Every year Staff selection commission conducts SSC Stenographer exam to recruit candidates for the post of stenographer from all across the country. The candidate sitting for the exam must be prepared for the fact that he/she can be posted anywhere in India depending on the requirement of the post across various government offices and departments.
Process of filling online application form for SSC Stenographer
Like other exams, even SSC Stenographer follows the same criteria for application filling. For all those candidates who wish to apply for the this post must follow the simple steps as mentioned below. But before you start filling online registration form, make sure to keep following things handy:
- Scanned photograph
- Scanned Signature
- Scanned documents
- Debit/credit card for online payment
Steps involved in filling for the post of SSC Stenographer:
- Visit the official website of staff selection commission.
- Go to the notifications sections, there you will find about the SSC stenographer exam. Clicking on the link will redirect you to the page of registration.
- You may need to fill all your personal, educational and miscellaneous details to complete the form.
- After filling your personal details, you are required to attach your scanned photograph and scanned signature alongwith. Make sure to check the pixel requirement, edit your documents accordingly before attaching the same.
- After completing all these formalities, when you will click on submit button it may ask you to reassure the details you have filled. Make sure to double check all the credentials, because once you will submit the form, you may not be able to change the details.
- After submitting the form, the site will redirect you to the payment page. You can pay either online or offline. For offline deposit of fees, you may need to take print out of the bank challan and is required to deposit the fees in the respective authorized bank. However, if you wish to pay the fees online, you can pay it online, or through credit/ debit card.
Once you have made the registration, make sure to check the website regularly as your admit card will be available on website only and no hard copy will be sent to any of the candidate individually. However, the SSC may or may not notify you through email or SMS, but still, we recommend not to rely on the same and check the progress yourself.
Who all can sit for SSC Stenographer exam 2019
- Candidates who have passed 12th from any recognized board or university are eligible to sit for the exam. Candidates must be able to produce required certificate after he/she clears the SSC Stenographer exam for verification.
- Candidates must be above 18 years and less than 30 years of the age while applying for the SSC stenographer exam. However, those applying for Grade D stenographer post can apply for this post till 27 years of the age only.
Age relaxation is given to candidates under various categories, candidates must check notification for the same. However, candidates seeking relaxation in any of the categories as mentioned in the notification must be able to produce valid certificate for the same.
Pattern of the SSC Stenographer exam
SSC Stenographer exam will take place in two stages, first will be written test and second stage will be skill test. Only those candidates who will clear written test will qualify for the skill test. Separate admit cards will be issued to the candidates for written test and skill test.
Paper 1: Written test
Written test will be objective type and primarily will have following three sections:
- General Awareness: This section is designed to check the awareness and knowledge of candidates. This section will cover topics like,
- Geography and History of India
- Art and Culture
- Constitution of India
- Awards and honors
- World economy
- Currencies and capitals of different countries
- Current affairs
- Books and Authors
- Scientific research and technology
- Reasoning: This section is designed to check and judge the reasoning ability of the candidates. It will cover topics like:
- Coding and decoding
- Linear and circular seating arrangement
- Non-verbal and verbal series
- Relationship concepts
- Arithmetic numbers
- Similarities and differences
- Visual problems
- English: This section is designed to check the English language ability of candidate. The topics covered in this section will be:
- Basic grammar
- Fill in the blanks
- Sentence correction
- Antonyms and Synonyms
- Para Jumbles
- Cloze test
- Phrases and Idioms
- Reading comprehension
Each section will have 50 questions except English which will have around 100 questions for one mark each. And every wrong answer will have .25 negative marking. Total time given to complete this paper is 2 hours.
Paper 2: Skill test
For skill test candidates applying for Grade, C category must have 100 words per minute speed and Grade D 80 words per minute will suffice. Candidates may be asked to perform the skill test on both computer and paper. As they are to be judged on typing and writing speed.