SSC Stenographer Selection Procedure 2017 – Download PDF

The SSC (Staff Selection Committee) recruits candidates for posts of Stenographer (Grade-C & Grade-D). ‘

The selection process is done via a written examination and a skill test.

Only those candidates who pass the written test are called for the next round of examination which is skill test. The written examination is objective-type and consists of negative marks.

The SSC Stenographer skill test will be of qualifying nature. The qualifying cut-off marks for written examination are decided by the SSC. Candidate’s selection for the post across various departments, cadres, ministries etc will be decided based on merit as candidate’s selection of post. In this article we will share all details related to Selection procedure for 2017 SSC Stenographer.

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The selection procedure for 2017 SSC Stenographer (Grade C & Grade D) can be categorised into two stages. These are:

  1. Written Examination
  2. Skill Test

SSC Stenographer Selection Procedure – Written Examination

  • Written examination is the 1st stage of the selection procedure by SSC.
  • Written exam will be an objective-type test which comprises of MCQs (multiple choice questions)
  • The written exam will have three sections- GI (General Intelligence) & Reasoning, GA (General Awareness) and EL (English Language & Comprehension).
  • The GI & Reasoning section and GA (General Awareness) section will carry 50 marks each.
  • The English Language section will be of 100 marks.
  • Total marks allotted for SSC Stenographer Written Exam will be 200.
  • Total time allotted to candidates for the written exam will be two hours.
  • VH (Visually Handicapped) candidates will be given two hours and forty minutes for the written exam.
  • Each wrong answer will carry 0.25 negative marks. Thus total marks obtained by the candidates will be total marks allotted for correct answers minus total negative marks attracted by the candidate.
  • Candidates who qualify the SSC Stenographer written examination by securing desired cut-off marks will qualify for Skill test.

SSC Stenographer 2017 Selection Procedure – Skill Test

  • Candidates securing qualifying marks in written exam as per the commission’s standards will qualify for next round of exam which is skill test
  • Skill test is a qualifying exam. The standards for qualifying in this examination will be decided by the SSC commission only.
  • The standards for qualifying may be different for different categories of candidates.
  • Candidates in skill test are required to give Stenography test
  • Candidates shall be provided with a ten minutes dictation in either Hindi or English Language.
  • The required speed for this test is 100 words per minute (for Stenographer Grade-C post) and 80 words per minute (for stenographer grade-D post).
  • Skill test is mandatory for all candidates and no exemption is allowed for this test.
  • Candidates opting for Hindi language during the Stenography skill test will have to learn Stenography in English & vice versa once their appointment is confirmed.
  • Failing this might lead to termination of probation from the appointing departments.

SSC Stenographer Selection Procedure – Tie Resolution

In case two or more candidates securing similar marks, tie resolution will be applying by one or more of the following procedures:

  • Marks obtained in written exam
  • Older candidates will be given preference
  • Alphabetical order (candidates whose names appear first will be given preference)




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