SSC Stenographer Exam Date Out 2021 for Grade C & D

SSC Stenographer 2021 Exam Date Out: SSC Stenographer Exam is organized by SSC or Staff Selection Commission to select candidates for the post of Stenographer Grade C and D. Thousands of candidates have filled online application SSC Stenographer 2020 for 1705 Grade C & D vacancies. The selection will be conducted through a Computer Based Test & Skill Test which will be conducted by Staff Selection Commission. 

SSC Stenographer 2021: Exam Summary

Staff Selection Commission will recruit eligible candiates for the Grade C & D Stenographers posts through CBT & Skill Test. Check the exam summary for SSC Stenographer 2020-21 from the below table.

Exam NameSSC Stenographer 2020-21
Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission (SSC)
Exam LevelNational 
Posts Grade C & D Stenographers
Vacancies 1705
Eligibility Criteria10+2 
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Selection ProcessWritten Exam and Skill Test
Official Websitessc.nic.in

SSC Stenographer 2021 Exam Date Out

Earlier the CBT exam for SSC Stenographer was scheduled to be held in March 2021, however, due to the pandemic, the exam was delayed. Now, as the conditions are normalising, SSC has released the revised SSC Stenographer Exam Date. As per SSC Calendar, the Computer Based Test will be held from 11 November to 15 November 2021. Any further changes in the exam will be updated here. 

SSC Stenographer 2021 Exam Dates

The revised dates for SSC Stenographer 2020-21 Grade C and D are mentioned below.

SSC Stenographer 2020-21: Important Dates
ActivityDates
SSC Stenographer Notification Release Date10th September 2020
Availability of Application Form10th September 2020
Last date for registration4th November 2020
Last date for making online fee payment6th November 2020
Last date and time for Generation of Offline6th November 2020
Last date for payment through Challan8th November 2020
SSC Stenographer Admit CardNovember 2021 
Commencement of SSC Stenographer Grade C and D exam11 to 15 November 2021
SSC Stenographer ResultTo be notified

SSC Stenographer 2020-21 Notification

Staff Selection Commission of India (SSC) has released SSC Stenographer 2020 Official Notification for Grade C and D on 10th October 2020. SSC Stenographer 2020-21 Recruitment Process has started on 10th October with the release of notification.

Download SSC Stenographer 2020-21 Official Notification [PDF]

SSC Stenographer Online Application 2020-21

SSC has activated Online Application Link for SSC Stenographer 2020-21 Exam on 20th October 2020. The Last date to apply online is 4th November 2020. All candidates can apply online for SSC Stenographer 2020-21 Grade C and D Exam by clicking on the link provided below:

Click Here to Apply Online for SSC Stenographer 2020-21 Exam

SSC Stenographer Application Fee

The Application Fee for SSC Stenographer 2020 is Rs. 100/-(for General and OBC). Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD/Ex-servicemen category as well as female candidates are exempted from paying the application fee for SSC Stenographer 2020.

SSC Stenographer Vacancy 2020-21

SSC will be releasing SSC Stenographer Vacancy 2020 soon. If we look into the last years' vacancy for SSC Stenographer Exam, we see that for Stenographer Grade D, the total number of vacancy announced is 1276. For Stenographer Grade C the total number of vacancy announced is 429. The Vacancy is expected to be same as of this year as well.

Post NameUpdated vacancy
Stenographer Grade 'D'1276
Stenographer Grade 'C'429
Total1705

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern

The SSC Stenographer 2020-21 examination will be conducted in 2 different levels. The first level is Grade C and D exam that comprises of MCQs and is conducted online. After this exam has been conducted, an exam to test your skill sets in various domains is conducted by SSC.

a) The details of Computer Based Examination for SSC Stenographer 2020-21 Grade C and D are mentioned below:

Section AskedNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Allotted
General Awareness50 50 2 Hours 
English Language and Comprehension100100 
General Intelligence and Reasoning5050 
Total Marks200200 

Important Points:

a) Question paper will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice. Questions will be set in Hindi and English except for Part-III.

There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the question.

Marks scored by candidates in the Computer Based Examinations, if conducted in multiple shifts, will be normalized and such normalized scores will be used to determine final merit.

b) Skill Test in Stenography

Candidates who obtain the qualifying marks in the Examination as may be prescribed by the Commission will be called for the Skill Test. Commission may also prescribe qualifying marks in each part of the 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 Skill Test in Stenography. The candidates will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English/ Hindi at the speed of 100 word per minute (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. The transcription time is as follows:

PostLanguage of Skill TestTime Duration (in minutes) Time Duration (in minutes) for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe in the CBE (Para-7)
Stenographer Grade ‘D’English 50 70
Stenographer Grade ‘D’Hindi 65 90
Stenographer Grade ‘C’English 40 55
Stenographer Grade ‘C’Hindi 55 75

Candidates who opt to take the Stenography Test in Hindi will be required to learn English Stenography and vice versa after their appointment, failing which their probation may not be cleared by appointing departments. Candidates have to work as English/ Hindi stenographers as per the functional requirement of the User Office irrespective of the medium of Skill Test of candidate during the examination.

The skill test will be held at the Commission’s Regional/ Sub Regional Offices or at other Centre(s) as may be decided by the Commission.

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.

SSC Stenographer 2021 Syllabus

The revised syllabus for SSC Stenographer 2020 was released by SSC in its notification. The syllabus for SSC Stenographer is different for both the stages of examination and it is mandatory for students to know the entire syllabus in order to prepare effectively for SSC Stenographer 2020. General Awareness, General Intelligence/Reasoning and English Language are the three major sections a candidate need to proficient in for Paper-1 of SSC Stenographer 2020 Exam.

