SSC Stenographers (Grade C&D) syllabus& exam pattern 2015


Staff Selection Commission SSC will hold a Combined All India Open Examination on 27.12.2015 for the Recruitment to the post of Stenographers Grade C ( Group ‘B ’ No n-Gazetted )  and Grade D  (Group ‘C’ No n-Technical) as admissible in various Central Government Ministries / Departments / Offices.

Scheme of Examination:  The examination will consist of a WRITTEN EXAMINATION and SKILL TEST in stenography.

[Read: SSC Stenographers Vacancy 2015]

1. Written Exam Pattern: The Paper will consist of 200 Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only.  There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Part Subject Marks  Duration Duration for Handicapped
I General  Intelligence & Reasoning ( 50 questions ) 50 2 Hours10.00 A.M. to 12.00  Noon 2 Hours 40 mins 10.00 A.M. to 12.40 PM
II General Awareness ( 50 questions ) 50
III English Language and Comprehension ( 100 questions ) 100


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, judgment, 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 genera l 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 neighbouring 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.

NOTE: For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability 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 Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. his/her writing ability, would also be tested.

2. 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 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)

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