SSC Stenographer 2021 Application Process, Exam Date, Admit Card, Pattern, Eligibility & Syllabus

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Apr 13, 2021

SSC Stenographer exam is organized by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to recruit eligible candidates for the post of Grade C and D stenographer in central government organizations. The minimum qualification of applying for the SSC Stenographer exam is 12 pass. To know more about the SSC Stenographer Eligibility Criteria, Click here.

Steno Dates

SSC Stenographer Dates of 2021

SSC Stenographer Exam Date (computer based test) for 2020-21 session has been fixed on 29 March 2021 to 31 March 2021. However, the SSC Stenographer notification for 2021-22 is not yet out. Based on the past years’ trend, the tentative dates of the SSC Stenographer has been highlighted in the following table:

Events Tentative Dates
Online application form Starts 3rd week of October 2021
Application Last Date 3rd week of November 2021
Last date for making online fee payment 3rd week of November 2021
Last date for generating online challan 3rd week of November 2021
Last date for fee payment through challan 4th week of November 2021
Admit Card will be issued on 15 days prior
Examination date 1st week of February 2022
Result declaration to be updated
Skill Test to be updated
Final result to be updated
Steno Highlights

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SSC Stenographer 2021 Highlights

Exam Name Staff Selection Commission Stenographer
Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Official Website
Exam Level National Level Test
Posts Offered Grade C & D Stenographers
Eligibility Criteria 10+2 board from a recognized university
Mode of Application Online
Exam Mode Written Exam and Skill Test
Duration Written Test: 2 hours
Skill Test: 10 minutes

Download SSC Stenographer Sample Papers

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SSC Stenographer Eligibility 2021

Aspirants of SSC Stenographer 2021 will have to fulfill certain eligibility requirements to successfully fill the application form.

Academic Qualification

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 or any equivalent exam from a recognized board or university as on January 1, 2021.


A candidate 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 seeked asylum in India before January 1, 1962.
  5. Person with indian origins who has transferred from one of the following countries: Myanmar, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, etc.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (2), (3), (4) and (5) have to produce a certificate of eligibility at the time of offer of appointment.

Age Limit (as on January 1, 2021)

  • The age of the candidate must be between 18 to 30 years for Grade-C and between 18 to 27 years for Grade-D .
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC/ PH/ Ex-Servicemen, Central Government Employees, and J&K domiciled category can avail age relaxation as per the Government of India norms.
Steno Reservation

SSC Stenographer Reservation 2021

Candidates belonging to the SC/ EWS/ ST/ OBC/ Ex-servicemen/ Physically Disabled categories can claim reservation during SSC Stenographer Selection Process.

  • Persons with One Arm (OA)/One Leg (OL)/Both Legs (BL)/Blind (B) or Low Vision (LV) disabilities can apply for Grade C as per the guidelines of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • While for Grade D post can be filled by candidates suffering from One Arm (OA)/One Leg (OL)/One Arm and Leg (OAL)/Both Legs (BL)/Blind (B) or Low Vision (LV) disabilities.
  • Individuals who have adequate Hearing Impairment (HI) are not eligible for the position of SSC Stenographer.
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SSC Stenographer Application Form 2021

SSC releases online applications for SSC Stenographer exam 2021. Candidates can fill the application form by following the below-given steps:

SSC Stenographer Application Form

Step 1: Complete the SSC Stenographer Registration process.

Step 2: Upload Photo and Signature

Step 3: Fill the SSC Stenographer Application Form

Step 4: SSC Stenographer Fee Payment

Online Mode

  • Choose the payment gateway among Net banking/ Debit/ Credit Card or BHIM UPI
  • Enter the details and pay the fees.

Offline Mode

  • Download e-challan from the official website before October 20, 2019.
  • Submit the cash in the nearest SBI Bank branch along with this challan.

To know more about the SSC Stenographer Application Process 2021, Click here.

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SSC Stenographer 2021 Admit Card/ Hall Ticket

The aspirants can download the SSC Stenographer Admit Card from the official website of SSC. The steps to download SSC Stenographer Admit card 2021 are given below:

  • Visit the official website of SSC
  • Follow the link ‘download SSC Stenographer Admit Card 2021’
  • Enter the details asked such as roll number, date of birth, candidate’s name etc.
  • Post verification of the entered details, click on Submit
  • Download the Admit Card if the information mentioned on it is correct.
  • Print admit card for further necessary application.

SSC Stenographer Admit card is available on the website 2 weeks prior to the date of the exam. There is a different SSC Stenographer Admit card for both written examination and skill test. The discrepancies related to the SSC Stenographer Admit card are entertained at the Regional centers for different states.

Steno Exam Centres

SSC Stenographer Exam Centers 2021

Candidates have to mention the center code along with the preferred choice of SSC Stenographer Exam Center while filling up the application form.

  • The allocated SSC Stenographer Exam Center is mentioned on the admit card.
  • Candidates must enter the choice of exam center wisely.
  • Once selected, the commission will not approve any changes to the location to the exam center.

Also check SSC Stenographer Best Books.

Steno Exam Pattern

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2021

  • SSC Stenographer 2021 will be a computer-based exam having multiple-choice questions.
  • The question papers will be set in both English and Hindi (except for the English language section).
  • Each question carries 1 mark and 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern is explained below in detail:
Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks Total Duration
General English and Intelligence 50 50 Cumulative time duration of 2 Hours
General Awareness 50 50
English Language and Comprehension 100 100
Total 200 Questions 200 Marks 120 Minutes
Steno Syllabus

SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2021

English Language & Comprehension General Intelligence General Awareness
  • English Language
  • Synonym and Antonym
  • Grammar and Vocabulary
  • Sentence structure
  • Reading comprehension
  • Writing ability
  • Verbal and Non-verbal type questions
  • Problem solving analysis
  • Arithmetical reasoning
  • Syllogism
  • Number series
  • Blood relationship concept
  • Visual memory
  • Important dates of celebration
  • Current events
  • Author name of the books
  • Important sports days
  • History
  • General polity
  • Indian Economy
  • Scientific research
  • Indian constitution & Economic sense

Check complete SSC Stenographer Syllabus

Steno Answer Key

SSC Stenographer Answer Key 2021

SSC Stenographer Answer Key will be published on the official website of SSC.