General AwarenessEnglish Language and ComprehensionGeneral Intelligence and Reasoning
SportsGrammarArithmetic Computation
EconomyVocabularyNumber Series
Current AffairsSynonyms-AntonymsVisual Memory
Awards and HonoursSentence StructureBlood Relation
Scientific ResearchReading ComprehensionSyllogism
HistoryPara JumblesDecision making
Important Dates Problem Solving Skills

SSC Stenographer 2021 Eligibility Criteria

SSC Stenographer Educational Qualification

(As on 01.08.2020): The minimum Educational Qualification required by a candidate is to be at least 12th pass from a recognized Board or University. He/She must be able to produce the required documents when asked for verification after qualifying SSC Stenographer 2020 Exam.

SSC Stenographer Age Limit

A candidate must lie in the age domain of 18-30 years to be eligible for SSC Stenographer 2020 Grade C Exam. i.e. candidates born not before 02-08-1990 and not later than 01-08-2002 are eligible to apply.

A candidate must lie in the age domain of 18-27 years to be eligible for SSC Stenographer 2020 Grade D Exam. i.e. candidates born not before 02-08-1993 and not later than 01-08-2002 are eligible to apply.

Age Relaxation

CategoryUpper Age Limit/Age Relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
PwD (unreserved)10 years
PwD (OBC)13 years
Pwd (SC/ST)15 years
Ex-Servicemen03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of receipt of online application
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 19895 years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof3 years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST) 8 years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications. 40 years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications. (SC/ ST) 45 years
Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried.35 years
Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST ) 40 years
Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces. 45 years
Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces (SC/ ST)50 years
Retrenched census employees of the office of Registrar General of India (They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies ) 3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment and weightage of past service

SSC Stenographer Exam Centre

Candidates have an option to select Exam Centres for SSC Stenographer 2020 Exam. Though the centres might be changed by SSC if there is unavailability of seat in the selected location. Let’s have a look at the Exam Centres mentioned by SSC for SSC Stenographer 2020 Exam:

Agra (3001)Allahabad (3003)Kanpur (3009)Guna(6004)
Lucknow (3010)Varanasi (3013)BhagalpurRaipur(6204)
Bhagalpur(3201)Patna(3206)Mumbai(7204)Jalandhar(1402)
Gangtok (4001)Ranchi(4205)Jalpaiguri (4408)Kolkata (4410)
Sambalpur (4609)Port Blair (4802)Surat(7007)Leh(1005)
Bengaluru (9001)Thiruvananthapuram(9211)Kochi(9204)Thrissur(9212)
Delhi(2201)Aurangabad(7202)Ambikapur(6201)Chandigarh(1601)
Guwahati (Dispur)(5105)Jaipur(2405)Jodhpur(2406)Kota(2407)
Imphal(5501)Kolhapur(7203)Chindwara(6003)Nagpur(7205)
Hyderabad (8002)Itanagar(5001)Dibrugarh(5102)Jorhat(5107)
Chennai(8201)Shillong(5401)Aizwal(5701)Kohima(5302)
Almora(2001)Guntur (8001)ChennaiRajkot(7006)
Srinagar(2004) (Uttarakhand)Madurai (8204)Visakhapatnam (8007)Indore(6006)
Rewa(6012)Hamirpur (1202)Alwar(2402)Dehradun(2002)
Bhatinda (1401)Kozhikode (Calicut) (9206)Ajmer(2401)Haldwani(2003)
Raipur (6204)Dharwad (9004)Sriganganagar(2408)Jammu(1004)
Jagdalpur(6203)Shimla(1203)Khandwa(6009)Churachandpur-5502
Mangaluru (9008)Udaipur(2409)Bilaspur (6202)Ahmedabad(7001)

SSC Stenographer 2021 Admit Card

The admit card for SSC Stenographer 2020 will be released after the application process for the same has ended. The admit card for SSC Stenographer 2020 Skill Test will be issued to candidates who qualify the CBT exam of SSC Stenographer 2020 Exam. All candidates can download the admit card for SSC Stenographer Exam by clicking on the link provided below:

Download SSC Stenographer Admit Card

SSC Stenographer 2021 Result

The results for SSC Stenographer 2020 will be released after each phase of the exam is completed. The result for CBT exam will be declared first followed by the final result(CBT + Skill Test). The final merit list will be based on the marks obtained by candidates in the mains exam. Candidates can check the SSC Stenographer Result & Cut-Off by clicking on the link mentioned below.

SSC Stenographer Result, Marks & Cut-Off

SSC Stenographer Cut-Off

The Cut-Off for SSC Stenographer 2019-20 will be declared once the result for the same has been announced by Staff Selection Commission of India. To get an insight into the upcoming SSC Stenographer Cut-Off 2019-20, let's have a look at the previous year cut-off for the exam.

Click Here to Check SSC Stenographer 2018 CBT Cut-Off

SSC Stenographer Preparation Tips

It is really important to prepare effectively for SSC Stenographer 2020 Exam if you want to scale this paper with flying colours. Prepare from Offline Classroom Program or chose from our Correspondence Course or E-Books. Give as many Mock Test Series as you can to score high in this paper. Believe in yourself and learn the major two mantras to crack the exam: Speed and Accuracy. Solve Past Year Question Papers to know the pattern and level of difficulty of questions being asked in SSC Stenographer Exam.

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SSC Stenographer 2021: FAQs

Q. What is the new CBT exam date for SSC Stenographer 2020-21?

Ans. As per the revised SSC Calendar, CBT Exam for SSC Stenographer is scheduled from 11 to 15 November 2021