Staff Selection Commission conducts recruitment examination for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ every year. To apply for the exam successfully, a candidate must know the eligibility criteria of SSC Stenographer in detail.
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. It can be expected that the SSC Stenographer 2021 will be held on 29 to 31 March 2020.
8 October 2020: For the fourth time, SSC Stenographer 2019-20 exam dates had revised.
The minimum educational qualification required to appear in SSC Stenographer recruitment examination is 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized Board or University.
All the degrees provided including technical education degree/diploma awarded through Open and Distance Learning mode of education by the Universities recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government. It must be checked that they have been approved by the Distance Education Bureau, University Grants Commission.
All the candidates will be required to produce the relevant Certificates such as Mark sheets, Provisional Certificates of Intermediate/Higher Secondary/ Senior Secondary in the original.
According to the SSC Stenographer eligibility criteria, the age limit for the candidates is given below. However, relaxation is given to candidates from OBC and SC/ST category
Permissible relaxations of Upper age limit for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) categories are as under:-
|PwD (Unreserved)||10 years|
|PwD (OBC)||13 years|
|PwD (SC / ST)||15 years|
|Ex – Servicemen (ESM)||03 years after conduction of military service from the closing date of the application|
|Candidates who attained domicile in J&K from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989.||05 years|
|Defence Personnel that suffered from a disability due to hostilities with a foreign nation or in a disturbed area and were relieved of their duties as a consequence||03 years|
|Defense Personnel that suffered from a disability due to hostilities with a foreign nation or in a disturbed area and were relieved of their duties as a consequence (SC / ST)||08 years|
Permissible relaxations of Upper age limit for Group ‘C’ Posts Only are as under:-
|Category (Other Backward Classes)||Age Relaxation|
Central Govt. Civilian Employees:
Individuals who have served for 3 years or longer for a continuous and regular period as on the last day of online applications
|Up to 40 years of age|
Central Govt. Civilian Employees:
Individuals who have served for 3 years or longer for a continuous and regular period as on the last day of online applications (SC / ST)
|Up to 45 years of age|
|Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried||
Up to 35 years of age
|Widows / Divorced Women / Women Judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC / ST)||Up to 40 years of age|
|Service Clerks in their last year of service in the Armed Forces||Up to 45 years of age|
|Service Clerks in the last year of service in the Armed Forces (SC / ST)||Up to 50 years of age|
|Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India||3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment and weight age of past service + 3 years|
Practice Previous Years Papers of SSC Stenographer during your preparation
All the aspiring candidates must meet the eligibility criteria for their Nationality as well. Here are the criteria that must be met by the candidates:
A candidate must be a citizen of any of the countries/ must satisfy the citizenship of the below-mentioned countries:
The government of India will issue a certificate of eligibility in favor of those candidates who belongs to categories 2, 3, 4 and 5 above.
Eligibility criteria for ex-servicemen who will be competing in SSC Stenographer 2020 are explained below:
Candidates who are serving as a Service Clerk in the last year of their service in the Armed Forces, and are due for release during the period 01-09-2019 to 31.08.2020 are eligible for age relaxation. Such candidates will be eligible to compete only for vacancies in Armed Forces Headquarters and Inter-Service Organisation.
No relaxation in age limit will be provided to sons, daughters, and dependents of ex-servicemen.
Reservation for SC / ST / OBC / Ex-Serviceman/ PH i.e. (Persons with Disability (PWD)/ etc. categories is available as per Government of India norms.
The posts of Stenographers Gr. “C” have been identified suitable for:
Vacancies be uploaded on the website of the Commission once it is finalized by the concerned authorities.
Ques. What is the easiest type of shorthand that one can learn?
Ans. Gregg is the most commonly used type of shorthand and it is the format that most people identify as shorthand. This method is generally quite hard to learn and it takes a lot of skill to understand it. Other than that, candidates can also attempt to learn Pitman 2000 if they don’t have a lot of time.
It is suggested that instead of just increasing the speed in the beginning, an individual should attempt to properly learn the method accurately. The speed can be added in the later stages as well.
Ques. How can I get to know my SSC Stenographer 2020 roll number?
Ans. Candidates are advised to visit the official website of the SSC Stenographer 2019 exam (i.e. ssc.nic.in) or (ssconline.nic.in).
Ques. I have lost my SSC 2020 Admit Card/Hall Ticket, how can I recover it?
Ans. Check the words on the official webpage very clearly. There will be a section titled “Forgot Password”, “Recover your account”, “Lost password”. “Forgot Reoll Number”, “Redownload your admit card”. and “Duplicate admit card”. If you have found the appropriate linkm it will guide you further and let you know what steps you need to follow.
Ques. Can I register for SSC Stenographer 2020 twice?
Ans. A candidate should not register twice for SSC because it would be against the mandated regulations and thus would fall under fraudulent activity. This can force the board to take extra measures in restoring justice and they are allowed to take action against the candidate.
Ques. What are good department preferences in SSC Stenography?
Ans. Some of the good options are as follows
Ques. What are some tips for SSC Stenography Test?
Ans. Here are some good tips given by candidates who have previously qualified SSC Stenography Skill Test:
Ques. Are SSC jobs a good option for IIT graduates?
Ans. There are advantages and disadvantages in every field and sector. Some of the added benefits of procuring a postion through the SSC examination is as follows:
Practice Sectional Tests as much as possible during SSC Stenographer preparation time
Ques. Is court stenography different than SSC Stenography?
Ans. If an individual wants to opt for the position of Court Stenographer then he/she should be well versed with legal terminologies and with courtroom procedures. There is generally very little room for error that is given. For e.g. the Delhi High Court only considers applicants on the basis of 3% mistakes only.
In comparison, SSC has raised their level to 7% mistakes for general and 10% for SC / ST and OBC Categories.
Ques. Can I learn English Stenography at home for SSC Stenographer exam?
Ans. This can differ from individual to individual. Individuals who are not able to take external coaching and have to learn at home need not fret. It is possible to learn it at home, with enough hard work and dilligence, anything is possible. There are multiple books and tools that can be utilized to thoroughly prepare at home. Check SSC Stenographer 2020 Preparation Tips
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.