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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    SSC Stenographer
  • Mode of Conduction
  • Exam Duration
    Written Test: 2 hours Skill Test for Grade C: 40 Minutes (English); 55 Minutes (Hindi) Skill Test for Grade D: 50 Minutes (English); 65 Minutes (Hindi)
  • Exam Frequency
  • Official Website
  • Total Marks
  • Total No. of Questions
  • Medium of the exam
    English and Hindi
  • Marking Scheme
    -0.25 for every incorrect answer
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    December 05, 2022
  • Start of Registration Process
    December 05, 2022
  • End of Registration Process
    Decemebr 31, 2022
  • Exam Date
    April 2023
Eligibilty Criteria

Age Limit:

For the candidates applying for Grade C, the age should be between 18 to 30 years.

For Grade D, the age of the candidate must be between 18 to 27 years. The date of birth will be considered as per the High-school or equivalent documents.

The candidates from reserved categories are offered age relaxation in the upper age limit as tabulated below:

Category Relaxation in age (In years)
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD (Unreserved) 10 years
PWD (OBC) 13 years
PWD (SC/ ST) 15 years
Ex-Servicemen (ESM) 3 years (after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of receipt of online application)

Educational Qualifications :

  • The candidate must have passed the 10+2 (Class XII) level of schooling/HSC or its equivalent degree from a recognized University or Board.
  • The candidates who are declared qualified in the Computer Based Examination and the Skill Test will be required to produce all the relevant certificates in original such as Marksheets, Provisional Certificates etc. for completion of 12th standard or equivalent examination as proof of having acquired the minimum educational qualification.


A candidate must have any one of the following nationalities:

  • A citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A Tibetan refugee who sought asylum in India before January 1, 1962.
  • A person of Indian origin who has transferred from one of the following countries: Myanmar, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, etc.
Exam Pattern
  • SSC Stenographer 2022 Exam will be a multiple-choice computer-based exam.
  • The examinations will be conducted in both English and Hindi (except for the English Language section).
  • Each question is worth one mark, with 0.25 points being deducted for each incorrect response.
Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks Total Duration
General English and Intelligence 50 50 Cumulative Duration of 2 Hours
General Awareness 50 50
English Language and Comprehension 100 100
Total 200 Questions 200 Marks 120 Minutes
Section Important Topics
English Language & Comprehension
  • English Language
  • Synonym and Antonym
  • Grammar and Vocabulary
  • Sentence structure
  • Reading comprehension
  • Writing ability
General Intelligence
  • Verbal and Non-verbal type questions
  • Problem-solving analysis
  • Arithmetical reasoning
  • Syllogism
  • Number series
  • Blood relationship concept
  • Visual memory
General Awareness
  • Important dates of celebration
  • Current events
  • The author of the books
  • Important sports days
  • History
  • General polity
  • Indian Economy
  • Scientific research
  • Indian constitution & Economic sense

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