SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2022 pdf download, Exam Pattern & Detailed Syllabus

SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2022 pdf download, Exam Pattern & Detailed Syllabus

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Published By :     Date : 20.08.2022 

SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2022

SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2022: The Staff Selection Commission releases the Exam Pattern and Syllabus along with the SSC Stenographer Notification. SSC Stenographer is an All India Level Examination conducted annually to recruit eligible candidates for Stenographer Grade C and Grade D non-gazette posts in various government ministries, departments and offices. Here we present to all the SSC Stenographer aspirants the details of the whole syllabus as mentioned in the notification. Candidates shall go through the article to strategize their preparation for the exam. SSC Stenographer Syllabus for Tier I, CBT, and Tier II Skill Test is given here. To know more about the SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2022 stay tuned with us.

SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2022 pdf 

SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2022 –  Overview

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Stenographer (Steno) Examination in 2 Tiers namely Tier I and Tier II. Tier I is an Online Computer Based Test (CBT) whereas Tier II is a shorthand skill test. 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.

SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2022
Recruitment BodyStaff Selection Commission(SSC)
RecruitmentSSC Stenographer 2022
Exam DateNovember 2022
Exam LevelNational
Mode of ExamOnline Exam
Selection Process
  1. CBT
  2. Shorthand Skill Test
    (Qualifying in nature)
Duration of Test
  1. CBT: 2 Hours
  2. Skill Test Grade C: 40 Minutes(English) & 55 Mins (Hindi)
  3. Skill Test Grade D: 50 Minutes(English) & 65 Mins (Hindi)

    SSC Stenographer Selection Process

    SSC conducts a Stenographer exam every year in 2 different stages i.e. Written Test and Shorthand Skill Test

    • The candidate must qualify for both stages of examination to receive the appointment letter for the post of Stenographer Grade C and D.
    • Candidates qualifying for the written test will have to appear for the shorthand test which is qualifying in nature.
    • The entire recruitment process is explained through the SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2022 .

    SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2022

    Candidates preparing for the Stenographer exam must be well versed with the latest SSC Stenographer exam pattern. SSC Stenographer Comprises Two Tiers. Exam Pattern of SSC Stenographer is explained below:

    TierType of ExaminationMode of examination
    Tier-1Objective Multiple ChoiceCBT (Online)
    Tier-2Shorthand Skill TestTranscription is to be done on computer and shorthand notes to be taken in shorthand notepads.

    SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2022 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.

    SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2022 – Tier 1
    Mode of examinationOnline (Computer-based test)
    Type of questionsMultiple-choice Objective type questions
    Number of sections3
    Total Marks200
    Number of Questions200
    SSC Stenographer Exam Duration2 hours
    Negative MarkingYes. 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer

    SSC Steno Exam Pattern

    The sections asked in SSC Stenographer Tier I Exam are:

    • General Knowledge
    • General Reasoning & Intelligence
    • English Comprehension

    The Scheme of SSC Stenographer Tier I is explained in Table given below:

    SectionsNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksTime Allotted
    General Intelligence and Reasoning5050A cumulative time of two hours (200 minutes for disable/Physically handicapped Candidates)

    General Awareness5050
    English Language100100

    Marking Scheme For SSC Stenographer Exam, CBT

    • The time duration for SSC Stenographer Exam is 2 hours.
    • All the questions will be Objective in nature.
    • The total no. of questions will be 200 of 200 marks.
    • 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.

    SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2022 for Tier II

    SSC Stenographer Skill Test is done on both Paper and Computer.

    • The shorthand test will have to be done on the Shorthand Notepad and the same has to be transcribed on a computer.
    • The skill test language can be either English or Hindi.
    • The language of the skill test has to be chosen by the candidates while filling up the form only.
    • But if the candidate does not choose any language, then the skill test will be done in English only.

    The SSC Stenographer Tier-2 Exam Pattern is explained in the table below:

    The candidates will be dictated a passage at the following speed.

    • For Stenographer Group ‘D’: 80 words per minute (w.p.m) for 8 Minutes
    • For Stenographer Group ‘C’: 100 words per minute (w.p.m) for 10 Minutes

    After taking down the shorthand notes the candidates will have to transcribe the same on the computer. The Skill Test will be qualifying in nature.

