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SSC Stenographer 2018 Grade C & D: Detailed Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Nov 6, 2018 12:42 IST
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SSC Stenographer 2018 Grade C & D Exam Pattern and Syllabus
SSC Stenographer 2018 Grade C & D Exam Pattern and Syllabus

As per the latest official notification released by SSC, the SSC Stenographer Recruitment 2018 for Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ has been started. The online submission of Application Form for SSC Stenographer Grade C and D has been started from 22nd October 2018 till 19th November 2018. The exam will be conducted in two stages. Stage 1 will be an online examination consisting of objective type multiple choice questions and will be conducted from 1st February 2019 to 6th February 2019. Stage 2 will be a Skill Test.  We will notify the exam date for Skill Test as soon as SSC release the official notification.

So let’s have a look at the detailed exam pattern and syllabus of SSC Stenographer Recruitment 2018 for Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ Exam.

 

SSC Stenographer 2018 Grade C and D Exam Pattern

The SSC Stenographer Grade C and D 2018 examination conducted annually by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) consists of 3 different phases. The first phase is Online Exam consisting of Multiple Choice Questions. The second phase is the Skill Test conducted by SSC. The third phase will be the final selection process.

SSC Steno 2018 Grade C and D

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Paper - 1: Online Multiple Choice Examination (Exam Date: 1st February 2019 to 6th February 2019)

The Staff Selection Commission will hold 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) next year. 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.

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SSC Stenographer 2018 Grade C and D Syllabus

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



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General Intelligence & Reasoning Section

This section will include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type.

The test will include questions on:

  • Analogies,
  • Similarities and differences,
  • Space visualization,
  • Problem solving,
  • Analysis,
  • Judgement,
  • 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 Intelligence and Reasoning Topics

Category

Topic

Verbal Reasoning

Analogy

Classification

Alphabet Test

Series Completion

Blood Relations

Arithmetical Reasoning

Coding- Decoding

Mathematical Operations

Insert the missing Character/ Number

Direction test

Syllogism

Logical Venn Diagrams

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Figure Embedding

Paper Based Folding

Mirror Reflection

Note: For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability /afflicted by cerebral palsy and locomotor disability candidates and opting for scribe there will be no component of Maps/Graphs/Diagrams/Statistical Data in the General Intelligence & Reasoning.


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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. 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 India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to:

  • Sports
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic scene
  • General Polity including Indian Constitution
  • Scientific Research

These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

General Awareness Topics

Category

Topic

Static Gk

History

Geography

Economy

Polity including Indian Constitution

Current Affairs

Recent Developments

Miscellaneous

Sports

Awards and Honors

Scientific Research

Important Dates

Note: For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability /afflicted by cerebral palsy and locomotor disability candidates and opting for scribe there will be no component of Maps/Graphs/Diagrams/Statistical Data in the General Awareness Paper.

English Language & Comprehension Section

Under this section, the candidates' understanding of the English Language would be tested. Questions would be designed to test your proficiency in below topics:

English Language & Comprehension Topics

Category

Topic

Vocabulary

Idioms and Phrases

Fill in the Gaps in sentences

Cloze Test

Synonyms

Antonyms

One word Substitution

Grammar

Active/Passive Voice

Direct/Indirect Sentence

Sentence Improvement

Spotting the Errors

Sentence structuring

Parajumbled Sentences

Comprehension

Reading Comprehension

 

Paper – 2: Skill test in Stenography

Candidates will be shortlisted for the skill test on the basis of their performance in the Computer Based Examination. Candidates who qualify in the skill test will be recommended for appointment by the Commission on the basis of total marks in the Computer Based Examination. The skill test will be of qualifying nature and the Commission will fix the qualifying standards in the skill test for different categories of candidates. Commission may also prescribe qualifying marks in each part of Examination.

In this test, candidates will be given a dictation for 10 minutes in English/ Hindi at the speed of 100 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 computer. The transcription time is as follows:

Skill Test

Stenographer Grade C

Stenographer Grade D

Speed

100 words per minute

80 words per minute

Time to transcribe the dictation

50 min (English)

40 min (English)

65 min (Hindi)

55 min (Hindi)

Points to Remember:

  1. If the candidates do not indicate the medium of stenography test in the Application Form, the Commission will consider English as the medium of stenography test for such candidates.
  2. The compensatory time for ‘Skill Test’ in Stenography will be allowed as follows – Visually Handicapped, Orthopedically Handicapped (OH) candidates & afflicted by Cerebral Palsy and the candidates who have a locomotor disability (40% or more) wherein the dominant writing extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of the candidates are required to transcribed the matter in 75 minutes for English Shorthand or in 100 minutes for Hindi Shorthand for the post of Stenographer Grade – “D” and in 70 minutes for English Shorthand test and in 95 minutes for Hindi Shorthand test for the post of Stenographer Grade – “C”.
  3. 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 or authority. 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 candidate during the examination.
  4. The skill test will be held at the Commission’s Regional/Sub Regional Offices or at other Centre(s) as may be decided by the Commission.

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Stage 3: Final Selection

Allocation of candidates will be made to User Departments depending upon their merit position and the option exercised by them. Candidates, who are appointed on the basis of this examination, shall be on probation for a period of two years and during the period of probation, the candidates would be required to undergo such training or pass such examinations as prescribed by the Controlling Authority. On successful completion of the period of probation, the candidates shall, if considered fit for permanent appointment, be confirmed to their post by the Controlling Authority.

Candidates are advised to start their preparation for Stenographer 2018 Grade C and D Exam and build a strategy after thoroughly going through the latest pattern and syllabus of the exam. If you found this information on ‘SSC Stenographer 2018 Grade C & D Exam Pattern and Syllabus’ useful, then do visit www.jagranjosh.com/staff-selection-commission-ssc for more such information on SSC 2018 EXAM.

As per the latest official notification released by SSC, the SSC Stenographer Recruitment 2018 for Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ has been started. As per the latest official notification released by SSC, the SSC Stenographer Recruitment 2018 for Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ has been started.

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