SSC Stenographers (Grade C and D) ExamStaff Selection Commission Stenographers (Grade C and D) Examination - 2017
- Test Level-: National Level
- Eligibility-: Graduation
- Duration-:2 Hours 40 Minutes
- Medium-: Multiple
- Examination Mode-: Online
- Total Questions-: 200
Staff Selection Commission Stenographers (Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’) Examination - 2017
“GOVERNMENT STRIVES TO HAVE A WORKFORCE WHICH REFLECTS GENDER BALANCE AND WOMAN CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.”
The Staff Selection Commission will hold an open competitive Computer Based Examination for Recruitment of Stenographer Grade C (Group B Non-Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade D (Group C Non-Gazetted) in the month of September 2017.
Candidates having required skills in stenography as explained in Para 12 (2) only need to apply. Admission Certificates for the computer based examination will not be issued to the candidates who declare in their Application that they do not possess skills in Stenography.
Vacancies will be determined in due course.
- Vacancies of Stenographer Grade C and Stenographers Grade D are in Ministries/Departments of Central Government, including their Attached/Subordinate offices located in States and Union Territories all over the country.
- The posts of Stenographers are not identified suitable for Hearing Impaired persons
Reservation for SC/ST/OBC/ExS/Persons with disability (PWD) etc. categories is available as per extant Govt. Orders.
The posts of Stenographers Gr. C have been identified suitable for the persons suffering from disabilities of One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL), Blind (B) and LV (Low vision) as per guidelines of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
The posts of Stenographers Gr. D have been identified suitable for the persons suffering from disabilities of One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), One Arm and Leg(OAL) Both Legs(BL), Blind (B) and LV(Low vision) as per guidelines of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
Nationality / Citizenship:
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 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.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the Examination but the offer of appointment will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.
18-27 years as on 01.08.2017
The upper age limit for the post of Stenographer Grade C & D is relaxable for Central Government Civilian Employees as per extant Government order.
The crucial date of age limit is reckoned with reference to 01-08-2017. Candidates should note that the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/ Secondary Examination certificate or an equivalent certificate only, will be accepted by the Commission for determining the Age eligibility and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.
Permissible relaxations of Upper age limit under Para 5 above and category codes for claiming age relaxation as on 01-08-2017 will be as follows:-
Age-Relaxation permissible beyond the Upper age limit
|04||PH (OBC)||13 years|
|05||PH (SC/ST)||15 years|
|06||Ex-Servicemen ( Unreserved / General)||03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of receipt of online application.|
|07||Ex-Servicemen (OBC)||06 years (3 years + 3 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of receipt of online application.|
|08||Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)||08 years (3 years + 5 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of receipt of online application.|
|12||For Groupâ€ŸBâ€Ÿ posts (i) Central Govt. Civilian Employees ( General/Unreserved ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online application||Upto 5 years|
|13||(ii) Central Govt. Civilian Employees ( OBC ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online application.||Upto 8(5+3) years|
|14||(iii) Central Govt. Civilian Employees ( SC/ST ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online application||Upto 10 (5+5) years of age|
|16||For Group C posts (i) Central Govt. Civilian Employees ( General/Unreserved ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing date for receipt of online application||Up to 40 years of age|
|18||(ii) Central Govt. Civilian Employees ( OBC ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing date for receipt of online application.||Up to 43 years of age|
|20||(iii) Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing date for receipt of online application.||Up to 45 years of age|
|21||(i) Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 ( unreserved/General )||5 years|
|22||(ii) Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 ( OBC )||8 years|
|23||(iii) Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 ( SC/ST)||10 years|
|24||For Group „Câ€Ÿ post only (i) Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried ( Unreserved/General )||Up to 35 years of age|
|25||(ii) Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried ( OBC )||Up to 38 years of age|
|26||(iii) Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried( SC/ST )||Up to 40 years of age|
|27||Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (Unreserved/General )||in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (Unreserved/General ) 5 years|
|28||Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (OBC )||8 (3+5) years|
|29||Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ST)||10 (5+5) years|
|33||Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces (Unreserved/General )||Up to 45 years of age|
|34||Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces ( OBC )||Up to 48 years of age|
|35||Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces (SC/ST)||Up to 50 years of age|
|36||For Group „Câ€Ÿ posts Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India (Unreserved/General ) ( They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies )||3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment and weightage of past service.|
|37||Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India ( OBC ) (They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies )||3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment and weight age of past service + 3 years|
|38||Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India ( SC/ST ) ( They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies )||3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment and weightage of past service + 5 years|
Ex-Servicemen who have already secured employment in civil side under Central Government in Group C & D posts on regular basis after availing of the benefits of reservation given to ex-servicemen for their re-employment are NOT eligible for fee concession. However, he/she can avail of the benefit of reservation as ex-serviceman for subsequent employment if he/she immediately after joining civil employment, given self-declaration/undertaking to the concerned employer about the date-wise details of application for various vacancies for which he/she had applied for before joining the initial civil employment as mentioned in the OM No.36034/1/2014-Estt (Res) dated 14th August 2014 issued by DOP&T.
