SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Exam, 2023: – The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has recently unveiled an exciting opportunity for aspiring candidates with the release of its notification for the SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Exam 2023. In this article, we delve into the details of this recruitment drive and guide you on how to make the most of this opportunity.


Department: Staff Selection Commission (SSC).
Posts: Stenographer.
Total posts: 1207 Posts.
Eligibility: 12th Pass + Typing.
Age Limit: Between 18 to 30 years.
Apply Fee: Rs.0/- to 100/- (Details Below)
Last Date: 23 August 2023.
Salary: Not Specified.
Job Location: All India.
Apply Mode: Online.
Official Website:
Note: All Indian (Male & Female) candidates can apply.


Vacancy details of SSC Stenographer Examination, 2023: –

Total Vacancy: – 1207 Posts.
Name of Exam: –

  • Stenographer Grade C – 93 Posts.
  • Stenographer Grade D – 1114 Posts.

Eligibility Criteria for SSC Stenographer Examination, 2023: –

Qualification: – Candidates must have passed 12th standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

Age Limit: –

  • Stenographer Grade „C‟: 18 to 30 years as on 01.08.2023, i.e., candidates born not before 02.08.1993 and not later than 01.08.2005 are eligible to apply.
  • Stenographer Grade „D‟: 18 to 27 years as on 01.08.2023, i.e., Candidates born not before 02.08.1996 and not later than 01.08.2005 are eligible to apply

Age Relaxation: – 05 years for SC/ST, 03 years for OBC and 10 years for PWD category candidates.

Application fee: –

  • Fee payable: Rs.100/- (Rs one hundred only)
  • Women candidates and candidates belonging to SC/ST / PwD and Ex-servicemen eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee.
  • Fee can be paid through BHIM UPI, Net Banking or by using Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, RuPay Credit or Debit card or in cash at SBI Branches by generating SBI Challan.

Selection Process: – As per candidate’s performance in Computer Based Examination and Skill Test.

Negative Marking: –There will be negative marking equal to one-third of the marks allotted to the question for each wrong answer in Computer Based Examination. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern: –

Scheme of examination: –a) The details of computer-based examination are mentioned below:

(b) Question paper will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice. Questions will be set in Hindi and English except for Part-III.

(c) There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the question.

(d) Marks scored by candidates in the Computer Based Examinations, if conducted in multiple shifts, will be normalized and such normalized scores will be used to determine final merit.

Syllabus for Computer Based Mode Examination

(a) 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, 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.

(b) 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.

(c) For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability opting for scribe there will be no component of Maps/ Graphs/ Diagrams/ Statistical Data in the General Intelligence & Reasoning/ General Awareness Paper.

(d) 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: – The candidates who are shortlisted in the Computer Based Examination will be required to appear in the Skill Test for Stenography. The candidates will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English or Hindi (as opted by the candidates in the online Application Form) at the speed of 100 words per minute (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. The transcription time is as follows:

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Note: – If you have any query regarding selection process then you must see the notification and read carefully.

Important dates for SSC Stenographer Examination, 2023: –

  • Starting date for online application – 02 August 2023.
  • Last date for online application – 23 August 2023.
  • Last date for payment of fee – 23 August 2023.
  • Schedule of Computer Based Examination – October 2023.

Official Notification for SSC Stenographer Examination, 2023: –

Click here for Recruitment Notification. 
Click here for Online Application. 

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About Staff Selection Commission (SSC).
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an organization under Government of India to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices.


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