SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2019

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern

The Staff Selection Commission conducts the Stenographer Exam Every year to fill in numerous Stenographer vacancies across the country. As the examination will be conducted in the month of November, enhance your preparation by going through the SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern.

  • As per the SSC Stenographer Notification, this year more than 2000 vacancies will be released under Grade C & D post.
  • Candidates appearing for the Grade C & D exam must utilize the time period and prepare well.
  • Candidates who successfully complete the application process will be eligible for receiving the SSC Stenographer Admit Card 2019.
  • In this post, we have provided detailed SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, and more.

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2019

Staff Selection Commission holds the Stenographer exam for recruitment to Grade C and D posts. Candidates who have cleared 12th exam with typing skills can apply for SSC Stenographer Exam.

  • There are two stages involved in Stenographer exam i.e., Computer-based Test (CBT) and Skill Test.
  • Check out the latest exam pattern provided here to plan your preparation.
  • Along with the exam pattern, it is important for each and every candidate to go through SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2019.

SSC Steno Exam Pattern Highlights 2019

Name of the Exam SSC Stenographer 2019
Conducting Authority Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Name of Post SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and Grade ‘D’
Job Location All over India
Job Type Central Government Jobs
Mode of Exam Online
Number of Stages Two
Official Website

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern for CBT

Here is the table below that shows the pattern for the Computer-based Test of Steno Grade C and D exam.

  • The SSC Stenographer CBT includes three sections: Reasoning Ability, General Awareness, and English Language.
  • There are a total of 50 questions in each section for 50 marks.
  • Candidates have a total of 2 hours time duration for completing the SSC Steno Exam 2019.
  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer.
Section No. of Questions Marks Time
Reasoning Ability 50 50 2 hours in total
General Awareness 50 50
English Language 100 100
Total 200 200

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern for Skill Test

Candidates qualifying the Stage 1 will be eligible for Stage 2 i.e., the skill test. Here is the detailed SSC Stenographer Skill Test Exam Pattern.

  • Shortlisted candidates will be given dictation in English/Hindi for 10 minutes and they will be tested for their speed.
  • There is a time limit given for completing the skill test that is shown in the below table.
  • The Skill Test will be qualifying in nature and the commission will fix the qualifying standards for different categories of candidates.
  • The skill test will be conducted at the different Regional/Sub Regional Offices of the commission or other centers as decided by the commission.
Task Expected Speed
10 minutes dictation in English/ Hindi For Grade C – 100 words per minute
For Grade D – 80 words per minute
Transcription of the dictation on a computer For Grade C – 40 min (English), 55 min (Hindi)
For Grade D – 50 min (English), 65 min (Hindi)

SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2019

Here is a glimpse of the syllabus for Stenographer Exam. Candidates can refer to our post on SSC Stenographer Syllabus to know the detailed topics under each section.

Section Topics
English Language Reading Comprehension (R.C.)
Active Voice & Passive Voice
Direct Speech & Indirect Speech
Cloze Test
General Awareness History
Indian Constitution
Current Affairs
Reasoning Ability Verbal & Non-Verbal
Coding & Decoding
Ven Diagram
Word Arrangement
Order & Ranking

SSC Stenographer Preparation Tips:

  • The first step is to check the latest exam pattern in detail.
  • Also, go through the complete syllabus.
  • The next step will be to collect standard and quality study material. Random books won’t boost your preparation.
  • The practice is the key factor for Reasoning Ability section.
  • Read newspaper daily and yearbooks to ace General Awareness section. You can also install a news App to stay up-to-date with the latest events.
  • Reading will also help you in the English Language section. Read the Hindu to improve your vocabulary as well as communication skills.
  • Try to speak with friends and family in English as much as possible.
  • Have proper rest and nutrition to keep your mind and body at its maximum potential.

SSC Stenographer Recommended Books:

⇒Reasoning Ability

  • Thorpe, E. – Test of Reasoning (Pearson)
  • Prakashan, K. – Kiran’s Tricky Approach to Competitive Reasoning (Kiran Prakashan)

⇒General Awareness

  • Manorama Year Book
  • Lucent’s General Edition

⇒English Language

  • Lewis, N. – Word Power Made Easy (Penguin)
  • Wren & Martin – High School Grammar & Composition (S. Chand)
  • Aggarwal, R.S., Aggarwal, V. – Objective General English (S. Chand)
  • Thorpe, E. – Objective English (Pearson)

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