SSC Stenographer is an All India Level Examination conducted annually to recruit eligible candidates for Stenographer Grade C and Grade D non-gazetted posts in various government ministries, departments and offices. The exam has two phases: Written Test and Skill Test.

Candidates who perform well in written test are called for SSC Stenographer Skill Test. There are three sections in the SSC Stenographer question paper. Candidates have to answer questions from all the three sections: general awareness, reasoning and English language. Candidates will have to clear both stages in order to become eligible for the document verification round.

Aspiring candidates should have complete knowledge of the SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern and Syllabus as without thorough understanding they won’t be able to prepare well for the exam. We have shared the complete and detailed information regarding the SSC Stenographer Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2022. 

SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2022

The SSC Stenographer Applications will be accepted from 20th August 2022 till 5th September 2022 and the exams will be held in the month of November 2022. Candidates will be selected through a two-tier selection process. Tier I will be a Computer Based Test and Tier II will be a shorthand skill test.

TierTypeModeTopic
Tier-IObjective Multiple ChoiceComputer Based (online)general awareness, reasoning and English language
Tier-llSkill Test/Computer Proficiency TestWherever Applicable (Speed Typing Test)
Speed Typing Test adjudged on the correct entry of data

SSC MTS Exam Pattern-

Candidates qualifying both the tiers will be selected for the post of SSC stenographer. Candidates can go through this article for more information about the different tiers of SSC Stenographer. Before checking the Syllabus, it will be a good idea to check the Exam Pattern of the SSC Stenographer. Exam Pattern of SSC Stenographer is explained below:

TierType of ExaminationMode of examination
Tier-lObjective Multiple ChoiceCBT (Online)
Tier-llShorthand Skill TestTranscription is to be done on computer and shorthand notes to be taken in shorthand notepads.

Note:-

  • Total duration for CBT-1 is 2 Hours
  • Skill Test Grade C: 40 Minutes(English) & 55 Mins (Hindi)
  • Skill Test Grade D: 50 Minutes(English) & 65 Mins (Hindi)

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern for Tier I-

SSC Stenographer Tier I comprises 200 questions in total with the maximum marks being 200. The duration of Tier I is 2 hours. SSC Stenographer Tier I is divided into three sections namely General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, and English Language.

SectionsNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning5050
General Awareness5050
English Language100100
Total200200

Note:-

  • 1 mark will be given for every correct answer.
  •  0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect response by the candidate.
  • No marks will be awarded/deducted for unattempted questions.

The Topic-wise Syllabus of Tier 1 is given in Table below:-

SSC Stenographer Tier-1 Syllabus of General Intelligence and Reasoning

 In this section 50 questions will be asked in the exam from the SSC Stenographer General Intelligence and Reasoning syllabus and carrying 1 mark for each correct answer. The topics to be covered under the SSC Stenographer syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning are enlisted below:-

SNSSC Stenographer Tier-1 Syllabus of General Intelligence and Reasoning
1.Classification
2.Analogy
3.Coding-Decoding
4.Paper Folding Method
5.Matrix
6.Word Formation
7.Venn Diagram
8.Direction and Distance
9.Blood Relations
10.Series
11.Verbal reasoning
12.Non-Verbal Reasoning

SSC Stenographer Tier-1 Syllabus of General Awareness–

 In this section 50 questions will be asked in the exam from the SSC Stenographer General Awareness syllabus and carrying 1 mark for each correct answer. The topics to be covered under the SSC Stenographer syllabus for General Awareness are enlisted below:-

SNSSC Stenographer Tier-1 Syllabus of General Awareness–
1.Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture, etc.)
2.Science
3.Current Affairs
4.Sports
5.Books and Authors
6.Important Schemes
7.Portfolios
8.People in News.

