SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ Exam 2015: Tips and Strategies

SSC will hold an All India Open Competitive Examination for recruitment to the posts of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and Grade ‘D’ on 27 December 2015. Jagranjosh’s Tips & Strategies will help students prepare well for the exam.

Created On: Sep 21, 2015 14:12 IST
Modified On: Jan 22, 2016 15:57 IST

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will hold an All India Open Competitive Examination for recruitment to the posts of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ (Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted) and Grade ‘D’ (Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted) on 31st January 2016.

The examination will consist of a written test and skill test in stenography. The candidates applying for the examination must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent from a recognized board or university.

The examination will comprised of 200 objective type questions in General Intelligence & Reasoning (50 questions), General Awareness (50 questions), and English Language and Comprehension (100 questions) areas with duration of 2 hour. Except for English Language and Comprehension, the questions will be set in both English and Hindi medium. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. is a perfect platform for the SSC exam aspirants wherein they can get absolute and correct information about any particular SSC exams. The platform provides all notifications regarding SSC examinations, previous year papers, Online Model Practice sets and E-books.

The expert team of designs and drafts each and every product with utmost care while blending proper ingredients as per the exam requirement. Since it’s time for SSC - Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and Grade ‘D’ Examination 2015, the team of are providing here with some important tips and strategies related to all the 3 parts of the exam:

General Intelligence & Reasoning: This section can play crucial role to increase the overall score of individual. Questions asked in this section are less time consuming and easy. One can score very good marks in this section by practicing previous year papers and mock test.

Practice is the most important tool to perform well in this section. Candidates should solve adequate number of previous years papers to increase their speed.

It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series etc. 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.

General Awareness: - This section is very important to gain good marks in the examination as candidates can solve large number of question in very short time.   

It aims to test the ability of candidate’s the general knowledge of Science, History, Geography, Polity, and Economics. 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. The test will also include questions relating to Sports and Scientific Research.

 Questions are asked in this section are basically focused on India and its neighboring countries. There is no need to read World History and World Geography. SSC also mentioned in its notification that these questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

It is noticed in recent years that in this section SSC asked highest number of question from General science. So candidates should more focus on General Science. General science has three basic branches viz; Physics, Chemistry and Biology. NCERT science of class 6 to class 10 books is the best source to prepare General science. The distribution of questions asked from General science is as follows:


No. of Question


7 -8





In order to know the recent trend of complete General Awareness section, candidates may go through the following table:


No. of Questions

Ancient History


Medieval History


Modern History


General Polity(Constitution of India)








Current affairs




In order to prepare General Awareness section candidates are advised to take the help of NCERT books of class 6 to class 10. Candiadtaes are also advised to check the online SSC portal of Jagranjosh for current affairs and overall general awareness section.

English Language: This section aims to check ones understanding of English language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. Cultivating the good reading habit helps one perform better in comprehensions and overall English section. Candidates should make a habit of reading newspapers regularly.  Knowledge of English vocabulary can also be enhanced by reading newspapers on a daily basis.  Reading habit also helps in spotting errors.  Do practice previous year paper and mock tests.

In depth knowledge of grammar is required to perform well in this section. Candidates need to understand the rules of grammar and how to implement it.  Vocabulary also plays crucial role in this section. Good Vocabulary also helps to read the passage faster and enhance the speed to solve question in examination hall.  Comprehensions are usually very easy. Candidates just need to practice one passage on daily basis and increase their number in the examination hall.

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