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SSC Stenographer 2021 Application Form Grade C & D, Registration Dates, Fees and Process

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Apr 13, 2021

The staff selection commission (SSC) 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.

The desired candidates should have knowledge of stenography either in English or in Hindi. The aspirants will be shortlisted after a computer based exam, which will be followed by a skill test in stenography.

To know more about the SSC Stenographer exam 2021, click here.

  • The application process involves online registration, uploading scanned documents, filling up the application form and paying registration fees.
  • The registration fee 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 an SSC Stenographer Admit card before 15 days of the exam (tentatively).
Steno Highlights

SSC Stenographer Application 2021 Highlights

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
Application Mode Online
Fee Payment Mode Offline and Online
Application Fees INR 100
Application Form Website ssc.nic.in
Steno Dates

SSC Stenographer 2021 Registration Dates

SSC Stenographer exam Paper 1 for 2020 will be commenced from 29 March 2021 to 31 March 2021. On the other hand, the SSC Stenographer notification for 2021-22 is not yet released. Based on the past trend, the tentative dates of SSC Stenographer 2021-22 is highlighted:

Activities Tentative Dates
Beginning of online application form submission 3rd week of September 2021
Last date for the receipt of application 3rd week of October 2021
Last date to pay the application fee 3rd week of October 2021
Final date for the generation of challan 3rd week of October 2021
Last date for the application fee payment offline via bank challan 4th week of October 2021
Date of computer-based examination 1st and 2nd week of May 2022
Declaration of result To be notified later

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Steno Eligibility

SSC Stenographer 2021 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, 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

  • 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, 2021.
  • They must possess stenography skills as a skill test will be held before final allotment.

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Steno Registration

Pre-requisites for SSC Steno 2021 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.

Steno Applications

How to Fill SSC Stenographer 2021 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 on 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 the 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

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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. Check the following table:
Document Dimension ( X ) Size Format
Photograph 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm 20 – 50 KBs jpg
Signature 4.0 cm X 3 cm 10 – 20 KBs jpg
  • 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 the 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 relieving 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.
Category Application Fee
General/ OBC/ EWS candidates INR 100
SC/ ST/ PwD/ Ex-servicemen and Female candidates No Application Fee

You can preview the file before final submission of the application form.

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Details in 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:

Examination Centre & code The details will be given in the notification and can be selected as per convenience
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

Steno FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

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 &ndash 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 are 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 government 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 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.

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Comments


3 Comments
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arushi thankur
When is SSC Stenographer admit card released?
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kavita rani

Hi Arushi. The SSC Stenographer admit card for the candidates who have successfully applied is released by the Commission at least 2-3 weeks before the exam. Detailed process to download the process the admit card is mentioned here.
 

A
ananya pandey
how to fill ssc stenographer form online?
K
kavita rani

Hi Ananya. Refer to the official website and click on 'Apply' link in 'Stenographer Grade 'C' & 'D' Examination’ section under the latest notifications tab.
More details are mentioned here.
 

T
tulu bhuyan
Can I Apply Offline
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common admission test

Hii Tulu. No, you can apply for the exam in online mode only at the official website – ssc.nic.in. for more details Click Here