SSC Stenographer 2020 Application Form, Registration Dates, Fees and Process

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Apr 7, 2020

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SSC Stenographer 2020 Application Form were made available since September 20, 2019. Candidates can register for the exam in online mode only at the official website – ssc.nic.in. The last day to fill SSC Stenographer Application Form 2020 was October 18, 2019.

Direct link to SSC Stenographer 2020 Application Form

  • SSC Stenographer 2020 exam will be held on May 5 – 7, 2020.
  • SSC Stenographer Eligibility requires a candidate to possess class 12 or equivalent qualification and stenography skills.
  • The application process involves online registration, uploading scanned documents, filling up application form and pay registration fees.
  • The registration fees is INR 100. Women, SC, ST, PwD and Ex-servicemen candidates are exempted from fee payment. 
  • Payment can be done in offline mode through SBI challan or in online mode through Debit/ Credit card/ Net banking and BHIM UPI.
  • Successfully registered candidates will be issued SSC Stenographer Admit card in the month of April, 2020.
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SSC Stenographer Application 2020 Highlights

The key features about SSC Stenographer Application Process are highlighted below:

Exam Name SSC Stenographer
Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission
Post offered Grade C and D Stenographers
Application Mode Online
Fee Payment Mode Offline and Online
Application Fees INR 100  
Application Form Website ssc.nic.in

Download SSC Stenographer 2020 Official Notification


SSC Stenographer 2020 Registration Dates

SSC has announced the complete exam schedule along with registration dates:

Events Dates
SSC Stenographer Registration Began on September 20, 2019
Last day to submit SSC Stenographer Application Form 2020 October 18, 2019 (5:00 PM)
Last day to pay SSC Stenographer Application Fee (Online mode) October 20, 2019 (5:00 PM)
Last day to generate offline challan October 20, 2019 (5:00 PM)
Last day to pay SSC Stenographer Registration Fee in Cash October 22, 2019 (during banking hours)
Issue of SSC Stenographer 2020 Admit Card April, 2020
SSC Stenographer Exam 2020 May 5 – 7, 2020

Download SSC Stenographer Sample Papers


SSC Stenographer 2020 Eligibility

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. 

SSC Stenographer Age Limit

The minimum age limit for all the candidates as on January 1, 2020 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

  • Upper Age Limit for Grade C stenographer – 30 years
  • Upper Age Limit for Grade D stenographer – 27 years

Candidates belonging to reserved categories are given upper age relaxation as per government of India norms.

SSC Steno Qualifications Requirement

  • Candidates should have completed class 12 or equivalent from a recognized Board as on January 1, 2020.
  • They must possess stenography skills as a skill test will be held before final allotment.

Read Complete SSC Stenographer Eligibility


Pre-requisites for SSC Steno 2020 Registration

Candidates will require the following documents and details during the application process:

  • A valid Mobile Number (to be verified through OTP)
  • An active Email ID (to be verified through OTP).
  • Aadhaar Number/ Voter ID Card/ PAN/ Passport/ Driving License/ School or College ID or Employer ID (Govt./ PSU/ Private)
  • Class 10, 12 and other qualifications Marksheets
  • Scanned image of candidate’s color passport size photograph (20 KB to 50 KB)
  • Scanned image of candidate’s signature (10 to 20 KB)
  • Category certificate, if any

Note: These original documents will have to be produced at the time of document verification.

How to Fill SSC Stenographer 2020 Application Form?

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 in the website before applying for the exam.

Step 1: New Registration

  • Candidates can register in the Staff Selection Commission website, www.ssc.nic.in
  • The home page will contain three columns, one for registration and edit options , one for details of the exam and application form and one for printing the application and admit card
  • Candidates have to go to the New Registration column and click on Register option
  • A new page will open and the details for registration will be displayed
  • The page will contain details like Name, Father’s Name, Secondary Board Exam Roll number, Date of Birth and Gender
  • Candidates might have to fill all information twice for verification Process
  • Enter the Captcha and click enter

