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SSC Stenographer Exam Syllabus


Computer Based Exam Pattern for SSC Stenographer

Subject Questions Marks Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50 ""
General Awareness 50 50 ""
English Language and Comprehension 100 100 ""
Total 200 200 2 hr

Skill Test Pattern for SSC Stenographer

post name speed time
Stenographer Grade D 80 w.p.m. 50 minutes (English) 65 minutes (Hindi)
Stenographer Grade C 100 w.p.m. 40 minutes ( English ) 55 Minutes ( Hindi )

Indicative Syllabus for Computer Based Mode Examination

General Intelligence & Reasoning: 
It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type.
The test will include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation,relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series etc. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate‟s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.
General Awareness: 
Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate‟s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its Neighboring countries especially pertaining to Sports,History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline. 
English Language & Comprehension: 
In addition to the testing of candidates' understanding of the English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. his/her writing ability, would also be tested. 
Skill test in Stenography:
Candidates who obtain the qualifying marks in the Examination as may be prescribed by the Commission will only be called for the Skill Test. Commission may also prescribe qualifying marks in each part of Examination. The skill test will be of qualifying nature and the Commission will fix the qualifying standards in the skill test for different categories of candidates.
Candidates who opt to take the Stenography Test in Hindi will be required to learn English Stenography and vice versa after their appointment, failing which their probation may not be cleared by appointing departments or authority. Candidates have to work as English/Hindi stenographers as per the functional requirement of the User Office irrespective of the medium of Skill Test of candidate during the examination.
The candidates will have to appear for the stenography test. The candidates will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English / Hindi at the speed of 100 w.p.m. for the post of Stenographer Grade „C‟ and 80 w.p.m. for the post of Stenographer Grade „D‟. The matter will have to be transcribed on computer. 
If the candidates do not indicate the medium of stenography test in Column No. 18 of the Application Form, the Commission will consider English as the medium of stenography test for such candidates.

Preparation Tips for SSC Stenographer Exam

Focus on Speed - In SSC Stenographer exam, there are [200] questions to solve in [120] minutes. So candidates must work on speed to solve questions in allotted time.
Syllabus Awareness - When aspirants start preparing for SSC Stenographer exam, they must have a clear idea about the aptitude questions asked in SSC Stenographer exam.
Calculation - SSC Stenographer aptitude questions need more time in calculation, so candidates have to manage time for answering question and shortlist aptitude questions according to their merit.

Negative Marking

In SSC Stenographer exam there will be negative marking also, 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Syllabus for SSC Stenographer Exam

General Intelligence & Reasoning:

Analogies, similarities, and differences
Space Visualization
Decision Making
Visual Memory
Discriminating Observation
Relationship Concepts
Arithmetical Reasoning
Verbal and Figure Classification
Arithmetical Number Series, Non-Verbal Series etc

General Awareness:

India and its Neighboring countries
Especially pertaining to Sports
History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene
General Polity including Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research etc.

English Comprehension

Active and passive voice.
Synonyms and antonyms.
Fill in the blanks.
Direct and Indirect Conversion.
Comprehension passage.
Miss-spelt words detection.
Cloze passage.


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