(Notification) Stenographers (Grade ‘C’ & Grade ‘D’) Examination: 2011


Staff Selection Commission

Commission will hold a Combined All India Open Examination for recruitment to the posts of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and Grade ‘D’ for which 12th Standard Pass from a recognized board/university is the minimum qualification. The Examination will comprise of a Written Objective Type Examination followed by Skill Test in Stenography at 100 w.p.m. and 80 w.p.m. respectively.


Post Name: Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and Grade ‘D’

  • Group ‘X’ – For Ministries/Departments of Central Government located mostly in Delhi.
  • Group ‘Y’ – For Offices/Departments of Central Government including Attached/ Subordinate Offices located in States and Union Territories all over the country.


Nationality / Citizenship: A candidate must be either:

  • A citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East 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: 18-27 years as on 01.08.2011, i.e. the candidate must have born not earlier than 02.08.1984 and not later than 01.08.1993.

Educational Qualifications: ( As on 01.08.2011)

  • Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent from a recognized Board or University.
  • As per Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification No. 44 dated 01.03.1995 published in Gazette of India edition dated 08.04.1995, the Degree obtained through open Universities/Distance Education Mode needs to be recognized by Distance Education Council, IGNOU. Accordingly, unless such Degrees had been recognized for the period when the candidates acquired the relevant qualification, they will not be accepted for the purpose of Educational Qualification.

  • Candidates who have not acquired/will not acquire the educational qualification and have documentary evidence from the Board/University in support thereof as on 01.08.2011 will not be eligible and need not apply.
  • All candidates who are called for appearing at the Skill Test will be required to produce the relevant Certificate in Original such as Mark sheets, Provisional Certificate, etc. as proof of having acquired the minimum educational qualification on or before 01.08.2011 failing which the candidature of such candidate will be cancelled by the Commission.

Mode of Payment: Fee Payable Rs.100 (Rupees One Hundred Only)

How To Apply:

For the candidates sending the application by post:

The candidates submitting Paper application should pay the fee by means of "Central Recruitment Fee Stamps (CRFS)"only . CRFS are available at the counter of all Departmental Post Offices of the country. Recruitment Fee Stamps should be pasted on the application form in the space earmarked for the purpose and got cancelled from the Counter of Post Office of issue with the date stamp of the Issuing Post Office in such a manner that the impression or the cancellation stamp partially overflows on the Application Form itself, taking care at the same time that the impression is clear and distinct to facilitate the identification of date and Post Office of issue at any subsequent stage. After getting the Recruitment Fee Stamps cancelled from the Post Office, the candidate must submit their application to the concerned Regional Office/Sub Regional Offices of the Commission in the usual manner after completing other formalities.

For the candidates submitting their applications on-line:

The candidates submitting their applications on-line should pay the requisite fee only through State Bank of India challan or using on-line payment facility of State Bank of India.

Scheme Of Examination:

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

2 Hours
10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon

2 Hours 20 mins
10.00 A.M. to 12.20 PM

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

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 )

Mode of Selection:

Candidates will be shortlisted for the skill test on the basis of their performance in the Written Examination. Candidates who qualify in the skill test will be recommended for appointment by the Commission on the basis of their performance in the Written Examination. Nomination of candidates will be made to User Departments depending upon their merit position and option for Group ‗X‘ and Group ‗Y‘ posts, irrespective of whether they took the stenography test in English / Hindi unless the User Department specifically seeks candidates with stenography skill in either of these languages.

Important Dates:

  • Date of Exam: 16.10.2011

  • Closing Date : 12.08.2011

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Courtesy: ssc.nic.in

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