Step 2: Form Filling

  • The personal details form will contain questions like Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name , Date of Birth, Gender
  • Enter the details as per the 10th certificate. The name, father’s name and mother’s name should be as per the Government certificates
  • The date of birth should be as the 10th
  • The Basic Details form will have questions like Aadhar Card Number, Category, Religion, Nationality, Disability details (if any) and Certificate Number
  • The Contact Details Form will contain questions like Address, State, Pincode, Mobile Number and Email
  • Click on the submit option and
  • Candidates should upload their photograph and signature
  • The photograph should be more than 20 kb and the signature should be more than 50 kb. 
  • The candidates should complete all mandatory columns to go to complete the registration process
  • The examination Centre and code details will be available in the prospectus. We would strongly advise you select a centre near your location for accessibility
  • The basic details will include details like Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality
  • Staff selection commission allow fees exemption and Age Relaxation for Ex Serviceman, Physically Handicapped Candidates 

Step 3: Post Preference

  • The next column will ask details about preference for posts
  • The details and codes of the post will be available in the exam notification
  • Enter qualification details in the ascending order, Starting from the highest degree
  • The work experience should be entered from recent to last order. Proper experience and reliving letter is mandatory for the work to be considered valid
  • The contact details should be your permanent address and valid contact details

Step 4: SSC Stenographer Application Fee Payment

  • The exam fees can be paid by online and offline mode.
  • Candidates can download the challan, make payment in SBI bank branches and enter the acknowledgement number.
  • Candidates can make online payment through net banking/ debit card/ credit card or BHIM UPI. Candidates can also claim for Fee exemption if they are an Ex Servicemen, Specially Challenged Person, etc.

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.

Check Detailed How to Apply for SSC Stenographer?


Details in Application Form

SSC Stenographer 2020 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
Name Candidate’s name
Father’s Name Candidate’s father’s name
Mother’s Name Candidate’s mother’s name
Date of Birth As on the registration form
Gender Male/female
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

Application Form Correction

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
Block No.-12
CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi,
Phone: +91 11 - 24363343


Frequently Asked Questions

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

Grade Pay

4200 or 4600 (Pay Grade 2)
Initial Pay  5200
Total Pay  14500

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)
Initial Pay  5200
Total Pay  7600

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. 

Speech Writing 

  • Stenographers are primarily relegated to working with senior officers and one of their main tasks is annotating and transcribing any speech given by the respective officer. 
  • Since the appeches are termed as governmental records, it is of primary importance that the Stenographer is very careful about not making any mistake. 

Press Conference 

  • Stenographers are also instructed to be present at all press conferences that is attended by the officer/minister assigned to them. 
  • They are required to annotate and transcribe all details of the conference, including the speeches that are presented. 
  • This aids the government in formulating press releases. 
  • Specific statements or phrases can be used verbatim for future records. 

Assisting the Minister / Officer 

  • Another job description for stenographers is to aid the officer/ minister assigned to them in preparing speeches and other public declarations. 
  • They are in charge of providing vital information that is present in various governmental processes and thus can provide an in-depth insight for the purposes of speech giving. 

Helping in Public Relations

  • Stenographers have to make notes daily. These are generally based on various governement departments and their general proceedings. 
  • This information is required by the public and so stenographers aid Public Relations Officers by obtaining this information. 

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. 

Speech Writing 

  • Stenographers are primarily relegated to working with senior officers and one of their main tasks is annotating and transcribing any speech given by the respective officer. 
  • Since the appeches are termed as governmental records, it is of primary importance that the Stenographer is very careful about not making any mistake. 

Press Conference 

  • Stenographers are also instructed to be present at all press conferences that is attended by the officer/minister assigned to them. 
  • They are required to annotate and transcribe all details of the conference, including the speeches that are presented. 
  • This aids the government in formulating press releases. 
  • Specific statements or phrases can be used verbatim for future records. 

Assisting the Minister / Officer 

  • Another job description for stenographers is to aid the officer/ minister assigned to them in preparing speeches and other public declarations. 
  • They are in charge of providing vital information that is present in various governmental processes and thus can provide an in-depth insight for the purposes of speech giving. 

Helping in Public Relations

  • Stenographers have to make notes daily. These are generally based on various governement departments and their general proceedings. 
  • This information is required by the public and so stenographers aid Public Relations Officers by obtaining this information. 

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 definetly 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.

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