SSC Stenographer Selection Process 2020

SSC Stenographer Selection Process 2020

BySachin Awasthi  |  Updated on: Oct 1, 2020SSC Stenographer 2020-2021 Notification out along with exam dates. Scroll down to check complete details of SSC Steno Grade C & D 2020-2021 exam!
SSC Stenographer 2020-2021 Notification out along with exam dates. Scroll down to check complete details of SSC Steno Grade C & D 2020-2021 exam!
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SSC Stenographer Selection Procedure 2020 

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has published the official notification to conduct the SSC Stenographer Exam 2020. As per the revised notice, the new dates for the exam are November 16 to November 18, 2020. The notification has also released the SSC Stenographer Selection Process 2020 and the SSC Stenographer Exam pattern. Candidates planning to take this exam must have stenography skills and must meet all eligibility criteria listed by the Staff Selection Commission in this respect. Below you will find all details regarding the SSC Stenographer Selection Process 2020 

Important Phases of SSC Stenographer Selection Process

As per SSC’s official notification, the SSC Stenographer Selection Process 2020 consists of three stages. They are;-

  • Stage 1: Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Stage 2: Skill Test in Stenography
  • Stage 3: Document Verification

The first step of the SSC Stenographer Selection Process 2020 is filling the application form. After successful submission, all the applicants have to appear for the computer-based examination or CBT. This paper of the post of Stenographer will have Multiple Choice Questions. The exam will have 4 sections, namely, General Intelligence and Reasoning (50 marks), General Awareness (50 marks), English Language and Comprehension (100 marks). The total time for answering a total of 200 questions in the CBT is 2 hours.

 The candidates who qualify are required to sit for the Skill Test. The purpose of the Skill Test is to test the typing speed of the candidate. The qualifying typing speed for different grades is different. Grade C Stenographers have to type of 100 words per minute on the computer. However, the words per minute for the Stenographer Grade D candidates are 80.

Once the candidate qualifies both the CBT and the Skill Test, he/she moves on to the Document verification stage. Only if a candidate’s documents are found correct shall he/she be given the offer letter. 

Category-Wise Qualifying Marks

The cut-off marks are different for different categories of candidates. The Category-Wise Qualifying Marks are given in the following table;-

Category of Candidates

Qualifying Marks

General and other categories






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  • The documents needed for document verification are as follows.

    • Valid ID Proof
    • Two photocopies of every necessary document
    • Category certificate
    • Education qualification certificate
    • Certificate of age relaxation (if any)
    • Disabilities Certificate (if applicable)
  • The ties are resolved basis the following criteria in the exact order.

    • Marks Scored in CBT
    • Marks Scored Skill Test 
    • Date of Birth 
    • Alphabetical order of name
  • A separate photograph is not required. But there must be a photo ID proof like Voter Card, Driving License, Passport, etc.

  • The date for the release of the Admit Card is November 26, 2020.

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