SSC Stenographer

Staff Selection Commission conducts recruitment examination for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ every year. The SSC Stenographer Eligibility 2021 will be released along with the SSC Stenographer exam Notification by the commission.

Latest Updates and Notification

The official notification for Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Exam 2021 is expected to be released in month of October, 2021.

Application for Exam 2021will starts from month of October. The tentative dates of the SSC Stenographer have highlighted in the following table:

Events Tentative Dates
Online application form Starts 3rd week of October 2021
Application Last Date 3rd week of November 2021
Last date for making online fee payment 3rd week of November 2021
Last date for generating online challan 3rd week of November 2021
Last date for fee payment through challan 4th week of November 2021
Admit Card will be issued on 15 days prior
Examination date 1st week of February 2022
Result declaration to be updated
Skill Test to be updated
Final result to be updated

The date of the Exam has not been announced yet. Candidates are advised to keep a check on the official website: for any further details.


Name of Examination -Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination, 2021

Tier/Phase – Tier-I (CBE)*
Date of Advt. – 05-12-2022
Closing date – 31-12-2023
Date of Exam – Apr-23

SSC Examination – Status Report of Results as on 04-02-2022

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Phase-I Main Examination for recruitment to the post of Stenographer is scheduled to be held on 20th March, 2022 (Sunday)


As per Govt. of India, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment OM F. No. 34-02/2015-DD-III, dated: 29th August, 2018 – “the candidate should have the discretion of opting for his own scribe/reader/lab assistant or request the Examination Body for the same.”  

As per above O.M. dated: 29th August, 2018 in case the candidate is allowed to bring his/her own scribe, the qualification of the Scribe should be one step below the qualification of the candidate taking examination.  

In case it is found that the qualification of the Scribe brought by the candidate is not one step below the qualification of the candidate taking examination, the candidature of the candidate shall be summarily rejected.  

Accordingly, PWD candidates appearing in the above examination are advised that in case they need the assistance of Scribe, they have the discretion of (1) Opting for their Own Scribe or (2) they can make a request (through email/telephone/written application/personal visit) to the ESIC Regional Office of the State in which their Exam. Center is situated for providing Scribe by 15.03.2022.

Candidates can also make a request via email/telephone at No. 011-23219513 for providing Scribe by 15.03.2022.

The addresses and email ids of the concerned Regional Directors are appended below at Annexure ‘A’.  

Appended Page No. 2 is ‘Scribe Declaration Form’ to be submitted by the candidate using their own Scribe on the day of examination at Examination Center.

All the candidates are hereby requested to visit ESIC website for further updates.



Revised Calendar of SSC Examinations for the year 2022-23

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Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination, 2022 – Notice:

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SSC Important Notice: Schedule of Examinations:                

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SSC – Schedule of Examinations:

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SSC Tentative Annual Calendar of Examinations for the year 2023-24

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Age Limit for SSC Stenographer 2021

According to the SSC Stenographer eligibility criteria, the age limit for the candidates is given below.

  • Stenographer Grade ‘C’: 18 to 30 years
  • Stenographer Grade ‘D’: 18 to 27 years
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC/ PH/ Ex-Servicemen, Central Government Employees, and J&K domiciled category can avail age relaxation as per the Government of India norms.

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Educational Qualification

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

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Exam Cut-off

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SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern

The exam is conducted in two stages – 1) Preliminary and 2) Skill test.

Preliminary Exam Pattern

Preliminary exam (Computer Based Test)
Reasoning, English Comprehension and General Awareness
Section Question Marks Time duration
General Intelligence/Reasoning 50 50  

2 hour

General Awareness 50 50
English 100 100
Total 200 200


Exam Syllabus

Topics Syllabus
General Intelligence & Reasoning 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. Abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions
General Awareness Current affairs, Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research etc.
English Language & Comprehension Vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, writing skill.

Skill test

After qualifying the Preliminary examination, candidates need to go through a skill test to get selected for the post. The skill test/stenography test will be organized at various sub regional offices or at some other centres. Candidates, who qualify the preliminary exam and are eligible for the skill test, will be given one dictation for the time period of 10 minutes in Hindi as well as English with a minimum speed of 100 words per minute for the stenographer Grade C posts while for Grade D the minimum speed would be 80 words per minute.

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How to Apply

  • Candidates need to go to the official website the application has to be done online mode.
  • All candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for application.
  • New Registration. Candidates can register in the Staff Selection Commission website.
  • For online mode: Fill in the required information and signature along with photography is mandatory but photocopy 50KB and signature should not exceed 20 KB.
  • Proceed to make payment of fee SSC Stenographer Exam, 2021 to complete the application form.
  • Save a copy of the completed application form 2021.

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SSC Stenographer salary

Grade/Post Pay Scale Gross Pay (p.m)
SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ 9300-34800 Rs.50,682/-
SSC Stenographer Grade ‘D’ 5200-20200 Rs.37,515/


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