The period of "Call up Service" of an Ex-Serviceman in the Armed Forces shall also be treated as service rendered in the Armed Forces for the purpose of age relaxation as per rules.
For any serviceman of the three Armed Forces of the Union to be treated as Ex-Serviceman for the purpose of securing the benefits of reservation, he must have already acquired, at the relevant time of submitting his application for the Post/ Service the status of ex-servicemen and / or is in a position to establish his acquired entitlement by documentary evidence from the competent authority that he would complete specified term of engagement from the Armed Forces within the stipulated period of one year from the closing date for receipt of application (i.e. 15-07-2017) or otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency.
Scheme of Examination:
The details of computer based examination are mentioned below :
Date of Exam
No. of Questions
|4.9.2017 to 7.9.2017||I||General Intelligence & Reasoning||50||50||2 Hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for VH/OH (afflicted by Cerebral Palsy and locomotor disability wherein the dominant writing extremity is affected to the extent of slowing down the performance of the candidates)|
|III||English Language and Comprehension||100||100|
Question paper will be of Objective Multiple choice type. Questions will be set in Hindi and English except Part-III.
There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the question.
Canvassing in any form will disqualifying the candidates
The Commission reserves the right to add an additional Tier in the scheme of Examination.
Candidates are not permitted to use Mobile Phone, Calculator, bluetooth device or any other electronic/electrical device for answering any paper. Candidates must not, therefore, bring Mobile Phone, Calculator or any other electronic/ electrical device inside the Examination premises. Possession of these items, whether in use or not, will be considered as “use of unfair means” in the Examination and candidature of such candidates will be cancelled forthwith. Such candidates are also liable for debarment upto a period of 3 (three) years.
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Mode of selection:
Candidates will be shortlisted for the skill test on the basis of their performance in the Computer Based Examination. Candidates who qualify in the skill test will be recommended for appointment by the Commission on the basis of total marks in the Computer Based Examination. Allocation of candidates will be made to User Departments depending upon their merit position and the option exercised by them.
Provided that SC, ST, OBC, ExS and PH (PWD) candidates, who are selected on their own merit without relaxed standards, along with candidates belonging to other communities, will not be adjusted against the reserved share of vacancies. Such SC, ST, OBC and PH (PWD) candidates will be accommodated against the general/ unreserved vacancies as per their position in the overall Merit List. The reserved vacancies will be filled up separately from amongst the eligible SCs, STs, OBCs and PH candidates which will thus comprise of SC, ST, OBC and PH(PWD) candidates who are otherwise found suitable for appointment even by relaxed standard.
Reserved category candidate who qualifies on the basis of relaxed standards viz. age limit, experience or qualifications, permitted number of chances in computer based examination, extended zone of consideration, etc. is to be counted against reserved vacancies and not against general vacancies subject to fitness of such candidate for selection. Such candidates may also be recommended at the relaxed standards to the extent number of vacancies reserved for them, to make up for the deficiency in the reserved quota, irrespective of their rank in the order of merit. Deduction of the military service rendered from the age of Ex-Servicemen and relaxation of age to PH candidates are permissible against the reserved or unreserved posts and such exemption cannot be termed as relaxed standards in regard to age
Success in the examination confers no right of appointment unless Government is satisfied after such enquiry as may be considered necessary that the candidate is suitable in all respects of appointment to the service/post
The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination. Their admission at all the stages of examination will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If, on verification, at any time, it is found that they do not fulfill any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature for the examination will be cancelled by the Commission
Candidates, who are appointed on the basis of this examination, shall be on probation for a period of two years and during the period of probation, the candidates would be required to undergo such training or pass such examinations as prescribed by the Controlling Authority. On successful completion of the period of probation, the candidates shall, if considered fit for permanent appointment, be confirmed to their post by the Controlling Authority.
