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SSC Stenographer 2018 Notification

The notification for SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam has not been released yet. The Notification is likely to be released shortly by SSC. Candidates can get an idea about the Vacancy, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria etc. by visiting the notification page of the Staff Selection Commission once the notification for the same has been released. The Official SSC Stenographer Notification is expected to get released in the first week of July 2018.

SSC Stenographer 2017-18 Vacancy Increased!

Staff Selection Commission of India has increased the vacancy for SSC Stenographer Group 'C' 2017-18. Vacancy has now been Decreased to 1473. earlier the vacancy was 1705.

Post Name Initial Vacancy Updated Vacancy (5th April 2018) Updated Vacancy (12th September 2018)
Stenographer 'D' 323 1276 1434
Stenographer 'C' 31 429 39
Total 354 1705 1473

SSC Stenographer 2018 Application Fees

The Application Fee for SSC Stenographer 2018 is Rs. 100/- that needs to be paid for every candidate applying for this exam.Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD/Ex-servicemen category as well as female candidates are exempted from paying the application fee for SSC Stenographer 2018.

SSC Stenographer Vacancy 2018

SSC will be releasing SSC Stenographer Vacancy 2018 with the official notification. If we look into the last years' vacancy for SSC Stenographer Exam, we see that for Stenographer Grade D, the total number of vacancy announced is 1276. For Stenographer Grade C the total number of vacancy announced is 429. The Vacancy is expected to be same as of this year as well.

Let's have a look at the previous year SSC Stenographer Vacancy 2018.

Post Name Initial Vacancy Updated vacancy
Stenographer Grade 'D' 323 1276
Stenographer Grade 'C' 31 429

SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Dates

SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' and 'D' skill test 2017-18 will be held from 20th August 2018 and 19th September 2018

The tentative schedule for the SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' and 'D' 2018 exam is as follows:

Activity Dates
Application form will be available from 22nd Oct 2018
Last date for registration 19th November 2018
SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' and 'D' Exam
1st & 6th Feb 2019
Skill Test Exam will be notified later

SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Centre

SSC Stenographer 2018 will be conducted at various centres all across the country. The Exam Centre is allotted as per the choice filled up by a candidate while filling out his/her SSC Stenographer 2018 form. The Skill Test will also be conducted at various centres all across the country.

SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Pattern

Staff Selection Commission conduct an All India Open Competitive Examination for recruitment to the posts of Stenographer Grade ‘C’(Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade ‘D’(Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted). Since the SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' and 'D' is comprised of 2 different levels, we must deal with their syllabus independently.

Tier Type Mode
Tier – I Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
Tier – II Skill Test Pen and Paper mode

SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' and 'D' Tier-1 Pattern

This is an objective exam which will be conducted online. There are 3 sections in the Tier 1 exam of SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' and 'D' 2018.

Date of Computer Based Examination: 01-02-2019 to 06-02-2019

The subject-wise details are given below:

Part Subject No of Questions Marks Exam Duration
I. General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50 2 hours
II. General Awareness 50 50
III. English Language & Comprehension 100 100
  Total 200 200  

Important Points:

  • There is negative marking in SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' and 'D' 2018 Tier 1 Exam. 
  • Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to a penalty of 0.25 marks in all sections
  • The exam duration is 2 hours 40 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.
  • The questions except in Part III will be set both in English & Hindi.
  • Normalization: Marks scored by candidates in the Computer Based Examinations, if conducted in multiple shifts, will be normalized and such normalized scores will be used to determine final merit.

    Skill Test in Stenography for Stenographer Grade 'C' and 'D' 2018

    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.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:-

    S. No. Post Name Language Of Skill Test Duration
    1 Stenographer Grade ‘D’ English 50 min
    2 Hindi 65 min
    3 Stenographer Grade ‘C' English 40 min
    4 Hindi 55 min
    Note: 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.
    3. Document Verification:
    Candidates will be required to produce all documents in original for verification at the time of document verification. And Detailed options for various posts and Departments will be taken from candidates either online or at the time of document verification.

    Final Selection for SSC Stenographer Grade C & D -> Final selection and allocation of Ministries/ Departments will be made on the basis of the performance of candidates in the Computer Based Examination and the preference of Posts/ Departments exercised by them at the time of Document Verification (DV).

