SSC Stenographers Grade C and D Exam 2017 – Important Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Admit Card, Result

SSC Stenographer Exam

The Staff Selection Commission conducts an open Computer Based Examination for recruitment at the posts Stenographers Grade C (Group B Non-Gazetted) and Stenographers Grade D (Group C Non-Gazetted) in Ministries/Departments of Central Government and their subordinate offices located in various State and Union Territories.

Latest Update: As per the latest official notice, “Stenography skill test of Stenographer Grade C &D Examination 2017 will be conducted from “20th August 2018 to 13th September 2018”. Admit cards will be uploaded shortly.” The exam was cancelled earlier.

SSC Stenographers Exam 2017 Quick Overview

Name of the Examination

Stenographers Grade C & D Examination 2017

Conducting Authority

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

Official Website and other regional websites of SSC

Mode of Examination

Computer Based Examination

Exam Type

National level



Available Application Forms

SSC Stenographer Exam 2017 Important Dates

Exam Events

Important Dates

Notification release date

17th June 2017

Closing date of application

15th July 2017 (5:00 PM)

Admit card availability

Two weeks before the exam

Date of Computer Based Examination

4th to 7th September 2017

Skill Test

2017 skill test cancelled

20th August to 13th September 2018 (announced recently)

Result Declaration

Not announced

SSC Stenographer Exam 2017 Pattern & Syllabus

The selection for the post of Stenographers Grade C and D is done on the basis of:

  • Computer Based Examination and
  • Skill Test

Here are the exam pattern and syllabus details for both.

Computer Based Examination Pattern

Type of questions – Objective Multiple Choice Type

Language of paper – Hindi and English. Part III is only in English.

Negative Marking – 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer.



Number of Questions

Maximum Marks



General Intelligence & Reasoning



2 hours


General Awareness




English Language and Comprehension



Scroll left or right to view full table

Compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour (i.e. 40 minutes in all) is given to the Visually Handicapped/Cerebral Palsy/Orthopedically Handicapped candidates with 40% or more disability. The facility of Scribe is also provided.

Syllabus for Computer Based Examination

General Intelligence & Reasoning

Analogies, Space Visualization, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Similarities and Differences, Analysis, Judgement, Discriminating Observation, Visual Memory, Relationship Concepts, Verbal and Figure Classification, Arithmetical Reasoning, Non-Verbal Series, Arithmetical Number Series, etc.


General Awareness

Knowledge of current events, questions on India and its Neighboring countries related to History, Geography, Culture, Economy, Sports, General Polity (Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research etc.)

English Language and Comprehension

Candidate’s understanding of the English language is tested through questions from topics such as Grammar, Vocabulary, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms and its Correct Usage, etc.

Skill Test Pattern

Only those candidates who qualify the Computer Based Examination are called for the Skill Test. The qualifying marks of the CBE are prescribed by the Commission. The skill test includes a test of stenography where candidates are given one dictation for 10 minutes in Hindi/English and they are required to transcribe the matter on a computer. Details of speed requirement and time allotted are as follows:


Word Per Minute


Stenographer Grade ‘C’

100 w.p.m.

40 minutes (English)

55 minutes (Hindi)

Stenographer Grade ‘D’

80 w.p.m.

50 minutes (English)

65 minutes (Hindi)

Scroll left or right to view full table

For candidates who do not enter the medium of stenography test in the application form, the Commission considers the medium as English.

SSC Stenographer Exam 2017 Eligibility


A candidate must be a citizen of either of the following countries

  • India
  • Nepal
  • Bhutan
  • A refugee from Tibet who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of settling permanently in the country.
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Zaire, Malawi, Ethiopia, Vietnam, and the United Republic of Tanzania.

Age Limit

The age limit for appearing in the exam is 18 to 27 years as on 1st August 2017. Relaxation in the upper age limit is permitted to candidates belonging to reserved categories and Central Government Civilian Employees. Refer to the official notification for detailed information.

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have passed class 12th or equivalent education from a recognized Board as on 1st August 2017.

Please Note: Candidates with a hearing disability are not suitable for the post of Stenographers.

