SSC Stenographer 2020 Exam Dates, Admit Card, Pattern, Syllabus

SSC STENOGRAPHER 2020 Exam: Staff Selection Commission organizes the SSC Stenographer exam each year to recruit eligible candidates for the post of stenographer for Grade C and D in central government organizations. SSC Stenographer 2020 exam will be conducted from 29th March 2021 to 31st March 2021 in online mode.

SSC STENOGRAPHER Registration process has started today (10th October 2020) with the release of the official notification. Candidates can submit the online applications until 4th November 2020. Over the last few years, the level of competition in the SSC Stenographer exam is very high due to a very large number of applications. A lot of candidates apply each year for getting a job opportunity in the Government sector.

Check SSC Exam Schedule 2020-2021 PDF

Update (10th October 2020): SSC has finally shared the SSC Stenographer 2020 official notification. Candidates can check all important details about the exam on this page ((Notice Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ Examination, 2020, Staff Selection Commission, Oct. 10, 2020. Accessed on: Oct. 10, 2020. [Online]. Available:

Update (9th October 2020): SSC shared a notification about the color passport size photograph uploaded in the online application form. As per the notification, the photograph must not be older than 3 months and the date on which the photograph has been taken must be clearly printed on the photograph ((F. No. 3/8/2020-P&P-II Staff Selection Commission Important Notice, Staff Selection Commission, Oct. 9, 2020. Accessed on: Oct. 10, 2020. [Online]. Available:

Update (26th September 2020): Now candidates can change their examination center for SSC Stenographer 2019 exam from 26 September to 29 September 2020. Check the below notice ((F. No. 3-6/2019-P&P-1 (Vol.1), Staff Selection Commission Important Notice regarding change of Examination Centres, Staff Selection Commission, Sep 25, 2020. Accessed on: Sep 26, 2020. [Online]. Available:

change of ssc examination notice 26 Sep 2020

Update (22nd September 2020): As per the latest revised schedule by the SSC on 22nd September 2020, SSC Stenographer 2020 notification will be made available on the 10th December 2020, and the exam will be held from 29th March to 31st March 2021 ((Staff Selection Commission Tentative Calendar of Examinations to be held during the period (01-10-2020 to 31-08-2021), Staff Selection Commission, Sep 22, 2020. Accessed on: Sep 24, 2020. [Online]. Available:

Update (21st July 2020): As per the revised schedule by SSC, SSC Stenographer 2019 exam will be conducted from 16th November 2020 to 18th November 2020 ((Staff Selection Commission Tentative Calendar of Examinations to be held during the period (01-10-2020 to 31-08-2021), Staff Selection Commission, Sep 22, 2020. Accessed on: Sep 24, 2020. [Online]. Available:

SSC STENOGRAPHER 2020 Exam Notification:

SSC STENOGRAPHER 2020 Exam notification has been released by the commission today (10th October 2020). Candidates can submit the online applications until 4th November 2020.

Please check all important details of the SSC Stenographer Exam 2020 such as Eligibility Criteria, Application Process, and Selection Process on this page.

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Staff Selection will update about the no of vacancies for the SSC STENOGRAPHER 2020 Exam.

The updated vacancy will be made available soon on the official website in the candidates’ corner section.

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Check important SSC STENOGRAPHER 2020 Exam Date on this page. SSC has released the official dates along with the SSC Stenographer notification on 10th October 2020.

ActivitySSC STENOGRAPHER 2020 Exam Dates (Tentative)
SSC STENOGRAPHER 2020 Notification10th October 2020
On-line registration Start Date10th October 2020
On-line registration Last Date4th November 2020
Last Date of online Fee payment6th November 2020
Download call letters for Online ExamMarch 2021
Examination Date29th March to 31st March 2021
Result of Paper 1 ExamWill be updated
Download Call letter for Paper 2Will be updated
Paper 2 Exam DateWill be updated
Result of Paper 2Will be updated

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SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Salary 2020

Candidates selected through the SSC Stenographer exam will get the salary according to Pay Band 1 and Pay Band 2.

Sr. No.SSC Stenographer Grade C SalarySSC Stenographer Grade D Salary
1Pay Band 2, Rs. 9300-34800 (Grade Pay-4200)Pay Band 1, Rs. 5200-20200 (Grade Pay-2400)

SSC STENOGRAPHER 2020 exam Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have passed 10+2 or any equivalent exam from a recognized board or university.

Candidates appearing in the final year from the Board/University to prove the same can also apply for the exam.


As on 1st August 2020. 

Sr. No.GradeMinimum AgeMaximum Age
1Grade-B18 years30 years
2Grade C18 years27 years

Age reservation for reserved categories like (SC/ST/OBC/PH/Ex-Servicemen, Central Government Employees, and J&K domiciled candidates) is applicable as per the Government of India rules.

Age Relaxation

Sr. No.Age RelaxationCategory
15 yearsSC/ST
23 yearsOBC
3PwD (General)10 years
4PwD (OBC)13 years
5PwD (SC/ST)15 years
6Ex-Servicemen3 years

Applicants Nationality / Citizenship:

Candidates applying for SSC STENOGRAPHER 2020 Exam should be one of the following:

A candidate must be either:


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SSC STENOGRAPHER 2020 Exam Pattern and Selection Process

Candidates preparing for the SSC STENOGRAPHER 2020 exam should check the exam pattern and selection process carefully. It will help candidates in their exam preparation and getting a job in any Government Organization in India.

