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SSC Stenographer Notification 2023

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) released the SSC Stenographer 2023 notification on its official website. SSC conducts the SSC Steno exam for the recruitment of Stenographers Grade C‟ (Group “B‟, Non-Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade „D‟ (Group „C‟) for various Ministries/Departments/Organizations in the Government of India. Candidates should read this article thoroughly to check all the details of the SSC Steno 2023 exam such as SSC Steno salary, SSC Steno exam pattern, SSC Steno age limit, etc. You can download SSC Steno Notification 2023 PDF from the button below.

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SSC Stenographer 2023 Overview

The SSC Steno exam is held every year by the Staff Selection Commission. The highlights of the SSC Steno 2023 exam are given in the table below:

Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission (SSC)
Post NameStenographer Grade C & D
Total No. of postsonce a year
Exam frequencyonce in a year
Job PostingAll India
Application ModeOnline

SSC Stenographer 2023 Application fee

To submit the SSC Steno application form successfully, candidates have to pay the SSC Steno application fee. The application fee details for SSC Steno are provided below:

CategoryApplication fee
General/OBC/EWSRs. 100
SC/STRs. 0 (Nil)
All Female CandidatesRs. 0 (Exempted)

SSC Stenographer 2023 Important Dates

The SSC Steno Grade C and D exam date, application online date, apply online last date, result date etc. are given in the table below:

Notification release date2nd August 2023
Start of Online Application Process2nd August 2023
Closing of Online Application Process23rd August 2023
Release of Admit Cardto be notified
SSC Stenographer Exam DateOctober-November 2023
Declaration of Resultto be notified
Skill Test Dateto be notified
Declaration of Final Resultto be notified

SSC Stenographer 2023 Eligibility

The Staff Selection Commission published SSC Stenographer Eligibility in order to select qualified candidates for Stenographer Grade C and Grade D positions. Only those who meet all of the requirements can apply for the exam; otherwise, they will be disqualified at a later stage. SSC Steno Eligibility 2023 considers SSC Steno age limit, qualification, nationality/citizenship, number of attempts, and other factors.

SSC Steno Age limit

Knowing the SSC Steno Age Limit is necessary for candidates to successfully register for the exam. Those who do not meet the SSC Steno age limit will be disqualified at any stage of the examination. As a result, it is one of the most important aspects of the recruitment process. We have listed the commission’s maximum and minimum age limits for SSC Stenographer below.

  • Stenographer Grade C- 18 to 30
  • Stenographer Grade D- 18 to 27

SSC Steno Educational Qualification

  • Candidates must have passed class 12th from any Educational Board or any other recognised Board/Institute.
  • Candidates having a diploma/degree through distance learning approved by the Distance Education Bureau, University Grants Commission can also fill in the application form.

SSC Steno Nationality

  • A citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, the East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

SSC Steno Number of Attempts

There is no capping on the number of attempts for SSC Stenographer. If the age limit of a candidate fulfills the eligibility, he or she can apply for the SSC Steno 2023 recruitment.

SSC Stenographer 2023 | Vacancy

In the official notification, the SSC will announce the vacancies for Stenographers Grade C and D. We are providing previous year vacancies of SSC Steno so that candidates can understand the trends in the increase or decrease of SSC Stenographer Vacancies.

PostNumber of Vacancies (2023)
Stenographer Grade ‘D’1114
Stenographer Grade ‘C’93

SSC Stenographer 2023 Selection Process

The SSC Steno selection process is divided into two stages which are:

  • Stage 1- Written Test (CBT based)
  • Stage 2- Skill Test

The Commission will invite those candidates for the Skill Test who achieve the qualifying marks in the examination. The commission may also set qualifying marks for each section of the examination. The SSC Stenographer Skill Test will be of qualifying nature, with the Commission determining the qualifying standards for different categories of candidates.

SSC Stenographer 2023 Exam Pattern

The SSC Steno exam pattern comprises three subjects, which are General Awareness, English Language and Comprehension and General Intelligence and Reasoning. Given below are the details of SSC Steno total exam duration, SSC Steno total marks and SSC Steno subjects:

  • Mode of exam- Online (CBT)
  • Paper type- MCQ
  • Total time given- 2 hours
  • Negative marking- 1/4th
SubjectsNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksTotal time given
General Awareness50502 hours
English Language and Comprehension100100
General Intelligence and Reasoning5050

SSC Stenographer 2023 Syllabus

The SSC Stenographer syllabus is divided into three subjects: General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, and English Language & Comprehension. The topics covered in the SSC Stenographer syllabus are from Class 10 and 12. A thorough understanding of the syllabus is essential because it informs candidates about the important topics to cover for SSC Stenographer 2023.

