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SSC Stenographer Grade C and D previous year question papers

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About Exam

The full form of ‘SSC’ is Staff Selection Commission. Staff Selection Commission or SSC conducts the SSC Stenographer Exam every year. The exam takes place in 2 Tiers. Once you qualify the exam, you are hired under Grade ‘C’ or Grade ‘D’ posts. This year, the vacancies have not been disclosed yet.

Staff Selection Commission recruits Stenographers in various offices under Government of India. Furthermore, these posts are two Grades – C and D. Even if the salary of SSC Stenographers varies according to the grade, they have a good salary structure. Due to being a government job, SSC Stenographers have a stable pay with a possibility of increase.

The SSC or the Staff Selection Commission conducts many exams every year. Some of the most sought-after SSC recruitment exams are SSC CGL recruitment, SSC CHSL recruitment, SSC MTS exam, SSC Junior Engineer exam, SSC Stenographer Exam, SSC Translator and many more. Find out more about SSC CGL recruitment drives and various SSC exams.

Exam Pattern

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern & Selection Process

There will be 2 stages of the exam in SSC stenographer – Computer Based Test (CBT) and Skill Test. There will be no interview.

  • The CBT will consist of MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) & take place in online mode.
  • The Questions will be bilingual (i.e. English and Hindi) except for the English Language Subject.
  • Given below is the Exam Pattern for SSC Stenographer Group C and D Exam.
Subject No of Questions Max Marks
General Awareness 50 50
General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50
English Language & Comprehension 100 100
Total 200 200
Total Time 2Hrs
  • Negative marks – 0.25 marks.
  • On clearing the SSC Stenographer Written Test, you will be called for a Skill Test.

Let us now see SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern for Skill Test.

Skill Test:

  • Your SSC Stenographer Skill Test requires you to go through following tests:
  • You will be given a dictation for 10 minutes in English / Hindi.
  • The speed will be 100 w.p.m for Grade C Stenographer and the speed for Grade D Stenographer will be 80 w.p.m.
  • You will have to transcribe the dictation on a computer in a given amount of time.The transcription time will be:
  • Grade C – 50 min (English), 65 min (Hindi)
  • Grade D – 40 min (English), 55 min (Hindi)


There are overall 3 criteria of eligibility that you need to fulfill to apply for the SSC Stenographer exam. You need to qualify all these 3 criteria to prove your candidature for this exam. These 3 criteria are broadly classified into the following categories:

A. Age Limit 

Min Age – 18 years

Max Age – 27 years

B. Educational Qualification

⇒ You must have passed the Class 12 from a recognised Board or University.

C. Age Relaxation

SC/ST – 5 years

OBC/ExSM – 3 years

PwD – 10 years

General Intelligence & Reasoning

  • Classification
  • Analogy
  • Coding Decoding
  • Puzzle
  • Matrix
  • Word Formation
  • Arranging words in logical order & Dictionary Order
  • Venn Diagram
  • Direction & Distance
  • Blood Relation
  • Order & Ranking
  • Number Series
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning

General Awareness

  • Static Awareness
  • Current Affairs
  • Science & Technology

English Language & Comprehension

  • Reading Comprehension
  • synonyms & antonyms
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Spellings
  • Phrases & Idiom Meaning
  • Active & Passive Voice
  • Direct & Indirect Speech
  • Para Jumble & Sentence Jumble
  • Phrase Replacement/Sentence Correction
  • Error Spotting