||8th August 2015|
|Last date to apply||7th September 2015|
|Exam date||27th December 2015|
|Official Notification||Click here to view|
|Official Website||Click here to visit|
|Offline Registration Form (Postal)||Click here to Download|
|Online Registration for Part 1||Apply Online for Part 1 Registration|
|Online Registration for Part 2||Apply Online for Part 2 Registration|
Eligibility Criteria for SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Recruitment 2015
- Educational Qualification
12th standard or equivalent or higher from recognized university or board.
- Age Limit
Candidate should have attained 18 years & should be below 27 years. Candidates can claim age relaxation if he/she falls under and considered category. The age limits mentioned here are applicable to general category candidates.
- a citizen of India, or
- a subject of Nepal, Bhutan
- a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
- a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania ( Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar ), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Scheme of the SSC Stenographer Written Examination
The written examination will consist of one objective type paper.
|Date of Exam||Part||Subject||Maximum Marks||Total Duration / Timing for General candidates||Total Duration/ Timing for Visually Handicapped/cerebral pulsy candidates|
|27-12-2015 (Sunday)||I||General Intelligence & Reasoning
|50||2 Hours10.00 A.M. to 12.00 NoonOR2.00PM to 4.00PMNote: Entry to the examination venue will not be allowed after 9.30 AM in the morning shift and after 1.30 PM in the afternoon shift.||2 Hours 40 mins10.00 A.M. to 12.40 PMOR2.00PM to 4.40PMNote: Entry to the examination venue will not be allowed after 9.30 AM in the morning shift and after
1.30 PM in the afternoon shift.
|II||General Awareness (50 questions)||50|
|III||English Language and Comprehension (100 Questions)||100|
The questions except in Part III (English Language and Comprehension) will be set in English & Hindi both medium.
There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
Syllabus for SSC Stenographer written examination
General Intelligence & Reasoning: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series etc. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.
General Awareness: Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its Neighboring countries especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.
For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability /cerebral palsy affected candidates and opting for scribe there will be no component of Maps/Graphs/Diagrams/Statistical Data in the General Intelligence & Reasoning / General Awareness Paper.
English Language & Comprehension: In addition to the testing of candidates’ understanding of the English, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. his/her writing ability, would also be tested.
Skill test in Stenography
Candidates who obtain the qualifying marks in the Written Examination as may be prescribed by the Commission will only be called for the Skill Test. It may also prescribe qualifying marks in each part of the Written 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.
The candidates will have to appear for the stenography test. The candidates will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English / Hindi at the speed of 100 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 only. The evaluation of transcription will be done electronically only. The transcription time is as follows:-
The Commission reserves the right to introduce additional stage of examination which would be notified at suitable time, if considered necessary.
For Stenographer Grade ‘D’ : 50 minutes ( English ) 65 minutes ( Hindi )
For Stenographer Grade ‘C’: 40 minutes ( English ) 55 Minutes ( Hindi )
Click here to download SSC Stenographer Syllabus details.
Mode of Selection of SSC Stenographer
Candidates will be shortlisted for the skill test on the basis of their performance in the Written Examination. Candidates who qualifyin the skill test will be recommended for appointment by the Commission on the basis of their performance in the Written Examination. Allocation of candidates will be made to User Departments depending upon their merit position and the option exercised by them.
Centres of Examination of SSC Stenographer
A candidate must carefully indicate the centre in the Application Form in respect of the Examination. A candidate must submit his/her application only to the concerned Regional/Sub Regional Office of the Commission under whose jurisdiction the Centre selected by him / her falls. Application received in any other Regional/Sub Regional Office of the Commission will be rejected summarily.
How to apply for SSC Stenographer Exam
Applications must be submitted only in the prescribed format (AnnexureI) On-line or by Post. Detailed instructions as in Annexure – II A or Annexure – II B , may be referred to for postal applications and on-line applications respectively. Click here to download SSC Stenographer Exam Centres details.
SSC Stenographer Application fee
Payment of application fee is exempted for all women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Persons with disability and Ex- Servicemen eligible for reservation, as per Government orders.
The candidates submitting application offline (paper mode) should pay the fee of Rs 100/- (Rupees one hundred only) by means of “Central Recruitment Fee Stamps (CRFS)”only.
The candidates submitting application online (computer based) should pay the fee of Rs 100/- (Rupees one hundred only) by means of SBI Challan or Online payment through Net banking or any credit/debit cards. Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances. Fee paid by modes other than CRFS for off-line applications and other than through SBI Challan /Net banking/ any credit and debit cards as indicated above in case of online application will not be accepted and the applications of such candidates will be rejected forthright and the payment made shall stand forfeited. Candidates submitting their application online shall make their payment through the State Bank of India as per instructions (Annexure II B).