SSC Stenographer Exam 2017

SSC Stenographer Exam 2017 for Grade C and D has been announced for this year. The exam will be conducted in the month of September and lakhs of aspirants will compete for it. The first step towards preparation of SSC Stenographer Exam 2017 is getting acquainted with the official pattern and syllabus. Go through them both and familiarize yourself. Begin your preparation and take occasional mock tests to evaluate your performance.

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SSC Stenographer Exam 2017: Overview

 Mode Online
 Stages 3
 Negative Marking 0.25
 Date of Exam September 4th-7th, 2017
 Official Website


SSC Stenographer Exam 2017: Stages

Stage 1 Online Exam
Stage 2 Skill Test for Stenography


Candidates will be shortlisted for the skill test of SSC Stenographer exam 2017 on the basis of their performance in the CBE. Candidates who qualify in the skill test will be recommended for appointment by the Commission on the basis of total marks in the Computer Based Examination. Allocation of candidates will be made to User Departments depending upon their merit position and the option exercised by them.

SSC Stenographer Exam 2017: Online Examination Pattern

Subject Total Questions/Marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning 50/50
General Awareness 50/50
English Language and III Comprehension 100/100
 The total duration of the exam is 2 hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for VH/OH (afflicted by Cerebral Palsy and locomotor disability wherein the dominant writing extremity is affected to the extent of slowing down the performance of the candidates).

SSC Stenographer Exam 2017: Negative Marking

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.

SSC Stenographer Exam 2017: Syllabus


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.


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. For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability /afflicted by cerebral palsy and locomotor disability candidates and opting for scribe there will be no component of Maps/Graphs/Diagrams/Statistical Data in the General Intelligence & Reasoning / General Awareness Paper.


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

SSC Stenographer Exam 2017: Best Books

 GENERAL INTELLIGENCE & REASONING  Best Books Referred by Toppers
 GENERAL AWARENESS  Best Books Referred by Toppers 
 ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPREHENSION  Best Books Referred by Toppers


SSC Stenographer Exam 2017: Skill Test

Candidates  who obtain the qualifying marks in the SSC Stenographer Exam 2017 as may be prescribed by the Commission will only be called for the Skill Test. Commission may also prescribe qualifying marks in each part of SSC Stenographer Exam 2017. 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. 10 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‟.

SSC Stenographer Exam 2017: Transcription Time

 For Stenographer Grade D  50 minutes (English) 65 minutes (Hindi)
 For Stenographer Grade C  40 minutes (English) 55 Minutes (Hindi)


SSC Stenographer Exam 2017: Compensatory Time

Visually Handicapped, Orthopedically Handicapped (OH) candidates & afflicted by Cerebral Palsy and the candidates who have a locomotor disability (40% or more) wherein the dominant writing extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of the candidates are required to transcribed 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‟.


SSC Stenographer Exam 2017: Important Points

  • 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 or authority.
  • 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.