SSC Stenographer Syllabus & Exam Pattern for Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’

Staff Selection Commission released notification for recruiting SSC Stenographer for Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’. Candidate can fill the form online only. All those who haven’t filled up the form should complete the online registration immediately. The SSC Stenographer online examination will take place from 4th September  to 7th September. The exam date is coming near day by day so the preparation should be well and had in order to crack this exam as the competition ids getting tougher day by day, and in order to crack this exam one  should have good knowledge of the exam pattern and the syllabus, for your easiness we have provided all the syllabus and exam pattern of this exam in details.

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SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern

The SSC Stenographer selection procedure consists of two phases i.e. objective type examination followed by skill test. The online objective test consists of 200 marks in 2 hours of time duration. Upon clearing the online examination, you will be called for a Skill Test. For the detailed official SSC Stenographer exam pattern visit the link

Part Subject Maximum Marks Total Duration / Timing for General candidates Total Duration/ Timing for Visually Handicapped/cerebral pulsy candidates
I General Intelligence & Reasoning (50 questions ) 50 2 Hours (10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon)
(2.00PM to 4.00PM)Note: Entry to the examination venue will not
be allowed after 9.30 AM in the morning shift
and after 1.30 PM in the afternoon shift.
2 Hours 40 mins (10.00 A.M. to 12.40 PM)
(2.00PM to 4.40PM)Note: Note: Entry to the examination venue will not be allowed
after 9.30 AM in the morning shift and after 1.30 PM in the afternoon shift.
II General Awareness ( 50 questions) 50
III English Language and Comprehension (100questions)


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SSC Stenographer Syllabus – General Intelligence & Reasoning

The General Intelligence and reasoning test is taken to test the mind of the candidate how sharp it its working and how fast he can tackle the things.

1. Classification

  • Weightage: 6-9 Qs
  • Question Type: Number, Letter, GK and Meaningful Words based..

2. Analogy

  • Weightage: 8-9 Qs
  • Question Types: Number, Letter, GK and Meaningful Words, Member of a group etc.


3. Coding Decoding

  • Weightage: 2-3 Qs
  • Question Types: Questions on Coding by Analogy, Coding and decoding by letter shifting, Coding on Letters of a Word, could include operations on place values.

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4. Puzzle

  • Weightage: 4-6 Qs
  • Question Types:Puzzles based on mathematical operations, coded logics etc. Also, there is a possibility that some questions on seating arrangement can be asked.


5. Matrix

  • Weightage:1 Qs
  • Question Types:1 or 2 Matrix of letters with numbers are given from which correct set of numbers for given word is to find out.


6. Word formation

  • Weightage: 2-3 Qs
  • Question Types: From the given word find whether the given option words can be formed or not.


7. Arranging Words in Logical Order or Dictionary Order

  • Weightage: 3-5 Qs
  • Question Types: It can be meaningful order of doing a certain task, or following a certain rule. In dictionary order words are to be arranged according to dictionary sequence in ascending or descending order.


8. Venn diagram

  • Weightage: 3-4 Qs
  • Question Types: Problems based on Venn Diagram representing the relation between different entities.
    eg: Represent the relation between Student, Teacher and Boys


9. Directions & Distances

  • Weightage:2-3 Qs
  • QuestionTypes: Simple problems that can be solved by just drawing all information on paper.


10. Blood Relations

  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Question Types: Family Tree or General Blood Relation Problems.

11. Series

  • Weightage: 5-7 Qs
  • Question Types: Complete the series, find the missing number or wrong number in the given number/alphabet/mixed series. Also, Qs are based on missing number in diagram & matrix.

12. Order & Ranking

  • Weightage: 1-3 Qs
  • Question Types: Find the position of a person sitting in a line from the left/right or number of people sitting between the two persons.

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13. Non Verbal Reasoning

  • Weightage: 6-8 Qs
  • Question Types:Complete the pattern, Assemble the Image, Mirror Image, Hidden Image, Paper Folding & Cutting, Cubes & Dices.


