SSC Stenographer 2017

Jan. 16, 2018 38597 Isha

SSC StenographerSSC Stenographer 2017: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will relase the final answer key of SSC Stenographer in December 2017. The final SSC Stenographer answer key will be released online and candidates can download their answer key with the help of their registration id and password. The SSC Stebographer 2017 Computer Based Examination (CBT) was conducted from September 11 to 14 at different centres all over the country. SSC will release the final answer key for codes of question booklet. The result of SSC Stenographer CBT will be declared on the basis of final answer key. SSC Stenographer computer based exam was divided in 3 sections, General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, English Language and Comprehension. On the basis of the score obtained in computer based test candidates will be selected for skill test. SSC will announce the dates for skill test after declaration of computer based test result. Candidates can check below for more information on SSC Stenographer including exam pattern, admit card, syllabus, answer key, result and cutoff.

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Note: SSC Stenographer 2016 final result and cutoff has been released by SSC on January 16, 2018.

Latest: SSC stenographer Grade C & D Final Result 2016 - Check Here
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Salient features of SSC Stenographer 2017 recruitment 

Candidates in the table below can check the salient features of SSC Stenographer Group C & D recruitment. 

Exam Name Recruitment of Stenographer Grade C (Group, B Non-Gazetted ) and D (Group C Non-Gazetted)
Organization Staff Selection Commission
Posts Stenographer
Grade Grade C (Group, B Non-Gazetted ) and D (Group C Non-Gazetted)
Departments of Posting Ministries or Departments of Central Government including their Attached/Subordinate offices located in States and Union Territories all over the country.
Pay Scale Stenographer Grade C : Pay Scale : Rs 9300 – 34800
Grade Pay – Rs 4200/- (Pay Band 2)
Initial Pay – Rs 5200 Stenographer Grade D:Pay Scale : 5200-20200
Grade Pay – 2400/- (Pay Band 1)
Initial Pay – 5200


SSC Stenographer Eligibility Criteria 2017

Candidates interested in applying for SSC Stenographer Group C and D exam will have to fulfill the necessary eligibility criteria as laid down under SSC Stenographer Eligibility Criteria 2017. The candidates will have to satisfy his or her eligibility as per the educational qualification, nationality and age limit.


A candidate must be either:

  • (a) a citizen of India, or
  • (b) a subject of Nepal, or
  • (c) a subject of Bhutan, or
  • (d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • (e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, East 2 African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limit:

Candidates should be in between 18-27 years i.e candidates must not have born not before 02-08-1989 and not later than 01-08-1998.

Educational Qualification

Candidates should have passed class 12 standard or equivalent from a recognized Board or University.

Important dates of SSC Stenographer 2017 exam

The important dates of SSC Stenographer Grade C and D has been given in the table below. These important dates will help the candidates to keep a track of all the important events related to the exam. 

Sr. No.
SSC Stenographer 2017 Event
Important Date
Release of SSC Stenographer application form
June 19, 2017
Last date to apply 
July 15, 2017
Issue of admit card
August 29, 2017
Date of computer based test
September 11 to 14, 2017
Announcement of result
November 2017
Date of skill test
To be notified later
7 Declaration of final result To be notified later


SSC Stenographer Application Form 2017

Application Forms for SSC Stenographer 2017 exam should be submitted in online mode. The SSC Stenographer application form 2017 has been made available on June 19, 2017.  The last to apply for the exam is July 15, 2017. Candidates should note that only online applications will be accepted. Application Fee in respect of online application can be paid through SBI Challan/ NET banking using credit and debit cards. The application fee for General Category candidate is Rs 100/-. However, women candidates and candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD/ExS are exempted from payment of fee.

SSC Stenographer Exam Centres 2017

SSC will conduct the SSC Stenographer 2017 exam across various 86 exam cities spread throughout the country. No request for change of SSC Stenographer Exam Centres 2017 will be entertained under any circumstances. Candidates should enter their choices of exam centres while filling up the application form. The candidates will have to select the centres carefully and correctly in their applications.

SSC Stenographer Admit Card 2017

The admit card of SSC Stenographer 2018 has been issued for computer based exam. SSC has released SSC Stenographer admit card online for those candidates who have successfully filled the application form. The SSC Stenographer admit card has been made available region-wise. The examination authority will not sent the hard copy of admit card by post. If any candidate is unable to download his/her admit card before the examination should immediately contact the concerned regional/sub-regional office of the Commission with details such as registration id, transaction id of SBI, copy of challan etc for obtaining the admission certificates.

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2017

The SSC Stenographer 2017 exam will consist of computer based test (CBT) and skill test in Stenography. As per the SSC Stenographer exam pattern 2017, the CBT will consist of one objective type paper comprising of three parts: General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, English Language and Comprehension. The total marks allotted for the written exam is 200 marks. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates who obtain the qualifying marks in the CBT will only be called for skill test. The Commission will fix qualifying marks in each part of the written examination. The skill test will be qualifying in nature. In the Stenography Test, 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.

SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2017

The Syllabus of SSC Stenographer has been made available here for the candidates. The SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2017 covers all the important topics from general intelligence and reasoning, general awareness, english language and comprehension. The topics in reasoning includes both verbal and non-verbal type. Topics in the general awareness has been designed to test the ability of the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society.

SSC Stenographer Answer Key 2017

The tentative answer Key of SSC Stenographer 2017 computer based test has been released by SSC on October 4, 2017. Using the SSC Stenographer Answer Key 2017, candidates will be able to calculate their probable score of the exam. The answer key will contain the correct answers of questions asked in the general intelligence and reasoning, general awareness, english language and comprehension for all codes of question booklets in SSC Stenographer exam. As per the scheme of examination, there were total 200 questions. For each wrong answers, 0.25 marks will be deducted. Candidates can submit representations against the tentative answer key from October 4 till October 8 (5:00 P.M.) by paying Rs.100/- per challenge. The final answer key of SSC Stenographer 2017 will be released by last week of October.

SSC Stenographer Result 2017

The SSC Stenographer result 2017 will be declared in November, 2017. Candidates qualifying the CBT by securing the minimum qualifying marks will be called for the Skill Test in Stenography. The Commission will fix a minimum qualifying marks for the written examination. The marks of both qualified and non-qualified candidates will be made available within a week from the date of declaration of result. The skill test will be qualifying in nature and SSC will fix the qualifying standards in the skill test for different categories of candidates. Only the marks obtained in the written examination will be considered for preparing the final merit list.

SSC Stenographer Cutoff 2017

SSC will fix cutoff score for each category to select candidates for next level of the recruitment process. On the basis of SSC Stenographer cutoff 2017 in the CBT, candidates will be shortlisted for the skill test. Candidates who will be meet the cutoff score in the skill test will only be considered for allocation.

Cutoff score of SSC Stenographer written examination

Category Cutoff score
SC 107.50
ST 90.25
OBC 111.50
OH 90.00
VH 89.50
UR 120.00


SSC Stenographer Selection Procedure 2017

The selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of their performance in the CBT followed by the Skill test. Allocation of candidates to the post of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and Stenographer Grade ‘D’ in various service/departments/cadres within the post will be done on the basis of merit-cum-option.

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