    Important Points:
    • If the candidates do not indicate the medium of stenography test in the Application Form, the Commission will consider English as the medium of stenography test for such candidates.
    • There is no exemption from skill test for any category of candidates.
    • Candidates who opt to take the Stenography Test in Hindi will be required to learn English Stenography and vice versa after their appointment.
    • VH candidates will be required to transcribe the matter in 75 minutes for English Shorthand or in 100 minutes for Hindi Shorthand for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘D’ and in 70 minutes for English Shorthand test and in 95 minutes for Hindi Shorthand test for the post of Stenographer Grade‘C’.
    • The skill test will be held at the Commission’s Regional/Sub Regional Offices or at other Centres as may be decided by the Commission.
    • Detailed instructions regarding Skill Test will be sent by the concerned Regional/Sub Regional Offices of the Commission to the candidates called for the Skill Test.

SSC Stenographer 2018 Syllabus

To ace SSC Stenographer 2018, it is important to know the detailed SSC Stenographer Syllabus. General Awareness, General Intelligence/Reasoning and English Language are the three major sections a candidate need to be proficient in for Paper-1 of SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam. For Paper-2, i.e. skill sets, you have to write dictated words:

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

General Awareness English Language and Comprehension General Intelligence and Reasoning
Sports Grammar Arithmetic Computation
Economy Vocabulary Number Series
Current Affairs Synonyms-Antonyms Visual Memory
Awards and Honours Sentence Structure Blood Relation
Scientific Research Reading Comprehension Syllogism
History Para Jumbles Decision making
Important Dates   Problem Solving Skills

SSC Stenographer 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Stenographer Grade ‘C’:  [Candidates born on or after 02-01-1989 and born before or on 01-01-2001]

  • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • Maximum Age: 30 years  

Stenographer Grade ‘D’: [Candidates born on or after 02-01-1992 and born before or on 01-01-2001]

  • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • Maximum Age: 27 years  

Age will be calculated as on 01-01-2019.

Age Relaxation:


S.No Category Age Relaxation


5 years
   2 OBC 3 years
3 PH + Gen

10 years

4 PH + OBC 13 years
5 PH + SC/ST 15 years
6 Ex-Servicemen (Gen) 3 years


7 Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 6 years
8 Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) 8 years



Educational Qualification: 

Candidate must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent from a recognized Board or University.

Note: Only those candidates who have required skills in stenography are eligible to apply.

SSC Stenographer Admit Card

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will be releasing the schedule & Admit Card of Written exam for the post of Stenographer Grade 'C' & 'D' 2018. Admit Card will be first released for the Written Exam. Candidates who qualify the Written Exam will be allowed to appear for the Skill Test. Admit Card for Skill Test will be released by SSC only for those candidates who have successfully qualified the Written Exam.

Download SSC Stenographer Admit card

SSC Stenographer Result 2018

SSC Stenographer Result will be first declared for the Written exam. Candidataes who clear the written exam will be eligible for Skill Test. The Result for Skill Test will be declared after the same has been conducted by Staff Selection Commission of India.

Know more about SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ 2018 Result

SSC Stenographer Cut-Off 2018

The Cut-Off for SSC Stenographer 2018 will be declared once the result for the same has been announced by Staff Selection Commission of India. To get an insight into the upcoming SSC Stenographer Cut-Off 2018, let's have a look at the previous year cut-off for the exam.

Stenographer Grade 'C' 2016 Cut Off (Written Exam)

Category Cut-Off
SC 107.50
ST 90.25
OBC 111.50
VT 89.50
OH 90.00
UR 120.00
Stenographer Grade 'D' 2016 Cut Off (Written Exam)

Category Cut-Off
GEN 107.25
SC 94.25
ST 75.25
OBC 99.90
Ex.S 20.00
VH 74.00
OH 58.75

Candidates shortlisted for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘C’: 8469

Category SC ST OBC OH VH UR Total
Cut-Off 127.00 101.00 138.00 100.00 100.00 141.00  
Candidates Available 1419 1454 2485 369 79 2663 8469

Candidates shortlisted for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘D’: 15004

Category SC ST OBC Ex.S OH VH UR Total
Cut-Off 123.50 106.00 124.50 40.00 106.00 66.00 134.50  
Candidates Available 1836 1107 6788 393 268 249 4363 15004

SSC Stenographer 2018 Preparation Tips

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