SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2023, Know Topics and Exam Pattern

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SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2023

SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2023: The SSC Stenographer Notification 2023 has released on 2nd August 2023. Candidates interested in joining the recruitment process should know the syllabus and exam pattern for the same. This will provide guidelines on how to plan your preparation for the exam. In this blog, we will provide you with the detailed syllabus and exam pattern for the SSC Stenographer 2023.

SSC Stenographer Syllabus – Overview

Here’s a brief overview of the exam-

Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission
Exam NameSSC Stenographer 2023
Post NameGrade C and D officers
CategoryGovt Jobs
Application ModeOnline
Registration Dates2nd August 2023 – 23rd August 2023
Exam Date12th & 13th October 2023
Selection processWritten Exam, Skill Test
Exam LevelNational Level
Eligibility12th pass
Exam ModeOnline (Computer-Based Test) and Skill Test

SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2023

The SSC Constable syllabus consists of 3 sections which are General Awareness, General Intelligence & Reasoning, and English Language & Comprehension. The exam is of 2 hours duration and has 200 questions. The detailed syllabus is as follows.

General Intelligence & Reasoning

It would include questions of both verbal and nonverbal types.

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Space Visualization
  • Problem-Solving
  • Analysis & Judgment
  • Decision Making
  • Visual Memory
  • Discriminating Observation
  • Relationship Concepts
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Verbal and Figure classification
  • Arithmetical Number Series
  • Non-Verbal Series and more.

The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.

General Awareness

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, Scientific Research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

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.

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2023  

The SSC Stenographer Recruitment Examinations will have 2 stages – Online Computer Based Exam & Skill Test.

Online Computer-Based Exam Pattern

PartSubjectNo.  of QuestionsMaximum MarksTotal Duration
1General  Intelligence & Reasoning50502 Hours
2General Awareness5050
3English Language and Comprehension100100

Note  – (Total time will be 2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe)

There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Skill Test – Pattern

The candidates who are shortlisted in the Computer Based Examination will be required to appear in the Skill Test for Stenography, which includes :

  • Dictation for 10 minutes in English or Hindi (as opted by the candidates in the online Application Form) at the speed of 100 words per minute (wpm) 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 a computer. The transcription time is as follows:
Sl. No.PostLanguage of Skill TestTime  Duration (in minutes)Time Duration (in minutes) for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe in the CBE 
1Stenographer Grade “D”English5070
2Stenographer Grade “D”Hindi6590
3Stenographer Grade “C”English4055
4Stenographer Grade “C”Hindi5575

SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2023 – Conclusion

Candidates should make sure to plan out their preparation according to the syllabus and exam pattern. This will make the preparation a lot more efficient. Check the SSC website regularly for any updates regarding SSC Stenographer.

SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2023 – Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What are the subjects in SSC Stenographer?

A1. General Intelligence & Reasoning, English Language & Comprehension and General Knowledge.

Q2. How many papers are there in SSC Stenographer?

A2. There is only one paper in SSC Stenographer having 100 questions in total.

Q3. Is typing test compulsory for SSC Stenographer?

A3. Yes, typing test is compulsory for SSC Stenographer.

Q4. What is the duration of the SSC Stenographer exam?

A4. The duration of SSC Stenographer exam is 2 hours.

Q5. What is the marking scheme for SSC Stenographer exam?

A5. For every correct answer:1 mark will be awarded. For every incorrect answer: 0.25 marks will be deducted. No marks will be awarded for unattempted questions


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