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SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2021, Exam Pattern, Books and Tips

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Apr 15, 2021

Staff Stenographer syllabus is released by the Staff Selection Commission along with the SSC Stenographer exam notification on its official website. The SSC Stenographer Syllabus is based on the SSC Stenographer exam pattern. Before the candidates appear for the SSC Stenographer exam, they should have a clear idea about the SSC Stenographer syllabus on the important topics of grade C and D, so that the aspirants can start their preparation accordingly.

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  • There are three sections in the 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.
SSC Steno Syllabus

SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for SSC Stenographer exam 2021 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 the SSC Stenographer exam 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.

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 & Antonyms
  • 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.

SSC Steno Tier II

SSC Stenographer Syllabus for Skill Test: Tier II

Only the qualified candidates of SSC Stenographer CBT test will be capable to appear for the Shorthand Skill Test. The aspirants will be provided a passage of 800 words and 1000 words for Grade D and Grade C respectively. Go through the following content to know more about the important topics of SSC Stenographer Skill Test:

  • The speech was given in the Parliament
  • Budget Speech
  • Employment/Unemployment in India
  • Topics on Science and Technology
  • Topics are given in the Editorial Columns of Newspapers
  • President’s Speech
  • Railway Speech
  • Topics of National interest
  • Topics on Natural Calamities
SSC Steno Exam Pattern

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2021

The question paper of SSC Stenographer exam 2021 will be 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

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 for 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.

SSC Steno FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques. How many stages are there in the SSC Stenographer exam?

Ans, There are two stages in SSC Stenographer exam process.

Ques. Is there any negative marking in SSC Stenographer exam?

Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking of -0.25 marks assigned to the incorrect answer.

Ques. How many sections are there in the SSC Stenographer CBT test?

Ans. There are three sections in SSC Stenographer Prelims.

Ques. How many questions are there in the SSC Stenographer CBT exam?

Ans. There are 200 questions in the SSC Stenographer CBT exam.

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Comments


51 Comments
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aditya
My age is 25 undergraduate 1996 born 16th March am I eligible to apply for ssc stenographer exam 2022 if it's possible how should I apply can anyone guide me
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diya suresh

Yes you are eligible to apply for both Grade C and Grade D posts under SSC Stenographer as general category candidate. There will relaxation in age for different reserved category as well. There are other criterias of eligibility as well that needs to be satisfied. Those eligible needs to apply in online mode at the official website whenever the application process commences. 

Registration will tentatively commence from 3rd week of October 2021. Find more details at SSC Stenographer 2021 application process.

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riyaz
I have started preparing for government exams. Should I take coaching online or self-preparation would be best?
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jaya garg

Hi Riyaz. See it depends upon you. In case you are dedicated and study harder, you can get a good score while preparing from home as well. Candidates must do Daily Quizzes, solving them help ace your preparations for government exams.
Further details about the government exams are mentioned here.
 

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sandesh kumar
Which is the best coaching centre for SSC CGL in Coimbatore and why?
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ananya pandey
what is the syllabus of ssc stenographer?
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jaya garg

Hi Ananya. The SSC Stenographer syllabus is segmented into three subjects General Intelligence & Reasoning, English Language & Comprehension and General Knowledge. Further details about the latest and updated syllabus is mentioned here.
 

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hardik jitendra pala
i prepar STENOGRAPHER GRADE C & D EXAM but this syllabus i proper not understand so HELP ME ?
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swati srivastava

Hi Hardik, Greetings. SSC Stenographer is organized by the Staff Selection Commission. The syllabus includes english, general awareness and intelligence. For more details visit: SSC STENOGRAPHER

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puja sao
Is it possible to prepare for both the SSC CGL and SSC CHSL simultaneously? What should be the strategy?
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jaya garg

Hi Puja. Yes, you can prepare for the exam. But you need to work hard with smart work and consistency. The difference between on SSC CGL and SSC CHSL exams are the level of questions and the tiers. In the CGL, there are four tiers, from tier 1 to tier 4 ( if we see all kind of vacancy ) while in the SSC CHSL exam, you have to clear two tiers, from tier 1 to tier 2.

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divakar sharma
Which topics should we study line by line in the English grammar for the SSC CGL exam? I am weak in English.
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jaya garg

Hi Divakar. Fill in the Blanks, Idioms & Phrases, Jumbled sentences (ordering), One-word substitution, Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words, etc. are some of the important topics that must be covered while preparing for the SSC CGL exam. More details are mentioned here.
 

