Stenographers Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’(Steno)

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern: – Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Stenographers (Grade C& D) Examination Pattern is given below…..

Scheme of Examination: – The Examination will consists of a written examination and Skill Test in Stenography

  1. Written Examination: – Written examination will consists of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only. The questions except in Part- lll will be set both in English & Hindi.
PartSubjectMaximum MarksTotal Duration / Timing for General


Total Duration / Timing for Visually

 Handicapped /

Cerebral Palsy


IGeneral Intelligence

& Reasoning

( 50 questions)

502 Hours

10.00 AM to 12.00





2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

2 Hours 40 Mins.


10.00 AM to 12.40



2:00 PM to 4:40 PM

(No entry after 1.30


IIGeneral Awareness ( 50 questions)50
IIEnglish Language & Comprehensive ( 50questions)100


Note: – There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.

  1. Skill Test in Stenography: – The candidates who qualify in the written examination 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 transcription time is as follows:

For Stenographer Grade-D: – 50 minutes (English); 65 minutes (Hindi)

For Stenographer Grade-C: – (40 minutes (English); 55 Minutes (Hindi)


  1. If the candidates do not indicate the medium of Stenography Test in Column No.14 of the Application Form, the Commission will consider English as the medium of Stenography Test for such candidates and the candidates will not be allowed to change the medium at a subsequent stage.
  2. There is no exemption from skill test for any category of candidates.
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