SSC Stenographer Examination is conducted by SSC every year to recruit eligible candidates for Grade C and D stenographer from across the country. To apply for SSC Grade C and D exam, the aspirants should visit the official website of SSC.
22 October 2020: On 4 November 2020, the SSC Stenographer 2020-21 application form fill-up process will be closed.
|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|
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 examination.
|Photograph||Scanned colour passport size photograph|
|Image Dimension - 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height)|
|Size – 20 KB to 50 KB|
|Image Dimension - 4.0 cm (width) x 3.0 cm (height).|
|Size- 10 to 20 KB|
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, 12th and other qualification documents|
The application procedure of SSC Stenographer comprise of three stages:
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. ssconline.nic.in.
On clicking the “Registration” button a window appears with the registration form.
Practice Previous Years Papers of SSC Stenographer during your preparation
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.
|Column No.||Information Asked||Filling Criteria|
|1||Name of the Examination Centre||Enter the name of the SSC Stenographer Exam Centre of your choice|
|2||Centre Codes||Enter the code of the chosen SSC Stenographer Exam Center|
|3||Regional Centre||Mention the regional center to which the SSC Stenographer exam center belongs to|
|13.||Code for seeking Age Relaxation||Mention code to avail the age relaxation as per your category|
|15||Preference for Posts||Choose C for Grade C Stenographer|
|Choose D for Grade D Stenographer|
|16||Cerebral Palsy||Fill 1 if you suffer from Cerebral|
|Fill 2 if you don’t suffer from Cerebral Palsy|
|17||Scribe Requirement (for VH or Cerebral palsy suffering Candidates)||Mention if you require scribe and medium of examination|
|18||Medium of Examination||Choose any one between English or Hindi|
|19||Educational Qualification Code||Enter the qualification as per the SSC Stenographer Eligibility|
|20||Address of Communication||Complete correspondence address with name in capital letters and pin code|
|21||Permanent Address||Complete permanent address with name in capital letters and pin code|
|22||Photograph||Upload clear image as per the specifications mentioned above|
|23||Signature||Upload clear image as per the specifications mentioned above|
Practice Sectional Tests as much as possible during SSC Stenographer preparation time
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:
|Intermediate/Higher Secondary/12th Standard||02|
|AMIE (Part A & Part B)||15|
|Graduation issued by Defence (Indian Army, Air Force, Navy)||19|
|M. Sc. (Engg.)||32|
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:-
A candidate has to go on “Apply part” and click on “Change Password” button.
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 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 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.