14. Verbal Reasoning

  • Weightage: 2-4 Qs
  • Question Types: Statement and Conclusions, Statements and Inferences, Statements and Assumptions, Assertion and Reason, Course of Action, Statements and Arguments.


SSC Stenographer Syllabus – English Language

The section consists of total 100 marks. The various topics expected in the English language are:

1. Reading Comprehension

  • Weightage: 15 Qs (3 passage each consisting of 5 Marks)
  • Question Types: Passages based on any topic. Questions are mostly fact based & can be directly picked out of the passage.


2. Cloze Test

  • Weightage: 20 Qs (2 Sets)
  • Question Types: A paragraph will be given & you have to fill the blank which goes with the syntax of the paragraph. The paragraph will be based on the social issue, general issue & some vocab based questions will be asked.


3. Synonyms & Antonyms

  • Weightage: 10 Qs
  • Question Types: You have to find the synonyms & antonyms of the given word.
  • Level:Scoring, High Accuracy Possible

4. Fill in the Blanks

  • Weightage: 2-4 Qs
  • Question Types: A mix of grammar and vocabulary based questions on phrasal verbs, conjunctions, prepositions, tenses, usage in context, confusable words


5. Spellings

  • Weightage: 0-2 Qs
  • Question Types: Choose the correctly spelt word or the misspelt word from different words. The same word can be spelt in different ways and you are asked to select the correct spelling.


6. Phrase and Idiom Meaning

  • Weightage: 5 Qs
  • Question Types: The meaning of the phrase or idiom can be asked in a sentence. The meaning can also be asked directly.

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7. Active & Passive Voice

  • Weightage: 10 Qs
  • Question Types: Active & Passive Voice


8. Direct & Indirect Speech

  • Weightage: 10 Qs
  • Question Types: Substitute one word for the given phrase. Go through a list of the one word substitutions from past papers and solve questions on one word substitution.


9. Phrase Replacement/ Sentence Correction

  • Weightage: 10 Qs
  • Question Types: A mix of grammar and vocabulary Based questions based on Tenses, Subject-Verb Agreement, Article-Noun Agreement, Correct Part of Speech, Correct use of Prepositions, Parallelism, Phrasal Verbs, Sentence Construction, Degree of Comparison, Correct use of different parts of speech, Easily confusable words, Usage in Context.


10. Error Spotting

  • Weightage: 10 Qs
  • Question Types:Tenses, Subject-Verb Agreement, Article-Noun Agreement, Correct Part of Speech, Correct use of Prepositions, Parallelism, Phrasal Verbs, Sentence Construction, Degree of Comparison, Correct use of different parts of speech.


11. Para Jumble & Sentence Jumble

  • Weightage: 5 Qs
  • Question Types:You have to arrange 5-6 sentences or a paragraph in a such an order so it gives a meaningful sense.


SSC Stenographer Syllabus – General Awareness

The General Awareness section comprises of 50 marks. It involves the questions related to day today happening & events. To prepare well for this you need to be in touch with the news. The various topics that are covered under the SSC Stenographer G.K Syllabus are:

1. Static Awareness

  • Weightage: 18-22 Qs
  • Question Types: National Park, Geography, Soil in India, Farming & Irrigation, Crops in India, Indian Freedom Struggle, Mughal Empire, History, Polity, Constitution of India, India and World, Art & Culture, Indian Town on River Banks


2. Current Affairs

  • Weightage: 7-10 Qs
  • Question Types: Awards and Honours, Books and Authors, Days and Events, New Appointments, Government Policies and Schemes, International & National Affairs, People & Places in News, Sports, Indian Economy, Important wildlife sanctuaries and national parks etc.


3. Science & Technology

  • Weightage: 20-25 Qs
  • Question Types: Qs based on Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Nutrition, Diseases, Computers and Mobile Technology, Inventions and Discoveries

Now that you know the SSC Stenographer Syllabus, you should start your preparation as very soon as you know competition is getting tougher day by day so one should prepare well and hard to crack this exam.

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