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.
The examination will consist of a written examination and skill test in
The written examination will consist of one objective type paper as shown
|| Maximum Marks
||General Intelligence & Reasoning ( 50 questions )
||General Awareness ( 50 questions )
||English Language and Comprehension ( 100 questions )
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
SKILL TEST IN STENOGRAPHY
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
- 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.
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
- 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
The online submission of application may be made on website
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
Candidates may contact following Regional Help Lines for clarifications,
if any, in respect of filling/submitting applications :
- SSC(NR), New Delhi - 01164715222, 01165570666
- SSC(CR), Allahabad - 08765214571, 08765214572
- SSC(SR), Chennai - 09445195946, 04428251139
- SSC(WR), Mumbai - 09869730700, 07738422705
- SSC(ER), Kolkata - 09477461228, 09477461229
- SSC(MPR) Raipur - 09407921504, 09407921505
- SSC(KKR), Bangalore - 09483862010, 09483862020
- SSC(NWR), Chandigarh - 01722749178, 01722742144
- SSC(NER), Guwahati, - 09864217001, 09435711335
- Last Date: 25.05.2012
- Exam Date: 29-07-2012 (Sunday)