SSC Stenographer 2020 Eligibility Criteria: Age, Nationality & Educational Qualification

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May 26, 2020

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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts SSC Stenographer exam to choose candidates for the post of Stenographer Grade C (Group B Non-Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade D (Group C). Only those candidates who have required skills in stenography are eligible to appear for the exam. SSC Stenographer eligibility criteria have been prescribed by the SSC. The eligibility criteria are a certain set of norms in terms of age, educational qualification and nationality. Candidates curious about applying for the exam are required to satisfy these parameters. during this article, we've discussed regarding SSC Stenographer 2020 eligibility criteria.

SSC Stenographer Eligibility Criteria 2020: Nationality


To be eligible for SSC Stenographer exam, Candidates must be either:

(1) A citizen of India, or

(2) a subject of Nepal, or

(3) a subject of Bhutan, or

(4) A Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before January 1, 1962, for permanently settling in India, or

(5) Indians who have migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam for permanently settling in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (2), (3), (4) and (5) are those whose person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the govt of India.

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SSC Stenographer Eligibility Criteria 2020: Age Limit


The age limit for various posts are given below:

Posts Age limit (In years)

Stenographer Grade C

18 to 30

Stenographer Grade D

18 to 27

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Candidates belonging to the reserved categories are given relaxation within the upper age limit. the relief given to candidates are as follows:

Category Age relaxation

SC/ ST

5 years

OBC

3 years

PwD (Unreserved)

10 years

PwD (OBC)

13 years

PwD (SC/ ST)

15 years

Ex-Servicemen (ESM)

3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of receipt of online application

Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989.

5 years

Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof

3 years

Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST)

8 years

Permissible relaxation in upper age limit for Group ‘C’ posts only

Central Govt. Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications

Upto 40 years of age

Central Govt. Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications. (SC/ ST)

Upto 45 years of age

Widows/Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried

Upto 35 years of age

Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST )

Upto 40 years of age

Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces.

Upto 45 years of age

Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces (SC/ ST)

Upto 50 years of age

Retrenched census employees of the office of Registrar General of India (They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies )

3 years plus the length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment and weightage of past service.

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SSC Stenographer Eligibility Criteria 2020: Educational Qualification

  • The candidates must have passed Class 12th or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University can apply for the exam.
  • Candidates who haven't acquired the essential qualification as on aren't eligible to apply.

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

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