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SSC Stenographer Subject Wise Syllabus 2020, Exam Pattern, Books and Tips

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Oct 21, 2020

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Staff Selection Commission releases the syllabus of Stenographer examination on its official website. It is a computer based test, conducted every year for recruiting Grade C and D stenographers in government departments.

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  • There are three sections in SSC Stenographer question paper. Candidates have to answer questions from all the three sections: general awareness, reasoning and English language
  • The exam has two phases: Written Test and Skill Test. Candidates who perform well in written test are called for SSC Stenographer Skill Test 
  • Selected candidates are recruited for Stenographer Grade “C” and “D” posts.
  • The question paper consists of 200 questions for 200 marks to be done in 2 hours. 
  • 50 questions are asked from general intelligence and reasoning. Check SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern
  • 50 questions are asked from general awareness.
  • 100 questions are asked from English language and comprehension. 
  • There is negative marking in SSC Stenographer examination. 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

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SSC Stenographer 2020 Subject-wise syllabus

Syllabus for SSC Stenographer 2020 consists of various topics from General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness and English language & Comprehension. Candidates interested in appearing the examination must know all the topics that are included under each subject. If you study all the topics mentioned under each subject, you will surely be able to score high marks in the examination. The subject-wise syllabus is listed below: 


SSC Stenographer Syllabus for General Intelligence & Reasoning

The first subject of SSC Stenographer examination is general intelligence & reasoning. 50 questions are asked about this subject. Both verbal and non-verbal types of questions are asked from general intelligence & reasoning. The objective of this section is to test the ability of candidates to deal with symbols, abstract ideas, arithmetical computation, and other various analytical functions.

The topics that are included by SSC under General Intelligence & Reasoning are as follows:

  • Blood Relations
  • Cubes and Dice
  • Decision making
  • Embedded figures
  • RBling-DeRBling
  • Alphabet series
  • Number series
  • Non-verbal series
  • Number ranking
  • Clocks and calendars
  • Mirror images
  • Arithmetic reasoning
  • Directions
  • Analogy

These are the topics that candidates must be well acquainted with, in order to score high marks in general intelligence & reasoning. Regular practice will help candidates answer questions accurately from this section. Solving mock tests and previous year question papers will improve the performance of candidates. There are some books that are recommended for candidates so that they can score high marks in general intelligence & reasoning. They are listed below:

  • Verbal & Non-verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
  • Verbal & Non-verbal Reasoning by Kiran Publication
  • Non-verbal Reasoning by BS Sijwali and Indu Sijwali

Candidates must collect these recommended books to prepare for general intelligence & reasoning.


SSC Stenographer Syllabus for General Awareness

The next subject of SSC Stenographer examination is general awareness. 50 questions are asked from this subject. The objective of this section is to test the general awareness of candidates about the environment around them. Questions from this section are designed to test the knowledge of candidates about current events.

The topics included by SSC under General Awareness are as follows:

  • India and its neighboring countries
  • Current events- National and International
  • Geography of India
  • Culture and Heritage of India
  • History of India
  • Indian Constitution
  • Social events related to India
  • General Politics
  • Science and Technology
  • Sports
  • Economic scenario of India

These are the topics that candidates need to study for scoring good marks in the general awareness section. The books and study materials that are recommended for candidates so that they score high marks in general awareness are listed below:

  • Lucent General Knowledge
  • Monthly magazines such as Wizard, Chronicle or Pratiyogita Darpan
  • Newspapers such as Times of India, Hindustan Times, Hindu, etc.
  • Manorama Year Book or any other budget special magazine

Candidates can score well in general awareness if they study the recommended newspapers, magazines and books.

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SSC Stenographer Syllabus for English Language & Comprehension

The next subject of SSC Stenographer examination is English Language & Comprehension. 100 questions are asked from this subject. The objective of this section is to test the understanding of candidates of the English language that includes grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, antonyms, synonyms, writing ability and correct usage of the language.

The topics that are included by SSC under English Language & Comprehension are as follows:

  • Comprehension Passage
  • Synonyms & Anonyms
  • Active & Passive Voice
  • Homonyms
  • Direct & Indirect Speech
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Spellings
  • Parts of speech
  • Vocabulary
  • Detection of miss-spelt words

These are the topics that candidates must study and practice for scoring well in English language & comprehension. The books that are recommended for candidates so that they can score well in English Language & Comprehension are listed below:

  • English Grammar by Wren & Martin
  • Essential English Grammar by Raymond Murphy
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • Objective General English by Dr. RS Aggarwal & Shri Vikas Aggarwal
  • Objective General English by SP Bakshi

These books will help candidates prepare well for English language & comprehension. Candidates can score well in SSC Stenographer examination with the right amount of preparation. Candidates should solve mock tests and previous year question papers, along with studying the recommended books. They should make a time-table and devote time to all the three subjects. Regular practice will help candidates perform better on the day of the examination.

Practice Current Affairs as much as possible before SSC Stenographer 2020 exam


SSC Stenographer 2020 Exam Pattern

The question paper of SSC Stenographer 2020 examination will be of 200 marks. The exam pattern can be understood from the following table:

Mode of examination Online (Computer-based test)
Type of questions Multiple-choice Objective type questions
Number of sections 3
Total Marks 200
Number of Questions 200
Time Duration 2 hours 
Negative Marking Yes. 0.25 marks is deducted for every wrong answer

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The total 200 marks of the question paper are divided between General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness and English Language & Comprehension. 1 mark will be awarded to candidates for every right answer. The division of subject-wise marks can be understood from the following table:

Subject Question Marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50
General Awareness 50 50
English Language & Comprehension 100 100

Candidates qualifying the written test will be called for SSC Stenographer Skill Test for final selection. In the skill test, a ten minutes dictation will have to be typed on the computer with a speed of 100 words per minute for Grade C candidates and 80 words per minute for Grade D candidates. SSC Stenographer final result will be released after this test result only.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

Comments


4 Comments
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shubham sharma
Which is the best book to study SSC stenographer?
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kavita rani

Hi Shubham. Some of the books that can be referred include Quicker Mathematics by M Tyra, English Language by Wren and Martin, among others. You can refer here to know other recommended books.
 

A
arushi thankur
What is the level of competition in the SSC stenography? Is it increasing rapidly?
K
kavita rani

Hi Arushi. There is no second opinion to the fact that competition in is going towards next level but in case it stay focused and study hard, you can get a good score in the SSC stenography. Candidate must stay focused on doing maximum number of questions within shorten period of time. For more information refer here.

 

V
vishal sharma
How can I score a 160+ in the SSC stenographer exam?
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kavita rani

Hi Vishal. Getting a score of more than 160 in SSC stenographer exam is nothing impossible. You can easily get the desired score in case you are 100% focused on your exam and do the written exam well. The SSC stenographer exam takes place in 2 stages, online test and another is the Skill Test. Important preparations tips, important books, sample papers, etc. can be referred here. 
 

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mvnarasimhulu
Thankyou sir