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Best Books for SSC Stenographer Grade C and D Exam Preparation

Sep 28, 2018 17:18 IST
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Best Books for SSC Stenographer Grade C and D Exam Preparation
Best Books for SSC Stenographer Grade C and D Exam Preparation

Every year Staff Selection Commission (SSC) holds an open competitive Computer Based Examination (CBE) for Recruitment of Stenographer Grade “C” (Group B- Non-Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade “D” (Group C- Non-Gazetted). This year the online submission of Application Form for SSC Stenographer Grade C and D will start from 29th September till 22nd October 2018. Those candidates having passed 10+2 examination and are between 18 to 27 years of age are eligible to apply for the SSC Stenographer Recruitment examination scheduled to commence in the year.

The SSC Stenographer Grade C and D 2018 examination will be conducted in 2 different phases. The first phase is Online Exam consisting of Multiple Choice Questions. The second phase is the Skill Test in Stenography. This Online exam will be of total 200 question for 200 marks distributed in three sections: General Awareness (50), English Language & Comprehension (100) and General intelligence & Reasoning (50):

S. No.

Subject Details

Number of Questions

Number of Marks

Time Duration

1

General Intelligence (Reasoning Questions)

50

50

2 Hours

(2 hours and 40 minutes

for VH/OH)

2

General Awareness

50

50

3

English Language and Comprehension

100

100

Total

200

200


Points to Remember

  • In the exam, each question carries one mark.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
  • Online Exam will consist of Objective Multiple Choice Questions both in Hindi and English except for English Language and Comprehension section.
  • SSC will decide the minimum qualifying marks of the online exam.

Before analyzing the best books to prepare for SSC Stenographer Exam, let’s look in brief the Syllabus for SSC Stenographer Grade C and D Exam:

General Intelligence and Reasoning

English Language and Comprehension

General Awareness

Analogy

Spotting the Errors

Sports

Classification

Fill in the Gaps in sentences

Economy

Alphabet Test

Idioms and Phrases

Current Affairs

Series Completion

Reading Comprehension

Awards and Honors

Blood Relations

One word Substitution

Scientific Research

Arithmetical Reasoning

Synonym

History

Coding- Decoding

Antonym

Important Dates

Mathematical Operations

Parajumbled Sentences

Geography

Insert the missing Character/ Number

Active/Passive Voice

General Polity including Indian Constitution

Direction test

Direct/Indirect Sentence

 

Syllogism

Sentence Improvement

 

Logical Venn Diagrams

Cloze Test

 

Figure Embedding

 

 

Paper Based Folding

 

 

Mirror Reflection

 

 

Know the latest Exam Pattern and Syllabus for Stenographer Grade C and D Exam

Best Books for SSC Stenographer Examination Preparation

As we already know that the Online Exam consists of three major sections, namely, General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness and English Language and Comprehension. So the candidates are advised to refer books which will help them in improving their skills in these sections only.

Let’s have a look at the list of the best books for each section separately:

Best Books for General Intelligence and Reasoning Section

Candidates are tested for their reasoning ability and decision making power under this section. Questions from both verbal and non-verbal reasoning section will be part of the exam. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.

So let’s have a look at the books that are best for the preparation of General Intelligence and Reasoning Section for SSC Stenographer Exam:

Best Books for General Intelligence and Reasoning Section

Book Name

Author Name

Publisher Name

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

RS Agarwal

S. Chand (Revised Edition 2012)

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

Kiran Publication

(Kiran Prakashan 2015)

Analytical Reasoning

MK Pandey

BSC Publishing 2018 Edition

Non-Verbal Reasoning

BS Sijwali & Indu Sijwali

Arihant 2014

Best Books for General Awareness Section  

In this section, questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. The candidates are expected to know the nitty-gritty of the everyday events that has national or international news appeal. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person.

So let’s have a look at the books that are best for the preparation of General Awareness Section for SSC Stenographer Exam:

Best Books for General Awareness Section

Book Name

Author Name

Publisher Name

Science Book (High School level)

NCERT

-

Monthly magazines

Pratiyogita Darpan

-

General Knowledge

Binay Karna

Lucent 2018

General Knowledge

Manohar Pandey

Arihant 2017

Manorama Yearbook 2018

Manorama

Malayala Manorama 2018

Daily Newspaper

Hindu, Indian Express, etc.

-

Best Books for English Language and Comprehension Section

Preparation of this section is of utmost importance as it carries the maximum questions and marks in the exam. Under this section, the candidates' understanding of the English Language, grammar rules, sentence formation skills and reading comprehension skills would be tested.

So let’s have a look at the books that are best for the preparation of English Language and Comprehension Section for SSC Stenographer Exam:

Best Books for English Language and Comprehension Section

Book Name

Author Name

Publisher Name

Objective General English

S.P. Bakshi

Arihant 2018

Objective General English

R. S. Agarwal

S. Chand 2017

English Grammar Book

Wren and Martin

S. Chand 2017

Basic English Grammar book (High School level)

NCERT

-

For good preparation, the candidates need to take support of the best books for each section. There are many books available in the market claiming to be the best, but it is advisable not to fall prey to the claims and decide to buy a book on the basis of its merits. It is important to keep a check on the contents of the books before buying and tally it with the relevant syllabus of the competitive exam. The candidates should also analyze the originality of the books while buying as well, by double checking the holograms and publishing agencies well. There are books which are made to make life easier for the candidates and these books contain Mock Tests, Previous Year Questions and many more to help candidates prepare a blueprint of their examination preparation strategy.

If you found this information on ‘Best Books to prepare for SSC Stenographer Exam’ useful, then do visit www.jagranjosh.com/staff-selection-commission-ssc for more such information on SSC 2018 EXAM.

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