The staff selection commission conducts the national level entrance tests for several organizations and some of these organizations are Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP), Border Security Force (BSF), Assam Rifles (AR) and Central Armed Police Force (CAPF). Candidates can register for the exam in online mode only at the official website – ssc.nic.in. The staff selection commission releases the notification for Stenographer Grade C and D vacancy.
22 October 2020: On 4 November 2020, the SSC Stenographer 2020-21 application form fill-up process will be closed.
20 October 2020: On 30 November 2020, SSC Stenographer 2018 final result will be announced.
10 October 2020: SSC has been announced the SSC Stenographer 2020-21 notification. The interested aspirants will get the chance to fill the application form till 4 November. Check details here.
8 October 2020: For the fourth time, SSC Stenographer 2019-20 exam dates had revised.
The key features of the SSC Stenographer Application Process are highlighted below:
|Exam Name||SSC Stenographer|
|Conducting Body||Staff Selection Commission|
|Post offered||Grade C and D Stenographers|
|Fee Payment Mode||Offline and Online|
|Application Fees||INR 100|
|Application Form Website||ssc.nic.in|
|Events||Exam Dates (Tentatively)|
|Notification Released||August 1st Week|
|Deadline to submit the application form||September 1st week|
|Admit Card Released||September|
|SSC Stenographer 2021 Grade C & D Exam Date||December 1st week|
|Result date announced||December|
Candidates must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria laid down by SSC before applying for the exam. As if it is found that the candidate does not satisfy any of the eligibility conditions at any stage of the exam, his/her candidature will be cancelled.
The minimum age limit for all the candidates as on January 1, 2021 is 18 years. Given below is the upper age limit for Grade C and D steno: However, relaxation is given to candidates from OBC and SC/ST category
Candidates belonging to reserved categories are given upper age relaxation as per government of India norms.
Candidates will require the following documents and details during the application process:
Note: These original documents will have to be produced at the time of document verification.
SSC Stenographer Application Form can be filled by online mode only and candidates are advised to have necessary documents in hand prior to filling the application form. Candidates applying for the first time have to register on the website before applying for the exam.
Step 1: New Registration
Step 2: Form Filling
Practice Current Affairs as much as possible before SSC Stenographer 2021 exam
Step 3: Post Preference
Step 4: SSC Stenographer Application Fee Payment
Candidates must upload the photo and signature in the required size and format. You can preview the file before final submission of the application form.
SSC Stenographer 2021 Application Form should be filled with care and the below details will clarify all doubts. Most data will be replicated from the registration form:
|Details Asked||Filling Criteria|
|Examination Centre & code||The details will be given in the notification and can be selected as per convenience Check SSC Stenographer Exam Centers|
|Father’s Name||Candidate’s father’s name|
|Mother’s Name||Candidate’s mother’s name|
|Date of Birth||As on the registration form|
|Nationality||Will be replicated from the registration form|
|Fee exemption claimed||If yes, candidates will have to select the category under which the fees exemption is applied, Ex-Servicemen, Specially Talented, etc.|
|Age as on||This is a mandatory column and it will be replication from the registration form as per the Date of Birth given|
|Preferences||The candidate should enter the code of the applied post. Additional questions on the candidate’s interest on specialised posts like Statistical Investigator, AAO will be asked|
|Whether you belong to Religious Minority Communities||Kindly go through the list of minority communities before answering the question|
|Medium||Candidates can select English or Hindi based on their comfort|
|Educational Qualification||Candidates should enter details from the highest degree|
|Work Experience||Candidates should enter details from the latest job|
|Contact Details||Will be replicated from the registration form|
Practice Previous Years Papers of SSC Stenographer during your preparation
In case of any corrections or changes, candidates can enter their registration number and date of birth in the application page and make necessary changes. However, if candidates are unable to make the necessary corrections online, they can contact the nearest Staff Selection Commission office or write an email to them regarding the same. Major changes like Examination centre, Application to specific Posts, 10th certificate number will not be entertained. Kindly recheck the data before submission of SSC Stenographer Application form to avoid unnecessary stress.
For any assistance, candidates can seek help from the following address:
Staff Selection Commission
Lodhi Road, New Delhi,
Phone: +91 11 - 24363343
Some of the commonly asked questions are as follows:
Ques. How will I know about the exam announcement?
Ans. Candidates can regularly visit the SSC website or subscribe to College Dunia newsletter to stay updates
Ques. Can I apply offline?
Ans. No, SSC accepts only online application. However, payment can be made offline
Ques. What details can I change/edit in the submitted application form?
Ans. You can edit the details expect a few non-editable fields like name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality and Category.
Ques. What is the salary for SSC Stenographer Grade C?
Ans. These are the details about the salary for SSC Stenographer Grade C
|Pay Scale||9300 – 34800|
|4200 or 4600 (Pay Grade 2)|
Ques. What is the salary for SSC Stenographer Grade D?
Ans. These are the following details about the salary for SSC Stenographer Grade D
|Pay Scale||5200 – 20200|
|Grade Pay||2400 (Pay Grade 1)|
Ques. What is the work profile of SSC Stenographer C?
Ans. Staff Selection Commission hires Stenographers in multiple locations under the aegis of the Government of India. These posts are bifurcated into two grades i.e. Grade C and Grade D. The nature of a Stenographer’s job varies because it is dependent on their posting.
Stenographer Grade C candidates primarily are posted in Delhi and function in the various Ministries / Departments of the Central Government. There are also specified duties the SSC Stenographers have to adhere to in their work profile requirements.
Assisting the Minister / Officer
Helping in Public Relations
Ques. What is the work profile of SSC Stenographer D?
Ans. Stenographers Grade D candidates are divided into two groups – Group X and Group Y.
In Group X, Stenographers are generally posted in Delhi and they function in a Department of the Central Government.
In Group Y, Stenographers are generally posted throughout India and they function in Departments of the Central Government located throughout India.
Assisting the Minister / Officer
Helping in Public Relations
Ques. Is there an interview round for the SSC Stenographer examination?
Ans. No, at present there is no interview round in the SSC Stenographer examination. There are two rounds that have been created for clearance of the examination. The first phase is the CBE (Computer Based Examination) and the second phase is the Stenography Skill Test. There is no provision for an interview.
Ques. Is learning shorthand/stenography a good choice for a career path?
Ans. If a candidate is proficient in shorthand, it can become a very lucrative career. Although it isn’t most people’s primary choice, it can become profitable if this skill is paired with other skills. An individual must have good English comprehension, knowledge of all the latest computer programs, good organizational skills etc. are also vital. Mixed with all of these other traits, an individual can definitely aim to be really successful.
There are jobs for stenographers not only in the government sector but also in the private sector. Many are hired to work in departments of law firms, others hire for administrative roles. The governemt offers positions for stenographers that range from starter entry level positions to high ranking supervisory postions.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.