  • The correct answers to every question will be mentioned in it.
  • Candidates can check and mark the number of correct and incorrect answers, to sum up, and predict the scores obtained by them.
  • The official SSC Stenographer Answer Key will be published on the official website after approximately 4 weeks after the exam

The steps followed to download the SSC Stenographer Answer Key are given below:

  • Visit the official website of SSC
  • Click on the link to ‘Download Answer Key 2021 for Grade C and Grade D’
  • SSC Stenographer Answer Key for Grade C and Grade D is displayed in PDF format on the screen
  • Download the SSC Stenographer Answer Key of your set and check the answers.

Read More About SSC Stenographer Preparation Tips

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SSC Stenographer Result 2021

  • Candidates who pass the written test are eligible to sit for the skill test in SSC Stenographer 2021.
  • Post skill test, the Commission releases a Final Merit List or Allotment List on the official website.
  • Candidates included in the merit list are recommended for an appointment by the commission.
  • They are allocated to User Departments depending upon the merit position and options exercised by them.

How to Check SSC Stenographer Result?

  • Visit the official website of SSC
  • Follow the link for “SSC Stenographer Result 2021 for Grade C and Grade D”
  • Search for your Roll Number in the given list of roll numbers in pdf format.
  • Download the SSC Stenographer Result for further correspondence.

Note: In case, if a candidate cannot find his name in the SSC Stenographer Result, then it can be checked in the non-evaluated answer sheet list.

Steno Cutoff

SSC Stenographer 2021 Cutoff

The expected SSC STenographer Cutoff 2021 can be estimated based on the past years cutoff trends. The previous year cut off for SSC Stenographer is listed below for both Grade C and Grade D.

List I: Candidates qualified for Skill Test (Stenographer Grade ‘C’)

Category Cutoff Marks
SC 127.00
ST 101.00
OBC 138.00
OH 100.00
VH 100.00
UR 141.00

List II: Candidates qualified for Skill Test (Stenographer Grade ‘D’)

Category Cutoff Marks
SC 123.50
ST 106.00
OBC 124.50
Ex. S 40.00
OH 106.00
VH 66.00
UR 134.50
Steno Pay Scale

SSC Stenographer 2021 Pay Scale

  • Grade C salary generally ranges between INR 9300 - INR 34800.
  • Grade D salary generally ranges between INR 5200- INR 20200.
Specifications Grade C (In Rs) Grade D (In Rs)
Pay Scale 9,300-34,800 5,200-20,200
Pay Band 4,200 or 4,600 (Pay Grade 2) 2,400 (Pay grade 1)
Initial Salary 5,200 5,200
Basic salary 14,500 7,600

To know more about the SSC Stenographer Salary Structure, click here.

3 Months Crash Course

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


surabhi s
What subjects are included in SSC Stenographer (Grade 'C' & 'D') exam?
kavita rani

Hi Surabhi. List of the subjects include General Intelligence, General Awareness, and English Language.

How can I apply for SSC Stenographer exam?
kavita rani

First of all, make sure that you are eligible to appear for the disclosed vacancies or not. If the eligibility criteria matches, then arrange the required scanned copy documents & pay the fee at the official website. Fill the online form & complete the registration & payment process. Further details are here.

mizna harmain
What is the SSC selection process?
kavita rani

SSC takes the exam in two or three stages written examination (known as ssc tier I, tier II & tier 3 exams) & skill test. Recently, the government decided not to include interview process in the selection round. Tier 3, which is a descriptive test conducted only for ssc cgl exam. For ssc chsl & steno exams, tier 2 is the descriptive test.

avinash sahu
Name all the exams conducted by SSC?
kavita rani

SSC conducts open recruitment exams for graduate, 10+2 & 10th level candidates for different posts like UDC, LDC, DEO, MTS, SI in CPO, Auditors, Compiler, Tax Assistant, Accountant, etc. Many other departmental examinations are also held within the department for promoting employees to the next higher role.

What are the details mentioned on the SSC Stenographer admit card?
kavita rani

Hi Swarup. Details mentioned on the admit card include name, Unique ID, Grade C or D, photograph, center allocated and date, location, etc. Some other useful details are mentioned here.

sunny pandey
what is the role of stenographer in ssc?
kavita rani

Hi Sunny. The specific duties of SSC Stenographers in Grade C and Grade D include Speech writing, Press briefings, attending press conferences, making note, etc. Some important preparation tips to clear the exam are mentioned here.

kavita rani

Hi Sunny. The payscale of Stenographer Grade C is INR 9,300-34,800. The salary of all the posts of stenographer are mentioned here.

manikandan krishnakumar
I wanted to join PG Diploma Applied Statistics in Indra Gandhi National Open University. Please advise me the procedure for enrolling the course next year.
akansha expert
Hi Manikandan, You may please check the official website of IGNOU to enrolling in PG Diploma course, you will get the application on Online Portal.
nimesh patel

I like your post and you are doing really good job for us. thank you so much for that.

mohit kataria
hello can anybody suggest me some jobs after just 12 which I can pursue with handsome salary ?