SSC Stenographer Tier-1 Syllabus of English Language–

 In this section 100 questions will be asked in the exam from the SSC Stenographer English Language syllabus and carrying 1 mark for each correct answer. The topics to be covered under the SSC Stenographer syllabus for English Language are enlisted below:-

SNSSC Stenographer Tier-1 Syllabus of English Language–
1.Reading Comprehension
2.Fill in the Blanks
3.Spellings
4.Phrases and Idioms
5.One word Substitution
6.Sentence Correction
7.Error Spotting
8.Spelling
9.Phase replacement

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern for Tier II

The Tier II Exam is for those who qualify for the Tier I CBT Exam. Tier II will be a skill test where candidates will first have to write a passage on any given topic in 10 minutes at the speed of 100 words per minute (w.p.m.) for the post of Stenographer Grade C and 80 w.p.m. for the post of Stenographer Grade D. After that candidates will transcribe the same on the computer within the allotted time. We have shared both the time and exam pattern for writing the dictation as well for transcribing the dictation.

  • The language of the dictation (passage writing) will be both English and Hindi.
  • Candidates will have to select the preferred language while filling out the form. 
  • Candidates who opt to take the Stenography Test in Hindi will be required to learn English Stenography and vice versa after their appointment.
  • The Skill Test will be held at the Commission’s Regional Offices or at other Centre(s) as may be decided by the Commission.
  • The Skill Test will be qualifying in nature. 
The Dictation for the candidates will be as per the following speeds:
Grade/Post Speed (words per minute)Duration
Stenographer Grade ‘C’100 w.p.m 10 mins
Stenographer Grade ‘D’80 w.p.m10 mins
The time allotted to the candidates for the transcription of the dictation is below:
PostLanguageTime DurationTime for (Candidates With a scribe)
Stenographer Grade ‘C’English4055
Stenographer Grade ‘C’Hindi5575
Stenographer Grade ‘D’English5070
Stenographer Grade ‘D’Hindi6590

SSC Stenographer Syllabus for Skill Test: Tier II

Only the qualified candidates of SSC Stenographer CBT test will be capable to appear for the Shorthand Skill Test. The aspirants will be provided a passage of 800 words and 1000 words for Grade D and Grade C respectively. Go through the following content to know more about the important topics of SSC Stenographer Skill Test:

  • The speech was given in the Parliament
  • Budget Speech
  • Employment/Unemployment in India
  • Topics on Science and Technology
  • Topics are given in the Editorial Columns of Newspapers
  • President’s Speech
  • Railway Speech
  • Topics of National interest
  • Topics on Natural Calamities

Important Topics in SSC Stenographer Syllabus-

If you are in the last leg of your revision and are wondering which topics from the SSC Stenographer Syllabus are more important, look no further. We have compiled a list of the important topics covered in the syllabus for your convenience. Revising these crucial topics over and over again will improve your score exponentially. Take a look at the subject-wise important topics in SSC Stenographer Syllabus below.

SNSubjectTopics
1.General KnowledgeCurrent Affairs, Indian History, Polity, Constitution, Basic Science, Geography, etc.
2.EnglishSynonyms and Antonyms, Idioms and Phrases, Jumbled Sentences, Reading Comprehension, Spotting errors, One-word Substitution, etc.
3.General Intelligence and ReasoningAnalogies, Problem Solving, Space Visualization, Judgement, Analysis, Decision Making, etc.

SSC Stenographer Syllabus FAQs:

Ans. The SSC Stenographer syllabus for Tier 1 includes 200 questions from three subjects – English, General Awareness, and General Intelligence & Reasoning. It examines candidates’ knowledge in these three subjects, and the primary focus of area is English. Each question carries the weightage of 1 mark, and 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer.

No, the SSC Stenographer syllabus does not comprise Maths.  However, you may find 2-3 basic arithmetical questions in the Reasoning Ability section meant to test your analytical skills. The detailed SSC Stenographer Reasoning syllabus is explained in this post above.

Ans. There are 200 questions in SSC Stenographer Tier 1.

Ans. To ensure that you prepare well for the SSC Steno exam, you must create a study plan to help you prepare for all the critical topics from the SSC Stenographer Syllabus. Moreover, you must revise what you have learned by solving multiple mock tests and previous year’s question papers. By doing this, you will be able to identify your weak points and get a chance to improve on them.

Ans. There are only two tiers in the SSC Stenographer examination 

Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking of 1/4 of the marks assigned to that question.


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