SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2018 Skill Test Pattern PDF

Check SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2018 Exam Pattern & PDF Skill Test Pattern: Staff Selection Commission of India conducts stenographer examination along with others. SSC holds this All India Open Competitive Examination for recruitment to the posts of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ ( Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted ) and Stenographer Grade ‘D’(Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted). For those candidates, who are preparing for this exam, should know SSC Stenographer written exam syllabus and pattern. You can also download PDF of Syllabus from link below.

SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2018

Candidates will be shortlisted for the skill test on the basis of their performance in the Written Examination. Candidates who qualifyin the skill test will be recommended for appointment by the Commission on the basis of their performance in the Written Examination. Allocation of candidates will be made to User Departments depending upon their merit position and the option exercised by them.
Here is SSC Stenographer exam syllabus with test pattern. The written examination will be held for the post of SSC Stenographer Grade C & D posts followed by Stenography test respectively.

SSC Stenographer exam pattern

Here is the SSC Stenographer latest Syllabus as per official notification.
The paper is divided in 3 sections. Total 200 questions will be asked from 3 sections and 3 hour time is allowed.
1. General Awareness - 50 questions - 50 marks
2. General Intelligence and Reasoning
3. General English and Comprehension - 100 questions carrying 100 marks

The indicative syllabus of SSC Stenographer as per Official SSC Stenographer Notification is given below.

SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2018

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, judgement, 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 general 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 Neighboring 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.

English Language & Comprehension: In addition to the testing of candidates' understanding of the English, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. his/her writing ability, would also be tested.

SSC Stenographer Skill Test Syllabus / Pattern

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.
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 evaluation of transcription will be done electronically 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)

(1) If the candidates do not indicate the medium of stenography test in the Application Form, the Commission will consider English as the medium of stenography test for such candidates.
(2) There is no exemption from skill test for any category of candidates.
(3) Candidates who opt to take the Stenography Test in Hindi will be required to learn English Stenography and vice versa after their appointment.
(4) VH candidates will be required to transcribe the matter in 75 minutes for English Shorthand or in 100 minutes for Hindi Shorthand for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘D’ and in 70 minutes for English Shorthand test and in 95 minutes for Hindi Shorthand test for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘C’.
(5) The skill test will be held at the Commission’s Regional/Sub Regional Offices or at other Centres as may be decided by the Commission.
(6) Detailed instructions regarding Skill Test will be sent by the concerned Regional/Sub
Regional Offices of the Commission to the candidates called for the Skill Test.

Candidates must write the papers/indicate the answers in their own hand.
In the question papers, wherever necessary, the Metric systems of weights and measures only will be

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