(Notification) SSC: Stenographers Grade 'C' and 'D' Examination : 2012

Staff Selection Commission

Stenographers Grade 'C' and 'D' Examination - 2012


Staff Selection Commission will hold on Sunday, the 29-07-2012, an All India Open Competitive Examination for recruitment to the posts of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ ( Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted ) in Pay Band 2 plus Grade Pay as admissible and Stenographer Grade ‘D’ (Group ‘C’ Non-Technical) in Pay Band 1 plus Grade Pay as admissible in various Central Government Ministries / Departments / Offices.

Stenographer Grade ‘D’ are grouped as under:

  • a) Group ‘X’ – For Ministries/Departments of Central Government located mostly in Delhi.
  • b) Group ‘Y’ – For Offices/Departments of Central Government including Attached/ Subordinate Offices located in States and Union Territories all over the country.

Age Limit: 18-27 years as on 01.08.2012.


A candidate must be either:
(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar),Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Qualification Eligibility: Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent from a recognised Board or University.

Exam Strategy:

The examination will consist of a written examination and skill test in stenography.

The written examination will consist of one objective type paper as shown below :

Part Subject  Maximum Marks
1 General Intelligence & Reasoning ( 50 questions ) 50
2 General Awareness ( 50 questions ) 50
3 English Language and Comprehension ( 100 questions ) 100

Note: The Paper will consist of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only. The questions except in Part III will be set both in English & Hindi.

Note: Candidates are not permitted to use Mobile Phone, Calculators or any other electronic / electrical device for answering any paper (Test Booklets). Candidates must not, therefore, bring Mobile Phone, Calculators or any other electronic / electrical device inside the Examination premises. Possession of these items , whether in use or not, will be considered as ―use of unfair means‖ in the Examination and appropriate action will be taken by the Commission against such candidates, as per extant policy of the Commission. CANDIDATES SHOULD NOT KEEP MOBILE PHONES ETC. WITH THEM EVEN AFTER SWITCHING IT OFF.

Note: 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 questions


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 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 )


  • If the candidates do not indicate the medium of STENOGRAPHY TEST in Column No.14 of the Application Form, the Commission will consider ENGLISH as the medium of STENOGRAPHY TEST for such candidates and the candidates will not be allowed to change the medium at a subsequent stage.
  • There is no exemption from skill test for any category of candidates.
  • Candidates who opt to take the Stenography Test in Hindi will be required to learn English Stenography and vice versa after their appointment.
  • 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‘.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Application Fee:

Rs.100 (Rupees One Hundred only)

Mode of Payment:

  • The candidates submitting Paper application should pay the fee by means of "Central Recruitment Fee Stamps (CRFS)" only . CRFS are available at the counter of all Departmental Post Offices of the country. Recruitment Fee Stamps should be pasted on the application form in the space earmarked for the purpose and got cancelled from the Counter of Post Office of issue with the date stamp of the Issuing Post Office in such a manner that the impression or the cancellation stamp partially overflows on the Application Form itself, taking care at the same time that the impression is clear and distinct to facilitate the identification of date and Post Office of issue at any subsequent stage. After getting the Recruitment Fee Stamps cancelled from the Post Office, the candidate must submit their application to the concerned Regional Office/Sub Regional Offices of the Commission in the usual manner after completing other formalities. Application with CRFS not cancelled by the post office will be rejected outright.
  • For the candidates submitting their applications on-line: The candidates submitting their applications on-line should pay the requisite fee only through State Bank of India either in the form of challan or net-banking.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted only in the prescribed format On-line or by Post.

The online submission of application may be made on website www.ssconline.nic.in.or of http.//www.sscregistration.sifyitest.com. Candidate should read the instructions carefully before making any entry or selecting options. Candidate should supply all the required details while filling up the online form. Mandatory fields are marked with * (asterisk) sign. The filling of online application contains two parts :

On-Line application will be available as below:-

  • Part I Registration: Up-to 5.00PM : 23-05-2012
  • Part II Registration: Up-to 5.00PM : 25-05-2012

Contact Details

Candidates may contact following Regional Help Lines for clarifications, if any, in respect of filling/submitting applications :

  1. SSC(NR), New Delhi - 01164715222, 01165570666
  2. SSC(CR), Allahabad - 08765214571, 08765214572
  3. SSC(SR), Chennai - 09445195946, 04428251139
  4. SSC(WR), Mumbai - 09869730700, 07738422705
  5. SSC(ER), Kolkata - 09477461228, 09477461229
  6. SSC(MPR) Raipur - 09407921504, 09407921505
  7. SSC(KKR), Bangalore - 09483862010, 09483862020
  8. SSC(NWR), Chandigarh - 01722749178, 01722742144
  9. SSC(NER), Guwahati, - 09864217001, 09435711335

Website:  http://ssc.nic.in

  • Last Date: 25.05.2012
  • Exam Date: 29-07-2012 (Sunday)

Courtesy: ssc.nic.in