SSC Stenographer Exam: How to Apply, Dates and Documents Required

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Apr 13, 2021

SSC Stenographer Exam is conducted by Staff Selection Commission every year to recruit eligible candidates for Grade C and D stenographer from across the country. To apply for the SSC Grade C and D exam, the aspirants should visit the official website of SSC- To know more about the SSC Stenographer Application Process, click here.

  • Though the SSC Stenographer Application Process is online, however, the candidates can complete the SSC Stenographer payment process both online and offline.
  • The online payment of fee can be done by Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card and offline using e-challan.
  • The exam will be conducted in offline mode in two shifts on multiple dates. Check SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern

Candidates must satisfy the SSC Stenographer Eligibility before filling the SSC Stenographer Online Form. The complete information regarding Application Form, Important Dates, How to apply etc. is explained here in this article.

Steno Dates

SSC Stenographer 2021 Application Form Dates

Though the SSC Stenographer exam 2021-22 notification is not yet released, however the tentative dates of the upcoming events can be assumed based on the past years’ trend.

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
Skill Test December
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Also, Check the upcoming SSC Exam Dates 2021, read the news here

Pre Requisites for Application Process 2021

It is very important for all the appearing candidates to be handy with all the requisites while filling the application form. It will help save their time and will help them in filling the form accurately without any delay. Candidates are advised to get the following documents ready before applying for SSC Stenographer exam.

Documents Specifications
Photograph Scanned colour passport size photograph
Image Dimension - 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height)
Size –20 KB to 50 KB
JPEG Format
Signature Scanned signature
Image Dimension - 4.0 cm (width) x 3.0 cm (height).
Size- 10 to 20 KB
JPEG Format
Note: Applications with blurred signature will be rejected.
Mobile Number (Requires OTP Verification)
Email ID (Requires OTP Verification)
Aadhaar Card There will be a requirement for the original document at a later stage
Other Required Documents Voter ID Card, PAN, Passport, Driving License, School / College ID and Employer ID.
Certificates 10th, 12thand other qualification documents

How to Apply for SSC Stenographer 2021?

The application procedure of SSC Stenographer comprise of three stages:

  1. New Registration
  2. Form Filling
  3. Post Preference

Step 1- Registration Process

This is the first step to apply for SSC Stenographer 2021. Candidates are needed to fill the registration part which is available on the official website i.e.

New Registration

On clicking the “Registration” button a window appears with the registration form.

  • Candidates can register in the Staff Selection Commission website,
  • 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
  • Page will contain details like Name, Father’s Name, Secondary Board Exam Roll Number, Date of Birth and Gender
  • Candidates might have to fill in all information twice for verification process
  • Enter the Captcha and click enter

Form Filling

  • Personal details form will contain questions like Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Date of Birth, Gender
  • Enter the details as per the 10thcertificate. 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
  • Basic details form will have questions like Aadhar Card Number, Category, Religion, Nationality, Disability details (if any) and Certificate Number
  • Contact Details Form will contain questions like Address, State, Pincode, Mobile Number and Email
  • Click on the submit option
  • Candidates should upload their photograph and signature
  • Photograph should be more than 20 KB and the signature should be more than 50 KB
  • Candidates should complete all mandatory colums to go and complete the registration process
  • Examination centre and code details will be available in the prospectus. We would strongly advise you to select a centre near your location for accessibility
  • Basic details will include details like Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Date of Birth, Gender and Nationality
  • Staff selection commission allow fees exemption and age relaxation for Ex-Servicemen, Physically Handicapped Candidates

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
  • Work experience should be entered from recent to last order. Proper experience and the reliving letter is mandatory for the work to be considered valid
  • Contact details should be your permanent address and valid contact details
Application Details

SSC Stenographer 2021 Application Form Details

Candidates are required to fill certain details in the SSC Stenographer Registration form such as educational qualifications, contact details, preferred exam center, post, etc. It is important to note that application with blurred photograph/ signature will be rejected. Requests for any change in the application form after the final submission will not be entertained under any circumstances.

Find complete details of the SSC Stenographer application form below. Candidates are advised to go through it thoroughly and fill the form carefully.

Information Asked Filling Criteria
Name of the Examination Centre Enter the name of the SSC Stenographer Exam Centre of your choice
Centre Codes Enter the code of the chosen
Regional Centre Mention the regional center to which the SSC Stenographer exam center belongs to
Code for seeking Age Relaxation Mention code to avail the age relaxation as per your category
Preference for Posts Choose C for Grade C Stenographer
Choose D for Grade D Stenographer
Cerebral Palsy Fill 1 if you suffer from Cerebral
Fill 2 if you don’t suffer from Cerebral Palsy
Scribe Requirement (for VH or Cerebral palsy suffering Candidates) Mention if you require scribe and medium of examination
Medium of Examination Choose any one between English or Hindi
Educational Qualification Code Enter the qualification as per the SSC Stenographer Eligibility
Address of Communication Complete correspondence address with name in capital letters and pin code
Permanent Address Complete permanent address with name in capital letters and pin code
Photograph Upload clear image as per the specifications mentioned above
Signature Upload clear image as per the specifications mentioned above

Educational Qualification Code

The candidates are required to mention their educational qualifications in the SSC Online form. The candidates must check that the educational qualification provided by them in the application form is according to the SSC Stenographer Eligibility. The qualifications and their codes are tabulated below:

Educational Qualification Code
Intermediate/Higher Secondary/12th Standard 02
Certificate 03
Diploma 04
BA 05
BA (Hons.) 06
B. Com. 07
B.Com. (Hons.) 08
B.Sc. 09
B.Sc. (Hons.) 10
B. Ed. 11
LLB 12
BE 13
B. Tech 14
AMIE (Part A & Part B) 15
B.Sc. (Engg.) 16
BCA 17
BBA 18
Graduation issued by Defence (Indian Army, Air Force, Navy) 19
B. Lib. 20
B. Pharm. 21
CA 23
PG Diploma 24
MA 25
M.Com. 26
M. Sc. 27
M.Ed. 28
LLM 29
ME 30
M. Tech. 31
M. Sc. (Engg.) 32
MCA 33
MBA 34
Others 35
Retrieve Password

How to Retrieve Registration Number/Password?

In case, a candidate forgets his or her Registration Number or Password, then he or she can retrieve it by following the steps given below:-

  1. A candidate may retrieve his/her Registration number and Password by clicking on “Apply” button provided on this link
  2. On clicking the “Apply” button candidate will be directed to a new window where he/she can retrieve the registration number and password.
  3. In the “Apply Part” there is “Forget Registration or Password” button provided, this button directs to another window “Forget Registration or Password” where the candidate can retrieve his/ her registration/ password by filling few details.
  4. In “Forget Registration or Password” window, a candidate needs to fill the information given below:
    1. Date of Birth
    2. Name of the candidate
    3. Father’s Name
    4. Captcha
  5. After filling this information candidate has to click on “Submit” button to retrieve the Registration number or Password.

In case, if the candidate wants to change his/ her password it is possible to do it by following the steps mention below:

  1. To change the password candidate needs to visit the website of SSC by clicking on this link
  2. It will open a new window where a candidate has to click on “Apply” button.
  3. On clicking the “Apply” button candidate will be directed to a page with three parts:
    1. Registration part
    2. Instruction to Candidate part
    3. Apply part

A candidate has to go on “Apply part” and click on “Change Password” button.

  1. It will open a new page “Change Password” where it is required to fill the following details:
    1. Date of Birth
    2. Registration Number
    3. Old Password
    4. New Password
    5. Confirm Password
    6. Captcha and
  2. Click on “Submit” button to get the new password.
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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.