General AwarenessSports
Awards & Honours
Current Affairs
Scientific Research History
Important days & dates
English Language and ComprehensionReading Comprehension
Fill in the Blanks
Phrases and Idioms
One word Substitution
Sentence Correction
Error Spotting
Phase replacement
General Intelligence and ReasoningClassification
Paper Folding Method
Word Formation
Venn Diagram
Direction and Distance
Blood Relations
SeriesVerbal reasoning
Non-Verbal Reasoning

SSC Stenographer 2023 Age relaxation

For candidates from the reserved categories, there is a certain age limit relaxation limit. Candidates from the OBC category will receive a 3-year age relaxation, making their upper age limit 33 for Grade C and 30 for Grade D. Look at the table below to learn about some permissible upper age relaxations for specific social categories, as well as the category codes.

Code No.CategorySSC Steno Age Relaxation
01Scheduled Castes/Tribes5
03PwD (Unreserved)10
04PwD (OBC)13
05PwD (SC/ST)15
06Ex-Serviceman (ESM)03 (this is after deducing the duration of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the last date of online application receipt)
07Candidates having domicile in the State of J & K during the period from January 1, 1980, to December 31 1989.5

Defence service employee disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof(a) General category(b) (SC/ ST)


SSC Stenographer 2023 Skill Test

After qualifying the stage 1st which is a computer-based exam, candidates will get the stage 2nd admit card for the SSC Steno skill test 2023. The Skill Test will be of the qualifying variety. For Grade D and C, candidates will have to write passages of 800 and 1000 words, respectively. Topics for the SSC Stenographer Skill Test in English/Hindi can include the following:

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

A passage at the following speed will be dictated to the candidates.

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

Candidates must transcribe their shorthand notes onto a computer after taking them down. The Skill Test will be of the qualifying variety. For SSC Stenographer 2023, the commission has set the following transcription times:

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

SSC Stenographer 2023 Salary

SSC Stenographer salary vary depending on their grade or C ‘or’ D ‘. Grade ‘C’ stenographers will get more pay than Grade ‘D’ stenographers. In addition to his basic salary, he is entitled to House Rent Allowance (HRA), Dearness Allowance (DA), and Travel Allowance (TA) (TA). It is the total amount of your gross salary. The gross salary is further reduced by deductions such as income tax, provident fund, and so on.

SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’9300-348004200 (Pay band 2)Rs.50,682/-
SSC Stenographer Grade ‘D’5200-202002400 (Pay Band 1)Rs.37,515/

SSC Stenographer 2023 Admit Card

The SSC Stenographer Admit Card will be released soon on the official website It is important for the candidates to carry the photostate of the SSC Steno admit card along with two passport-sized photographs. 

How to download the SSC Steno Admit Card?

  • Step 1: Visit the official website
  • Step 2: Select the Admit Card section from the homepage.
  • Step 3: Click on the download admit card link.
  • Step 4: Login into the portal using your
    • Application number.
    • Date of Birth (in Day-Month-Year format).
    • Security Pin.
  • Step 5: Take a print out of the the admit card.

SSC Stenographer 2023 Result

The SSC Steno result 2023 will be published after one and half months of written test on the official website. Along with the SSC Steno result, the cutoff marks will also be published by the board.

SSC Stenographer 2023 Books

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SSC Stenographer 2023 FAQs

Q1. What is the minimum educational qualification for SSC Stenographer?

Ans. A candidate must be 12th passed from a recognized university.

Q2. What is the age limit for SSC Stenographer?

Ans. The age limit for both the categories of stenographer is listed below:
Stenographer Grade C- 18 to 30
Stenographer Grade D- 18 to 27

Q3. Is learning shorthand important for SSC Stenographer?

Ans. Yes, shorthand is the main eligibility criterion for SSC Steno.

Q4. Which is better, SSC Steno or SSC MTS?

Ans. There are a lot of differences between the job profiles of both posts. The SSC MTS is a 10th level exam whereas the SSC Steno is 12th level. In the aspect of job profile, SSC Stenographer is better than SSC MTS.

Q5. Are 4 months enough to prepare for SSC Steno?

Ans. Yes, as compared to any other exam of SSC, the SSC Steno exam can be prepared in little time as there are fewer topics in the SSC Steno exam as compared to other SSC exams. And it also depends on how fast you learn.