SSC Stenographer Syllabus & Exam Pattern

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2022

Dear Candidates,

As you know, SSC Stenographer is an All India Level Open Competitive Computer Based Examination for recruitment to the posts of Stenographer Grade "C" (Group “B‟, Non-Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade "D" (Group "C‟) in various Ministries/Departments/Organizations in the Government of India.

Every year, The Staff Selection Commission releases the SSC Stenographer notification for Exam patterns and Syllabus. So, here we are presenting the complete SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern and Syllabus from the official site for your preparation .

However, if you work hard with a systematic strategy and knowledge of the exam pattern & syllabus, you’ll pass.

Now, let’s check out the SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern and Syllabus here -

SSC Stenographer 2022 Key-Points

The candidates will be selected for SSC Stenographer Recruitment based on the following phases -

  • Phase-1 Written Exam (Computer-Based Test)
  • Phase-2 (Typing Test in Hindi and English)

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern for CBT -

The details of the Computer Based Examination are mentioned below:


No. of Questions

Total Marks

Time Allotted

General Intelligence and Reasoning



A cumulative time of two hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for disable/Physically handicapped Candidates)

General Awareness



English Language






Important Cases:

  • Question paper will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.
  • Marks scored by candidates in the Computer Based Examination will be normalized by using the formula published by the Commission vide Notice No: 1-1/2018-P&P-I dated 07- 02-2019 and such normalized scores will be used to determine final merit and cut-off marks.
  • Tentative Answer Keys of the Computer Based Examination will be placed on the website of the Commission after the Examination. Candidates may go through the Answer Keys and submit online representations, if any, within the time limit given by the Commission, on payment of Rs 100/- per question which is non-refundable.

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern for Skill Test -

(i) The candidates who are shortlisted in the Computer Based Examination will be required to appear in the Skill Test for Stenography. The candidates will be given one 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 (w.p.m.) 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:

(ii) 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. 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 the candidate during the examination.

(iii) The Skill Test will be held at the Commission’s Regional Offices or other Centers as may be decided by the Commission.

(iv) Detailed instructions, if any, regarding Skill Test will be provided by the concerned Regional Offices of the Commission to the candidates called for the Skill Test.

SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2022 for Tier-1

Stage I consists of questions based on:

  • General Intelligence & Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • English Language and Comprehension

Candidates appearing in the SSC Stenographer Examination must know all the topics. The Topic-wise Syllabus for Tier-I is given below:

#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

#General Awareness Syllabus

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

#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 Skill Test will be qualifying in nature. 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

Important Links -

SSC Stenographer Recruitment 2022

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Stenographer Syllabus & Exam Pattern PDF

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Official Website

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SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern and Syllabus: FAQs

Que. How many stages are for cracking the SSC Stenographer exam?

Ans. There are two stages to crack the SSC Stenographer exam.

Que. Is it mandatory to qualify for all the stages?

Ans. Yes, it is mandatory to qualify for each stage of the selection process. 

Que. How many questions will be asked in SSC Stenographer Tier 1 Exam?

Ans. There will be 200 questions in SSC Stenographer Tier 1.

Que. What is the SSC Stenographer 2022 Marking Scheme? 

Ans. Total Questions Asked: 200/Marks allotted for correct response: 1/Marks deducted for incorrect response: 0.25 marks/Marks deduction for not attempted: NIL.

Que. What is the best platform for SSC Stenographer Test Series 2022?

Ans. Given my experience and its many benefits, I want to suggest Exambook - SSC Stenographer Test Series 2022.

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