SSC Stenographers Exam Syllabus 2019-2020 For Computer Based Mode Examination

SSC Stenographer Exam Syllabus

Syllabus of SSC Stenographer 2020 has been prescribed by the examination authority. SSC Stenographer 2020 syllabus contains the topic from General Intelligence, General Awareness, and English Language and Comprehension. The questions asked in General Intelligence are both verbal and non-verbal.

Exam ModeOnline Mode
Number of Papers2 (Pre and skill test)
Number of sectionsPre-exam: General Intelligence (Reasoning), General Awareness and English. Skill Test: Typing ability exam
Question paper typeObjective type questions (Pre)
Number of questions200
Total Marks200
Exam duration2 hours
Exam LanguageReasoning & General awareness: Bilingual & English comprehension

SSC Stenographer Exam: An Overview

Name of the ExamSSC Stenographer 2018
Conducting AuthorityStaff Selection Commission (SSC)
Name of PostSSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and Grade ‘D’
Job LocationAll over India
Job TypeCentral Government Jobs
Mode of ExamOnline
Number of StagesTwo

SSC Stenographer General Intelligence & Reasoning Syllabus

It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on-
  • Syllogism
  • Order and Ranking
  • Number Series
  • Alphabet Series
  • Mixed Series
  • Blood Relations
  • Distance and Directions
  • Venn Diagram
  • Mathematical and Code-Based Puzzles
  • Circular Seating Arrangements
  • Linear Seating Arrangements
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Word Formation
  • Matrix
  • Hidden Image
  • Mirror Image
  • Paper Cutting and Folding
  • Cubes and Dices
  • Assertion and Reasoning
  • Statements and Conclusion
  • Statements and Arguments
  • Statements and Assumptions
  • Course of Action

The marking scheme for the exam is given below.
  • Total Questions asked: 200
  • Marks allotted for correct response: 1
  • Marks deducted for incorrect response: 0.25-mark deduction
  • Marks deduction for not attempted: NIL Marking.

SSC Stenographer General Awareness Syllabus

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.

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

SSC Stenographer English Language & Comprehension Syllabus

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.

SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Pattern for English is given below:

  • Total Questions asked: 100
  • Maximum marks:100
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark per correct response.
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 marks deduction per negative response.
  • Difficulty level: Secondary
  • Time to be invested: 50-55 minutes advisable.

Skill test in SSC Stenography Exam

  • Candidates will be given 10-minute dictations in English and Hindi to note down. The expected speed is 100 words per minute for Stenographer Grade C posts and 80 words per minute for Grade D posts.
  • Candidates who obtain the qualifying marks in the Examination as may be prescribed by the Commission will only be called for the Skill Test. The commission may also prescribe qualifying marks in each part of the 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 the computer. 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)

SSC Stenographers Exam Syllabus In Short

SSC Stenographer detailed syllabus
Paper 1
  • Reasoning and General Intelligence: 50 marks
  • General Knowledge: 50 marks
  • English Language and Comprehension: 100 marks

Note: 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer

1. SSC Stenographer Syllabus: General Awareness
  • Current Affairs
  • Sports
  • Scientific Research
  • Economy
  • Awards and Honours
  • Important Dates
  • History

2. SSC Stenographer Syllabus: English Language and Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Synonyms-Antonyms
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Structure
  • Para Jumbles
  • Reading Comprehension

3. SSC Stenographer Syllabus: General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Number Series
  • Decision making
  • Arithmetic Computation
  • Visual Memory
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relation

Paper 2
  • SSC Stenographer Syllabus: Skill Test

Selected candidates will be called for a typing test/skill test.

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