- Date of Computer Based Examination : 04-09-2017 to 07-09-2017
- Start Date for for receipt of application : 17-06-2017
- Closing Date for receipt of application : 15-07-2017 (upto 5.00 P.M.)
Eligible Candidates can apply online through the website : http://ssconline.nic.in/
Rs. 100/-(Rupees One Hundred only):
Mode of payment:
Fee can be paid through SBI Challan / SBI Net banking or through credit/ debit cards of any bank.
Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Persons with disability and Ex-servicemen eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee.
Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.
Details of Regional/Sub-Regional Offices:
Correspondence relating to non-receipt of Admission Certificate etc and other grievances should be sent to concerned Regional/Sub Regional Offices, details of which are as under:-
Examination Centres& Centre Code
Address of Regional/Sub Regional Offices
|1.||Agra (3001), Allahabad (3003), Kanpur (3009), Lucknow (3010), Varanasi (3013), Bhagalpur (3201), Patna(3206)||Regional Director(CR), Staff Selection Commission, 21-23, Lowther Road, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh-211 002|
|2.||Gangtok (4001), Ranchi (4205), Jalpaiguri (4408), Kolkata (4410), Bhubaneshwar (4604), Sambalpur (4609), Port Blair (4802)||Regional Director (ER), Staff Selection Commission, 1 st MSO Building,(8th Floor), 234/4, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, Kolkata, West Bengal-700020|
|3.||Bengaluru (9001), Thiruvananthapuram (9211), Kochi (9204), Thrissur (9212), Gulbarga (9005), Mangaluru (9008), Dharwad (9004), Kozhikode (Calicut) (9206), Mysore (9009).||Regional Director (KKR), Staff Selection Commission, 1 st Floor, “E” Wing, Kendriya Sadan, Koramangala, Bangalore, Karnataka-560034|
|4.||Delhi (2201), Jaipur (2405), Jodhpur (2406), Kota (2407), Bikaner (2404), Udaipur (2409), Ajmer (2401), Alwar (2402), Sriganganagar (2408), Dehradun (2002), Haldwani (2003), Almora (2001), Srinagar (2004) (Uttarakhand), Haridwar (2005).||Regional Director (NR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110504|
|5.||Guwahati (Dispur) (5105), Itanagar (5001), Dibrugarh (5102), Jorhat (5107),Silchar (5111), Imphal (5501), Shillong (5401), Aizwal (5701), Kohima (5302), Agartala (5601), Churachandpur (5502)||Regional Director(NER), Staff Selection Commission, Housefed Complex, West End Block, Last Gate, Beltola Basistha Road, Dispur Guwahati,Assam-781006|
|6.||Hyderabad (8601), Guntur (8001), Chennai (8201), Madurai (8204), Visakhapatnam (8007) Vijayawada (8008)||Regional Director (SR), Staff Selection Commission, EVK Sampath Building, 2nd Floor, College Road, Chennai,Tamil Nadu-600006|
|7.||Aurangabad (7202), Mumbai (7204), Kolhapur (7203), Nagpur (7205), Panaji (7801), Pune (7208), Ahmedabad (7001), Vadodara (7002), Rajkot (7006), Nashik (7207), Amravati (7201), Surat (7007)||Regional Director (WR), Staff Selection Commission, 1 st Floor, South Wing, PratishtaBhawan, 101 M.K. Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra-400020|
|8.||Ambikapur (6201), Indore (6006), Jabalpur (6007), Jagdalpur (6203), Chindwara (6003), Chattarpur (6002), Guna (6004), Mandsaur (6010), Jhabua (6008), Khandwa (6009), Rewa (6012), Raipur (6204), Bhopal (6001), Gwalior (6005), Bilaspur (6202)||Dy. Director (MPR), Staff Selection Commission, J-5 AnupamNagar, Raipur (CG)-492001|
|9.||Dy. Director (MPR), Staff Selection Commission, J-5 AnupamNagar, Raipur (CG)-492001||Dy. Director (NWR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 3, Gr. Floor, Kendriya Sadan, Sector-9, Chandigarh-160017|
No change of Centre of Examination will normally be allowed. Hence, the candidates should select the centers, carefully and indicate the same correctly in their applications. The Commission considers applications supported by documentary evidence from those serving in Armed Forces or Central Armed Police Forces for change of centre, if they are posted out due to operational reasons.