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bhagyashri kene
Being a very dull student of mathematics, how can I prepare for the SSC CGL from while working (2-3 hours of preparation per day)?
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jaya garg

Hi Bhagyashri. 2 hours every day study is sufficient to work on your maths part, in case you work harder. Some of the books that help you prepare for your exam include Elementary & Advanced Mathematics by Kiran Prakashan, Advance Maths for General Competitions by Rakesh Yadav/ KD Publications. Check out other details here.
 

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prahasti
What is the SSC exam pattern?
J
jaya garg

Hi Prahasti. If we talk about the SSC CGL exam, the questions in tier 1 in will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type. Questions will be set in Hindi and English in Parts-I, II and III of Paper-I. As per the SSC Exam Pattern, there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. You can check more details here.
 

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riyaz
What book is good for SSC preparations?
J
jaya garg

Hi Riyaz. Some of the books that can be referred include Objective General English by SP Bakshi, Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey, Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal, etc. 
 

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rashmi

What posts should I look for after SSC CGL?

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jaya garg

Hi Rashmi. The best posts to get recruited post clearing the SSC CGL exam include Income Tax Inspector, Assistant Section Officer, Central Excise Inspector, Assistant Audit Officer, etc.

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puja sao
What should be my strategy for stenographer grade C and D Tier 1 exam which is going to be held in May?
J
jaya garg

Hi Puja. SSC Stenographer Exam is taken by Staff Selection Commission each year for appointing officers for to Grade C and D. Knowing the latest exam pattern and adhering to a fixed time table helps a lot in cracking any of the competitive exam like this. Detailed preparation tips and strategies are presented here.
 

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puja sao
What is the SSC examination about? What are the career options after clearing it? Are IAS and SSC courses the same?
J
jaya garg

Hi Puja. SSC is an examination taken to recruit staff to various posts in ministries, departments and organisations of the Government of India. While UPSC is a Constitutional body mandated to recruit the candidates for the Civil Services and Civil Posts. Clearing the exam is not an easy task, especially when candidates target both banking and SSC exams. But the ones who cleared this exam, can explore unlimited career options ahead.

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bhagyashri kene
What is the DDA stenographer grade D syllabus and exam pattern?
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jaya garg

HI Bhagyashri. There are three sections including General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, and English Language & Comprehension that you need to prepare for the exam. You can refer here to stay updated about the latest DDA stenographer grade D syllabus and exam pattern.

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pradeepraje
Which exam comes in ssc coaching?
J
jaya garg

HI Pradeepraj. You can prepare for SSC GD, SSC CPO, SSC MTS, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, etc. while taking SSC coaching.

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nandini
Hi mem meri english parfect nahi hai or maths bhi achchi nahi hai to kya mai steno ke liye Court mai apply nahi kar sakti
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kashish tomar
What are the direct recruitment examinations which are conducted by the SSC (Staff Selection Commission) every year?
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jaya garg

Hi Kashish. SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination (SSC CGL), SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam (SSC CHSL), Junior Engineer, SSC GD Constable, etc. are some of the exams that are conducted each year to select the most eligible candidates for different posts.

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koyena biswas
What are the best books for practicing for the CPO (Mains) exam?
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jaya garg

Hi Koyena. Manorama Yearbook by Mammen Mathew, Lucent's General Knowledge by Lucent Publication, are some of the good books. For more details related to best books, refer here.
 

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jaya garg

Hi Koyena. You need to spend at least 4-5 months preparing for the exam so that you can stay informed about the latest exam syllabus and kinds of questions asked. To know more detailed preparation strategy, refer here.
 

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kashish tomar
How do I prepare for the SSC CGL maths exam for the post of CGL inspector, as someone from a non-maths background?
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jaya garg

Hi Kashish. Books play an important role while preparing for the exam. Some of the books that help prepare for the maths part include Elementary & Advanced Mathematics by Kiran Prakashan, Advance Maths for General Competitions by Rakesh Yadav/ KD Publications. For more details, refer here.
 

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pradeepraje
How do I prepare for the SSC stenographer within 1 month? What is the best book for its preparation?
J
jaya garg

It is important to prepare and strategize techniques and tricks that help you prepare for the exam, especially when you have very less time. For detailed preparation tips and books, refer here.