SSC Stenographer Exam is held by Staff Selection Commission every year for recruitment to Grade C and D. SSC Stenographer 2021 will be held in 2 stages – written test and skill test. Hence, candidates will have to prepare for not only the theoretical part but also the SSC Stenographer Skill Test. A well-planned and structured manner of preparation tips will lead you to crack the SSC Stenographer exam at one go.
Along with stenographic skills, a candidate must possess knowledge related to events and happenings in the world, ability to apply reasoning and rationality. Also, a good command over language to get through a written test. Apart from this candidate must be aware of some basic tips to prepare for an examination such as time management, speed, accuracy, etc. Also, Check the upcoming SSC Exam Dates 2021, read the news here.
As mentioned earlier, written test of SSC Stenographer 2021 consists of three parts:
It is very important to prepare and strategize techniques and tricks to solve the questions given in the exam. Candidates must focus on solving maximum number of questions within a short span of time. Here are some simple tricks and tips to prepare for written test of SSC Stenographer 2021 written examination:
General intelligence and reasoning is a section which judges a candidate's ability to apply intelligence and exercise the ability to rationalize by applying reason. It is one of the scoring sections in the written test.
It is very important to practice questions pertaining to this section by attempting mock tests and sample papers to excel and secure good marks. There are some tips that a candidate must keep in mind while attempting the General Intelligence and Reasoning section of the written test.
Some of the important units of this section, from which the aspirants get maximum number of questions, are:
General awareness tries to examine a candidate's knowledge about the environment and the world he/she lives in. Generally, this section of written test is easy to attempt and score but if the candidate is unaware of general surroundings/events/happenings, it will be difficult to score decent marks in this section. Some tips to fetch good marks in this section are:
Some of the important units of General Awareness are:
If the aspirants desire to be a stenographer, then they need to have a good command over the English language since they have to note down everything which will be spoken by the Senior Officer or by the Minister. This is the reason why the English and Comprehension carries the maximum weightage compared to the other sections in the SSC Stenographer exam. As per the past years’ trend, the difficulty level of the questions of this section is moderate to hard.
However, it is one of the easiest sections of SSC Stenographer exam is English Language and Comprehension, provided the candidate has a thorough practice over basic concepts of the language. Candidates must practice mock tests to strengthen this section.
The questions of this section will cover English Grammar, Comprehension and Vocabulary. Go through the following content to know more about the preparation strategy of English comprehension section:
Some of the important sections of English Language and Comprehension are:
SSC Stenographer exam is conducted in 2 Phases – Written examination and Skill Test. The written test comprises three sections consisting of 200 marks.
For general candidates, the time duration to attempt a written test is of 120 minutes, whereas for visually handicapped candidates, an additional 40 minutes are provided.
The details of the CBE (Computer Based Examination) are mentioned below:
|Part||Subject||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Total Duration|
|I||General Intelligence & Reasoning||50||50||2 hours|
|III||English Language and Comprehension||100||100|
|Note: Total time duration is extended to 2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates who are allowed the use of a scribe.|
Books play an important role in the preparation of an entrance exam. But it is important to choose the right books to prepare for SSC Stenographer so that a candidate can qualify the written exam easily. Candidates can refer to the books mentioned in the table below to prepare for SSC Stenographer exam:
|Subjects Name||Name of the book||Author Name|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Quantitative Aptitude||RS Agarwal|
|Quicker Mathematics||M Tyra|
|English Language||English Grammar||Wren and Martin|
|Word Power Made Easy||Norman Lewis|
|Essential English Grammar||Raymond Murphy|
|Objective General English||SP Bakshi|
|Objective General English||Dr. RS Aggarwal & Shri Vikas Aggarwal|
|Logical Reasoning||Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning||RS Agarwal|
|Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning||Kiran Publication|
|Analytical Reasoning||MK Pandey|
|Non-Verbal Reasoning||BS Sijwali & Indu Sijwali|
|General Awareness||Lucent General Knowledge (available both in Hindi and English but English edition gives better coverage)||-|
|Any monthly magazine, such as Pratiyogita Darpan, Wizard or Chronicle||-|
|One newspaper such as Hindu, Times of India, Hindustan times etc||-|
|One yearbook, for reference, Manorama year book Any Budget special magazine||-|
Apart from tips for solving specific parts of the question paper, a candidate must take care of some general tips like managing time, practicing weak sections, revising content in parts, etc. Given below are set of preparation tips for candidates that must be kept in mind before appearing for SSC Stenographer Examination:
SSC Stenographer Sample Papers give a basic idea to the candidate about the type of questions asked in the exam. Solving sample papers improves the time management and problem solving skills of a candidate.
There are many advantages of SSC Stenographer Sample Papers as given below:-
Ques. What should I read for the SSC Stenographer exam?
Ans. If the candidates are planning to appear for the SSC Stenographer exam 2021, then they need to follow the basic basic tips:
Ques. What is the starting salary of a stenographer?
Ans. The SSC Stenographer Salary is different for two grades that is for Grade C and grade D.
|Grade/Post||Pay Scale (INR)||Grade Pay (INR)||Gross Pay (p.m) (INR)|
|SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’||9300-34800||4200 (Pay band 2)||Rs.50,682/-|
|SSC Stenographer Grade ‘D’||5200-20200||2400 (Pay Band 1)||Rs.37,515/|
Ques. Which language is best for an SSC Stenographer?
Ans. To become a Stenographer, the candidates should learn Shorthand (the method of typing fast, compared to the normal writing pace, usually the symbols are used).
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.