The Commission reserves the right to cancel any Centre and ask the candidates of that centre to appear from another centre. Commission also reserves the right to divert candidates of any centre to some other Centre to take the examination.
Instructions for Filling up The Application
Please read the instruction given in the Notice of Examination carefully before filling up the application form, in your own interest
lease go through the instructions given below for filling up each item numbered in the application form:-
Name of the Examination Centre and 2. Examination Centre Codes Refer to para 10 of the Notice of the Examination.
Code for seeking age relaxation. Refer to para 5-A of the Notice of the Examination.
Preference for Posts
- Use „C’ for Stenographer Grade „Câ€Ÿ and
- Use „Dâ€Ÿ for Stenographer Grade „Dâ€Ÿ
You are advised to be careful in exercising your preference as in the event of your getting selected for both the posts, you will be considered for the posts in the order of your merit and preference for each post.You are also advised that you will not be considered for posts for which you have not excercised option.
If a candidate suffers from cerebral palsy, he should indicate the same by “1”. Candidates not suffering from cerebral palsy should invariably indicate “2” in this column.
VH candidates, candidates suffering from cerebral palsy or locomotor disability if opt for scribe should specify the medium in which they desire to take the Written Examination. Scribes will be arranged by the Commission accordingly.
Please indicate the medium in which you want to appear in Skill Test for Stenography (English/Hindi). Please note that medium once opted, will not be changed under any circumstances. Hence, you are requested to exercise your option carefully
Educational Qualification Code: See Annexure – IX. Please note that possession of Intermediate/Higher Secondary/12th Standard Qualification is a pre-requisite to apply for this examination.
Address for communication Write Write your complete communication address including your Name in English in capital letters. Do not forget to write 6 digits PIN code.
Permanent address Write your complete permanent address including your Name in English capital letters. Do not forget to write 6 digits PIN in the boxes.
Photograph The digital size of the file of the photographs must be more than 4 kB and less than 12 kB.
Signature of the candidate: The signature must be uploaded in JPG format. The digital size of the signature file must be between 1 kB and less than 12 kB
NOTE: Request for change/correction in any particulars in the Application Form, once submitted will not be entertained under any circumstances
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Indicative Syllabus for Computer Based Mode Examination:
General Intelligence & Reasoning:
It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series etc. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidateâ€Ÿs abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.
Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidateâ€Ÿs 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 /afflicted by cerebral palsy and locomotor disability candidates and opting for scribe there will be no component of Maps/Graphs/Diagrams/Statistical Data in the General Intelligence & Reasoning / General Awareness Paper.
English Language & Comprehension:
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.
Skill test in Stenography:
Candidates who obtain the qualifying marks in the Examination as may be prescribed by the Commission will only be called for the Skill Test. Commission may also prescribe qualifying marks in each part of 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 „Dâ€Ÿ. The matter will have to be transcribed on compute. 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)
If the candidates do not indicate the medium of stenography test in Column No. 18 of the Application Form, the Commission will consider English as the medium of stenography test for such candidates.
The compensatory time for Skill Test in Stenography will be allowed as follows -
Visually Handicapped, Orthopedically Handicapped (OH) candidates & afflicted by Cerebral Palsy and the candidates who have a locomotor disability (40% or more) wherein the dominant writing extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of the candidates are required to transcribed the matter in 75 minutes for English Shorthand or in 100 minutes for Hindi Shorthand for the post of Stenographer Grade – D and in 70 minutes for English Shorthand test and in 95 minutes for Hindi Shorthand test for the post of Stenographer Grade – C
- Candidates who opt to take the Stenography Test in Hindi will be required to learn English Stenography and vice versa after their appointment, failing which their probation may not be cleared by appointing departments or authority. Candidates have to work as English/Hindi stenographers as per the functional requirement of the User Office irrespective of the medium of Skill Test of candidate during the examination.
- The skill test will be held at the Commissionâ€Ÿs Regional/Sub Regional Offices or at other Centre(s) as may be decided by the Commission.
- Detailed instructions regarding Skill Test will be sent by the concerned Regional/Sub Regional Offices of the Commission to the candidates called for the Skill Test.