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SSC Stenographer 2019 Exam Pattern

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Feb 28, 2018

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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release SSC Stenographer 2019 Exam Pattern. SSC Stenographer 2019 is an all India Entrance Exam and will be conducted in 2 stages- Computer Based Test (CBT) and Skill Test.

According to SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2019, exam will be based on General Awareness, General Intelligence and Reasoning and English Language and Comprehension.

SSC Stenographer is anticipated for recruitment to the post of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and Grade ‘D’. SSC will start accepting application online from June 2019 and registration process will continue until mid of July 2019.

SSC Stenographer 2019 Exam Pattern Highlights

Following table highlights the major exam pattern points of SSC Stenographer 2019:

Mode of Exam Online Exam, Skill Test for Stenography
Stages in exam 2
Total Sections in exam Three sections namely General Intelligence & Reasoning, English Language and Comprehension and General Awareness)
Type of Question Paper Paper 1- MCQ Paper 2- Written Exam
Total Marks 200 Marks
Duration of Exam General Candidates: 2 Hours Visually Handicapped Candidates: 2 Hours, 40 Minutes
Language of Exam Hindi and English both

Points to Remember

  • 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • Overall performance in the whole exam will contribute to the making of merit and no sectional cut-offs will be there.
  • Questions in Paper-I will be of 10th Level and questions in Paper-II & III will be of 10+2 Level.
  • Separate qualifying marks will be there for SC/ST/OBC/PH/Ex S/General categories that will be set by the commission.
  • Nature of the skill test will be qualifying.

SSC Stenographer 2019 Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme

Computer Based Test is of 200 marks and the question paper will contain Multiple Choice questions (MCQs). Only the candidates securing qualifying marks in CBT will be eligible for the Skill Test. If a candidate marks a wrong answer, there is a provision of negative marking of ¼ marks for the objective question paper of stenography 2019 exam.

Subsequent is the SSC Stenographer 2019 exam pattern:

1. For Computer Based Test

  • CBT contains Multiple Choice Questions of Objective Type.
  • It is divided into three parts in which Part-I and II will be made up of 50 questions each and 100 marks are allotted to Part-III.
  • Questions in Part I and II will be in both Hindi and English
  • Part III will be in English.
  • 2 hours time will be allotted to General candidates and 2 hours 40 minutes will be allotted to visually handicapped candidates.
  • ¼ marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
Part Subject Questions Marks Marking Scheme
I General Intelligence and reasoning 50 50 Correct Answer: +1Marks Incorrect Answer: -1/4 Marks
II General Awareness 50 50
III English Language and Comprehension 100 100

2. For Skill Test in Stenography

Candidates will be called for Skill Test if they will qualify the Computer Based Test. There will be some qualifying marks in written examination prescribed by the commission. In addition to this, skill test will be qualifying in nature and qualifying standards will be set for all types of categories.

  • Skill Test will comprise of one dictation of 10 minutes in English and Hindi both.
  • For the post of Stenographer Grade C, dictation will be at the speed of 100 w.p.m.
  • For the post of Stenographer Grade D, dictation will be at the speed 80 w.p.m.
  • Skill Test will take place on computer.
Grade ‘D’ Grade ‘C’
65 min (Hindi) 50 min (English)
55 min (Hindi) 40 min (English)

Use good reference books like RS Aggarwal, M Tyra, Wren and Martin, Norman Lewis, Kiran Publication, Pratiyogita Darpan etc., to excel in the examination!


*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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