The selection process will be in two-step. The first exam will be an online computer-based test and the second exam will be a Skill Test. Computer Based Test (CBT) will be the same for “Group C” and “Group D”. Since

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern:

SSC Stenographer 2020 will be conducted in two different levels:

  • 1. SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Tier 1 Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • 2. SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Tier 2 Skill Test

Candidates will have to crack both exams if they are looking to get a job through the SSC Stenographer 2020 exam for the post of Grade C & D.

SSC Stenographer Tier 1 Examination Group C & D:

There are three sections in SSC Stenographer Exam named General Awareness, General Intelligence and Reasoning, and English Language and Comprehension. Candidates will have to attempt 200 questions in 2 hours’ time period so it is advised to candidates to do enough practice for completing the total exam within a given time.

Sr. No.SubjectsTotal QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language and Comprehension100100
2General Intelligence and Reasoning5050
3General Awareness5050
4Total2002002 Hours

Important points for Online Test:

  • The online exam will be an objective questions type exam
  • There will be negative marking for each wrong answer
  • 0.25 marks will be deducted from total marks for each wrong answer
  • There will be 200 questions of 200 marks
  • Total time duration of online exam will be 120 minutes
  • Medium of exam will be Bilingual

SSC Stenographer C & D Tier 2 Examination(Skill Test)

Successfully qualified candidates in Computer Based Test will be called for the next stage of the selection process. Skill Test will be organized in different regional sub-offices. Candidates will be notified by SSC about the location where they will have to visit for Skill Test. In Skill Test 10 minutes time will be given to candidates to write dictation with a speed of 100 words per minute for Grade C post and 80 words per minute for Grade D post.

Sr. No.Grade10 Minutes dictation in Hindi/EnglishTranscription time on a computer
1Grade C100 words per minute40 minutes for English and 55 minutes for Hindi
2Grade D80 words per minute50 minutes for English and 65 minutes for Hindi

SSC Stenographer C & D Interview Details:
There will be no interview for SSC Stenographer 2020 Exam. The final result will be based only on the performance of the Online Test(Tier 1) and Skill Test(Tier 2). Candidates cleared both exams will be rewarded a job in the requisite Government Department or Ministry.


Download SSC Stenographer C & D Syllabus from the below given link.

SSC STENOGRAPHER 2020 Exam Online Application

The registration for SSC STENOGRAPHER Exam 2020 will be done in online mode only at the official website of SSC  i.e. No other mode of application will be accepted. Please find below details about the online application process.

SSC STENOGRAPHER 2020 Exam Application Fee:

The Application Fee for SSC Stenographer 2020 Exam will be Rs. 100/-(for General and OBC). Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD/Ex-servicemen category as well as female candidates are exempted from paying the application fee.

Prerequisites before applying online:

Before proceeding with One-time Registration, keep the following information/ documents ready:

  • a.A valid Email Id
  • b. Information about the Board, Roll Number, and Year of Passing the Matriculation (10th) Examination.
  • c.Working Mobile Number
  • d.Aadhaar Number.
  • e. Scanned colour passport size recent photograph in JPEG format (20 KB to 50 KB). Image dimension of the photograph should be about 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height).
  • f. Scanned signature in JPEG format (10 to 20 KB). Image dimension of the signature should be about 4.0 cm (width) x 3.0 cm (height).

Complete Step by Step process to submit online application:

The process of filling online application for the examination consists of two parts:

  • I. One-time Registration.
  • II. online Application form submission of the Examination.

Part-I (One-Time Registration):

For One-time Registration, click on the “Register Now” link provided in the “Login” section on

  • Visit the official website of SSC and navigate to click on “Apply”
  • Click on the “Steno C & D” tab and click on the “Apply now” link.
  • One Time Registration Process requires filling up your basic details, contact details and uploading your image and signature
  • Once you have completed filling the form, click on save and submit.

Part-II (Online Application Form)

  • Enter the SSC Official Website
  • Login using the credentials you obtained from One Time Registration
  • Click the “Apply” link in “SSC Stenographer Examination 2020” Section under “Latest Notifications” tab
  • proceed with the application process and fill all details carefully.

Download SSC STENOGRAPHER Admit Card/Call Letter for Paper 1 and Paper 2

Candidates can download SSC STENOGRAPHER 2020 Exam Admit Card from the official website in the month of July. We will update you about the availability of Admit Card once it is available to download. Admit Card will be updated once the application process is over and the exam centers are finalized.

Steps to download Admit Card:

  • Step 1: Go to Official Website of SSC i.e
  • Step 2: Click on Call Letters Link.
  • Step 3: In the new window, enter your Registration Number/Roll Number and D.O.B./Password. Also, fill the Captcha Box.
  • Step 4: Click on the “SUBMIT” button.
  • Step 5: SSC STENOGRAPHER Admit Card will be displayed on the screen. You can save the Admit Card in Pdf format or print the same as per your choice.


The Paper 1 result of the SSC STENOGRAPHER 2020 Exam will be issued by Staff Selection Commission in the month of September. Candidate can check the result from the official website by entering login details. We will also inform you once the result will be available to download.

Steps to check SSC STENOGRAPHER Result

  • Step 1: Click on the link mentioned “SSC STENOGRAPHER Result”.
  • Step 2: Now fill your roll number and date of birth
  • Step 3: SSC STENOGRAPHER Paper 1 result will be displayed on the screen.

SSC Stenographer Cut off Grade C & Grade D:

SSC Stenographer Cut Off 2018

State-wise cut off released each year by the Staff Selection Commission for the post of Stenographer. Below is the SSC Stenographer Cut Off for Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Exam 2018:

List of qualified candidates in Skill Test for Grade C

List of qualified candidates in Skill Test for Grade C ssc stenographe 2018

List of qualified candidates in Skill Test for Grade D

List of qualified candidates in Skill Test for Grade D ssc stenographe 2018

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