Every year, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) holds an exam for Stenographer Grade C (Group B Non-Gazetted) and Grade D (Group C) for different Ministries, Departments, and Organisations.
1st April 2021: SSC declared the revised final result and cut off marks for SSC Stenographer 2018.
26th March 2021: SSC released SSC Stenographer 2019 final answer keys and question papers.
23rd March 2021: SSC released the mark sheet for Stenographer 2019. Candidates can log in using their registration number and password to check their marks.
18th March 2021: SSC postponed SSC Stenographer’s computer-based test due to assembly elections in some states. The exam was scheduled from 29th to 31st March 2021.
|Exam name||SSC Stenographer 2020|
|Conducted by||Staff Selection Commission (SSC)|
|Mode of exam||Online|
|Exam category||Class 12|
|Exam purpose||Recruitment of Stenographer Grade C (Group B Non-Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade D (Group C) for various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations in the Government of India|
|Eligibility requirement||Only those candidates who have required skills in stenography are eligible to apply|
|Exam stages||Computer Based Test and Skill Test|
|Exam duration||Computer Based Test: 2 hours|
|Negative marking||Computer Based Test: 0.25|
To appear for the SSC Stenographer 2020 exam, the candidates should fulfill the following eligibility criteria.
The candidate must be either
(I) Indian citizen or
(II) Nepalese subject or
(III) Bhutanese national or
(IV) Tibetan refugee who arrived in India before 1st January 1962, intending to settle here or
(V) A person of Indian origin who has moved to India permanently from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, East African countries Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam.
If a candidate falls under categories II, III, IV, or V, they must have the certificate of eligibility in their favour issued by the Indian Government.
|Post||Age limit (In years)|
|Stenographer Grade C||18-30|
|Stenographer Grade D||18-27|
Candidates under the reserved categories allow for the following age relaxation:
|Category||Relaxation in age (In years)|
|PwD (SC/ ST)||15|
|Ex-Servicemen (ESM)||3 (after deduction of military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of receipt of online application)|
Candidates must have passed the Class 12 or equivalent examination from a recognised board or university.
The SSC Stenographer vacancies for 2020-21 will be declared in due course. There were 1,464 vacancies declared for the SSC Stenographer Grade C & D exam in 2018, with 473 for Stenographer Grade C and 991 for Stenographer Grade D.
|Specifications||Grade C (In Rs)||Grade D (In Rs)|
|Pay Band||4,200 or 4,600 (Pay Grade 2)||2,400 (Pay grade 1)|
SSC publishes a list of exam centres along with the notification. Candidates must choose their preferred exam centres when filling out the SSC Stenographer application form. Candidates may select from three SSC Stenographer exam centres in the same area in order of priority.