Scheme of the Examination for Stenographers (Grade ‘C’ and Grade ‘D’) Examination
The Examination will be conducted in three tiers
Tier – IComputer Based Examination Objective Type Multiple Choice
Tier – IISkill Test in Stenography
Tier – IIIDocument Verification
SSC Stenographers CBT Exam Pattern
SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarksTime
General Intelligence &
50 Questions50 Marks2 Hours (Total)(2 hours and 40 minutes
for the candidates who
are allowed use of scribe)
50 Questions50 Marks
English Language
and Comprehension
100 Questions100 Marks
Total200 Question200 Marks
There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
SSC Stenographers Skill Test in Stenography
PostLanguage of Skill TestTime Duration
(in minutes)
Time Duration (use of scribe)
Grade ‘D’
Grade ‘C’
Candidates who obtain the qualifying marks in the Examination as may be
prescribed by the Commission will be called for the Skill Test
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.
The candidates will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English/ Hindi at the
speed of 100 word per minute (w.p.m) for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and
80 w.p.m. for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘D’.

Syllabus For Stenographers (Grade ‘C’ and Grade ‘D’) CBT 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, judgment, decisio 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.
Eligibility Criteria
Candidates must passed 12th standard or its equivalent from recognized Board