SSC Stenographer Exam is held by Staff Selection Commission every year for recruitment to Grade C and D. SSC Stenographer 2020 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.
Along with stenographical 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 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.
SSC Stenographer examination is conducted in 2 Phases – Written examination and Skill test. Written test comprises of three sections consisting of 200 marks.
For general candidates, the time duration to attempt written test is of 120 minutes, whereas for visually handicapped candidates, additional 40 minutes are provided.
The details of the CBE (Computer Based Examination) are mentioned below:
|Date of Exam||Part||Subject||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Total Duration|
|May 5 –7, 2020||I||General Intelligence & Reasoning||50||50||
|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.
SSC Stenographer written exam syllabus includes General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and English Language and Comprehension.
Syllabus for all three sections has been elaborated in the table given below:
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||Analogies|
|Similarities and differences|
|Verbal and Figure Classification|
|Arithmetical Number Series|
|Non-Verbal Series etc.|
|General Awareness||India and its neighboring countries|
|History, Geography, Culture and Economics|
|English Language and Comprehension||Active and passive voice|
|Synonyms and antonyms|
|Fill in the blanks|
|Direct and Indirect Conversion|
|Miss spelt words detection|
As mentioned earlier, written test of SSC Stenographer 2020 consists of three parts:
It is very important to prepare and strategize techniques and tricks to solve the questions given in exam. Candidate 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 2018 written examination:
General intelligence and reasoning is a section which judges candidate’s ability to apply intelligence and exercise the ability to rationalize by applying reason. It is one of the scoring sections in 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 General Intelligence and Reasoning section of written test.
General awareness tries to examine 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:
One of the easiest section of SSC Stenographer is English Language and Comprehension, provided candidate has a thorough practice and command over basic concepts of the language. Candidate must practice mock tests to strengthen this section. Here are some topics to be prepared under this section:
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 Reasonin||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 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 improve the time management and problem solving skills of a candidate.
There are many advantages of SSC Stenographer Sample Papers as given below:-
Candidates can download SSC Stenographer Sample Papers from the links provided in the table below:-
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.