The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts SSC Stenographer exam on all India level to recruit Stenographer Grade ‘C’ (Group B – Non-Gazetted) and Grade ‘D’ (Group C – Non-Gazetted).

The recruitment process of SSC Stenographer has two stages: Written Test and Skill Test.
Here is the SSC Stenographer Syllabus, New Exam Pattern, Dates, Admit Card and other details to help you prepare better.

SSC Stenographer Age Limit

  • Minimum: 18 years
  • Maximum: 27 years
  • Age Relaxation: 5 years for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC candidates

SSC Stenographer Application Fee

  • For UR/OBC: Rs. 100
  • SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen/Female: Nil

SSC Stenographer Pay Scale

Grade C

  • Pay Scale: Rs.9300 to 34800
  • Grade Pay: Rs 4200 (Pay Band 2)
  • Total pay: Rs 14,500

Grade D

  • Pay Scale: Rs 5200 – 20200
  • Grade Pay: Rs 2400 (Pay Band 1)
  • Total Pay: Rs 7,600

SSC Stenographer exam pattern
SSC Stenographer has two stages

  • Paper 1: MCQs and conducted online
  • Paper 2: Skill Test

Educational Qualification
12th pass from a recognised board/institute

SSC Stenographer detailed syllabus

Paper 1

  • Reasoning and General Intelligence: 50 marks
  • General Knowledge: 50 marks
  • English Language and Comprehension: 100 marks

Note: 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer

1. SSC Stenographer Syllabus: General Awareness

  • Current Affairs
  • Sports
  • Scientific Research
  • Economy
  • Awards and Honours
  • Important Dates
  • History

2. SSC Stenographer Syllabus: English Language and Comprehension

  • Vocabulary
  • Synonyms-Antonyms
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Structure
  • Para Jumbles
  • Reading Comprehension

3. SSC Stenographer Syllabus: General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Number Series
  • Decision making
  • Arithmetic Computation
  • Visual Memory
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relation

Paper 2
SSC Stenographer Syllabus: Skill Test
Selected candidates will be called for typing test/skill test.

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How do you prepare for a stenographer?

If the candidates are planning to appear for the SSC Stenographer exam 2022, then they need to follow the basic basic tips:

  1. Practice previous years questions paper.
  2. Take a full-length mock test.
  3. Go through the subject wise preparation tips.
  4. thereafter skill test to join shorthand and stenography course.

What typing/writing speed is required for stenographer?

They have to transcribe the details at the speed of 100 word per minute (w.p.m) for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and 80 word per minute (w.p.m) for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘D’.

What is the complete exam process of stenographer post?

The SSC Stenographer Examination is conducted in 2 stages. These two stages include Computer-Based Tests and a Skill Test. The Computer-Based Tests is an objective test and will be of 200 marks. The skill test will be qualifying in nature

Which shorthand book is easiest?

Gregg Shorthand is a method of speed writing which is the most widely used system of its kind in the world & will help you to write faster. This system of shorthand is the most efficient & easiest of any other type created to learn, use and read, it is very simple, straightforward and elegant in its design.

How many mistakes are allowed in shorthand test?

Use of small letter at the beginning of the sentence. a) More than one error in a single word: All the errors are counted but the total mistakes counted in a single word should not exceed one full mistake. honourable and hon, – all these forms will be treated as correct.

Is steno a good job?

Despite technology playing a large role in our lives, there is still a high demand for Stenographers. Their services are used in many fields such as courtrooms, government offices, in CEO’s offices, politicians, doctors and many more fields. A stenographer’s job is highly rewarding as the demand is high.


What is the duty of stenographer?

To type and take dictation in shorthand and to transcribe it accurately; To maintain a list of officers (with their official as well as residential telephones and addresses) with whom the officer is likely to have official dealings; To keep an accurate list of engagements, meetings, hightcourt, etc.

How many exams are there in SSC stenographer?

SSC Stenographer exam pattern contains the examination mode, total number of questions, marking scheme etc. There are two stages of written exams and both of them are commenced online. Only qualified aspirants of the first stage will be called for the second stage of the examis skill test.

Is being a stenographer stressful?

The level of stress one has really depends on two things: the amount of experience the stenographer has, and what kind of work the stenographer is stenographying (not a word). On average, this isn’t the most stressful job in the world, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t without its less-than-stellar days.

How difficult is stenography?

Learning steno (machine shorthand) is difficult in and of itself, not to mention that the required speed necessary to graduate the program is 225 words per minute. For some students, the steno language just doesn’t make sense to them. Others understand it, but just can’t get the speed they need.