    PostLanguage of Skill TestTime DurationTime Duration for candidates
    who are allowed the scribe
    Stenographer Grade DEnglish50 Minutes70 Minutes
    Stenographer Grade CHindi65 Minutes90 Minutes

    Stenographer Grade CEnglish40 Minutes55 Minutes
     Stenographer Grade DHindi55 Minutes75 Minutes

    Qualifying Criteria For SSC Stenographer Skill Test

    The candidates will first have to secure a cut-off in SSC Stenographer CBT set by the SSC to qualify for the shorthand stage.

    1. The qualifying marks are different for the written test of Stenographer Grade C and  Grade D.
    2. The candidate securing higher marks will be selected to appear for the Grade C as well as the Grade D Exam of the Skill Test, which will the Tier II Exam.
    3. The candidates qualifying for the written test will be eligible to appear for the shorthand skill test.
    4. The shorthand skill test is qualifying in nature.
    5. The Merit List will be prepared based on the marks secured by the candidates in the written test.

    The Qualifying criteria for the shorthand skill test are given below for SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D.

    Permissible Mistake out of total words
    Category Grade CGrade D

    SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2022 – Tier 1

    The syllabus for SSC Stenographer 2022 consists of various topics from General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness and English language & Comprehension. Candidates interested in appearing in the examination must know all the topics that are included under each subject. The Topic-wise Syllabus of Tier I is given below:

    SSC Stenographer General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus

    • Classification
    • Analogy
    • Coding-Decoding
    • Paper Folding Method
    • Matrix
    • Word Formation
    • Venn Diagram
    • Direction and Distance
    • Blood Relations
    • Series
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Non-Verbal Reasoning

    SSC Stenographer General Awareness Syllabus

    • Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture, etc.)
    • Science
    • Current Affairs
    • Sports
    • Books and Authors
    • Important Schemes
    • Portfolios
    • People in News.

    SSC Stenographer English Comprehension Syllabus

    • Reading Comprehension
    • Fill in the Blanks
    • Spellings
    • Phrases and Idioms
    • One word Substitution
    • Sentence Correction
    • Error Spotting
    • Spelling
    • Phase replacement

    SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2022 For Skill Test – Tier II

    The candidates qualifying for the SSC Stenographer CBT will be eligible to appear for the Shorthand Skill Test. The Skill Test will be qualifying in nature. The candidates will be given a passage of 800 words and 1000 words for Grade D and Grade C respectively. The types of topics in English/Hind for the SSC Stenographer Skill Test can be as the following:

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

    A dictation of 10 mins in English/Hindi with a speed of 100 w.p.m (Words per minute) for Grade ‘C’ and 80 w.p.m for Grade ‘D’.

    The Candidates will then have to transcribe the dictation on the computer in the stipulated time. The given time will be:

    For Stenographer Grade ‘D’

    • 50 minutes is for English
    • 65 minutes is for Hindi

    For Stenographer Grade ‘C’

    • 40 minutes for English
    • 55 minutes for Hindi

    SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2022 – FAQs

    Q 1. How many tiers are there in the SSC Stenographer exam 2022?
    Ans. There are only two tiers in the SSC Stenographer examination 2022.

    Q 2. Is there any negative marking in SSC Stenographer Exam 2022?
    Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking of 1/4 of the marks assigned to that question.

    Q 3. How many sections are there in SSC Stenographer Tier 1 Exam?
    Ans. There are three sections in SSC Stenographer Prelims.

    Q 4. How many questions are there in SSC Stenographer Tier 1 Exam?
    Ans. There are 200 questions in SSC Stenographer Tier 1.

    Q 5. For how many marks SSC Stenographer exam 2022 is conducted.?
    Ans. SSC Stenographer exam is conducted for 200 marks.

    Q6. What are the criteria for the final selection in SSC Stenographer 2022?
    Ans. The marks of the SSC Stenographer Tier 1 will be taken into consideration for the final selection.

    Q7. Is the SSC Stenographer Skill Test qualifying in nature?
    Ans. Yes, the SSC Stenographer Skill Test will be qualifying in nature.

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