Exam Syllabus: SSC Stenographers Grade 'C' and 'D' Exam


Staff Selection Commission: Stenographers Grade 'C' and 'D' Exam

Detailed Exam Syllabus

Part Subject Maximum Marks Total Duration / Timing for General candidates Total Duration/ Timing for Visually Handicapped/cerebral pulsy candidates
I General Intelligence & Reasoning (50 questions) 50

2 Hours (10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon)
(2.00PM to 4.00PM)

Note: Entry to the examination venue will not
be allowed after 9.30 AM in the morning shift
and after 1.30 PM in the afternoon shift.

2 Hours 40 mins (10.00 A.M. to 12.40 PM)
(2.00PM to 4.40PM)

Note: Entry to the examination venue will not be allowed
after 9.30 AM in the morning shift and after 1.30 PM in the afternoon shift.

II General Awareness (50 questions) 50
III English Language and Comprehension (100questions) 100

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 neighbouring 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.

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

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 Written Examination as may be prescribed by the Commission will only be called for the Skill Test. It may also prescribe qualifying marks in each part of the Written 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.

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 only. The transcription time is as follows:-

For Stenographer Grade 'D'
  • 50 Minutes (English)
  • 65 Minutes (Hindi)
For Stenographer Grade 'C'
  • 40 Minutes (English)
  • 55 Minutes (Hindi)

Courtesy: Staff Selection Commission


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