SSC Stenographer Exam 2017 Application Process

Pre-Requisites for filling the Application Form

Keep the following details ready to speed up the application filling process:

  • Name and code of examination centre (refer to Para 10 of official notice)
  • Code for age relaxation (official notice)
  • Education Qualification code
  • Scanned image of recent photograph (more than 4 KB and less than 12 KB) and signature (JPG file format with a size between 1 KB and 12 KB)

SSC Stenographers Application Process

Interested candidates are required to apply for the exam only through the online mode. For any SSC exam, candidates are required to register themselves at SSC’s online website once (one-time registration process). Once a candidate is registered, he/she can apply for any examination conducted by SSC provided he/she met the eligibility criteria. So, if you are already registered at SSC’s website, use your log-in details to fill the Stenographers application form. And, if you are appearing in an SSC exam for the first time, register yourself before filling the application form. Here are the steps to be followed:

  • Go to the SSC’ official website -
  • Registered candidates can log-in and continue with the application process. New candidates are required to complete the Registration part first.
  • Enter all the basic information and upload the scanned images of your photograph and signature.
  • Check the form carefully before final submission.
  • On successful registration, candidates receive their Registration Id and password on their registered email id/mobile number.
  • Use the registration ID and password complete the application part.
  • Fill details such as educational qualification, post preference, centre choice, and more. Make fee payment.
  • After successful payment of the fee, check complete application form carefully and then submit the application form.
  • Take a print out of the completed form.

Do not send hard copy/print out of your application form to the Commission. Please note that incomplete forms in any manner are rejected by the Commission.

Application Fee


Fee Amount

Unreserved category (only male candidates)




Mode of Payment

The fee can be paid through SBI Challan/SBI Net banking/Credit cards/Debit cards. Please note that the application fee is non-refunded under all circumstances.

Other Details

SSC Stenographers Exam 2017 Vacancies

Here are the vacancies details for Stenographers Grade C and D posts:

Post Name


Stenographer Grade 'D'


Stenographer Grade 'C'


SSC Stenographers Exam 2017 Admit Card

Admit cards/admission certificates are uploaded on the official websites of concerned Regional Offices two weeks prior to the date of examination. Please note that admission certificates are to be downloaded only through the official website and they are not be sent by post to any candidate under any circumstances. Candidates are required to carry the admit card, one original Photo ID, and 3 passport size photographs to the examination venue.

SSC Stenographers Exam 2017 Result

SSC Stenographers result is uploaded on the official website. Candidates are advised to check the result only through the official website. The result can be checked through the registered ID and password allotted to the candidate. The result of CBE was released on the official website. However, the dates of Skill Test 2017 have been announced recently and there is no information on the result date.

The final result is released once the Skill Test is over. The final result is also uploaded on the official website.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: When will the SSC Stenographers Grade C and D Skill Test held?

The Skill Test will be conducted from 20th August to 13th September 2018.

Q: Is there any provision for compensatory time for the Skill Test?

Yes, compensatory time for Skill Test will be provided to VH/OH/Cerebral Palsy candidates. For Stenographers Grade C – 70 minutes for English and 95 minutes for Hindi and for Stenographers Grade D – 75 minutes for English and 100 minutes for Hindi will be provided.

Q: I forgot to mention the medium of Skill Test in the application form, can I correct it?

You cannot correct it now as the application process is over. Now, the medium of your Skill Test will be considered English by default.

Q: What is the application fee for General category Female candidate?

General category female candidates are exempted from paying any application fee.

Q: What is the application fee for SC candidate?

Candidates belonging to SC category are exempted from paying the application fee.

Q: What is the last date for paying the fee through offline/e-challan mode?

Candidates can pay the fee through offline mode until 18th July 2017 provided they have generated the challan by 15th July 2017 before 5:00 PM.

Q: What to do if I am unable to download the admit card/admission certificate?

If you are unable to download the admit card one week prior to the exam, immediately contact the concerned regional/sub-regional office of the commission with details such as your registration ID, fee transaction ID/copy of challan, etc. to get the admit card.