SSC Stenographer 2021 Reservation Wise Vacancies

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Apr 15, 2021

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SSC will release the tentative vacancies available for the post of Stenographers Grade C and D. For the last two years, there has been a significantly visible dip in the number of vacancies present. 

SSC Stenographer is a national level exam conducted by Staff Selection Commission. It is held for recruiting eligible applicants to the Grade C and Grade D stenographer posts available across different ministries and departments of the Government of India. 

Qualified candidates will have to sit for an SSC Stenographer Skill Test.

SSC Stenographers 2021 Exam Dates

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
Skill Test December

Also, Check the upcoming SSC Exam Dates 2021, read the news here

SSC Stenographers 2021 Selection Process

Candidates are selected in SSC Stenographers 2021 on the basis of two-stage selection process. The first stage is the written test whereas second stage is a skill test for testing the technical proficiency of candidates. Both the stages are discussed below

Written Test

SSC Stenographer 2019 exam is held in both English and Hindi languages. As per the exam pattern prescribed by the commission, the question paper comprises 3 sections viz. General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and English Language and Comprehension. Read SSC Stenographer Syllabus

The duration of SSC Stenographer 2019 exam is 2 hours (2 hours 40 minutes for PwD category students). The paper consists of 200 questions each carrying 1 mark. Negative marking (- 0.25 mark for every wrong answer) is also applicable. 

Section Number of questions Maximum marks Duration
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50 120 minutes (extra 40 minutes for PwD category)
General Awareness 50 50
English Language and Comprehension 100 100

SSC Stenographers 2021 Skill Test

Candidates who qualify the written examination will be shortlisted for the skill test. For this test, applicants have to listen to the dictation given to them for 10 minutes in English/ Hindi carefully. They will be required to type the same on a computer at a speed of 100 w.p.m. to be recruited for the post of a Grade C Stenographer while the speed should be 80 w.p.m for Grade D post.

The skill test for SSC Stenographer 2021 will be held tentatively in April or May 2020 at Regional, Sub- Regional Offices or other centers as decided by the Commission. The transcription will be evaluated electronically post submission.

SSC Stenographers 2021 Eligibility

All the aspirants must go through SSC Stenographers 2021 Eligibility Criteria before applying. Candidates should check out the guidelines related to nationality, age limit, academic discipline and other criteria mentioned below.


Aspirants belonging to any of the following nationalities can apply for the SSC Stenographer exam:

  • Indian citizen
  • Resident of Bhutan
  • Resident of Nepal
  • A Tibetan refugee, who have migrated with the intention of staying in India permanently
  • People of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and East African countries intending to settle in India permanently

Academic Qualification

  • Aspirants must have cleared class 12 or any equivalent qualification from a recognized board or university to fulfill the minimum qualification criteria required for appearing for SSC Stenographer exam. 
  • Technical education degree/ diploma obtained through Open and Distance Learning mode can also apply for the entrance test provided it is approved by the UGC

Age Limit

  • Age of the applicant must range from anywhere between 18 to 27 years for Grade D and 18 to 30 years for Grade C.
  • Upper age limit for the post of Stenographer Grade C and D can be relaxed for candidates belonging to various reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC/PH), Ex-Servicemen, Central Government Employees and J&K domiciled candidates.
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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.